Tag: Virginia Tech

It’s Time For Hokie Football!

Hey Hokies, it’s time for Virginia Tech football season! Yes, we’re aware we open with a team that’s supposed to be really good, but who cares? We’ve waited a LONG time for football season to come around – let’s start jumping!

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Student Move-In Information for Virginia Tech

I happen to love when the students come back to Blacksburg.  It seems to wake the Town up, I think. Bringing your VT student back to campus this year?  Here’s information related to move-in and parking: Student Move-In Traffic and Parking Information From August 17-20 (Wednesday-Saturday), over 9,000 students and their families will be arriving at Virginia Tech to check into the residence halls.  This will cause a significant change in parking and traffic patterns on campus.  During the four days of check-in, streets and parking lots closest to the residence halls will be designated as “30 minute unloading zones” …

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Visit Virginia Tech – Virtually

From the “this is pretty cool” file … You can take a look at Virginia Tech through its website, sure, but have you ever tried to navigate it on your phone?  Not so easy. SmartCollegeVisit.com has made it a lot easier to visit campus even when you can’t actually be on campus.  They’ve created a mobile app called Visit VT, and it’s available in the iTunes App Store for FREE. It’s pretty cool.  From their website: The app features a campus guide, information on admission requirements, campus tours and information sessions,  on-campus and off-campus dining directories, and area accommodations as …

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An official – or unofficial – response to the Play Fair Tech campaign

From today's Op Ed section in the New River Valley Current: Let's get straight about the meals tax discussion. The unfair competition argument is a red herring. No normal consumer travels to campus, hunts for an expensive parking spot and fights student crowds to avoid a few cents on a dining hall meal purchase. Even if the university could collect taxes, the collections are estimated to be about $40,000 annually. This pales in comparison to the voluntary $250,000 annual franchise fee paid to the town by VT Electric Services. The facts are facts.  There's far more money being dumped into …

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Buying Real Estate In A College Town

Oh hey – look, there’s a blog under all this dust.  It’s been a while – lots of stuff happening in the New River Valley real estate market lately, so apologies for being gone.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder? The Internet is a big, big place, and it’s impossible to read it all.  So I love it when readers send in links they find that are of interest.  In this case, Stuart Mease emailed me and said “you need to post this.”  So I did it – I follow instructions. Reuters recently mentioned that many parents are buying real …

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We ARE Virginia Tech

The last two weeks have been nothing but all out, and I’m grateful for that.  Late nights, early mornings, and appointments stacked upon appointments.  As the first-time buyer credit winds to an end, and we enter the spring and summer markets – typically busier than normal and proving to be the same this year – it’s all out … just like I like it. Yesterday, I finally had time to reflect that tomorrow – today – was April 16th.  Three years ago, April 16th was just another day – classes were in session, taxes had been filed the day before …

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Virginia Tech Graduation

The Jetson’s had the right idea, flying around in their little bubble.  It would be helpful in Blacksburg this weekend. Virginia Tech graduation is here again, with events and ceremonies beginning today.  This is one of the few times a year where traffic becomes an issue in our area, and restaurants have long waits. I guess I’m okay with that.  Congratulations to the graduates of Virginia Tech, Class of 2009!

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NRVLiving.com – Your Dating Headquarters?

I’m looking for single men.  No, really, but let me tell you why. I received an email from a friend at Virginia Tech a couple of days ago.  Someone in her department is starting a new research project, and they’re looking for single men who own a house, and who are currently single (never married, divorced or widowed).  You must live within a 50-mile radius of Blacksburg. As far as I know, this is not a difficult research project.  You must be a male (that comes naturally, right?), you must own a home (also pretty easy to do), and be …

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