Why I Chose Solar Now

Having been engaged in energy efficiency conversations for many years, I was excited when my client Bramante Homes partnered with Sigora Solar to add a solar panel system to their Parade of Homes model last year in Old Trail. After gaining a solid understanding of the cost vs. benefit, I was quickly convinced of solar’s […]

Energy Efficiency Update – The Save Act and More

The year is coming to a close and 2013 numbers should continue to show signs of an improving real estate market in the Charlottesville area. We’ll see more sales year over year, increasing median prices, lower inventory, and fewer short sales and foreclosures. All good indicators. But there is more. The conversation about energy efficiency […]

Green Labels and Real Estate Values

Happy New Year. 2013 is off and running and their is cautious optimism abound among area agents. We will be looking at year end stats that will show key indicators moving in the right direction for most segments of the market. The annual Nest Report will be shared here soon. In the meantime, one of […]

Groundbreaking Fall/Winter 2012

I enjoy a great relationship working with the area’s largest privately held home builder, Piedmont Realty and Construction. I get to see the market through the eyes of Drew Holzwarth and his business. I have the privelege of being exposed to conversations at the lead edge of new developments. I have seen many from inception […]

2012 New Home Prices…Going Up?

If I’ve said it once, I have said it 1000 times. Follow the new home market for insight on the overall market. Understanding what is being spent on a new homes is valuable information. There is a relationship between the value of new homes and resale homes. That being said, there is some very interesting […]

The New NAR Housing Numbers and Our Local Market

A little over a week ago when I heard NAR was revising their national data, my immediate reaction was… so what? I commented to a colleague that if I challenged them to find an agent with a client that referenced national data when making a home buying or selling decision, they would have a difficult […]

2011 BRHBA Parade of Homes First Preview

The 2011 BRHBA Parade of Homes is just around the corner. This is a great time to get out and see what’s going on in the new home market in the area and to learn more about the latest trends and construction practices.  Energy efficiency continues to be a driving factor with potentional new home […]

Avinity and Belvedere Town Home Update

I visited Avinity and Belvedere today and took a quick video to show the progress of the Piedmont Realty and Construction town home offering in both communities.  These two communities both offer the opportunity to live in an Earth Friendly Piedmont town home. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xuh75ObVAEA

The Components of Piedmont’s Earth Friendly Home Part 2

In the last video, we discussed the structure and how it was insulated. In this video, we talk about what I like to think of as the “engine” of the home.  Piedmont has partnered with Trane for their HVAC equipment. Very important. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNEYN_rkcMw