Afton, VA Real Estate News

By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
OLD BARNS in VIRGINIA are BEAUTIFUL! Looking for Views? Skiing? Privacy? located just South West of Charlottesville is the incredible county of Nelson. With graceful roadways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson is a truly magical place. The Afton area is truly amazing! We also have Wintergreen Resort for Snow Skiing and great golf! When you are looking for Charlottesville Real Estate remember Nelson County our Southern neighbor! Let’s take a tour together!   (photo taken by Charles McDonald with his family in Nelson County!)  The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and Nelson County Virginia is too. In Nelson we have SOLD 87 HOMES. There are currently 369 HOMES on the market. Our average DOM (Days on the Market) is 188 Our Average selling price is $303,237 We have some e...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
OLD BARNS are BEAUTIFUL! Looking for Views? Skiing? Privacy? located just South West of Charlottesville is the incredible county of Nelson. With graceful roadways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson is a truly magical place. The Afton area is truly amazing! We also have Wintergreen Resort for Snow Skiing and great golf! When you are looking for Charlottesville Real Estate remember Nelson County our Southern neighbor! Let’s take a tour together!   (photo taken by Charles McDonald with his family in Nelson County!)  The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and Nelson County Virginia is too. In Nelson we have SOLD 72 HOMES. There are currently 362 HOMES on the market. Our average DOM (Days on the Market) is 185 Our Average selling price is $309,767 We have some excellent nei...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
  DO YOU LOVE OLD BARNS? Looking for Views? Skiing? Privacy? located just South West of Charlottesville is the incredible county of Nelson. With graceful roadways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson is a truly magical place. The Afton area is truly amazing! We also have Wintergreen Resort for Snow Skiing and great golf! When you are looking for Charlottesville Real Estate remember Nelson County our Southern neighbor! Let’s take a tour together!   (photo taken by Charles McDonald with his family in Nelson County!)  The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and Nelson County Virginia is too. In Nelson we have SOLD 44 HOMES. There are currently 346 HOMES on the market. Our average DOM (Days on the Market) is 202 Our Average selling price is $307,238 We have some excellent neig...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Afton is an area often overlooked by local real estate agents. When showing clients an agent should not just show a handful of homes to a client, they should also be able/willing to make suggestions of other areas that may fit a clients needs. $899,000 967 AFTON MOUNTAIN RD, AFTON $259,000 9968 BATESVILLE RD, AFTON $239,500 1448 CHAPEL HOLLOW RD, AFTON $469,000 338 COLES FARM DR, AFTON $419,000 2327 TANBARK DR, AFTON Disclaimer: Copyright ©2004-2011 Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. All rights reserved. Information deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for  sale on this website comes in part from the IDX Program of Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised ...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
DO YOU LOVE OLD BARNS? Looking for Views? Skiing? Privacy? located just South West of Charlottesville is the incredible county of Nelson. With graceful roadways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson is a truly magical place. The Afton area is truly amazing! We also have Wintergreen Resort for Snow Skiing and great golf! When you are looking for Charlottesville Real Estate remember Nelson County our Southern neighbor! Let’s take a tour together!   (photo taken by Charles McDonald with his family in Nelson County!)  The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and Nelson County Virginia is too. In Nelson we have SOLD 181 HOMES. There are currently 341 HOMES on the market. Our average DOM (Days on the Market) is at 184 Days. Our Average selling price is $334,006 We have some excell...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
DO YOU LOVE OLD BARNS? Looking for Views? Skiing? Privacy? located just South West of Charlottesville is the incredible county of Nelson. With graceful roadways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson is a truly magical place. The Afton area is truly amazing! We also have Wintergreen Resort for Snow Skiing and great golf! When you are looking for Charlottesville Real Estate remember Nelson County our Southern neighbor! Let’s take a tour together!   (photo taken by Charles McDonald with his family in Nelson County!)  The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and Nelson County Virginia is too. In Nelson we have SOLD 159 HOMES. There are currently 381 HOMES on the market. Our average DOM (Days on the Market) is at 183 Days. Our Average selling price is $334,748 We have some excell...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
  A beautiful morning in Charlottesville and we are seeing some great homes on the market. Take a look at this photo and click here for details. These are million dollar views .   I am working with an offer today and heading out to Show Charlottesville this afternoon. Remember, showing Charlottesville Real Estate , one of my favorite things to do with clients so if you see me driving around the Charlottesville or Crozet area, give me a wave or honk! Call or email me if you need anything Charles Pick a County to Search for Real Estate A few neighborhoods to consider:   Old Trail ,   Forest Lakes ,   Dunlora ,    Glenmore
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Looking for Views? Skiing? Privacy? located just South West of Charlottesville is the incredible county of Nelson. With graceful roadways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson is a truly magical place. The Afton area is truly amazing! We also have Wintergreen Resort for Snow Skiing and great golf! When you are looking for Charlottesville Real Estate remember Nelson County our Southern neighbor! Let’s take a tour together!   (photo taken by Charles McDonald with his family in Nelson County!)  The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and Nelson County Virginia is too. In Nelson we have SOLD 103 HOMES. There are currently 381 HOMES on the market. Our average DOM (Days on the Market) is at 161 Days. Our Average selling price is $350,861. We have some excellent neighborhoods to ...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Nelson County Virginia Home Information - (YTD April 03, 2009) Located just South West of Charlottesville is the incredible county of Nelson. With graceful roadways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson is a truly magical place. The Afton area is truly amazing! We also have Wintergreen Resort for Snow Skiing and great golf! When you are looking for Charlottesville Real Estate remember Nelson County our Southern neighbor! Let's take a tour together!   (photo taken by Charles McDonald with his family in Nelson County!)  The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and Nelson County Virginia is too. In Nelson we have SOLD 23 HOMES. There are currently 364 HOMES on the market. Our average DOM (Days on the Market) is at 161 Days. Our Average selling price is $432,991. We have some ex...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Nelson County Virginia Home Information - (Jan 2009) Located just South West of Charlottesville is the incredible county of Nelson. With graceful roadways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson is a truly magical place. The Afton area is truly amazing! We also have Wintergreen Resort for Snow Skiing and great golf! When you are looking for Charlottesville Real Estate remember Nelson County our Southern neighbor! Let's take a tour together!   (photo taken by Charles McDonald with his family in Nelson County!)  The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and Nelson County Virginia is too. In Nelson we have SOLD 4 HOMES. There are currently 346 HOMES on the market. Our average DOM (Days on the Market) is at 64 Days. Our Average selling price is $176,125. We have some excellent neig...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
It is hard to imagine the courage it took to get into a sailplane in 1933 and take off from this mountain. After 4 hours and 50 minutes landing in Frederick Maryland, 121.6 miles away... When you stop on Afton Mountain and look at the view you will be in awe. But to launch from here, even with today's technology takes real guts!!! (just my opinion) About The Author Charles McDonald, Associate Broker at RE/MAX Assured Properties and dedicated Buyers Agent is the author of this blog, and several other sites on the Internet. Charles and his team of experts in the Charlottesville area are always available to help you with your Real Estate needs. Call our team anytime at 434-981-1585 or to search for homes visit: Charlottesville Real Estate  Copyright © 2008 Charles McDonald, All Rights Res...
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By Rick Sergison, Durham Region Real Estate Blog
(EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage)
 Nelson County Home Information Jan 26, 2008The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and Nelson County Virginia is too. In Nelson we have SOLD 7 HOMES. There are currently 302 HOMES on the market. Our average DOM (Days on the Market) is at 149 Days. Our Average selling price is $424,986.We have some excellent neighborhoods to see close to Nelson like:GlenmoreFoxchaseOld Trail Forest LakesDunloraClick Here for a link to other Great Neighborhoods in our area!Please visit my website for details about our area and other homes on the market in Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the surrounding counties!Nelson, Greene, Madison, Fluvanna, Orange and LouisaPlease look at our local phonebook for contact information on local companies. Your agent in CharlottesvilleCharles McDon...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
This week I was our showing land in and around Charlottesville (Albemarle, Fluvanna and Nelson Counties). When showing land I not only go out in my truck, but I also wear my mud boots because we are going to walk some interesting property lines. Well on this journey we came across a home that was picture perfect and so I thought you might like to see it:If you look at the wreaths on the windows it will give you an idea of the size of this Estate. This is one area that rarely has homes that come on the market. These are large parcels of land and there is a barn that I have seen several times that is amazing! This photo does not do it justice:I hope that you can see the detail of this barn, it is amazing!!!There was a little pond that we drove by that was so inviting, I wanted you to see ...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
This time of year it is a perfect time to see the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you travel West of Charlottesville Virginia on Hwy 64, you can get on at the top of the mountain.There is a fantastic bridge you go under just before you get on the Parkway.There will be a lot of motorcycles this time of year, so please use caution.This is Afton Overlook, almost 1100 feet above the Valley Floor.What a view, to the left is Albemarle County and to the right is Nelson County.Take some time and take a drive, it is well worth it!Oh yes and bring a camera!BTW: I have a fantastic "referral agent" in Nelson County (but that is another story)
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By Carol Ellis
(Luxury-Domain to Home Stage)
This is the logo I designed for my new products, T & Totes, bumper stickers and for sweatshirts for the winter.  I am committed to work and do my part to keep this beautiful place green and natural.  Last year I did the photo note cards with wildflowers and wild critters and this year I am doing the  wearables and a cotton tote to replace plastic grocery bags.  What do you think?No matter how difficult it is to get things made in the USA I am determined to TRY to work locally and use other local small businesses in Nelson and other nearby counties for my business needs like printing.
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By Carol Ellis
(Luxury-Domain to Home Stage)
You know what?  The world's newest profession is one  that 'trend forward' realtors will come to embrace in a flat hurry.  The reason they will come around is that with inventory being an all time high and sales slowing, they Have to get smarter and more creative.  Photos, real estate shows, virtual tours will force the most intransigent, stubborn, resistant-to-change realtor to buck up and get real!  Two houses of the same price ,in the same neighborhood, one staged and sparkling, and one cluttered and dirty, what is the question?  Buyers have choices and lots of them.  We have bought and sold all kinds of property over the last 15 years and I can tell you that when I find a good realtor I stick with them forever.  Realtors need to recognize that stagers are the sharpest knife in the d...
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We had finally found, we thought, a truly squirrel-proof bird feeder.  Lasted all winter with nothing but birds.  Then the spring squirrel crop was born.  We had not counted on baby raiders getting into the sunflower seed.  Does he not look guilty?  Not that I would actually try anthropomorphizing, but he does look like he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar.  He is an innocent,but just another way nature humbles my opinion of myself.We will miss him when he is too big to fit through the 1" wire squares.  The birds will be grateful.  Yesterday a  cat tried to eat him, rather catch him first, and then eat him but as the cat chased the little one up the tree the cat was stuck with all four paws hugging the tree for dear life.  Harry, the cat(he is mute) couldn't get up or down and ...
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By Carol Ellis
(Luxury-Domain to Home Stage)
A "HAMLET" as a designation, for a populated group in a specific geographic area, is technically a farmstead, or a group of farmsteads as defined by old English tradition.  It can be small, in acres or miles, or it can be spread out over quite a distance of miles.  A hamlet in English tradition had no church to unify the inhabitants of the roughly defined area.  It has no public water, no unifying roads, no official boundries and for this reason does not reach the level of village status.  We do have a post office at the top of Afton Mountain and that is about our only unifying factor.  The train station and post office were put in place in 1859. The railroad was in contention between the Union and the Confederacy during the civil war because of its strategic value as a trade route.Afto...
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By Carol Ellis
(Luxury-Domain to Home Stage)
One of the aspects of home staging that I enjoy the most is that each home, each homeowner, realtor  and the personal dynamics that come into play in what can be a stressful situation, fascinate me.  For that reason, and for the fact that personality quirks on the part on all the players ,along with changing homeowner situations make for a continually new experience.  On top of that no two days are even remotely alike.  Some people thrive on routine, predictability and a steady continuum. I never understood that.  Home staging is really dynamic and suits me to a tee.Not only do decorating styles change, what colors are in or out, what makes something  "dated."  You know dated when you see it, and the homeowner may not see it that way.  I don't know about anyone else , but I can walk int...
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By Carol Ellis
(Luxury-Domain to Home Stage)
Nelson County, Virginia has come of age.  I was born here and it was , at that time, one of the poorest counties in the U. S. and it was the poorest in Virginia.  We installed the first traffic light in the county last year.  This is not the only sign that things have changed, despite the fact that there is still no countywide DSL to promote economic development.The "outside world"  has discovered the stunning, natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains which so defines and characterizes  Nelson Couty.  People from everywhere are moving in literally from the four corners of the world. This has created an interface between what is "city" and what is "rural."  Folks hereabouts like to rest their eyes on the rolling pastures and along the hardwood treelines surrounding them.  Barns, hay st...
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