PROBLEMS vs OPPORTUNITIES….

January 18, 2009

Many will look at a situation (such as the Real Estate Market) and only see problems. There are a few that see “opportunities”. this is what I thought of when I first saw this photo… let me explain…
Most people will see the lilly-pads, flower or the water, but if you look closer you will see a huge goldfish!
Real Estate is like the lilly-pads that we all see… But below the surface is “Opportunity”
Will we look back in 10 years and see this as the best buying opportunity in our lifetimes?
One thing is for certain, time will tell….
Look through the lilly-pads for the “opportunities” they are out there!

About The Author

Charles McDonald, Associate Broker at RE/MAX Assured Properties in Charlottesville Virginia is a dedicated Buyers Agent, the author of this blog and several other sites on the Internet. Charles and his group of experts in the Charlottesville area are always available to help you with your Real Estate needs. Call Charles anytime at 434-981-1585 or to search for homes visit: Charlottesville Real Estate
Copyright © 2009 Charles McDonald, All Rights Reserved.

Positive, Focused, Above the Crowd!

January 18, 2009

They say that Real Estate is local and with the current environment that is certainly true.

I just read a blog from Spokane Washington Real Estate Expert, BethAnn Long about their local market. Click Here

My response to her was “Stay positive and stay focused you are above the crowd just by being actively working on your business!”

Then it crossed my mind, something that I had seen recently, a statue here in Charlottesville Virginia at UVA…

Was it because BethAnn was from Washington State? I am not sure….It was this statue of George Washington!

What I thought about was the environment that our founding fathers lived in and the loss of life to give us the Liberty and Freedoms we all enjoy today.

There is no doubt that Our Times are troubling, but it is so small in comparison…
Thank God for the strength of those who came before us. I only pray we can be as strong for our future generations….

About The Author

Charles McDonald, Associate Broker at RE/MAX Assured Properties in Charlottesville Virginia is a dedicated Buyers Agent, the author of this blog and several other sites on the Internet. Charles and his group of experts in the Charlottesville area are always available to help you with your Real Estate needs. Call Charles anytime at 434-981-1585 or to search for homes visit: Charlottesville Real Estate
Copyright © 2009 Charles McDonald, All Rights Reserved.

Charlottesville Real Estate Property Taxes

January 15, 2009

TAXES… A word we all hate to think about but when you are relocating to a new area you need to have answers. We have several clients moving and looking for NGIC Real Estate and they are considering more than one county.

So whether you are looking in Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna or Charlottesville for Real Estate in Virginia, know the rates:

City of Charlottesville – $.95/$100
Albemarle County – $.71/$100 (going to $.745/$100 this year)
Greene County – $.72/$100
Fluvanna County – $.48/$100
Louisa County – $.62/$100
Orange County – $.47/$100

NOTE: all numbers above are “of assessed value”

Let us know if you have any questions?

About The Author
Charles McDonald, Associate Broker at RE/MAX Assured Properties and dedicated Buyers Agentis 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 © 2009 Charles McDonald, All Rights Reserved.