Google and Charlottesville Real Estate

September 23, 2009

When you are looking at homes in Virginia you will (if you know about our area) also look at Charlottesville Real Estate. There are several ways to find real estate in our area and Google is a place that many people start.


A little personal history about Google. I was born in the Silicon Valley and had an engineering business for over 20 years. One of my clients was located in an area that had a lot of companies (start-ups) near it. I remember seeing the first sign that said “Google” and I most likely just rolled my eyes and thought it was just another

Well I should have know better as Google has grown… Fast forward and here I am selling Charlottesville Real Estate and Google is the main marketing source on the internet.

Funny how things go full circle…

Charles McDonald – BIO

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What about those “Langoliers”?

September 21, 2009

What about those “Langoliers”?

I show a lot of rural property, land and homes in Albemarle county and Charlottesville Real Estate.

There are some areas in Nelson, Fluvanna and Greene counties that are seldom on the market. Before I drive out to these properties I like to give the listing agent a call and there is one question that I always ask….


What about those “Langoliers”?

I usually get a “WHAT” response and I go on to ask about those “Huge Power Lines”…. Are there any visible from the property… (Most Agents will not put a picture of a Power Line in the photos of our MLS. Why would they?)

You see when you are looking at rural property, power has to get there some way and most of it is not underground.

These large power lines are a real eye-sore for many of my buyers. Some feel that they are also a health risk.

So if I ask an agent about those “Langoliers” I want to know about “Power Lines” …

If you did not read the Steven King Book, or see the movie, you have no idea what I am talking about!