Getting a Mortgage – the newbie guide

New to Homebuying? Here’s our guide to getting a mortgage.

We all have to start somewhere, and honestly, it’s hard to know where. You may be anxious to buy a home, and maybe you already found the perfect spot, but getting a mortgage seems terribly scary. Other than college loans, this is a generally going to be the largest chunk of money you have ever borrowed in your life. Looking into it is a great place to start.


Locals and out of towners alike take full advantage of not only the local winery tours in and around Charlottesville. It can be overwhelming to decide where to go, especially if you are new to the area. There are a few different local wineries I’d love to highlight, as well as different services in the area that make it easier for you to taste as much as you like, without having to worry about the DD in the group.


Charlottesville Museums: Where to Get Your Culture Fill

While Charlottesville may be small, the city has no shortage of awesome museums. If you love art, or learning about science, or spending hours looking at documents in history museums, Charlottesville has something for you. If you need somewhere to eat after visiting a museum, check out this post.


Fun for the Whole Family in Charlottesville

While the city may be bustling with bars and restaurants, there’s no shortage of family-friendly activities in Charlottesville. There’s been an influx of young families to the area in recent years, probably because Charlottesville is consistently ranked one of the happiest places to live. (Don’t believe us? Check out the complete list of awards Charlottesville has won here.)


Charlottesville’s Great Outdoors

For those who love being outside, there are plenty of outdoor activities in Charlottesville to keep you busy all season long. From hiking to fishing to cycling, Charlottesville and the surrounding area has the perfect place for every outdoor hobby. (If you’re looking for somewhere to pick up food for a picnic at one of these spots, check out our post on the best food in Charlottesville here.) (more…)

Charlottesville Realtors

Since Charlottesville has options for all home buyers, finding Charlottesville Realtors who understand the market is critical. If you’re looking to move to Charlottesville, you need someone with expertise to guide you through your house hunt. From figuring out your budget, to picking a neighborhood, a real estate agent can ease your move. With many Charlottesville Realtors to choose from, the process can be overwhelming. This guide will help you figure out what Realtor is right for you and your family.


Charlottesville Real Estate

Charlottesville real estate is some of the most sought after in the country for any buyer. The town has something for everyone, from those looking for an adorable first home walking distance from a great elementary school, to those looking for acres of verdant pastures perfect for a new farm or vineyard just a short drive from the city center.


Life in Charlottesville: Popular Places to Eat for Every Occasion

downtown mall life in Charlottesville

Life in Charlottesville is downright amazing. With the renowned University of Virginia, top-rated schools, Monticello. Also the phenomenal real estate ventures. How about free outdoor summer concerts, countries best wine trails, family activities and fantastic hiking areas. Can I mention the food? Anywhere in Charlottesville, you will find eclectic eateries. Which range from outdoor cafes, fine dining, farm to table restaurants and (more…)

Charlottesville: Houses, condos and apartments

Buying a Home in Charlottesville

charlottesvilleThe Charlottesville Real Estate Market almost seems like a phenomenon. Home prices continue to be on the rise, construction continues and more housing at high costs is being eaten up by those who wish to make Charlottesville their home. Why, is this? Is it the beauty that surrounds and is this city? Or maybe it is draw of the renowned University of Virginia? Perhaps it is the many accolades that Charlottesville receives every year? (more…)

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