Blog

$25 in Forest Lakes Farmer’s Market Bucks

Simply “like” Avenue Realty, LLC on Facebook and you will be entered to win $25 to spend at the Forest Lakes Farmer’s Market. Our way of saying “thank you” for stopping by our booth, Eco-Kids Corner. We are proud to sponsor this booth for the families in the community we love. CLICK HERE TO LIKE […]

Read More

10 Easy Ways to GO GREEN at Home

Our recent article in the Forest Lakes News Letter: I care about my home, my neighborhood and our community. I know there are things I can do to better our planet, and even the smallest things can make a difference. We can all be stewards of the earth and if everyone does his/her part, we […]

Read More

Understanding the Mortgage Pre-Approval Process

If you are looking to buy a home, then you may want to consider a pre-approved mortgage before you begin shopping for a home. A pre-approved loan is defined as having money in hand while you are working with lenders to obtain a buying price on a home. Having a pre-approved mortgage gives you a […]

Read More

Mortgage Liens and What They Mean

A mortgage lien is the claim against a property by the holder of the mortgage. Mortgage liens become vitally important in two cases: one is when the buyer of the home is unable to make payments and the other is when the property is sold before the loan is paid. In these instances, the existence […]

Read More

Short Sale Process

Getting through a short sale can be a tedious process that can test the patience of most. Moreover, there are no certain ways to predict the many variables involved in a short sale. For instance, several events can affect the process: how long a bank will take to respond, if a counter offer will be […]

Read More

Qualifications for Mortgage Co-Borrowers

When you see the term mortgage co-borrower, it refers to joint applicants on the mortgage note. There is a difference between a mortgage co-borrower and a mortgage co-signer. A co-signer agrees to pay if the note holder defaults on their mortgage application. A co-borrower bears just as much responsibility as the primary borrower in paying […]

Read More

How to Purchase a Foreclosed Property in Virginia

When a person purchases a property in Virginia and has to take out a mortgage loan, a deed of trust is created. If the purchaser fails to make payments, the lender then has the right to foreclose and auction the property. To purchase a foreclosed property, Virginia real estate purchasers need to know where to […]

Read More

Explore Charlottesville’s Goodwin Gold Mine

Although we usually think of California as the primary source of gold in the U.S., Virginia once hosted a thriving gold mining community that supported around 250 mines across the state. The remains of these gold mines are primarily on private property and therefore have limited access, but one gold mine that is available to […]

Read More

Tax Lien Certificates vs.Tax Deeds

There is a difference between tax lien certificates and tax deeds. If you are looking to understand more about each of the two terms then it becomes important to understand the definitions. In a nutshell, a tax lien certificate is a vehicle used for investing by purchasing a certificate. While, a tax deed sale is […]

Read More

4 Great Spring Date Nights In Charlottesville

While Charlottesville is a lovely place year-round, spring lends an extra touch of beauty. As the weather warms, the community becomes lively and celebrates spring with a number of fun events. Many of these events are great opportunities to enjoy a date night with your special someone. Here are recommendations for 4 of the most […]

Read More