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Meals on Wheels

When we are not busy buying and selling homes you can find us making the community which we live a better place through volunteering at local non-profits. This month Avenue Realty visited Meals on Wheels where we helped to package and deliver meals to members of the Charlottesville community who find it difficult or impossible […]

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Shops at Stonefield

Shops at Stonefield continues to grow and offer upscale retail and more dining options to the Charlottesville community. BJ’s Brew House has been busy since it opened its door this fall while QDOBA and Mission BBQ have provided delicious options for quick yet fresh meals. The addition of L.L. Bean in the summer of 2017 […]

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Habitat for Humanity

Avenue Realty visited Habitat for Humanity and we got our hands dirty! It was a great day of team work and hard work. We assisted with Charlottesville’s first home renovation for a Habitat Family. This meant a day of scraping walls, spackling and prepping for the paint crew. Since 1991 this great organization has built […]

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Septic Issues Stink

If you are considering selling or purchasing a home that is not on public sewer, take a few minutes to read this article! Sellers and purchasers don’t always understand what is done during a septic inspection and what can be missed.

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Renovation Success

About six months ago we bought a ranch style home on 0.75 acres that needed a lot of love. It almost screamed out, “someone love me again”! It had so much potential and we just couldn’t turn our backs on it, so we bought it.

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Whitewashing Brick

The fireplace is often the central focal point of a living room and is often over looked. People labor over wall color and furniture, but neglect the fireplace. A classic redbrick fireplace can be beautiful, but sometimes it needs a transformation if the rest of the home has a more modern and fresh look. There […]

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Star Gazing

Looking for something to do on a cold winter night? Head down to University of Virginia’s McCormick Observatory. The Observatory is open to the public every first and third Friday nights of every month (except for holidays) from 9:00-11:00 p.m. during daylight saving time (mid March to early November) and 7:00-9:00 p.m. during eastern standard […]

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Fannie Mae Changes

Fannie Mae announced underwriting changes that are accommodating to home buyers. After several years of tightening underwriting guidelines, Fannie Mae is finally starting to loosen guidelines making it easier to qualify for a mortgage loan.

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Customization

One of the biggest advantages to home building is that you have the opportunity to customize your home throughout the process to meet your needs and design style.

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Parade of Homes 2015

The 52nd Annual Parade of Homes is going on this weekend, October 10th and 11th, from 12-5pm. This is a free event and open to the public. Take advantage of this great opportunity to see the workmanship of Charlottesville area builders. Featured builders include Bramante Homes, Colony Builders, Craig Builders, Dobson Homes, Inc., Gaffney Homes, […]

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