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Second Quarter 2014 Nest Report

  With the second quarter of 2014 behind us, we took a look at how the market performed this past quarter. After a slow market in the first quarter of the year, the Central Virginia market place showed positive signs for both homeowners and potential buyers in the second quarter. Overall, the Charlottesville area market…

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Video | Live Where You Love: Outdoor Life in Fredericksburg

Most people know the Fredericksburg area for its rich American history. Not only was Fredericksburg a major part of the founding of the United States, it was also a vital stronghold during the Civil War. But, what many people fail to realize is that Fredericksburg is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts. Located on the…

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Nest Realty is Hiring a Storyteller and Content Manager

                        We’re excited to announce that we’re growing our team and are hiring a Storyteller and Content Manager. At Nest, we have stories to tell.  And we’re looking for a team player with great writing skills and great ideas to join our team to help…

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Nest Realty’s Jim Duncan Featured in RE Weekly

Crozet, VA

  Crozet has become an increasingly popular area in recent years and has been a focal point of planned growth and expansion in Albemarle. Situated just 12 miles west of the City of Charlottesville, homeowners and visitors alike are being drawn to the quaint town of Crozet for a variety of reasons. It’s charm and…

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Need decorating inspiration? Visit the Charlottesville Design House!

With the spring season fully upon us, what better time to get some inspiration and tips to complete the design and decorating projects of your dreams? Today’s blog post comes from guest blogger Laura Winn Smith of the Design Center. Learn all about the exciting events going on now at the 2014 Charlottesville Design House.…

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What is QM and how will it affect your home loan?

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Starting this past January, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau implemented new regulations that they hope will protect consumers against ‘risky’ lending practices.  At the heart of these new regulations is QM, or Qualified Mortgage.  We’ve asked Mike Bitrick of First Heritage Mortgage to answer a few questions on QM and how it is affecting loans and the…

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April 25-27, 2014 | What’s Happening In Charlottesville, VA This Weekend!

Foxfield Races, Charlottesville Virginia

Welcome to Charlottesville! Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or call our fair city home, there’s always something exciting going on. Check out this weekend’s activities: Whether you’re looking for family activities or more adult-oriented fun this weekend, there’s something to do in or around Charlottesville! Let Nest be your guide: Foxfield! (Need we say…

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Energy Efficiency | LEAP’s New Appraisal Addendum

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I’ve been immersed in the energy efficient movement for Charlottesville-area housing since 2007. This is the first year that I remember some of the area’s larger homebuilders starting to embrace these new methods and concepts. In Charlottesville, we are lucky to have multiple builders who build extremely efficient homes. The top 4 builders in our…

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