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2014 Gingerbread House Contest

Gingerbread Contest

We’re gearing up for our third annual Gingerbread House Contest! Each year this fun and spirited contest brings together members of the community to raise funds for a local charity. This year we’ve chosen Micah’s Backpacks, a wonderful non-profit charity. This local charity provides weekend food to school children in Blacksburg who qualify for the school lunch…

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NAR Conference 2014

NAR-2014

Four of our Nesters recently attended the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. From the Charlottesville office, John Ince and Arleen Yobs made the journey, along with Tina Merritt and Jeremy Hart from the New River Valley office. We checked in with Jeremy to see how it went. Nest Realty:…

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The Transition: Urban to Rural Living – Part 2

Rural Living

This is the second half of our article discussing the transition from urban to rural living. Click here to view Part I. Urban to Rural – 10 Things to Consider When Making the Transition -Part 2 By Deborah Rutter We’ve covered your driveway, neighbors, kids, pets, and bugs. Now let’s move onto the next five…

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The Transition: Urban to Rural Living

Rural Living

Urban to Rural – 10 Things to Consider When Making the Transition By Deborah Rutter If you’re like many families, you may be considering a move toward a more rural lifestyle. Living closer to nature with better access to local foods, shopping with independent merchants, and a more attentive school systems are just some of…

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Do Sales in Crozet Suggest a Stabilizing Housing Market?

Stabilizing Housing Market

Is there a stabilizing housing market in Crozet? Nester David Ferrall tackles this question in a recent market analysis article published in The Crozet Gazette. As a longtime Associate Broker in Albemarle County, David views the market report through experienced eyes and offers an educated insight into how the market is changing and what that means…

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Welcome back, South Street Brewery!

South Street Brewery

There’s a new kid in town and he goes by the name South Street Brewery. Well, perhaps calling the brewery a NEW kid isn’t entirely accurate. The original South Street Brewery opened its doors in 1998 and has recently undergone a major renovation. Today marks the grand re-opening of this warm and welcoming watering hole. As a…

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Nest Realty Gets Solar Energy Update

Sigora Solar

We recently visited with Sigora Solar to learn more about the possibilities of harnessing solar energy. We asked Charlottesville Nester, Greg Slater, to share what we learned during the seminar.  During our monthly meeting offsite meeting, we took advantage of an opportunity to learn more about solar energy and our homes. Bramante Homes added a 6.5 kW solar…

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The Importance of Staying Connected

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By Deborah Rutter  In our connected, always-on world, it’s easy to assume that there is internet everywhere and cell phone service is always available. This is especially true if you’re coming from a larger metropolitan area. But staying connected here in central Virginia might not be as easy as you think. Dropped calls, poor or…

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Q3 Nest Market Report

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Yet another quarter has come to a close in 2014, which means it’s time again for the latest edition of the Nest Market Report. The third quarter (Q3) was an interesting one in the Charlottesville area marketplace, but the overall performance and market metrics were positive. Despite the fact that total sales were down on…

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Graves Mountain Apple Orchard

Graves Mountain Apple Orchard

Take advantage of your last chance to pick apples from Graves Mountain Apple Orchard! Located at Graves Mountain Lodge off Route 670, the orchard is the perfect place to celebrate the onset of fall and enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! This year, Graves Mountain Orchard is celebrating 45 years of its Apple Harvest. Graves Mountain…

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