Central Virginia real estate

Nest Realty Earns National Ranking on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List

Nest nabs national ranking for the second year in a row. We’re thrilled to have made it onto Inc. Magazine’s Inc.5000 list for the second consecutive year. The magazine’s annual national ranking of privately owned businesses creates a list of the top 5,000 U.S. companies based on their percentage of growth over the last three years,…

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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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Purpose, Prep and Process: Understanding the Final Walk Through as a Buyer

The standard Virginia contract doesn’t say a lot about the ‘final walk through’ process that buyers are entitled to just before closing. As a buyer agent, however, it’s one of the most important parts of the home buying process that I help my clients navigate. Here is a look at what is entailed and how to make…

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Creating a Family Compound

My father’s mother’s family emigrated from Germany and settled in Wisconsin. Several related families formed something like a commune with farmers, a butcher, a storekeeper and enough talent and diversity to survive on their own. That’s how my grandmother was raised as a child, one hundred years ago. About fifteen years ago I sold a…

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Meet the Agent: Greg Slater

I’m confident when I say that the focus of this week’s “Meet the Agent” spotlight is pretty happy this Wednesday morning, after an epic Virginia Tech win on Monday night. Learn how this Hokie got into this industry and why he thinks we all need to be looking at how the energy efficiency debate is changing the (real estate)…

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Certifications, Green Washing, and How Realtors Can Help You Through it All

We welcome Nest Agent Laura Winn Smith to The Nest Report. As our latest contributor to the “What does it mean to be green?” series, she covers the importance of certifications and the challenges that “green washing” creates for the Central Virginia real estate industry. As Realtors, we’ve witnessed client interest in the green movement…

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Meet the Nest Agent: Bill Martin

Our Meet the Agent series marches on. This week’s featured Realtor is Bill Martin. Keep reading to learn more about what sets this experienced country property specialist apart from the crowd.  Nest Realty:  You’ve travelled the globe, how did you get into real estate in Central Virginia? Bill Martin:  My wife Dumisile and I retired…

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First Steps for a New Homebuyer in Central Virginia

At Nest, we know purchasing a home for the fist time can be daunting. Follow Nester Sara Belkowitz as she documents her journey toward home ownership every Thursday here on the Nest Report.  If I have access to cable programming, odds are I’ll have the dial tuned to HGTV. Much to my fiancé’s chagrin, I’m…

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Meet the Nest Agent: Bob Hughes

What follows is the first in a Nest blog series entitled, “Meet the Agent.” We’ve got an amazing team of Realtors here at Nest, and this series gives us a chance to showcase what makes each of them unique. Special kudos to Bob Hughes for being our first test subject (cough, cough, we mean volunteer). …

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