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New Report Shows Confidence in Virginia Real Estate

The National Association of Realtors’ “Realtors Confidence Index” measures NAR members’ expectations for the housing market during the first half of 2018. The results show that both real estate professionals and homebuyers feel very confident about the market for 2018.

The report shows a good deal of confidence in sales for detached, single-family homes. Respondents in 36 states, including Virginia, expect the market to be strong.

Click here for the full report.

And if you’re interested in more information on the state of the Virginia real estate market, give me a call.

Virginia Real Estate Update

People often ask me how the real estate market is from time to time, mainly to decide whether to list a home in Virginia or to decide when to buy a home. Some new figures show a very healthy real estate market in Virginia, along with some interesting stats for those in the market to list.

The Virginia Real Estate Indexes have dropped a little since the second quarter, though they are well above the historical average.

Inventory is at its lowest level in two years, which is good news for those about to list.

Home prices are higher than their historical average in most areas across the Commonwealth.

Click here for more from the Roanoke Star.

Want to list your home in Virginia? Contact me today.

County Seeks to Map Strategy for Broadband

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 2.01.32 PMFauquier Now reports:

He believes Fauquier’s “future” hinges on extending broadband internet connectivity throughout the county.

“It’s about economic viability, more people can work at home . . . and education,” said Supervisor Rick Gerhardt (Cedar Run District), who pushed to create the county broadband advisory committee. “We’ve got kids in this county who can’t do their homework without going to McDonald’s.

“I don’t think you can survive a day without broadband,” said Mr. Gerhardt, a member of the 10-person committee created in March.

Town Offers Madison Grove Traffic-Calming Plan

Photo by Wally Bunker. One traffic calming measure suggested by town staff is to establish an all-way stop at Montanus Drive and Great Bridge Lane, which is the first street in Madison Grove after Lowe's.

Photo by Wally Bunker. One traffic calming measure suggested by town staff is to establish an all-way stop at Montanus Drive and Great Bridge Lane, which is the first street in Madison Grove after Lowe’s.

The Culpeper Times reports:

Following the direction of town council, town staff presented four Madison Grove traffic calming measures at a public meeting July 8.

Earlier this year, a contingent of Madison Grove residents sought and narrowly failed to get town council’s approval to close Burgandine Avenue at Ira Hoffman Lane to prevent cut-through traffic.

Instead, the town decided to offer alternatives to alleviate speeding and cut-through complaints.

The town spent $32,000 for a traffic study that recommended implementing traffic calming measures but leaving Burgandine Avenue open.

Seen Any Good Bears Lately?

This time of year in the Virginia Piedmont, we see all types of interesting wildlife. Including bears waltzing across Virginia farms and fields… and even across country roads. Fauquier Now‘s photo series highlights one of these black bears:


Need a Little Motivation?

napoleonThis is not necessarily real estate oriented, but if you’re feeling a little slow or weary this week and need some inspiration, here are seven quotes on leadership. Believe it or not, Napoleon has a great one:

“A leader is a dealer in hope.” –Napoleon Bonaparte

and then there’s:

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” —Herbert Swope

I hope some of these help you to success.

Welcome to My New Blog!

What I hope to accomplish here is a new regularly updated blog to connect with readers, clients and other people looking for farms, fine homes, estates and country properties in the Northern Piedmont region of Virginia. I’ll be covering a lot of topics here, not only real estate but community news, social media and national property trends. If you’d like any questions answered or topics covered feel free to send me an email or leave a comment in the comments section. I hope to hear from you!

Here’s my bio from my web site, which lists all my property listings and associates.

Toni Flory has been an agent in the Northern Piedmont of Virginia since 1998. She’s been recognized as a leader in the industry by both her company and the local Real Estate Board. In 2003 she earned her GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designation, which is nationally recognized as evidence of her skill, knowledge and success in the industry.

Toni has a proven track record for helping people buy and sell homes in the Northern Piedmont region of Virginia. Her specialty is farms, fine homes, estates and country properties. Her extensive background in soils and farming, the county planning and zoning process, and land-use issues, has contributed to her success.

Originally from Blacksburg, Virginia, Toni received her BS degree in Agricultural Economics from Virginia Tech. A lifelong equestrian, she worked in both the horse and dairy farm industries before bringing her agricultural experience to the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District. Toni later served as acting Zoning Administrator for Culpeper County, and was responsible for rewriting the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

A resident of the Northern Piedmont for the past 19 years, Toni and her husband operate a beef cattle farm in Culpeper County. Her clients continually point out that they appreciate her experience in farming and her extensive knowledge of the Warrenton – Fauquier – Culpeper region.