Prepping for Crozet’s 2018 Real Estate Market

A lot of homes will come on the market in 2017 in Crozet, but how many will fit you?

Crozet, Brownsville Elementary Schools -New listings, contracts, solds
Crozet, Brownsville Elementary Schools -New listings, contracts, solds

Q: When should a buyer or seller start the “I’m serious about buying or selling a home next year” conversation?

A: As early as possible. (same advice goes for Crozet area sellers)

Some perspective on the Crozet market … if you are looking to purchase a resale home, best start targeting your micro market now.

From January 2016 to 25 September 2017

  • 533 homes sold in Crozet via the Charlottesville MLS
    • 331 homes sold for less than $500K
      • 43 of these were new construction (13%)
      • 206 sold for more than $500K; 135 were new construction (66%!)
    • 111 were attached homes; 421 were single family
  • Of the 331 that sold for less than $500K
    • 114 had at least 4 bedrooms
    • 111 with at least 2 bathrooms
    • 108 with at least 1,700 finished square feet
    • 91 within 2 miles of The Square
    • 38 sold for less than $400K
  • 12 homes sold in Crozet + Brownsville for less than $350K
    • Days on market for these 12? 0, 5, 11, 12, 19, 36, 41, 55, 76, 81, 116, 127
  • Schools matter; luckily, Crozet schools are pretty darn good, with great leaders in each.

Short story – it may look like a lot of houses sell every year, but when you start drilling down, determining your locational and life triangles, there may be fewer homes that come on the market in Crozet than you might think (or want/hope).

Disclosure: I’m a real estate agent. But you knew that, right?

NestWest Open House - Friday, 29 September 2017. 5pm - 7pm. With David Ferrall & Jim Duncan
NestWest Open House in Piedmont Place (between Over the Moon Bookstore & Morsel Compass) – Friday, 29 September 2017. 5pm – 7pm. With David Ferrall & Jim Duncan



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Volunteers Needed for Crozet Arts and Crafts Fair – 7-8 October

via email:


The 37th annual Arts & Crafts Festival on October 7th and 8th is fast approaching and we need many, many volunteers.

As the major fundraiser for the community-owned and operated Claudius Crozet Park, the Festival plays a vital role in the survival and growth of this Albemarle County gem.
Come be a part of it!

We are in need of volunteers for many areas of the Festival – from grounds maintenance to Exhibitor booth-sitting and more. Volunteers will receive Festival admission for the full day, and the satisfaction of playing an integral part in the ongoing success of this fantastic weekend celebration of art, craft, and community at Claudius Crozet Park.

If you have time and would like to help, please sign-up.



CCAC September 2017 Meeting Recap

Big thanks to Kimberly Barker for tweeting most of the meeting, and for Crozet Gazette for the livestream.

Tweets are after the break.

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More Deliberate RealCrozetVA Facebook Posts

Slightly off topic …

The RealCrozetVA Facebook page is a thriving community. I encourage everyone who’s on Facebook to like, follow, read it.

Going forward, I’ll be posting less frequently, and more deliberately there. If there is something urgent, text me – 434-242-7140. Or email me.


1 – Facebook is a bad and concerning thing.


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Always Be Aware – And Lock your Cars

via email:

Perhaps you are already aware, but two of our musicians’ cars were broken into last evening (Wed, Sept 20), while we were in rehearsal between the hours of 7-9 pm. The cars, which were parked in the gravel parking lot on the premises at Tabor Presbyterian Church, were vandalized and valuables stolen. Two police reports were filed individually by the victims.

I am writing to remind and emphasize to all members of our community the importance of not leaving valuables in your car while attending local events (or any events). Even though crime is low here, please don’t let that fact lull you into a false sense of security and complacency about taking common sense precautions to protect yourself from becoming an unfortunate crime statistic.

Stealing is bad. Stealing from a church parking lot? Special place in hell for those folks.

CCAC Meeting – 20 September 2017 | Traffic, Taxes, More

Anyone able to tweet the meeting? #CCAC0917

  • Curious about how your AirBnB will be taxed by the County?
  • Have thoughts to share about the traffic (maybe, Tabor, Jarmans, Crozet Ave)?
  • What’s NIFI?

Go to the CCAC meeting. Get a babysitter. Listen, learn, speak.


Crozet Library

Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


  1. Agenda Review (Dave Stoner – CCAC chair)
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Transient Lodging Proposed County Rule Change (Elaine Echols, Albemarle County Chief of Planning – 45min)
  4. Crozet Traffic Discussion (Joel DeNunzio, VDOT Resident Engineer – 45min)
  5. Neighborhood Improvement Funding Initiative (NIFI) Update (Dave Stoner – 15 min)
  6. Items Not Listed on the Agenda
  7. Announcements & Future Agenda Items
    1. All-CAC Meeting Oct 2, 6:30pm County Office Building
      1. NIFI Projects Scoping Report & Consultants
        County Capacity Analysis
      2. October CCAC
        1. Western Park Master Plan Revision
        2. Barnes Lumber Rezoning Update
        3. Square NIFI Project Update


I’m going to try to make it, after I finish coaching soccer around 7.

This Is What’s Being Built Next to PRN

A picture is worth 1,000 words …

Answering the question, “what’s going in next to PRN?” New office space for Froehling & Robertson.

The necessary next question is… What’s going to happen to their old building?

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September 2017 Crozet Gazette

The September Crozet Gazette is here, and as usual, it’s chock full of good information.

A few highlights (pick up a copy, and read the whole thing)