Modular House Started Construction – Part 2

Just a few days ago I got pictures of the house just starting construction showing just the floor system. Yesterday I got pictures showing finished walls, bathroom fixtures and also kitchen cabinets nearly in place! Modular construction is crazy fast! So far Icon Legacy has been great to work with. Our contact at the company…

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Construction Financing in Charlottesville/Albemarle

So you want to build your own house? Not a single large bank and no online banks that I contacted (and I contacted lots)  offer construction financing. I called almost every bank that I tried to refinance my existing mortgage with and none of them offered construction loans. I called up Wells Fargo, Bank of…

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Finding Land in Charlottesville – Part 1

Let me start by saying that the title is misleading. By Charlottesville I mean Charlottesville and the parts of Albemarle that are just outside Charlottesville (parts of Rio Rd, Pantops, Barracks Rd, Hydraulic etc.). If you’ve looked at the MLS to try and find land you’ll find that there is almost none available. The land…

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Photoshopped Real Estate Photos

Here goes my rant. As we have been passively looking for a new house we have found multiple occasions where real estate photos have been severly photoshopped. The photos were overly bright, very saturated and the photoshopping is plainly visible. We have even visited a couple of houses about a year ago just to see…

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