Charlottesville Solutions

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Charlottesville Solutions
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions is a unique firm in Charlottesville Virginia offering Information, homes, land, farms and estates to buyers of Charlottesville homes.
When you’re in the middle of the buying process, there are several things that can crop up that might throw a monkey wrench in the works – also known as “deal killers.”Despite the recent pickup in spring sales activity, the tough lending climate continues to kick up obstacles for both Buyers and ...
Should I have a Whole House Generator in Charlottesville?With last Thursday’s strong wind storm knocking out power to much of Central Virginia, as well as up the Northeast corridor, many home owners are asking if having a whole house generator is the right choice for them. Memories of the 2012 de...
How to Sell Your Home to Baby BoomersLast week, we talked about what Millennials are looking for in a home, but now it’s time to look at Baby Boomers and see if their needs are changing. This group spans two decades, from 1946 to 1964, with the oldest nearing 70, and the youngest just passing AAR...
Tips for a Smooth House ClosingWhen it comes to finding your dream home, there are many steps along the way to a smooth closing. After you’ve identified your perfect house – negotiated the contract, applied and approved for a loan, inspected and agreed to repairs and/or credits – the last step is...
Looking Back at 2016 at SolutionsAnother year has come and almost gone here in Charlottesville. We’ve seen the Rio Road/Rt. 29 Intersection completed and watched as new construction began to fill in the empty lots next to Stonefield. We also heralded the opening of 5th Street Station and the long...
What to do with a Low Home AppraisalIn the home-buying process, there are several crucial steps along the way that Sellers and Buyers alike will have to navigate: the home inspection, radon test, title issues, getting a survey and negotiating when an appraisal comes in significantly lower than th...
Ways to Keep Your Home SafeSummer is when many of us are excited about getting out of town for a much needed vacation, but it’s also a great time to think about ways to keep your home safe while you’re away.AlarmsYou don’t need to invest in an expensive home alarm system or install an unsightly b...
 How to Stay Cool in Charlottesville During the SummerThe recent run of humid and hot summer days here in Charlottesville have made it necessary for everyone to think outside the box when it comes to ways to stay cool.Movie anyone?For some, it can mean a trip to the movies – with Paramount showin...
Exploring GlenmoreCharlottesville is home to several historic mansions that have become the anchors for popular neighborhood developments.The historic namesake for the neighborhood we’re featuring today was built in 1724 and is the original manor home to Albemarle County’s largest gated community...
House Hunting – Dos and Don’tsSearching for a house can be challenging and time-consuming, and most won’t be “the one.”It’s tempting to dive right in and start looking at every open house listed in the paper or online. But before you dedicate your weekends, you need to know what you’re looking fo...

Charles McDonald®

REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
local_phone(434) 515-1585
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At Charlottesville Solutions we work with buyers and sellers who are looking for "Solutions".

We deal in New Construction including Land, Farms and Estates. As a top Buyers Agent. Learn about Albemarle and wonderful neighborhoods and areas like Ivy, Keswick, Glenmore and Old Trail just to name a few.