Get to Know Scottsville, Virginia

Located just 19 miles south of Charlottesville, the town of Scottsville lies between both Albemarle and Fluvanna counties and is home to around 600 people. Once a large port on the James River, Scottsville has a growing downtown, family-friendly parks, plenty of history and small-town charm.

What’s In A Name?

Scottsville was originally named Scott’s Landing after a prominent family that lived in the area. In 1744, Albemarle County needed a site for its new courthouse. Scott’s Landing was originally built around Dr. John Scott’s 15 acres near the James River. Edward Scott’s house was used as a courthouse until one was built. The town of Scottsville was incorporated in 1818.

History of Scottsville

In the mid-1700s. Scottsville became the “western-most center of commerce and government” since rivers were the primary means of travel. In fact, Albemarle County was founded in Scott’s Landing. During that time, Thomas Jefferson’s father, Peter, traveled to Scottsville – then Scott’s Landing – to serve as justice for the newly formed county. Later, Thomas Jefferson practiced law in the Scottsville courthouse.

Initially, Scottsville was a river town used as a tobacco inspection station with a ferry. The town grew rapidly once the Kanawha Canal was completed in 1840. The canal ran parallel with the James River from Richmond and Scottsville became the largest port on this route. The canal was meant to reach all the way to the Ohio River, but the outbreak of the Civil War stopped construction and railroads became the main source of travel. 

Scottsville Virginia Canal Memorial
Scottsville Virginia Canal Memorial

During the Civil War, General Custer and General Phil Sheridan marched through Scottsville on their way to Appomattox. The town also gained a stop on the C&O Railroad that helped to supplement the travel over the James River. 

Since the incorporation of Scottsville, there has been over 20 floods in the region. In the 1980s, a levee was built to protect the area from future flooding. 

Scottsville VA Flood levels
Scottsville VA Flood levels

Nearby Attractions

Scottsville’s Historic District includes over 150 buildings in the region including commercial, religious, residential and factories. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

The Scottsville Museum has exhibits that tell the story of Scottsville history and the important role the town played along the James River. The museum is inside the former Disciples of Christ Church which was built in the mid-1800s. 

Scottsville’s Confederate War Memorial Monument and Cemetery honor the soldiers who died during the Civil War who came from the Scottsville area. The obelisk monument was dedicated in 2002 and is a Civil War Trails site.

The James River provides plenty of fun for residents and tourists alike. Horseshoe Flats campground boasts tent and RV sites, and is the perfect place to canoe, swim, tube, fish and picnic. 

James River near Scottsville VA
James River near Scottsville VA

Just five minutes outside of Scottsville, Hatton Ferry still runs throughout the year. Hatton Ferry is the only poled ferry still operating in the United States. People can ride the ferry across the James just like settlers did more than 100 years ago.

Present Day Scottsville

Today, Scottsville is a growing community that has continued to hold onto the smalltown charm. The historic downtown is home to many businesses including the James River Brewery, The Tavern on the James restaurant, a yoga studio, plenty of small eateries and more. There is a Food Lion store so residents can do their grocery shopping close to home. There are soccer fields and playground at Dorrier Park. Scottsville also has a branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library system.

Scottsville is the only incorporated town in Albemarle County. It has its own Town Council and Police Department. 

67 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy Palmyra VA 22963 | Central Virginia Historic Country Estate for Sale

Solitude – a timeless historic estate that offers a piece of paradise

Nestled in the gently rolling hills of Fluvanna County’s countryside is an exquisitely maintained and recently upgraded historic estate that offers privacy, space, and serenity like no other.

Built in 1860, this home sits on 20+/- acres and is unique, elegant, and rich with history. You’ll love the seamless merge of charm and character of a historic home with the bright and spacious feel of a modern property. 

Featuring 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathroom, and 5,100 square feet of living space, this Central Virginia historic country estate delivers a laid back country lifestyle – a piece of paradise you can escape to. 

If you’re looking for a beautifully-kept historic home or a historic property that can be converted into a homestead, a bed and breakfast, or a wedding venue, this Palmyra country property is what you’re looking for. 

A picture-perfect Fluvanna County home

Set just off of the road, enjoy a smooth, quick drive through an open field that leads to the manor house. A gorgeous Colonial style 2-story home with landscaped grounds welcomes you to this property. The landscape features a nice blend of new plantings and stately old trees.

The large front porch spans the width of the home, offering a bright and spacious sitting area perfect for relaxing and entertaining. 

Step inside and feel right at home in the large entryway with hardwood floors, 11’ ceilings, and crown moldings.

Relax and entertain in the large living room with a window and a wood-burning fireplace, ready to warm you up on cold nights.

A spacious and sunny dining area with a fireplace makes entertaining easy. 

The kitchen is lovely and inviting, and has enough space for everyone to pitch in to prepare the meals. It features a gas cooktop, wall oven, microwave, refrigerator, an island, breakfast nook, a pantry, disposal, a lot of counter space, and beautiful cabinetry.

All five bedrooms are large and well-appointed, offering the best of privacy and rest after a long day’s work. 

The master bedroom features an extra space you can use as a sitting area or an office and an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub. Off the master bedroom is a large porch overlooking the property, a wonderful place to enjoy your evening wine.

This historic estate in Central Virginia also boasts a lower level featuring a large entertainment area with a bar, media room,  laundry area, and more storage areas.

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Everything about this Solitude property has been meticulously maintained. A beautiful 2-story barn is now used for a workshop and storage, the ideal location for your crafts and projects. 

A conveniently located Central Virginia historic property

Solitude Farm is only five minutes from the quaint town of Palmyra, the county seat of Fluvanna County. For more options, Charlottesville is only 30 minutes away. 

Historic Country Property for Sale in Central VA

This captivating Palmyra historic home is truly one of a kind. Living in this property allows you to live the ultimate country life, yet still enjoy being only minutes away from conveniences.   Additional acreage is available.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Call me, Gayle Harvey, at 434-220-0256 to set a showing today. 

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2998 Hebron Valley Rd Madison VA 22727 | Historic Country Property for Sale

Impeccably restored Madison home with spectacular views

Stunning mountain views, an impeccably restored home, and a genuine sense of tranquility are just a few of the alluring advantages delivered by this 15-acre property in Hebron Valley. 

Madison VA Historic Country Properties

Set on the open spaces of one of the most beautiful valleys in Virginia,  this country property offers you unlimited viewing rights of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountain all day long. 

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Imagine waking up just in time to see the golden sunrise peeking through the mountains, bathing the place with light. If you are an avid photographer, just the thought of being able to capture the beauty of the views will take your breath away. 

And that’s just the views. This Wind Mist Farm offers many more.

The gently rolling lands are suitable for various agricultural pursuits.

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You can raise horses and livestock. This property has a barn ready. 

The field is planted with Alfalfa and harvested by a local farmer to keep the property in land use.

You can also section the land and use some parts for raising crops or turn several sections into a vineyard. Or you can turn the whole property into a lovely wedding venue. 

If you are looking for a farm that’s just the right size for your livestock and gardens, or private space for you and your horses, or a country property to turn into a business opportunity, this Madison VA country property is what you’re looking for. 

Don’t miss this upgraded historic home

Built in 1805, the 2-story home in this Madison VA farm is everything you’ve ever dreamed of. It features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and 3,562 square feet of living space. 

A spacious front yard surrounded by mature trees welcomes you to this property.

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The front porch awaits,  a bright outdoor living area to read, relax, chat with visitors, and to enjoy your morning coffee.

Feel the warmth and welcome when you step onto the good-sized foyer with hardwood floors and lovely wooden stairs with ornate balusters.

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Relax and entertain in the large living room with large windows, built-in display areas, and a fireplace.

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The elegant dining area is bright yet cozy, a great spot for holiday celebrations and for simple dinners with loved ones. 

This formal dining room is open to the large country kitchen with stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash, granite counters, and cherry cabinets. Your inner chef will surely enjoy cooking in this kitchen. 

For some space and quiet, the family room is the best go-to place. You’ll love its serene and peaceful ambiance,  making it a great relaxing spot while reading your favorite book.

If you want privacy, the master bedroom offers the best haven. Neutral toned walls and large windows create the look of open space, creating a warm and inviting ambiance to this room. 

This historic country property offers several outdoor spaces!

Madison VA Country Properties

Relax and unwind in the amply-sized master patio. If you love hosting, adding a barbecue grill is a great choice. 

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There’s also a side porch and a pergola and an east porch facing a lovely garden.  

Country Properties for Sale in Madison VA

A laundry area and a garden building complete the features and amenities of this home in Madison. 

A property like this doesn’t come along every day

This North Virginia historic country property is truly exceptional.

It is also well-located. Downtown Madison is only five miles away. Charlottesville is over a half an hour drive. 

All you ever wanted are in this historic country property in Madison. 

Call me, Gayle Harvey, at 434-220-0256 to see its amazing views and features yourself. 

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Get to Know Gordonsville, Virginia

Located 19 miles northeast of Charlottesville, the town of Gordonsville celebrated its bicentennial in 2013. The town is located in Orange County and has a rich history because of its proximity to the Virginia Central Railroad and several presidential landmarks nearby. Today, Gordonsville is a small residential town with a population around 1,500 people. 

What’s In A Name?

Gordonsville was named for Nathaniel Gordon who purchased 1,350 acres of land in the area in the 1780s. He opened a tavern in the area which became known as a place to eat, lodge and discuss local matters. Prominent guests like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Monroe stopped by “Gordon’s Tavern” on their way south to Charlottesville. 

In 1813, Gordon became the postmaster of the area and the area became known as Gordonsville. The land was willed to Gordon’s son, John, at the time of Nathaniel’s death in 1820. By then the area had been built into a small town with a post office, general store, blacksmith shop and more.

History of Gordonsville

Gordonsville’s location between Potomac and Charlottesville played an integral role in the growth of the area. The Louisa Railroad was extended through Gordonsville in 1839 and in 1854 the Orange & Alexandria Railroad completed its line which connected the area to Northern Virginia.

Gordonsville VA Exchange Hotel
Gordonsville Exchange Hotel

By mid-century, Nathaniel Gordon’s original tavern had burned down and was rebuilt as a luxury hotel for train passengers. When the Civil War broke out, the hotel was used as a hospital for over 70,000 patients. Gordonsville was repeatedly threatened during the war, but remained standing. 

In 1870, the town was incorporated by the Virginia General Assembly. Around the same time, Gordonsville was known for the food options in the area. By the end of the century, the area was known as “The Fried Chicken Capital of the World” because of the entrepreneurial efforts of African-American women who fed southern fare to train passengers. 

Over the next one hundred years, the cultural culinary scene has continued to flourish. Gordonsville is known for award-winning BBQ, French and German restaurants, and fried chicken continues to bring tourists to the area.

Nearby Attractions

Nathaniel Gordon’s original tavern that was rebuilt as a hotel and served as a hospital during the Civil War stands today as The Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum. The beautiful Georgian architecture still stands as it did during the war and has exhibits that tell the story of the town of Gordonsville. Some say that the Museum is a prime place for paranormal activity and hosts ScareFest each Halloween.

Black Meadow, or Wolftrap Farm, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it was owned by James and Dolley Madison. The farmhouse and plantation surrounding it now serves as a wedding venue.

The Gordonsville Historic District is located in downtown Gordonsville and is comprised of over 80 structures including churches, commercial buildings and the Exchange Hotel.

The greater Gordonsville area is known for outdoor activities, wineries and cideries, and great cuisine. Be sure to stop in at BBQ Exchange, an award-winning BBQ Restaurant!

Present Day Gordonsville

Today, US Route 15 and US Route 33 connects Standardsville and Louisa, and passes right through Gordonsville. The area boasts lots of history, modern-day amenities, and convenience to Charlottesville, Richmond and DC.

585 Graves Mill Rd Madison VA 22727 | Streator Hill Horse Farm for Sale

Horse Farm for Sale in Madison VA

A premier horse farm in Madison VA

Set about eight miles west of Downtown Madison is Streator Hill equestrian estate, a 33.80-acre horse farm that was built to the best standards by a professional equestrian focusing on ease of operation, efficiency, and safety. 

Surrounded by miles of rolling fields, this property offers the privacy, serenity, and space you and your horses deserve. 

Streator Hill Farm comes with a beautifully built center-aisle stable with 9 12’x12′ matted stalls, giving your horse more than sufficient space for comfort, safety, and security.  The custom stalls feature drop-down sections on the doors, easy feed-through stall fronts, a wash stall with hot and cold water, and automatic waterers. Several stalls have steel-reinforced dutch doors leading out to individual paddocks so the horses can graze and enjoy the natural environment. 

Horse Farms in Madison VA

A well-lit 168′ x 70′ indoor arena with sand, rubber, and fiber footing give you the chance to exercise and train horses anytime, in all kinds of weather. Several large sliding windows can be opened during warm weather. Energy-efficient fluorescent lighting provides rapid starting in all temperatures.  This indoor arena is also built taller than most to allow for jumping.

Madison VA Real Estate Properties

This Madison equestrian estate also boasts of an approximately 66′ x 198′ outdoor arena adjacent to the indoor arena, a 70+/- diameter round pen for training, and a run-in shed and hay storage with additional 12’ by 12’ stalls.

An extra covered storage area is ideal for your farm equipment. 

Horse Farms for Sale in Madison VA

This whole property has a perimeter fencing of 13 gauge graduated wire to keep your horses safe and secure. A stream also runs through the property.

Enjoy comfort and privacy in this Madison horse farm’s attached home

This expansive horse farm comes with a well-maintained 1-bedroom 2-bathroom attached apartment that offers space, privacy, and great views of the equestrian estate. 

Madison VA Horse Farms

Be welcomed by an inviting covered front porch, perfect for gazing over the vast lush land surrounding this farm.

Madison VA Homes

You’ll like the bright and inviting open floor plan interior with large windows and a modern ambiance. Tile floors, neutrally-toned walls, and the vaulted ceiling give this room a bright and open appeal. 

Horse Farms in Madison VA

The dining area is bright and looks towards the living room. Past the dining room is a cozy living room for relaxing and entertaining. 

Real Estate Properties for Sale in Madison VA

This home also features a country kitchen with immaculate counters, wood cabinets, and stainless appliances. A large window in front of the sink lets you watch the horses graze while in the kitchen. 

Horse Farm for Sale in Madison VA

To the right of the dining room are stairs that lead to the loft bedroom with an ensuite bath with a jetted tub, perfect for relaxation at the end of the day. There’s also extra space off of the bedroom which is currently being used as a sewing room.

This property has a building site with stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views, the best spot for your custom-built country home. 

A first-class equestrian property in Madison!

All you could want in a horse farm is in this fully-equipped Madison VA equestrian property. The 33.80 acres offer more than enough space for you and your horses. In addition, there are endless scenic views wherever you turn. For your shopping needs, Downtown Madison is only nine minutes away. Charlottesville is approximately 28 miles away, an easy half-hour drive. 

Don’t miss this amazing horse farm! All you need to do is bring your horses!

Call me, Gayle Harvey, at 434-220-0256  to set a showing today.

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18248 Buzzard Hollow Rd Gordonsville VA 22942 | Home for Sale

The best of country living awaits in this spacious Gordonsville property

Nestled on top of a hill surrounded by hardwoods is a Gordonsville home that offers stunning wooded views, unmatched privacy, and beautiful living spaces.

Gordonsville VA Country Property

This secluded property is a nature lover’s paradise. The home sits on 10.9+/- acres of gently rolling, partly cleared and partly wooded lot, offering 4,356+/- square feet for you to enjoy. Its amazing features include 5 generous-sized ensuite bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, over-sized living and dining rooms, decks, patio, and much more! 

This property is set off Buzzard Hollow Rd. To reach this home, you have to drive along a tree-lined lane, which opens to a large cleared area where the home stands.

If you are looking for a spacious country home where you can enjoy unmatched privacy and serenity, this is the property you’ve been looking for. 

Fall in love with the bright living spaces of this Orange County home

This two-story Gordonsville home for sale seamlessly blends comfort and style. 

Step into the entryway and feel right at home. 

Country Property in Gordonsville VA

To the left side of the entryway is a formal living room, a beautiful space with neutral-toned walls, ceiling molding, and gas fireplace. Large windows allow light to stream in, giving this living room a warm and inviting appeal. This spacious living area is the perfect place to relax and entertain. 

Gordonsville VA Real Estate Properties for Sale

Across the living area is a well-lit dining area that can comfortably hold a table for eight. A glass door to the side opens to a spacious deck. It also has a french door that opens to the hallway and kitchen area. 

Country Properties for Sale in Gordonsville VA

The kitchen is every chef’s dream, boasting  large oak cabinets, Formica counters, and modern appliances. It comes with a dishwasher, electric range, microwave, pantry, and refrigerator. Get your favorite family recipes ready!

Gordonsville VA Country Properties for Sale

A breakfast nook is set by the glass door that opens to an expansive deck that overlooks the backyard.

Gordonsville VA Country Properties

This home offers two generously-sized master bedrooms that are perfect for  rest and relaxation. One of the master bedrooms has a sitting area, walk-in closet, and en-suite bathroom for your convenience. 

An outdoor paradise

When you want to get away from it all and just be surrounded by peace and tranquility, this country property in Gordonsville is an amazing outdoor retreat. 

Country Properties in Gordonsville VA

The backyard features an expansive deck perfect for barbecues and al fresco dining. Or you can take your entertaining down to the patio with a firepit. 

Real Estate Properties for Sale in Gordonsville VA

The landscaped backyard also features a large patio, lovely gardens, and a walking trail when you want to take long walks to unwind. 

Country Property for Sale in Gordonsville VA

A large detached three-bay garage is available for your painting, woodworking, or any other hobbies. 

A Gordonsville property worth investing

This Gordonsville country property is perfect as both a vacation home, full-time residence or a Bed and Breakfast. It’s a complete package, offering you everything you’ve dreamed of. 

On top of this home’s exceptional amenities and exceptional privacy, this Uphill home is also conveniently located.

Gordonsville and Barboursville are just minutes away. Gordonsville is a charming town known for its award-winning BBQ restaurant. Shopping and dining are easy and convenient in Gordonsville. 

Do you enjoy visiting wineries? There are also several local wineries near this property. The closest one is Horton Vineyards, about a mile away. 

Charlottesville is only 30 minutes away, approximately 18 miles away via VA-20N. 

Don’t miss this chance to own this amazing home! 

Call me, Gayle Harvey, at 434-220-0256 to set a showing.

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Get to Know Zion Crossroads

Just outside Albemarle County where Route US 15 meets Route US 250 is the unincorporated community of Zion Crossroads. Known by many as an exit off of Interstate 64, Zion Crossroads has seen tremendous growth in the past two decades. Once a sleepy little place with a single grocery store and gas station, Zion Crossroads now boasts large retail stores and plenty of restaurants. And in 2014 a diverging diamond interchange helped to improve traffic flow from the increase of residents and visitors.

Zion Crossroads spreads across Fluvanna and Louisa Counties. It is just a twenty minute drive from downtown Charlottesville, fifty minutes to Richmond, and 2.5 hours to Washington DC.Zion Crossroads

History of Zion Crossroads

In 1928, the Federal Government began work on the US Highway system. Initially, US Route 250 was built through West Virginia and into Ohio. In 1934, the highway was built through to Richmond, Virginia. In the area of modern day Zion Crossroads, the new highway crossed over the existing Route US 15 and became a stop along the way from east to west.

Initially, Zion Crossroads consisted of little more than a grocery store, a restaurant, a gas station and a motel. In the 1970s, Virginia began work on Interstate 64, which added to the thru traffic in the area. 

After I64 was built, the area of Zion Crossroads began to boom. Convenient stores, gas stations and restaurants popped up all around.

In the early 2000s, the area began to grow even more. A Lowe’s home improvement store was built, followed by a Wal-Mart Super Center. More restaurants and hotels were added, and eventually the Spring Creek Golf Community Development, a 950 plus acre gated community consisting of walking trails, business park, golf course and other amenities.

Nearby Attractions

The area around modern-day Zion Crossroads has a rich history. Just two miles north, you can find Green Springs National Historic Landmark District, a 14,000 National Park that is home to dozens of buildings, many of which pre-date the Revolutionary War. 

A quick 11 mile trip north will land you in Gordonsville, home of the award-winning BBQ Exchange

Spring Creek is home to plenty of shopping and dining and is home to their gorgeous golf course.

The area is home to dozens of picturesque wineries and cideries including Cunningham Creek, Keswick Vineyards and Castle Hill Cidery.

Present Day Zion Crossroads

Today, Zion Crossroads is still booming. In the recent years, UVA Health System and Sentara Hospital have added practices in the area to serve the growing population. The convenience of shopping and restaurants has helped the area grow as well. Residents in nearby Lake Monticello and Villages of Nahoor have all benefited from the area’s commercial growth.

In the spring of 2019, construction began on the project of bringing public water and sewage to the area. This, many people believe, will help the area develop even further. The project is scheduled to be finished in the fall of 2020.

Zion Crossroads truly lives by its name – a crossroads of modern day convenience with historic roots. The area continues to grow and remains committed to its rural charm.

Horse Farm for Sale in Madison County Virginia

This beautiful horse farm for sale in Madison County Virginia could possibly fulfill your horse farm dreams!  On the 33+/-acres you will find

Indoor Riding Arena

Indoor Riding Ring in Virginia

Outdoor Riding Ring

Horse Farm in Virginia for Sale

Nine Stall Stable

Virginia Horse Stable for Sale

Lucas Equine Stall Fronts

Lucas Equine Stall Fronts

Wash Stall

Horse Farm in Charlottesville VA

12′ x 12′ Matted Stalls

Nine Horse Stalls

Heated Tack Room

Tack Room at VA Horse Farm for Sale

Bright Attached Apartment

Madison County VA Horse Farm for Sale

Everything you can imagine for your dream Virginia Horse Farm! Visit the website for more details about this beautiful horse farm for sale in Madison County Virginia.

Buying Real Estate in Virginia

Did you know that Virginia is one of the few caveat emptor (buyer beware) states in the country?  Most buyers coming outside of the state expect to see a long list of disclosure items from the seller.  For example:  Dishwasher works, stove works, there is an easement across the property and so forth.  In Virginia, the seller has to tell you very little about the property.  When you make an offer on a property, you will be given a Summary of Rights and a Residential Disclosure form to sign.  You would be wise to read these documents and ask some questions about the property.

Here are some of the items that the seller does not need to disclose.  This list comes from the link off of the Residential Disclosure Form.

  1. The Seller makes no representations or warranties about the property, the improvements and if there are any covenants and restrictions.
  2. The Seller makes no representations pertaining to the adjacent parcels.  That beautiful field across the street could become the next high-density development or the county dump and the Seller does not have to tell you.
  3. The Seller makes no representation as to whether the property is in a historic district and if you need to go before a board for approval prior to making any changes to the home or property.
  4.  The Seller makes no representations as to if the property is in a resource protection area.
  5.  The Seller makes no representation if there are any registered sexual offenders in the area.
  6.  The Seller makes no representation as to whether the property is within a dam break inundation zone.
  7.  The Seller makes no representation as to if there are any stormwater detention facilities n the property or if there are if there are any maintenance agreements on it.
  8.  The Seller makes no representations about the wastewater system and if there are any regulations pertaining to it.
  9.  The Seller makes no representation as to whether you can place solar panels on your home or property.
  10.  The Seller makes no representation that the property is in a flood zone and if flood insurance is required.
  11.   The Seller makes no representation that the property is or is not under a conservation easement or any other type of easement.
  12.   The Seller makes no representation as to whether the property is subject to a community development authority.

Most Sellers and their agents will do the proper thing and make you aware of potential problems.  If the Seller’s agent is aware of a problem and it lies within the property boundaries, then the agent must disclose the problem.

So, what does the Seller have to tell you?

  • If there have been any mining operations on the property.
  • If the property is located in a locality with a military installation.
  • If the home has defective drywall.
  • If the home has pending building code or zoning ordinance violations.
  • If the property has been used to manufacture meth.  Yes, like a Seller is going to really tell his agent this.  Nevertheless, it is the law!
  • If the property septic system has an operating permit that cannot be transferred.

So, what is a buyer to do????  Do some research at the courthouse to find out about covenants and restrictions, easements, historic districts and adjacent parcels.  Talk to your insurance agent about insuring the property.  Get the well and septic permits, if they exist, from the county health department.  Look at the county website for zoning permits and zoning districts.  Look at the FEMA website for flood zones.

It never hurts to ask lots of questions and to do your due diligence!


Red Horse Farm in Virginia

Looking for a horse farm in Virginia?  Red Horse Farm in Elkton, near Harrisonburg, has lots to offer the horse or small farm enthusiast.  The beautiful and practical one-level home offers stunning mountain views looking out towards the Shenandoah National Park and Massanutten Ski Resort.

Red Horse Farm in Virginia
Red Horse Farm in Virginia

The large barn currently has eight stalls but could be expanded for more or remove them and have a fabulous workshop.

Virginia Horse Farm
Virginia Horse Farm
Horse Stable at Red Horse Farm
Horse Stable at Red Horse Farm

The Stable includes a wash stall with hot and cold water and a conditioned tack room.

Stall with Dutch Doors
Stall with Dutch Doors
Horse Wash Stall in Stable
Wash Stall

Going back to the house, there is a fabulous patio with built in grill.  This is perfect for entertaining in the warmer months.

Patio at Red Horse Farm
Patio at Red Horse Farm

The expansive kitchen has room for multiple chefs and a great island for the non-chefs to hang out.  Notice the beautiful views out the windows.

Chef's kitchen
Chef’s Kitchen with amazing views of the mountains.

Relax in the spacious den with fireplace.

Mountain views at Red Horse Farm
Views from den at Red Horse Farm

The three-bedroom home offers a split bedroom design with a large master bedroom suite that encompasses one end of the house.

Master Bedroom at Red Horse Farm
Master Bedroom at Red Horse Farm

The large master bath offers an additional Jacuzzi Room.

Master Bathroom at Red Horse Farm
Master Bathroom at Red Horse Farm

Relax at the end of the day.

Spa at Red Horse Farm
Spa at Red Horse Farm

For more details about this spectacular small farm on 41+/- acres, click here.