Your Dream Horse Farm

Your Dream Horse Farm

Horses Running Free on a Charlottesville horse farm

Before we talk about your dream horse farm, I want to give you a bit of insight into my own personal journey and experiences with horses and horse farms.

In my younger days I managed horse farms in Northern California, Southern California and deep east Texas. My vagabond days ended when I took a job as trainer for a superb Egyptian Arabian breeding farm in Afton, Virginia about 25 minutes west of Charlottesville, Virginia. I remember arriving for my first day in 1982. It was my birthday, May 21 and the soft green fields smelled earthy and rich. There were dogwood trees blooming at the edge of the woods. The morning air was cool and moist.  The horses in their pastures all had their heads down grazing on the new grass.  What a contrast from the dry, pipe fenced paddocks of Santa Barbara and the shallow, rocky soils of the Texas piney woods. Here was country made for horses with deep rich soils, ideal forage and a history and culture where fine horses have always played a central role.

    Your dream horse farm in the morning

    It wasn’t long before I knew I had found my home. I opened my own training stable at Waverley Farm in Orange County and got my real estate license in 1983. In 1985 I decided to dedicate all of my energies toward real estate and my horses happily moved to hobby status where they remain even today. I have specialized in all types of country property for nearly forty years but particularly enjoy working with horse owners helping them find that ideal horse property in the seven county area surrounding Charlottesville, Virginia.

      What does your dream horse farm look like?
      What does your dream horse farm look like? Whether you are looking for a professional, turn-key operation with an indoor arena, such as Ridge View Ranch or just a little place in the country where you can enjoy a couple of pleasure horses, you’ll appreciate working with a Realtor who knows what makes a horse property viable. We can also put you in touch with some great equine vets, farriers, trainers and coaches or introduce you  fox hunters to the Keswick Hunt and Farmington Hunt.
      If you would like to see some current offerings of Horse farms for Sale in Charlottesville Virginia
      Click on any of the links below.

      Charlottesville Real Estate

      Call John Ince for information on new listings, price reductions and properties coming soon in the Charlottesville, VA area.

      Sign up here to receive a customized Charlottesville Real Estate Market Report.

      Market update for the Charlottesville real estate market including:  Albemarle County, VA, Orange County, VA, Madison County, VA, Greene County, VA, Nelson County, VA, Fluvanna County, VA, Louisa County, VA real estate.

      Frascati and Orange County, Virginia

      Frascati and Orange County, Virginia

      Orange County was established in 1734 and was the largest county that has ever existed in America, "The states of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia were once part of Orange County. Over time, its boundaries have contracted to an elongated county of...

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      Farms for sale near Charlottesville

      Farms for sale near Charlottesville

      If you are considering purchasing a farm near Charlottesville or any of the surrounding counties you may be contemplating having a horse or two, maybe some chickens perhaps planting a vineyard. Ten acres would probably be plenty of land for that but you’ve just fallen...

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      Historic properties for sale, Charlottesville, Virginia

      Historic properties for sale, Charlottesville, Virginia

      Historic properties abound in Virginia. After all the "First landing" that became Jamestown in 1607 was more than 400 hundred years ago marked the beginning of the colonization of America. Virginia has been the birthplace of eight United States Presidents and...

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      Frascati, Somerset, Virginia

      Frascati, Somerset, Virginia

      Here’s your second chance to acquire an iconic historic property in the heart of the Somerset estate area. Our buyer had a change of heart and sadly retreated from their commitment in the 11th hour. Frascati is now back on the market and ready for its next chapter...

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      Historic Somerset: A Chance to Own a Piece of History

      Historic Somerset: A Chance to Own a Piece of History

      Historic Somerset: A Rare Opportunity to Own a Piece of HistoryWhen Frascati was completed in 1823 in Orange County, Virginia for Phillip Barbour who had just retired as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Somerset was already a pretty good...

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      Frascati Estate for Sale

      Frascati Estate for Sale

      A rare opportunity to acquire a significant historic estate in a superb location just 30 minutes from Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.   The house is described in the Virginia andmarks Registry as well as in the National Register of Historic Places...

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      Charlottesville VA Real Estate Market Update

      Charlottesville VA Real Estate Market Update

      Current mortgage rates for 30-year fixed is 5.65%

       

      Consumers are being stretched thin by inflation, from the gas pump to the grocery store, and are beginning to slow their spending compared to last year.

      Mortgage rates are rising at the quickest pace in 40 years, with a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage reaching the highest level since 2009 last week at 5.53%, as inflation keeps growing and there is speculation about an imminent economic slump.

      Experts predict a real estate slowdown in the coming quarters: According to CoreLogic’s research of the country’s top regional housing markets, there are 70 regional housing markets with a greater than 40% chance of seeing home prices decrease in the coming year.

      The perfect storm of increased demand due to Covid, a robust stock market, and low real estate inventory fueled a two-year buyer frenzy that saw prices rise 20% in a hot seller’s market; this affected Charlottesville real estate market and Charlottesville realtors as well.

      Farm and estate specialists like Charlottesville Country Properties noted renewed appreciation for properties with acreage mirroring the national trend of migration from urban to rural lifestyles, especially from affluent professionals who can now work from home.

      Recent mortgage interest rate increases and an unpredictable stock market have slightly tempered the Charlottesville real estate market, which may be a welcome trend for buyers waiting for the market to cool off a little.

      We do not expect Charlottesville, VA, real estate prices to appreciate as quickly as they have over the last few years. Still, demand for farms, estates, and land should stay steady due to the work-from-home trend and the proliferation of broadband internet access even in once remote areas.

        Charlottesville VA real estate market trends

        REDFIN – September 2022

        • The median sale price of a home in Charlottesville, VA, was $403K last month, up 2.6% from the previous year.
        • Charlottesville’s average sale price per square foot is $291, up 13.2% from last year.
        • In general, Charlottesville home prices were up 2.6% year over year in July 2022, with a median price of $403K.
        • Homes in Charlottesville sell in 9 days on average, compared to 69 days last year.
        • In July of this year, 64 homes were sold, down from 70 in July the prior year.
        • The number of listings in the Charlottesville, VA, real estate market increased by 51% between July 2022 and August 2022.
        • The median list price in August 2022 was $439,999, while the average listing age was 48 days.
        • In July 2022, 277 homes were sold in Charlottesville, VA, up from 120 the previous year.

        Charlottesville Real Estate

        Call John Ince for information on new listings, price reductions and properties coming soon in the Charlottesville, VA area.

        Sign up here to receive a customized Charlottesville Real Estate Market Report.

        Market update for the Charlottesville real estate market including:  Albemarle County, VA, Orange County, VA, Madison County, VA, Greene County, VA, Nelson County, VA, Fluvanna County, VA, Louisa County, VA real estate.

        Frascati and Orange County, Virginia

        Frascati and Orange County, Virginia

        Orange County was established in 1734 and was the largest county that has ever existed in America, "The states of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia were once part of Orange County. Over time, its boundaries have contracted to an elongated county of...

        read more
        Farms for sale near Charlottesville

        Farms for sale near Charlottesville

        If you are considering purchasing a farm near Charlottesville or any of the surrounding counties you may be contemplating having a horse or two, maybe some chickens perhaps planting a vineyard. Ten acres would probably be plenty of land for that but you’ve just fallen...

        read more
        Historic properties for sale, Charlottesville, Virginia

        Historic properties for sale, Charlottesville, Virginia

        Historic properties abound in Virginia. After all the "First landing" that became Jamestown in 1607 was more than 400 hundred years ago marked the beginning of the colonization of America. Virginia has been the birthplace of eight United States Presidents and...

        read more
        Frascati, Somerset, Virginia

        Frascati, Somerset, Virginia

        Here’s your second chance to acquire an iconic historic property in the heart of the Somerset estate area. Our buyer had a change of heart and sadly retreated from their commitment in the 11th hour. Frascati is now back on the market and ready for its next chapter...

        read more
        Historic Somerset: A Chance to Own a Piece of History

        Historic Somerset: A Chance to Own a Piece of History

        Historic Somerset: A Rare Opportunity to Own a Piece of HistoryWhen Frascati was completed in 1823 in Orange County, Virginia for Phillip Barbour who had just retired as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Somerset was already a pretty good...

        read more
        Frascati Estate for Sale

        Frascati Estate for Sale

        A rare opportunity to acquire a significant historic estate in a superb location just 30 minutes from Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.   The house is described in the Virginia andmarks Registry as well as in the National Register of Historic Places...

        read more