Land Use/Zoning

Affordable housing in Rappahannock — the PEC weighs in

“To be honest with you, I don’t know how you balance people’s vacation homes [in Rappahannock] against [local] people’s need for a place to live. That’s a hard one,” he says. “If you’re going to convert the housing on farms [into vacation homes] you better replace it for the people who work here. That’s why it’s important.” […]

Real Estate

Pace of local home sales continues to moderate

The 2019 First Quarter Report on the Rappahannock Housing Market is out, at least as seen through the opaque lens of the regional Multiple Listing System (MLS). The Greater Piedmont Region (GPR) of Rappahannock, Fauquier, Madison and Culpeper continued to show signs of softening demand in the first quarter. Sales activity region-wide declined for the fourth time in a row compared to last year. It’s not Washington folks, it’s Little Washington. […]

Real Estate

Rappahannock homes to welcome hundreds during Historic Garden Week

Prestigious Historic Garden Week, dubbed “America’s Largest Open House,” is returning next month for a rare appearance in Rappahannock County.The Town of Washington tour on Saturday, April 27, will offer a glimpse inside five private homes, historic Trinity Episcopal Church, and the gardens of the Inn at Little Washington — all situated within a 3.5 mile radius of the county seat. […]

Real Estate

Rappahannock land and farm transactions down in 2018

In 2018, the number of real estate transactions in the Piedmont region including Rappahannock County declined from the previous year, “however there were some notable bright spots,” says Adam Beroza, vice president of sales and marketing for Cheri Woodard Realty. On a county by county basis, Rappahannock and Madison “residential” transactions increased 5 percent and 25 percent respectively, while Fauquier declined 8 percent and Culpeper decreased 5 percent. […]

Real Estate

Post Office heading out of Town

The bank moved to its current location — just across Bank Road from the proposed post office site — from its headquarters on Gay Street in Washington 16 years ago, a move many presumed was made after the town council declined to permit the bank to expand the building and to add a drive-thru. This time around, the town had fought hard to keep the postal facility in town. […]

Real Estate

Postal officials nearing announcement for new Washington Post Office site

Rick Hancock, a U.S. Postal Service real estate specialist based in Raleigh, N.C., told the Rappahannock News that he is scheduled to be back in Rappahannock County this first week of August and shortly thereafter he will present the Postal Site Review Committee with his final list of recommendations. […]

Real Estate

Rapp real estate market down and up

The number of real estate transactions in the heart of the Piedmont — Rappahannock, Fauquier, Culpeper and Madison — decreased 5 percent for the second quarter of 2018 as compared to 2017, and Rappahannock continues to see the sharpest decrease in activity. […]

Real Estate

Rappahannock home, land sales up in 2017

Real estate transactions in Rappahannock County increased by 22 percent in 2017 when compared to 2016, while raw land transactions were up 39 percent. At the same time, the average home sales price was down in 2017, as was the price per acre of land that sold. […]

Real Estate

Washington Post Office seeks new home

The U.S. Post Office in the town of Washington has announced that it will move from its current space at 389 Main Street #B to a yet to be determined location “in or near” the town of Washington, but not beyond the boundaries of zip code 22747. […]

News

No bids for Culpeper’s State Theatre

The State Theatre remains in limbo. At a foreclosure auction for the renovated historic theatre Friday, no bids were submitted. According to Paul S. (Chip) Bliley Jr., attorney for law firm Williams Mullen, the theatre […]

Land Use/Zoning

BZA permits, limits Coonce tourist home

Perseverance paid off for Bob and Julie Coonce. The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals, at their regular Sept. 28 meeting, approved a special use permit for the Coonces to run their property as a tourist home when they are not using it. […]