Archives: February 2009

January Real Estate Market Report

Home sales were down significantly in January compared to the previous year. Here are the numbers: January 2008: 52 January 2009: 36 That’s a plunge of 30.7% in the Harrisonburg area. Is the sky falling? I don’t think so. January’s sales reflect contracts written in November and December — which...

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Harrisonburg Area Unemployment at 4.3%

News broke this morning that national unemployment hit 7.6%, as the economy lost nearly 600,000 jobs in January. The situation is significantly better in the Harrisonburg area, where the unemployment rate is 4.3%. According to this table provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, our area is ranked #33 out...

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New International Cuisine in Harrisonburg: Beyond

Downtown Harrisonburg will soon have a new restaurant.  It will be called Beyond, and will feature international cuisine. The proprietors will be the same folks who own and operate the highly popular Taste of Thai on South High Street. The location? The old Spanky’s building at 50 West Water Street....

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