Archives: May 2011

Home Sales Are On The Rise This Year

In Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, we’re starting to see an upswing in the real estate market, which has been in a lull for quite a while after the devastating effects of the Great Recession. According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors┬« (NAR), “the first quarter...

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New Mini Golf Course in Harrisonburg: Putter-A-Round

Looking for something fun to do in Harrisonburg? A new mini golf course is opening up in June! Located in the Cloverleaf Shopping Center, Putter-A-Round promises to be a family-friendly place for folks of all ages to have a great time. Dan and Tracey Burnett have been wanting to open...

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Port Republic Road Community Garden

Community gardens — plots of land available to anyone for the purpose of gardening — are becoming much more popular these days, and one has started in Harrisonburg! The Port Road (AKA Port Republic Road) Community Garden measures about 1/3 acre and is located at the corner of Port Republic...

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An Update on The “MID” (Mortgage Interest Deduction)

You might recall that we posted earlier this year about the Mortgage Interest Deduction and how the current Administration is trying to change this tax deduction that has been in place for over 80 years. Well, as you can imagine, this has stirred up some strong feelings from homeowners. In...

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Harrisonburg Area Real Estate Market Report: April 2011

Each time I run these reports, I want to be able to post about a major increase in sales, a sudden uptick in home values, and properties “flying off the lot,” so to speak. If ever there will be a time, this is not it, unfortunately. There are some positive...

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