Author Archives: Claire Wayman


About Claire Wayman

Claire manages details of real estate contracts, coordinates social media and the Wilson Downtown Gallery, and keeps the team organized on a day-to-day basis. In her free time, she enjoys playing flute in various area groups and participating in local community theater.

Freedom Freeze: Italian Ice

Freedom Freeze Italian Ice has moved into the old Dream Cone location right on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg. Owned and operated by the same people as Freedom Funnel Cakes, this establishment is Veteran owned and operated and serves Gino's authentic Italian Ice from Brooklyn, New York. Vegan Friends rejoice! Their Italian Ices are 100% vegan! Want something a bit creamier of a treat? They also serve Garber's traditional ice cream! The owner and Marine Corp veteran Mel Shtanko was kind enough to share some more about the newest frozen treat in town!

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Harrisonburg Real Estate Market Report: July 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pending listings have shot up to 139 in July, which is 19% more than last July. New listings have fallen slightly (but only by 3%), however the average days on market continue to drop (down 9% from last year) and the average price per square foot is on the upswing by 6% as compared to year-to-date 2017. The median sales price has shot up to $210,000 - 8% from 2017! Read on to learn more about the July 218 Market Report!

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New on the Block: Water Street Vintage & Bohemian

Water Street Vintage & Bohemian is opening on August 13th in the previous location of the Midtowne Bottle Shop on Water Street in downtown Harrisonburg. This shop offers a great variety of vintage clothing, a fun selection of hats, and unique jewelry (+ much more) all presented in a fun atmosphere. The owner, Mike Harlow, was kind enough to give us a sneak peek of his shop and share more about it.

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Wilson Downtown Gallery: Defy the Machine

We are excited to welcome photograpers Joe Fitzgerald and AJ Morey to the WDG for the months of August and September! More about their exhibit "Defy the Machine": “Machine” is a complex and versatile term, referring to a calculated assemblage of parts that together transmit force, motion and energy (transportation, factories, technology). Machine is a metaphor describing the way persons or systems work (methodical, relentless, efficient, tireless).  Machines are part of our identity as a civilization, but it is an identity we struggle with and sometimes resist.  These photographs capture how we defy, embrace or even create the machine

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Harrisonburg Real Estate Market Report: June 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

It's the dog days of summer here in the Friendly City and we're seeing the spring's pending listings turning into sales (with a significant change of 23% above last June). New listings have fallen slightly (by 6%), but the average days on market continue to drop and the average price per square foot is on the upswing ($126 as compared to $119 from last June). The median sales price has shot up to $210,250 - 9% from 2017!

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