good news roundup

  • Pale Fire Brewing Company has started Pale Fire Helps—a food bank resource for local restaurant workers. The good people of Pale Fire were recently featured on Good Morning America. Watch the video here (Tim Brady comes in at 2:24)

 

  • Although area restaurants are not able to serve in their dining rooms, they are able to offer delivery and curbside options. There has been overwhelming support from the local community as this transition has been made. Many thanks to Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance for putting together a helpful resource for local businesses so you can continue to support them safely.

 

  • The much anticipated soon-to-open Magpie Diner & Bakery has switched course to help their community. They have partnered with local producers who usually supply goods to restaurants, and created an online shop where you can order and pay for a variety of foods, then pick them up in a no-touch drive-thru at Clementine. Check out their daily updated list of products here!

 

  • The Harrisonburg Farmers Market is now a drive-thru! They’ve created an online ordering portal and you’ll be able to pickup your produce Saturdays. Keep up-to-date on vendors and any updates on their Facebook page. 

 

  • Harrisonburg Economic Development has created a loan for small businesses that have struggled due to the virus. For more information and application guidelines, check out their website. 

 

  • Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance partnered with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Support Taskforce—with generous donations from F&M Bank and community members—to create the Small Business Resilience Grant Program. Thank you to everyone that made this possible!

 

 

…of course we couldn’t include all of the amazing work communities are doing as we strive to be physically distant yet together in spirit. A huge thank you to all the medical professionals, first responders, service workers, and others on the front lines of this pandemic. WE THANK YOU!

market report numbers

Watch our Q1 2020 Market Report Story for the market highlights and trends

from the blog

The Friendly City is Still Friendly

Special thanks to our team member Peyton Miller for writing this encouraging blog post. Peyton writes: Being nicknamed “the Friendly City,” one would think that in a pandemic people might become decidedly less friendly, but thankfully this does not appear to be true. We would like to share a few with you in hopes that you will be encouraged as we have been. >>>

Spring Lawn Renovation 

Special thank you to our team member Zach Koops for sharing some of his tips + tricks for keeping your lawn luscious and full this season. This is a great spring project to work on while we’re all staying at home. Read on to learn more >>>

wilson downtown gallery

Wilson Downtown Gallery
Due to health concerns, the gallery is closed until further notice. Please check our Facebook page and website to keep up to date on when we will be opening our doors again.

Virtual WDG Exhibition

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Since we aren’t able to share our gallery space with local artists at the moment, we participated in #ArmchairArtwalk and featured Viktoriya Samoylov’s beautiful collection entitled “Summer Persuasion.” Take a virtual tour of her work in our Facebook Album.

real estate market brief (12 months)

SALES

1,366
(+6% change from last 12 months 2018)

CONTRACTS

1,610
(+2% change from last 12 months 2018)

MEDIAN SALES PRICE

$227,000
(+6% from last 12 months 2018)

AVERAGE PRICE/SQ FT

$129
(+4% from last 12 months 2018)

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

56
(-12% from last 12 months 2018)

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CHRIS ROOKER

Chris began his real estate career in 2003 with the vision of creating a residential sales team that works together to offer home buyers and sellers extraordinary customer service. He manages the activities of the team, and works directly with buyers and sellers.  He loves where he works and lives – which is exemplified by his service on the boards of Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and the Belmont Civic Association.  When he is not tending the business, he enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with his wife and two boys.