Host Rick Moore talks with Matt Hodges (President of Compass Home Loans ) and Jim Duncan (Nest Reality Group and creator of http://www.realcentralva.com/) about what may occur in 2011 based on 2010, such as: more people wanting to not stay put in one location, and an increase in the number renters. However, many people choose Central Virginia as a location to stay put. Also addressed is how someone’s credit score can affect loans that are available, and how loans work in general.
7.8.10- Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press, gives Coy Barefoot, the latest information on the economy of Augusta County and Waynesboro. Other topics include the Oil Spill in the Gulf and the Obama Administration.
Rick Moore and Jim Duncan, Charlottesville real estate broker look back at the Charlottesville real estate market in 2009. They discussed trends that impacted the market in 2009 and make predictions and prognostications for 2010. Ranging from home sales to short sales to new urbanism, it was as a wide-ranging discussion.
Czech describes a Steady State Economy as one that is stabilized and sustainable at an optimum size. He discusses recent national economic troubles as resulting from unsustainable growth. Marshall argues that stabilizing population growth is key to economic and environmental sustainability.
Czech believes that the decline in family farming, urban sprawl, and environmental decline are related to unsustainable growth and will threaten national security, including food and economic security.
Marshall describes the importance of sustainability as meaning that “we should be making choices today that don’t limit the choices of our children and children’s children.”
Jason Furman, Senior Economic Advisor to Barack Obama on Charlottesville Right Now joined Coy Barefoot to discuss the upcoming Presidential Election and the economy. Furman is on leave from the Brookings Institution during the campaign.