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It's no news to anyone that real estate transactions are zooming, thanks to record-low interest rates and interest in living in these parts. With the exception of Charlottesville, several local counties have met or appear to meet last year's numbers.


Property transactions as of November 1, 2002, compared to all of 2001 .

Locality 2002 2001

 Nelson 1,149 1,219


Fluvanna 7,670 6,952


Albemarle 21,020 19,262


Charlottesville 996 1,489