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What's the Importance of Green Home Building and Design?

The costs and savings of green homes include economic, social, and environmental impacts. Green building and design are more than just buzz words used to attract clientele. Making the choice can put a builder or homeowner on the right side of history and help build trust between you and your builder, knowing they want to give you the best quality in the market. Here's everything you need to know about Green Building and how Boone Homes makes sure you’re getting maximum efficiency and quality in your home.

Assessed Home Value: How to Tell If Your Property Value Is Appreciating

Despite economic hiccups, the overall value of most homes on desirable plots of land continues to grow over time. Your assessed home value is going to exist beyond your four walls. What makes a home appreciate requires you to look beyond the house or even the plot of land to other regional factors. Consider first the factors that cause appreciation.

The Top 5 Suburbs to Build a Home in Richmond VA

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Richmond and surrounding areas are home to quaint and upscale neighborhoods alike. With so many, how will you ever choose? Don't stress because we're here to help you pick with this guide to the best neighborhoods in Richmond, VA. Ready to stop searching and start building? Keep reading for our top five Richmond, VA neighborhoods and suburbs. Plus, stick around to learn about the best custom home builders in the Richmond area.

Building Timeline: How Much Time Does It Take to Build a House? Hint, shorter than you might think.

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Building your own home is a dream most of us aspire to. You can choose exactly what it will look like, from the floor plan to the finishes. Every detail can be perfectly suited to you and your needs. But you may be wondering, “How much time does it take to build a house?” The answer can depend on a number of factors, including the type of home builder, the building site, the weather, and your location. Read on to learn more about how long you can expect to wait before moving into your dream home.

The Ultimate New Home Maintenance Checklist

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So you've moved into your new custom dream home after weeks of waiting and anticipating. Now everything you've ever imagined is at your fingertips. And since your home is brand-new, you think you don't have to do anything to maintain it. Think again — because your home may be low-maintenance, but it isn't no-maintenance. There are a few things you need to put on your maintenance checklist to assure your home stays beautiful for years to come.

Welcome to the Future: 4 Defining Smart Home Features

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According to research firm Ber Insight, by 2022 there will be over 63 million smart homes in America. Do you want your home to be one of these? Having a smart home makes life easier, more efficient, and more convenient. And that's not all. Bringing smart features into your home can also make it more secure and more energy-efficient. If you happen to be building your dream house, then installing smart home features is, let's face it, a smart move. Before you start investing in making your home future-ready, it's a good idea to know about which smart features truly turn a regular home into a smart home. Read on to find out what these are.

4 Things to Consider When Moving and Why Your Neighborhood Matters

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According to published research, moving can make you happier—providing you know what to look for in your new neighborhood. That said, the study also revealed that people who had recently moved registered on average less happy than their stay-put counterparts. If you want to relocate then it is vital you know about the most important things to consider when moving. Because if you do, unlike many others, you'll be able to find a dream neighborhood that you're excited to live in, in no time at all. Read on to find out the top 4 things to take stock of in a neighborhood when looking to move.

3 Common Mortgage Myths, Debunked

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What if you lost your dream home because of a lie? When it comes to getting a mortgage, there is a lot of myth and misinformation out there. And if you don't know the truth, it may be impossible for you to get the home you've always wanted. Want to know the truth behind the most common mortgage myths? Keep reading to discover the answer!

HOA Fees: What Are They and What Do They Include?

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Did you know that there are over 351,000 HOAs in the United States. This accounts for roughly 53 percent of all American households. These homeowners are paying a homeowner's association (HOA) fee to belong to this valuable group. HOAs are present as condos, townhouses, or retirement communities. Many prospective renters and buyers wonder what HOA fees are for. These fees cover a variety of different services and amenities that improve your quality of life. Read on to learn about HOA fees and what they include.

3 Factors to Consider When Building a Home for Retirement

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You're ready to build the home of your dreams after years of hard work. Congratulations! Now that you've entered a new phase in life, you have an opportunity to explore building a forever home that suits your needs. When you consider a custom home, there are a few things to consider so you can make it perfect. Check out these important factors every active adult should ponder before they start the home building process.

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a House?

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If you're considering buying a home, you already know that the market can be a bit tricky. So when it comes to your next home purchase, when is the best time of year to buy a house? While there's really no definitive answer, there are certain times of the year that might be better than others. Read on to learn more about the ideal time of year you should start house shopping.

Working with a Real Estate Agent: the Right Choice for You?

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Why work with an agent? Working with a real estate agent is a common part of the process of buying a home. Inexperienced buyers may find the expertise of an agent invaluable when it comes to finding, buying, and closing on a home. More experienced buyers can still rely on the agent during negotiations with the seller when buying a preexisting home. However, not everyone finds that working with a real estate agent is a necessity—or even a good fit—for them.

QMI and You: A Guide to the Quick Move-In Home

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Maybe you’re relocating for a new job. Maybe school starts next month and you haven’t even begun packing. Many dream of building a home but sometimes, life circumstances get in the way. Enter the quick move-in home, or QMI home. In builder parlance, a QMI home is just that: a home that is ready for you to move in. These homes are complete, or nearly complete, and may even allow for customization depending on the stage of the build.

How to Build Your Dream Home: Tips for the Custom Home Building Process in 2019

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Like a lot of Americans this year, you may be planning to change your address in 2019. Unlike a lot of Americans, you may not be scouring the real estate listing sites, looking for that new address. Instead, you’re planning to build your own home. Building your own home is a lifelong dream for many. You may have everything planned out down to the landscaping. Or you’re just starting down the journey of building your own home, and you’re not sure where to start.

Hurricane-Proof: How a New Home Can Protect You from Wind and Water Damage

It’s not a future any new home buyer imagines for their new home. However, natural disasters—or just inclement weather—can be part of the life cycle of a home. As Hurricane Michael made landfall, many families were devastated by the impact. Yet some homes survived the winds and waves and are still standing tall. The homes that survived were more likely to be newer homes.

Mudroom Ideas That Pack a Punch in Richmond Homes

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Remember when a mudroom was just a simple room near the garage with a few shelves and hooks? Today’s Richmond homebuyers have realized that the mudroom can be so much more, and at Boone Homes, we strive to meet their mudroom needs! A mudroom can be designed any way that fits your family’s lifestyle. Traditionally they are meant for storage, but the rooms we design are full of style and can pack a big punch in the way of bringing order to your entire home.

Act Now, And Be in Your New Home at Hawksgate at Bacova Before School Starts

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September may seem far away, but for buyers considering moving to a new home before the first bell rings, the countdown starts now. Our Hawksgate at Bacova community has two homes available that could be yours before school is back in session! Buy one of these stylish new homes during the month of August and be closed before September 4, the first day of school in Richmond.