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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It started with the home itself. “You can see the quality right off the bat,” says David. For him, the markers of Boone Homes’ commitment to quality were easy to identify: he points to the “workmanship” and the keen “attention to detail.”
When Scott and Leigh fell in love with their new home, they didn’t expect to love the team behind it too. But that’s exactly what happened for new Boone Homes home owners Scott and Leigh. The beautiful model got them hooked—but the level of customer service they experienced made them converts for life.
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.
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.
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.
There are two important features that Kinloch Villas and Dominion Park at Wyndham share. One is the maintenance provided lifestyle offered to homeowners and the other is the availability of the new home plan, The Marwick.
Imagine a summer where you don’t have to mow the grass, trim the bushes or spread mulch just to keep your home maintenance up-to-date. No more worries about the summertime chores, just plenty of time and freedom to enjoy the finer things in life.
Richmond, a city full of history, is the prime place to celebrate this Independence Day. From historical events and family-friendly fun to brewery celebrations and breathtaking fireworks, Richmond offers amazing can’t-miss opportunities to honor our country. In the heat of summer, there's nothing like settling on a picnic blanket and watching fireworks light up the night sky. Before catching the numerous fireworks displays, below are popular festivities happening all day long for you and your friends and family.
It’s no secret that Richmond residents love our outdoor spaces. Throughout Richmond, home buyers are seeking outdoor patios for a variety of reasons, whether it’s for dining, entertaining, relaxing or playing. At Boone Homes, we offer stunning raised and covered patios that give our buyers plenty of freedom to use their patio in a way that works best for them.
At Boone Homes, we have good news and we have better news to share this month. The good news is that anyone looking to live in the Ellington community still has limited opportunities to do so. We currently have only seven home sites remaining! The better news, we have plenty of room for your new home in the brand-new Hawksgate community.