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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.

Wear Your Red, White and Blue for 4th of July Events in Richmond

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.

Outdoor Feature: Raised and Covered Patios

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.

Touring Historical Richmond Sites for Memorial Day 2018

Memorial Day is celebrated around world-wide in a variety of ways. Families spend the days in the backyard barbequing, friends gather for a day of golfing or fishing and everyone attends the parades within the area. However you choose to celebrate Memorial Day in Richmond, do so by honoring those who have lost their lives to give us freedom.

Richmond Adds Trophies in 2018

From the blossoming food scene, cultural arts, historic landmarks and the ever-growing appreciation for the James River, Richmond is being honored this year for many titles. Lonely Planet, a global travel guide publisher, has named Richmond among its top 10 U.S. destinations for 2018. Forbes rated it as one of the 10 coolest U.S. cities to visit in 2018; Expedia listed the city as one of 18 cities that must be seen in 2018 and finally, Southern Living magazine named the city as one of the 10 best places to travel in the South.