Central Virginia Housing Markets Shows Improvement in Third Quarter

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If you have read the news lately, then you have seen that many housing markets across the U.S. are showing improvement and Central Virginia is no different. After the housing bubble burst in late 2007, many home buyers and home builders have struggled to regain confidence in the housing market. With Richmond new home sales and prices rising in 2013, it is safe to say that confidence among buyers and builders is growing. The third quarter of 2013 was a successful one for Central Virginia as a healthy and growing job market led to an increase in home sales year-over-year. Specifically, the Richmond metro area had 3,490 sales in the third quarter which was a 17 percent gain from the third quarter of 2012. This increase represents the strongest quarter-over-quarter gain in more than a year.

Make Magical Memories this Holiday Season near Richmond New Homes

For many of us, the holiday season is our favorite time of the year. From spending time with loved ones to enjoying a family tradition, the holidays are full of fun, laughter and cheer. When you live in a Richmond new home, there are plenty of opportunities to make new memories during the holiday season. Dominion GardenFest of Lights From now until Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden invites you to join it for the Dominion GardenFest of Lights. GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition that showcases more than half-a-million twinkling lights and hand-crafted botanical decorations. Additional highlights of this spectacular event include model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate. GardenFest of Lights is open nightly from 5 to 10 p.m., except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Special activities will be available on specific nights, so make sure to click here for more information on GardenFest of Lights 2013.

Richmond Luxury Home Offers State-of-the-Art Amenities

Purchasing a Richmond luxury home is about so much more than a beautiful home, it is about a lifestyle. Whether you are a golfer looking for easy access to the course or a tennis player who enjoys a game with friends, amenities at Ellington at Wyndham will provide you with the active and social lifestyle you desire. A golf course community, Wyndham offers residents of Ellington an unparalleled amenity package that includes tennis courts, a soccer field, basketball court, swimming pool, tot lots, gazebo and amphitheater nestled among the natural beauty of Otter Pond and WyndhamLake. Additionally, residents have the opportunity to join the Dominion Club. Located in the heart of Wyndham, the Dominion Club features an 18-hole golf course, driving range, tennis center, fitness center, swimming pool and an impressive 28,000 square foot clubhouse with casual Wyndham Grill, private dining rooms and meeting rooms.

Spend the Holidays in a Richmond No Maintenance Home

With the upcoming holiday season, wouldn’t it be nice to spend more time with family and friends and less time in the yard? Good news, you can. Currently, we have a beautiful Richmond no maintenance home available for immediate move-in at Bellingham in Twin Hickory. Featuring the Merecroft home design, this beautiful home is priced at $469,814. With 2,800 square feet of living space, the Merecroft is perfect for hosting holiday get-together and overnight guests with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. At the heart of the home is a designer kitchen that is perfect for preparing holiday treats with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Showcasing an open layout, the beautiful kitchen overlooks a breakfast area and family room where guests can cheer for their favorite football teams. When you are not hosting guests, the Merecroft floor plan is perfect for one level living with an owner’s suite on the main level, as well as a sunroom and private study.

Richmond New Homes Coming Soon at Ellington Woods

Recently, Boone Homes started selling beautiful Richmond new homes at Ellington at Wyndham and we are excited to announce that we will soon offer spacious single-family homes at Ellington Woods. Ellington Woods is the second community to be introduced at Wyndham in more than a decade and following the early success of Ellington, we expect this extraordinary community to be just as popular. As with Ellington, the luxury single-family home designs at Ellington Woods will be developed to meet the Wyndham standards of quality and beauty. Stunning interiors will showcase open layouts and upscale design features with optional basements or finished third floors available. Exteriors of the homes are as beautiful as the interiors with 12 of the 29 total homes situated on private home sites that back-up to protected areas.

Give Yourself the Gift of a Richmond New Home this Holiday Season

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On the Friday following Thanksgiving Day, thousands of people across the country will stay up late or wake up early to purchase holiday gifts at sale prices. While you scour the mall and stores in search of the best Black Friday sales, why not add one more item to your holiday wish list? At Boone Homes we currently have several Richmond new homes available for immediate move-in, including the Toddbury home at Tarrington on the James Estate Homes. While Black Friday will provide you with a great opportunity to save some money on your holiday shopping, this stunning new home will provide the perfect backdrop for giving and receiving gifts from loved ones.

Relax and Unwind in a Richmond No Maintenance Home

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After a long day or week at work, who wants to come home and rake up those pesky leaves that are all over the place? How about cleaning out the gutters or mowing the grass? It’s safe to say that if you could put together your dream weekend to do list, it probably wouldn’t include yard work. At Boone Homes, we can help you create the dream to do list every weekend with our Richmond no maintenance homes. So sit back, unwind and leave the lawn care to us. Currently, we have a beautiful no maintenance home under construction at our Coach Homes of Kinloch community. Featuring the Creekmore home design, this spacious home is scheduled to be complete by March 2014 and is priced at $669,622. Interiors of the home showcase 3,540 square feet of well-designed living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The first floor owner’s suite offers a relaxing retreat with a stunning bathroom that includes an upgraded travertine tile shower and jetted tub. Additional highlights of the Creekmore home includes a designer kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, open family room with custom built bookcases and natural gas fireplace, three-inch hardwood floors, crown molding, ceramic tile floor in the laundry room and much more.

From Our Table to Yours: Delicious Thanksgiving-Inspired Recipes

Are you in charge of Thanksgiving this year? In addition to decorating and cleaning your Richmond new home, Thanksgiving is all about the food. While the traditional turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing are a given, here are some Thanksgiving-inspired dishes that are sure to spice up your table this holiday season. Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Biscuits Sweet potato soufflés and pumpkin pies are Thanksgiving staples, but these sweet potato or pumpkin biscuits will be a sweet treat that the entire family will enjoy. After you bake the biscuits add a drizzle of icing for a delicious dessert or you can omit the optional spices and add bacon for a savory dinner side.

Richmond No Maintenance Home Available NOW at Villas at Grey Oaks

With the beautiful Highcroft at Villas at Grey Oaks now available, your search for the perfect Richmond no maintenance home is over. With 2,840 square feet of living space designed for one level living, this beautiful home is perfect for empty nesters or active adults looking to enjoy life minus the tedious chores of exterior maintenance. Located on Home Site 34, the Highcroft home showcases an open interior layout with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Design features of the home include hardwood floors, an open family room with custom built-in bookcases and natural gas fireplace with black granite surround, crown molding, owner’s suite with bay window and two walk-in closets, ceramic tile in the laundry room and more. If you are the host for this year’s holiday get-togethers, do not worry. At the heart of this home is a designer kitchen that is perfect for preparing a holiday meal with granite countertops, raised panel wood cabinets, raised deluxe island, stainless steel appliances including a double oven and ceramic tile backsplash. As with every home from Boone Homes, the Highcroft home also features a ENERGY STAR efficiency package that helps to reduce energy bills by 30 percent.

Three Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day 2013 near Richmond New Homes

For almost a century, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month has been a day of recognition for those who have served our country. That special day, now known as Veterans Day, will be celebrated this Monday, Nov. 11. For residents of Richmond new homes, there are several ways to honor those who have served during a war and to recognize those who are currently serving. Virginia War Memorial – Commonwealth Veterans Day Ceremony On Monday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 11.a.m., the Virginia War Memorial along with the American Legion, 11th District, will host a Veterans Day Ceremony. This free event will be held rain or shine in the Heilman Amphitheater. At the conclusion of the ceremony, TAPS will be played as we honor all veterans who served our country and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. For more information on the Commonwealth Veterans Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial, click here.

Spacious Richmond New Home Showcases Variety of Upscale Finishes

Have you been looking for your dream home? Do you want a Richmond new home that has a spacious floor plan and upscale finishes? If so, then we have the perfect home for your family. Priced at $779,950, the Oxbridge home at Westcott at Grey Oaks features 4,439 square feet of well-designed living space. At the heart of the stunning Oxbridge home is a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a raised deluxe island, stainless steel appliances and a ceramic tile backsplash. Opening off the kitchen is a large family room with stone fireplace and custom built bookcases. Additional highlights of this beautiful Richmond new home include an owner’s suite with private retreat, three-inch hardwood floors throughout the entire first floor and second floor loft, ceramic tile laundry room, formal dining room with elegant coffered ceiling, crown molding, deluxe mudroom with built-in cubbies and a walk-up static with lots of storage.

Score a Hole-in-One with a Richmond New Home at Founders Bridge Club Villas

As a golfer, there is no better feeling than when your tee shot makes a hole-in-one, but that takes a little bit of luck and a whole lot of practice. So, how would you like to have some extra time to work on that swing? Located on the 13th and 16th fairways of the Independence Golf Club, Founders Bridge Club Villas offers maintenance free Richmond homes that allow homeowners to spend less time on yardwork and more time perfecting their swing. If you are looking for a new home that allows you ample time to spend on the golf course, check out this move-in ready home at Founders Bridge Club Villas. Featuring the Creekmore floor plan this beautiful home showcases 3,540 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.

Richmond Maintenance Free Home Perfect for Empty Nesters

Now that your kids have grown-up and started families of their own, it’s time for you to enjoy a lifestyle that gives you more time to spend with your grandkids and less time in the yard. Our maintenance free homes in Richmond are perfect for empty nesters looking to say goodbye to yardwork and hello to free time. At Boone Homes we currently have a maintenance free home under construction at Villas at Grey Oaks. Featuring the Croftmore home design, this spacious home is ideal for one level living with the owner’s suite conveniently located on the first floor. There is plenty of space for the kids and grandkids to visit with two bedrooms and one bathroom located on the second floor.

Discover Delicious Dining During Richmond Restaurant Week

This week, Oct. 21 through Oct. 27, residents of Richmond new homes are encouraged to support the local economy for a good cause when they dine out during Richmond Restaurant Week. No matter what cuisine you are craving, with 35 local restaurants participating, you are sure to find something that your taste buds will love. So how does Richmond Restaurant Week work? Well, throughout the year there are two Richmond Restaurant Weeks, one in the spring and this one in the fall. During the week, local restaurant chefs flex their creativity by creating three-course prix fixed menus for $25.13 per person. These prix fixed menus follow similar guidelines, but are unique, so even if you stop by your favorite local hotspot, the food will be something new.

Grand Opening of Model Homes at Ellington THIS Weekend

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The time has come! Boone Homes is excited to announce the grand opening of the model homes in Ellington at Wyndham. Featuring the spacious Brookstone and Gateworth floor plans, these models will provide home buyers and REALTORS with a firsthand tour of the luxury Richmond new homes available at Ellington. These fully-furnished model homes will officially open THIS weekend, Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20. With four to five bedrooms and two-and-a-half to four-and-a-half bathrooms, the Brookstone home design showcases the best of luxury living. A focal point of the home is a designer kitchen that is ideal for entertaining or everyday life with granite countertops, a large walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances. Additional highlights of the Brookstone include a large breakfast room, formal dining room with coffered ceiling and wainscot molding detail, deluxe mudroom with ceramic tile floor, spacious family room with built-in bookcases and gas log fireplace and luxurious owner’s suite with two large walk-in closets, a dressing area and ceramic tile shower in the bathroom. Buyers looking for a little extra space will have the opportunity to customize the Brookstone with an optional finished attic or basement.

Folk Festival THIS Weekend near Richmond Luxury Homes

This weekend, residents of our Richmond luxury homes have the opportunity to enjoy three days of music when the annual Folk Festival returns to town. Hosted at the downtown waterfront, the Richmond Folk Festival will begin on Friday, Oct. 11 and end on Sunday, Oct. 13. Featuring a diverse line-up there is something for every music lover. Entertainers for this year’s festival include the Chuck Brown All Star Tribute Band, Nathalie Pires, The Brotherhood Singers, James King Band, Marshall Ford Swing Band and much more. New this year, the Festival will feature a special beer brewed by Wild Wolf Brewery. Named Folktoberfest, this signature beer will be available throughout the weekend.

Expansive Backyard Offers Ample Opportunities to Enjoy Fall

As leaves start to change and days turn cooler, now is a great opportunity to spend time outside. Whether grilling out with friends or playing catch with your children or grandchildren, the expansive backyards at Estate Homes of Tarrington on the James provide the perfect space for spending quality time outdoors. One of our available Richmond new homes showcases the Bridgemont floor plan and with upscale features and finishes, the interiors of this home are as stunning as the surrounding nature views. Featuring 4,921 square feet of living space, the Bridgemont home includes five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a finished basement and three-car garage. The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream with granite countertops, raised deluxe island, stainless steel appliances including a convection oven and speed cook oven and ceramic tile backsplash. Additional highlights of the interiors include an open family room with built-in bookcases and natural gas fireplace, three-inch wide hardwood floors throughout the first floor, crown molding, deluxe mudroom with ceramic tile and built-in cubbies, formal dining room with coffered ceiling and luxurious owner’s suite with sitting area, dressing area and two walk-in closets. In addition to the expansive backyard, an aggregate patio provides additional space for outdoor entertaining.

ENERGY STAR Features Help Richmond New Home Buyers Save Some Green

Purchasing a new home can be stressful, but when you purchase one of our Richmond new homes in Ellington at Wyndham, a little of the stress will be relieved by ENERGY STAR features that help save you some green. As homeowners, we all know that monthly heating and cooling bills can add up, but our ENERGY STAR packages will help you save up to 30 percent. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you are living, not only in your dream house, but also a home that will help save you money? With our beautiful Creeksted home in Ellington available for a move-in date of October 30, 2013, you could start saving money this fall.

Busch Gardens: A Screaming Good Time near Richmond New Homes

Halloween is just around the corner and if you are looking for a scare, Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream is the event for you. Located about an hour from our Richmond new home communities, this annual tradition is back and scarier than ever. Beginning at 6 p.m., ghouls and haunts will come to life as Busch Gardens in Williamsburg transforms into Howl-O-Scream. New this year are the haunted Terror-tories™ which are four sections of the park, England, Germany, Italy and France, that have been transformed into haunted villages. In addition to the brand new Terror-tories™, this year’s Howl-O-Scream features five brand new restaurants and spirit bars including Blood Banquet™ in Germany, Buccaneer Galley in Festa Italia, Fight Feast™ in Ireland, Demon Drinks in France and Pirates Baarrrgh™ in Italy.

Richmond New Home Under Construction in Maintenance Free Community

Would you like to live a maintenance free lifestyle? Would you like to have the opportunity to personalize the interiors of your new home to fit your wants and needs? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then we have the perfect Richmond new home for you. Located on Home Site 32 at Bellingham in Twin Hickory, the Merecroft home is currently under construction with a projected move-in date of February 2014 and is priced at $469,814. Since the home is currently under construction, there is plenty of time for you to personalize the home with our wide-variety of design options. Standard features of this home include a sunroom that allows you to enjoy the beautiful surrounding year-round, a designer kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, private study and a luxurious owner’s suite on the main level with a jetted tub in the bathroom. Additionally, this beautiful home includes an ENERGY STAR package that helps to reduce monthly heating and cooling bills.