Discover Delicious Dining During Richmond Restaurant Week

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Fall in Love with a Stunning Richmond New Home at Ellington

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After a busy summer, Boone Homes is nearing completion of the first Richmond new homes in Ellington at Wyndham, including the stunning Waterhaven home. Located on home site 12, this luxury, tri-level home will be ready for move-in on October 30, 2013 and is priced at $649,000. Showcasing a traditional elevation with painted brick front, the Waterhaven floor plan is one of nine brand new home designs offered in Ellington at Wyndham and features five bedrooms with four-and-half bathrooms. Highlights of the elegant interiors include a luxurious owner’s suite with sitting area and two walk-in closets, private study on the main level, first floor laundry room, formal dining room with coffered ceiling and a deluxe mudroom with built-in cubbies. At the heart of the spacious home is a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops that opens into an expansive family room.

Virginia State Fair Coming Soon near Richmond New Homes

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The fair is coming to town! September 27 through October 6, 2013, residents of Richmond new homes will have the opportunity to play carnival games, ride a Ferris wheel, listen to live entertainment and more when the State Fair of Virginia comes to the Meadow Event Park. Located approximately 30 minutes away in Doswell, the State Fair is an annual event for families. This year’s operating hours are: Friday, September 27 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Harvest Wine Festival THIS Weekend near Richmond New Homes

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Local wineries are celebrating the fall harvest and invite residents of nearby Richmond new homes to join them for the Harvest Wine Festival at James River Cellars this Saturday, September 7. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., attendees will enjoy sipping on a variety of local wines and unique beers, dining on delicious food and listening to fantastic music. Celebrating its eighth year, the Harvest Wine Festival has become a popular event for individuals looking to explore local Virginia wineries and learn more about the process of winemaking. In addition to wine tastings, food trucks including Boka, Dressed and Pressed and Monique’s Crepes will be on hand to provide a variety of tasty treats. As with every event at James River Cellars, you are allowed to bring a picnic to enjoy with your wine. Additionally, those interested in the art of winemaking will enjoy the wine 101 seminars and tours.

Richmond New Home Offers an Abundance of Outdoor Living Space

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With cooler weather on the way to Richmond, many families are looking forward to spending more time outside their home taking in the beauty of fall. The estate homes at Tarrington on the James offer the perfect setting for watching the leaves change to bright crimsons and glowing oranges with wooded home sites of a half acre or more and plenty of outdoor living spaces. If you’re searching for a home with tons of al fresco living, look no further than the brick Toddbury home on home site 26-12. This luxury Richmond home spans three floors and 5,150 square feet with five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a three-car side-entry garage. The first level of the home is designed for family living with all hardwood floors, a formal dining room with an elegant coffered ceiling and formal living room flanking the foyer, a study, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and a raised deluxe island open to the breakfast nook and family room with gas fireplace and built-in bookshelves and a laundry room. This level also opens out to two outdoor living options, a covered porch off of the study and a patio off of the breakfast nook.

Rainy Summer Doesn’t Slow Down Progress at Ellington at Wyndham

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This summer has been a wet one in the metro Richmond area, but that has not slowed down our progress at our newest community, Ellington at Wyndham. With two model homes and three spec homes expected to be complete in October, buyers will not have to wait much longer to call this community home. Richmond luxury homes at Ellington at Wyndham are priced from $525,000. In addition to the fully-furnished model homes and three spec homes, five of the first six pre-sold homes are currently under construction. Interested home buyers are invited to stop by the sales office at nearby Westcott at Grey Oaks to learn more about the nine brand new home designs and the home sites available.

Luxury Richmond Home Ideal for Entertaining Friends and Family

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Summer is winding down and fall will soon be upon us. With the cooler weather comes football season, post-season baseball and the holidays, all perfect reasons to host a get-together for family and friends. Our open home designs at Westcott at Grey Oaks are perfect for entertaining and if you are looking for a luxuryRichmondhome, this is the community for you. If you enjoy hosting parties, the Oxbridge home at Westcott at Grey Oaks is perfectly designed to accommodate family and friends for a fun night of celebrating with 4,439 square feet of living space and five bedrooms with four-and-a-half bathrooms. At the heart of the home is a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, raised deluxe island, Jenn Air stainless steel appliances and a ceramic tile backsplash. The kitchen opens up into a large family room with stone fireplace and custom built bookcases.

Turn Over a New Leaf with a Richmond Luxury Home

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As the seasons begin to change in the next few weeks, many homeowners are looking to turn over a new leaf. One lucky buyer will have the opportunity to get a fresh start for fall with our Creekmore luxury home at Founders Bridge Club Villas. Priced at $599,644, the Creekmore is a two-story Richmond new home with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. The living spaces of this home are truly warm and inviting with features such as a designer kitchen with raised panel wood cabinets, granite countertops, raised deluxe island, ceramic tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances including a double oven and gas cook top; a cozy family room with custom-built bookcases flanking the natural gas fireplace; a formal dining room with elegant trey ceiling and hardwood floors throughout the entire main level. The owner’s suite complete with large bay window, dressing area, two walk-in closets and upgraded bathroom with travertine tile shower and jetted tub is the perfect retreat after a long, hard day.

Richmond No Maintenance Home Offers Luxury Upgrades

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Purchasing a Richmond no maintenance home at Bellingham in Twin Hickory leaves you with more time to spend enjoying your home. At Boone Homes, we want you to enjoy your home to the fullest, so we offer stunning upgrades that turn your house into the home of your dreams. Your dream can become a reality when you purchase the beautiful Merecroft home currently under construction at Bellingham in Twin Hickory. Priced at $469,814, this spacious home offers 2,800 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Highlights of the upscale interiors include upgrades such as a sunroom, jetted bathtub in the master bathroom, designer kitchen cabinets, granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, an ENERGY STAR package and private study.

Score a Touchdown in this Luxury Richmond New Home

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Pre-season football has kicked off and as your favorite teams get in their practice games, it is time for you to start planning the perfect football-themed party. From tasty treats to a game of touch football in the backyard during halftime, football season is a great time to invite your friends and family over to your Richmond new home. One lucky home buyer will have the opportunity to host their football bash in a new home when they purchase the Bridgemont home at Tarrington on the James Estate Homes. Available for a September move-in date, this spacious home showcases an open layout that is perfect for entertaining. The spacious family room with custom built-in bookcases and a gas fireplace provides plenty of space for guests to socialize with friends and cheer on their favorite team. A gourmet kitchen is perfect for whipping up some delicious snacks with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a raised deluxe island and ceramic tile backsplash. Additional features of the home include a finished basement, formal dining room with coffered ceiling, ceramic tile laundry room, three-inch wide hardwood floors throughout the entire first floor, a deluxe mudroom and a luxurious owner’s suite with expansive sitting area, dressing area and two walk-in closets. With five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms total, there is plenty of space for any overnight guests.

Richmond Named One of America’s Top Aspirational Cities

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If you have been feeling a strong pull to purchase Richmond real estate lately, you are not the only one. As a result of affordable housing relative to income, Richmond has become a hotspot for home buyers and businesses alike. Based on economic indicators, demographic factors and quality-of-life factors, Richmond was recently named the seventh most aspirational city in America according to NewGeography.com. An aspirational city is comprised of 50 percent economy, 25 percent quality of life and 25 percent demographics. The Top 15 Aspirational Cities include: Austin, Texas

Shop Tax Free THIS Weekend near Richmond New Homes

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Parents get ready! It is back-to-school season and while that can be stressful, it also means that the annual August Sales Tax Holiday in Virginia is here. This weekend, August 2 through August 4, shoppers can purchase school supplies and clothing without paying sales tax. That means your child can start school in style without breaking the bank. From binders to pencils and pens, school supplies can get expensive. During the Sales Tax Holiday, parents of nearby Richmond new homes will enjoy purchase these must-have items tax free. School supplies must be sold for a sales price of $20 per item or less. Items exempt from sales tax this weekend include: Binder Pockets

Beat the Summer Heat with Stunning Richmond New Home and Amenities

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When you purchase a beautiful estate home at Westcott at Grey Oaks, your entire family will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Each Richmond new home is located on at least a half-acre wooded home site, perfect for children playing in the yard. Homeowners in the community enjoy access to a pool, tennis courts and tree-lined sidewalks. Within this community awaits Home Site 59, the Blakeshire. This stunning Richmond luxury home is priced at $749,950 and consists of five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, three floors and a three car garage. One of the highlights of the home is the open layout featuring a gourmet kitchen and living room that is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen showcases upscale finishing including granite countertops, stainless steel built-in appliances, a raised deluxe island and ceramic tile backsplash. A luxurious owner’s suite is ideal for unwinding after a long day with two walk-in closets and a spacious bathroom with a travertine tile shower, two separate vanities and a jetted soaking tub. If you’re looking to spend more time in the sun, the home also boasts an aggregate patio for outdoor living.

Say Goodbye to Lawn Mowers and Hello to Free Time with Richmond New Home

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Are you an empty-nester searching for a Richmond new home in the Short Pump area? If so, look no further than the Villas at Grey Oaks. This 85-home community offers luxury all-brick homes with easy one level living in ranch and one-and-a-half story homes. The community resides in a trendy Short Pump location and is within five miles of many popular shopping, recreation and dining destinations. The Villas at Grey Oaks is a maintenance-free community, ridding it’s homeowners of the hassles of yard work. Services included with this no maintenance lifestyle are lawn maintenance, grass cutting, leaf removal, seasonal chemical applications to lawn, lawn irrigation, snow removal, annual gutter cleaning and exterior painting. By removing exterior home maintenance from your lifestyle, you can spend more time relaxing at the community swimming pool, playing a game of tennis or taking daily strolls along the tree-lined sidewalks.