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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
Local farmers markets are popping up all over Richmond, Va. which means now is a great time to shop local and pick-up some fresh produce, baked goods and other homemade goodies. Not only do you know that your items are coming from local small-scale farmers, but purchasing them also helps support your local economy. When you can receive the freshest goods in town while also helping out the community, who wouldn’t want to start shopping at the farmers market?
Since market season is finally in full swing, here is a list of local markets located just a short drive from your Richmond, Va. home:
Byrd House Market: 9000 Idlewood Avenue – Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
If you’re on the hunt for a new home, but won’t be ready to move until this fall, we have just the place for you. Located in our Short Pump community, Bellingham in Twin Hickory, Home Site 29 is currently under construction and expected to be available for move-in November 2013. Featuring the Ashmont floor plan, this Richmond no maintenance home is perfect for those looking to live a peaceful lifestyle near city conveniences.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a beautifully landscaped yard without having to do the work yourself? Well, you can. When you purchase a Richmond luxury home at Courtyard Homes in Tarrington on the James, you not only get a beautiful new home in an award-winning community, but you also live maintenance free. Voted the Community of the Year back in 2007, Courtyard Homes offers home buyers an opportunity to purchase a spacious maintenance free home in a prime Chesterfield County location.
In fact, buyers can move into this extraordinary community now, with Home Site 12 available for immediate move-in. Featuring the Hampworth floor plan, this spacious all brick home is priced at $559,000 with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. Interiors of the home are designed for one level living with a designer kitchen, luxurious owner’s suite, spacious family room, formal dining room and laundry room all located on the first floor. The second floor provides plenty of space for overnight guests with two bedrooms, a bathroom and a loft.
With still affordable pricing and low mortgage rates, there has never been a better time to purchase the Richmond new home of your dreams. Located in the hub of Short Pump is Westcott at Grey Oaks, where buyers will find luxury estate homes situated on large wooded home sites.
The 65 all-brick luxury Richmond homes of Westcott showcase award-winning designs that include popular features such as mudrooms, his-and-her bathrooms, dramatic foyers and spacious kitchens and living areas. Westcott at Grey Oaks’ top of the line pool and tennis courts can be easily reached by tree-lined sidewalks or natural pathways winding throughout the neighborhood.
If you are looking for an intimate golf community, Founders Bridge Club Villas is the place for you. These luxury Richmond new homes are located on the 13th and 16th fairway of the Independence Golf Club, making these gorgeous homes perfect for empty nesters or active adults looking to tee-off and settle down.
Buyers looking to live in a golf course community will want to check out Home Site 14 at Founders Bridge Club Villas. Featuring the Creekmore home design, this beautiful three-bedroom home will be available for move-in this September. Priced at $599,644, this home includes a designer kitchen with raised panel wood cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a ceramic tile backsplash and a raised deluxe island. With a first floor owner’s suite, homebuyers can enjoy a one-level living lifestyle, while still having a second floor available for guests and family. Within the owner’s suite you will find a large bay window, two separate walk-in closets and a stunning owner’s bathroom with an upgraded travertine shower and jetted tub. Outside, a dynamic raised patio is perfect for entertaining or simply enjoying the great outdoors.
Standing inventory numbers in Henrico County have dwindled as buyers take advantage of still low home prices and mortgage rates. In May, several communities in Henrico County saw a decline, including Glen Allen. From May 2012 to May 2013, standing inventory in Glen Allen declined by 9 percent from 368 to 290 units. As the housing market continues to strengthen, buyers will see both home prices and mortgages rate increase, meaning that now is the time to buy.
In order to provide home buyers with more options, Boone Homes has started construction on Richmond new homes throughout our four Henrico County communities: Bellingham in Twin Hickory, Villas at Grey Oaks, Westcott at Grey Oaks and Ellington at Wyndham.
It is officially summertime and there is no better way to celebrate than by purchasing the new home you’ve been waiting for. In the heart of Short Pump, you will find our beautiful community, Westcott at Grey Oaks. This neighborhood features 65 luxury Richmond homes, situated on large wooded home sites and is conveniently located to major highways and West End’s shopping and dining.
Within this gorgeous community lies Home Site 64, the Toddbury. This estate home is priced at $829,950, and has three floors, five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a three-car garage. Sprawling 5,150 square feet, this home is open and spacious with tons of extra storage space available in a walk-up attic. One of the highlights of this home is its gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile backsplash and a raised deluxe island. Just past the kitchen you will find a mudroom with built-in cubbies leading out to a secluded covered rear porch. Also on the main level is a stunning owner’s suite and bathroom, with two walk-in closets and an upgraded travertine tile shower and jetted tub.
For many years, homeownership has been considered the foundation of the American dream. With the 4th of July right around the corner, patriotism is in the air, making it a great time to realize the American dream of becoming a homeowner. When you purchase a Richmond new home, you give yourself and your family a sense of stability, pride and comfort.
Each year, the month of June represents National Homeownership Month. This title encourages homeowners to reflect on the positive ways owning a home has bettered their lives and given them a community to call their own. Home builders, housing finance innovators, consumer education organizations and government officials have made efforts to ensure affordable homeownership opportunities to help families of all kinds achieve the American dream.