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.
Summer is a great time to be outside enjoying the sun and beautiful weather. At our Boone Homes community, Coach Homes of Kinloch, there are many opportunities for you to enjoy the best of summer with community nestled near the shores of Richmond’s most well-preserved secret, Broad Branch Lake. Residents have immediate access to this 70-acre body of water and all of the fun outdoor activities that are available with lake living. Whether you choose to go kayaking in the water or throw the Frisbee on the shore, there is much summer fun to be had when you purchase a Richmond new home at Coach Homes of Kinloch.
With the 4th of July drawing near, it is time to start thinking about how you are planning to celebrate. Luckily, when you own a new home in Richmond, there are an abundance of opportunities located nearby. Everything from parades and fireworks to baseball games, there are plenty of options to show off your American spirit this upcoming holiday.
Here are some fun-filled opportunities for you to celebrate the USA:
Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts. Come out to an exciting Independence Day celebration with live music, cannons and fireworks at the Dogwood Dell Amphitheatre in Byrd Park. The show is FREE, and starts at 5:45 p.m. on the 4th of July. Attendees will enjoy the smooth jazz of Kevin B, music from the Richmond Concert Band and more. The show lasts till after fireworks, which begin at dark.
With a decline in inventory, buyers have had to push off their move-in dates as they wait for their home to be completed, but if you are looking for a new luxury home in Richmond with a fall move-in date, you are in luck. Our Westcott at Grey Oaks community is growing with new construction, offering opportunities for buyers to purchase their dream home and move-in within a couple of months. One home we would like to highlight is Home Site 61, the “Oxbridge.” This home is currently under construction and is planned to be ready for move-in by September 2013.
Priced at $799,950, the Oxbridge home will span a vast 4,439 square feet with five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a three-car garage. Upgrades in this home include a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and ceramic tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, travertine tile owner’s shower, stone fireplace, mudroom with built-in cubbies and a dynamic outdoor patio. With all of these features, you will also receive our ENERGY STAR efficiency package, saving you up to 30 percent on your energy bills with high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, tank-less water heating, an upgraded insulation package, LED lighting and much more.
Looking to find a new home in Short Pump, but not looking to move until the fall? If the answer is yes, then look no further! At Bellingham in Twin Hickory, construction on your dream home is currently underway. One project in particular is Home Site 28. Featuring the beautiful Merecroft home design, this beautiful new home in Richmond could be yours for the price of $469,814.
Construction on the Merecroft home is expected to be complete in October. Showcasing spacious interiors with 2,800 square feet, the home’s construction plan includes upgrades such as a sunroom, Energy Star Package, jetted tub, designer kitchen cabinets with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a private study. The home includes three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a two-car garage and a first floor owner’s suite.
If you’re looking to spend this summer maintenance-free then Tarrington on the James Courtyard Homes provides the perfect opportunity for you. This community’s award-winning amenities will have you at hello from the triple pool complex equipped with jets and a waterslide, to a river front park and fitness center. Whether you’re an active adult looking for a new space for your family or a professional who’s always on the run and does not have time for yard work, this Richmond new home community is the one for you.
One home in particular is currently available for immediate move-in. Located on home site 13-8, this stunning home features the Barcroft floor plan, showcases 3,100 square feet of well-designed living space and is priced at $559,000. All brick and maintenance free, this house has curb appeal like no other. The first floor is home to a beautiful designer kitchen with raised panel wood cabinets, granite countertops, a raised deluxe island, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile backsplash and a large closet pantry. An open layout leads to the spacious family room, equipped with custom built-in bookcases and a natural gas fireplace with a black granite surround and wooden mantle.
Are you an empty nester looking to downsize? Join the club! Due to a recent increase in empty nester buyer demand, The Villas at Grey Oaks community is currently experiencing no standing inventory, but don’t worry. We are beginning new construction in this community to provide more Richmond maintenance free homes.
The Villas at Grey Oaks is a luxury, maintenance-free community with 85 three- and four-bedroom homes. These homes provide easy one level living, allowing homeowners to enjoy a first floor owner’s suite while having the upstairs guest ready. At Boone Homes, we understand that empty nesters are looking for homes that offer well-design living space and convenience. With all of the homes maintenance-free, owners at the Villas at Grey Oaks can spend less time on yard work and more time with their children, grandchildren and each other.
There’s something special about a Boone Homes neighborhood and Tarrington on the James Courtyard Homes is no exception. This luxury community in Midlothian, Virginia was named the 2007 Community of the year, and is filled with all-brick homes with award winning floor plans. For prices starting at $400,000, you can gain access to a beautiful Richmond maintenance free home, 10-acre park, three pools, a fitness center and coming soon, a river front park.
Currently waiting for you is home site 12-8 which features the beautiful Hampworth floor plan. Priced at $559,000, this stunning red brick home has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms with a first floor owner’s suite.
Looking to live the life of luxury? In the Boone Homes community, Tarrington on the James, you will find 84 luxury Richmond homes conveniently nestled in the heart of Chesterfield country. Starting from the $599,000s, home sites are wooded and feature half an acre or more. This community offers tree-lined sidewalks, a fitness center, clubhouse and 10-acre park for your family to enjoy in the beautiful summer sun.
Buyer can start living this luxury lifestyle now with homes available, including this beautiful Blakeshire home. This home has curb appeal unlike any other. The exterior exudes a unique whimsical charm, blending warm red brick with a classic English Tudor elevation. For a price of $719,950, you can be the proud owner of this five bedroom, four and a half bathroom estate.
Nestled in the heart of Short Pump, Bellingham in Twin Hickory is home to 59 single-family homes priced from the upper $300,000s. The best part is that all of these homes are maintenance free! Exterior upkeep, landscaping and snow removal are a few things available when you purchase a Richmond no maintenance home at Bellingham.
Within this community lies Home Site 29. Featuring the popular Ashmont home design, this beautiful residence encompasses a timeless elegance with spacious interiors that feature 2,800 square feet of open living space. The classic brick exterior and two-car garage add curb appeal that is sure to be appreciated for years to come.
Ever feel like the hunt for your Richmond new home is an uphill battle? It doesn’t have to be, The Wescott at Grey Oaks community has it all. With a pool, tennis courts, tree-lined sidewalks and the region’s most sought-after school system, The Wescott is a one stop shop for your real estate needs.
Currently available is the Bridgemont home located on Home Site 44. This estate home is 4,223 square feet and priced at $769,950. Harboring five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a three-car garage, this home is guaranteed to be the perfect fit for you and your family.
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have served and given their lives in service to the United States of America. Each year thousands of Americans honor these heroes with parades, ceremonies, fireworks and more. Events have been planned to allow residents of Richmond neighborhoods to remember and pay tribute to those that have fallen.
Rocketts Red Glare
Springtime means greener grass and trees and blooming flowers. It also means blooming in the real estate market; spring is traditionally the busy time for real estate agents and brokers, when sellers put their homes up for sale and buyers hit the market to start looking for a new home.
This spring should be no different; in fact, the market started heating up in February and experts predict this spring to be busier than usual. Mortgage giant Fannie Mae predicts this season to be the strongest real estate season since 2007.