As the housing market continues to improve, home builders’ confidence that a turnaround will endure continues to increase. This month, the confidence level increased two points to 47 from November. That is the highest reading since just before the housing market plummeted in April 2006. While 47 still denotes some need for improvement, it is a far better than the 17 it was in October 2011. As builders report that the market is improving for newly built homes, buyers should be more confident that now is the perfect time to purchase a Richmond new home.
The holidays are just around the corner and this weekend thousands of people will travel several hours to come home for the holidays. The great thing about our no maintenance homes in Richmond is that they are designed with your overnight guests in mind.
Here are some great reasons why our no maintenance homes will help your guests enjoy their holiday visit:
Buyers looking for a spacious new home in Richmond will love the popular Toddbury home currently available at Tarrington on the James Estate Homes. This five bedroom and 4.5 bathroom home is priced at $779,950.
Elegant interiors of this spacious home include a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a raised deluxe island, stainless steel appliances, double oven and ceramic tile backsplash. Additional luxury features and finishes include a butler’s pantry with wet bar, private first floor study with covered patio, open family room with custom built bookcases, owner’s suite with expansive sitting area and dressing area, hardwood floors, formal dining room with coffered ceiling, crown molding and mudroom with built in cubbies. Energy saving features include high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, “super” Low E windows with 366 glass, upgraded insulation package and a Energy Star tank-less water heater. A walk-up attic with fifth bedroom provides additional storage and living space.
2012 has been a great year for Boone Homes and 2013 is going to be even better! Our newest community, Ellington, will give buyers more opportunities to purchase the Richmond luxury home of their dreams when it opens in Spring 2013. Located in Wyndham, Ellington is the first new community to be built in the master-planned community in over a decade.
Upon completion, buyers will have 56 spacious single-family homes to choose from and over the next 90 days , we will release the brand new floor plans being offered at Ellington. The nine new home designs will feature 2,854 to 3,800 square feet of well-designed living space with optional basements and finished attics available. Additional features of the home include two-car garages, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, spacious owner’s suites with large walk-in closets and much more. Architecture of the homes will include rustic, French country, traditional, Tudor, and arts and craft.
The quest for the perfect no maintenance home in Richmond, Va has been an ongoing pursuit for a Boone Homes architect. Research of the perfect home, combined with conversations with homeowners and prospective home owners, have encouraged us to design and build a no maintenance home which would have several key features. These features include:
Owner’s suite on the first floor
A second or third bedroom located on the first floor
A second full bath on the first floor
First floor study
Laundry room on the first floor
Thanksgiving and Black Friday are now behind us and our minds are thinking of sleigh rides, Christmas trees, shopping, gifts and retiring to the country to enjoy the peaceful season. Retreating to enjoy the season is easy when you live in the country setting of the Coach Homes of Kinloch. Why? To start off, the neighborhood is considered a maintenance free neighborhood. Your driveway is cleared after the snow settles in the winter, painting is done on the home as needed, gutters are kept clean and many other tedious chores are no longer yours to complete when you purchase a no maintenance home in Richmond, Va. No maintenance equals a winter wonderland and, for that matter, summer paradise.
This year we have experienced the best new home sales we have seen in the last four years. Bellingham at Twin Hickory, a community of no maintenance homes in Richmond, Va., has seen the most significant increases. These homes are located in the heart of Glen Allen and boast the most convenient lifestyle. Surrounded by a network of sidewalks, parks, dining and entertainment, the community can arguably be defined as one of the best around. One can be at the library, at the park or merely enjoying the afternoon sunshine during a stroll.
The year 2012 has had its fair share of good and difficult days. As we celebrate this holiday season it is good to remember what we are thankful for. Today, Boone Homes, a Richmond, Virginia new home builder, is proud to announce we are 15% ahead of sales as compared to last year. For this increase we are thankful. Thankful that so many have chosen Boone Homes as the Richmond new home builder of their choice, not only for the past, but also for the present. We are thankful for the many who could have chosen another home either new or used, yet chose to purchase a new Boone Home. We are also thankful for those who are still considering a new Boone Home.
In the midst of this season of remembrance and thankfulness, it is good to remember the people who work day to day to create our beautiful new homes in Richmond.
The process could not start without our architectural staff who works tirelessly to design every detail of the homes. Nor could we expect the homes to sparkle with the latest finishes if our selections coordinators did not have a great eye for design. Construction would grind to a halt and production would not be able to move homeowners in on time if we did not have an excellent production team lead by the most competent experts in the field. Pieces of the home would be lacking if our estimating department did not control the costs and ensure complete packages are delivered to each Richmond custom home. We also could not expect the office to be run efficiently without the commitment of our office staff who collect, organize, receive, pay and administrate all our sales. Boone Homes’ sales professionals are commendable as they are dedicated to each client personally and endeavor to make the experience as personal and pleasant as possible.
Sales for custom homes in Richmond, Virginia are on the rise. Boone Homes in Westcott at Grey Oaks has seen the greatest increase year over year since the great recession started. One simply has to drive down the streets of Westcott at Grey Oaks to see the activity which was silent or absent in years past.
Each new home being built in Westcott at Grey Oaks is equipped with the latest technology and construction practices. Take the latest custom home sold at 11944 Westcott Landing Court, which was designed to be built with a basement. While basements are one of the most requested features of a new home, there are several types of construction methods which can be used. The most common methods include cinder block on a concrete footing, engineered walls directly on a crushed stone base directly on the ground or solid concrete poured walls poured on top of a concrete footing. Each method will vary by cost and permeation of water and ultimately durability. Boone Home has selected to build all our basement homes with a poured concrete wall. Why? We have found the extra expense of building the home increases energy efficiency, reduces water penetration and ultimately performs better than the other alternatives.
Still undecided about what to do? You still have time to research, understand what can be done and make a decision. We still have a couple of weeks left. Not to vote – that has already been decided, but you can still decide on what your kitchen will look like in the newest home located in Tarrington on the James. This new home located at 3225 Fulbrook Drive in Midlothian, Virginia is at a stage where the last little bit of siding is being applied and soon the kitchen will be installed. Each graceful detail of the home’s interior is in the undecided category. Not that the award winning selections coordinators at Boone Homes, a Richmond custom home builder, have not already analyzed what the options could be. We are only awaiting a decision.
If you are ready to purchase a new home in Richmond, VA it is always a good idea to compare available inventory of used homes with the available inventory of new homes. Why? Great question. When you entertain the idea of purchasing a used home, though your investment may be sound, there is stylistic and personal preference updating to contend with. While this may not be a tremendous issue, updating may just be the issue worth considering in the initial cost of homeownership equation. For example, replacing appliances in the kitchen to a similar appliance with a more contemporary flair or simply a color change can cost anywhere from $2,000 for simpler homes to over $10,000 and you still have a used home.
A good reason to purchase a Midlothian no maintenance home in the neighborhood of Tarrington on the James is because you are within a leisurely stroll of the river. Within 15 minutes from your doorstep you could be enjoying a path canopied with the fall colors of red and yellow leaves, and listening to the sounds orchestrated by nature’s finest musicians. Each leisurely step removes the toxins of care from the day and settles anxiety into a relaxed spirit.
The heart of a no maintenance home in Richmond, Va. cannot be the foyer. No one wants to relax in the foyer with a cup of coffee, nor entertain the guests over quiet conversations. Foyer eliminated. The heart of the home is not the garage. Whoever heard of crumpets and tea over the roar of an engine? Garage eliminated. Owner’s suite comes close, but is still not the heart of the home. Who would want to discuss politics with neighbors standing around the bed. There is no question in my mind that the heart of a no maintenance home is the kitchen. There is no better place to entertain the neighbors, holiday guests or family. Imagine the household chef whipping up a creation in any other room – simply ridiculous.
Boone Homes, a new home builder in Midlothian, furnished this no maintenance home just in time to take pictures right before the home sold. Movers no sooner left than a buyer saw the home and made the leap. Why did it sell so fast? The home featured all one level living with the most prominent every day features located on the first floor of the home. The family room is elegantly decorated with a 10 foot coffered ceiling. The gourmet kitchen is located merely a few steps away from the jovial conversations in the dining room. Pour a glass of red wine and engage in quiet conversations with friends on the back patio or formal living room. Each space is masterfully designed by our award winning architect who intentionally placed the main features on the first floor and the guest rooms on the second floor. On top of all these designer features, the home is built with ENERGY STAR features which places the home as a “High Performance” home.
It’s no mystery that supply and demand determines whether a market is a seller’s market or a buyer’s market. Interestingly enough there are plenty of signs that the sale of new homes in Richmond, Va. are picking up and showing signs of improvement. One of the key signs of improvement is what style of homes are selling and when are they selling. For example: 612 Fairstead Road located in the Coach Homes of Kinloch was under construction as a finished showcase inventory home which was scheduled to be completed in early November of 2012. The no maintenance homesold shortly after the home was finished with framing, or 4 months before it was fully finished. This gave the purchaser the power to do two things.
Soon every leaf in the forest will have traveled the road clinging to your yard, gutter, porch and planting beds. Polish up the rake, wheelbarrow and mulching supplies as they will be needed very shortly. Begin sanding your hands to roughen them up, and practice acrobatic ladder maneuvers you may need sooner than you know, unless you move into a Boone Homes no maintenance community located in Richmond Virginia. The Villas at Grey Oaks is where the perfect Richmond no maintenance home is already finished and waiting for you to move in. This luxury new home features the beautiful Winbrook home design.
Building a new home is always at the top of most people’s bucket list. The dream of moving into the perfect home in the perfect community will captivate anyone’s dreams and desires. The romance of selecting the right hue of paint and masterfully coordinating kitchen countertop granite, hardwood and lighting fixtures can be magical. Magical – if you have the time. For those who do not have the time, Boone Homes, a Richmond custom home builder, has inventory homes near completion or complete. These homes are masterfully designed by our award winning architects to comprise the latest in luxury architecture. The interior of these inventory homes are finished with the most desirable finishes. Each finish accenting the interior of the home is judiciously selected by our award winning designers. The care with which each home is built resembles the care we would place in building our own home. All this planning, design and care are placed into homes under construction, just in case you cannot wait and need to move right in.
Westcott at Grey Oaks is one of Richmond’s most sought after new home communities in the Glen Allen and Short Pump area. This year has proven to be a rewarding year for Boone Homes, the Richmond custom home builder in Westcott at Grey Oaks. The last 2 sales in Westcott, the Oxbridge floor plan and Toddbury floor plan, have proven that the luxury market is still alive and sales are improving. Both homes sold, reflect the values of the luxury community. Plenty of bedrooms to accommodate the family, open spaces for formal gatherings, informal spaces for private conversations and business spaces intentionally designed for escaping while being centrally located to the family on the first floor of the home. Both of these homes were homes in what Boone Homes calls Showcase Inventory, or homes under construction for sale.
The newest home in Richmond’s finest community, Westcott at Grey Oaks, located at 11820 Westcott Landing Court, is now ready for you and your family to take possession. Showcasing the spacious Oxbridge home design, this 5 bedroom, 4 and a half bath architectural masterpiece has been finished with stainless steel appliances, designer cabinets in the kitchen with granite countertops, built in bookcases, hardwood floors in all common areas and plenty of high efficiency windows to bring in the natural light. The owner’s suite is plush with wall to wall carpet, two individual closets and a relaxing sitting room for that late night book, television show or quiet unwind. The second floor loft can perform multiple functions as a family room, library, homework room or informal gathering space for quiet conversations. Enjoy the formal spaces located on the first floor with a beautiful dining room featuring a masterfully crafted coffered ceiling or quickly retreat to the study for that late afternoon conference call or last minute conversation.