Each of our communities of Richmond new homes has a unique style, atmosphere and culture. Understanding this culture will help you once you move into the community and start getting settled in. It is best to enter the community with an understanding of who will be living along side of you. There is no age restriction in our maintenance-free communities. So, who is most likely to purchase a new home in a no maintenance community? Great question. Those most attracted to the no maintenance lifestyle are from a varied professional background, but fall in one of two groups.
The first group tends to be made up of active professionals who do not wish to be hindered by routines. Active professionals consume most of their time conquering the business world at the office or the home office, and cannot spare a waking moment to clean gutters. No one can replace a yard and the enjoyment of walking through a completely cared for yard with a glass of lemonade. The mere thought rejuvenates the soul. Cleaning the gutters distracts from the relaxation – maintenance should be left to others.
One of the greatest gifts given by Richmond new homes with no maintenance lifestyles, beyond the gift of time, is the gift of one-level living. Each of our no maintenance communities is designed specifically to keep all the main characteristics of the home on the first floor, starting with the home site. Before any home is built on its site, the terrain is graded to ensure each home can minimize steps into the home.
Just one look and you’ll see that each home has between three and five steps. This number of steps can be achieved by no other means than by spending vast amounts of money to grade the terrain of the neighborhood. No other new home builder in the Richmond area will go to the same lengths to ensure ease of entrance and exit from a no maintenance home.
New homes in Richmond with a no maintenance lifestyles provide their owners with a variety of perks. The greatest bonus of the lifestyle is the gift of time; time to relax, time to travel, time to be with family and friends and time to experience life. The gift of time comes in a variety of sizes and shapes. To maximize the opportunity of time gifted by a no maintenance lifestyle, one should consider carefully which lifestyle fits better with individual needs for size and space.
What one readily acquaints with a no maintenance lifestyle would be an apartment or condominium in which there is no yard to upkeep. In an apartment or condo, the common areas are available to all for personal use and privacy usually depends upon the particular moment in time in which you chose to visit. This no maintenance lifestyle is not to be compared with our luxury no maintenance homes in Richmond.
Life is a one-time event. Time is needed to make memories, though memories are measured in moments and experiences, not in time. Why should those experiences and moments be spent cleaning gutters, raking leaves, cutting grass and painting? At what point in time does it make sense to exchange the yard and maintenance experience for moments and experiences that will last a lifetime? Should age be a component of this decision? What would you do if you could escape the seasonal routine of maintenance? What moments and memories could you create? Is the reason you are not able to design magical moments because you are tied to a routine? What value would there be in replacing your routines with Richmond no maintenance homes?
This spring, don’t waste time bothering with time consuming yard work: Buy one of our Richmond no maintenance homes instead. We’re introducing new floor plans and pricing for spring at our Grey Oaks Villas. This luxury, no maintenance community takes care of all your exterior maintenance so that you can spend your time enjoying the beautiful spring weather. Imagine days of leisurely strolls, tennis matches, wine tastings or even extended vacations while someone else worries about spreading the fertilizer, lime treating your yard and cutting the grass this spring, and even raking leaves in the fall and shoveling snow this winter.
Spring is officially here, and if you’re not looking forward to all of the lawn care that comes with the season, then you need to check out the Richmond new homes at the Villas at Grey Oaks. This no maintenance community takes care of all the spring yard work for you. Plus, you get the added convenience of living in the highly sought-after Glen Allen area of Henrico County.
No maintenance services include lawn maintenance, seasonal treatment and aerating, irrigation, exterior painting, gutter cleaning, roof maintenance, snow removal and trash service. So, what will you do with all of your extra time? Well, you can enjoy the community’s excellent amenities including a sparkling swimming pool and tennis courts, or take an extended vacation this summer. Without the inconvenience of lawn work, you’ll now have the time to do all of those things you’ve been putting off!
The final stage of getting ready for your new homes in Richmond would be to make sure your home sparkles inside and out. A few areas easy to miss, but would ensure your that home sparkles include cleaning items that are not regularly maintained such as baseboard trim, chandelier lights and light domes. If the prospect of a deep clean has the palm of your hands in a cold, clammy sweat then you might consider hiring a cleaning service for a one time deep cleaning. A few hundred dollars of deep cleaning will be well spent.
Ensuring your home is sparkling on the outside is just as important. Take some time to observe your own home with a critical eye or ask a neighbor for suggestions. Other simple improvements what will pay off in rewards will be in pressure washing the home, planting some colored annuals, or maybe even painting the mail box. These simple steps will bring the curb appeal of your home to life, which is what you truly want right before the first showing.
So far we’ve disassociated ourselves from our used home so we can create fresh memories in the new homes in Richmond that we are buying. We’ve depersonalized the home to make sure it appeals to as many buyers as possible and we’ve de-cluttered the home and organized every space. We are officially more than half way to our goal of getting our used home ready for sale. Now we will focus our time on minor improvements with big payoffs.
The next phase in getting ready for your Richmond new homes is to de-clutter. There are three main actions to de-cluttering. These actions are organize, store or dispose. We will start with dispose as it is the easiest to discuss. Though we don’t anticipate you will ever be featured on the show Hoarders, the concept to begin with is: if you have not used the item in question in the last year, then get rid of it. Items in this category range from the sweater Aunt Sally gave as a gift last year to the collection of teaspoons left in the box from the last move. Sifting through each item with care and thoughtful analysis will reveal if the item should stay or go.
The second step in getting ready for your new homes in Richmond is to take steps to depersonalize your used home. As harsh as that sounds, what we really mean is it is time to neutralize the home. There are several areas that you may consider neutralizing. The first area that will make a dramatic statement will be your wall coverings. Keep in mind that you are not losing your soul by changing wall colors. The paint that spelled home to you may only scream “work” to the potential buyer looking at your home. Statistics have shown that if a home is neutralized it appeals to a wider range of possible buyers, and this home is now meant for someone else, as we talked about in part one.
Those ready to sell their current houses so that they can buy Richmond new homes should know that the best time to sell a used home is in the spring after the winter’s hibernation. Home sales in general tend to be more active in the spring, and people are more likely to be optimistic about buying. As you consider your move into a new home, you should consider what will be necessary to prepare your used home for someone else’s enjoyment.
The preparation to leave your home could be difficult, as you have lived in a place filled with memories of events which will soon be in the care of another person. A chapter in life will be left behind, only to open a new chapter with more life to experience. For a successful transition, you need to first and foremost believe the next chapter in your life will be filled with just as many experiences and wonderful memories as the last. As you anticipate the beginning of a new set of experiences, you may need to disassociate yourself with your home and let go of the past. Not because you want to forget life’s best memories, but because you are anticipating new ones.
Whether you’re looking to get in shape for summer or would like a fun weekend close to your Richmond new homes, you’ll want to check out the Ukrops’ Monument Avenue 10K next month. Named as one of the best races in the country by USA Today, the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K is expected to have more than 40,000 people turnout to participate in the event on March 31, 2012.
This is sure to be the most entertaining Saturday you’ll experience this spring with Spirit Groups, Party Stops, costumed runners, partying spectators, live music from 30 bands representing genres from Jazz to Indie/Alternative and an exciting post-race party. There is even a kid’s run, so make sure to bring your whole family out to participate.
As winter causes us to retreat inside our Richmond new homes, the chance of us getting sick increases exponentially. Colds, flu or even worse can cause days of discomfort at the very least. While you are bemoaning your discomfort and blaming the virus from an unknown individual who caused your misery, you may want to schedule a visit to the doctor for the right medicine. One quick visit to the doctor and prescription for the right medicine can send you back onto the path of recovery. Avoiding the doctor and using the wrong medicine can prolong your sickness.
For those living in Richmond new homes in Central Virginia, winter has been tremendous so far. Temperatures have hovered in the 50s and 60s most of the winter making Central Virginia seem more like a winter escape destination. In all this wonderful weather, it is necessary to point out there is always a chance for snow, like what happened just a few days ago. During this flurry of bad weather, the Richmond area enjoyed 4 to 6 inches of fresh and fluffy snow. The snow made every Boone Homes neighborhood appear as if each home had just been painted in a Thomas Kinkade city of lights. Though beautiful, snow still has a side effect.
Side Effect of Snow: Shoveling
Want hassle-free, spacious Richmond new homes? We have your answer. We have two new homes available at the Villas at Grey Oaks, one of our luxury, no maintenance communities. But, that’s not all. We have just lowered prices on both of these homes, making now the best time purchase your dream home.
The Croftmore B has been reduced to $534,950 from $586,274, and offers a first-floor study as well as a formal dining room in a 3,093 square foot home. The Highcroft L has been reduced to $509,950 from $555,324, and also offers a first-floor study and formal dining room in a spacious 3,040 square foot home.
February is the month of Love. Here at Boone Homes, Valentine’s Day sparks love in the architects of our Richmond new homes. We do not believe in fostering a fickle love deserving flowers and chocolate, soon to be forgotten. The love of a Boone architect is a steadfast love of design, developing each new home with timeless architecture. The special relationship between excellence and design grows daily out of love for providing you with a new home with award-winning architecture. Each day our architect spends his time carefully developing each detail of this love relationship. Every space of the home is carefully crafted with love to ensure the each homeowner has the chance to build dreams and experiences to match.
Flowers make such a temporary gift. Even with the best “arrive alive” system, flowers only last a few days or at the longest a week. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but diamonds certainly do not give a girl a place to create memories. Dinner makes for a great moment, though soon forgotten. The gift that keeps on giving is one of our new high-performance Richmond new homes.
What are the benefits of gifting a new Boone Home this Valentines? One reason is each space is planned to build memories. For example: your kids have plenty of space in the family room to play while the family’s head chef mixes a soufflé and enjoys a delicate chardonnay. After the little ones have been sent to bed, a romantic comedy can grace the screen while the cares of the day almost dance away with the flames of the fireplace. As evening turns into night you can retreat to the owner’s suite. Bubbles wash away any remaining stress in the soaking tub setting up the finale in the owner’s suite retreat with a snuggly blanket and a great read.
There is a lot of talk in Washington these days about insider trading and the “ethical” dilemma of allowing congress to capitalize on information while the general public may not. While congress begins their debate we will share some Boone Homes insider information about our Richmond new homes that that is perfectly legal. This insider information is based on data of what has happened recently, forecasts for this year and years of experience in building new homes.
Insider information with real life data shows that in the last few weeks Boone Homes has sold nearly our entire new home inventory. This bit of information alone can seem like an irregularity in the market until you meld it with the forecast for this year from the National Association of Home Builders. The association asserts that there will be an increased demand for new homes creating a shortage by the 3rd quarter of 2012. In conversations with local real estate professionals on the beat, this information does not seem to be exclusive to home builders as they claim to have seen the best beginning to the spring housing market since before the “Great Recession.”
Chefs great and small all have one thing in common: their cooking can sometimes create odors that don’t necessarily complement your Richmond new homes’ atmosphere. Who knew that the smell of burnt cake, the odor left behind from fried fish or the garlic in last night’s pasta could entrench itself so deeply in your homes? The battle lines have been drawn. Odor can disperse throughout a home easily when cooking, unless you have a vented hood above your cooking space.
We believe in building every new home with a way to remove unnecessary kitchen odors before they permeate the home. The method of removing the air-bound odors is through a vented hood installed over the kitchen range. The vented hood pulls the odors directly off the range top and promptly shows them the door.
Would you purchase the services of a doctor who offered the lowest price on eye surgery? Would you blindly (pun intended) sign the paperwork and lay on the surgery table if you didn’t see a certificate on the surgeon’s wall showing she had passed the basic requirements needed for graduating as a surgeon? What kind of questions would you ask? Would you be more interested in finding the lowest bidder to perform surgery on your eye? Why or why not? It seems funny to even ask these questions as most would rather pay excessively more for a competent and reputable eye surgeon as they would feel they had a better chance at coming out with the results they were expecting. At Boone Homes, we see (pun intended) this analogy applying to Richmond new homes.