Richmond new homes have drastically changed in the last few years. The high cost of energy has contributed directly to this change. Now it seem like a good plan to try and purchase a more energy efficient home, maybe even a new home with updated insulation and current energy features. Maybe you’ve been curious on all the new energy efficient products available today, but have thought the home is too expensive to really be a serious consideration. Maybe you didn’t know that ENERGY STAR® was not just for appliances, and that homes could also be ENERGY STAR® rated.
So what is the benefit of an ENERGY STAR® home?
Investments are always a challenge. The view into what investment will appreciate, and what investment will depreciate can only be known with certainty in hind sight. However, here is one key source of data to analyze in order to increase your chances of a good investment in Richmond real estate: Location.
This Artisan home built by Boone Homes, a Richmond home builder, is ready for occupancy. There are plenty of reasons why you will want to take a look at this Richmond new home located in Charter Colony. The first floor boasts an expansive family room with a gas log fire place turned down low for that late night show. The cozy breakfast area and designer kitchen with granite counter tops augment the interior appeal of the home and provide the gathering place for the party, or holiday event. With all of the first-floor adorned with hardwood floors there is little reason to shy away from hosting the party in the formal dining room. Retreat to the first-floor study for the mid-afternoon conference call without deserting the family. This expansive home boasts 5 bedrooms and 3-1/2 baths.
This new home built by Boone Homes, a Richmond home builder, is ready for occupancy. The home features an open, first-floor plan with a gourmet kitchen featuring granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Kick off your shoes in the deluxe mudroom and hang your coat on the designer built-in cubbies. Enjoy the latest magazine on the deck overlooking the private yard with sod and irrigation. Relax in the basement family room or grill out on the lower patio.
Buyers will love entertaining in the formal dining room or retreating to the formal living room for a spot of tea. Need to take that important business call? No problem. You can escape to the first-floor study without leaving your family too far behind.
Remember the Def Leppard shirt your sister got at the concert? Or, what about the grey one with the Ninja Turtles that your brother wore as he karate-chopped the bad guys? Those shirts were oh so cool! Remember the day you inherited the prized shirt? The hand-me-down now had mustard embedded on the sleeve, and hole in the side. The prize was washed, folded and neatly presented, but it still lacked luster and failed to excite as much as in the day.
A title in a recent article posted on Reuters read “New Home Sales Up, Inventory at a 43-1/2 Year Low.” While the increased sales is an encouraging headline, the backside of that headline should prompt some questions.
Question #1: Why is inventory for Richmond new homes so low?
Located in Chesterfield County, just minutes from Route 288, the Villas at Tarrington on the James are the perfect homes for active adults, families on-the-go and busy professionals. The first-floor living provides the convenience of everything a buyer needs and the upstairs space offers the extra room necessary for entertaining overnight guests. Plus, all families will benefit from the no maintenance lifestyle provided by these Richmond maintenance free homes.
Featuring elegant brick exteriors, these homes boast luxury, award-winning plans that showcase stunning two-story foyers, gourmet kitchens, spacious family rooms and deluxe mudrooms. Priced from $499,000, these homes offer as many as four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, 2,600 to more than 4,200 square feet, two-car garages, GE appliances, designer cabinetry and more.
Why rush into just any home and settle for 2nd place? If you buy a home and haven’t taken a look at the Richmond new homes at the Estate Homes at Tarrington on the James, then you’ve missed one of Richmond’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Do the research, what other community offers you more?
Consider these features:
Take a walk on the community sidewalks as they meander throughout the neighborhood.
Enjoy a picnic at the 10-acre community park loaded with play sets.
Relax in the sun at the one of the community’s three pools.
Boone Homes has opened a new model at the Estate Homes in Tarrington on the James, one of the most attractive communities of Richmond real estate in the area.
Driving up to the new model you will see stone arches complementing the rustic front door and shutters. The beauty doesn’t stop when you reach the front door; it has just begun!
Take a look at this Richmond real estate. What a great place to live! Granite countertops, designer tile back splash and hardwood floors all complement the flow of the plan and the Energy Star features built into this home. How could you settle for anything less!
What would your expectations be of a vehicle you purchased built in 1996? Would you expect the ash tray to be backed up with wrappers, coins and maybe a little ash? Would you expect the windows to roll down manually? Would you expect to find chicken nuggets wedged under the seat? What sort of gas mileage could you expect? Even if the vehicle is in mint condition, would you expect a few idiosyncrasies? Could you expect to invest more money in repairs?
These are all good questions to ponder when considering vehicles with a little age on the odometer. Would any of these questions apply to a used home? I say they do, especially if you compare them to the new homes built by Boone Homes, a Richmond home builder. I’ve counted a few reasons why.
Rhonda and Lindsey’s desire was to find Richmond real estate offering a no maintenance lifestyle that would free them up to experience life and not be bound by the routine. Once they found the Courtyard Villas in Tarrington on the James, they realized that they had found their dream. Rhonda and Lindsey loved the ability to customize their home, personalize their interior finishes and even build their home from out of state. Their experience has been rewarded to the point where they say “Buy Boone! Go nowhere else!” Take a look at this video and judge for yourself.
April showers bring May flowers….and weeds, aerating, fertilizing, irrigating, mowing, mulching and so much more. All winter was spent breaking the restless curse of cabin fever only to be bound by eternal yard maintenance. What is the solution? What about a home in which you don’t sacrifice a yard, but you get to enjoy someone else doing the maintenance?
Boone Homes, a Richmond home builder, has just the homes for you. For those wishing to be efficient with space and downsize, a look at our Courtyard Homes in Tarrington will do the trick. The Courtyard Villas in Tarrington range in size from 2,550 square feet to homes well over 4,000 square feet.
If you tuned into Food Network’s “Challenge” on April 10, then you saw a Roanoke Valley rising star. The owners of Blue Collar Joe’s, a gourmet donut shop in Daleville, faced off with other donut gurus from around the country. Blue Collar Joe’s offers just about any kind of donut you can imagine including favorites in my household – bacon maple blueberry pancake and a classic chocolate and peanut turtle. Just like Joe’s, Boone Homes is a local family owned company that strives to provide our customers with the opportunity to choose exactly what they want in their Roanoke custom homes.
Jim and Carol took their time in seeking out the right place to live. Their desire was to find a no maintenance lifestyle that would free them up to experience life and not be bound by the routine. Once they found the Richmond maintenance free homes at Courtyard Villas in Tarrington on the James, they realized that they had found their dream. After plenty of research they realized that they could confidently commit to living in a Courtyard Villa. Their experience has been rewarded. Take a look at this video and judge for yourself.
Located in Haywood Village in Charter Colony is a showcase inventory home built by Richmond home builder Boone Homes that will not last long! This Chesterfield County new home features a functional floor plan melded with luxury. The first floor study allows you to have a private home office while remaining close to your family or it can double as another bedroom for the occasional holiday guest.
Buyers will love the peaceful master suite bath with a soaking tub to relax away life’s stresses and a separate shower for busy days on-the-go.
People are taking note of Boone Homes’ push to offer Roanoke energy efficient homes. Tim Garrison, VP of Sales and Marketing for Boone Homes, has been teaching classes on the topic of energy efficiency in new home construction to local real estate agents. The response has been great! Agents comment on how much they’ve learned and their colleagues are also requesting classes to be taught to their office or team.
In addition to agents’ interest being peaked, a reporter from The Roanoke Times, Betsy Biesenback, wrote an article in the March 25 Spring Spaces Special Edition of Homes NOW on energy efficiency, with much emphasis on the Boone Homes journey towards our first ENERGY STAR® home qualification. Below are excerpts from this great article.
Nestled inside the exclusive, 85-home community of Grey Oaks, and boasting a trendy Short Pump location, are The Villas. Featuring three and four bedroom floor plans priced from the $400,000s, The Villas at Grey Oaks offers easy, one-floor living in ranch and one-and-a-half story homes. With living areas spanning from 2,600 to 3,800 square feet, space is never a problem.
Recently, Carl and Sharon sat down to share their experiences with purchasing a new home, and why they chose Richmond home builder, Boone Homes.
The couple experienced a tremendous lifestyle change when they decided to purchase a no maintenance home. When Carl and Sharon began their home search, they knew exactly what they were looking for: plenty of storage space because they had come from a fairly large home and had accumulated a lot of stuff; luxurious standard features and finishes; and location. The couple chose one of Boone Homes’ move-in ready homes because they found a floor plan that embodied everything they wanted.
The residence at 3713 Ellerton Drive in Midlothian, built by Richmond home builder Boone Homes, is a showcase inventory home that will not last long! Located in Tarrington on the James, the home features a splendid and functional floor plan melded with luxury and practicality. The first floor study can provide a private business oasis without sacrificing proximity to the family or can double as another bedroom for the occasional holiday guest. A full, finished basement will allow you the space to relax in the family game room.