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.
Roof trusses are one of those things that most of us don’t think much about. We know they’re there and we trust they will support the roof over our heads, but that is usually where our thinking stops. Trusses aren’t exactly the exciting topic that things like cabinets and countertops can be for buyers of new homes in Roanoke, but that’s all about to change. Boone Homes is leading the way for Roanoke new home builders by making raised heel roof trusses standard in all of our plans.
There are 4.5 basic reasons that can get us into trouble when we are looking at purchasing a new home. Usually these reasons act as the sole determining metric for decisions. The problem with these metrics is the illogical sway they have on our purchasing decision; and it may lead us to choose a home that we’re unhappy with instead of the Richmond maintenance free homes of our dreams. Take a look for yourself and let me know your thoughts.
1. Initial cost of ownership is a short sighted metric used to determine what will get the contract executed you into the home — not what it will cost to own the home. For example: Recently, a purchaser who had looked at our new Energy Star homes came back to my office and confessed that she had made the wrong choice. The home she had purchased was a hands down great deal until it morphed into having three mortgages. One mortgage for conditioning the home, another mortgage toward maintaining the home and the last mortgage was toward owning the home and paying the principle and interest. There were a few unforeseen problems, as she confessed. The biggest problem was energy costs. The initial great deal was eventually at the cost of quality and energy efficiency.
These days, homeowners are choosing to stay in their Richmond maintenance free homes longer; and, not only are buyers choosing to stay in their homes longer, but they also have a positive long-term view of homeownership according to the 2010 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey.
Typical sellers live in their homes an average of eight years before choosing to move on. However, the survey reports that first-time buyers plan to keep their homes for 10 years, and repeat buyers plan to stay in their property for 15 years. Why? Vicki Cox Golder, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2010 President, asserts that long-term homeownership promotes stability and increases the value of the buyer’s investment.
Like it or not, the deadline to complete your taxes is quickly approaching. For some (the early birds who finish and submit their taxes early) this is a time for joy; for others (those of you who procrastinate until the last second) it can be a time of anxiety. If the thought of doing your taxes makes you break out into cold sweats, consider this: Many homeowners save big during tax time.
Owners of new homes in Roanoke are finding out that there are many financial benefits of homeownership, totally a savings of thousands of dollars over several years. Some of the sources of tax savings include deductions for mortgage interest and real estate taxes. Do you want to make the most of your tax deductions? Homeowners who choose to itemize their federal tax income deductions can deduct 100 percent of their mortgage interest payments.
The name Kinloch evokes images of a beautiful Scottish moors and a sense of ancient mystique, where time stops and the hassle of day-to-day life doesn’t exist. The Coach Homes of Kinloch definitely live up to their name. From the time you enter the community, you’re transported to a life of stress-free luxury.
Nestled near the shores of the 70-acre Broad Branch Lake, Kinloch is an enclave of 91 Richmond maintenance free homes offering single-level living that is convenient for both active adults and busy professionals. The Coach Homes of Kinloch boast four-sides brick exteriors, first-floor master suites with his-and-her master baths, three to five bedrooms and up to 3.5 bathrooms, starting at $499,950. You’ll love our floorplans that feature an elegant Georgian architectural design ranging from 2,600 to 4,600 square feet.
Steven Covey and other great time management gurus have expounded on the virtues and principles of time management. One of the simplest ways to be effective with time is to make a list of items to be accomplished and systematically complete the most important ones at the top and progress to the bottom of the list. A new list every day will increase productivity. Here is a typical list you may encounter if you don’t live in Richmond maintenance free homes.
Testimonial video of the features, benefits and lifestyle of living in a Boone Homes No maintenance neighborhood. Come enjoy the relaxation, convenience, and freedom a No Maintenance neighborhood brings.
When you first enter the Courtyard Homes in Tarrington, you know there is something special about this neighborhood. Obviously these are some of the best luxury homes in Richmond, but what is it that makes them so special? Is it the all brick homes? Is it the blend of classic architecture with old world architecture? Is it the freedom of No Maintenance Living? It isn’t one thing that makes the Boone Courtyard Homes special, it’s everything. These are the ultimate Richmond maintenance free homes.
Small things are what separate a quality life experience form a miserable one. Details transfer over to every area of life, including purchasing a home. Because of this Richmond home builder Boone Homes is offering a few insights into the home buying process so that you may have an exceptional experience. For example: Looking only at a home and the function of the home does little to quantify the lifestyle of the neighborhood in which the home will be located. The sum of all the details is what will equal the full measure of your entire life experience. Here are some details to consider:
References: Don’t be afraid to ask a builder for homeowners who have built more than one home with them. Boone Homes has the highest rate of repeat clients in the Richmond metro area, with some having bought three Boone Homes.
Living in a no maintenance community will provide the freedom to allow you to experience life. When you purchase a no maintenance home built by Boone Homes, here is what you can expect:
1. More time to travel
2. More time to visit with family
3. More time to visit with friends
Attention military personnel! Your time is almost up to take advantage of the extended deadline for the New Home Tax Credit on Richmond new homes. If you were out of the country and missed last year’s deadline for the home buyer credit, you were given an additional year to take advantage of this great opportunity.
Qualified service members who served on official duty outside the United States for 90 days or more at any time between Jan. 1, 2009 and April 30 2010 have an additional year to buy a home and claim the credit. That means you have until April 30, 2011 to sign a sales contract, and until June 30, 2011, to close on a home. Both the $8,000 first-time and $6,500 repeat home buyer tax credits are included.
Why settle for just a house when you can experience the joys of a luxury, no maintenance lifestyle at Bellingham in Twin Hickory, located in Henrico County? This pedestrian friendly community offers buyers all-brick Richmond new homes, miles of meandering sidewalks, sparkling swimming pool and pool house, lighted tennis courts and fun community social events. However, that’s not even the best part: Bellingham’s no maintenance lifestyle offers residents the gift of time, allowing you to finally get around to the things that you want to do.