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.
Everyone’s life has become so hectic. It’s hard to keep all your children’s little extras organized. With Boone Homes’ entryway mudrooms and built in cubbies in our Richmond new homes, keeping your family organized is easier than ever! Our mudrooms’ spaciousness and extra cabinetry will give you all the room you need to keep organized and do your laundry easily and efficiently.
This is a great space to hang coats, take off muddy shoes or wipe off muddy dog paws, drop off the mail, or post reminder notes for the family. Whether you’re using it to store sports equipment, backpacks or both, this room is the perfect spot to make sure all your necessities are in one place.
To experience life to the fullest you need to move into one of the luxury homes in Richmond constructed in a Boone Homes no maintenance neighborhood. Why? So you can be free to live life. You know, the kind of experiences you worked so hard for: time to travel, time to see the grandkids and time to begin new and continue cherished traditions. The problem is you’re consumed with maintaining the home you want to be your ex-home. So how do you make the transition?
This weekend offers tons of excitement with several events happening near your Richmond custom homes. We have a monster truck show, the best of Virginia’s wines and a day of dance and health awareness! Where else but Richmond, Va. could you have such diversity?
If you like big trucks and want to see some live action make sure you come out to the “Thunder Nationals.” The monster trucks will be at the Richmond Coliseum crushing cars and doing outrageous stunts this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Driving through the Hampshire community in Roanoke you may notice a strange sight…a blue house. Don’t worry; you won’t see hot pink or fluorescent yellow homes popping up. We at Boone Homes have not lost our minds and decided to try new extreme exteriors. What you are seeing is SIS™ board, the first step towards ENERGY STAR® qualification for the home. As the leading Roanoke custom home builder we spent many hours researching the best products based on building science to achieve an energy efficient home at the best value for our home owners. Dow’s SIS™ board ranked very high in our list of “must haves.”
The misery of spring maintenance will be upon us shortly. Long days in the yards of our Richmond new homes, consumed with planting beds, mulching, weeding, irrigating, cutting, raking, pruning, fertilizing, visiting the nursery and aching body are only a few days away. Maintenance robs you of life’s experiences and binds you in fetters of servitude to a paint brush, power washer and a ladder. However, life doesn’t have to be this way.
When you purchase a Boone No maintenance home, you are free to experience life. Without having to do maintenance around your home you’ll have time to visit family or take a vacation. You’ll even be able to leave the pain medications and heat wraps in the medicine cabinet.
When you purchase a new no maintenance home built by Richmond home builder Boone Homes, you’re free to experience life. Raphe and Alicia both encountered a tremendous change in lifestyle when they purchased a no maintenance home. They chose to free themselves from the chores of home maintenance to experience life a little. Take a look at this video and see for yourself what this lifestyle is all about. You’ll be freed up from what consumes you so you can experience life. Without having to do maintenance around your home you now may find the time to visit family, enjoy the grandkids more often, take a cruise, eat more dinners with friends or read a book.
Are you looking for new homes in Roanoke? Then look no further than Roanoke’s custom homebuilder Boone Homes. We have been helping people settle into the Roanoke area for more than 30 years. Our quality craftsmanship and attention to detail please even the most selective buyers. We offer a variety of neighborhoods to pick from that can meet the needs of any buyer from the new family to senior adults. Whatever your lifestyle, whatever your needs, we have a home that is perfect for you.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is marking its 75th anniversary with an amazing Picasso exhibit entitled, Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris. Richmond is one of only seven cities to have the honor of showing the exhibit on its international tour, and it is the only city on the East Coast that will house the exhibit. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get out of Richmond new homes for a day of exploration.