Richmond’s Newest Treasures at The VMFA

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has expanded and nearly doubled in size! Museum director, Alex Nyerges says “Everything about it is bigger, brighter and — with free admission– more welcoming. ” The expanded museum has double the space for traveling exhibitions, and the new renovations have expanses of glass that allow more natural light into the museum.

Devoncroft Dream House – Deal of a lifetime

It is no secret that now is the time to get the deal of a lifetime on the new home of your dreams. At Boone Homes, we have the perfect Roanoke new home in our Devoncroft community that is just waiting to make someone’s Dream Come True. Just reduced from $536,950 to $479,950 your dream home is waiting for you at 1107 Belcroft Drive. This is a spacious four bedroom, three and half bath Colonial with a beautiful Front Porch, and Dramatic 2-Story Foyer. It is beauty, elegance, and grace personified. One look at the clean lines, and spaciousness of this home and you will fall in love.

Craftsman Home Tour

One of the newest and most exclusive neighborhoods in Midlothian, Tarrington on the James, is now offering a Craftsman Architecture home at 3613 Ellerton Drive as a showcase inventory home. This home will not last long! This new home in Midlothian 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.

New Homes Better Than Resale Homes!

The challenges of the current real estate market offer a golden opportunity to buyers. Builders in Roanoke and Richmond, Virginia, and across the country, are competing against more resale and foreclosure houses than ever before. That’s where you, the buyer, come in. Now is the best time to buy a new home because new homes are priced more competitively than ever and, importantly, because they are better than ever before.

What a Great Place For You to Live

Located in Haywood Village in Charter Colony the Dovercroft plan at 14137 Charter Landing Court is a showcase inventory home that will not last long! This Chesterfield county new 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. The placid master suite bath will provide relaxation for even the most stressful of days. The soaking tub can drown away difficulties and events while renewing the spirit. Your separate shower is perfect for those days on the go. The gourmet kitchen is set up for family chef complete with Bosch appliances that compliment the luxuries of the kitchen. A functional kitchen island is adorned with decorative panels and capped with exquisite granite while tastefully surrounded by intricate cabinet and molding details.

Buy Low, Sell High! Mortgage Rates Reach All Time Lows

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Buying a house today can be a legal steal. It’s the best time in a generation to buy a new home, not only in Roanoke and Richmond, Virginia, but across the United States. There are three reasons that make buying a new home now a smart decision that will pay dividends for years to come. 1) Mortgage interest rates are at historically low levels. During the week of June 7, rates for 15 and 30 year mortgages reached all time lows. After fluctuating above an annual rate of 5.0%, 30 year mortgage rates now are at 4.75%. Rates for 15 year mortgages are even closer to 4%! On a $250,000 loan, every half of a point decrease equates to an annual saving of almost $1,000! That’s powerful!

Laundry – the Easy Way

Oh my Word, CeLee put up your laundry! That is what you will hear at my house every Saturday, and sometimes more frequently, as I try to cajole my twelve year old daughter into putting away her laundry. While I readily admit that I don’t enjoy doing laundry, it is one of those things that has to be done. If only there was an easier way to do laundry. But wait there is… in a Boone Homes laundry room.

Roanoke Welcomes a New Medical School

This is a historical year for Roanoke, Virgina. The new Virginia Tech Carillion School of Medicine (VTC) opens its doors with the first classes beginning this fall. How exciting to be a part of this adventure from the beginning, and watch as a new generation of doctors grow and learn. What’s more exciting is this school is different from other medical schools.

World Cup vs. New Home

After four years of patience World Cup Soccer is here! International soccer teams from multiple countries have congregated in South Africa to impress the world with soccer excellence. Individual talent has been honed to the sharpest edge and combined with other national talent. Preparations have been made, stadiums have been built, noise makers have been purchased, faces have been painted in national colors and the frenzy has started! A cultic rush of dedication to soccer, country and team will dominate the international landscape for the weeks to come.

VA State Parks – all you need for summer fun

Virginia really is a great place to live. Natural beauty abounds here from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Virginia Beach, and all the vast treasures in between. If you love being outdoors and enjoying all nature has to offer, then look no farther than Virgina State Parks. A new website has just been launched called Virginia Outdoors. The site is designed to be one stop shopping for outdoor recreation in Virginia. If you register for the new site and become a free member of the Virginia Association of Parks, you will receive a one day pass to any Virginia park, and be entered in a drawing for cool prizes.

Boone Homes – the name says it all

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There is just something in a name. Remember when your good name meant something, and someone’s word was their bond? Most of the time it seems like those days are long behind us, but occasionally you still meet people who take pride in their good name. I know some people like that, and their name is Boone. When you buy a Boone home you are buying the years of hard work that have gone into creating a quality product. You are buying the dedication of everyone associated with Boone Homes who has worked tirelessly to craft a home that sets industry standards and maintains an even higher standard with its homeowners.

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Did you really say a pink living room?

When Boone Homes says custom built homes, we really mean it. Whether you want an elevator, a sturdy chandelier, or a pink living room–we are always happy to make your home just how you want it. You may feel a little shy making a request for something that you think “sounds silly”, but believe me we have heard it all, seen it all, and yes, we can make it all happen. Everyone has different tastes, different needs, and different dreams for what they want in their home, that is the beauty of a custom built home by Boone homes.

Buyer’s Market? So what do buyer’s want?

Everyone is aware of the situation with the economy, and that we are currently in what is called a “buyer’s market.” But what does that mean to you the buyer? I recently had the opportunity to talk to Boone Homes Vice President of Marketing, Tim Garrison, and he had a lot of insight into the new buyer’s market. He said a big problem is that many real estate agents are still using “seller’s market” tactics to try to move property, and that is not going to work in the current market. Agents need to switch their mindset to buyer’s market strategies.

Have fun, but remember…

Wow, the official start of summer is here! The beaches will be opening, and backyard barbecues will happening all across the country. I can see Dad at the grill flipping burgers, smiling as he wears his “Kiss the Cook” apron. The kids are running through sprinklers screaming and playing, and mom and grandma are in the kitchen making iced tea and cutting up the watermelon. Yes, summer is here, and we are all ready for a nice long three day weekend full of friends, family and fun.

Broadway comes to Richmond

Whether you want to be part of A Chorus Line, or “Somewhere over the Rainbow” with the Wizard of Oz, Broadway in Richmond’s Second Season has something for everyone. In addition to those two wonderful dramatic plays, the season will will also be highlighted by the Richmond premiere of the inspirational play, The Color Purple, Disney’s romantic Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast, and Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight.

Home buyer tax credit extended for Military

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We have great news for military personnel! If you were out of the country and missed this year’s deadline for the home buyer credit. You have been given an additional year to take advantage of this great opportunity. Qualified service members who served on official duty outside the United States for more than 90 days or more at any time between Jan 1, 2009, to 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 $6500.00 repeat home buyer tax credits are included.