Have fun, but remember…

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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

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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.

Living well can be affordable

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I don’t know about you, but I have been watching every dollar these days. I have been buying less, and saving more. However, if you are like me and you like to live well, saving can be difficult. Designer clothes at discount prices can be hard to find, and some things like Estee Lauder and Dooney and Bourke seem to never go on sale.

Every Home is like a Snow Flake

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Okay I know you are tired of hearing about snow, and that you are glad spring has finally arrived. I completely understand. The warm weather has been a welcome change, but I had an interesting conversation with a Boone Homes architect the other day, and I just had to pass along his vision of Boone Homes. We were discussing the beautiful home designs that Boone creates, and he told me that to him “Every home is like a snow flake.” I had to stop and think about that for a minute. Every snowflake is unique and has an individual design. If you look at them under a microscope no two snow flakes will ever be alike.

People Make the Difference

Boone Homes Offers Excellent Customer Service Ask our customers and they will tell you all about the incredible home they have purchased from Boone Homes. They will tell you of the quality construction, the architectural details, the incredible floor plan, and of course the beauty of their Boone Home. But ask them what really made the difference. What made the experience of buying a home easy and enjoyable for them, and they will tell you that it was the people at Boone Homes who really made the difference. It is the people behind the name that has made Boone Homes one of the best home builders in both Richmond and Roanoke, Virginia.

Glass in the Garden

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If you are new to the Richmond area, perhaps you are not familiar with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. If so then now might be the perfect time to visit during the annual “A Million Blooms” spring flower display. This year you can also see the Glorious “Glass in the Garden” mixed in around all of the flowers and trees in the garden. There are more than 100 pieces in this equisite exhibit by renowned glass artist Hans Godo Frabel.

Don’t worry be Happy – No Maintenance Living

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We have all heard the term maintenance free living, but what exactly does that cover and how does it work? Boone Homes Maintenance Free Living Includes – Lawns maintenance – Grass cutting and leaf removal – Seasonal chemical applications – Lawn irrigation including payment of irrigation water bills – Snow removal by the association – Annual gutter cleaning by the association – Exterior painting by the association

Mama– one word–one day–honor her

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Mama — a word uttered from the mouth of a beautiful little child holding tightly to his mother’s hand. One single word has so much meaning, because to be a mom means to have given life, and most importantly to have loved and nurtured that life. Whether you are five and making mom breakfast in bed, or you are an adult who thanks mom for helping you become the person you are today, the love is the same – it fills your heart. What will you do for the amazing mom in your life this Mother’s day?

Bubble Bath Heaven

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There is nothing I like more than going home to the sanctity of my spa-like bathroom and relaxing in a therapeutic bubble bath. Scented candles, relaxing music, and the gigantic bathtub filled with hot steamy water and aromatic bubbles that come all the way up around your neck and tickle your nose. Just sink down into the bubbles and let your muscles relax — ahhh — now that is how you let your troubles drift a way. I am feeling relaxed now just imagining it. For all of the lucky home owners in Richmond and Roanoke who had their homes built by luxury home builder, Boone Homes, this relaxing scene could easily be reality.

The Children’s Museum opens in the West End

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The Children’s Museum of Richmond has been a staple of the Richmond community for years. I went on school field trips there as a child and loved it. I’ve also brought my daughter there numerous times and I am sure someday she will take her children there as well. It has become a Richmond tradition, a place of learning and fun for all of Richmond’s children.

I want a Sunday drive.

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Do you miss those care free days of driving with the windows down with the sweet smells of spring tickling your nose? I don’t think you can find a better place for a Sunday drive than on the Blue Ridge Parkway – right here in Roanoke, VA. Many people drive from across the state to spend the day ambling down the Parkway and enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery, but for those of us who live in Roanoke, it is a local treasure that we often enjoy. The weekend is the perfect time to go up on the Parkway for a picnic at Peaks of Otter, just a 45 minute drive down the scenic parkway.

Are you Intimidated?

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What’s more intimidating: riding the new Intimidator 305 – at Kings Dominion, or buying a new home? I would have to definitely say the Intimidator at Kings Dominion because when you work with the friendly and knowledgeable sales team at Boone Homes the fear and intimidation flies right out the window.

Boone Homes: the best of everything – even healthcare.

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When you are moving into a new area, how high does a good hospital rank on your list of concerns? For some of us who feel indestructible it might not be a high priority. That was me a few years ago. I was working full time, planning a wedding, going back to school and “healthy as a horse” as the old saying goes. Then four months before my wedding, a sore throat quickly became a serious problem, a rare bacterial infection. The quick thinking and skills of the excellent physicians and nurses at Bon Secours St. Francis ultimately saved my life.

Golf Course Living at its Best!

If you are looking for relaxed luxury golf course living, you might want to come visit Club Villas at Founders Bridge. Club Villas not only offers residents the luxury of golf course views in Richmond, this charming community is also no maintenance. This means you’ll have plenty of time to entertain guest, hit a few range balls or spend time with your family on your private back porch.