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?
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.
When most people think of visiting a zoo, they don’t imagine it being on top of a mountain, but here in Roanoke we have the Mill Mountain Zoo. A fun adventurous place for families to spend the day and see cute adorable animals and it is educational too!
It is no surprise that the kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. Many of the most intimate family conversations revolve around the dinner table and no matter how many appetizers you put in the living room, parties always seem to center around the kitchen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moving into a new area often means finding a new doctor and a new dentist. Sometimes that can be difficult because good health care relationships seem increasingly harder to find these days. It might feel archaic, but even in our modern society many people are still afraid of going to the dentist.
Just the other day I was sitting in my office when an adorable little girl went skipping down the hall pointing to the pictures on the wall and said “Wow, Mom look at that- I want to live in that one.” Her mom said, “That is a beautiful home, I like it too- let’s talk to Tim about it.” Soon they were on their way to living in that new home.
Let’s be honest. The housing downturn has affected us all. However, those of us in Roanoke have some good news over neighbors in other states – our home values have held up better. And that’s good news, because housing typically is an individual or family’s largest investment. Average home prices in Roanoke, Virginia historically have been approximately 5% lower than the national average.
If you’ve been looking to live in a luxury golf course community, the Club Villas in Founder’s Bridge is the perfect place for you. This small 16 home site community is neatly tucked into Independence Golf Course’s 13th & 16th fairways, offering residents breathtaking views. Look far and wide, and you will not find a more ideal spot than Founders Bridge Golf Community for those who want to relax when they come home. Designed by Tom Fazio, these 18 holes of carefully planned and artfully landscaped golf prove challenging for even the most experienced of golfers.
The minute I opened the door, I knew I had stepped out of this world and into a heavenly realm. Delightful aromas of freshly baked goods wafted through the air, making my mouth water with anticipation. I stood transfixed as the machines rolled out the dough-nuts and sprayed a thin coat of glazing on the surface. The scent had somewhat of a hypnotic character as I walked zombie-like toward the sales counter mumbling, “I’ll take…”
If you’ve been hoping to move to central Virginia, there has never been a better time to do so than now. Why? The Home Building Association of Richmond recently announced a new program: Right House…Right Now.
Okay ladies, close your eyes and imagine your perfect day. You’re shopping at incredible stores (where of course all the clothes you try on fit perfectly and make you look incredible), you leave the stores carrying tons of bags from your favorite shops, smiling with happiness over your new purchases. Sounds like heaven doesn’t it? That perfect day can be yours at Short Pump Town Center.
One of the best running events in the Nation, according to USA TODAY, is coming to Richmond in March. In fact, up to 35,000 people will descend upon Richmond, March 27th, participating one way or another in the annual Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K race.
With winter’s chill wearing off, cabin fever is rapidly turning to spring fever. The signs are everywhere: children are begging to sign up for sports, people are braving the elements without a coat and folks everywhere have a burning desire to catch some rays. I always know when my spring fever has set in when I have an overwhelming urge to get outside and enjoy outdoor sports.
Boone Homes created the “Wish List” in order to put in writing an itemized list of the options the Buyer would like to consider when they customize our plans to personalize their home and has been embraced by Buyers who have gone through the New Home Counseling Session.
During the New Home Buyers Counseling Session we invite Buyers to let us know everything they would like to have in their home and we also take the opportunity to recommend items that other homeowners have added and enjoyed in similar floorplans.