Are you ready to go green? For St. Paddy’s Day, that is? The Richmond area is filled with all kinds of activities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, from family-friendly festivals and fundraisers, to authentic Irish feasts that would please Saint Patrick himself and pubs with plenty of green drinks. Here’s a quick run-down of some of the area’s biggest and best things to do this month to explore the area, have fun and celebrate the luck of the Irish.
1. Paddy’s Palooza: This exciting family-friendly festival brings together Richmond residents of all ages, with moon bounces, pony rides and a petting zoo, face painting, local craft vendors, live music, bagpipes and Irish dancers, all for a fantastic cause. St. Paddy’s Palooza benefits the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises funds to fight childhood cancers. There will be tons of food choices, provided by Grapevine Restaurant, Gregory’s Grill, Sticks Kebob, Sweet Lew’s Kettle Corn and Gelati Celeste, and refreshing green beverages (adult and kid-friendly) will be available. Enjoy special performances by St. Andrew’s Legion Pipes & Drums, Crossroads Irish Dance, and Thistle and Shamrock Dance Academy. The event takes place Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at the Innsbrook Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Dr. in Glen Allen. The St. Baldrick’s head shaving runs from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm; the festival is 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/richmond for details.
Marsha Pillow is Boone Homes’ newest Sales Associate. She is a seasoned sales professional in the new home market, having sold new homes for 12 years in the greater Richmond area.
Pillow has always enjoyed the real estate industry, especially working in new home construction. She also enjoys being involved with the marketing side of the business.
Pillow is well-suited for new home sales because of the fact that she is able to combine her love of people with her love of matching and creating a home for her customers. She simply enjoys spending time with others, and is skilled at listening to them and finding out about their wants and needs in a home. She enjoys doing the leg-work to find the home that is suited best for them, and making it unique, as it becomes their own design and plan.
Boone Homes is pleased to offer top-quality crafted homes in the Richmond area for nearly 30 years. Whether you are starting from scratch in your new-home search or looking to buy a move-in-ready home, Boone Homes has the perfect house for you to call home. Check out these quick-delivery homes in Glen Allen, Virginia in the community of Ellington Woods at Wyndham that are available now:
12721 Ellington Woods PlaceQuick-Delivery Homes at Ellington Woods in Wyndham in Glen Allen, Virginia
1. Floor plan: Eastcourt
Buying a home is a major decision, and whether you plan to move soon or want to purchase a home to rent or re-sell, it is important to make sure you are making a sound financial investment.
If you’ve been thinking of investing in a new custom home in Richmond, the news is good. According to Zillow, an online marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with real estate data and information, Richmond is predicted to be in the top 10 hottest housing markets in 2016.
By comparing home value appreciation, recent income growth and current unemployment rates, analysts were able to determine the hottest housing markets that would contribute to the nation’s overall home value growth of approximately 3.5 percent in 2016.
Boone Homes is proud to announce that we made it to the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s list of top 10 home sales in the Richmond area for December 2015. Three of our beautiful new homes sold for a combined total of $3,524,574, ranking in at numbers two, three and seven on the list. The Richmond Times-Dispatch is a prominent daily newspaper in the state of Virginia with both print and online versions of its coverage material.
All built in 2015, the homes that received recognition through the publication are located in our popular Kinloch Coach Homes community in Manakin-Sabot. Located at 849 Elmslie Lane, the second top home sold has five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and more than 4,600 square feet of living space priced at $1,292,270. The third most expensive home sold in Richmond, priced at $1,240,354, features four bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms and 4,220 square feet. Ranked as the seventh most expensive home sold is a 4,760 square foot home that features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and is priced at $991,950.
Boone Homes strategically constructs residences with homebuyer experience as the top priority! Our selection of quick delivery homes expedites your move-in process so that you can be a part of this one-of-a-kind residential experience at Kinloch Coach Homes. There are currently two quick delivery homes available in the Kinloch Coach Homes community in Manakin-Sabot.
Our home at 624 Longfield Road provides panoramic views of the community’s woodland through the expansive windows that greet you as soon as you walk through the front door. Featuring Kinloch Coach Homes’ new Westover floor plan, this two-story open floor plan home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and is priced at $724,500. Providing both private and spacious environments, it features a covered porch off the kitchen, breakfast area and family room, a large owner’s suite with a dressing area, two walk-in closets and a spacious bathroom suite on the first floor. The second floor includes private full baths for guests, bedroom spaces that can be adapted to suit your needs, a center loft and a bonus room!
Boone Homes’ selection of quick delivery homes are constructed with you in mind; you’re guaranteed a quicker move-in process with the same community-rich experience, making now the perfect time to take advantage of available opportunities within the popular community of Dominion Park at Wyndham! Currently, there are four quick delivery homes available in Dominion Park at Wyndham and the model home is also now open for sales. Floor plans include two four-bedroom, three-bath homes and two six-bedroom, four-bath homes. Prices of available units range from the $530,000s to the $570,000s.
The time has arrived! Members of Henrico Business Leaders (HBL) and their guests are invited to join Boone Homes at the first Third Wednesday Social of the year. This is the perfect opportunity for networking and to help local business thrive, so start the New Year off right and come out for this exciting monthly event.
Henrico Business Leaders is an organization designed to build rapport between residents and employees of Henrico County. As one of the many networking events held each month by the HBL, this recurring social event allows like-minded leaders to develop and maintain business relationships and share ideas that lead to the strengthening of community relations. Professional networking is obtained through the hosting of events like the Third Wednesday Social that promote the continuous improvement of business and residential life in Henrico County. The goal of retaining the Henrico County populace is achieved through the support HBL gives to organizations that benefit the sustenance of educational and residential excellence in public and private sectors, including civic groups, regional businesses and community organizations.
When you think of raising money for charity, you probably don’t think of mustaches. However, one local Richmond organization is out to change the “face” of fundraising. Mustaches 4 Kids (M4K) Richmond, a volunteer-run non-profit organization that aims to improve the lives of children, recently completed its 13th year of growing mustaches to raise money for local children’s charities. This year, Boone Homes’ own Tim Parent decided to further his involvement with helping local children and grow his own mustache in support of the amazing cause.
Throughout the year, Tim volunteers with ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, which is the largest and most comprehensive provider of support services for children with cancer and their families. This is an organization that is very near and dear to him, which is why he decided to get involved with M4K Richmond, as 100 percent of M4K Richmond’s proceeds go directly to ASK and an assortment of other local children’s charities.
At the beginning of each New Year, many people set goals to be completed by the end of the year. Such goals may include getting healthier, spending more time with loved ones or even helping others more. Whatever your resolution is, why not start the New Year off right with a new Glen Allen home? In the community of Dominion Park at Wyndham, Boone Homes has a selection of quick-delivery homes that are ready for move in just in time for you to have one less thing to worry about as you begin your New Year’s resolutions.
Located on home site number 58 is a well-designed three-story estate home featuring the Heatherglen floor plan priced at $570,805. In addition to four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two-car front-entry garage, this home has a variety of luxury features throughout its 3,510 square feet. Warm, classic hardwood floors greet buyers in the spacious foyer that contains a formal dining room. Rounding out the first floor is a study, open family room, designer kitchen, breakfast nook with patio access and a laundry room complete with a sink and cabinets. On the second floor is a luxurious owner’s suite with two walk-in closets, two additional bedrooms and a loft. The third floor has a final bedroom with a full bathroom, game room and walk-in storage area.
The holidays are just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time to get out and enjoy all the exciting events and activities in Richmond. We’ve made a list, checked it twice and now we are giving you the best things to do this holiday season that are sure to make you and the entire family merry and bright as you head into the New Year.
Holidays in Carytown
This weekend, bring a new or gently used book to benefit the Children’s Home Society and get a free picture taken with Santa at Hirsch Oriental Rugs. While you’re there, enjoy jazz-style holiday favorites from Carol Covell. There will also be free carriage rides running throughout Carytown from Bill’s Cleaners & Wells Fargo.
When: Saturday, Dec. 19 from noon until 3 p.m.
Located near the shores of the Kinloch Lake is a community of luxury coach homes that are move-in ready and highly sought after. Homes at Kinloch Coach Homes have been selling so fast that Boone Homes recently opened yet another section in the master-planned community with spectacular views and privacy so buyers can continue to enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle and all that the Richmond area has to offer.
The Kinloch community presents floor plans that include many desirable features such as first-floor studies or guest suites, expansive windows that add tons of natural light to the family room and balconies that overlook the formal dining and living rooms with coffered ceilings. Buyers also have the opportunity to personalize their new Richmond homes to suit their lifestyles and create their own custom homes.
Find out what low-maintenance luxury is all about at Bellingham, a neighborhood of move-in ready homes within the master-planned community of Twin Hickory. Here, residents love having time to enjoy all of the perks of living in the community and all that the area of Glen Allen has to offer thanks to the homeowner’s association. And with two homes ready for immediate move in and three available custom lots, you can enjoy the Bellingham life too just in time for the holidays.
When the weather is warm you’ll love being a member at the community pool, where you can relax and soak up the sun with the whole family. Or, play a friendly match of tennis or two with neighbors at the community courts. Membership to both the pool and tennis courts is provided by the homeowner’s association, so it’s a breeze to spend time with friends and family outside of the home without ever having to leave the community. When it’s not exactly ideal pool weather, you can enjoy watching the leaves change colors and fall to the ground as you take a casual stroll along the community’s common areas and six miles of walking trails.
With the holidays drawing near, now is the time to start decorating your home to bring some holiday cheer. Everyone has their own decorating technique, but the following tips will help you ring in the holiday season with undeniable style.
1. Start with scents
Set the holiday mood by putting holiday fragrances around your home. Scents like pumpkin spice, warm apple pie, peppermint and Frasier fir are sure to get you and your guests in the mood for the holidays. And, you don’t have to be constantly baking to keep your home smelling holiday fresh; you can easily incorporate those familiar scents into your home with candles, air fresheners or plug-ins.
This fall, Cirque du Soleil will be performing in Richmond the weekend of Nov. 27 through 29. This Canadian-based performance company will be stopping in Richmond as part of an international tour of their new show, TORUK – The First Flight.
Toruk is a vibrant experience based around James Cameron’s Avatar. Set thousands of years before the events in Avatar, Toruk tells the story of two young Omaticaya boys who set out on an epic quest to save the Tree of Souls. It explores the theme of interconnectedness with nature and all living things through a Na’vi narrator and an exciting journey of friendship, courage and danger.
Are you looking for a new luxury home in Richmond? Well, look no further than Tarrington on the James, which features move-in ready homes from Boone Homes in the Courtyard and Estate sections. With our beautifully designed brick exteriors and spacious layouts, these homes priced from the $540,000s are perfect for any family.
Interior features of homes in the Courtyard section include hardwood floors throughout the main level, a formal dining room, open living space, a powder room and family room. Our beautifully designed kitchens have a deluxe island with raised bar, granite countertops and much more. In addition, the master suite includes a spa-like master bathroom with ceramic tile and a separate jetted tub. The no-maintenance factor of these homes is another feature that makes this community so popular. With no grass to cut or snow to shovel, you will be able to relax just a little more at this river-front property.
Whether it is a relaxing oasis that offers some much-needed respite after a long day at work, a space to raise a growing family, a venue to host dinner parties or simply a place to call home, look no further than Boone Homes, one of Richmond’s most sought-after and talked about builders.
With Boone Homes, the possibilities are endless. The award-winning builder, known for its luxury designs, constructs new homes in a variety of desirable communities including Ellington Woods and Ellington. Both of these highly sought-after enclaves are located within the master-planned Wyndham community and feature luxury living at its best.
Halloween is fast approaching and there’s plenty of fun for the whole family in the Richmond area this weekend. From haunted houses to all-day fright fests, and from spooky history tours to kid-friendly events, we’ve got you covered on all things Halloween. So, put on your favorite costume and get ready for a weekend full of chills and thrills.
Everyone knows that Halloween is all about scary movies, trick-or-treating, spooky decorations and costumes. But, many may not know about the holiday’s origins as a Celtic holiday and colonial celebration. For just $15 per person ($5 for Valentine members and children under the age of 12), you can learn about the history of this hallowed holiday from a trained master guide from the Valentine history museum on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.richmondhistorytours.com.
Calling all pumpkin enthusiasts! Glen Allen’s Great Pumpkin Palooza is happening on Saturday, Oct. 24. The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with a 5K run/walk, and the festival lasts from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This free, family-friendly fair is home to Richmond’s largest pumpkin-launching contest, as well as a variety of other pumpkin and fall-themed activities.
The Great Pumpkin Palooza, which benefits the American Cancer Society and other participating charities, offers local food and arts and crafts vendors, as well as live music throughout the day. Enjoy delicious food and beverages while shopping and listening to the battle of the bands.
There’s autumn fun for all ages with costume contests and parades happening throughout the event, so be sure to wear your best costume. Bring the whole family and enjoy all the fun fall festival activities like pumpkin painting, face painting, pony rides and the petting zoo.
Celebrate the grand opening of our newest professionally decorated model home this weekend! On Oct. 10 and 11 from noon until 5 p.m., Richmond Realtors, residents and prospective home buyers can tour the beautiful Heatherglen floor plan at Dominion Park at Wyndham.
Featuring 2,800-plus square feet of living space, this three to five bedroom floor plan is brand new and designed specifically for Dominion Park. Just a sampling of the many excellent features found in this home include an elegant owner’s suite with two large walk-in closets, owner’s bath with ceramic tile shower and soaking tub, first-floor private living room or optional study with optional built-in bookcases, a designer kitchen with granite countertops, an expansive family room with optional built-in bookcases and so much more.