It’s The Great Pumpkin Palooza, Charlie Brown!

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.

Boone Homes Hosting Model Home Grand Opening This Weekend

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.

Add Spice to Your Home with Our Top 10 Design Tips for Fall

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From pumpkin spice lattes to visiting the pumpkin patch, fall is officially here! What better way to enjoy the season than to add fall touches to your home? Here are 10 design tips to transform your house into an autumn wonderland: 1. White Pumpkins: Bright, white pumpkins are a unique and classy addition to the traditional red, yellow and orange fall colors. Add them to your fall wreaths or line them down your porch steps to give a crisp, clean look to your fall decorations. 2. Painted Pumpkins: Tired of dealing with messy pumpkin carving methods? Try painting instead! Use metallic paints to give your pumpkins elegance, and paint polka dots, geometric shapes or the traditional Jack-o-lantern grin. Bonus: un-carved pumpkins last longer.

Debi Colgate Joins Boone Homes

Boone Homes is pleased to welcome Debi Colgate as its newest community manager. In her new position, Debi is responsible for helping buyers find the perfect new home by sharing her extensive knowledge of the Midlothian area and her passion for real estate. ”I am excited to have Debi join our team and share her expertise of the area with not only myself, but also our potential buyers,” said Tim Parent, executive vice president of Boone Homes. “Debi has jumped right in with us and is doing a fantastic job already. She is going to be a great member of our team and has already proven she is ready to work hard.”

Richmond Hosts UCI Road World Championships

The UCI Road World Championships are here! This annual event is sponsored by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and hosted annually in cities around the world. For the first time since 1986, the championships will be held in the United States. Events began Friday, Sept. 18 and will last through this Sunday, Sept. 27. Come experience the excitement of watching 1,000 elite athletes compete in 12 races over the course of the nine day championships. This week, race attendees can enjoy the Men’s Elite Time Trials, Road Circuit Training and Road Circuit races, and the Brompton World Championship USA and the Dominion Conquer the Cobbles Ride on Thursday night. Finally, Saturday and Sunday will showcase the Women’s and Men’s Elite Road Circuit races.

Final Opportunity Available to Own in Westcott at Grey Oaks

Just one home remains in the Glen Allen community of Westcott at Grey Oaks. The final home is built in the Toddbury home design, a four bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom floor plan that provides 4,470 square feet of well-designed living space. The first floor of the home includes a welcoming two-story foyer with overlooking second floor balcony, a formal living and dining room, designer kitchen with large gourmet island, an open breakfast area leading to the rear patio, a flex space/mudroom, powder room, private study, rear covered porch and a three-car garage. An expansive master bedroom suite with dressing area, walk-in closets and separate sitting room is located on the second level, along with the additional bedrooms, bathrooms, large loft and walk-up attic.

Two Homes Remain at Founders Bridge Club Villas

With the end of summer comes the end of opportunities for buyers at the Founders Bridge Club Villas. There are only two new, energy-efficient homes remaining at the Founders Bridge Club Villas offering golf course views and luxury living. These two homes are move-in ready, so buyers can move into their homes immediately upon closing and enjoy the swimming pool and tennis courts while the warm weather is still around. The Club Villas at Founders Bridge is an intimate, maintenance-free community of all-brick, single-family, luxury Richmond custom homes located on the 13th and 16th fairways of Independence Golf Club.

A Passion for Speed with Tim Parent

Tim Parent, executive vice president of Boone Homes, has been involved in real estate and homebuilding for almost 20 years. Aside from homebuilding, he has always been drawn to anything that goes fast, which is where his passion for Hydroplane boat racing developed. Tim joined the Peters and May U-11 Hydroplane Racing team in 2012 as a one-race volunteer in Detroit. He was instantly hooked and has been a part of the team ever since.

Richmond Home Builder Offers New Homes as a Part of Master-Planned Community

Richmond-area home buyers searching for a low maintenance, amenity-rich lifestyle can make their dream a reality today at Dominion Park at Wyndham by signing up for the VIP list. Built by Boone Homes, Dominion Park is in a great location, and offers all of the amazing amenities that come with living at Wyndham. Dominion Park is a community nestled right across from the very successful Ellington at Wyndham community and down the street from Ellington Woods at Wyndham. Single-family homes starting in the $400,000s and ranging in size from 2,800 square feet make this community one that will be in high demand.

America on Tap Is Coming to Richmond Virginia

On Aug. 1, “America on Tap,” the foremost producer of premium beer festivals in the country, is coming to Richmond! This three-hour event will showcase more than 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will have the chance to sample all of the beers, which is included in the ticket price, and delicious food will be available for purchase. An atmosphere filled with great live music, unique vendors and craft beer with close friends – this is a “can’t-miss” event for Richmond locals! America on Tap is the first and only nationally integrated entertainment series dedicated to showcasing specialty and craft breweries from around the globe. With more than 70 planned beer festivals in 2015, each features sought-after specialty and craft breweries and their highly anticipated releases. If anyone knows how to host an authentic beer festival, it’s America on Tap!

Only Two Quick Delivery Luxury Homes Available at Ellington Woods at Wyndham

Ellington Woods at Wyndham is an intimate enclave of 29 single-family homes tucked inside the master-planned Wyndham community in Glen Allen, Virginia. The stunning homes in this community feature everything you would expect and more when you think of a Richmond luxury custom home. All of the homes are built with energy-efficient standards and the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. At Ellington Woods, the breathtaking wooded home sites allow homeowners to relax in seclusion and enjoy their large private yard and patio that overlooks a protected, wooded area. These homes showcase designer kitchens with upgraded features, luxurious owner’s suites and formal living and dining rooms with the finest finishes. Every detail has been thought of, adding to the high-end atmosphere in these homes from the columned entrance, crown molding, tray ceilings and raised coffered ceiling to the wainscot molding detail, oak stairs and hardwood flooring on the first and second floors.

Community Spotlight: Bellingham at Twin Hickory

Bellingham, a maintenance-free neighborhood within the master-planned Twin Hickory community, has just 59 ranch and two-story homes. Currently, there are two specs move-in ready and only three custom lots available in this community! The low-maintenance lifestyle offered at Bellingham allows our residents to live a less stressful life and have more time on their hands to enjoy all of the community amenities, as well as the local attractions around Glen Allen. Homeowners at Bellingham benefit from a leisurely life all thanks to the homeowner’s association. The community HOA takes care of all yard maintenance including grass cutting, any seasonal treatments that are needed, lawn irrigation, annual gutter cleaning, exterior painting and roof maintenance and replacement. Maintenance-free living at Bellingham at Twin Hickory also means that homeowners will never have to worry about taking the trash to the garage dump, as weekly trash pick-up is included in with the HOA benefits.

Boone Homes is so Nice, Homeowners are Choosing them Twice

With so many builders out there, it can be hard to know which one is the right choice. So when you find a builder that you can trust, sticking with them comes as second nature. Buyers have been deciding to buy from Boone Homes for years because of the quality and service provided, and when Alyssa Chalifoux enjoyed the building experience with Boone Homes the first go-round, she had no problem choosing them a second time: “When we bought our first house by Boone Homes, we were both figuratively and literally building from the ground up. In a literal sense, we started from the dirt, and watched as Boone Homes built us a beautiful home. Figuratively, we were putting the future of our family’s residence in the hands of a builder that we had never worked with before. We didn’t know much about Boone Homes, but now we’re so glad that we built from the ground up with them.

Kinloch’s Coach Homes II Provide a Serene, Maintenance-Free Retreat

Living is easy at the shores of the community lake in the luxury homes of Coach Homes II at Kinloch. With views of Kinloch Lake, this maintenance-free retreat offers move-in ready homes that are highly sought-after and already going fast. Every home at Coach Homes II at Kinloch is customizable with elegant brick and stone exteriors, first floor owner’s suites, two-story foyers and optional sunrooms. Buyers may choose from 11 floor plans priced from the $600,000s. These high-performance, energy-efficient homes offer three to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms and up to a spacious 4,700 square feet of living space.

Attend This Weekend’s Savor Virginia and Sweet Virginia Events

As a local business, we enjoy the opportunities that allow us to support other fellow local businesses in the Richmond area, especially when it involves food, drinks and music! Savor Virginia and Sweet Virginia is the perfect event to celebrate your local businesses in the hospitality industry, all while getting to taste the best of Virginia’s locally produced foods, wines and beers. Presented by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, this Saturday’s Savor Virginia and Sweet Virginia will feature more than 30 food vendors, seven wineries and six craft breweries, bringing you the best of what Virginia has to offer in one place. It’s a great chance to taste your favorites and discover what’s new. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the makers of their favorite locally produced items and partake in food and drink pairings.

Quick-Delivery Homes Available Now at Tarrington on the James

We currently have three quick-delivery homes available at Tarrington on the James that are ready for move-in now, so if you are looking for a gorgeous, no-maintenance Richmond new home that you can move into right away, check these three out! 12900 Sodbury Drive: This 4,071-square-foot estate home on home site 17 showcases our Oxbridge floor plan, a three-story, five bedroom, four bathroom and three-car, side-entry garage home. Priced at $743,155, this is a three-sides brick Richmond custom home that is loaded with top-quality features and finishes. Hardwood floors run throughout the first floor, which includes a study, formal living and dining rooms, a flex space off the garage with built-in cubbies for storage, a laundry room, and a large family room with a fireplace. The large eat-in kitchen is open to the family room and features custom cabinetry, upgraded granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. A ground level rear patio is accessible through the kitchen. The second-story owner’s suite features a separate retreat, a dressing area, two walk-in closets and a deluxe bath. A loft, three additional bedrooms and two additional full bathrooms are also on the second floor. The third level of this home has a large fifth bedroom, a game room and a full bathroom.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival Comes to Richmond

Summer is approaching as fast as a heat wave, and new experiences around Richmond are as hot as the weather. Right down the road from some of our own Boone Homes communities is the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival. Taking place Saturday, May 30, 2015 the Richmond Raceway Complex will be hosting the festival from 2 to 6 p.m. for a great day of beer sipping, bourbon tasting, music listening and barbeque eating. Your admission to the festival buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an all-you-care-to-taste sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors will be on-site with food galore. Taste the broad barbeque selection: pulled pork from whole hogs, as well as ribs, brisket, chicken and sausage, while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and live music all day.

Final Opportunities Available in Westcott at Grey Oaks

Buyers are running out of time to own a home in Westcott at Grey Oaks, a luxury community of new Boone homes outside of Richmond, Virginia. Now in its final closeout opportunities, we have just two homes remaining. The Toddbury floor plan is an estate home boasting 4,470 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Priced at $790,000, this home offers a two-story foyer with a second floor balcony overlooking a formal living room; elegant, columned dining room; and a designer kitchen with a large gourmet island. An expansive master bedroom suite provides an escape for the homeowner with dressing area, walk-in closets and a separate sitting room, while the deck and family room accommodate the entire family.

Boone Homes Welcomes New Community Manager

Welcome the newest member of the Boone Homes family, Ashley Stefanko, Community Manager. Ashley brings a wide-ranging background of professional experience, having worked in several different industries and in companies ranging from local mom-and-pop shops to international Fortune 100 companies. The homebuilding and real estate industry is her favorite industry, though, and she says she’s very happy to be back at “home” working in this industry, bringing experience working in marketing for another local developer of new home communities and a national home builder. Ashley joined the Boone Homes team earlier this month and is most excited about the opportunities she’ll have to help guide home buyers through the process of building a custom home with Boone Homes.

Taste Local Beer and Wine and Give Back at Two Area Events on May 9

On Saturday, May 9, beer and wine aficionados will either have a difficult decision on their hands, or will have to strategically plan out how to successfully attend two fun, local beer and wine events. The Virginia Hops & Barley Festival and the Central Virginia Wine Festival will both be held Saturday, May 9 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. The Virginia Hops and Barley Festival is a beer festival hosted by the Powhatan Rotary Club highlighting Virginia Micro-brew beer to support local charities. The festival includes unlimited tastings to try the different Virginia Micro-brew beer, live music, food vendors and a great time. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the event on the day of the festival, which is held at 288 and Huguenot Trail.