Imagine a summer where you don’t have to mow the grass, trim the bushes or spread mulch just to keep your home maintenance up-to-date. No more worries about the summertime chores, just plenty of time and freedom to enjoy the finer things in life.
It’s no secret that Richmond residents love our outdoor spaces. Throughout Richmond, home buyers are seeking outdoor patios for a variety of reasons, whether it’s for dining, entertaining, relaxing or playing. At Boone Homes, we offer stunning raised and covered patios that give our buyers plenty of freedom to use their patio in a way that works best for them.
At Boone Homes, we have good news and we have better news to share this month. The good news is that anyone looking to live in the Ellington community still has limited opportunities to do so. We currently have only seven home sites remaining! The better news, we have plenty of room for your new home in the brand-new Hawksgate community.
With warm months approaching, it’s never too early to ensure your home is energy efficient. Luckily, buyers who choose Boone Homes are not only getting quality built homes, but also Green features that help reduce heat and save money.
With great restaurants, a large variety of retail shops and entertainment for all, Midlothian is the new ‘happening’ place to live and work. Lucky for buyers looking to move into this popular area, we have select quick-delivery homes available at Tarrington on the James.
Warmer weather will eventually make its way into Richmond, meaning more yard work and exterior house maintenance. However, for our Kinloch residents, that isn’t the case! Included in monthly payments are mulching, cutting and fertilizing the lawn, trash removal, gutter cleaning and irrigation system maintenance. Coach Homes of Kinloch is a one-of-a-kind community that not only offers maintenance-free living but also sits near the shores of the area’s best-kept secret, the 70-acre Broad Branch Lake.
When choosing your home design it's important to choose one that not only meets your individual needs but also considers natural landscape and whether it will be marketable to future buyers in the event that you choose to sell the house at some point in the future.
To be an industry leader, our Boone Homes team must be doing something right. To stay one of the leaders for 30 years, we are making the commitment to keep doing it right. We know that location is what makes a well-designed house into a true home. Our luxurious community, Ellington at Wyndham has everything a good community needs.
Our Boone Homes team is made up of skilled professionals who are devoted to the industry and helping customers. We would like to give huge congratulations to our Community Managers Tammi Taylor, Traci Junkans, Marsha Pillow and Rhonda Lindsey for winning GOLD Sales Volume Awards at the 2017 MAME Awards!
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Boone Homes, we pride ourselves in working with the top vendors in the residential real estate market. We ensure that each vendor we partner with offers the same values and commitment to customer service that buyers have come to expect from Boone Homes. One of our top building partners, LP® Building Products, is a global leader in engineered wood products, and it offers the best in innovative, high-quality, energy-efficient building materials.
Currently, all Boone homes are constructed using LP® SmartSide® Trim and Siding, as well as LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing. Both products allow us to build energy efficiency right into the home, and they’re covered under outstanding warranties and product guarantees.
With communities located throughout the greater Richmond area, we have had the opportunity to work with some of the area’s best real estate talent. Working with these top agents ensures that our home buyers have an exceptional experience from the time they start their new home search until they receive the keys to their move-in ready home. Some of the most recent real estate professionals that we’ve had the pleasure of working with include:
Kai Pappas, real estate agent with RE/MAX Commonwealth.
At Boone Homes, we not only offer a variety of elegant home designs to choose from at all of our Richmond communities, but we also give buyers the opportunity to fully customize any of our plans to meet their needs. It’s what sets us apart from many of the new home builders in today’s market, and why we were recently featured in an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The story highlighted buyers Mary and David Acey’s experience when they purchased and customized a new home at our Kinloch community in Goochland County last May.
In the article, the Aceys discussed their appreciation for Boone Homes’ professionalism and quality customer service. David Acey shared with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “I felt like I was getting Rolls-Royce service,” and Mary Acey told the paper, “It’s the best building experience we have ever had.”
In addition to building luxury homes in Richmond’s most sought-after communities, we pride ourselves on also building some of Richmond’s most energy-efficient homes. From high-efficiency HVAC products to radiant barrier roof sheathing, we incorporate top-quality products designed to reduce energy costs for our homeowners.
One of the primary ways we work to ensure homeowner’s energy costs are reduced is by installing correctly sized HVAC systems. Correctly sized units can have a big impact on how much energy is used and how efficient the system is, which both play a role in providing homeowner’s with the ultimate in comfort and cost savings.
As a member of the Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR), Executive Vice President Tim Parent recently volunteered to co-chair a committee dedicated to raise funds for a new “Welcome Home” program that was created in conjunction with the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation. Together, ASK and HBAR aim to ensure that children undergoing cancer and bone marrow treatments have a healthy, safe and accessible home to heal in.
James River Nurseries, a professional and commercial landscaping company that services the greater Richmond area, recently completed the landscaping at our new model home at Ellington Woods at Wyndham. Upon completion, James River Nurseries highlighted the project in a blog post and video on its website.
We have partnered with James River Nurseries for more than 25 years, which has allowed the landscaping company to see first-hand the success we’ve achieved in the Richmond real estate market, while also understanding what continually drives buyers to choose us as their home builder.
Boone Homes was excited to be included in Richmond Homes, a publication of Richmond Times-Dispatch, as the feature cover story on Sept. 27, 2014. The story, which discussed what no maintenance living really means, highlighted the many low-maintenance communities that we currently build in, including Bellingham in Twin Hickory, Tarrington on the James and Kinloch.
At each of these three communities, the fantastic homeowner’s association covers all or most of the following:
1. snow removal
2. yard maintenance
3. lawn irrigation