Why is that house BLUE?!

Driving through the Hampshire community in Roanoke you may notice a strange sight…a blue house. Don’t worry; you won’t see hot pink or fluorescent yellow homes popping up. We at Boone Homes have not lost our minds and decided to try new extreme exteriors. What you are seeing is SIS™ board, the first step towards ENERGY STAR® qualification for the home. As the leading Roanoke custom home builder we spent many hours researching the best products based on building science to achieve an energy efficient home at the best value for our home owners. Dow’s SIS™ board ranked very high in our list of “must haves.”

Experience Life in a No Maintenance Home

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The misery of spring maintenance will be upon us shortly. Long days in the yards of our Richmond new homes, consumed with planting beds, mulching, weeding, irrigating, cutting, raking, pruning, fertilizing, visiting the nursery and aching body are only a few days away. Maintenance robs you of life’s experiences and binds you in fetters of servitude to a paint brush, power washer and a ladder. However, life doesn’t have to be this way. When you purchase a Boone No maintenance home, you are free to experience life. Without having to do maintenance around your home you’ll have time to visit family or take a vacation. You’ll even be able to leave the pain medications and heat wraps in the medicine cabinet.

Villas at Grey Oaks, Richmond Custom Homes Testimonial

When you purchase a new no maintenance home built by Richmond home builder Boone Homes, you’re free to experience life. Raphe and Alicia both encountered a tremendous change in lifestyle when they purchased a no maintenance home. They chose to free themselves from the chores of home maintenance to experience life a little. Take a look at this video and see for yourself what this lifestyle is all about. You’ll be freed up from what consumes you so you can experience life. Without having to do maintenance around your home you now may find the time to visit family, enjoy the grandkids more often, take a cruise, eat more dinners with friends or read a book.

Roanoke’s Custom Home Builder – Boone Homes

Are you looking for new homes in Roanoke? Then look no further than Roanoke’s custom homebuilder Boone Homes. We have been helping people settle into the Roanoke area for more than 30 years. Our quality craftsmanship and attention to detail please even the most selective buyers. We offer a variety of neighborhoods to pick from that can meet the needs of any buyer from the new family to senior adults. Whatever your lifestyle, whatever your needs, we have a home that is perfect for you.

Picasso Exhibit Coming to Richmond

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is marking its 75th anniversary with an amazing Picasso exhibit entitled, Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris. Richmond is one of only seven cities to have the honor of showing the exhibit on its international tour, and it is the only city on the East Coast that will house the exhibit. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get out of Richmond new homes for a day of exploration.

Advice For Selling Your Richmond Real Estate

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You’re ready to explore the Richmond new homes built by Boone Homes, but you still have to sell your current abode. If you are not in the business of selling homes on a daily basis you may wonder what it takes to complete the process. In today’s economy it may seem that homes only change hands when the seller pays the buyer to take the home. However, this perception is false. Homes continue to sell. Some homes are even getting multiple offers.

Luxury Homes in Richmond, Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

It’s time to celebrate the love of your life. You know the one you dance with in the rain, the one who fills your heart and your days with love. That’s right it’s time for Valentine’s Day. Are you having trouble thinking of ways to show the one you love how you truly feel? Are you tired of the traditional candy and flowers? Do you need ideas for the big date? Well, here are some suggestions for you from your friendly neighborhood Richmond home builder Boone Homes.

Things just aren’t built the way they used to be…

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Things just aren’t built the way they used to be. Have you had that thought recently as the latest gadget that you bought fell into pieces in your hands? How many toys did your children get for Christmas that are already broken? It seems when I was a child that they built toys to be indestructible, but toys just like cars and homes seem to be built with less pride and care in their craftsmanship these days. It’s sad, but it seems that most things are only built to last long enough to outlast the warranty – if it even has one.

Never Shovel Snow in Roanoke Again !

After last winter’s record breaking snowfall across the state and the rare White Christmas we had this year, you must be thinking of all the snow ahead of us this winter. If you’re looking for Roanoke real estate, but don’t want the hassle of shoveling snow, then look no further than the Coach Homes of Southwood; Boone Homes’ No Maintenance Community in Roanoke. During our last snowfall in December, I drove through the Southwood community (of course after several hours of shoveling my own driveway and clearing snow off my car), and what did I see? All of the driveways were clear of snow and the sunshine was melting what little ice was left. These homeowners have realized their dream of never shoveling snow in Roanoke again.

Stone Manor, Custom Roanoke Real Estate

Roanoke custom home builder Boone Homes offers luxury, convenience and custom homes at Stone Manor. With traditional and arts and crafts styles finished in Colonial colors, the 54 homes of Stone Manor create a cozy, family-oriented neighborhood in Southwest Roanoke County. The functional home designs and the convenient location within minutes of Tanglewood Mall make this community easy to live and to love.

Roanoke Real Estate with ENERGY STAR Packages

Boone Homes is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® New Home Construction Partner, offering Energy Efficient packages in both the Richmond and Roanoke real estate markets. Many are familiar with the blue ENERGY STAR® on household appliances like a refrigerator or dishwasher. People know that if they see the blue star the appliance will use less energy and therefore cost less to run than traditional appliances. But what does it all mean when it comes to new home construction? In a nutshell it means the same thing; ENERGY STAR® qualified homes will use less energy than a traditionally built house and therefore will result in lower energy bills. But that’s not all; an ENERGY STAR® house will be more comfortable and healthier for your family by controlling the air and moisture within your home.

What would you do with $1200?

Does your home pay you back $1,200 a year? Why not? A new Boone Home with Energy Star features would. Boone Homes, a Richmond home builder, has incorporated the latest Energy Star construction technology into the homes we are building. The new construction technology is saving about $1,200 a year on energy bills. How do we know? Easy. Boone Homes took two heating bills from December 2010 for homes built exactly alike in all ways except one had Energy Star features, the other did not. The home with Energy Star features outperformed the non-Energy Star home by roughly $100! This study was only comparing new homes, not new to used. What would the difference have been if the home had been a used home? I can safely assume the difference would have been more significant.

Showcase Richmond New Homes Ready for You

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The showcase inventory home located at 14113 Charter Landing Court will not last long. The home, constructed by Richmond home builder, Boone Homes, features a splendid and functional floor plan melded with luxury and practicality. The first floor study can provide a private business oasis without sacrificing proximity to the family or can double as another bedroom for the occasional holiday guest. The placid master suite bath will provide relaxation for even the most stressful of days. The soaking tub can drown away difficulties and events while renewing the spirit. No need to get out of the tub, however, your separate shower will help for the days on the go.

Richmond New Homes Offer the Best Value for Your Dollar

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I don’t know about you, but I have been budgeting my money lately, and carefully scrutinizing every purchase that I make. I think we all have been choosing items more carefully, and making sure we get the best value for our dollar; but, sometimes it’s hard to know what the best value is. If something is cheaper, maybe the quality isn’t as good, or maybe there are hidden costs. Have you ever seen a commercial advertising a new car at some ridiculously low price, and think: “What’s the catch?” There’s always a catch, right? If you investigate, you find out that you really can’t purchase a car for that price — unless of course you don’t plan on needing an engine or tires. Sometimes it can be the same way in the housing market: The lowest price for Richmond new homes isn’t always the best value.

Richmond New Homes: Prime Showcase Inventory

Boone Homes, a Richmond home builder, is building immediate delivery showcase inventory homes even when many other builders cannot. At Haywood Village in Charter Colony, Boone Homes has currently built and finished 3 showcase inventory homes. Each home has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3,000 to 3,100 finished square feet with additional unfinished space for storage. The owner’s suite enjoys a private bath with a soaking tub and separate shower, two large walk-in closets and a relaxing sitting room for late night reading. The gourmet kitchen is designed to enhance work flow while interacting with the rest of the family. Each home has a first floor study for that late conference call or work from home day.

The No Maintenance Life: Free to Leave

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The golden years are to be enjoyed and celebrated with the important people in our lives. Home maintenance and yard work should not fit into the “important” and “celebrate” category of this stage of life. For this very reason Richmond home builder, Boone Homes, intentionally designed the Courtyard Homes in Tarrington on the James. These villa homes are designed to accentuate life, not maintenance. The Tarrington Courtyard Homes have two predominant characteristics our architects kept at the forefront of their design of this neighborhood.

Real Estate Mathamatics Gone Wild

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Today’s real estate mathematicians have attempted to reduce the purchase of a home to a mathematical equation. The basic concept behind the equation is the assumption that all homes have walls, a roof, windows and doors. Because all homes have these features, they should be comparable and measured similarly. This method of measurement is called “price per square foot.” While the scheme is phenomenal, the math is a little fuzzy. I fear a good part of the equation has been overlooked. In the light of de-fuzzing mathematics, Boone Homes, a Richmond home builder, has examined the equation and found a few items to help de-fuzz this real estate math.

Luxury One-Floor Living in Richmond Va.

One-floor, luxury living used to be a dream that very few achieved; however, you can make this dream a reality by choosing Richmond home builder Boone Homes to construct your new abode. Boone Homes offers luxury living that meets your lifestyle. For example, at Bellingham at Twin Hickory, our luxury one-floor living can make life easier for you and your family.

38.1% Virtue of a New Boone Home

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Does your home feel like you are living outdoors under a blue tarp? The heater is on, the sweater is on, the house shoes are on and you’re freezing! You would like to blow your nose if Jack Frost hadn’t ripped it off during the night. Sipping coffee and reading the newspaper would be a simpler pleasure if you didn’t have to chip a frozen layer of ice off the mug and your fingers quit shaking in the cold. Discontent might surface but the frost line has slowed your reactions and you feel you are living in a modern day ice age. Where does the solution lie? (Did I mention that confusion is a side effect of hypothermia?)

Just Say NO! NO Maintenance Homes That Is

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Sometimes it is difficult to say no to someone when they invite you to an event, or ask a favor. Even if you really don’t want to, you feel an obligation to say yes. But, maybe it is time to start saying NO. Life is too short, and time is the most precious thing we possess. So, why give it away to obligations that aren’t your heart’s desire? Richmond home builder, Boone Homes, makes it easy to say no to the things you hate to do with our No Maintenance communities. By saying yes to Boone Homes, you can start saying NO to pulling weeds, NO to mowing grass, and maybe best of all this winter, NO to shoveling snow. Unless your heart’s desire is to cut grass in the summer and shovel snow in the winter — What is keeping you from saying NO — No Maintenance living that is? Now that you’ve decided on enjoying a maintenance-free life, all you have left to do is decide which Boone Homes’ Richmond new home community is right for you.