Learn Why Hollywood Chooses to Film near Richmond Neighborhoods

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Richmond has been the sight of many films throughout Hollywood and there is a reason for its popularity, historic preservation. Over the year the Historic Richmond Foundation has managed to save and rehab several of Richmond’s historic buildings making it a beautiful shooting location for film and television. From Hannibal to the current Best Picture nominee, Lincoln, many producers have chosen to shoot big budget films near Richmond neighborhoods. This Thursday, January 31, 2013, the Historic Richmond Foundation invites Richmond residents to learn more about Hollywood in Richmond by attending “Walk in the Footsteps of Spielberg and Lincoln.”

Spacious Richmond New Home Available at Westcott at Grey Oaks

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With the Richmond housing market getting stronger, now is a great time to purchase the Richmond new home of your dreams. At Boone Homes we have beautiful estate and no maintenance homes available for immediate move-in, including this spacious home at Westcott at Grey Oaks. With an amazing 4,110 square feet of living space, this three-story home provides the perfect space for everyone in your family. Priced at $749,950, this luxury single-family home features five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Elegant interiors showcase state-of-the-art features and finishes including hardwood floors with 3-inch wide boards, owner’s suite with separate retreat, dressing area and two large walk-in closets, formal dining room with coffered ceiling, open family room with custom built bookcases, crown molding, natural gas fireplace with black granite surround, and a deluxe mudroom with built in cubbies. A gourmet kitchen provides the perfect space to cook dinner or entertain friends with granite countertops, raised deluxe island, Jenn Air stainless steel appliances, and ceramic tile backsplash.

Dynamic New Floor Plan Provides More Options for Richmond New Home Buyers

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Recently, we announced that we will soon offer luxury Richmond new homes at Ellington at Wyndham. In honor of this exciting new community, Boone Homes has designed nine brand new floor plans. These spacious home designs will feature well-planned interiors that are perfect for entertaining and everyday life. The first floor plan that we would like to introduce is the Westgrove. With approximately 2,925 to 3,418 square feet of living space, this spacious two-story home boasts four bedrooms (5th bedroom optional) with 2.5 bathrooms (3rd second floor bathroom and 4th attic bathroom optional).

Unique Animal Encounters Available near Richmond Neighborhoods

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Many zoos allow you to see giraffes behind a fence or from the seat of a safari ride, but the Metro Richmond Zoo gives you the unique opportunity to feed and pet giraffes. This is an opportunity that few in the United States get to enjoy, but you can experience it right down the road from your Richmond neighborhood. Each day, visitors to the Metro Richmond Zoo can purchase tasty treats to feed these gentle giants. Their 18-20 inch tongue is prehensile which allows them to grasp leaves and tickle your hand as they snatch up your offerings.

Skate your way to Fun near your Richmond New Home

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Load up the car, lace up your skates and visit the Farm Bureau Winter Park at RVA on Ice for some winter fun near your Richmond new home. From ice skating to arts and crafts, this annual event is fun for the entire family. Nestled in the heart of downtown Richmond, this unique experience is available to residents through the end of the month. In addition to ice skating, attendees will enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, holiday music and warming up by a toasty fire pit. Children can also participate in arts and crafts on Saturdays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. For the remaining Saturdays, children can get their face painted and make natural bird feeders (1/12), Martin Luther King historic activities (1/19) and Chinese New Year crafts (1/26).

Go Behind the Scenes at Maymont near your Richmond New Home

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If you are looking for some family fun near your Richmond new home, then Maymont invites you to walk through the Employees Only door and experience the Nature Center as you have never seen it before. Attendees ages five and older will get a firsthand look at the care required to maintain 13 aquariums and more than 200 animals. This fantastic event will be held Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $6 per person and $3 if you are a member of the Maymont. Maymont is a 100-acre American estate that was occupied by the Dooley family for 32 years before being turned into a museum shortly after the death of Mrs. Dooley. The Maymont Foundation took over responsibility of the museum in 1975 and extensive restoration and conservation has preserved the authenticity of the property.

Time is Right to Purchase a New Home in Richmond, VA

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2012 has been a great year for the housing market and 2013 looks to be even better. Home values in the Richmond metro area are up 3 percent for 2012, which is good news for the housing market, but means that new homes will cost more in six months. So why wait to purchase your dream home? Don’t wait for prices to continue to rise, purchase your perfect new home in Richmond, Va. today!

Craftsman Home Available at Westcott at Grey Oaks

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Start the New Year in a beautiful new home when you purchase this beautiful Craftsman new home at Westcott at Grey Oaks. Featuring the Oxbridge floor plan, this luxury Richmond new home is priced at $779,950. Located on home site 55, this spacious single-family home boasts 4,439 square feet of well-designed living space with five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Everyday life is enhanced with upscale features and finishes that include a gourmet kitchen showcasing Jenn Air stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, airy family room with stone fireplace and custom built bookcases, hardwood floors, formal dining room with coffered ceiling, and stunning owner’s suite with two walk-in closets and luxurious owner’s bathroom. An Energy Star efficiency package that includes a tank-less water heater, “super” Low E windows with 366 glass, LED lighting and more helps to reduce energy bills by 30 percent.

Home Builders Confident in Turnaround: Great Time to Purchase Richmond New Home

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As the housing market continues to improve, home builders’ confidence that a turnaround will endure continues to increase. This month, the confidence level increased two points to 47 from November. That is the highest reading since just before the housing market plummeted in April 2006. While 47 still denotes some need for improvement, it is a far better than the 17 it was in October 2011. As builders report that the market is improving for newly built homes, buyers should be more confident that now is the perfect time to purchase a Richmond new home.

Getting your No Maintenance Home in Richmond Holiday Guest Ready

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The holidays are just around the corner and this weekend thousands of people will travel several hours to come home for the holidays. The great thing about our no maintenance homes in Richmond is that they are designed with your overnight guests in mind. Here are some great reasons why our no maintenance homes will help your guests enjoy their holiday visit:

Popular Home Design Available at Richmond New Home Community

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Buyers looking for a spacious new home in Richmond will love the popular Toddbury home currently available at Tarrington on the James Estate Homes. This five bedroom and 4.5 bathroom home is priced at $779,950. Elegant interiors of this spacious home include a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a raised deluxe island, stainless steel appliances, double oven and ceramic tile backsplash. Additional luxury features and finishes include a butler’s pantry with wet bar, private first floor study with covered patio, open family room with custom built bookcases, owner’s suite with expansive sitting area and dressing area, hardwood floors, formal dining room with coffered ceiling, crown molding and mudroom with built in cubbies. Energy saving features include high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, “super” Low E windows with 366 glass, upgraded insulation package and a Energy Star tank-less water heater. A walk-up attic with fifth bedroom provides additional storage and living space.

Richmond Luxury Homes Coming Soon at Ellington

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2012 has been a great year for Boone Homes and 2013 is going to be even better! Our newest community, Ellington, will give buyers more opportunities to purchase the Richmond luxury home of their dreams when it opens in Spring 2013. Located in Wyndham, Ellington is the first new community to be built in the master-planned community in over a decade. Upon completion, buyers will have 56 spacious single-family homes to choose from and over the next 90 days , we will release the brand new floor plans being offered at Ellington. The nine new home designs will feature 2,854 to 3,800 square feet of well-designed living space with optional basements and finished attics available. Additional features of the home include two-car garages, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, spacious owner’s suites with large walk-in closets and much more. Architecture of the homes will include rustic, French country, traditional, Tudor, and arts and craft.

The Perfect No Maintenance Home in Richmond, Va

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The quest for the perfect no maintenance home in Richmond, Va has been an ongoing pursuit for a Boone Homes architect. Research of the perfect home, combined with conversations with homeowners and prospective home owners, have encouraged us to design and build a no maintenance home which would have several key features. These features include: Owner’s suite on the first floor A second or third bedroom located on the first floor A second full bath on the first floor First floor study Laundry room on the first floor

Retreat to a Country Setting for the Holidays

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday are now behind us and our minds are thinking of sleigh rides, Christmas trees, shopping, gifts and retiring to the country to enjoy the peaceful season. Retreating to enjoy the season is easy when you live in the country setting of the Coach Homes of Kinloch. Why? To start off, the neighborhood is considered a maintenance free neighborhood. Your driveway is cleared after the snow settles in the winter, painting is done on the home as needed, gutters are kept clean and many other tedious chores are no longer yours to complete when you purchase a no maintenance home in Richmond, Va. No maintenance equals a winter wonderland and, for that matter, summer paradise.

Demand for No Maintenance Homes in Richmond, Va is on the Rise

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This year we have experienced the best new home sales we have seen in the last four years. Bellingham at Twin Hickory, a community of no maintenance homes in Richmond, Va., has seen the most significant increases. These homes are located in the heart of Glen Allen and boast the most convenient lifestyle. Surrounded by a network of sidewalks, parks, dining and entertainment, the community can arguably be defined as one of the best around. One can be at the library, at the park or merely enjoying the afternoon sunshine during a stroll.

Richmond, Virginia New Home Builder Thankful for Your Support in 2012

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The year 2012 has had its fair share of good and difficult days. As we celebrate this holiday season it is good to remember what we are thankful for. Today, Boone Homes, a Richmond, Virginia new home builder, is proud to announce we are 15% ahead of sales as compared to last year. For this increase we are thankful. Thankful that so many have chosen Boone Homes as the Richmond new home builder of their choice, not only for the past, but also for the present. We are thankful for the many who could have chosen another home either new or used, yet chose to purchase a new Boone Home. We are also thankful for those who are still considering a new Boone Home.

This Holiday Season we are Thankful for our Dedicated Boone Homes Team

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In the midst of this season of remembrance and thankfulness, it is good to remember the people who work day to day to create our beautiful new homes in Richmond. The process could not start without our architectural staff who works tirelessly to design every detail of the homes. Nor could we expect the homes to sparkle with the latest finishes if our selections coordinators did not have a great eye for design. Construction would grind to a halt and production would not be able to move homeowners in on time if we did not have an excellent production team lead by the most competent experts in the field. Pieces of the home would be lacking if our estimating department did not control the costs and ensure complete packages are delivered to each Richmond custom home. We also could not expect the office to be run efficiently without the commitment of our office staff who collect, organize, receive, pay and administrate all our sales. Boone Homes’ sales professionals are commendable as they are dedicated to each client personally and endeavor to make the experience as personal and pleasant as possible.

New Custom Homes in Richmond, Virginia Feature Latest Construction Technology

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Sales for custom homes in Richmond, Virginia are on the rise. Boone Homes in Westcott at Grey Oaks has seen the greatest increase year over year since the great recession started. One simply has to drive down the streets of Westcott at Grey Oaks to see the activity which was silent or absent in years past. Each new home being built in Westcott at Grey Oaks is equipped with the latest technology and construction practices. Take the latest custom home sold at 11944 Westcott Landing Court, which was designed to be built with a basement. While basements are one of the most requested features of a new home, there are several types of construction methods which can be used. The most common methods include cinder block on a concrete footing, engineered walls directly on a crushed stone base directly on the ground or solid concrete poured walls poured on top of a concrete footing. Each method will vary by cost and permeation of water and ultimately durability. Boone Home has selected to build all our basement homes with a poured concrete wall. Why? We have found the extra expense of building the home increases energy efficiency, reduces water penetration and ultimately performs better than the other alternatives.

Undecided? You Still have a Choice in this New Home

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Still undecided about what to do? You still have time to research, understand what can be done and make a decision. We still have a couple of weeks left. Not to vote – that has already been decided, but you can still decide on what your kitchen will look like in the newest home located in Tarrington on the James. This new home located at 3225 Fulbrook Drive in Midlothian, Virginia is at a stage where the last little bit of siding is being applied and soon the kitchen will be installed. Each graceful detail of the home’s interior is in the undecided category. Not that the award winning selections coordinators at Boone Homes, a Richmond custom home builder, have not already analyzed what the options could be. We are only awaiting a decision.

Resale vs. a New Home in Richmond, VA

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If you are ready to purchase a new home in Richmond, VA it is always a good idea to compare available inventory of used homes with the available inventory of new homes. Why? Great question. When you entertain the idea of purchasing a used home, though your investment may be sound, there is stylistic and personal preference updating to contend with. While this may not be a tremendous issue, updating may just be the issue worth considering in the initial cost of homeownership equation. For example, replacing appliances in the kitchen to a similar appliance with a more contemporary flair or simply a color change can cost anywhere from $2,000 for simpler homes to over $10,000 and you still have a used home.