The next phase in getting ready for your Richmond new homes is to de-clutter. There are three main actions to de-cluttering. These actions are organize, store or dispose. We will start with dispose as it is the easiest to discuss. Though we don’t anticipate you will ever be featured on the show Hoarders, the concept to begin with is: if you have not used the item in question in the last year, then get rid of it. Items in this category range from the sweater Aunt Sally gave as a gift last year to the collection of teaspoons left in the box from the last move. Sifting through each item with care and thoughtful analysis will reveal if the item should stay or go.
The second step in getting ready for your new homes in Richmond is to take steps to depersonalize your used home. As harsh as that sounds, what we really mean is it is time to neutralize the home. There are several areas that you may consider neutralizing. The first area that will make a dramatic statement will be your wall coverings. Keep in mind that you are not losing your soul by changing wall colors. The paint that spelled home to you may only scream “work” to the potential buyer looking at your home. Statistics have shown that if a home is neutralized it appeals to a wider range of possible buyers, and this home is now meant for someone else, as we talked about in part one.
Those ready to sell their current houses so that they can buy Richmond new homes should know that the best time to sell a used home is in the spring after the winter’s hibernation. Home sales in general tend to be more active in the spring, and people are more likely to be optimistic about buying. As you consider your move into a new home, you should consider what will be necessary to prepare your used home for someone else’s enjoyment.
The preparation to leave your home could be difficult, as you have lived in a place filled with memories of events which will soon be in the care of another person. A chapter in life will be left behind, only to open a new chapter with more life to experience. For a successful transition, you need to first and foremost believe the next chapter in your life will be filled with just as many experiences and wonderful memories as the last. As you anticipate the beginning of a new set of experiences, you may need to disassociate yourself with your home and let go of the past. Not because you want to forget life’s best memories, but because you are anticipating new ones.
Whether you’re looking to get in shape for summer or would like a fun weekend close to your Richmond new homes, you’ll want to check out the Ukrops’ Monument Avenue 10K next month. Named as one of the best races in the country by USA Today, the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K is expected to have more than 40,000 people turnout to participate in the event on March 31, 2012.
This is sure to be the most entertaining Saturday you’ll experience this spring with Spirit Groups, Party Stops, costumed runners, partying spectators, live music from 30 bands representing genres from Jazz to Indie/Alternative and an exciting post-race party. There is even a kid’s run, so make sure to bring your whole family out to participate.
As winter causes us to retreat inside our Richmond new homes, the chance of us getting sick increases exponentially. Colds, flu or even worse can cause days of discomfort at the very least. While you are bemoaning your discomfort and blaming the virus from an unknown individual who caused your misery, you may want to schedule a visit to the doctor for the right medicine. One quick visit to the doctor and prescription for the right medicine can send you back onto the path of recovery. Avoiding the doctor and using the wrong medicine can prolong your sickness.
For those living in Richmond new homes in Central Virginia, winter has been tremendous so far. Temperatures have hovered in the 50s and 60s most of the winter making Central Virginia seem more like a winter escape destination. In all this wonderful weather, it is necessary to point out there is always a chance for snow, like what happened just a few days ago. During this flurry of bad weather, the Richmond area enjoyed 4 to 6 inches of fresh and fluffy snow. The snow made every Boone Homes neighborhood appear as if each home had just been painted in a Thomas Kinkade city of lights. Though beautiful, snow still has a side effect.
Side Effect of Snow: Shoveling
Want hassle-free, spacious Richmond new homes? We have your answer. We have two new homes available at the Villas at Grey Oaks, one of our luxury, no maintenance communities. But, that’s not all. We have just lowered prices on both of these homes, making now the best time purchase your dream home.
The Croftmore B has been reduced to $534,950 from $586,274, and offers a first-floor study as well as a formal dining room in a 3,093 square foot home. The Highcroft L has been reduced to $509,950 from $555,324, and also offers a first-floor study and formal dining room in a spacious 3,040 square foot home.
February is the month of Love. Here at Boone Homes, Valentine’s Day sparks love in the architects of our Richmond new homes. We do not believe in fostering a fickle love deserving flowers and chocolate, soon to be forgotten. The love of a Boone architect is a steadfast love of design, developing each new home with timeless architecture. The special relationship between excellence and design grows daily out of love for providing you with a new home with award-winning architecture. Each day our architect spends his time carefully developing each detail of this love relationship. Every space of the home is carefully crafted with love to ensure the each homeowner has the chance to build dreams and experiences to match.
Flowers make such a temporary gift. Even with the best “arrive alive” system, flowers only last a few days or at the longest a week. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but diamonds certainly do not give a girl a place to create memories. Dinner makes for a great moment, though soon forgotten. The gift that keeps on giving is one of our new high-performance Richmond new homes.
What are the benefits of gifting a new Boone Home this Valentines? One reason is each space is planned to build memories. For example: your kids have plenty of space in the family room to play while the family’s head chef mixes a soufflé and enjoys a delicate chardonnay. After the little ones have been sent to bed, a romantic comedy can grace the screen while the cares of the day almost dance away with the flames of the fireplace. As evening turns into night you can retreat to the owner’s suite. Bubbles wash away any remaining stress in the soaking tub setting up the finale in the owner’s suite retreat with a snuggly blanket and a great read.
There is a lot of talk in Washington these days about insider trading and the “ethical” dilemma of allowing congress to capitalize on information while the general public may not. While congress begins their debate we will share some Boone Homes insider information about our Richmond new homes that that is perfectly legal. This insider information is based on data of what has happened recently, forecasts for this year and years of experience in building new homes.
Insider information with real life data shows that in the last few weeks Boone Homes has sold nearly our entire new home inventory. This bit of information alone can seem like an irregularity in the market until you meld it with the forecast for this year from the National Association of Home Builders. The association asserts that there will be an increased demand for new homes creating a shortage by the 3rd quarter of 2012. In conversations with local real estate professionals on the beat, this information does not seem to be exclusive to home builders as they claim to have seen the best beginning to the spring housing market since before the “Great Recession.”
Chefs great and small all have one thing in common: their cooking can sometimes create odors that don’t necessarily complement your Richmond new homes’ atmosphere. Who knew that the smell of burnt cake, the odor left behind from fried fish or the garlic in last night’s pasta could entrench itself so deeply in your homes? The battle lines have been drawn. Odor can disperse throughout a home easily when cooking, unless you have a vented hood above your cooking space.
We believe in building every new home with a way to remove unnecessary kitchen odors before they permeate the home. The method of removing the air-bound odors is through a vented hood installed over the kitchen range. The vented hood pulls the odors directly off the range top and promptly shows them the door.
Would you purchase the services of a doctor who offered the lowest price on eye surgery? Would you blindly (pun intended) sign the paperwork and lay on the surgery table if you didn’t see a certificate on the surgeon’s wall showing she had passed the basic requirements needed for graduating as a surgeon? What kind of questions would you ask? Would you be more interested in finding the lowest bidder to perform surgery on your eye? Why or why not? It seems funny to even ask these questions as most would rather pay excessively more for a competent and reputable eye surgeon as they would feel they had a better chance at coming out with the results they were expecting. At Boone Homes, we see (pun intended) this analogy applying to Richmond new homes.
As the days of winter linger and the New Year grows from infancy into the toddler stage, it feels right to discuss summer. Summer is right around the corner, and it is time to think and plan vacations as well as who is going to maintain the home while you’re relaxing with a mixed drink in the Caribbean sun. While the thoughts of sunsets, relaxing music and sun waft through your subconscious, the need for someone to mow the grass, clean the gutters and touch up the exterior paint on the house captivate the forefront. Unless – you live in one of our no maintenance neighborhoods of Richmond new homes, then all you have to do is plan for the sunset on the beach. Not a bad trade off.
Those currently shopping for Richmond new homes will love this basement home that is ready for occupancy. There are plenty of reasons why you will want to take a look at this new home located in the Richmond community of Tarrington on the James. The first floor boasts an expansive family room with a gas log fire place turned down low for that late night show. The cozy breakfast area and designer kitchen with granite countertops augment the interior appeal of the home and provide the gathering place for the party, or holiday event.
With all of the first floor adorned with hardwood floors, there is little reason to shy away from hosting a party in the formal dining room. Retreat to the first-floor study for the mid-afternoon conference call without deserting the family. This expansive home boasts six bedrooms and 5.5 baths.
Welcome Home! We are so thankful for all who chose one of our beautiful Richmond new homes as their home of choice in 2011. Now in 2012 we are looking forward to serving more families as they make the largest investment choice of their lifetime.
Here at Boone Homes, we are proud to serve clients and build homes in some of Richmond’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Tarrington, Grey Oaks, Kinloch, Founder’s Bridge and Charter Colony name but a few of the neighborhoods where you can find the craftsmanship of a Boone Home. These communities are located in the most exclusive areas of Glen Allen, Goochland and Chesterfield counties.
Every New Year’s resolution is challenged heavily in week three and four. Resolve is tested and determination is harassed. Each step of the resolution becomes more difficult with each passing moment. As one of the top builders of luxury homes in Richmond, we have made some resolutions this coming year. Here is one of them:
Allow our experience to guide us. Today is different from yesterday in that stormy waters of technology are still being charted. Our experience in building new homes in the Richmond area has provided us with a wealth of knowledge and understanding for what buyers see as essential when considering a new luxury home. Every step of our process displays the length of Boone Homes experience in building new luxury homes. This year is not a year of rebuilding, but of recalibration. A year in which we use the tools we became familiar with last year and calibrate them into perfect precision. Our reward? So far in 2012, our reward has been the best sales in January for the last several years.
“Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice-President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans.” That was how President Obama began his speech on the State of the Union in 2011. In his speech, President Obama reviewed the past year and cast a vision for the new and coming days of 2011, accounts of which now adorn the history books. If we had a State of the Union address about our Richmond new homes, what would it sound like? I think it would sound something like this.
The speech would need to start with some of the pleasantries so we would begin by addressing our crowd, “Mr. Homeowner, Ms. Homeowner, Illustrious Mr. Prospective Homeowner and fellow Americans.” After the opening introductions, we’re on to the accomplishments.
Only One Left! We are now getting ready to begin construction on the last remaining Richmond new home in Haywood Village at Charter Colony. The home will be built on a very level swing set lot located in a cul-de-sac home site. This home will feature five bedrooms 3.5 baths, and will feel expansive at roughly 3,100 square feet.
The owner’s suite will feature a luxurious retreat to escape from the cares of the day and a refreshing bath to drown the stresses of the day in a steamy bubble bath. A gourmet kitchen will be masterfully adorned with detailed paneling and molding, ready for the master chef to blend, bake and sauté. You’ll find that you can enjoy family or friends in the formal dining room with plenty of space to entertain in a formal living room. Retreat to the first-floor study for that mid-afternoon conference call, or curl up by the fireplace with the family and enjoy an adventurous movie.
The hopes, dreams and potential of yesteryear are now in action. Yesterday is gone along with 2011. Today is a new day. Today we are ready for action. Here at Boone Homes, we’re taking 2012 aggressively and capturing every possibility with intention. This year will be an adventure. The adventure begins today. In this new quest, we will release a multitude of new offerings for the coming year. Some will be secrets shared just in time; others will be exciting changes for our Richmond new homes that will infuse strength into an already star studded crown of achievement.
One of the new and exciting pieces of news will be the release of new floor plans, architecture and design for our floor plans. All our new home designs are carefully thought out by an award-winning architect who integrates style and luxury with a masterful blend of architecture and chic design. Each plan is carefully scrutinized to ensure a minimum amount of space is lost or unused. The plans will then be tested in the field and improved upon.
What will the New Year bring us? After the eggnog is consumed, the confetti is cleaned up and the cleaning service has swept up the last streamer, we will gaze into the abyss of the crystal ball to discern the fate of Richmond new homes in 2012. Because a crystal ball is inaccurate, we will resort to the available data to glean what may be in store for 2012. The data seems to imply significant change on the horizon. Used home inventory will remain high, energy prices will continue to rise, inflation will continue to place pressure on consumer goods and new home inventory will be low. What does this mean to a prospective new home buyer?
First: Used homes will always be available and will continue to struggle with energy efficiency. The nostalgia of yesteryear will be available on the New Year’s market and they will continue to compete against new high-performing homes. These high-performing homes are not a trend, they are here to stay and will never be more affordable than they are right now. Used homes will still have the lowest cost of homeownership, but will be competing with high performance homes when the next sales cycle arises.