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Things to do in Richmond: Home and Garden Show Ah...spring is in the air and with that comes the 35th Annual Richmond Home and Garden Show being held March 4th-6th at the Richmond Raceway Complex on East Laburnum Ave. Tickets are $9 per adult (cash only) with children 16 and under, active or retired military, police, fireman, and EMS all FREE! (I.D. required) Parking is also free and the hours are as follows: Friday: Noon to 9PM Saturday: 10AM-8PM Sunday: 11AM-5PM So come on out and get your spring off to a great start by exploring the newest and greatest (8 comments)
OPEN HOUSE TODAY, 1-4PM 10709 Gayton Rd, Richmond - 02/27/11 09:34 AM
Come on out today, Feb 27th from 1-4PM and tour this GORGEOUS 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on a one acre lot! Other features include: * One car attached garage * Two car detached garage (great work space or for the car collector!) * Wet bar in the family room * Gas, stone fireplace in family room * Rear deck overlooking beautiful mature back yard Too many other amenities to list! Can't wait to see you there!
Shannon Milligan Keller Williams Realty Richmond West 7231 Forest Ave. #303 Richmond, VA 23226 804-248-8207
Join me this Sunday, February 27th from 1PM-4PM for an Open House at 10709 Gayton Road in Richmond. This beautiful colonial home is situated on a one acre lot and boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. The formal living room is highlighted with gleaming hardwood floors and built-in bookcase. Gorgeous gas fireplace is showcased in the large family room with hardwood floors and access to a fantastic deck. The spacious kitchen has abundant storage and is topped off with a nice center island. A separate formal dining room is great for entertaining! Upstairs you will find a wonderful master (4 comments)
Relax, Henrico County! - 02/24/11 09:25 AM
Every now and again I like to treat myself. Whether it be a pedicure, a hot chocolate & pumpkin slice from Starbucks, or taking in a movie all by myself, I think it is important to take a minute and re-charge. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across a great Groupon for the Richmond area : an hour massage for only $35 dollars. (Half off!) I jumped at the chance to purchase it and then forgot about it. This past week has been a stressful one...work, kids, pets. It had been too long since I took some time for myself and (7 comments)
Recent Rankings for Richmond, VA - 02/22/11 04:13 PM
Recent Rankings for Richmond, VA Have you been thinking Richmond would be a good place to call home? Well, I believe it is a FANTASTIC choice! Below are some recent rankings for Richmond which were compiled in the 2011 Richmond Magazine Sourcebook under the title: Richmond's Report Card: · In the 2010 review of best cities for business by Marketwatch, Richmond came in 7th! · According to Forbes.com (April, 2010)Greater Richmond is one of the best 50 places for business and careers. · According to Forbes.com (July 2010) Richmond is 12th among woman for working mothers. · In the Center for Digital Government's 2010 Digital (5 comments)
Henrico County Real Estate: Home of the Month at Hunton Park Been looking for some place special to call home? Look no further! Ryan Homes is offering a fantastic February Home of the Month at The Ridge at Hunton Park. The Victoria Falls model on Lot 3A offers plenty of space to sprawl out with over 3900sqft and includes 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, stone front veneer, and 12 X 16 deck. A Gourmet kitchen is highlighted with cognac maple cabinets, granite counter tops, large center island, and topped off with a morning room...this truly is a cooks paradise! Hardwoods (4 comments)
Things To Do In Richmond: Monster Jam - 02/20/11 09:06 AM
"Get your motor running....head out on the highway...looking for adventure...and whatever comes our way." This of course is Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild" but on February 25th and 26th it will be describing the Thunder Nationals/Advance Auto Parts MONSTER JAM! Head on out to the Richmond Coliseum with your kids (and some earplugs!) and watch these Monster Trucks in action! There will be three shows: Friday the 25th at 7:30PM and Saturday the 26th at 2PM and 7:30PM. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster, at the Richmond Coliseum Box office, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Kids ages 2-12 are only $5 (4 comments)
Just Bought a Richmond Home? Remember to Change the Locks! - 02/19/11 09:55 AM
Just Bought a Richmond Home? Remember to Change the Locks! Buying a home can be a daunting and yet exhilarating experience. We take care in finding the right house, hiring the right inspectors, and securing movers who are reputable. We think about the perfect accent towels, the exact placement of our furniture, and where we can hang our artwork. But, one thing many fail to consider is changing the locks on their new home that they just so heavily invested in. Think about it. How many people had keys to the home prior to you moving in? The previous owner had one. (8 comments)
Things To Do In Richmond: John Mellencamp - 02/18/11 04:18 PM
No need to go to FYE and buy that old John Mellencamp CD to "hold onto 16 as long as you can" when the real deal will be coming to the Landmark Theatre , Richmond on Thursday, February 24th at 7PM! Tickets are on sale now at www.richmondcenterstage.com and start at $46.50. Thinking of ditching your little Pink House for something a little bigger on the Henrico County Real Estate or Richmond Real Estate market? Then contact me, Shannon Milligan, at Home Sweet Henrico and let me light your way to Home Sweet Home! (8 comments)
Things to do in Richmond: Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance - 02/17/11 08:38 AM
Get ready for an evening of Irish enchantment with Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance coming to the Landmark Theatre on Tuesday, February 22nd at 7:30PM! Tickets are on sale now and range in price from $30 - $60. For more information, please call 804-646-4213 Ready to stop tapping around and start getting jiggy on the Henrico County Real Estate or surrounding Richmond Real Estate market? Then contact me, Shannon Milligan, at Home Sweet Henrico today and let me light your way to Home Sweet Home!
Hurry in today to see this beautiful Lafayette town home available for immediate delivery at the Villas at Hunton Park in desired Glen Allen, Virginia! This fantastic brick- front end unit with 2 car garage is spacious with over 2800sqft. and boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and 2 half baths. Gorgeous 42" maple cabinets and granite counter tops are a cooks dream in this gourmet kitchen with stainless steel double ovens, microwave, and refrigerator. Gleaming Bruce hardwood floors can be found throughout the main level and foyer. Luxury awaits after a long day in the master bathroom with maple (6 comments)
Things to do In Richmond: A 360-Degree Look at World Events with Anderson Cooper - 02/15/11 07:54 AM
You've heard right, the Silver Fox is coming to Richmond's Landmark Theatre on Saturday, February 19 at 8PM and on Sunday, February 20th at 4PM. Although tickets are sold via subscriptions, there may be some single tickets available through the Richmond Forum and they can be reached at 804-330-3993. If you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this Emmy Award winning journalist, you will surely have a magical Richmond evening! Ready to take a 360 look at the Henrico County Real Estate or Richmond Real Estate market? Contact me, Shannon Milligan, at Home Sweet Henrico today and let me light your (7 comments)
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! May your day be filled with love, family, friends, and happiness! "It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic, from my standpoint, and I just LOVE real estate." - Donald Trump. Ready to fall in love with a new home? Then contact me, Shannon Milligan, at Home Sweet Henrico and let me light your way to Home Sweet Home on the Henrico County Real Estate or surrouding Richmond Real Estate market!
Join me (Shannon Milligan, Keller Williams Realty) today, Sunday, FEB. 13th from 2-4PM for an OPEN HOUSE at 9300 N Baffy Court, Glen Allen! This beautiful, bright and airy condo (Listed by Dawn Sclater, Keller Williams Realty) offers maintenance free living at it's best! Features include a gas fireplace, dishwasher, washer and dryer, gas cooking, security system, cathedral ceilings, dining area, balcony, central air, and more! Located near I64, I95, and I295! Listed for $109, 500! ***Price is below tax assessment of $114,600!***
See you there! (3 comments)
Things To Do In Richmond: Richmond Boat Show - 02/12/11 01:08 PM
Set your sails and glide on down to the Richmond Boat Show being held Friday, February 18-Sunday, February 20th at the Richmond Raceway Complex on Laburnum Avenue. With 18 dealers displaying everything from saltwater fishing boats to motor yachts, there is sure to be something for every boat enthusiast. In addition, there will be a NASCAR Simulator for you to show off your inner Jimmie Johnson! Tickets are $9. For more information, please visit: www.agievents.com or call 804-425-6556. Want some smooth sailing placing your home on the Henrico County Real Estate or Richmond Real Estate market? Then contact me, Shannon Milligan, (4 comments)
If you happen to be in Glen Allen, VA, you may find yourself driving on Staples Mill Road and asking yourself "what the heck IS that place?" That, my friend, is Saguaro Hill. Looking like something right out of the desert, Saguaro Hill isn't a landscaping company, it isn't a restaurant, it isn't a motel...no, it is a magnificent piece of art that is the home residence of J.T. Pemberton. Curious about the history of this property, I did a little research and came across this article via Google. I hope you enjoy the read as much as I did (6 comments)
Having A Richmond Open House This Weekend? Be Prepared! There is often debate as to if an open house is beneficial to the sale of a home. Personally, I come from the stand point of "why not?" I have seen homes sell after a buyer visits an open house, and I have seen it have no effect at all. But, I know one thing is for sure: your home won't sell because of an open house if you don't have one. So, if you find yourself having a Richmond open house this weekend, make it count! Below are some tips on preparing for (4 comments)
Join me (Shannon Milligan, Keller Williams Realty) this Sunday, FEB. 13th from 2-4PM for an OPEN HOUSE at 9300 N Baffy Court, Glen Allen! This beautiful, bright and airy condo (Listed by Dawn Sclater, Keller Williams Realty) offers maintenance free living at it's best! Features include a gas fireplace, dishwasher, washer and dryer, gas cooking, security system, cathedral ceilings, dining area, balcony, central air, and more! Located near I64, I95, and I295! Listed for $109, 500! ***Price is below tax assessment of $114,600!***
Keller Williams Realty Richmond West 7231 Forest Ave. #303 Richmond, VA 23226
Were you one of the MILLIONS who witnessed poor Christina's fumble on Super Ball Sunday? Think you can do better?! Here is your chance! The Richmond Flying Squirrels will be holding National Anthem auditions Saturday, February 12th from 9am - 12pm. For more information to schedule your audition, please visit: Squirrels Baseball. In addition, Mascot auditions will be held after the Nation Anthem auditions from 12:30p.m. -3p.m. Those trying out will be showcasing their dance, acting, ability with props, and interview skills so come prepared! For more information or to schedule your audition, please visit: Squirrels Baseball. Love to sing but can't carry (5 comments)
I will never forget the day my dad told me he was getting remarried. I was eleven years old and in the 5th grade. He had met a lovely woman and they were ready to take the next step. I was slightly surprised, but not upset. It was his next words that shook me to the core - "We are moving." My life was OVER! After living through the experience and then moving my own children several times, I understand the stress a move can cause kids. They are frightened of a strange, new place, don't want to leave their (6 comments)
Proposed Changes to School Schedule for Chesterfield County Schools - 02/07/11 09:08 PM
Chesterfield County Public Schools are proposing a plan to build in 9 early release days so teachers can have more staff development time. According to reports, children would "get out of classes the third Wednesday of every month" excluding the months of May and December. This is a concern to many parents who would have to find childcare for those days their children would not be in school. If you have concerns, or would like to weigh in on this discussion, please send your emails to: email@example.com or mail to "Proposed Calendar, c/o Donna Dalton, Chesterfield County Public Schools, P.O. Box 10, (0 comments)
Henrico County Real Estate Spotlight: Hunton Estates Hunton Estates is a beautiful community developed by Atack Properties and is located in picturesque Glen Allen, Virginia. It's a commuters dream with easy access to I295, I95, and I64, and just 10 minutes to the Short Pump Town Center and the Innsbrook area.Nearby shopping and attractions include Martins Grocery Store, Petco, Target, and even Kings Dominion, which is located approximately 20 minutes away! This single family neighborhood boasts mature trees, large, spacious lots, and upon completion there will be 165 total units. Hunton Estates also has a bustling social scene with a (0 comments)
Richmond Area High Schools: "Report Cards" Now On Newsstands As a Realtor, one of the most often asked questions is "so, how are the schools?" This is a tough question for us in the real estate business as the answer is subjective. My opinion of a school doesn't mean that another person will share the same sentiments. And since buyers are relying on our expertise, they would most likely hold our opinion as fact. In order to keep this from happening, we are not allowed to comment on schools. But, we can point you to information for you to make your own opinion and decision. In the most recent (3 comments)
I don't know how many times I have heard that statement, but it always amazes me. We recently had a home for sale and after roughly 10 showings within the first two days, we received two offers during that time period. Now, the one offer was rather low and they probably would have come up in their offering but they never got a chance because... the other offer...well, it was a FANTASTIC offer. It came in exactly where the comparables were showing it would. In addition to the (9 comments)
Just moved to the Richmond area and looking for something fun to do with your kids? Look no further! For a day filled with play, laughs, and some yummy sweets, plan a visit to the Children's Museum in Short Pump and then to the Sweet Spot for a little treat! First, let your children's imaginations run wild while burning off some energy at the Children's Museum of Richmond! With two great locations (Glen Allen and Richmond) there is plenty of fun to be had. Both locations boast fun exhibits, art rooms, and various programs to keep your kids (and you!) (6 comments)
Looking for a night out with the family without breaking the bank? Then check out these local Richmond restaurants where kids eat FREE! Applebees: Every Tuesday from 5PM-9Pm kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Location: 10151 Brook Road, Glen Allen. Chick fil A: Every Tuesday from 5PM-7PM kids will receive a complimentary 4pc kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Location: 3380 Pump Road, Henrico. Ledo Pizza: Every Tuesday kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. Every Wednesday kids eat free with a paying adult. Location: 4030 Gathering Place. Glen Allen. (11 comments)
According to the latest addition of the Richmond Magazine, the following were the Top-Selling Subdivisions in the Richmond Metro area: 1. Charter Colony- Single family homes, townhomes. Number of homes sold: 73. Average price: $289,916. Location: Chesterfield County. 2. West Broad Village- Townhomes. Number of homes sold: 44. Average price: $356,383. Location: Henrico County. 3. Ladysmith Village - Single family homes, townhomes. Number of homes sold: 41. Average price: $206,142. Location: Caroline County. 4. Hunton Park - Single family homes, townhomes. Number of homes sold: 37. Average price: $364,080. Location: Henrico County. 5.Magnolia Green - Single family homes. Number of homes sold: (2 comments)
What's Driving Buyers To Buy Homes? - 02/01/11 08:05 PM
Great article by Phyllis Lerner on what motivates buyers in todays market. Read it over and then give me a call if you are ready to make your move in the Henrico County Real Estate or Richmond Real Estate market!
Via Phyllis Lerner, Realtor - Broker / Owner - Westchester County NY (William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC): The Wall Street Journal is reporting that "affordability" was the top reason for home buying in 2010. That makes sense, especially considering the recent market conditions. Buyers, as always, are looking for a bargain but, more than ever, they've been enticed by low home prices and low interest rates (3 comments)
I LOVE the Sound of New Construction!! - 02/01/11 02:31 PM
As I am sitting here trying to get some much needed work done, I am constantly being interrupted by the sound of bulldozers, trucks, and hammers. Annoying? A little. But only because of concentration. But, what strikes me more is the sound of a recovering market. I will take that sound all day long! Not only is it a positive sign for our economy, but it reassures me that our neighborhood (in Henrico County, Virginia) is alive and well!
The first photo is a new single family being built by Ryan Homes. It is the Verona model. Pricing starts at under $310K.
Richmond Real Estate Radon Information - 02/01/11 08:47 AM
Richmond Real Estate Radon Information Remove your smoke detectors and unbuckle your seatbealts. Sounds crazy, right? You would never tell anyone to remove their smoke detectors or unbuckle their seat belt, would you? And neither would I. We take so many precautions to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and yet many are missing the mark on one very important thing - Radon Testing. Did you know that Radon is estimated to be the second leading cause of lung cancer? Did you know that Radon can be found in homes with basements,crawl spaces, and even homes on a slab? Radon (5 comments)
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