A home inspection is an important step when you're buying or selling a home, so it pays to know what an inspection entails and exactly what kind of information it reveals.
Our REALTORS® explain the following points buyers and sellers need to know about home inspections for Richmond homes for sale.
Contact us to learn more about home inspections and how they can benefit buyers as well as sellers. And whether you're buying or selling a home in the Richmond area, our experience and knowledge of the local area can help make your transaction proceed smoothly.
If you're a parent of a school-age child, or school-age children, your home probably will need to accommodate some distance learning when the new school year starts. Below, interior designers and a professional organizer share four must-have items and practical tips for creating a study space at home, plus a few design tips to make your home office more conducive to working from home!
For the Home School
1. Functional Desk
2. Comfortable Seating
If space allows, create a secondary study area or reading nook with an alternate seating option to provide a change of scenery during the day. Consider a quiet corner with a nice view and a floor cushion, beanbag or comfy armchair.
3. Practical Storage and Organization System
4. Good Lighting
For the Home Office
1. Design With Video Meetings in Mind
2. Add Biophilic Elements to Promote Wellness
3. Collaborate in a Shared Office Space
4. Set Up a Reading Space
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There are classic design styles in home decor, and then there are fads. Classic endures, and fads, while fun, fade. Selling your home? As much as you love your purple and yellow accent walls, your brass fixtures, and your boldly patterned bathroom wallpaper, potential sellers probably won't.
A seller needs to appeal to the mass of buyers, not just the quirky few who might be tuned into your flights of decorating fancy. Potential buyers want to see a neutral palette where they can imagine themselves bringing their own decorating dreams to life in your home.
Now that you're ready to list your home among Richmond homes for sale have a look at some trends to avoid -- and why you should resist them.
For International Geocaching Day this August 15th, our REALTORS® want to introduce the fun and excitement of geocaching!
Geocaching is a hobby that's being adopted in ever greater numbers by urban adventurers near the best Richmond homes for sale. Anyone who is interested in spending more time outdoors and has a mobile device, like a smartphone, can participate.
What is Geocaching, Exactly?
In geocaching, you use your smartphone to navigate to a "hidden treasure" stored somewhere in a publicly accessible outdoor space. These unique geocaches are left by other players.
The usual geocache is a small container, sealed from the elements, that includes a logbook and pen. When the cache is found and logged, the player should return it to its original location so it can be found again and again.
Players might be from the local area or just passing through. Likewise, many geocaches contain small items like toys or other trinkets, so each new discoverer can find an item and leave an item.
Get Started With Geocaching in the Richmond Area
Of course, we can't tell you precisely where to find active geocaches in Richmond!
That would take away the fun of discovering them all for yourself. But there are many areas around the city where caches can commonly be found. Geocaching has become so popular that the Virginia State Park System is in on the act, too.
When exploring a Virginia state park, you can expect to find at least one cache. These may be quick grabs you can find near an established trail or multicaches that require you to find a final location by consulting other cache sites throughout the area.
Let's check in with some of the parks known to harbor geocaches:
Geocaching is fun, but you don't have to range far and wide to find the right Richmond home for you. Contact us today for expert advice on local real estate opportunities.
Wouldn't it be nice to live in a city where every day felt like International Beer Day? The actual holiday falls on August 7th this year, and our REALTORS® are happy to report that Richmond's vibrant craft brewing culture means that you can celebrate in style close to home. Get ready to raise a glass, with our guide to 5 Richmond area breweries that you definitely won't want to miss.
Strangeways Brewing – 2277A Dabney Rd., Richmond, VA 23230
Sure, you could visit an ordinary brewery, but this is no ordinary holiday! Why not try something unusual, new, and unique from Strangeways Brewing? Conveniently located close to Richmond homes for sale, Strangeways Brewing strives to serve the most unusual, flavorful brews, created in styles scoured from every corner of the world. Founder Neil Burton has traveled far and wide in search of strange brews, and you can taste the results of that journey at the award-winning Strangeways Taproom.
Garden Grove Brewing – 3445 West Cary St., Richmond, VA 23221
Garden Grove Brewing is known for its innovative takes on craft beer, wine, and hard cider. The team at Garden Grove believes that the best beer deserves to be served fresh so that you won't find its brews in bottles at the corner store. Visit the taproom, however, and you'll be treated to an amazing selection of beers, all barrel-aged for up to one year.
Fine Creek Brewing Company – 2425 Robert E Lee Rd., Powhatan, VA 23139
Family owned and operated from a rustic farmhouse among rolling, rural fields, Fine Creek Brewing Company is your source for the best craft brews close to Powhatan homes for sale. If you love variety, this is the place to be. Fine Creek doesn't believe in flagship beers, instead choosing to rotate flavors and brewing styles regularly. You never know what you'll find at Fine Creek!
Stone Brewing – 4300 Williamsburg Ave., Richmond, VA 23231
In addition to welcoming leashed pets, the Stone Brewing taproom in Richmond serves one of the most diverse selections of craft beer in the city. Along with a regular selection of year-round brews, Stone Brewing offers special, limited-release beers to bring home by the growler or keg. You never know what you'll find, from rare beers that have never been bottled to vintage batches of your favorite seasonal Stone brews from years past.
Veil Brewing Company – 2256 Dabney Rd., Suite F, Richmond, VA 23230
The Funkhaust Cafe, operated by Veil Brewing Company, is a one of a kind taproom with a menu of funky, wild brews that always includes something new to try. There are always four "normal," easy-drinking beers on tap, along with a selection of more unusual options for when you're feeling adventurous. If you're searching for creations that push the limits of what beer can be, you'll fit right in with the folks at Veil Brewing Company.
If you love to immerse yourself in the craft brewing culture of your home city, then there's never been a better time to call Richmond home. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout Richmond.