Category: General

Man walking with dog in woods

IN her book, Moving your DNA, Katy Bowman explains that “Shinrin-yoku, or ‘forest bathing,’ is the process of making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest. Heavily researched in Japan, forest-bathing has been shown to promote lower concentrations of cortisol, lower pulse rate and blood pressure, and a reduction of ‘technostress,’ as... Continue Reading

7 Ways to Choose the Best Neighborhood for You

This is a great article from Caldwell Banker real estate! If you’re starting a family, you might want to consider a neighborhood known for its good schools. Or if your children have graduated, you might want to move to a “hipper” neighborhood. Perhaps your company has moved, and you want to be closer to work.... Continue Reading

How to Be a Superager

Some people seem much younger than their actual age.  Have you ever wondered why?  A team of researchers has developed solid evidence that a particular section of our brain is involved.  And stimulating that area of the brain requires specific actions at a strong level. Here is an article from The New York Times on... Continue Reading

Research from ABODO, a national organization that helps people who are moving find a new place to live, shows that the average American moves over 11 times in his or her lifetime.  That makes the United States’ population one of the world’s most mobile — especially Millennials. Of the top 50 most-populated metro areas in... Continue Reading

2015 is expected to be a great year for new homes. There are several predictions for what will be the latest new homes trends. Here are some of our favorites: Outside Living – fireplaces and outdoor kitchens Kitchen quartz countertops, white cabinets, double islands, thick island countertops, brick accent walls, backsplashes extended to the ceiling... Continue Reading

We are very excited to see the new furnished model by Main Street Homes having lots of visitors this month. Everyone is thrilled with the flex room concept; this means that a large first floor room can be used as an office, guest room or master bedroom. Their Jefferson plan has 5 bedrooms and 3... Continue Reading

Richmond is named 4th best housing market in the country for 2014

According to CNN news, Richmond real estate is expected to increase 8:5% in 2014. Wow, the time to buy is NOW!!!!

Main Street Homes has done a fabulous model in Patriots Landing. The plan is one of their most popular and has interesting eclectic style interiors. THe His and Hers office on the first floor is very cool. Take a tour soon!

Even for owners of NEW homes at Patriots Landing, clutter and disorganization abound, so capitalize on those cold gray days and start organizing for Spring!!

Don’t Miss the Boat!  Now is the Ideal Time to Buy a Home……interest rates will rise, construction costs are increasing, and lot inventory is diminishing

According to national consultant John Burns, now is the absolute last best time to buy a new home before interest rates rise again and lot inventory is further depleted. Choice homesites are already hard to find. Builders are looking for lots, but the best lots are almost gone. Patriots Landing has several premier properties still... Continue Reading