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Downtown Hampton Block Party

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

You know it's Summer time when the Downtown Hampton Block Party gets started!  Queens Way in Hampton is the best place be on a Saturday night.  All Block Parties Begin at 6PM with Bands Taking the Stage at 7PM.

June 29 - Last Fair Deal: A Tribute to The Grateful Deadmarcus-neto-96651-unsplash

July 6 - The Deloreans

July 13 - Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds with The Dharma Initiative

July 20 - Ghost-Note with The Fuzz Band

July 27 - BuckShot

*Sunday, July 28 - Waiters Race presented by Sysco in Mill Point Park at 2pm

August 3 - Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos

August 10 - Slapnation

August 17 - Matt Stell with Roosterfoot

August 31 - Good Shot Judy

October 26 - Halloween Block Party

Downtown Hampton Block Party...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Peninsula, events, relo-peninsula-local

Sounds of Summer at Riverwalk Landing

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 10:55 AM

Join us all summer long for free outdoor concerts by the river at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers, and stay until the sun sets! 

June 6 - En' Novation cesar-guadarrama-cantu-303807-unsplash

June 13 - Right On Band

June 20 - Tidewater Drive Band

June 27 - The Main Event Band

July 5 *No Concert

July 11 - TFC Band

July 18 - HotCakes

July 25 - Strictly Bizzness

Aug. 1 - Brasswind

Aug. 8 - Slapnation

Aug. 15 - Party Fins

Aug. 22 - Soul Expressions

Aug. 29 - Band of Oz

Sounds of Summer Concert Series...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Peninsula, events, relo-peninsula-local

Port Warwick Summer Concert Series 2019

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 10:38 AM

helena-lopes-463976-unsplash-1The Port Warwick Summer Concert Series is a favorite among locals and is the perfect way to enjoy a Wednesday evening out!  The concerts are FREE and all are welcome! Bring your own lawn chairs (no tents), blankets, food and drink - beer and wine allowed on the square during the concert times. 

June 26 - Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos

July 3 - Full Spectrum

July 10 - Bobby BlackHat

July 17 - Forte Jazz Band

July 24 - Woah

July 31 - Buckshot

Aug. 7 - The Wampler Brothers

Aug. 14 - On the Verge

Aug. 21 - HotCakes

Aug. 28 - The Original Rhondels

Port Warwick Summer Concert Series...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Peninsula, events, relo-peninsula-local

Five Ways to Save Money When Building a New House

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 04:21 PM

The idea of building a new home from the ground up is exciting to many families. Being in control of features, colors, and layout is immensely satisfying as you can create a home for your specific needs and to your exact specifications. However, the costs of building a house can quickly add up and new-builds often end up massively over budget.

sharon-mccutcheon-556371-unsplashHere are Five Ways to Save Money When Building a New Home:

Shop Around the Market
The contracting industry is large and diverse, and there are plenty of companies available, so you never have to go with the first contractor you see or obtain a quote from them even if you build a rapport with one particular builder. Instead, make sure to get a variety of quotes from multiple companies so that you can compare and contrast their offerings. If you are strategic about it, you can even use competing quotes as leverage to encourage the contractors to reduce their pricing. 

A Smaller Footprint
The equation is simple: the bigger the home, the more money it will cost to build. Opting for a slightly smaller house can be a great way to save a lot of money. If you arrange it carefully, your small home can usually offer the same functionality as a larger one. For example, you can maximize the efficiency of space in your home by opting for an open-floor design. Having more open spaces in your home gives the feel of ample space without requiring the square footage (or a large invoice). 

Simple Aesthetic is Useful 
It can be tempting to opt for a stylish or complex look for your home. While this may end up looking nicer than an average home, the costs will also increase accordingly. Experienced home builders have found that adopting a simple and straightforward design is both easier to manage and cheaper to install. These simple finishes can also be helpful when it eventually comes time to sell. Potential buyers might not like your unique design choices if they do not share your tastes, but just about everyone is okay with simple design options. 

DIY is an Option
Although certain parts of a home should be built or installed by a qualified professional (such as plumbing, foundation, and electrical), there are plenty of opportunities for do it yourself work. Opting to carry out these projects yourself can save you quite a bit of money. Fixtures and fittings are a great place to start. If you are confident in your work, you can then move on to more complex projects.  

Don't Skimp on the Essentials
Cost-cutting is an integral part of the process of building your own home. After all, you are trying to stick to a budget. However, there are some aspects of a home where you should not go for the cheapest option. These include the roof (which protects the house against water damage), insulation (vital if you live in a seasonally cold area), and structural elements. Opting for cheap from the start can often cost you more in the long run as things begin to break. 

Building your own home can be a roller coaster ride from start to finish, but with these tips you can make the trip more comfortable and more affordable. 

Are you thinking about building a new home in the Richmond area?  Email us at rva@lizmoore.com and we can help you get started!

Tags: RVA Home Building

Meet the Builder in Smith Farm Estates

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 11:18 AM

Stop by Gallina Grasso Italian Kitchen on May 22nd between 5:30-7:30 to meet Ricky Edgerton of Edgerton Contracting Inc., now building Smith Farm Estates, one of Tabb's newest communities.

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Edgerton Contracting was founded in Yorktown, Virginia in 1994. Before getting his contractor’s license, Ricky designed submarines and aircraft carriers, but seldom got to see his designs once they were built. After building his own house, Ricky discovered his passion for home construction and the fulfillment he received from seeing his design come to life in a practical, meaningful way. It’s fitting that the inspiration to start the business was constructing his own family’s home, as family is the cornerstone of Edgerton Contracting.

For more information on Smith Farm Estates, or to find out how you can reserve your lot today, email jennyedgerton@lizmoore.com

 

Tags: York County, New Homes

Introducing Meg Clark, a Liz Moore Rainmaker

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 09:40 AM

Rainmakers are selected based on their sales accomplishments earning them a spot among the top 20% of Liz Moore & Associates top performers.

In additional to sales volume standards, Rainmakers share client-centric philosophies, a dedication to being masters of their craft, and a commitment to giving back to the community they serve.

Introducing Meg Clark, a Liz Moore Rainmaker!

 

Tags: Richmond, careers

Perkinson Homes Builds Brand New Model Home in Hallsley

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, May 06, 2019 @ 10:33 AM

Richmond Custom Home Builder, Perkinson Homes, is building a new model home in the sought after neighborhood of Hallsley. 

Hallsley, located in Chesterfield County, offers luxury amenities that are unparalleled by any other community. The Residents Club offers amenities for the whole family to enjoy, as well as a year-round calendar of events.

This brand-new home, The Laurel, is where old world charm meets contemporary chic! The five bedroom, four and a half bath floorplan is designed to cater to the busy modern family who desires to maximize the use of all 4853 square feet of this home.  The grand foyer boats a large gray clad feature window where the sun shines through on to the main hardwood staircase.

The home’s library includes custom built-ins and exterior doors to the front terrace perfect for Southern porch sitting.

The design of the open concept great room and kitchen exemplifies livable luxury. The custom kitchen includes a multi-purpose prep pantry and a breakfast nook area that is ideal for either large holiday dinners or provides plenty of room for smaller intimate daily meals. 

A cozy painted brick fireplace can be spotted on the long stamped concrete porch where room allows for plenty of seating for dining and lounging.  Ornate wood stained columns and a tongue and groove stained ceiling further decorate this outdoor space.

A large guest suite with full bath and walk in closet can also be found on the first floor. This suite has the potential to be the main master bedroom or serve as a second master. 

On the second floor you’d find three bedrooms and the master bedroom. The main master sleeping quarters leads into a morning station room which connects to both the master closet and stunning master bathroom. The custom master closet conveniently leads you to the laundry with built in cabinetry, folding station and sink.

A 684 square foot third floor can be used as a game room, exercise room, playroom, home office, theater room, to name a few.

With so many stunning features, this merging of traditional with modern is what makes the Laurel unique!

Perkinson Homes and The Laurel are marketed by The Southern Select Team at Liz Moore & Associates.  For more information, call Julie Crabtree at (804) 898-2086.

Tags: New Homes, Richmond, RVA Home Building

Introducing Teddy Mintz, a Liz Moore Rainmaker

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 @ 10:38 AM

Rainmakers are selected based on their sales accomplishments earning them a spot among the top 20% of Liz Moore & Associates top performers.

In additional to sales volume standards, Rainmakers share client-centric philosophies, a dedication to being masters of their craft, and a commitment to giving back to the community they serve.

Introducing Teddy Mintz, a Liz Moore Rainmaker!

 

Tags: Richmond, careers

Revolutionary Run 5K in Rochambeau Estates

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 @ 02:15 PM

37347200_215205202516398_6229034504393064448_oJoin us for our 2nd Annual Revolutionary Run 5K on Saturday, June 22nd from 8-11am! Enjoy a jog through Rochambeau Estates and experience the beautiful work of NK Homes. All proceeds go to New Kent Fire-Rescue!

Click here to register!

The newly-established Rochambeau Estates highlights the beauty of New Kent County with spacious and quiet lots. This lends itself towards private living while still delighting in the charming community. NK Homes is developing Rochambeau Estates and specializes in the finest quality craftsman and traditional elevation style homes. To learn more about NK Homes and their dedication to excellence or to inquire about living in Rochambeau Estates, visit them online at NKHomesofVA.com.

Revolutionary Run 5K...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: New Kent, New Homes, event, event-Richmond, events, RVA Home Building

Model Grand Opening in Primland Creek, Midlothian

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Apr 09, 2019 @ 03:43 PM

PublicGrandOpening_Apr2019_Perkinson_updatedtime-01Join us for a grand opening event at The Laurel, the brand new model home in Primeland Creek - Hallsley by Perkinson Homes.  This homes is located at 15919 Alsdell Road in Midlothian and will be open April 13th and 14th from 12-5pm.

The Laurel is where old world charm meets contemporary chic! The five bedroom, four and a half bath floorplan is designed to cater to the busy modern family who desires to maximize the use of all 4853 square feet of this home. 

Hallsley, located in Chesterfield County, offers luxury amenities that are unparalleled by any other community. The Residents Club offers amenities for the whole family to enjoy, as well as a year-round calendar of events.

We'll see you there!  For more information, call Julie Crabtree at (804) 898-2086.

Tags: New Homes