The Liz Moore Market Watch Blog

New Construction in the Heart of Hanover

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 @ 03:37 PM

Madison Estates

Liz Moore & Associates is delighted to announce that it has been selected by NK Homes  as the exclusive marketing agency for Madison Estates in Hanover. Team Hensley will be the exclusive sales team representing the community.

Madison Estates is a luxury development consisting of 1-2 acre, open lots. An equestrian lover’s delight, a custom stable is situated in the center of the development. Located nearby are horseback riding and walking trails and large community spaces. Neighbors enjoy seclusion, yet they are only minutes from Richmond.         

Madison Estates is in its final phase with only 10 homesites remaining. “When you buy in Madison Estates, you’re not only buying a great piece of land, you’re buying great peace of mind and serenity. You can’t put a price tag on that,” says Catie Burnett, New Homes Coordinator for Liz Moore and Associates. “With their upscale style and elegant craftsmanship, NK Homes has really captured the heart of Hanover in this community. It’s truly a rare opportunity.”

Learn more about this special new community at www.lizmoore.com/madisonestates.  For more information about Madison Estates or to arrange a visit, contact Jana Mills at 804-909-9570 or email janamills@lizmoore.com  for a brochure.

Tags: Richmond, Hanover, New Homes, lizlocal-Richmond

Vote for Perkinson Homes!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 11:17 AM

Vote for our builder clients, Perkinson Homes, in the Richmond Times Dispatch's The Best of Richmond contest! Vote today and everyday through August 5, 2018 at www.voteforperk.com.

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Perkinson Homes, Inc. was founded in Richmond, Virginia in 2008 by Brian R. Perkinson. Brian is a 3rd generation home-builder, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father. He holds a degree in Wood Science/ Forest Products from the Virginia Tech School of Natural Resources. 

For more information on Perkinson Homes, download the Meet the Builder story below.

Perkinson Homes - Meet the Builder

Tags: New Homes, Richmond

Meet the Builder: Stephen Alexander Homes & Neighborhoods

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jul 02, 2018 @ 03:26 PM

Inspired Design 

Stephen Alexander Homes offers a fresh approach to luxury living in The Point on Fisher’s Creek. They combine charming architectural style from the past with modern efficiency and open-concept floor plans.

Stephen Alexander Homes has a partnership with a local architecture firm to create designs that are inspired by architecture from the late 1800s to the early 1900s including Colonial Revival, American Craftsman, Victorian, and Four Square styles. Stephen Alexander Homes’ designs are so beautiful, functional, and smart they’ve received over 100 accolades and awards including numerous Parade of Homes and Homearama gold medals. Their designs have recently received national attention and are now available throughout the United States.

The designs offered by Stephen Alexander Homes also focus on coastal lifestyles. With Newport News surrounded by rivers and so close to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, these floor plans are an extension of the easy, comfortable, and often outdoor lifestyle residents in this  area are seeking. Stephen Alexander Homes offers luxurious screened porches with advanced window systems that provide use of the space nearly year round. They also offer expansive porches in the front and back of their homes.

State-of-the-Art Innovations

Stephen Alexander Homes uses synthetic material for the exterior components of their homes to ensure durability, beauty, and easy maintenance. The composite and cement materials still have the same attractive aesthetic of wood but they’re more enduring. Homeowners don’t have to worry about rotting, warping, or bugs with these materials. 

These gorgeous homes are as efficient as they are easy to maintain. Every home offers radiant barrier roofing with LP Tech Shield. This technology reflects 97% of the sun’s radiation resulting in lower attic temperatures by 30 - 40 degrees in summer. Stephen Alexander also uses the Zip System Sheathing and Tape for extra protection against air leakage and possible moisture damage within your walls. Low-E windows come standard on every home as well. These features all combine for comfortable living and lower energy costs.

Stephen Alexander Homes enhances their historical designs with modern open floor plans designed to maximize space and function.  They include 10’ ceilings on the first floor, 9’ ceilings on the second, and an abundance of windows allowing the natural light to fill each home.  Today families spend most of their time in the kitchen and the family room, so Stephen Alexander Homes dedicates the most space to these two rooms and doesn’t waste square footage on outdated rooms that homebuyers don’t use.

Stephen Alexander Homes also brings a fresh take what is included with a home purchase. “We bring the ‘yes it’s included’ mindset to home construction,” said Stephen. Giant tiled showers with dual showerheads, granite countertops, extended crown molding, hardwood floors throughout the majority of the first floor, and custom-milled built-ins are some favorite included features in every home.

Full gourmet kitchens are included in every Stephen Alexander Home, many with multi-use 10' islands for eating, entertaining, and display. Other signature features include hidden decorative hood blowers and lazy Susans, built-in microwaves and refrigerators, and pullout trashcans.

“We want to go over the top and make sure our customers are getting extra value in the structure, design, and finishes of their home. We are raising the bar on what homebuyers should expect.” Their award winning interior designer helps clients select everything going into their new home from the exterior fiber cement siding color all the way down to cabinet door knobs.

A Passionate Team 

What sets Stephen Alexander Homes apart, aside from their unique historic designs and included luxury finishes, is their personal attention and customer service. Although popular and growing, Stephen Alexander Homes is a family owned and operated local company. One of the three Principals is available to meet with each client to learn their needs and preferences. They answer any questions and offer their experience and expertise to help guide each client through the process. Stephen Alexander Homes is a company that provides personal, one-on-one attention with every high-quality custom home they build.

Stephen Alexander Homes is proud to be a St. Jude Children’s Research  Hospital homebuilder.  Stephen Alexander Homes has raised over $7 million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Hospital over the years. “We do a lot of charitable things as a company but St. Jude is by far our favorite because every dollar we put into the St. Jude Hospital effects a child’s life and often makes the difference between life and death,” said Stephen. Stephen Quick has eight children of his own, making this cause especially near to his heart.

Visit the Stephen Alexander Home model in The Point on Fisher’s Creek and experience how a new construction house can feel just like home.  Click below to download the price list.

Download The Point on Fisher's Creek Price List

Tags: New Homes, the point on fishers creek

Neighborhood Spotlight: Patriots Landing, Quinton

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 11:40 AM

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Patriots Landing is a new home community near Richmond, Virginia. Love the privacy of a rural environment, away from traffic and congestion, but only 15 minutes from downtown Richmond with no tolls. Enjoy this planned new home community of custom and waterfront homes in New Kent County. Homes here rival Richmond luxury homes, but with a serene private setting unattainable in the city.

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Where you really can have it all an outstanding community of new homes, custom waterfront homes and wooded lots that blend an incredible array of homes and unique recreational opportunities with cherished privacy and a true sense of connection to neighbors in a style reminiscent of a traditional Richmond community. Love the sense of belonging that comes from living in a diverse and caring community where neighbors are like family.

patriots-landing-11_26481932527_oAmenities and Recreation
Patriots Landing was thoughtfully designed to ensure your privacy, while offering countless opportunities to connect with other neighbors right in the community. The Residents Club is a lakeside community complex that contains a waterfront pool, clubhouse for social gatherings and events, a bocce court, putting green, and
fire pit. Patriots Landing is built around 4 pristine lakes, and has a community dock for easy access to fishing and boating.

Paved walking and biking trails along the lakes connect neighborhoods to the amenities and parks. Patriots Landing has a privately owned fitness center, Results Fitness, conveniently located at the commercial village of the community. Living in Patriots Landing offers a wide array of social events and activities for adults and kids all year round. 18-Hole Brookwoods Golf Course is adjacent to the community.

Visit Patriots Landing
From Richmond: I-64 East to Bottoms Bridge (Exit 205). Bear right off exit ramp and turn left onto Rt. 60. Go 1/2 mile, past the townhomes and Food Lion grocery, to the Main Entrance into Patriots Landing (your third left turn).

From Williamsburg: I-64 West to Bottoms Bridge (Exit 205). Go left off exit and turn left onto Rt. 60. Go 1/2 mile, past the townhomes and Food Lion grocery, to the Main Entrance into Patriots Landing (your third left turn.

Thinking about a new home in Patriots Landing?  Click below to download the price list.

Download the Patriots Landing Price List

Tags: New Homes, New Kent, Patriots Landing

Relax this Spring with Incentives in Patriots Landing

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 04:21 PM

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Build with LifeStyle Home Builders in Patriots Landing this Spring and receive a free outdoor living space (a $10,000 value).  Package includes a 14' x 16' paver patio with a round fire pit and a 18' x 18" seat wall.  If you've been considering building the home of your dreams in Patriots Landing, now is the perfect time!

At Patriots Landing in New Kent County, experience the serenity of living in a rural environment and the convenience of being only fifteen minutes from downtown Richmond. A planned, new home community of custom and waterfront homes located near Interstates 64 and 295, Patriots Landing is close to shopping, dining and entertainment, both in the Richmond and Williamsburg areas. With private, wooded homesites and plentiful amenities, Patriots Landing has so much to offer!

Interested in Patriots Landing?  Click below to download the price list.

Download the Patriots Landing Price List

 

*Some conditions apply.  See sales person for details.  Limited time offer and subject to change without notice.  

 

 

Tags: Patriots Landing, New Homes, New Kent

Spring Tour of Homes in Patriots Landing

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 02:31 PM

Join us for a Spring Tour of Homes in Patriots Landing May 19th & 20th from 12-5!  Meet Kevin McNulty from LifeStyle Builders on Sunday and enjoy our free ice cream truck.

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At Patriots Landing in New Kent County, experience the serenity of living in a rural environment and the convenience of being only fifteen minutes from downtown Richmond. A planned, new home community of custom and waterfront homes located near Interstates 64 and 295, Patriots Landing is close to shopping, dining and entertainment, both in the Richmond and Williamsburg areas. With private, wooded homesites and plentiful amenities, Patriots Landing has so much to offer!

Interested in a brand new home in Patriots Landing?  Download the price list below.

Download the Patriots Landing Price List

 

Tags: New Kent, New Homes, Patriots Landing, events, event-Williamsburg, event-Richmond

Hard Floors: A Solid Choice

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Apr 04, 2018 @ 12:32 PM

neven-krcmarek-424899-unsplashHard flooring has been gaining in popularity for years, especially in the main living areas of homes. Hard floors are easy to clean, hypoallergenic, and lend a sleek beauty to your home. Changing your floor covering is
an update that will instantly modernize your home’s appearance while adding value and appeal.

There are many options when it comes to hard flooring: wood, laminate, vinyl, or tile. Thanks to technological improvements, faux finishes are more convincing than ever, and wood-look products are gaining in popularity. With so many choices, where do you start?

New flooring is a big purchase, so budget is clearly a factor. But you should also consider how much traffic
and what kind of traffic your floors will endure- do you have animals with sharp or thick nails, do you have children that ride vehicles or roll trucks across your floors? You should also consider how much sunlight
and moisture your floors will weather.

There are six main types of hard flooring options: solid wood, engineered wood, laminate, vinyl, linoleum, and ceramic tile.

Solid wood – This timeless, classic material has a natural warmth and impressive wear resistance that can be sanded and refinished several times. Solid wood may expand and contract with varying humidity levels and can dent and show wear easily, and fade from sunlight.
Installed cost: $5-$10 per square foot.

Engineered wood – This flooring uses a thin veneer of real wood or bamboo over structural plywood, giving
 he appearance of solid wood at a more affordable price. It doesn't wear as well as solid wood and some
may be too thin to even refinish once.
Installed cost: $4-$9 per square foot.

Laminate – Constructed of dense fiberboard with a photo beneath a clear-plastic protective layer, laminate can mimic nearly any flooring. The best laminates resist scratching and discoloration from sunlight better than most wood. The perfection and repetition of pattern can compromise the realistic appearance of what you’re trying to mimic. Floors can’t really be repaired and must be replaced once the outer layer has worn through. Installed cost: $3 to $7 per square foot.

Vinyl – Easy installation and a vast selection of colors and designs make this a popular choice. Vinyl is also good at fending off dents scratches, discoloration, and stains. However, even the best products still look like vinyl close up, and the top-of-line product can cost as much or more than solid-wood and laminate.
Installed cost: $2 to $6 per square foot.

Linoleum – Made of linseed oil and wood products, linoleum is a natural, resilient material offered in lots of styles and colors. However, resistance to wear, scratches, and dents varies widely and it can also be relatively expensive.
Installed cost: $4 to $8 per square foot.

Ceramic Tile – This classic material resists moisture, wear, scratches, dents, and stains. Tiles can crack and grout can stain, and the hard surface often causes dropped cups and dishes to break more easily. Tile can be floated without the use of cement and grout, but that makes replacing cracked tiles even more difficult. Installed cost: $8 to $15 per square foot.

With so many types of hard flooring to choose from, you’re sure to find a material to fit your lifestyle and your budget. Once you’ve selected your material, it’s important to choose a style that’s fashionable yet has
classic staying power.

Wood-look flooring – Wood-look tile, vinyl and laminate will continue to trend as products improve in performance and appearance while offering more durability and a more affordable price tag than hardwood.

Wide plank flooring – Floor boards five inches or more in width are considered “wide plank.” These wide planks are a throwback to rustic cottages and colonial-era farmhouses, the wide planks also make rooms
look bigger. Longer and wider planks are rising in popularity as modern technology, and a variety of material choices, makes them more readily available and affordable.

Blonde flooring – Bright blonde wood and wood-looks are a new trend that is making spaces seem larger and lighter. Much like wall color, floor color can alter the perceived size of a space.

Gray flooring – Gray is a neutral staple in realty, on both walls and floors. Gray floorcoverings are still new enough to be trendy but will soon become a classic.

There are plenty of different, unique options trending that will likely stick around for years to come, which means your possibilities are endless. If you want something trendy that will last for the long haul, try going for large plank, blonde or gray wood/wood-look flooring.

Are you thinking about selling and you're wondering if new floors are a must before your home goes on the market?  Email us at info@lizmoore.com and we can help!

Tags: Buyers, Sellers, New Homes, relo-peninsula-news, relo-richmond-news, relo-williamsburg-local

The Point on Fisher's Creek: New Construction in the Heart of Newport News

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 @ 02:43 PM

18739040-160606.jpgThe new community of The Point on Fisher's Creek boasts the best large marsh and waterfront lots Newport News has to offer and is currently the only new construction community in the Menchville High School district. This new neighborhood by Stephen Alexander Homes is just a few miles from Christopher Newport University, Port Warwick, and City Center at Oyster Point, where a culinary extravaganza awaits with some of the area best new eateries. An array of grand opening incentives are being offered!  Email us at info@lizmoore.com for details.  

Interested in a brand new homes in The Point on Fisher's Creek?  Download the price list below.

Download The Point on Fisher's Creek Price List

 

Tags: New Homes, Newport News

My Village Park Experience - "They made sure everything was taken care of before we moved into our dream home"

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 @ 08:27 AM

26230206_10155903941034223_2262678914345279487_n.jpg"Working with Wayne Harbin and his company was a wonderful experience!! We couldn't imagine our home in a more perfect way! They helped us pick everything out and answered any and every question we could think of. Shirley Hammond with Liz Moore was beyond amazing. She and the Harbins made this process of building a new home so easy and fun. We never had any problems throughout this whole process and they all made sure everything was taken care of before we moved into our dream home. Thank you all again!!"

- Jordan and Chris McDougal

Village Park of Poquosona community of 26 town home units, is masterfully crafted by Wayne Harbin Builders and located in the heart of Poquoson. Offering a small town atmosphere with friendly neighbors who have a common interest in the well-being of the city and their families, Poquoson is near major employment sites including Langley Air Force Base, NASA, Fort Monroe, and The Newport News Shipyard.

Interested in Village Park of Poquoson?  Click below to download the price list.

Download the Village Park Price List

 

Tags: Buyers, New Homes, Poquoson

Can you Guess the Industry's Forecast for the 2018 Color of the Year?

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 @ 10:56 AM

Every year around the end of the year, paint manufactures, designers, fashion editors, and printers all announce what they believe will be the color or colors of the upcoming year. These selections are derived from many sources including art, architecture, museums, gardens, travel, fashion, food, and cocktails; even pop culture, politics, technology, and social issues can influence these color selections.

In 2016, simple, understated white hues like Benjamin Moore’s Simply White and Sherwin Williams’ Alabaster White that went with everything were trending, and are still great choices for a bright neutral paint.

In 2017, we saw a shift to darker neutral shades. Deep greyish blues and purples, along with some warm neutrals and even a bold yellow made the list.

The forecast for 2018 is even deeper and bolder colors. The Pantone Color Institute predicts intense colors over pastels for the coming year. “Intense colors seem to be a natural application of our intense lifestyles and thought processes these days,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute executive director.

One of the first companies to release their prediction was PPG Paints, who for the first time in history picked a black paint as their color of the year. PPG named Black Flame as their Color of 2018 and they describe it as an “unprecedented, statement-making black with deep tones of indigo.” This dark shade evokes feelings
of privacy and classic modernism.

You can expect to see more announcements in the twilight color palette like dark blues, greens, and charcoal tones paired with the ever-popular warm neutrals like golden yellows and muted pinks.

But you won’t only see dark hues in 2018. In Sherwin Williams’ Colormix® Forecast 2018, they predict next year will be about three bright color palettes which they've dubbed Unity, Connectivity, and Sincerity. All of these combinations are surprising and guaranteed to pack serious happiness into a room.

Behr announced “In the Moment” as their 2018 Color of the Year. Behr says, “This cool, tranquil spruce blue is inspired by nature and is a soothing, restorative coalescence of blue, gray and green.”

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Buyers can think about using these bold saturated colors in smaller doses, such as for an accent wall, in a niche or on the ceiling only, rather than on all four walls in a room. Paint manufacturers also release of palette of several trending, complimentary colors every year, many of which include more neutral shades of white, grey, and tan.

Homeowners are in no way expected to change the color scheme of their home with each passing color trend. Where these selections can be useful, however, is when there's a particular color being touted that you really like. It becomes much easier to find furnishings and decorative accessories that coordinate with the favorite hue because it's trending.

Another interesting aspect of the Color of the Year announcements are the names of the hues themselves.

The process of naming these colors in rigorous and well thought out, often involving color specialists, marketing professionals, and lawyers to name a few contributors. Where you once saw a shade named Bright Red, today you'll see a similar red named Heartthrob or Spirit Warrior. In today’s competitive paint market, manufacturers want consumers to connect with their colors. Color names can typically be divided into four categories: visual, geographical, emotional, and experiential. Studies have shown that paint names are often the ultimate tie breakers with so many similar color choices on the market.

So, next time you’re shopping for paint colors, consider what’s trending and how those colors and names make you feel. Want to learn more? Visit:
www.ppgvoiceofcolor.com
www.sherwin-williams.com
www.behr.com 

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Tags: Buyers, Sellers, New Homes, relo-peninsula-news, relo-williamsburg-news, relo-richmond-news