The Liz Moore Market Watch Blog

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Richmond, Virginia

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Mar 08, 2022 @ 01:38 PM

rva st patLooking for a way to celebrate St. Patty's Day in Richmond?  There are many great options!

Here are our recommendations:

Shamrock the Block
March 12th 12-6pm
Shamrock The Block is a FREE street festival in its 17th year - located on the Boulevard in Richmond, VA between Leigh and Broad Street.

Shamrock RunRVA 5K
March 13th 10:30am
Celebrating St. Patty's Day with the 4th Annual Shamrock RunRVA 5k! This 5k road run/walk will start and end at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, in the heart of RVA.

Official St. Patrick's Bar Crawl
March 12th 1-9pm
Richmond's Official St. Patrick's Bar Crawl Returns For The 5th Year! Register Now & Join The Shenanigans.

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Best Sledding Spots in Richmond, Virginia

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Jan 14, 2022 @ 07:16 AM

rva sledThe winter weather is here to stay and snow is falling in Virginia.  Check out the best sledding spots in Richmond and make the most of your snow days.

1. FOREST HILL PARK (Southside)
Great for families with younger children!

2. BRYAN PARK (Northside)
The disk golf course is a great sledding spot!

3. MAYMONT (Downtown)
Sled on the hill at the Nature Center, the hill near the Dooley Mansion, or the hill behind the Children’s Farm. Give them a call first at (804) 358-7166 to make sure they’re open.

4. LIBBY HILL PARK (Church Hill)
If you want high hills and fast rides, this is the place for you!

5. HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY (Oregon Hill)
Ride down the hill at the back of the cemetery and enjoy the view of the river.

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Holiday Fun in Richmond, Virginia

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Dec 08, 2021 @ 07:32 AM

RVADecember_EcardandSocialMediaGraphicThere is no shortage of holiday fun to be had in Richmond, Virginia this season.  Here are our top recommendations:

1. Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - A spectacular light show in one of Richmond’s most beautiful spots. Gardenfest is open nightly through January 9, 2022. Buy tickets online only at www.lewisginter.org

2. Holiday Season at Maymont

Take a trip back in time and experience Victorian holiday grandeur at Richmond’s beloved Maymont! The Dooley mansion will be decked out in all its Gilded Age holiday glory. Runs through January 2022. Buy tickets online at www.maymont.org/events/holiday-merriment 

3. Illuminate Light Show at the Meadow Event Park

Enjoy the experience of Central Virginia’s largest drive-through light show! Runs through January 2nd, 2022. Purchase tickets at
www.illuminatelightshow.com

4. Holiday Movies at the Byrd Theatre

You’ve got plenty of options to choose from this holiday season at the Byrd Theatre! Classics from A Christmas Story to It’s a Wonderful Life will be showing at RVA’s most beloved cinema. Tickets & showtimes are available online at www.byrdtheatre.org/showtimes/.

 

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Support Local Businesses in Richmond, Virginia When Cooking this Holiday Season

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Nov 15, 2021 @ 10:15 AM

cooking 2Did you know that you can find a fantastic selection of fresh ingredients for your cooking projects, sourced from local suppliers right here in Richmond, Virginia? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites so you can support local businesses this holiday season and take your cooking to the next level.

Good Foods Grocery

A Richmond favorite, Good Foods Grocery was established in 1985 and has since provided the area’s largest selection of bulk flours, spices, and more. You won’t be able to beat the flavor of your freshly-baked goods when you use their ingredients!

Libbie Market

A full grocery, over 500 varieties of wine, a catering service, and bulk coffee and candies - what more could you want? If you need a one-stop shop, Libbie Market might be just the place for you.

Penzey's Spices

Do you have recipes this year that call for more unique spices? Your best bet is to go by Penzey’s Spices in Carytown. The selection is fantastic- a feast for your eyes as well as your tastebuds.

The Olive Oil Taproom

Home of over 54 flavors of oils and vinegars, the Olive Oil Taproom is your place to shop if you’d like to treat your guests to an unforgettable meal.

Ellwood Thompson's

Pick up locally-sourced ingredients at this popular spot right near Carytown. You can trust the quality you’ll find at this grocery that sells only the best.

Enjoy your holiday feasts with the best Richmond has to offer!

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Liz Local Magazine: Summer Edition

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Aug 25, 2021 @ 10:02 AM

LizLocal_Summer2021 coverThe past 15 months has been a roller coaster in our real estate world. It’s hard to imagine that in spite of being in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, we also experienced the hottest real estate market in US history. The perfect storm of low listing inventory and historic low interest rates converged to cause buyer demand to spike to all-time highs.

Clearly, it’s a great time to be a seller. But… what about the other side of that equation? Sellers are asking themselves, “I may get peak pricing for my home right now, but then I’ll have to turn around and pay peak pricing on the other end. Does that make sense for me?” Every situation is different, and the answer really depends on a lot of different factors. One thing that definitely makes sense, though, is that now is a great time for an in-depth look at values with your favorite REALTOR. If you’re not currently living in your dream home, now just may be the perfect time to explore alternatives.

Other drivers that are causing people to re-think their current space are the possibilities created by new opportunities to work remotely. Many people have realized that they can hang up their commute, and work from home…and that home can be anywhere they want. That freedom extends beyond location – it also means new and different features are important in a home: home offices and outdoor spaces have become all the buzz in recent months.

We’ve devoted this month’s edition of Liz Local to exploring a few of those features.

Check out a digital version of our Summer Liz Local Magazine:

Peninsula Edition

Williamsburg Edition

Richmond Edition

Northern Neck Edition

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It's Time for Tubing in RVA!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Aug 23, 2021 @ 02:10 PM

August_SocialMediaIt's tubing season in Richmond, Virginia and there are many great options for adventure close by!

1. James River State Park:
Try the area between the canoe landing and Bent Creek. Check local
news for river cleanliness updates.

2. The James near Charlottesville:
Make a reservation with James River Runner to enjoy a tubing experience near Charlottesville.

3.Shenandoah River’s South Fork:
Contact Front Royal Outdoors to snag some tubes and enjoy a relaxing day on the river near the mountains.

4. Maury River & Upper James River:
Venture near Roanoke for an enjoyable day on the river. Twin River Outfitters provides tube rentals here.

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Our Love Where You Live Photo Contest in Underway in the Northern Neck

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Aug 06, 2021 @ 10:08 AM

Visit www.lizmoore.com/love to enter.  If you don't live in the Northern Neck, what a great reason to take a day trip and enjoy the beautiful water views!

 

 

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Safety Tips for Enjoying the Water in Coastal Virginia

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 @ 10:02 AM

Staying safe and enjoying the water this Summer can go hand in hand! Check out these tips for keeping yourself and your family safe.

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Northern Neck Photo Contest

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jul 12, 2021 @ 07:15 AM

We love where we live and we know you do, too!  Join us for our photo contest throughout Northern Neck and be entered to win some great prizes.  Don't live in the Northern Neck but you've visited?  All participants welcomed!  Visit www.lizmoore.com/love before September 10, 2021 to enter your favorites photos of Virginia's Northern Neck.

 

NNK Photo Contest

 

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Choosing a Vet for Your Pet

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Oct 09, 2019 @ 02:22 PM

Capture-22Your pets are beloved members of your family and you want to make sure they receive the very best medical care. But how do you choose the right vet for your pet? We've outlined some important considerations below when selecting a veterinary practice for your fur baby.

Communication is Key
Ask your friends, family, and neighbors who they recommend. People with first-hand experience are great sources of information and someone who has had a great experience is eager to sing the praises of their veterinarian.

Responsive
Call potential veterinary practices: Do they answer the phone, or if not, do they return your call promptly? Is someone available to answer your questions? Can you easily get an appointment? Are you able to call and check on your pet frequently if they are having a procedure? You want to choose an office that communicates well with their clients.

Philosophies
Ask the veterinarian about their philosophies on pet health care. A few topics to discuss are euthanasia, cancer care, chronic disease planning, and spaying and neutering. Do they mesh with your own? Having a care giver with like­minded philosophies will help when faced with difficult decisions. Observe how they react and respond to your specific questions. Does this seem like someone with whom you'll be able to communicate and trust?

Take a Tour
A good office or hospital is proud of their facility and should be willing to give prospective clients a tour of their facility. Check the cleanliness of exam rooms, check out their medical equipment, do they have access to x-ray, ultrasound, dentistry, labs, and the like? Also, be sure to inquire about health care specific to your pet and any special care they might require. 

Interaction
Introduce your pet to your potential veterinarian and their staff long before your first appointment. Observe how everyone interacts with you and your pet. Are they welcoming, calm, and attentive to you both? Observe how your pet responds to them as well. Choosing a warm and caring practice can soothe a stressful situation for your pet.

Location and Hours
This isn't as important as good, solid care, but convenience is a factor to consider. Choose a vet you can access in a reasonable amount of time, and with hours chat work with your schedule. Choosing a wonderful practice that you can never get to won't do anyone any good.

Busier Can Mean Better
Don't be put off by a busy waiting area. A crowded, fast paced waiting area can be signs of a great, well-liked, hardworking practice.

Money Matters
Vet bills can add up quickly. Be sure to ask about costs of routine care like office visits and vaccines and ask about emergency services like x-ray.

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