Why buy renters insurance? Richmond, VA

July 20th, 2015

Should you get renters insurance?  From the obvious answer that it’s super cheap to cover your items when you are renting a home or apartment, it can actually save you money when you buy a home.  See the following from one of our preferred Insurance carriers, Brett Lynes with Aegis National Insurance Agency:

If you don’t already have a renter’s insurance policy for the property and liability coverage it provides, you might want to get one for the premiums it can save you on your new homeowner’s insurance policy! One of the factors many insurance carriers consider when rating a new homeowner’s policy is whether or not the prospective insured has prior property insurance. With some companies, prior property insurance (including renter’s insurance policies) can qualify the customer for a more preferred rating tier. With others, a lack of prior property coverage means you aren’t even eligible for one of their homeowner’s products. To get the best possible deal, you want access to the preferred rates of as many top companies as possible. Even in Virginia, where insurance rates are some of the lowest in the nation, having a renter’s policy already in place could save you as much as $50 per month on your new homeowner’s policy. Considering that renter’s insurance policies are usually quite affordable – in many cases less than $20 per month – it’s a pretty cost-effective way to get a better deal on your homeowner’s policy! Of course, rules, rates, and potential savings vary from one company to another, so it’s important to discuss your specific situation with a licensed insurance professional.

For more information on this topic or with other general homeowner’s insurance questions, contact Aegis National Insurance Agency at (804) 818-6500 or toll free at 844-GO-AEGIS.

509 Wadeward Road For Sale – $670,000

July 9th, 2015

509 Wadeward Road For Sale - Radiatin509 Wadeward Rd - Exterior1 smallg Comfort, Luxury and a Sophisticated Lifestyle…this 2-story Dutch Colonial in Henrico’s illustrious community of Sleepy Hollow Woods, has been updated with over $250k in renovations/additions. Once inside, you’ll notice the gleaming hardwood & ceramic tile floors, custom lighting & extensive moulding throughout. The formal dining room leads way to the gourmet kitchen outfitted w/granite, SS appls, center dining isle w/gas cooktop, and a casual dining space w/built-in buffet/hutch. The illuminated sunroom is complimented by a soaring ceiling, Fr doors & a gas-lit fireplace.  Spend chilly nights in front of an ambient fire in the family rm or formal living rm, both with built-ins. Just a short stroll around the 2nd floor internal balcony you’ll find an intimate Master EnSuite w/his & hers closets, plus a walk-in and a private balcony overlooking the lush manicured backyard. The 2nd floor continues to impress w/3 add’l bedrooms and 2 full guest baths. Entertaining is a breeze when hosted on the back deck w/sparkling hot tub.  The 2-story, 1 BR guest house w/a full bath & spacious living area, provides the perfect accommodations for out of town guests, a mother in law suite or just great extra space. Protected by 2-10 Home Warranty.

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2318 Thousand Oaks Drive Henrico VA 23294 For Sale

July 2nd, 2015

2318 Thousand Oaks Dr - #Henrico small2318 Thousand Oaks Drive – A MASTERPIECE OF LIGHT & SPACE… you’ll find this modishly updated 2,325 SF contemporary tri-level, situated on a lush manicured lot just minutes from Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, Broad St shopping & I-64. Soaring ceilings, hardwoods and sunlit rooms deliver chic, open living spaces throughout. Your guests will love the 1st floor enSuite w/private bath and bonus living space, also perfect for a playroom or office. Enjoy the ambiance of a log-burning fire in the adjoining family rm accented w/stained concrete & glass doors providing direct access. Imagine the pride you’ll feel hosting an evening soiree on your resort-style 40’ tiered deck & screened porch while serving culinary faves from your chef’s kitchen equipped with granite, SS appls, tile backsplash, wood floor & breakfast bar. The 3rd floor is devoted to serenity through the master enSuite, 2 add’l bedrooms and a full guest bath. For the green-thumb enthusiast, the privacy-fenced backyard is host to a Storage Shed & custom bedding areas. Ideally situated within the award-winning Henrico school system, this home is a stunning departure from the ordinary. HVAC is only 3 yrs old. Roof replaced just 5 yrs ago.

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Northside homes for sale – 1315 Bellevue Ave

May 31st, 2015

1315 Bellevue Ave - Exterior11CLASSIC BEAUTY AT ITS FINEST! Rich in architectural details, this refurbished, 2-story cottage in the desirable BELLEVUE area delivers refined living spaces, indoors & out. Detailed with polished hardwoods, energy-efficient windows, slate roof & a welcoming arched entryway, this home has much to offer. Perfect for entertaining, the formal dining room adjoins the spacious 25’x12’ living room w/log-burning brick fireplace. Nearby, the kitchen has been modishly updated with all of the amenities you would expect, including: granite, SS appliances, ceramic tile floor and fresh paint. The 2nd story is devoted to serenity as that’s where you’ll find the master bedroom, along with two additional bedrooms, currently used as an office & a dressing room, improved full bathroom, and, attic access. Enjoy gentle breezes while relaxing on the lg screened porch overlooking the handsomely manicured ¼ acre lot maintained by a home irrigation system and occupied by a detached storage shed. Refreshed basement offers lots of storage space and laundry area with washer & dryer. Conveniently close to downtown, fine dining and shopping, this home radiates comfort, charm and a true feeling of HOME.  Priced attractively at $249,950.

 

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3503 Walkers Ferry Court Midlothian VA 23112 – Chesterfield home for sale

April 13th, 2015

3503 Walkers Ferry Ct - Exterior13503 Walkers Ferry Ct - FR1 Welcome to 3503 Walkers Ferry Court Midlothian VA 23112 – Chesterfield Home for sale. DISCOVER SLEEK, UNIQUE, SPACIOUS LIVING when you step through the door of this stunning 3,300 SF home located on a large, private lot in Brandermill, with a short 5 minute walk to the pool or lake. Gleaming hardwoods, freshly painted & sunlit rooms deliver comfortable, open living spaces throughout. Upon entrance you’ll notice the Formal Dining Room w/ chandelier & crown molding. Relax by the embers of a fire in the Family Room which flows to the Kitchen equipped with center isle, granite countertops, stainless appliances, custom lighting & lots of cabinetry. On those beautiful spring days, open the 2 sets of french doors to the newly updated rear screened porch that overlooks the wide backyard. Just off the kitchen is the bonus room that is perfect as a 2nd living room, craft room or large office. Adjoining is a 1st floor full bath & rear stairs that lead up to the master suite. At the top of the stairs the Master Suite is complimented w/an adjoining office/bedroom, walk-in closet & private bath, as well as 3 add’l BR’s & a full bath. New grand manor 50 year roof, dual zoned HVAC systems, attached 2 car garage & numerous other updates complete this amazing home.  3503 Walkers Ferry Ct - Kitchen1

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5009 King William Road Richmond, VA 23225 – Richmond home for sale

April 10th, 2015

5009 King William Rd - Exterior_smallWelcome to 5009 King William Rd in Westover Hills.  FOR THE SOPHISTICATE… who enjoys sunlit, refined spacious living spaces, indoors & out. You’ll find this modishly updated, 3 Bedrooms/2½ Bathrooms, craftsman style home–nestled on a lush manicured lot in desirable WESTOVER HILLS. Designer finishes are showcased through the polished hardwoods, archways, 2” blinds, extensive moulding, custom lighting, tons of storage and so much more. Imagine the Pride you’ll feel hosting an evening soiree on your Resort-Style Deck and serving warm tapas from your REMODELED Gourmet Kitchen equipped with granite, travertine, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash, glass French doors, custom lighting, butlers pantry and a center isle designed to dine. 5009 King William Rd - Kitchen1

The second floor is devoted to tranquility through the Master enSuite with private Bathroom & walk-in closet, two additional bedrooms, plus, a private office. Conveniently close to downtown, the Farmer’s Market & James River, this home is a stunning departure from the ordinary. Protected by 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty.

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2818 Timber Trail Dr Goochland, VA 23153 – Goochland home for sale

April 10th, 2015

2818 Timber Trail Dr, Sandy Hook, VA  23153Welcome to 2818 Timber Trail in Goochland, VA.  MASTERFULLY DESIGNED with both formal and casual spaces, this magnificent 2-story Transitional, resting on 3+ Acres in MILL FOREST, offers Moonlit Views and Relaxed Sophistication. Upon entering you’ll notice Soaring Ceilings, Curved Archways & Windows and Gleaming Hardwood Floors are appointed throughout the 1st level. Complimented by 4 spacious Bedrooms and 2½ Bathrooms, you’re sure to be impressed by the intimate 1st floor Master Suite with Spa Bath. The Formal Dining Room dressed with Wainscoting & a Chandelier, Library with Wall of Built-ins, as well as, the Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen equipped with Granite, Stainless Steel Appliances, Double Wall Oven, Cooktop Stove, Media Center, Custom Lighting, LOTS of Cabinetry and Casual Dining Space, lead way to everyone’s favorite gathering spot — the Family Room. 2818 Timber Trail Dr - Family Room

Warm and inviting with its Gas-lit Fireplace, TV Niche & Built-ins, the Tinted Sunlit Windows add a valuable layer of protection without changing the look. Stylishly nestled on a Professionally Hardscaped Cul-de-sac Lot, the Resort-style Backyard Deck adds just one more touch of distinction to this HOME EXTRAORDINAIRE.

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2604 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223 – Church Hill home for sale

March 19th, 2015

2604 E Broad St - Exterior03Welcome to Church Hill, a historic community located in Richmond, VA. With homes built from the late 1700′s to the early 1900′s, you’re sure to find your place to call home if you love historic architecture. Featured recently in Southern Living and USA Today Church Hill boasts numerous award winning restaurants along with a plethora of historical monuments like St. John’s Church.  Looking for something a little more care free?  Then don’t miss the Church Hill Irish Festival, an annual event sure to bring out the Irish in you.

Built 1891, the ambiance of an earlier time is reflected through the many original features with classics such as 4 fireplaces, wood floors, moulding and chandeliers.  Updated bathrooms & eat-in kitchen boasting granite counters, newer appliances, custom lighting and cabinets, plus built-ins to provide tons of storage add a refreshed artful touch. 2604 E Broad St - Kitchen12Upstairs you’ll enjoy tranquil spaces through the parlor/library with ceiling-to-floor built-in bookcases and gas fireplace, the master bedroom w/huge walk-in closet, and the guest bedroom.  Extend your living space when you step outdoors onto the Charleston-style porch surrounded by professionally landscaped gardens wrapped with original iron fencing.  Overlooking the street where Patrick Henry gave his “Give me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech and featured on the 2013 Church Hill Holiday Tour, this home is the perfect blend of old world charm and TRANSITIONAL spaces.

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11409 Avery Green Court, Glen Allen, VA 23059 – Home for sale $269,950

February 28th, 2015

11409 Avery Green Ct - Living Room03Welcome to 11409 Avery Green Ct.  Looking for an amazing home in a neighborhood where the average sales price is $417,000?  Then look no further.  Showcase Your Style…living at this well-appointed 3 bedroom, 2½ bathroom, 2-story transitional located in the sought after west-end community of AVERY GREEN in Twin Hickory. This home is detailed with gleaming engineered wood laminate and ceramic tile flooring, as well as such classics as a formal dining room with wainscoting, moulding and chandelier, living room with gas fireplace and TV niche, spacious eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, pantry and lots of cabinets, and a master suite with walk-in closet and private bathroom. 11409 Avery Green Ct - Kitchen05

Serve your favorite brunch resort-style on the tranquil patio deck overlooking the gated fenced backyard with detached storage shed. Conveniently situated on a quiet cul-de-sac street just a few steps from the YMCA, shopping and dining, this gem is your place to call home.

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Homes for sale in Sleepy Hollow

February 26th, 2015

Homes for sale in Sleepy Hollow – Henrico, VA

Sleepy Hollow is conveniently located in the west end of Henrico near the intersections of River Road and Parham Road, and is just a short drive to downtown Richmond. This neighborhood boasts larger lots (1/2 acre to 1 acre), mostly brick homes built in the 1950′s and 1960′s and great schools (Maybeury elementary, Tuckahoe middle, Freeman high).  Styles range from ranchers (some with basements) to 2 story colonials, to modern homes creating a non-cookie cutter feel that you get from some of the new construction neighborhoods being built in Henrico.  Just around the corner is the Tuckahoe YMCA providing family access to exercise and sports.  And the Collegiate School is nestled up against Sleepy Hollow on Mooreland Rd.  Prices in this neighborhood range from the mid $300k range to the low $900k range.

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