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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Richmond VA home for sale – 2507 4th Ave (Highland Park) – $54,900

February 18th, 2015

2507 4th Ave

2507 4th Ave, Richmond VA 23222.  Whether you’re looking for an affordable starter home on a fully fenced private lot near downtown Richmond, or a great deal on an investment rehabber, this 3 BR, 2 ½ BA, 1,440 SF historic stucco Foursquare has plenty of room and storage. Distinctive features include hardwood & ceramic tile floors, stained glass, brick (non-working) fireplace, covered front & two rear porches, 2-car detached garage/storage shed, privacy fenced backyard, security system, thermal replacement windows and a soaring entryway with an aristocratic turn staircase and columns. With a bit of polishing and refinement, this diamond in the rough can easily transform into a radiant gem. Property to be sold AS IS without repair. Inspections are at the buyer’s expense and are for informational purposes only.


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The Two Things You Don’t Need To Hear From Your Richmond Real Estate Agent

January 31st, 2015

I’m happy to share another great article from our friends at KeepingCurrentMatters.com.  I’m amazed at the number of times I hear about this from sellers that I meet with.  Does your listing agent have your true interest at heart?


You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to:

  1. Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home)
  2. Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset
  3. Set the fee for the services required to liquidate that asset

An agent must be concerned first and foremost about you and your family in order to garner that degree of trust. Make sure this is the case. 

Be careful if the agent you are interviewing begins the interview by:

  • Bragging about their success
  • Bragging about their company’s success

An agent’s success and the success of their company can be important considerations when deciding on the right real estate professional to represent you in the sale of the house. However, you first need to know they care about what you need and what you expect from the sale. If the agent is not interested in first establishing your needs, how successful they may seem is much less important.

Look for someone with the ‘heart of a teacher’ who comes in prepared well enough to explain the current real estate market and patient enough to take the time to show how it may impact the sale of your home.

Not someone only interested in trying to sell you on how great they are.

You have many agents from which to choose. Pick someone who truly cares.

3021 Vistapoint Rd – Salisbury Home for sale $369,950

January 23rd, 2015

3021 Vistapoint Rd - Exterior09Showcase Your Style at this well-appointed stucco transitional resting on nearly an acre in prestigious SALISBURY. This 2-story home with 4 bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms flaunts 2,868 SF of illuminated and refreshed living spaces throughout. The formal dining room dressed with extensive moulding, hardwoods, lighted built-in corner cabinet, and chandelier; family room with gas-lit /brick fireplace, built-ins and direct access; gourmet eat-in kitchen with NEW French 4-door refrigerator, double ovens, tile flooring, corian counters, center cooking island, extensive cabinetry, wet bar, pendant lights and walk-out; and, roomy master suite with huge walk-in closet and private bathroom are just some of the many striking design features. Conveniently situated on a quiet cul-de-sac street in Chesterfield’s most sought after school district and covered by a 2-10 Home Warranty, this jewel is the Perfect Place to call HOME.

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4108 Wythe Ave Richmond VA 23221 – Near West End home in Richmond for sale

January 23rd, 2015

4108 Wythe Ave Richmond VA 23221

Location, location, location.  We all have heard this mantra before.  But when it comes to Richmond’s Near West End, the location couldn’t be better.  Just minutes from The Fan, Richmond’s museum, restaurants, interstate access and walkable neighborhoods.

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4108 Wythe Ave Richmond, VA 23221

Welcome to 4108 Wythe Ave.  This 4 bedrooms, 2 full + 2 half baths, colonial-style home is classically designed with a formal dining room dressed with extensive moulding, hardwoods, shutters, and a chandelier; a separate living room with archways, log-burning/brick fireplace and modish, built-in wall shelving; a gracious family room with built-in/under-window wall cabinet, gas/stone fireplace, lighted wet bar with built-ins, recessed lighting, blanketed in brand NEW carpet; a 2nd floor master suite with hardwoods, his & hers closets, dressing area and private bathroom; and, an illuminated eat-in kitchen outfitted with granite, double ovens, cooktop stove, extensive cabinetry and French doors that swing open to a large screened back porch. If your picture perfect HOME is ….filled with natural light and radiant hardwoods ….sitting on a quiet street in the sought after MALVERN area …..prestigiously located in the Mary Munford School Zone ….covered by a 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty ….and a short distance to anywhere you want to go ….you had better HURRY.

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Don’t wait! Move up to the home you always wanted in Richmond, VA

January 20th, 2015

Another great article from our friends at KCM.  The graph below is an excellent read to understand your buying power as related to interest rates.  Do you want to wait a year or two to only have to buy a less expensive home for the same monthly payment???


Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. In most areas, prices are still below those of a few years ago. Also, interest rates are still near 4%.

However, sellers should realize that waiting to make the move while mortgage rates are increasing probably doesn’t make sense. As rates increase, the price of the house you can buy will decrease. Here is a chart detailing this point:


$1 million James River views in Hopewell, VA for $146k

January 10th, 2015

The PACE of Real Estate Group will be listing a home very soon that should have all nature lovers and those who love river views wanting to learn more.  The home is at 405 Ramsey Ave (click link for street view of home) in “A Village”, Hopewell, VA. This neighborhood was built to house the executives, managers and workers of the business in the area. The homes at either end of Ramsey Ave’s two cul-de-sac’s housed the executives while the homes in the middle were for the managers.  405 Ramsey Ave was built as an executive home.  It has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, dining room, kitchen, walk-up attic, and partial basement all totaling just over 1,800SF.  Heating is thru the oil boiler and hot water radiators and there is no central air conditioning.  But with the presence of the basement and attic, it should be very easy to add a 2 zoned system.

405 Ramsey Ave - river view 3The home is located on a bluff that is just downriver from where the Appomattox River empties into the James River.  On the left you’ll notice is industry located on Water Street and it is visible from the property.  On the right if you look hard you’ll notice cranes loading ships.  But the views that are provided from this property are like no other.  Homes in the city of Richmond with this view easily go from $700k to $2m.

Drive north of Water Street and you’ll quickly land at City Point Park which is adjoined to the Petersburg National Battlefield – City Point Unit.  Move just a little inland is the newly renovated Beacon Theater located at Randolph and Main.  My wife and I saw Brett Michaels from Poison play here (that’s a whole other story…ask me later).

Looking for a second home for weekend getaways?  You’ll be hard pressed to find a home with the character and views that 405 Ramsey Ave can provide.  Of course for the locals of Hopewell, this home is one of a kind and must be seen.

Call John Pace with Keller Williams Realty at 804-545-6613 for more information or you can also reach him at john@ThePACEofRealEstate.com


Should I sell my Richmond, VA home now or in the spring?

January 7th, 2015

Clock of  ropeWe’re seeing the benefits of this now.  Just put a $487k home in Richmond’s Near West End under contract in 7 days and just received multiple offers on a $509k home in Richmond, VA city’s southside area.  Don’t wait to list your home when everyone else does (in the spring) and expect your home to stand out.