So you're new to Richmond and anxious to get your footing, but you don't know where to begin. Our real estate agents are here to help with their top five tips on learning the essentials about Richmond and why it's such a wonderful place to call home.
Whether you're new to Richmond or you've been a lifelong resident, contact us at Joyner Fine Properties for all your real estate needs.
August 17 is National Thrift Shop Day, and thrifters in the Richmond area have plenty of options when it comes to finding vintage goods at a bargain!
Whether you're on the hunt for vintage clothes, antique furniture, or artwork, you never know what treasures await at your local thrift shop. That's why our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite thrift stores in Richmond.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Virginia! And if you're looking for the perfect Richmond home for you and your family, our real estate agents are here to help every step of the way.
Nearly eight million people visit Richmond each year, but some of the more fascinating attractions remain known only to locals. Get in on the fun at these hidden gems that are particular favorites of our real estate agents.
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A move is challenging enough when it's just you, but moving with kids or pets makes the experience even more daunting. Our real estate agents suggest following these tips to make moving as easy as possible for the whole family.
With a little planning and preparation, it's possible to minimize moving-related stress for the whole family. Ready to start searching for your next home? Contact us today!
There's no doubt that farm-to-table dining is a trendy option, and for good reason. The benefits to local farmers are significant, and the difference that comes with fresh, locally sourced ingredients can be tasted in every bite of your meal. Richmond is in the perfect position to offer farm-to-table dining, with so many fantastic local farms located throughout Central Virginia. Our real estate agents have all of the delicious details on 5 of the best farm-to-table dining experiences located in Richmond.
Your next amazing meal is never far from your front door when you live in Richmond, and our team is here to help with all of your real estate needs in the city. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Richmond area.
Furniture really makes a room. Arrange the furniture one way, and you have a sleek and sophisticated look. Arrange it another way, and the same room looks cozy and inviting. Whether you're already in a home or still looking at Richmond homes for sale, the following furniture rearranging tips are sure to come in handy.
At the end of the day, rearranging your furniture is about finding what works for you and your family. If you're still looking for the perfect home to refurnish, contact us soon. Our real estate agents are happy to help.
There's nothing like warm weather and live music to bring people together. That's the ethos behind Richmond's annual Music in the Park concert series. Our real estate agents have attended several of these concerts, and we couldn't be more excited about this year's series! Keep reading to learn more about this exciting event and when you can stop by Forest Hill Park for a free live show.
About the Concert Series
On a Sunday evening each month from May to October, local musicians perform in a free two-hour concert in the park. Summer shows take place from 6 PM to 8 PM. Fall shows are held slightly earlier (4 PM to 6 PM) to ensure that they finish before the sun goes down. You can access the park from either of its two major entrances at New Kent Avenue at 42nd Street and Forest Hill Avenue at West 41st Street. Be sure to catch a show if you're in the area!
The 2022 Lineup
Each month of the Music in the Park series features a different local group. Here is the current schedule for 2022.
If any of these groups sound interesting to you, mark your calendar. Visitors are welcome to bring some blankets and folding chairs and set up next to your fellow Richmond residents. Take a cooler of cold drinks with you and spend an evening getting to know the people around you. You may just discover your new favorite band!
This concert series is just one of the many ways the city's residents make time to come together. Contact us today for more information on our available Richmond homes and put down roots in this close-knit community.
Relaxing on a deck is enjoyable in any season, but especially during the summer months.
Want to expand your home's outdoor spaces and increase your home's value? Building a deck will help you accomplish both of these goals!
With so many different options regarding deck materials, styles, and designs, it's important to do your research so your deck is right for your home. Here are a few things our real estate agents suggest you know when building a deck.
A deck is a fantastic addition to any home that will help increase its value and expand the outdoor living space. Want to upgrade to a home with space for a larger deck? Contact us today to get started!
If you enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, handmade crafts, and mingling with neighbors, Richmond has quite a few local markets that take place all summer long. Shopping at small businesses helps to support the community, local economy, and independent artists and farmers. Since food doesn't travel far to get to the local market, you're sure to find some of the freshest fruits and vegetables around.
You just might run into one of our real estate agents shopping at one of these local markets this summer:
Richmond has a strong local food economy, and visiting our great local markets is a great way to support it. Considering a move to our area? Contact us today to check out some listings.
Interior design trends come and go. But one that has gained popularity in recent years is a modern twist on farmhouse style.
Our real estate agents see this style frequently in the homes they show, and many buyers love this look. Here are a few ways to create this look yourself by adding farmhouse details to your modern decor.
With the recent popularity of the modern farmhouse style, staging your home with some light but trendy rustic vibes can be a great way to attract interested buyers. For more ideas on effectively staging your home before you list, contact us today.
So summer is almost here and you're already dreading the cries of, "There's nothing to do!" Our real estate agents have been there, and they recommend these wonderful summer programs near Richmond homes for sale to keep your kids engaged in productive and entertaining activities.
Richmond offers family fun all year long. Are you buying or selling a home in the area? Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties for experienced real estate help.
Summer will be here in no time. Our real estate agents know that means summer IPAs.
The RVA is one of America's most vibrant craft brewing scenes. It encompasses some of the smallest micro-breweries and has also given rise to big brands. Whenever you're checking out Richmond homes for sale, you can rest assured local "beer wizards" are at work!
With more than a dozen breweries within Richmond alone, it can be a challenge to know where to start. In fact, the RVA is rich with brewery tours that will take you all around the area. But if you are ready and raring to jump in, we can recommend a few places that hit the spot with many of our clients.
Let's check in on a few of the Richmond area's top spots for a refreshing summer IPA:
Contact us to find out more about what Richmond, VA has to offer.
When you compare Richmond homes for sale, you're not just picking a building – you're choosing a community. Our real estate agents know the right neighborhood makes the winning difference. That's especially true when you have kids!
Moving to the RVA, you'll have your pick of family-friendly restaurants. Richmond cuisine runs the gamut from good old-fashioned burgers, pasta, and pizza to fusion cuisine that will expand young palates. There's always something new to try.
Let's take a look at some of the best kid-friendly options:
Your whole family will love calling the Richmond area home! Contact us to find out more about the RVA.
National Barbecue Day is coming – and our real estate agents know just how to celebrate!
National Barbecue Day on May 16 celebrates one of the nation's time-honored culinary traditions. Although it's during the spring, May marks the start of the summer barbecue season. Why not kick things off with a bang?
There are over three dozen barbecue restaurants within a short drive of Richmond homes for sale.
No matter whether you love steak, pork, or grilled veggies, you'll have no end of selections for a National Barbecue Day to remember.
Let's take a look at some of your options throughout the RVA:
See for yourself what life in Richmond has to offer! Contact us to discover more about the RVA today.
What could be better than spending some time outdoors, enjoying a healthy, fun activity, and supporting great causes in the process? Spring and summer are the busiest times of year for 5K events around Richmond, with plenty of races to train for in the upcoming months. Our real estate agents have the details on six 5Ks that you can start training for in the Richmond area.
Ready to buy or sell your next home in Richmond? Let our local real estate team help you accomplish your goals. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Richmond, VA, area.
Chances are, you've seen a Little Free Library while you were out running errands, going for a jog, or taking your dog for a walk. Since the first Little Free Library was put up in 2009, thousands of them have sprung up across the country and around the world.
That includes dozens of Little Free Libraries right here in Richmond. With their goal of making books accessible to readers of all ages and backgrounds, Little Free Libraries have become a staple of the local community, and our real estate agents are proud to highlight Richmond's Little Free Libraries.
What Are Little Free Libraries
Little Free Libraries are public book-sharing boxes where anyone, at any time, may take a book or leave a book. They work on the honor system and are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Originally founded in Wisconsin, Little Free Library operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has grown to include more than 90,000 libraries in over 90 countries. The mission of the organization is to build community, inspire readers, and expand book access for all.
Most Little Free Libraries have a primary caretaker—typically the person who puts up the library—known as a steward, who is responsible for maintaining it. Best of all, anyone can decide to put up their own Little Free Library and become its steward.
Find Little Free Libraries in Richmond
Dozens of Little Free Libraries are located in neighborhoods all over the city of Richmond. Many are associated with local businesses, while others are on residential properties. Each one is within walking distance of Richmond homes for sale. Some of our favorite Little Free Libraries in Richmond include:
Keep in mind that these are just a few of the Little Free Libraries you can find in the Richmond area. The best way to discover more Little Free Libraries near you is to use the search function on the official Little Free Library World Map.
Richmond has always been a community-minded city, and Little Free Libraries are just one of many things that make it special. Contact us today to learn more about life in Richmond and talk to our real estate agents about finding your dream home in Central Virginia.
With spring just around the corner, trees and plants are showing signs of new growth, green leaves, and early blooms. Our real estate agents think it's the perfect time to get outside and plant your Richmond garden so that you can enjoy all the benefits of National Garden Month in April.
On a beautiful spring day, there's nothing quite like planting new seeds and watching them grow. If you're ready to give it a try, it's time to roll up your sleeves and turn your Richmond garden into something spectacular.
Planting Annuals and Perennials
April is a great month to plant annuals and perennials in your garden, but first, you should know the difference. Annuals have a lifespan of one year, so they must be replanted the following season. Perennials grow back every spring, so you only need to plant them once.
Planting annuals in garden beds or pots marks the beginning of a season-long show of eye-catching flowers. Annuals are usually planted during the spring and summer months, unfurling flowers and colorful foliage until frost arrives. Some annuals thrive in the sun, and others prefer shade and cooler temperatures, Before planting annuals, it's best to check planting, growth, and care requirements with a local garden center.
Perennials can be planted any time during the growing season until the ground freezes, but for best results, they should be planted during spring or fall. Since perennials come back each year, many are bulbs rather than small plants. Whether you plant spring or fall perennials, they need plenty of room to grow and spread in your garden. Even without visible foliage, perennials will still send out roots underground until they go dormant when the ground freezes.
Planting Vegetable Gardens
If you enjoy cooking, you may want to plant a vegetable garden that fills your yard with color and provide herbs and veggies for the kitchen. Just like flower gardens, vegetable gardens can be planted in the spring and the fall.
Eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes can be started indoors then transplanted into the garden in late April.
If you like the idea of growing yummy summer vegetables, you should start planting your garden in mid-April. Imagine your endless cooking possibilities with a vegetable garden filled with asparagus, beans, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, cucumbers, okra, and squash.
Proper maintenance is essential to keep your flower and vegetable gardens blooming and healthy. Here are some helpful tips:
Mulch garden beds early in the spring
Apply a light application of 10-10-10 fertilizer over perennial beds
Deadhead perennials after flowering to extend bloom times
Cut back and fertilize spring-flowering shrubs after flowering
Weed your garden beds every week during the growing seasons
Keep your gardening tools, hoses, and sprinklers in good condition
All flower and vegetable gardens are subjected to a variety of harmful pests that can destroy plants. You can protect your gardens with organic pest control products and barriers made from fabrics, fencing, or mesh around the planting area. Diatomaceous earth, a non-toxic natural product, hinders the movement of pests in and around fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
As you do your spring cleaning this year, you may discover some things that you no longer need that would be useful to someone else. Donating unneeded home goods, furnishings, and other items to a donation center near Richmond homes for sale is a great way to make a positive contribution to the community in the process and lighten your own load in the process. Not only is decluttering an important part of spring cleaning, but if you're getting your home ready to list, it'll help make the space appear more inviting.
Declutter and do something good for the community when you have a "donate" pile while working on your spring cleaning. Our real estate agents have the key details on some of the donation centers around Richmond, where you can finish your spring cleaning by helping community members in need.
Moving to a new home presents another great opportunity to declutter, and our team is here to help you find your next home. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Richmond, VA, area.
If you're an old soul, you easily make your home a reflection of your personality by adding some vintage decor. Antique furniture pieces can create a classic atmosphere in any room, so it's easy to see why vintage decor is in style.
Our real estate agents are always looking for new vintage furniture and antique finds. To help you with your search in the Richmond area, we compiled a list of top places to find vintage decor for your home.
Vintage decor is not only a great way to reflect your personality, but it can really make your home stand out when it comes time to sell. For more tips on where to find decor, contact us today.
When you're in the mood for a day of fantastic shopping, you certainly won't have to travel far from Richmond homes for sale. Downtown Richmond is filled with unique, local boutique shops offering fashion, art, antiques, home goods, culinary delights, and so much more. Whether you're shopping for the perfect gift or treating yourself, Richmond has you covered. Our real estate agents have the details on some of the many great shops that you'll find throughout downtown Richmond.
Is your next home at the top of your shopping list this year? Our local real estate team is here to help you find the perfect match. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Richmond, VA, area.
The key to a successful and affordable move is to plan ahead. This way, you can start saving and budgeting well in advance of your moving date. But what expenses do you need to account for as you plan your move? Our real estate agents list some often-forgotten moving expenses below.
When you set a moving budget ahead of time, there are fewer surprises along the way. If you happen to still be looking at Richmond homes for sale, don't dismay. We're confident you'll soon find the perfect place and start planning your move. Contact us if you'd like some assistance on your homebuying journey.
With spring around the corner, it's time to plan your spring cleaning. One area that many homeowners often overlook is their windows.
Clean windows maximize the amount of natural light that enters your home; our real estate agents know that gleaming windows also help your home look its best during home showings.
Here are a few guidelines to follow when spring cleaning your windows.
With a little time and a few materials, you'll quickly have your windows looking their best. Interested in buying a home with more windows or natural lighting? Contact us today to start your search!
Richmond is a place where a rich history and vibrant present come together, and if you're thinking about making this area your new home, then we're here to help.
Just like any city, the best way to get to know Richmond is to put boots on the ground and explore it in person. If you want to get to know the city a little better, our real estate agents recommend these fascinating Richmond tours!
Contact us today to learn more about life in Richmond, and talk to our real estate agents about finding your dream home in Central Virginia.
Sports leagues offer a fun, social way to stay fit, enjoy all of your favorite games, and meet some new people in the process. Richmond homes for sale make it easy to join up with leagues for all of your favorite sports, at locations all around the city. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on some of the local groups you can join when you move to the Richmond area.
Adult Soccer at the Sports Center of Richmond – 1385 Overbrook Rd., Richmond, VA 23220
If soccer is your favorite game, then you're sure to love one of the many adult soccer leagues held at the Sports Center of Richmond. Leagues here are all held in one convenient location and run all year long. There are men's, women's, and coed leagues available, with varying team sizes to accommodate your group.
Pick Your Game at River City Sports & Social Club
No matter how popular or how niche your favorite sport is, there's likely a league for it with the River City Sports & Social Club. These leagues are held at parks and athletic facilities all around the Richmond area.
Sports Leagues with Hanover County Parks & Rec
The Hanover County Parks & Recreation Department also offers a wide variety of sports leagues for adults of all ages. Depending on the sport, you may be playing at a park, YMCA, school facility, or another destination near Hanover homes for sale.
Are you searching for a home that makes it easy to enjoy all of Richmond's fun sports leagues? Our local team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Richmond, VA area.
Once a month, Richmond's thriving arts community takes center stage in one of the city's most popular traditions. Our real estate agents love visiting Downtown Richmond for First Fridays from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. During these monthly events, make sure to stop by these wonderful galleries, shops, and restaurants that are right down the street from Richmond homes for sale.
Be a part of the creative energy in Richmond. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties for cheerful and dedicated help from our experienced agents.
Redecorating after moving into a new home can feel like an insurmountable task. Let's say you've finally closed on one of these Richmond homes for sale and are looking to change up a few things to fit your style better. Now, where do you start?
Let's take a closer look at the trending paint colors that will inspire you in 2022. Make sure to consider the mood you want to inspire and the types of rooms you might want to use these trends for in your home.
2022 is your year! Our real estate agents are well-versed in Richmond real estate and can help you find a home that suits your style and needs. Contact us today so you can start searching for a home where you can utilize your favorite interior design trends.
Our real estate agents know there are plenty of reasons to love Richmond, Virginia!
If you've been exploring Richmond homes for sale, you're already aware of many of them. Natural beauty, a thriving arts scene, and a vibrant economy all contribute to attracting new residents each and every year. But there's something else that shouldn't be underestimated: The food!
The culinary scene in the RVA is second to none, blending ingredients and influences from around the world. Combined with the local small business scene and the area's passion for microbreweries and wineries, you've got a city with a truly unique palate. There's always something new to try!
When you move to Richmond, you are coming to a city that has something to match every taste – and it is sure to introduce you to flavors you never imagined before. The best examples come from local small restaurants that you won't find anywhere else. But where are these acclaimed "best-kept secrets?"
Looking to try a new restaurant, or new to you restaurant, among the many options in the RVA? Here are some unique restaurants to consider when you dine out in 2022:
Delicious food is just the beginning of what the Richmond area has to offer! Contact us to discover more about living in the RVA.
If you're planning on buying or selling a house in the coming year, you might be wondering how to find the right real estate agent to support your transaction. After all, so much of your success depends on the experience of the real estate agent you select to support you along the way. If you're selling your home, your real estate agent is key to securing the highest possible sale price. If you're considering one of these beautiful Richmond homes for sale, your agent's expertise in the market and negotiation experience can help you land a solid deal.
However, finding a good real estate agent with the right level of experience isn't as simple as you might think. With so many agents out there, you might have to do some work to really find one who is truly a good match for you and your family. To help you, below are some tips that can help you find the best real estate agent to support your transaction in 2022.
Selecting the right real estate agent takes a bit of research, but it's well worth the time investment. A good agent can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of your home purchase or sale. Contact us for more tips or to speak with one of our real estate agents today.
During the holidays, our real estate agents want you to spend less time cooking and more time socializing. Get out of the kitchen and into the family room with holiday meals from these wonderful restaurants and markets near Richmond homes for sale.
Use some of that extra time to find or sell a house in Richmond. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to get started.
'Tis the season to shop local! With the holiday season approaching, there are plenty of Richmond stores where you can shop for unique gifts and support the local economy while doing so. Here are a few key places our real estate agents recommend visiting.
Richmond has so many lovely, locally owned stores worth visiting. Those listed above are just the beginning. Have a great time shopping this holiday season, and don't hesitate to contact us if you're in need of real estate services. Our agents would be proud to help you find the perfect Richmond home.
When you enter a room, the scents inside the space impact your feelings, emotions, and immediate perception of the home. This is especially true around the holidays.
Our real estate agents know that inviting, comforting scents are what people associate with the holiday season. Here are a few ways to enjoy seasonal scents in your home.
Richmond has a long, interesting story that spans centuries, and residents have always had a love of local history. Many of the city's historic buildings have been preserved to the present day, and are just waiting to be explored. Whether you're a history buff yourself or you're searching for fun, educational family activities in Richmond, a historic tour is a great way to spend a day in the city. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on 6 historic buildings in downtown Richmond to explore.
Ready to find your own outstanding home close to all of the history and attractions of Richmond? Let our local real estate team help. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Richmond, VA area.
Officially opened in 2015, the Virginia Capital Trail unites the state's past and present. Pedestrians and bikers can travel just over 51 miles between Jamestown, Virginia's first capital, and Richmond.
Blaze your own real estate trail in Richmond. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to learn more.
If you're moving to Richmond, you're in luck. You're just in time for the VCU Health Richmond Marathon! Always tremendous fun, the annual event is eagerly anticipated by runners and spectators alike. And there's still time to sign up! There are plenty of Richmond homes for sale that put you just a stone's throw away from where the action will be. Here's what to expect.
The VCU Health Richmond Marathon will be held Saturday, November 13th, beginning at 7:45 am. Heralded as "America's Friendliest Marathon," anyone 16 years or older can sign up to run. Registration spots had initially all been filled, but due to popular demand, more spots have been added for those still wishing to run. However, be advised that anyone signing up at this point will receive their medal by mail sometime in early 2022 rather than on race day.
Registering for the VCU Health Richmond Marathon is also a great way to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Unlike Richmond, Boston has strict time requirements you must meet, based on your age and gender, if you want to run in the marathon. Richmond is one of the most popular qualifiers for running in Boston.
If you sign up for the marathon between now and November 7th, you'll pay a $130 entry fee. If you wait until the last minute and sign up in the week leading up to the race, that goes up to $140. However, anyone who makes a $50 to Kids Run RVA can get $20 knocked off their entry fee.
The VCU Health Richmond Marathon begins at Grace St. and 5th and follows a circuitous route to the Canal Walk on the scenic riverfront, at 5th and Tredegar St. Plenty of help and amenities are stationed along the route. Water and Nuun Replenisher gel are available every 2 miles until mile 20 and every 1 mile after that. Bathrooms are also available at each water stop. GU energy gel will be available at Mile 14 and Mile 21, and there are Junk Food Stops at Miles 16 and 22 and Pickle Juice at Mile 23. Medical aid will also be available along the course if needed.
There's no hurry to finish the race, but the course will only be open for 7 hours total, and provided services will be shut down sequentially as the day progresses. Therefore, to continue availing yourself of the water and other amenities, you must maintain a minimum speed of around 4 miles an hour - a brisk walk.
If 26.2 miles seems daunting, there are several other races being run that day. The CarMax Richmond Half Marathon starts just one block over but covers an entirely different city area. And the Allianz Partners 8K is just under 5 miles, starting at 7 am.
Even if you're not available on the 13th, you can still run. If you sign up to compete virtually, you can run anytime in November and get all the perks of competing in person - as well as all the swag. If you're ambitious, you can do the Richmond Challenge: Run one race on race day and the other two virtually throughout the month for a chance at even more glory and prestige.
There are marathons all over, but Richmond's is one of the most fun. Plus, the area has many local running trails for you to work on your marathon time. And that's just the tip of the iceberg of what the area has to offer. Contact us when you're ready to make Richmond your home. Our real estate agents can help you get settled and find everything you need.
Finding the perfect gift can be a challenge, no matter what the occasion. One occasion that may have you scratching your head is shopping for a house-warming present for a new homeowner.
Is your friend or relative settling in among Richmond homes for sale? Our real estate agents have vast experience helping homeowners acquire the home of their dreams or selling their homes so they can move on -- but they also know a thing or two about what a new homeowner might welcome in the way of a gift.
Here are a few suggestions your friend or relative will love having in their newly acquired home.
Need tips on buying or selling a home in the Richmond area? Contact us today.
Moving to a new place is never easy. In addition to the chore of dragging your stuff from one house to another, you also have to readjust to a new area and find a way to incorporate all of your old routines into unfamiliar surroundings. For instance, walking and playing with your dog. There are plenty of Richmond homes for sale, where you and your family can move, but where are the dog-friendly hiking trails near those homes? We've got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite spaces in nature where you and your dog can walk, hike, and play.
These are just a few of the amazing trails and parks in the Richmond area where you and your dog can have fun together. Our real estate agents can help you find all the best hiking spots near you. Contact us today.
Our real estate agents know local dining is one of the big things that many new homeowners think about when deciding on a home. No matter what your tastes are, you won't be disappointed in the RVA. World-class cuisine of many different styles can be found seemingly around every corner.
The vibrant startup scene of the Richmond, Virginia area also applies to the restaurant industry. Experienced chefs and restaurateurs are constantly creating new experiences for residents and visitors to enjoy. Over the last decade, vegetarian and vegan options have expanded by leaps and bounds.
Now, the RVA is one of the best places in America for plant-based dining.
Let's take a look at some of the most enticing local options:
Ready to learn more about what the Richmond area has to offer? Contact us today at Joyner Fine Properties to discover more about the Richmond area.
Coordinating the logistics of a move is rarely an easy task, which is why our real estate agents are always trying to offer tips to make things as easy as possible. In our experience, renting a storage unit can help make things significantly easier during the home sale and moving process. However, many of our clients wonder if the benefits are worth the expense. If you're planning on moving soon, below are 5 ways renting a storage unit can make your life a lot easier.
Moving is often one of the most stressful events in life, but a storage unit is a great way to make things a lot easier. For move moving tips, contact us today.
National Comic Book Day is on September 25th and is a terrific time to explore local comic book stores or treat the comic book lover in your life. Richmond homes for sale benefit from the city's creative culture, and comic books have long been a part of the area's publishing scene. If you take a little time to plan ahead, you could end up starting your own comic book collection just by visiting all of the comic book stores near Richmond!
Here are a few that stand out:
Richmond is one of the best cities in the region for craft breweries, and the Richmond Beer Trail is the perfect way to discover all that local breweries have to offer. As you travel the trail, you'll have the opportunity to experience the best local breweries and the many attractions in the unique communities where each brewery is located. Our real estate agents have all of the details on 5 breweries that you won't want to miss along the Richmond Beer Trail.
Searching for a home that makes it easy to enjoy the delicious drinks and dining around Richmond? Our team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Richmond area.
The importance of natural light in the home can't be overstated. Everyone loves bright, open rooms, and natural lighting really makes your home appear larger and more welcoming. Maximizing your home's natural lighting can also decrease your utility costs, and more importantly, it can actually improve your mood and mental health.
The best part is, increasing natural light exposure can be easy and cost-effective. While windows are your primary natural light source, there are many simple things you can do to maximize light throughout your house. Here are simple tips from our real estate agents:
Whether you're planning to sell your home or are simply looking for ways to spruce up your interior, maximizing natural light is easy and cost-effective. For more tips on home staging techniques, contact us today.
Rain, rain go away! Summer showers are bound to happen and even people who love the rain can get cranky when they are cooped up inside all day. You can stave off that boredom by jumping into a DIY project to stay active. Our real estate agents have a few ideas for projects for kids and grownups alike. Some are just for fun, while others are designed to spruce up Richmond homes for sale. Take a look at some of these great options:
If you're getting your home ready to sell or looking for a new place, don't hesitate to contact us. Our real estate professionals are always ready to assist you at any point in the buying or selling process.
The rich soil between the Blue Ridge and the Atlantic Coast is perfect for growing grapes and has given rise to some truly outstanding local wineries.
Our real estate agents are excited to highlight some of our favorite wineries in the region. These five local wineries are collectively known as the Heart of Virginia Wine Trail, and each one has something unique to offer!
From award-winning wineries and spectacular scenery to unique culture and outdoor adventure, the Richmond area has it all. Contact us today to learn more about all the opportunities that await in Central Virginia!
Is there anything more glorious than summer in Virginia? Make the most of this wonderful season at these entertaining events around Richmond, as suggested by our real estate agents.
Summer is also a perfect time to buy or sell a home in Richmond. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to get started.
Ready to hit the water? Central Virginia offers some truly amazing paddling opportunities, and our real estate agents are excited to share their favorite summer kayak spots.
Nestled along the mighty James River, Richmond, in particular, is a great place to explore by kayak (there's a reason they call it the River City). Here's where to launch your kayak, join a guided trip, or gear up for your next kayak adventure in Richmond, VA!
Contact us today to learn more about all the adventures that await in Richmond and the surrounding areas! Our team can't wait to help you find your dream home in Central Virginia.
Our real estate agents recommend staging, cleaning, and organizing your outdoor areas to ensure they show well with potential buyers. This might include considering some updates as well! Take your outdoor spaces to the next level with these upgrades.
Need more assistance selling your home? Contact us today for help!
Richmond's cutting-edge food scene is one of the attributes that landed the city on the New York Times' list of top places to travel. Our real estate agents can't wait to try these inventive new restaurants that recently opened near Richmond homes for sale.
Whether you're at a great restaurant or sitting around the dining room table in your own home, Richmond is the place to be. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties for help with all your real estate needs.
As the weather grows warmer, you may find yourself looking for a way to cool off. Stopping by a local pool or splash pad is a great option. Most of these places are kid-friendly and welcoming to families, so people of all ages can splash around and enjoy a break from the heat.
Summers in the Richmond area can be hot, and our real estate agents highly recommend staying cool by visiting one of these top-notch pools or splash pads. When you're done splashing around, make sure you spend some time looking at homes for sale. Contact us if you're looking for an agent to represent you.
Each year, June 15 is designated National Nature Photography Day by the North American Nature Photography Association. It's a great opportunity to grab your camera and head into the great outdoors.
We don't need any excuse to gush about our favorite parks and green spaces in the Richmond area. Even so, National Nature Photography Day offers a unique opportunity for our real estate agents to highlight these great wild places in and around Richmond.
Contact us today. If you have a love for the outdoors, it's a great place to call home, and our team can't wait to help you find your dream home in Richmond!
Bubble tea, also known as boba, is a delicious indulgence any time of year, but especially in the spring and summer months. Between the sweet, milky tea and the chewy tapioca pearls, you're in for a treat. Whether you're already a fan of this trendy beverage or you want to try it for the first time, you're in luck! Richmond has some awesome bubble tea cafes. Here are a few that our real estate agents recommend.
Bubble tea is delicious at any time of day and with almost any meal. Check out any of these shops the next time you're in the Richmond area, and don't hesitate to contact us if you're looking for a real estate agent to guide you in your house search.
Do you love to live in a walkable neighborhood with plenty of attractions and key services located within walking distance of your home? Walking is such a healthy activity for both body and mind, so it's no surprise that so many shoppers are increasingly looking for a walkable neighborhood to call home. Richmond is one of the most walkable cities in Virginia, with various scenic, amenity-packed neighborhoods to choose from when shopping for your next home. Our real estate agents are here to help you learn more about all of the vibrant, walkable neighborhoods that are waiting for you in Richmond.
About the Walkable Neighborhoods in Richmond
Are you ready to find your next home in one of Richmond's walkable neighborhoods? Our local real estate team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Richmond, VA area.
Designing a beautiful home is no easy task. While it may seem simple, it takes a keen, knowledgeable eye to create an interior with that special wow factor! Our real estate agents show a variety of homes that reflect beautiful design style, and we see the difference it makes when buying or selling a home.
As interior designers know, it requires vision, skill, and planning to understand the impact of scale, color, and balance in your home. Many design decisions go into a well-designed interior. In Richmond homes for sale, savvy buyers are looking for interiors that reflect current design trends, so they don't have to sink money into costly design mistakes.
Scale is so important when designing interior spaces. It's more than just taking measurements to make sure everything fits. Scale means understanding how the size of the room relates to interior furnishings like rugs, furniture, lighting, artwork, and accessories. The slightest mistake can quickly destroy the design style and ambiance in a room. Common design mistakes to avoid:
Over-Sized Furnishings – The scale of your furniture must work with the scale of your room. Large rooms with high ceilings are great for oversized sofas, large tables, and heavy armories, but using them in small rooms will make the space feel cramped and uncomfortable.
Small Area Rugs – If you fall in love with an area rug that doesn't fit your budget, don't buy a smaller rug just because it does. Area rugs should be anchored under furniture pieces, not floating between them, leaving the room feeling sparse and unfinished.
Colors used in paints, wallpapers, textiles, window treatments, rugs, and accessories have a big impact on your room's comfort and light. While lighter colors reflect light and make rooms feel more spacious, darker colors absorb light, making rooms feel smaller. When choosing interior colors, avoid mistakes that may create an uncomfortable room:
Dark Colors – Using dark colors on low ceilings or walls in small rooms can create a gloomy, uncomfortable space that feels claustrophobic, especially when rooms have minimal natural light from windows and doors.
Glossy Paints – While high-gloss and semi-gloss paints are great for doors and trim, they often create too much sheen on walls and ceilings. Glossy paints should be avoided on stucco or textured walls where surfaces are uneven or flawed.
Creating good balance in a room means paying attention to important details like the ceiling height, interesting focal points, and symmetrical or asymmetrical features. To avoid mistakes that ruin balance:
Create a focal point
Vary heights of furnishings, accessories, and light fixtures
Spread colors and patterns evenly throughout the room
If your room has a built-in focal point like a beautiful stone fireplace, emphasize it with spot or track lighting. If there's no focal point in the room, you can create one with a wall of colorful paintings or black and white photos. To create a good balance, keep frame colors and finishes to a minimum and make sure that artwork complements other things in the room. In a bedroom, your bed can serve as the focal point with beautiful quilts, linens, and throw pillows that showcase the room.
If you're interested in buying or selling your home, contact us for more information and opportunities. We can help with all your real estate needs.
Have you hitched a ride on the birria taco bandwagon? These meat and cheese-stuffed fried tortillas, dipped in a bath of beef consommé, are an explosion of flavors and textures. Our real estate agents share the best places around Richmond to get this new taste sensation.
Find out why the New York Times called Richmond a city "on the cutting edge of the arts, food, and recreation." Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to learn more about homeownership in RVA.
As one of the oldest major cities in the United States, Richmond features stunning examples of the various architectural styles that have been popular through the years. Get a new appreciation of the city's rich historical heritage when you view these classic buildings, only minutes from Richmond homes for sale.
If you love gracious Victorian architecture in all of its styles, from Queen Anne to Colonial Revival, you need look no further than the Fan District. But you didn't need our real estate agents to tell you that, did you? If you're considering one of the lovely Richmond homes for sale, let's look at some of the things that you may not have realized the Fan has to share.
Now that you have a taste of what life in the Fan District of Richmond has to offer, why not take a look for yourself? Contact us to arrange a tour of some of the most elegant homes in Richmond.
Over the last decade, food trucks have become a crucial part of Richmond's food scene. It's a trend that our real estate agents are definitely on board with.
But where to find them? One of the advantages of food trucks is that they're mobile. They can go where the people are, but that can make tracking them down tricky.
The Richmond Food Truck Association website offers the ability to pinpoint many popular food trucks in the city. You can also keep tabs on these awesome food trucks by following them on social media, where current and upcoming locations are frequently posted. Be sure to look out for these food trucks throughout Richmond.
Contact us today to learn more about Richmond's incredible culinary culture and more reasons why we think Richmond is a unique place to call home. Our team can't wait to help you find your dream home in Richmond!
After a day visiting Richmond homes for sale, you should take some time to unwind. The best place to do it is Carytown, Richmond's "Mile of Style." It has some of the best dining and shopping in Virginia! Stretching across nine blocks, Carytown is always fun to explore. Locals appreciate it as the place to eat, shop, and play.
Our REALTORS® have been known to visit these local restaurants and shops throughout Carytown.
You can visit enchanting Carytown every day, and it'll always continue to surprise you. Let our team introduce you to all Richmond has to offer. Contact us now to get started.
What could be better than a warm, crispy waffle for breakfast, served by your favorite Richmond restaurant? Waffles have been served in some form since the 13th century, making them both one of the oldest and most beloved breakfast dishes in the world. Residents of the Richmond area have no shortage of great places to enjoy a delicious breakfast, and International Waffle Day provides the perfect excuse to order breakfast from a local restaurant. Our real estate agents have all the delicious details on 5 of the best places to order breakfast in the Richmond area.
Campus Waffle – 515 N Harrison St., Richmond, VA 23220
Located close to Richmond homes for sale just a quick trip from the VCU campus, Campus Waffle is the perfect place to order breakfast for International Waffle Day this year. Waffles are served all day, every day, with a unique selection of toppings that you definitely won't find anywhere else. Enjoy a traditional waffle topped with fruit or a Country Breakfast waffle with all the fixings in the morning, then order at night to try something savory like the Chicken Ranch BLT waffle. Campus Waffle also offers a variety of gluten-free and vegan options.
LuLu's Restaurant – 21 N 17th St., Richmond, VA 23219
When you're in the mood for a delicious gourmet breakfast, it's hard to beat the outstanding waffles served at LuLu's Restaurant in Richmond. And you don't have to wait until Sunday to enjoy a great brunch here! LuLu's is open for brunch every day, with a menu that features waffles and so much more. Order ahead online for convenient curbside pickup or local delivery in the Richmond area.
Tarrant's Cafe – 1 W Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
With its full menu available for delivery throughout the Richmond area and contactless curbside pickup, Tarrant's Cafe makes it easy to enjoy a crispy, flavorful waffle from the comfort of home. Everything on the menu is created with fresh, local ingredients whenever possible, and you can taste the difference. Place your order online and grab your favorites from a menu that features something for everyone. The restaurant is also open with limited seating and online reservations.
River City Diner – 11430 W Huguenot Rd., Midlothian, VA 23113
Long a local favorite near Midlothian homes for sale, the lovely River City Diner serves breakfast all day long. Celebrate International Waffle Day with a home-style country breakfast from your favorite local diner, and be sure to leave room for some delicious breakfast side dishes. All of the pancakes and waffles here are made with an award-winning batter that's sure to please, with tons of toppings to customize your meal.
The Daily Kitchen & Bar – 12201 W Broad St., Henrico, VA 23233
It's easy to find a great waffle around Henrico homes for sale, thanks to beloved local dining destinations like The Daily Kitchen & Bar. You can order every Saturday and Sunday for brunch, with a menu that features gourmet twists on all of your breakfast favorites. The Daily Kitchen & Bar also offers a full menu for kids, so it's a great choice if you plan on celebrating International Waffle Day with the whole family.
Your next great meal is never far from your front door when you live in Richmond, and our team is here to help you find your next home in the area. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Richmond, VA area.
For centuries, butterflies have captured human imagination, serving as inspiration for art, poetry, and song. Explore the fascinating story of these stunning insects during National Learn about Butterflies Day on Sunday, March 14. Join our real estate agents by planning a visit to one of these wonderful gardens around Richmond.
Whether you're a social butterfly or cocooning is more your thing, we can help you find a home in Richmond that suits your lifestyle. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to learn more.
Looking for a chance to enjoy art and culture in Richmond? Our real estate agents have an idea!
When you're visiting Richmond homes for sale, you want to take the chance to learn all about the community. One way to really enjoy the spirit of Richmond is to visit its Museum District, truly one of a kind in the state.
No less than four world-class museums are situated right in this neighborhood, also known as the Upper Fan. You'll also find row homes and detached townhouses. Many of the buildings are striking examples of historic architectural styles, set off with majestic old-growth trees.
Throughout the Museum District, you'll also see many memorable examples of public art. Breathtaking murals await to be discovered around every corner. Exploring the District is a terrific way to spend a day that will give any history buff plenty of think about. Plus, there are family-friendly attractions, too!
Let's take a closer look at everything Richmond's Museum District has to offer:
The Museum District is just one more way Richmond stands out from the rest. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to learn about real estate opportunities around Richmond.
Putting your home on the market is a big decision, and the process can be intimidating. Did you know the best way to prepare your home for an upcoming listing is by taking the time to properly stage it for potential buyers? The home staging process is actually one of the most exciting parts of the sales process. While it does require a lot of work and planning, it can also be fun. Proper staging can not only help you sell your home faster, but it can also help you get more in return.
Below are some tips from our real estate agents on how to get your home ready for the real estate market:
Home staging is both an art and a science. Working with a professional real estate agent is the best way to ensure your home is ready to list on the market. Contact us today for more tips!
If you have plans for a garden this year and prefer to save money and start your own plants from seed, now is the time to start those seeds indoors. Even if you're planning on selling your home this year, our real estate agents advise moving ahead with your normal gardening plans, as adding pretty flowers to your landscaping or to pots around the front door and porch can dramatically improve your home's curb appeal. Here are a few tips to help you successfully start seeds inside.
A successful garden takes some preparation, so start your research and get your seeds started now! In a few months, you'll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor (pun intended). For help deciding what touches like flowers and landscaping your home might need, or determining when the best time is to list your home on the market, contact us today.
The traditional way to decorate your walls is to hang a few select pieces of artwork or mirrors, leaving a lot of empty wall space. If this seems a little boring to you, you'll love an alternative approach we often see in well-staged Richmond homes for sale: the gallery wall, which is where you hang many pieces of artwork together for a collage-like effect. While some of these gallery walls might look haphazard at first glance, usually they're well planned out with a theme and with an eye for balance and design. They're great for family photos or eclectic displays of artwork. Here are a few tips for bringing this savvy look into your own home.
A gallery wall is an excellent way to express yourself and your sense of style, but it also can be a useful tool for staging your home as you get ready to sell. For more staging ideas and information about selling your Richmond area home, contact us today.
Who doesn't love a fresh pizza from a pipping hot oven? No matter what you top your pie with, pizza is one of the most popular foods in the country. That popularity led to Tuesday, February 9 being designated as National Pizza Day. Join our real estate agents in the celebration by ordering your favorite pie from one of these top pizza joints around Richmond.
When you need a moving crew, pizza is the perfect bribe for family and friends. Whether you're buying or selling, contact us at Joyner Fine Properties for friendly and professional assistance.
If you're trying to eat healthier this year, there's no need to eat less-than-tasty food. Richmond has plenty of healthy dining options at many of its restaurants so you can follow a nutritious eating plan while still loving what you eat.
Our real estate agents suggest stopping in to enjoy a healthy meal, snack, or beverage at any of the following Richmond restaurants:
Contact us to learn more about Richmond's vibrant restaurant scene. Our community is thriving, and it's a wonderful place to call home!
When it comes to your home decorating style, do you struggle to pick out pieces because you don't know what to focus on? Do you feel pulled around by trends? Or do you feel like you can't put your finger on it because everything is mismatched and pieced together? Identifying your home decorating style can be a minefield of indecision and procrastination.
Our real estate agents believe that our homes should be a reflection of our personalities. It has to do with trusting your intuition instead of following the crowd. The following tips for finding the right style of décor for your home will help you create spaces that look beautiful, feel authentic, and make you happy.
When is the last time you thought about your kitchen from the eyes of a stranger? When you look at something every day, it's easy to stop seeing the things other people would notice, such as dated appliances. Here are a few guidelines our real estate agents give for when you should upgrade your kitchen appliances, based on the homes they see regularly.
Remodeling your kitchen may seem like a big hassle, but something as simple as replacing all the appliances with a stylish matching set can do wonders for how it looks. Are you going to be listing your home for sale and need a few pointers to make it more appealing to buyers? Contact us today, and we'll help you figure out how your home stacks up to the current market.
As we move into the waning days of 2020, Richmond homes for sale are still getting plenty of attention from buyers. For all kinds of reasons, people from around the country are learning what our real estate agents already knew: Richmond is the place to be in 2021!
Let's look at seven of the biggest reasons why:
In 2021, Richmond is set to continue growing. It's a thriving city that will always pleasantly surprise you. There's plenty more to see, and your next home could be waiting!
Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to learn more about the area or get started.
The holidays are right around the corner — have you put in your cookie order yet? Though our real estate agents love baking cookies, this is one of those years where we could all use one less to-do on our plates. Instead of baking yourself into a frenzy, order holiday cookies from these Richmond area bakeries.
With the end of the year approaching, prospective homebuyers have holiday cheer on their minds as they tour Richmond homes for sale. This doesn't mean you should make your home into a replica of the North Pole though! Successfully staging your home for the holidays takes subtlety and class. Here are a few tips for tastefully staging your home for the holidays.
No matter the season, staging a home for sale is an art form. If you feel overwhelmed or are unsure of how to proceed, one of our real estate agents can walk you through it. Contact us today to start the process!
The weather around Richmond is cooling down, and our real estate agents are ready to cozy up for the winter. One of the best ways to embrace and enjoy the seasonal shift from falling leaves to snow flurries is to grab a hot cup of cocoa when you're out and about. Next time you're spending the afternoon running errands, order up a warm cup of hot chocolate at these RVA cafes.
Fall is the prime time of the year to tackle certain home improvement projects! Not so hot and sticky outside, and you can even turn off the air conditioner, open the windows, and get some work done before the cold weather sets in.
Inside or outside the home, get your property ready for the winter so it will stand out among other Richmond homes for sale.
Raise your hand if you've spent the last few months making homemade bread. If you're in the same boat as our real estate agents, then you can agree that it's time to leave it to the professionals. Thankfully, National Homemade Bread Day is right around the corner and we encourage you to visit one of these local RVA bakeries for a loaf of homemade bread on Tuesday, November 17th.
Are you ready to buy your first home? Congratulations! This is a major milestone and an awesome accomplishment that you should be proud of. Our real estate agents understand how important this decision is, and we're here to help anyone who feels ready to enter into homeownership. Get ready to buy your first home by using this helpful checklist.
Are you thinking about listing your home this year? There are a lot of great Richmond homes for sale right now! If you want to get the best possible offer, you'll need to do everything you can to make sure your property stands out from the crowd.
Our real estate agents work with many sellers who consider their pets to be a part of the family. Unfortunately, not all buyers agree. While it doesn't take much extra effort for pet owners to prepare their homes, there are a few things you'll want to do.
Selling your home is easy when you have a great real estate agent by your side! Contact us today to get started.
With temperatures cooling, it's the perfect time to check out the soup of the day! Richmond is no stranger to delicious dining, and that of course includes fall soups. Our REALTORS® recommend these wonderful local restaurants for homemade soups that'll warm your belly and your soul during the chilly weather.
Noted French chef Louis Diat called soup "important, basic and essential," much like finding the right home. Whether you're buying or selling a house in Richmond, contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to get started.
When you're in the mood for seafood, the Richmond area is the place to be. Whether you're searching for a prepared meal from expert chefs or fresh ingredients for your own home-cooked seafood feast, it's not hard to find when you call Richmond home. National Seafood Month takes place every October, providing the perfect excuse to explore Richmond's seafood scene. Our REALTORS® have all the delicious details on where you can find fresh seafood in the Richmond area for National Seafood Month this year.
Yellow Umbrella Provisions – 5607 Patterson Ave., Richmond, VA 23226
With both fresh-caught seafood and deliciously prepared seafood meals that you can enjoy at home, Yellow Umbrella Provisions is your source for all things seafood close to Richmond homes for sale. If you'd like to bring home a fresh seafood meal that's ready to enjoy, take a look at the daily prepared food specials or call ahead to create a custom, prepared order. For fresh ingredients, you'll find a little bit of everything at Yellow Umbrella. There's tons of seafood available, along with meat from local farms and fresh produce that's perfect for putting the finishing touch on any meal.
Bay Seafood – 6305 Midlothian Tpke., Richmond, VA 23225
If you're searching for fresh-caught crab, then you're sure to find what you seek when you visit the Bay Seafood carryout market. Bay Seafood specializes in locally sourced crab, which you can purchase by the bushel or half-bushel. You can pick up live crabs ideal for cooking at home, or have your order steamed to perfection by the team at Bay Seafood. The spicy snow crab legs at Bay Seafood are always a hit, and you can also find fresh shrimp here on most days.
Tuckahoe Seafood – 1007 Starling Dr., Henrico, VA 23229
Grab everything you need to celebrate National Seafood Month at Tuckahoe Seafood, where you can also pick up gourmet grocery items and even the perfect bottle of wine to pair with your meal. Tuckahoe Seafood has a convenient location near Henrico homes for sale and has been serving up fresh, local seafood for more than 45 years. In addition to stocking all of the ingredients you need for your own meal, Tuckahoe Seafood offers custom made seafood platters that are great for parties or family seafood celebrations.
Ocean World Seafood Company – 4814 Government Rd., Richmond, VA 23231
With crabs, clams, oysters, and plenty of other fresh seafood, Ocean World Seafood Company has all of the ingredients you need for your culinary creations. Ocean World Seafood Company stocks fresh, local blue crabs all year round, so you can expect the best no matter when you visit. If you like a little kick with your seafood, this shop also has a variety of spicy options for shrimp and crab legs.
Bon Air Seafood – 2722 Tinsley Dr., Richmond, VA 23235
With a huge variety of fish that's stocked fresh every day, you can count on Bon Air Seafood for all of your seafood needs. When you shop at Bon Air Seafood, you get more than just fresh seafood. Everything here comes with recipes for bringing the most out of your ingredients.
Living in the Richmond area means that you're never far from fresh seafood, and now is a great time to shop for a home. Contact us today.
Let's be honest: for java lovers like our REALTORS®, every day is coffee day. But Tuesday, September 29 has been officially declared National Coffee Day, so why not celebrate? Luckily, there are plenty of local coffee shops serving up delicious roasts in our area! Get your favorite drink or try a new one at one of these popular Carytown coffee shops around Richmond homes for sale.
After all those cups of coffee, we can't wait to put our energy to work fulfilling your real estate needs. If you're buying or selling a home in Richmond, contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to get started.
For International Geocaching Day this August 15th, our REALTORS® want to introduce the fun and excitement of geocaching!
Geocaching is a hobby that's being adopted in ever greater numbers by urban adventurers near the best Richmond homes for sale. Anyone who is interested in spending more time outdoors and has a mobile device, like a smartphone, can participate.
What is Geocaching, Exactly?
In geocaching, you use your smartphone to navigate to a "hidden treasure" stored somewhere in a publicly accessible outdoor space. These unique geocaches are left by other players.
The usual geocache is a small container, sealed from the elements, that includes a logbook and pen. When the cache is found and logged, the player should return it to its original location so it can be found again and again.
Players might be from the local area or just passing through. Likewise, many geocaches contain small items like toys or other trinkets, so each new discoverer can find an item and leave an item.
Get Started With Geocaching in the Richmond Area
Of course, we can't tell you precisely where to find active geocaches in Richmond!
That would take away the fun of discovering them all for yourself. But there are many areas around the city where caches can commonly be found. Geocaching has become so popular that the Virginia State Park System is in on the act, too.
When exploring a Virginia state park, you can expect to find at least one cache. These may be quick grabs you can find near an established trail or multicaches that require you to find a final location by consulting other cache sites throughout the area.
Let's check in with some of the parks known to harbor geocaches:
Geocaching is fun, but you don't have to range far and wide to find the right Richmond home for you. Contact us today for expert advice on local real estate opportunities.
Wouldn't it be nice to live in a city where every day felt like International Beer Day? The actual holiday falls on August 7th this year, and our REALTORS® are happy to report that Richmond's vibrant craft brewing culture means that you can celebrate in style close to home. Get ready to raise a glass, with our guide to 5 Richmond area breweries that you definitely won't want to miss.
Strangeways Brewing – 2277A Dabney Rd., Richmond, VA 23230
Sure, you could visit an ordinary brewery, but this is no ordinary holiday! Why not try something unusual, new, and unique from Strangeways Brewing? Conveniently located close to Richmond homes for sale, Strangeways Brewing strives to serve the most unusual, flavorful brews, created in styles scoured from every corner of the world. Founder Neil Burton has traveled far and wide in search of strange brews, and you can taste the results of that journey at the award-winning Strangeways Taproom.
Garden Grove Brewing – 3445 West Cary St., Richmond, VA 23221
Garden Grove Brewing is known for its innovative takes on craft beer, wine, and hard cider. The team at Garden Grove believes that the best beer deserves to be served fresh so that you won't find its brews in bottles at the corner store. Visit the taproom, however, and you'll be treated to an amazing selection of beers, all barrel-aged for up to one year.
Fine Creek Brewing Company – 2425 Robert E Lee Rd., Powhatan, VA 23139
Family owned and operated from a rustic farmhouse among rolling, rural fields, Fine Creek Brewing Company is your source for the best craft brews close to Powhatan homes for sale. If you love variety, this is the place to be. Fine Creek doesn't believe in flagship beers, instead choosing to rotate flavors and brewing styles regularly. You never know what you'll find at Fine Creek!
Stone Brewing – 4300 Williamsburg Ave., Richmond, VA 23231
In addition to welcoming leashed pets, the Stone Brewing taproom in Richmond serves one of the most diverse selections of craft beer in the city. Along with a regular selection of year-round brews, Stone Brewing offers special, limited-release beers to bring home by the growler or keg. You never know what you'll find, from rare beers that have never been bottled to vintage batches of your favorite seasonal Stone brews from years past.
Veil Brewing Company – 2256 Dabney Rd., Suite F, Richmond, VA 23230
The Funkhaust Cafe, operated by Veil Brewing Company, is a one of a kind taproom with a menu of funky, wild brews that always includes something new to try. There are always four "normal," easy-drinking beers on tap, along with a selection of more unusual options for when you're feeling adventurous. If you're searching for creations that push the limits of what beer can be, you'll fit right in with the folks at Veil Brewing Company.
If you love to immerse yourself in the craft brewing culture of your home city, then there's never been a better time to call Richmond home. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout Richmond.
Who wouldn't want their home to feel more spacious? You might think the only way to accomplish this would be to add onto your home, but our REALTORS® have a few other tricks up their sleeves.
Whether you're getting ready to put up your Richmond home for sale, or you just need a little extra space, these tricks will make your home feel much more open and spacious.
Contact us today to learn more about simple tips and tricks to make your home feel more spacious. Our team at Joyner Fine Properties has years of experience selling homes in the Richmond area, and we can offer the guidance you need to sell your home.
Organizing and decluttering can be great ways to stay productive while social distancing. The only thing more satisfying than an ultra-tidy closet, pantry, or laundry room is seeing what it looked like before it was super organized. And it doesn't need to be spring for us to get overly excited about a good clean-up and organization project. If you need a little inspiration to start your own, these tips and tricks are the perfect motivation to tidy up.
|1. Create Effective To-Do Lists
Make a habit of writing down your short and long-term goals. Then create additional to-do lists, separated by task. Listing out the steps you need to work toward your goals will help you reclaim the kind of crisp, results-oriented mindset that builds and sustains momentum.
|2. Make "Mise-En-Place" a Way Of Life
The French phrase translates literally to "put in place," and it refers to the practice of gathering all the ingredients and utensils needed before cooking a meal, then systematically cleaning your utensils and workstation as you go. Mise-en-place also beautifully focuses the mind, and, best of all, dramatically cuts down on organizational chaos.
|3. Expose Everything in Your Storage Spaces
Stacking clothes up pancake-style means you inevitably only end up wearing (and re-wearing) the few garments that land on top of the piles. The solution: Fold clothes small and tight, and store them in drawers "standing up rather than laid flat," says Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.
|4. Reuse and Repurpose
You don't have to leave the house to purchase anything for these organization projects. Get creative by repurposing shoe boxes and bank-check boxes (both lids and bottoms) as drawer dividers, or putting instruction manuals in a three-ring binder and you'll never rifle through drawers again.
|5. Hang and Stash
Hanging and stashing can make any space seem tidier. Think outside of the box when looking for creative storage solutions. A wine rack might store magazines and newspapers, while a wooden peg rack can be used to hang brushes or a blow-dryer in a bathroom.
|6. Keep Your Files Streamlined
To keep your desk and living spaces clear of papers and documents you're not currently using (both energy-sapping eyesores), try a simple, three-tiered filing system: one file drawer close at hand for current projects, another for research material you may need in a month or two, and a third for documents relating to finished projects you should hang on to for legal reasons.
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Grab your spoon! National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 19th, and you'd better believe that our real estate agents are ready to devour scoop after scoop! National Ice Cream Day is always the third Sunday in July (which also happens to be National Ice Cream Month) and celebrates one of our favorite desserts. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at one of these Richmond ice cream parlors.
Now, more than ever, homeowners are interested in learning how to turn a portion of their backyard into a garden. Being able to create your own food supply is appealing, and gardening is actually much easier than you might think!
Follow these simple steps, and you'll have a flourishing garden before you know it.
Then, sit back, relax, and watch your garden grow! Contact us today to learn more and get started.
There are plenty of steps you need to take when moving from home to home. With so many moving parts in motions, it's best to make a list of all the details you need to address before you change your address. Our real estate agents have helped many clients move, and we often see clients forget about the following five details that tend to fall off that list.
At Joyner Fine Properties, we care deeply about the health and well-being of our clients, our agents, our employees, and our communities. While COVID-19 has greatly impacted our way of life, we remain open for business at this time and are ready to help you in the home buying or home selling process. We continue to closely monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health officials for guidance in making informed decisions. Because we are committed to make buying and selling your home the finest experience possible, here are some of the steps we are taking:
We are dedicated to serving the community with the finest real estate experience and will continue to monitor federal, state, and local agencies' guidelines, providing updates as things change. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during this season.
Like most major purchases, buying a home involves expenses beyond the reported sale price of the home. Some of these expenses are for processing key paperwork, and others cover measures to help you aware of potential issues with your purchase. Our real estate agents want you to be prepared for the full process of buying a home. Some expenses consist of a flat fee, such as the mortgage application or home inspection fee. Other expenses represent a percentage of the sale price. While exact figures are hard to determine before you make an offer on a specific home, knowing what these expenses are can help you estimate a figure for the assorted expenses involved.
New homeowners can recall one key aspect of buying a house: the reams of paperwork. You're making a large and legally significant purchase, and much of the paperwork will be in complex, legalistic language. Many homebuyers hire an attorney to review the paperwork and ensure that all is in order and that there are no aspects of the sale that will surprise either buyer or seller. It's a small cost compared to a home purchase price and can save you much more in unexpected expenses.
You'll have a chance to view your new home before you buy it, but what you probably won't have at the open house is the expertise of a home inspector. Home inspectors are trained and licensed to diagnose signs of damage and deterioration and identify areas in need of repair. You can have this done before you make an official offer, or as part of closing. You may also want to have the lot your home sits on surveyed to help establish boundaries and dimensions. It's more common for commercial properties, but can be beneficial for homebuyers to know where their responsibilities end and where their neighbors' begin.
When you buy a home, you're joining a chain of owners. Occasionally, that chain can get tangled or even break. Your closing costs will include a title search and title insurance to make sure that you bought your home from someone authorized to sell it, and to protect you if a dispute over ownership arises. If you omit these, you may wind up making a significant investment in a home you don't truly own.
Some closing costs represent the initial payments of expenses you'll continue to pay after you take possession. These include property taxes, mortgage insurance, and homeowners insurance premiums. How much you have to pay upfront can vary, and you may be asked to cover a period before your move-in.
If you'd like to get an estimate of closing costs for one of our Richmond homes for sale, this worksheet should give you a good idea of what to expect. If you have further questions about buying a home in Richmond, we'll be pleased to answer them when you contact us.
Sure, a lot of our real estate agents are glued to the TV on March weekends catching the big games. But the fun and excitement of your full-court action are never far away here in Richmond.
There are plenty of gyms and community sports centers where you can enjoy a game or get your brand of exercise. Basketball, softball, tennis, swimming, and more are popular here.
Because the weather is so mild most of the year, you'll find plenty of indoor and outdoor courts to choose from. Plus, many communities have adult leagues and weekend teams to join. Of course, kids, teens, and twenty-somethings will find plenty of opportunities.
Let's look at five favorites for basketball in and around Richmond:
This March or any time of year, you haven't seen all Virginia has to offer until you've seen Richmond. Joyner Fine Properties will introduce you to the perfect home in the heart of this captivating city. To find out more or get started, contact us today.
No matter how many homes you've sold, there are always new challenges to face. But if you're selling a home for the first time, those challenges can feel overwhelming. Our REALTORS® understand this, and we're here to help.
Nothing makes selling your home easier than having an experienced team on your side. If you're feeling intimidated about listing your Richmond home for sale, read on to learn some tips for selling your first home!
Looking for information on how to sell a home for the first time? Contact us to learn more!
Give something extra sweet this Valentine's Day with some help from local chocolatiers. Treat your special someone to luscious creations from these fine chocolate shops around Richmond recommended by our REALTORS®.
Are you and your family looking for a long-term relationship with a Richmond home? Contact us today!
There are so many things to love about calling Richmond home. While it's hard to narrow such a rich and varied city down to just a few attractions, our REALTORS® wanted to share some of our favorite things about life in Richmond. If you're in town looking at Richmond homes for sale, you'll be sure to love these things about the area!
Ready to learn more about Richmond? Contact us to talk to our team about all the reasons Richmond might be the place to find your dream home!
If you're considering selling your home, you should make sure that your property is ready for potential buyers. You want your home to stand out among the other Richmond homes for sale and create a fantastic first impression. Check out a few important tasks before listing.
Have more questions about preparing your home for listing? Contact us today to make an appointment.
Do you dream of a small, intimate gathering of family and close friends or a spectacular event with hundreds of guests? Whatever your vision, see it fulfilled at one of these incredible wedding venues recommended by our real estate agents.
After the wedding, continue living the dream in your perfect Richmond home. Contact us for experienced guidance with all your real estate needs.
If you're looking to start the New Year off with a new diet plan, National Keto Day on January 5th is the perfect time to begin! What is keto? You eliminate carbohydrates from your diet so that your body burns stored glycogen first. Once it burns through the glycogen, your body moves into a stage called ketosis and begins burning excess fat away. This diet is somewhat restrictive, often limited to foods like dairy, nuts, low-carbohydrate veggies, sustainably-raised meats, and healthy fats.
Unsure of how to prepare your meals for your keto diet? You're in luck! Our real estate agents have found six restaurants featuring low carb dining in Richmond for you to give it a try!
For help buying and selling in the Richmond area, contact us!
Sweet, fruity sangria is refreshing on a warm summer day, but its versatility makes it a delightful beverage year-round. Raise a glass in honor of National Sangria Day on Friday, December 20, at one of these restaurants around Richmond recommended by our REALTORS®.
Buying or selling a Richmond-area home is a cause for celebration. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties for experienced help with your real estate needs.
For most renters, owning a home is the eventual goal – it's just a matter of when to make the leap. Whether you've always wanted to own a home or you're simply growing tired of renting, there are plenty of signs to tell you that now is the time. Our REALTORS® are here to help you decide, with signs that you may be ready to buy a home.
Do You Daydream of Your Own Home?
Sometimes, the signs are straightforward. When you find yourself going online frequently to scout out Richmond homes for sale and dreaming, it's time to start thinking about turning that dream into reality. If you can already afford a monthly rent payment and your credit is in good shape, a mortgage may be more within reach than you expect.
Family on the Way
Whether you're transitioning from single to married life or expecting a child, sometimes life changes are the perfect motivation to move from renting to owning. Maybe you want additional space to accommodate a family or a place to settle down in a great school district. Either way, it may be time to buy.
Rising Rents, No Return on Investment
Tired of paying rent? For the vast majority of buyers, owning a home means taking on a mortgage payment, but that shouldn't scare you off at all. With rent prices rising and the reality that your rent only pays the landlord's mortgage, the ROI isn't there when renting. A mortgage allows you to build equity in the home over time and eventually own it outright, making it a much better investment.
You're in a Good Place Financially
For many, renting is just a temporary solution on the path to owning a home. If you've been working to save money, build your credit score, and qualify for a mortgage, then you've already taken some of the most important steps. Financial security is an excellent motivator for buying a house.
Falling in Love with a Community
While you're certainly part of the neighborhood when you rent in a community, buying a house gives you a personal stake in the future of the neighborhood. If you love the place that you currently call home, then it often makes sense to consider a more permanent arrangement.
Customize to Your Heart's Content
Renting provides flexibility in some ways, but it's also very limiting in others. If you would love to be able to customize your living space, remodel rooms, and make needed additions, then owning is a better option. You're responsible for maintenance on the home, but you're also free to customize your property without permission from a landlord.
You're Prepared for the Additional Costs of Owning a Home
Buying a house is about more than saving for a down payment and budgeting for monthly mortgage payments. You'll also want to make sure you have the extra cash for moving, repairs, maintenance, and emergencies. When you're prepared for the cost of both purchasing and maintaining a home, you're ready to say good-bye to renting.
Are you ready to take your next steps to toward the dream of homeownership? Our team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Richmond, VA, area.
Grab your favorite walking stick and lace up your most comfortable pair of walking shoes — National Take A Hike Day is November 17th! Join our REALTORS® on this beautiful Sunday afternoon for a hike along some of the best trails in the Richmond area. There's nothing like a day spent outdoors, especially when you're exploring the gorgeous greenspaces around Virginia. Here are six of our favorite trails to check out on National Take A Hike Day.
The holiday season is filled with fun and festivities. While some people are shopping for presents to put under the tree, others are looking at Richmond homes for sale for a new place to put their tree. To help you get the attention of prospective home buyers during the holiday season, we recommend the following home staging strategies.
Contact us to discuss the staging strategies we use to sell our client's homes during the holidays. We may not have reindeer or a sleigh, but we're happy to help put a "sold" sign under the trees in the front yard.
At Joyner Fine, we're excited about the wonderful opportunities offered by the Richmond, VA area. Our real estate agents are always hard at work showing home buyers like you the very best Richmond homes for sale.
With a thriving economy and world-class amenities, there's never been a better time to move to Richmond. The cornerstone of the Greater Richmond Region (home to 1.2 million people), this state capital combines historic charm with a vision for the future.
Sometimes, cities offer the right combination of factors to become the new "it" location overnight. Fueled by its vibrant economy and diverse population, Richmond has been growing. There are plenty of reasons you should consider it as your next home.
Our favorite things about Richmond include:
Richmond is waiting for you, and now's the time to make your big move. The team at Joyner Fine will make it easy for you to find the perfect home in the RVA. To find out more or get started, contact us today.
There are many beautiful Richmond homes for sale that will certainly make you fall in love at first sight. If you're like some homeowners, you'll opt to purchase your dream home before selling your current house. It's not uncommon to list a vacant property. While your home is listed, ensure you maintain the condition of the home and present potential buyers with an attractive space they can call their own.
Our real estate agents have years of experience helping homeowners sell their empty houses and compiled this list of helpful tips.
Fall is the perfect time of year to shop til you drop. Whether you're starting your back to school shopping or looking for something for yourself, Richmond has shopping centers and boutiques to help you find what you need. You can find Richmond homes for sale to keep you close to everything Richmond has to offer.
The Richmond area is fantastic for both shopping and fun family events.
Our real estate agents are available to assist you with the home buying or selling process, plus showing you what Richmond has to offer.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about the Richmond area and contact us today.
America has traditionally been known as the land of plenty, but sadly, a number of men, women, and children go to bed hungry each night. Join our REALTORS® in observing National Food Bank Day on Friday, September 6 with a donation to one of these Richmond area food pantries.
The Richmond area is a perfect blend of urban amenities and the warm, welcoming attitude of a small town. Whether you're buying or selling a home, contact us at Joyner Fine Properties for professional assistance with your real estate needs.
Two locally owned and operated firms are joining forces to better serve home buyers and sellers in the Richmond area. This partnership gives Joyner Fine Properties additional resources to ensure it remains the market leader in the face of growing competition which includes national real estate companies and franchises. Joyner Fine properties will retain its distinct brand and culture and continue to operate independently.
Joyner Fine Properties and Virginia Credit Union will each continue to operate normally - it's business as usual. And our business is to serve the real estate needs of Richmonders with the highest quality and excellence. For our current clients and customers, there is no interruption and our processes and marketing remains the same.
For more information about Joyner Fine Properties, please see our "About" page: https://www.joynerfineproperties.com/about
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Does it make you sad to leave your furry pal behind when you go out to dinner? Man's (and woman's) best friend is now welcome at a growing number of eateries. Our REALTORS® recommend their favorite dog-friendly restaurants in the Richmond area.
Whether you're buying or selling a home in the Richmond area, we can handle all your real estate needs. Contact us to learn more.
Your best friends are always there to celebrate the highs and cheer you up during the lows. August 1 is National Girlfriends Day, so show your gal pals how much you love and appreciate them with an outing to one of these great places around Richmond suggested by our REALTORS®.
Richmond is a great area to put down roots and nurture close relationships. If you're buying or selling a home around Richmond, contact us for personalized service.
This week in RVA there are a few special sporting events for your calendars!
Second in town, we have the 2019 World Overall Flying Disc Championships! Today the disc-related events are out in West Creek but will be moving closer to town starting tomorrow. Check out their schedule for a list of all the events!
On Saturday, July 13th at 7PM the Richmond Kickers will have a home game at the City Stadium. They will be battling North Texas SC and the game will be shown on WTVR CBS 6.3, ESPN+. Click here for tickets.
Last but not least, we have the IQA Pan-American Games for 2019! The IQA Pan-American Games 2019 is co-hosted by the International Quidditch Association, Richmond Region Tourism, and US Quidditch (USQ). It is being held July 13-14, 2019 in Glover Park in Richmond, Virginia. The event is co-hosted by the International Quidditch Association and US Quidditch, in conjunction with Richmond Region Tourism.
Admission is free and spectators can RSVP on Eventbrite to receive event updates and information. All games will be livestreamed.
Donating unused and unwanted items pays benefits beyond a clean, orderly home. Contributions help support deserving organizations and keep trash out of landfills. In honor of National Give Something Away Day on July 15, our REALTORS® take a look at six donation centers in the Richmond area to declutter your home.
Our experienced REALTORS® can offer a wealth of information and tips about living in the Richmond area. Contact us for professional assistance in buying or selling your home.
Now that summer is here, are you dreading the first time you hear those inevitable words, "I'm bored?" In honor of National Anti-Boredom Month in July, our REALTORS® share this list of fun kids' activities in the Richmond area.
Are you and your family ready to put down roots in the Richmond area? Contact us for help finding the home that's right for all of you.
Vinyl is back and bigger than you'd ever believe! Once reduced to bargain-bin burial in thrift stores, vinyl records have been enjoying a resurgence over the last decade. Though some thought that this fad would fall flat after a brief bump, today's sales numbers don't lie — buying vinyl isn't a trend. Whether fans are scooping up printings of the newest releases from their favorite bands or thumbing through boxes of used titles at resale shops in search of songs from decades prior, the demand for vinyl continues to rise.
Thankfully, the RVA has plenty of shops ready to feed our vinyl needs. Join our REALTORS® on the hunt for that limited press at one of our favorite vinyl shops in Richmond.
Vinyl lovers unite! Richmond's shops have boxes of records waiting for us to dive into! Contact us today and we'll give you tips on where else you can find the rarest vinyl records around Richmond homes for sale.
Buying a house should never be entered into lightly, and often many potential buyers may not realize just how much work it actually takes or the process involved. Doing as much research as possible can help determine exactly what is needed and required, to put a buyer in the best possible position to make a purchase.
Here are ten (10) great ways to help you identify the point at which making a home purchase becomes feasible for you:
1) Little to no credit card debt
When you're trying to get a mortgage, perhaps the most important aspect of doing so is getting your credit card debt reduced as close to zero as possible, according to Money Under 30. That's true for two reasons. First, the size of your credit card balances relative to your limits makes up a significant portion of your credit score. Second, lenders look at debt-to-income ratio. As long as you're carrying relatively small balances from one month to the next (or ideally, not carrying a balance at all), you'll be in good shape.
2) All other loans paid off
One of the biggest hurdles for the millennial generation when it comes to being financially capable of buying a home is student loans. It may not be wise to try to buy until your loan balances under control. That doesn't mean they have to be paid off in full, but they certainly need to be somewhat small relative to your income.
3) Tens of thousands of dollars in savings
If you're trying to buy a home in today's market, you'll almost certainly need to make a sizable down payment. While it's possible to get mortgages with down payment requirements as low as 3 percent, the added long-term expense could end up costing you significantly over the life of the loan. Making as large a down payment as possible is going to keep your borrowing costs down.
4) A rainy day fund
In addition to the money that will go toward your down payment, it's vital to have some additional money saved just in case something goes wrong with the home, according to Mint. As a general rule, having about $1 per square foot - or 1 percent of the purchase price - in the bank will help cover some basic expenses you're likely to encounter after your home purchase.
5) A long-term plan
Whether you're buying a home for a whole family or as a single person, you need to know what your situation is going to look like two, five, 10 or even 20 years down the road. That will inform a lot of decisions about the kinds of homes you're looking to purchase - i.e. not buying a small one that you'll have to move out of in a few years when you have kids - and how much work you'll have to put in to make sure your finances are in good enough shape to do so.
6) Reliable income
Lenders also want to make sure you're going to be able to keep up with your mortgage payments in the long term, so a steady job is a must, according to Credit Sesame. While no one can predict their employers' future with 100 percent accuracy, it might not be a good idea to go house hunting at a time of turmoil. As long as you're fairly confident in your position, shopping should be no problem.
7) A comfortable cushion
One issue some homeowners encounter after buying a home is they've pushed themselves so far financially trying to get ready for the real estate sales process that they come out the other side in rough financial shape. Being "house poor" means people own a house but otherwise struggle financially because of the cost of that property. You'll need to make sure you're not buying too much house or else risk running into other financial problems even if you can technically afford the mortgage and other costs.
8) An understanding of what constitutes affordability
Along similar lines, it's vital to not only factor in the cost of the mortgage, taxes and so on themselves, but also other expenses. This may include higher electric and heating bills that come with living in a bigger space, more costly insurance coverage (especially if your new home is in an area prone to flooding) and so on. Sitting down and doing the math around the true cost of homeownership will help you avoid being house poor or running into expenses you might not have realized will crop up
9) A list of must-haves and nice-to-haves
When people actually start shopping for homes, it can be easy to fall in love with certain properties, according to Forbes. However, while it would be nice to have a state-of-the-art kitchen with stainless steel appliances, it's probably going to be expensive and not necessary to your happiness in the home. Having a list of things that you will absolutely need out of your new property - big backyard for the kids, finished basement for a home office, etc. - will inform your choices and help you get a better idea of what you can actually afford.
10) A talented and experienced agent
The key role of real estate professionals in every portion of the process cannot be overstated. They will be able to help first-time buyers as well as those who have previously been through the process get as prepared as possible so they can maximize their understanding and the value they get out of buying a home. Experienced agents have likely seen it all and can help shepherd any client through a sale - as either buyers or sellers - with ease.
Buying a home is usually going to be the biggest purchase anyone makes in their entire lives, so it's important to put in a lot of legwork - over a period of months or more - to ensure things go as smoothly as possible at each step of the shopping process. That, in turn, will help you feel more confident in your ability to make a purchase with confidence that you've done everything right.
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Get ready for the sweetest Friday ever — National Doughnut Day is June 7! Our REALTORS® are sprinkled with joy at the thought of chomping down on a box of our area's best doughnuts. These six shops throughout the RVA are the perfect places to stop on National Doughnut Day.
Some spell it 'donuts', others say 'doughnuts' — we call them delicious! Does your sweet tooth crave more sugary goodness? Contact us today and we'll be happy to show you some of the best homes for sale in our area.
Memorial Day is May 27. Our REALTORS® know that Memorial Day Weekend is a busy time for our residents. With parades, festivals, ceremonies and other events happening around town, you've got quite the options to fill your weekend with fun. Here is our pick of five great activities you and your family can attend this Memorial Day weekend.
We wish a Happy Memorial Day to all of our Richmond residents whose family members have served in the armed forces. Contact us when you're ready to make Richmond your home. Our REALTORS® are ready to help start your search for local homes for sale.
With Memorial Day almost here– giving way to the fast approaching summer - homeowners are encouraged to make preparations were necessary to ensure their homes are ready for the hot weather.
Here are five (5) tips to make sure your home and family will be in the best shape possible:
1) A/C Check and Maintenance
Whether your home has a central air conditioning system or window units you'll install when the weather gets a little hotter, you have to make sure they're in good shape, according to Insurance Hub. After all, if they're going to get dozens of hours of use every week for the next several months, having them in good working condition is a must not just so they work properly, but also so they're safe.
You'll also need to check and potentially replace the air filters on all units.
2) Clean your fans thoroughly
Along similar lines, if your home has ceiling or box fans you plan to use, you'll need to clean the blades carefully. That's because lots of dust builds up on them if they're not used throughout the fall and winter, and it can make them run less efficiently and propel dust around a home. That's not just a pain to clean, but lots of dust particles can also be a health risk if there's enough of it lying around.
3) Check the attic and basement
Spring is a time when a lot of moisture can build up in a short period, thanks to rain, condensation and so on. That can really do a number on your roof, foundation or both, so you'll need to carefully inspect these spaces for any sign of dampness. This may point to a bigger issue you'll need to fix, but that kind of check is vital to make sure problems don't get worse over the course of the summer.
4) Maintain your yard and the tools it needs
A big part of summer is tending to your lawn, garden, trees and so on, and you'll need to make sure you know how to properly care for all of them, according to Liberty Mutual. Of course, in addition to the know-how, you also have to have the right equipment, whether that's a freshly tuned-up lawnmower or gardening tools. If, after a long winter, they need to be cleaned, sharpened or otherwise better maintained, now is the time to do it.
5) Keep gutters clear
While April showers have already given way to May flowers, you're certainly not out of the woods yet when it comes to heavy spring and summer rains. While you likely cleared out the gutters already, once winter came to an end, giving them another check well after spring has sprung is always a good idea. This can help you identify potential issues, including leaks in the gutters or downspouts, that make the systems less effective than they otherwise should be.
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May is the perfect time to be a bicyclist and Richmond is the ideal place to ride! The League of American Bicyclists sponsors National Bike Month each year during May. The month also features National Bike to Work Week (and National Bike to Work Day for those who don't want to risk getting caught in a spring shower). Our REALTORS® love telling clients about all of the wonderful things to do and see in our community. Why not start by exploring Richmond on two wheels with this list of six top bike trails.
Spring is back in Virginia, and that means one thing for thrill-seeking families: Kings Dominion is back too. Our state's biggest amusement park opened for the season on March 30, and its rides and interactive attractions just might be the most exciting things between Richmond and Washington, D.C. If your family is looking at Richmond homes for sale, head north to Doswell for a preview of the adventures you could have all summer long.
What makes Kings Dominion Amusement Park so much fun for Virginia families? Here are some of our favorite things to do while visiting this 400-acre playground:
Are you ready to start your next adventure in Virginia? Our REALTORS® know how important it is to accommodate the whole family while you're looking for a home. Contact us today to sell or start your search for a home in Richmond, Virginia.
At Joyner Fine Properties, our REALTORS® won't rest until you have the chance to move into one of the most appealing Richmond homes for sale. We'll help you find your Richmond dream home so you can enjoy all that this amazing, historic city has to offer.
And one of the main attractions: Delectable gourmet food.
If you're in town to look at homes, you should make time to try out some of the best local specialties. Chesapeake Bay blue crab is the headliner when it comes to Virginia's seafood, but you won't want to miss out on our oysters – or the snacks of freshly roasted peanuts.
But the menu doesn't start and end with seafood. Not by a long shot!
You'll find many different cuisines ready to enjoy when you take a closer look at the dining scene in Richmond. Our team has picked out five of our favorite places for dinner, lunch, or just about any time.
Extraordinary food is only the beginning of what Richmond has to offer. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to discuss your real estate opportunities!
If you are considering a move to Richmond, Virginia--a.k.a., the RVA--you'll soon come to understand there's much more to love about our hometown than just being the capital city of Virginia. Our REALTORS® are sure that after we introduce you to the community, you'll understand what we already know: Buying one of our Richmond homes for sale is an amazing idea. The following are nine reasons why Richmond is considered a southern treasure.
Richmond Makes the Right "Great Places to Live" Lists – Our city has made a lot of lists in recent years. It has been hailed as the "most content area" in America by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, one of the best places to find employment by Forbes, and one of the world's top destinations by Frommer's, to name just a few of its accolades.
Richmond is Historic – Richmond is steeped in history and isn't shy about sharing it. It is the site of Patrick Henry's famous "Give me liberty, or give me death!" speech, the stomping grounds of Thomas Jefferson, and home to the Edger Allen Poe museum.
Richmond is Modern – Richmond isn't all about the past, by any means. It is a modern city with a lot to offer, including a vibrant nightlife, diverse employment opportunities and tons of festivals, attractions and activities for people of all ages.
Richmond's Unique Culture – Richmond is a large city by all accounts, but its unique culture offers a hometown feel that rivals any in small-town America, making it the best of both worlds.
Richmond's Natural Beauty – The Richmond area is stunning. Its location ensures that residents experience all four seasons and that opportunities to experience natural beauty abound. There are nature trails, parks, and lovely river views. It is the perfect environment for runners, hikers, bikers, kayakers and anyone else who feels most at home in the great outdoors.
Richmond is Perfect for Food Lover – Ranging from barbecue spots to fine dining establishments, old fashioned southern cooking to eateries that cater to the tastes of vegetarians and vegans, there is something for everyone in Richmond's rich and varied restaurant scene.
Richmond is a Haven for Music Lovers – Music is very much a way of life in Richmond. Live music venues abound in the city, and you're sure to find your groove no matter whether it is jazz, bluegrass, folk, heavy metal, pop or hip-hop music you most enjoy.
Richmond is Awesome for Sports Lovers – From the Monument Avenue 10k to college hoops and NASCAR, to name just a few, there are loads of events in and around the city to satisfy sports lovers.
Richmond is Home to the Arts – Our city is home to a vibrant arts culture, promoted by the presence of a large art school. There are stunning murals, impressive theaters that host prestigious productions, galleries, art festivals and much more for art lovers to enjoy.
These nine points barely scratch the surface when it comes to reasons why living in Richmond is fantastic. If you'd like to find out more, contact us. We'd be happy to help you explore the many advantages of becoming a Richmond homeowner.