5 Ways the VCU Master Plan affects Richmond Real Estate. Last week I was able to attend a presentation which revealed the culmination of the last 2 years of VCU working with consultants to re-develop their master plan. Rather than being a strategy of huge expansion (although it obviously includes growth), this updated plan is now…Read more "5 Ways the VCU Master Plan Affects Richmond Real Estate"
Properties for Sale at Libbie Mill: Gumenick’s 80-acre, mixed-use development at Libbie Mill, an estimated $434 million dollar development, is projected to include some 571 condos, 391 townhomes, 32 single-family homes along with 1,096 apartments. As a mixed use project; 150,000 square feet of retail space and 50,000 square feet of office space are also…Read more "Libbie Mill: New Staples Mill Development"
The accessibility of the Richmond VA real estate market was exemplified for me on a recent trip to Boston, Mass. Boston is a historic and charming city brimming with personality. Each neighborhood seems unique and has it’s own distinct character. From some of the oldest brick structures and cobblestone streets in the United States to the ultra…Read more "Richmond VA Real Estate is: Easy to Love"
The other day I was having lunch with a friend who works in marketing and we were discussing the importance of both personal and business web presence. Long gone are the days in the past when society in general relied upon newspapers, billboards, television ads, and the phone book as their primary sources of information…Read more "“Creepin” Web Presence"
“How are you going to sell my property?” This is usually one of the first things any potential client will ask me when we’re discussing the listing and selling process. I enjoy being asked this question because it shows that the owner is serious about finding the best possible agent for the task of getting…Read more "How Are You Going to Sell My Property?"
If you’re like most, you probably rarely pay attention to roofs when it comes to property. About 10 years ago when I was going over a proposal to replace an existing roof with a client I reached the line item that stated that she could choose the color of the shingles. I informed her that…Read more "“Roofs Come in Different Colors?”"
Almost sounds like an unpleasant nasal infection doesn’t it? In reality though, this is a term you have probably heard dozens of times and have perhaps even stated yourself… but in easy to understand modern English of course: “Location, Location, Location!!” While traveling recently I was able to see this most important principle of real…Read more "Situs , Situs, Situs!!"
What does alchemy have to do with real estate? Alchemy has it’s origin in the concept of turning ordinary materials into the extraordinary. The most easily called to mind is the medieval attempts at converting base materials like lead into gold (which as we know didn’t work out so well for them). A not so…Read more "Real Estate Alchemy at Work"