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How Effective Mosquito Control Can Improve Midlothian Neighborhood Lifestyles

BY SANDE SNEAD
I have AB positive blood. I have no idea if this is at all relevant, but I am convinced that this is one of the reasons that mosquitoes LOVE me. I go outside to get the paper, and the pesky creatures whistle to their friends that there is a smorgasbord going on in my front yard.

We can have 10 people over for cocktails in our backyard and I am the one swatting, ducking and dodging that bzzzz-bzzzz in my ear. So you can imagine how my buzzing ears perked up when I heard that there is such a thing as a Mosquito Squad right here in Richmond, Virginia.

In fact, the Mosquito Squad is one of four franchises available through Outdoor Living Brands, of which

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Hallsley Neighborhood Homes for Sale
BY SANDE SNEAD

If you know anything about East West Communities, you know that the neighborhood now known as Hallsley in Midlothian, Virginia is sure to be a great place to call home and raise a family. Celebrating their 40th year in the development business, East West is responsible for the likes of the award-winning neighborhoods of Brandermill, River’s Bend, and Hampton Park in Chesterfield County and more recently Patriots Landing in New Kent. They’ve actually developed 25 award-winning neighborhoods over the last 40 years. Yet they are not churn and burn developers. The company consists of some outstanding individuals including folks I had the privilege to know back when East West was celebrating its 25th anniversary – people like Gary Fenchuk,

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BY ANNEMARIE HENSLEY

It’s hard to believe that 2013 is half over! The first six months of the year have been a whirlwind for Team Hensley Real Estate, real estate sales in Midlothian and even beyond, into the Greater Richmond region.

According to the Richmond Association of Realtors and the Virginia Association of Realtors, home sales and prices rose in Central Virginia and across the Commonwealth in the first quarter and are on pace to continue on an upward trajectory for the second quarter as well.

And this just in from the Weekly Economic Update by Chmura Economics & Analytics: “Offering more evidence of a housing market rebound, the Case-Shiller 20-city index posted a 10.9% year-over-year increase in March and pending home sales rose to a

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University of Richmond Hosts US Air Force Academy Men's Basketball

One of the great things about living in the Richmond area is having access to some great entertainment options. Richmond and its surrounding neighborhoods like Midlothian, Glen Allen, and Chesterfield, enjoy easy access to nationally recognized sports teams without suffering from the crowds that come with the big city franchises. For a very reasonable price a family that buys a home for sale in the neighborhoods of metro Richmond can load up the car and get to the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Richmond Coliseum, or one of many other venues that host popular events without having to drive long distances or fight heavy traffic.  That same family can also

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robious-road-homes in richmondIf you are looking for a new construction home for sale in the very desirable area of Midlothian in western Richmond Virginia, you will be pleased by the new Robious Road Corridor homes. Offering some of the best schools, parks, and services in metro Richmond, Midlothian real estate is a good investment that will offer your family comfort and security.

The following Robious Road Corridor neighborhoods offer newly constructed homes for sale:

Founders Bridge Luxury Homes for Sale

Check out the Arts and Crafts style luxury home for sale in Founders Bridge. With five bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths, this home will have a finished basement and almost 5,000 square feet of living space. If desired, the third floor bonus room can be turned into an additional

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A recent article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch puts some numbers to what Team Hensley has been reporting for the last few Midlothian Real Estatemonths; the real estate market in Richmond VA is coming back to normal levels of activity.  The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the number of homes sold in the third quarter rose 16 percent compared to the same period last year.  

Team Hensley has observed that the total volume has indeed increased, but there are still some important qualifications to the improvement.  The increase in sales volumes is still inconsistent and is driven by sporadic activity.  There are definitely more buyers and sellers in the market, but there also seem to be a number of potential participants that are still sitting on the sidelines.  

For

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The Redskins Football Team May Use a Richmond Facility For TrainingThe city of Richmond, VA is getting closer to a deal that would see the Redskins football team using a Richmond facility as their spring training camp facility.

In an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch a representative for the city announced that the mayor will be releasing more specifics about the deal including a proposal to use a location just behind the current Science Museum of Virginia.  The deal could have a significant impact on the local Richmond economy in both real estate as well as economic impact of the training camp activities.

For more details read the full article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Midlothian Mines Amphitheater FlyerOne of the hidden gems of Midlothian is the Midlothian Mines Park.  This park is a very popular spot among local walkers and families out to stretch their legs on the paths, but there are a number of other aspects of the park that make it a real gem. There are numerous exhibits and remains from Midlothian's rich mining heritage to explore and coming up on Saturday, October 20, 2012 there is an organized Mid-Lothian Mines Day, which will offer guided tours, heritage displays, and kids activities.

For more information check out the Mid-Lothian Mines newsletter.


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Book Signings are a great way to get out and meet the authors of new books coming out and to get other family members excited about reading.  The Richmond Times-Dispatch posted a list of all of the book signings in Midlothian for the next month.  Find a new book to curl up with and read now that the weather is cooling off.

Richmond Times-Dispatch Oct Booking Signing Calendar

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Barring any significant shifts in the trends (distinct possibility), the prices of homes are going to start rising over the next year or two.  This rise in home values will bring millions of homeowners that have been "underwater" with the low value of their homes, back to the surface and put them back into the black.  Not only does that mean that there will likely be more activity in the market, but once those sellers are able to get out from under their overpriced homes they will be in the market as buyers themselves, which will further accelerate the market activity.  If you are considering a purchase, consider that in the near future the market may get noticeably more crowded.  An article from Inman News highlights the situation

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