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We were on a virtual roll with our kitchen and master bathroom renovations with Bella Casa Kitchens and Wolfcreek Construction. I jokingly told them that we just didn’t know what to do with ourselves if we had to have coffee and read the paper in our pjs without construction workers moving all around us.

But truthfully, the one room in the house that HAD to be addressed was an upstairs bathroom. Though Martin’s daughter, Archer, had long since moved into her own apartment, her shower had not been operational for years – ever since that time I was in the kitchen and noticed water dripping at a pretty fast rate from the ceiling. The sink was constantly clogging up and the walls were painted a painful Pepto-Bismol pink. Honestly, the whole

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If you are looking for an ideal location and builder for your dream home, this coming Saturday kicks off with a bang. The Sanctuary in Midlothian is adjacent to Hallsley and offers resident large 1 acre lots, beautiful floor plans to choose from, and a lifestyle that is close to Richmond but still suburban with room to relax.

We have set up a complete website with information about The Sanctuary in Midlothian, Floor plans that are available as well as Schell Brothers in general.

Click on the image above to find out more!

Call us today for COMPLETE pricing details and information on how to reserve lots. We think that the 28 lots in this area will go quickly.  Call us today to find up to the minute information and pricing.

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You may not realize it but there is actually a website calculator where you can assess the cost of a room renovation or remodel vs. the value based on the region of the country, major city where you are making the improvement and the year you are undergoing changes.

We didn’t follow such a methodical process. After five years of having a huge and beautiful, but largely dysfunctional master bathroom, we decided to take the plunge whether the ROI made sense or not. With a few minor changes, we have a functional and elegant master bath after a construction process that only kicked us out for about a week.

Our main concerns with our bathroom were that our bath vanity cabinet was beat up and offered three large deep drawers not conducive

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You’ve heard it said that making improvements to a kitchen will give you one of the best returns on investment in your home, but it can also add infinite value to the way you live your life and where you probably spend a good portion of your time – if not cooking and eating, then certainly entertaining.

According to an article in U.S. News & Report,  "If you have a dated kitchen … and a buyer walks into that kitchen, they’re going to think that in order to redo that kitchen, they’re going to have to spend $40,000 or $50,000.

“But the average cost of a minor kitchen remodel – new cabinet doors, appliances, countertops, sink,

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Have you experienced Homearama? This year, the Richmond Homearama is located in Hallsley! Here are all the details AND we have a limited number of FREE tickets! (They go quickly! But either fill out the form or call us and we will let you know if we still have them!)


Daily tickets for tours of the Homearama will be available for purchase at the door. We have a limited number of FREE tickets. If you are interested, please fill out this form (or just give us a call!) and we will be in touch!


Simply click on each of the builder graphics below! It will take you to their Homearama Home. Interested in buying one of these designer homes? Call us, we will be happy to assist you!

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I love that working in real estate has taught me so much about how to help people with common homeownership issues. For example, have you ever had an unexpectedly high water bill?

Here’s a quick and easy way to troubleshoot the problem:

First, walk through your home and turn off all the faucets, tubs, showers, water supply lines to toilets and possibly your fridge– and then check the garden hoses outside too.

Next, locate your water meter. If you’re not sure where it is, check the front of the house, near the street (if you’re in a condo- just call the property manager!). Once you’ve found the meter, there should be a cover that you open and a valve inside that you can turn with an adjustable wrench or channel lock pliers. (Or,

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Think back to your own high school experience. Did you fit in? Where you in the “popular” crowd? A jock, maybe? Artsy, or a math/sci geek? No matter your talents, gifts or interests, at Midlothian High School students will find their niche and more importantly will be prepared for college when they graduate.

Midlothian High School received a Silver Medal ranking from US News & World Report, and has much to brag about. Home to the Trojans, Midlothian High School is located in the city of its namesake in close proximity to major roads, including Midlothian Turnpike and the Powhite Parkway. The school has earned an A- rating from Niche Schools K-12 Rankings and Reviews and an 8/10 from Great

Academically, Midlothian

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Recently, Team Hensley released its first ever Matterport 3D virtual tour, allowing homebuyers a chance to experience a high definition and easy to use walkthrough of listings. With a simple scanning and upload process involving a Matterport Pro 3D camera and the Matterport iPad application (recommended Apple Air iPad 2 or higher with the most recent version of iOS) agents have the ability to showcase every angle of a home.

This new technology offers a much more immersive and informative approach to the home search process. At the inception of a tour, users have the option to place themselves wherever they choose within the home by toggling through either the dollhouse or floor plan display. Once inside the house, one simply

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By Annemarie Hensley:

I love a parade!  And yes, I was singing that line as I wrote it!  I mean really, who doesn't love a parade?  And the Midlothian Village Day Parade gives no reason to argue that point. This parade, organized by the Midlothian Foundation, has become a highly anticipated event taking place the 3rd Sat in October each year.  2015 celebrates the 22nd year of its existence, and this year's parade was as strong as ever,attracting thousands of spectators.  The parade included over 90 entries with over 500 marchers down Midlothian Turnpike from Village Mill Drive to the First Citizens Bank, located at 13101 Midlothian Turnpike. 

This festive event celebrates the Midlothian Community, and features our local businesses, churches, civic

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Dose of Reality: When Do You Need An Attorney

By: Scott D. Stovall, Esq.

The short, honest, and admittedly self-serving answer to the question posed by the title of this article is “always.” A more specific and conservative answer is “the sooner the better, but definitely before you sign the real estate contract.” For most of us, our home likely will be the largest investment we make and depending upon who you ask, either our biggest asset or liability. Once the ink dries on the contract, there is little (with some exceptions) you can do to change the purchase price of the home. As a result, our natural instinct is to cut out what we perceive to be worthless but expensive closing costs such as surveys, enhanced title insurance policies, various

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