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December
5

Holiday Light Displays

The holiday season is upon us! Holiday lights are one of our favorite traditions. Decorating the house is the one thing that always helps us get into the holiday spirit, so we can't wait to start this year.

Our holiday light displays get a little better every year; however, if it's your first time decorating, you might need some inspiration. If you recently purchased your first home or are simply looking to try something new this year, here is a list of holiday light ideas from our real estate agents:

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November
28

Kitchen Pantry

If you feel like you're always running out of pantry space, you're not alone. Pantry space is often at a premium in homes, leaving us to scramble to find space for all our food, kitchen gadgets, and supplies. Would you like to keep your pantry more organized for the holiday season and beyond? Here are a few recommendations from our real estate agents for making the best possible use of that space.

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November
21

Botanical Garden Events

Temperatures may be dropping, but the fun doesn't stop at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Our real estate agents share a sneak preview of upcoming holiday festivities at this popular attraction near Richmond homes for sale.

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

The gardens are beautiful in daylight but are truly spectacular when lit up during the evening. This year, "Seeds of Light" is the theme for the Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights. Based on the idea that tiny seeds provide the spark of life, more than half a million lights are part of a creative display inspired by the connection between seeds and fruit.

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November
14

Richmond Cider

There's another craft beverage industry bubbling just under the surface in Richmond: mead and cider. 

Local meaderies and cideries create unique beverages—made with honey and apples—that are becoming more and more popular every year. Fall is the perfect season to sip these unique, richly historic concoctions, and our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite spots for local cider and mead in Richmond!

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November
7

Richmond Turkey Trots

Thanksgiving is a great holiday to enjoy all your favorite foods. A busy social calendar around the Richmond area means you can fit in a run, even during the holiday season!  Enjoy your turkey dinner and all the trimmings, and start the day at one of these exciting turkey trots near Richmond homes for sale

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October
24

State Park

Fall in Central Virginia has always been one of our real estate agents' favorite seasons. As the weather cools off and the trees light up with brilliant colors, there's simply no better time to get out and explore the great outdoors. 

And there may be no better place to do so than Pocahontas State Park. Just 30 minutes from Richmond, this spectacular state park offers some of the most amazing fall foliage in the region, along with a wealth of opportunities for outdoor recreation. 

Pocahontas State Park Fall Foliage

Spanning nearly 8,000 acres, Pocahontas State Park is Virginia's largest state park. It was first opened in 1946 and was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the hills and valleys surrounding Swift Creek.

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October
17

Riverfront Canal Walk

History, culture, and nature meet at the Riverfront Canal Walk, one of Richmond's more popular attractions for both locals and tourists. Our real estate agents share what makes this fascinating spot a must-see for everyone. 

Founding and Early Days of the Canal

While the seven-mile falls of the James River offer wonderful recreational and sightseeing opportunities near Richmond homes for sale, they were a serious problem during the Colonial era. The falls served as an obstacle for ships carrying passengers and goods into the western region.

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October
10

Farmhouse Decor

Are you looking for trendy but easy upgrades you can add to your home, perhaps before you list it for sale? Installing barn doors is a fast upgrade with a dramatic impact, and it makes a good weekend DIY project. Here are a few tips from our real estate agents on installing a barn door that adds a farmhouse touch to your home.

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