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5009 Sylvan Rd - SOLD!

by Paul Messplay

Congrats to Patrick and Courtney on the closing of their AMAZING new home in the Westover Hills neighborhood of Richmond!!

6399 Studley Rd - SOLD!

by Paul Messplay

Congrats to Helen for the purchase of her new home! 6399 Studley Rd will prove to be an amazing investment opportunity!

Keller Williams was just voted as the company with the highest overall satisfaction for home buyers and home sellers among national full service real estate firms! It feels wonderful being a part of a company that has achieved such an honor. Call us TODAY if you want to buy or sell a home!

3324 Barton Avenue - SOLD!

by Paul Messplay

Another property sold to a happy Virginia Commonwealth University student in Richmond, Virginia! Contact us TODAY if you're looking for a great deal on a home!

 

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Cool Realtor Trick!

by Paul Messplay

Is your house on the market? Getting ready to have an open house? Get it smelling fresh with this awesome Realtor trick:

Put two caps full of vanilla extract in a coffee cup, then place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Within twenty minutes the whole house smells like Heaven!

 

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Beyond Granite!

by Paul Messplay

Despite its versatility, its cost-effectiveness, and its durability, there are, in fact, drawbacks to this product! Granite can stain easily, its porousness can harbor harmful bacteria, there are issues with it leaking radon, and, most of all, it suffers from the highest degree of overuse and over-sensationalization. 

There are a ton of products on the market that can be used in place of granite: marble, quartz, soapstone, concrete, sealed wood, etc. In an age where the granite + stainless steel combination is monopolizing the market, it might be a smart idea to give your home the added character of one of the aforementioned products. This can set your home apart from the rest of the market, which can drive foot traffic and ultimately get your home sold more quickly than others!

One of my personal favorites for a kitchen remodel is soapstone: 

Soapstone’s ability to scratch, dent, and patina should be considered charming bonuses that will add levels of nuance and subtlety to your kitchen. Your kitchen will evolve into a space that is uniquely yours, and, while this might be hard to part with come time to sell, it will ultimately distinguish your house from the rest of the market!

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505 Glinhurst Rd. - Ratified Contract!

by Paul Messplay

The Hallmark Realty Group has started the week off with a bang after receiving a ratified contract on their 505 Glinhurst Rd. property! 

 

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Can Interest Rates Only Go Up?

by Paul Messplay

Richmond Real Estate

 

Freddie Mac just released information showing that interest rates have reached a new 50-year low. Though interest rates have historically reached lower points (ie. 1900-1920 and 1935-1955), it's hard to imagine them plummeting any further. Market analysts are expecting interest rates to start climbing again and, in preparation for such a climb, many of our past clients at the Hallmark Realty Group in Richmond, Virginia have looked at refinancing their homes while new clients have been coming in droves to lock in their lowest possible rates. Our investor clients have started picking up more homes in hopes of capitalizing on their investments. 
 
It's a phenomenal time to capitalize on such low interest rates. Contact us today to get the process started!
 
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RVA Restaurant Week

by Paul Messplay

Richmond Real Estate

April 23rd marks the beginning of Richmond, VA's Spring Restaurant Week. The cost is $25.12 at each restaurant and the proceeds go to help support the Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. A list of all of the participating restaurants can be found on Richmond Restaurant Week's website and, if you are so inclined, you can hop on over to the Open Table app to reserve tables at your favorite spots! Reservations are not required, however. You are more than welcome to waltz in to your restaurant(s) of choice at your leisure! 

The menus are all price fixed and include three courses. I'm going to head over to Amici Ristorante for a chilled melon bisque, angel hair pasta with Amici's tomato sauce, and some sorbetto for dessert. What are you going to eat?

 

Paul Messplay

 

Ramona Avenue: SOLD!

by The HRG Team

Congratulations to Tim Allmond for selling his tract of land at Ramona Avenue! This has been a killer week for the Hallmark Realty Group!!

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