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Built in 1928, you can find this historical spot in Carytown and still watch a film for only $4.00. When the theatre first opened to the public, you could purchase a ticket for only $0.50! Named after one of the founders of Richmond, William Byrd II, the Byrd Theatre has stood in its same original French Empire design from when it opened. When the theatre was opened it stood as one the Nation's Grand Movie Palaces. In it's lobby you can find hand painted murals stylized to appear as ancient Greek artistry. The large style of the building shows similarities with the beauty of a vast opera house.

The Byrd Theatre also features the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ - the theatre designates this as their "landmark within a landmark". Originally designed to

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2019 continues to cater to the trend of adding ferns to your indoor plant collection. Ferns, Succulents and mosses can bring in a little bit of green into your interior decor, adding a little splash of natural color to your backdrops. Real plants can also purify the air in your home, removing toxins from the air you breath daily. The bigger the plant, the more of an effect it will have on your living environment. There has also been research conducted that having a plant in your home can boost your mood, giving off a positive effect. Whether you decide to purchase a fake or real plant, they can really add to the interior decor of your home. When purchasing false greenery, you want to focus on the authenticity of the plant, giving off a realistic

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New Years Eve is the time to celebrate the end of a great year and the beginning of a new one. Richmond can be a great destination to celebrate New Years Eve with family and friends. Here are some popular spots throughout Richmond. Note that some events require the purchase of tickets online (links have been included).

  • Havana ‘59

With two locations, one in downtown Richmond and the other on the West End, Havana '59 has tickets available for dinner, dancing, and much more.

  • Buskey

 Craving some cider and hors d’oeuvres, check out this spot to celebrate the night.

  •  Uptown Alley

 On New Years Eve, Uptown Alley offers a fun time with bowling, a live band, and prize giveaways. 

  • Bar Louie Short Pump Town Center
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The buyers of today are looking for turn-key ready homes, whether your home is 5 or 25 years old, buyers are expecting not only function (roof, HVAC, appliances, etc), but demand they include updated finishes and decor as well. We are an HGTV watching, model home visiting society who wants what is shiny and brand new. However, the majority of buyers are also busy people who don't have the time or the vision to see what "could be". 

If your home is dated and doesn't show well, it can cost you thousands of dollars in sales price. If it hasn't been maintained with necessary improvements such as exterior paint/siding, roof, energy efficient windows, keeping the crawlspace dry and mold-free, etc...it will be even more difficult to sell without

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Our team attended a Business Resource Meeting to learn more about Chesterfield County's Comprehensive Plan for the county that was presented by the Women’s Council of Realtors Richmond Chapter. The guest speaker, Steven Haasch, AICP Manager for Chesterfield County's Planning department discussed an overview of the vision the county is hoping to achieve for our community in the future.

The county currently has approximately 340,000 residents. The land that is currently available for development in the county is only ½ developed.  That leaves potential for this county to double in size. 

Chesterfield county is twice the size of Henrico and 8 times the size of Richmond. There is tremendous growth opportunity for our county and how we grow

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Thanksgiving is a time for bringing families together and creating memories. Throughout the holiday season the Rick Cox Realty Team members like to share their traditions and favorite dishes. With three days left until Thanksgiving, Harrison Goehring, the Team Administrator shares the following in our Q&A:

Q: What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

A: I absolutely love to catch up with extended family and friends, enjoying everyone's company and having some time off makes the holidays the most amazing time of the year. Sometimes you have to decompress & the best folks to do it with are your loved ones over some of the best dinner & dessert you'll have all year!

Q: What is your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?

A: Sweet Potato Casserole

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Thanksgiving is a time for bringing families together and creating memories. Throughout the holiday season the Rick Cox Realty Team members like to share their traditions and favorite dishes. With nine days left until Thanksgiving, Melanie Sutherland, a realtor on the team shares the following in our Q&A:

Q: What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

A: We usually eat pretty early,around 4:00 pm after cooking all morning as a family. I love going back for round two later on in the evening to enjoy the amazing food again and gain sustenance to face the Black Friday Shopping extravaganza. 

Q: What is your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?

A: I am not the cook in the family...my husband handles the turkey and stuffing. The item I always

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Knowing your market is important when it comes to finding a neighborhood to buy or sell in. By reading a market report, you can learn about the trends, average home pricing, and the market flow. This is also a great tool for those looking to invest in properties. To get a full analysis from the data below, compare the numbers from the third quarter in 2017 to the third quarter in 2018.  RounTrey is currently in its growth phase as new construction continues to occur throughout the corresponding neighborhoods. At full development, RounTrey will be complete with 870 Home sites, 550 Apartments, 435 Townhomes and more. For more information on the area, check out our community page on RounTrey where we recently did an interview with the developer of

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Richmond is rich with culture and festivals celebrating the diversity of the area. Many different types of festivals are celebrated each month with activities for all ages. As we move into November, Richmond continues to host a variety of events.

 

 

Check out these festivals and their links for more information:

  • Fire Flour and Fork - A Various Locations throughout Richmond - 11/1 - 4/18

https://fireflourandfork.com/

  • Ashland Train Day - Ashland,VA - 11/3/18

http://ashlandtrainday.com/

  • Anthem Richmond Marathon/Markel Richmond Half Marathon/VCY Health 8K - Arthur Ash Center -11/10/18

https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/RichmondMarathon

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With 1 weekend left in October, there is still plenty to do to get into the Halloween Spirit! Richmond is filled with ghost stories, haunted attractions, and so much history!

Throughout Richmond, there are plenty of places to visit for ghost sightings & paranormal activity! Popular locations for the Ghost Hunters out there are Hollywood Cemetery, the Byrd Park Pump House, The Byrd Theatre, Edgar Allen Poe Museum, Cold Harbor Battlefield Park, The Virginia Governor's Mansion, Museum of the Confederacy, Juleps, and more!

Check the link for more information: https://www.hauntedrooms.com/top-10-haunted-places-richmond-va

Here is a list of local attractions you can visit with ghosts, goblins and more!

 

Red Vein Haunted House

The Haunted

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