Real Estate Blog

As we enter into the New Year, many people are contemplating whether to list their homes or not. While there can be many factors that go into this decision, here are some reasons why you should list your home in 2022.

1. The market is hot, and your home will sell quickly.

The housing market tends to follow a specific pattern and right now home prices are on the rise and home supply is low, while demands for new homes are high.  This means that there are times when it may be more difficult to resell your home, especially if you are looking for what seems like the "perfect" price. Although, in today's current housing market with increased value on homes, now could be the time to get more bang for your buck.

2. Home values are on the rise.

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The color of the year, announced by PANTONE, is ‘Very Peri’ described as having red undertones with a primarily periwinkle blue color. It is a color that promotes new visions and perspectives according to the press release on the color from PANTONE. Although how much influence this color will have on home design is yet to be determined. The 2021 PANTONE color of year was ‘Ultimate Gray’ and it had a definitive influence in homes where you can find gray colors on the exteriors of homes and within homes, as well. Now that 2022 is here a lot of home design experts are coming to an agreement that gray is no longer a pop color and periwinkle blue is on the rise. Where Real Estate Agents would treasure the "Ultimate Gray" look for advantages in Resales,…

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We are so excited to welcome September as it brings in all of our favorite parts of the fall season. Check out these upcoming events for all ages!

Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150 -  Richmond Raceway - 9/10

NASCAR Whelen Modified Series Race

Armenian Food Festival - St. James Armenian Church - 9/10-12

Enjoy amazing food, wine, beer, music, and dancing at one of Richmond’s oldest cultural festivals to learn more about Armenian Culture.

43rd Street Festival of the Arts - 43rd St & Forest Hill Avenue - 9/11

Featuring local and regional…

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The Richmond, Virginia area has definitely made its mark on the restaurant scene. With local popularity and national rankings, food connoisseurs definitely have their pick of delicious dining.  If you are new or a local and are craving something new for take out or dining in - here are some great options for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Comment below on your experiences or favorite dishes. If we missed any of your favorites, let us know! 

Craving Breakfast or Brunch

  • The Fancy Biscuit - West Cary Street

Southern Brunch favorites from biscuits & gravy, shrimp & grits, and friend green tomatoes.

  • Lulu's - North 17th Street

Voted #1 Brunch in Virginia for two years in a row and…

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Purchasing a home any time of year can be a stressful endeavor. Understanding the current market can greatly assist in managing expectations and preparing you for what may transpire during a home purchase.

Be Prepared for a Lower Home Inventory

Housing markets, like many others, are a great lesson in supply and demand. The more supply available the less demand there is. The less demand, means less competition and potentially lower prices, making it less competitive and more affordable for the buyer. Usually there is a slower market in the winter, so there may be less inventory, but there are also fewer buyers out there, so less competition and possibly a better chance to negotiate with sellers. If you are thinking about buying a home during the…

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It has been a long journey for our storied team, after nearly 12 years of being in the Real Estate industry, we have grown with one-of-a-kind team members, and we have been able to provide exceptional service to our clients. We are always deliberating what our next step will be, so we can continue to grow in a sustainable way.

We are proud to announce the grand opening of our real estate brokerage, The Rick Cox Realty Group! The bottom line is that we love what we do, and we want to continue to serve the Richmond-Metro area for as long as possible. We are so excited to share what our brokerage has to offer our community and, as always, we will continue to provide service that exceeds your expectations.

To all our friends, family…

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Celebrating National Spaghetti day on January 4th, this dish has been a worldwide favorite reaching as far back as the 1st century B.C. when pasta meals began to appear in Ancient Rome. The dough, thick-like consistency of pasta originated from Greece and several areas of the Middle East and Arabian Peninsula. The first time Italy was introduced to “dry pasta” was during the 7th century A.D. when Arabs occupied Sicily. As the years went by many variations and toppings were introduced in spaghetti, but tomato sauce wasn’t added until the 18th century in Italy. Pasta was not introduced into the United States until early 20th century when many Italian and Sicilian immigrants arrived. Although, it didn’t gain popularity until after World War II when…

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As our busy lives continue with work, family and obligations you might eye your master bathroom as your next home improvement project to fuel a space in your home for de-stressing. When it comes to upgrading spaces in your home, you should always keep in mind how it could affect your capability to sell your home in the future.

If you have a small outdated master bath with limited space - this could affect the resale value of your home. When planning out your 2020 Home Improvement Projects - you can justify updating your master bath as a personal and future financial investment.

When it comes to the remodel, the biggest question is - Where do I start?

1. Preparation 

Figure out what you want to upgrade and change. Go through your master…

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Everybody loves a good Sandwich! Claiming to have invented the first sandwich in England in 1762, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, created the meat and bread dish. Little did he know that he would end up creating such a popular food item where over 300 million iterations of the his original sandwich recipe were eaten every day globally! Needless to say, all this talk of sandwiches is making us hungry here at the Rick Cox Realty Group! Check out some popular places in the Richmond-area where you can pick up a yummy sandwich!

  • Great Harvest Bread Company - Midlothian Turnpike 

Why not grab your sandwich from a bakery to enjoy your sandwich on freshly made bread? A popular menu item is their Grilled Italian on Focaccia Bread. 

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Fall in Richmond has always been filled with events and activities for all ages celebrating the transition into the autumn holiday. While many events have turned virtual due to the safety precautions to combat COVID-19, there are still events being held in person. Take a look at the Rick Cox Realty's list of events and activities in the local Richmond and Midlothian, Virginia area:

  •       Que Pasa Festival – Virtual – 10/5-15

Learn about and celebrate the food, music, dance, and art of Virginia’s Latin American communities.


  •       Richmond Folk Festival – Virtual – 10/9-10/11

Check out this online celebration of music and culture.


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