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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 

https://www.visitrichmondva.com/event/virginia-is-for-racing-lovers-150/29220/


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. 

https://www.facebook.com/ArmenianFoodFestivalRichmond/photos/a.627809743904106/3399332253418494/?type=3


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. 

https://www.thefancybiscuit.com/menu

  • 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.

https://www.vahcc.com/quepasafestival

 

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

Check out this online celebration of music and culture.

https://www.richmondfolkfestival.org/

 

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Torn between buying or renting? Interested in purchasing your first home? Buying a home for the first time can be a major decision as you are investing into your future. Check out our tips for a first time home buyer!

1. Start Saving and Get Pre-Approved.

First time home buyers should always obtain financing preapproval from a lender before house hunting to better understand how much home they can afford and what loan product will be best for their financial situation. Have your lender research grant products that might reduce closing costs. If you are house hunting in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you may be eligible for a Virginia Housing (VHDA) housing grant to help you get the home of your dreams.

Always consider the cost of items that…

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Selling your home can be an exciting and stressful process. Everyone wishes that it would be as easy as putting your home up for sale, receiving a bunch of showings and getting the offer you wanted. The thing you dread the most is a slow sale process, especially when you are on a strict timeline and there is a hot market. It makes you begin to wonder, why isn't my home selling?

 It is always important to get down to the root of the problem considering the following factors of why you are not getting an offer on your home. 

1.  Your Home is Priced Too High

To avoid overpricing your home, your realtor should sit down with you and examine comparable sales. Take into consideration flaws, schools, location to compare to similar homes that have…

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