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Summer is the best time to go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather while also maintaining social distancing. Within the Richmond and Midlothian area, there are many trails to take advantage of to get some exercise and fresh air. We've included some of the Rick Cox Realty Group's favorite parks for walking and hiking trails below. Check out each parks website for trail maps, list of amenities and accommodations to help you get the best out of your outdoor adventure!

  • Mid-lothian Mines Park  - Woolridge Road

Trails showcasing the cut stone ruins of mines surrounded by the woodland commemorating those who started the U.S. Industrial Revolution.

https://www.midlomines.org/

 

  • Belle Isle - Tredegar Street

Richmond's most

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For many renters, the transition of owning a home can be a major decision that will impact personal finances and can sometimes add stress. Although, renting seems hassle free, the benefits of owning a home can also be a great investment. Owning a home is a long term financial commitment that can pay off with the right knowledge and care. If you look at owning a home as an investment and tax deduction your future returns and retirement can benefit from that mindset. Ultimately, whether you rent or purchase a home, here are some data and comparisons of both to help you make your decision.

 According to this case study from This Realty Matters, “Over the course of a year, a $1600/month renter would have spent $19,200 on rent. On the other hand, a

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Wine has been the stipend of civilization, with the oldest winery found in Armenia in 4100 B.C. Spreading from Ancient Egypt to the Mediterranean, wine came to the New World with the conquistadors. It was the French that began cultivating wine in Virginia, ultimately setting the tone for future wineries in America. Wineries did not gain much popularity until Thomas Jefferson, Minister to France at the time, traveled to France and was inspired to open up a winery producing rich wines of his own in Monticello. Virginia today has 276 wineries in every region from the Heart of Appalachia to the Eastern Shore and Northern Virginia. Virginia Wines are borne from grape varieties of relative obscurity in comparison to traditional Wine traditions from the old

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As we move from the bright colors of summer into the autumn maroons of fall, it is time to start to get into the fall spirit and cozy up your home. See our favorite Fall decor essentials below!

Add a little color and a little warmth to your rooms with a blanket you can throw on your bed or family/living room. Add a blanket that will complement the main colors represented in the room. You want that blanket to pop! On a solid colored couch never be afraid to be bold and add a patterned blanket. There are also so many types of materials from Wool, Fleece, Cotton, Cashmere, Faux Fur and you can even try a heated blanket. Another plus to throw blankets is that it can cover worn furniture to bring life and make the room look bigger when you add

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 Before the rise of the Supermarket, came the original Farmers Market that brought all the townsfolk together. One of these markets, was Richmond’s 17th Farmers Market, a historical site today. With Virginia being primarily farmland in the colonial days, farmers markets were the center of shopping and a source to purchase/exchange fresh produce. With the James River being the hub for trade, Richmond served as a growing city and a center for farmers to bring their trade. The first Market House/Farmers Market was created in the city of Richmond shortly after these trading posts began to find popularity. You can visit the 17th Farmer’s Market today, attending their farmers market or others in the area below.

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Happy National Ice Cream Day! As the heat wave continues, National Ice Cream day could not have come at a better time. This holiday was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 kicking it off with an ice cream party on Capitol Hill. 

 Ice Cream is such a popular treat that 26 liters of ice cream are consumed by the average American each year with a total spend of $20 billion on ice cream purchases from American consumers. We also are the top producers of ice cream in the world, producing over 898 million gallons per year. 

Check out these places to enjoy the refreshing treat on a hot summer’s day.

  • CoCo+Hazel - 411 North Ridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23229

https://www.facebook.com/CocoandHazelRichmond/

  • La Michoacana - 7808
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I had a client tell me recently that their decorator had some specific rules with regard to the furniture in their home. Particularly that all the wood grains in a room should match. I found it interesting, particularly because I think style and décor are really very personal to the individual.

Although I can agree that there are some decorating options that are not “on trend”, I truly believe that there needs to be a balance between function, current trends and enjoyment of your surroundings that make up the décor or home style you choose.

I have clients asking me what buyers are looking for, with an eye on resale they are looking for a crystal ball into what will attract the next group of buyers down the line. This is a moving target, as

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 As today marks Send a Card to a Friend day, we wanted to take a minute to thank our clients and let them know how much we appreciate them:

 "Thank you so much for choosing to work with me. You have made everyday of my career as an agent awesome. I wake up ready to go to work for you and in most cases, with you. Whether we're selling your house or finding you a new one, we are a team and my job to guide you through the process has made everyday worth it! I am proud to call you not only my clients, but also great friends!" - Rick Cox

"I can’t even put it into words how thankful I am for all of you who choose to work with me.You have been loyal to me beyond belief over the years. My business would not have thrived without your continuous repeat…
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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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