Local Stories

Life in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

August 22, 2019

When it comes to natural splendor, few regions can compare to Virginia’s breathtaking Shenandoah Valley. Nicknamed “The Big Valley,” the 200-mile basin stretches across the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains, offering an impressive array of natural wonders, historic sites and charming towns brimming with shopping, dining and cultural attractions. Those fortunate enough to call Shenandoah Valley home enjoy easy access to the following: Shenandoah National Park. Boasting 200,000 impressive acres of protected lands, including serene woods, flowing waterfalls and over 500 miles of trails, this…

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Packing & Moving

27 Moving Day Essentials

August 19, 2019

AKA: 27 Things You’ll Need Before You Get Around to Unpacking ThemSet yourself up for success on Moving Day with these must-haves! Unpacking (& Repacking) Supplies You’re in the home stretch, but your days of dealing with cardboard and packing peanuts aren’t quite over. Make sure you have the tools to efficiently unpack and dispose of your boxes and bubble wrap. You may also want the means to repair, reseal, relabel or repack a box or two if needed. Next season’s holiday décor can wait.…

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Buying a Home

New Home Design 101: What’s a Color Studio?

August 16, 2019

When you walk into a room, the color palette has a huge impact. If it’s cohesive, the room feels inviting and spacious: if it isn’t, things might seem a bit chaotic and cluttered. Choosing the perfect colors for your home is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. At our Home Gallery™, an experienced design consultant will walk you through creating a coordinated color palette, so everything from your walls and countertops to your light fixtures and flooring complement each…

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Local Stories

Colorado Family’s Copperleaf Dream Home

August 14, 2019

Stacie and Jake moved to Copperleaf in Centennial, Colorado, in fall of 2016. They were excited to find a family friendly community in the Denver-metro area with a clubhouse, pool, playgrounds and neighborhood events, which is also located within the popular Cherry Creek School District. The family feels lucky to live in a thoughtfully designed Dillon floor plan that backs to open space. With four bedrooms and approximately 3,000 sq. ft., it offers the ideal layout for their day-to-day life as well as for entertaining.…

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Selling a Home

4 Pro Tips for Better Real Estate Photography

August 9, 2019

It’s no secret: good listing photos sell homes faster and for more money. That, combined with the fact that most house hunters search online, makes a very compelling argument for investing in professional photography. If you’re determined to tackle the task yourself, here are some tips from the pros on how to take better interior real estate photography. (Looking for advice on exterior photography? Check out our article, Capturing curb appeal: 4 real estate photography tips). 1. Get the right tools. Great photography starts with…

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