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Tips for Coordinating Your Home’s Color Scheme

July 14, 2015

Feeling inspired by our model homes? Here’s a handy infographic to help you recreate that model-home look in your own space. Using our Las Vegas models as an example, we’ve illustrated ways to pick a unified color palette and carry it throughout your home. Ready to try out these ideas in your décor? We’d love to see the results! Email photos to questions@richmondamerican.com.

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8 Ways to Help Protect Your Home While on Vacation

July 7, 2015

Making plans to take a well-deserved vacation is an exciting time. When you’re deciding where to go and what to pack, it’s also important to consider another issue—namely, what can you do to help protect your home while you’re away? There’s no full-proof formula for keeping your home safe, but following these tips may give you greater peace of mind so your vacation is as it should be—relaxing! Leave lights on a timer: An empty house can be a potential invitation for mischief. Using a…

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New Communities—Coming in 2015!

July 3, 2015

We’re opening exciting new communities coast to coast. Here are just a few of the neighborhoods that have recently opened, or will open in the coming months. ARIZONA Green Valley Los Arroyos ~ From the upper $100s CALIFORNIA Costa Mesa Brickyard East and West ~ From the upper $600s Maple Crossing ~ From the upper $600s Palmdale Walden Walk ~ From the low $300s COLORADO Arvada Sunset Mesa ~ From the low $400s Aurora Saddle Rock ~ From the mid $400s Commerce City Creekside at…

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Setting up Your Home Office

June 30, 2015

Style and function. Ideally, your home office should strike a perfect balance between the two. Whether you work from home daily or occasionally, you require a comfortable, practical space that promotes productivity while adhering to your home’s unique design aesthetic. In other words, your office should be a reflection of the other well-appointed rooms in your home—not your old, drab cubicle! Here are some quick tips for setting up a home office that’s equal parts beauty and brains. Space. Many modern homes have a designated…

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Idyllic Living in Haymarket, VA

June 26, 2015

Haymarket’s rustic, small-town charm officially dates all the way back to 1799, and you can still find historic buildings carefully preserved throughout the town, located just east of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Haymarket is also ideally situated for the 21st-century lifestyle, with shopping centers, several well-rated schools and convenient proximity to larger municipalities like Gainesville, Manassas and Washington, DC. It also boasts the up-and-coming Villages of Piedmont at Leopold’s Preserve, a new-home community with a staggering 380 acres of permanent conservation area—in…

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