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The Upside of Downsizing

The Upside of DownsizingThe prospect of downsizing your home can be daunting. Whether you’re an empty nester or just find yourself with more home than you want to manage, the thought of searching for a new home, putting your current home on the market, and reducing the furniture and accessories you’ve collected over the years can be enough to convince anyone to simply stay put.

With the right plan and the right help however, downsizing is manageable. It is a great way to improve your quality of life by freeing up time and making living in your home easier.

On Saturday, November 17 from 12:00 – 5:00pmStyleCraft Homes offering a free informational program to those considering downsizing. Presented at The Villas at Rose Hill, an active adult community in Hanover County, The Upside of Downsizing will feature the area’s top experts on home sales, staging, decluttering, and maintenance-free living. For those interested in what living in an active adult community is like, StyleCraft Homes’ new furnished model (one of four new plans) will be available to tour and members of the Villas at Rose Hill’s social committee will be available to answer questions.

Schedule of Events:

12:30 Reverse Mortgages
Dale Rich, Village Bank Mortgage
Innovative financing options for purchasing your new home.

1:15 Selling Your Home In Today’s Market
Woody Hogg, ERA Woody Hogg and Associates
What to know and where to start when preparing to sell your home.

2:00 Staging Your Home To Sell
Laura Franck, Perfect Spaces
Learn the secrets to preparing your home to sell.

3:00 Decluttering, Downsizing, And Disposing Of The Stuff
Leighton Abbott, More Than Moving
Deciding what to move and working with a team to declutter and dispose of what won’t be coming to your new home.

4:00 StyleCraft Homes Worry-Free Maintenance
Kyle Yeatman, StyleCraft Homes
Discover how StyleCraft Homes can provide you with both a luxurious and worry-free home.

4:30 Social Benefits to Active Adult Communities
Jean Whisenant, President of the Board, Villas at Rose Hill
Robin Minton, Villas at Rose Hill Social Committee Chair
Why an active association can improve your social lifestyle.

While we encourage participation in each program, we understand that may not be possible and welcome you to attend whichever you’re able to. To register, please call Julie Cook at 804-252-9608 or email us by clicking here.

For directions, click the address below:
The Villas at Rose Hill
8094 Rose Hill Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

2nd Annual Turkey Trail

2nd Annual Turkey TrailIn appreciation for all that our REALTOR® partners have done in 2012, we would like to give you Thanksgiving Dinner for learning about a few new award-winning models as well as our move-in ready inventory.

To take the StyleCraft Homes Turkey Trail, simply stop by any five of our communities before November 18th, including a minimum of two of the five holiday events listed below that we’re hosting between November 8 and November 16. As your reward we’ll give you a Martins gift card for a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner!

To participate: Bring a printout of our Turkey Trail flyer (download here) to the five communities you visit so that we can sign off on your progress. Please RSVP to by clicking here for the events which you plan to attend. The event attendance will also count towards a community visit, so plan accordingly!

At StyleCraft Homes, we know how important REALTORS® are to our continued success as a company. We truly appreciate each and every one of the clients you introduce to us. We can’t possibly say this enough: Thank you.

This year, StyleCraft Homes is also proud to be working with the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program to provide Thanksgiving dinners to Virginia veterans and their family. If you would like to donate your Thanksgiving dinner gift card to a veteran family in need, we are happy to do so on your behalf.

Turkey Trail Events

Attend two of the events below:

Thursday, 11/8 from 12—2pm
Abbey Village at Charter Colony
Lunch and Turkey Toss

Friday, 11/9 from 3—6pm
Westerleigh
Local Beer Tasting

Tuesday, 11/13 from 3—5pm
Three Notch Place
Wine & Cupcakes

Thursday, 11/15 from 3—6pm
The Villas at Rose Hill
Gourmet Peanut Butter Tasting

Friday 11/16 from 4—6pm
West Oak
Cooking Demonstration

25 New Plans, 25 Ways to Earn Rewards

25 New Plans

If you haven't visited a StyleCraft community recently, you may be missing an opportunity to learn about 25 brand new new floorplan options that could be perfect for your clients. With our teired REALTOR® Rewards program, that means 25 new opportunities for you to earn more for your relationship with us—up to 4%!

Whether your clients are looking for a new single family, townhome or age-qualified home, StyleCraft Homes has a variety of new options to consider. Contact one of our agents today, and let us help you find the perfect home for your clients. And put a few more rewards in your pocket!

9 Awards. 3 Golds. More than any other builder.

This morning, members of our sales team attended HBAR’s 2012 Parade of Homes Awards Breakfast and we were thrilled to learn that StyleCraft Homes had been recognized with nine total awards, three of which were gold in their category. This makes the second year in a row that StyleCraft has been the most decorated builder on the Parade. We’re extremely proud of our entire team for concepting and building some of the best homes in the area. And we’re thrilled to be a part of such a vibrant homebuilding community.

If you haven’t visited homes during the Parade before, we’d encourage you to do so in 2012. It’s a great way to see new floorplans, finishes, and building technologies, as well as find inspiration for decorating idea, furniture organization, and more.

StyleCraft’s award winning models can be found in the three communities below. They’re open during the Parade on weekends from noon to 5:00PM, starting October 6 and running through October 21. (But if you want to come during the week, our models are always open from 1:00PM – 6:00PM on Mondays, and from 11:00AM – 6:00PM Tuesday through Saturday.) We have a total of 14 communities with available lots and incredible floorplans to choose from, and we would love to see you at any of them during the Parade of Homes!

Three Notch Place

Category: Unfurnished Townhomes and Condos, $350,000 — $400,000
Gold (Category)
Best Bathroom
Best Kitchen
Best Curb Appeal

For more directions and contact information, click here.

Westerleigh

Category: Furnished Single Family, $390,000 — $450,000
Gold (Category)
Best Bathroom
Best Curb Appeal

For more directions and contact information, click here.

West Oak

Category: Furnished Single Family, $650,000 — $700,000
Gold (Category)
Best Curb Appeal

For more directions and contact information, click here.

 

Block Party and BBQ at New Market Village

Free Texas-Style BBQ • Music By DJ Marc • Grand Opening Incentives

Block Party and BBQ

New Market Village is just minutes from I-64 and Downtown Richmond. Join us on Saturday, September 29 for a Grand Opening celebration as we open up our two newly furnished models! Enjoy some Texas-style BBQ, music by DJ Marc, and some incredible incentive opportunities for homebuyers*.

Jo LewisWhile you're here, make sure you take a minute to say hello to Jo Lewis. You'll recognize her from the picture below taken while she was recording the new radio spot here.

We want to make sure we have enough food and drinks for everyone, so please email us at rsvp@stylecrafthomes.com by Wednesday, September 26 if you plan to come. For more information, please call Jo Lewis at (804) 651-2600.

* $5,000 towards closing costs and free upgrade to granite countertops or stainless steel appliances. Valid on new home contracts signed on or before October 15, 2012.