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The Largest Home on Monument Avenue – The Branch House

Branch House, one of Richmond’s most magnificent mansions and the most recognized in the area, located at 2501 Monument Avenue was built for financier John Kerr Branch in 1919. Inspired by Compton Wynyates, a country house in the English countryside of Warwickshire, this opulent structure symbolized Branch’s social and professional position in the city. Branch […]

Richmond’s Old City Hall – A History

  Perhaps unknown to many Richmond citizens: the colossal, gray, gothic structure, affectionately known now as Old City Hall, is actually the second After the upper floors of an overcrowded State Capitol caved in, killing 62 men and injuring 251 others during a government trial, a block or so away from the original City Hall, the […]

Richmond’s “Must See” Points of Interest for New Residents

If you are brand new to Richmond, these 10 places are must-sees on your list of things to do. If you’ve lived here awhile, take some time to rediscover these iconic areas of our city and what makes them special. Maymont This 100 acre turn of the century estate is a favorite destination.  Stunning Japanese […]

2013 Highlights of Buyer/Seller Statistics

For most home buyers, the purchase of real estate is one of the largest financial transactions they will make. Buyers purchase a home not only for the desire to own a home of their own, but also because of changes in jobs, family situations, and the need for a smaller or larger living area. This […]

Foreclosure and Short Sale Insights

Many believe that the words “short sale” and “foreclosure” automatically equal “steal” “great deal” or “bargain” This is not always the case. What many don’t consider is that most of the homes that come up as either short sales or foreclosures are homes that were bought during the recent housing boom. During this boom, housing […]