Friday, December 13, 2013

2818 Clarendon Drive Richmond, VA 23235

Offered for $166,250
Pristine one owner home with 3 bedrooms, 1562 SQFT on almost 3/4 of an acre. Lovingly maintained & cared for throughout the years. Refinished wood floors & freshly painted, remodeled kitchen w/new stove, new refrigerator, freshly painted cabinetry, new sink, new faucet and new vinyl flooring. Super heated & air conditioned sunroom w/replacement windows, newer door and new carpet. 3 good size bedrooms with large closets convenient to the remodeled hall bath w/new vanity, new lighting, new mirror and new sink faucet. Off the kitchen is a fantastic utility/mud room with custom built pantry providing lots of storage. Outside you will find a mostly fenced rear yard great for gardening & relaxing with a 12' x 10 storage shed. Additional: Heat pump w/oil back-up, updated electrical panel, security system & a resealed paved drive. 

Mark W. Adams
Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty
Phone: 804-237-8585

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lewis Ginter's GardenFest of Lights

Submitted by Lisa Adams

Lewis Ginter's Festival of Lights is fun for all ages. It is one of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season. Experience it for the first time or make it a yearly tradition for you and your family. Lewis Ginter even offers "GardenFest for Fido" with the small $2.00 per dog donation benefiting the Richmond SPCA. Every year the exhibits are different. The park is not huge so little ones will have an opportunity to see all there is to see. There are special days like Caroling Tuesday and Crafty Wednesdays, which will provide opportunities to experience different things as you take in the park. Be sure to check their event calendar so you won't miss out on any of the fun.

Lewis Ginter is located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue Richmond, VA 23228

Real Estate in 2014...Where are we heading?

Real Estate for 2014

I love the idea of “keeping it simple”. Want to lose weight?  Eat less. Want to be happier? Do more of what makes you happy.

So with that in mind, where is real estate going in 2014? Let’s look at where we are now and you tell me where this is going…

·         Home values are up in 2013
·         Home sales are up in 2013
·         Foreclosures are down in 2013
·         Loan modification programs are finally working in 2013, helping people in underwater homes
·         The Stock Market is on a tear and just closed at an all time high yesterday (12-09-13)
·         Employment reports continue to show slow but steady improvement
·         Rates remain in the 4’s, which is near historic lows

If 2014 has you or your family thinking about:
·         Moving into a bigger home
·         Moving into a different home
·         Buying investment property

Let's meet. Now is a good time to get everything lined up for next year. The only thing constant is change and these conditions won’t stay this way forever so be sure to call me sooner rather than later.

Call me today and I will put you in touch with our in-house lender at Movement Mortgage. A mortgage consultation takes about 15-20 minute on the phone and is a free and easy service to get you started. 

Take the time NOW to explore your options for real estate in 2014.

Mark Adams

Call Listing Agent, Mark Adams, at 804-237-8585 for more information, visit us on the web at or
 email us at

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Is Winter a Good Time to Sell a Home?

Potential sellers may be hesitant to put their home on the market in the winter because of the misconception that it’s not an optimal time for selling. However, regardless of the time of year there are always buyers in the market for a new home. An advantage of selling in the winter is that you can stage your home to take advantage of the indoor warmth of the season.
This month’s article offers several ideas to help you stage your home for a winter sale, such as placing a warm throw over the corner of the sofa to encourage a cozy feel and turning up the thermostat. Page two outlines a few of the benefits of selling your home in the winter.
If you’re interested in selling your home, please contact me to learn more about its value and our local market. Be sure to share this information with family or friends who may be thinking about putting their homes on the market.

Call Listing Agent, Mark Adams, at 804-237-8585 for more information, visit us on the web at or
 email us at

Friday, November 22, 2013

10804 Erin Green Court Chesterfield, VA 23831

Offered for $160,000
Excellent, open concept floor plan. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths with attached garage. Family room is open to the kitchen.  While the owner didn't opt for one when building the home, the kitchen offers plenty of room to accommodate a large center island and currently has plenty of counter/prep space and ample cabinetry. The dining room offers a walk-out bay window which expands the entertaining area and lets in lots of light. The living room is located right off the foyer, the perfect place to receive guests. A wide hallway, which could accommodate a wheel chair if needed, leads to the bedrooms and the master offers a good sized walk-in closet & private bath. Extras: Maintenance free front porch w/aluminum rails, rear deck & fenced yard, paved driveway, large side yard and 1-car garage in  nice, walkable neighborhood.

Call Listing Agent, Mark Adams, at 804-237-8585 for more information, visit us on the web at or
 email us at

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pictures: Fall Fest & MOW Pet Food Drive

Mark Adams & Associates

 On October 20th, 2013 at Fall Fest, Mark Adams & Associates collected pet food to benefit FeedMore's Meals on Wheels for Pets. We collected 665 lbs of pet food and $103 in donations in 3 hours. We'd like to thank everyone who contributed to this lesser known FeedMore program. We posted a few pictures from the event here. To see more photos, please visit and like us on our Facebook page.

Amy Baker and Mark Adams

Mark Adams and Sarah Hudson

Greg Cowart, with Movement Mortgage

Mark Adams

Winner of our BIG PUMPKIN Giveaway, The Kennedy Family of Glen Allen

The Scoggins Family

The cutest Yak ever!

Baby pigs at the Petting Zoo

Monday, October 21, 2013

8709 Hermitage Trace Ct Henrico, VA 23228

Offered for $120,000
Fresh paint and new carpet throughout! 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths with 1360 SQFT. Open floor plan and huge bedrooms. Family room offers sliding glass doors accessing rear yard. Eat-in kitchen with pass through to dining room makes entertaining easy. Two spacious bedrooms upstairs, one with private bath and the other with bath access. Both bedrooms have ample closet space. Trash pick-up, landscaping and exterior maintenance are included in the monthly fee. Vinyl siding and fenced rear yard. Plenty of parking spaces for guests. Within walking distance of Hermitage High School and grocery stores. Interstate access is a short drive away. Washer, dryer and refrigerator convey with purchase. Attached shed for additional storage.

Call Listing Agent, Mark Adams, at 804-237-8585 for more information, visit us on the web at or
 email us at

13995 Taylors Overlook Court Montpelier, VA 23192

13995 Taylors Overlook Court Montpelier, VA 23192

Offered for $345,000.
4 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3214 SQFT with 2 -car garage on over an acre lot. Pristine, move-in ready condition! This custom built, one owner home has been lovingly maintained. Open floor plan w/large eat-in kitchen completely open to the family room w/easy access to the screen porch - perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Formal dining room w/heavy wood moldings including beautiful picture frame wainscoting. Included downstairs is a huge mudroom & pantry right off the garage and a flex space that could be an office, game room, play room, etc. off the family room. Upstairs you will find 4 roomy bedrooms & a walk-up attic that could be finished to make a 5th bedroom. The relaxing master suite includes a luxury bath w/soaking tub, walk-in closet & walk-out bay sitting area. Lots of fresh paint, dual fuel heating, fenced yard and only 20 minutes to Short Pump.


Call Listing Agent, Mark Adams, at 804-237-8585 for more information, visit us on the web at or
 email us at

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall Fest October 20, 2013 from 2-5 PM

Fall Fest & Meals on Wheels Pet Food Drive

Bring your family to enjoy a day of fresh air and festivities
at Fall Fest 2013. Be sure to tell all your friends.

4301 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23221
On the grounds of Patterson Avenue Baptist Church
(Make up date in case of rain 10-27-13) 
Trunk or Treating for the Kids, Petting Zoo,
Jesse the Juggler, Costume Contest, Laser Tag,
Door Prizes, Games & Inflatables, Face Painting,
Music and More.

Admission is FREE for All.

Adams Burchett and Associates Realtors

 believes in giving back to the community that supports them. We will be collecting pet food to benefit Meals on Wheels for Pets, so please bring a can/bag of dog/cat food to be dropped off at our Adams Burchett trunk or treat spaces behind the Pumpkin Patch.
A little about Meals on Wheels for Pets
Like their owners, the pets who are cherished by millions of homebound seniors receiving MOW services, also need nutritious meals to stay healthy. When volunteers discovered that meal recipients were sharing their food with their pets, MOW realized the need for both people food AND pet food donations. With the rising costs of healthcare and living expenses, many seniors were making the difficult and heartbreaking decision to surrender their pets to shelters. Keeping companion pets, sometimes a homebound senior's only "family" member, well nourished, healthy and in their homes, is a vital element to Meals on Wheels’ and FeedMore’s mission.

John Foley and his pups
Gladys and her cat, Gabby, the love of her life and companion.

Best Friends!

It's not just Meals on Wheels' senior recipients who look forward to the daily
visit from MOW volunteers.

Every donation will make a huge difference in the lives of seniors and the pets they love.




Sunday, October 13, 2013

Richmond Area Neighborhoods

The Fan
Richmond and the surrounding counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico have an abundance of neighborhoods that are rich in architectural charm and character. From compact urban row houses, cottage bungalows, stately homes surrounded by towering trees and loft apartments in the heart of downtown to family-oriented planned communities, executive homes, and amenity-rich town homes in the counties, the Richmond area has something to offer for every taste.

The City of Richmond boasts many architecturally diverse neighborhoods north and south of the James River, all within an easy commute to VCU-MCV. Are you looking for a Victorian period home within five minutes of the hospital? The neighborhoods of the Fan, Museum District, Church Hill, and Oregon Hill just might fit the bill. If you desire the urban feel of a Soho-like loft, Downtown Richmond offers newly constructed high-rise condos as well as historic warehouses properties on the river that have been converted into unique living spaces. Within a 10-15 minute commute to MCV and the downtown area, the Westhampton, Westover Hills, Stratford Hills and North Side  areas of the city offer tree-lined streets of cottages, cape cods, Spanish villas, English tudors, and classic colonials along with eclectic dining and shopping.

Downtown: The downtown area extends East/West from the I-95/64 downtown interchange up to
Belvidere and North/South from I-64 to Main Street. Known primarily for the medical campus on Broad
Street and the financial district in the Main Street area, the downtown area also has several shopping
istricts, government services, and bars and restaurants (around 17th and 18th d Streets).

The Fan
The Fan: The fan stretches East/West from Belvidere to Boulevard and runs North/South from Broad Street to Main Street. The academic campus is considered part of the Fan. The fan earned its name because down by VCU, at Belvidere, Broad and Main are only four blocks apart but “fan” out to 9 blocks apart by the time they cross Boulevard, by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Things to note about the fan: Monument Avenue turns into Franklin at Lombardy, an eastbound one-way street that cuts through the academic campus. Main Street is a westward one-way street that turns into Ellwood Avenue at Boulevard. The East/West streets that cross Boulevard are Broad Street, Grace Street, Monument Avenue, Park Avenue, Kensington Avenue, Stuart Avenue, Hanover Avenue, Grove Avenue, Floyd Avenue and Main Street.

The Upper Fan: The Upper fan stretches west from Boulevard up to the Downtown Expressway
(Thompson Street). There are mostly homes and apartments in the upper fan, with a few scattered
restaurants and markets. The notable exception is Carytown, a shopping district located on Cary Street, an
eastbound one-way street that runs from the Downtown Expressway to Boulevard. Carytown is a great
place to walk around on a sunny afternoon.

The South Side nearest downtown Richmond: Located south of the James River, the South Side is home to residential and commercial districts, as well as many of Richmond’s golf courses. South Side neighborhoods include Stony Point, Westover Hills, Blackwell and Bon Air.

The North Side: Neighborhoods here include Bellvue, Washington Park and Ginter Park, as well as Virginia Union University and Virginia Theological Seminary, Richmond International Raceway (RIR)
and The Classic Amphitheatre at Strawberry Hill. This area begins on the north side of Broad Street.

Shockoe Bottom and Shockoe Slip: Home to shops, galleries, restaurants and bars, “The Bottom” and “The Slip”, offer loads of Richmond character. “The Slip” is located along Cary Street from about the 1200
block down to the 1800 block. “The Bottom” is in and around Main Street and 17th, 18th and 19th Streets.
Close to, if not part of, the downtown area, is the scenic Canal Walk.

Church Hill: Located east of “The Bottom”, up the hill on Broad Street, this area is home to some of the
most historic homes in Richmond—not to mention the historical St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Neighborhoods include St. John’s, Oakwood, Chimborazo, and Fulton Hill.

Jackson Ward

Jackson Ward: This area is close to the VCU academic campus and contains many original
Victorian houses. It is also home to the city’s Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Oregon Hill: This small, six-block neighborhood is also close to the academic campus and contains
historic Hollywood Cemetery — the resting place of several U.S. Presidents. Also home to Mama
Zu’s, a favorite and famous Italian restaurant on Pine Street (they don’t take reservations).

Surrounding Counties convenient to Richmond

If you are looking for a more suburban lifestyle, one of Richmond’s neighboring counties may be the right spot for you. Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico counties offer wonderful housing options that are within a 15-25 minute commute to the downtown area. The Huguenot and Robious Road corridors of Chesterfield county offer charming starter homes in neighborhoods like the Williamsburg-style Settler’s Landing, turn of the century charmers in the Victorian-era neighborhood of Bon Air, to the executive-style homes in planned communities like Tarrington on the James and Salisbury. This area of Chesterfield has Blue Ribbon schools, public parks and golf courses, and unique shopping experiences as well as big box retail establishments. Interstate 288 and the Chippenham and Powhite parkways provide quick access (20-25 minutes) to downtown Richmond.

Henrico County

Western Henrico County offers a nice blend of older established neighborhoods in the River Road corridor, dating back to the 1940s, to newer planned communities of single-family and town homes/condos in the far West End like Twin Hickory, Wyndham, and Wellesley. The Short Pump area is exploding with growth in the form of new homes and new shopping experiences from West Broad Street Village to Short Pump Towne Center. Families will recognize award winning schools, parks, and an abundance of restaurants and shopping. With easy access to interstates 64 and 295, you can be downtown in 20 minutes.

The Near West End extends from the western side of the Downtown Expressway
up to the Three Chopt and Patterson Avenue area. The Near West End has many shopping districts and
housing neighborhoods; one of the more notable is near the University of Richmond and the Country
Club of Virginia. The Westhampton area is located near the Grove and Libbie Avenues intersection.

West Broad Village

The West End and Far West End extends, you guessed it, west from the Near West End at Patterson and Three Chopt to as far west as you can drive in 20 or 30 minutes. The West End is continually expanding towards Goochland County and is home to numerous apartment complexes and housing/residential and commercial developments, including Innsbrook and the Short Pump area. Many national businesses and restaurant chains (Target, Home Depot, Applebee’s, TGI Friday’s, etc.) can be found in the West End.

Rockett's Landing

East End of Henrico County, adjacent to downtown Richmond and within a 5 minute commute of VCU-MCV, you will discover Rockett’s Landing, a new urbanism community that features several residential choices mixed closely with restaurants, shops, a marina and a riverfront park.

Hanover County

Hanover County boasts family-oriented planned communities like Kings Charter, Ash Creek, and Milestone with award-winning schools and all of the amenities of the other counties, but with a more rural feel. Interstates 95 and 295 make for an easy commute of 20-25 minutes to VCU-MCV and the downtown area.

Chesterfield County

Chesterfield, like Hanover County, boasts family oriented neighborhoods as well as many planned communities. With access to I-95, I-295, 288 and a variety of other freeways, commuting to or from Chesterfield is a breeze. With new construction on the rise, you will find a wide array of both new and resale homes available.