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Feb. 12, 2024

Spring Impact: Phil or Jerome?

Spring Impact Phil or Jerome?

by Jacque Vaughan, Broker Owner of Mint Door Realty

February, people were looking to Phil, the groundhog to determine Spring.

As a Realtor, I was looking for Jerome.  Jerome Powell the chair of the Federal Reserve who has been all about curbing inflation.  

Some home sellers are waiting for current interest rates (under 7%) to decrease.  This will make it less appalling to give up their current super low interest rate.  


While sellers wait, well qualified buyers continue to struggle to find inventory for homes to buy.  Especially as Richmond ranks higher than NoVa in annual city performance study

Other Long Reads:

🏠 How will mortgage rates impact seasonal inventory in 2024?

🏠 Jerome Powell on 60 Minutes

 🔮 Next week, we will be highlighting Affordable Housing Options in the Richmond area

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April 4, 2023

Condo Financing in the City of Richmond

Does it make a difference if you opt to purchase a condominium, single family, or townhome?  Believe it or not, condominium have very unique financing features that you want to keep an eye for!


-Warrantable vs. non-warrantable condos:
A warrantable condo is one that meets certain eligibility requirements set by government-sponsored enterprises. Non-warrantable condos do not meet these requirements and may be more difficult to finance.

-Down payment requirements:
Depending on the type of financing you are seeking, the down payment requirement for a condo can vary.

-Credit score /income requirements:
Most lenders require a credit score of at least 620 (some may require higher). Additionally, you will need to provide proof of income and may need to meet certain debt-to-income ratio requirements.

-Association fees and assessments:
These fees can vary widely and can have a significant impact on your monthly housing costs.

-Work with a knowledgeable lender:
A knowledgeable lender can help you navigate the process and find the right financing options for your needs.

Overall, financing a condo in Richmond, Virginia can be a complex process, but by doing your research and working with a knowledgeable lender, you can find the right financing options for your needs.


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April 3, 2023

Henrico Virginia Real Estate Agent Home Tour

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📍 Henrico, Virginia
🛌 5 bedroom
🛀 3.5 bath
📏 2,268 square feet
🏷 $334,900
Two story colonial
boasts 5 bedrooms
Massive formal living room
Separate formal dining room with chandelier
Open Kitchen
Large den with gas fireplace
First floor bedroom, and full bath
Second floor primary bedroom has an en suite bath, large walk-in closet
Jack-n-Jill bath
Additional bedrooms are large in size, and feature double bi-fold closets. Cleared fenced in lot
Quiet subdivision
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July 16, 2020

Urban League Greater Richmond Young Professionals 2020 Member of the Year Jacque Vaughan

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May 11, 2020

Tuesday Market Talk

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May 11, 2020

Virtual Credit Repair & Home Buying Fair

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April 24, 2020

5501 Ironhorse RD, Chesterfield VA 23234-7705, Chesterfield

🎈New Listing!
5501 Ironhorse RD, Chesterfield VA 23234-7705, Chesterfield

🛌 5 bedrooms 🛀 2.5 Baths
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2020 Completely Renovated Two story transitional has 5 bedrooms, 2 full 1 half baths with an abundance of light and open floor plan. Welcoming stained glass door leads into a foyer laced with pendant light.  From foyer transition into french door office or playroom. Formal dining room crowned with tray ceiling, contemporary chandelier, chair molding and direct kitchen access. Great room is suited for a family of any size, two story ceiling, gas fireplace, ceiling fan and hardwood floors throughout.  Eat-in-kitchen, large granite island, stainless steel appliances, pantry, bay window, sliding door screened in porch, and overlook access. First floor owner's suite tray ceiling, en-suite bath with walk-in closet, separate linen closet, soaking tub, subway tile shower and double sink vanity. Rear powder room sits next to the mudroom/laundry and two car garage. Upstairs hosts generously sized bedrooms, ceiling fans, hall bath with additional storage closets.  Bonus room overlooks the family room with a built-in custom bookshelf, ceiling fan and palladium window. Home completely gutted, and renovated!!! Mature lot close proximity to major highways.


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April 9, 2020

10 Longstreet Ave, Henrico, VA 23075-1120, Henrico County

🎈New Listing!

Eastern Henrico!

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🛌 4 bedrooms 🛀 2 Baths
MLS # 2010869

Brick cape 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths with hardwood floors.

Welcoming foyer has decorative pendent light, coat closet and access to living, or dining room. Large kitchen with abundant of light, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting and deck access. Living room has wood burning stove fireplace. Spacious Florida room features 9 windows with backyard access to one of two newly installed decks. Rear first floor bedroom is next to recently renovated full bath. Attached bonus recreational space features beamed ceilings, pendent lighting, ceramic tile floor, and plumbing- perfect for home gym or business with private french door entrance.  Upstairs host three generously sized bedrooms, and hall bath. Large owner’s bedroom features super-sized walk in closet, and window writing nook. Full basement with workshop and utility sinks. Slate Roof, mature well landscaped lot with extended paved driveway, double parking and partially fenced backyard.  Detached shed has workshop and electricity. Updates include ('20) professionally painted and decks. Convenient East end location, less than 15 minutes to downtown/airport. Quick access to shopping, library, + major highways.



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April 8, 2020

Virtual Open House: 10 Longstreet Ave Highland Springs


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March 12, 2020

Home For Sale in Wyndham 12312 Duncannon Ct, VA 23059-7132, Henrico County

🎈New Listing!
Wyndham 12312 Duncannon Ct, VA 23059-7132, Henrico County Henrico County
🛌 5 bedrooms 🛀 3.5 Baths
Area 34 - Wyndham (Bradford Landing)
Price $564,950
MLS # 2007893


Wyndham Brick colonial has 5 bedrooms, 3 full 1 half baths with open concept floor plan with an abundance of light.


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Property Description: Brick colonial has 5 bedrooms, 3 full 1 half baths with open concept floor plan with an abundance of light. Welcoming two-story foyer laced with pendent light, palladium door, stained wood trim, wainscoting, coat closet and hardwood floors. Hallway powder room perfect for entertaining. From foyer, transition into study, or playroom with tray ceiling, crown molding, and French doors.

Formal dining room crowned with tray ceiling, crown molding, wainscoting, and chandelier. Open concept kitchen transitions into morning, and family room. Savor gas cooking kitchen with granite counter tops, ceramic title back splash, stainless steel appliances, pantry, recess lighting and garage access. Morning Room has amazing garden view with six windows and chandelier.

Great room is suited for a family of any size with gas fireplace, ceiling fan, built in bookshelves, homework nook with additional cabinets, additional ‘cook book’ bookshelves, Upstairs hosts naturally stained dentil trim, generously sized bedrooms, bonus area overlooking foyer, and plush carpet.


Enjoy great sunsets in large retreat style owner’s suite features tray ceilings, 6-window garden view, ceiling fan, dressing area with built in beauty vanity with drawers, dual walk in closets, spa style bath with soaking tub, tiled shower, dual vanities and commode closet. Second master has bath access, and double door closet. Third and fourth bedroom have jack and jill bath access. Fourth bedroom features unique ceiling slants


Oversized fifth bedroom include unique overhead loft, and third floor access.


Large third floor finished recreational room features plush carpet, recess lighting and dual unfinished attic storage. Side entry three car garage Private fenced in backyard, on professionally designed and landscaped corner lot with irrigation system.


Corner lot, private fenced backyard, professionally landscaped. Updates include, not limited to (2020) Freshly painted, (2019) roof, (2019) water heater, (2018) new w/w carpeting, (2014) HVAC, (2013) Kitchen renovation, newer carpet. Well cared for immaculate home in sought after community with nationally top-rated schools and close proximity to major highways, Short Pump shopping, and walking distance to Swim & Racquet Club.


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