Community Spotlight: Willowsford, a New Kind of Green Community

Posted: April 8, 2015 at 11:00 am by: NewHomesGuide

New Homes Guide is proud to feature Willowsford on the cover of our March/April issue, available now in print or online.
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This one of a kind community is located on the north and south sides of Route 50 in Ashburn and Aldie, Virginia. Willowsford is inspired by the natural environment, community connections and daily experiences that add up to a memorable life.

Of their 4,000 acres, 2,000 acres of Willowsford’s land have been set aside for environmental preservation, recreation, trails and agricultural use. The other 2,000 acres feature homes from 8 of the area’s finest homebuilders, each collection of homes designed exclusively for Willowsford and their 4 intimate neighborhoods.

This land, managed by The Willowsford Conservancy, includes an elaborate network of trails through dense woodlands and pastures, Willow Lake, a 300-acre working farm, and land designated to remain as open space.

Willowsford Farm is an essential part of the farm-to-table lifestyle here, featuring fresh vegetables and farm products. Homeowners can participate in the community supported agriculture program or shop at the Willowsford Farm Market.

Willowsford is comprised of four neighborhoods—called villages—in some of Virginia’s most beautiful country. The Grant and The Grange are north of Route 50 in Ashburn, VA, and The Grove and The Greens are south of Route 50 in Aldie, VA.

The community is brought together by an outstanding and unique array of amenities already in place. The Lodge at Willow Lake links The Grove and The Greens and is reminiscent of a large family lake house. It includes a grand patio, bocce courts, a yoga lawn and event lawn, a pool complex and a terraced sun deck overlooking the mountains. The Boat House Information Center is also here with a fishing dock, outdoor fire pit, canoe launch and storage.

Sycamore House, the centerpiece of The Grange, is an elegant community gathering space in the grand mansion style highlighting a teaching and demonstration kitchen. It overlooks a grassy outdoor amphitheater and opens onto a large village green surrounded by “country-formal” gardens with a fish pond, and a resort-style swimming pool with cabanas and a sun ledge. The Tenant House Information Center is also located here.

Visit Willowsford and you’ll see for yourself how their signature home designs highlight this amazing location and the lifestyle that it offers today’s homebuyers and why they’ve been chosen as Community of the Year three years in a row.

New Homes Guide has everything that you need to find the perfect new home in this unique community today. Or visit WillowsfordNHG.com for more amazing details.

Find a New Home and Make a Quick Move in Washington, D.C., and West Virginia

Posted: March 26, 2015 at 11:00 am by: NewHomesGuide

Whether you’re considering downtown style in Washington, D.C., or the perfect spot in West Virginia, once you get the itch for a new home, it’s hard to wait.

The good news is you don’t have to wait.

When spring approaches, homebuilders start offering great prices and incentives on Move-In-Now Homes. You’ll find the year’s best selection of already built homes with options and upgrades you’ll love. Find the home that catches your eye and you could be living the life you desire in a matter of weeks.

If you want to beat the spring homebuyer rush, you’ve come to the right place. Start your search at NewHomesGuide.com

Comstock Homes – Townes at The Hampshires

Dan Ryan Builders – Stonebrook Village

Kettler Forlines Homes – Hammond Mills

Find a New Home and Make a Quick Move in Maryland and Delaware

Posted: March 17, 2015 at 3:20 pm by: NewHomesGuide

From the Western Maryland foothills to the Eastern Shore beachfront and into Delaware, homebuilders are offering great prices and incentives on Move-In-Now Homes this spring.

If you’re looking to make a quick transition but still want the latest styles and the reassurance of a brand new home, this could be your best bet. And now could be the best time.

Start your search at NewHomesGuide.com and find a great selection of move-in-ready homes, dressed up with the most popular options and upgrades. You can be moving into yours in a matter of weeks. Why wait?

Find a New Home and Make a Quick Move in Virginia

Posted: March 12, 2015 at 8:16 am by: NewHomesGuide

Looking for all the benefits of a new home, but the timely convenience of a resale home?

You’re looking for a new Move-In-Now Home and spring may just be the best time to find it in all the best parts of Virginia.

With the first hint of warm weather, homebuilders start offering great prices and great incentives on new quick delivery homes. Many even hold special sales events to mark the occasion. From Northern Virginia to Richmond and beyond, NewHomesGuide.com can help you find the best new Move-In-Now Homes on the market.

Get a head start here and beat the spring crowds.

 

The Planned Communities Supplement Is Coming In March

Posted: February 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm by: NewHomesGuide

We’ve focused on planned communities this month and the lifestyle benefits that they offer to get you ready for the upcoming Planned Community Lifestyle supplement. Look for this supplement to hit the streets in March. This special publication is full of information about the most desirable planned communities in the most sought after locations in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.

PUD_Promo_coming-soonNew Homes Guide is your best companion when you’re searching for a new home in any community, and we’ve got all of the information that you need to find the perfect planned community for your family. Available both in print bi-monthly and online, New Homes Guide has up-to-date information about the features, benefits, pricing, amenities and more.

We make it easy for you to get an in-depth look at everything you’re considering for a planned community on our website. Just choose “Planned Communities” under “Find A Community” and you can see a list of the best planned communities in the area. You can easily click through the community listings to dig deeper into the details of the communities that interest you.

Make sure that you’re staying connected with New Homes Guide by signing up to subscribe to New Homes Guide now — it’s easy and free! Plus, you can make sure that you’re getting all of the supplements that you need to help make your home search easier by signing up now to receive our special supplements like The Relo Guide and The Planned Community Lifestyle supplement.

 

Virginia’s Top Planned Communities

Posted: February 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm by: NewHomesGuide

Looking for a new home in a planned community in Virginia? New Homes Guide is the best resource to help you find the planned community in Virginia that fits your lifestyle. Information about planned communities, including amenities, pricing and contact information is also available on our website.

Here are some of the most desirable planned communities in Virginia.

Bradley SquareScreen Shot 2015-03-02 at 11.58.03 AM in Prince William County, VA

 

 

VA_BrambletonBrambleton in Loudoun County, VA

 

 

CelebrateScreen Shot 2015-03-02 at 12.06.53 PM in Stafford County, VA

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Villas
  • Builder(s): Del Webb Communities
  • Price Range: The high $100′s to the low $600′s

 

 

Dominion ValleyDominion Valley in Prince William County, VA

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Toll Brothers
  • Price Range: The high $200′s to the low $700′s

 

 

Embrey MillScreen Shot 2015-03-02 at 12.18.03 PM in Stafford County, VA 

 

 

Fawn LakeScreen Shot 2015-03-02 at 12.30.51 PM in Spotsylvania County, VA

  • Styles: Estate Homes and Single Family Homes
  • Builder(s): M/I Homes, Simply Home, LLC, Atlantic Builders, Warner Custom Homes, Inc., Fairway Custom Homes, LLC, Coleman Homes Inc.
  • Price Range: The mid $300′s to the high $700′s

 

 

GlenmoreScreen Shot 2015-03-02 at 12.34.16 PM in Albemarle County, VA

  • Styles: Single Family Homes
  • Builder(s): Stanley Martin Homes
  • Price Range: The high $400′s to the high $600′s

 

 

Hopyard FarmScreen Shot 2015-03-02 at 12.37.54 PM in Spotsylvania County, VA

  • Styles: Single Family Homes
  • Builder(s): Hazel Homes LLC.
  • Price Range: The high $200′s to the low $400′s

 

 

Lenah MillScreen Shot 2015-03-02 at 12.41.32 PM in Loudoun County, VA

  • Styles: Single Family Homes
  • Builder(s): Toll Brothers
  • Price Range: The upper $500′s to over $1 million

 

 

Loudoun Valley Toll BrothersLoudoun Valley in Loudoun County, VA

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Toll Brothers
  • Price Range: The low $300′s to the high $600′s

 

 

Moorefield GreenVA_MoorefieldGreen in Loudoun County, VA

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Toll Brothers
  • Price Range: The high $300′s to the low $600′s

 

 

One LoudounVA_OneLoudoun in Loudoun County, VA

 

 

Potomac ShoresVA_PotomacShores in Prince William County, VA

  • Styles: Single Family Homes
  • Builder(s): Ryan Homes
  • Price Range: The mid $400’s

 

 

Snowden BridgeVA_SnowdenBridge in Frederick County, VA

 

 

Spring CreekScreen Shot 2015-03-02 at 12.46.50 PM in Louisa County, VA

  • Styles: Single Family Homes
  • Builder(s): Stanley Martin Homes
  • Price Range: The high $300′s to the high $400′s

 

 

Stone RidgeVA_StoneRidge in Loudoun County, VA

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Van Metre Homes
  • Price Range: From the Low $400’s to the Mid $600’s

 

 

Trilogy at Lake FrederickScreen Shot 2015-03-02 at 12.55.52 PM in Frederick County, VA 

  • Styles: Single Family Homes
  • Builder(s): Shea Homes
  • Price Range: The low $300′s to the mid $500′s

 

 

Villages of Piedmont at Leopold’s ReserveScreen Shot 2015-03-02 at 1.04.43 PM in Prince William County, VA

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 1.10.04 PMVirginia Heritage at Lee’s Parke in Spotsylvania County, VA

  • Styles: Cottages, Manors, Plantations and Single Family Homes
  • Builder(s): Lennar, D.R. Horton
  • Price Range: The high $200′s to the high $300′s

 

 

Virginia ManorVA_VirginiaManor in Loudoun County, VA

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Ryan HomesNVHomes
  • Price Range: The high $200′s to the low $600′s

 

 

WestridgeScreen Shot 2015-03-02 at 1.13.30 PM in Loudoun County, VA

  • Styles: Single Family Homes, Townhomes and Villas
  • Builder(s): Ryan Homes
  • Price Range: The upper $200′s to the upper $400′s

 

 

WillowsfordVA_Willowsford in Loudoun County, VA

 

Standard Down Payment Goes Down, New Home Ownership Opportunity Rises

Posted: January 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm by: NewHomesGuide

Good news for people shopping for a new home—some homebuyers may be eligible to make a down payment as low as 3 percent under new lending guidelines announced in December 2014 by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

12418_NHG_DownPayment_Blog_LT_Opt1_i3 (1)The new loans will be 30-year fixed rate loans made to qualified buyers for primary residences, although policies may vary between lenders. These loans are great news for first-time buyers. Designed to help them the most, the new loans will require significantly less money up front, but will require mortgage insurance and completion of a financial counseling program.

New opportunity means more first-time buyers will be able to start on the path to home ownership, and there’s no better way to find your perfect new home than New Homes Guide. Our full-color guide has maps and photos of new communities in all the best locations, plus gorgeous views of all of the latest homes that builders are offering.

Both online and in print, New Homes Guide has the tools that you need to find a beautiful new home. Find even more news and an array of helpful tools that you can use to make your home search easier at NewHomesGuide.com. Our resources section is full of information about finding the right home, industry terminology, relocation tips and other useful articles to help you learn more about buying a home.

Don’t wait to get your January/February issue of New Homes Guide and start finding your dream home, and take advantage of the new down payment eligibility guidelines.

Create a Festive Feel in Your Home with the Perfect Holiday Decor

Posted: December 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm by: NewHomesGuide

This is the most wonderful time of the year for a reason—holiday parties! Having a holiday party is great way to get everyone you love together, and enjoy all of the best parts of the season.

One of the most important things in setting the mood for your holiday party is to pick the perfect decor. There are so many great ways to make sure that your holiday party decor really represents your style and shows off the true beauty of your home.

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Here are a few places to look for inspiration and tips:

Still looking for more great decorating ideas? Order New Homes Guide’s Interiors supplement today and get more decorating inspiration.

 

 

Holiday Decorating Begins at the Front Door

Posted: December 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm by: NewHomesGuide

Festive WreathThe first thing that people will notice when they come to see your home this holiday season is the front door. Make sure to start spreading holiday cheer right from the beginning of your guests’ visit with beautiful front door and entryway decorations.

Go beyond the usual green wreath or garland, and make bold choices to really express your style. Whether you’re looking to buy something beautiful or feeling more DIY, these decorating ideas will help you create an inspired entryway.

3 Gorgeous Holiday Door Decorations

How to Make a Wreath

Find Wreaths on Etsy

28 Festive Do-it-Yourself Christmas Wreath Ideas

 

If you’re still looking for the perfect place to call home this holiday season, our latest issue of New Homes Guide might have exactly what you’re looking for. Sign up for New Homes Guide today and keep up with all of the latest news, communities and available new homes — for free.

Building Leaders (Part 3): Miller and Smith, Pulte Homes and Ryan Homes

Posted: November 18, 2014 at 8:14 am by: NewHomesGuide

Building Leaders 2015Returning to our series highlighting some of the featured builders in our special publication Building Leaders 2015, New Homes Guide is proud to showcase three more builders at the forefront of the homebuilding industry.

Miller and Smith

At a Miller and Smith community, One Visit Can Change Everything. Homes are their original designs and community land plans are very different from other communities found in this area.

  • Awards —  GALA; MAME; Monument Awards; NAHB: Silver Award for Architectural Design Attached Home Plan; NVBIA; Parade of Homes; PRO Award; Professional Builder magazine; BALA Platinum Award; Smarter House for the Money; Builder’s Choice Awards; Smart Growth Award
  • Areas Served — Virginia: Loudoun County, Prince William County, Stafford County Maryland: Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County Delaware: Sussex County
  • Prices — Single Family Homes from the upper $200’s–mid $600’s, Townhomes from the upper $200’s–mid $500’s

Pulte Homes

Pulte Homes focuses on building in quality features that are important to homebuyers. Their homes are Life Tested®, which means they take ideas from their homeowners and build them into new designs.

  • Awards — J.D. Power Award: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among New Home Builders in DC”; GALA; MAME: Numerous; Monument Awards: Numerous; National Housing Quality Award: 2004 Gold Award Recipient
  • Areas Served — Virginia: Fairfax County, Loudoun County; Maryland: Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County
  • Prices — Single Family Homes priced from the $600s, Townhomes priced from the $500s Condominiums priced from the $300s

Ryan Homes

Ryan Homes has been a leading homebuilder in the Washington-Baltimore area for over six decades. Delivering high-quality homes with exceptional service, “Welcoming Families Home for Over 65 Years.”

  • Awards — #1 Homebuilder in the Region for Over 25 Years, Multiple Finest for Family Living Awards & SMC Awards, 2011 and 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year
  • Areas Served — Virginia: Culpeper County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Frederick County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Stafford County; Maryland: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Calvert County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Charles County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County, Washington County; Pennsylvania: Cumberland County, York County
  • Prices — Condominiums priced from the $200s-$400s, Townhomes priced from the $100s-$300s, Villas priced from the $200s-$400s, Single-Family Homes priced from the $200s-$500s, Estate Homes priced from the $500s-$700s, Active Adult priced from the $200s-$400s
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