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

Building Leaders (Part 2): K. Hovnanian® Homes®, M/I Homes and Mid-Atlantic Builders

Posted: November 12, 2014 at 9:00 am by: NewHomesGuide

Building Leaders 2015We’re continuing our spotlight on the builders featured in our Building Leaders of 2015 special publication this month. These innovators are building quality homes with exceptional features today.

K. Hovnanian® Homes®

Known as the the First Name in Lasting Value®, K. Hovnanian® Homes® has been a leading builder in the Washington DC area for over 50 years. They have exceeded industry standards with exciting home designs, energy efficiency and amenities in great locations.

  • Awards — HBAM, GALA, MAME, MAX, Monument Awards, National Housing Quality Award, Parade of Homes
  • Areas Served — Virginia: Culpeper County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Stafford County; Maryland: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Charles County, Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County;
    West Virginia: Jefferson County Eastern Shore Washington, DC
  • Price Ranges — Single Family Homes priced from the $200’s – $1+million, Villas priced from the $200’s, Townhomes priced from the $100’s to $500’s, Condominiums priced from the $300’s, Active Adult priced from the $200’s

M/I Homes

Established in 1976 by Irving and Melvin Schottenstein, M/I Homes is dedicated to building homes of uncompromising quality, innovative design and enduring value. They’re always working to strengthen the bond of trust that unites them with homebuyers.

  • Awards—  Builder magazine; J.D. Power Award; GALA; MAME; Monument Awards
  • Areas Served —  Virginia: Fauquier County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Spotsylvania County;
    Maryland: Anne Arundel County, Charles County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County
  • Prices — Single Family Homes priced from the high $300s, Townhomes priced from the high $200s

Mid-Atlantic Builders

Mid-Atlantic Builders builds custom homes tailored to suit their homebuyers’ needs and lifestyle. They’re proud to provide a unique level of customization and attention to detail in communities in Maryland and Virginia.

  • Awards — America’s Best Builder; GALA; MAME; MNCBIA; Monument Awards; NAHB; PRO Award
  • Areas Served — Virginia: Loudoun County; Maryland: Prince George’s County
  • Prices — Single Family Homes priced from the high $400’s to the $700’s, Townhomes priced from the high $300’s

 

Great Deals on Move-In-Now Homes in Active Adult Communities

Posted: October 23, 2014 at 8:58 am by: NewHomesGuide

Homebuilders are offering some great promotions right now on new Move-In-Now Homes in the most sought-after active-adult communities in the area. Many of these communities, targeting 55-or-better homebuyers, feature great amenities like tennis courts, golf courses, fitness centers, community centers and more. These beautiful homes are ready now, waiting for you to settle in to enjoy the good life. Start your new home search now!

Here’s a look at some of the homes that are available now from some of the most prominent homebuilders in the area:

Colonial Heritage - Lennar
Colonial Heritage - Lennar
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Looking for a home somewhere else? We’re sharing great promotions from across the region throughout October.

Back to School? Let Your Home Help.

Posted: August 27, 2014 at 9:30 am by: NewHomesGuide

The new school year is here and that means getting the kids up and out the door, then back home in time for homework, dinner and bedtime—it’s not easy.

What if your home could help?

Many builders are trying to make that happen, creating design features that help you get through the day with ease and efficiency. You’ll find similar elements called a variety of different names, but here are a few to look for.

Study Center
You want to make sure the kids are actually getting their homework done, right? But dinner’s got to get done, too. Many new homes make it easy for parents to do both at the same time. Study centers—spacious desk areas located in or just off the kitchen—are the perfect solution, letting you cook and keep an eye on the kids. It’s also a great spot to organize your mail or bills when you come home each day.

Mudrooms and Drop Zones
Bookbags. Sports bags. Gym bags. Purses. Briefcases. It’s a lot to keep track of. You’ll need a system.

Fortunately, a popular feature of many new homes is an expanded mudroom or drop zone, complete with counters, hanging hooks, cubbies and more. All are designed to help you organize your life and get you in and out the door faster.

Charging Station
It’s a high-tech world and that means devices and cords everywhere. To help you keep it simple, consider a charging station with plenty of outlets and plenty of room to charge your phones, tablets, laptops and more when you’re not using them.

 

DR Horton Work Station

DR Horton - The Brandywine

DR Horton Work Station

DR Horton - The Easton

K. Hovnanian - The Addison

K. Hovnanian – The Addison

K. Hovnanian

K. Hovnanian – The Tara

Pulte Planning Center

Pulte Homes – Pulte Planning Center – The Kingswood

Pulte Planning Center

Pulte Homes – Pulte Planning Center – The Sherwood

Van Metre Homes – The Barrington

Van Metre Work Station

Van Metre Homes- The Townsend Collection

Winchester Homes - The Milburn

Winchester Homes – The Milburn

Winchester Mud Room

Winchester Homes - Langley II

 

Community Spotlight: Colonial Forge in Stafford, VA

Posted: August 14, 2014 at 9:30 am by: NewHomesGuide

Fly the Flag. Live the Dream.

The community’s tagline is a charming and accurate reflection of the traditional American community that is thriving in Stafford’s Colonial Forge. With American flags proudly flying over the front steps, young couples leisurely walking the dog, neighbors catching up in the cul-de-sac and Radio Flyers full of little ones on their way to a play date, Colonial Forge personifies the “American Dream.”

Just off Courthouse Road, five miles from I-95 and backing to 100 acres of woods, Colonial Forge feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of beltway life, while still having easy access to everyday conveniences. Just six miles away, Stafford Marketplace offers all the necessities, and a few more minutes to the south, residents can enjoy the charming cafes and unique boutiques of downtown Fredericksburg. Right next door to the community is the highly rated Colonial Forge High School, with Stafford Elementary and Middle Schools both less than four miles away.

Three builders — Augustine Homes, Beazer Homes and Drees Homes — have teamed up to build Colonial Forge and offer a portfolio of single family homes, townhomes and garage villas. The community includes seven fully furnished model homes for prospective buyers to experience. As you visit the community to tour the model homes, you’ll notice the Colonial Forge pool and clubhouse are currently under construction. These highly anticipated amenities are scheduled to open Summer 2015 — hopefully just in time for you to enjoy as a new homeowner!

Augustine Homes at Colonial Forge

Augustine Homes at Colonial Forge

Beazer Homes at Colonial Forge

Beazer Homes at Colonial Forge

Drees Homes at Colonial Forge

Drees Homes at Colonial Forge

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