2014 Great American Living Award Winners

Posted: October 30, 2014 at 9:03 am by: NewHomesGuide

The GALA (Great American Living Awards) program is the most prestigious residential design and architecture, sales, interior merchandising and marketing competition in the metropolitan Washington market. New Homes Guide is proud to have been the “Central Bar Sponsor” of the 2014 GALA and would like to recognize the winners. We honor those at the forefront of bringing great new ideas and a commitment to excellence to the new homes industry.

Builders, developers, architects, sales, marketing, merchandising and advertising professionals have judged these awards for more than 50 years. To win a GALA is to be considered the “Best of the Best” among industry peers.

New Homes Guide is happy to congratulate these 2014 Grand Award Winners:

For a complete list of the winners of the 2014 Gala Awards visit: http://greatamericanlivingawards.com/winners/

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.

Big Incentives and Promotions Available Right Now in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Posted: October 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm by: NewHomesGuide

Looking for a deal on a new home in Maryland or Washington, D.C.?

You’ve come to the right place. And you’ve come at the right time.

With the end of the year approaching, homebuilders are willing to give a little more to get you into a brand new home.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite Maryland and D.C. homebuilders and the incentives and promotions they’re offering right now:

Brookfield Residential
Brookfield Residential
Brookfield Residential is proud to introduce our Move It or Lose it Sales Event. Don’t miss out on this chance to own your dream home in Maryland, Northern Virginia or Delaware. These special homes feature upgrades in each room and you can be home by the holidays! During our sales event, you can save thousands and we’ll even pay for your moving expenses (up to $2,500). Learn more and visit: BrookfieldDC.com/MoveIt. Hurry, this ends October 31st!
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Find This Fall’s Best Builder Incentives and Promotions in Virginia

Posted: October 8, 2014 at 3:37 pm by: NewHomesGuide

Each fall finds homebuilders looking to sell big and finish the year strong. That’s great news for home shoppers. Now is the time to find the some of the year’s best incentives and promotions.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite Virginia homebuilders and the deals they’re offering right now:

Winchester Homes
Winchester Homes
Winchester Homes’ is offering end-of-year savings on a selection of Move-In-Ready Homes in Virginia. Enjoy the benefits of a new home and skip the wait. WinchesterHomes.com
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Where to Find the Best Move-In-Now Homes in Maryland and Delaware

Posted: September 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm by: NewHomesGuide

Looking for a new home in Washington County?

Maybe Montgomery or Anne Arundel?

You’ll find a massive selection of Move-In-Now Homes to choose from in sought-after Maryland counties, already built and ready to buy, from some of the region’s top homebuilders. NewHomesGuide.com can point you to immediate delivery homes in the best communities across the state of Maryland, including the Eastern Shore and into Delaware.

It couldn’t be easier.

Fall is an ideal time to hit the new home market, with builders willing to make great deals to clear their inventories of Move-In-Now Homes. Get the home you want and the features you want, without the wait.

From Western Maryland all the way to the beach, you’ve got the luxury of selection. Start right here.

 

Consider a Move-In-Now Home for the Benefits of New, Without the Wait

Posted: September 11, 2014 at 1:59 pm by: NewHomesGuide

Summer is over and cooler weather is coming, but if you’re a savvy home shopper, the good news is that the new homes market is just heating up.

If you want to find the best deals, consider the many Move-In-Now opportunities in new home communities in Northern Virginia, Maryland, D.C., Pennsylvania and West Virginia. They’re so easy to find when you start your search with NewHomesGuide.com.

Many home shoppers tend to hibernate during the cooler months, but homebuilders still want to finish the year strong. So it’s common to find great prices, great incentives and great features in already built Move-In-Now Homes.

For buyers, it’s the best of both worlds. You get all the benefits of buying a new home—the latest styles, the most modern floorplans and brand new everything—and you can make your move faster because you don’t have to wait for construction.

So those are the perks. Here’s how you find the hidden gems: 

1. Start at NewHomesGuide.com

2. Enter your desired location in the search bar. 

Select home type, price range and number of beds and baths  

3. Click the “Yes” box beneath “Move-In-Now and click “Find Homes”

4. On the next page, click on a community that interests you

5. Scroll down to “Models and Floorplans” and select the “Immediate Delivery Homes” tab

6. Find the new home that’s waiting for you. You’re going to love it.

Van Metre Companies Raises over $130,000 for Children’s National Medical Center

Posted: April 11, 2013 at 11:42 am by: admin

We love it that many of our new home builders are giving back to their local communities. One particular builder, Van Metre Companies, has been a great supporter of local community outreach in the Washington DC region.

On March 23, 2013, over $130,000 was raised at the 21st Annual Van Metre 5 Mile Run to benefit Children’s National Medical Center.  Hundreds of participants took part in this event. In total, over 2.5 million dollars has been raised for this non-profit institution.

In 2012, Van Metre Companies was the winner of the National Association of Home Builders Hearthstone Award for Philanthropic Builder of the Year. Learn more about Van Metre’s community outreach efforts.

Top Trends for New Homebuyers in 2012

Posted: November 1, 2012 at 8:00 am by: NewHomesGuide

The folks over at Rooms in Bloom Home Staging & Design Inc. have identified the top 10 features buyers are looking for.

Did your must-haves make the list? Here are a few highlights:

Trend #1: Open Concept Homes – If you’re a fan of HGTV, you’ve heard this term—open concept. It’s everywhere! Homebuyers want an open, flowing main floor layout. Gone are the days of separate rooms for separate functions.

Trend #2: Smart Storage Solutions – If you’re like most buyers today, you want all your ‘stuff’ to have its place, but remain accessible. Building smart storage solutions into smaller places is key!

Trend #3: EfficiencyENERGY STAR®-certified light fixtures and appliances not only reduce our impact on the environment, they reduce the cost of homeownership, and who doesn’t love that??

Click here for more details on the top home features for 2012, and as always, happy house hunting!

The New Must-Have Color for Appliances

Posted: October 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm by: NewHomesGuide

GE recently unveiled their newest kitchen appliance color – slate – and we were instant fans. Of course, we love the sophisticated, natural look, but that’s no surprise – GE has been at the forefront of appliance design for many years.

                 

And, oh my how the times have changed! Whatever happened to avocado green and harvest gold??

Unlike some of their…um…bolder color choices from years ago, GE’s slate appliances complement nearly every countertop and cabinet color imaginable, and offer a great new way to make your kitchen more modern and stylish.

We want to know what you think! Do you love GE’s new look as much as we do?

Click here for a sneak peek at the new collection, and be sure to let us know what you think!

The All New “Best Floorplans 2012″

Posted: May 9, 2012 at 10:47 am by: Leslie

New Homes Guide has done it again with a fantastic new free supplement: Best Floorplans 2012. This latest piece is a collection of innovative floorplans from the DC region’s finest builders and is available with the May/June issue.

We are always hearing that when someone is shopping for a new home, something they love to do is look at floorplans. Shoppers like to see what’s available, which structural options are offered and how their furniture might work in the new home. Realtors tell us they enjoy being able to see the floorplans in advance to know whether or not the builder has something that might work for their client or even simply to see what that builder’s style is. In response to those requests, New Homes Guide has published a supplement to our magazine that contains 53 floorplans from 17 builders.

Would you like your own free copy? Email us at nicole@newhomesguide.com or call 703-992-1100 to get your copy of Best Floorplans 2012 today!

Happy House Hunting!

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