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

 

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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

 

Building Leaders (Part 1): Brookfield Residential, CarrHomes, Centex Homes, and D.R. Horton

Posted: November 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm by: NewHomesGuide

Building Leaders 2015New Homes Guide’s annual “Building Leaders” special edition has hit the streets, showcasing the very best homebuilders in the region. If you’re a subscriber, check your mailbox.

If you haven’t subscribed yet, here’s a little preview. Each week this month, our blog will highlight some of the builders featured in the book. These homebuilders, among the best in the industry, are leading the charge to provide homebuyers with excellent design, construction and amenities.

Brookfield Residential

Brookfield Residential, part of an international family of building companies, has more than 50 years of experience creating communities in the Washington, D.C. area. Brookfield homes feature innovative, stylish and current designs, along with the latest in energy-efficient technology.

  • Awards —  2012 Energy Star Leadership in Housing Award; 2012 & 2010 NVBA Awards: Outstanding Performance in HomeAid Assistance; Gala Awards 2008-2014, Numerous; 2010 NOVACO: Volunteer Business of the Year
  • Areas Served —  Eastern Shore. Virginia: Fauquier County, Frederick County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Stafford County. Maryland: Anne Arundel County
  • Price Ranges —  Single Family Homes from the low $300’s, Custom Homes priced from $1 Million +, Townhomes priced from the mid $200’s, Active Adult priced from the low $200’s, Condominiums priced from the low $200’s

CarrHomes

CarrHomes has one of the highest rates of repeat buyers of any area homebuilder. The company proudly carries on an 85-year tradition of excellence in community planning, architectural design, craftsmanship and customer service.

  • Awards —  GALA, MAME, MNCBIA, Monument Awards, NVBIA
  • Areas Served —  Virginia: Fairfax County, Loudoun County
  • Price Ranges —  Single Family Homes priced from the $500’s, Townhomes priced from the $500’s

Centex Homes

Centex Homes takes pride in demystifying the homebuilding and buying experience. For more than 50 years, Centex has been making the process easier for homebuyers in Maryland and Virginia.

  • Awards — J.D. Power Award 2005: Highest for Customer Satisfaction in DC(tied); GALA; MAME: various; Monument Awards: Fortune magazine: List of “America’s Most Admired Companies”; Big Builder magazine: “Most Admired Big Builder” – multiple times
  • Areas Served — Virginia: Frederick County, Prince William County, Stafford County
  • Price Ranges —  Single Family Homes priced from the $200’s, Estate Homes priced from the $200’s, Townhomes priced from the $200’s, Condominiums priced from the $200’s, Active Adult priced from the $200’s

D.R. Horton

D.R Horton builds quality homes based on the philosophy of founder Donald R. Horton: creating value every step of the way. For over 30 years, this builder has been demonstrating a commitment to excellence.

  • Awards — Builder magazine #1 Home Builder, 11 years in a row; GALA
  • Areas Served — Virginia: Culpeper County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Prince William County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County; Maryland: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Charles County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County
  • Price Ranges — Single Family Homes priced from the $200’s – upper $600’s, Estate Homes priced from the $400’s,  Townhomes priced from the $300’s – upper$400’s Active Adult priced from the $300’s

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.

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