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.

 

The Best Planned Communities In Maryland

Posted: February 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm by: NewHomesGuide

Continuing our series on planned communities, we’re focusing on the beautiful planned communities in Maryland this month. Start your search for a new home in the perfect planned community for your family with New Homes Guide, and let us help you find the perfect resort-style community for your family.

Have a look at some of the most sought-after planned communities in Maryland.

Arundel ForestMD_ArundelForest in Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Toll Brothers
  • Price Range: The low $400′s to the mid $500′s

 

 

BeechTreeMD_BeechTree in Prince George’s County, MD

 

 

Bentley ParkMD_BentleyPark in Prince George’s County, MD

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Ryan Homes, NVHomes
  • Price Range: The low $400′s to the mid $500′s

 

 

BrickYardStationBrick Yard Station in Prince George’s County, MD

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Ryland Homes
  • Price Range: The low $300′s to the high $400′s

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 11.15.36 AMCabin Branch in Montgomery County, MD

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Winchester Homes
  • Price Range: The high $400′s to the low $600′s

 

 

MD_ClarksburgVillageClarksburg Village in Montgomery County, MD

 

 

MD_GreenbeltStationGreenbelt Station in Prince George’s County, MD

  • Styles: Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Ryan HomesNVHomes
  • Price Range: The high $200′s to the low $400′s

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 11.28.06 AMLandsdale in Frederick County, MD

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Winchester Homes
  • Price Range: The high $400′s to the low $600′s

 

 

MD_MapleLawnMaple Lawn in Howard County, MD

 

 

MD_MarlboroRidgeMarlboro Ridge in Prince George’s County, MD

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

 

 

MD_OakCreekOak Creek in Prince George’s County, MD

 

 

MD_PoplarRunPoplar Run in Montgomery County, MD

 

 

MD_StCharlesSt. Charles in Charles County, MD

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Ryan Homes
  • Price Range: The mid $200′s to the mid $300′s

 

 

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Tuscarora Creek in Frederick County, MD

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Greentree Homes
  • Price Range:  The low $250′s to the low $400′s

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 11.46.41 AMWildewood in St. Mary’s County, MD

  • Styles: Single Family Homes and Townhomes
  • Builder(s): Stanley Martin Homes
  • Price Range: The high $190′s to the low $400′s

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

 

Planned Communities Offer Beautiful Homes and Resort Style Amenities

Posted: February 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm by: NewHomesGuide

New Homes Guide is the perfect resource to help you find the planned community that’s right for you. Get even more information about these great places to live in our Planned Community supplement, coming in the March/April issue.nhg_PUD_cover_final_no-crops_web

 

One of the best options today for a new home shopper is the many choices available in planned communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. You’ve heard of all-inclusive resorts? Now think all-inclusive new homes.

When builders and developers team up to create an entire neighborhood or even a small town, buyers win. Not only are there more choices in home styles and prices, lots of great amenities are often built into the infrastructure of the community.

These communities can include playing fields, nature trails, swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, golf courses, farmer’s markets, clubhouses, schools and retail centers. Green space, safety and family-friendly living are all incorporated into the planning for these resort-style communities.

In a planned community, the big picture has been taken into account, and elements like lakes and streams, woods, trails and marinas are all interwoven into the design. Builders accentuate the natural topography of the land as well as the buyers’ lifestyles.

Most planned communities feature beautifully decorated models from the area’s finest builders, and that makes a visit fun, inspiring and informative for a new home shopper. There’s usually a visitor’s center, which has complete information on the lifestyle and amenities packages in the community.

Sorting through all the choices, you’ll find that there is a planned community for the way you want to live. Besides the infrastructure of amenities, convenience and open space, planned communities create the character of a true neighborhood – a sense of place that adds so much to the joy of a new home.

Let New Homes Guide help you find the right planned community for you. We’ll be highlighting planned communities all this month in our blog to get ready for the release of our newest special supplement ‘The Planned Community Lifestyle’ in the March/April issue.

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.

Look to Nature for Elegant, Inspired Holiday Decor

Posted: December 16, 2014 at 9:15 am by: NewHomesGuide

You don’t have to look far for inspiration in finding great decor for your home this holiday season.

Showcasing the beauty of nature through natural-styled winter decor is the hot trend in holiday decorating, and we’ve got ideas to help you get started.

NHG - Blog Post 3 - Dec16From wreaths to garland, flower arrangements to centerpieces, natural holiday decorating offers you so many options to bring the outside into your home. Show your guests how naturally beautiful every bit of your space can be with these elegant and green naturally inspired holiday decorations, from some of our favorite places.

Take a look at some of the area’s most beautiful interiors in our supplemental publication Interiors, available now in print and electronic versions from New Homes Guide.

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

 

Best of 2014: The Finest Model Homes and Clubhouses

Posted: July 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm by: NewHomesGuide

Whether you are embellishing your existing home or a brand new one, interior decorating is extremely important. Most people strive for their living space to be relaxing and stress free as well as a representation of their tastes and personalities.

There are many ways to improve the look and feel of your home. However, whether you choose to decorate yourself or hire an interior decorator: your journey begins with inspiration.

New Homes Guide Interiors

We invite you to check out the 10th annual edition of Interiors now available in the July/August issue of New Homes Guide. Interiors is a collection of the best model homes, planned community and active adult clubhouses in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The concept behind Interiors is simple: decorated models and community clubhouses are great fun to look at. They are also the best representation of every builder’s craft as well as a great source of inspiration for your home.

Renters for Life? Not So, Say 93% of Millennials

Posted: February 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm by: NewHomesGuide

Percentage of Renters Who Plan To Buy a Home Some Day

Image courtesy of Trulia and BuilderOnline.com

The long-standing myth that Millennials (aged 18-34) would rather rent than own a home has been all but squashed according to this recent article from Builder Online. To get a better understanding of how Americans feel about homeownership, they surveyed over 2,000 adults at the close of 2012 and uncovered some interesting facts.

Among the revelations about Millennial renters:

  • 93% plan to buy a home someday
  • 72% say homeownership is part of their personal American Dream

To put that into perspective, less than half of renters aged 55+ say they plan to buy. Why the gap? Builder Online reports that Millennials escaped any permanent scarring by the recession and have maintained a healthy dose of optimism.

For all the homebuyers out there, this Millennial optimism could mean an easier time selling your existing home—and the opportunity to move into your dream home.

Ready to find your dream home? We’ve got you covered. Find all the area’s best new home builders at NewHomesGuide.com.

 

3 Hot Design Trends for Spring 2013

Posted: February 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm by: NewHomesGuide

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Photo courtesy of www.pantone.com.

With so many choices in home décor and design, you can easily end up overwhelmed instead of inspired when it comes to picking the look for your new home. To help, we’ve scoured the internet to find our top 3 home design trends for 2013. Check ‘em out!

1) Handmade Style
When hunting for home accents, handmade is a winner, hands down. Details to look for include rough stitching in fabrics and pillows, uneven or organic edges in shelving and furniture, and repurposed materials.

2) Animal Prints

They’re back! Only this time, patterns should depict whole scenes including trees, fields, flowers, birds, and of course, various spotted and striped exotic animals.

3) Emerald
Pantone weighed in, and emerald is tops for color of the year in 2013. It doesn’t matter if it’s a pattern, a solid, fabric, photo, or lamp—if it’s sporting this gorgeous green, it’s good to go.

Instead of picking just one look for your new home, get creative, and mix and match the trends for added depth. For more great decorating ideas take a look at House Beautiful online. And as always, happy house hunting!

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