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Find an All-Inclusive Lifestyle with Our Free Planned Communities Supplement

Posted: March 11, 2016 at 10:00 am by: NewHomesGuide

Planned Community SupplmentImagine you could call an all-inclusive resort your home all year long. That’s the lifestyle you can expect with a planned community.

Buyers win when builders and developers work together to create neighborhoods that are fully loaded with popular amenities. Some are so thoroughly designed and appointed that they come to resemble small towns. These planned communities allow you to choose from a wide array of styles and options. You’ll own a beautiful new home surrounded by sports courts and fields, nature trails, pools, open green space and community clubhouses.

Sounds like the kind of place you’d like to call home? The Planned Community Lifestyle, a supplement to New Homes Guide, will help get you there.

Available in print and online, it includes the latest information about the features, benefits, pricing and amenities that you can expect from planned communities. Once you find the perfect match, you can dig deeper into the community that caught your eye.

The Planned Community Lifestyle is available as an add-on to your free New Homes Guide subscription, so stay connected with all the new home communities in the area and make your search that much easier by placing your order today!

Van Metre is the Right Choice for the Cover of Our New Issue

Posted: March 4, 2016 at 12:10 pm by: NewHomesGuide

If you’re searching for a new home, you’re looking for the place that feels right. Whether it’s your first home or your dream home, you don’t want to settle.

New Homes Guide CoverThat’s why Van Metre is committed to helping you find the right home and the right location. They’ll even take it a step further because they want to help you find it right now.

We’re excited to feature Van Metre on the cover of our new issue of New Homes Guide. You might have already seen it show up in your mailbox. If not, order your FREE New Homes Guide now or find it at 30 local Safeway stores and 40 local Harris Teeter stores.

Why is Van Metre all about now? Because, they’ll tell you, there’s never been a better time to buy a Van Metre home. The company recently acquired Arcadia Communities, meaning there are more places than ever to find the quality home and lifestyle experience that Van Metre has built its reputation on.

It’s a reputation that spans 60 years and 16,000 handcrafted homes in Northern Virginia. You can find condominiums, townhomes, villas, single family homes and single-level active-adult homes in Van Metre communities throughout Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, as well as in the cities of Manassas and Alexandria.

It’ll be easy to find the right home and the right location. And if you’re really ready to find it right now, Van Metre offers a wide selection of Quick Move-In Homes at great prices.

So don’t forget to order the latest New Homes Guide to learn more about Van Metre and dozens of other outstanding Mid-Atlantic homebuilders.

‘Choices Galore’ From the Region’s Finest Homebuilders, Planned and Active Adult Communities

Posted: November 24, 2015 at 11:00 am by: NewHomesGuide

The Washington, D.C., area is home to more homebuilders than almost any other large metropolitan area. That’s critical for homeshoppers because it translates to choices, lots and lots of choices, as you prepare to make one of the biggest purchases of your life.


You’ll find builders and communities of every shape and size here. National homebuilders, regional builders, local and custom builders, each one offering something different for the diverse needs of today’s homebuyers. Some focus on price and square footage, and others on cutting-edge design and architecture. Some build 10 homes a year and others build 700 a year. You’ll find enclave communities with five homes and Master Planned Communities so expansive that they have their own schools and zip code. It’s all here for you – the right location, the right price, the right homestyle, the right lifestyle, the right community. Something for everyone.

To make sure you see all those choices, check out our annual supplement, Building Leaders of 2016 on page 241. It features profiles from the area’s finest Homebuilders, Planned and Active Adult Communities. Each profile lends insight into the building company’s mission or vision, awards won, charities they support, number of homes built, areas they build in, homestyles, prices, etc. You’ll also find beautiful photos of some of their best home designs, models and communities. Each homebuilder or developer featured has ads in this issue of New Homes Guide so you can shop and compare.

Building Leaders of 2016 – it’s our version of ‘The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval’. It’s a ‘must read’ if you’re in the market for a new home in the DC metropolitan area.

Now, get out there and shop for a new home today. And don’t forget to tell the builders that the folks at New Homes Guide sent you!



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First Things First: K. Hovnanian Homes is Featured on the Cover of the New November/December Issue

Posted: November 6, 2015 at 11:00 am by: NewHomesGuide

Cover_KHOV_withborderSometimes you can judge a book by its cover. Before you ever break open the November issue of New Homes Guide, the most comprehensive resource for your new home search, you’ll get a taste of what a commitment to quality looks like from our friends at K. Hovnanian Homes.

With a history of building communities of excellence that spans over seven decades, K. Hovnanian Homes offers homebuyers the value of years of award-winning standards in homebuilding quality and a commitment to customer satisfaction. The talented, experienced team at K. Hovnanian Homes has dedicated its legacy to hundreds of locations nationwide, including 40 communities in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware, and we think they make a great addition to the timeline of New Homes Guide covers.

Order your free copy of New Homes Guide today, and you’ll get a look at the fantastic new homes and communities from K. Hovnanian Homes and dozens of other top builders.


Collect Your Free Gift Card Just for Shopping with New Homes Guide

Posted: October 23, 2015 at 11:00 am by: NewHomesGuide

23OctIt doesn’t cost a dime to use New Homes Guide, but it can pay off in so many ways.

When you join our New Homes Guide Rewards program, you’ll get a free $200 gift card once you’ve purchased your new home. And you can get a free $50 gift card just for shopping at any four new home communities.

Redeeming your rewards is a simple process. You’ll choose a gift card from among two dozen of the region’s most popular restaurants, home stores and retail outlets. It’s a small token of our appreciation for using New Homes Guide to assist in your search.

We take care of our Realtor friends, too. If you’re using an agent, remind them that they can get their own $50 gift card for bringing clients to visit four new home communities.

We’re glad you’ve chosen to include New Homes Guide in your search process. Make the most of it. Sign up today and start collecting your New Homes Guide Rewards!

Our Latest Issue is Out: M/I Homes Has Us Covered

Posted: September 1, 2015 at 1:59 pm by: NewHomesGuide

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Having built homes for over 77,000 homeowners over more than 30 years, M/I Homes embodies the kind of quality people look for when they open up a New Homes Guide. The team at M/I Homes is constantly asking themselves, “Would we be satisfied if this was our new home?” They put uncompromising quality, superior design and enduring value at the forefront of their homebuilding strategy, and we think they’re a perfect match for the cover of our latest issue.

Get your hands on New Homes Guide by ordering your free subscription and get a taste of the beautiful new homes that M/I Homes and other top builders are creating.


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Choose the Style and Assurance of a Life Tested® Pulte Home

Posted: July 20, 2015 at 11:30 am by: NewHomesGuide

Have you checked out the cover of the latest edition of New Homes Guide?Cover, July 2015Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s most respected homebuilders. Pulte Homes has been around since 1950 and built more than 500,000 new homes.

Pulte Homes is known for close collaboration with homebuyers — before, during and after the buying process. They take the insights they glean from buyers and incorporate them into their newest designs.

That’s what they mean when they say their homes are Life Tested®. Pulte homes feature the most in-demand designs and functional elements that make day-to-day living extraordinarily easy. And they’ve got a wide variety of floorplans and options to choose from.

Though Pulte builds single family homes, townhomes and condominiums nationwide, their communities in the Mid-Atlantic region can be found all around the Washington, D.C., suburbs. They build in Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. In Virginia, they build in Alexandria, Fairfax County and Loudoun County.

If you’re looking for something more coastal, Pulte Homes also builds at GlenRiddle on the Eastern Shore in Berlin, MD.

Wherever you choose, you can be sure that you’ll enjoy the homebuying experience and your new Pulte home will be Life Tested®.

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Special Events Help You Jump-Start Your Home Search

Posted: July 10, 2015 at 11:30 am by: NewHomesGuide

Grand Openings and other special events are a unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the style and lifestyle that a homebuilder offers within a community. Builders typically pull out all the stops to impress a home shopper and show off their finest offerings. Here are two big ones scheduled for July:


Winchester Homes’ Landsdale Grand Opening BBQ

July 11-12 | 11am-4pm | Monrovia, MD

This exciting new community near Urbana offers single family homes from the $400’s and soon will unveil townhomes from the $300’s. You’ll enjoy good food and family fun as you tour their four beautifully decorated model homes.

To RSVP or learn more, email New Home Advisor Sally Walters.

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Mid-Atlantic Builders’ Parkside at Westphalia Townhome Model Unveiling Event

July 18-19 | 11am-6pm | Upper Marlboro, MD

Mid-Atlantic Builders made its name building award-winning, custom-fit single family homes. Now, their first-ever townhome in Prince George’s County will soon be ready to tour. To celebrate, they’re hosting a wine and food pairing from 2pm-6pm Saturday, featuring Tarara Winery and The Wine Kitchen. Can’t make it Saturday? Stop by for Sunday brunch from 11am-1pm.

To RSVP or learn more, email Community Sales Counselor Joe Korzeniowski.

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Want to stay up to date on all the latest showcase celebrations? Start by following your favorite homebuilders on social media or visiting their websites and signing up to receive email updates. And, of course, check back here at New Homes Guide for all the latest new home news throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

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 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?

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.


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