Tag: New Construction

The Girlfriends’ Guide to New Construction, Part One: Agency

The Girlfriends’ Guide to New Construction, Part One: Agency

Before the Internet, we had to rely on books for information (thousands of Millennials suddenly gasp in horror.) We didn’t have social media news feeds, there were no blogger insights and Google was just a baby. So what did we do in the year 2000? […]

Video Vednesday! The Brighton by Beazer Homes at Willowsford

Video Vednesday! The Brighton by Beazer Homes at Willowsford

The Brighton by Beazer Homes at Willowsford To read the blog post: Willowsford in Aldie, Virginia

Video Vednesday! The Hadley by Van Metre at Eastview

Video Vednesday! The Hadley by Van Metre at Eastview

The Hadley by Van Metre at Eastview

To read the blog post: Eastview in Chantilly, Virginia

Video Vednesday! The Portsmouth by Van Metre at Tanglewood

Video Vednesday! The Portsmouth by Van Metre at Tanglewood

The Portsmouth by Van Metre at Tanglewood To read the blog post: Tanglewood in Aldie, Virginia

Tuesdays on the Town: Brighton by Beazer at Willowsford

Tuesdays on the Town: Brighton by Beazer at Willowsford

It’s been incredibly busy these past few months and as I write, the team is getting ready to put 6 listings on the market in the next 2 weeks. We’re always out visiting new construction, the majority of our tours just never get published. Writing […]

Tuesdays on the Town: Eastview by Van Metre

Tuesdays on the Town: Eastview by Van Metre

For this week’s Tuesdays on the Town my team and I visited Van Meter’s Eastview community over in Chantilly. Eastview is another beautiful single family and townhome community edging along the South Riding/Chantilly borders. Single-family homes start in the $600,000 range and as of our visit, they were building Hadley, Eton, Carlton, Arden, Dalton, and Weston models for sale.

The community is under the Stone Ridge HOA, which is $95 per month and includes trash/recycling removal, snow removal, and maintenance of the trails, ponds, and common areas in the community. The amenities of Stone Ridge includes three swimming pools, tennis courts, tot lots, amphitheater, fitness center, and a clubhouse! Schools so far for this community are under the Loudoun County school system and currently are Liberty/Arcola Elementary, Mercer Middle, and John Champe High School. School zoning, however, is subject to change so it may be best to check out Loudoun County’s website directly to confirm if there has been any recent rezoning with how quickly the area is growing.

We had the pleasure of viewing the Hadley model, which starts at $642,990 and is 2,754 square feet. The main level boasts an open floor concept and comes with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms as well as a gourmet kitchen with a cooktop and double wall ovens. There is also a main level study/powder room and you do have the option to create a third full sized bathroom on the upper level as well as finish the lower level basement area.

At the time of our visit, there were under 20 homes left available for purchase, which is typical as a lot of new constructions homes in Van Metre communities sell out quickly and are in high demand. If you are looking to move into Eastview or another Van Metre community before they sell out, give us a call at 703-261-5826!

Tuesdays on the Town: Tanglewood by Van Metre

Tuesdays on the Town: Tanglewood by Van Metre

Just for fun, type in “luxury homes off Braddock Road” into your Google search. Home buying sites will generate a variety of featured properties. Typical two or three bed renovations in Old Town Alexandria, to new construction three and four-level townhomes with open floor plans. […]

Tuesdays on the Town: Haymarket Crossing by Stanley Martin

Tuesdays on the Town: Haymarket Crossing by Stanley Martin

A couple years ago, my family and I made a move west to Prince William County, landing in the small town of Haymarket. As a Buyer Agent, I’ve cautioned clients against considering this area as I cannot overstate how difficult the traffic can be. On […]

Tuesdays On The Town: Mount Vineyard by Pulte in Fairfax

Tuesdays On The Town: Mount Vineyard by Pulte in Fairfax

Several years ago I decided to start a blog called Tuesdays On The Town. My goal was to design a day spent discovering areas in proximity to new construction developments. I’d grab a coffee, meet at the sales center and talk with builder reps about what they were planning, how long it would take to finish and what they had immediately available. Then I’d have an Instagram-fabulous lunch and highlight our favorite parts of the up and coming zip code. I posted a dozen or so articles before we were so busy, we couldn’t keep up with it.

Recently I’ve had a few clients considering new construction in Ashburn, Fairfax, and Woodbridge – I thought it might be time to reignite the idea since I’ll be working on a few new construction contracts and I’m looking forward to sharing the process.

The City of Fairfax has become such a desirable location in recent years, some buyers will have noticed that the area comes with its own MLS code. When looking at MLS numbers, Fairfax County properties will be identified as FX whereas the City of Fairfax will start with FC. The area is perfectly situated around downtown with third wave coffee shops, live music (and trivia night!) and a rather well-known university where you can catch a concert or basketball game – all walkable by design. Naturally, the demand prompts newer housing options.

Pulte Homes is one of many active builders in the area and Mount Vineyard, being about 75% completed is just three-quarters of a mile from downtown on the corner of Oak and Main Streets. A picturesque blend of 22′ and 24′ wide garage townhomes, two-level condos and two elevator condo buildings make up 132 new properties.  

When I visited last, the Devonshire Crest model had just been closed. The last dozen or so remaining lots will all feature the Edinburgh, which is the model now available to tour. The 24′ wide two car garage townhouse is four finished levels with up to 5 bedrooms and 4 and a half bathrooms, just over 3,000 square feet. Prices starting at $729,990 and HOA fees at $114 a month, to include individual homeowner lawn maintenance, snow and trash removal, recycling and the community amenities – a large courtyard and walking path.

Also available to tour are the elevator condos, known as The Flats. Six floorplans ranging from 1,208 square feet to 1,615 square feet and priced from $439,900 to $539,900 and condo fees at $337 a month to include secure building entrance, underground parking and elevator service.

If there’s a new construction development you’d like us to review, post it below. My team and I will head out once a week to discover and report back on new and exciting options!

Video Vednesday! Top Ten New Construction Communities

Video Vednesday! Top Ten New Construction Communities

 Top Ten New Construction Options with New 2018 VA Loan Limits Good Morning Everyone, it’s Krissy Cruse, agent with Keller Williams and the Growing Home Team and we’re bringing you the Top Ten New Construction Options Under the New 2018 VA Loan Limits. Announced […]