Highly Anticipated Models Now Open for Tours at Travilah Station

Travilah Station

Until now, you’ve only been able to imagine what a life above the ordinary in North Potomac is like. But today, you can step inside two new models at Travilah Station and experience it for yourself.

After much anticipation, Travilah Station is now open, and you’re invited to tour the exceptional Bryant and Camden models today. These gorgeous townhomes will show you just how extraordinary life will be at this new Montgomery County community.

Inside these models, you’ll find comfortable living areas — each adorned with lavish, stylish features — that flow across spacious, open floorplans. One look at the view from the rooftop terrace, and you’ll see just how exceptional life can be here.

Homes at Travilah Station are smarter, too. In addition to your ideal finishes and features, you can add voice-enabled Smart Home features, which were developed in collaboration with Amazon Alexa, to your new home to make life easier and more convenient than ever.

Spring and summer move-ins are available. So schedule your tour to get a closer look at these elegant townhome models today, and find the homesite that’s perfect for you before the best are gone.

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On April 1, Learn Everything You Need to Know to Buy Your First Home

The First-Time Buyers Advantage

Thinking about buying a new home? Weighing the benefits of buying versus renting? If you’re considering buying a new home for the first time, you probably have plenty of questions. Don’t worry, we have the answers.

Join us for a First-Time Buyers Seminar on Saturday, April 1, from 1pm-4pm, at our Oakview Village community in Glen Burnie, MD.

Throughout the seminar, we’ll share with you all the things you need to know to help you buy smart and save big during your first homebuying experience.

In addition to getting answers to all your big questions, here are the things you can expect to learn at the event:

  • Steps involved in buying a new home
  • How to reduce your down payment and closing costs
  • Understanding the tax savings and benefits of home ownership
  • PLUS: How to pre-qualify for a home loan during the event

As a special bonus, all attendees will receive $2,500 to use for closing costs on a Brookfield Residential townhome at Oakview Village.*

Want to join us? RSVP now by clicking below or by calling (410) 761-2840.

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*Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Programs, pricing, amenities, incentives, rates, terms, guidelines and conditions are subject to change without notice. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Offer expires 6/30/2017, and is limited to specific Brookfield Residential home types in Oakview Village. Credit and income restrictions may apply. Closing cost incentive valid when buyer uses a Brookfield Residential preferred lender and settles before 6/30/2017. Please see a Brookfield Residential Sales Manager for details.

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Celebrate St. Patty’s Day in Style at Heritage Shores on March 18

Your Lucky Day | Saturday, March 18

Wear your green and get ready for a day of fun at Delaware’s most active 55+ community.

Join us on Saturday, March 18, at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

Check in at our model anytime between 10am and 12pm. Then, from 12pm to 4pm, we’ll have live music, traditional Irish fare, drinks, prizes and more for you to enjoy at the beautiful Heritage Shores Clubhouse overlooking our 18-hole golf course.

Speaking of our golf course — while you’re here at our model, be sure to register for a chance to win a round of golf and dinner for two at the Heritage Shores Club. It might just be your lucky day!

Want to join us for all the fun? Let us know!

RSVP NowHeritage Shores, located in the Northeast’s most tax-friendly state, features single-family homes with first-floor living from the mid $200’s. To learn more about this 55+ Active Lifestyle Community, visit our website today.

We hope to see you there!

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Brookfield Residential Homes Now Selling at Potomac Shores

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Our new Kensington II model is now open, and we’re excited to announce that you can now own an award-winning Brookfield Residential home at the 2016 Community of the Year, Potomac Shores.

We’re proud to introduce our stylish designs and game-changing home technology at Woods Edge, the newest neighborhood set along the banks of the Potomac River at this sought-after community.

Each unique, spacious floorplan features the latest technology and is designed to make daily life more comfortable and convenient. And all of our homes at Potomac Shores include an inviting front porch where you can unwind every morning or at the end of the day.

Owning one of these homes means you’ll also have everyday access to all the incredible amenities that make Potomac Shores such a great place to call home, including a pool, 13,000-square-foot clubhouse, fitness barn, parks, trails and an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

Because we’re the Mid-Atlantic’s most innovative homebuilder, you’re now able to own the most innovative new home at Potomac Shores. Inside our Kensington II model, you can experience our voice-enabled home automation capabilities, developed in collaboration with Amazon Alexa. Best of all, you can implement Smart Home technology in your new home, too.

If you’re ready to experience a life that’s second to none, you’ll find it in a Brookfield Residential home at Potomac Shores. Visit our website to learn more about our homes and this remarkable community, or schedule your tour today by calling (571) 289-3008.

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Introducing My Brookfield Home, the Official App of Your New Home.

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At Brookfield Residential, we’re always striving to innovate. But our innovation doesn’t stop with just the homes we build. We’re continually looking for ways to revolutionize the homebuilding industry in new and exciting ways, and with My Brookfield Home, our new app for homebuyers, we’re making homebuying easier and more involved than ever before.

Introducing My Brookfield Home
This first-of-its kind app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, empowers you, the homebuyer, to stay connected to every step of your new home’s construction, from wherever you are. Check out My Brookfield Home’s key features by watching the video below.

Here’s a glimpse at just some of what you can do with this new app.

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See the current status of your new home’s construction.

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Get meeting reminders and RSVP for upcoming appointments.

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Know what you need to do next and check off  tasks.

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View and share your home’s essential documents.

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Connect with people involved in your home’s construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is only a small sampling of how My Brookfield Home is changing the way homebuyers can stay connected to the homebuilding process. We’re committed to continually updating and evolving this app to give you everything you need to make your homebuying experience smooth and memorable, from the day you sign your contract through closing day and beyond.

Want to learn more about how My Brookfield Home is making the homebuilding process a more connected experience? Visit any Brookfield Residential sales center for a demo today.

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Home Entertainment is More Enjoyable Than Ever in The Smart Home

Media Room in The Smart Home

Inside The Brookfield Residential Smart Home, you’ll discover capabilities, powered by Amazon’s best-selling Alexa platform, that help to make life easier and more convenient. You’ll also find capabilities that make home entertainment more enjoyable than ever before, too.

In the lower-level media room, you can say “Alexa, turn on Movie Time,” and the overhead lights will dim, ambient lights will illuminate and a movie will begin playing. Just outside the door, in the rec room, you can tell Alexa “turn on Sports,” and the TV will turn on to your favorite sports channel — perfect for game day.

Upstairs, your kids can have their own dance party in their room by saying “Alexa, turn on Let’s Party.” The shades will lower, the lights will dim, key lights will illuminate, and music will begin playing.

When you’ve had enough fun for the day and it’s time to relax, you can make your way to the owner’s bathroom, where you can say “Alexa, turn on Relax,” to dim the lights, illuminate the overhead star panels and start playing soothing spa music. And when it’s time for bed, simply say “Alexa, turn on Bedtime.” The shades will lower, the lights will dim to off, and the nightstand light beside you will illuminate.

These are just some of the ways that the home automation features inside The Smart Home are making life more convenient than ever. To learn more, check out our Smart Home website and schedule your tour at Avendale today.

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The Smart Home Opens to Home Shoppers at Avendale

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The doors opened and droves of home shoppers got their first look at the project that’s redefining the way we live inside our homes.

The Brookfield Residential Smart Home, powered by Amazon Alexa, is the game-changing new home that’s bringing voice-enabled home automation to the masses. And as the Mid-Atlantic’s most innovative homebuilder, we couldn’t wait to show it to excited home shoppers from across the area at the Grand Opening on January 28.

As they toured the home, attendees of the weekend-long celebration enjoyed refreshments and got a firsthand look at how The Smart Home and Amazon Alexa are making life easier and more convenient.

Through every room, attendees used the power of their voices to activate special capabilities, called “skills” —
from turning on the lights and setting the thermostat, to asking questions about the home and checking the security cameras.

If you didn’t have a chance to make it to the Grand Opening, The Smart Home is open for tours daily at our Avendale community in Bristow, VA. Visit our Smart Home website to learn more and schedule your tour now.

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The Smart Home Takes Convenience to a Whole New Level

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In between the unforgettable time spent with family and friends at home, our days are filled with a variety of menial tasks such as watering the lawn, updating calendars and adjusting the thermostat. They may not take much time individually, but together, they can eat up time better spent on other things.

The Brookfield Residential Smart Home, powered by Amazon Alexa, is changing all of that.

Visit The Smart Home at Avendale today, and you can see just how the voice-enabled home automation makes life easier and more convenient every day.

Using just your voice, you can control the temperature of your home, ensuring that the thermostat is always at the most comfortable setting for your family. You can even control the TV and lights in other rooms. And when it’s time to water the lawn, you can tell Alexa to start the sprinklers — making it a chore that’s easier to get done and harder to forget.

If you’ve got a busy schedule, The Smart Home will also help you keep everything on your calendar in order. Simply tell Alexa when you need a reminder or an alarm. And if you need to get started on your grocery list, you can do that, too.

This is just a glimpse at how convenient life can be with Smart Home capabilities, and we’re excited to offer this groundbreaking technology in new homes at select communities across Maryland and Northern Virginia right now. To learn more about The Smart Home, check out our Smart Home website and schedule your tour today.

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In The Smart Home, You’re Ready for Easier Living

The Smart Home Built by Brookfield Residential Powered by Amazon Alexa

Your alarm clock goes off at precisely 7 a.m., same as every morning. What do you do next?

Perhaps you turn on the lights and open the shades to let in the first rays of sunshine. You turn on the television to catch the morning news. You start brewing a pot of coffee. And it’s a little chilly, so you turn up the heat a few degrees. It’s a good way to start your day.

Now imagine that you’ve done all of these things, and you haven’t even gotten out of bed yet.

That’s the easy convenience of life in The Brookfield Residential Smart Home powered by Amazon Alexa. It’s the result of our dynamic collaboration with Amazon.

The Smart Home, located inside our popular Avendale community, integrates voice-enabled home automation using the best-selling, cloud-based voice service, Amazon Alexa. This technology allows you to control the home with just the sound of your voice. It covers the essentials — turning on lights, the television, etc. — and then takes it beyond the expected, throwing in plenty of twists along the way.

“We built this home because we had a vision for making life easier for all of our homebuyers,” division president Robert Hubbell said. “Yet it’s exciting to think about the impact this technology can have not just on people who want to simplify life’s day-to-day tasks, but for people who legitimately need to simplify them.”

A Smart Home with Peace of Mind

A quick tour of The Brookfield Residential Smart Home is all you need to start imagining the possibilities for people looking to make their daily experience easier.

With Smart Home technology, not only can you use your voice to control the lights, shades, fans, television and thermostat, you can also lock the door and check the built-in security cameras.

This technology can also help you keep track of daily tasks and appointments or add items to your shopping list, too. Alexa can also update you on the day’s news, play music or read books through Audible or text-to-speech Kindle books.

We expect that Smart Home technology will be especially popular with homebuyers looking at a 55+ Active Lifestyle community. While most residents of such communities are quite active and pursue a fun, social lifestyle, this new technology will provide easier living and much-needed peace of mind.

Always Adapting

What The Smart Home is capable of today is only the beginning. As this technology is integrated into more and more of our homes, the possibilities are unlimited — thanks to the collaboration with Amazon and its open-architecture voice service.

You could buy the latest Alexa devices, such as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire TV or Fire tablets and bring it home to add more capabilities. Setup is simple and intuitive — all because we know that technology moves quickly. We’ve made sure that you can turn your own new home into a Smart Home and that you’ll know your home will always be adapting, getting smarter and making your life easier.

For more information or media inquiries regarding The Smart Home, please read the original press release on PRNewswire or contact Brittany Darr at NDG Communications.

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Shaking Up Homebuilding by Teaming with Amazon

The Smart Home Built by Brookfield Residential Powered by Amazon Alexa

You say the word and things happen.

The shades go down and the television turns on. The thermostat adjusts until the temperature is perfect.

A new way of living is here.

This is a major step forward for homebuilding, and it’s the result of our game-changing collaboration with technology and online retail giant Amazon.

The Brookfield Residential Smart Home powered by Amazon Alexa integrates voice-enabled home automation using the best-selling, cloud-based voice service, Amazon Alexa. This technology allows many features in the home to be controlled by voice commands.

And home shoppers will love this: Alexa can act as an automated sales assistant, ready to share information with you from the moment you walk in the door.

Located at Avendale, The Smart Home carries the potential to change the way we live. In fact, we’re now offering voice-enabled home automation to our homebuyers in select communities across the region.

For us, this home is just one more way to create the best places to call home for our customers.

“We always knew there was a desire for this technology in new home construction,” division president Robert Hubbell said. “The challenge was finding a way to incorporate the technology into a home in a way that was accessible and adaptable for the everyday homebuyer. Through our collaboration with Amazon, we’ve done just that.”

A Home That Speaks for Itself

Because The Smart Home is a model open for tours, we’ve empowered the home — and Alexa — to answer your questions. Once in the home, you can ask aloud to learn more about the home and its features, the community or the homebuilder.

The capabilities of The Brookfield Residential Smart Home also include voice commands for dozens of our most common daily tasks. Then they go well beyond the expected, throwing in plenty of exciting twists along the way.

The Smart Home shows off its capabilities throughout the home, in some cases combining a variety of tasks into a single voice command. For example, standing in the lower-level media room, you can say, “Alexa, turn on Movie Time.” The overhead lights will dim and the theater lights will illuminate. A favorite movie will begin playing on the oversized screen.

A Builder Always Seeking Innovation

Our team is constantly challenged to innovate, to come up with the next big idea. The foundation for The Smart Home began nearly a decade ago when we built the first in a series of concept homes that have redefined our approach to building the best homes for our customers.

In 2008, we built The Hybrid Home, an award-winning model of green homebuilding. A year later, we built The Energy Lab Home, where we studied the best ways to incorporate renewable energy into new homes.

In 2015, we created The PureBlue Home. With a goal in mind to reach net zero, we challenged the status quo of nearly every system in the home, exploring the latest technologies in energy efficiency and sustainability. The completed home scored an impressive negative 1 rating on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) chart.

Then in 2016, we developed My Brookfield Home, a first-of-its-kind app that keeps our homebuyers connected throughout the homebuilding process. It’s a portal where buyers can access key documents, track important tasks and appointments, contact their sales team or view photos of their home under construction.

On the strength of these successful innovations and amid the growing popularity of Alexa devices, the collaboration between us and Amazon came together naturally — and rapidly.

“Once we agreed upon the details of the project, we were off and running,” Hubbell said. “We were building The Smart Home within a matter of weeks. Our team came together quickly, pushed past the perceived limitations of production homebuilding and found solutions that make voice-enabled home automation a reality for homebuyers right now.”

Designing the home to be receptive to voice-enabled home automation was a critical first step. In addition to collaborating with Amazon, we also enlisted a group of forward-thinking vendor partners to join in this project.

“We couldn’t be more proud of the team that created this home,” Hubbell said. “From our internal team to all our handpicked collaborators, everyone involved brought exciting ideas, and everyone helped to not only create this home but to make it a home that will adapt to new technology in the future.”

Join us for the Grand Opening of The Smart Home this weekend! For more information or media inquiries regarding The Smart Home, please read the original press release on PRNewswire or contact Brittany Darr at NDG Communications.

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