How to Get the Ideal New Home, Without the Wait


Myth: You have to wait 4 to 6 months to get the perfect new home for you and your family.

Fact: Your ideal new home could be waiting for you right now.

Whether you want to live in Maryland, Virginia or even Delaware, you can find a wide selection of innovative, stylish Move-In-Now Homes in many of our exceptionally located communities across the region.

Move-In-Now Homes come with all the benefits of owning a new home — groundbreaking innovation, the latest energy efficiency standards and the most sought-after design elements, to name a few. Even better, you get to forgo the wait time associated with building a new home in addition to all those benefits.

Our team has taken great care to fill these homes with the latest technology and stylish upgrades, such as hardwood floors, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, so you’ll never have to worry about finding a home that includes all of your must-haves.

Best of all, our Move-In-Now Homes are priced to move, which means that you can save thousands and get a great deal on the new home you’ve always wanted.

Are you ready to make your move to your dream home? Use our search tools on our website to narrow your search to the ideal location, price range and home type. And if you ever need any help finding anything, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

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5 Things to Do Near Travilah Station This Spring and Summer

Travilah Station | North Potomac

When it comes to events, happenings and things to do, residents of our new Travilah Station community know that few places compare to Montgomery County. But whether you’re looking to call this sought-after destination home or just ready for a fun afternoon or evening nearby, these are the five things you should definitely check out.

Shady Grove Farmers Market

You don’t have to go far to find the freshest fruits, veggies, meat, seafood, flowers and more from some of the area’s finest local vendors. The Shady Grove Farmers Market is entering its seventh season and is held in the parking lot of Johns Hopkins in Rockville. Don’t miss out on this fun weekly market, open rain or shine, on Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm.

Take a Hike, Explore the Area

Feeling adventurous? There are numerous nature escapes nearby that are perfect for a weekend hike or just an after-work excursion. The Northwest Branch Trail is home to both natural and paved trails, and the Brookside Nature Center offers quality nature programs for visitors of all ages and interests. And those are just a couple of the parks you can explore in Montgomery County.

Imagination Bethesda

Looking for something fun to do with the kids? The 23rd annual Imagination Bethesda is free festival that takes place at the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street in downtown Bethesda on Saturday, June 3, from 10am to 3pm. Bring the whole family to enjoy a variety of activities, including face painters, live entertainment, street dancing, art exhibits and more.

Hit the Town and Enjoy the Nightlife

Montgomery County is home to a wide variety of bars and social venues. If you’re looking for a fun way to unwind after a long week, you’ll have no problem finding something to do in Rockville or Bethesda. Be sure to check out Rockville Town Square, or hop on the Metro for a short ride to all the fun that awaits in downtown D.C.

Weekend Brunch

If you can’t decide between going out for breakfast or lunch, Montgomery County’s excellent array of dining locations has you covered. An irresistibly delicious weekend brunch is never far from home when you live at Travilah Station. Here are 10 of the best brunch spots you’ll want to check out.

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Join Us for The Smart Home Unveiling at Heritage Shores on June 10

are you ready to live smarter?

Ever since we unveiled The Smart Home earlier this year, we’ve been asking you to imagine a new home that’s controlled by the sound of your voice. We’ve told you to think about how much easier and more convenient life can be with voice-enabled features helping you complete tasks around the home.

But soon, at Heritage Shores, a premier 55+ Active Lifestyle Community in Bridgeville, DE, you won’t have to imagine it anymore — you can experience it for yourself.

We’re excited to debut voice-enabled home automation, part of our collaboration with Amazon Alexa, in our new Douglas Smart Home model, and we want you to be there for all the fun.

Join us on Saturday, June 10, from 10am to 2pm for our Smart Home unveiling event.

After check-in, which runs from 10-11am, you’ll enjoy refreshing beverages, a delicious catered lunch, music, giveaways, tours of the new model and more. Like playing bingo? We’ll have that and more games, too!

Throughout the event, we invite you to participate in our Grand Prize Tour. Take a tour of the Douglas model, which is part of the Travelers Collection of charming, open-concept single-level homes. And then check out our Move-In-Now Homes for chances to win the Grand Prize — the more homes you tour, the more chances you’ll have to win.

Plus, just for joining us at the event, you’ll unlock a special limited-time incentive — you’ll get Smart Home technology included for your new home at Heritage Shores!

It’s going to be a great time to discover why Brookfield Residential is the Mid-Atlantic’s most innovative builder, and it’s sure to be a lot of fun, too.

For directions, questions or to RSVP, email Sales Manager Shalonda Horsey or call (302) 337-1040 today.

Are you ready to live smarter? We hope to see you there!

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5 Events to Enjoy in Annapolis This May


It’s no secret that Annapolis is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most prized cities. You won’t find any other city quite like it — from its eclectic shopping and dining scene to its vibrant nightlife.

Annapolis is also home to a wide variety of special events that draw people in from across the area. And for those who call this city home, these events are just another bonus that comes with living in one of the region’s most sought-after destinations.

So whether you live in Annapolis or are just planning on passing through this May, these are the five events you won’t want to miss:

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event (May 6)

On Saturday, May 6, at 11am, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” kicks off at Blackwall Hitch. This fun event tasks men to walk a mile in women’s shoes as a playful way to shed light on a serious issue. Brookfield Residential is proud to sponsor this fantastic event, which directly supports The Bernie House’s mission of spreading awareness about the causes and effects of domestic violence.

First Sunday Arts Festival (May 7)

Aptly named for its recurring monthly appearance in the Arts District, the First Sunday Arts Festival features live entertainment and the works of 100 local and regional artists for you to enjoy as you stroll along West Street and Calvert Street. It’s free, and it’s the perfect way to unwind and cap off another great weekend in the city.

USNA Commissioning Week (May 19-26)

As the United States Naval Academy’s class of 2017 prepares to graduate, you’re invited to be a part of the week-long tradition known as Commissioning Week. Throughout the week, you can witness spectacular Blue Angels demonstrations, take a tour of the US Naval Academy and see the annual Color Parade.

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival (May 20-21)

Whether you’re a blues fan or just love trying the tasty eats provided by some of the area’s best food vendors, you won’t want to miss the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival at Sandy Point State Park.

Annapolis Memorial Day Parade (May 29)

This is the perfect opportunity to honor all those who have served, as well as spend a relaxing day outside along the beautiful streets of Annapolis. The parade begins at 10am and is followed by the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Susan Campbell Park.

Want to see what other great Annapolis events are coming up? Be sure to check out And if you’re ready to call Annapolis home, Admirals Square features stylish, contemporary garage townhomes and condos that are located in the heart of all the excitement.

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Smart Home Technology Now Available in 3 More Communities

The Smart Home

After experiencing The Smart Home at our Avendale community in Bristow, VA, many home shoppers wondered if they would be able to add this game-changing technology to their own new home.

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve introduced the Amazon Alexa-powered Smart Home technology at three more Brookfield Residential communities across the Mid-Atlantic.

Here are the communities where you now have the opportunity to give your new home voice-enabled capabilities:

Heritage Shores | Bridgeville, DE
With Smart Home technology, life has never been easier or more convenient at Delaware’s premier 55+ Active Lifestyle Community.

Potomac Shores | Potomac Shores, VA
We’ve brought our award-winning home designs to Northern Virginia’s best-selling community. And you’ll be able to add the power of Amazon Alexa to make your riverfront resort lifestyle even better.

Travilah Station | North Potomac, MD
This revolutionary voice-enabled technology is taking all the style and luxury you’ll find inside Travilah Station’s townhomes to the next level.

Smart Home technology packages come in three different levels, so you can choose the experience that fits your lifestyle best — Smart, Smarter or Smartest.

To learn more about The Brookfield Residential Smart Home and to see how we’re continuing to innovate and change the way people live inside their homes, visit the official Smart Home website now.

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These Brookfield Communities Are Designed for Outdoor Adventures


From parks and trails to golf and sports fields, the outdoor spaces that residents of many Brookfield Residential communities enjoy are what make spring such a great time of year. So if you’re looking for a place to call home that offers plenty of opportunity for outdoor fun, you’ll definitely want to check these communities out.

Avendale — Prince William County, VA
Quiet, scenic walking trails, a playground, basketball court, dog park and picnic pavilion help make Avendale an amenity-rich community that’s perfect for families. And if you want to hit the links, the area’s local golf courses are right nearby.

Mayfair — Loudoun County, VA
Just moments away from the single-family homes and townhomes at Mayfair, Franklin Park awaits. This massive recreational space features over 3 miles of trails for hiking, biking, walking, fitness and horseback riding. And its sizable sports complex includes fields for baseball, softball, soccer, football and more. Plus, there’s also a disc golf course, fishing pond, playground and picnic areas.

Potomac Shores — Potomac Shores, VA
Parks, trails, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and so much more await you at Potomac Shores, an award-winning master-planned community. And after a fun day enjoying all of the amenities, you can come home to your Brookfield Residential home, which includes a front porch that’s perfect for relaxing and unwinding.

Waterford Manor — Loudoun County, VA
When you have over 3 acres to call your own in the heart of Loudoun County, the benefits of the great outdoors are always right at your doorstep. Not to mention, local wineries, nearby parks or just a stroll in downtown Leesburg are always great options if you’re looking to explore the area.

Wilson’s Grove — Anne Arundel County, MD
Scenic, wooded and peaceful. Those are just a few words used to describe Wilson’s Grove, an amenity-rich community located in Gambrills. This boutique community, comprised of just 182 homes, includes meandering walking trails and tennis courts and is located near Walden Country Club, making it the perfect place to call home.

Heritage Shores — Sussex County, DE
This 55+ Active Lifestyle Community is located in the Northeast’s most tax-friendly state and designed for the energetic and young-at-heart. An 18-hole golf course plus pools, tennis courts, bocce courts and nearby fishing destinations are just a few of the resort-style perks that await at this premier community.

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The Best Wineries to Explore Near Waterford Manor

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Virginia Wine Country is home to some of the region’s finest wineries, and it’s a can’t-miss destination for wine experts and novice tasters alike.

For residents of Waterford Manor, the best of Virginia Wine Country is literally just minutes away. And with so many wineries to choose from so close by, a weekend adventure to the vineyard doesn’t have to be anything more than a spur-of-the-moment decision.

So if you’re in town or you already call Waterford Manor home, here are a few of our favorite wineries that you should definitely check out.

Hidden Brook Winery
The husband-and-wife team behind Hidden Brook Winery has made it their goal to craft wines that everyone can enjoy, and you can get a taste of their red and white wines during your visit on Mondays, Thursdays or during the weekend.

Village Winery
Handcrafted wines, made without the help of mechanical pumps, are a staple of Village Winery. You’ll find much more than traditional grape wines here, too. Sample a wide selection of apple, raspberry and elderberry wines, as well as non-alcoholic beverages, during your weekend tour and tasting at this Waterford, VA, winery.

Winery 32
32 acres of pristine farmland gives Winery 32 the ability to craft a wide variety of red and white wines that are sure to please any connoisseur. This winery is open 5 days a week and is also home to a bistro, which features a tasty selection of menu items that pair perfectly with wine.

Terra Nebulo Vineyards
One glance at Terra Nebulo’s bottle labels, and you’ll know that this isn’t your ordinary vineyard. And that’s what makes it special. Inspired by “mischievous” beginnings, this delightful destination is open on weekends for regular tastings, events and more.

Corcoran Vineyards & Cidery
Open on weekends, this scenic winery features a charming, rustic tasting room and hosts a number of fun events throughout the year. This family-owned winery also produces a refreshing array of ciders made from the apples from the Corcoran apple orchard.

Wish you could live close to these and more of Virginia Wine Country’s vineyards?
Visit Waterford Manor today, and find out how you can start enjoying the secluded yet convenient lifestyle you’ll find in the heart of Leesburg, VA.

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Style, Location and Innovation: Three Elements of Your Ideal New Home

Style. Location. Innovation.

It’s no secret that spring is one of the best times of the year to be shopping for a new home. And while you may encounter a variety of homebuilders throughout your new home search this season, three things set Brookfield Residential apart from the rest. Read on to see what they are.


Modern designs and contemporary floorplans are yours to choose from when you build with Brookfield Residential. Extraordinary style gives your home extra curb appeal, but rest assured, all the classic comforts of home are always included.


Your new Brookfield Residential home is more than just a home — it’s your ticket to incredible amenities and nearby venues. And with communities located in some of the area’s most sought-after destinations, you can get the stylish single-family home or townhome you’ve always in the place you’ve always wanted to call home.


When you choose a home from the Mid-Atlantic’s most innovative homebuilder, you’ll have access to game-changing home technology and exceptional energy efficiency, saving you money each month.

Brookfield Residential is building smarter homes, too. Our groundbreaking voice-enabled Smart Home technology is now available in select communities and ready to make your life easier and more convenient. And when you choose to build a home with Brookfield Residential, you’ll be more connected to the homebuilding process than ever before, thanks to our new app, My Brookfield Home.

Ready to find your new home from Brookfield Residential? Visit our website to begin your search or get in touch with us, and we’ll help you get started.

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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.


*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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