5 Things to Do in Leesburg This Fall

Things to do this fall

Few places look as amazing as Loudoun County in the fall, and that’s especially true of Leesburg. With its historic downtown and beautiful natural backdrop, it’s a can’t-miss destination for local tourists, and it’s an even better place to call home.

Planning out your fun fall activities? These are the five things we recommend you check out if you live in the area or are planning on visiting.

Leesburg Fall Fine Art Festival

One of the top fine art festivals in the country, the Leesburg Fall Fine Art Festival returns for its sixth year on September 23-24. This annual event showcases work from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. You’ll be able to peruse the exhibits, which include painting, jewelry, sculpture, photography and more, as well as meet and interact with the artists themselves. Best of all, this event is completely free to attend!

Pumpkin Village Fall Festival

Get your kids into the fall spirit with the always-popular Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park, which is open from September 16 through November 7. Activities include wagon rides, zip lines, moon bounces, a hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo and so much more.

Leesburg Air Show

Bring the whole family for the 8th Annual Leesburg Airshow on Saturday, September 30. Featuring educational aviation displays and awe-inspiring aerial acrobatic demonstrations, this fun, affordable event will be held at the Leesburg Executive Airport and is open from 11am to 4pm.

Leesburg’s First Friday

Every first Friday of every month, historic downtown Leesburg hosts its popular “First Friday,” which includes live entertainment, art exhibits, wine tastings and so much more. On October 6 and November 3, Leesburg’s specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants will stay open until 9pm or later, and many of them will offer free refreshments or discounts.

Virginia Wine Country

Of course, if you’re more of a choose-your-own-adventure type of person, you can simply hit the road and explore the countless wineries in Leesburg and nearby areas. You make a wine getaway and discover all that Virginia Wine Country has to offer or just take a day trip and enjoy the beautiful scenery as nature’s beautiful colors change with the new season.

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5 Things to Do in the D.C. Area During Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend in the D.C. Area

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s a lot going on in and around Washington, D.C., during the holiday weekend.

Here are five great family-friendly events worth checking out.

Labor Day Concert (Sunday, September 3)
Produced by the Kennedy Center, the annual Labor Day Concert features the sounds of the National Symphony Orchestra on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This free concert is open to the public and includes an open rehearsal beginning at 3:30pm.

Maryland Renaissance Festival (Weekends in August-October)
By the time Labor Day rolls around, the Maryland Renaissance Festival will already be in full swing. Located in Crownsville, a short drive from our Wilson’s Grove community in Gambrills, this annual festival features numerous artisans, stage shows, food booths and so much more.

Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade (Monday, September 4)
Located just a few minutes from our Travilah Station community in Rockville, the city of Gaithersburg is hosting its Labor Day Parade for the 79th consecutive year. This fun, free parade features performances by dance groups, high school marching bands, clowns and appearances by fire trucks, antique cars and much more.

Library of Congress National Book Festival (Saturday, September 2)
Since 2001, the Library of Congress National Book Festival has brought together authors, storytellers and thousands of readers for author talks, panels, book signings and more. This literary event returns for another year on September 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and is both free and open to the public.

National Museum of Women in the Arts Community Day (Sunday, September 3)
Bring the whole family to explore the works displayed in the National Museum of Women in the Arts during its Community Day. Discover 5,000 unique pieces created by some of the best national and international women artists during this monthly event, which is highlighted by free admission.

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Quick Moves Available at Travilah Station This Summer

Move In Before the New School Year

Are you going to let another school year pass by before you get the new home your family deserves?

You shouldn’t have to, and that’s why we think you should take a closer look at one of Rockville, Maryland’s most innovative new communities, Travilah Station, this summer.

Choose from our great selection of Move-In-Now townhomes at Travilah Station by September 30 and take advantage of special limited-time pricing, paid closing cost assistance and even special 1.99% financing.*

That means you can get your family into a stylish, luxurious and, of course, innovative new home in time for the new school year. And that’s good news because Travilah Station is located close to excellent Montgomery County schools, including the highly rated Thomas S. Wootton High School.

There’s more than just great schools near Travilah Station, too. Rockville is right in the center of it all — dining, entertainment, commuter routes and shopping venues, including Travilah Square Shopping Center, RIO Washingtonian Center, Traville Village Center and more. And because lawn maintenance is included with these low-maintenance townhomes, you can spend more time enjoying everything that surrounds you and less time caring for your new home.

These 3- and 4-level townhomes start from the $700’s, and while we have a great selection of homes to choose from, they won’t last for long. So if you’re ready to rise above the ordinary and take advantage of this incredible offer, schedule your tour today.

*Closing cost incentive and limited-time pricing are valid on new, full-priced contracts on select inventory at Travilah Station until 9/30/2017. Prices, financing, availability, terms and incentives are subject to change without notice. Please see a Brookfield Residential Sales Manager for details.

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Time for Something New? Discover Great Value with a New Townhome at Mayfair.

Mayfair

Need a change of scenery? In search of a quieter life? Want more space? Tired of throwing away money on rent every month?

Whatever your reason for wanting something new, Mayfair just might be the perfect fit for you. And now is the perfect time to discover more space and more value at this picturesque Purcellville, VA, community.

At Mayfair, you’ll find relaxed living and innovative style inside new townhomes with two-car garages. Priced from the $300’s, these townhomes are placed on quiet, wooded homesites, so you’ll always have a place where you can find refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And because Mayfair is located close to historic downtown Purcellville as well as nearby shopping, dining, entertainment and commuter routes, you’ll find incredible convenience, too.

Why should I buy new?

Because new homes offer so many advantages over resale. When you purchase a Mayfair townhome, you’ll save each month with energy-efficient construction and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a new home warranty.

Why should I buy now?

You’ve probably heard a lot about interest rates lately, but there’s incredible value to be found in one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most desirable counties. In fact, when you find your new townhome at Mayfair by September 30, you’ll receive paid closing cost assistance and 1.99% financing.* What that means is that your monthly payment could be as low as $1,033!*

I’m ready for something new. Now what?

We make it easy! Mayfair is open daily, so all you have to do is stop by whenever you’re ready to get started. Simply visit the Mayfair section our website to get directions or get in touch with us.

*Incentives are valid on new, full-priced contracts on select inventory at Mayfair Townhomes until 9/30/2017. Financing offer is based on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with a 2-1 buydown. 1.99% and principal and interest payment of $1,033.53 for months 1 through 12. 2.99% and principal and interest payment of $1,178.98 for months 13 through 24. 3.99% and principal and interest payment of $1,335.15 for months 25 through 360. Quoted rates and program availability subject to change. This is not a commitment to lend. Prices, financing, availability, terms and incentives are subject to change without notice. Please see a Brookfield Residential Sales Manager for details.

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Take Advantage of 1.99% Financing for Annapolis’ Most Sought-After Homes

Move Into Summer | Get Special 1.99% Financing Until September 30*

Whether you want to be in before school starts or you just want to find a stylish, innovative new home this summer, there’s no better time than now to explore the townhomes and condos at Admirals Square.

When you choose your new home at this premier Annapolis community by September 30, you can take advantage of special 1.99% financing.*

If you want to save even more and move even faster, all you have to do is choose one of our fully upgraded Move-In-Now townhomes or Move-In-Now condos — you’ll get paid closing cost assistance plus paid moving expenses.*

Worried about being able to sell your current home or end your lease? Ask how we can help!

Admirals Square features garage townhomes and condos from the mid $300’s that include contemporary exteriors, innovative, open floorplans, as well as options for balconies, rooftop terraces and 4th-level lofts. This popular Annapolis community offers convenient commutes and is located just a short walk away from shopping, dining and entertainment at Annapolis Towne Centre.

Want to learn more about Admirals Square and these limited-time offers? Schedule your tour or give us a call at (410) 216-2190 today!

*Incentives are valid on new, full-priced contracts on select inventory until 9/30/2017 on select homesites and models. Moving expenses paid up to $1,500. financing offer is for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with a 2-1 buydown. 1.99% and principal and interest payment of $1,210.54 for months 1 through 12. 2.99 % and principal and interest payment of $1,380.89 for months 13 through 24. 3.99% and principal and interest payment of $1,563.80 for months 25 through 360. Quoted rates and program availability subject to change. Must settle within 60 days from purchase. Final payment will be based on actual purchase price and loan amount, taxes and insurance costs. Credit and collateral subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Prices, financing, availability, terms and incentives are subject to change without notice. Please see a Brookfield Residential Sales Manager for details.

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Move by Fall, Get 1.99% Financing at Oakview Village

Move Into Summer | Get Special 1.99% Financing Until September 30*

Whether you want to be in before school starts or you just want to find a stylish, innovative new home this summer, there’s no better time than now to explore the townhomes at Oakview Village.

When you choose your new home at this gated Glen Burnie community by September 30, you can take advantage of special 1.99% financing.*

If you want to save even more and move even faster, all you have to do is choose one of our fully upgraded Move-In-Now Homes — you’ll get paid closing cost assistance plus paid moving expenses.*

Worried about being able to sell your current home or end your lease? Ask how we can help!

Oakview Village is a private community that features garage townhomes starting from $249,990. Choose from contemporary home designs that include solar panels and flexible, open floorplans. Offering Anne Arundel County’s best townhome value, this community is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Fort Meade, 20 minutes from Baltimore, 25 minutes from Annapolis and 40 minutes from D.C.

Want to learn more about Oakview Village and these limited-time offers? Schedule your tour or give us a call at
(410) 761-2840 today!

*Incentives are valid on new, full-priced contracts on select inventory until 9/30/2017 on select homesites and models. Moving expenses paid up to $1,500. Financing offer is for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with a 2-1 buydown. 1.99% and principal and interest payment of $930.48 for months 1 through 12. 2.99% and principal and interest payment of $1,061.43 for months 13 through 24. 3.99% and principal and interest payment of $1,202.03 for months 25 through 360. Quoted rates and program availability subject to change. Must settle within 60 days from purchase. Final payment will be based on actual purchase price and loan amount, taxes and insurance costs. Credit and collateral subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Prices, financing, availability, terms and incentives are subject to change without notice. Please see a Brookfield Residential Sales Manager for details.

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Get 1.99% Financing on New Homes at Travilah Station

Move Into Summer | Get Special 1.99% Financing Until September 30*

Whether you want to be in before school starts or you just want to find a stylish, innovative new home this summer, there’s no better time than now to explore the townhomes at Travilah Station.

When you choose your new home at this sought-after Montgomery County community by September 30, you can take advantage of special 1.99% financing. Plus, you’ll also get to choose between free designer options or a free in-home elevator.*

If you want to save even more and move even faster, all you have to do is choose one of our fully upgraded Move-In-Now Homes — you’ll get paid closing cost assistance, paid moving expenses plus voice-enabled Smart Home technology included.*

Worried about being able to sell your current home or end your lease? Ask how we can help!

Travilah Station is conveniently located in North Potomac, near commuter routes, dining and entertainment venues as well as a variety of shopping destinations, including Travilah Square Shopping Center, RIO Washingtonian Center, Traville Village Center and Fallsgrove Village Center.

This prestigious community features 3- and 4-level garage townhomes that start from the mid $600’s. Its contemporary townhome designs offer unique and personalizable floorplans that include options for in-home elevators, rooftop terraces and 4th-level lofts.

Want to learn more about Travilah Station and these limited-time offers? Schedule your tour or give us a call at
(301) 978-7570 today!

*Incentives are valid on new, full-priced contracts on select inventory at Travilah Station until 9/30/2017 on select homesites and models. Moving expenses paid up to $1,500. Financing offer is for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage with a 2-1 buydown. 1.99% and principal and interest payment of $2,288.51 for months 1 through 12. 2.99% and principal and interest payment of $2,610.57 for months 13 through 24. 3.99% and principal and interest payment of $2,956.36 for months 25 through 360. Quoted rates and program availability subject to change. Must settle within 60 days from purchase. Final payment will be based on actual purchase price and loan amount, taxes and insurance costs. Credit and collateral subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Prices, financing, availability, terms and incentives are subject to change without notice. Please see a Brookfield Residential Sales Manager for details.

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Live the Waterfront Life You’ve Always Wanted at Easton Village

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Every year, countless families make their way down to the beach or shore to soak up the sun and enjoy everything that makes the waterfront so special. But at the end of a long weekend or a short vacation, most people head back home, leaving everything they love about life on the Eastern Shore behind.

The waterfront lifestyle you love doesn’t have to be temporary because you can find a beautiful new home on the waterfront for the ideal price at Easton Village.

This community is designed for exceptional year-round living — featuring an extraordinary collection of amenities, including a community clubhouse, fitness center, pool, bocce court, marina, kayak launch, a 6-acre park and more.

Easton Village is conveniently located in Talbot County, just minutes from St. Michaels and its schools, shopping, dining and entertainment venues. The Chesapeake Bay and Easton Airport are right nearby, too.

But what would an extraordinary waterfront life be without an extraordinary home? That’s why we build innovative single-family homes with main-level owner’s suites, volume ceilings, gourmet kitchens and flexible floorplans.

Don’t let your waterfront excursion come to a close this summer — live it all year long at Easton Village.

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Heritage Shores Named One of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S. by Where to Retire Magazine

Heritage Shores

If you’ve been looking for the best place to call home when you retire, you should definitely consider Heritage Shores, according to Where to Retire magazine.

Heritage Shores, our 55+ Active Lifestyle Community located in Bridgeville, Delaware, was selected for Where to Retire magazine’s “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.” for 2017.

As “The Authority on Retirement Relocation,” Where to Retire carefully selects 50 master-planned communities from across the country for the prestigious “Short List” based on a community’s pricing, amenities, home designs, location and a variety of other features.

Heritage Shores’ inclusion was even more noteworthy because it was the only community in the tax-friendly state of Delaware to make it onto the list.

We created Heritage Shores specifically with active, energetic home shoppers in mind, and, as the developer of this 55+ community, we couldn’t be more honored to have received this revered designation.

It’s not just the exciting amenities that set this community apart, though. Sure, you get the 18-hole championship golf course, a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse, swimming pools, on-site restaurants and so much more. But you also get an innovative, stylish Brookfield home that features unparalleled main-level living, so you can be as active as you want and enjoy the most accessible new home possible.

Want to learn more about the low-maintenance, high-energy lifestyle you can find at Heritage Shores? Visit the official community page on our website today.

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Getting Burned by High Energy Bills? Follow These Money-Saving Tips.

Save Money This Summer

Don’t let rising temperatures take control of your energy bills this summer.

Want to keep more of money in your pocket? Take charge of your home’s energy efficiency with these 3 easy-to-follow tips:

Tip 1: Take Care to Keep the Heat Out

If you’ve lived in your home for a while or purchased a resale home, you’ll need to take some time checking around the house for areas that might be letting warm air in. Applying caulk and weather stripping around doors and windows can help mitigate money-draining drafts.

Tip 2: Keep Your Thermostat in Check

Whether your home is new or old, your thermostat is going to be one of the most important tools in the fight against high energy bills. Keep the difference in temperature between outside and inside at a minimum by setting your thermostat to the highest comfortable temperature — you’ll use your AC less, which means you’ll save money.

Programmable thermostats, like those that come standard in every one of our homes, allow you to keep your home’s temperature in check, whether you’re home or not. And with our Smart Home packages, setting the temperature in your home is as simple as using your voice!

Tip 3: Always Think About Appliances

Think about your home’s major appliances. Older appliances have the potential to suck up energy even when you’re not using them!

If your appliances are old, outdated or just using too much energy, consider making the switch to ENERGY STAR® appliances, like those included in every new Brookfield Residential home. These appliances ensure that you won’t be wasting lots of energy when they’re not in use, saving you money in the process.

Of course, you won’t have to worry about having to follow these tips if you own a Brookfield Residential home.

We construct innovative, energy-efficient homes that balance livability and affordability in amazing ways. In addition to utilizing ENERGY STAR appliances and programmable thermostats, we install things like water-saving bath faucets and shower heads, as well as low-e windows that help keep your home cooler in the summer.

With Brookfield Blue, our energy-efficiency initiative, we also offer a variety of sustainable and renewable energy features, such as solar panels and geothermal heating and air conditioning, in select communities. But we’re always innovating, so that’s just the beginning!

When you buy a new Brookfield Residential home, you get the peace of mind and energy savings that you just can’t find in a resale home and even most standard new homes.

Just how much more efficient are the homes that we build? Visit our Energy Efficiency page to see how we stack up against other builders and resale homes.

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