The Space and Style of a Single-Family Home Can Be Had for a Townhome Price in Bristow, VA

A Single-Family Home at a Townhome Price

In search of a beautiful new home and incredible value in Northern Virginia? It’s all waiting to be found at Avendale, an amenity-rich neighborhood of just 295 single-family homes in Bristow, VA.

With homes starting from the mid $400’s, you can get a spacious new single-family home for you would expect to pay for a new townhome in the area.

These aren’t just any single-family homes, either. Featuring stylish artisan-inspired architecture and flexible floorplans, you can personalize your home exactly how you need to for your family. And you can even add our revolutionary voice-enabled Smart Home technology to your home, too.

Best of all, when you choose a new home at Avendale, you get access to the very best of this community, including the walking and biking trails, neighborhood basketball court, playground, picnic pavilions and dog park. Plus, you’ll be close to shopping, dining, entertainment, commuter routes and some of the area’s best schools.

At this price, you can rest assured that this opportunity won’t last forever, and the Move-In-Now Homes here are already going fast. So if this sounds like a place you’d like to call home, you can learn more about the homes and amenities at this community on our website, and schedule your tour today to see it for yourself!

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Discover the Campbell Model at its Grand Opening This Weekend

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Finding the perfect fit at Delaware’s most active and stylish 55+ community is going to be easier than ever when we open the door to our new model at Heritage Shores.

By popular demand, we’re unveiling the brand new Campbell model this weekend, and you’re invited to step inside and fall in love with this spacious single-level design.

Explore the Campbell’s low-maintenance, one-level floorplan and experience what true convenience and comfort are all about. Plus, try out our Smart Home technology and control the locks, lights, thermostat and more, all with the power of your voice.

This new model is the perfect balance between charming design and modern comfort, and it’s an opportunity not to be missed. So come see all that this 55+ Active Lifestyle Community has to offer and discover what a built-in social network is like. We hope to see you there!

Want to take a closer look at the Campbell design before you visit? Be sure to try out our new 3D Home Tour on our website, and plan your trip by getting directions here.

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Which of These Exciting D.C. New Year’s Eve Events Will You Attend?

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If you want to welcome in 2018 in style, the nation’s capital is brimming with exciting celebrations. From family-friendly events to next-level dance parties, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Which of these 5 diverse options most interests you?

For Family Fun – First Night Alexandria
Ring in the New Year with entertainment for all ages in Old Town Alexandria, just across the Potomac from D.C. This year promises more than 150 live performances at historic venues that include the George Washington Masonic Memorial and the Torpedo Factory.

Take part in the  Annual Fun Hunt following a trail of clues around town for the chance to win big prizes. Plus, there’s entertainment and interactive games for the kids. As midnight approaches, get ready to celebrate the New Year while watching the beautiful fireworks display over the Potomac River.

For Your Eyes Only The 16th Annual New Year’s Eve International Spy Gala
Transform into an international agent of espionage for this black-tie New Year’s Eve bash. This all-inclusive, upscale affair features five international buffets, dessert stations, and a wide selection of timeless hits by top D.C. DJs and a seven-piece orchestra. Enjoy mock casino gambling, themed souvenirs, exotic James Bond cars and much more. And you’ll certainly enjoy the open bar, regardless of how you like your martini prepared.

For Romantics – Odyssey River Cruise: NYE Fireworks Dinner
Savor the night with your significant other aboard The Odyssey, D.C’s premier river cruise ship. The captain and crew will greet you and escort you to your private table. You’ll enjoy a romantic dinner in high style, dance the night away on one of three dance floors and enjoy a platinum open bar. Cap off the night with a champagne toast at midnight as you watch the fireworks over the Potomac.

For Glitz and Glamour – BIG NIGHT DC at the Gaylord National Resort & Hotel
This is your ideal New Year’s Eve event for non-stop action, all night long. Ring in 2018 with over 9,000 people at National Harbor’s Gaylord Resort. With over fifteen themed party areas, five dance floors and a huge DJ and band lineup, this is New Year’s Eve on a whole new scale.

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Stay Warm and Save Big This Winter with Brookfield Blue

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Winter is a season that evokes dreams of snowy landscapes and that special spark of holiday magic. While the temperatures drop outside, inside, we gather together with loved ones and relish the warmth of good company. But when misfortune strikes, this romantic sentiment quickly goes out the window — along with the heat from your home.

With a drafty home or ineffective heating, Frosty the Snowman starts to seem more like your future than a heart-warming holiday character. That’s why, with Brookfield Blue, we include our groundbreaking energy efficiency in every new home we build, so you can stay warm and save money all winter long. That starts with ENERGY STAR® appliances, Low-e windows, a high-efficiency furnace and the use of the latest insulation technology and techniques.

Plus, we prominently feature the specific HERS index rating of every home design we build, so you know from the start exactly how the home you choose will affect your utility bills. Check out our PureBlueHome to see how our efforts to create the most energy-efficient home on the market became reality.

We also offer a variety of additional renewable and sustainable features. From complete solar panel systems to geothermal heating and air conditioning, your new home can be on the leading edge of innovation. That’s because, at Brookfield Residential, innovation is in our DNA. It’s what separates us from other homebuilders, and it’s what drives us to build homes for the way you want to live today, tomorrow and in the many winters ahead.

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The 5 Holiday Party-Planning Tips You Need to Save Big and Avoid Stress

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We all dream of throwing the perfect holiday get-together, but the season is hectic enough as it is. After buying gifts for family and friends, it can be difficult to find much room in the budget to host an extravagant seasonal party or dinner. But if you keep these five tips in mind, you can host an event with that special spark of holiday magic without driving up stress levels or breaking the bank.

1. Enlist Help

The holidays are meant to be spent with beloved friends and family. They won’t care if the pie looks perfect or if you spent hours in back-breaking labor over the stove. Just because you are hosting doesn’t mean you can’t share the responsibilities with your guests.

Instead of doing it all yourself, enlist a dependable few to arrive hours early — or better yet, swing by in the days prior — to help get all the dishes and decorations in order.

2. Make a Master List

First things first. Make a master grocery list that includes every ingredient for every dish you plan to make. Include refreshments and decorations — anything you’ll need to purchase before the feast.

If you do your research, this should give you a good estimate of the total cost of your holiday menu and give you the option to adjust accordingly. Moreover, this will allow you to begin food preparation in an organized fashion and help you avoid the last-minute frenzy to the supermarket.

3. Get Creative with Ingredients

Consider using tasty alternative ingredients to spice up traditional holiday dishes and save big.

Instead of that expensive champagne, go for prosecco. From $10 a bottle, you’ll still get sweet bubbly bliss at half the cost. For party hors-d’oeuvres, try using fresh feta or ricotta instead of expensive aged goudas.

Get creative and approach each recipe with a focus on how you could save. Improvise, just don’t sacrifice the quality of your ingredients.

4. Break it Down into Daily Chores

The more preparation you can do in advance of the big day the better.

In the week prior, break down a list of daily chores that will get you all set for the feast. Shop on Monday, bake on Tuesday, decorate on Wednesday, prepare the main dish the day before. That way, when the time comes, you can actually sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

5. Go Outside the Mold

It might all lead up to one day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate whenever you choose. This year, shake things up and set the date for your event in early January.

For one, you’ll save big on discount holiday decorations and ingredients. You’ll also avoid the common scheduling conflicts of holiday travel and multiple invitations. Plus, your guests will certainly love the excuse to extend the festivities.

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2 New Models Opening This Weekend at Potomac Shores

2 New Models. 1 Grand Celebration

We’re getting ready to open the doors to our brand new Brighton II and Torrington model homes at Potomac Shores, and we want you to be there for all the fun when we do.

Join us this weekend, November 11-12 from 10am to 6pm, at Northern Virginia’s premier resort-style community.

We’ll have refreshments for you to enjoy while you tour these new models and experience our voice-enabled Smart Home, featuring Amazon Alexa technology.

Regardless of which home design you ultimately choose, you’ll be treated to some incredible limited-time incentives when you purchase your home at Potomac Shores, including:

  • FREE Finished Recreation Room*
  • FREE Stainless Steel Appliances*
  • FREE Granite Counters*
  • FREE Hardwood Floors in the Kitchen*
  • PLUS Closing Cost Assistance*

Best of all, you can save even more and move even sooner when you choose one of our Move-In-Now Homes — be sure to ask about special pricing available on these stylish, fully upgraded homes!

While you’re touring the homes, you can also enter to win our Grand Opening Grand Prize, a $250 American Express Gift Card.*

Can we plan on seeing you this weekend? RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Send us a message now to RSVP, or get directions to Potomac Shores here.

*Offer valid on new, full-priced contracts written for single-family homes from Brookfield Residential at Potomac Shores by 12/15/17. American Express® is a trademark of the American Express Company, and its use does not imply an affiliation or endorsement. Must attend event to enter Grand Prize drawing. Pricing, financing, availability, terms and incentives are subject to change without notice. See a Brookfield Residential Sales Manager for details.

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The 5 Benefits of Homeownership You Can’t Ignore

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On the fence about owning a home? Sure, renting offers the unparalleled flexibility that only a time-defined lease can. But what does homeownership offer? Here are five of the biggest reasons why owning a home is a smart decision.

1. Homeownership Builds Equity, Wealth

Think of how much money you spend on rent. Now think about how much of that money you’ll ever get back. The reality of renting a home is that it’s essentially throwing money away every month.

Homeownership comes with the real potential to build wealth through equity and property value increases. Over time, as you pay your mortgage, you’re building future wealth that can benefit your family years down the road. The more you think of your new home as a savings plan for the future, the more homeownership starts to make sense.

2. Knowing Your Monthly Payment

Have you ever approached the end of a lease only to receive a notification from your landlord informing you that your monthly rent will increase should you sign a lease extension?

Assuming you choose a fixed-rate mortgage, you’ll know exactly how much you’ll pay every month, giving you a better understanding of your monthly costs. You won’t have to worry about a landlord increasing the price on you unexpectedly because fixed-rate mortgages will spell out your principal costs and interests from the very beginning.

3. There Are Tax Deductions, Too

In most cases, you can get an income tax deduction on the mortgage interest you pay every year, which is something that isn’t offered for monthly rent payments. There are also a wide variety of additional homeowner tax deductions that you may be eligible for as well.

4. You Can Make a Home Truly Yours

Let’s face it, beyond applying a fresh coat of paint and decorating, the majority of landlord-owned properties don’t allow for true customization. With a new home that you own, you can personalize it to your vision from the very start. And if you want to do something else with your home down the road, it’s totally up to you because it’s all yours!

5. A More Stable Lifestyle

Some people don’t mind moving around a lot. Others find a lot of value in being able to settle down for longer periods of time. If you’re among the latter group, only homeownership comes with the guarantee that you can stay as long as you want, without having to worry about changing priorities or needs of a landlord.

Learn more about the benefits of homeownership, or start your search for your new home in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware or Washington, D.C., right now by visiting our website.

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Tour 5 Stunning Homes at Wilson’s Grove on November 4

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If you’re a fan of spectacular home design, you won’t want to miss this exclusive showcase of five of our most stylish, innovative home designs in Gambrills, MD.

Join us for the Wilson’s Grove Parade of Homes on Saturday, November 4 from 11am-4pm.

Throughout this free event, you’ll be treated to refreshments while you explore five spacious single-family homes that are ready for year-end move-ins, including the luxurious Fillmore model!

Planning on joining us for this event? Reserve your spot now by using the button below or call (410) 721-2713 for more information. We hope to see you there!

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Join Us for an Afternoon of Light Fare and Local Beer at Mayfair

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Home tours, food and beer. That’s a recipe for a delightful afternoon at one of Loudoun County’s most popular — and most affordable — townhome communities.

Join us on Saturday, October 28, from 1pm-5pm, at our Mayfair community in Purcellville, VA, for a special Home Tours & Hops Brew Tour.

This free event will feature the flavors of local brewery Belly Love Brewing Company plus light fare and, of course, tours of our stylish, innovative new townhomes.

You won’t want to miss this afternoon of fun because we’ll be sharing more about how you can own a new home for as little as rent.

We’ll also show you Mayfair’s incredible selection of Move-In-Now townhomes while you’re here. You can save big when you choose one of these already-built townhomes, and you’ll also receive a free finished rec room plus paid closing cost assistance when you purchase before November 30!*

Let us know if you’ll be joining us by clicking the button below or by calling (540) 441-3450 today. We hope to see you there. Cheers!

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*Offer valid on new, full-priced contracts written for select new townhomes at Mayfair by 11/30/17. Rec room incentive valid on select Move-In-Now Homes only and must settle by 12/31/17. Prices, financing, availability, terms and incentives are subject to change without notice. See a Brookfield Residential Sales Manager for details.

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Don’t Miss the Party in the Square on November 4 in Annapolis

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You’re invited to get a taste of good vibes and great living in one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most treasured cities.

Join us in Annapolis at our Admirals Square community on Saturday, November 4, from 5pm-8pm, for a special Party in the Square.

Take to the courtyard of this sought-after community and catch up with current residents as you enjoy live acoustic music, refreshing drinks and light fare. Our models and Move-In-Now Homes will be open for tours for you to explore, too. And stick around as the sun goes down — we’ll top off the night with s’mores by the firepit.

This is a great opportunity for you to experience the modern Annapolis style — it’s also your last chance to take advantage of special year-end savings, too! Plus, you’ll save even more when you choose one of our stylish, fully upgraded Move-In-Now townhomes, which are ready for quick moves before the end of 2017.

Let us know if you plan on joining us! RSVP below or call (410) 216-2190 today. We can’t wait to see you there!

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