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Introducing Melody Farms in Chantilly, VA

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Advantage Homes is pleased to announce that a fully-decorated model home in Melody Farms, located in Chantilly, Va., will open on Jan. 24, 2014. With this new community, Advantage Homes is excited to once again offer custom quality built, luxury homes in Virginia. Previously, Waterford View, a sold-out Advantage Homes community in Lovettsville, Va., won numerous awards for design and quality.

Just 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., Melody Farms is a new community that features seven models of traditional, single-family homes. Nestled in a natural setting with plenty of greenery and scenic views, Melody Farms offers a relaxing respite from the stressors of busy city life. With close proximity to commuter routes, Melody Farms is ideal for homeowners who work in the city but want a peaceful, relaxing escape at home.

“We are very proud to be a part of the Chantilly community,” says James McCormack, VP of Sales and Marketing at Advantage Homes. “Melody Farms provides homeowners a fresh, innovative approach to luxury living. We’ve combined our decades of experience and track record for superior quality to offer new home designs that fit every taste and budget in a location that’s close to everything. We believe Melody Farms is the ultimate collection for homebuyers in the Washington, D.C. metro area.”

Unlike other Washington-area home builders, only top-of-the-line construction materials meet Advantage Homes’ standards for excellence, durability and reliability. Advantage is highly selective of the materials and trade partners they choose, and it shows in each new home available at Melody Farms. Here are a few features homebuyers can expect at Melody Farms:

  • 100% ENERGY STAR certified for reduced energy costs
  • 2×6 exterior house wall framing, compared to 2×4, for better insulation, stronger support, and lower energy costs
  • 9’ ceiling heights for all 3 levels
  • Granite countertops and gourmet, stainless steel kitchen appliances, including built-in double self-cleaning wall ovens
  • Owner’s soaking tub, separate shower and double sinks in each master bath
  • 2-car side entry garage with carriage-style garage door and hardware with glass windows
  • Professionally designed landscaping package
  • 99.46% customer satisfaction rating
  • 100% customer referral rate
  • 1-2-10 year RWC insured homeowner’s warranty
  • Community Selection Center to help build décor, color scheme and finishing touches

To learn more about this new home community in Chantilly, Va., call Tom Crichton at 240-483-6950 or click here.

Kick Rent to the Curb — Buy an Immediate Delivery Townhome at Brunswick Crossing!

ah-1Why waste money renting when you can own a luxury townhome for less money and a better value? Advantage Homes offers a relaxing, rewarding lifestyle in Brunswick Crossing that’s not only affordable — it’s desirable. You’ll enjoy resort-style amenities, outdoor recreation and custom design features you won’t find in any rental property.

  • Cook like a Top Chef with your gourmet-style kitchen including granite countertops and stainless steel appliances
  • Host an evening of family, friends and fun with your large, open floor plan and outdoor patio
  • Explore the great outdoors with tubing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and camping within walking distance of the Potomac River & C&O Canal
  • Soak all cares away in your luxurious master bath, fit for a king or queen
  • Feed your inner fitness junkie at Brunswick Crossing’s tennis and basketball courts, planned swimming pool, fitness center and paved walking paths
  • Get to know your neighbors at Brunswick Crossing community concerts and festivals
  • Catch the nearby MARC Train (just five minutes away) to work
  • Discover our nation’s capital, enjoy downtown Frederick’s nightlife or spend the weekend scouring the Brunswick farmers’ markets
  • With all closing costs paid (up to 4%) and Energy Star savings of up to $3,000 a year, save more money on things you love to do with the people who matter most!
  • Buy now and move in tomorrow with immediately delivery townhomes

Become a homeowner today and move in tomorrow at Brunswick Crossing. Click here to see what else our immediate delivery, Brunswick Crossing townhomes have to offer.

New Promotions on Immediate Delivery Brunswick Townhomes

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Thinking of buying a home this spring? Now’s your chance to live in the home you’ve always wanted, just in time for summer, and get even more for your money.

We’re offering a special promotion on two immediate delivery townhomes (Lot 13E and Lot 18J) at Brunswick Crossing. If you settle on your home by the end of May, you’ll receive your choice of either a free, lower level bathroom or a finished game room! Plus, we’ve slashed the price of Lot 13E down to $284,990.

When you buy a townhome at Brunswick Crossing, you’re not just getting exceptional value from our Maryland builders on your home — you’re getting a community with resort-style amenities, outdoor recreation and features you won’t find anywhere else! In addition to our special promotion, here’s what else you’ll get when you live at Brunswick Crossing:

  • Gourmet-style kitchen built for a Top Chef
  • Open floor plan and large rear deck, perfect for hosting family and friends as the weather gets nicer
  • Outdoor spring fun including tubing, fishing, canoeing, basketball, tennis, kayaking and camping near the Potomac River and C&O Canal
  • Community concerts, festivals and other events
  • Easy access to MARC Train
  • Close distance to Frederick and Washington, D.C.
  • Money savings thanks to Energy Star features

Interested yet? Give us a call at 301-834-7052 or click here to learn more or schedule a visit.

NEW Ultimate Kitchen at Melody Farms

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The Ultimate Kitchen, now available at The Abbey at Melody Farms, features stainless steel appliances, built-in double wall ovens, a kitchen island big enough for hosting or watching the kids do homework, and so much more.

From preparing delicious family meals to the spot where everyone seems to gather, it’s no surprise we spend the most time at home in the kitchen. As a homeowner, you want — and you deserve! — a kitchen that not only provides functionality and space but also packs plenty of features to make life a little easier. That’s where Advantage Homes comes in.

Just introduced at our new homes in Chantilly Va at Melody Farms, our brand new Ultimate Kitchen serves up style, class, luxury, efficiency and much more. This is, by far, the highest quality kitchen with the most features in the marketplace. As a homeowner, this kitchen is sure to exceed your needs and wow your guests. Check out these amazing features our Ultimate Kitchen offers.

  • Extended, gourmet island that seats 4
  • Granite countertops with eased edge in choice of 4 colors
  • Gourmet, ENERGY STAR, stainless steel appliances including: 26 cubic ft. French door refrigerator, 5-burner gas cooktop, built-in, double wall ovens with the largest capacity in the marketplace, and tall tub design 4-cycle dishwasher
  • Maple cabinets available in 8 different stains and these enhancements: decorative end panels on cabinet and island sides, crown molding and light rail for wall cabinets, 2-tier roll out trays for base cabinets, soft close for doors and drawers, and tip trays at kitchen sink
  • Hardwood floors
  • Pull-out kitchen faucet with motion sense
  • Under cabinet lighting
  • 3-pendant lights over island
  • Glass door for one wall cabinet

Advantage Homes invites you to take a virtual tour of The Abbey’s kitchen on our YouTube page. To see this kitchen in person at Melody Farms or find out how it can be yours, call or email Chris Burke at 703-753-2243 or cburke@advantagehomes.org.

Now Offering 4 Models Featuring First-Floor Owner’s Suites

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At Advantage Homes, we listen to you. That’s why we’re excited to introduce four brand new models featuring first-floor owner’s suites to several of our communities of new homes in Maryland and Virginia.

First-floor owner’s suite plans are growing in popularity with a variety of buyers, and Advantage Homes is one of only a few local builders to offer them across different model types and price ranges. Our first-floor owner’s suite plans deliver the comfort and quality you expect from Advantage Homes, while giving you the flexibility of having a main level bedroom now or in the future.

Several of our first-floor owner’s suite plans offer secondary bedrooms on the upper level or even a second owner’s bedroom on the upper level. These plans provide more privacy for owners as well as providing for future needs of both owners and other family members. A new Advantage home with a first-floor owner’s suite also offers a safer living environment as compared to climbing stairs to bed every night.

These new plans offer the same features as our second-floor counterparts: his and her walk-in closets, a luxurious owner’s bath with granite vanity tops, and optional tray ceilings. Our first-floor owner’s suite plans are available in the following models across our new homes communities in Maryland and Virginia:

Want to learn more about our new first-floor owner’s suites? Click here for more information.

5 Things You’ll Love About Melody Farms

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The Abbey at Melody Farms

Your family deserves a custom, quality home they can grow in and cherish for a lifetime. At Advantage Homes, we are highly selective about the construction materials and design features we utilize, and it shows in our Virginia homes for sale at Melody Farms. Conveniently located in Chantilly, Va., Melody Farms offers families a fresh, innovative approach to luxury living. Take a look at what your family will love about living in our Virginia homes at Melody Farms.

1. Special Incentives: Now through May 31st, 2014, we’re offering limited-time incentives on our single-family Chantilly homes at Melody Farms.

  • $5,000 Paid Toward Settlement Costs 
  • FREE Morning Room AND Lower Level Rec Room*
  • Elegant Oak Foyer Staircase with Over-the-Post Rails
  • Full Stone Raised Hearth Family Room Gas Fireplace
  • Powder Room and Owner’s Bath Granite Vanity Tops
  • Finished End Panels for Kitchen Cabinets

2. Standard Features: In addition to these special incentives, homebuyers will love the exceptional quality of our standard features.

  • Half-Acre Premium Home Sites
  • Full Brick Front or Partial Stone Front Elevation (per plan)
  • 2-Car Side Entry Garage
  • Exceptional Trim and Millwork Package
  • Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen with Granite Tops
  • Owner’s Bedroom Tray Ceiling
  • 2×6 Exterior Wall Framing
  • 100% ENERGY STAR Certified for Big Money Savings

3. Location: Just 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., Melody Farms offers close proximity to major commuter routes. From here, it’s super easy to get to work in the city or spend the weekend sightseeing in the nation’s capital with the kids.

4. Variety: With seven beautiful floor plans to choose from, our houses for sale in Chantilly offer something for every taste and budget. Plus, our convenient Selection Centers help you build your décor, color scheme and finishing touches to create a look that’s 100% your own.

5. Space: With half-acre home sites, home square footage starting at 2,955 square feet, extra rooms, large open floor plans and optional additions, your family will have plenty of room to play, entertain and grow in our Chantilly homes for sales.

To learn more about Melody Farms or our Chantilly home builder, call Tom Crichton at 240-483-6950 or click here.


*Available For the First 3 Sales Only

New Year’s Resolutions for Home Buyers

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Brunswick Crossing at night

A new year means new resolutions. If you’re looking for Frederick County new homes or homes for sale in Washington DC this year, then it’s time to get your financial situation and personal needs in order. As a potential homebuyer, here are six resolutions you should consider in 2014.

1. Check your credit history and credit score. Lenders consider borrowers with credit scores of 780+ to be the best customers. Now’s the time to stop using credit cards, pay down your balances and make payments on time to ensure your credit is in top shape.

2. Figure out how much you can afford. Evaluate your finances and get pre-approved for a mortgage loan. This will help you know what your budget will be and find homes that you can afford.

3. Start saving for a down payment. The more money you can contribute upfront, the more attractive you are as a borrower to lenders. In return, you’ll borrow less and end up owing less money in the long run.

4. Make a “wish list” of your new home needs. Before you can begin the buying process, you have to know what you can’t live without in your home. With a number of floor plans to choose from and Selection Centers to guide you in the details, homebuilders like Advantage Homes have plenty of personal options to make your dreams a reality. 

5. Scope out neighborhoods for the best location. Consider things like neighborhood features, nearby transportation, community amenities, safety and more. Visit each neighborhood in person to get a good feel for whether the area is a good match for you and your family.

6. If you want a custom built home designed to your personal needs, then start connecting with MD home builders like Advantage Homes. Our builders encourage prospective buyers to review our floor plans, visit our new home communities and tour our model homes. You can check out our website for gallery images and site plans.

If 2014 is the year you plan to build a new home, then you owe it to yourself to give Advantage Homes a call. As experienced new home builders, Advantage Homes builds unmatched and high-quality new homes throughout Maryland and now Virginia. For more details about finding a new home in the new year, call us at 301-540-1778.

Holiday Sales Center Hours

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Happy holidays, from our Advantage Homes family to yours! Our Maryland home builders staff send you the warmest greetings for the holiday season and best wishes for the new year. The following is our sales center and model home holiday hours.

Brunswick Crossing
Open 7 Days a Week: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mondays: 2-6 p.m. only
Christmas Eve: Closing at 4:30 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: Closing at 4:30 p.m.
New Year’s Day: Closed

The Mill at Clearfield: SOLD OUT

Valley View: SOLD OUT

We still have a number of quick delivery Frederick townhomes available in Brunswick Crossing. To tour our model townhome before the holidays, please visit during viewing hours or call Amy Goline at 301-834-7052 for more information.

Advantage Homes Ends the Year with a Bang!

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December is here and another year is drawing to an end, but not without some really good news. Premier MD home builders Advantage Homes are proud to share a few year-end accomplishments we’re celebrating. Take a look.

  • We just surpassed our Annual Forecast for House Sales, House Starts and House Settlements. This marks the first time in 5 years we’ve accomplished this!
  • We have completely sold out of our new homes in Westminster MD at The Mill at Clearfield.
  • We just sold our fifth Founders Series single-family home at Brunswick Crossing. Introduced just this past fall, this new series is a home run with homebuyers.
  • We are counting down the days until our mid-January grand opening of The Abbey model home at Melody Farms in Chantilly, Va. You can learn more about this new community here.

As we look back at the rest of 2013, we can proudly say it has been a fantastic year for our Maryland builders. We won awards for our quality and design, qualified for a new ENERGY STAR logo, and launched a new and improved website. We premiered a new line of traditional single-family homes, hosted a successful realtor luncheon at Brunswick Crossing and, best of all, delivered exactly what we’ve promised to homeowners across the state: quality design and construction, honesty, integrity, professionalism and houses our homeowners will proudly call home.

Here’s to making next year even better than the last!

What accomplishments are you celebrating as the year comes to a close?

Coming Soon: Melody Farms

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Advantage Homes is excited to introduce a new community of single-family homes in Chantilly, Va. Opening soon in 2014, Melody Farms offers a relaxing respite from the stressors of city life. The community is located in a sought-after community just 30 minutes from Washington, D.C. with close proximity to major commuter routes. This lovely community features a natural setting with plenty of greenery and beautiful views. Melody Farms is ideal for D.C. commuters looking for a quiet, relaxing escape outside the busy city.

Our Washington home builders are hard at work bringing this dream community to reality. Here are a few photos of the progress so far. You can find more construction photos and updates on our Facebook page.

To sign up to be informed when this community is open for sale, click here.