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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?

How the Government Shutdown is Affecting Homebuyers

As we enter the third week of the government shutdown, a hot topic on the minds of all homebuyers is how the government shutdown will affect the housing market. Various federal agencies like the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and IRS play roles in real estate transactions, and with agency furloughs, the process of closing on mortgages is becoming more and more complicated.

If you’re thinking about buying or closing on a new home, here’s how the government shutdown could affect your purchase plans.  Continue reading “How the Government Shutdown is Affecting Homebuyers” »

Introducing Our New Website

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We’re excited to share the launching of our new website! As you may have already noticed, the redesign features quicker and easier navigation, and a number of new options for viewing and selecting new homes MD features. Homebuyers interested in our new homes in Maryland will find it easier than ever to select a home that enhances their lifestyle and accommodates their changing needs.

Working in collaboration with Hagerstown marketing firm Power Marketing LLC, the new site was built with the user experience in mind. Here are a few of the updated features you can expect on the site.

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Your Energy Star Certified New Homebuilders in Maryland

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Our energy efficient new homes MD are all about saving you money in the communities you live in and love. As an Energy Star partner, our Maryland builders sell homes that are not only Energy Star certified, but can also deliver an additional 20% energy savings to environmentally conscious homeowners.

With a strong reputation as energy-efficient Maryland builders, we’re excited to announce that Advantage Homes has qualified for a new Energy Star logo. This illustrates our 100% Energy Star built homes status. That’s right — Advantage Homes has a 100% commitment to building nothing but Energy Star certified new homes in Maryland!

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Frost Festival at Brunswick Crossing Feb. 18

Join us on Saturday, February 18th for Brunswick Crossing‘s annual Frost Festival! We might not have much snow, but we’re still celebrating winter’s wonder with free activities including live ice sculpture demos, horse drawn carriage rides, Frosty the Snowman, toasted s’mores, hot chocolate, tours of our Brunswick homes for sale and more!
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Happy Holidays from Advantage Homes!

From all of us at Advantage Homes, we’d like to wish you a safe and happy holiday!

And we’d like to know — what’s the most crucial part of your house during the holidays? Your double stove for all that baking? Your dining room for entertaining? Or your comfy bedroom for an escape from it all?

Tell us what you love best about your Frederick homes during the holidays in the comments below!

Advantage Homes Wins National Social Marketing Award

Advantage Homes is honored to have been named a Silver Award Winner in the National Sales and Marketing Awards, presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Sales & Marketing Council.

We were named a Silver Award Winner in the “Social Marketing” category — as well as a finalist for a Gold Award — for our social media campaign this past year. Our campaign includes blogging, email marketing, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and other various social bookmarking and SEO efforts to promote our Maryland new homes for sale.

The nation’s largest competition for sales and marketing professionals and communities, The Nationals showcases winners in distinguished national, regional and local publications. Now in it’s 31st year, this annual event pays tribute to superior sales and marketing achievements by individual professionals, homebuilders and associates, and sales and marketing councils.

Congratulations to all the honorees!