Van Metre Homes is Proud to Support HomeAid Northern Virginia



As a team of professionals living and working in northern Virginia, it is the ultimate goal and responsibility of Van Metre Homes to be not just a builder of luxury homes, but an active participant in the community at large.

Helping End Homelessness in Northern VA, One Shelter at a Time

Van Metre Homes is incredibly proud to support the efforts of area nonprofit, HomeAid Northern Virginia — with our very own Executive Vice President Brian Davidson at the helm, who serves as Executive Committee President on the 2015 HomeAid Board of Directors. HomeAid Northern Virginia, a chapter of the larger HomeAid America, has committed itself to helping local organizations provide quality housing for the too-many Virginia families and individuals who struggle to get by without a permanent place to call home.

“With the invaluable support of homebuilders like Van Metre and other corporate sponsors too many to name, HomeAid America has completed 96 projects that have benefited more than 72,000 homeless individuals since its inception in 2001,” said Brian Davidson, Executive Vice President of Van Metre Homes and HomeAid Northern Virginia Board of Directors President. “It’s such a worthy cause: Rewarding, and fun to boot, especially come Gala season.”

Did someone say Gala?

Yes! This November, HomeAid Northern Virginia is hosting the 14th Annual Gala & Auction: There’s No Place Like Home on Saturday, November 7 at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles. Take a trip down the famed yellow brick road for a night of live and silent auctions; raffle prizes; great food, and so much more — all to help HomeAid Northern Virginia (and Van Metre Homes!) provide homes for those without them.

About HomeAid Northern Virginia

In the great Commonwealth of Virginia, approximately 40,000 people are homeless — nearly 5000 in northern Virginia alone. These people, our neighbors and fellow Americans live in their cars, on the streets, in wooded areas, abandoned buildings, or anywhere they might find brief respite from the elements. And to make matters even more disheartening, a full quarter of the homeless population is made up by children. Someone has to say no more; someone has to do something about this.

That someone is HomeAid Northern Virginia. The nonprofit organization has, for over a decade, taken on projects to renovate existing, and construct new shelter facilities that house thousands of homeless families and individuals each year. With the support of homebuilders and trade partners, HomeAid Northern Virginia is able to provide significant cost savings to the shelters so they might better serve the needs of Virginians in crisis.


About Van Metre Homes

Van Metre Companies is one of the area’s most successful private multi-disciplinary real estate developers having constructed over 16,000 houses and several thousand apartments, as well as office buildings and shopping centers in Northern Virginia. Van Metre communities include our own master-planned developments, as well as neighborhoods in smaller subdivisions and third-party planned communities. Van Metre Companies aims to be a resident’s “builder for life”, with home designs for every stage in life.

Learn all about Van Metre Homes, and the philanthropic causes they support:

Request more information today.

When You Know Buying a Centre Park Elevator Condo is Right For You

Elevator Condos Virginia

Sure, when many people first think of that most perfect house, they think two stories, a big yard, and white picket fence, but sometimes there’s an alternative; and who knows? That alternative might be even more perfect.

Consider buying a Centre Park elevator condo in Stone Ridge.

Choosing to purchase a condo can offer many unique advantages for first-time homebuyers and empty nesters alike. These well-appointed homes offer innovative designs that maximize space and deliver exceptional style, so when you’re thinking about buying your first (or last) home, think about a luxury elevator condo in the master planned community of Centre Park, in Stone Ridge.

An elevator condo requires less upkeep.

Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibility; there are lawns to mow, and roofs to replace, and pools to clean, but such is not the case when you purchase an elevator condo. At Centre Park, we’ll take care of all that for you. Convenient and practical, right?


In an elevator condo, you’ll never sacrifice style for convenience.

Come on home to Centre Park, where innovative and spacious floorplans boast upscale features that include a pantry or a breakfast bar in the kitchen; a study nook, a den, or both; a balcony; a one-car garage; and — you guessed it — an elevator that will whisk you direct into the welcoming embrace of your new home. In Stone Ridge, we’ve combined low-maintenance living without compromising style, in spades.

An elevator condo at Centre Park in Stone Ridge means amenities galore.

While you can’t exactly install a private gym inside your new Stone Ridge home, but worry not: Centre Park will do you one better, with a host of unrivaled amenities. Enjoy convenient access to the community Social Club, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a top-of-the-line sports clubhouse, as well as close proximity to the Dulles Corridor, Chantilly and Interstate 66. Get where you need to be, and then get home to relax after a long day, or work on your backhand.

When you’re in the market for a new home:

Stone Ridge, in a Centre Park elevator condo has it all.

Downtown Manassas Community, Old Towne Square, Featured In Potomac Local

Downtown Manassas Homes

The City of Manassas is a perfect example of what people are seeking in a vibrant downtownResidents in and around the historic district have a short walk to the growing array of downtown restaurants and shops, festivals and events, marketsgalleries and more. In fact, Historic Downtown Manassas has a Walkscore of 85, which is considered “Very Walkable.”

For the entire article, click here

Life Outside the Beltway (in a New Home by Van Metre) Means Luxury AND Location.

Single Family Homes Northern Virginia

The housing market in northern Virginia is booming, and showing no signs of slowing. After June 2015 recorded the highest new home sales numbers is nearly a decade, July was not to be outdone, with sales rising even higher than the month before (according to RealEstate Business Intelligence).

This heightened level of activity means two things: More people than ever before are moving into the region, and the market is changing. Spurred on by ever-expanding transit options, newly constructed developments, and changing homebuyer priorities, what might be considered prime real estate is moving outside the Beltway — and into communities like Ashburn and Brambleton.

What’s so great about life outside the Beltway?

Life outside the I-495 Beltway means more room for growth, which also means a vaster selection and greater affordability… but also a longer commute. Still, many northern Virginia homebuyers are growing less attracted to older homes on larger lots in the closer suburbs, and more attracted to areas like Loudoun County, where Van Metre is building large, state-of-the-art homes.

Luxury, or location, or both?

Take Belmont Glen Village for example, in Loudoun County’s Ashburn. This luxury single-family home community features new home designs with charming exteriors; innovative, open flexible designs; and over 3000 square foot of living space.

Luxury, check.

And it can’t be neglected to mention that Belmont Glen Village is located just minutes from the Dulles Greenway, and soon: Metro’s Silver Line will offer residents quick and convenient access to Dulles International Airport and everything the capital city’s inner suburbs have to offer.

Location, check.

What may have, just a few years ago, seemed much too far a distance to commute suddenly looks more attractive; suddenly seems more like home in Loudoun County.

It’s Elegance and Luxury… It’s Your New Home at Park Glen in Burke.


Burke VA New Homes

Life is sweet in Burke… even sweeter in a home by Van Metre.

Come home to an elegant single-family home, at Park Glen in Burke.

Elegant? Gorgeous? There is no adjective quite right to describe these exclusive single-family homes from Van Metre’s all-new Marquis line. With open, flexible floorplans and superior finishes on generous homesites, the discerning Virginia homebuyer is given a one-of-a-kind opportunity to customize, customize, customize!

Want an owner’s, or a guest suite on the first floor?

That’s available at Park Glen in Burke!

Want a home with nearly 4000 square feet, and the option to expand?

That’s available at Park Glen in Burke!

Want traditional brick front architecture with modern finishes & classic design?

That’s available at Park Glen in Burke!

Want convenience and location? That’s available at Park Glen in Burke!

Home sweet home at Park Glen in Burke is so much more than a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath piece of heaven (though that’s pretty nice, we must admit.). No, home sweet home at Park Glen in Burke is multiple jogging and biking trails; fields and parks galore; and convenient access to dining, shopping, and the Burke Racquet and Swim Club. Home sweet home at Park Glen in Burke is close proximity to Fairfax County Parkway, I-495, and I-95, too; it’s an exceptional Fairfax County school district, and life on the banks of the Potomac River.

Truly, what more could you ask for…

…than an elegant single-family home at Park Glen in Burke?

If you’re asking us, the answer is nothing. There’s no finer home than a single-family home at Park Glen in Burke by Van Metre. But don’t waste any time: This community is so exclusive, there are but 12 homesites available. Once they’re gone, they’re gone, so go ahead:

Schedule a visit today



The Time is Now to Buy a New Van Metre Home in Northern VA

Single Family Homes Northern Virginia

Everybody’s who anybody wants to live in northern Virginia.

If we didn’t know it was true before (We did.), we know now. Recent data released by RealEstate Business Intelligence (a subsidiary of MRIS) revealed a 13 percent year-over-year increase in home sales when comparing June 2015 to the June before. But that’s not all, nor is the fact that the region has seen seven straight months of similar year-over-year increases: No, the more than 5600 homes sold in June 2015 marked the highest recorded month for home sales in nearly a decade.

New home sales in northern Virginia are booming. Interest rates are, too.

New homes sales aren’t the only numbers on the rise in northern Virginia, prompting more and more prospective homebuyers to buy now. Average 30-year mortgage rates jumped to their highest levels this year, above four percent for the first time since late 2014, and they’re not stopping. The Washington-based Mortgage Bankers Association anticipates this trend will continue, with mortgage rates rising to 4.5 percent by the end of 2015, and beyond into 2016.

“The increase in rates will be a bit of a headwind for purchases,” said Mike Fratantoni, Chief Economist for the Mortgage Bankers Association. “But the increase in household incomes from the tighter job market will more than offset the higher rates.”

Lower mortgage rates in the first half of the year encouraged homeowners to refinance, and renters to buy; as they climb again, fewer northern Virginians are renegotiating mortgage rates, while more still are buying new homes.

“We expect that purchase mortgage originations will increase to $730 billion in 2015 from $638 billion in 2014, driven higher by the stronger job market, increases in home prices and declining share of cash purchases.”

The market is hot. Interest rates are rising.

The time to a new home in northern Virginia is now.

But now just any home:

A Van Metre home, the brand whose name is synonymous with quality.

Request more information now.

Cedarwood In Stone Ridge, Va

Stone Ridge VA New Homes

Cedarwood in Stone Ridge, Va., is a natural for older — and younger — buyers.

Washington Post

 July 21 at 7:00 AM

Houses with bedrooms and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms on one level might naturally appeal to older buyers anticipating mobility issues.

But younger couples such as David and Kristen Carroll are also drawn to the Cedarwood Main Level Living enclave at WestEnd in Loudoun County.

After more than a decade of living in townhouses — most recently in Herndon, Va., — the Carrolls, in their late 30s, were looking for a single-family house with a yard. But most of what they found available was too large, Kristen Carroll says.

“It was McMansions, with the formal dining room, formal living room, study,” she says. “But it’s just the two of us. It didn’t make sense.”

With its open floor plan, the new Van Metre development in Stone Ridge, Va., does make sense. “It’s perfect for us,” she says.

It’s also appealing to buyers with children, Cedarwood sales manager Bonita Hartbarger says.

“It’s nice not to have to go up and down the stairs all the time with young kids,” she says.

And, of course, it’s an important consideration for people nearing retirement. “My knees and the stairs are not friends anymore,” says Alice Lazarevich, who is moving with her husband from a colonial in Sterling to Cedarwood in the fall.

For the full article click here