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.

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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.

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Come Home To The Devonshire Collection At Southbend, In Brambleton By Van Metre Homes.

New Homes In Brambleton VA

Yearning for low-maintenance living, and the essence of convenience?

Van Metre, and the master planned community of Brambleton has the place:

That’s the Devonshire Collection at Southbend.

These craftsman-style, two-level Villa homes feature spacious bedrooms (including the option for a first-floor master!); gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops; genuine oak staircases, and ornamental iron spindles; and a Collection-exclusive second-floor retreat.

But that’s just the highlights; there’s even more wonder to find in Brambleton, in a Villa home from the Devonshire collection at Southbend.

Kick back and relax, at the Waverly. Boasting four bedrooms, and as many as 3.5 bathrooms, the Waverly is home to wide, sweeping spaces filled with abundant sunlight that beckon. All it needs is a comfy chair, a pillow-top mattress, and you.

Everyone who’s anyone who knows you is coming over for a dinner party at the Covington, because that sounds like your idea of a perfect Friday night. Opt to extend the kitchen island, and invite the crew to gather for a glass of wine — after a tour of your brand new home in Brambleton, of course.

And that location!

The Devonshire Collection at Southbend is conveniently — so convenient! — located within the new master planned community of Brambleton, and you know what that means: N-I-R-V-A-N-A. Or, in other words: paradise.

The homeowner’s haven that is Brambleton offers pools, parks, ponds, ball fields, trails & playgrounds, located just minutes from Loudoun County Parkway; and nearby, Brambleton Town Center boasts an eclectic mix of dining, shopping and first class entertainment. New Virginia homebuyers who choose the Devonshire Collection at Southbend in Brambleton relish knowing they’ve come home to a neighborhood with stock in family, and close proximity to schools and daycare centers galore.

Brambleton by Van Metre is calling, calling you home:

Come home to a luxury Villa home. Come home to The Devonshire at Southbend.

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