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Top Things to Consider When Buying a New Construction Home

Buying a new home is one of the most important decisions of your life. You’ll probably have a lot of questions throughout the home buying process. The following can help you decide which factors are important when buying a new construction home.

Location, location, location

When buying a new construction home, location is everything! While it might be possible to make changes to your home later, you can never change its location. Where a home is located has a major impact on its value. Homes in great locations hold their value better than homes in less desirable neighborhoods.

Landsdale offers brand new construction homes in beautiful Frederick County, Maryland. Frederick County is an excellent and safe place to live and raise a family. This gorgeous planned community is located close to shopping, dining, entertainment and schools. Landsdale is the perfect location for anyone looking to work and play close to home.

Resort-style amenities

Amenities should make living easier. They should provide the perfect balance between relaxation and social opportunities. Amenities should be designed to support both physical and emotional well-being.

Landsdale offers a variety of resort-style amenities including a clubhouse, swimming pool and leisure pool, tennis courts, sport court, playgrounds and tot lots, walking and biking trails and an outdoor amphitheater. Our community is thoughtfully designed to support an active lifestyle.

Trusted home builders

Finding the right home builder is one of the most important decisions you can make in the home buying process. When it comes to choosing a home builder, experience counts. You will want to find a builder with a proven track record.

Landsdale homes are built by some of the country’s most respected home builders. We offer a variety of new construction single family homes from Winchester Homes, Ryan Homes and CalAtlantic Homes. New homes are built with a variety of options to suit every need.

Landsdale is Frederick County’s newest planned community. Interested home buyers can choose from a collection of single family homes and townhomes, conveniently located by Montgomery County, Baltimore and Washington DC.

Come and see why life is better at Landsdale. Please contact us for more information.

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Builder Spotlight: CalAtlantic Single Family Homes at Landsdale.

Since 1967, CalAtlantic Homes has been a proven leader, providing high quality, energy-efficient homes across the United States. Today, CalAtlantic proudly builds in 17 states and maintains their reputation for superior customer experience. Landsdale is proud to offer four different styles of CalAtlantic single family homes.

The Columbia

The Columbia Model CalAtlantic Homes Landsdale FrederickThis gorgeous home features a spacious gourmet kitchen complete with a center island and a casual dining area connected to a large great room. Located off the foyer, the dining room provides the perfect space for entertaining friends and family. Across from the dining room, homeowners can take advantage of a flexible living space that can be converted into an optional study. A laundry room, family foyer and two-car garage complete the first floor.

Upstairs, families will appreciate the bonus room, spacious owner’s suite with large walk-in closet, private bathroom and three additional bedrooms. The basement of this home can be finished to create additional living space or storage.

The Jamestown

Jamestown Model CalAtlantic Homes Landsdale FrederickThe Jamestown is the ideal home for entertaining. This impressive home features a large great room, a gourmet kitchen with a center island, a roomy dining area and a private den that can be converted into an optional fifth bedroom with a full bathroom.

Upstairs, families can take advantage of the bonus room, spacious owner’s suite with large walk-in closet and private bathroom, three additional bedrooms and laundry room. The basement can be finished to create extra living space or room for storage.

The Washington

Washington Model CalAtlantic Homes Landsdale FrederickThe Washington is the perfect home for busy families. This gorgeous home features a flexible living space that can be used for either dining or as an office, a great room connected to a casual dining area and a gourmet kitchen complete with granite countertops an island and a pantry. The den can be converted into an optional fifth bedroom with a full bathroom. Off the three-car garage, this home features a family foyer and walk-in closet to help busy families stay organized.

Upstairs features a bonus room, spacious owner’s suite with two closets and a private bathroom, an optional deluxe shower bath or garden bath, three additional bedrooms and a laundry room. The basement can be finished to create even more living space or storage.

The Concord

Concord Model CalAtlantic Homes Landsdale Frederick The Concord offers families the perfect blend of flexibility and innovative design. The flex/dining room can be used as either a formal dining room or office. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, upgraded cabinets, an island and a walk-in pantry. The kitchen opens up to a casual dining area and great room. The downstairs den can be converted into an optional fifth bedroom with a full bathroom. This home also features a family foyer and a three car garage.

Upstairs features a bonus room, large owner’s suite with private bathroom, three additional bedrooms and a laundry room. Additional bathrooms can be added upstairs. As in other models, the basement can be finished to create additional living or storage space.

Please contact Landsdale for more information about our single family homes designed by CalAtlantic.

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Landsdale Frederick Playground Amenities

Landsdale- Amenities Opening Soon!

Landsdale is pleased to announce that many of our amenities will be opening soon! We have completed construction on our clubhouse and our playground. Our pool is poured and will open in the spring.

Our Clubhouse and Playground are Now Open!

Our 6,000 square foot Craftsman-style clubhouse overlooks our gorgeous community. Our 8-lane Olympic-size swimming pool and zero-entry leisure pool are poured and will be ready for residents just in time for the warmer weather this spring. All of our amenities are thoughtfully designed to inspire relaxation, leisure and fun.

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Landsdale's New Clubhouse

Future resort-style amenities include tennis courts, tot lots, sport court, walking and biking trails, an outdoor amphitheater and an on-site elementary school. All of this and more can be found in Landsdale, surrounded by gorgeous views of Sugarloaf Mountain, rolling hills and beautiful farmland.

Convenient Location

Landsdale is conveniently located in Southern Frederick County, where Montgomery, Frederick and Howard counties converge. This makes it possible for Landsdale’s residents to take advantage of everything that nearby cities have to offer.
Interested home buyers can choose from a variety of single family homes and townhomes. These homes feature today’s most sought-after features and are specially designed to increase efficiency, comfort and luxury.
Three of the area’s leading homebuilders have come together to offer homebuyers a collection of home styles and floor plans with a number of options, guaranteed to suite every need and lifestyle.

Enjoy All That Frederick County Has To Offer

Residents in Frederick County can easily access some of the East Coast’s most desirable cities. However, despite its close proximity, Frederick County feels like a welcome escape from the hectic pace of city life. This is only part of the reason why Frederick County is such a desirable location. The fact that residents like where they live creates a genuine sense of atmosphere that you’d be hard pressed to find in any other location.
Landsdale offers the best in small-town living with modern conveniences close by. Landsdale’s thoughtful location allows easy access with less congestion to Frederick, Montgomery County and Baltimore.
For information about available homes, please contact us today.

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Holiday Events in Frederick MD 2016

2016 Holiday Events in Frederick County, MD

The holidays are upon us! Get into the holiday spirit with the following holiday events in Frederick County, MD.

A Very Merry Christmas

November 26th – December 30th
Way Off Broadway Children’s Theatre
5 Willowdale Dr.
Frederick, MD, 21702

This delightful production combines Christmas songs from the past and present with a good measure of fun and laughs. You won’t want to miss this festive holiday event! On Saturday night dinner is served at 6pm and the show begins promptly at 8pm. On Sunday, enjoy lunch at 12:30pm and a performance at 2:15pm.

Christmas In New Market

December 9 – 10th
Main Street
New Market, MD, 21774

Bring the whole family on Friday, Dec 9th to enjoy a tree-lighting ceremony, Christmas carols and the arrival of Santa Claus. On Saturday, take part in a scavenger hunt and Christmas tree silent auction while Santa Claus roams the area, bringing cheer to both children and adults!

Hometown Holidays

December 10th
Downtown Brunswick
1 W. Potomac St.
Brunswick, MD, 21716

This day-long event kicks off with a delicious breakfast with Santa Claus. From 1-4pm enjoy a holiday open house of downtown businesses. Throughout the day, you can enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s activities and a children’s party. In the evening, explore Brunswick Heritage Museum by candlelight.

Festival of Lights

December 16th
City Hall at Courthouse Square
101 N. Court St.
Frederick, MD, 21701

Participate in one of the holiday season’s most inspiring events. Enjoy holiday greetings, Christmas carols and an inspirational message. Attendees participate in a moving candle lighting ceremony, filling the courtyard with brilliant light. The Festival of Lights begins at 7pm.

Holiday Caroling and Bazaar

December 17th
Sky Stage
59 S. Carroll St.
Frederick, MD, 21701

Bring your family and friends to the Sky Stage for an afternoon of caroling. The Sky Stage is an open-air theatre located in a historic pre-Revolutionary War building. This festive event takes place from 2-7pm.

Candlelight Tours of the Shrine

December 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10th
National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD, 21727

Enjoy a tour of the Seton Shrine by candlelight! Visit both of Elizabeth Ann Seton’s homes and the awe-inspiring Basilica. Candlelight tours take place from 5-6:30pm.

After enjoying these holiday events come home to Landsdale, Frederick County’s newest planned community. For more information, please contact us today.

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Home Values Increase in Monrovia, MD.

Located in Frederick County, Monrovia, Maryland is a beautiful area, full of arts, culture and lots of historic interest. Monrovia sits on the Potomac River between Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia, inland from the Chesapeake Bay.

Monrovia is an excellent place for families with children. Since many other families live here, both parents and children are more likely to develop strong social ties. The town has a great public school district and a large population of college-educated adults. This creates the perfect environment for academic success. Additionally, crime rate in Monrovia is significantly lower than average for the county. Families don’t need to travel far for entertainment either. Close by, families can enjoy Gaver Farm, Adventure Park USA, Urbana District Park and Rock Hill Orchard.

It’s no wonder why the housing market is Monrovia is booming!

Home values in Monrovia have increased 3.6% over the past year. It’s predicted that values will continue to rise another 2.2% within the coming year.

In Frederick County, residential property values have seen an overall increase of 8.7% since 2013. Throughout the state of Maryland, residential property values grew 9.5% over the same three year period. These numbers represent the first time that Frederick County has seen increased property values since prices began declining in 2007.

Home prices are steadily rising in many parts of the U.S., yet homes remain affordable. This is due to current mortgage rates. Home buyers wishing to maximize their dollar should consider buying now, before mortgage rates go up.

Beautiful New Homes in Monrovia, MD

In beautiful Monrovia, MD, Landsdale is your best choice for luxury and convenience in Frederick County. These brand new homes are specially designed to maximize efficiency, comfort and luxury. Each home includes todays’ most sought after features. Landsdale is conveniently located where Montgomery, Frederick and Howard Counties meet, making it incredibly easy to access work, everyday conveniences and entertainment.

Residents of Landsdale enjoy beautiful views of Sugarloaf Mountain, rolling hills and lush greenery. Residents can take advantage of many resort-style amenities including a craftsman-style clubhouse, Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds and tot lots, sports court, walking and biking trails and an outdoor amphitheater. A planned on-site elementary school makes Landsdale the ideal location for families.

Now is the best time to buy! For more information about Landsdale, please contact us today.

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Your New Home is Waiting Just Around the Bend, at Landsdale in Frederick County

So you’ve made the decision to buy a new townhome in Frederick County… and what a great decision that was. The purchase of your very first home is a process that requires much thought and preparation, and even more investment — emotional as well as financial. But it’s more than that. It’s so much more than a down payment-sized hole in your checking account and a signature on the bottom line.

It’s about building a life, and a space perfect for entertaining, perfect for living.

It’s all about coming home to the home of your dreams in Frederick County.

Buying a new construction home at Landsdale presents unique opportunities for you, the Maryland homebuyer, because you truly get to design the home of your dreams. These luxurious Frederick County homes offer an unprecedented level of sophistication and style, blending seamlessly traditionally classic architectural elements and today’s most sought-after features. A new Frederick County home at Landsdale promises the most modern of appointments, the most intelligent of designs, in the most convenient of locations, in a variety of floorplans to suit your taste and style — all from the area’s leading homebuilders.

When you choose to buy a new home at Landsdale, our experienced home consultants will walk you through the home buying, design, and building process.

Step 1: Select your home, and choose your options.

When you choose to buy a new home in Frederick County at Landsdale, you make decisions like townhome or single-family home from one of our exceptional, exclusive builders; the perfect floorplan, and the optional upgrades you simply must have.

Step 2: Apply for financing, and sign the home contract.

Winchester Homes, Ryan Homes, and CalAtlantic Homes are top among Maryland’s most well respected hombuilders, and they’re working hard on site at Landsdale — not just to quality construction, but also to offer unique arrangements with preferred (or in-house) lenders to ensure each Maryland homebuyer has a range of financing options available. Work directly with your home sales agent to estimate your mortgage amount, prequalify for a home loan, and most important of all: apply for that loan, so construction can begin.

Step 3: Stay in touch as construction begins. 

At Landsdale, we make it our mission to keep the homeowner involved every step of the way. From the day the slab is poured, through each construction checkpoint, until the finishing touches are added, and beyond, your new Frederick County home is yours.

Step 5: Close, and move in!

It’s finally here: It’s closing day! The keys are yours, the house is yours, and the moving truck is loaded up. All that’s left to do now is unpack and plan a date for that holiday part you’ve been dreaming of hosting.

You bought the home of your dreams, and got so much more…

Contact us to learn more about coming home to Landsdale.

 

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Did You Know? All About The Great Frederick Fair

It’s the Great Frederick Fair, and it’s happening now! (It will be here all week.)

Locals and visitors to Frederick County are flocking to the Fairgrounds for midway rides, cotton candy and funnel cake, the Demolition Derby, and the Prettiest Goat Contest, too.

Yearly attendance ranges between 200 and 250 thousand people over the course of the nine-day event that has become an area favorite; it’s your favorite time of year, because it’s the Great Frederick Fair, but it hasn’t always been this way. No, there have been many changes since the first fair was held in 1822: Once a two-day event, the location, name, and time of year (May, October, November) existed in a state of flux before settling into its present place as Frederick County’s favorite way to do mid September. 

The first free day for students and teachers was in 1885.

Today, this ‘free day’ happens on the second Friday of the fair, and is called Kids Fair Day. To take place this year on September 23, Kids Fair Day is, according to fair organizers, perhaps more important now than it was in 1885. As the county’s population grows, and so many fewer people are engaged in agricultural endeavors, Frederick County’s children do greatly benefit from an opportunity to see exactly where their food comes from.

The Great Frederick Fair was once a sought-after wedding venue.

Not so much anymore, but once upon a time betrothed couples couldn’t pass it up: Family and friends would be gathered at the fair, and there was plenty of food and drink around for everyone. There seemed no reason to not get hitched. In fact, a contest held in 1890 promised a honeymoon of sorts to a couple who would be married at the fair; and so, on October 16 of that year, Ella Graser and Jacob Kanode were wed.

Grandstand entertainment has run the gamut from odd to downright dangerous.

A self-proclaimed “expert girl shot with a rifle” performed her feats from the back of a running mustang in the late 19th century; a few decades later in the early 1900s fairgoers were delighted by the antics of acrobatic bears and monkeys, high-wire acts and vaudeville performers. The year 1950 brought the debut of the "Irish Horan and the Lucky Hell Drivers" show, during which a stock convertible was catapulted from a giant cannon.

Hank Williams wowed the crowd in 1971, when tickets could be purchased for just two dollars. Conway Twitty, The Judds, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson have also shown up to entertain Frederick County fairgoers.

Don’t miss 38 Special, Foreigner, Jake Owen, and the Prettiest Goat Contest on tap at The Great Frederick Fair, running now through Saturday, September 24. Get Tickets HERE

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Steve & Amy Say Goodbye to Georgetown, Hello to Frederick County

There was a time in Steve and Amy’s lives when the top of their “must haves” list read:

Urban setting, within walking distance to shops and restaurants 

No lawn maintenance 

One, or maybe two bedrooms — We don’t need more space than that.

They found all that and more in their Washington DC walk up: two bedrooms, no lawn, just minutes from the Georgetown waterfront. It’s their own little slice of paradise. Or, it was until recently.

Because Steve and Amy are parents now.

The staff at their favorite brunch spot has nearly forgotten what they look like, and the walls of that small space they once cherished are closing in around them (babies need so much stuff, and where are Amy’s parents supposed to sleep when they come visit? Certainly not in the baby’s room…).

Needless to say, their “must haves” list looks a little bit different now: 

They want a modern kitchen, and space for entertaining. 

Because the bar is no longer their scene, but dinner parties are fun.

They want a yard, and they’ll be glad to maintain it.

Because little Joey needs a place to run and play.

They want a little peace and quiet.

Because they’re not 25 anymore, and the baby is napping.

Steve and Amy need look no further than Landsdale in Frederick County.

The homes here offer an unprecedented level of sophistication and style, blending seamlessly traditionally classic architectural elements and today’s most sought-after features. A new Frederick County home at Landsdale promises the most modern of appointments, the most intelligent of designs, in the most convenient of locations — all from the area’s leading homebuilders.

Steve heads off to his high-pressure Washington DC job, all the while knowing he gets to come home to his beautiful family, in a beautiful neighborhood with less congestion, a simpler pace, and a location that’s nothing short of idyllic.

Be like Steve and Amy. Come home to Frederick County. 

Contact us today to learn more about Landsdale, or to schedule a visit.

 

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Congratulations to our Summer Solstice Event Winner!

Congraulations to Tian L. Chang (pictured at right with Betsey Marshall, CalAtlantic Homes' Sales Representative), winner of a new iPad at the drawing for our Summer Solstice Event on June 25th!

Tian received a postcard in the mail about our upcoming event at Landsdale and she and her husband decided to come by and check out the new community! They registered for the drawing with CalAtlantic homes and were chosen from all of the people to came by to win a new iPad.

Be on the look out for upcoming events and announcements! Sign up here or come visit to learn more about special incentives throughout the year. We have something for everybody including Single Family homes, Townhomes, and one level living - not to mention world class amenities and breathtaking views just minutes from Urbana, MD.

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Landsdale’s Urbana High School Ranked #1 in Frederick County.

Urbana High School, the public high school zoned for Landsdale residents, is ranked #1 in Frederick County and #13 in the state of Maryland by U.S. News & World Report high school rankings.

If you are a parent, the high school district that corresponds to your potential new home is a huge consideration when moving. Don’t settle for anything but the best – if you are a resident at Landsdale, your children will have the opportunity to attend Urbana High school, the top ranked high school in the county.

At Urbana High School, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Urbana High is 71 percent. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves and Urbana has a 98% graduation rate according to U.S. News & World Report. Urbana has also been recognized as one of Maryland's top 25 engineering schools by the A. James Clark School of Engineering of The University of Maryland. It is also home to the 2011 National Teacher of the Year, Michelle Shearer.

Why settle for less when you can have the best? Landsdale is the best new planned community in Frederick county with world class amenities and new construction homes. Get the best education for your children at Urbana High School and discover a new, better life at Landsdale.

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