Monday, March 28, 2011

RCLCO Names Brambleton in 10 Top-Selling U.S. Master-Planned Communities in 2010

Brambleton announces today that it is the 8th top-selling community in the U.S. according to RCLCO, a leading independent real estate advisory firm. To achieve this milestone, Brambleton sold 352 homes in 2010.

RCLCO has been releasing its top-selling MPC rankings since 1994. The firm retains the most in-depth knowledge bank of MPC data and trends in the industry. Each year, RCLCO tracks the sales of over 400 communities across the nation for its annual MPC survey.

“We are proud of this accomplishment and are pleased that new home buyers continue to select our community as the place they want to live and raise their families,” remarks Kim Adams, Director of Marketing for Brambleton.

Encompassing nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums, Brambleton features eight homebuilders including Beazer Homes, Camberley Homes, Gulick Group, Miller and Smith, Pulte Homes, Stanley Martin Homes, Van Metre Homes and Winchester Homes. In the heart of the community is Brambleton Town Center a mixed-use development consisting of more than 50 specialty stores, services and restaurants, as well as Harris Teeter and Regal Fox 16 Cinemas. Brambleton has also earned the “Community of the Year” award for the past five years from The Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association and the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association.

Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate. For information call (703) 722-2864 or visit www.brambleton.com. Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter.

About Soave:
Brambleton is a development of Soave Enterprises, LLC, www.soave.com. Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave. Soave Enterprise provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures. Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Soave Enterprises as the 251st largest privately held company in the United States.

About RCLCO:
RCLCO is an independent real estate advisory firm, providing market and financial analysis and strategic advisory services to a broad spectrum of clients including developers, corporations, financial institutions, institutional and private investors, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations around the globe. Founded in 1967, RCLCO has expertise in urban development, community and resort development, economic development, and management consulting. http://www.rclco.com/

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Brambleton Announces the 4th Annual Brambleton Ribbon Run/Walk

Brambleton, an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia announces today the 4th Annual Brambleton Ribbon Run / Walk scheduled for April 9, 2011. All proceeds from the race will be donated to The Step Sisters www.stepsisters.org, a local, non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to help fight breast cancer.

“Brambleton is thrilled to once again be the title sponsor of this important community event.” Says Kim Adams, Director of Marketing for Brambleton. “ We look forward to hosting and cheering on more than 1,200 runners and supporters united in the effort to fight breast cancer.”

The event is designed to have something for everyone with runners and walkers of all age groups, including young families with children participating. The event kicks-off at 7:30 am with a 10K race, followed by a 5K race and then a “Kids Fun Run.” Live entertainment, a Sponsors Showcase and an exciting finish line will entertain both runners and spectators. Complete event details including registration and volunteer opportunities for the Brambleton Ribbon Run / Walks are available at www.brambletonribbonrun.com.

About Brambleton:
Located in Leesburg, Virginia, Brambleton is comprised of nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums and features eight homebuilders including Beazer Homes, Camberley Homes, Gulick Group, Miller and Smith, Pulte Homes, Stanley Martin Homes, Van Metre Homes and Winchester Homes. In the heart of the community is Brambleton Town Center a mixed-use development consisting of more than 50 specialty stores, services and restaurants, as well as Harris Teeter and Regal Fox 16 Cinemas. Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate. For more information call (703) 722-2864 or visit www.brambleton.com. Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter.

About The Step Sisters:
The Step Sisters are a team of women and men in Loudoun County’s Brambleton community and beyond that joined together five years ago to take on the challenge of fighting breast cancer. The organization is made up of breast cancer survivors, as well as mothers, sisters, daughters, brothers, sons and fathers who have all been touched by this terrible disease. The team has been among the top 10 fundraising teams in the region for the past five years, raising more than $315,000 for the cause. The Step Sisters are a 501c3 organization. For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.stepsister.org.


About Soave Enterprises:
Brambleton is a development of Soave Enterprises, LLC, www.soave.com. Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave. Soave Enterprise provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, scrap metal, and industrial services industries, among others. Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Soave Enterprises as the 251st largest privately held companies in the United States.

Spotlight On Your Pet!

If you have a pet that is quite entertaining or just plain cute, capture it on film and enter the Brambleton Group’s “Pets” video contest!  Be sure to capture your pet doing something funny or maybe even a trick - the winning video will be the one with the most "likes" on facebook. The prize will be a special gift for your pet from our very own Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun! 

Please submit your video to brambletoninfo@gmail.com by Tuesday, March 29th usingwww.yousendit.com or upload to Youtube and send us the link.  The Top 5 videos will be posted Friday, April 1st for voting!

Please click here to view all the rules http://goo.gl/EZQLJ. B_capturing

Here are some ideas : 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Brambleton March Update - Virginia Wine Factory coming to the BTC!

Sport & Heath Brambleton is “Athletic Club of the Year”
On March 2, 2011, Sport & Health at Brambleton was awarded Athletic Club of the Year for 2010!  It’s a very prestigious award given out each year that all club managers and associates covet from within Sport & Health.  Before being nominated for the award, each club must first achieve certain goals throughout the course of the year.  This is anything from memberships, to personal training to customer service ratings.  B_recognized@Brambleton!



New Tenant coming to the BTC - The Brambleton Town Center is pleased to announce a new tenant that is coming to the BTC - the Virginia Wine Factory will be located next to Misguided Angels at the Brambleton Town Center Phase II.  The VWF venue will offer wine tastings and serve small plates; in addition they hope to organize some special events.  B_here@Brambleton! BTC List of Tenants: www.brambleton.com/towncenter

Cutest Baby Contest Winner! The Brambleton Group held a Cutest Baby Contest on facebook in February which turned out to be great fun and a very close competition. Please join us in congratulating Lisa Hein whose little girl, Krista, won with 134 votes!  You can view Krista laughing here http://goo.gl/Jyjh5.   The next contest will be our pets, so be sure to film your furry friend doing something fun.  B_capturing@Brambleton! View all the finalists here – www.youtube.com/brambletonview 


Annalee’s Fashion Show – Oh, what a night! 
Jenet Ahn, owner of Annalee’s Formals, organized a successful Fashion Show on Saturday, March 12th showcasing the latest fashions for Prom and other formal events.  In addition to the Fashion Show, Leigh Macdonald, contributor from W-USA 9, spoke to the crowd about Prom confidence, offering many great tips for the girls. All the lovely hairdos were created by our very own Eclips Hair Salon & Day Spa at the BTC! B_glamorous@Brambleton! More photos here: http://goo.gl/2mmcp


DAAR’s Honor Society Reception at the Brambleton Welcome Center - Brambleton was proud to be the host and food sponsor of DAAR’s Honor Society Reception at the Welcome Center on March 10th.  The realtors that were honored are those who seek excellence through education, rise to the top in sales production and voluntarily contribute their expertise, time and skills!  Please join us in congratulating Beckwith Bolle from Carter Braxton Preferred Properties in Leesburg who made Realtor of the Year 2010 – a huge accomplishment. B_honoring@Brambleton! List of all Award recipients can be found here : http://goo.gl/IAtOWView more photos here: http://goo.gl/eoth2


Brambleton is now official on Facebook!
Brambleton is pleased to announce that Facebook has accepted their application to become an “official” site, enabling us to merge our fan page with our location page on Facebook Places.  We are now able to offer special deals when you check in which we will have soon, so don’t forget to start checking in to “Brambleton” www.facebook.com/brambletonviewB_checkingin@Brambleton!


Brownstones by Miller & Smith - Miller & Smith announced that their Brownstone townhomes will be available in April 2011 – please sign up to receive their latest information here brownstones@millerandsmith.com.  Stay tuned also for live updates on Brambleton’s Facebook or Twitter page! B_home@Brambleton! 


New Homes Now! Looking for an immediate delivery home?  No problem, we have them listed conveniently on our website!  To view our list of homes, go to www.brambleton.com/homesales and click the button “New Homes Now”.  B_home@Brambleton!


Opportunities to give back @ Brambleton - Brambleton is proud to be host of 3 Fundraising events in April:
  • Autism Fundraiser April 2nd
  • Brambleton Ribbon Run 10k/5k/1k Run & Family Walk April 9th
  • Sport & Health’s Journey 4 A Cure 10k/5k/1k Run & Family Walk on April 30th
B_giving!  Register/Tickets/Info: www.brambleton.com/towncenter.


Wines Around the World - Brambletonians enjoyed an evening of tasting wines from around the world at the Brambleton Community Center and reconnecting with neighbors and friends at the Wines Around the World event!  This was a sold out event for Brambleton – plans to do more are anticipated. B_tasting@Brambleton! View more photos here: http://goo.gl/0lJ7iBrambleton’s 2011 List of Events: http://goo.gl/1TDXb       


Be My Valentine Teddy Bear Picnic - In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Brambleton Community Center hosted a “Be My Valentine Teddy Bear Picnic”!  This was one of the events included in the 2011 Programming Guide and organized by the Brambleton HOA – many more have been planned for Spring. B_myvalentine. View more photos here: http://goo.gl/FHWnG Brambleton’s 2011 Spring Programming Guide: http://goo.gl/OmM3f


The BCA is now on Facebook - Brambleton Community Association is now on Facebook. Brambletonians can now "Like" them to receive up-to-date association alerts and announcements.  B_informed about pool pass registration, pool closings, association meetings, covenants inspections, community events, programming, etc.  Click on the link below: http://www.facebook.com/brambletoncommunityassociation B_social@Brambleton!


Supervisors Recognize Falcons' Championship Season - Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York (I-At Large) and Supervisor Stevens Miller (D-Dulles) welcomed members of the Briar Woods Falcons to the boardroom for recognition of their winning season. The Falcons won the Virginia High School League AA Division 4 State Championship. Head Coach Charlie Pierce and Principal Ed Starzynski joined the players for the recognition ceremony. B_what, B_woods! View more photos here: http://goo.gl/kmQV0


Briar Woods Big Playmaker Draws College Interest - College Scouts Briar Woods junior WR/DB Alex Carter has the college scouts buzzing as he has already received 6 verbal offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Stanford, Duke and Kansas State. Falcon coach Charlie Pierce says that Tennessee and Notre Dame could join that group soon! Carter is an exciting player and talented on the field and in the classroom!   Read more here: http://goo.gl/Ja2Ky


Who let the Hounds Out?  Baseball is coming to Loudoun! More than 9,500 fans packed the halls of Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn on Sunday February 13th for the inaugural FanFest hosted by the Loudoun Hounds professional baseball club, the team's president said in a statement.  "We knew this event was going to be big, but this exceeded our expectations," said Bob Farren, president and chief executive of the Hounds. "The response from the community was amazing." B_afan! Read more here: http://goo.gl/pcjqB. View more photos here: http://goo.gl/vvg1s 


Dulles Metro March Construction Update - March marks the second anniversary of the start of construction of Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. On March 9, 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved a Full Funding Grant Agreement that provided $900 million in federal funding for the project, completing the financial package. 


Within days, construction started and the past 24 months have been filled with significant construction successes. The landscape all along the 11.7 miles of the Phase 1 alignment has been altered as construction races along on this public infrastructure project that is already setting the stage for the transformation of Tysons Corner. B_constructing! Read more here: http://is.gd/2ifdCe