Friday, April 13, 2012

What's Trending in Brambleton - April Edition

Brambleton 6th Top Selling Community in the US - Brambleton announces its position as the 6th top selling master-planned community according to RCLCO and John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Brambleton exceeded its own sales record with a total of 454 new homes sold in 2011 representing a 29% increase over its 2010 sales of 352. Read more here: http://ht.ly/a4ZfE

5th Annual Brambleton Ribbon Run/Walk to fight Breast Cancer this Saturday - Brambleton announces the 5th Annual Brambleton Ribbon Run / Walk scheduled for April 14, 2012. An expected 2,000 runners and walkers will participate in the race with all proceeds donated to The Step Sisters, a local non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to help fight breast cancer. A Kids Fun Run will take place immediately following the 5k and 10k. Event details are as follows: http://ht.ly/abJuI

Get Lucky for a Cause - Reaching 4 Autism Miracles-Casino Night! – Please join Reaching 4 Autism Miracles (R4AM) for their 3rd Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, April 21st from 7-10pm at The Brambleton Welcome Center. Their Casino Night Event will help raise Grant money for families affected by autism. For more information about R4AM, Casino Night and to purchase your tickets, just click here: http://ht.ly/a4VWL

“Add More Life to your Life” Campaign kicks off & Facebook Timeline Debuts
 Brambleton launches new campaign in April that will appear all around the Washington area – online on our website and the Washington Post, a wrap on the WFC Express Metro Bus, on the radio and in print via the New Homes Guide.
 Brambleton debuts their new Facebook Timeline and adds custom Builder and Brambleton Town Center tabs! Take a journey back in time and check out all their many milestones, only 10 years young and going strong www.facebook.com/brambletonview

NVBIA Parade of Homes – April 28th & 29th - Brambleton and its builders will be participating in the NVBIA’s Annual Parade of Homes on Saturday, April 28th & Sunday, April 29th from 11 am to 6 pm. Be sure to stop by the Brambleton Welcome Center for more information and to spin their Prize Wheel (www.brambleton.com/location)

Major Trail System Enhancement Underway - The Brambleton Group and their contractors have begun the installation of 3.5 miles of primarily 10’ wide trail in common areas south of Creighton Road. The trail will meander through woodlands, meadows and adjacent to wetlands bringing residents closer to nature while providing privacy to adjacent landowners. The work will take place over the next 90 days and is expected to be completed by the end of July, weather permitting. The end results will connect Brambleton’s southern neighborhoods with the rest of the community while creating additional recreational opportunities for the entire community.

Congratulations to the Thibodeau family, winners of Brambleton’s Pot of Gold Giveaway on St. Patrick’s Day!  The Pot of Gold Giveaway was the Brambleton Group’s most recent social media contest which tasked participants with finding hidden shamrocks throughout the Town Center. The Pot of Gold was filled with gifts from participating Brambleton Town Center retailers and was valued at over $850!
A special thank you goes out to these BTC retailers who graciously donated a prize and for being such good sports as contestants hunted for the shamrocks in their establishments: Annalee’s Formals, Bella Ballerina, Blue Ridge Grill, Caliente Southwest Grille, Edible Arrangements, Froots, HairLoom Studio, InSight Eye Optique, Johnny Rockets, La Cucina Italiano, Misguided Angels, Nick’s Corner Grill, Regal FOX Cinemas, Sport & Health Club, Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt and The Next Step.
Follow Brambleton on Facebook for the latest community events and news, and keep an eye out for fun contests, giveaways & more: www.facebook.com/brambletonview.

DAAR Honor Society Winners - The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) recognized several REALTORS® who rose to the top of their industry in 2011. These REALTORS® achieved the highest level of professionalism in terms of community service, education and industry involvement. The following REALTORS® celebrated their achievements at the 2011 DAAR Honor Society Induction Reception on March 22nd at the Brambleton Welcome Center in Ashburn, VA. Read more here: http://ht.ly/9QyVh

Quick Delivery Homes in Brambleton
Need a New Home NOW? Have a peek at Brambleton’s Builders quick delivery homes – Pulte’s Allegheny model has just been added http://ht.ly/a5dhK.

Pulte Homes Grand Villas Update – Kelly and Mike will be selling these brand new homes at their new location onsite at 23527 Belmont Ridge Road as of April 21st. Please call them for more information 703.957.4553 or go to www.brambleton.com/homesales.

Van Metre Awarded 2012 Philanthropic Builder of the Year - The National Association of Home Builders recognized Van Metre Companies as the 2012 Philanthropic Builder of the Year for their work with National Children's Hospital, Capital Hospice, George Mason University, and the Loudoun County schools. Since 1970, the company has continuously woven community outreach into their company's fabric. Read more here : http://ht.ly/a5pVb

10 Things to do this Spring
1. Brambleton’s 5th Annual Step Sisters’ 5k Ribbon Run/Walk
2. Reaching 4 Autism Casino Night at Brambleton
3. Paul’s Ride for Life
4. Spring Festival
5. Spring Teas at Winmill Carriage Museum
6. Wine Tasting
7. Leesburg Garden Club Plant Sale
8. Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival
9. Space Shuttle Discovery Fly-In Day
10. Middleburg Spring Races
Read all about it here: http://ht.ly/9QBi0

Bloo Dental Hiring
Bloo Dental has two positions open – they are looking for a Clinical Assistant and an Administrative/Treatment Coordinator. For more information on these positions, please contact Dr. Rahim at 703.327.5533.

Brambleton’s Biggest Fan - Barb has finally moved in to her brand new Camberley Home! She is busy settling in as an official “Brambletonian” and preparing for the 5th Annual Step Sisters Breast Cancer walk/run this weekend. Pictured here is Barb with her date, Ben, on St. Patrick’s Day at the Virginia Wine Factory where they enjoyed listening to Irish music. Be sure to follow her latest Brambleton adventures here: www.facebook.com/brambletonbarb, www.twitter.com/brambletonbarb, www.pinterest.com/brambletonbarbwww.foursquare.com/brambletonbarb

Brambleton’s Spring Events
April 14th – Step Sisters Ribbon Run Charity Run/Walk
April 21st – Reaching 4 Autism Miracles Casino Night
April 28th – Community Shred
April 28th & 29th – NVBIA Parade of Homes
May 5th – Spring Yard Sale
May 6th – Loudoun Youth Battle of the Bands
May 28th – Memorial Day Charity Run/Walk
View our full calendar here: http://ht.ly/9zV8w

Brambleton Community Association’s April Newsletter - This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association– this month’s edition includes Recreation Opportunities, Summer Camp Guide, Bettas Swim Team, Supervisor Clarke Update, Pet Advice & more! View the entire April BCA Community Newsletter here: http://ht.ly/a5nTF (iPad friendly)

Briar Woods Teams Get Much Deserved Attention - Members of the Briar Woods High School varsity football, softball and competition cheer teams earned praises and resolution of commendation from the Loudoun Board of Supervisors March 6 for successful seasons. The Falcon football team won its second straight state championship while the Falcon softball team won their first state championship. The competition cheer team became the first team in Virginia High School League history to win the state title in the same classification three years in a row. Congratulations to all the teams! Read more here: http://ht.ly/9IACu

In the news

  • America's 'healthiest' & least healthy markets – The LendingTree Healthiest Housing Market index evaluates and weighs seven critical housing market elements (debt to income, unemployment, homeownership, vacancy, equity, past due, foreclosure, and loan-to-value ratios) by state. Using LendingTree’s proprietary model, states are ranked to evaluate the combined effect of the elements - Virginia ranks #7 in their Healthiest Housing Market Index. http://ht.ly/9OPKo
  • Virginia was ranked the "Best State to Make a Living" in a MoneyRates.com study, up from the state's No. 4 ranking last year, The Washington Post reported. The magazine based the rankings on average income, cost of living, unemployment rate and a stable income tax. Read more here: http://ht.ly/9OOon
  • D.C. is No. 1 in wage growth over past 10 years - D.C. had the fastest wage growth of any major U.S. county since 2000, according to a Business Journals' analysis of the latest federal data. The typical worker in the District earned $78,554 in 2010, up from $51,739 in 2000, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. That yields an annual growth rate of 4.26 percent for D.C. Read more here: http://ht.ly/9OOfK


One Week to go for Discovery’s Arrival! - Only one week to go until Discovery lands at the Washington Dulles International Airport on Tuesday, April 17th. This Thursday, April 12, they will announce information about the Museum's "Spot the Shuttle" program and list locations from where to watch the shuttle as it flies by! Read more here: http://ht.ly/9lefW

‘Rail To Loudoun’ Launched to Promote Metro Project - The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce has formally announced the Rail To Loudoun Coalition’s launch of www.railtoloudoun.com, intended to provide up-to-date, data-backed information on the economic and quality-of-life benefits that the Dulles Corridor Rail Project would create for the county. Read more here: http://ht.ly/9IAFS
Latest Dulles Metro News here: www.dullesmetro.com

Metro shows off new rail map - Metro unveiled a new map that shows the new Silver Line, new train station names and changes on the Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow lines. Read more here: http://ht.ly/9LYXY

VA budget approved! $300 Million for Phase II Metro and 60 Million bump for NoVa Schools- Both Victories for Loudoun! - Virginia’s partisan budget standoff came to a close Thursday, the second day into a special General Assembly session, as Republicans and Democrats on a Senate committee unanimously agreed to shift tens of millions of dollars toward schools, Medicare and toll relief, and to borrow $300 million more for the Metro-to-Dulles rail project. Read more here: http://ht.ly/9P6dy

Verizon Home Monitoring & Control Service Launch

Pedro Correa guest blog for Brambleton
  
Pedro Correa is Vice President of Verizon Enhanced Communities.  He and his team are responsible for marketing and providing Verizon products and services to the owners, managers and residents of various multi-family developments, such as apartment buildings, condominiums and planned communities like Brambleton. This blog focuses on the recently launched Verizon Home Monitoring and Control service.

It’s a pleasure for the Verizon Enhanced Communities team to be a part of this Saturday’s 5th Annual Step Sisters’ 5K Ribbon Run/Walk kicking off at the Brambleton Town Center Plaza.  It reinforces the feeling of community Verizon gets in working with the developers and residents of Brambleton; we like to think of ourselves as a part of that community.

Over the years residents of Brambleton have been among the first to get the newest FiOS Internet speeds, the coolest new FiOS TV channels and widgets and state-of-the-art technologies that perform best over the FiOS network.  Verizon’s Home Monitoring and Control, has been available here in Brambleton since it was first introduced last fall.  We have also recently entered into an arrangement with Brambleton, along with participating builders in the community, to build Home Monitoring and Control into new homes starting this quarter.  (Offer applies to specific builders and lots.  Check with Brambleton sales agents for availability.)

Home Monitoring and Control is all about giving members of the Brambleton community access to their homes’ energy systems and home environment regardless of where they are at any given moment. 

Let’s say you’re driving to work and can’t remember whether you locked the front door or shut off a kitchen appliance.  With Home Monitoring and Control, you can access your home systems on your PC or through an App on a compatible smartphone or your FiOS TV.   Just click to lock a door or shut off a connected appliance.  If you want to check on the dog, access a remote camera placed inside or outside your home with the same smartphone or computer.

We’ll be at a booth at Saturday’s event right outside of the Brambleton Welcome Center, with all the details on Home Monitoring and Control.  Verizon representatives will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the service or how to get it and will have lots of trinkets and goodies on-hand as well.

But this is only one chapter of the FiOS borderless lifestyle story.  Our goal is to allow our customers to access their broadband, TV and voice services with a connected smartphone, tablet, PC and, of course, access your services through your FiOS TV.

Not so far down the road you’ll be hearing about some new offers from Verizon, including enhancements to FiOS Internet and FiOS TV, as well as FiOS Digital Voice.  Our technologists are working with some of the smartest people in the industry to make FiOS even better and keep us and our customers out in front of other providers and their customers.

The best of luck to all the participants in Saturday’s Run/Walk and thanks for letting us be a part of your community.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

BRAMBLETON 6th TOP SELLING COMMUNITY IN U.S.

Brambleton, an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia, announces today its position as the 6th top selling master-planned community according to RCLCO and John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Brambleton exceeded its own sales record with a total of 454 new homes sold in 2011 representing a 29% increase over its 2010 sales of 352.

“We are proud to be recognized as one of the top master-planned communities in the nation,” said Kim Adams, Director of Marketing at Brambleton. “We share the success with our stellar group of homebuilders and look forward to continuing our work with them to provide top-quality homes for the community.” Brambleton features six homebuilders including Beazer Homes, Camberley Homes, Miller & Smith, Pulte Homes, Van Metre Homes and Winchester Homes.

Brambleton currently has 18 different model homes within the community including the award-winning Brownstones of Brambleton from homebuilder Miller & Smith. The Brownstones of Brambleton were recently honored by both the National Sales and Marketing Council and the National Association of Homebuilders for their architectural and interior design, respectively. 

In addition, The Abbey model by Winchester Homes is now open in Brambleton and other models will be open within the year, including Emerald Ridge Townhomes by Beazer Homes, Trent Grove Grand Villas by Pulte Homes and The Estates at Overlook Ridge by Van Metre Homes. For more information on these Loudoun County homes, visit www.brambleton.com/homesales

About Brambleton:

Brambleton is an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Brambleton encompasses nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate.  For information about the community, please call (703) 722-2864 or visit www.brambleton.com.  Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter.


About Soave Enterprises:

Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave. Soave Enterprises 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. For more information visit www.soave.com.