Sunday, January 19, 2014

Brambleton Named One of the Top 20 Master Planned Communities of 2013

We are proud and excited to announce we placed on two national Top Selling Master Planned Communities
lists! Brambleton ranked as the #19 top selling master planned community in the country by John Burns Real Estate Consulting and RCLCO recently released their own data that placed Brambleton at #18 in the country.  

Brambleton is the only master planned community in DC and Northern Virginia to make the top 20 rankings on both lists, with 373 net sales in 2013. Our beautiful quick delivery, townhomes and single-family homes in Northern Virginia are designed for your family, with shopping, dining and entertainment minutes from your front door. It is truly a community unlike any other, and we’re proud to represent the Washington, DC area as one of the top selling master planned communities in the country.  

Every year since 1994, RCLCO has conducted a national survey identifying the top-selling master planned communities, followed by in-depth interviews among the top 20 to reveal the trends behind the numbers. To see the top 20 rankings and in-depth analysis, visit their website. 

To complete the JBREC analysis, the independent research provider spoke with developer representatives at more than 100 master planned communities nationwide. To see the top 20 ranking and learn how the national source of independent housing research determined this year’s top 20, visit their website.

Here's to another great year at Brambleton. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January Edition


What's New in 2014

Brambleton is off to a great start to the new year with a Grand Opening event by Van Metre Homes on Saturday, January 11th, along with Miller & Smith's South Lawn Collection and Van Metre's Townhome Collections Grand Openings scheduled for this Saturday, January 18th!  Here are a few more exciting things to look forward to this year in Brambleton:

  • Brambleton will be hosting their very first Brambleton Grand Prix (previously held in Reston)
  • Look for something new to "hatch" this Spring from the Brambleton HOA
  • All-New videos with Brambleton's celebrity host, Brett Tutor 
  • Realtor Red Carpet Event on April 22nd
  • Brand New Townhome model openings by Camberley Homes, Van Metre Homes, Winchester Homes, & Miller & Smith this Spring
  • Brand new Community Center and Pool openings
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea (formerly Caribou), Illusions Hair Salon & Spa (formerly HairLoom) openings & Dragon Yong-In expansion & more tenant openings.
Brambleton Makes the List of Top Selling Communities in the Nation...Again!

RCLCO and John Burns Real Estate Company's Top Selling Master-Planned Community Lists for 2013 were released recently and Brambleton is proud to have made it again - the only ‪Washington, DC‬ area community on the list! As this area continues to grow, Brambleton is pleased to be able to offer many more new townhome options this year - no housing shortage here.  2014 is going to be a busy year!

Brambleton Race Series: More Than 1,600 Turn Out to ‘Ring In Hope’

Despite frigid temperatures, hundreds of runners showed up at Brambleton's fourth annual Ringing In Hope: A New Year’s Celebration, which benefits area charities.

Racers of all ages turned out for the 5K and 10K runs and the 1K fun run. As part of the theme, kids wore bells around their necks to “ring” in the New Year and raise money for this year’s beneficiaries: Children’s National Medical Center (The Brain Institute), Capital Caring, and Friends of Loudoun Mental Health.  Click here for more information.

SAVE THE DATE: Brambleton's Realtor Red Carpet Event

The Brambleton Group is extending an invitation to the Realtor community to join them for their Spring Realtor event, which will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd at the Brambleton Welcome Center.  In addition to the new single-family models, there will be several new townhome models to tour from Miller and Smith, Winchester Homes, Van Metre Homes and Camberley Homes!  Exclusive invitations to this Red Carpet Event will be coming very soon.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Brambleton's celebrity host, Brett Tutor, has been dancing, shopping and eating his way through the Brambleton Town Center recently kicking off Brambleton's new video series for the Verizon FiOS Community Channel!  Stay tuned to find out what Brett's next adventures will be.

Town Center Tidbits
  • HairLoom Studio at Brambleton has relocated and rebranded as Illusions Hair Salon & Spa and will offer additional services such as massages, facials and nail care. Their new location is 22855 Brambleton Plaza, suite 104, next door to Misguided Angels.
  • Please join Blue Ridge Grill for their Crab Cake Night on Mondays and Tuesdays through March 25 – Regular crab cake entrees will be $15 or add a crab cake to any regularly priced steak (including the prime rib) for only $5. They are also extending ½ Price Wine Night on Mondays and Tuesdays during this promotion to include all wines!  
  • Bloō Dental Featured in the Washington Post – The Washington Post recently did an article showing how technology is reshaping dental, medical and law offices.  Bloō Dental is excited to have been featured in this article.  Please click here to view the Post article, which shows how dental offices like Bloō Dental are becoming much more inviting and fun.
  • Looking for the Perfect Gift for the Middle-Earth Fan in Your Life? While you may be unable to provide the legendary One Ring, try the next best thing – Regal Cinemas Hobbit Supertickets! Each Superticket is only $20 and provides digital downloads for both entries in the Hobbit franchise, with access to The Desolation of Smaug four days earlier than retail. Additionally, each Superticket purchase provides an opportunity to win a trip to New Zealand, with a visit to the Hobbit on set.  Stop by Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX in Brambleton and pick up your Hobbit Superticket today!

Builder Buzz
Single-Family Homes
  • Beazer Homes at West Park has increased their prices $20-25k, an average of 3.3% 
  • Van Metre’s The Hemsworth Collection has opened, priced from the low $600s*.  Between their 2 plans, the average square foot is 3,223.  Their new model opened January 11th!
  • Winchester Homes has increased all of their base prices by $5k (both Glenmere & West Park neighborhoods)
  • On average, Brambleton's single-family prices have increased just over 1/2% over the past 6 months, and just under 2% since Jan ‘13
  • January's Average Base Price of Brambleton Singles = $667,466*
    • Miller & Smith will introduce their South Lawn Collection at Brambleton this Saturday, January 18th - chic new designs with stylish kitchens, adjoining great rooms and fabulous rooftop terraces, priced from the upper $400s*.
    • Van Metre's Hillcrest and Devonshire Collections will be open for sales this Saturday, January 18th from their Sales Gallery at the Brambleton Town Center.
    • Camberley Homes' English Manor Townhomes is now open for sale! Camberley Homes is pleased to offer an innovative new collection of townhomes inspired by an English Manor aesthetic of architecture featuring a unique blend of brick and stone cladding with window and shutter details not often found on typical townhomes - English Manor Townhomes at Brambleton
    • Pulte Homes has raised the base prices of their Grand Villa models in the Trent Grove neighborhood by $2-$10k.
    • Townhome prices have increased 4.7% over the past 6 months and nearly 8% since Jan ‘13
    • January’s Average Base Price of Brambleton Towns = $481,744*
    *Prices, terms, conditions subject to change.

    New Home Information Packet:

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    2014 Events Calendar Sneak Peek:

    Brambleton Community Association’s January 2014 NewsletterThis is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the January Newsletter and click here to view the New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook.

    Sponsorship OpportunitiesThe Brambleton Community Association is always looking for area businesses who would like some exposure and advertising.  A great way to do this is through Brambleton event sponsorship.  There are a lot of options available, including customizing packages to make them work best for your business.  Click here to download the sponsorship form.

    Rock Ridge High School Meet & Greet
    Rock Ridge High School is excited to announce their first Meet and Greet with their fall head coaches. Join them Thursday, January 16 at Scotto's Rigatoni Grill from 5-8pm. Cheer, Football, Golf, Cross Country and Volleyball head coaches will be available to meet and chat. And make sure you get some dinner, as Scotto's will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Rock Ridge HS. The first 10 students get a shirt, and there will be other door prizes as well.

    600-Acre Donation To Be Part of State Park in Loudoun County

    The beginnings of a new state park are in the works in western Loudoun County thanks to a 600-acre land donation by a conservation group.  The property includes historic farmsteads, deep woods and wildflower meadows, and borders the Appalachian Trail. Much of the land witnessed action of Mosby’s Rangers and others during the Civil War.  Click here to read more.

    Metro Introduces the Next Generation of Rail Cars
    The new cars, with improved safety and comfort features, will go into service later this year.  The 7000-series cars have an improved crash rating, event recorders, and digital surveillance cameras tracking train operators and passengers. They are also equipped with "anti-climbers," devices intended to keep them upright in the event of a collision. On the inside, the new cars ditch Metro's notoriously gunked-up carpet for slip-resistant (and presumably easier to clean) rubber floors, wider aisles, and more rails for straphangers to grasp onto during the daily commute.  Click here for the full article.