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What’s Trending in Brambleton – December Edition

December 21, 2015 | by brambleton

 A Magical night in Brambleton

On Saturday, December 12th, a bride and groom said “I do” under the Christmas Tree lights at the Town Center.

Ringing In Hope: A New Year’s Eve Celebration is Back – December 31st.  

The 1K Fun Run/Walk kicks off at 12:00 PM, the 5K at 1:00 PM, and the 10K at 1:15 PM! This is an event for the entire family! Participants can enjoy treats from Chick-fil-A and Lost Rhino Retreat (while supplies last), post-race massages, and activities for the whole family. Nearly $5,000 in awards and prizes will be given out during the event!  See you at the races!

Brambleton TV’s New Meet the Merchant Commercial Series – The UPS Store!

The Brambleton Town Center is pleased to debut another Meet the Merchant Brambleton TV Commercial. Our next stop is the UPS Store, a locally owned store that can handle all your shipping needs – not just during the holidays, we’re talking about every single day! Whether you’re the every day customer or a small business owner, this store has one goal in mind – make your life and running your small business a whole lot easier!

This new Brambleton TV series has been created by Brambletonians, Loriana Hernandez Aldama (former Fox Channel reporter), and Rum Ngo from The View Above VA. Please go to our Talk of the Town Playlist on Youtube to view all the commercials, or you can view them on Verizon FiOS Channel 42. Brambletonians – did you know that the Brambleton TV Channel can now be viewed on your mobile device? Just download the Verizon app today!

 

Humans of Brambleton: Lieutenant Commander Daniel Johns, U.S. Navy, Retired

We would like to introduce you to one veteran we’ve had the privilege of getting to know here in the Welcome Center. Daniel Johns and his wife, Maria, moved to Brambleton in 2008 – around the same time both of his sons and their families were moving in as well! With the grand kids in tow, Daniel and Maria enjoy attending the summer concerts and festivals, then stopping for treats at Sweet Frog!

Take a moment to read Daniel’s story  and leave a comment to give a special shout-out to any veteran you’d like to salute.

Meet Brambleton’s Spotlight Realtor of the Month, Tina Collazo

Tina is a mother, best selling author, and real estate consultant. She has been a homeowner and investor since 2001, and has served the Northern Virginia real estate market for over 13 years as a full-time Listing and Buyer agent. Over the years, her clientele has consisted of first-time homebuyers, growing families, and investors. She has a referral-based business and has helped clients buy and sell in Brambleton over the years with resale and new construction.

Tina has lived in Loudoun County for over 25 years and is currently a Brambleton resident. She enjoys spending quality time with her sons and close friends. Tina is a member of Grace Covenant Church (GCC) in Chantilly and serves as a GCC Life Group Leader for Single Mothers and Separated/Divorced Women. Her passion is teaching single mothers how to build their life on a solid foundation and attain wealth through real estate.

Tina shares her story and offers some great information for those looking to buy or sell in Brambleton, so take a peek below!

Development Construction Update

New underpasses at Creighton Road and Northstar are NOW OPEN, Creighton Road extension to Evergreen Mills Road and the new Madison’s Trust Elementary school are still under construction. For more information on our 2020 Vision, please visit our website here and for more construction photos, please go to our album on Facebook. The Loudoun County Government handbook on the latest transportation projects can be viewed here. Madison’s Trust Elementary boundary information can be found here.

Town Center Tidbits
  • This Month’s Spotlight Tenant: The UPS Store – Holidays Made Easy: that’s the motto of The UPS Store 5505! In addition to all your packing and shipping needs, they’re your one-stop shop for holiday stamps, mailers and Avanti Christmas Cards. Plus, they will be open Sundays, December 13th & 20th! Stop-by their Spotlight Tenant display in the Welcome Center for additional savings.
  • Northern Virginia Orthodontics – is proud of the impact we’ve created in our community. #1 Among Invisalign providers in the DC area: We treat more Invisalign patients than any provider in Virginia. 2x Faster: FDA approved Acceledent Providers. We can provide treatment nearly twice as fast. Most cases are treated within a year. 23% Less: Our unparalleled treatment costs 23% less than the national average orthodontic treatment. $200K and counting: We’ve donated over $200,000 to pediatric cancer groups over the past year and a half. We can help you make an impact. Call us today at 703-327-1718 or visit us online at ashburnsmiles.com.
  • Tech Talk With Kevin & Connor – Every Monday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, drop by Bicycle Outfitters for Tech Talk! Feel free to bring your own bike and get some inside knowledge from the pros for free! For more information and December’s class schedule, visit Bicycle Outfitters on Facebook
  • 12 Days of Giveaways at Insight Eye Optique – Visit Insight Eye Optique now through December 23rd to receive a special giveaway for anyone who likes Insight Eye on Facebook! Visit their event page for more details.  Happy Holidays from everyone at Insight Eye Optique!
  • Sport&Health – Sport&Health’s “Previous Member” promotion has been extended! Join by December 31st and pay your old rate (non-members only) with no money down!  To find out what your old rate was, call and speak with Jason at 703-879-2006.
  • Brambleton Town Center’s re-designed newsletter is now available for viewing! Pick up your copy today at the Brambleton Welcome Center or view the digital copy here.

 

 

 Builder Buzz

  • We’re happy to welcome to our Brambleton team: Debora Flora at Miller & Smith and Ann Carroll at Van Metre Homes Edgewood Collection.
  • Home of the Week: Miller & Smith’s Skyview Collection. The Orion, homesite #4031, priced at $589,790*
  • Brambleton‬ would like to extend a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Van Metre Homes‘ Ernie Kyger and Danny Faulkner for being selected as FINALISTS for the National Association of Home Builders Sales & Marketing Awards! Both men have made lasting impressions here in Brambleton and are now being recognized at the national level for their sales achievements. Good luck at ‪‎The Nationals‬ in Vegas, gentlemen. Bring home the Gold!
  • Experience downtown living with Knutson‘s new townhomes in Brambleton, coming this winter. Join their VIP list today: www.LiveDowntownBrambleton.com.

Single Family Homes:

  • The average base price of single-families in Brambleton = $683,320* (represents no change from last month)
  • The average price of single-family homes has decreased 1.1% over the past year (since December ’14).
  • Between our two builders (Winchester & Van Metre), there are 51 single-families in remaining inventory.

Town Homes:

  • The average base price of all townhomes in Brambleton = $481,950*
  • This represents a 1.2% increase from last month, and 0.8% increase over this same time last year (December ’14).
  • Van Metre Hillcrest Collection has one home remaining – their Plan D model home, priced at $479,990*
  • Our builders currently have a total of 210 townhomes in inventory.

Brambleton Sales

2015 YTD Sales = 351

  • 2015 Year-to-Date single-family home sales = 89
  • 2015 Year-to-Date townhome sales = 262

PTD Sales = 4,882

  • Project-to-Date single-family home sales = 2,014
  • Project-to-Date townhome sales = 2,069
  • Project-to-Date condo sales = 799

*New contracts only, prices, terms, conditions subject to change

New Home Information Packet: www.issuu.com/brambleton
Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton
Brambleton’s Builder Model Home Video Tours can be viewed on our Youtube Playlist here.
Need a new home now? View a list of Brambleton’s Quick Delivery homes here.

Brambleton Community Association News

December Community 2015 Newsletter – This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the December Newsletter and click here to view the New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook.  If you would like to advertise in their monthly newsletter, please email communications@brambleton.org.  View the Media Guide here.

Sponsorship Opportunities – The 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. Download the sponsorship form here.

Thank you, Brambleton!
You’ve certainly embraced this Season of Giving with your generosity for the The Salvation Army Angel Tree!

 

Annual Meeting Recap

Did you miss the BCA annual meeting? No worries, here is a short video update. This is also viewable on Brambleton TV on Verizon FiOS Channel 42.

Advertising with BCA – If you are a business owner in or near Brambleton and would like to grow your business by getting your name in front of more than 4,500 subscribers, please contact Sonya Farrell to inquire about ad space availability in our monthly newsletter and New Resident Handbook. For the first time in years, a full-page space has become available in the Newsletter.  Please contact us today with any questions or to secure your space while it’s still available.

Santa Holiday Coalition Run through Brambleton – December 6th

The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department , on behalf of the Loudoun Holiday Coalition, collected items for those less fortunate this holiday season. Brambleton partnered with Arcola Volunteer Fire Department by providing special SANTA STOPS throughout Brambleton residents personally gave Santa their donations.

Brambleton’s 2016 Calendar of Events

StoneSprings Hospital Center NOW OPEN and Welcomes First Babies!

StoneSprings Hospital Center opened Monday, December 7th and delivered its first babies. Staff welcomed the first little girl shortly before midnight on Wednesday, December 9 and a few hours later welcomed another little girl.

“This is an exciting day for both families and our entire organization and we are thrilled to welcome them at StoneSprings,” said Mark Rader, CEO of StoneSprings Hospital Center.

Located on the hospital’s 2nd floor, StoneSprings Hospital Center’s Obstetrics Unit has brought together cutting-edge technology with spa-like amenities to make the birthing experience all the more memorable. The new hospital features 10 private and spacious labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum rooms designed for women’s comfort, where the entire birth process takes place.

“The LDRP suites provide a wonderful experience for the new family giving them precious time together to bond with their baby in a private and comfortable setting, said Stephanie Rothgeb, Director of Women and Children.

StoneSprings Hospital Center is located at 24440 Stone Springs Blvd, near the intersection of Route 50 and Gum Spring Road in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Go to StoneSprings Hospital Center’s new website, www.stonespringshospital.com, for all the latest news and click here to view photos from their Open House taken Saturday, November 14th.

DC ranks #1 on EPA’s list of cities w/ the most ENERGY STAR buildings in 2014

Every year, EPA ranks metro areas according to which had the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings in the past year. See how far these cities have come since 2008, when Los Angeles was the only city to have more than 200 buildings earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance!

http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/topcities

Metrorail will remain open until 3 a.m. on New Year’s Eve (early New Year’s Day) for the benefit of holiday revelers with free rides on Metro from midnight until system closing courtesy of Miller Lite®.

 

The county continues to prepare for the arrival of rail service and the opening of two Loudoun County Metro stations, Loudoun Gateway (formerly known as Route 606) and Ashburn (formerly known as Route 772).  Service to the Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn Stations is expected to begin in 2020. The photo above was taken recently of the progress at the Dulles International Airport.

To keep up to date on the project, visit: www.loudoun.gov/dullesrail. Learn more about the Silver Line: www.dullesmetro.com

 

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