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What’s Trending – Spring Update

March 31, 2017 | by brambleton

Brambleton Builder Buzz

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Springtime in Brambleton is finally here, but March has been a roller coaster ride of all four seasons.  With temps ranging from the 20s to the 80s, our days have been filled with wind, snow, rain and sunshine.  From the drawing board to the construction site, our builders have prevailed against Mother Nature’s unpredictability to design and build the quality homes our homebuyers seek!  Here are some highlights from this past month:

 

  • Van Metre Berkshire Collection Model Now Open.  Tour the Newcastle model home complete with a private elevator up to the 4th floor SkyNest.  Ranging from 3,900 to over 4,000 sq ft, these 4-level urban townhomes start from the upper$500s.  Contact Philip Pollard or David Yockers for more information.
  • Miller & Smith’s Evermont Trace collection was recently featured in the Washington Post’s Real Estate section.
  • Average base price of Brambleton SF = $694,990*(March 2017)
    • This represents a 1.2% increase over last month, and a 2.3% increase over this same time last year.
  • Average base price of Brambleton TH = $608,879* (March 2017)
    • This represents a 0.7% increase over last month, and a 27.4% increase over this same time last year!
  • 3 New Neighborhoods Opening Soon:
    • Birchwood at Brambleton – Life refreshes at 55.  Are you old enough?
    • West Park single-families by Miller & Smith and Winchester Homes
    • Brambleton Town Center South
  • Visit Find Your New Home on our website for a list of all the builders’ products and pricing.

 


Brambleton Sales & Remaining Inventory

2017 Year-to-Date (YTD) Sales = 41

  • 2017 YTD SF home sales = 10
  • 2017 YTD TH sales = 31

Project-to-Date (PTD) Sales = 5,217

  • PTD SF sales = 2,095
  • PTD TH sales = 2,323
  • PTD condo sales = 799

Remaining Inventory = 253*
*(neighborhoods include Evermont Trace, Section 33, Town Center Residential & West Park)

  • 156 Single-Family Homes
  • 97 Townhomes

Helpful Resources

 

Spring Break Starts Now at Van Metre Homes!

You’ll save thousands in closing costs while earning Design Center credit with Van Metre’s Spring Break promotion!  Plus you can give back during their Spring of Giving:  for all homes purchased through April 30, Van Metre will donate 1% of design studio revenue to Alternative HouseShelter House or Volunteers of America Chesapeake.


Spotlight Realtor

This month we shine the Realtor Spotlight on Tim and Ayda Walsh of Your New Home Team, RE/MAX premier.

Tim and Ayda Walsh have a passion for working with just the right clients.  Moreover, they want any client to feel that they have the right agent working for them.

Tim is a lifetime resident of Northern Virginia and has been involved in real estate sales since 1992 ranging from investments to a condo conversion to new home construction. Tim literally knows homes from the ground up!  “We guide the clients through a great education process when it comes to buying new homes and investment properties.”

Ayda focuses on the technology, marketing and customer service areas of the business. She has 20 years of IT experience before entering real estate and a masters in Network Security.  Teaching is in her blood.  She enjoys providing listing services, Feng Shui and staging consultations as well when needed.  “We love what we do and do what we love!”

Ayda, Tim and their other experienced agents make up Your New Home Team.  As you can see their name starts with YOU! Please give them a call if they can be of service to you:  703-447-2236, or visit their dedicated Brambleton website. Click on their photo to watch their spotlight video.

Do You Want To Be Our Next Spotlight Realtor?

Realtor friends, want to be in the Brambleton spotlight? Sign up for our monthly “Spotlight Realtor” by sending an e-mail to brambletoninfo@gmail.com. Featured realtors will be asked to provide a flyer, video, bio and business cards to be displayed in the Welcome Center and on our website.


Upcoming Events

Dust Off Your Sneakers: Race Season is Almost Here!

The Race Brambleton Series started in 2013 with the idea of promoting several family-friendly events throughout the year to include 5Ks, 10Ks and even a Kids’ Triathlon. In addition, the series promotes a Triple Crown Finisher medal, which is custom made each year and is awarded to participants who complete at least three races in the series. Over the years, many kids, adults and entire families have earned their bling!  Each event is family-friendly, and proceeds from all the races will directly benefit one or more local organizations, including community schools. This year there will be five different races in the series for participants of all ages. Two new races in the line up are the summer Splash & Dash and Zombie Run in October.  We look forward to another great year of being active in the community and encourage everyone to come out and race with us!

Mark Your Calendars: Brew Fest Returns May 20!

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Keep up with our 2017 Events Calendar so that you never miss a fun, Brambleton event!


Town Center Spotlight

  • Invite your friends, family or just come solo to create your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece “Beer for Two” painting at Lost Rhino Retreat with Creative Mankind.  This event includes all art supplies, an awesome staff, and a lot of fun. We will be offering beer and food specials for all participants starting at 5:30 PM.  Tickets are $40 per person. For more information and to sign up visit Lost Rhino Retreat’s Facebook Events page.
  • Brambleton Bargains coupons are now available online (most valid through June).
  • Keep up with the latest Town Center news, weekly promotions and events in the March Newsletter.  Don’t miss the Deals on page 3… did you know Regal Crown Club members enjoy $5.40 movies every Tuesday?  Sign up today!
  • Be sure to “Like” your other family doctor’s Facebook page! Follow Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun for access to great pet related articles as well as special offers.

 

Brambleton Library – Opening Summer 2018

The newest branch of the Loudoun County Public Libraries is now underway in the Brambleton Town Center!  Encompassing two levels of a 40,000 square foot building, our “Library of the Future” is anticipated to open by mid 2018.  To further enhance your visit, a café/restaurant with outdoor seating is planned on the main level of the space adjacent to the library.  This state-of-the-art facility has been designed by HGA Architects and will include the following features:

  • Expansive glass on exterior building in addition to stone & brick.
  • Library interior has a “Discovery Wall” and Platform Stairs that will function as additional seating and programming areas. Children will be able to walk along the discovery wall and interact with it.
  • Expanded Maker (MILL) Space w/separate Recording/Mixing Studios.
  • Expanded Children’s play area outside program room with potential for outdoor play space.
  • Expanded Hindi/international book collections.
  • Book return “fishbowl” at front entrance to inspire curiosity.
  • Many more private study rooms compared to other libraries in County.
  • Premiere teen space on 2nd level, includes separate gaming room!
  • Library programs offered daily for all ages.
  • Learn more about the Brambleton Library, opening mid 2018.

 


Community & School News

Stay updated on community happenings with the latest edition of the Brambleton Community Association’s Newsletter.

Rock Ridge Senior Captures Top Poetry Out Loud Prize

 

The Virginia Commission for the Arts is pleased to announce that Jessica Howard, a senior at Rock Ridge School is the 2017 Virginia Poetry Out Loud Champion. Jessica was selected from among twelve regional competitors who advanced to the state championship. The competition was held on March 10, 2017 and hosted for the third year by the Community Idea Stations WCVE, Richmond, VA.  Supporters can cheer-on Jessica on April 25th and 26th at the Poetry Out Loud national championship when she competes at Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, DC.  Read the full article here.

Brambleton Middle School – Home of the Bears!

Check out the Brambleton Middle School website to stay current on their latest news and construction photos.


Healthy Living

Let’s Get Restarted

Motivated to make a change?  Get started with MyBramHealth for FREE!  Registration is easy, and you can join the Brambleton Community Challenges team to get healthy together with your neighbors.  Joining the team lets you connect with others who share the same health goals you do, cheer each other on, and provide support.

Do you wonder who is participating in the MyBramHealth challenges, and what real health benefits they’re receiving?  The first community-wide challenge, “Healthy for the Holidays,” included 8 teams and over 100 Brambleton residents and employees competing to see which team could average the most daily steps.  Altogether, participants collectively logged over 27.5 million steps!  Not only was a group of your neighbors vowing to eat healthy and move more, but the  winning team’s leader, Julianne Benson, a Certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant, was so inspired to share the secrets of her success with the Brambleton community, that she has since collaborated with the Brambleton Community Association to launch the RESTART program.

Read on to learn how Dana Vinci, our community’s Lifestyles Manager, is following the plan to give up sugar and make a lasting impact to her health.


Around Brambleton

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project:  Construction Passes 56 Percent During Very Mild Winter

Old Man Winter has been especially kind to construction of Phase 2 of the Silver Line.  Bad weather never really stopped us, according to vice president and project executive director Charles Stark who recently said construction of the main system—the track, the stations, the support infrastructure etc. has topped the 56 percent mark and construction at the huge rail yard being built on Dulles Airport property is at 46 percent.  Read more in the March 2017 Metrorail on Track newsletter.

Learn more about the Ashburn Station Silver Line metro stop that will serve Brambleton.

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