Free Home Buying Seminar in Leesburg, VA

Free Home Buying Seminar in Loudoun County.

Have you considered buying a home but just thought you didn’t make enough money?  Do you think you need a large downpayment to own a home?  Are you considering making a move but just don’t know where you want to go?  If so, you should attend Loudoun County Living’s home buying seminar on May 9th to find out how you could own a home of your own within just a few months.

Loudoun County offers 3 unique home buying programs.

  1. The Public Employee Homeownership Grant Program (PEG) offers grants (as part of a secured loan) to help cover down payments for full or part-time county employees, teaches, law enforcement and firefighters. Loans are forgivable at 20% of the loan amount annually over a five-year period providing the employee does not leave employment, sell the home, or no longer occupies the residence.   Grant amounts include $5,000 for the purchase of a home located within Loudoun County; $15,000 for the purchase of a foreclosed property (no short sales); or $25,000 for the purchase of a property in Loudoun County’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).
  2. The Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program helps households whose income falls below the county’s medium income levels, to buy a new construction home or resale properties – prices typically range from approximately $120,000 to $180,000 for condos or townhomes in the program.
  3. The Down Payment Closing Cost Assistance Program helps both PEG program participants and ADU buyers pay for their closing costs and down payment on a home.  First-time homebuyers purchasing a home either through the Affordable Dwelling Unit program or purchasing an existing market rate home can borrow up to 10% of the sales price or $25,000, whichever is less, at 5% interest. This loan is in the form of a second trust, payable over a 30 year period with the first three years of payments deferred and interest free.

If you think you fall into one of these categories, or if you’re just investigating your home-buying options, attend this free seminar:

Loudoun County Living’s 

Home Buying Seminar 

Tuesday, May 9th from 5:00-7:00pm 

at the Tuscarora Mill Wine Cellar in downtown Leesburg.

At this event, you will learn more about each of these programs, speak directly to an experienced Realtor who can help you in your home search, talk to a mortgage lender to see how much you might qualify for and find out how you can buy a home or townhome in Asburn, Leesburg, Sterling or Chantilly.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by May 1st to Theresa Pomata at admin@loudoun-county-living.com or call 703-407-5159.

Click here to search current homes on the market in Loudoun County.

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Housing Market Rates and Reports

Snapshot of The Market

 

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady

Following last week’s large rally, it was a relatively quiet week for mortgage rates. In the economic reports released this week, inflation remained low and the economic growth data was mixed. Mortgage rates ended the week with little change.The economic report which received the most attention this week was Retail Sales, which represent roughly 70% of economic activity. March Retail Sales declined 0.4% from February, which was weaker than expected. Since the beginning of the year, investors have been concerned that consumers would scale back their spending due to the payroll tax increase, the sequester cuts, and higher gas prices. Combined with the weak March Employment report released last week, the question is how quickly the economy will grow for the rest of the year. Looking at the averages for the first three months of the year, Retail Sales growth and job gains were fairly strong even with the weakness in March.

The FOMC Minutes from the March 20 Fed meeting were released on Wednesday and contained a bit of a surprise. The minutes revealed that, due to improvement in the economic outlook, there was growing support for scaling back the Treasury and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) purchase program, beginning as soon as this summer. The impact of this news on mortgage rates was limited, however, since the Fed meeting took place before the weak March Employment and Retail Sales reports were released. The recent data reduced investor concerns about an earlier than expected end to the bond-buying program. The minutes were a reminder that the economic data in coming months will determine the timing of Fed policy changes, meaning that volatility around major economic reports likely will remain very high.

Job Gains Fall Short

A wide range of economic news was favorable for mortgage rates this week. The Employment data was weaker than expected, Japan expanded its bond-buying program, and tensions with North Korea increased. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week significantly lower.Friday’s Employment report was disappointing in nearly every area. Against a consensus forecast of 190K, the economy added just 88K jobs in March. Average Hourly Earnings, a proxy for wage growth, was flat from last month. Digging deeper, the small bit of good news was that the data from the prior two months was revised higher by 61K jobs. This was far outweighed, however, by the bad news in the details of the Unemployment Rate. The Unemployment Rate unexpectedly dropped from 7.7% to 7.6%, but the decline was entirely due to people exiting the labor force. It is good for the economy if the Unemployment Rate declines because more people get jobs, but not if the cause is a shrinking labor force. Weak labor market data reduces future inflation expectations, which is good for mortgage rates. In addition, it likely extends the duration of the Fed’s bond-buying program, which is also good for mortgage rates.

Thursday, the Bank of Japan announced that it will sharply ramp up its bond purchases to levels which will add $1.4 trillion to its balance sheet over the next two years. Like the Fed, the BOJ is buying bonds to help boost the economy. This added demand for Japanese bonds caused their yields to decline, making US bonds relatively more attractive to global investors. This benefited US mortgage-backed securities (MBS), which helped push mortgage rates lower.

Cyprus Reaches Bailout Deal

It was a relatively quiet week. Mixed US economic data had little impact. Events in Europe were the main influence on mortgage rates. Investors grew more concerned that uncertainty in Europe could slow the pace of global economic growth. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week a little lower.The bank problems in Cyprus raised broad questions about the relationship between the troubled countries and the stronger countries in the European Union (EU). Early in the week, Cyprus reached an agreement to receive an EU bailout package for its banks. The terms of the aid highlighted the growing reluctance of Germany and the other healthier countries to use taxpayer funds to provide aid to the weaker countries. Investors are concerned that this may slow the implementation of unpopular reform measures intended to boost economic growth in the troubled countries. Adding to the uncertainty, Italian leaders have made little progress in forming a coalition government, making it very difficult for the third largest country in the EU to do anything to improve its economic situation.

So why is political and economic uncertainty in Europe positive for US mortgage rates? Since US companies conduct business in Europe and export to Europe, slower growth there will be a drag on the US economy as well. This results in reduced expectations for future inflation, which is good for mortgage rates. In addition, the duration of the Fed’s MBS and Treasury purchase program depends on the strength of the US economy and the labor market. Weaker growth and lower inflation could justify Fed purchases for a longer period of time, providing an extra benefit for mortgage rates.

Cyprus Reaches Bailout Deal

It was a relatively quiet week. Mixed US economic data had little impact. Events in Europe were the main influence on mortgage rates. Investors grew more concerned that uncertainty in Europe could slow the pace of global economic growth. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week a little lower.The bank problems in Cyprus raised broad questions about the relationship between the troubled countries and the stronger countries in the European Union (EU). Early in the week, Cyprus reached an agreement to receive an EU bailout package for its banks. The terms of the aid highlighted the growing reluctance of Germany and the other healthier countries to use taxpayer funds to provide aid to the weaker countries. Investors are concerned that this may slow the implementation of unpopular reform measures intended to boost economic growth in the troubled countries. Adding to the uncertainty, Italian leaders have made little progress in forming a coalition government, making it very difficult for the third largest country in the EU to do anything to improve its economic situation.

So why is political and economic uncertainty in Europe positive for US mortgage rates? Since US companies conduct business in Europe and export to Europe, slower growth there will be a drag on the US economy as well. This results in reduced expectations for future inflation, which is good for mortgage rates. In addition, the duration of the Fed’s MBS and Treasury purchase program depends on the strength of the US economy and the labor market. Weaker growth and lower inflation could justify Fed purchases for a longer period of time, providing an extra benefit for mortgage rates.

Retail Sales Surge

The economic growth data released this week was mostly stronger than expected, which normally would push mortgage rates higher. After a large increase last week following strong Employment data, however, rates instead recovered some ground and ended the week a little lower.

This week’s economic data continued to demonstrate improvement in the economy. February Retail Sales jumped 1.1%, which was far above expectations. Retail Sales are closely watched because they account for roughly 70% of economic activity. There has been concern that higher payroll taxes and rising gas prices will slow consumer spending, but there have been few signs of this so far. February Industrial Production showed stronger than expected gains as well, and Capacity Utilization rose to the highest level since March 2008. Weekly Jobless Claims dropped sharply, and Continued Claims declined to the lowest level since the middle of 2008. This kind of strong economic growth should support continued improvement in the housing market.

The headline monthly inflation reports reflected large increases due to rising gas prices, but core levels remained well within the Fed’s comfort zone. The February Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.7% from January. By contrast, Core CPI, which excludes food and energy, increased just 0.2%. Fed officials prefer to look at core readings of inflation, which exclude the most volatile components and present a better indication of long-term trends. According to the Fed statement, core inflation levels below 2.5% do not pressure the Fed to scale back its bond purchase program, which has helped keep mortgage rates low. This month, Core CPI was 2.0% higher than one year ago, while the Core Producer Price Index (PPI) was even lower at 1.7%.

Unemployment Rate Declines

Unexpected strength in the labor market was seen this week. The good economic news lifted the Dow stock index to a record level, but it also pushed mortgage rates higher.Mortgage rates climbed on the days leading up to Friday’s Employment report and rose even higher after the figures were released. Against a consensus forecast of 170K, the economy added 236K jobs in February. The Unemployment Rate declined from 7.9% to 7.7%, the lowest level since December 2008. Average Hourly Earnings, a proxy for wage growth, increased modestly from last month. In short, today’s data exceeded expectations nearly across the board.

The growth in the labor market is a major component of a broader improvement in the US economic outlook. Recent manufacturing, Durable Orders, and Retail Sales reports have also reflected a pickup in economic growth. This has resulted in an increase in Consumer Confidence and Consumer Sentiment, as well as higher stock prices. For the housing sector, the positive economic news increases the ability and the willingness of people to buy homes. The downside is that stronger economic growth generally causes mortgage rates to rise.

 

Trade Deficit Shrinks

Following last week’s packed schedule, there was far less major economic news this week. The global economic data that was released was generally a little stronger than expected. This was negative for mortgage rates, which ended the week a little higher.

The biggest surprise in this week’s economic news came from Friday’s data on imports and exports. The December Trade Deficit declined to the lowest level since January 2010. Exports were higher than expected, and imports were smaller than expected. Since the first reading for fourth quarter GDP used an estimate of the December trade data, the actual results will almost certainly lead to an upward revision. Last week’s release of fourth quarter GDP showed the first decline since December 2009, but economists now predict that it will be revised to show an increase of 0.5%. Stronger growth is great news for the economy, but it raises inflationary pressures and is unfavorable for mortgage rates.

The housing market data released this week also contained good news for the economy. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the number of improving housing markets expanded for the sixth straight month in February. The index considers the levels of housing permits, employment and home prices to determine improvement. The latest report shows that 259 of 361 metro regions are improving (roughly 70%), up from just 12 regions in September 2011.

 

Retail Sales Increase

Improving economic growth in the US was negative for mortgage rates this week. This was mostly offset by weakness in Europe and Japan, however. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week just a little higher.The biggest US economic report released this week was Retail Sales. Since Retail Sales account for roughly 70% of economic activity, this report is closely watched by investors and the Fed. Consumer Spending increased at a 2.2% annual rate during the fourth quarter of 2012, but investors are concerned that it may slow during the first quarter due to a number of factors, including this year’s payroll tax increase and rising gas prices. Investors were pleased that the actual results showed that January Retail Sales posted a small increase from December. The full impact of the payroll tax increase may not be seen until February or March, though.The news from Europe and Japan released this week revealed less impressive economic results. Fourth quarter GDP in the euro zone fell short of expectations, declining at a 2.3% annualized rate, the third straight quarter of negative readings. Even Germany, which had remained relatively strong during most of Europe’s financial crisis, dropped at the same 2.3% annualized rate. GDP in Japan was expected to rise during the fourth quarter, but it also declined, for the third straight quarter. In general, slower global economic growth reduces future inflation expectations in the US, which is positive for mortgage rates.

Quiet Week

Following last week’s burst of major economic headlines, which were mostly negative for mortgage rates, there was very little market moving news this week. Mortgage rates reversed a portion of last week’s increases, ending the week a little lower.After last week’s fiscal cliff deal, Fed meeting, and Employment data, this week’s news had little impact on mortgage rates. Very little economic data came out this week, and the results for the Treasury auctions were close to average. A meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB) produced no surprises. In short, after weeks of high volatility, daily mortgage rate movements were relatively small this week.The much anticipated Qualified Mortgage regulation was released this week by the CFPB. This rule, when first proposed, caused concern in the housing industry for how its requirements might overly restrict mortgage availability. As released, though, it should have very little impact on mortgage availability, and much of what will be required under the regulation (when it becomes effective a year from now) is common practice today.

Trade Deficit

Shrinks following last week’s packed schedule, there was far less major economic news this week. The global economic data that was released was generally a little stronger than expected. This was negative for mortgage rates, which ended the week a little higher.The biggest surprise in this week’s economic news came from Friday’s data on imports and exports. The December Trade Deficit declined to the lowest level since January 2010. Exports were higher than expected, and imports were smaller than expected. Since the first reading for fourth quarter GDP used an estimate of the December trade data, the actual results will almost certainly lead to an upward revision. Last week’s release of fourth quarter GDP showed the first decline since December 2009, but economists now predict that it will be revised to show an increase of 0.5%. Stronger growth is great news for the economy, but it raises inflationary pressures and is unfavorable for mortgage rates.The housing market data released this week also contained good news for the economy. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the number of improving housing markets expanded for the sixth straight month in February. The index considers the levels of housing permits, employment and home prices to determine improvement. The latest report shows that 259 of 361 metro regions are improving (roughly 70%), up from just 12 regions in September 2011.

 

Economic Data Exceeds Expectations

Positive economic data was the primary influence on mortgage rates this week. Unexpected strength in Retail Sales, Housing Starts, and Jobless Claims combined to push mortgage rates a little higher.Stronger economic growth is great for the labor market and the stock market. Unfortunately, it also increases the risk that future inflation will move higher, so it is generally not good for mortgage rates. Two factors helped contain the increase in mortgage rates this week, however. First, the inflation data released this week showed that inflation is not a problem right now. In addition, Fed purchases of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) provided sufficient demand to keep mortgage rates at low levels.The Housing data released during the week continued to be encouraging. December Housing Starts jumped 12%, well above the consensus forecast, to the highest level since June 2008. Building Permits increased 1%. The January NAHB Home Builder Confidence index remained at the highest level since 2006. The Fed’s Beige Book reported improving real estate conditions in all twelve regions.

 

Housing Ends Year on High Note

The fiscal cliff talks were the primary influence on mortgage rates again this week. A lack of progress on reaching a deal caused investors to shift to safer assets such as bonds. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week a little lower.The housing sector data released this week was again encouraging. November New Home Sales rose 4% from October to the highest level since April 2010 (when the homebuyer tax credit was about to expire). November Pending Home Sales, a leading indicator, also rose to the highest level since April 2010, and were 12% higher than one year ago. According to the NAR Chief Economist, “Home sales are recovering now based solely on fundamental demand and favorable affordability conditions.”Housing ends the year on a definite upswing. Existing Home Sales rose roughly 10% during 2012, and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) forecasts a similar increase for 2013. Total housing inventory of available existing homes is at the lowest level since 2005. The October Case-Shiller 20-city home price index showed an increase of 4.3% from one year ago. In addition, mortgage rates end the year near record low levels, around 50 basis points lower than this time last year.

Fiscal Cliff Talks Drive Mortgage Rates

The fiscal cliff talks were the primary influence on mortgage rates this week. As investor optimism for a deal rose and fell during the week, so did mortgage rates. For the week, mortgage rates ended just a little lower.If no fiscal cliff deal is reached, the spending cuts and tax increases which will occur beginning January 1 are perceived as negative for stocks and positive for bonds. As a result, when comments from political leaders at the beginning of the week hinted at progress, mortgage rates moved higher and stocks gained. The reverse took place later in the week and especially on Friday following the failure in the House to pass the “Plan B” fiscal cliff proposal. The fiscal cliff talks most likely will continue to have a major impact on mortgage rates until a deal is reached.The housing sector data released this week was encouraging. November Existing Home Sales rose 6% to the highest level since November 2009. Total housing inventory of available existing homes declined 4% to the lowest level since September 2005. November Housing Starts declined 3%, but Building Permits increased 4% to the highest level since July 2008. The December NAHB Home Builder Confidence index rose for the eighth consecutive month to the highest level since April 2006.

Mortgage Rates Rise after Fed Announcement

With little progress on the fiscal cliff talks and few surprises in this week’s economic data, the Fed meeting was this week’s big story. Policy changes announced in Wednesday’s Fed statement raised investor concerns about higher future inflation, and resulted in mortgage rates ending the week a little higher.The Fed announcement contained two major policy changes. The first, which was widely expected, is that the Fed will purchase $45 billion per month of long-term Treasury securities beginning at the start of 2013 to replace the Operation Twist program which expires at the end of this year. This will be in addition to the $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) the Fed now purchases monthly. The second change from the Fed was not expected. For the first time, the Fed announced that it will keep the fed funds rate at very low levels until certain economic targets are reached. Specifically, the fed funds rate will remain low until unemployment falls below 6.5% and inflation tops 2.5%.Despite four years of extraordinary levels of Fed stimulus, the economic data released this week revealed that inflation is not a problem right now. This week’s data showed that Core CPI, the most widely followed measure of inflation, was only 1.9%. The concern for investors after the Fed statement is that the Fed appears to be willing to tolerate a higher level of inflation in its efforts to boost the economy, and inflation is negative for mortgage rates.

Job Gains Exceed ExpectationsOnce again, investors mostly remained on the sidelines waiting for progress on the fiscal cliff talks and the European debt troubles. Headlines in these areas, along with Friday’s Employment report, caused daily volatility, but mortgage rates ended the week with little change.Friday’s Employment data was stronger than expected. Against a consensus forecast of 90K, the economy added 146K jobs in November. Expected to increase to 8.0% from 7.9%, the Unemployment Rate decreased to 7.7%, the lowest level since December 2008. The decline was due to workers leaving the labor force, however, rather than job gains. Overall, investors feared weaker results, and the news was favorable for stocks and negative for bonds.The last few weeks in December are traditionally a period marked by larger than usual price movements, due to thin trading volume. Usually the flow of news also winds down toward the end of the year. This year, however, there remain several major events which likely will have a significant impact on mortgage rates over the next few weeks, including a Fed meeting, the fiscal cliff talks, and deadlines on the Greek bailout. While there is no way to know what net effect these events will have on mortgage rates, it is reasonable to expect a high level of volatility.

Markets React to Fiscal Cliff Talks

The main influence on mortgage rates this week was the perceived progress, or lack thereof, on the fiscal cliff talks. US economic data and news from Europe had little impact. Investors grew a little less hopeful during the week about a fiscal cliff deal, so mortgage rates ended the week lower.If no action is taken, a series of tax increases and government spending cuts will take effect at the first of the year, known as the fiscal cliff. During the week, political leaders from both parties made a series of statements about the changing status of negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff. The result for financial markets was increased daily volatility in the stock and bond markets. Opinions vary widely on the level of progress, but investors ended the week with reduced optimism for a deal. As long as the talks drag on, the increased level of volatility is likely to continue.If Congress is not able to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, economic growth can be expected to slow significantly. However, slower economic growth generally reduces inflationary pressures and is positive for mortgage rates. Therefore, as optimism for a deal rises and falls, so do mortgage rates.

The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms

The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms

 

Real estate information for The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms, Leesburg, VA provided by William Eric Cave II of Loudoun County Living LLC.

Creighton Farms Homes

About The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms

Having a home in The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms is having the best of the best. The Manor Homes feature all the quality today’s most particular home buyers are looking for: Elegant fixtures, detailed finishes, custom kitchens, top-of-the-line cabinetry and a wide range of European-influenced design options. The possibilities are endless for a Manor Homes estate. Owners get a beautiful home in a private setting and get direct private access to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

Floor Plans of The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms

The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms offers endless custom features and finishing touches for its homes. If you can imagine it then it is yours.

Prices and Lots for The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms

How Do I Buy a Home in The Manor Homes at Creighton Farms River Pointe Homes

There are two avenues a for someone to make Creighton Farms or in particular Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms their new home.

  • Find a home currently listed for sale at Loudoun County Living LLC.
  • Start construction on a custom built home by calling us at (703)407-1093

No matter which path you choose we will be happy to walk you through the entire process and provide you with all the information you want.

 

Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms

Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms

Real estate information for Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms, Leesburg, VA provided by William Eric Cave II of Loudoun County Living LLC.

What the Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms is About?

Grazing in the Paddock

Nicklaus Village is at the heart of the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Nicklaus Village offer so many existing and planned amenities that Jack Nicklaus not only named the village after himself but has already picked out lot to build his new home. The estates in Nicklaus Village have the smaller lots of the three neighborhoods but the home are a little bigger than those featured in The Enclave at Creighton Farms. No matter what neighborhood you choose to make your new home all three will provide the absolute best, but you will have a little less yard to mow if you choose to make the Nicklaus Village your home.  The short of it…Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms is about the good life without all the hassle.

Neighborhoods of Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms

All of the homes in the Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms come with top of the line

Nicklaus Village Standard Home Features

So How Much is A Home in Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms?

River Pointe Homes

Distinctive Country Villas Designed for Luxurious, Low-Maintenance Living

 

How Do I get started?

There are two avenues a for someone to make Creighton Farms or in particular Nicklaus Village at Creighton Farms their new home.

  • Find home currently listed for sale at Loudoun County Living LLC.
  • Start construction on a custom built home by calling us at (703)407-1093

No matter which path you choose we will be happy to walk you through the entire process and provide you with all the information you want.

The Enclave at Creighton Farms Leesburg VA

The Enclave at Creighton Farms Leesburg VA

Creighton Farms Golf Course Club House

The Enclave in Creighton Farms is a section of just 13 homes with a classic French inspired design for five different home concepts. Living in the Enclave in Creighton Farms you can create your own private slice of heaven amongst the rolling fields of Loudoun County, lush horse farms, scenic vineyards, and Civil War land marks. Apex Custom Homes lets you fully customize your new home in the Enclave at Creighton Farms. Your home will be hidden away on a 3+ acre lot and the 6 month build time will allow you to fully personalize your new home.

Neighborhoods Of The Enclave at Creighton Farms

  • The Gascony Floor Plan – The main level is 3,059 sq.ft, the upper level is 930 sq.ft. Making a total of 3,989 finished square feet.
  • The Normandy Floor Plan – The main level is 2,460 sq.ft, the upper level is 1,117 sq.ft. Making a total of 3,577 finished square feet.
  • The Villandry Floor Plan – The main level is 2,495 sq.ft, the upper level is 2,355 sq.ft. Making a total of 4,850 finished square feet.
  • The Provence Floor Plan – The main level is 3,074 sq.ft, the upper level is 2,239 sq.ft. Making a total of 5,313 finished square feet.
  • The West Laurel Floor Plan – The main level is 3,492 sq.ft, the upper level is 3,234 sq.ft. Making a total of 6,726 finished square feet.

All of the home in The Enclave at Creighton Farms come with top of line 

Standard Home Features.

What is the Cost of Buying a Home in The Enclave at Creighton Farms

  • Click the link to see the Introductory Pricing for The Enclave which is offered to the first three purchasers. The Normandy starts at $1,109,462 for 3,600 sq.ft. The West Laural will start at $1,808,033 for 6,726 sq.ft.
  • Meadow Estate Prices range from $636,00 to $960,000 for lots of 3.0 – 5.81 acres. In the link you will find a detailed report of available lots and prices.
  • Wooded Estates Prices range from $660,000 to $960,000 for lots of 3.02 -6.68 acres. In the link you will find a detailed report of available lots and prices.

You Do Not Want to Wait For Your Home to Be Built…

River Pointe Homes

The typical build time for a home in Creighton Farms is 8 – 14 months but if you would like to see all currently available homes for sale in Creighton Farms in Leesburg VA please visit our site at williamcave.loudouncountylivingllc.com or contact us directly at (703)407-1093. We have all the information and current happenings for Creighton Farms in Leesburg.

Living In Creighton Farms Leesburg VA

 

Real estate information for Creighton Farms, VA provided by William Eric Cave II of Loudoun County Living LLC.

Living In Creighton Farms Leesburg VA

Homes in Creighton Farms

Southworth Development has created the best luxury golf community in Loudoun County where its residents will enjoy a Jack Nickluas signature designed golf course and the finest luxury homes built by the country’s leading luxury home builders. Recently Creighton Farms has been named one of the “10 Hot New Addresses,” in Virginia by Home and Deisgn Magazine. Creighton Farms in Leesburg offers home buyers has the choice of four different neighborhoods of luxury homes at Creighton Farms; The Legacy Home,the Manor Homes, the Enclave, and the the Villas at Nicholas Village. Each offer its own style of living. Creighton Farms home designs have put a modern look to the classic European Colonial style which retains the rich history of

the Piedmont region.  Having four different villages within Creighton Farms gives the home buyer a choice of different sizes of homes, lots and living experience. Also, Creighton Farms is nicely located in a rural setting between Haymarket and Leesburg, Virginia on route 15 providing great views of the Shenandoah mountains and rolling farm land but is still 15 minutes for downtown Leesburg. Living in Creighton Farms is fantastic enough that Jack Nicklaus has bought and planned the construction of his new home.

Amenities of Creighton Farms

  • Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, which in 2008 Travel + Leisure Golf  named it the “Best New Private Course”.
  • Old fashioned, manor-style 30,000 sq.ft Club House.
  • Library, fine dining room, men’s and women’s lounge facilities.
  • 175 person banquet hall for events.
  • Resort-style pool, spa and fitness center, 4 Har-Tru courts, Equestrian riding center, golf training center, and an outdoor bar and grill area.

All if this is in Creighton Farms’ privately gated community and is waiting for you just outside the front door of you new home.

The Neighborhoods of Creighton Farms

The Nicklaus Village home sites are roughly 1 acre in size while the others are 3-7 acres and prices starting at $425,000 to more than $1 million.

Having a Home Built in Creighton Farms

Approved Builders for Creighton Farms

Creighton Farms has pre-approved a select number of builders that have proven to be premier custom-home builders. These builders include:

  • Apex Custom Homes
  • Visnic Homes
  • The Galileo Group
  • Creighton Enterprises

All of these builder have a long history of sound business practices, industry expertise, and demonstrate aesthetic designs that complement the vision of the Creighton Farms  community.

Now you really want a home in Creighton Farms

If you are interested in a current home for sale in Creighton Farms or having a home custom built; visit us at our site or contact us directly at (703)407-1093

Safety for Children: A Homebuyer’s Guide to Kids’ Rooms and Play Areas

Children alter how families look at homes during the home buying process. A family with children has to consider extra bedrooms, extra bathrooms, and safe places for children to learn and play. Indoor and outdoor recreation should be fun and comfortable, while safety should always remain the highest priority.

Kids’ Room

Kids’ rooms should be large enough for children to grow in. A tiny room may work for a 6-year-old, but could be terribly cramped for a teenager. Kid’s rooms should include the following:

  • Room to grow
  • Accessibility
  • Storage space
  • A safe exit for emergencies

Families generally want kids’ rooms on the same level of the house as the master bedroom. While a teenager might accept, or even want, a basement bedroom, small children’s rooms should be close enough for you to access them quickly at night.

Consider the amenities you want in kids’ rooms. Bookcases, closet organizers, and other storage space can be a real asset. Some solutions can be added after the home is purchased, but a house with built-in storage can be a plus.

Safety is also a consideration: In case of fire or similar emergency, you’ll want to make sure that your children will be able to safely escape their bedrooms. Children’s Hospital Boston reports that “over half of children ages five and under who die from home fires are asleep at the time of the fire,” but also that “children in homes without working smoke alarms are at greater risk of fire-related death and injury in the event of a fire.” This means that you should consider several fire escape routes when looking at the bedroom configuration in your prospective home, but you should also carefully assess the number, location, and condition of smoke detectors in your home no matter where the children will sleep.

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Family Rooms and Dens

A home with a family room and a separate, more formal living room will let you relax while the kids are watching shows or host guests while your kids enjoy a minefield of Legos® on the floor in the adjacent room. When the children grow older, the toys can be picked up and the family room can become a place for study, arts and crafts, or hanging out with friends. A den can become a home fitness center, a library, or a guest room when your children fly the coop.

Play Sets and Play Areas

Outdoor playsets and play areas can be real bonuses when families with children go house hunting, but always keep safety in mind. Playgrounds and play areas are only an advantage if they are safe areas for children. While your kids may be delighted by a ramshackle tree house, your first thought should be whether or not it’s safe.

Generally speaking, store-bought playsets are safer than DIY play areas slapped together by an inexperienced handyman. Having said that, some amateur-built jungle gyms are well thought-out, inventive, beautifully-constructed, and safe enough for children to use. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publishes a broad variety of safety information on playground construction, materials, and components.

When building or buying a play structure, think about its placement in relation to your home and the street. Constant supervision is important whenever children play, so make sure the space is visible from where you plan to spend time. The National Program for Playground Safety also recommends watching out for age-inappropriate equipment, hard surfaces, poorly-maintained equipment, and protuberances where children can become trapped.

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Swimming Pools

At first glance, a swimming pool seems like a great idea for families with children – it sounds great to have pool parties or just cool off on a hot day. Take a step back, however, and consider swimming pool safety.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 350 children under the age of five drown every year in swimming pools – more than three times as many as drown in all other areas of the home (like bathtubs, hot tubs, landscape ponds, and other water containers). A swimming pool safety cover is essential for a backyard pool, but it isn’t enough. Many other precautions are recommended to make swimming pools safe places for children:

  • Constant parental supervision
  • Door alarms
  • Safety fences
  • Underwater motion detectors

Even all of these safety precautions don’t completely guarantee your child’s safety around swimming pools. Many parents decide the allure of a swimming pool isn’t worth the safety issues. Those parents who do purchase a home with a swimming pool must commit to enclosing the pool securely and remaining vigilant as long as they have children in the home.

Safety, Comfort and Growing Room

Family homes should be safe and comfortable. While children do need practical and fun spaces to relax, play, and grow, parents should also consider safety when looking for the place that their children will call home. If you’re shopping for a home for your young children, think ahead to what they’ll need when they’re in high school. If your family might grow, think about whether you need extra space now or whether you can plan for a future addition. Consider whether the pool, playground, or tree house you’re looking at is more likely to enrich your children’s lives or endanger them. When you look at potential homes with your kids in mind, you can choose a home that offers the promise of a safe and enjoyable childhood.

Article courtesy of Market Leader