- The Washington Times - Friday, July 10, 2009

Buyers ready to move into a new home fast can search for newly built homes, which are ready or almost ready for occupancy, under several names. Quick move-in, inventory, ready-to-move or immediate-delivery homes are a few of the names used by builders to identify these residences.

Homebuyers who are relocating to the Washington area or have sold their current home and need to move into a new one are naturally interested in this type of home. Other buyers look for immediate-delivery homes so that they can see the home in a completed state, avoid spending time choosing optional features or buy a new home at a lower price.

However, immediate-delivery homes sometimes come with a higher price tag than to-be-built homes because a variety of optional features are included. In order to determine whether the home is a “bargain,” buyers need to make sure they understand the value of the homesite and the optional features they get with their new home.

Immediate-delivery homes can be found by searching the Web sites of individual builders or at the sales offices of communities under development.

The following sampling of immediate-delivery homes in the District, Maryland and Virginia were recently listed on the Web sites of various builders and may or may not still be available at the time of publication.

Craftmark Homes Inc. (www.craftmarkhomes.com) has a Wintergreen model available now at the Meadows at Morris Farm in Gainesville, priced at $454,900. This 3,128-square-foot home has four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, a finished lower-level recreation room, an oak staircase, hardwood floors on the first floor, a family room with a gas fireplace and stainless steel appliances and granite counters in the kitchen. In addition, this model has a first-floor master suite with a vaulted ceiling and is Energy Star certified. Call 703/754-3469.

At the Village of Waxpool in Ashburn, two Oakton Alternate models are available soon, one in August and one in October, priced at $842,900 and $869,900. Each is set on a half-acre homesite and has from 6,345 to 6,825 finished square feet. These homes have five bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths and a three-car side-entry garage; include Energy Star certification; kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen counters and upgraded cherry cabinets; extensive hardwood floors; a finished basement with a den and full bath; and stone fireplaces in both the family room and the recreation room. Call 571/223-0099.

At Annapolis Rock in Damascus, a Kenwood model is available with 5,136 finished square feet. This home has a brick-and-stone front, hardwood floors on the main level, a morning room, a two-story stone fireplace in the family room, four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a three-car garage. The home is priced at $849,900. Call 301/253-2632.

At Clarksburg Village, a Chevy Chase Alternate model is available, with four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a brick facade and a price of $669,990. This home has about 3,500 square feet with a 4-foot extension on three rooms, a finished lower level, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances, granite counters and birch cabinets in the kitchen. Call 301/528-5106.

K. Hovnanian Homes (www.khov.com) has a single-family home available at Garrison Woods in Triangle, priced at $399,990. This home has 3,500 square feet with five bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and a two-car garage. Upgrades include a brick front, a finished basement, a fireplace and hardwood floors. Call 866/407-3843.

In the villas section at Eagles Pointe in Woodbridge, K. Hovnanian has one single-family home available now in this community with a swimming pool, a club, tot lots and walking trails. The Elderwood model, priced at $399,990, has four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Upgrades include a gas fireplace, a finished recreation room, hardwood floors, oak stairs and a gourmet kitchen. Call 888/881-2436.

At Lake Terrapin in Woodbridge, three single-family homes are available, priced from $419,892 to $463,032. The homes have 2,923 to 3,160 finished square feet with four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Upgrades include columns, room extensions, brick fronts, a finished lower level, hardwood floors, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Call 866/407-3897.

At Westmarket in Haymarket in Prince William County, four single-family homes are available now with 2,937 to 3,257 finished square feet. The homes have four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a two-car garage and are priced from $360,321 to $393,570. Upgrades include a gourmet kitchen, brick fronts and hardwood floors. The community has a swimming pool and tennis courts. Call 866/407-3690.

At the Greens at Chaddsford in Brandywine in Prince George’s County, four homes are available now, priced from $373,000 to $395,000 for four bedrooms, 2 1/2 or 3 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. The homes have from 2,405 to 3,362 finished square feet. Call 301/782-1028.

At the Timbers at Chaddsford in Brandywine, one home is available now, priced at $415,940. This four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath home has just under 3,000 finished square feet and a two-car garage. Call 301/782-3261.

At Mannington in Accokeek in Prince George’s County, the four remaining homes in this development are available now, priced from $397,725 to $545,990. These homes have four bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. The homes are set on half-acre homesites. Call 301/283-5350.

At Tivoli in Bowie, two Colorado model homes are available now, each with four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a two- or three-car garage. The homes are priced from $540,000 to $550,000 and include upgrades such as a brick front, a finished lower level, a morning room, a gourmet kitchen and a side-entry garage. Call 301/262-3427.

At Woodmore Estates in Bowie, a New York model home is available now upgraded with a stone front, room extensions, a gas fireplace and hardwood floors. This home, priced at $548,788, has 4,800 finished square feet with four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Call 301/218-0967.

At Glenn Dale Forest in Glenn Dale, the former model home is available now for $725,990. This home, which has nearly 7,000 finished square feet, includes a brick front, a deck, tray ceilings, gas fireplaces, a whirlpool tub in the luxury master bath and a morning room. The home has four bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Call 240/876-6946.

Mid-Atlantic Builders Inc. (www.midatlanticbuilders.com) has taken a new approach to home building with “fast track” homes. While not available immediately, these homes can be usually be completed within 30 to 60 days and offer the additional benefit of allowing buyers to select their own finishes and options. One or more of these homes are available at their communities in Prince George’s County and include the most popular models. The homes range in size from 2,996 to 5,712 finished square feet, with prices from $439,060 to $698,975. These homes have four bedrooms with 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 baths. Call 877/231-6534.

At Victory Lakes in Manassas, Miller and Smith LLC (www.millerandsmith.com) has the former model home for sale in the Chevy Chase collection. This Leland model home, priced at $579,630, has more than $180,000 in options and upgrades. The home has four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Upgrades include a master suite sitting room, a luxury bath, a two-level deck, a bonus room, extensive landscaping, a finished lower level with a fireplace, a wet bar and a wine cellar; and cherry cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Call 703/369-9599.

At Brambleton in Ashburn, a former Rhapsody model home from the 1920s Collection is available for $635,200. This home sits on a corner lot with landscaping, an irrigation system and a fenced rear yard with a patio and trellis. The three-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath home has a sunroom with a two-sided fireplace, a fireplace in the master suite sitting room, 10-foot ceilings on the main level, tray ceilings, oak stairs, ceramic tile floors, custom built-ins, a security system, and a finished lower level with a wet bar, media room, den, wine cellar, recreation room and full bath. Call 703/327-1741.

Stanley Martin Homebuilding LLC (www.stanleymartin. com) has three homes available at Greene Mill Preserve in Leesburg, priced from $539,990 to $609,990. The homes each have four bedrooms with 3 1/2 or 4 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Upgrades include hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, a finished lower level, oak stairs and luxurious master baths. Call 703/542-8844.

At Madison Manor in Herndon, a home is ready now with four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, a finished lower-level recreation room, a gas fireplace, hardwood floors, ceramic tile floors in the baths, 9-foot ceilings on all three levels and an upgraded kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The home is priced at $649,990 with 3,198 finished square feet on a quarter-acre site. Call 703/435-4743.

Two homes are ready now at Coles Run Manor in Manassas, priced at $414,990 and $519,990. The smaller home has three bedrooms with 3 1/2 baths while the larger home has four bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. Each includes stainless steel appliances, birch cabinets and granite counters; a family room fireplace; a first-floor library; and a finished lower level with a recreation room and full bath. Call 703/257-4770.

Three homes are available now at Wildewood in California, priced from $309,990 to $406,990. The homes have 1,800 to 3,100 square feet, with three or four bedrooms and 2 1/2 or 3 1/2 baths. Upgrades on some of these homes include hardwood floors in the foyer, a front porch, a sunroom, a morning room and a luxury master bath. Call 240/895-7900.

Toll Bros. Inc. (www.tollbrothers.com) has six single-family homes available for immediate delivery at the gated golf course community of Dominion Valley Country Club in different sections of the development, priced from $725,000 to $1,228,327. These homes have a variety of upgrades, four or five bedrooms, and a two- or three-car garage. Call 703/753-8900.

Four homes are available in different collections at Marlboro Ridge in Upper Marlboro, priced from $499,247 to $659,529 each with four bedrooms, 2 1/2 or 3 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Call 301/780-5963.

Three homes are available now at Cheltenham Estates in Clinton, priced from $649,325 to $899,445. Each home has four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths and a three-car garage. Upgrades include finished lower levels and gourmet kitchens. Call 301/877-9191.

Winchester Homes Inc. (www.winchesterhomes.com) has a Belmont model at the Woodlands at Round Hill in Loudoun County, ready now on a 3.86-acre homesite. This home has four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a three-car side-entry garage and upgrades such as a gourmet kitchen and a 4-foot family room extension. The home is priced at $624,900 and comes with $10,000 toward closing costs. Call 703/435-3496.

At Selma Estates in Loudoun County, a Randall II model is available for $947,900. This home, set on a half-acre site, has four bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, a gourmet kitchen, a deck, a rear patio and a three-car side-entry garage. Call 703/443-1657.

At Braddock Corner Village in Loudoun County, a home is available now with four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths and a two-car garage for $589,900. This home, which has 4,800 finished square feet, has been upgraded with a two-level rear expansion, hardwood floors and a gourmet kitchen. Call 703/327-5326.

Two homes are available now at Brambleton in Loudoun County, priced from $549,900 to $715,900. Each has four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Upgrades include gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors, room expansions and finished lower levels. The more expensive home is the model for the community and includes a morning room as well as other upgrades. Call 703/327-7238.

At Clarksburg Village in Montgomery County, two homes are available now, priced from $684,900 to $749,900. These homes have four or five bedrooms, 3 1/2 or 4 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Upgrades include energy-efficient features, a solarium, a finished lower level, hardwood floors, high-tech and universal design features. Call 240/686-0024.

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