- The Washington Times - Friday, May 1, 2009

Local builders can build single-family homes one at a time, but town homes usually need to be built in clusters since they share one or more walls. When one town home in a row sells, the builders are often eager to sell the rest in that row or in that community so they can move onto developing other homes in the area.

Buyers eager to move into a new home quickly can often find town homes ready for occupancy and sometimes at bargain prices. Most of the time, options have already been chosen by the builder.

An immediate-delivery or ready-for-move-in home may carry a slightly higher price than a neighboring home, but buyers will find that this is because the residence has been upgraded with features such as room extensions, finished recreation rooms or gourmet kitchens.

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 immediate-delivery town homes in the District, Maryland and Virginia were recently listed online and may not still be available at the time of publication.

Beazer Homes Corp. (www.beazer.com) has two Vickery model town homes available now at Lansdowne Town Center, priced at $359,915 and $445,815. Each has 2,400 finished square feet on three levels with three bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths and a two-car garage. The more expensive home is a brick-front end unit. The community is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and recreational amenities. Call 571/333-7189.

Brookfield Homes Corp. (www.brookfieldwashington.com) has three town homes ready at Melody Landing in Woodbridge. A two-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath home with a one-car garage, priced at $261,640, has been upgraded with hardwood floors, granite kitchen counters and a breakfast area. Two more homes, each with a brick front, three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, are priced at $326,426 and $341,833. These homes, with 1,748 to 1,800 finished square feet, have been upgraded with features such as hardwood floors, a sun deck, oak stairs, a luxury master bath and home entertainment wiring. Call 703/221-3975.

Craftmark Homes (www.craftmarkhomes.com) has two upscale town homes available at Potomac Greens across from the sailing marina in Old Town Alexandria. A Del Ray II model, with 3,800 finished square feet on four levels, is priced at $960,000. This home has three bedrooms, two full baths and three half baths, with a center-island kitchen, a second-floor laundry room, a deluxe master bath and a fourth-floor party room and deck. A Lee model also is available, priced at $799,900 with three bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths. Call 703/838-9820.

K. Hovnanian Homes (www.khov.com) has two town homes available now at Katie’s Grove in Manassas, priced from $299,990 to $343,656. The homes have 2,148 to 2,160 finished square feet with three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. Each has three finished levels with a recreation room and full bath on the lower level. The larger home has a two-car garage. Call 866/407-3941.

One town home is available now at Arora Hills in Clarksburg in Montgomery County. Priced at $455,990, this home has more than 3,000 finished square feet with three bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Upgrades to the home include a sunroom addition, a walk-out basement, a gourmet kitchen, and an extended master suite with a vaulted ceiling, a sitting room and a luxury bath. Call 301/972-5636.

Lennar Corp. (www.lennar.com) has several town homes available at Gateway Commons in Clarksburg, where the homes are in a parklike setting near shops, restaurants, golf courses and major transportation routes. Two town homes are ready in their city town home collection, priced at $241,990 and $251,990. These three-level homes have two bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. One home is available, priced at $283,990, in the courtyard home collection, with three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a one-car garage. Three homes are available in the town home collection, priced from $371,990 to $377,990, each with three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Call 888/214-2380.

Miller and Smith LLC (www.millerandsmith.com) has two homes available at Madison Crescent in Gainesville, within walking distance of restaurants, shops and a park. An end unit Beckford model, priced at $244,210, has a loft with an adjacent roof deck, two bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a one-car garage. Upgrades include granite counters, maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a luxury master bath. Another Beckford model, priced at $249,190, has two master suites, a private sitting room and a private balcony off one master suite in addition to maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Call 703/753-2694.

At Victory Lakes in Manassas, in the Williamsburg collection, one town home is available priced from $275,040. This home has 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, recessed lighting and a finished lower level with a recreation room, fireplace and a full bath. The home has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, including a master suite with two walk-in closets, a sitting area and a luxury master bath. Call 703/369-0682.

At Brambleton in Ashburn, a Merlin model from Miller and Smith’s magic collection is available for $396,720. This home has three bedrooms, three full baths and a two-car garage, along with a brick front, a two-story box bay window and a quiet cul-de-sac location. Upgrades include granite counters, hardwood and ceramic tile floors, hardwood stairs and a master suite with two walk-in closets and a luxury bath. Call 703/327-0736.

At Fairwood in Bowie, a three-level home with three bedrooms, three full baths and a three-car garage is available for $409,999. This home has multiple decks and patios, a tray ceiling in the master suite, a luxury master bath, granite counters, walnut-colored maple cabinets and a finished lower level with a recreation room and den. The home has nearly 3,200 finished square feet. Call 301/352-8070.

A Calvert model home in the Adams Morgan collection is available at Maple Lawn in Howard County, priced at $549,510, with an original price of $619,030. This home has an open floor plan, a patio, maple cabinets, granite counters, hardwood floors and a gas fireplace. The master bath has a soaking tub and separate shower, and other rooms include a recreation room, a study, a loft and a master suite sitting room. The home has three bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Call 301/725-8934.

Ryan Homes (www.ryanhomes.com) has its final home available at Addison Glen in Capitol Heights in Prince George’s County. Priced at $267,990, this home has a brick front, hardwood and ceramic tile floors, three finished levels, three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. The home has been upgraded with a three-level morning room extension, a finished recreation room and a luxury master suite. Call 240/388-0728.

At the Villages of Dorchester in Hanover in Anne Arundel County, one town home is available, priced at $334,990. This home has been upgraded with cherry cabinets and a luxury master bath, and has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Call 410/799-4896.

Stanley Martin Homebuilding LLC (www.stanleymartin.com) has two Dove model town homes available at Primrose Park in California, Md. Priced at $248,155 and $256,725, these homes have 2,041 finished square feet. Each has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Call 240/895-7900.

At Kendall Square in Fairfax, one town home that overlooks the community common area is ready. This three-bedroom, 2 1/2- or 3 1/2-bath home has been enhanced with a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and upgraded cabinets; a luxury master bath; a family room fireplace and a roof terrace. The home is priced at $589,990. Call 703/591-1180.

Toll Bros. Inc.(www.tollbrothers.com) has an Avenel Classic model available at Amberlea at South Riding in Loudoun County for $305,770. This home has 1,550 square feet with three bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a one-car garage. Upgrades include two master suites and a deck. The home is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Call 703/327-1722.

At the Enclave at Arundel Preserve in Hanover in Anne Arundel County, an Easton Federal model is available for $480,995. This end unit home has a brick front and brick side, 2,068 finished square feet, three bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Upgrades include granite kitchen counters and a gas fireplace with a marble hearth. Call 443/755-9400.

Winchester Homes Inc. (www.winchesterhomes.com) has two town homes available, both Liberty models, at Braddock Corner in Loudoun County. One, priced at $385,000, has three finished levels with three bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a two-car garage, a gourmet kitchen and a rear expansion. The second, priced at $420,000, includes all of the above and is an end unit. Call 703/957-4882.

At the Fontaine at President’s Park, a Presidential Liberty model is available for $545,000. This home has a brick front, a rear extension on all three levels, hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen, three bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths and a two-car garage, along with 2,800 finished square feet. Call 703/435-3496.

A Metropolitan model is available at Admirals View in Anne Arundel County, a community near marinas and waterfront restaurants. This brick-front home, priced at $399,500, has three bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage. Upgrades include a deck and a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Call 410/266-1524.

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