- The Washington Times - Friday, June 22, 2007

As builders near completion on a development and want to focus their attention on their next project, they often finish building homes on the remaining lots and place them on the market as “immediate-delivery” or “quick move-in” homes.

they often finish building homes on the remaining lots and place them on the market as “immediate-delivery” or “quick move-in” homes.

Buyers who are relocating to the Washington area or who have sold their current home and need to move quickly will be attracted by these homes, since purchasing a new home can sometimes require buyers to wait several months before the residence is ready for occupancy.

Bargain hunters are often attracted to immediate-delivery homes in hope of finding a deal, but they may be surprised that the prices are sometimes significantly higher than the listed base price for the same model home. The difference is that immediate delivery homes include a variety of features that are optional for purchasers, such as a brick front, a sunroom addition or a finished basement.

Any elements that the builder has opted to add into the home are included in the price of the home.

Sometimes, builders will choose to offer additional incentives, particularly when they are eager to sell the property and close out a community.

While some buyers may be satisfied with the choices made by the builders, others may wish they could make more decisions on the finishing touches of their home. Most immediate delivery homes are either complete or nearing completion, but a few still offer buyers the choice of cabinet finishes or a carpet color when those items have not yet been installed.

Buyers interested in finding an immediate-delivery home can search on the Web sites of each builder, since most list them online either by community or a separate Web page.

In addition, potential buyers can visit communities and simply ask the sales representative on-site if there are any quick move-in homes available.

The following listing is a sampling of immediate-delivery homes found on builder Web sites in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties.

By the time of publication, some may have been sold while new homes may have been completed and become available.

In the interest of space, these examples are all single-family homes, but town homes and condominiums also can be found for fast move-in dates.

Equity Homes Inc. has two immediate-delivery homes available at the Highlands, a community of 33 single-family homes in Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County. Both the Dorset model, priced at $729,900, and the Sheffield model, priced at $709,900, have a brick front and brick stoop.

The homes have four bedrooms; three full baths; a powder room; a finished recreation room; a kitchen with maple cabinets and granite counters; and hardwood flooring in the foyer, kitchen and powder room. Call 301/252-5609.

Visit www.equityhomes.com.

K. Hovnanian Homes has immediate-delivery homes available in many of its Washington-area communities, including five at Monticello in Annapolis, a development of 76 single-family homes. Two Oxford models are available, each with four bedrooms, 4½ baths and 3,900 finished square feet, priced at $722,310 and $724,960.

Two Randolph models are also available now, each with four bedrooms and four full baths. One Randolph, with 4,445 square feet, is priced at $866,855, while the second one, with 5,800 square feet, is priced at $903,972. A Burgess model, with 6,600 square feet, has four bedrooms and four baths and is priced at $925,809.

Call 410/224-4440.

Greenhaven, a community of seven single-family homes with a water view of Stoney Creek, is located in Pasadena in Anne Arundel County. Two Delaware model homes are ready for occupancy at this development, including one with five bedrooms, three baths and 3,083 square feet, priced at $720,391. The second home has 3,083 square feet, four bedrooms, 2½ baths and a price of $845,863.

Call 240/508-4276.

At Glenn Dale in Glenn Dale in Prince George’s County, three Rhode Island model homes are available for a quick move-in date. All three have 4,100 square feet, a three-car garage, four bedrooms and four or five full baths. Prices range from $788,021 to $840,073.

Call 301/352-7189.

At the Greens at Chaddsford in Brandywine, two single-family homes are available now. A Cromwell IV model with four bedrooms and 3½ baths is priced at $471,998.

A Cambridge I model with four bedrooms and 3½ baths is priced at $499,640.

Call 301/772-0162.

At the Preserve in Accokeek in Prince George’s County, the immediate-delivery homes include a finished lower level with a den and full bath. The New York model, with four bedrooms and 3½ baths, has 5,000 square feet and is priced at $708,715. The Arkansas model, with four bedrooms and 2½ baths, has 4,800 square feet and is priced at $735,842.

Call 301/203-1289.

At the Ridings at Upper Marlboro, three New York model homes are available, each with four bedrooms, 3½ baths and 3,500 square feet. The homes range in price from $588,590 to $685,489.

Call 301/574-0216.

At Winshire Estates in Upper Marlboro, the final section of homes is for sale, with single-family homes on quarter-acre to half-acre sites.

An Arizona model is available with four bedrooms, 2½ baths, 3,500 square feet and a price of $671,727.

Call 301/952-0092.

At the Estates at Woodyard Farm in Upper Marlboro, K. Hovnanian has three Alaska model homes available now, each with four bedrooms and 2½, 3½ or 4½ baths. These homes range in size from 2,952 to 4,500 square feet and are priced from $595,915 to $708,111.

Call 301/856-8375.

At Rose Valley in Fort Washington, K. Hovnanian has five brick-front, single-family homes left for sale. The four-bedroom homes have two or three full baths and a powder room, and they range in size from 2,650 to 3,500 square feet, with prices from $555,940 to the $660,830.

Call 301/265-0533.

At Waterford Cove in Fort Washington, single-family homes are being built near the Fort Washington Marina. The Connecticut model available now has four bedrooms, 3½ baths, 4,205 square feet and a price of $835,000. A Rhode Island model, with 6,616 square feet, is available now for $940,965 and includes four bedrooms with 5½ baths.

Call 301/292-1755. Visit www.khov.com.

Lennar Corp. has four homes available now at Adnell Woods in Bowie, near the Bowie Town Center. Each home has four bedrooms and 3½ or 4½ baths. These homes are priced from $509,990 to $569,990.

Call 301/805-5994.

At Summerwood in Accokeek, Lennar has three homes from the Patriot Collection available, each with four bedrooms and 2½ baths. These homes are priced from $490,990 to $494,990.

Call 301/283-2100.

At Sun Valley Estates in Upper Marlboro, Lennar has one home available now from its Patriot Collection. This home has four bedrooms and 2½ baths and is priced at $616,447.

Call 301/516-5600. Visit www.lennar.com.

Mid-Atlantic Builders Inc. has homes available for immediate delivery at several communities in Prince George’s County.

At Bradford’s Retreat at Woodmore North in Bowie, a Venezia model is available with five bedrooms and 7,642 finished square feet. This home has a three-car garage, a two-car garage with a nanny suite, fireplaces in the master suite, family room and recreation room; a home theater, bath and recreation room in the lower level.

This home is priced at $1,399,839 and the builder will also include $30,000 in closing costs. Call 301/352-9111.

At Fairwood in Bowie, Mid-Atlantic has three Windsor models, two Somerset models and a Monticello model available for a quick move-in date. These brick-front homes include room extensions, spa baths and finished recreation rooms. Prices range from $670,806 to $709,590, with closing-cost assistance of $20,000 to $25,000.

Call 301/352-9111.

At Meadow Creek in Upper Marlboro, Mid-Atlantic has three homes available for immediate delivery, ranging in price from $1,143,327 to $1,399,817, with an additional $30,000 in closing-cost assistance provided by the builder.

The Carlton model, with 5,908 square feet, has a brick front, a three-car garage, a sunroom and a spa bath and fireplace in the master suite.

Call 301/574-1041.

At Timber Ridge in Clinton, Mid-Atlantic has two homes available, each with a brick front, a free recreation room and full bath on the lower level and $25,000 in closing-cost assistance. The homes are priced from $587,839 to $617,470.

Call 301/877-3884. Visit www.midatlanticbuilders.com.

Mitchell & Best Homebuilders LLC has two homes available for immediate delivery at Oak Creek in Upper Marlboro.

A Hamilton model is available, priced at $629,900. This home has 3,392 finished square feet, with a painted brick front and a second-floor bonus space that can function as a reading loft.

A Henderson model is also available, priced at $598,900. This home has more than 2,700 square feet, with a 6-foot wide family room extension and a finished lower-level recreation room.

Call 301/390-1553. Visit www.mitchellbesthomes.com.

Ryan Homes has a home available for immediate delivery at Regent Park in Mitchellville. This home, priced at $529,900, includes a morning room, a finished recreation room and a family room extension. The builder is also offering $15,000 in closing-cost assistance.

Call 301/773-4016.

At Beechtree in Upper Marlboro, Ryan has a Waverly model ready for immediate occupancy. This brick-front home has a morning room; a deck; intercom and audio systems; and cherry cabinets, Corian counters and ceramic tile flooring in the kitchen. This home is priced at $550,000, and Ryan will pay all closing costs.

Call 301/627-4072.

A Waverly model is also available at Marlboro Riding in Upper Marlboro, priced at $585,000.

Call 301/780-3694. Visit www.ryanhomes.com.

Winchester Homes Inc. has a Francis model available for immediate occupancy at Broad Creek Landing, a development of 24 homes near the water in Annapolis.

This home, priced at $987,000, has a brick and stone front; four bedrooms; five baths; a three-car garage; a side solarium; a deck; and cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counters in the kitchen.

This home also has a finished basement with a recreation room, exercise room, den, bonus room and full bath.

A Calvert model, priced at $994,000, includes a brick front; a front porch; four bedrooms; 4½ baths; a solarium; and cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counters in the kitchen.

The finished basement includes a recreation room, a wet bar, a den, an exercise room and a full bath.

Winchester is offering $20,000 in closing-cost assistance on both models.

Call 410/793-4459.

At Chapel Grove in Odenton in Anne Arundel County, Winchester has an Oxford II model available for a quick move-in, priced at $792,215. This home has a brick front; four bedrooms; 3½ baths; hardwood flooring; a lower-level recreation room; a bath with a whirlpool tub; and a gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances and solid surface counters.

Winchester is offering $10,000 in closing cost assistance for this model.

Call 410/695-4415. Visit www.winchesterhomes.com.

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