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K. Hovnanian Homes is building 75 single-family homes on sites of 6,500 to 12,087 square feet at Monticello in Annapolis. The homes have 2,466 to 3,052 finished square feet, with base prices from $484,990 to $554,990.

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Stanley Martin Homes is building 224 single-family homes on sites of a quarter-acre to three-quarters of an acre at Greene Mill Preserve in Leesburg. The homes have 2,155 to 6,988 finished square feet, with base prices from $439,990 to $584,990.

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FILE - In this file photo taken on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, a female orangutan named Beki eats bananas at Tanjung Puting National Park on Borneo island, Indonesia. When British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace arrived in Borneo's jungles 150 years ago, one of his great hopes was to see orangutans. Even he was surprised at his success, spotting the red apes feeding along river banks, swinging between branches, and staring down from trees almost the moment he arrived. (AP Photo/Irwin Fedriansyah, File)

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FILE - These two satellite images provided by NASA taken on July 28, 2010, left, and Aug. 5, 2010, right, shows the Petermann Glacier in Northern Greenland. A giant ice island, seen in image at right, has broken off the Petermann Glacier. A University of Delaware researcher says the floating ice sheet covers 100 square miles (260 sq. kilometers) _ more than four times the size of New York's Manhattan Island. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says the weather-related cataclysms of July and August fit patterns predicted by climate scientists, although those scientists always shy from tying individual disasters directly to global warming. (AP Photo/NASA)

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A villager is rescued by a Pakistani navy helicopter from the flooded area of Ghaus Pur in Pakistan's Sindh province on Wednesday. The floods are seen as an advantage to the Taliban militants. While Pakistani troops deal with the relief effort, the insurgents can take the time to regroup. (Associated Press)

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Homes cover a hillside near Happy Valley, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) **FILE**

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A crew member of an army helicopter helps villagers disembark, after being rescued from a flood-hit area in Basera near Muzaffargarh, in central Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. Pakistan estimates 13.8 million people are affected by the floods and will need short-term aid or long-term assistance to recover. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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Chinese soldiers search for bodies after a mudslide swept into the town of Zhouqu in China's Gansu province, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. Heavy rains Wednesday lashed a remote section of northwestern China as the death toll from weekend flooding that triggered massive landslides jumped to more than 1,000 and the hopes of finding more survivors faded. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Pakistani volunteers unload sacks of flour provided by the U.S. government in Kalam in Pakistan's Swat valley on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. U.S. Army choppers carrying emergency food and water buzzed over the swollen river and washed-out bridges, landing in the valley once controlled by the Taliban. They returned laden with grateful Pakistani flood survivors. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

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Houses are half submerged in heavy floodwater in Ghaus Pur near Sukkur, in Pakistan's Sindh province, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. The U.N., relying on Pakistani figures, says the number of people affected by flooding over the past two weeks is 13.8 million, more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, although the death toll in each of those disasters was much higher than the 1,500 people killed in the floods. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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Pakistani villagers chase relief supplies dropped from a Pakistani navy helicopter at a flooded area of Ghaus Pur near Sukkur, in Pakistan's Sindh province, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. The U.N., relying on Pakistani figures, said the number of people affected by flooding over the past two weeks is 13.8 million, more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, although the death toll in each of those disasters was much higher than the 1,500 people killed in the floods. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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Pakistani villagers wave to Pakistan's Navy helicopter approaching a flooded area of Ghaus Pur near Sukkur, in Pakistan's Sindh province, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. The U.N., relying on Pakistani figures, says the number of people affected by flooding over the past two weeks is 13.8 million, more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, although the death toll in each of those disasters was much higher than the 1,500 people killed in the floods. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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A villager is rescued by a Pakistan's Navy helicopter from flooded area of Ghaus Pur near Sukkur, in Pakistan's Sindh province, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari returned home to a storm of criticism after visiting Europe as his country was gripped by the worst floods in its history. His arrival Tuesday came as thousands of people fled a major city in central Pakistan as rivers threatened to submerge the area. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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Crew members of a Pakistani navy helicopter unload relief supplies at a flooded area of Ghaus Pur near Sukkur, in Pakistan's Sindh province, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. Pakistan estimates 13.8 million people are affected by the floods and will need short-term aid or long-term assistance to recover. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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People affected by the heavy flooding are evacuated in a U. S. Chinook helicopter, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, in Kalam, Pakistan. U.S. Army choppers carrying emergency food and water buzzed over the swollen river and washed-out bridges, landing in the valley once controlled by the Taliban. They returned laden with grateful Pakistani flood survivors. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

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A U. S. military Chinook helicopter flies over a flooded area to supply food relief and evacuate stranded flood victims in Kalam, Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. U.S. Army choppers carrying emergency food and water buzzed over the swollen river and washed-out bridges, landing in the valley once controlled by the Taliban. They returned laden with grateful Pakistani flood survivors. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

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A crew member of a Pakistan army helicopter helps villagers to get off after being rescued from a flood-hit area in Basera near Muzaffargarh, in central Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. Pakistan estimates 13.8 million people are affected by the floods and will need short-term aid or long-term assistance to recover. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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Rescue workers search for victims as a disinfectant crew spays the area after a mudslide swept through the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. Entire communities in Gansu province's Zhouqu district were swallowed up when the debris-choked Bailong River jumped its banks Sunday, releasing wave after wave of mud and rubble-strewn water. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Residents place a body on a stretcher near rescue workers digging for more bodies after a mudslide swept into the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. Heavy rains Wednesday lashed a remote section of northwestern China as the death toll from weekend flooding that triggered massive landslides jumped to more than 1,000 and the hopes of finding more survivors faded. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Rescue workers search for victims after a mud slide swept into the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. The disaster in China's Gansu province was caused when a debris-blocked swollen river burst, swamping entire mountain villages. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)