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How to Save Up to Buy Your First Home

Saving up for your first home may seem daunting. But with the great financing options available from Montchanin Builders in Delaware, credit-qualified buyers can secure a mortgage on a new move-in ready home by putting down as little as 3.5%. No matter what your down payment goals are, there are plenty of effective strategies you can use to help you reach that number without neglecting your other long-term savings goals along the way, like your retirement funds.

Figure out how much you’ll need to save

Lenders prefer to structure mortgage payments so that one payment (including private mortgage insurance and property taxes) won’t be higher than 28% of your monthly income before taxes are taken out. If your income fluctuates from month to month, then this percentage should be closer to 20%. Based on your anticipated monthly payments, you can calculate about how much house you can afford.

Develop a savings plan

Now that you know about how much of a down payment you need to save, you can figure out how much you’ll need to save each month, based on your self-imposed savings deadline. You can work toward your goal by taking a two-pronged approach: Reduce your existing expenses and bring in more income.

Bring in more income

Side hustles are totally doable, even if you have a demanding full-time job. If your day job has set, predictable hours, consider picking up a part-time W2 position. Freelancing is also a viable option. If you have a teacher’s license, for instance, you could start tutoring students online. There are plenty of online tutoring hubs where you can hang up your digital shingle. Alternatively, think back to your high school days. Did you walk dogs or babysit kids? Consider signing up to being a Rover dog walker or a Care.com sitter.

Reduce your bills

Get the most bang for your buck by comparison shopping for everything. Visit your independent insurance agent to ask whether you could save a few bucks on car and renter’s insurance by switching to another company. Cancel your cable service and instead opt for a much cheaper online TV and movie streaming service. Switch your unlimited phone plan to a cheaper version—just make sure you don’t go over your texting, talking, or data limits. Next, take a hard look at any subscriptions you have. Perhaps you subscribe to paper versions of magazines or your local paper. Would a digital subscription save money?

Reduce your living expenses

Your daily living expenses include things like groceries, clothing, to-go coffee, and haircuts. Keep track of every cent you spend for a week or two. Then, review your list of expenses and consider how much you could save each week if you reduced these expenses. Perhaps you could go to a less expensive salon for haircuts (and skip the manicure). Use an insulated travel mug and bring your coffee to work. Experiment with big batch cooking, which can save both time and money.

Lifestyle adjustments can be difficult at first, but once you see your savings account grow, you’ll be even more motivated to stick with it.

Tour new construction homes in Wilmington!

Montchanin Builders invites aspiring homeowners to tour our beautiful, new communities of Darley Green, The Overlook at Rockford Falls, and The Town of Whitehall. Our move-in ready homes in Wilmington, DE offer both elegance and modern convenience for all home buyers. You can schedule a tour today by calling 302.472.7212. Be sure to ask us about our special financing deals, including up to $15,000 toward your new home purchase!

Additional resources for purchasing new homes in Delaware

  1. The Motley Fool, Here’s How 44 Million Americans Are Getting Richer, https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/07/16/heres-how-44-million-americans-are-getting-richer.aspx
  2. Forbes, Nine Smart Tips To Save Up For A Down Payment On A Home, https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesrealestatecouncil/2018/06/01/nine-smart-tips-to-save-up-for-a-down-payment-on-a-home/#2b8ef864498f

3 Great Bedroom Decorating Ideas

One of the fun aspects of buying your own townhome is that you can customize the interior however you wish. Want to recreate the distinctive looks of the 50s or 70s? Go for it! Want to paint a mural in your bedroom? No problem! Have fun with your interior design ambitions, and don’t be afraid to think outside the box. The bedroom is the perfect place to experiment with new design concepts, since it’s generally off-limits to guests. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.

Try an alternative to the traditional headboard

If you’re trying for a traditional look, you could choose a large wooden or ornate metal headboard. But why not try something stylishly different? Use painter’s tape to square off an area on the wall behind your bed and paint it a strikingly different color than the rest of the wall. Extend the painted edge to line up with the edge of your bed. Or, ditch the conventional headboard for a soothing work of art instead.

You can also play with shapes. Instead of a square block of painted wall or artwork behind your bed, you could nail up a circular, rustic-looking, woven sisal or hemp throw rug. To make this idea work, you’ll have to find a visually intriguing rug with braided or woven textures. A similar headboard alternative is to lay a visually pleasing folding screen against the wall behind the bed.

Get creative with lighting fixtures

It’s common for homeowners to allocate much of the lighting fixture budget for a fancy chandelier in the entryway, and for dramatic, statement lighting in the kitchen and dining room. The bedroom often gets shortchanged. It’s time to change that. Look for truly unique ceiling lighting fixtures for your private sanctuary, like a fixture in the shape of a giant magnolia blossom, with elegant gunmetal-colored “petals.” Or, if you’re feeling regal, consider a ceiling light in the shape of a king’s crown. There are virtually limitless options to choose from. Try browsing specialty lighting shops instead of big box stores.

Create an elegant sitting area

Another way to carve out a sanctuary in your townhome is by adding an elegant sitting area to the master bedroom. It’s the perfect place to relax with a good book on a rainy Sunday. Pair a comfortable recliner with a small occasional table, and place both by the window. Then, add some items for décor, like a large potted plant in the corner and an oil painting on the opposite wall.

Check out these homes for sale in Wilmington, Delaware

Montchanin Builders is known for building elegant homes in Delaware. In addition to our Wilmington, DE single family homes, we’re pleased to offer luxurious, yet affordable townhomes for sale in our planned communities. You can tour Darley Green or The Overlook at Rockford Falls today to find your beautiful new home. You can call 302.472.7212 for more information about our homes for sale in Wilmington, Delaware.

Additional resources about bedroom interior design:

  1. Elle Décor, These Are the 25 Best Bedroom Décor Tips for an Impeccably-Styled Room, https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/room-ideas/tips/g596/10-things-bedroom-needs/
  2. Good Housekeeping, 76 Bedroom Ideas, Decorating Tips and Decor Inspiration, https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/decorating-ideas/g770/decor-ideas-master-bedroom/

Is Buying a Townhouse a Good Choice?

The decision to purchase a home is one of the most important ones you’ll make. Naturally, you’ll want to carefully consider the pros and cons of each possibility. Before you settle on buying a home, you should consider the compelling advantages of townhouse living. You will find several great choices for a townhome for sale near you in Delaware, particularly when you take advantage of the beautiful homes built by Montchanin Builders. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the benefits of buying a townhouse for your family.

The perfect marriage of convenience and luxury

Many people crave the conveniences and excitement of city life, but still want a private, secluded sanctuary to relax in at the end of the day. Townhomes are a unique living arrangement that bring together the best of both worlds. They are popular in urban settings, but reminiscent of private country life.

You’ll also be a short drive (or walk!) away from the incredible amenities of a happening city. Wilmington, Delaware, for example, offers a wide assortment of fine dining, casual, and family restaurants. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors at the nearby nature trails, parks, and golf courses. You’ll also have quick access to local sports teams, including the Blue Rocks minor league baseball team and the 87ers basketball team.

Townhome owners tend to have lower ongoing expenses

Another reason why townhomes make great investments is the ongoing financial advantages. Not only is the cost to purchase a townhome quite affordable, but they cost far less to maintain than other choices. Living in a townhome within a planned community eliminates many typical maintenance requirements of most other homes. Plus, since the shared walls minimize heat transfer, townhouses cost less to heat in the winter and cool in the summer.

Finding the perfect townhouse for your family

Townhomes for sale in Wilmington, DE are a great investment opportunity for singles, couples, and families, particularly when you have the opportunity to purchase brand new construction at an affordable price. Montchanin Builders has partnered with Supreme Lending—a highly respected mortgage company—to provide custom financing options for our homeowners. You can get pre-approved today! Give us a call at 302.472.7212 or shoot us a quick email to find out more information about your financing options. Ask us about scheduling a tour of our beautiful townhomes.

Additional resources for future homeowners in Delaware

  1. HowStuffWorks, 5 Advantages of a Townhouse, https://home.howstuffworks.com/real-estate/5-advantages-townhouse.htm
  2. Investopedia, Buying a Home: Calculate How Much Home You Can Afford, https://www.investopedia.com/university/home/home3.asp

550 Wheelmen Street: A Charming Move-In Ready Bungalow

Montchanin Builders in The Town of Whitehall is pleased to announce the availability of a new move-in ready home in this growing neighborhood in Delaware located at 550 Wheelmen Street. It’s a newly built bungalow that offers all the beauty of modern design with the convenience of single story living. This home is ready for you to call it home, so schedule your personal tour today!

The Chesapeake Floorplan

This 2,142 square foot bungalow has curb appeal in spades. Stroll up to the covered porch to enter via the front door, or park in the spacious, two-car garage. When you enter the foyer, take a minute to relax in the adjoining sitting room, or enter via the garage and drop off your shoes and handbag in the roomy storage area. As you enter the main living area, take in the wide open space. The gourmet kitchen is nestled alongside the dining area, which overlooks the comfortable living room and its charming fireplace. Not in the mood for formal dining? There’s plenty of outdoor living space on the included deck just off the kitchen.

When it’s time to turn in for the evening, the two guest bedrooms are located just off the living area. A full bath is conveniently situated between them. The master bedroom is on the other end of the home near the deck. There’s plenty of space for a king size bed, dressers and more! It also features a large walk in closet and master bath with double bowl vanity, a soaking tub to relax and unwind in, and a separate commode.

Your new neighborhood

550 Wheelmen Street is a sunny, spacious bungalow with beautiful views. When it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors, you can relax on the deck overlooking the pond. Or, take a stroll around your new neighborhood. Stop by the community playground, or head over to the common area for a neighborhood BBQ. You’ll find that the masterful architecture is only part of the reason why this area is so popular among Delaware residents. The Town of Whitehall is known for friendly faces and fun community activities.

Will this beautiful bungalow be yours?

Properties in Delaware by Montchanin Builders sell quickly, so if you’ve got your heart set on this charming home, you’ll need to act fast. We’ve partnered with Supreme Lending to offer our clients personalized financing options. Supreme Lending is a mortgage originator, which means they can offer some of the lowest rates and closing costs in the industry. Call us today at 302.472.7212 to claim 550 Wheelmen Street before someone else does!

Additional resources for home buyers:

  1. Bankrate, 6 things you must do before buying a home, https://www.bankrate.com/finance/mortgages/6-must-dos-before-buying-a-home-1.aspx
  2. Investopedia, Are you ready to buy a house? https://www.investopedia.com/articles/mortgages-real-estate/10/ready-to-buy-house.asp

5 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

home value, house value, property valuesAs soon as you become a proud homeowner, you’ll likely start to think about your home’s value. Home value is a major issue, and not just for homeowners who are getting ready to put the property up for sale. By increasing your home’s value, you’re also increasing the equity you own in your home.

It’s not difficult to improve your home’s value, and you can always hire a home contractor in Delaware to do the heavy lifting for you.

1. Add an elevator

Residential elevators aren’t just for billionaires and city slickers living in high-rise apartment buildings. There’s been a rising trend lately in home buyers looking for townhomes with elevators, and homeowners planning renovations to add them. Elevators allow seniors to age in place, even if they have a multi-story home. They assist families with young children (ever try to carry a heavy laundry basket down the stairs with a small child getting underfoot?), and they’re an ideal option for people who once considered single story living.

2. Replace the hardware

One minor home improvement task that will boost value is replacing aging, loose, or worn-out hardware. Go on a shopping trip and look for new doorknobs and hardware for your kitchen cabinets. Don’t forget handles and knobs for your bathroom vanity cabinets!

3. Spruce up your landscaping and hardscaping

Curb appeal is a major factor in a home’s value. Trim overgrown hedges and bushes, add some fresh mulch to the flowerbeds, and plant some attractive chrysanthemums, peonies, and colorful, ornamental grasses. If your home lacks hardscaping, consider adding a retaining wall. Other options for boosting your home’s value include installing a water feature, building a stone walkway, and putting in a patio.

4. Improve energy efficiency

Energy-efficient homes are a trend that will never go out of style. Some homeowners are concerned about the depletion of the earth’s natural resources, and feel that it’s their civic responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint. Other homeowners are tired of spending their paychecks on utility bills, and would like to stop throwing cash out a drafty window. Regardless of the reason, an energy-efficient home is a more valuable home. Consider replacing old windows, installing a high-efficiency furnace, and upgrading to Energy Star-rated appliances in your kitchen and laundry room.

5. Finish the basement

A finished basement can make a world of difference for a family. And if you’ve decided to install a residential elevator, it will be more accessible than ever. Finished basements add a great deal of livable square footage to a home. They also provide extra storage spaces, without the mold and mustiness that is characteristic of an unfinished basement.

Elevator townhomes in Delaware

Looking for a new home in Delaware? Montchanin Builders can help you find the perfect home for your family. In our beautifully planned communities, you’ll enjoy amazing amenities, walkable streets, and friendly neighbors. Our custom, move-in ready townhomes offer luxury at an affordable price. If you choose to make The Overlook at Rockford Falls your new community, you could even purchase a townhome with an elevator in Delaware! Call Montchanin Builders at 302.472.7212.

More tips on how to increase your home’s value:

  1. The Family Handyman, 15 Reasons Why You Should Renovate Your House for Property Value, https://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/15-reasons-why-you-should-renovate-your-house-for-property-value/view-all/
  2. Realtor Mag, A Rising Trend: Home Elevators, https://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/15-reasons-why-you-should-renovate-your-house-for-property-value/view-all/

Ranch-Style Homes vs. Two Story: Which Is Best?

Home buyers have a lot of tough decisions to make. Which school district is best? Which planned community has the right amenities? And would a ranch or two-story home be better?

Of course, there are plenty of advantages to both ranch-style and two-story homes in Delaware. Perhaps the easiest way to determine which is best for your family is to consider your current living arrangements. If you have a starter home that’s a ranch, perhaps you’re already longing for a second story. If you have a two-story home, maybe you’re looking to downsize? Consider the following factors when making your choice.

Benefits of single-story homes

Ranch-style homes are uniquely charming, and they offer more space than you might think—especially if you choose an open floorplan. Many people find one-story homes to be highly convenient. For instance, there’s no need to move laundry baskets and vacuum cleaners between floors.

Perhaps the most compelling reason to purchase a ranch-style home is if you have young children. A home without stairs is one less safety issue to worry about when a toddler is underfoot. Safety is also a concern for home buyers who are approaching their golden years. If you intend on aging in place, a one-story home is a safer choice, and there will be no stairs to trouble arthritic joints. You might also want to choose a ranch home if there’s a possibility that an aging parent will move in with your family at some point.

Benefits of two-story homes

Families with younger kids and/or teens often prefer two-story homes because they offer some separation between living areas. Teens who like to stay up later can watch TV downstairs while their parents get some much-needed rest upstairs in the master suite.

Another major benefit of a two-story house doesn’t actually pertain to the house itself. Since half of the square footage is located on top of the other half, a large two-story home won’t take up a lot of space on the lot. This means you’ll have a more generous yard, which is particularly appealing for gardening enthusiasts and families with dogs.

Speaking of yards and landscaping, you’ll have spectacular views from a second-floor window.

Meet your perfect match at The Town of Whitehall

Montchanin Builders offers home buyers the best of both worlds. You can move into two-story or ranch-style homes in our Delaware community of The Town of Whitehall. The Salisbury model is a stately two-story home. It features an award-winning floorplan, with more than 3,800 square feet, four bedrooms, and three and a half baths—plus a second floor activity room!

Apex Close double story home at the town of whitehall

Or, choose The Chesapeake floorplan also found in The Town of Whitehall! The Chesapeake offers single-story living at its very best. Enjoy more than 2,000 square feet featuring an open floorplan, with three bedrooms and two baths.

550 wheelmen single story home at the town of whitehall

Lots of other choices are available for discerning home buyers in Delaware. Call Montchanin Builders today, and be sure to check out our other master-planned communities!

More resources comparing ranch homes to 2-story homes:

  1. The Balance, One-Story vs a Two-Story Home: Which Is Better to Buy? https://www.thebalance.com/one-story-vs-a-two-story-home-which-is-better-to-buy-1798255
  2. Homeowners’ Insurance, 7 Reasons to Opt for a Single-Story Home, http://www.homeownersinsurance.org/7-reasons-to-opt-for-a-single-story-home/

1255 Parish Avenue: Purchase This Gorgeous Home in Darley Green Before It’s Too Late

Moving to Delaware? The brand new, move-in ready stacked townhome at 1255 Parish Avenue in Darley Green is a must-see for any home buyer who values contemporary aesthetics, flawless craftsmanship, and neighborly communities. Darley Green is a much-coveted planned community near Wilmington, Delaware, and 1255 Parish Avenue is currently on the market—but not for long.

Flexible, functional floor plan

Like all of the townhouses and single-family homes built by Montchanin Builders, 1255 Parish Avenue is a flawless blend of  optimum function and desirable aesthetics. The Emerson floor plan, which is a stacked townhome with two bedrooms, two baths, and a one car garage. New homeowners love the open design, with an impressive great room overlooked by a loft.

The gourmet kitchen is nestled back off of the great room. It’s joined by the breakfast nook, with a large pantry. Walk up the stairs to find a convenient, open loft overlooking the Great Room as well as a bedroom level laundry room. The bedrooms are located convient to the the laundry room and the hall bathroom. The master bedroom features a spacious walk-in closet and a carefully designed master bathroom, which includes dual sinks with double bowl raised vanity and oversized soaking tub with designer ceramic tile.

Exquisite design details

Montchanin Builders pride themselves on meticulous design, right down to the last detail. You’ll fall in love with your new, gorgeous kitchen. It features spacious 42-inch birch cabinets, modern stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops.

Enjoy the look of oak hardwood flooring on the main level, with soaring 17′ ceilings and an abundance of windows!

Raise your family in a walkable community

Darley Green lives up to its name—with plenty of open, green space. Get to know your new neighbors as you stroll along the tree-lined streets in this walkable community. Darley Green boasts pleasant gathering areas for the neighborhood, and the nearby Claymont Public Library is nestled within park areas, jogging trails, and walking paths.

Another great aspect of moving to 1255 Parish Avenue in Darley Green is the proximity to modern amenities. Commuters will love the quick access to major highways, as well as the nearby Claymont commuter train and the Wilmington Amtrak Station. Don’t want to travel? No problem! Darley Green features plenty of restaurants, shops, and other various businesses—all within walking distance.

Purchase 1255 Parish Avenue before somebody else does!

Get in touch today, or you might miss your chance to make this gorgeous townhouse your home. Select home sites at Darley Green are eligible for $15,000 off your purchase price, making this gem at 1255 Parish Avenue even more affordable than its original, competitive price of $244,865. Call 302-655-2600 or email rchase@montchaninbuilders.net, and be sure to ask about our special partnership with Supreme Lending.

Which of These Beautiful New Houses Will Be Your Family’s Next Home?

Shopping for a new home is a thrilling experience like no other — but also one full of challenges. You’ll compare features, architectural styles, locations, and school districts. You’ll also attend countless open houses and drive through more neighborhoods than you can shake a stick at. But at the end of the day, we’re confident you’ll choose a Montchanin Builders property in The Town of Whitehall in Middletown, Delaware. It’s so much more than a neighborhood or development. It’s a masterfully planned community, and it’s a feast for the eyes—with tree-lined streets, parks, nature trails, coffee shops, and playgrounds.

We have a few under construction and move-in ready homes available, but we expect them to be sold quickly. Stop by soon to find out if one of the following houses will be your family’s next home.

2005 Apex Close

This address is home to a our award-winning Salisbury floorplan. As you walk to the spacious front porch, imagine enjoying a cup of coffee on a hammock, waving to your friendly neighbors. Or, invite friends over for a barbecue on the rear deck. This particular home site offers an extended rear deck, and it’s on a beautifully wooded lot!

Inside, you’ll find a chef’s dream kitchen with genuine maple cabinets, gorgeous granite countertops, and top-of-the-line Whirlpool appliances. The main floor embodies a modern rustic feel, with its wide plank hardwood flooring, oak staircase, and gas fireplace in the great room.

The Salisbury model offers plenty of room for your family—more than 3,800 square feet on two levels! You’ll have four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and an oversized two-car garage.

550 Wheelmen Street

At 550 Wheelmen Street, you’ll meet our much-coveted Chesapeake model. It’s the utmost in single-story living for perfect for those downsizing or looking for everything on the main level. The Chesapeake is a charmer, and it makes the most of its 2,142 square feet. This bungalow features three bedrooms, two baths, and a large, two-car garage.

Like all of our move-in ready homes, the Chesapeake model features a gourmet kitchen that would be the envy of any pro chef. It features spacious, Shaker style cabinets and granite countertops. This cozy home offers an open floor plan with flex space. You can turn the sitting nook into your own personal library or home office, but in warm weather, you’ll probably prefer to be out on the rear deck overlooking the pond.

 

For more information about our new homes and planned communities, check out our website or call us at 302.376.1100. Montchanin Builders partners with one of the most respected mortgage lenders in the U.S. Our relationship with Supreme Lending gives soon-to-be homeowners access to custom financing, with a quick turnaround time and the best customer service in the business!

Home Sales This Spring: Hot or Not?

buying a new home

Real estate sales are a significant barometer for gauging the overall strength of the U.S. economy. In 2016 alone, real estate construction accounted for a stunning $1.2 trillion of the U.S.’s total economic output. And if the current predictions are accurate, 2017 promises to be a red hot year for home sales. Homes for sale in Delaware are in particularly high demand this spring. For home buyers, a hot housing market isn’t always great news—unless you do your research first and choose a reputable builder with exceptional move-in ready homes for sale in Wilmington, DE.

Montchanin Builders has competitively priced, newly built single family homes for sale in Delaware that are located in desirable, family-friendly communities.

Housing in Delaware at a historic high

In some parts of Delaware, the housing market has reached highs that haven’t been seen here in 40 years. Realtors have been reporting busy open house events and multiple offer situations. It hasn’t been unheard of for Wilmington homes for sale to get snatched up for more than their asking price. The competitive buying climate seems to be particularly apparent for homes in the $300,000 to $400,000 price range, although starter home sales are also heating up as millennials decide to throw in the towel with rentals and take the plunge into home ownership.

What’s driving the hot housing trend?

Experts point to the confluence of several factors that are contributing to the exciting housing market. Perhaps one of the most compelling factors is concerns over the possibility of rising inflation in the near future. As inflation rises and rates go up, home buyers face the increased likelihood of rising home prices and higher mortgage rates. Consequently, the prospect of locking in a lower mortgage rate as soon as possible is looking increasingly desirable.

First-time home buyers comprise a significant portion of all buyers, but there’s also been an increase in current homeowners who are looking for homes for sale in Middletown, DE. In Delaware in particular, property taxes are far more attractive compared to neighboring states. This means that people who work in New Jersey might be willing to commute there from their newly purchased home in Delaware.

What does the Delaware housing market mean for you?

If you’re in the market for a new, move-in ready home, conditions might seem similar to the way they were before the last major housing bubble burst. There’s one major difference—mortgage lenders are being far more careful. That’s why it’s important to choose a building company with the foresight to partner with a highly respected mortgage lender. It also certainly doesn’t hurt to choose a building company that offers exceptional quality at competitive prices.

Montchanin Builders of Delaware is pleased to have partnered with one of the most respected mortgage lenders in the U.S.—Supreme Lending, which has been ranked number 33 on the list of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America. Through our partnership with Supreme Lending, our home buyers are able to find the custom financing options they need for our competitively priced, move-in ready homes. Call us today to get pre-approved! Don’t forget to ask us about our masterfully planned communities: Darley Green, The Overlook at Rockford Falls and in The Town of Whitehall.

Additional Delaware housing market resources:

  1. The Balance, How Does Real Estate Affect the U.S. Economy? https://www.thebalance.com/how-does-real-estate-affect-the-u-s-economy-3306018
  2. Delaware Public Media, First State housing market heats up this spring, http://delawarepublic.org/post/first-state-housing-market-heats-spring

Mapleton Village: Reinventing the Concept of Community

kitchenToday’s modern family demands something better and no neighborhood breaks the mold quite like Mapleton Village in The Town of Whitehall. Located in peaceful Middletown, Delaware, The Town of Whitehall flawlessly combines modern convenience and amenities with old-fashioned neighborhood pride and fellowship.

Coming home to Mapleton

Mapleton Village is a planned neighborhood offering many amenities all within walking distance. When you come home to The Town of Whitehall, you’ll enter your private cul-de-sac and wave a friendly hello to your neighbors. Perhaps you’ll go around back to take in the breathtaking views of wide open, green spaces or the community pond. On lazy weekends, you could take your family to Mapleton Square—the gathering space for the neighborhood—where you can enjoy informal and planned community gatherings, including concerts and picnics.

Stroll through this walkable community with your family to spend some time on the playgrounds, nature trails, or parks. Do a little window shopping the community’s shops and order some delectable dishes at the restaurants in Mapleton Village. All of this and more is at your fingertips when you come home to The Town of Whitehall.

Although Mapleton Village is ensconced within a cozy, tight-knit community that embodies an old-time ambience, it’s just a quick drive away from top destinations in Wilmington and Dover, DE. When the weather turns sunny and clear, take a short, 60-minute drive to fabulous beaches. In the fall of 2018, you can look forward to enrolling your kids in the newly built Whitehall Elementary School, which is conveniently located within The Town of Whitehall. It’s part of the award-winning Appoquinimink School District. Fairview Campus Middle and High School are slated for grand openings in 2020.

You’re invited to join The Founder’s Circle

The homes in Mapleton Village will be sold quickly due to high demand by eager buyers, but this isn’t the only reason to get your foot in the door NOW. Contact Montchanin Builders now to get pre-construction pricing and join The Founder’s Circle. This unique designation for founding homeowners lets your family establish roots in the community for the benefit of future generations.

Uncompromising craftsmanship

There are so many reasons to join Mapleton Village in The Town of Whitehall, but here’s one more: The homes themselves. Montchanin Builders maintains an enduring commitment to unparalleled craftsmanship and superior building materials. Our distinctive homes embody both luxury and character, and are designed in a flexible way to meet the functional needs of every family—from empty nesters to multi-generational families. With 10′ high ceilings, well-appointed gourmet kitchens, first floor owner’s suites, and so much more, you’ll fall in love with your new home as soon as you cross the threshold.

Houses in Mapleton Village and throughout The Town of Whitehall are being snatched up quickly by eager buyers. If you’d like to raise your family in a close-knit community with all the wide open spaces you could want, you’ll need to act quickly. Connect with us through our website or by calling today.

Additional “Mapleton Village” resources

  1. Delaware Today, Experience Luxury Living in a New, Groundbreaking Community, http://www.delawaretoday.com/Sponsored-Content/Experience-Luxury-Living-in-a-New-Groundbreaking-Community/
  2. Dover Post, Town of Whitehall gears up for home sales, unveiling of new square, http://www.doverpost.com/article/20150925/news/150929840