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What Real Estate Agents Really Want First-Time Homebuyers to Know

Are you considering putting down roots and investing in a place of your own? Without question, buying a home is an exciting and life-changing moment – especially for first-timer buyers. It is also a complex process that can be wrought with confusion, anxiety and costly mistakes. How do you make a sound purchase and avoid common pitfalls?

Whether you’re looking at homes for sale in Wilmington, DE or other metropolitan areas, you can set yourself up for success with a bit of insider knowledge.

Here’s what expert real estate agents want everyone to know before they invest in their first home.

Get your finances in order

Before you begin the search for your dream home, it’s important to take a long, hard look at your finances and establish exactly how much home you can afford. It may be tempting to stretch beyond your economic means for that perfect space in the perfect neighborhood, but this strategy is a slippery slope in the long-run. There are several home buying calculators online that can help you determine a price range that is safely within your budget.

Get pre-qualified for a mortgage

Now that you are clear on what your fiscal limits are, it’s time to check your credit score to ensure you are in tip-top shape for getting a mortgage pre-approval. If there are any errors on your credit record, take the time to get them sorted out to optimize your rating. Your credit score, along with your assets, income and outstanding debts will be analyzed when applying for a home mortgage. Once you have a pre-approval letter that stipulates the loan amount and terms, you’re in a much better position when it comes time to make an offer.

Explore housing options, know what you want

The residential real estate market is literally brimming with choices. Think about what type of home and neighborhood fits your lifestyle, preferences and needs? Do you want a low-maintenance lifestyle associated with townhome living, or tons of yard space to create a garden? Take advantage of open houses, home showings and evaluate the pros and cons of each property you visit. Experts suggest researching local schools in the vicinity (even if you don’t have children), as this can impact home value.

Consider location, neighborhood and long-term value

Once you narrow down your prospects, take a good look at the location and the neighborhood. According to a recent poll by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), nearly 80 percent of home buyers value neighborhood quality more than square footage of the home itself. Another 58 percent of homebuyers think a manageable commute is more important than having a large yard. According to NAR surveys, more than half of millennials prefer living in walkable communities with short commutes, while older generations tend to gravitate toward single family homes in suburban areas.

Browse new communities in Wilmington, DE

Montchanin Builders to proud to offer a wide selection of affordable, new construction homes in Delaware. If you want to live in a pedestrian-centric neighborhood close to excellent schools, public transportation and other amenities, we welcome you to tour our beautiful communities including Darley Green and The Town of Whitehall.

Walkable communities in Delaware are in high demand for good reason. Discover the myriad benefits by scheduling a Montchanin Builders home tour today and ask about our special financing options for first-time buyers.

Additional Resources:

  1. NerdWallet, Tips for First-Time Homebuyers https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/tips-for-first-time-home-buyers
  2. Business Insider, 8 best pieces of advice for first-time homebuyers https://www.businessinsider.com/realtor-and-investor-gives-best-advice-for-first-time-homebuyers-2017-12
  3. Realtor.com, Steps for the First Time Home Buyer https://www.realtor.com/advice/guides/first-time-home-buyer/
  4. InsideSources, Walkable Cities Are Where People Want to Live, and Spend https://www.insidesources.com/walkable-cities-are-where-people-want-to-live-and-spend/

Townhome Living: 3 Advantages of a Low-Maintenance Lifestyle

When you picture yourself in your own home, what do you see? Kids playing in the yard? Waving to the neighbors as you pull in the driveway? Hosting fabulous dinner parties for friends and family? Chances are, you aren’t picturing the less glamorous side of homeownership: Maintenance and upkeep. As rewarding as it is to own your own home, it’s also a lot of hard work. There’s snow to shovel in the winter, grass to cut in the summer, and leaves to rake in the fall. The never-ending maintenance tasks associated with homeownership is just one of the many reasons why so many people are choosing to purchase new homes in Delaware townhome communities. Here’s a look at some of the benefits you can look forward to with townhome living.

Save your back from shoveling snow and raking leaves

There’s nothing wrong with a little manual labor once in a while. In fact, if you have an office job that requires you to stare at a computer all day, you might catch yourself fantasizing about spending a day gardening or refurbishing a deck. But when you get down to the business of raking leaves and shoveling snow, you’ll quickly realize that there’s a good reason why a maintenance-free lifestyle is appealing. So, banish those callouses and backaches, because townhome living includes exterior maintenance! At Montchanin Builders’ planned community, Darley Green, you’ll never have to worry about shoveling snow or raking leaves.

There’s no need to look for reliable maintenance help

If you’ve ever had to hire a landscaper or a similar contractor, then you know how nerve-wracking the process can be. Should you do a background check? How exactly does one go about doing a background check? What if the contractor doesn’t finish the job? And what options do you have if the landscaper mows over your prized begonias or the plow operator scratches your car?

With low maintenance townhome living in a community like Darley Green or The Overlook at Rockford Falls, there’s no need to worry about finding reliable maintenance help—it’s all taken care of for you.

A world of opportunities… right at your fingertips

Townhome communities in Delaware are your chance to experience the good life. You’ll have incredible neighborhood amenities within walking distance. Enjoy the wide-open spaces, walking trails, and neighborhood gathering areas. Walk over to a local shop or restaurant. Get in better shape with help from the beautiful jogging paths. The possibilities are virtually limitless.

Explore the best of townhome living in Delaware

Are you ready to take advantage of low-maintenance Delaware townhomes? Montchanin Builders invites you to explore our beautiful, new homes in our Delaware townhome communities of Darley Green and The Overlook at Rockford Falls—one of our newest, highly sought-after neighborhoods. You’ll get the benefits of low maintenance living in our new, move-in ready homes, plus easy access to neighborhood amenities. And if you ever feel the need to experience the bright lights of the big city, Philadelphia is a quick drive away! Call us today at 302.472.7212 or fill out our online contact form to get the ball rolling!

Additional resources for new home buyers:

  1. HGTV, How to Buy in New Construction, https://www.hgtv.com/design/real-estate/how-to-buy-in-new-construction
  2. Realtor.com, How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time, https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/buying-a-house-while-selling-a-house/

5 Incredible Health Benefits of Walking Every Day

walking for healthWalking is an excellent form of exercise, one that can help you reach your fitness goals. This low-impact movement is the preferred cardiovascular activity for people with ankle, knee and back problems, and can be done for longer periods of time without placing added stress on the body.

Taking a brisk daily stroll is one of the easiest things you can do for your mental and physical health, say medical experts, who cite amazing health benefits such as lowering risk of chronic diseases. In fact, one purposeful 30-minute walk a day is sufficient to reduce the risk of early death by up to 15%, according to scientific studies.

If this isn’t motivation enough to get up and get moving, consider these 5 health benefits of walking every day.

Lowers blood pressure and risk of stroke

Incorporating a brisk jaunt into your daily routine helps to regulate blood pressure and can treat hypertension. According to joint study at the University of Boulder Colorado and the University of Tennessee, blood pressure in patients was lowered by up to 11 points with regular walking, thereby lowering risk of stroke as much as 40%.

Reduces breast cancer risk

Research by the American Cancer Society demonstrated that women who walked an hour each day ( at least 7 hours per week) had a 14% lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to those who walked less than 3 hours a week.

Boosts the immune system

Protect yourself during flu season with a daily walk, which helps boost the immune system keeping sickness at bay. In one study involving 1,000 participants, those who walked at least 20 minutes a day, five times a week had almost 45% fewer sick days than those who did not.

Revs up metabolism, helping you shed weight

Trying to reach a weight-loss goal but don’t have time to hit the gym? Regular walking – such as to and from work or your neighborhood park can boost the body’s metabolism and insulin response, which will help you burn fat and lose weight.

Reduces stress and boost creativity

It’s no secret that physical activity gets the creative juices flowing, and walking is no exception. Taking in fresh air with a quick walk provides an opportunity to clear the mind of common stressors. Research on how exercise relieves anxiety has shown that a 10-minute walk can be just as effective at lifting your mood as a 45-minute workout.

Walkable communities in Delaware

There’s no need to haul yourself to the gym when you live in a pedestrian-friendly area — a neighborhood that is conducive to and encourages walking. Prior research has shown that walkable mixed-use cities and neighborhoods are strongly tied to reduced rates of chronic disease and obesity. Imagine living in a community where you’re not car dependent and can walk to your local café, grocery store and favorite restaurant when the urge strikes.

Walkable Delaware communities like Darley Green and The Town of Whitehall encourage residents to get outside, spend more time together and develop social bonds. Living in a walkable community fosters interaction across multiple generations, while strengthening a sense of community pride.

Residents in master-planned neighborhoods created by the innovators at Montchanin Builders have a greater sense of camaraderie while enjoying the numerous health benefits of being able to walk to and from retail establishments, their local playground and other points of interest.

Wondering where to live in Delaware?

Ample studies have established the positive impacts that walkable neighborhoods have on everything from physical and mental health to lower crime rates and housing values. Boasting lush green spaces and beautiful ranch homes close to shopping, dining and entertainment, Darley Green and The Town of Whitehall are some of the best walkable communities in Delaware.

Call Montchanin Builders at 302.472.7212 to arrange a private home tour today!

Additional Resources on Health Benefits of Walking: 

  1. Curejoy.com, 13 Amazing Health Benefits Of Walking Every Day https://www.curejoy.com/content/benefits-of-walking/
  2. Mayo Clinic, Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/walking/art-20046261
  3. Harvard Health. 5 surprising benefits of walking https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/5-surprising-benefits-of-walking
  4. Prevention, Benefits of Walking https://www.prevention.com/fitness/a20485587/benefits-from-walking-every-day/

How to Add Color to Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the symbolic soul of your home. It’s where guests gather to chat, and where family members reconnect after a long day at work or school. You can brighten up any gathering by designing your new townhome’s kitchen with bold splashes of color. It all starts with customizing your kitchen with aesthetically pleasing additions, like the backsplash, countertops, and cabinets. Then, bring in your own personal style with less permanent additions.

Personalize your granite or quartz countertops

If you’ve just purchased your new townhome in Wilmington, DE from Montchanin Builders, you have the option to personalize your kitchen countertops. Choose from a variety of colors of granite or Corian Quartz. Usually, interior designers recommend choosing countertops before other features, as it can be easier to match cabinets and backsplashes to the countertop.

If your style is modern, consider selecting white granite or quartz countertops. Although white itself isn’t a bold color, it does give you plenty of leeway. Use it as a background to add bold colors elsewhere. Black countertops are also popular, or you could break the mold by going with a mossy, earthy green.

Choose a bold, vibrant backsplash

Montchanin Builders also has a variety of decorative backsplashes to choose from for your new townhome. When matching your backsplash to your countertops, pick out the highlights of color that are similar to your countertops. For instance, your granite countertops might have veins of blue-gray or specks of warm gold. Look for a backsplash that also features these colors.

Personalize your cabinets

Cabinets can be tricky. If you’re going for a traditional look, you might want to stick with a darker, rich wood color. But if you have a modern style, consider choosing a painted cabinet. The two-toned cabinet trend is quite popular these days, and you can use it to showcase a bold color without overwhelming the kitchen. For example, you could have the perimeter cabinets painted a white and the upper cabinets painted a dark gray.

Add living decorations to your kitchen

No kitchen is truly complete without living greenery. Consider installing a vertical herb garden on the pantry door. You can purchase the structural elements pre-made or take a DIY approach—just check Pinterest and YouTube for ideas. Install some small hanging planters in the window over the kitchen sink, or add a few small succulents to the window ledge.

Add seasonal decorations

Seasonal decorations give you plenty of flexibility, since by nature, they’re intended to be swapped out and replaced periodically. In the summer, place a bowl of bright citrus fruits on the countertop. Winter is the perfect time of year to use fresh red cranberries as a decorative piece.

Montchanin Builders brings together unmatched aesthetics and precision craftsmanship in our custom homes. We’re known throughout Delaware for our beautifully designed neighborhoods. Our new townhomes for sale in Wilmington, DE are available in The Overlook at Rockford Falls and Darley Green. Call us today at 302.472.7212.

Additional resources for townhome owners

  1. Houzz, How to Choose a Backsplash for Your Granite Counters, https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/53449216/list/how-to-choose-a-backsplash-for-your-granite-counters
  2. The Spruce, How to Choose the Best Colors for Granite Countertops, https://www.thespruce.com/choose-best-colors-for-granite-countertops-4100988

5 Great Design Ideas to Make Your Luxury Townhome Your Own

Your new luxury townhome will be your family’s sanctuary for years to come. Make the most of your space by bringing your unique personality into the design scheme. When you’re done designing your space, you’ll truly feel at home, and you’ll love showing off your work to your guests.

Install a residential elevator

A residential elevator can be the perfect feature for your new home. And if you choose a luxury townhome in Wilmington, DE located in The Overlook at Rockford Falls, you can request that the builder install it before you move in. Elevators are an increasingly popular home feature. Even if you prefer to take the stairs most of the time, an elevator will prove indispensable when you need to move heavy items between floors, or simply for aging in place and increasing the home’s resale value.

Add a touch of old Hollywood glamour

Looking for a warm and welcoming, yet sophisticated and chic vibe for your luxury townhome? Consider adding a touch of old Hollywood glamour. This style is all about sharp contrasts, particularly black and white. For instance, you could put up very dark, textured wallpaper on one accent wall, leaving the other walls white. Look for black sofas with bold, white accents. Choose dramatic, glitzy lighting fixtures, and add elements of glass and crystal. Choose a few select pieces to add some surprising color to your home, such as shades of coral, wine, green, or amber.

Bring the outdoors inside

Wood floors are a good start to enhancing the natural feel of your luxury townhome in Delaware, but consider doing something a bit more over-the-top. The stacked townhomes available in Montchanin Builders’ Darley Green community, for instance, feature beautiful, vaulted ceilings. Enhance that vertical space by adding one or two dwarf trees to your décor. Consider a dwarf Meyer lemon tree, which is easily grown indoors year-round. You’ll also get a pop of natural color when it bears fruit.

Add texture

Enhancing your home with plant life is one way to add texture. There are lots of other strategies you can use too, like diversifying your artwork collection with a tapestry or two. Ethnic area rugs are another option for adding some eye-catching texture. If you’re a bibliophile, consider showcasing your collection in a floor-to-ceiling display. Books are texture too, though they aren’t often considered a décor element.

Add an authentic international flair

Your home should tell the story of your life. Whenever you travel, you can look for interesting, one-of-a-kind souvenirs to use in your home décor scheme. From classical sculptures and paintings to unexpectedly whimsical pieces, your authentic additions will make your home your own. Not much of a traveler? No problem! That’s what Google is for. Look for unique and aesthetically pleasing items from the cultures you’re most passionate about.

Montchanin Builders welcomes you home

Montchanin Builders invites you to explore the incredible amenities available in our new luxury townhomes in Wilmington, DE. On our website, you can view the latest floor plans available in the masterfully planned communities of Darley Green and The Overlook at Rockford Falls. In our Design Center, we’ve included everything you need to help you realize your design vision for your home. Call us today at (302) 472-7212.

Additional resources for new homeowners

  1. Elle Décor, Youthful Glamour in New York City, https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/house-interiors/a4028/youthful-glamour-in-new-york-city-a-67591/
  2. Apartment Therapy, Designer Secrets: Transform Your Space with Texture, https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/designers-secrets-5-ways-to-add-texture-to-a-room-192202

Now Selling! Manor Townhomes at Darley Green!

Does living just minutes from fine dining, nightlife, shopping and cultural attractions sound like a dream location? Welcome to Darley Green – a unique community of beautiful townhomes in Delaware.

Located in North Wilmington, these expertly-crafted townhomes are perfect for the growing family or busy professionals looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Montchanin Builders is thrilled to accommodate the growing demand for luxury townhome living in this master-planned community with the addition of new Manor Townhome floorplans at Darley Green!

3 New Floorplans at Darley Green

There are three exciting new floorplans to choose from, ranging from 2,200 up to 2,500 square feet! Imagine living in a spacious, three-bedroom townhome with desirable features, all at a price point that you can afford! Starting at $289,900, you won’t find better value for a luxurious Manor Townhome with superior amenities, craftmanship and location.

Built with comfort and convenience in mind, our Manor Townhomes are nestled in a peaceful, family-friendly atmosphere, with city attractions just minutes away. We invite you to browse our latest townhome offerings at Darley Green: The Monroe, The Montgomery and The Maxwell.

Each of these modern floorplans features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and an oversized 2-car garage – with the possibility of an additional luxury master bath! Choose the floor plan that suits your lifestyle most, and personalize the design of your cabinetry, flooring and more with many of our optional features!

Up to 2,500 sq. Feet of Living Space

The beautiful townhouses in Darley Green are not just a wonderful place to live – they are a place you’ll be proud to call home! These thoughtful, open-concept floorplans have taken every detail into consideration, making cooking, entertaining or just relaxing with the family a joy.

The Monroe, The Montgomery and The Maxwell all boast these included features:

  • 9-foot ceilings throughout
  • Spacious living room
  • Large pantry
  • Kitchen Island
  • Gourmet kitchens that open into breakfast rooms
  • Composite decks
  • Enclosed porch
  • Bedroom level laundry room
  • Cultured marble vanity tops
  • Energy saving Whirlpool appliances
  • Gas Heating
  • Mohawk wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Delta Plumbing Fixtures
  • “Hardi Plank” Front Exteriors
  • Classic exterior styling
  • Professional landscape package

One of the many benefits of purchasing new construction townhome from Montchanin Builders is the ability to personalize your living space to better suit your needs.  For example, you can add a recreation room, a private library, choose designer hardware, premium granite countertops, or upgrade your lighting and electrical package.

Manor Townhomes at Darley Green – Now Selling!

Just 5 minutes from downtown Wilmington, Darley Green features trails for walking or jogging, a state-of-the-art library, communal gathering areas, and a neighborhood pond. Take advantage of a quiet, stress-free suburban lifestyle with city conveniences.

For additional information about our new Delaware townhomes at Darley Green, give us a call or stop by any day between 11AM and 6PM.

Top 3 Trends in Condo Living

For decades, the single-family home was the number one preference for Delaware homebuyers. Market trends have shifted, however, as people began to appreciate the simplified lifestyle offered by condo ownership. Gone are the days when new construction condos attracted a specific kind of buyer: empty nesters looking to scale back, or the young professional willing to trade in square footage for convenience and city location.

Today’s condominium communities attract a wide variety of buyers, from retiring Boomers and young families, to singles and couples who are transitioning from an entry-level apartment to a spacious, two-story condo. The community of Darley Green in Claymont, Delaware is the perfect example of where this is happening.

Why are increasing numbers of buyers opting for condo living?

For many, it all boils down to quality of life. They want to spend their time doing what they love, not worrying about yard work or property maintenance. They want to be close to shopping, dining and some of the region’s best schools, and still cut down on their commute. Darley Green checks all the right boxes:

  • Thoughtful floor plans with options to personalize
  • Gourmet kitchens
  • Attractive financing options
  • A prime address close to downtown Wilmington and historical attractions

With all of this in mind, let’s explore some of the biggest trends in condo living for 2018.

Expanding space

While some have embraced the notion of “tiny house living,” residential developers have also seen a growing demand for more square footage in the modern condo. Young couples in particular are looking for 3-bedroom units that can accommodate the needs of a growing family. Buyers are finding more spacious dwelling options close to the city; instead of cramming into 1,200 square feet, they can choose from open floor plans boasting up to 2,500 square feet of living space.

Focus on community

Developers are also realizing that buyers are not only looking for carefree living close to urban amenities. Walking trails, playgrounds, parks and shared green areas have become the extension of the home, as people yearn for a sense of community and neighborhood camaraderie. In that vein, master-panned developments are creating more than just condos, but a backdrop that encourages communication and a real sense of community.

More family-friendly amenities

Condo living definitely appeals to individuals who want a relaxed “live, work and play” lifestyle. But it also attracts buyers who are planning to have kids and want the amenities and conveniences in place to raise a happy and healthy family. They want homes that are close to reputable schools, public transport and have more features that cater to families. Even empty nesters are looking for communities where their grandkids can visit and have parks, playgrounds and outdoor areas to play.

Learn more about Darley Green

Tired of renting but don’t treasure the idea of yard work or property maintenance? Montchanin Builders has created beautiful Delaware condos in the master-planned community of Darley Green.  We invite you to call our sales center for more information, or to schedule a personal tour at 302.655.2600.

Resources:

  1. Condo.com, Condo Market Trends: What to Watch for in 2018 http://www.condo.com/blog/condo-market-trends-what-to-watch-for-in-2018/
  2. Canadian Home Trends, Top Trends in Modern Condo Living http://canadianhometrends.com/top-trends-in-modern-condo-living/

5 Signs That You’ve Outgrown Your Apartment

couple moving into new homeIf you are early in your career, or have a younger family, the temporary nature of apartment living offers the opportunity to change your living situation to meet the demands of your life. But as circumstances and tastes change, apartment-dwellers begin to wonder whether it is time to move on to home ownership.

How to know you have outgrown your apartment

Consider these signs that moving into your own home or condo may make the most sense for your lifestyle.

  1. Your space seems to be shrinking. There are so many ways this can happen – maybe your family is growing or your collection of tchotchkes is expanding. Maybe you are planning to work from a home office, or need more room for entertaining. A town home or condominium can offer several times more space than an apartment.
  2. You are ready to invest your payments into a home you own. You may decide that you owe it to yourself to make your monthly payments toward something you will have pride in owning long-term, rather than to a landlord for a fleeting month’s rent.
  3. You crave a more personal neighborhood. Since apartments offer flexibility, neighbors are more likely to come and go. For those looking to build long-term relationships, consider a planned community with amenities that foster neighborly friendships.
  4. Your current place is just not quite yours. While there are many inventive ways to add personal decorative flair to an apartment, it is difficult to entirely shake the cookie cutter feel. The ownership benefits of town homes and condos allow residents to add much more extensive custom touches, from painting the walls to remodeling.
  5. You prefer more refined options. When it comes to high-end details, your money will go farther when you own. Owners can also make more permanent choices, such as upgrading fixtures and finishes, which are almost always out of the question in a rental.

Consider a move-in ready home at Darley Green

If you find you relate to one or more of these situations, it might be time to upgrade from an apartment to owning your own home. Montchanin Builders offers exquisite design and thoughtful planning in its premier communities. The classically-styled Delaware townhomes and condos at Darley Green are located near Claymont and Wilmington, DE, in the desirable Brandywine School District.

Darley Green offers easy access to commute routes, as well as an array of local shops and businesses within walking distance. There is no shortage of activity, and neighbors love the extended family feel that Darley Green fosters.

Call Montchanin Builders today to schedule a tour of the move-in ready town homes and condos available at Darley Green, or one of our other thoughtfully designed Delaware communities.

More signs that it’s time to buy a home:

  1. Trulia, 16 Signs It’s Time To Move To A New House, https://www.trulia.com/blog/16-signs-its-time-to-start-a-house-search/
  2. Forbes, How To Know When It’s Time To Buy A Home, https://www.forbes.com/sites/ajsmith/2017/10/17/how-to-know-when-its-time-to-buy-a-home/#2eec00b9191f

5 Must-Try Restaurants Near Darley Green

Homemade Corn and Chicken Tamales Ready to Eat

There are so many reasons why families choose to call Darley Green home. It’s a true neighborhood, where friendly people look after each other and enjoy the many amenities available in and around the community. It’s also in close proximity to lots of great restaurants in Claymont and Wilmington, Delaware. The following are just a few of the must-try dining spots.

La Fia

Looking for a cozy option for date night? Or maybe a fantastic weekend lunch with friends? La Fia is a must. Located on historic Market Street, this cozy bistro has a creative menu that features seasonal cuisine. The chef emphasizes local ingredients, sustainably sourced. Absolutely everything is made in-house (save for the wine and craft beer). If you go for lunch, the seared tuna tataki, lamb gyro, truffle BLT, and La Fia burger are popular choices. For dinner, consider starting with the warm Medjool dates stuffed with Spanish blue cheese, and then trying the grilled Spanish octopus.

Merchant Bar

Merchant Bar is a gastrobar with crave-worthy menu offerings. It’s the perfect setting for an intimate dinner, or to celebrate a special occasion with a group. Merchant Bar is known for their tasty burgers and pizza tarts, but you’ll also find excellent seafood here, like the crab pad Thai, and mussels and frites. And of course, you’ll find an impressive list of classic and original cocktails, draft beer, and wine.

Cocina Lolo

Craving the sunny shores of Mexico, but can’t hop on a plane just yet? Head over to Cocina Lolo instead. This restaurant offers “Mexican-inspired food with an urban flourish.” Pair the original cocktails, sangria, or wine with beet salad, grilled marinated red snapper, wild mushroom fajitas, or delectable pork carnitas.

The Candlelight Theatre

One of the most popular options is The Candlelight Theatre, located on Millers Road in Wilmington. Bring your family to see a main stage production. Your ticket price includes a delectable dinner or lunch. The Candlelight Theatre offers a rotating menu, which changes according to the production. They also sell Italian sodas and offer a wine list.

Domaine Hudson

Domaine Hudson is an elegant dining option located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, DE. It’s proud to feature an award-winning wine list. This restaurant has even been featured on The Knot as a popular destination for engagement dinners, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions. When you go, try the wild striped bass with candied lemon, broccolini, and saffron red pepper coulis. Or, try their three-course menu option for couples. This special includes a bottle of wine.

 

Gorgeous move-in ready homes available at Darley Green

Montchanin Builders’ beautifully-designed and artfully-crafted Darley Green community is ideally situated near Claymont and Wilmington, Delaware. It’s within the highly sought-after Brandywine School District, close to commuter routes, and within walking distance of neighborhood shops and businesses. There’s plenty to do in and around town, but you’ll also have your pick of attractions and night life along the northeast corridor. Montchanin Builders invites you to come home to Darley Green. Call us today to schedule a tour!

Buy This Move-in Ready Home in Darley Green Before It’s Sold!

Homes in Darley Green are in high demand, but there are still a few move-in ready homes available for buyers in Delaware. Montchanin Builders is pleased to offer one perfectly located property with the popular Chesterfield floorplan: 1269 Parish Avenue. This highly sought-after home will be ready to welcome you just in time for the holidays!

And with the Work Force Program, Montchanin Builders is making it easier than ever for home buyers to move into the home of their dreams. This special program offers up to $15,000* towards your closing costs.

Explore the Chesterfield floorplan

The Chesterfield model is a stacked townhome, offering three spacious bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a one car garage. With 2,500 square feet, there’s plenty of room for entertaining, and you’ll love the covered balcony.

The main level features a gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, a convenient island, and an adjacent breakfast room. You’ll have plenty of kitchen storage space, thanks to the built-in pantry. The family room is situated next to the kitchen, with an open living/dining room and convenient powder room on the main living level.

On the upper level, homeowners will find three bedrooms, including a master bedroom, featuring two large walk-in closets. Homeowners will enjoy the luxury master bath just steps from the Master Bedroom featuring separate shower and Whirlpool soaking tub. The laundry room is also conveniently located on the bedroom level.

Fall in love with Darley Green

Darley Green isn’t just another planned development; it’s a community that embodies the true spirit of a neighborhood.

The rarely available Chesterfield located at 1269 Parish Avenue directly faces dedicated green space, and it’s just a stone’s throw away from the new Claymont Public Library. Jogging trails, parks, and local shops are all within walking distance when you move to Darley Green. We’re confident you’ll fall in love with the tree-lined streets and neighborhood gathering areas.

Plus, Darley Green is within the coveted Brandywine School District. If your family prefers a private school option, you’ll live within easy walking distance of the prestigious Archmere Academy. This move-in ready home on Parish Avenue is also convenient for commuters. Darley Green is a short drive away from I-495, I-95, and Route 13/Philadelphia Pike. Or if you prefer, you can use the nearby Wilmington Amtrak Station or walk to the Claymont commuter train.

Ready to move? Schedule your tour today!

The beautiful home at 1269 Parish Avenue is priced to sell at $299,490, so schedule your personal tour today!

Montchanin Builders has partnered with Supreme Lending to help home buyers find favorable terms to fit their needs. Get in touch with Robin Chase at rchase@montchaninbuilders.net for information about this move-in ready home, or give us a call at 302.655.2600 when you’re ready to take a tour.

*With the use of NCC WF Program and Builders preferred lender/settlement attorney

Additional Resources for Home Buyers:

  1. HGTV, Are You Ready for a Bigger House? http://www.hgtv.com/design/real-estate/how-to-know-you-re-ready-for-a-bigger-house
  2. Bankrate, Buyers want homes in move-in condition, http://www.bankrate.com/finance/real-estate/buyers-homes-move-in-condition.aspx