move in ready homes

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, one of the top home builders in Delaware, 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. If you’re dream is a beautiful Delaware townhome, this is a must-see.

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. When it comes to townhomes for sale in Delaware, Montchanin Builders provides all the conveniences.

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

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/

5 Things to Do After Moving into Your New Home

Families have been flocking to Delaware to take advantage of the incredible tax-free shopping, great schools, and amazing landscapes. The market for new homes in Delaware is advantageous to buyers, but if you plan to move, you’ll want to get your foot in the door soon. Here are some helpful tips for things to do after you move into your new Delaware home:

1. Get the necessary paperwork out of the way

If you’ve moved into Darley Green, The Town of Whitehall, or another neighborhood in the Wilmington, Delaware area, you can head over to nearby New Castle to update your driver’s license. The Wilmington DMV is located at 2230 Hessler Boulevard.

Remember to update your address and home phone number on all of your accounts, as well as your voter registration. Have your family’s medical and dental records transferred to your new clinics.

2. Get to know your new neighborhood

One of the many reasons why families choose Montchanin Builders communities is because they embody the true spirit of the word “neighborhood.” Take a stroll around your new neighborhood with your family, and introduce yourselves. You’ll likely find your new neighbors enjoying nature trails, playgrounds, or the neighborhood coffee shop. They’ll be happy to point you in the direction of their favorite restaurants, fitness classes, and other recommended amenities.

3. Become acquainted with your new home

You’ve already gone over every inch of your new home, but chances are, you’ve overlooked a few key features. Every homeowner should know where the main water shutoff valve is. In most homes, the shutoff can be found in close proximity to the water meter. Look in the basement along that wall.

Next, locate the main circuit breaker panel. If you plan to use your basement for storage, make sure you maintain an uncluttered pathway to the circuit breaker panel. It’s also a smart idea to keep a flashlight next to it.

4. Make your home your own

Getting truly settled into your new home can be a lengthy endeavor, especially if you have a large family with plenty of possessions. Focus on the essential areas first, like the kitchen and bathrooms. Take the time to put everything where it belongs in an organized fashion, instead of trying to empty as many boxes as possible in as little time as possible. Make sure your furniture legs have protective felt pads when you move them around the floor.

5. Relax!

Seriously! You’ve just bought a beautiful new home, moved to a new neighborhood, and dealt with more moving boxes than you can count. Give yourself a break and spend some time enjoying your new home with your family. Pop some popcorn, click on your Netflix favorites, and bask in that marvelous feeling of owning your own home.

Montchanin Builders wants to help you move into your brand new, move-in ready home in the Wilmington, Delaware area. Check out our stylish homes and family-friendly floorplans when you browse our website, and explore our beautifully crafted communities: Darley Green, The Town of Whitehall, and The Overlook at Rockford Falls. When you’re ready to discuss our buyer-oriented financing options with our lender partner, give us a call or fill out the simple contact form. We look forward to connecting your family with your dream home!

More expert tips on what to do right after moving:

  1. The Family Handyman, The First Things to Do After You Move Into Your First Home, https://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/the-first-things-to-do-after-you-move-into-your-first-home/view-all/
  2. Division of Motor Vehicles, Locations, http://www.dmv.de.gov/home/locations/index.shtml

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!

Join The Town of Whitehall for Our Charitable Food Truck Fest!

Mature Friends Enjoying Outdoor Summer Barbeque In Garden

The Town of Whitehall is excited to team up with The Ministry of Caring Millennials to host a fundraiser to benefit needy families throughout our Wilmington, Delaware community. Join us on Saturday, August 26th from 12 pm through 4 pm in The Town of Whitehall on Mapleton Avenue in Middletown, Delaware. Admission is free, and the fundraiser welcomes attendees of all ages. Feast on the best that local food trucks have to offer, and enjoy music and the company of your neighbors while raising money for a worthy cause.

Participating food trucks

On Saturday, some of Wilmington’s most mouthwatering food trucks will be calling The Town of Whitehall home. I Don’t Give a Fork, Maiale, Uncle John’s Barbecue, and Outlandish Food Truck will be serving up delectable dishes in the name of charity. I Don’t Give a Fork has earned local acclaim for its inventive sandwich creations. With specialty sandwiches like the mac & cheesesteak, sloppy pig, buffalo bleu hen, and burger hoagies—these aren’t your mother’s sandwiches.

Maiale Deli and Salumeria is known as the Sausage King of Delaware. Their food truck, The Rolling Pig, serves up sausage sandwiches, salads, and other local favorites like short ribs, Larry’s Chili, and corned beef Reuben.

Uncle John’s Barbecue specializes in smoked BBQ, but also serves sandwiches and sides. Outlandish Food Truck is known for its chicken and waffles, truffle tots, crab fries, and its signature sandwich—The Outlandwich, composed of rum-soaked berries and brie grilled cheese with fries.
The Passionista Fashion Truck will also be making the rounds at The Town of Whitehall.

Exceptional entertainment

Your entire family will love the live entertainment at our fundraiser. Catch a preview of some of the talented performers on the event’s Facebook page. You can hear a clip of Andrew performing with his violin. Andrew is a student at the Cab Calloway School of the Arts, who has generously agreed to donate his time and talents.

We’re also excited to welcome the Uncle SAMS string band to the stage. Savannah Klumpp (banjo, guitar, and vocals), Andrew Vogts (fiddle, whistling, and vocals), Max Huhn (mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and vocals), and Sebastian Roat (guitar and vocals) are the four members of Uncle SAMS (SAMS is their initials put together). The talented young musicians formed their group when they met at a bluegrass get-together hosted by a teacher at their school, the Cab Calloway School of the Arts.

The Ministry of Caring Millennials

The Town of Whitehall’s fundraiser benefits the Ministry of Caring Millennials—a dynamic group of people who are committed to giving back to those in need. The group’s ultimate goal is to “go out of business” by eliminating poverty in Wilmington. To accomplish its goal, the Ministry offers helping hands and resources to meet a diversity of needs—from nutritious meals at Emmanuel Dining Room to transitional, long-term, and temporary housing. The Ministry assists the impoverished and homeless with childcare, education, and unemployment assistance, just to name a few.

The Town of Whitehall and Montchanin Builders are pleased to have the opportunity to support this incredible group of selfless volunteers, donors, and staff.

While you’re here, tour our move-in ready homes!

We hope you enjoy the festivities on Saturday, August 26th at the Town of Whitehall, our move-in ready homes boast luxurious features, including spacious front porches, upstairs activity rooms, and first-floor owner’s suites. Be sure to check out our other award-winning communities, including Darley Green and The Overlook at Rockford Falls.

More Food Truck Fest Resources:

  1. University of Delaware, Come hear Uncle SAMS Band, http://sites.udel.edu/tmr/2016/01/19/unclesams/
  2. Yelp, I Don’t Give a Fork, https://www.yelp.com/biz/i-dont-give-a-fork-newark

Hot New Restaurants to Try in Wilmington, DE This Year

Homemade Corn and Chicken Tamales Ready to EatInterested in spectacular fine dining experiences? Or perhaps a casual bite to eat is more your style. Forget New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Wilmington, Delaware is the place to be! With a close-knit, neighborly ambience, incredible attractions, and dining experiences from casual to fine dining, it’s easy to see why so many people have chosen to make Wilmington their new home. And here at Montchanin Builders, we’re offering a variety of communities and floorplans that appeal to families of all sizes.

In the meantime, get your taste buds fired up by reading about these exciting new restaurants.

De La Coeur Café et Patisserie

Francophiles have been flocking to this new establishment at Lovering Ave. in Wilmington. It offers a cozy dining experience with unbeatable food and a full coffee menu. Though the café is casual, the food is anything but. The two Delaware natives who run De La Coeur use locally sourced ingredients to craft their pastries, sandwiches, soup du jour, and sweet and savory crepes. The must-try item on the menu is your choice of double espresso or espresso macchiato served in an edible cup made of baked shortbread and lined with callebaut Belgian dark chocolate.

Cocino Lola

Chef Bryan Sikora opened this restaurant in 2016, but it’s worth a mention on this list, given its unique take on classic Mexican and Latin dishes. Sikora also owns the nearby Merchant Bar and La Fia—both worth checking out. Cocina Lolo embraces diners with a festive, cheerful ambience. Plan to dress casually—even the servers wear jeans—and choose from six kinds of margaritas at the bar.

Wilmington residents adore the tamales here, with multiple fillings to choose from. One of them features smoked short rib, Oaxaca cheese, and pickled island peppers. Or, choose a house special, like the grilled snapper or family-style paella. Cocino Lola doesn’t skimp on desserts, either, with to-die-for grilled pineapple with orange curd, mango puree, sponge cake, and pineapple sorbet.

As you might expect from a predominantly Mexican restaurant, sangria is on the menu. If you’re abstaining, you won’t be left out. Order the non-alcoholic hibiscus agua fresca.

Join the dynamic Wilmington, DE community

Wilmington is a top destination for couples, singles, and families looking for a better place to live. In addition to the great restaurants, cafes, and nightlife in the area, Wilmington offers plenty of fun recreational opportunities, world-class education for the kids, and easy access to major cities for commuters.

Montchanin Builders has been on the forefront of neighborhood planning in the Wilmington area. We’re proud to offer luxury, move-in ready homes  in our masterfully designed neighborhoods of Shipley’s Circle, Darley Green, The Town of Whitehall, and The Overlook at Rockford Falls. We look forward to meeting you and discussing what you’re looking for in your new home. Call 302.472.7212 or fill out the simple form on our website and we’ll be in touch soon!

More on new restaurants in Wilmington DE:

  1. De La Coeur Café et Patisserie, Menu, http://www.delacoeurcafe.com/menu/
  2. Delaware Today, Cocina Lolo Offers Diverse Flavor and Fun, http://www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/January-2016/Diverse-flavor-and-fun-at-Cocina-Lolo/

5 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Kitchen

If your Tupperware containers are falling out whenever you open the cabinet, or your pickle jars have found a home next to the cereal boxes, it’s time to declutter your kitchen. Messy, disorganized kitchens are a nuisance to cook in, but if you have a weekend to spare, you can have a decluttered, organized kitchen.

Use drawer and cabinet organizers

If you haven’t been to a home goods store lately, you’d be amazed at the selection of innovative organizers for every square inch of your home. There are specialty drawer organizers that you can mix and match to keep small items in their places. Cabinet organizers are particularly exciting. Look for pull-outs, two-tier sliding systems, specialty lid holders, and dividers that are used for holding cutting boards and baking sheets upright.

Eliminate superfluous drinkware

Most families have more stemware and oversized coffee mugs than they actually use. Sort through your collection and put everything into three piles: Used within the past month, used within the past year, and never used. Keep everything in the first pile and get rid of everything in the third pile. The second pile you can keep only if there’s room—if not, say goodbye to it.

Make your items multitask

In a small, cluttered kitchen, there isn’t much room for specialty kitchenware like garlic presses (pulverize a clove with the flat side of a knife) or electric quesadilla makers (just use a baking sheet and the oven). Instead, make basic items serve multiple purposes. Instead of getting a fancy spaghetti pot with its own strainer, break dry pasta in half and use a smaller sauce pot.

Use the tops of your cabinets

Every family has a few useless, small kitchen appliances they never use. Maybe your distant cousin sent you a fondue pot as a wedding gift or you’ve somehow acquired a countertop rotisserie that’s more trouble than it’s worth. If you can’t bring yourself to give away or sell these items, perch them on top of your kitchen cabinets instead. Many kitchens have plenty of space between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling. Putting infrequently used items up there will free up valuable real estate elsewhere in your kitchen.

Turn your walls into storage solutions

If you have a couple of square feet of wall space, you can make it serve double duty. Hang a sturdy rod from the wall. Hang strong hooks from the rod and use the hooks to house items like lightweight skillets or a pasta strainer. You can also hang smaller items there, like spatulas, whisks, and serving spoons.

Decluttering in Delaware

Keeping your kitchen tidy and well-organized is easier when it’s within a thoughtfully designed home. Montchanin Builders understands the busy lifestyles of modern families, and we design our homes to meet those needs. Families in the Wilmington, Delaware area are invited to tour our new construction homes in the master-planned communities of Darley Green, the Town of Whitehall, and our newest community, The Overlook at Rockford Falls.

Each of our homes is built by master craftsmen with an eye to aesthetic details. You’ll feel right at home in your new chef’s kitchen, which may feature gorgeous birch or maple cabinets in your choice of stain, top-of-the-line appliances, beautiful granite countertops, and of course, plenty of storage possibilities. Call Montchanin Builders today!

More kitchen decluttering ideas:

  1. SheKnows, 5 Ways to declutter your kitchen, http://www.sheknows.com/home-and-gardening/articles/841739/five-ways-to-declutter-your-kitchen
  2. HGTV, Small Kitchen Storage Ideas, http://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/kitchens/small-kitchen-storage-ideas

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 other new home communities in Delaware break 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 one of the best affordable family home communities 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, veteran home builders in Delaware, 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 Delaware townhome communities 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

Owning vs. Renting: How Montchanin Builders Can Help

New home

Signing the lease on one’s first apartment is a thrilling moment. If you’re like many people, you probably have dreamt of moving into your own apartment while living in college dorms or at your parents’ house. But the glow of independence quickly fades when you realize that you aren’t allowed to make cosmetic changes to the apartment or dig up part of the lawn for a garden. Plus, those rent checks are investing in someone else’s financial future—not your own.

If you’re starting to dream of owning your own home in Delaware, it’s time to talk to Montchanin Builders and our preferred lender, Supreme Lending. We’ve partnered with Loan Officer Theresa Miglino to make purchasing a new home more affordable than ever. You’d be surprised just how much home you can afford when you choose Darley Green, Shipley’s Circle, or The Town of Whitehall—our masterfully designed communities for families and individuals.

Investing in your own financial future

Making the decision to take out a mortgage is not one that should ever be made lightly. Every prospective homebuyer should carefully consider whether they can truly afford to purchase their own home. But, it’s also important to consider whether you can afford not to purchase a home. If you have a basic knowledge of financial matters, you already know that writing out a rent check every month is not doing anything for your financial future, other than keeping a roof over your head. Your check lets your landlord build equity in the property, while you pick up the tab.

The sooner you make the decision to work with Supreme Lending and Montchanin Builders, the sooner you’ll start building equity in your own investment. The equity you build in your home is an investment in your future.

Take advantage of tax breaks for homeowners

It isn’t just the equity you build in your home that will brighten your financial future. Homeowners have access to tax breaks and incentives that renters are excluded from. In many cases, interest payments made on a mortgage are tax deductible. Consult an accountant to verify that this will apply to your situation. You can even deduct your property taxes. Homeowners can also take advantage of federal and state tax breaks designed to encourage energy efficiency. You may qualify for big breaks by upgrading your windows or installing solar panels, for instance.

Montchanin Builders of Delaware wants to help you achieve the American dream of homeownership. Explore our full menu of floorplans, features and communities in today’s most sought after neighborhoods. Check out our floor plans online or call today to discuss moving into Darley Green, The Town of Whitehall, or Shipley’s Circle and begin building your own financial future.

Additional “renting vs. owning a home” resources

  1. Money Crashers, Renting vs. Buying a House – How to Make a Decision, Pros & Cons, http://www.moneycrashers.com/rent-or-buy-a-house/
  2. NPR, Forget Generation Rent: More Younger Americans Aim To Buy, http://www.npr.org/2016/03/24/470974459/forget-generation-rent-more-younger-americans-aim-to-buy