new homes in Delaware

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 Know You Found the Right House

Young family with a child moves to a new homeWhen it comes to choosing a new home for you and your family, searching for “The One” is often an emotionally-charged experience. Montchanin Builders strives to take the guesswork and stress out of the process, offering master-planned communities in Delaware that provide luxurious, all-amenity living at affordable prices.

While the externals and price point are very important in your final decision, it also pays to look deep inside yourself and assess how the property makes you feel. Here’s five helpful things to consider when touring a home for the first time.

1. You Can’t Wait to See the Inside.

They call it “curb appeal” because you get excited about seeing the home right when you pull up in front. Like in any relationship, first impressions count when selecting a home. If the exterior strikes your fancy and you are compelled to go inside, that’s curb appeal. If it’s attractive to you, it’s probably attractive to others as well – which helps with resale years down the road.

2. You Feel Like You’ve Come Home.

When you walk in the front door, stop and assess how you feel. Are you comfortable there? Do you want to explore the other rooms? Do the kids stake out their claim on who gets what bedroom? Go with your gut – if it feels like home, then chances are, it is.

3. You Pass the Bathroom Test.

It sounds silly, but it really is a good indication of your interest. Many buyers don’t even enter the bathroom; they just poke their heads in the door from the threshold. If you feel compelled to walk in and check out the tub or the space under the vanity, this very well may be your new home.

4. You Are Passionate About YOUR Home.

If you start becoming possessive about a home, defending even the tiniest flaw (“all that needs is a little spackle,”) then you are surely smitten. A word of caution here: love is blind, so make sure those flaws are truly minor. A sinking foundation may not seem important now, but can add up to big headaches and repair bills in the future. One of the great advantages of working with the new home builders in Delaware at Montchanin Builders is  that you never have to worry about unknowns when choosing your new construction home.

5. You’re Moving Furniture and Envisioning Paint Swatches.

Say you walk into the smallest of the bedrooms and you can visualize the perfect nursery, or maybe conjure up cozy holiday scenes in front of the stone fireplace. If you start creating such scenarios in your mind, this very well may be your new home.

Schedule a Tour

Montchanin Builders is a full-service residential construction and construction management company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. With more than 70 years of combined experience in land acquisition, development and construction, we bring the value of in-depth knowledge to every phase of the building process.

We invite you to take a tour of our homes at one or more of our beautiful Delaware communities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment by calling 302-472-7212 and let Montchanin Builders help write your own happy-ever-after story.

Additional resources:

  1. PopSugar, 6 Signs You’ve Found the House You Should Buy, https://www.popsugar.com/home/How-Know-Youve-Found-House-You-Should-Buy-42493996
  2. Save Outside the Box, 7 STEPS TO MAKE SURE IT’S THE RIGHT HOUSE TO BUY, http://www.saveoutsidethebox.com/make-sure-its-the-right-house-to-buy/

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.

Portrait Of Family Cycling Through Fall Woodland

10 Reasons to Move to Delaware

Delaware’s scenic beauty, low taxes and affordable housing make this tiny state a wonderful place to live, work and play. Fresh-air pursuits abound, whether your interests lie in hiking, sailing, bicycling, or exploring miles of picturesque shoreline. The shopping is unparalleled, thanks to some of the region’s biggest outlet centers, while performance arts and cultural attractions feed the mind and spirit.

Increasing numbers of people – from young couples to retirees – have discovered the wide-ranging benefits of Delaware living. A Delaware address equals easy access to award-winning beaches, prestigious schools, and major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C.  Moreover, this mid-Atlantic gem boasts some of the area’s most desirable residential developments. Communities like The Town of Whitehall, The Overlook at Rockford Falls and Darley Green feature much more than expertly crafted move-in ready homes – they are designed to enhance and enrich neighborhood life. Community parks, walking and biking trails, and beautiful green spaces invite residents to share and interact, and develop lasting relationships.

Montchanin Builder’s new home communities are a great place to start your life in Delaware, but if you need more convincing, here are ten compelling reasons to move to the First State.

No Sales Tax in Delaware

Delaware is one of just five states in the nation that imposes ZERO sales tax, which makes it a shopper’s paradise!

Other Tax Advantages

Delaware is a tax-friendly state in every way. It has one of the country’s lowest real estate tax rates. In 2016, the median property tax rate paid by Delaware residents was less than .44 percent. In addition, residents enjoy relative low income tax rates (maximum 6.6%). Social Security benefits are tax exempt, and people aged 60 and older can exempt $12,500 of their pension and retirement income from DE state taxes.

Perks for First-Time Homebuyers

First-time homebuyers in Delaware may be entitled to a federal income tax credit of up to $2,000 a year.

Central Location

No matter where you live in Delaware, you are a short drive from regional hubs throughout the northeast metro areas, and most cities are accessible via train making commuting both easy and affordable.

Educational Opportunities

From preschool through university, Delaware boasts a diverse assortment of high-quality public and private educational institutions.

Top Retirement Destination

Delaware has top-notch health care facilities and is close to nationally-recognized hospitals including Jefferson University Hospital and Johns Hopkins. Besides the benefit of low tax burdens, retirees can take part in wide range of volunteer and community activities that cater toward active seniors.

Clean, Beautiful Beaches

Delaware is famed for its pristine, family-friendly beaches, which draw thousands of day-trippers each summer. Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach have garnered 5-star ratings for water quality, and like other stretches of Delaware seashore, offer an idyllic setting for shopping, dining and watersports.

Arts & Culture Abound

Music, performing arts and theater are well-represented in Delaware. You’ll find historic estate tours, art galleries, museums and sophisticated cultural offerings to keep your calendar full. From grand operas to yearly jazz and film festivals, there’s always something going on.

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of Delaware’s temperate climate and amazing natural resources that provide ample opportunity for family recreation like hiking, kayaking and water activities. Delaware has been rated the “most bicycle-friendly state” east of the Mississippi!

10,000 Acres of State Park Land

Delaware boasts 16 state parks and more than 150 miles of trails where visitors can enjoy hiking, biking and horseback rides. Some feature camping and cottages, summer camp programs for young children and exciting programs on Delaware wildlife and heritage.

Find your beautiful new home in Delaware

If you want a place to call home that is walking distance to local shops and eateries – a place where that satisfying sense of neighborhood belonging is palpable – we encourage you to consider the new Delaware homes by Montchanin Builders.

Call 302-472-7212 to schedule a tour or learn more about financing options for first-time buyers!

Additional Resources on Delaware Living: 

  1. BuzzFeed, 39 Reasons Why Delaware Is Better Than Your State https://www.buzzfeed.com/theboyking/39-reasons-why-delaware-is-better-than-your-state-9bk5?utm_term=.dhlXzpkVN#.aqMmoeJ1Y
  2. CapeGazette, Top 10 Reasons to Move to Delaware http://www.capegazette.com/affiliate-post/top-10-reasons-move-delaware/84531
  3. OceanAtlantic.net, Top 10 Reasons To Live in Coastal Delaware http://www.oceanatlantic.net/buy/why-live-in-delaware.html

New Home Sales Soar to 10-Year High

The demand for new single-family homes has reached its strongest pace in 10 years, reports Reuters. New home sales skyrocketed across the nation at the close of 2017, steadily climbing for three consecutive months – a positive indicator for both economic growth and a robust housing market.

With the housing market expected to take off in 2018, now is the time to put down roots and purchase a home you can be proud of! Montchanin Builders is proud to offer luxurious, one-of-a-kind, new-construction townhomes in its prized Delaware community: The Overlook at Rockford Falls. This exclusive development has just 32 homesites; don’t miss out on your opportunity to find your dream townhome on the Brandywine River.

New home sales up 26%

A Census Bureau report shows that new home sales in 2017 shot up more than 26 percent over the previous year – marking the housing market’s strongest performance in a decade. This surge is the latest indicator that the residential real estate market is gathering momentum after a slow start. Bloomberg economists add that, compared to purchases of existing homes, sales of new construction dwellings are considered a more accurate and timely gauge of the housing market in America.

“Faster economic growth in recent quarters, the booming stock market and continuous job gains are fueling substantial demand for buying a home as 2017 comes to an end… The healthy labor market and higher wage gains are expected to further strengthen buyer demand from young adults next year,” Lawrence Yun — the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors – told U.S. News.

Positive indicator for the housing market

New home purchases spiked throughout America, with sales in the Midwest and West seeing notable gains with 17.9 percent and 6.4 percent respectively. However, the Northeast housing market enjoyed its best performance since October 2007, with a 30.2 percent uptick in single-family home sales this past Fall.

Relatively low mortgage rates coupled with a steady job market have fostered the demand for residential real estate. Many of the new homes sold were upscale properties, reflected in the average selling price (Oct. 2017) of $400,200.

According to Zillow economist Svenja Gudell, there’s a growing demand for new homes, especially among younger, first-time buyers. Last year, many prospective buyers faced a limited selection of new construction housing options, given the sparse inventory across most of the country.

Find your dream home in 2018

Imagine living in a new townhome with up to 4,000 luxurious square-feet, close to nature, ample green spaces and a short drive to shops and businesses. Discover a relaxing retreat located within the highly-sought after Rockford Park neighborhood, The Overlook at Rockford Falls, in Wilmington, DE.

To find out more or to schedule a tour, please reach out to Montchanin Builders today at 302.472.7212!

More on growth of new home sales in the U.S.:

  1. Reuters, U.S. new home sales scale 10-year high; supply still tight https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-housing/u-s-new-home-sales-scale-10-year-high-supply-still-tight-idUSKBN1DR1UM
  2. Bloomberg Markets, U.S. New-Home Sales Unexpectedly Rise to Highest in a Decade https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-27/u-s-new-home-sales-unexpectedly-climb-to-highest-in-a-decade

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

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/

Townhouse vs. Single Family Home: Pros and Cons

Homebuyers in Delaware have lots of choices when it comes to putting down roots. Today’s real estate market is brimming with attractive townhouses and spacious single-family homes. When it comes time to purchase, many buyers are faced with a tough decision, as there are advantages and potential drawbacks to each. Are you searching for a place with an ample backyard or do you prefer a home that doesn’t entail outside maintenance?

In addition to thinking about your current lifestyle and housing budget, you should also consider how those preferences and needs will change as the years pass. Both townhouses and single-family homes can be a fantastic option, but before signing any papers, it’s a good idea to look at the pros and cons of both.

Townhouses: Pros and Cons

Townhomes come in a wide range of options, but as a general rule, these dwellings will share walls, a roof or floors with neighbors. If you value having space apart from neighbors, a detached home might be a better fit for you than a townhouse. However, if you enjoy having a quiet and spacious home to relax in, combined with the sense of security and close-knit community that comes with having neighbors close by, a townhome may be your best move.

Many townhomes are built in developments, where residents are walking distance to restaurants and shopping. This is perfect if you’re looking for a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood that places a high value on convenience.

The majority of townhomes are part of a Homeowner’s Association that assumes responsibility for the landscaping and maintenance, including leaf removal, snow shoveling, grass cutting and exterior repairs. If you are not a fan of gardening, or travel a lot for work, attached dwellings are lower maintenance compared to single-family homes.

If you’re the type of family that doesn’t need a lot of storage space or a huge backyard, a townhouse may be a wise investment, offering great ease of living with minimal upkeep and a nice sense of community.

Single-family homes: Pros and Cons

Single-family homes are on their own lot and do not share walls with other houses. While you may have neighbors next door or down the road, single-family homes afford privacy and seclusion. Compared to a townhouse, they tend to offer more interior and exterior square footage. If you’re planning on having more children or anticipate caring for an aging parent in the future, single-family homes offer plenty of room to grow. Most feature a spacious backyard and a bigger lawn area, which is ideal if you envision summer barbecues and entertaining outdoors.

Although single-family houses may have general neighborhood guidelines depending on the location, homeowners are not bound to many HOA rules that typically govern condos and townhomes. Detached houses require more upkeep – from mowing the lawn to painting the garage — but for many people, it’s all part of living the American dream.

Delaware communities by Montchanin

Before making such a large investment, it’s important to consider the advantages of both townhouses and single-family homes to see which is the best match for your needs, lifestyle, preferences and budget.

Montchanin Builders is proud to offer homebuyers quality new construction single-family homes and townhomes in Delaware, with multiple floorplans and amenities to choose from. We invite you to take a tour of Darley Green and The Town of Whitehall to make a more informed decision. You can reach the Montchanin Builders by calling 302-472-7212.

Additional Resources:

  1. BankRate, Buy house, condo or town house as 1st home? http://www.bankrate.com/finance/real-estate/buy-house-condo-or-townhouse-1.aspx#slide=1
  2. SF Gate, Advantages & Disadvantages of Townhouses vs. Single Family Homes http://homeguides.sfgate.com/advantages-disadvantages-townhouses-vs-single-family-homes-43346.html

Montchanin Builders Receive Prestigious Awards

Montchanin Builders is committed to enriching the lives of Delaware residents by creating beautiful places to live, work and play. Boasting more than six decades of combined experience, we are proud to lend our names to Delaware’s most innovative residential communities that feature the best in craftsmanship, design and lifestyle amenities. From the master-planned development of Darley Green to the more recent Town of Whitehall, our team is dedicated to creating homes and neighborhoods where life’s most cherished memories are made.

We take great pride in building amazing, affordable family home communities that feature space-creative interiors, inviting floorplans and the flexibility to customize according to  taste. And every now and again, our hard work and quality workmanship is recognized by more than just our homeowners.

This year, Montchanin Builders received two Regal Awards presented by the Home Builders Association of Delaware — a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In addition, Montchanin was also the recipient of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) Maryland Award of Excellence for Outstanding Merchandising and a recipient of the Great American Living Awards (GALA) Award of Merit in Interior Design and Merchandising.
   

Salisbury Wins for Best Luxury Community Home

The Town of Whitehall, one of Montchanin Builders newest communities, has already garnered lots of positive press for its wonderful “hometown” ambience, lavish estate homes and walkability. Montchanin’s 3,800-plus square foot Salisbury (our flagship model) won the Regal Award in Celebration of Excellence for Best Luxury Community Home. The Salisbury features spacious interiors that were made for raising a family and entertaining with style. This exquisite 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home has a gourmet kitchen, two-car garage and a sweeping master bedroom suite with walk-in closet. Like other homes in this forward-thinking development, the Salisbury is in walking distance to shopping, restaurants, parks and other points of interest.

In regard to their efforts on the Salisbury model, Montchanin also received the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) Maryland Award of Excellence for Outstanding Merchandising.

Carlyle Wins for Best Multi-Family Home

The Carlyle – a three-story townhome in Darley Green— was presented with the Home Builders Association of Delaware 2017 Regal Award for Best Multi-Family Home. This stylish residence has three bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and up to 2,100 square feet of finished living space. The family-centric model features an open floor plan with space expanding features like a recreation room and an optional loft.

Darley Green is Montchanin’s prized master-planned community, ideally situated just 10 minutes from downtown Wilmington in the highly desirable Brandywine School District. Darley Green’s new construction homes are within close proximity to varied dining and recreation options, and feature retail establishments, trails and a state-of-the-art library on site.

If you’d like a firsthand look at Montchanin’s Regal Award winners or want to learn more about our exciting Delaware communities, we invite you to contact our sales team today and arrange a private home tour!