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After the Closing: 25 Things You Need To Do

Closing on a new home in Delaware is a long process. But even after the last signature has been obtained, you still have a few things to do. Use this checklist to guide you.

1. Change your address

Contact the post office when you have a moving date set. You can change your address in advance of your move, and instruct the post office to put the change into effect on moving day.

2. Find local contractors

It’s less hassle to find local contractors before you need them. Do a quick Internet search to find plumbing companies, electrical repair companies, and other contractors. Print out a list of the names and numbers, and keep it by the landline.

3. Make a copy of important documents

You should keep all documents pertaining to the purchase and ownership of your new home indefinitely, or at least a few years after you sell your home. It’s a good idea to make copies of these documents, and store the originals and copies in safe locations.

4. Update your homeowner’s insurance

Make sure your homeowner’s insurance policy reflects your new address. Take photos of your major possessions, and store in a safe location.

5. Check your electrical panel

Every homeowner should know where the electrical panel is located. Check the labels to ensure they are accurate.

6. Check your main water valve

Locate the main water valve, which can shut off or turn on water to the entire home. Know how to shut off the water, just in case of future emergencies like a major leak.

7. Check your hot water heater

Plumbers recommend keeping the hot water heater at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn yours down if need be to avoid scalding injuries and save on your utility bills.

8. Contact a locksmith

It’s customary to change the locks when moving into a new home. Call a locksmith to handle this for you or install a smart lock.

9. Find a local housecleaner

If you didn’t purchase your home in brand new, move-in ready condition, consider having a housecleaner do a deep clean on every floor before you move your furniture in. Additionally, get the rugs cleaned unless they are new.

10. Check for property tax discounts

Property tax discounts are widely available. If you’ve purchased a new home in Delaware, you may qualify for the homesteading property tax discount.

11. Visit the DMV

You may only have 10 days to change your driver’s license after you move to Delaware from a different state. Visit the DMV’s website to learn more about state guidelines. Don’t forget to update your car registration too.

12. Contact the HVAC company

Unless you’ve purchased a new construction home, you should have an HVAC technician service the system right away.

13. Confirm the recording of the deed

Unrecorded deeds are still valid and enforceable. However, you should still confirm that you are on record as being the current owner of the house.

14. Find a chimney cleaner

Always have the chimney cleaned before using it for the first time. You’ll need to get it cleaned at regular intervals after that.

15. Set up your mailbox

Post your name on the inside of your mailbox.

16. Meet the HOA

If you’ve just joined a homeowners’ association, or HOA, you should introduce yourself to the president. Get a copy of the bylaws and read it carefully.

17. Meet your neighbors

Start off on the right foot by introducing your family to the new neighbors. Ask for tips on local favorites, like restaurants and sports activities.

18. Cover the windows

Put inexpensive blinds on the windows until you’re ready to decorate with window treatments.

19. Draw a floor plan

Measure the room widths and lengths. Take this information with you when you go furniture shopping.

20. Decorate!

Take your time choosing new furnishings and décor. You’ll want to love your choices for at least the next few years.

21. Review your documents

Every few years, check over the important documents you’re saving.

22. Review your utility bills

Every year or so, check for unusual changes in your utility bills. Look for and correct causes of increasing expenses.

23. Review your insurance

Check for new discounts on homeowner’s insurance every year or so.

24. Establish a group of contractors

Create and maintain a list of handyment or contractors needed for repairs or preventative services. Keep a handy list just in case of an emergency.

25. Enjoy your home!

Congratulations on being a homeowner! Now kick back, relax, and enjoy it!

 

Tour new homes in Delaware from Montchanin Builders

Montchanin Builders cordially invites you to tour our new move-in ready homes in Delaware. Our new construction homes are located within beautiful, friendly neighborhoods like Darley Green, The Overlook at Rockford Falls, and The Town of Whitehall. You can schedule a personal tour by calling 302.472.7212.

Additional resources for new home buyers:

  1. The Balance, After Home Closing, Which Documents Should I Keep? https://www.thebalance.com/after-home-closing-which-documents-should-i-keep-1798245
  2. SF Gate, Does a Real Estate Deed Have to Be Filed & Recorded? https://homeguides.sfgate.com/real-estate-deed-filed-recorded-48046.html

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/

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

Exploring Bancroft Mills: 3 Can’t-Miss Spots

Bancroft Mills on BrandywineThe architectural significance of the long-abandoned Bancroft Mills site in Wilmington, Delaware attracts visitors from all over who wish to explore and photograph its hauntingly-beautiful features. Residents of Montchanin Builders’ newest community, The Overlook at Rockford Falls, get to experience it first-hand, as their townhomes are steps away the historic Bancroft Mills site — overlooking tranquil Brandywine Creek.

Remnants of the Past: A Brief History of Bancroft Mills

In 1787, the first paper mill, Gilpin’s Mill, opened in Delaware along the banks of the Brandywine Creek. A half-century later, a textile company owned by an English immigrant named Joseph Bancroft opened on the same site. Bancroft Mills, which began in the original paper mill, grew on the site until it closed in 1961. In the 1930s, it was considered to be one of the finest cotton-finishing factories worldwide. The property then changed hands in the 1960s, and the Wilmington Piece Dye company owned it until 2003, when it filed for bankruptcy.

A fire in 2015 sent the mill into a further state of disrepair, but much of the original structures located downstream remain intact.

Bancroft Mills Walking Tour Highlights

There are three primary points of interest you should check out when planning a visit to Bancroft Mills. Tie it in with a picnic lunch and a site tour of the nearby The Overlook at Rockford Falls, and you’ll have all the makings of a memorable day.

#1: Pedestrian Bridges

You can view the remnants of the old, covered pedestrian bridge that used to connect the banks of the Brandywine, leading to the factory – it’s closed now, for good reason! Farther upstream is a new pedestrian bridge which you can walk on and which offers some great views of the old mill.

#2: The Falls

Just upstream from the older bridge are the beautiful falls of Brandywine Creek. The falls are very picturesque, and the sound of the rushing water soothes the soul.

#3: Textile Memorabilia

Sprinkled throughout the abandoned buildings are several artifacts of the past, including bolts of fabric, original washing tubs, and even signs from the management reminding employees to keep their work areas neat.

Townhomes on Bancroft Mills site

Interested in townhomes on the Bancroft Mills site? Our exclusive community of only 32 luxury townhouses truly impresses with peaceful stream and rock wall views. Homeowners will enjoy access to a walking trail and state park land. The innovative floor plans present an abundance of living space with up to 4,000 square feet, featuring three bedrooms, two and one-half baths, versatile great rooms and even an optional elevator for ultimate convenience.

We invite you to visit the Bancroft Mills townhomes at The Overlook at Rockford Falls for a personal site tour of our special townhome community and new Design Center. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Image: “Gilpin’s Mill on the Brandywine” by Thomas Doughty; [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

More information on visiting Bancroft Mills:

  1. OnlyInYourState.com, The Remnants Of This Abandoned Mill In Delaware Are Hauntingly Beautiful, http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/delaware/abandoned-mill-de/
  2. Delaware Online, Smokestack at former Bancroft Mills site demolished Sunday morning, https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2017/10/15/smokestack-former-bancroft-mills-site-demolished-sunday-morning/765871001/

New Homes on Riddle Avenue: In The Center of It All

Homebuyers in Wilmington are often faced with a perplexing choice: Do I want to live downtown or in the suburbs? 

Neighborhoods outside the city center tend to afford a quieter lifestyle, more space and access to nature, whereas a city address promises a vibrant climate, close to entertainment and cultural experiences. But what if you could enjoy the best of both worlds without making sacrifices? A luxurious home overlooking picturesque landscapes that is walking distance to the Delaware Art Museum and other amazing attractions.

With Montchanin Builder’s new homes on Riddle Avenue, you can have it all! Close proximity to a host of family-friendly points of interest, outdoor activities and historic sights are just one of the perks of these fashionable townhomes, situated on the historic Bancroft Mills site. Embrace the scenic beauty of the Brandywine River in a home that boasts exceptional views, wooded areas and walking trails where neighbors and children have ample opportunity to interact in green, peaceful environments.

The Overlook at Rockford Falls is an attractive option for homebuyers who want cultural diversity, recreation and entertainment without a long commute. Don’t miss out on these spacious, expertly-crafted townhomes, located less than 1 mile from downtown Wilmington!

Minutes away from recreational activities & city highlights

Living on Riddle Avenue has many benefits, whether you’re a Millennial looking for urban excitement, or an empty nester in search of cultural escape. The Overlook at Rockford Falls is just minutes away from some of the area’s most walkable parks and recreational sites. 

  • Alapocas Run State Park – It’s hard to picture such a lush oasis in the center of Wilmington, but this state park is brimming with scenic trails, picnic areas, athletic fields, a rock climbing area, and a popular 27,000 square-foot Can-Do Playground.
  • Brandywine Zoo – Located on North Park Drive, the Brandywine Zoo makes for a great outing with the kids. The zoo features wildlife from North and South America, Asia and Africa, and also has FREE family experiences like Zookeeper talks and close encounters with education animals.
  • Rockford Park – Surrounded by green, rolling hills, Rockford Park has lovely forested areas that are perfect for a day hike, outdoor picnic, kite flying and other family fun.
  • Delaware Art Museum – This wonderful gem offers an impressive collection of pieces crafted in stained glass, silk, oil, blown glass, and other unique mediums. There are paintings and prints by John Sloan, Howard Pyle and a significant collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. The Delaware Art Museum also has a lovely sculpture garden, a gift shop, auditorium and virtual reality exhibits.
  • Sommerville Manning Gallery – Located in historic Breck’s Mill, this gallery showcases 21st century sculptures and paintings by American artists Robert Jackson, Greg Mort, Jon Redmond and others. Upcoming exhibits include “Wyeth to Warhol: Modern Masters from Past and Present.”

Discover The Overlook at Rockford Falls

The Overlook at Rockford Falls is a remarkable community comprised of 32 luxury townhomes. Enjoy easy access to all that Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley have to offer while reveling in the peace and space of a prime piece of property.

With more than 4,000 square feet of living space, our new homes on Riddle Avenue won’t stay on the market for long. To learn more about this community or to schedule a site tour, we invite you to contact Montchanin Builders today, call 302-472-7212.

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

3 Great Places to Have Your Wedding in the Brandywine Valley

Beautiful wedding arch for the ceremony in the garden in sunny weather.If you have decided on historic Brandywine Valley as the location for your upcoming nuptials, while you and your beloved are scouting potential venues, consider this: It’s also a beautiful place to settle into your new lives as a couple. An exclusive community of luxury townhomes on the Brandywine River, The Overlook at Rockford Falls offers beautifully-designed homes amidst the natural wonder and peaceful quietude of preserved state park land.

New Homes in Rockford Park

The Overlook at Rockford Falls is Wilmington, Delaware-based Montchanin Builders’ newest community located on the historic Bancroft Mills site and overlooking the Brandywine Creek. The 32 luxury townhomes feature serene stream and rock wall views, reminiscent of a European town nestled by the river. Innovative, customized floor plans provide up to 4,000 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms, two and one-half baths, versatile spaces and even an optional elevator for ultimate convenience.

Refresh your spirits and lose yourself in nature with its winding walking trails leading to Rockford Tower, the famous stone landmark around which Rockford Park is centered. The community is steps away from the Delaware Art Museum, which is our first featured wedding venue for your consideration.

Gorgeous Locations for Your Wedding in the Brandywine Valley

It’s no wonder couples are falling for the charms of the Brandywine Valley – from unique venues with rustic-modern flair to breathtaking gardens and outdoor spaces.

Delaware Art Museum

2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
302.571.9590 | 866.232.3714

Unique, inspiring, and sophisticated, the Delaware Art Museum offers one-of-a-kind event spaces surrounded by art. The unique spaces include a grand entrance hall, a contemporary, asymmetrical reception space, an outdoor terrace, and sprawling sculpture garden. Special offerings include the assistance of a professional event planner, exclusive catering by Toscana Catering, a Celebration Toast, a one-year Museum Membership for the wedding couple which includes free Museum admission, a 10% discount to Museum Store and invitations to special events, and one-day Museum passes for all wedding guests and free parking.

Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Road,
Kennett Square,  PA 19348
610.388.1000

You and your guests can explore the magnificent gardens, featuring a four-acre Conservatory, outdoor gardens spanning 1,077 acres, and 86 acres of beauty in the Meadow Garden. Dazzling horticulture displays and majestic fountains, provide the perfect backdrop for photography. Located within the 2 East Conservatory, the Ballroom is unique for its elegant finishes including a parquet floor, fabric-paneled walls, and a rose-colored glass ceiling. The Courtyard Tent, available from early Spring through late Fall, maintains a garden atmosphere while guests are dining.

Brandywine Manor House

120 Germany Hollow Road
Honey Brook, PA 19344
610.942.2200

Brandywine Manor House is, according to its website, a “circa 1740 wedding and event venue, is situated on 85 acres and provides the perfect private and intimate space for your rustic and elegant event. Surrounded by gently-rolling meadows, an illuminated lake, country gardens and majestic trees, you are provided spectacular views and backdrops for your unforgettable day. We offer three outdoor ceremony sites – the Lakeview, Garden Terrace, and the Glen, as well as three ceremony locations as part of the rustic and climate-controlled Manor Barn. The Crown Ballroom is also available for receptions.”

New Construction Homes in Rockford Park

Wherever you choose to celebrate your special occasion, add a tour of The Overlook at Rockford Falls to your wedding checklist. Contact Montchanin Builders today to schedule an appointment and start your tomorrow together in a new home.

Preview Tours for The Overlook at Rockford Falls

Pauletta Caldwell The Overlook at Rockford FallsMontchanin Builders is pleased to announce the opening of The Overlook at Rockford Falls, our new, exclusive, one-of-a-kind community nestled on the peaceful, picturesque banks of Brandywine Creek. You are invited to schedule an appointment to view the floor plans and features of our spacious, amenity-filled homes. The first two homesites in The Overlook at Rockford Falls are now under construction, so call today for a site tour!

In related news, we are overjoyed to welcome Pauletta Caldwell as our Community Sales Manager for The Overlook at Rockford Falls. To schedule a tour or for more information about our luxurious, exclusive community of 32 townhomes in Rockford Park, on the historic Bancroft Mills site, please contact Pauletta at pcaldwell@montchaninbuilders.net or 610-454-8009.

The Highlights of Our Community

The masterfully-designed townhomes at The Overlook at Rockford Falls feature beautiful stone exteriors with a 2-car garage. The interior is a spacious with up to 4,000-square-feet of living space with three bedrooms, two and one half-bathrooms. Owners have the choice of features, such as an elevator, a finished recreation room, fourth bedroom and bath as well as outdoor entertaining areas. Perfect for growing families, retirees, and first-time homeowners, this community is situated on preserved state park land, amidst lush woodland with walking and hiking trails, and access to the historic Rockford Tower landmark.

Rockford Falls is nestled within Bancroft Mills, a mill complex in Wilmington and a focal point in Delaware history. Its origins go back to 1831, when the site was converted into a cotton finishing mill by English immigrant John Bancroft. The mill became the biggest of its kind in the United States. A century later in 1930, the mill stood as the largest in the world.

Delaware Townhome Amenities

It’s not just the house that makes up your home. The surrounding community is just as much a selling point for home buyers.

Much of the site’s historic appeal still remains, giving residents and visitors a glimpse of the past that remains frozen in time. Enjoy access to numerous recreational activities, including walking trails and serene waterfront views. Walking distance to the Delaware Art Museum and Delaware State Parkland, located just 1.5 miles from downtown Wilmington.

Residents also enjoy access to Rockford Park, erected in 1889 and standing as one of the oldest parks in the city. This provides a tranquil backdrop for picnics and walks with the family dog. Within Rockford Park lies Rockford Tower, an iconic century-old landmark. Make it to the top, and you’ll be rewarded with a magnificent bird’s eye view of the entire area.

Make an Appointment at Our New Design Center

Call Montchanin Builders today to schedule an appointment to visit our new Design Center, and see for yourself why The Overlook at Rockford Falls is a reflection of its rich history. Be sure to sign up to be on our VIP list to be one of the first to learn about prices, plans, and invites to our upcoming preview events.

Additional Rockford Park Resources:

  1. Only in Your State, The Remnants of This Abandoned Mill in Delaware Are Hauntingly Beautiful, http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/delaware/abandoned-mill-de/
  2. Bancroft Mills, History, http://www.bancroftmills.com/

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

New Year. New Community. New Home. New Designs!

Montchanin Builders in Delaware is ringing in the New Year by introducing new homes and a new community! We’re excited by all of the upcoming projects slated for 2018, including the opening of our brand-new community, The Overlook at Rockford Falls. Homesites are going quickly, so take advantage of this incredible opportunity while it lasts!

The Overlook at Rockford Falls

The Overlook at Rockford Falls community is built by Montchanin Builders, and there’s already plenty of buzz about its beautiful, nature-inspired elements and luxurious townhomes. It’s an exclusive neighborhood, with just 32 homes. When you move here, you’ll fall in love with the nature trails, and easy access to state park land. Plus, it’s within walking distance to many popular attractions around Rockford Park—including the Delaware Art Museum. Choose a homesite that overlooks Brandywine Creek, and the perfect picnic spot will be practically in your backyard.

The first two homes are currently under construction, and a decorated model is coming soon!

The Albin: A one-of-a-kind dream home could be yours

One of the homes you can choose from in Middletown is The Albin at 2004 Apex Close. It’s an impressive and charming bungalow design that features over 2,486 square feet of living space all on one convenient level. The finished lower level adds more than 1,000 square feet of additional living space, where you can walk out directly to your beautifully landscaped, wooded lot.

With soaring 10-foot ceilings, four bedrooms, and four full baths, this home is a must see. Relax on a full front porch and back porch from which to enjoy the beautiful Delaware seasons.

New home designs!

Darley Green Manor Homes

 

2018 is definitely shaping up to be a busy year for us. In addition to opening our new community near Rockford Park, Montchanin Builders is pleased to introduce new home designs! We’re hard at work finalizing the floor plans, features, and pricing. New townhome designs for our highly sought-after Darley Green community will feature three stories, with living spaces ranging from 2,200 square ft. to 2,500 square ft.

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These beautiful new homes will offer three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, plus a spacious two-car garage. You can expect the same premium features that Montchanin Builders is known for—including gourmet kitchens, designer flooring, upgrades appliances, elegant fixtures, and plenty of well-designed storage space.

We make it easy to join a Montchanin Builders community

Our new homes sell quickly, so call Montchanin Builders today at 302.472.7212 or fill out the quick contact form on our website. We invite you to take your time touring our communities in Delaware: Darley Green, The Town of Whitehall and The Overlook at Rockford Falls. Once you’ve fallen in love with our luxuriously appointed homes, modern floor plans, and friendly, walkable neighborhoods, ask us about our preferred financing partner, Supreme Lending.