Being the First Isn’t the Worst

Construction at The Reserve at Glen Loch

With many people preferring new homes to existing homes, you might be wondering if a new construction home is for you. New construction means exactly that, a brand new house that hasn’t been lived in before or homes purchased in the pre-construction phase. There is a lot of allure to new construction homes, which is why being the first person to build in a new planned community isn’t the worst, especially when you buy a new construction home from Judd Builders!

You Get Your Choice of Homesite
When you’re one of the first buyers in a new construction community, you’ll get to enjoy the benefits of being able to choose the homesite you want your new construction house to sit on. Not only do you get to choose from some of the best lots available, but you can also pick which model home you want too, which is especially important if you are moving into a carriage or townhome community!

Better Pricing
Buying a new construction home during pre-sales or pre-construction is more beneficial due to better pricing. During pre-construction new home prices are generally less than they would be later on during construction and development. As construction progresses and later phases are released, prices may increase, which is why being one of the first people to buy in a brand new, new construction community is a better investment!

More Personal Attention From the Homebuilder
By being one of the first buyers of a new construction home in a new community you will also enjoy the perks of more personal attention from the homebuilder. Here at Judd, we want to make your dream home a reality. Whether it’s in our newest community The Reserve at Glen Loch or one of our other planned communities, we will build you a high quality home with an extremely high level of fit and finish. When you build a new construction home with Judd Builders, you will get the personal attention you deserve so that your dream house comes to fruition.

It Pays to Be the First
There are so many benefits to being one of the first buyers in a new community of new construction homes. From picking your homesite to getting personal attention from the homebuilder, you don’t want to miss out on these perks. However, you can also enjoy numerous other perks like: having a new home with design elements of today’s lifestyle demands (i.e. open concept floorplans, eat-in kitchens, walk-in closets, and an owner’s suite with an attached owner’s bath.), living a virtually maintenance free lifestyle, moving into a house with your customized finishes, all the work is done for you with the best construction materials, and you get to enjoy that new house smell!

Interested in moving into a wonderful planned community? Why not check out one of Judd Builders many wonderful communities, especially our newest community The Reserve at Glen Loch! With a distinct blend of brand new carriage and townhomes in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, you won’t want to miss your chance to live at The Reserve at Glen Loch!

Featured Community: Siena Place

If you’re looking for a new home in an amazing community that offers the best amenities you should consider looking at one of Judd Builders wonderful communities. Built in up and coming areas, all of our communities offer an array of conveniences including amazing school districts, the best shopping, and a friendly atmosphere, especially Siena Place.

Located in Packer Park, PA, Siena Place is one of Judd Builders many wonderful communities with new luxury townhomes that are perfect for any family. Starting from $375,900, each home will suite the modern family’s varying needs. With three different models to choose from, you’ll be sure to find your family’s dream home. Each model home design is complete with 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 baths, and attached garage with private driveway, a luxurious owner’s suite, and a gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. You won’t have to worry about home renovations anytime soon when you work with Judd Builders. We take pride in our building process and ensure that your home is built to the quality you expect so you get the home you deserve!

There is so much to enjoy in the tight-knit community, however, because of Siena Place’s amazing location there is much more to enjoy outside of the community as well. Just minutes away from South Philly, you’ll be able to enjoy the city where it all began. Explore the exciting fusion of style, culture, and personality that Philadelphia has to offer while enjoying the rich history and entertainment. Spend your days browsing South Street boutiques or dine at many of the restaurants in the area. Or you could take Philadelphia team spirit to a whole new level and cheer on your favorite sports team at the nearby stadiums. You’ll never miss a beat when you live in this community.

Experience the ultimate South Philadelphia lifestyle at Siena Place, which takes refined city living to an exciting new level. Offering a sophisticated lifestyle in a highly desirable and uniquely convenient location, Siena Place has it all!

So if you’re looking for a brand new home in a convenient location with a wonderful tight-knit community and the best amenities you should consider moving to Siena Place or one of our other communities. For more information feel free to contact us! We’re happy to answer all of your questions!

What to Expect Before, During, & After Your Build

If you’re considering or decided on a new construction home, there are a lot of things you have to understand. Figuring out what you want and need from your dream home, what goes on during the building process, and what happens after your dream home is built is a lot to comprehend, therefore it’s important to know exactly what to expect when building a new construction home. In order to make the process as stress free as possible here is what to expect before, during, and after your build.

Prior to the Build
The first thing you have to do is pick a trusted builder to work with. However, before the build you’ll want to ask both yourself and the builder a lot of questions. Ask yourself: How much square footage do you need and want? What kind of floorplan will work best for you? What kind of community do you want to live in? What can you afford? Are you approved of a loan? You’ll want to make sure you hammer out all of these details and more to make sure you can afford to make your dream home come to fruition. After that, you’ll work with your builder to choose a home site and than the building process will begin.

During the Build
There will be a lot going on during the build of your new construction home. Site preparation, laying foundation, framing the house, installation of heating and cooling units, plumbing lines, and electrical systems, laying flooring, painting, and installing fixtures and appliances are only a few of the things taking place. Towards the end of the build, the tiny details will be added to finalize the build of your home. Faucets and fixtures will be installed and your front yard will undergo a transformation. However, you don’t want to delay closing and change your mind last-minute on finishes. Therefore, you should make these decisions early in the process. Here at Judd we have our very own Design Studio to help you choose selections and options that meet your needs and personal design style. However, if you still want to find more inspiration check out some of these helpful resources.

  • Pinterest is perfect to find inspiration for you home design and to search for fun DIY projects to help with creating your personal home décor. Towards the beginning of the build, start pinning ideas/inspiration that will help you make decisions with your overall home design.
  • Better Homes and Gardens covers any a multitude of design projects that can help you in the process of planning your home design/décor. From gardening to furniture arrangement, you’ll find all the tips you need at Better Home and Gardens.
  • Houzz is super helpful when it comes to your design needs. This site helps you connect with designers and professionals, while providing great visuals and advice about home decorating. The site even shows you where you can buy certain items if you’ve fallen in love with a piece! 

After the Build
Finally, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for! After the build, you’ll be able to move in to your dream home! This is the best moment in the process however, there are still a couple of things to take care of before you formally close and move in. Once your home is complete make sure to do a “walk through.” Allow yourself to become settled in and accustomed to your new home and thoroughly examine all of its components. Take note of your home’s current features and think about potential add-ons you personally might want to include later. Also, even later down the line after closing on your new home submit a year-end warranty claim with your builder if necessary.

Looking for a builder to build a new construction home? Check out Judd Builders! We have plenty of spectacular communities that fit the modern family’s needs, constructed in sought-after neighborhoods. For more information feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you have!

What Makes a Great Builder

If you’re looking to build a new house, you’re obviously searching for a great home builder. But how do you know if you’re working with the right builder? Like any big purchase, you’ll want to do some research before you build your new home. There are a lot of important things to look for and ask when deciding to work with a home builder, especially one that excels in all areas like Judd Builders. So here are four things to look for when choosing a great builder.

Reputation
This seems rather commonplace to take into a consideration, but a home builder’s reputation is important when you look for a great builder. A good reputation is key to a great builder so you know you’ll love your home for years to come. You’ll want to keep your eyes out for positive reviews from past buyers or news stories about the builder before you make your decision.

Has a Strong Family and Community Ties
Like having a reputation, a great builder should also have strong family and community ties. You want to work with a builder that cares about you and your family and the community that they are creating. A builder that has strong community ties will be invested in building your home and making you feel part of the community, while also building a lasting relationship. So when you are looking for a great builder don’t look past their strong family and community ties.

Superior Service
A great builder should also provide superior service. Not only do you want your dream home to be properly built, but you want a home builder that provides the best service for you. Do they inform you of what’s going on before, during, and after the build? Are they available to talk and answer your questions when you call? Make sure to look into the builders’ service before deciding who you want to build your home.

Quality Work
A great home builder will deliver quality work. You should be able to place trust in your builder and have the security of knowing they will help build your dream house. Not only do you want a builder with quality work, but you’ll want to work with a builder that uses quality materials as well. This is your future house; the design and construction of it should reflect the needs of you and your family. Never settle for anything less when working with a builder. Instead look for a home builder that is committed to delivering the quality that makes a house a home.

If you’re considering building with a great builder with these qualifications look no further. Take some of the legwork out of your search and consider working with Judd Builders. Along with a great reputation, family and community ties, superior service, and quality work we also have the experience. We’ve been in business for 50 years and counting and it’s our goal to build your dream home. If you have any further questions or would like to know more feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!

Featured Community: Meadow View Farms

Looking for a new home in an amazing 55+ lifestyle community with the best amenities? Judd Builders has many wonderful planned communities to check out! Built in up and coming and sought after areas, all of our communities offer an array of conveniences including, the best shopping, nearby attractions, and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere, especially Meadow View Farms.

Meadow View Farms is an active adult community that provides an engaging and carefree lifestyle for its residents. The integration of this community and historic Oley Township is seamless. It’s nestled amidst rolling hills and the fertile land of a historic farming community that grew into a small close-knit village. That close-knit village atmosphere continues in today’s modern Oley PA, making Meadow View Farms the perfect location for retirees to settle.

Located in Berks County, PA, Meadow View Farms offers the perfect setting for active seniors looking for a community where they can enjoy virtually maintenance free living. Conveniently located in Oley, you can admire the scenic views while appreciating the easy access to the Reading Metro area. When you live in Meadow View Farms, you won’t have to worry about spending your free time dealing with time consuming outdoor maintenance. Enjoy lawn care and snow removal when you pay a small a homeowner’s associate fee, which makes your carefree lifestyle possible. On top of that, you’ll also have access to the amazing clubhouse where you can host a birthday party, meet the grandkids for lunch, browse the Internet in the business center, and stay in shape at the fitness center!

Starting from the low $200s, these single-family homes are perfect for an active adult lifestyle. Meadow View Farms is also offering $22,500 in savings for a limited time (restrictions may apply), so if you’re interested don’t miss your chance and contact the sales consultant at 610-987-0422 for details!

Each home design is beautifully planned and built with the highest quality of materials and workmanship during construction. Meadow View Farms offers three models: The Brighton, The Chatham, and The Darien. Each model home design features 2-3 bedrooms, 2-3 baths, a luxurious owner’s suite, a gourmet kitchen, and spacious 2-car garage. Some homesites even have walkout basements! However, only a few homesites with walkout basements remain; so don’t miss your chance! There are also ranch homes available for individuals who prefer single-story living. These amazing homes built in the historic Oley Township are ideal for any couple looking for an active lifestyle community.

Meadow View Farms’ peaceful, yet convenient location makes it perfect for 55+ active adult living. Don’t miss your chance to live in the wonderful community and enjoy a carefree, satisfying lifestyle. If you have any other questions feel free to contact us! We would love to answer all of your questions!

Get to Know Judd Builders

A home is more than just a house. It is where you and your family live, grow, and create lasting memories. Judd Builders understands this and we make it our priority to instill that in all of our home designs. We want to ensure that all of our home buyers are happy and have their own home to enjoy and build memories in for many years to come.

Judd’s Origin
As a division of the DePaul Group, Judd Builders was founded in the late 1950’s and began building custom homes in and around the Philadelphia area. With over 50 years of experience, Judd Builders has earned an honorable reputation as a skilled community planner focused on the concerns of home buyers, as well as sensitivity to contemporary environmental issues. We continue to build with those standards in mind, and are committed to reliable high quality workmanship, ensuring each and every home buyer gets the quality they expect and the home they deserve.

Judd’s Strong Commitment to Quality Workmanship
Run by people who care, Judd Builders is a reliable, stable, and financially diversified building company who puts home buyers first. Here at Judd Builders, you and your home buying experience takes precedence. We offer you the security of knowing you can place your trust in us to build your dream home. Our award-winning home designs are built with the best materials and a high level of fit and finish. We plan our communities in the most desirable and sought-after locations so that you can enjoy an amazing community life. And, that’s not all. Our designs reflect the needs of today’s demanding buyers. With our virtually maintenance-free exteriors, offered in a wide range of styles, you can have the home of your dreams and you won’t have to worry about spending too much time on upkeep. When you purchase a home from Judd Builders, you’ll enjoy the benefits of over 50 years of experience and expert planning. Here at Judd, we are committed to delivering the quality that makes a house a home for you and your family.

What’s To Come
Judd Builders continues its mission as a quality home builder with a strong commitment to quality workmanship and concern for the important environmental issues our society is facing. Most importantly, Judd remains focused on the concerns of home buyers ensuring that they receive the home of their dreams. Discover our communities and live a life of luxury and create lifelong memories with us, Judd Builders by your side.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer all of your questions!

What To Look For In a New Construction Home

Contrary to popular belief, buying a brand new home has a lot of perks, especially when you work with Judd Builders. Amazing locations, fantastic community life, and personalized home interiors are only a few of the perks of our new construction homes. However, before you buy a brand new home you should think about what you are looking for in a home.

Look for Multiple Models and Floorplans
Here at Judd Builders, we offer multiple models and floorplans at all of our communities so that you have options. That’s right, pick the perfect community for you and your family and then choose the right floorplan that will benefit you the most. Knowing exactly how much space you’ll need in your home will help you narrow down the options.

Look for Location
Location is an extremely important component when buying a new home. Not only do you want the community to be located in a great area, but you also want a great location for you home. That’s why we take great pride in our communities. All of our communities are located in fantastic areas! Also, when you work with Judd Builders you can choose your homesite, so pick the best location that works for you!

Look For a Wonderful Community
Not only are our communities located in great areas, but they offer some of the best community living! Create lasting friendships with your neighbors and enjoy what our communities provide. You can also choose a community that will benefit your lifestyle. Are you looking for a 55 and better community? No problem, check out Meadow View Farms or Renaissance at Morgan Creek. Or are you looking to live closer to the city? If so, check out Siena Place.

Look for Quality
If you are looking for a brand new house it’s important to look at the quality of homebuilders. Here at Judd, we take great pride in the quality of our construction. We offer top-notch service and aim to make the homebuilding process stress free for our interested buyers. You won’t have to worry about things being done right when you work with us! The quality of the house takes precedence throughout the homebuilding process because we want to ensure that you are thrilled with your dream home!

Now that you know what to look for and what we have to offer, come and visit us to start the homebuilding process and make your dream home YOURS from the start by working with Judd Builders!

Why NOW Is The Right Time to Buy with Judd Builders

There are numerous perks to buying a new construction home verses buying a pre-owned home. Many individuals overlook new construction and miss out on the amazing opportunities that new construction homes have to offer, particularly those built by Judd Builders.

Stress Free and Efficient Building Process
We take great pride in our stress free and efficient building process. We offer unparalleled personal service and design throughout the entire building process. We want you to be happy and have peace of mind while your dream home is being built.

The Buyer’s Experience Takes Precedence
When you work with Judd Builders your experience takes precedence. We want you to get the home you deserve with the quality you would expect from a homebuilder with over 50 years of experience. We will stand behind you throughout your homebuilding journey and ensure that you are pleased.

Design Your House With the Help of Our Brand New Design Studio
Not only will we help you build your house, but we will help throughout the design process as well. With the help of our brand new Design Studio, you can better visualize your homes interior and select samples from all of our numerous options. From beautiful granite countertops to designer cabinetry, we can help you design your dream house with a timeless style that you will love forever.

Quality Locations
Our communities are built in some of the best locations that make easy living accessible for everyone. Nestled in sought after areas, every Judd community has amenities and nearby attractions to offer as well. From great school districts to convenient shopping and dining just minutes away, you don’t want to miss out on the quality of life within our spectacular communities.

New Opportunities are Ahead!
That’s right! New opportunities lay ahead with Judd Builders as we introduce our newest community, The Reserve at Glen Loch. Offering a distinctive blend of luxury carriage and townhome living, this new community will be located in historic West Chester, just minutes away from the best shopping and dining. If you’d like to stay informed click here and sign up for our priority mailing list to receive the latest news and updates.

If you would like more information on our other communities or our building process feel free to contact us! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Searching for a Home this Year

Searching for a home during any season can be a daunting task. However, if you are looking to make a big move, now might be the best time.

If you’re thinking about moving, getting an early jump on the home buying process will be extremely helpful so that the final decision isn’t so hard. Spring and summer tend to be the busiest seasons because of the wonderful weather for touring. So looking at locations, communities, and homes earlier in the winter or fall seasons will help narrow down your options and give you more opportunities to get the home of your dreams.

Start by looking for communities or locations where you would love to live. Also, think about if the locations and homes you are looking at work best for your work schedule and your off-hours lifestyle. However, don’t forget to ask yourself what you want from your home. Do you want a townhome or carriage home? What size home are you looking for? Would a new construction home be a better option for you and your family than a pre-owned home? All these questions are important to ask yourself. They can help you narrow your search and help you find the perfect home for you.

However, if you’re considering new construction as an option, there are a few things to think about.

  • Think about if you really want to upgrade a pre-owned home. When you buy a pre-owned home it comes with the previous owner’s interior choices and home improvement projects. These upgrades can get rather costly and take up a lot of your personal time. However, if you buy a new construction home you won’t have to worry about spending your hard earned money and time on home improvement projects. Everything is new when it comes to new construction so you won’t have to worry about upgrades or home improvement projects.
  • Think about the square footage that you desire. Knowing if you want a bigger or smaller home will help you weed through your selections. One of the best parts of working with Judd are the multiple floorplans they have for you to choose from. With all these options you’ll be sure to find a perfect plan for you and your family.
  • Think about the interior finishes you’re looking for. Buying a new construction home gives you the ability to choose your finishes. Instead of dealing with upgrading and renovating a pre-owned home, you can choose exactly what you want from the beginning, especially with the help of Judd Builders Design Studio.
  • Think about what type of community do you want to live in. All of Judd’s communities are planned communities that offer some of the best amenities. Enjoy the close-knit community life with your neighbors in some of the most sought after areas.
  • Think about all of the perks new construction has to offer. New construction has a lot of perks. Not only will the house be yours from day one, but you get to pick your homesite, floorplan, finishes, and more so that you and your family have their dream home!

With all this in mind, the best time to buy a home is when you are ready and whenever that is, Judd Builders is prepared to help you take the next step!

If you have any further questions feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you have!

 

How to Houzz

When contemplating home improvements or décor changes for your home, you likely head to the Internet for inspiration. You’ve probably come across the website Houzz in your travels and may wonder how it works. Here are some tips on how to use Houzz to help inspire your home designs, decor and more.

Be Direct

Finding what you want can sometimes be tricky when doing a general Internet search. When using Houzz, be direct in your search, utilizing quotation marks for searches with more than one word. For example, instead of typing in simply “backsplash,” search for what you really want: “blue mosaic backsplash.” If you’re searching for photos, use the “+” in between each word, such as “+green+chiffon+drapes.”

Narrow Down Your Results

Once you’ve hit on some possible results, you can further refine that search by clicking on a room link, such as kitchen, bath, or bedroom, on the left-hand side of the results page. Get even more specific by room, style and location in the home, as well as object, color and price range.

Locate Guides

To further give you insight, you’ll want to find guides and articles related to your desired search. Ideabooks are a great way to go about that, so click on the green links at the top of each ideabook; you’ll find some in every category written by Houzz professionals. You’ll get peace of mind knowing those guides were created by experts in their fields, such as architects, designers and contractors.

Check out Recommendations

Part of stumbling upon inspiring ideas is seeing what others love. Go to the  Recommended Photos section under Your Houzz to view pictures of objects related to your search. Hit the Suggestions tab to see even more professional recommendations according to your past searches and personal style. You can also post your own photos or make a comment to your followers. Need advice? Want to run something by people? Looking for ideas for your weekend warrior project? Use this feature for real-time feedback from your peers.

Organize Photos

Similar to Pinterest, you can add photos you find in your website searches and put them all in your very own ideabook. In the “Add photos to this ideabook” drop-down menu, look for the Houzz Bookmarklet or choose the option: “Add a photo from website.” Organize your ideabook any way you want using the copy feature.

Go Bigger

If your tablet doesn’t provide enough viewing space, connect your iPad to your big-screen TV by using a cable connection or a wireless connection on Apple TV. This way, you can expand your viewing options to get the full effect.

Follow Judd Builders on Houzz for home design & decor inspiration and more information about our communities throughout the Lehigh Valley and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Once you have a plan in place, make your vision come true by contacting Judd Builders. We stand behind our quality workmanship backed by 50 years of experience in designing beautiful, award-winning home designs.