How to Choose the Right Homesite

Homesite Construction at The Reserve at Glen Loch

Nothing compares to a new construction home being built just for you and your family! Here at Judd Builders, we want to make your dream house a reality. Building a new construction home is an exciting experience! From choosing the right floorplan for you family to choosing the design finishes you know you’ll love, there is a lot to consider when buying a new construction home. However, when you are considering the type of floorplan and design finishes, you also want to think about the homesite your future dream home is being built on. Make sure to choose the right homesite in one of our many wonderful communities with these helpful tips!

Decide on the Type of Homesite You Want
When you are choosing a homesite you should work out all the details up front, so you don’t end up with surprises at the end. Think about what you want in your future home. Are you planning on having a family? Do you want more yard space? Do you want to be further away from the main roads? Also think about things you might want to add to your homesite later on once your dream home is built. Do you love to garden and need more land? Is there enough safe space for my kids to play? There are different types of homesites to choose from, which all have pros and cons based on what you need.

  • Cul-de-sacs

These types of homesites are perfect for families that are looking for bigger backyard space. Homesites set in cul-de-sacs are typically better for families because they have less “neighborhood traffic” to deal with, due to being set back from the main roads of the neighborhood. So if you have a family, or are planning to start a family, a homesite within a cul-de-sac might be best for you!

  • Corner Homesites

Corner homesites are known to have more land associated with the lot. These corner homesites offer side and backyard, which is more land. So if you are looking for a larger lot, consider choosing corner homesite.

  • Homesites with End Unit Homes

If you’re looking at a community that sells townhomes, you’ll want to think about what kind of unit you want as well as what will be the right homesite for your family. End unit homes tend to let in more sunlight because they have additional windows and they may have more yard space; also end units offer a little more privacy because they aren’t between two other homes. However, end unit homes tend to be priced a little higher than interior homes, due to these added perks.

  • Homesites with Interior Unit Homes

Interior units are in between the other townhome units and share two common walls instead of one like an end unit home. However, contrary to popular belief these homes have many benefits! From less utility costs to less exterior maintenance, interior homes might be the best choice for your family depending on your needs. Also, interior units tend to be less expensive, so you could save some extra money if you buy an interior home in a townhome community!

Sun Exposure
Believe it or not, the direction your house faces is extremely important when picking a homesite! You’ll want to pick the lot that has the right relationship to the sun. Western exposure captures the afternoon sun, eastern exposure captures the morning sun, while Southern exposure captures solar rays during most of the day. You might also want to think about gardening or landscaping when it comes to sun exposure. If you are a huge gardener or plan to garden, then you’ll want to make sure your backyard has enough sunlight. The same goes for front yard landscaping as well!

Think about the Location in the Subdivision
Once you’ve taken all the must-have characteristics of a homesite into consideration, think about where you want to be located in the subdivision. Depending on where you choose to live in the subdivision will have different “neighborhood traffic” patterns. Do you want to be near the entrance or tucked away into the subdivision? It all depends on your preferences, so take some time to think about where you want your homesite to be located!

Check With Your Builder
When you are choosing a homesite make sure to check with your builder. Ask about what homesites are available as well as any information or restrictions the lot might have. By asking your builder for more information on a homesite, you will have less trouble when selecting the right homesite for your dream home!

What Happens Next
Once you’ve made the important choices about choosing the right homesite and type of floorplan you want, then you can decide on the design selections! With the help of our design studio, you’ll be able to choose all the finishes you want in your new construction home. The best part about it is you won’t have to lift a finger and do any of the manual work! Your dream home will be built in the perfect homesite you chose with all the wonderful finishes!

Looking for a fantastic community to move to? Check out Judd Builders! We have multiple planned communities for you to choose from. Want to live in the heart of Packer Park in South Philly? Check out Siena Place! Looking for a luxury clubhouse community? Check out The Reserve at Creekside! Or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you have!

What are the Advantages of Buying a New Construction Home

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Are you looking to buy a home but you are unsure of what you want? Do you feel like you can’t find your dream home? Well, maybe you should consider buying a new construction home! When you buy a new construction home, you’ll have choices and options to make your dream home a reality. On top of that there are so many advantages when you buy a new construction home that you will enjoy in the long run. Here are five of the many advantages of buying a new construction home!

1. Less Maintenance
Today’s homes are built specifically to minimize home maintenance. All that extra time you would have spent on a pre-owned home is now freed up and you can do whatever you want with that time. Spend time with your family or take up a hobby that you are passionate about. Whatever it is, you can easily spend your free time however you see fit when you buy a new construction house! Seriously, who wouldn’t love having more time on their hands to do what they love? It’s a win-win situation!

2. Best Locations with Amazing Amenities
Most new construction homes are built in planned communities, which are developed in up and coming, sought-after areas. This is particularly true when it comes to Judd Builders’ communities. All of our communities are all located in fantastic areas that are highly desired and include amazing amenities. From Brookshire’s spectacular views to Siena Place’s rich culture and entertainment, you can’t go wrong with a new construction home in these desirable areas!

3. Less Stress and More Family Time
When you work with Judd Builders, you get to see the home building process all the way through. There is no reason for you to feel stress while we build your dream home. Not only is the new construction process with Judd Builders less stressful, but you will also have more time on your hands because we will be doing all the work for you. Forget putting all that work into remodeling a pre-owned home, let Judd build a home for you and you can spend your time doing whatever you please!

4. Quality Workmanship
Here at Judd Builders we take pride in our building process and quality workmanship. So when you buy a new construction home with us we ensure that you get the quality you expect and the home you deserve. We use the best materials while we’re building and provide an extremely high level of fit and finish. We are committed to delivering the quality that makes a house a home so that every home buyer is satisfied with their choice.

5. Fewer Repairs
When you buy a new construction home, you won’t have to worry about making repairs any time soon. New construction means that everything is new. Unlike pre-owned homes, a new construction home hasn’t seen years of wear and tear. You won’t be replacing flooring, or re-painting walls, or fixing up home exteriors. Instead, enjoy all the perks of a new construction home and spend time with your family or enjoy activities you love to do.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer all of your questions about our communities! Or if you would like to discover what our communities have to offer check out Judd Builders website!

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!

Perks of Living in One of Our Wonderful 55+ Communities

With the winter weather nearly upon us, there are many perks of living in one of our 55+ communities. From virtually maintenance-free living to energy-saving appliances, you can sit back, relax and enjoy life! Check out the benefits of choosing a Judd Builders community:

Trusted Reputation: You may already know that Judd Builders is a trendsetter when it comes to building active adult communities in the Delaware Valley. We’ve been building this reputation for many years now by developing 55+ communities that are virtually maintenance-free and promise care-free living in some of the most picturesque areas Pennsylvania has to offer.

Virtually Maintenance Free: Included in your monthly dues are snow removal, trash removal and grass cutting, so you don’t have to worry about general maintenance and outdoor upkeep all throughout the year.

Energy-Saving Appliances: Save time, energy, and money with our eco-friendly appliances. They use less heat, less water – less everything! Take a look at Meadow View Farms where we install gourmet kitchens with stainless steel GE® appliances. It’s not just the appliances that are energy efficient. We offer the highest quality materials and workmanship as part of our energy-efficient construction practices, so you can be rest assured your whole home is designed to work with the environment.

Access to Area Attractions: From museums and shops to restaurants and grocery stores, our communities offer close access to a convenient lifestyle. At Renaissance at Morgan Creek for instance, you’re located close to Allentown and Bethlehem, PA. You’re never very far from major malls, shopping centers, and cute boutiques.

Community Centers: Why dirty your own home with a birthday party or worry about having enough space to host your family and friends? That’s why we have our community center, a great space to gather for parties or social events with your family or even your neighbors! Take Meadow View Farms, for example. This spacious area is a great place to host a birthday party, have lunch with the grandchildren, or play some cards with your buddies. In addition to the community center at Meadow View Farms, you even have access to a business center that boasts Wi-Fi access, as well as an on premise fitness center.

Access to Everything: Many perks are included in your fee. For instance, at Renaissance at Morgan Creek, you pay a monthly fee that includes access to the club house, pool, shuffle board, and putting green, plus snow removal, trash removal, and grass cuttings. There is no need to go off-premises to enjoy a gym – we have a great fitness center within our community to help keep our residents healthy and active without having to go too far!

Call Judd Builders today to learn which community is best for you and your 55+ needs!

5 Reasons We Love 55 and Better Active Lifestyle Communities

A home located within an active adult community can work wonders for your health and happiness. These communities offer a lot more than just low-maintenance living. Lifelong connections, countless amenities, and homes designed personally for you are only three of the five reasons Judd Builders loves their active adult communities.

Here at Judd, we offer two active lifestyle communities for the 55 and better community. Meadow View Farms and Renaissance at Morgan Creek offer some of the best living situations suited to provide you with luxury treatment. Check out why we love our active lifestyle communities and the benefits they have to offer.

Staying Connected
When you join an active adult community you are bound to make lifelong connections with your neighbors in the community. This is the first benefit of living in a 55+ community. Whether you gather in your personalized home or the community center, there’s always a place to meet with friends and build those connections!

Staying Healthy
Studies have shown that individuals that live in an active lifestyle community are much happier and healthier than those who don’t. Not only do these communities keep you in physical shape by keeping you active and giving you access to the gym at The Clubhouse, but they also increase you mental health with the connections you make with your neighbors.

Countless Amenities
Active lifestyle communities have it all including countless amenities. When you join a 55 and better community there are many amenities that make everyday living luxurious. This includes on-site amenities like The Clubhouse and fitness center as well as off-site amenities like nearby hot spots and shopping. Due to the countless features offered it’s up to you to figure out what to do with your well deserved free time.

Low-Maintenance Living
You’ve spent your fair share of time looking after you house, but when you live in an active lifestyle community you don’t have to worry about that. Mowing your lawn and shoveling snow are a thing of the past. Reclaim your time and do what your heart desires. Meadow View Farms and Renaissance at Morgan Creek were designed to give residents more free time rather than housework.

Homes Designed For You
Nothing makes living in an active lifestyle community better than owning a home that was personally designed for you. When you work with Judd Builders we offer various home models to choose from, which is only the beginning of the process. We’ll also help you design your dream home as well!

Whether your looking for a low-maintenance house or a community to connect with, you might want to consider an active lifestyle community. Not only do they improve your happiness and health, but they also offer countless benefits. You can live comfortably in your personalized home while enjoying the benefits of living in an active lifestyle community. If you’re interested in joining our two 55 and better active lifestyle communities visit us at: Meadow View Farms or Renaissance at Morgan Creek! We are looking forward to hearing from you!

2 Brand New Model Home Designs Coming Soon at Meadow View Farms!

Judd Builders is excited to announce The Grayton and The Hampton, two brand new model home designs available soon at Meadow View Farms, a 55+ active adult community in historic Oley Township, Berks County, PA.

 

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At 1,188 sq. ft., The Grayton model features a lavish first floor owner’s suite, an open living & dining area with gourmet kitchen leading to a breakfast nook, an additional bedroom & bath on the first floor, and a 2-car garage. An optional loft and third bedroom & bath are available on the second floor. The Grayton model is available in Manor or Traditional style exteriors.

 

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At 1,625 sq. ft., The Hampton model welcomes you into a foyer leading to the great room with optional fireplace, dining room, gourmet kitchen and breakfast room. A luxurious owner’s suite with walk-in closet and additional bedroom & bath are located on the first floor. The home also features a 2-car garage and plenty of storage space with an optional loft, attic, and third bedroom & bath on the second floor. The Hampton model is also available in Manor or Traditional style exteriors.

 

Priced from the low $200’s, the single-family homes at Meadow View Farms are beautifully designed for an active lifestyle, as well as energy efficiency. The highest quality materials and workmanship are used in their construction. Meadow View Farms is a milestone in luxurious, active adult living set in the rolling hills of Berks County. Unlike some other 55+ communities, you own your home and the land at Meadow View Farms.

 

Our elegant and welcoming community center is the perfect place to host a birthday party, meet the grandkids for lunch, play a hand of cards with new friends, browse the Internet in the business center or stay in shape at the well-appointed fitness center. The Oley Valley offers a peaceful, yet convenient location with easy access to recreational activities and area attractions. Enjoy the outdoors, the arts, and the area’s rich local history, while living a carefree, satisfying lifestyle. With most typical home and yard maintenance chores out of the way, your time is finally your own!

 

Discover the beauty of truly carefree living in the scenic Oley Valley! For more information about Meadow View Farms, please contact Tim Bambule, Sales Manager at 610.987.0422 or visit http://www.juddbuilders.com/PA/berks-county/meadow-view-farms.php

Be a Part of Folklife History at the Kutztown Folk Festival!

Kutztown Folk Festival

The Kutztown Folk Festival, the oldest, continuously-operated folk life festival, runs 9 days from July 2-10. The unique festival showcases over 200 talented craftsmen and folk artists who demonstrate and sell their creations. Enjoy traditional Pennsylvania Dutch food, live music and entertainment. Kids will love the farmyard theater, petting zoo, pony rides and 19th-century horse-drawn carousel! The festival also features the largest quilt sale in America and has an internationally attended Quilt Auction of top prize-winning quilts.

Event Location: Kutztown Fairgrounds, 225 North Whiteoak Street, Kutztown

Event Website: http://www.kutztownfolkfestival.com

Event Times: Every day from Jul 2 – Jul 10, 2016 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)

Memorial Day Weekend Events

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A list of Memorial Day services and summer fun, all happening near our Judd Builders Communities.

Bucks County

Memorial Day Parade – May 30, 2016 at the Warminster Township Building, starts at 10 AM. Parade begins immediately following Ceremony weather permitting.  PARADE ROUTE: starts at the Township Building, east on Henry Ave, north on York Rd, east on Street Rd, north on Louis Drive, parade ends at the VFW Post on Louis Drive.

Memorial Day BBQ at Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road Langhorne PA
After a fun-filled dinner, enjoy a spectacular fireworks show at 9PM (Saturday and Sunday only), set to Sesame Street music, making the festivities on Memorial Day weekend truly memorable.

**Near Poet’s Walk & Renaissance at Morgan Creek 

Lehigh County 

Mayfair Festival of the Arts Come enjoy the work of hundreds of artists and musicians! Indoor and Outdoor Artist Market offers over 100 booths of everything from painting to woodworking to jewelry and more. 7 music festivals on 3 stages: Blues, Bluegrass, Folk, Classic Rock, Jazz, Country Music, and Celtic Music. Hands-on fun for kids at our KidSpace Interactive Arts Center. A national juried Gallery exhibit. Artists-in-Action. Food from festival favorites to gourmet treats. Special Memorial Day service. Kids 10 and under FREE! Military with I.D. FREE! FREE onsite parking! Don’t miss it!

Memorial Day Service – Oley American Legion Post 878 will hold its parade on Sunday at 6 p.m., starting at the Oley High School and proceeding up Main Street to Frieden’s Church cemetery, where a brief service will be held and a 21-gun salute will be fired. The service’s featured speaker will be Brigadier General James M. Lillis, Pennsylvania Air National Guard (Ret.). In case of rain, the service will be held in the high school auditorium.

Exhibit: “The American Revolution” Explore how the American Revolution was fought on the battlefield and in the hearts of Americans. Hands-on activities for children.

**Near Brookshire, Whispering Pines & Meadow View Farms

Philadelphia

Memorial Day Weekend at the National Constitution Center May 28-30, 2016 Throughout the weekend visitors can participate in flag ceremonies when the museum opens and closes each day, enjoy a family-friendly concert, themed crafts, a thank-a-vet letter station, giant flag folding lessons and much more. Free admission on Monday, May 30.

Philly POPS Memorial Day Salute Saturday, May 28, 2016
The Philly POPS will perform Philly’s first major Memorial Day concert this year at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets range from $15 to $25 for most, but free tickets are available for military members and first-responders.

Independence National Historical Park May 28-30, 2016
Independence National Historical Park will be honoring the nation’s veterans throughout Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy special tours, history lessons and more.

**Near Siena Place

Montgomery County

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair (May 22–June 1)

Take the quick trip to the Main Line to enjoy the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.The Devon Horse Show will take place each day with various events happening day/night. The Country Fair opens each day at 10 a.m. for the Midway and shopping vendors (except for the first Sunday, when it opens at 11 a.m.). The full schedule of events can be viewed on the Devon Horse Show website.

Woodmere Art Museum (May 26)

In celebration of our military men and women, the Woodmere Art Museum, which is normally closed on Mondays, will open its doors on Monday, May 26. Stroll the galleries of the museum on your day off.

**Near the Reserve at Creekside

 

Join Us at The Reading Spring Craft Fair!

Souvenir ceramic bells and toy houses at the market, local national craft of Ukraine

On May 7th, visit the 9th annual Spring Craft Fair at Leeport Market! Browse the art and handcrafted items of over 300 local and regional craftsmen. It will take place from 9 am to 3 pm indoors with open air displays, plenty of refreshments and free admission and parking. Address: 312 Gernants Church Road, Leesport, PA19533 United States. 

Near Judd Builders’ communities Brookshire and Meadow View Farms, it’s the perfect way to spend your day with family and friends! The fair has so much to offer for you to take home and if not, it’s fun to walk around and look at all of the unique crafts.

Experience 2nd Friday on Penn

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The second Friday of every month is a bustling time in West Reading, PA. These Fridays, you can take a walk on Penn Street in Reading or Penn Avenue in West Reading and Wyomissing and discover everything the area has to offer. Visit all kinds of lively shops, amazing restaurants for delicious food and drinks and explore various arts and entertainment venues!

Come at any time from 5 pm to 8 pm at 515 Penn Avenue to stroll the exciting streets during 2nd Friday on Penn!

This event is located near Judd Builders community, Meadow View Farms in Berks County, for residents to enjoy a beautiful day outside exploring the town of Reading with just a short drive.