How to Choose the Right Homesite

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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: Whispering Pines

Looking for a new home in an amazing community with the best amenities and attractions? Judd Builders has many wonderful planned communities to check out! Built in up and coming and sought after neighborhoods, all our communities offer an array of conveniences including amazing school districts, the best shopping, and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Check out Whispering Pines, in Coopersburg PA!

Located in Lehigh County, Whispering Pines is a community of new luxury, single family homes in the Upper Saucon Township with easy access to major thoroughfares and business centers. There is so much to enjoy nearby, including the vibrant Lehigh County metro area. However, you still get the best of both worlds when you live at Whispering Pines. Wooded areas surround the homes so you can experience the hustle and bustle of the Lehigh Valley, but still enjoy living in a secluded suburban area.

On top of being located near major business centers, Upper Saucon Township is also close to many leisure attractions as well. Enjoy a day of shopping at the Lehigh Valley Mall or Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. Or take in a round of golf at the Lehigh Country Club, Saucon Valley Country Club, and Locus Valley Country Club. You could even take a quick 15-minute ride to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom! Commuting and traveling couldn’t be easier at Whispering Pines – minutes away from Route 309, I-78, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, you can easily travel 10 miles to Bethlehem and Allentown or 40 miles to Philadelphia from your home at Whispering Pines.

Starting in the mid $400s, the two-story homes are beautiful inside and out! There are six model home designs to choose from each featuring 4-5 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, a 3-car garage, luxurious owner’s suite, and a gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. Each floorplan is suited for the modern families’ needs. When you walk into any of the models, you can easily imagine celebrating milestones and holidays with friends and family. Each house has plenty of room to entertain while still feeling homey.

Want to move in quickly? Currently, there are two quick-delivery homes at Whispering Pines. The Baldwin, located on lot four, is priced at $487,380 and is approximately 3,400 square feet. It features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The Fredricksburg, located on lot 31, is priced at $493,775 and is approximately 3,120 square feet. It features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Don’t miss your chance to live in this wonderful community!

Interested in Whispering Pines? Call Brendan Boroski at 610.282.2511 or email him at wp@juddbuilders.com to find out more information and make sure you don’t miss out on this amazing community!

Must-See in Lehigh Valley

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With the summer in full swing, you’re probably itching to get out and about to enjoy the scenery in Lehigh Valley. Especially if you’re living in a community like Brookshire or Whispering Pines, right in the Lehigh Valley itself, you want to know where to go and where the fun attractions are. Here’s a list of some must-see and must-do adventures while living in Lehigh Valley this summer.

Jacobsburg State Park

Perched on the north edge of the Lehigh Valley, Jacobsburg State Park is a beautiful area in which to explore and learn. You can participate in one of the many environmental education programs for preschoolers right on up to high schoolers. Or, take part in an environmental problem-solving program, historical program, teacher workshop or public interpretive program. Of course, you can simply pick a trail and explore on your own. It is located on the site where the Henry Rifle was made, with plenty of scenic hikes and multi-use trails.

Coca-Cola Park

There’s nothing better than taking in a ball game in the summer. In Allentown, you’ll find Coca-Cola Park, an 8,000-seat stadium home to the minor league team of the Philadelphia Phillies. Enjoy an affordable day or night out with the family as you cheer for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

Take a break from the summer heat and cool off at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. This is an amusement park and water park in one. For one ticket price, you get access to 100 rides, shows and attractions at one of the country’s best water parks. It also happens to be home to the largest collection of kids’ rides in Planet Snoopy, with Dorney Park being one of the most visited amusement parks in the country thanks in large part to its eight roller coasters.

Covered Bridge Tours

Lehigh Valley boasts seven of the 200 covered bridges in all of Pennsylvania. Take a tour of these beautiful bridges, five of which are open to traffic. The Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour is about 50 miles long, so plan to spend the day. You’ll get a chance to take photos, eat a picnic lunch, take a hike, or rest by the babbling brooks. Some of the bridges you’ll encounter include:

  • Bogert’s Bridge in Allentown
  • Manasses Guth Bridge in South Whitehall
  • Wehr’s Covered Bridge in South Whitehall
  • Rex’s Covered Bridge in North Whitehall
  • Geiger’s Covered Bridge in North Whitehall:
  • Schlicher’s Covered Bridge in North Whitehall
  • Kreidersville Covered Bridge in Allen Township

As a resident of our communities in Lehigh Valley, you have access to so many surrounding activities and fun things to do in the summer. If you’d like to be a part of our community, contact Judd Builders today to learn more.

Best Activities to Beat the Heat

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With summer in full swing, here are some of the best activities in the area to keep you busy while keeping you cool.

Philadelphia

If you live in our beautiful Siena Place, you’re close by many of Philadelphia’s summer attractions. Between now and October 1, be sure to visit Spruce Street Harbor Park, returning for its fourth season. This temporary park has colorful hammocks you can relax on in the warm weather, sample delicious local fare in its floating restaurant, drink cold drafts from the beer garden, and participate in plenty of team games such as ping pong and shuffleboard. It’s located at Spruce Street and S. Columbus Blvd in Philly.

Want to catch a movie under the stars? Head to Penn’s Landing every Thursday night in July and August for a public outdoor showing of a different movie on the big screen. Just bring your own blanket or a lawn chair to enjoy the latest movie while perched on the scenic banks of the Delaware River.

Lehigh Valley

If you call Whispering Pines in Coopersburg, Lehigh County home, take in a ball game in nearby Allentown at Coco-Cola Park. This 8,000-seat stadium is a cheap night out as you cheer for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the minor league team of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Also in Allentown is Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, where you pay one low price and get to enjoy both parks. With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, you can spend a whole day and night here with the family or grandkids. Ranked one of the country’s best water parks, and home to the largest collection of kids’ rides in Planet Snoopy, Dorney Park happens to be one of the most visited amusement parks in the country. Which one of the eight roller coasters will be your favorite?

Bucks County

Do you live in Renaissance at Morgan Creek? If so, and you have grandkids who like to come visit on the weekend, a visit to Kids Castle in Central Park in Doylestown is a must. This impressive play area includes an eight-story wooden playground structure created in 1997. There are designated areas for kids ages two to five, and other areas for kids five to 12 years old. You’ll find this iconic park at 425 Wells Road. On a rainy day, head to the Bucks County Children’s Museum at 500 Union Square in New Hope. Enjoy a fun, educational, and hands-on environment for children and parents that celebrates Bucks County’s charm, history and character.

If you’re looking to find the perfect house in Pennsylvania, rely on Judd Builders to connect you with your new home. Browse our website and give us a call to learn more about our many communities as well as the many things to do around here.

Brookshire and Whispering Pines: Going Fast!

Are you in the market for a luxury single family home in Lehigh Valley, PA? Spring is here, the real estate market is starting to heat up again, and there are more options than ever for families and couples looking to purchase in a luxury homes community. However, with so much interest in this type of community, properties are going fast. We’re talking about Judd Builders’ popular offerings of Brookshire and Whispering Pines of course.

Due to unprecedented demand, both communities of Brookshire and Whispering Pines are selling out fast. With only a few properties left, we welcome you to get going on your home search and come see what we have to offer.

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Nestled in the beautiful Upper Saucon Township in Lehigh County, this community of new homes is surrounded by wooded sites – a gorgeous oasis that brings you close to major highways and nearby business centers, but not too close! If you’re looking to take a day trip to surrounding major cities, you’re only 10 miles from Bethlehem and Allentown, and 40 miles from Philadelphia. Standard features in the 2-story homes at Whispering Pines include:

  • 4-5 bedrooms
  • 2-3 baths
  • 3-car garage
  • Luxurious owner’s suite
  • Gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances

If you’re a golf enthusiast, this is the place to be. Take in a round at one of the many area golf courses, such as Lehigh Country Club, Saucon Valley Country Club, Locust Valley Golf Club or Brookside Country Club. Up for some shopping? You’ll get everything you need and more at the nearby Lehigh Valley Mall or the new Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. And if you’re looking to entertain the kids, head to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, just a 15-minute drive away. Speaking of kids, Whispering Pines is situated in the Southern Lehigh School District.

Brookshire

Another great option if you’re looking for luxury single-family homes is Brookshire, located in Zionsville within Lehigh and Berks County, PA. Accessible to all the major thoroughfares, Brookshire is only 15 miles from Allentown and Bethlehem, and 50 miles from Philadelphia. Homes feature luxury amenities such as:

  • 4-5 bedrooms
  • 2-3 baths
  • 2-3 car garage
  • Gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances
  • Large family room
  • Luxurious owner’s suite

Take in some shopping at the Lehigh Valley Mall or South Mall in Allentown, or take in a round of golf or tennis at nearby Brookside Country Club or Saucon Valley Country Club. Take a half-hour drive and you’ll be at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom or Arnold’s Go-Kart and Family Fun Center.

Have we piqued your interest? We invite you to speak with our sales team to learn more about our homes at both Brookshire and Whispering Pines at 610-282-2511. Tour the models available at both communities at our Whispering Pines Sales Office located at 3905 Liberty Creek Parkway, Coopersburg, PA 18036.

Making a Move to a New Single-Family Home: Tips for Getting Packed and Staying Organized

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If a move to a new home is in your near future, the key to a smooth transition is to be prepared. Not only do you need to organize and pack your existing house, you have to worry about making sure your new luxury single-family Brookshire house is ready for your arrival.

First step? Start packing days or weeks ahead of your departure date, advises USA Today. Not only does this give you an inventory of what you have, you will have a better idea of what you will need to buy, such as boxes, bins, packing tape and bubble wrap. Here are some tips to keep in mind when packing and organizing:

Pick up a bunch of boxes: Head to the grocery store, ask friends or purchase them at a supply store. However you choose to obtain them, get a lot of them. As you assess each room for packing, consider what can be put into a box: clothing, shoes, trinkets, towels. If it can be put inside a box, do it. That’s because cardboard boxes are versatile, with the ability to open and close them easily, seal, label and transport.

Label neatly: Don’t rush this part. Your writing should be clear, legible and specific. Using a permanent marker, list the general contents of the box and where it should go once at the new place. For example, “boys pajamas, second bedroom down hall on right,” or “office supplies, first door on left.” Being specific means your movers don’t have to waste time asking you where everything goes. Color coding your boxes also works well.

Protect your stuff: To protect breakables like collectibles, electronics, computers, TVs, glass, and lamps/shades, securely place them in their appropriate boxes, add bubble wrap and packing peanuts, and seal everything up with packing tape.

Pack smart: Utilize all space you have to make the move as compact as possible. Use laundry bins for clothing, shoe boxes for your shoes, jewelry, or other small items, and pack each box wisely. Use the maximum space available; don’t just throw a few things in and seal it up. Use blankets, clothing and towels as buffers for breakables. Keep like items together for easy unpacking, such as all toiletries together. Once you get to your destination at Whispering Pines, you can unpack all like items in one spot for minimal back-and-forth.

If you’d like to know more about our single-family, mansion-style homes with big lots and big value, give Judd Builders a call. We offer a variety of communities for you to choose from, such as Meadowview Farms, Renaissance at Morgan Creek, and Poet’s Walk.

THE CHOICE IS YOURS! The Baldwin Country Manor at two fantastic Judd Builders’ communities!

unnamed1Judd Builders is offering one of their most beautiful home designs, The Baldwin Country Manor, as a quick-delivery home at two of their wonderful family-oriented communities in the Lehigh Valley. Come out this weekend to tour the Baldwin Country Manor at the spectacular Whispering Pines community located at 3905 Liberty Creek Parkway in Coopersburg PA, or the lovely Brookshire community located at 6560 Granville Road in Zionsville, PA! The Baldwin Country Manor is a fantastic home design complete with 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half bathrooms, and a spacious 3-car garage. This home features classic hardwood flooring, as well as a gourmet kitchen with sparkling granite countertops, and a wonderful gas fireplace to keep you and your family cozy and warm this winter season. All in 3,400 square feet, this luxury single-family home is spacious, elegant, and has everything your need to keep you and your family happy!

Whispering Pines price Whispering Pines is located in Upper Saucon Township in Lehigh County, so you’ll have easy access to major business centers of every kind. Only 10 miles from Allentown and Bethlehem, and 40 miles from Philadelphia, any activity your heart desires is just a short trip away! Being just minutes from Route 309, I-78, and the Pennsylvania turnpike, everywhere you need to go is easily accessible. Whispering Pines is located in the acclaimed Southern Lehigh School District. The Lehigh Valley Mall and Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley provide two convenient shopping destinations for Upper Saucon residents. The Lehigh Country Club, Saucon Valley Country Club, and Locust Valley Country Club provide golf and other community amenities just a short drive from Whispering Pines.

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Brookshire is conveniently located near Routes 100 and 29, and mere minutes from such travel hubs like the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 22, and Route 78. This wonderful community is set in between Berks and Lehigh Counties, so residents can easily see what both areas have to offer. The community is in the Upper Perkiomen School District. For those that enjoy the city life, Brookshire is only 15 miles from Allentown and Bethlehem, 40 miles from King of Prussia, and 50 miles from Philadelphia. Whatever you’d like to experience or see is only a short drive away. If you’re looking for entertainment close to home, the Lehigh Valley Mall and South Mall in Allentown are nearby and filled with activities to keep the whole family entertained. There are numerous country clubs nearby that offer golf and tennis, and if you’re looking for some family fun, take a trip to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom or Arnold’s Go-Kart and Family Fun Center, each less than 30 minutes from Brookshire.

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Call our sales manager, Brendan Boroski at 610-282-2511 or 215-416-6621 for more information

Lights, Camera, Action! New WFMZ Show Films at Whispering Pines Model Home

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img_5367Judd Builders is very excited that the Cambridge model home at Whispering Pines was chosen to provide a lovely backdrop for filming the first 2 episodes of “The Wisdom Coalition,” a new show airing on WFMZ-TV-69. The program addresses important issues that women are facing today with a mission to create a community that helps women to flourish and find joy in their everyday lives.

The debut episode premiered last Monday, September 5 and discussed “how to survive and thrive after a crisis.” Tune in tonight, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 69 WFMZ to view the second episode that will focus on the topic of women’s self-esteem and catch a glimpse of our gorgeous model home!

Learn more about “The Wisdom Coalition” by visiting: http://bit.ly/2czVqUA

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Whispering Pines is a community of new luxury single-family homes in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, PA. Surrounded by wooded sites, these two-story homes, priced from the mid $400’s, are beautiful inside and out! Standard features include 4-5 bedrooms, two and a half baths, three-car garages, and a luxurious owner’s suite. Located in the vibrant Lehigh Valley metro area, Whispering Pines is just 10 miles from Bethlehem and Allentown and 40 miles from Philadelphia. Just minutes from Route 309, I-78, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Whispering Pines is an easy drive to everywhere you want to go!

For more information about this spectacular community, please contact Brendan Boroski at 610.282.2511 or 215.416.6621 (cell) or visit www.juddbuilders.com.

 

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)