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K. Hovnanian Homes

“The First Name in Lasting Value.” K. Hovnanian Heroes K. Hovnanian® Homes® wishes to thank the heroes who keep the beacon of freedom burning bright—our dedicated military service people and military government workers. K. Hovnanian Homes now stands behind you with an additional 1 percent off the base price of any new K. Hovnanian home in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware. And while saving 1 percent will not change your life, it might help you rest easier.

K. Hovnanian Heritage In 1959, K. Hovnanian Homes was founded to provide lasting advantages and reward the people who owned their homes for many years to come. For over 50 years, K. Hovnanian has been and continues to be one of the nation’s most respected homebuilders. Whether you are purchasing your first home, moving up to a larger home to accommodate your growing family or seeking an upscale estate, K. Hovnanian can help you find the home to build your future in.

K. Hovnanian Quality & Value Thorough inspections at each phase of construction ensure that workmanship and building techniques are of the finest quality at K. Hovnanian Homes. Our high

sales volume, large number of new communities and relationships with industry professionals enable us to purchase the best materials, in quantity, from the most reliable sources. This means that you get a superior home at the best possible value.

K. Hovnanian High Performance Homes Enhance the comfort, quality, durability and safety of your living environment with High Performance Homes by K. Hovnanian. Engineered and built to a higher standard with innovative technologies and better materials, they are designed to save energy and put dollars back in your pocket every day. Warmer in winter, cooler in summer and healthier overall, High Performance Homes make you look forward to the time you spend at home. Plus you will feel better knowing you are doing your part for conservation on a daily basis.


make sure that each step of the homebuying process proceeds to your satisfaction. The truest measure of our high level of cus-

tomer satisfaction is the many families now living in their second, third and even fourth K. Hovnanian home.

K. Hovnanian Customer Satisfaction It is the K. Hovnanian Homes pledge to pursue excellence in everything we do to meet your needs. You will find K. Hovnanian sales professionals available at every one of our communities to answer your questions and

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Drees Homes

Focused on a New Way of Living Are you looking for a less formal floor plan arrangement? One that fits and flows the way your family lives? The Clarity Collection, a new portfolio of homes by Drees, embraces a shift from more traditional homes by reallocating space from underused formal rooms to more usable areas, both inside and out. Clarity Collection homes offer open, spacious floor plans joining the three main living areas of the home: the family room, kitchen and dining room. A covered, outdoor living area expands the main living space and provides another place to relax with friends and family. “We’re excited to offer new choices for homebuyers looking for more casual, open floor plans,” said Division President Skip Causey. “With details and designs so compatible with many of today’s families’ lives and aspirations, Drees’ Clarity Collection homes truly feel like ‘custom homes without the custom price.’” Rest assured that Drees pays as much attention to quality and energy-saving features as it does to cutting-edge designs to meet your


The Abriel, one of Drees’ Clarity Collection designs, showcases an open floor plan.

family’s needs. Every Drees home is green from the ground up, built to conserve energy with DreeSmart Conservation Innovations, backed by Energy Star certification. Environmentally friendly features like low-E windows, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, and effective insulation not only make your

home more comfortable, they can also save you thousands on your utility bills compared to an existing home. Drees Homes, family owned and operated for more than 85 years, is ranked nationally as the 22nd largest home builder by Builder magazine. Headquartered in Fort Mitchell, Ky., Drees also operates in Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Nashville, Raleigh, Austin and Dallas. The company has been one of few to receive the homebuilding industry’s “Triple Crown”—National Builder of the Year, National Housing Quality Award and America’s Best Builder. Drees builds in more than 12 communities in Frederick County, Md., and in Northern Virginia, including Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties. Most all of Drees’ communities are conveniently located to all the military bases in the area. Ask about special financing packages available especially for those serving our country. For more information, visit a Drees community or go to


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Horning Brothers

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Your new home awaits you at The Forest Apartments. With our close proximity to the National Institutes of Health, Booz Allen Hamilton, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Holy Cross Hospital, The Forest is a prime location! This community provides the perfect setting for the area’s largest, most livable apartment homes. Located in a quiet, residential area in northern Rock Creek Regional Park, this community is also convenient to downtown Rockville, Bethesda and Washington, D.C., for your entertainment and dining needs. Here at The Forest, you will be able to choose from very large and spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. We will provide the perfect home for you and a wonderful home for your dog or cat as well—we can even accommodate large dogs! Call today to schedule an appointment to view your new home!


(301) 921-2800

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Here to Help Military Families on the Move “Join the military, see the world.� An enticing recruitment tool, but the reality of frequent military relocation is not quite that romantic. Moving an average of every two to three years can be both challenging and daunting. While military orders specify the base the service member will be stationed at, the decision of whether to live on or off base is often left up to the individual. Recognizing the need to connect military families with offbase housing needs, was established. Organized around military installations across the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, military service members who own homes can advertise them on, either For Sale or For Rent. Three different advertising packages offer the homeowner options to showcase their home. Beginning with the Basic Ad package ($14.95), the advertiser receives up to 45 days of advertising in a text-only format. Understanding the importance of photos, the Home Tour package ($49.95) allows the advertiser to include five photos along with a detailed description and up to 90 days of advertising. Because you only have one chance to make a first impression, utilizing our premium Home Tour Plus package will catch the eye of interested parties with the use of a thumbnail photo next to the advertisement. The top package runs $79.95 for up to 180 days of advertising, 10 photos, thumbnail photo on the main base page and optional yard signs. An asset for military homeowners who have homes they need to market, is equally valuable for service members who are searching for the perfect home at their next duty station. The user-friendly site design allows the customer to select a state from the drop-down menu, with a subsequent selection of the military installation. Multiple search options, such as price and number of bedrooms and bathrooms, will allow the customer to find a home that has the options they desire. When the perfect home has been found, communication between the interested party and the advertiser is established through email or phone. Recognizing a way to make military relocation even easier, MilitaryByOwner Advertising Inc. launched a Home Finder iPhone application in late 2012. The app, which is currently available through iTunes (militarybyowner), allows military families to search for homes on the go. With a mapping tool and capability to contact advertisers directly from the app, this tool will be paramount during house-hunting leave. Bringing military families together to make their frequent moves easier has been the goal of for the last 12 years and it continues to strive to meet the unique needs that come with the military lifestyle. The owners of MilitaryByOwner Advertising Inc., as well as 85 percent of the staff, are retired military, dependents or active-duty spouses, so they understand the challenges of frequent relocation and are eager to provide assistance to their customers. Through live online chat, email, phone and social media, customers receive prompt and effective assistance seven days a week. Visit us at To contact us at MilitaryByOwner, call 866-604-9126 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.), use our live chat on the website (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.) or email us at MARCH 2013




D.R. Horton

Top Homebuilder For over 30 years, D.R. Horton® has consistently delivered top-quality new homes to homebuyers across the nation. D.R. Horton new homes are built with unmatched efficiencies— all based on a philosophy from founder Donald R. Horton of creating value every step of the way. D.R. Horton continues to lead the homebuilding industry as the nation’s largest builder by offering the most homes available for quick delivery in a wide range of affordable prices and in highly desirable locations across the D.C., metro region and beyond. D.R. Horton takes pride in being America’s No. 1 homebuilder 10 years in a row, as ranked by Builder magazine. American quality, value, beauty and durability are alive and well in the nation’s capital. Better prices, better homes, better life.

D.R. Horton offers the Main Street Stars program in recognition of the people who contribute to the success, well-being and security of citizens across the United States. Law enforcement, military, health care and education professions demand dedication and may frequently require personal sacrifices. As their way of saying, “Thank you for all you do,” the Main Street Stars program provides extra savings on the purchase of your new D.R. Horton home to help bring you one step closer to the American dream of home ownership. Premium locations are offered in Anne Arundel, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, as well as select communities throughout Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Prince William and Spotsylvania counties in Virginia.


Single-family homes range from the $200s to upper $600s. Townhomes range from the $300s to upper $400s. And active-adult living is priced from the $300s for those 55-plus. New communities opening in 2013 will feature inno-

vative home designs and superior craftsmanship in sought-after locations such as Fairfax County, Va., Anne Arundel County, Md., and more. To learn about D.R. Horton and all of their community locations, visit




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Hazel Homes

Quick-Move-In Homes with Military Discount Life is all about the moments—by yourself, with friends and, of course, those moments with family—inside your stunning new home or in the great outdoors. At Hazel Homes, we’re committed to building you a new home where you can have and cherish those moments. Choose between two award-winning, master-planned communities to suit your lifestyle and enjoy living more. Hazel Homes offers a $1,000 military discount and will offer new townhomes in Fredericksburg, Va., in 2013. We always have new, quick-move-in homes. Learn more and take real virtual tours—even on your smartphone— at Enjoy the lowest taxes in the entire Washington, D.C., metro area at our Hopyard Farm community along with incredibly low HOA fees that include a tot lot, walking trails, a 10,000-squarefoot clubhouse with a state-of-the art fitness center, gigantic pool, billiard room, media room, and more. Hopyard Farm is situated along the Rappahannock River in King George, Va., and offers 10 beautiful, single-family homes


with convenience to downtown Fredericksburg, Quantico, Dahlgren, Indian Head, as well as other bases in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia. There is even a boat ramp to the Rappahannock River within the neighborhood! Turnberry East at Lee’s Hill, located just outside of downtown Fredericksburg, Va., a mile from Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, is an active-adult golf community featuring stair-

free, care-free living that gives you everything you need on a single floor; plus, lawn maintenance, pools, clubhouse and more are included! Whether you’re looking for your family’s first home, downsizing or need a bigger home, let Hazel Homes and our 41 years of building experience help you build the home you’ve been looking for and give you that moment where you say “Wow, this is living!”


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Brookfield Homes

How, Why & Where You Relocate in Northern Virginia Relocating? Elizabeth Ellis, relocation specialist at Brookfield Homes, can help. Elizabeth—and the entire Brookfield team—is here to make your relocation as headache-free as possible. That’s why we design amenity-rich communities offering easy access to great schools and services, and homes that feature modern, innovative designs and superior energy efficiency to save you money.

How You Deserve to Live Brookfield Homes offers the ideal mix of one-of-a-kind style and affordability, delivering the finest neighborhoods and the best new home values in the area. Active duty military? If you’re moving into the area on a BRAC or military relocation, you’ll enjoy a $1,000 Brookfield Homes Design Center certificate when you purchase your new home!

Why Brookfield Homes is the Right Choice for Your Family At Brookfield Homes, we’ve taken the time

to listen to our customers and have worked diligently to deliver what they—and you—really want. We’ve created new floor plans and developed unique new products. Our award-winning, innovative home plans give you the open space, style and flexibility that fit your lifestyle now, and in the future.

Where You Want to Live Prince William County, Stafford County, Fauquier County, Frederick County and Loudoun County: No matter which you choose, you’ll enjoy easy access to shopping, services and commuter routes; premier neighborhood amenities; and the region’s best schools. At Brookfield Homes, we carefully select locations and design communities with you in mind to create a true neighborhood feel.

Designing for Now & For the Future At Brookfield Homes, we keep improving the efficiency and exceptional quality of our homes. We understand how you want and need to live today, and with more green home options


than other competitors, Brookfield can help you find the right level of green for your family and your budget. The style, curb appeal and the lifestyle you want to lead are all designed—with you in mind—right into your new Brookfield home. Visit for exclusive offers and incentives and to see just how much value is designed into every one of our new homes and communities. For help with the how, why & where of your relocation, email Elizabeth.Ellis@ or call 703-987-3060.

Rental Townhomes


Less than 3 miles to WRNMMC

Two Level, 3BR Town Homes Starting at


Serving the Maryland Suburbs of Washington D.C. as a full time Realtor for almost 30 years. We have the experience and are USA Cares Certified Military Housing Specialists.

Let us help you make the right decision. Desiree Callender & Associates, Realtors

2905 Mitchellville Rd, Suite 101 • Bowie, MD 20716



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Timberlake Homes

Built with Pride. From the Ground Up. If military relocation means you’re moving to the Prince George’s County, Md., area, you’re bound to find yourself exploring a Timberlake Homes community. With a 50-plus-year reputation for building beautiful single-family homes, Timberlake Homes is a veteran owned and operated company with a proud tradition of building homes known to offer a lasting value. Our premier neighborhoods are convenient to Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and downtown Washington, D.C. Timberlake Homes is the ideal choice for local military families. Located in Clinton, Md., Timber Ridge features wooded homesites from a quarter acre and larger with prices from the $370s. A limited number of estate homes on 1-acre and larger homesites are available at Timber Village in Brandywine with prices from $470,000, and Rose Creek, a neighboring community, has starting prices from the mid-$300s. Located minutes from Interstate 495 and routes 5 and 301, you have many options for your commuting ease including Metrorail from the Branch Avenue station. All active duty, reserve and retired military personnel are eligible to receive an extra buying incentive as a gift of appreciation to honor your service to our country and your fellow Americans.

A Proud Veteran Tradition—A Promise of Excellence. As a veteran owned and operated company, it is important to us that we have pride in everything we do. Since the 1960s, we have worked hard to build a reputation as a “Company built on integrity and backed with pride.” Our team brings uncompromising service and individual care to every homeowner relationship we develop. This is YOUR new home and we want the entire process to be as exciting and stress-free as possible. Together, we will work to ensure that this will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!

The Right Home at the Right Price. Choosing a Timberlake home is the right decision and a wise investment! Our spacious and thoughtfully designed homes offer the absolute best value in the Prince George’s County market. Our locations, within minutes of major commuting routes, schools, shopping, dining and entertainment venues, also feature a beautiful setting with homesites ranging from a quarter to 1 acre and larger! Wooded, tree-lined streets and cul-de-sacs create an intimate and upscale feel. And the friendliness and close-knit atmosphere of our neighborhoods mean you’ll feel at home from day one. But don’t assume that the charming living environments and gorgeous residences mean a Timberlake home is out of your reach. To the contrary! Our homes are offered at an affordable price, which means you easily have the buying power to move up now. Each Timberlake home offers a long list of included features. These items are options with many builders today, but with Timberlake Homes, you will benefit from our competitive pricing with features the entire family will enjoy: gourmet kitchens with granite counters, center islands and lots of cabinet space, stainless-steel appliances, and hardwood flooring; distinctive brick- or stone-front facades; 9-foot and volume ceilings; finished rec rooms; and premium Andersen low-E windows for enhanced comfort and energy efficiency. MARCH 2013







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The Hylton Group

Quality Craftsmanship with Personal Touches For a limited time, The Hylton Group, a family home builder with a history stretching back to 1947, is offering fabulous savings and special incentives on luxurious condominiums, townhomes and single-family estates for immediate delivery. They build new traditions for today’s faster pace of life, featuring spacious, light-filled rooms specially designed to make sure homeowners get the most out of their time at home. With fine features, details, craftsmanship, personal touches and luxuries you simply will not find anywhere else, to say they’ve included everything is an understatement. In a time when national builders have lowered their level of standard features and removed luxury from their homes in order to lower their starting prices, The Hylton Group stands apart. Every one of their condominium, townhome and single-family home styles features details such as 30-year architectural shingles, custom-style trim packages, wood-


cased windows, 9-foot ceilings, designer twotone paint schemes, and much more included in the price. The Hylton Group always stands behind the quality of every home that they put their name on. Every condominium, townhome and single-

family home by The Hylton Group comes with the peace of mind of a 2-10 extended warranty. Close to Washington, D.C., and all of Northern Virginia through easy access to Dale Boulevard, the Prince William Parkway, Fairfax County Parkway, Interstate 95, I-66 and the Capital Beltway (I-495), our luxury townhomes, condominiums and single-family homes offer easier commuting than other new and resale homes available throughout the area. The Dale City, Va., area is also known for its fine amenities ideal for family living, such as community pools, water parks, tennis courts, youth centers and churches. You will also find award-winning Prince William County schools, shopping, dining, entertainment, national and regional parks, and golf courses all within a close drive. Including everything you desire at a price you can afford. The Hylton Group. The tradition continues. Visit for more information.


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Integrity Homes

Building Quality Homes by Building Quality Relationships Integrity Homes continues to expand as our unique architecture and fresh approach to homebuilding has proven to be a welcome addition to many of the Washington area’s most prestigious destinations. Our continued success in Potomac Overlook at National Harbor, Md., is strong as we look forward to celebrating our 100th closing in the spring and 60 additional homes in 2013. This past summer, we opened our doors at Willowsford in Aldie, Va. This community was also recently appointed National Association of Home Builders’ Community of the Year. Our Heritage and Vintage Collections with their stunning elevations and open floor plans are quickly becoming the envy of the neighborhood. We are also looking forward to entering


the Stafford, Va., market when we introduce yet another collection at

Embrey Mill later this summer. We will also continue to solidify our

presence in the Frederick County market opening two new communities in Winchester beginning in March. Since opening our doors in 2007, our mantra remains the same. We offer today’s discerning homebuyers with an unprecedented choice in the Washington market. Our passion is viral and our approach is simple—building quality relationships while building quality homes. We are a small company with big connections. This helps us to focus on relationships throughout every step of the process, while leveraging our hands-on approach to every home we build. In short, more and more homebuyers are choosing the Integrity difference as we continue to stay true to our commitment from neighborhood to neighborhood.


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Long & Foster Real Estate


Joint Base Andrews Area Lodging Recently renovated yet retaining our traditional colonial style, this Clinton, Maryland hotel lodging offers a home away from home experience. Each of our 100% smoke-free guest rooms and suites are well appointed with a large screen flat panel television, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, a spacious bathroom with a shower & tub combination, individual heating and air conditioning controls, a work desk or activity table with seating, and a telephone with voice mail. One of the benefits we are happy to provide at our Maryland hotel lodging is complimentary wireless internet access for our guests.

Hotel Services & Amenities Expressly designed to meet the needs of military, government and leisure travelers, our hotel near Joint Base Andrews offers a full service hotel experience rich in amenities. Multiple dining choices that include our International Café, Decoy Lounge and Wayfarer Restaurant, 8,000 square feet of elegant meeting and wedding space, complimentary shuttle to the Metro rail station and Joint Base Andrews, plus so much more.

Whether you are hosting an event for your association, a family, military or academic reunion, business meeting, luncheon, awards dinner or banquet reception, our catering services will provide the personalized service and guidance to insure a successful and memorable event. Our specialty is keeping a personal touch in all events held at our Maryland events center. Whether it’s a large-scale gala in the ballroom or a small executive board meeting we expertly plan each event to not only meet your every expectation, but to be special in every way.

7401 Surratts Road Clinton, Maryland 20735

301-856-4500 1036106


Investing in the housing market was once practically a no brainer. Through the downturn, however, many of the fixed assumptions about housing—that property values would always rise and equity would naturally grow—became variable, leaving many consumers questioning the extent to which the real estate market was a good investment. The reality is that the health of the housing market is gaining momentum. The employment picture is improvPHOTO COURTESY/LONG&FOSTER ing, consumer confidence is increasing, mortgage rates are low and home prices in much of the Mid-Atlantic region have stabilized. Still, we’re finding that although the recovery is well under way in many regions, the mainstream media has been somewhat slow in reporting the full story. In the early months of the year, we’ve seen consumer confidence gain strength and reach levels we haven’t seen for some time. Improvement in the job market is the primary driver in boosting consumer confidence. When we read headlines about sinking home values, we’re absorbing national numbers that incorporate the hardest-hit markets in the country. The reality is that home prices in many areas of the Mid-Atlantic region have seen prices stabilize—and even increase in some areas. To get a clear picture of home prices in your market, it’s best to evaluate local-level date. A professional Realtor can provide a detailed assessment for your home or one you are considering buying. Throughout much of the Mid-Atlantic region, buyers who have perceptions of the housing market based on national headlines and reports are finding themselves facing a narrow selection of inventory from which to choose. For people who have been putting off selling their homes for an opportunity to move up to a bigger or nicer house, the current situation may present a good reason to re-evaluate their options. Another window of opportunity that may be closing pertains to historically low interest rates. Headlines in the media have announced for some time that rates remain at record lows. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, 30-year fixed mortgage rates are expected to increase throughout 2013 and beyond. As 2011 came to a close, the National Association of Realtors’ Housing Affordability Index showed that housing affordability rose to record highs, with the index reaching the highest level in its 20-year history. What this means is that a homebuyer’s purchasing power is greater now than it has been in recent history. Buyers, sellers and investors in today’s marketplace understand the value that comes with working with the best-trained and best-equipped real estate professionals. Getting local facts and exploring your personal home ownership goals with a professional will help you identify an opportunity that you may not find by scanning national headlines. Like many housing experts, I agree that we are likely to look back at today’s market in a few short years and recognize the opportunity available at this time to qualified buyers and sellers.


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“Home Ownership – The American Dream” Never before has Home Ownership been within your reach & this is why working with a Long & Foster Agent keep’s adding up.

Long & Foster is the #1 independently owned Real Estate Company in the United States & We sell 1 out of every 5 homes in the state of Maryland & We have 40+ years of experience in assisting thousands of Buyers & Seller & Most importantly, we’re right here in your own backyard.


Dontae Carroll

SOMD Regional Manager & Branch Manager

Teresa Burkhart

Ann L. D’Ambrosia

Evelyn Stack


301.249.1600 x5754


Branch Manager - Realtor®


(Calvert Cty.)


(Camp Springs Office)

(St. Mary’s Cty.)

Christopher LaRose

Branch Manager

(Prince Georges Cty.)

Vanessa E. Simmons, ACSR

Jessica Wolford

Home Mortgage Consultant – NMLSRID 179133

Personal / Commercial Insurance Manager

Settlement Agent/ Marketing Rep.

410-671-5363 (Office) 703-786-8919 (Cell)


(Mitchellville Office)


(Charles Cty.)

Branch Manager/Business Coach

301-249-1600, Ext 5756 (Office) 703-877-7765 (Cell)


301-809-0011 (Office) 301-704-8656 (Cell)

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