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Top Homebuilders in the DC Area

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If you watch House Hunters, you’ll be familiar with the dynamic of coming into a listed home and critiquing the design choices of the current homeowners. Whether it’s paint color, carpet style, or bathroom tile, many homeowners have trouble looking past differences of design opinion.


If you’ve been looking for a home, you may have experienced some of this yourself. Perhaps the layout of a home, or a room, just doesn’t make sense. Maybe the way it is oriented on the lot is awkward. It may be that the kitchen needs a major overhaul to accommodate your gourmet cooking style. Perhaps it has the right number of bedrooms, but they are all on different levels and it just won’t work for your family.


Because it’s so difficult to make a current home fit you perfectly, many aspiring homeowners prefer to work with a builder to create a home that’s “just right.” And the DC area is fortunate to have so many excellent builders available. Whatever your style and whatever part of the metro area you prefer, you’re sure to find a project, or a community, built by one of these top-notch home pros.


Ryan Homes: One of the top five homebuilders in the country, Ryan Homes are a staple in almost every market nationwide. In the DC area, they have dozens of communities with homes ranging from townhomes to single family homes at a variety of price-points. Their in-house mortgage company allows them to streamline the home purchase process with financing that understands the different requirements of a new-home build. What sets this builder apart: Their BuiltSmart technology increase home efficiency by up to 30% for savings on your utilities month after month.


NV Homes: With communities throughout the mid-Atlantic region, NV Homes specializes in “livable luxury” in a variety of styles and price-points. High-end details and craftsmanship set this builder apart, and you’re sure to find something to love whether you are looking for a condo or single-family home. With a number of communities currently under construction throughout the DMV, you are sure to find the right home at the right budget in the right community. What sets this builder apart: A 98% satisfaction rate makes NV Homes one of the best rated builders in the region, and more than 50% of their current builds are either former clients or client referrals.


Caruso Homes: With homes throughout Maryland, including communities like Fort Washington, Upper Marlboro, and Severna Park, as well as the Eastern Shore and North Carolina, Caruso Homes offers many spectacular, and sizeable, single family home layouts with an emphasis on luxurious finishes and efficiencies to reduce turnaround time. With the option to search homes available for immediate delivery, you could have a new, turnkey home faster than you ever thought possible. What sets this builder apart: Caruso’s On Your Lot program allows you to customize pre-drafted architectural plans to speed up your custom build wherever your homesite happens to be.


K Hovnanian: With communities in 13 states across the country, K. Hovnanian is one of the most trusted names in residential real estate building. In the DC area, their offerings are townhomes and single family homes, in a range of prices from the $300s to more than $2 million. K. Hovnanian emphasizes lifestyle within its communities, with recreational and community activities in many of its neighborhoods. What sets this builder apart: History. Kevork Hovnanian began building homes in the US shortly after emigrating in 1959, and the company takes seriously the tradition of excellence he established. The company is currently run by his son, Ara, who continues to build on that original legacy.

Toll Brothers: With communities in 20 states, Toll Brothers is one of the largest builders in the country. The emphasize premium materials and a variety of home styles and features. Their in-house architectural firm allows them to offer greater variety than many of their competitors. In the DC area, their offerings range from condos to townhomes to single family homes, all with a luxury feel but competitive pricing. What sets this builder apart: Toll Brothers emphasizes the excellence of the local market and builds in areas with the highest standard of living, excellent schools, and even scenic views and access to natural amenities.


Winchester Homes: A local builder based in Bethesda MD, Winchester emphasizes quality craftsmanship and luxury finishes. In addition, however, their Living Smart program emphasizes environmentally friendly and green options, health benefits and smart home design. With a combination of townhomes and single family homes, Winchester offers a broad range of price points, from the low $300s to north of $1 million. What sets this builder apart: Winchester’s local focus makes this a great option for those who are looking in desirable areas like Potomac, Ashburn, and Oakton.


D.R. Horton: The nation’s number one homebuilder since 2002, D. R. Horton has communities all over the country. In Virginia and Maryland, their communities are often found in commuter areas outside the immediate metro area. This allows for lower costs and lower home prices. Thus even some of their most elaborate single family home designs can be had for the price of a small condo or townhome closer in. What sets this builder apart: Their warranty program is one of the most robust in the industry. In addition, with in-house financing and title services, you are assured a more streamlined process all the way through closing.


Craftmark Homes: Focusing on the DMV, Craftmark offers a variety of floorplans from condominiums to townhomes to luxury estate homes. With a number of upcoming new communities, as well as hot-selling current projects, Craftmark is quickly becoming a favorite for home buyers in the region. Part of this is due to their choice of markets, which are among the most desirable neighborhoods in the area. What sets this builder apart: Craftmark Green, their green home initiative, offers homeowners the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint and create a healthier environment for their family.


Wherever you want to be in the metro area, we know all of the best builders. If a new home build is your goal, we can help you find the right community and the right builder, then walk with you every step of the way throughout the process. Let us help you with your current house hunt today.

 

 

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