It’s Good to be a VIP

If you really want your pick of the best homes, the best homesites and the best prices, it helps to get ahead of the crowd.

When Orleans Homes opens a new community, we reward those who are with us from the start with a wide range of perks fit for a VIP. Here’s how it works:

When you hear about a Coming Soon community, visit OrleansHomes.com and find that neighborhood’s page. You’ll see a message inviting you to join that community’s VIP list. Fill out a brief form, and that’s it. You’re a VIP.

That means you’re among the first to hear about new developments within the community. As the grand opening approaches, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the community and pick out your homesite, your floor plan and all the design options you want.  There’s also the opportunity to take advantage of introductory pricing in our new communities.

And you get all that before we ever open our doors to the general public. What’s not to love about that?

We’ve got several Coming Soon communities in the works now. Ready to be a VIP?

NORTH REGION

Town Centre Crossing in the heart of prestigious Glen Mills, PA, offers 96 luxury carriage-style townhomes in a beautiful, scenic location close to great shopping, dining and entertainment at the Concordville Town Centre.

CHARLOTTE REGION

Trillium in Mooresville will include 64 single-family homesites, many with breathtaking views of Lake Norman, from the $290s. The community possesses a feeling of remoteness and exclusivity, while maintaining access to the everyday necessities — many within walking distance — and excellent Iredell County schools.

RALEIGH REGION

Colvin Park in Apex is a new community, offering award-winning single family home designs, not to mention its own lake, cabana and clubhouse. It’s close to so many conveniences and residents will appreciate the easy commute to downtown Raleigh.

Stonemill Falls in Wake Forest allows homebuyers to choose from six new single family home floor plans from the mid $300s. This new community is close to shopping, dining and tons of recreation.

CHICAGO REGION

Thornfield Meadows in Hawthorn Woods offers single family homes on spacious one-acre homesites in a beautiful, open neighborhood. Homes start from the $600s.

Countryside Meadows in Hawthorn Woods offers one-acre homesites in a community with ponds and a conservation area. Shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation are a just few conveniences close at hand. Homes start from the upper $500s.

Riverside of Barrington is surrounded by natural beauty, steps from the Fox River Preserve and Marina, which offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Homes on 20 oversized homesites start from the mid $300s.

Woodland Hills in Lakeside offers stunning water views and lakefront homesites, with access to the Crystal Lake School District, shopping, dining and golf. Homes start from the mid $300s.

Stonebrook in Elgin is all about access—to commuting, shopping, dining and recreation. The community is in the sought-after 301 School District. Homes start from the mid $300s.

Orleans Opens Townes at WoodCreek in Holly Springs, North Carolina — Recently Named One of the Best Places in the Country to Raise Kids

In compiling its list of “Best Places to Raise Kids” in 2013, BusinessWeek Magazine looked at the following criteria:

  • Public School Performance
  • Safety
  • Local Job Market/County-Level Unemployment
  • Median Household Income
  • Commute Time
  • Housing Costs
  • Diversity
  • Adult Educational Attainment
  • Presence of Children in the Home

BusinessWeek designated a town or county from each of the 50 states and Holly Springs was selected to represent North Carolina. Located just outside the major employment hubs of the Research Triangle, with convenient access to the culture and lifestyle of downtown Raleigh, Holly Springs offers the very best of suburban living.

Add this highly esteemed distinction to the resort-style community already established at WoodCreek and it is clear why Orleans Homes is so excited to offer brand new townhomes in Holly Springs at the Townes at WoodCreek.

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With it’s tree-lined streets, stately homes on well-manicured lawns and impressive amenities, WoodCreek is one of the premiere communities in the Triangle. Orleans is now offering area home shoppers the opportunity to buy at a price point never before seen in this exclusive community.

Orleans is building two townhome plans, the Concord and the Northwood, priced from the $200s, each with 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 2-car garage. Both include open floor plans, with a high-impact kitchen and a master bedroom suite.

As Holly Springs and WoodCreek continue to earn well-deserved attention, the demand for area housing continues to go up. So this introductory pricing will not last long and we encourage you to book your tour of our two new, fully furnished model homes today.

Call 888-710-6422 for more details and we’ll see you at the Townes at WoodCreek!

Orleans Homes Announces the Grand Opening of Trillium: “Mooresville’s Best-Kept Secret

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Orleans Homes, one of the nation’s Top 100 Builders, is excited to announce the grand opening of its much-anticipated Trillium community in Mooresville, N.C.

Trillium will include 64 single-family homesites, many with breathtaking views of Lake Norman. The community possesses a feeling of remoteness and exclusivity, while maintaining access to the everyday necessities — many within walking distance — and excellent Iredell County schools.

“When you combine the location, the beauty and lifestyle provided by Lake Norman, the school system and the highly competitive pricing, Trillium is the total package,” says Brian Jordan, Orleans’ Director of Sales and Marketing. “We call it ‘Mooresville’s best-kept secret.’ But it won’t be a secret forever, so we encourage home shoppers to sign up for our VIP list.”

Kyle Rush, Orleans’ Vice President of Operations in Charlotte, also describes Mooresville as an ideal location for homeowners. “With low Iredell County taxes, close proximity to the interstate and convenient access to major employment centers, we feel that Mooresville is the perfect place for our new Trillium neighborhood,” Rush says.

Pricing will start from the $290s and a community and model grand opening are scheduled for October 2014.

To get the latest updates and to take advantage of special Grand Opening pricing, register for Trillium’s VIP Interest List online. VIPs are also given the opportunity to secure the homesite of their choice, prior to its release to the general public.

About Orleans Homebuilders, Inc.

Orleans Homes was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest, continually operated homebuilders in the United States. It is committed to building thoughtfully designed homes and creating unique neighborhoods that cater to the way people live today. The company builds single-family homes and townhomes that range in price from the upper $170,000s to $1.5 million. It is currently operating in 43 neighborhoods in 8 distinct markets: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey, Orange County, N.Y., Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C., and Chicago, Ill.

Get news, updates and special offers by joining community VIP lists on OrleansHomes.com Be sure to follow Orleans Homes on Facebook and Twitter.

Orleans Homes Opening 7 New Chicagoland Communities

CHICAGO – Orleans Homes is excited to announce that it will open seven new neighborhoods this summer and fall throughout Chicagoland, reflecting Orleans’ growing footprint in the area.

With communities ranging from country living to suburban, homebuyers are sure to find the perfect fit for their family.

The Courtyards of Glen Ellyn offers courtyard-style townhomes in a quiet area, but within walking distance of shopping, dining and the commuter train in downtown Glen Ellyn. It’s the perfect mix of urban and suburban living. Townhomes start from the $260s.

Thornfield Meadows in Hawthorn Woods offers single family homes on spacious one-acre homesites in a beautiful, open neighborhood. Homes start from the $600s.

Countryside Meadows in Hawthorn Woods offers one-acre homesites in a community with ponds and a conservation area. Shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation are a just few conveniences close at hand. Homes start from the upper $500s.

Blackberry Creek in Elburn is known for 202 acres of open space and conservation land in the rolling Lake County countryside, minutes from the Elburn Metra station. This community gives the feel of rural charm with modern conveniences. Homes start from the upper $200s.

Riverside of Barrington is surrounded by natural beauty, steps from the Fox River Preserve and Marina, which offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Homes on 20 oversized homesites start from the mid $300s.

Woodland Hills in Lakeside offers stunning water views and lakefront homesites, with access to the Crystal Lake School District, shopping, dining and golf. Homes start from the mid $300s.

Stonebrook in Elgin is all about access—to commuting, shopping, dining and recreation. The community is in the sought-after 301 School District. Homes start from the mid $300s.

“With the addition of these seven communities, we’ve more than doubled our presence in the area,” said Steve Atchison, Orleans’ Chicago Division President. “We’re proud to offer quality homes and inviting communities to more people around Chicago.”

About Orleans Homebuilders, Inc.

Orleans Homes was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest, continually operated homebuilders in the United States. It is committed to building thoughtfully designed homes and creating unique neighborhoods that cater to the way people live today. The company builds single-family homes and townhomes that range in price from the upper $170s to $1.5 million. It is currently operating in 43 neighborhoods in 8 distinct markets: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey, Orange County, N.Y., Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C., and Chicago, Ill.

Get news, updates and special offers by joining community VIP lists on OrleansHomes.com. Be sure to follow Orleans Homes on Facebook and Twitter.

Orleans Homes Building in 3 New Raleigh Communities

RALEIGH – Orleans Homes is excited to announce that it will be building in three new Raleigh-area communities, with homes available this summer and fall.

The new communities—two offering single family homes and one featuring townhomes—reflect Orleans Homes’ focus on growing its footprint in the Raleigh area.

“North Carolina has always been a great market for Orleans Homes,” Mitch Sanner, Orleans’ Raleigh Division President. “With these new communities, we’re really taking advantage of the wonderful reception we’ve gotten in Raleigh.”

Colvin Park in Apex is a new community, offering award-winning single family home designs, not to mention its own lake, cabana and clubhouse. It’s close to so many conveniences and residents will appreciate the easy commute to downtown Raleigh.

At Stone Mill Falls in Wake Forest, homebuyers choose from six new single family home floorplans from the mid $300s. This new community is close to shopping, dining and tons of recreation.

The Townes at WoodCreek is a resort-style community in Holly Springs. In addition to a great new townhome, residents will love the pool with a lazy river and waterslide, not to mention tennis courts, a fitness center and more. Holly Springs was recently ranked by BusinessWeek as one of the “Top Places to Raise Kids.”

“These communities offer options for everyone,” said Sue Nicol, the Raleigh Division’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “We love the opportunity to open awesome new communities in Colvin Park and Stone Mill Falls. The Townes at WoodCreek gives us a chance to introduce the Orleans lifestyle into an already thriving neighborhood. Homebuyers will love it.”

About Orleans Homebuilders, Inc.
Orleans Homes was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest, continually operated homebuilders in the United States. It is committed to building thoughtfully designed homes and creating unique neighborhoods that cater to the way people live today. The company builds single-family homes and townhomes that range in price from the upper $170s to $1.5 million. It is currently operating in 43 neighborhoods in 8 distinct markets: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey, Orange County, N.Y., Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C., and Chicago, Ill.

Get news, updates and special offers by joining community VIP lists on OrleansHomes.com. Be sure to follow Orleans Homes on Facebook and Twitter.

Orleans Homes Acquires Land for 3 New Home Communities in the Philadelphia Area

Bensalem, Pa. - Orleans Homes is excited to announce that it has acquired three excellent parcels of land and is offering three new Philadelphia-area communities.

Yardley Walk in Yardley, Pa., and Town Centre Crossing in Glen Mills, Pa., feature luxury townhomes. Wildflowers at South Knolls, as offered by OHB Homes, Inc., in Jackson Township, N.J., will provide low-maintenance, single-level living for 55+ homebuyers.

Orleans Homes’ North Division is still actively purchasing land in the Philadelphia area and surrounding submarkets.

“We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to buy beautiful pieces of land in these desirable markets,” said John Evans, president of Orleans’ North Division. “It’s given us the opportunity to create these three communities and provide hundreds of people in this area with a chance to live the Orleans ‘Simply Happy’ lifestyle.”

Yardley Walk is now open and offering 63 luxury townhomes with up to 4 bedrooms and 3,294 square feet, with first-floor masters and 2-car garages, in the heart of Yardley Borough.

Town Centre Crossing opens this summer with 96 luxury townhomes, up to 3 bedrooms and 2,738 square feet, also with first-floor masters and 2-car garages, in Delaware County.

Wildflowers at South Knolls offers 53 ranch homes with 2 beds, 2 baths and 2-car garages and up to 1,993 square feet in Ocean County.

Get news, updates and special offers by joining community VIP lists on OrleansHomes.com
Be sure to follow Orleans Homes on Facebook and Twitter.

About Orleans Homebuilders, Inc.

Orleans Homes was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest, continually operated homebuilders in the United States. It is committed to building thoughtfully designed homes and creating unique neighborhoods that cater to the way people live today. The company builds single-family homes and townhomes that range in price from the upper $170,000s to $1.5 million. It is currently operating in 43 neighborhoods in 8 distinct markets: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey, Orange County, N.Y., Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C., and Chicago, Ill.

Media Contact: John Evans, Orleans North Division President
Contact Phone: 215-245-7500
Contact Email: JEvans@OrleansHomes.com

Time is running out—Lock in today’s low mortgage rates for maximum happiness.

This doesn’t surprise you, does it? You’ve kept up with the news; you know that mortgage rates are rising.

Just in case you need a little encouragement, we think right now is the moment to make your dreams of buying a new home a reality. Financial experts are consistently reporting that mortgage rates are on the rise. Not exactly what any of us want to hear, but, the news is still good – at least for now. An article in The Washington Post quoted Frank E. Nothaft, Freddie Mac Vice President and Chief Economist, as saying, “Rates are still low by historical standards.”1 A recent article in The Wall Street Journal concurred with this sentiment, noting, “Mortgage rates rise, but [are] still a bargain.”2

So what does this mean for you? While the general consensus is that mortgage rates will continue to rise, right now is not too late! You can get that beautiful new home you’ve been considering at a really low mortgage rate.

Take a look at how much you could save by buying at today’s rate of 3.98% versus waiting say, a year, if the rates went up by 1.0%.*

Mortgage amount: $200,000 over 30 years

Today’s Monthly Payment: $952.53/mo. = 3.98% interest rate

Higher (Hypothetical) Monthly Payment: $1071.20/month = 4.98% interest rate

That’s a difference of about $118 a month, or over $1,400 a year, and $42,000 over the course of a 30-year mortgage. We can think of a lot of fun things to do with that money, can’t you?

And you know how we’re always finding ways to make things simple for you? Here are two more:

  • We have selected Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as our preferred mortgage lender – one of the nation’s leading residential mortgage lenders.
  • We offer an exclusive Builder Best Program, which includes fantastic mortgage financing opportunities.

We know some of you out there have been thinking that the time is right to buy, and we wanted to let you know, you’re absolutely right! So come by and see us, give us a call, check us out online – whatever works for you. Just don’t put it off any longer.

A beautiful brand new home. A fantastic mortgage rate. That’s what we call simply happy.

DISCLAIMER: Rates subject to change without notice, and comparisons are hypothetical in nature, provided for educational and illustrative purposes only.

CITATIONS:

1)   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/where-we-live

2)   http://online.wsj.com/article

Orleans Homes Wins GOLD for Best Design Center at the Nationals

We’re thrilled to share that Orleans Homes took home the gold in the 2013 National Awards competition. Out of nearly 700 submissions, our North Division Design Center in Bensalem, PA won out over other silver award finalists to be named best design center in the country.

The National Awards is an annual design and marketing competition focused on fresh new ideas in the homebuilding industry. Categories include advertising, architectural achievements, merchandising and more.

Click here for more details on this exciting award.

Click here to download the PDF.

Orleans Homes Recognized as the Top Big Gainer of 2012

Orleans Homes is happy to announce that we’ve been nationally recognized by Professional Builder magazine as the top 2012 Big Gainer.

The 2012 Big Gainers list features the top 30 firms in terms of year-over-year revenue increases. Orleans Homes was the number one fastest growing builder in the nation, surpassing the nearest competitor by over $20,000,000 in revenue.

Click here to download the PDF.

Orleans Takes First Steps in Planned Raleigh Expansion

Apex, NC – Orleans Homes Raleigh Division is pleased to announce development plans for Colvin Park, a 144-lot community just west of Cary in Apex, NC. Sales are slated to begin in Autumn of 2013 and the land purchase and building approvals have already been secured.

Colvin Park is located within the highly desirable Apex School District and will feature single family homes from the mid $200s, as well as a fishing lake, planned Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool and clubhouse.

Part of a much larger Raleigh expansion strategy, Colvin Park is the first of several new land acquisitions planned by Orleans in key Cary, Apex and Holly Springs markets.

Raleigh division president Mitch Sanner shares, “As the market shows continued signs of improvement, we couldn’t be more excited for the opportunities that lie before us here at Orleans, especially within the Raleigh market.”

“We’ve carefully chosen locations that will enable us to provide great homes, in great school districts and with easy access to downtown, Research Triangle Park and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Colvin Park is really just the first step,” Sanner adds.

Besides Colvin Park, Orleans Homes has three additional neighborhoods under contract in the Raleigh area that all exemplify Orleans’ mission to revolutionize the home buying experience by delivering high quality homes, simpler processes and refreshingly friendly customer service.

About Orleans Homebuilders, Inc.®

Orleans Homes was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest, continually operated homebuilders in the United States. It is committed to building thoughtfully designed homes and creating unique neighborhoods that cater to the way people live today. The company builds single family homes, townhouses, and condominiums that range in price from the upper $170,000s – $1.5 million. It is currently operating in 39 neighborhoods in 10 distinct markets: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey, Orange County, NY, Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, NC, Richmond and Hampton Roads, VA, and Chicago, IL. Orleans is headquartered outside of Philadelphia and employs 170 people.

www.OrleansHomes.com

Contact:
Mitch Sanner
919.380.7223 x114
MSanner@OrleansHomes.com