So what are The Tidewater Designs and what makes them different?
The Tidewater designs are open concept homes featuring front porches and two back porches as well.They have been designed especially for this community which was the draw for many who purchased. The designs have been well received and were unique to our area.The developer used the coastal communities from Upstate New York to Charleston S.C. as their inspiration and vision for the community.
Take a look at the street scape it looks ideal.The side streets are planted with trees that when mature will canopy and offer shade. The landscape packages are included in the price of the homes and look different on each home. The main boulevard into the community has mature trees and landscaping that were not there three years ago. The developers attention to detail shows in every aspect of this community. The developer Sun Cal has does a wonderful job on creating their vision and everything they say is going to happen has.
The builders Ryan Homes and NV Homes adjusted their product offering in the new section called The Crossing and also in The Cove which is nearing completion. They have maintained strong sales pace in 2016 and are now quoting delivery's for first quarter 2017. The homes being offered are both the original Tidewater Designs as in the inaugural neighborhoods and now include four of Ryan Homes most popular floor plans that have also offer front porch elevations.
I have heard some comments from present owners at Potomac Shores they are uneasy because they perceived the designs would stay true to the intent of the original marketing materials. The owners have noticed a shift to more traditional floor plans with exteriors adjusted to blend in with the original Tidewater designs. I imagine this was a very calculated decision by both the Developer Sun Cal and the builder to keep sales up in the community and be able to offer a wider range of price points for local buyers. With 3800 total residence expected in Potomac Shores surely we will see different products being offered.
Why are the builders offering smaller homes doesn't that hurt my value?
As any home owner will do when they buy in a new community they go back and keep track of the sales happening in the neighborhood .Let's talk about concerns of present home owners. As an agent that has been in the real estate business for 30 + years in Prince William County I see this as a very positive step for the community. The more traditional Ryan Home floor plans such as The Milan,Venice, Rome and Fox Chapel have been top sellers for years in Northern Virgina. You will find these floor plans in The Cove section of Potomac Shores and in the new section called The Crossing. This single change of introducing these floor plans to Potomac Shores has increased the sales pace in the community which is great news for the existing home owners. You want a community to sell and neighborhoods to be completed. This is what protects your investment when you see homes settling around you.
The true Tidewater Open Concept homes are also being offered in The Crossing the newest neighborhood in Potomac Shores. Floor plans have been retired due to not having home sites that they will fit on. This is actually a good thing for owners because this means if you find yourself needing to sell you will not be competing with the builder with your floor plan.
If you have one of the open concept Tidewater designs you can know your floor plan will stand head and shoulds above the competition in the surroung communites.This will make these desirable as they come on the market for resale in the future. This type of change allows the builder to keep the entry sales prices stable for the new buyers and yet do their best to protect those who have already purchased. It can be a delicate balance for a builder to attract the buying public as much as possible but still keep sales pace strong. NV and Ryan have been building in this area for over 35 years and are masters are adjusting to keep sales strong.
I see this community being a community where residents will opt to stay in the community in years to come and choose to move within the community as their needs require. Much like the community of Lake Ridge and Westridge in mid county has been for thirty years. Most people who live there have owned several homes within a few mile radius for thirty plus years.
The developer and builders have the full picture of the community in mind when they decide on product offerings. Commuters will love this community with the arrival of the VRE and the future town center this is going to prove to be a place people want to live. I will be interested to see what the new town home floor plans in the neighborhood near the Golf Club will look like I am the floor plans will be as innovative as the community only time will tell.
If you are relocating to the area or just ready to look at your options for a new home put Potomac Shores on your list of must see communities. I specialize in New Home communities and can help you compare the floor plans and options vs resale homes . I would be happy to meet with you and give you an overview of all of your options. I worked on site as anew home builders representative for over ten years. I like to use my experience to help my buyers. I am a firm beleiver it costs you nothing to have your own representation. Yes, you can do it yourself but, "You Don't Know What You Don't know"
The builder pays my fee and when you buy from the builder without an agent you are on your own should you have concerns or problems. You don't get a discount for not using an agent so there is no down side for you. There is nothing worse than when I get a call from a buyer who decide to do it on their own. They call frustrated and stress asking for help and at that point I cannot guide them. I am not party to the contract. Don't let that happen to you. The on site representatives are awesome but they are incredibly busy looking for the next buyer in a sea of weekly visitors. On the other hand when I go with you I am your advocate. You have me on your side for the next five months as you go through the build process.
If you are spending $500,000+ do you really want to make a mistake or miss something?
Contact me now and Let's talk about your options