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3D Virtual Tours of New Homes in The Cove at Bennett’s Creek Square

Categories: Articles, New Homes Suffolk VA | Posted: June 21, 2017

Napolitano Homes now has incredible 3D tours of 3 new homes in our North Suffolk community, The Cove at Bennett’s Creek Square. These immersive tours offer realistic and interactive 3D experiences that feel as real as being there!

First is the Byron II, which is the big brother to the Byron. Both share the same first floor layout, but the Byron II adds a 4th Bedroom on the 2nd floor. In total, the Byron II is 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2,238 square feet, and starts at $319,750.

The Spinnaker is The Cove’s Master Down model. Enjoy easy first floor living, a luxurious and modern open layout, and spectacular architectural elements. This 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath new home starts at just $322,750. Check out the two-story ceilings in the Family Room in the Spinnaker walkthrough!

Finally, The Cove’s flagship model is the Wilroy. Starting at 2,482 square feet, this 4 Bedroom and 2.5 Bath home is the neighborhood’s professionally decorated model. It offers abundant space, many flexible options, and a price to sell at just $331,750!

For more information on The Cove at Bennett’s Creek Square, please contact the neighborhood sales counselor Diana Jordan at 757-284-1845 or diana@napolitanohomes.com.

The Path to Your New Napolitano Home

Categories: Articles, Homebuying | Posted: May 31, 2017

Hampton Road’s premier home builder has built quality new home communities in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Moyock for over 40 years. Our highest priority is your continued satisfaction. It’s no wonder the purchasing process is so heavily focused on education and customer service. The systems and procedures we have in place from contract to closing ensure that every customer enjoys the absolute best new home buying experience. Check out the main steps that lead to being a happy Napolitano Homeowner!

  1. Contract: Congratulations! You are on your way to a new Napolitano Home. You now have 2 weeks to customize your color and option selections!
  2. Preferred Lender: Get pre-approved by a Napolitano Homes Preferred Lender in order to secure the best available rate and to qualify for closing cost incentives!
  3. Pre Construction: Napolitano Homes obtains a site plan and building permit and then stakes out your homesite in preparation for construction.
  4. Foundation: Dig and pour footing, foundation walls, install sand, and pour slab – we’ve broken ground and your new home is officially in the making!
  5. Pre-Con Meeting: Your personal Site Builder and Sales Counselor will schedule a meeting for you to review your personal selections and walk your homesite, which is a great opportunity to ensure everyone is on the same page!
  6. Envelope: Your home starts to take shape! We frame the walls, roofing, install exterior doors, cornice, brick skirt, and siding during this stage.
  7. Mechanical: Mechanical rough-ins are installed and inpected: plumbing, HVAC, and electrical.
  8. Framing Tour: This is your opportunity to walk through your home with your Site Builder before the drywall is installed. They will point out to you exactly what is in the “skeleton” of your home!
  9. Interiors: Your home is coming alive with your personal selections: we install interior trim and doors, insulation, wallboards, paint, fireplace, cabinets, ceramic tile, flooring, final interior finishes, appliances, and all final municipal mechanical inspections take place.
  10. Exterior: Your yard needs to look great, too! We complete your landscaping package and sod.
  11. Prepare for Closing: We’re almost there – just some final cleaning and building inspections (QCI) by your builder. It’s time to have the utilities transfered into your name!
  12. Orientation: The final walkthrough takes place the day you close on your Napolitano Home. Your Site Builder will take you on a tour and explain the many features of your new home.

DONE: You did it! You visited the closing attorney after the Orientation Meeting and you received the keys to your brand new Napolitano Home!

If you would like to follow these steps towards your own dream home, check out our communities map and see what’s available! Please contact Dylan Hawkins today at 757-435-6936 if you have any questions.

5th Bedroom and Rec Room Options Added at The Cove at Bennett’s Creek Square

Categories: Announcements, New Homes Suffolk VA | Posted: May 24, 2017

In an effort to always provide the absolute best new home buying experience, Napolitano Homes takes great pride in listening to our shoppers’ and buyers’ needs, remaining constantly at the drawing board, and staying innovative in our thinking in order to stay current with ever-changing market trends. In North Suffolk near Harbour View, we brought five, never-before-seen, new home designs to the market that are efficiently sized and reasonably priced. To say these new designs were a success would be an understatement; in well under 1 year, The Cove at Bennett’s Creek Square is already over 50% sold out!

Rather than patting ourselves on the back and continuing business as usual, we kept our ears and minds open to what our buyers were looking for. We found that in today’s market, the ever-changing family unit and living situation was presenting a need for an extra bedroom or flexible space than what we currently offered in the neighborhood. As mentioned, The Cove homes are purposefully less square footage than the new homes in our Chesapeake neighborhoods, and they maxed out at 4 Bedrooms. Through focus groups and careful design and engineering, Napolitano Homes was able to add extra square footage to The Monterey and The Spinnaker floor plans, providing the extra space of either an extra Bedroom or Rec/Media Room that new home buyers were looking for!

This added extra space is a hit, especially the Monterey floor plan which has already sold 2 versions with both a Rec Room and a 5th Bedroom.

Whether running a business from home or having that extra room for family visits, adding these options to the Monterey is a no-brainer. The added room on the 2nd floor does lower the 2 story ceiling over Family Room on the first floor, but with 9 foot first floor ceilings and a modern and open floor plan as it is, the Monterey is still an incredible space with the extra option upstairs. Here is an example of a gorgeous Monterey where the buyer chose to build with a 5th Bedroom.

The Spinnaker with a 5th Bedroom is an amazing option for anyone looking for a Master Down and over 2,700 square feet of living space. It’s perfect for elderly parents sharing a home with younger generations, a retirement home that’s big enough for the whole family to visit, or anyone that prefers first floor living for that matter! The enormous Media Room is perfect for Super Bowl parties, kids play rooms, and so much more.

If you are interested in these or any new homes in The Cove at Bennetts Creek Square, please contact Diana Jordan today at 757-284-1845 today and learn how to secure your homesite before time runs out!

Napolitano Homes House Framing

Categories: Articles | Posted: May 16, 2017

Framing a house is one of the most exciting phases visually in the building process, watching the beginnings of a new home rise and take shape from what was once an empty homesite. It is also one of the most critical steps in new home building. The frame is the skeleton of the house. Strong and precise framing provides the strength a home needs to keep walls flat, floors level, and the roof sound. If corners are cut, a new home can quickly shift out of alignment, and no amount of expensive fixes can alleviate doors that don’t shut properly or cabinets and countertops that are tilted. That is why Napolitano Homes focuses heavily on the backbone of the home. All of our homes are engineered designs, and we take the initiative to go above and beyond standard framing practices. This results in a sturdy new home that will remain structurally sound for years to come. Have a look at this list of features that Napolitano Homes has in all of our homes, and be sure to compare to the competition when you are out house shopping!

  • 16” on center framing for all walls throughout house. Often times builders will build with 24″ on center framing for non-load bearing walls on the interior of the home as a way to cut cuts, but also reduces stability.
  • Minimum 2×6 door headers for all interior doors
  • Cathedral ceilings offered on most floor plans
  • I-Joist flooring system is engineered and it’s truer due to the fact that the surface is level throughout the entire member
  • I-Joist flooring system allows HVAC and plumbing to run through members to ensure no dropped soffits
  • Interior engineered sheathed walls (per plan) add more strength to ensure a more structurally sound home
  • Pull down stairs are included for every home
  • More windows included with Napolitano floorplans
  • Include covered front porches with all floorplans
  • Minimum 2×8 window header for all windows
  • Typar or Dow Weathermate Plus House Wrap used on exterior portion of home. Once the frame is completed, a high quality house wrap needs to protect it from moisture. We use some of the best house wrap on the market, which creates a superior barrier and eliminates excessive swelling and contraction, which can cause a frame to move out of alignment.

2 Move In Ready New Homes in Western Branch Reserve

Categories: New Homes Chesapeake | Posted: May 9, 2017

Receive 3% in Closing Costs on Inventory Homes at Western Branch Reserve!

Now through May 31, save big on two incredible new homes that are 100% complete and move in ready.

Napolitano Homes has two 100% complete Move-In Ready Homes in Western Branch Reserve, located in Western Branch on Bruce Road near the the Taylor Road intersection. These new homes are gorgeously finished with high end wood flooring, luxurious granite countertops in their Kitchens, and open and flexible floorplans that are perfect for any family unit.

The first home that is 100% complete is the Belmont. This home is one of Napolitano Homes’ most popular selling models, and its efficient use of modern and open space makes it easy to see why. The entry greets you with a formal Dining Area, central staircase, and private enclosed Study with french doors. The Kitchen and Family Room share the other half of the first floor of the home, and the bright Sunroom adjoins the Kitchen and Breakfast area. The second floor has plenty of space with 3 secondary Bedrooms, a full bath, and a Master Suite with walk in closet and luxurious bath. This home has over $60,000 in upgrades and a fenced in backyard!

4517 Overlook Place
Chesapeake, VA
Price: $399,970
Status: Move-In Ready
Plan Name: The Belmont
Square Feet: 2,747
Stories: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Garage: 2 Car

Next is the beautifully spacious Capri. This plan is enormous! Maxing out with 6 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths, it is the perfect plan for a growing family or multiple generations living under one roof. The first floor has hardwood throughout, formal Living and Dining Rooms, and an enormous Kitchen with abundant cabinetry and counter space overlooking the spacious Family Room with gas fireplace. Also on the first floor is the 6th Bedroom and full bath. The second floor has 5 additional bedrooms, including 2 that share a Jack and Jill Bath, another secondary Bath, and the incredible Master Suite. All of this living space in a new home for UNDER $440k! There’s plenty of room for everyone and at an amazing value!

3308 Arboretum Trail
Chesapeake, VA
Price: $438,255
Status: Move-In Ready
Plan Name: The Capri
Square Feet: 3,300
Stories: 2
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4.5
Garage: 2 Car

To learn more about these new homes, contact Kelly Moran at 757-240-8680 or email wbr@napolitanohomes.com.

Included Value with No Added Cost at Western Branch Reserve

Categories: New Homes Chesapeake | Posted: May 2, 2017

Gourmet Kitchen Package $10,000

Includes large island, GE stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops

Professional Landscaping Package $5,200

Includes fully sodded yard, shrubs, and trees

Energy Efficiency Package $2,150

Includes Tankless Water Heater

Master Bath Spa Package $2,400

Includes jetted garden tub, ceramic tile floors, double sinks, and elongated toilets

Designer Lighting Package $2,700

Includes pendants and recessed lighting

Wiring Package $1,850

Includes pre-wired for two ceiling fans, 7 multiports, and 1 HDMI outlet

Interior Designer Package $3,200

Includes hardwood foyer, decorative ceiling in Master Suite, decorative crown molding in Dining Room, and pull down attic stairway

Gas Fireplace Package $2,700

Includes gas fireplace with decorative mantel and surround

Exterior Package $7,100

Includes full brick skirt, fully finished garage walls, and garage service door

Home Buyer Warranty $700

Includes 1 year in-house warranty (with emergency service) and national 2-10

Warranty Closing Costs Assistance $7,500

Introducing the Siena Model in Chesapeake

Categories: New Community of the Month, New Homes Chesapeake | Posted: April 11, 2017

The Siena is one of Napolitano Homes’ newest floor plans to be introduced to Chesapeake new homes neighborhoods. To get a feel for it, we built the Siena as the furnished and decorated model home in Fieldstone, a new community of ours located near the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake city line on Elbow Road. To say the Siena is a success is an understatement; almost 3 out of 4 new homeowners moving into Fieldstone have decided to build this amazing model!

The Entry greets you with an expansive and open layout, starting with a Flex Room that is contained by dropped headers that define the space yet flows beautifully into the Family Room with gas fireplace and abundant windows for natural light.

The Family Room is open to the Kitchen, which features the real jaw-dropper in this home: the 8 HUGE foot long gourmet island. Just imagine the parties and entertainment you can host here with your friends and family gathered around! The model home at Fieldstone also showcases the upgraded Kitchen option that includes a wall oven, gas cooktop, and wine cooler/wine rack combo in the island. Beyond the Kitchen is the Keeping Room, which could function as a 2nd Dining area or sitting room.

The model home at Fieldstone features a Screen Porch with 2-sided fireplace, but this space could also be converted to a Sunroom.

While the Siena comes with a 3 car garage as standard, an extremely popular option being chosen for this home is the Full Generation Suite. With an entrance off of the Family Entry, the private living space features a Living Room, Kitchenette, Bedroom, and full Bath! This flexible option is absolutely perfect for elderly parents, young adults saving for a home of their own, or even a separate wing for games, media, and more!

 

The second floor has 3 great sized bedrooms, an open Loft (which could also be a 4th Bedroom), and a full Bath. Also upstairs is the Master Suite with 2 huge Walk In Closets (one of which could be converted to a 2nd full secondary bath with access off of the main upstairs hall) and a luxurious Master Bath.

For information regarding the Siena Model please contact Napolitano Homes Marketing Director, Dylan Hawkins, at 757-435-6936 or dhawkins@napolitanohomes.com. We can build the Siena in Fieldstone, Hanbury Manor in Great Bridge, Western Branch Reserve, or on your lot in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake!

Move In Ready New Homes in The Cove at Bennett’s Creek

Categories: New Homes Suffolk VA | Posted: March 14, 2017

Napolitano Homes has 3 Move-In Ready Homes in The Cove at Bennett’s Creek Square, located in North Suffolk on Shoulder’s Hill Road. These new homes are gorgeously finished with high end wood flooring, luxurious granite countertops in their Kitchens, and open and flexible floorplans that are perfect for any family unit. And now, Napolitano Homes is offereing $10,000 in closing costs assistance on all three move-in ready homes!

The first home that is 100% complete is the Spinnaker. This home has a Master Bedroom on the the first floor, an open Kitchen and Family Room area that has soaring 2 story ceilings, a 2-sided fireplace and Sunroom with tons of natural light. The second floor has an open loft space that is perfect as a Play or Rec Room, and 2 secondary Bedrooms. The walkway looking over the first floor gives a feeling of grandness.

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204 Bennetts Grove Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
Price: $364,625
Status: Move-In Ready
Plan Name: The Spinnaker
Square Feet: 2,454
Stories: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Garage: 2 Car

Next is the beautifully spacious and open Monterey. It has hardwood throughout the first floor and includes a huge Owners Entry, a first floor Bedroom or Office with full Bath, a spectacular Family Room with huge windows and ceilings that reach to the second story, and a gourmet Kitchen with enormous island and large Breakfast Area. The interesting and curved staircase with a landing overlooking the Family Room leads to 2 secondary Bedrooms and the Master Suite.

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209 Bennetts Grove Way
Suffolk, VA 23435
Price: $347,765
Status: Move-In Ready
Plan Name: The Monterey
Square Feet: 2,220
Stories: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Garage: 2 Car

Finally, the flagship home in The Cove at Bennett’s Creek Square is the Wilroy. It is the community’s largest model offered, with a huge and open first floor that is just meant for entertaining. In this particular Wilroy, there is hardwood throughout the first floor, a double sided fireplace between the Family Room and Sunroom, and a spectacular gourmet Kitchen with gourmet countertops.

For info and to schedule a tour of these homes, contact Diana Jordan at 757-284-1845 today!

*Must use preferred lender and closing attorney to qualify for $10,000 in closing costs. Promotion does not apply to to-be-built homes.

Top 10 Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Categories: Tips & Secrets | Posted: March 10, 2017

Spring is right around the corner! Have you prepared? Longer days and brighter sunshine are shedding light on what winter and early spring did to your home, and giving you more time to think about the maintenance required in the coming months. Many things in and around your home require attention in order to brighten up its curb appeal, ready it for rain and sun ahead, and extend its life by keeping it in top shape.

Fall Cleanup - Leaves in Gutter1. Clean and inspect your gutters. Many trees continue to drop leaves through the winter, so it’s definitely wise to check your gutters now like you did in the fall. Also, inspect gutters’ connections and downspouts to ensure there is nothing loose or leaky. Finally, make sure there is no debris at the bottom of the downspouts and water flows clearly away from your foundation.

2. Inspect and tune your AC. In case you forgot to change your filter (ideally should replace them once every month), do so now. Dirty filters cause the system to work harder than it should, which results in higher energy costs and could potentially shorten its lifespan. For about $100-200, have a reputable HVAC company inspect and tune up your entire AC system to manufacturer-rated efficiency. Doing this early in the spring means you aren’t caught off guard when the 90s roll in and you’re desperate for air conditioning!

3. Caulk the cracks. Inspect all windows and doors inside your home, and take a stroll along the outside as well. If you notice cracks between walls and trim, fill with caulk that matches your trim color. Creating a better barrier between the inside and the outside will save you money on air conditioning in the summer!

4. Look for rot or exposed wood. While you’re outside caulking cracks, also keep an eye on wood trim that may need attention. If paint has peeled and wood is exposed, it is best to scrape, sand, prime, and paint before damage occurs. If there is noticeable soft spots or rot, the wood will need to be replaced so the interior walls of your home are not damaged.

Repair your roof5. Inspect and repair your roof. Wind, ice, and snow may have damaged, loosened, or removed some of your roof’s shingles. If possible, use a pair of binoculars to really zoom in and look (and stay safe on firm ground). If you notice any issues or there are areas of the roof you can’t see, it is relatively inexpensive to hire a qualified handyman or roofer to climb ladders for you and replace shingles as necessary.

6. Pressure wash your home’s exterior. Give your home a fresh start to the spring and summer by removing any dirt, mold, or stains that may have accumulated since the fall. A pressure washer is only about $75 a day to rent, or you can hire a local pressure washing company to do it for you. In addition to siding, it is also good to pressure wash walkways and decks, however be careful not to damage your decking as pressure washers can have a lot of force behind their spray.

7. Repair concrete sidewalks and driveways. In addition to general settling and erosion, moisture in the soil that freezes in the winter can cause movement and damage to concrete surfaces. If you see cracks, chips, or flaking in your sidewalks or driveway, fill these imperfections with concrete filler or caulk. Many easy-to-follow tutorials can be found on YouTube. It is also important to reseal your concrete every 2-3 years to increase its longevity.

8. Check your decks. If you followed directions above and power washed your decking, follow up with this by resealing your deck’s surfaces with either clear sealer, stain, or semi-transparent stain. Check your deck’s supports to make sure there are no weak spots or rot.

9. Get ready to mow. Who doesn’t want a great looking lawn that is the envy of all friends and neighbors? Get a jumpstart on maintaining yours by making sure all lawn equipment is in tip top shape. Clean and tune all gas and electric powered lawn equipment, and sharpen your blades. A dull mower blade shreds rather than slices, which could could lead to damage from sun, insects, and disease.

10. Let the water flow. Turn on all exterior hose faucets that you (hopefully) shut down for the winter if you haven’t already. If you can block the flow of water of with your finger, you most likely have a burst pipe and it will need to be repaired. This is a common occurrence when we have winters as cold as this last one!

 

Sajo Farm in Virginia Beach Final Opportunities

Categories: Announcements, New Homes Virginia Beach | Posted: February 17, 2017

Sajo Farm, an award winning new homes neighborhood in Virginia Beach VA, is nearing its completion. Over 300 new homes have been built in this community, and now there are only 3 opportunities remaining: A move-in ready Milan, the professionally decorated Avalon Sales Model, and 1 Waterford model that is 5 months from completion. Once these homes are gone, Sajo Farm will no longer have new homes available to purchase!

Why Sajo Farm?

In addition to being adjacent to many acres of beautiful natural areas and waterways in the Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area, Sajo Farm in Virginia Beach has many amenities within the community itself. Homeowners have access to a community clubhouse , pool and playground. There is also a common central green that has paths, lakes, and gardens for all to enjoy. It’s almost impossible to walk or drive through the community without seeing smiling neighbors pushing strollers, walking dogs, or just taking a spin around the beautiful grounds.

If you’d like to join this wonderful community, check out these FINAL opportunities below:

1133 Front Street
The Milan
4 BR, 2.5 Bath
Master Bedroom Down, hardwood throughout first floor, luxurious kitchen, Sunroom
$463,400

A Master Down model, the Milan is one of the newest floor plans that was added to the Sajo Farms’ lineup. This Transitional elevation home has an enormous Family Room with sloped ceilings, a Sunroom with double sided fireplace, and a Kitchen with huge island. Unique wide-plank hardwood floors are throughout.

1157 Front Street
The Avalon
4 BR, 2.5 Bath
Master Bedroom Down, professionally decorated and upgraded selections throughout, Sunroom, gorgeous fountain and water views.
$459,870

The Avalon is another Master Down floor plan that also has an open concept on the first floor. The Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen, and Sunroom blend seamlessly together. A sloped ceiling soars to the second floor where a hallway overlooks the rooms below. Upstairs, there are 3 Bedrooms and a handy unfinished storage space.

For more information, please visit our Sales Model in Sajo Farm!
1157 Front Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
757-962-7264
sajofarm@napolitanohomes.com

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