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From Our Family to Yours

Categories: Announcements | Posted: December 12, 2010

Give the Gift of Referrals

Categories: Announcements, Homebuying, Tips & Secrets | Posted: December 5, 2010

Don’t you think the best part about the holidays is the shopping? I know I do! What to buy, where to buy it? I don’t know about you, but when it comes to certain things I have no idea where to go or who to buy from. We’ve all had that problem, where do you go to get the big screen TV for dad and that random cousin that suddenly decided to send you a holiday card and now you feel obligated to get them something? Anyway, the point is there are always times when we need to purchase something and we want to know the best company or item to fill that need. Raise your hand if you know the best place to find that information. (No, not literally)  PEOPLE YOU KNOW! Yup, a referral.

You are always going to feel more comfortable trusting information that comes from a friend or someone whose opinion matters to you. A person who already has experience with what you are going to buy more so than a sales associate who you may feel is just trying to make a sale. Referrals are the best way for a company to take a step back and say, “Hey, are we doing everything we can to offer the best customer service and product possible?” Why would anyone recommend a TV brand or make of car or even, yes… a new home builder, if they weren’t jumping up and down with excitement about their love of the company and product? Duh! They wouldn’t!

Napolitano Homes is always looking for ways to improve our customer service and to make sure every one of our customer’s walks away truly understanding what it means to “love where you live”.  And this holiday season to reward our homeowners and members of the community that let others know they can love where they live too, we are giving a $1,500 referral fee* to those who send a customer our way that closes on a Napolitano Home. So get out there and talk about your home and let us pay you for it! (And maybe we can try to help with your random cousin present dilemma as well).

* (The request for referral must be noted on the original contract by our agent, at the time of signing of the purchase agreement. Offer good through December 31, 2010.)

A Little Perspective

Categories: Announcements, Home Financing, Home Selling, Homebuying, Tips & Secrets | Posted: November 16, 2010

You would pretty much have to have been living under a rock the last few years not to know what has been going on with the housing market. The words “ downwards slide into oblivion” come to mind. I’m sure you’re wondering why I, an employee of a new home builder would be bringing this to your attention, especially if everyone already knows. Well it’s because of course we all know the housing market is down 29% since the peak in 2006. So, I’m here to offer a new perspective. That, right now may indeed be the best time for someone to purchase a home (and no I’m not crazy).

Let’s chat about my last statement for a moment. With home ownership as with most things, people tend to have different ideas about what it means. If  home ownership is really the American Dream then it’s looking a little different these days, but I would say that different is not a bad thing. If your American Dream consists of purchasing a piece of property that will appreciate by 30 percent a year, making a home a way to help fund your lifestyle then we are going to have to turn the page into a new “dream world”. The world of having a solid and fairly stable long-term investment and the satisfaction of knowing you own the home you live in. Despite what the housing market is going through that dream is still alive. Making this the best time to purchase a home.

So, I know you’re thinking that’s all well and dandy dreams blah blah blah, but let’s look at some numbers. Interest Rates, those are some important numbers and they are about as low as they can get and home prices are down by 30 percent on average. Lets do that math (I know, yucky but it’s an eye opener) four years ago the monthly payment on a $300,000 house with 20 percent down and a mortgage rate of about 6.6 percent was $1,533. Today that $300,000 house would sell for $213,000 and a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with 20 percent down would carry a rate of about 4.2 percent and a monthly payment of $833. ( Pricing information taken from Case, E. Carl. “A Dream House After All” The New York Times)

I’m getting to the end don’t worry. Here it is…housing has never been a better bargain! Eventually the market will build itself back up again (no pun intended) and you will have purchased your home with the lowest housing prices and interest rates in 5 years. Happy Hunting! And here’s to the American Dream!

The Autumn Showcase

Categories: Announcements | Posted: October 29, 2010

Autumn Showcase

This season,  Napolitano Homes has decided to offer a one of a kind incentives package. So be on the look out for us on your TV, in the Paper and on your way to work while you listen to the Radio. This is very exciting for us because that means we get to help you out with your home buying process even more then we do already!  We are calling it,  The Autumn Showcase by Napolitano Homes. Catchy huh? I thought so anyway.

So what is the “Catchy” titled event all about? Well, we have “Move in Ready” homes in all of our communities throughout Hampton Roads right now. With these homes we are going to give you a…

•A Washer & Dryer, Refrigerator, Garage Door Opener, 1 year paid HOA Fees, all closing costs paid in our Edgewood and Vineyards communities and in our other communities $5,000 toward your closing costs!

•We also have five preferred lenders that offer fantastic loan programs to fit all of your needs. These offers also apply to our To Be Built homes as well, in case you were wondering.

This is huge guys. This means as a buyer you could be in and all settled just in time for the holidays. Without having to think about where you’re going to wash all of your relatives laundry when they come to visit and where you’re going to store all your holiday food leftovers. But like all good things it must come to an end, so these incentives are only being offered till the middle of November.

So while your thinking about the poundage requirements for your turkey needs this year, and what little Jimmy wants for Christmas, think about how easy Napolitano Homes is making your home buying experience!

Standing Out From the Crowd

Categories: Announcements | Posted: September 14, 2010

Hello Napolitano followers and friends! I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself…Hi! I’m Kristin, the new Marketing Coordinator for Napolitano homes. I’m VERY excited to be joining the Napolitano family and you all as I continue to keep you updated on all the new and exciting events with this amazing company.  So thanks for following and lets get going.

It took some thinking to decide what I wanted my first blog topic to be about, as I am new to the company and still learning the ins and outs of everything. I decided, why not write about the things that attracted me most to this group of people. And why the way they run their business and build their homes stands out from the crowd!  (And should for you also.)

Personal attention and commitment to satisfaction are two biggies! I’m sure if you are familiar with Napolitano Homes you know they are a family owned and operated company. But, what does this mean to the customer that buys a home from them, the people they work with and the homes they build?

To me it means that especially right now when the process of purchasing a home can be a scary and overwhelming undertaking, that here is a company that genuinely understands what a home means to a family. This is a company that will make your home buying experience a meaningful and exciting event! Wouldn’t you rather work with a team of people that doesn’t think twice about bending over backwards to bring their customers an unmatched level of dedication? I was excited to find a place and a group of people whose values and pride spill into their everyday transactions, whether it’s replacing a bathtub in a customer’s home or sharing the excitement of a new home with a family. I hope you are excited too!

Bottom line here everyone…this company cares about the homes they build and the people that purchase them. Napolitano Homes wants their customers and potential buyers to love their homes, and they will go the extra mile to make sure they do.

Just a few of my thoughts, and there will be more to come. There are a lot of exciting changes going on right now for Napolitano Homes and I can’t wait to share them with you. If you’ve had an experience with Napolitano Homes that you’d like to share with us please do! We would love to hear what you have to say. Thanks for reading!

Just the facts…

Categories: Announcements | Posted: August 13, 2010

OK gang, here’s the deal… Belle Harbour Woods, one of Napolitano Homes’ most popular communities, is just about sold out. There are only 6 homesites left! I’m sure you’re expecting me, as Napolitano’s marketing chick, to spin the information – twirl it – throw confetti – and tell you that if you don’t buy a home in Belle Harbour Woods, this instant, you’ll be missing out on the most amazing thing that will ever happen to you.

Fortunately, I don’t have to make such a spectacle of myself. I can just give you the facts, they truly speak for themselves. Now take a listen to a few of these facts that just won’t keep quiet:

• LARGE single family homes with big yards – from just the upper 200’s!

• The value and quality construction you get for your dollar is beyond compare. Please shop around and pay very close attention to the details! (I’ll give you some input here… “windows” – “included features” – “impeccable floorplans”

– “AND BIGGER YARDS.” Note, I’ve mentioned the yards twice for a reason – most of them back up to preserved woodlands and are plenty big for a pool!!!)

• It has a community playground, picnic table, gazebo… a modern day “Mayberry.”

• Belle Harbour Woods’ proximity to major employers is perfect – Langely Air Force Base, Northrup Grummon, The Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth Naval Hospital… just to name a few.

• The mall, marinas, delis, movies, groceries, farmer’s market and boutiques are just around the corner!

• Doctors’ offices, Dentists, Police, Fire, Rescue and the new Urgent Care Center are all less than two minutes away.

• And that’s not even the best part about Belle Harbour Woods’ location! It’s minutes away from anywhere on the Southside AND Peninsula. Seriously… MINUTES!

Did I mention you get all this and more from just the upper 200’s? Like I said, this community is so popular for many reasons. You should check it out. Living in Belle Harbour Woods may not be THE most amazing thing that ever happens to you in life. But why take a chance… you’ve only got 6 of them left.

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