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What Is The Average Lifespan of a House?

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What Is The Average Lifespan of a House?

Buying a home is probably the largest investment that the average person will ever make. As such, it is logical that you might want to know how long that investment will last. Although a well-built home should last for many years, nothing lasts forever. In this article, we will delve into this question: What is…

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Where Can I Buy New Construction Homes Under 400k in Downingtown, PA?

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Where Can I Buy New Construction Homes Under 400k in Downingtown, PA?

Downington is a small community in Pennsylvania that dates back to the early eighteenth century. As such, it is imbued with a sense of history and a touch of class. However, there is one problem for those who might be considering a move to that area: The homes tend to be quite expensive. In previous…

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Why New Construction Homes Are So Popular In Chester County, PA

Every homebuyer has to make the choice between a newly-built home and an older home. In this situation, many would expect that only the richest among us would be able to buy a new home. However, they would be quite wrong. There are many reasons that a person might choose a new home over an…

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Image of the Sullivan a townhome in Downingtown

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Homeowners Guide To Downingtown, PA

The Town Of Downington, Pennsylvania Downington is a relatively small town located in Chester County, PA. It is considered to be a suburb of Philadelphia. In many ways, this is the classic all-American town. It’s large enough to offer plenty of activities and opportunities for social interaction, but it’s rural and sparsely-populated enough to avoid…

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Should You Buy First or Buy Last in a New Home Community?

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Should You Buy First or Buy Last in a New Home Community?

We have already discussed some of the more common issues that face home buyers in the current market. In this article, we will delve into a slightly more advanced topic. If you have been reading our articles diligently and following their advice, you should have no problem understanding this one. Today, we are going to…

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Why You Need Title Insurance for Your New Home

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Why You Need Title Insurance for Your New Home

Let’s begin with a little story, which takes place in Fairfax, Virginia. In the early 2000s’, this county was a hot spot for home builders, mostly because the city government was looking to expand the town. As such, they weren’t particularly diligent about enforcing the various building codes. Years later, when they actually did begin to…

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How Long Does it Take to Build a House?

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How Long Does it Take to Build a House?

Building a house is perhaps one of the most important milestones of your life. Whether this is your first time dealing with this process or not, this is an event that will affect your life for quite a few years to come. As such, it is not a process that should be rushed. Of course,…

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How to Get a Mortgage

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How to Get a Mortgage

There are many reasons that a person might need a mortgage loan (commonly called a mortgage for short). We could literally spend all day listing these reasons, but most of them come down to one basic theme: You use your property as collateral to secure a loan so that you can buy things that would otherwise be…

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How Much Square Footage Fits Your Family?

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How Much Square Footage Fits Your Family?

For you to be considering a question like this, one of two things must have happened. Either you have accumulated a number of possessions that exceed a manageable level, or your family has outgrown your home. It is always a joy to hear the sound of little feet running and echoing through the halls of…

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What’s The Difference Between Custom, Tract and Production Homes?

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What’s The Difference Between Custom, Tract and Production Homes?

Building a home is certainly not a matter to be taken lightly. There’s a lot of money tied up in this project, not to mention your expectations and desires. Before you even think about having a home built, you need to understand these three simple terms: Custom home, speculative home, and tract home. Why do…

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Understanding Construction Loans

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Understanding Construction Loans

What Is A Construction Loan And How Does It Work? A construction loan is pretty self-explanatory. As the name implies, it is a loan that is taken for the purpose of building a home. These loans are most often obtained from banks and other financial institutions. There are relatively few of us that can actually…

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How to Get a Loan to Build a House

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How to Get a Loan to Build a House

Unless you just happen to have piles and piles of cash, the construction of your new home will most likely require a home construction loan. When you start the process of actually getting that home loan, it can be pretty overwhelming. This is especially true of first-time home buyers who may not be familiar with the…

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What You Need To Know About Home Construction Insurance

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What You Need To Know About Home Construction Insurance

What Is Construction Insurance? Construction insurance is a form of insurance that is specifically intended to cover buildings that are under construction. It might seem strange to buy insurance on a home that is not yet constructed, but there is a lot that can go wrong during the building process. Theft, vandalism, and arson are…

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The Erica Lundmark Group at Pickering Crossing in Malvern

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The Erica Lundmark Group at Pickering Crossing in Malvern

  Pickering Crossing in Malvern welcomes The Erica Lundmark Group as the new community sales team. Erica and her team of dedicated sales professionals have a passion for providing elite service to homebuyers. We invite you to stop by this weekend to meet our new agents. Reduce your commute time! Pickering Crossing is in the Great…

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Meet the Builder Event this Saturday, November 10

The Meet the Builder Event this Saturday, November 10 will take place from 11am to 5pm at Pickering Crossing in Malvern, Preserve at Hideaway Farms in West Brandywine, The Traditions and Estates at Hideaway Farms and The Estates at Bright Glade Farms in Downingtown and Westtown Woods in West Chester. Learn about year-end incentives, tour models and quick move-in homes and meet the…

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Hideaway Farms Model Home for Sale

  Luxury Carlyle Model is Now for Sale Hideaway Farms, a community of new homes in Downingtown School District, is quickly approaching sell-out. As a result, the luxury Carlyle model is now for sale. The 3,700 +/- square foot home includes many designer upgrades. The home is on a professionally landscaped, ¾ acre home site…

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Preview New Models at Pickering Crossing on Saturday, October 6

Muddy Shoe Preview Event  Join us on Saturday, October 6 from 11am to 5pm for our Muddy Shoe Preview Event. Be among the first to tour our new floor plans in Pickering Crossing, a community of luxury twin and carriage homes in Malvern, PA. New Model Introduction Southdown Homes will introduce seven spacious new designs…

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Southdown Homes Meet the Builder Event on Saturday, June 23

  Meet the team of professionals who make your dreams come true from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, June 23. Tour models and Quick Move-in homes at the Southdown Homes Meet the Builder event. Visit Pickering Crossing in Malvern, Preserve at Hideaway Farms in West Brandywine, The Traditions and Estates at Hideaway Farms and The Estates at…

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Introducing Westtown Woods in West Chester School District

New Luxury Homes in West Chester Area School District Southdown Homes is now accepting deposits to reserve home sites at Westtown Woods. The new luxury homes are in the award-winning West Chester Area School District. The community offers only 15 home sites so don’t wait! Superb Location Westtown Woods is in a superb location only…

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Southdown Homes 2017 Review

2017 Another Success for Southdown Homes Southdown Homes of Downingtown is a locally owned and operated residential building company established in 1991. The company has built homes in over 20 communities in Chester County, Pennsylvania and will soon open another. Southdown’s success continued in 2017 with a total of 47 sales and 54 settlements. Current communities…

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Meet the Builder Saturday, November 11

Tour models and quick delivery homes and meet the team of Southdown Homes professionals who make your dreams come true at the Meet the Builder event from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, November 11. Visit Pickering Crossing in Malvern, Preserve at Hideaway Farms in West Brandywine, The Traditions and Estates at Hideaway Farms and The…

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New Homes in Downingtown School District

New Homes in Downingtown School District Nearly Sold Out The luxury single homes at the Estates at Bright Glade Farms are built by award-winning Southdown Homes. The approximately half-acre homesites are in a beautiful Chester County setting. The nearly complete community will have 37 homes. The Estates at Bright Glade Farms is in the acclaimed…

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Versatile New homes Great Valley School District, Malvern, PA

New homes Great Valley School District, Malvern, PA Southdown Homes has introduced two all-new models at Pickering Crossing in Malvern, PA. The twin-style homes are the largest plans offered at the community of 76 luxury twins and townhomes. The floor plans are spacious and versatile. As a result, buyers can take full advantage of Southdown Homes’…

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Saturday, May 13 – Meet the Builder at Southdown Homes

Join us for the Southdown Homes Meet the Builder event from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, May 13 at Pickering Crossing in Malvern, Preserve at Hideaway Farms in West Brandywine, The Traditions and Estates at Hideaway Farms and The Estates at Bright Glade Farms in Downingtown. Tour our models and quick delivery homes and meet…

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Three more Pre-construction Sales at The Estates at Bright Glade Farms

Sales Manager Betsy Honer has been busy at The Estates at Bright Glade Farms in Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Three new sales bring the total number of pre-construction sales to thirteen. That’s over one-third already sold. With a price increase scheduled for September 1, now is the perfect time to take advantage of pre-construction pricing.…

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Construction Underway at The Estates at Bright Glade Farms

Our newest community is taking shape. The road crew is hard at work installing curbs. The next step will be starting the process of paving the roads!  Foundations are being dug and the walls are now showing on several of our home sites. Framing will begin just after the roads are paved.  The Estates at…

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Image of the Elliot, a luxury townhome in Malvern's Pickering Crossing

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Breaking News…Additional Homesites Just Released for Sale at Pickering Crossing

Southdown Homes has announced the release of additional home sites at Pickering Crossing, a community of luxury twin and carriage homes in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Pickering Crossing is in a close to everything location near employment centers, major commuting routes and it is in the Great Valley School District. Contact Sales Manager, Laz Garay at (484)…

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2014 Another Successful Year for Southdown Homes

2014 was another successful year for Southdown Homes. In addition to 37 sales for the year, 40 families settled and moved into their new homes, Fox Hollow Farms was sold out and a new community, Pickering Crossing in Malvern, opened. The company plans to introduce a new community, Bright Glade Farms in March of 2015.…

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Image of a Pickering Crossing home

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Pickering Crossing Coming Soon to Charlestown Township

Pickering Crossing is Southdown Homes’ new Chester County carriage homes community. Located at the intersection of Route 29 and Charlestown Road in Malvern, Pickering Crossing is in a close-to-everything location in the Great Valley School District. Homeowners will enjoy low maintenance living with easy access to the new Malvern Pennsylvania Turnpike ramp, the regions most significant…