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We’d Like You to Meet Delancy.

November 21, 2014
First impressions are everything. Well, it’s a good thing that even at first glance, Delancy is so creative and thoughtful. Take a tour and you’ll see why this is an introduction worth watching....
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Appliance Envy.

November 20, 2014
It’s easy to be impressed when you walk through a Miller & Smith home. It happens instantaneously when you walk through an open floorplan that is bright, airy and well designed ...
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A Dinner Party You’ll Fall For.

November 10, 2014
When you live in a Miller & Smith home, you’ll find any excuse to throw a good party. Celebrate the fun of the holiday in the most sweet and savory ways. With a menu that’s this enchanting this dinner...
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There’s No Better Time.

October 31, 2014
Recently, rates dropped below the psychologically significant four percent level. And that’s lower than we’ve seen in the last 16 months. Call it scientific theory or just plain homebuyers luck. ...
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Fall In Love: A Quick Day Trip from Clarksburg.

October 3, 2014
For those who live at one of our communities in Clarksburg, MD, there’s the added benefit of living just a short drive from some of the greatest displays of autumnal beauty that Sugarloaf Mountain off...
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You May Want To Sit Down For This. A Poplar Run Tour. 

September 29, 2014
At Miller & Smith, we know what we’re up against. When you’re in the market for a new home, the process can be overwhelming....
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Three Times The Wow.

September 26, 2014
Now, you have three times and 100% the wow with our 100% financing at three of our Miller & Smith communities....
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50 Years In The Making.

September 24, 2014
Our 50th has turned out to be quite a year. This milestone in Miller & Smith’s long-standing history surely is one to be celebrated, but it also is one that caused us to reflect on the guiding ...
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One-Stop Social.

September 12, 2014
Since we always have something going on or something to say, we’ve made it even easier for all of our friends and followers to keep up with the latest Miller & Smith news....
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Marbury Proves Patience is a Virtue.

September 3, 2014
You’ve been patiently waiting for one glimpse. A photo. A sneak peek. Something. But this Saturday, September 6th, you get to experience first-hand and in a big, big way....
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Getting To Know Embrey Mill.

August 21, 2014
At Miller & Smith, we are raising the bar for those who are looking for that perfect home match with our two-minute tours. I guess you could say viewing these videos is like online dating for homebuye...
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Realtors? Think Quick. Uber Quick.

August 20, 2014
Just bring any qualified prospect to see one of these fabulous Uber Quick Delivery homes and we’ll give you a $25 credit on Uber, the hottest new car service....
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Sense-ible Patio Design.

August 13, 2014
It’s been proven that a thoughtfully designed room can have a calming effect, especially one that appeals to one or more of the senses....
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Slippers & Bedhead Welcome. Come Take A Tour.

July 3, 2014
Pour yourself that morning cup of coffee and pop an English muffin in the toaster while you’re at it. You’re going house hunting, my friend. ...
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Holiday. Celebrate. Miller & Smith Style.

June 27, 2014
If you don’t feel like battling the DC masses on the holiday known for just kicking back, here are some alternative ideas and local to some of our very own Miller & Smith communities....
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Chill Out & More Summer Savings.

June 20, 2014
Not only can the addition of ceiling fans in your home add comfort and style, but they can also help to lower your energy costs, too. If you don’t take our word for it, listen to the experts, our part...
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E(Sea) Living. Starts This Weekend.

June 12, 2014
Not many people can call their primary residence their vacation home. That is, unless you’re one of the lucky ones who call Millville by The Sea home....
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A Few Perfect Dates. One Loudoun-Style.

June 6, 2014
At One Loudoun in Ashburn, VA, a perfect date is just around the corner. And we mean that literally. When you live at One Loudoun, New Urbanism is a way of life. ...
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It’s 5:00 Somewhere.

May 30, 2014
You don’t have to be a Jimmy Buffet Parrothead to live by the “It’s 5:00 Somewhere” maxim. Although it does help when you live in one of the many Miller & Smith homes that are conveniently kitted out ...
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The Home We All Share

May 23, 2014
This spring, you can honor Mother Earth by going greener at home. Try swapping out your cleaning products for natural methods using these recipes and ingredients you may find in your kitchen pantry or...
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The Two-Minute Rule.

May 16, 2014
At Miller & Smith, we know the best way to spend two minutes is when you allow yourself the time to sit back and just watch. You could call it love at first sight. ...
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Fun In The Spirit of Summer.

May 9, 2014
Pencil in one of the many Free summer concerts and activities offered at one of our Miller & Smith communities. Don’t forget to pack a picnic, bring your best lawn blanket....
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Meet Brambleton’s New Neighbors.

May 7, 2014
Starting this weekend, Brambleton will give any nosey neighbor double the chance at the Big Big Reveal of Miller & Smith’s two new collections. Starting May 10th, you’ll get twice the wow when you tou...
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Design Matters.

April 11, 2014
At Miller & Smith, we know when it comes to building homes, design matters. Just ask our Vice-President of Marketing, Kim Ambrose....
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Mid-Century Comeback.

April 7, 2014
For a company that values good design and trend-setting, you could say we picked the perfect year as our launching pad. We’re bringing Mid-Century back....
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Our Elite Eight.

March 28, 2014
We’ve mastered the fundamentals, we’ve never been afraid of good, old-fashioned hard work and we have the best team around....
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Get Your Motor Running.

March 25, 2014
In an expression of our gratitude for our past and continuing successes we want to honor our patrons who have allowed us to do what we love to do for the last 50 years. ...
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Polar Vortex: A Home Seller’s Best Friend.

March 7, 2014
Take advantage of these last few weeks of winter and follow these tips for making your home a hot commodity this winter....
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We Don’t Want to Brag, But We Made the List. Twice.

March 5, 2014
We were thrilled to find out we made the list of the 50 top selling master-planned communities for Brambleton & One Loudoun....
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VIP In The House.

February 25, 2014
At Miller & Smith, you our homebuyers, our VIPs are who we celebrate. So much so that for our 50th anniversary, we are honoring our esteemed homebuyers by offering Fabulous and Free...
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Sochi At Home.

February 14, 2014
Make the most of this year’s winter Olympics at Sochi and host a Russian themed dinner party for your friends. Put the vodka on ice, have each guest bring one of these recipes, watch the best athl...
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5-0h So Much To Celebrate.

January 31, 2014
1964. It was an epic year. It was the year that changed everything for the homebuyer in the Washington Metro Region. Miller & Smith joined the homebuilding scene and reimagined how a home could look a...
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We Put the Solution in Resolution.

January 24, 2014
Miller & Smith has the solution to help people stick to their goals. And those solutions, simply put, start at home. ...
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So Much To Do. Even More To See. This Weekend.

January 15, 2014
To celebrate 50 years building homes and trend-setting style, Miller & Smith is kicking off our NEXT 50 years by celebrating what's next for you at two of our communities....
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Winter Warming Trends.

January 3, 2014
According to Energy Star, as much as half of your home’s energy output is due to its heating and cooling. by following these four simple rules of home heat winterization, you will keep you warmer....
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Happy New Year. Please Pass The Peas.

December 27, 2013
No matter how the holiday is celebrated, near and far, there is a common thread that weaves these traditions together for families across the globe. The backdrop of these traditional rituals that give...
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A Tale Of One City. (And Two Communities).

December 20, 2013
Miller & Smith must really like Clarksburg. From Gallery Park, fit for first time homebuyers to Grapevine Ridge at Clarksburg Town Center perfect for move-ups, there’s a community for every home and a...
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Holidays, Repurposed. Sanity Saved.

December 13, 2013
With the advent of social sharing sites like Pinterest and a growing appreciation of recycling, homemade gift giving is easier than ever. Check out these holiday gift ideas that prove it’s easy being ...
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‘Tis The Season To Do.

December 6, 2013
celebrate the best of the season with these festive local activities. From DC to Brambleton, Silver Spring to Fredericksburg, this list has you covered no matter which Miller & Smith community you cal...
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A Breath of Fresh Air: Indoor Terrarium Gardening How-To

November 29, 2013
Terrarium gardening is low maintenance and can fit any home’s style by simply choosing the perfect container to fit your decor....
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The Kitchen’s Rise to Stardom.

November 15, 2013
Nowadays when you think of the kitchen in any home, it’s almost certainly the star of the show. That’s why it’s hard to imagine a time when the kitchen was something to hide away....
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An Easy Weeknight Harvest Feast

November 8, 2013
At The Orchard at New Market, our kitchens inspire great meals. With the recent cold snap and a bounty of fall vegetables and fruits at the ready, we are sharing this easy fall feast. ...
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Fall Back & Fall For These New Lighting Trends

November 1, 2013
Celebrate Daylight Savings and outfit your house with the latest in home lighting trends....
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Embrey Mill Living. No Life Coach Necessary.

October 25, 2013
Although any life coach will tell you that nothing is out of reach. Owning a new Miller & Smith townhome at Embrey Mill really isn’t. Come visit our new model, boasting flexible floorplans....
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Autumn Harvest Door Decor

October 18, 2013
Autumn is harvest season, so celebrate its abundance with these festive door decorations. With a bounty of natural materials right out your front door, these adornments can easily be crafted by you on...
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Family Fall Guide to Northern Virginia

October 11, 2013
With the days getting shorter and so much to do before Mother Nature sends us hibernating for the winter, here are some ideas for making new fall memories with your family....
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Get The Hang Of It: Tips for Proper Curtain Measuring

October 4, 2013
When you live in a Miller & Smith home, one thing’s for sure. There’s no shortage of pure, clean, natural light....
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Why Germantowners and Gaithersburgians are moving to Clarksburg.

September 27, 2013
What is it about Clarksburg, Maryland that’s attracting homebuyers from Germantown and Gaithersburg? Three things: convenience, style and value....
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Everything In Its Place: Tips for Keeping Kid Clutter Free

September 20, 2013
If you are a parent, you are keenly aware of the ongoing campaign to curb kid clutter. There are those overwhelming days that it seems nearly impossible to keep your home clutter-free....
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Don’t walk, run to Poplar Run.

September 13, 2013
When Miller & Smith was invited to build homes at Poplar Run, located off Layhill Road in Silver Spring, Maryland, we jumped at the opportunity for several reasons....
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Shine On: Tips for Cleaning Stainless Steel

September 9, 2013
A sign of a truly modern and sophisticated kitchen almost always includes the silvery shiny statement that stainless steel appliances make in any home....
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Patio Parties Keep Summer Going.

August 30, 2013
Miller & Smith is known for designing innovative outdoor living spaces that offer homeowners even more ways to relax, unwind and entertain....
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From Ashburn to Virginia’s Own “Italian Countryside.”

August 19, 2013
Miller & Smith homeowners living in Brambleton or One Loudoun are fortunate to have amazing onsite recreation amenities, either in place or coming soon....
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Instagramming One Loudoun

August 2, 2013
Recently we spent some time touring our models at One Loudoun, which are filled with 2,700 square feet of Instagram inspiration—cool textures, patterns, colors and funky accessories inside and out....
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No time to dillydally at Madison Crescent in Gainesville, VA.

July 24, 2013
Dillydallyers be warned, the housing market is surging, homebuilder confidence is the strongest it has been in 7 ½ years, and there are only a few homes remaining at ...
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Prepping your home for sale.

July 22, 2013
One of the dangers of visiting our models is you may come away with a homework assignment—the sudden need to sell your current home so you can become a Miller & Smith homeowner....
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Larry’s all business until the party starts.

July 12, 2013
Larry Payne is the Construction Superintendent for Miller & Smith’s Single Family Homes at Brambleton in Ashburn, Virginia. He has been with Miller & Smith for over 8 years now and is a big ...
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Live from the bigger, bolder, mobile-friendlier MillerandSmith.com

July 8, 2013
If you’ve been a fan of Miller & Smith for more than a few weeks, then you’re probably already aware that our website just underwent a major overhaul....
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The art of orange.

June 24, 2013
Orange is hot. Flip through any interior design magazine and you’ll find this bold color adding a pop of energy to casual and formal spaces alike....
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Wish you were here: 9 beachy accessories.

June 12, 2013
If you’re like us, some of your greatest family memories include buckets of caramel corn from Dolle’s of Rehoboth Beach and trips to Funland for rousing games of Whac-A-Mole....
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Prepping For The Summer’s Hottest Big Reveals

June 5, 2013
With June fast approaching, many Washingtonians are thinking about weekends at the pool and vacations at the shore. For Miller & Smith Construction Superintendents, Randy Younker and Shawn Hughes, ...
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Guest blogger: Tommy, age 6

May 1, 2013
One day my mom said she wanted to go house hunting which really made me laugh cause my mom doesn't even own a bow and arrow....
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Super Times Three: Meet Our Crew At Gallery Park

April 30, 2013
Rob Hiltner, Dave Boyer and Danny Swanigan (pictured left to right) are three reasons Gallery Park is one of Clarksburg, Marylands most successful new townhome communities....
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Washington Post snaps Miller & Smith models for recent article

April 25, 2013
Recently, the Washington Post wrote an article entitled House hunters caught between new and existing homes....
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I’m not a detached 2-story with a loft but I play one on TV

April 10, 2013
You know the opening scene of The Simpsons where Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie sprint into the family room and cluster on their sofa? ...
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Is your home ready for spring?

April 2, 2013
Spring arrived on March 20, so naturally just five days later the Washington region was covered by three inches of snow. ...
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Way to go Dave.

March 20, 2013
We love getting letters from our homeowners. We know how busy people are so whenever someone takes the time to express their appreciation in writing, it means the world to us...
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Lights, camera, action, cheesesteaks, martinis and more

March 8, 2013
Wired magazine called it the coolest movie theater in the world. And Entertainment Weekly dubbed it The number one theater in America. Thats heady praise for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and excit...
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We Interrupt Sequestration For A Much Needed Smile

March 4, 2013
All this talk of automatic budget cuts, furloughs, and tax increases has left us all in desperate need of a laugh....
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Hammer. Saw. 3D printer. The tools of our trade are changing.

February 26, 2013
It wasnt that long ago that the cost of 3D printing made it only accessible to industrial design firms and manufacturers with big R&D budgets....
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Much to Woohoo about at Gallery Park.

February 19, 2013
Alex Champin has a lot to be excited about. ...
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What Happens In Vegas May Not Stay In Vegas

February 11, 2013
A group of Miller & Smith employees just returned from Las Vegas where they attended the 2013 International Builders Show hosted by the National Association of Home Builders....
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Why first time homebuyers adore Stephanie Egan

February 1, 2013
Stephanie Egan is a Miller & Smith Sales Manager at The Orchard at New Market in Frederick County, Maryland. Stephanie works hard on behalf of all of her homebuyers, but she has a special place in her...
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Infinity Islands And Beyond: 11 Great Kitchens By M&S

January 29, 2013
A great kitchen is more than the sum of its parts. Sure, the finishes, appliances and materials are critical. After all, nothing creates that instant WOW like a huge slab of granite on a center island...
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M&S 30-Minute Getaways

January 18, 2013
One of the great joys of living at Madison Crescent in Gainesville, VA is having access to amazing foods....
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Miller & Smith takes to the airwaves for One Loudoun

January 11, 2013
Dont touch that dial. Miller & Smith is kicking off 2013 with a brand new radio campaign thats now running on HOT 99.5 FM and WINK 92.5 FM....
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Tracy works for Miller & Smith, and vice versa.

January 2, 2013
Anyone who has ever worked with Tracy Lamb, Miller & Smith Sales Manager at Brambleton, knows that she has a genuine passion for her job and a special place in her heart for Miller & Smith....
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Happy Holidays in the words of a homeowner.

December 19, 2012
Every year around this time, we design a holiday greeting to send to our homeowners, friends and family. This year, our inspiration came from one of our new homeowners at The Orchard at New Market. We...
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Design + Integrity = A Winning Combination

December 17, 2012
With well over 400 design awards to our name, it would be easy to think that Miller & Smith puts design above all else....
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Chicago-inspired design is coming to One Loudoun.

December 12, 2012
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A Peek Behind Our Walls

December 5, 2012
When you buy a Miller & Smith home, you know youre getting great style and design. You can see it all around you....
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8 amazing treehouses

November 28, 2012
Every eight year-old boy or girl who ever nailed a sheet of plywood to a tree knows this unassailable truth: a fort on the ground is cool; a fort up in a tree is magical....
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Come meet Carol D’Arezzo. Then say hello to Chef Mo.

November 20, 2012
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Talk about instant gratification: Immediate Deliveries from M&S

November 13, 2012
Sure, anticipation is sweet and all, but in todays time-starved, on-demand world, nothing is sweeter than getting a brand new Miller & Smith home without the wait....
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Buying Vs. Renting: Why Trulia says it’s no contest

November 2, 2012
Naturally, you would expect a homebuilder to have a bias towards buying, so were taking our opinion out of the equation....
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Name-droppers welcome

October 30, 2012
Did you know that we have a special program that actually rewards people for all of the nice things theyre saying about us?...
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Maple Lawn’s Dynamic Duo

October 17, 2012
One of the great things about Miller & Smiths new City Lights Collection at Maple Lawn is there are now two amazing decorated models to tour. Theyve quickly become Maple Lawns must-see single famil...
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Good news homebuyers! Confidence is trending.

October 10, 2012
You cant flip through a real estate section or surf the web these days without seeing another positive article on the state of the housing market....
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Relax, Dad. Debbie’s doing great.

October 2, 2012
Meet Debbie Paschal, Community Sales Manager for Miller & Smith at The Orchard at New Market. Recently, we sat down with Debbie to ask her a few questions. Well, seven questions to be exact. Its part...
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Jim Vance is our new BFF

September 28, 2012
Okay, BFF may be a stretch but weve certainly shared a lot of photo ops and hand shakes with him over the years....
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When Life Gives You Apples.

September 26, 2012
During this fall harvest season, we wanted to pay homage to our namesake here at The Orchard at New Market and celebrate our favorite fruit. We all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Weve hea...
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Can a bathroom save your marriage?

September 18, 2012
Were no Dr. Phil but we do know a thing or two about relationships, commitment and the secret to living happily ever after....
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A walk in the closet.

September 12, 2012
Well have you believing in magic when you see the master suites at Victory Lakes. Not only are these Magic Collection townhomes impossibly large, but they boast a vast master bedroom, including his a...
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