Looking to Purchase A New Home? Why Fall is The Best Time to Move

You may know that spring is the most popular house-hunting season, with all of the open houses and new home construction popping up. At Miller & Smith, our new homes are being built year-round to give you the best options for you and your family when the timing is right. Contrary to popular belief, the fall season is the perfect time to move into a new home, and below are just a few reasons why!

More options – While spring is known as the most popular season to look for a new home or even purchase one, summer is the most popular season to move because kids and school employees are on summer vacation. Since many homebuyers aim to move before the school year starts, the fall season means less competition for you and more inventory to choose from, including an array of brand new immediate delivery homes!

It’s all about you – Movers, decorators, etc., are usually busiest during the summer since, as we have stated, this is typically the busiest moving season.  Purchasing a new home in the fall means that you won’t have to wait as long for service providers to assist in helping you complete your new Miller & Smith home. You will be at the top of the priority list!

End-of-year sales – According to Trulia.com, “In particular, September is a great time for buying carpet and paint. October means lawn mowers go on sale, and appliances and cookware are cheaper in November.” This time of year is ideal for purchasing everything you will need for your new home, whether it is décor, or kitchenware! Luckily, all new Miller & Smith homes come fully equipped with incredible appliances and most are EnergyStar, which means one less thing to worry about! 

All about timing – Aim to move before winter hits, because winter weather can be very unpredictable and throw off or even delay your moving process. Also, the holiday season can be a very busy time of year, so moving into your new home before then will ensure that you are less stressed when the holidays roll around. 

Possible tax breaks – In a recent article from Trulia.com, David Hyrck, a New York tax advisor, stated, “Property tax and mortgage interest are both deductions you can take for your whole year’s worth of income, even if you closed on your home in December.” Who doesn’t want to save a bit of money when it comes to taxes? Purchasing a new home in an ‘off’ season like fall could help you save even more money.

If you are ready for a brand new Miller & Smith home for you and your family, visit our website to learn more about all of our new home communities and homes that are move-in ready now!

Sources: http://www.trulia.comhttp://www.realtor.com

Townhomes: The Perfect Entry Level Home or If You’re Looking to Downsize

If you’re in the market for a new home, there are many options to consider, such as location, price, and style. At Miller & Smith, not only do we have new single-family homes available, but we are also expanding our brand new townhome communities in amazing locations. Continue reading below to discover the many benefits of owning a brand new townhome, why many homeowners love them, and where you can purchase a new townhome from Miller & Smith!

In more recent years, townhomes have made a huge comeback in the new home market. These homes are perfect for entry-level homebuyers and millennials who are tired of paying the high rent costs, in addition to those who are looking to downsize. Townhomes are also a great alternative to higher priced single-family homes because they still provide the same feel with other added benefits. There are many reasons that families choose to purchase new townhomes as opposed to single-family homes in the market today, and here are just a few!

·      Ideal locations: New townhomes from Miller & Smith are conveniently located near, and often times within walking distance, of popular shopping, dining, and recreation, while still being far enough from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

·      Less maintenance: Townhomes offer many of the same benefits as single-family homes without a ton of maintenance like exterior upkeep and yard work, so you can spend more time relaxing in your new home. 

·      Comparable to single-family homes: New townhomes from Miller & Smith offer the same number of bedrooms and bathrooms as many single-family homes, in addition to modern, open floor plans and garages. 

·      Sense of community: Shared community features and amenities create a social environment where your new neighbors quickly turn into friends and there are plenty of opportunities to connect with your community.  


Evermont Trace at Brambleton

Here at Miller & Smith, we currently offer brand new townhomes at Signal Hill Station in Manassas, VA, and will be expanding our townhome communities to Brambleton, VA, and Frederick, MD. Brand new townhomes from Miller & Smith provide stunning architecture with contemporary floor plans and design options for today’s living! To view immediate delivery townhomes available now at Signal Hill Station in Manassas, VA, visit millerandsmith.com/immediate-delivery-homes/.

For more information on our townhome offerings in Virginia and Maryland, visit millerandsmith.com and make sure to sign up for updates on all of our new home communities here: https://www.millerandsmith.com/sign-community-updates/.

Sources: http://realtormag.realtor.orghttps://www.newhomesource.com

Miller & Smith: Setting the Gold Standard in Homebuilding

While homebuilding might not qualify as a designated sport in the upcoming “Summer Games,” you might be surprised how much we have in common with those competing internationally this week. Whether it’s a commitment to excellence that’s second to none or setting the gold standard in our industry, we celebrate what it takes to make dreams a reality, both at home and abroad!

Discipline: The Regime of Champions

Dreams of glory often drive individuals to become world-class athletes. But those athletes need a lot more — including dedication, time and sweat — to become topnotch competitors. Michael Phelps, for instance, swam nearly 50 miles a week and consumes a staggering 12,000 calories a day, all to build and maintain a peak physical form for the games.

Miller & Smith applies a similar discipline to its own daily business. Just as world-class athletes, we follow a strict series of steps to create incredible homes that stand the test of time. We also put quality building materials into our properties to deliver the greatest possible structural integrity and energy — think of these as the home equivalent to a healthy diet. What else is included in our regime? Outstanding weatherization systems, well-insulated roofs for proper ventilation, and specially engineered plumbing fixtures that enable cleaner water and better conservation. Take care of your body (and your home) and it will take care of you.


In 1981, an 18-year-old Doug Smith told his father, co-founder Gordon Smith, that he wanted to join the family business, Gordon famously responded by telling him to get back to him whenever he turned 30.

What happened over those next 12 years is akin to the intense persistence needed to develop into a world-class athlete. Doug kept his eye on the prize, went to college, received an MBA from Harvard, and developed his professional muscles into solid skills through experience working for Procter and Gamble and real estate firm, Jones Lang LaSalle. When he finally made it to Miller & Smith, he had to work his way up from the warranty department, and only ten years later reached his goal of becoming the company’s president and CEO.

That level of persistence builds great athletes, and great careers. It has also played a huge role in helping us make it through the industry’s highs and lows over the decades — from massive interest rates to depressions to booms to busts to the recessions that follow —Miller & Smith continues to come out on top every time.

Setting the Gold Standard

Remember when gymnast, Kerri Strug went on to gloriously win the gold in the 1996 summer games? After a devastating ankle injury, the world watched with bated breath as Kerri hurdled down the runway, tumbled over the vault and stuck her very best tumbling pass. One moment changed everything — Kerri went on to win the gold, led the USA Women’s team to victory and cemented an iconic moment in history of the summer games.

At Miller & Smith, we may not have twisted a ligament to win an award, but we frequently experience the thrill of wowing more than 20,000 homebuyers in over 120 communities and earning 400+ awards for design and construction excellence along the way.

With an intense attention to detail in our designs, discipline in our daily business and a perseverance that never quits, we enjoy creating an experience where one moment and one visit can change everything.