Actions to Take Now if You’re Planning to Buy a Home in 2018

Going through the process of purchasing a new home can take a long amount of time or a short amount of time depending on how quickly you find what you are looking for. If you start the process ahead of time, you will make it easier on yourself and your family when the serious searching begins.  Here are a few ways you can prepare if you are planning to purchase a home in 2018!


Figure out your wants, don’t-wants, and negotiables

These are not things you necessarily have to decide right away, but it’s good to talk to your family and discuss the things you want collectively. Important factors like the location of your home and your budget can determine where you start to look and you can continue to narrow it down from there. Other decisions like specific homesite, home style, and design options will come later, but focus on other factors first.


Talk to our sales managers

We pride ourselves in making sure we have the most approachable and helpful sales managers at each of our new home communities. If you are unsure about what you are looking for, it is our job to help make home buying decisions easier for you and your family. Once you have a basic idea of the location you want and the type of home you are looking for, be sure to schedule an appointment!


Organize your finances

Being organized before purchasing a new home will save a lot of time throughout the process, and will give you the advantage of knowing your financial status ahead of time. Take a look at your credit score and credit history, do your best not to open new credit cards, browse around for a mortgage lender, or even meet with a financial consultant. Any steps you take now for getting your finances in check will help out when the time comes to purchase a home.


Keep tabs on mortgage rates

The constantly changing market of real estate, along with shifts in the government, has mortgage rates changing all of the time. While the lowest rates for 2017 were seen in August, the changes are sometimes very difficult to predict and will vary from year to year. Towards the end of this year and in the beginning of 2018, stay informed about what is going on and things that may affect interest rates in the housing market on or other credible resources.


Don’t go overboard during the holidays

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends, but also to set goals for the upcoming year. If purchasing a home is one of your goals, give yourself a break this holiday season and take it easy on the spending or vacations. Think of DIY gifts and bring back “it’s the thought that counts”, plan a staycation in your hometown instead of jetting off to somewhere warm, and even ask for money/gift cards instead of the new boots you wanted. When the New Year rolls around, you’ll have a head start.


Even if you’re not looking to purchase a home right now, browsing doesn’t hurt, right? Head on over to our website at to look at all of our new homes and communities in Virginia and Maryland!




Benefits of An Immediate Delivery Home at Cayden Ridge

These days, it’s all about speed and getting things done quickly. Fast food, fast WiFi, you name it. If you’re looking to move into a new home quickly, enter Miller & Smith at Cayden Ridge in Manassas, VA. We have beautiful homes ready for you right now, in a great family active community. Cayden Ridge currently has not 1, not 2, but 3 immediate delivery homes for you to choose from! Check out some of the benefits of purchasing an immediate delivery home at Cayden Ridge.


New Neighborhood


One of the most important parts of finding a new home is the community where you’ll be living. Buying an immediate delivery home at Cayden Ridge eliminates the guesswork involved with building a new home from the ground up. You’ll know where your home is located, who your neighbors are, and you’ll be able to see exactly what it looks like before you buy! In addition, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the amenities Cayden Ridge has to offer right away. We’re located directly adjacent to Signal Hill Park, which includes athletic fields, picnic areas, playgrounds and even the Signal Bay Waterpark.




Tired of searching for the perfect location for your new home? An immediate delivery home at Cayden Ridge takes the stress out of finding a new home that is convenient to work, in a great school district, and close to popular shopping and dining options. Your work commute is made easier with quick, convenient access to Route 28, Prince William Parkway and a VRE station located less than a mile from Cayden Ridge. If you want to pick up some delicious food on your way home, you’re just minutes from several shopping centers with favorites such as Chipotle and Chick Fil A, and Harris Teeter is also right down the road for all of your grocery shopping needs.


Home Options


Buying an immediate delivery home at Cayden Ridge doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on the features you want. Miller & Smith is excited to offer 3 different homes available for immediate delivery at Cayden Ridge: one Hedgebrook home model and two Windchase homes. Each home has been designed with you and your family in mind, featuring open floor plans that allow you to get dinner ready while keeping an eye on the kids and their homework. Check out some of our favorite features of each immediate delivery home at Cayden Ridge:


  • The Hedgebrook on Homesite 58: With over 3,100 square feet of space, this Hedgebrook is perfect for your growing family. Move into this home and enjoy stunning kitchen features, a gas fireplace, a rear extension and more. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2-car garage, 3,170 sq. ft.
  • The Windchase on Homesite 57: Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a 2-car garage, and over 3,500 square feet, this home is sure to please any family looking for a spacious yet stylish abode.
  • The Windchase on Homesite 59: This home features a warm and inviting foyer with hardwood flooring leading into the kitchen and seamlessly transitioning into the bright morning room. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2-car garage, 3,504 sq. ft.


Now that you’ve heard about our immediate delivery home options at Cayden Ridge, it’s time to make your move! Learn more about Miller & Smith homes at Cayden Ridge online.