More Homes Sold, Fewer Available

2017-03-02_11-47-28via The New York Times – According to data from the National Association of Realtors, the number of existing homes sold in 2016 was the highest in a decade: 5.45 million single-family houses, townhouses, condominiums and co-ops were sold, up 3.8 percent from 5.25 million in 2015. The previous high, in 2006, was 6.48 million.

All but the least expensive homes (those priced up to $100,000) showed an increase in sales, with the greatest gains for homes priced between $250,000 and $500,000.

Not surprisingly, by the end of 2016 the number of existing homes for sale had dropped 6.3 percent compared with a year earlier, to 1.65 million — the lowest number since the National Association of Realtors began tracking that figure in 1999. Coupled with rising interest rates, that could make buying a home more challenging in 2017.

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90% of Current Townhome Phase Now Sold at The Meadows at Panther Valley in Allamuchy Twp.

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THE MEADOWS AT PANTHER VALLEY, NEW COLLECTION OF TOWNHOMES BY BAKER RESIDENTIAL.

ALLAMUCHY, NJ – More than 90% of the townhomes in the current housing phase at The Meadows at Panther Valley are now sold, a strong testament to the incredible value, upscale designs and ideal suburban location offered at the Allamuchy Township community.

While the available inventory might be dwindling, some of the best buying opportunities still remain, according to Baker Residential, which is developing The Meadows at Panther Valley in this popular Warren County neighborhood.  Two of the most sought-after three-bedroom townhomes – the Willowick and Hillcrest – are available with immediate “Quick Move-In Dates”.

“The Willowick and Hillcrest are ideal for homebuyers who want to move-in right after the New Year,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Baker Residential’s Director of Sales and Marketing.  “The homes are equipped with a long list of modern interior features and luxury appointments.  They also provide a type of care-free environment many are seeking during the cold winter month by eliminating several maintenance tasks such as snow shoveling. It’s the perfect combination.”

Four townhome designs are offered at The Meadows at Panther Valley, priced from just $294,900.  Homes boast a long list of upgraded features provided in the base price, including gourmet-inspired kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, one- and two car garages and master suites with volume ceilings, walk-in closets and full baths. Residences reflect the natural beauty of Panther Valley, which is defined by rolling hills and heavily wooded terrain. Each townhome building combines design elements with country-inspired details to create streetscapes of enormous grace and flair.  Continue reading “90% of Current Townhome Phase Now Sold at The Meadows at Panther Valley in Allamuchy Twp.”

Baker Residential’s Carolinas Division Receives Prestigious Avid Diamond Award

2016-09-01_14-29-17Baker Residential once again finds its name on a list of top homebuilders in North America.   The company’s Carolinas Division recently received the Avid Diamond Award Custom/Small Volume Builders  when Avid Ratings announced the winners of the 13th annual Avid Awards.   The prestigious awards recognize homebuilders scoring highest with their customers on home buying experience surveys. The 2016 Avid Awards are the largest award program in North America recognizing customer satisfaction in homebuilding.   The Avid Awards are regarded as a trusted benchmark of customer service performance in the homebuilding industry. Avid Ratings has long been at the forefront of the industry in bringing transparency of builder performance to consumers by consumers since 1992.

 Read official announcement and list of winners here

Baker Residential to Conduct Tours of New Oakmont Model This Weekend at the Meadows at Panther Valley

Mt. Ridge Ext 2 SMALLALLAMUCHY, NJ – Baker Residential will conduct special tours of a fully furnished model home this weekend at The Meadows at Panther Valley, the upscale townhome community rising in this privately-gated Allamuchy Township neighborhood.

Interested prospects will be able to tour a newly-decorated three-bedroom Oakmont model at the community from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14th and Sunday, June 15th.

Priced from the low-$320,000s, the Oakmont vividly illustrates the incredible value offered in homes at The Meadows featuring a number high-end features and designer appointments included in the base price.  The spacious Oakmont floorplan boasts 2,535 square-feet of luxurious living space with two-car garage, finished recreation room, hardwood flooring throughout the entire first floor, gourmet kitchen and lavish master bedroom suite.

“Buyers have been anxiously awaiting the debut of this model home,” says Brett Tinney, Vice President of Sales for Baker Residential.  “We expect a very spirited weekend as interested prospects rush to visit this community to tour this residence.”

More than 70% of the residences in the current townhome phase at The Meadows have been sold.  As a result, the remaining homesites in the current phase have been released for sale to accommodate strong demand.

Priced from the $290,000s, three-and four-bedroom homes at The Meadows boast 2,200 to 2,900 square feet.  Upgraded standard features in the residences include gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, one- and two-car garages and master suites with volume ceilings, hardwood floors on the entire first floor, walk-in closets, full baths and finished basement recreation rooms.

The Meadows also offers the advantage of a complete lifestyle package thanks to its location in an established community where many of the recreational amenities are already complete.  Found within the striking Panther Valley community are world class recreational amenities, including two sparkling lakes, three beautiful pools, a wealth of tennis and basketball courts, tot lots and multi-purpose fields.  Additionally, the 18-hole Panther Valley Golf & Country Club located within the gated Panther Valley community is available on a membership basis.

The Meadows homeowners will also appreciate the community’s convenient location, which offers a quick trip to an array of business, cultural and entertainment opportunities in nearby Hackettstown and throughout northern New Jersey.   Major transportation options are minutes away, including Routes 10, 15, 80, 517 and 287, as well as commuter train and bus stops to New York City.

If its outdoor recreation residents seek, The Meadows is in the heart of one of New Jersey’s natural havens.  The community lies in the shadows of the Allamuchy and Stephens Mountains, while the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap is nearby where fishing, boating, camping, kayaking and more can be found.

Shopping, fine dining and entertainment are also close at hand at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, which features several national retailers and department stores.  Local shops and boutiques can also be found in Hackettstown, historic downtown Morristown and Parsippany.

The Meadows sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For additional information, please contact Sales Representative Ashley Young at 908-852-0016 or visit us at http://www.themeadowsatpanthervalley.com/.

About Baker Residential

With over 50 years of experience, Baker Residential has been dedicated to bringing quality construction, premiere customer service and detailed design to each and every home. As one of the most respected homebuilders in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and the Carolina’s, Baker Residential’s primary goal is absolute customer satisfaction.

Homes built by Baker Residential raise the bar for luxury and value in today’s market by offering “A Difference You Can See” with a long list designer amenities, features and appointments included as standard features that allow buyers to clearly distinguish just how much home they are receiving for their money.

Baker Residential’s Meadows At Mountain Ridge Set To Grand Open Four Model Homes This Weekend

Mt. Ridge Ext 2 SMALLALLAMUCHY, N.J – The Meadows at Mountain Ridge, a new collection of upscale townhomes being developed by Baker Residential in Allamuchy Township, will grand open four professionally-decorated model homes this weekend (Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st).

Included in the new model residences are some of the community’s most popular design, including the Hillcrest, Oakmont, Augusta and Sherwood. The homes vividly illustrate the spacious and well-appointed interior designs which have already generated strong preview sales at The Meadows, according to Brett Tinney, Vice President of Sales for Baker Residential, which is introducing The Meadows in the sought-after Panther Valley neighborhood.

“Our goal for The Meadows was to create homes that provided all the luxury appointments today’s homebuyers expect at prices that were still affordable for young couples, growing families, first-time homebuyers and more,” says Mr. Tinney. “Judging by the sales success in our VIP phase, we’re confident we’ve achieved this goal.

“Homebuyers impressed by the large number of interior features we’ve included in our purchase prices have been quick to make their decision to reserve home at this community. Now that visitors have the opportunity to tour our models, we fully expect sales to accelerate even further as interested buyers see the value of these homes for themselves. ”

The Meadows follows the same recipe for success Baker Residential has utilized at many of its fast selling communities in the New York Metropolitan area. Homes will incorporate a long list of designer features, such as gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, one- and two-car garages and master suites with volume ceilings and full baths.

Meadows at Panther Valley will feature upscale and spacious three- and four- bedroom designs, including an exciting new floorplan with first-floor master bedroom suite.

Priced from $296,990, homes at The Meadows will offer from 2,100 to 2,800 square feet of luxurious living space. Four well-conceptualized floorplans will be offered to appeal to a wide range of homebuyers at The Meadows. Residences will be designed to reflect the natural beauty of Warren County’s Panther Valley, which is defined by mountainous views and heavily wooded terrain. Each townhome building will combine design elements with country-inspired details to create streetscapes of enormous grace and flair.

Found within the striking Panther Valley community are world class recreational amenities, including two sparkling lakes, three beautiful pools, a wealth of tennis and basketball courts, tot lots and multi-purpose fields. Additionally, the 18-hole Panther Valley Golf & Country Club located within the gated Panther Valley community is available on a membership-only basis.

The Meadows homeowners will also appreciate the community’s convenient location, which offers a quick trip to an array of business, cultural and entertainment opportunities in nearby Hackettstown and throughout northern New Jersey. Major transportation options are minutes away, including Routes 10, 80, 287 and 78, as well as commuter train and bus stops and the George Washington Bridge.

“If its outdoor recreation they seek, The Meadows is in the heart of one of New Jersey’s natural havens,” Mr. Tinney indicates. “The community lies in the shadows of the Allamuchy and Stephens Mountains, while the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap is nearby where fishing, boating, camping, kayaking and more can be found.“

Shopping, fine dining and entertainment are also close at hand at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, which features several national retailers and department stores. Local shops and boutiques can also be found in Hackettstown, historic downtown Morristown and Parsippany.

The Meadows sales office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, please call 908-852-0016 or visiting www.themeadowsatpanthervalley.com.

About Baker Residential

With over 50 years of experience, Baker Residential has been dedicated to bringing quality construction, premiere customer service and detailed design to each and every home. As one of the most respected homebuilders in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and the Carolina’s, Baker Residential’s primary goal is absolute customer satisfaction.

Homes built by Baker Residential raise the bar for luxury and value in today’s market by offering “A Difference You Can See” with a long list designer amenities, features and appointments included as standard features that allow buyers to clearly distinguish just how much home they are receiving for their money.

VIP APPOINTMENTS FILLING UP FAST AT MEADOWS AT PANTHER VALLEY

Mt. Ridge Ext 2 SMALL ALLAMUCHY, N.J – Excited prospects are rushing to schedule their VIP appointment and be one of the first to preview The Meadows at Panther Valley, a new collection of upscale townhomes rising in this popular Allamuchy Township.

Enormous interest has already been shown since Baker Residential – the community’s developer – began inviting interested homebuyers to view the neighborhood earlier this spring. At first glance, visitors have been extremely impressed by the tremendous value created in the three- and four-bedroom townhomes thanks to the large number of designer options included in the purchase price.

In addition to being one of the first to experience the community, VIP buyers are afforded the opportunity to purchase at special pre-construction prices and will have preferred choice of location and design before the homes are released to the general public. Townhomes at The Meadows are initially priced from the low-$300,000s.

“Homebuyers have been anxiously looking forward to their opportunity to view the floorplans, renderings and the distinct suburban environment offered at this neighborhood,” says Brett Tinney, Vice President of Sales for Baker Residential.

“As a result, we’ve filled our schedule of appointments from the day we announced our Preview Opening. The remarkable interest shows no signs of slowing down, meaning those interested in participating in the VIP period should quickly add their name to the list.”

To participate in the preview opening at The Meadows, interested prospects can add their name to the VIP List by calling Ashley Young at 908-852-0016 or visiting www.themeadowsatpanthervalley.com.

The Meadows will follow the same formula for success Baker Residential has utilized at many of its fast selling communities in the New York Metropolitan area. Homes will incorporate a long list of designer features, such as gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, one- and two-car garages and master suites with volume ceilings and full baths, to create unmatched value in the housing marketplace.

Meadows at Panther Valley will feature upscale and spacious three- and four- bedroom designs, including an exciting new floorplan with first-floor master bedroom suite.

Homes at The Meadows will offer from 2,100 to 2,800 square feet of luxurious living space. Four well-conceptualized floorplans will be offered to appeal to a wide range of homebuyers at The Meadows. Residences will be designed to reflect the natural beauty of Warren County’s Panther Valley, which is defined by mountainous views and heavily wooded terrain. Each townhome building will combine design elements with country-inspired details to create streetscapes of enormous grace and flair.

Found within the striking Panther Valley community are world class recreational amenities, including two sparkling lakes, three beautiful pools, a wealth of tennis and basketball courts, tot lots and multi-purpose fields. Additionally, the 18-hole Panther Valley Golf & Country Club located within the gated Panther Valley community is available on a membership-only basis.

The Meadows homeowners will also appreciate the community’s convenient location, which offers a quick trip to an array of business, cultural and entertainment opportunities in nearby Hackettstown and throughout northern New Jersey. Major transportation options are minutes away, including Routes 10, 80, 287 and 78, as well as commuter train and bus stops and the George Washington Bridge.

“If its outdoor recreation they seek, The Meadows is in the heart of one of New Jersey’s natural havens,” Mr. Tinney indicates. “The community lies in the shadows of the Allamuchy and Stephens Mountains, while the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap is nearby where fishing, boating, camping, kayaking and more can be found.“

Shopping, fine dining and entertainment are also close at hand at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, which features several national retailers and department stores. Local shops and boutiques can also be found in Hackettstown, historic downtown Morristown and Parsippany.

The Meadows sales office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

About Baker Residential

With over 50 years of experience, Baker Residential has been dedicated to bringing quality construction, premiere customer service and detailed design to each and every home. As one of the most respected homebuilders in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and the Carolina’s, Baker Residential’s primary goal is absolute customer satisfaction.

Homes built by Baker Residential raise the bar for luxury and value in today’s market by offering “A Difference You Can See” with a long list designer amenities, features and appointments included as standard features that allow buyers to clearly distinguish just how much home they are receiving for their money

ANXIOUS HOMEBUYERS FILL UP VIP WAIT LIST FOR EXCLUSIVE TOWNHOME NEIGHBORHOOD IN PANTHER VALLEY, N.J.

Mt. Ridge Ext. SMALLALLAMUCHY, N.J – The public has responded strongly to last month’s announcement by Baker Residential that it is accepting names for a priority wait list for Panther Valley’s Meadows at Mountain Ridge, a new townhome neighborhood in this popular Allamuchy Township community.

By adding their name to the growing VIP list, interested prospects will be provided advanced information on the community, including floorplans, renderings and more. More importantly, VIP buyers will be afforded the first opportunities to purchase at special pre-construction prices and will have preferred choice of location and design before the homes are released to the general public.

The Meadows will follow the same formula for success Baker Residential has utilized at many of its fast selling communities in the New York Metropolitan area. Homes will incorporate a long list of designer features, such as gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, one- and two-car garages and master suites with volume ceilings and full baths, to create unmatched value in the housing marketplace.

“We’ve already received numerous inquiries from people who recognize the unique opportunity here to purchase a townhome loaded with upscale appointments, yet priced well within their budget,” notes Brett Tinney, Vice President of Sales at Baker Residential. “As a result, we expect to have an extensive VIP List by the time we open preview sales in just a few weeks.”

Meadows at Mountain Ridge will feature upscale and spacious three- and four- bedroom designs, including an exciting new floorplan with first-floor master bedroom suite. Initial prices will start from the $290,000s. To add their name to the VIP List, interested prospects can call 908-852-0016 or visit http://meadowsatmountainridge.com.com.

Homes at The Meadows will offer from 2,100 to 2,800 square feet of luxurious living space. Four well-conceptualized floorplans will be offered to appeal to a wide range of homebuyers at The Meadows. Residences will be designed to reflect the natural beauty of Warren County’s Panther Valley, which is defined by mountainous views and heavily wooded terrain. Each townhome building will combine design elements with country-inspired details to create streetscapes of enormous grace and flair.

Found within the striking Panther Valley community are world class recreational amenities, including two sparkling lakes, three beautiful pools, a wealth of tennis and basketball courts, tot lots and multi-purpose fields. Additionally, the 18-hole Panther Valley Golf & Country Club located within the gated Panther Valley community is available on a membership-only basis.

The Meadows homeowners will also appreciate the community’s convenient location, which offers a quick trip to an array of business, cultural and entertainment opportunities in nearby Hackettstown and throughout northern New Jersey. Major transportation options are minutes away, including Routes 10, 80, 287 and 78, as well as commuter train and bus stops and the George Washington Bridge.

“If its outdoor recreation they seek, The Meadows is in the heart of one of New Jersey’s natural havens,” Mr. Tinney indicates. “The community lies in the shadows of the Allamuchy and Stephens Mountains, while the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap is nearby where fishing, boating, camping, kayaking and more can be found.“

Shopping, fine dining and entertainment are also close at hand at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, which features several national retailers and department stores. Local shops and boutiques can also be found in Hackettstown, historic downtown Morristown and Parsippany.

For additional information about The Meadows, please call 908-852-0016 or go to visit http://meadowsatmountainridge.com.com. The community’s sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Baker Residential

With over 50 years of experience, Baker Residential has been dedicated to bringing quality construction, premiere customer service and detailed design to each and every home. As one of the most respected homebuilders in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, Baker Residential’s primary goal is absolute customer satisfaction.

Homes built by Baker Residential raise the bar for luxury and value in today’s market by offering “A Difference You Can See” with a long list designer amenities, features and appointments included as standard features that allow buyers to clearly distinguish just how much home they are receiving for their money.