I just stopped by to see Todd Shea over at the Gulick Group model home in Brambleton to see what was going on with Gulick, their homes, base prices and lots. I was pleasantly surprised after learning about Gulick's new lower base prices, incentives, revised products and available lots – many of which back to water.
Base prices on their Garden Terrace series (3-car garage) have been reduced as following:
- The Hampton model – was $884,900 – now $769,500
- The Townsend model - was $914,900 – now $799,500
Base prices on their New American series (2-car garage) have been reduced as following:
- The Brentwood model - was $797,900 – now $677,500 or $727,500 (depending on section)
- The Ashcroft model – was $842,900 – now $699,500 or $749,500 (depending on section)
Gulick is offering $30,000 in free options and $10,000 in closing costs (regardless of lender-a huge plus). Considering Gulick homes come standard with a lot of the things other builders consider "options", that $30,000 can go a loooooong way.
For example, 4-sides brick, granite countertops in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, high-quality double-hung windows, 42" cabinets, hardwood, etc., are all standard.
One way you could use that $30,000 is to finish off the rec room, full bath and game room in the basement. Or you could upgrade all the appliances in the kitchen for $3,800, put granite in the bathrooms for $1,200, upgrade the padding and put tile in the laundry room for a few thousand, etc.
The point is that you don't need to spend a lot of money on options because Gulick homes come loaded to begin with. So basically, you could put in some really nice options and not even spend more than the base price.
The only place where you may have to spend a bit more is on the lots that back to the water – they're $20,000 more than the lots that back to other homes. Twelve out of the fourteen lots that back to the water have walk-out basements (the other two are walk-ups). Though the non-water lots don't have walk-out basements, their lots are slightly bigger.
The one thing Gulick also did was revise some of the models so that you could get either a front load OR rear load garage – something not previously available. This gives you more options as far as which model you can put on which lot.
Delivery dates are 7 to 8 months (Gulick is good about staying on schedule). The Earnest Money Deposit needed to move forward is $60,000 which can be given to them all at once or broken up into 2 or 3 equal payments over 30 to 60 days.
If you're looking to move within 30 to 60 days (or less), Gulick does have a fully loaded Ashcroft model which backs to the water available for immediate delivery. It's priced in the mid $900K's.
If you're interested in taking a look at the model home, speaking with Todd or getting more information about Gulick and/or Brambleton, send me an email or call me – danilo.bogdanovic (at) gmail (dot) com – 703.582.6900 (cell). I'm well versed in the ins and outs of new construction and the various builders in Loudoun, as well as how to get the best deal possible.
P.S. If you're interested in Gulick "resales" on the market, let me know. There are currently 3 Gulick resales on the market in Brambleton ranging from $859,500 to $1,199,000. They can go quickly if priced correctly - one Gulick resale on Minerva Dr just went under contract the other day after only 6 (six) days on the market. It was listed for $649,900 (bank-owned) and it received 7 offers before it was pulled off the market so that the bank could pick one of the offers.