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How to Become A Homeowner By Leveraging Your Tax Return

The beginning of the year is stressful for many because it’s tax season. Not only is it incredibly tedious to answer a seemingly endless questionnaire, but there are two primary outcomes. The less desirable outcome is that you could owe the government money. However, it feels like a little reward when you get a refund.

How you spend (or ...

The Best of Brunswick Crossing: Our Favorite Local Spots

Brunswick Crossing is located at the crossroads of three states. The community sits in Maryland, home to the Chesapeake Bay and Old Bay seasoning. To the west is the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. To the south are rolling hills and bustling cities of Northern Virginia. And we can’t forget the capital city of Washington, D.C.

These ...

Spring Into Action: A Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners

It’s that time of year again when we come out of hibernation to bright sunshine and blooming flowers. The warming temperatures have us throwing open our windows, getting outside, and seizing the longer days. With the mild weather, now is the best time to tackle our yearly spring maintenance list.

But why is maintenance so essential, and ...

8 Elite Ideas for Hosting a March Madness Party

Spring always gets us excited to cheer on our favorite college basketball teams as they enter one of the biggest sporting tournaments of the year. Whether you’re rooting for the favored team or the underdog, it’s even more fun to cheer alongside friends and family.

If you’re hosting a

5 Reasons To Fall in Love With Lennar at Brunswick Crossing

After much deliberation, you have decided that your next home will be a new build. You may be excited but nervous about the road ahead. After all, home building is no simple process. The fun of choosing from models and optional features is balanced by the stress of finding the right community, selling your current home, and financing your new ...

8 Questions to Ask During a Model Home Tour

You’ve taken time out of your busy schedule to tour a model home; it’s time to make the most of your trip. Touring a model is essential in the new home-buying process. Not only does it allow you to envision yourself living in a similar house, but it also gives you the chance to get answers not found online.

Whether you're curious about ...

6 Tips for Creating a Cozy Winter Home

Whether you view it as a blessing or a curse, Maryland experiences all four seasons. Summer is hot, spring and fall are chilly, but winter is icy. When the temperature drops and the days remain short, we tend to hide away in the comfort of our homes.

If you want to fend off the cold while we hibernate for the winter, try stimulating the ...

Best Time to Buy a House in Maryland

You’re ready to start a new chapter by buying a new house. Your heart—or your job—is calling you to the small state nestled between the ocean and Appalachian mountains. Maryland is a diverse area filled with rich history, beautiful scenery, and delicious seafood.

Whether you’re from the area or not, you may be wondering about the best ...

Best Housewarming Gift Ideas for Couples | Brunswick Crossing

Moving into a new home together is a huge decision to make for a couple. It’s both exciting and overwhelming. Housewarming gifts are the perfect gesture for stressed movers who are coordinating an endless to-do list.

Couples moving in together have a lot of work ahead of them—especially when it comes to their belongings. It’s not as ...

Top Eco-Friendly Appliances for Your Home | Brunswick Crossing

Electrical appliances have been making our lives easier for centuries. It seems every year there is a new invention that is more convenient for our everyday life. Yet, we still have strides to take when it comes to another key factor: eco-friendliness.

Everyone has a part to play in keeping our planet healthy. If you’re ready to protect ...

Top Must Haves for Moving Into a New Home | Brunswick Crossing

When moving into a new home, you’re likely juggling several tasks all at once; and your to-do list can feel miles long. You’re cleaning, repairing, selling, securing, planning, researching, packing, and so on. And you may be doing all this with kids or pets running around.

How to Help Pets Settle Into Your New Home | Brunswick Crossing

A new home is both exciting and nerve-wracking on all members of the family. Parents have to coordinate the entire process and kids have to adapt to a new home. But, what about your pets? They can be just as anxious about moving as you ...

5 Proven Ways to Build Your Credit Score | Brunswick Crossing

You're ready to buy a new build home and obtaining a mortgage is a crucial step in the purchasing process. To obtain a mortgage, you must meet several requirements. We’re going to focus on one of those requirements— the credit score.


Why You Should Live in a Neighborhood with an HOA

Imagine you’re visiting your friend for a housewarming party. As you pull into their community, there are tidy and well-maintained houses lining the streets. The landscaping is immaculate, kids are playing on a playground, and neighbors are out walking their dogs and socializing. This is all thanks to a homeowner’s association (HOA).

An ...

7 Tips to Prepare for Moving Day

Moving day might be soon approaching and you still don’t feel as though you’re ready. You may be just as nervous as excited. After all, it’s a day with a lot of…moving parts. When you’re juggling so much at once, things can get overwhelming.

Certain challenges may arise but fear not! Setting a proper plan in place will minimize the ...

Make a Newly Built House Feel Like Home | Brunswick Crossing

You’ve been overseeing the construction of your new build home for months. Now, it’s finally time to get your fresh start and move in. As excited as you may be for your new house, the first month may feel foreign and a bit weird. It can ...

8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal to Your House | Brunswick Crossing

First impressions are crucial in just about every aspect of life. It’s no less important when it comes to selling your home. More often than not, your home’s exterior is the first thing a potential buyer will see. It will set the tone for the rest of their experience as they explore the rest of the house.

Curb appeal refers to the ...

Safely Host an Open House During COVID-19 | Brunswick Crossing

For those selling a home during the COVID-19 pandemic, new challenges to making a sale disrupted many aspects of the process. Any occasion that could bring people together indoors was unsafe, so traditions like open houses were heavily limited by state and local restrictions. 

Now, isolation measures mandated mask-wearing and ...

Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home | Brunswick Crossing

New construction offers advantages over buying existing homes, including customization, modern amenities, and often competitive pricing. With these advantages comes a process that is distinct from buying a resale property. 

If you aren’t thorough, however, these advantages can be lost. Fear not! By avoiding these big mistakes for ...

11 Steps to Buying a New Build Home

If you’re in the market for buying a home, new build homes can be an enticing option. From the start, buying one has its own process that makes it distinct from buying an existing home with increased control over the look and feel of your house and access to the latest materials. 

How To Prepare for a Power Outage

Most of the time, you won’t know when the power is going to go out. Nor will you know when it’s going to come back. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. customers experienced over eight hours of power ...

How To Create Family Traditions in Your New Home

Moving into a new home is exciting and presents the perfect opportunity to start building new memories with your family. Family traditions are an excellent way to make your new home feel like home, whether you’re bringing existing traditions or starting new ones. To help you get started, we’ve compiled some tips and ideas for creating ...

Should You Remodel Your House or Buy a New Build Home?

You’ve been living in your current home for years now, but one thing is apparent: It doesn't quite fill the bill anymore. Maybe your family has grown since you bought it or maybe those stairs are getting more difficult to climb.

How To Take Care of a Community Garden Plot | Brunswick Crossing

Spring is here, which means it’s planting season! Imagine the crunch of fresh lettuce in your salad or deliciously ripe tomatoes in your pasta dish. Imagine a beautiful vase of flowers sitting on your dining room table. All of this is possible thanks to the little plot you have in your community garden.

Build Your Dream Home 101: Choosing a Floor Plan

A new build house offers all the flexibility to design a space that fits your lifestyle. You get to decide what your dream home will look like at every stage, from the lot it’s built upon to the

6 Easy Tips for a Spring Cleaning Fresh Start | Brunswick Crossing

Spring is the time of year where we come out of hibernation to welcome warm weather, sunny skies and blooming flowers. As we take a look around the house that we’ve been bundled up in for the past few months, we begin to realize the ways we can improve the space and may even find ourselves compulsively sweeping or organizing.

Build Your Dream Home 101: Picking a Lot

Building your dream home starts with the land it’s built upon. This is no decision to overlook—it can greatly impact your quality of life in the smallest ways. There’s a lot to consider when choosing the right lot for you and your family: that’s why we’ve compiled some factors to consider when landing that perfect lot.

Tips to Taking Stunning Real Estate Photos That Sell Your House

You want to sell your house, but you’re competing with other homes on the market for potential buyer attention. First impressions are important. This is why professional photos that showcase all the best features of your house are incredibly important.

Build Your Dream Home 101: Custom Features | Brunswick Crossing

Building a new home is an exciting journey to crafting the living spaces of your dreams. After all, purchasing your house is a big investment and the end result should enable you to live your life to the fullest. New build homes come with a wide array of flexible options that allow you to customize your living spaces to fit your specific needs ...

Choosing the Right Pet for Your Family

Welcoming a new furry friend into your home is very exciting! After all, they become an adorable new member of the family. However, not all animals are right for every household. Varying levels of commitment and responsibility come with adopting, whether it’s a dog, cat, reptile, bird or rabbit.

6 Questions to Ask on New Build Homes | Brunswick Crossing

For many, buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. When working through such a big decision, you’ll want to take extra care in researching and planning so that your new home is worth that investment.

What Not to Fix When Selling Your Home

In the current hot real estate market, selling your home could be a great decision. But how do you know whether you should sell as is, or invest in improvements? The common thinking for most homeowners is that their home must be in excellent condition to get the best return on their investment. This can be daunting for the average person trying ...

The Three Styles of Housing at Brunswick Crossing: Main-Level, Townhome, Single Family

Your home should fit you, not the other way around. From retired couples to large families, the space and amenities you need will vary. Brunswick Crossing is proud to offer a home type that fits every lifestyle. With main level, townhome and single family models, you’ll have the space to grow at your own pace. Let’s dive into the three ...

4 Benefits of Main-Level Living

Whether you’re looking for a home to retire in or accommodate your growing family,  main-level living is an important factor to consider adding to your list of must-have features. With main-level living, all your necessities are on the first ...

Upgrades That Increase Home Value

It’s every homeowner’s dream that their house will be quick to sell with a quality offer when putting their house on the market. According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, homeowner repairs and improvements have shown strong growth and are expected to reach

7 Things to Know When Moving to a New State | Brunswick Crossing

Moving is rarely easy, regardless of distance. However, relocating to an entirely new state brings plenty of additional challenges, from the huge moving distance to the new laws and potential culture shock.

Closing Process For New Construction Homes | Brunswick Crossing

The closing process is also known as escrow or settlement. It involves parties from both the buyer and the seller,including you and the seller’s settlement agent(s) at a minimum. It’s a brief yet vital process when you buy a new home.

Brunswick Crossing's Best Fall Amenities

Every season has its uniquely wonderful qualities. Here in Maryland, we’re lucky to experience them all. Fall is no exception. Imagine the trees bursting with fiery colors, the smell of apple cinnamon wafting from your warm beverage, a cozy sweater keeping out the chilly air, the joyous sound of laughter around a crackling fire pit.

The Perfect Retirement Community | Brunswick Crossing

You work hard so that you can retire with ease. Once we reach that shining goal, it’s time to relax and get back to enjoying some of the aspects of life we may have neglected from dedicating our time to the workforce. As you prepare for retirement, you may be considering long term where you want to live to best optimize an easy lifestyle.

Fall Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

While fall is filled with beautiful leaves, trick-or-treating and cozy campfires, it also provides the perfect time to do maintenance around the house. Winter arrives sooner than you think, so we recommend taking advantage of the milder weather to perform some much needed maintenance. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of fall maintenance tips to ...

Best Gadgets for Your Home Office

The pandemic marked a paradigm shift for many companies as remote work proved to be a viable alternative to the traditional model of commuting every workday. Even if your job requires you to be mostly in person, chances are that a significant amount of your work still takes place from your home office. That’s why we came up with our picks for ...

How to Choose Paint Colors for Your House | Brunswick Crossing

Of all the elements that go into a house’s aesthetic composition, paint color is among the most critical in defining its overall image. The right shades paired together elegantly can elevate a regular experience into one that leaves a lasting impression. Conversely, the wrong color choice for even just one section of the house can tarnish the ...

Meet Brunswick Crossing's Newest Model Homes | Brunswick Crossing

The newest additions to the model home plans available at Brunswick Crossing come from the acclaimed builders of Lennar and Richmond American Homes. Brunswick Crossing is excited to introduce them to our selection of floor plans, available with beautiful designs and a variety of flexible features. In the blog below, we invite you to see what ...

What to Expect the First Year in Your New House

After months of searching for the perfect community, finding just the right builder, and choosing options to fit your needs, your new house is finally underway. Now, you’re on the next leg of your journey into a wonderful life in your new build home.

4 Ways Buying a New Build Home is Stress-Free

Over the past year, people have spent more time at home than ever. This means that having the right home is also more important than ever. It’s one of the many reasons the real estate market is so hot — potentially overheating — right now.

How to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home

We all want to work smarter, not harder. What if your house could work smarter so that you don’t have to work harder?

Best Tips and Products to Help Organize Your Home

We gather a lot of stuff in our lifetime. The counters, drawers, closets, and corners of our homes tend to collect all of them, making those spaces feel cluttered. Although the stack of mail on the table or pile of shoes in the entryway has been bothering you for weeks, it can be hard to find the time to clean up.

What to know about credit before buying a home

Buying a house is exciting, but it’s also one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. Thus, it takes careful planning and preparations. One of the best ways you can prepare for buying a home is by monitoring your credit score.

Creating a De-Stress Zone in Your Home

A home often serves as a retreat from the stressors of everyday life. A place to relax, switch into comfy clothes, and decompress after a long day. But since the onset of the pandemic, the parts of life which usually happen outside the home have been coming in. Kids are attending school online and professionals are

6 Interior Design Trends to Look Forward to in 2021

It’s no secret. We’re spending more time at home because of COVID. When our entire day is confined to the same set of rooms and our access to the outside world is limited, there is bound to be a change in how we use and decorate our indoor spaces. This shift in daily life has a great impact on the interior design trends of the year. Let’s take ...

The Future of Home Selling is Virtual Reality

Imagine walking through a house you’re interested in buying. You scoot around the furniture and glide through different rooms. You can imagine yourself preparing large meals for the holidays in the kitchen, working diligently in the home office, and tucking the kids in bed at night. Just when you’ve seen enough to make a decision, you take off ...

Benefits to Buying A New Home

Imagine this: You’re ready to purchase a house. As you determine your budget and list of necessities, you come to a fork in the road. Do you buy an existing home or do you look into purchasing a new construction home? While an existing home includes opportunities for ...

How Remote Working Will Reshape Real Estate | Brunswick Crossing

Our homes have become our offices. For many, the commute through rush hour traffic is slowly becoming a distant memory. Instead, we are challenged with finding a quiet space in the house to attend a meeting via Zoom. According to a report by CBRE, the largest real estate ...

Brunswick Crossing Wins Award at NALP 2020 Awards of Excellence

In the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) 2020 Awards of Excellence, Brunswick Crossing received a Silver Award in the Commercial Landscape Management category. Brunswick Crossing caters to over 2,000 residents and provides them a vibrant and friendly atmosphere with their landscaping services. Let’s take a look at the very ...

Smart Technology You Didn’t Know You Needed in Your Home

These days, what can’t be done through your phone? Every year, smart home technology gets, well, smarter. There are many ways to bring that technology into your home to make the appliances in every room accessible from your phone. Imagine being able to turn the lights on and off from your phone, monitor the surroundings of your home while ...

6 Tips to Improve Your Home’s “Screen Appeal” | Brunswick Crossing

You may never have heard of “screen appeal,” and that’s because it’s the term that has come to replace “curb appeal” as of 2020. Whereas “curb appeal” refers to a house’s aesthetic appeal as viewed from the street, “screen appeal” refers to how a house appears via online pictures or tours.

Tips To Sell Your Home Safely During A Pandemic

Selling your home in the midst of this trying, unprecedented period of human history may seem daunting or even frightening due to the threat of spreading the virus. There are efficient ways to get around these obstacles and even work them to your advantage. Here is a list of steps to selling your home while keeping yourself and those around you ...

How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power

There’s no denying it — now is a great time to be a new home buyer! You may ask why, with a pandemic still affecting the United States, and indeed the world? The answer is mainly that the interest rate for mortgages is at a historic low, and it seems like it will remain that way for the foreseeable future, but there are also other factors that ...

Six Ways to Enjoy Outdoor Amenities at Brunswick Crossing

The events of 2020 have made outdoor activities and the availability of community amenities more important than ever as we endeavor to stay closer to home and family. You may be tired of thinking about COVID-19 and all it has meant to our health, wealth, and lives in general, but creating workarounds for social distancing is having many ...

Why 2020 is the Year to Buy Your Dream Home

This year has been one that we will never forget. From the spawn of COVID-19 and a nationwide lockdown to the loss of a sports icon in Kobe Bryant, 2020 hasn’t been easy. However, there have been many silver linings of hope along the way.

Virtual Home Tours at Brunswick Crossing

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of our daily lives. In response, our country has added technological innovation where it had never been utilized before across every industry. One of those areas of innovation has been the home buying experience. Brunswick Crossing quickly created and installed a virtual home buying ...

3D Interior Design: Virtual Apps For Your New Construction Home

The coronavirus pandemic has completely redefined the way that the home buying experience takes place in America. Communities, such as Brunswick Crossing, are now offering virtual tours as well as in-person appointments to keep homebuyers safe while still enjoying a traditional home buying experience.

Rediscover Brunswick Crossing

Tucked away in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains lies Brunswick Crossing, an award-winning, master-planned community that represents a quaint escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Frederick County, Md. The residents of Brunswick Crossing return home every day to a luxurious resort-style oasis where they can slow down ...

3 Unique Ways To Utilize Loft Space

Lofts made their way into American architecture in the early 20th century, and have continued to evolve from what was once just a simple storage space to a now functional add-on room. If you have a loft or are planning to purchase a home with a loft, you may be left questioning how you can use that space in a purposeful way. Dan Ryan at ...

Tips to Prepare Your Home for Extended Travel

Touring the globe or seeing the expansive beauty of the United States is something that many people aspire to accomplish in life. For those of us lucky enough to enjoy extended traveling, that excitement can quickly turn into worry and angst once the reality of planning sets in. To put that worry behind you so that you can enjoy your adventure ...

How the Colors in Your Home Affect Your Mood | Brunswick Crossing

Color psychology has influenced our society in more ways than most people are familiar with. For example, Glasgow, Scotland, and Nara, Japan, installed blue street lighting in certain neighborhoods to reduce the crime rate and subsequently reported a positive correlation. 

Amenities Everyone Wants In A New Home Community

When looking for a new home amenities are one of the top considerations. Whether you’re downsizing, buying your first home, or somewhere in-between, each stage of life has amenity preferences that Brunswick Crossing offers.

How to Choose a Stellar Realtor

When looking for a new home or trying to sell your old house, it’s a good idea to get professional help. When you have a problem with your vehicle you take it to a mechanic. When you have a medical problem you see a health care provider. When making the decision to buy or sell a home it may be smart to hire a realtor. According to the Zillow ...

Brunswick Crossing Commuter’s Guide: Stress Less on Your Commute

Commuting to work is simply a fact of life. With an average daily commute of 35 minutes, most Americans are spending the equivalent of 19 workdays a year driving to work. That doesn’t mean that the start and end of your day has to be negative. Whether you’re traveling to Washington DC, Baltimore, Montgomery County or somewhere else from your ...

Moving Mishaps: Don't Forget These During A Move

You have read countless articles and blogs about what to do before the move, which tips work for first-time homebuyers, and how to make your kid comfortable after a move. However, does anyone really talk about the first week in your new home? 

What To Consider When Moving With Children

We know moving with children into a new community is a huge change. It involves adapting to a new school, creating new traditions, joining a new sports team or arts class and making new friends. As a parent you naturally want to make this transition as easy as possible ...

6 Ways To Establish New Traditions In Your Home

Whether they are based in culture, or good humor, family traditions are important. They provide a healthy understanding of self-identity from a young age and help strengthen family bonds. Family traditions can transfer from your old home to your new home easily or you can consider creating new traditions at Brunswick Crossing. To get you ...

5 Benefits of Downsizing to a Single-Level New Home

Single-level living is full of benefits for families of all ages. With an owner's suite on the first floor, you are always close by your kitchen, living room, home office, and front door. Having all of the essentials on the main level will not only save you time, but it will also remove the wear and tear on your body from years of having to ...

5 Tips to Sort, Pack & Organize Next Move | Brunswick Crossing

Stuff. We all have it, and most of us have too much of it.  Life is filled with belongings, some of it has an emotional attachment, some doesn’t. It’s easy to overlook the number of items we accumulate during our lives, but it becomes fairly obvious when it’s time to move.  Perhaps you are moving to simplify your lifestyle or just ...

A Guide to First-Time Home Buyer Programs | Brunswick Crossing

Did you know that you must complete a homebuyer education class or training to be eligible for the Maryland Mortgage Program? Most first-time homebuyers don't know about this program or its requirements.

5 Signs You're Ready To Buy A New Home

Are you having a difficult time deciding whether or not now is the right time to buy a new home? Purchasing a home is a major life decision — one that can take months of research and planning. With the fast-paced lifestyle most of us live, and the comfort of being accustomed to your current home, it can be hard ...

How to Decorate Your Neo-Traditional Home for Fall

The leaves are falling and autumn is calling! That means it’s time to start decorating your Brunswick Crossing home for the fall. 

Eat Better, Eat Together this Month at Brunswick Crossing

Family meals are a tradition that can make relationships within a family much stronger. But while it was once standard practice to eat together as a family every night, it doesn’t always seem as feasible these days.

Save Time with Slow Cooker Meals this Fall

Fall is upon us! That means the holidays are right around the corner and your schedule is likely filling up. And if you’re a business professional, you know the changing of the leaves means the

Choosing the Right Home for Your Lifestyle | Brunswick Crossing

Making the choice of where to live is tough enough, but once you have a location down, deciding which type of home you’ll purchase is the next big task on the list.

Wesley II vs. Monroe II

The neo-traditional models by Dan Ryan Builders at Brunswick Crossing offer the perfect blend of old-school, unique architecture with modern materials to create homes people love. These types of single-family homes truly are the best of both worlds and provide the right balance between a New Age look and classic design.

Why K. Hovnanian Homes is Right for You

If you’re searching for new home builders that can design and construct elegant and lavish villas, look no further than K. Hovnanian Homes.

K. Hovnanian’s reputation for homebuilding quality and our commitment to customer satisfaction makes our new construction homes the perfect place for families of all sizes to live.

Experience a Perfect Day at Brunswick Crossing | Brunswick Crossing

If you’re searching for the perfect balance in your everyday life, look no further than Brunswick Crossing. 

5 Fitness Center Etiquette Tips to Keep in Mind

The fitness center in the pool house at Brunswick Crossing is a great place to workout when you’re looking to sculpt that beach bod, shed a few pounds, or build some strength. But the gym can be an intimidating place for those who are new to fitness centers or exercising in general.

How To Prepare Your Home for the End of Summer | Brunswick Crossing

Soon the seasons will be changing and the warm summer weather will turn into brisk autumn air. Now’s the time to start thinking about storage solutions, organization, and other home prep tasks so that you can transition seamlessly from summer to fall.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Early Morning Run | Brunswick Crossing

There are many benefits to waking up early and starting your day off with a run. Between building a healthy habit, jolting your body with some energy, and helping you sleep better at night, a morning run is a routine that can lead to better overall quality of life.

Jefferson II Vs. Clemson II

If you like traditional-style homes but also prefer modern living, the neo-traditional models by Dan Ryan Builders at Brunswick Crossing will meet all your needs. Pairing New Age materials with old school architecture, our neo-traditional homes truly offer the best of both worlds.

But with

10 Ways to Efficiently Grocery Shop

Did you know that The Marketplace at Brunswick Crossing now has a Weis Markets supermarket on site? Talk about convenience for your grocery shopping needs.

5 Great Garage Organization Tips

Cleaning out the two-car garage at your home in Brunswick Crossing? Doing so with a plan in mind will save you time and a potential headache. Understanding how to organize your garage efficiently should be part of this planning process and will help you get everything in a safe and convenient location. 

Summer Happenings at Brunswick Crossing

When you live in one of the single family homes built by Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing, you have endless summer activities within the community and its surrounding area that will keep you and your family busy and entertained until back-to-school season arrives.

10 Tips to Make Your Bedroom More Comfy

Waking up in a comfortable bedroom can set the tone for your whole day. If your room has an atmosphere that leaves you feeling refreshed and relaxed, it can have a major impact on your daily life and help you get the sleep your body needs.

But bedrooms are about more than just ...

Make the Most of Your Community | Brunswick Crossing

Want to maximize your lifestyle and daily activities? Well, you certainly can with all of the amenities available at Brunswick Crossing. This Frederick County community truly has amenities that fit every lifestyle.

Helping you take advantage of these outstanding amenities, we’re here to offer some tips on how to make the most of your ...

Greetings from Brunswick Crossing

Dear Friend,

You know how you’ve always said you’d like to live the resort/vacation lifestyle all of the time? Wait until I tell you about Brunswick Crossing, a place I’m proud to call home because of its amazing amenities, beautiful homes, and welcoming community.

Ever since I moved here, every day has pretty much felt like the ...

7 Ways to Make the Most of Natural Light in Your Home Office This Summer

The private home office on the second floor of the villa Westminster model by K. Hovnanian Homes at Brunswick Crossing is the perfect place to get work done. It’s a feature of these new construction homes that truly stands out to business professionals and those who occasionally work remotely.

To create the most ideal atmosphere in your ...

5 Reasons a Neo-Traditional Home is Right for You

Neo-traditional design like that of the models from Dan Ryan Builders at Brunswick Crossing has become a growing modern trend in new construction. As its name suggests, neo-traditional design incorporates popular traditional methods of home design with elements of modern new construction practices and materials.

With traditional ...

Brunswick Crossing: The Ideal Location

You’ve probably heard the mantra “location, location, location” before, and while that is certainly important to keep in mind when gauging the type of lifestyle provided by any community, it’s just one of the many reasons that make Brunswick Crossing the ideal spot to raise a family.

Blending Old and New in Neo-Traditional Home Design

Searching for your dream home? Interested in new construction with a traditional design? Look no further than the neo-traditional homes by Dan Ryan Builders at Brunswick Crossing.

Dan Ryan Builders neo-traditional homes provide flexibility and convenience for homeowners who want to have their cake and eat it too. New homes with ...

Single-Level Living for All Ages

Whether you’re searching for your dream home to raise your family or looking to downsize and get the most out of life during your retirement, a single-level home is an excellent choice for homeowners of all ages.

While large families with several school-age children might still prefer a

Summer Tips for Outdoor Activities

Homeowners at Brunswick Crossing already know about the multitude of amenities they have available to them for some summer fun. But when the warm weather hits and the outdoor activities ramp up, ...

Splash Into Brunswick Crossing’s Community Pool This Summer

At Brunswick Crossing, we know the best medicine for a hot summer day is to take a refreshing dip in the pool and call us in the morning. Well, maybe you don’t have to call us, but having access to a community pool during the hottest months of the year is a luxury worth celebrating. And the perks of this amenity extend far beyond taking refuge ...

The Westminster With Basement Is Open for Tours at Brunswick Crossing

Brunswick Crossing was proud to welcome neighbors and friends to our recent Westminster Open House to celebrate the new villa model by K. Hovnanian Homes. Attendees toured our stunning new model, enjoyed light refreshments, and had their questions answered by our new home sales consultants.

6 Tips for Your Community Garden Plot | Brunswick Crossing

When you buy a new home in Brunswick Crossing, you get more than a forever home. You get an entire community with resort-style amenities to keep you and your family healthy and happy — including access to a community garden. Here you can exercise your green thumb with neighbors and friends, planting and growing together as the days get longer ...

What Is Neo-Traditional Architecture? | Brunswick Crossing

You’ve heard of single family homes and townhomes, but what do you know about neo-traditional homes? Brunswick Crossing in Brunswick, Maryland, offers all three of these home types and more, but we’re focusing on what makes neo-traditional architecture special.

Neo-traditional homes are unique in that their architectural style blends ...

The Rising Popularity of the Neo-Traditional Home | Brunswick Crossing

 Sometimes termed "new traditional," a neo-traditional home is an architectural style that relies on style elements from the past. The goal is to recreate an emphasis on family and small-town living that has largely disappeared in today's urban neighborhoods and suburban sprawl.

Although the

Westminster Villa Model Spotlight

K. Hovnanian Homes at Brunswick Crossing offers a two-story villa home that offers endless possibilities. The Westminster blends elegance, style, and convenience in the dream home you have always wanted. 

From the moment you step into the Westminster, you will recognize ...

Here's Why We Love The Hudson By Ryan Homes | Brunswick Crossing

The Hudson by Ryan Homes is a new single-family home in Brunswick Crossing. In more than 2,700 square feet, this new construction home has a stunning open floor plan that’s functional for every stage of life. Here’s why we love Ryan Homes Hudson.

Which Neo-Traditional Home Is Right for You? | Brunswick Crossing

Dan Ryan Builders at Brunswick Crossing offers four gorgeous neo-traditional homes for you to choose from. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an empty nester, these models offer something for everyone.

Introducing The New Villa Model | Brunswick Crossing

 At Brunswick Crossing, we pride ourselves in offering the best community, resort-style amenities, and the most sophisticated floor plans in Frederick County. We’re glad to welcome K. Hovnanian® Homes to our community in Maryland.

Warm Up This Winter at Brunswick Crossing | Brunswick Crossing

It’s a little too cold to enjoy our community pool or outdoor athletic facilities, but Brunswick Crossing still has amazing amenities to enjoy this winter. From our indoor fitness center to our outdoor fireplace, check out how you can warm up this season at Brunswick Crossing.

What Makes a Neo-Traditional Home?

Neo-traditional homes are a very special part of our community. These new homes offer similar features to our single-family homes and townhomes, but they’re making their mark as some of the most unique homes in Brunswick Crossing.

5 Reasons People Love Brunswick Crossing's Fitness Center

When you buy a new home in Brunswick Crossing, you get more than a forever home. You get an entire community with resort-style amenities to keep you and your family healthy and happy.

How To Decide Which Neo-Traditional Home To Buy

Does your wishlist for a new home grow longer every time you walk through a model or visit a new home community?

7 Reasons To Choose A Neo-Traditional Home | Brunswick Crossing

Neo-traditional homes from Dan Ryan Builders at Brunswick Crossing combine traditional elegant floor plans and modern convenience for comfortable living. The size, pricing, and style of our neo-traditional homes are perfect for those seeking a forever home to raise a family, put down roots, and enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.

Everything You Need to Know About The Palladio Floor Plans

Ryan Homes rolled out four new single-family homes in Brunswick Crossing, including a pair of Palladio floor plans. It’s hard to choose between ranch-style living and a cozy two-floor space. 

The Best Community Amenities To Have For Autumn | Brunswick Crossing

With a crisp fall breeze and wonderful weather, you're tempted to go out and enjoy the season. Our HOA community has the amenities you need to get the most out of every moment in the autumn. Here's a quick look at the top amenities to consider when buying a new home.

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Wesley II Model Spotlight

Dan Ryan Builders at Brunswick Crossing offers the Wesley II, a brand-new neo-traditional home in our Maryland community. It offers a trio of bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a two-car garage.

Monroe II Model Spotlight

Dan Ryan Builders at Brunswick Crossing offers the Monroe II, a brand-new neo-traditional home in our Maryland community. It offers a trio of bedrooms, two baths, and a two-car garage. 

Clemson II Model Spotlight

Dan Ryan Builders at Brunswick Crossing offers the Clemson II, a brand-new neo-traditional home in our Maryland community. It offers a trio of bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a two-car garage.

The Top 3 Community Amenities For Families | Brunswick Crossing

Brunswick Crossing offers so many new homes for your family to live, love, and laugh in. Yet, it's our community amenities that truly make your life easier.

Jefferson II Model Spotlight

Dan Ryan Builders at Brunswick Crossing offers the Jefferson II, a brand-new neo-traditional home in our Maryland community. It offers a trio of bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a two-car garage within two stories.

5 Reasons Outdoor Enthusiasts Love Brunswick Crossing | Brunswick Crossing

Outdoor enthusiasts love Brunswick Crossing for its abundance of all-weather activity. Every weekend offers a new staycation opportunity in the form of dog parks, a community pool, trails and walkways, playgrounds and tot lots, sports courts and fields, and so much more.

Introducing The New Neo-Traditional Homes In Brunswick Crossing

Dan Ryan Builders at Brunswick Crossing offers a variety of brand-new neo-traditional homes to our community in Maryland. Get the floor plan details on the Jefferson II, Clemson II, Monroe II, and Wesley II.

The Top 3 Things To Do At Our Community Pool | Brunswick Crossing

When your kids are out of school, life gets a little more hectic. That’s why Brunswick Crossing offers a staycation at our community pool.

The Best Amenities To Have In A New Home Community

When looking for a new home (or trying to sell your old home), amenities are one of the top considerations. Whether you’re downsizing, buying your first home, or somewhere in-between, each stage of life has amenity preferences that Brunswick Crossing offers.

How To Create A Realistic Pinterest For Your New Home

Pinterest is full of meticulously decorated homes, brand-new stainless steel appliances, and aromatic candles for your bedroom. It’s a combination of fascinating and overwhelming, and the platform makes it so easy to go down in a pinning rabbit hole.

Here's How To Pick The Right New Home

Buying a home has always been a part of the American Dream, but as real estate trends and generational buyers shift, is it possible that a newer version of the Dream is erupting? 

Why Your Budget Shouldn't Dictate Your New Home Options

 It’s true that budgeting is a critical part of buying a new home. However, it’s not the sole factor in choosing the right model, square footage, and upgrades for your family.

The Top 10 Questions (And Answers) About Home Loans

To continue our financial home buying education, Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing answers your top questions about home mortgage loans:

How To Prequalify For Home Mortgage Loans | Brunswick Crossing

After you find your dream home, it’s time to figure out how to afford it. Being prequalified by a mortgage lender lets you know how much you can borrow for your new home based on your income, employment, credit score, and bank account information.

26 Must-Know Financial Terms About Home Loans | Brunswick Crossing


To continue our home buying education from Brunswick Crossing, check out the glossary of financial terms you should know before applying for a new home loan:

A Complete Guide To Maryland Home Loans

To continue our homebuying education on finances and affording a new home, Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing details the types of home loan programs in Maryland:

How To Qualify For A Mortgage And Home Loans | Brunswick Crossing

Financing a new home is often the most confusing part of the home buying process. To make it easier, Brunswick Crossing developed a basic checklist that details how to qualify for a mortgage and explains different types of home loans, and closing costs:

How Stocks Affect Buying A New Home

It’s no secret that the 2008 recession greatly affected the housing market.

According to MarketWatch, flimsy lending policies and overeager new construction home builders invested in residential properties that no ...

How to Choose the Right Home Builder for You

When choosing a home builder, it often comes down to the style of home and which community you want. However, before you say yes to your dream home, ensure that it’s built by a reliable, communicative, and innovative home builder.

What You Need To Know About Contingencies | Brunswick Crossing

According to Investopedia, a leading source of financial content, “A home sale contingency is one type of contingency clause frequently included in a real estate sales contract (or an

What You Need To Know About New Construction Homes

When it comes to buying a new construction home, it’s best to get educated on all facets of homebuying before committing to a home. Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing details what you need to know about buying a home in a master planned community:

How To Know If A New Home Is The One

When looking for a new home, crunching the numbers is the easy part. The location is fairly black and white, depending on how far your everyday commute is, if you desire a good school district, and other won’t-budge factors.

Is It Time To Buy A New Home?

While we believe that no “right time” to buy a new home exists, it’s important that you feel comfortable when making this huge decision. Here’s a list of ways to decide if you’re ready to buy a new ...

Why There's No Right Time To Buy A New Home

Actor Hugh Laurie once said, “It’s a terrible life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling...that actually no one is ever ready to do anything.”

6 Tips to Shorten The Search When Buying a New Home

In this day and age, everyone wants fast.

House Hunting Made Easy: When To Buy A New Home

According to the recent timeline outlined by Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing, first-time homebuyers should begin looking for a new home about a year in advance of their desired move-in date. Read More

How To Plan Ahead Of Buying A New Home

When you’re ready to purchase a new home, it helps to have a thorough timeline of how the process will go -- especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer or you haven’t purchased a home in a long time.

A List Of The Pros And Cons Of New Kitchens | Brunswick Crossing

Do you want more room or one more room? If your family is ready for more kitchen space, consider moving. However, if your home is in your heart (and the location is unbeatable or your finances aren’t ready), consider budgeting for a renovation.

5 Reasons You Need To Buy A New Home In The Winter

According to Time Money, “Home sales tend to rise along with the temperature. According to, 50 percent of homes are sold in summer.” This ...

Kitchen Wisdom: How To Save Time When Grocery Shopping

In honor of Weis Markets' Grand Opening at Brunswick Crossing on November 16, 2017, we're offering our neighbors and friends weekly Kitchen Wisdom to take into your new home.

The Best Halloween Projects For Your New Home | Brunswick Crossing

For this week’s Kitchen Wisdom, are you ready to do literal witch crafts? With the help of some creative homemakers and do-it-yourself experts, Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing is giving you our favorite Halloween decorating tips: ...

Kitchen Wisdom: 4 Quick, Easy Tips For Switching Pharmacies

In honor of Weis Markets at Brunswick Crossing, we're offering our neighbors and friends weekly Kitchen Wisdom to take into your new home.

This week, we're talking about how to quickly ...

Kitchen Wisdom: Top Ways To Reach Ultimate Kitchen Organization

In honor of Weis Markets at Brunswick Crossing, we're offering our neighbors and friends weekly Kitchen Wisdom to take into your new home.

For this week’s Read More

10 Of The Best Downsizing Tips You'll Ever Hear

With the help of HGTV, Style At Home, The Spruce, and

What To Know When Buying A House In Maryland

Most people think of Maryland as the state with Old Bay, blue crabs, and the best flag in the nation (and they're right). Aside from those innate qualities, the state boasts beaches, mountains, and rolling hills for adventurers and ...

Kitchen Wisdom: How To Use Deli Meat For Fast Meal Planning

In honor of Weis Markets at Brunswick Crossing, we're offering our neighbors and friends weekly Kitchen Wisdom to take into your new home.

This week, in conjunction with our second Be Wise event about the deli meat at our grocery ...

How To Tell When You Should Downsize

You’ve hit all of the milestones with your family, from moving into your first single-family home to first day of school pictures, celebrating high school and college graduations, and keeping up with holiday traditions. After your kids move out and retirement is on its way, what next?

What You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance For Your New Home

When buying a new home, there's a lot to think about. From getting your family from Point A to Point B, decluttering, and other moving logistics, one of the biggest oversights when buying a new home is overlooking homeowners ...

The Best Back-To-School Lunch Tips For Busy Parents

Goodbye, Labor Day weekend. Hello, back-to-school season.

4 Factors That Will Improve Your Quality Of Life In A New Home

According to a 2015 article by NOLA, a media group in New Orleans, “About half of U.S. homeowners have ...

Why Are Millennials Buying A New Home? Their Dogs.

The backyard dog house just got a little bigger -- by about 2,000 square feet.

5 Big Secrets To Cut Costs When Moving Out Of State

Moving out of state is no easy feat. That’s why Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing talks about how to move long distance and the best way to cut costs on packing:

7 Easy Ways To Fine-Tune Your Home Buying Budget

For most people, buying a new home is the biggest purchase that you’ll ever make. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that your personal finances are in order before you take this huge leap into homeownership.

A Short Guide To Your First Visit At The Dog Park

There are a few things you should know as a first-time home buyer, but what about if you’re a first-time dog park attendee? Even this amenity comes with its own set of suggestions to better the community. Check it out from Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing:  

6 Top Secret Tips For Moving Out Of State | Brunswick Crossing

Moving out of state is no easy feat, especially if it’s your first time. To help with the relocation, Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing has come up with a list of go-to tips for moving out of state:

What You Need To Know About Dog Park Etiquette

With the addition of Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing’s new dog park, we thought it best to share a few rules of puppy park etiquette:

Did You Forget To Budget For This When Buying A New Home?

Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing recommends that buyers use our in-house lender, NVR Mortgage, for mortgage financing that you can trust. You can be assured of personalized communication with your own loan officer who ...

How Dog Parks Can Positively Impact Your Dog | Brunswick Crossing

Did you know that two-thirds of Americans live with a pet, and according to a 2011 Harris poll, 90 percent of pet owners think of their dogs (and cats) as members of the family?

Why First-Time Home Buyers Like HOA Communities | Brunswick Crossing

It’s easy to see the benefits of an HOA community, but they’re especially good for first-time home buyers. Why? Check out Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing’s list of reasons you belong in our neighborhood:

Here Are The Best Benefits Of Having A Dog Park In Your Community

We’ve noticed more and more four-legged neighbors in our community, so we decided to create a brand-new dog park for small and large pups.

6 First Time Homebuyers Programs You Need | Brunswick Crossing

Did you know that you have to complete a homebuyer education class to become eligible for a Maryland Mortgage home loan and Down Payment Assistance? Most first-time homebuyers don't know. Read More

18 Amazing Resources That Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs

Buying a home is a huge step, and it’s important to see it that way because you want to do it right the first time. To help first-time home buyers with the extensive research, we’re offering you a few of our residents’ favorite basic blogs:

7 Questions to Ask for First-Time Home Buyer | Brunswick Crossing

Choosing a new construction home is a great decision, but you might not know what to ask when you’re on a home tour. Will your home look exactly like the gorgeous model? Does your community offer events?

3 Energy Programs to Look Out for When Buying a New Home

According to NewHomeSource, superior insulation, solar power, and sustainable material offer many new home builders the opportunity to invest in energy efficient ...

12 Benefits To Buying A New Home That You Probably Didn't Think Of

If you’re thinking about buying a new home, chances are you’ve picked the brains of your family and friends. Most of them will tell you that it’s a smart move, but you may still have some reservations.

Staycation: Landon Model Spotlight

This large single-family home is the epitome of style, sophistication, and charm -- making it the best staycation.

4 Things To Know About An HOA Community

At Brunswick Crossing, it’s easy to see the benefits of an HOA community. Your opinions regarding the community are taken into account, your new home’s property values remain high, and you gain access to high quality

The Top 5 Reasons People Love Brunswick Crossing

In 2016, we welcomed almost 100 new neighbors whose new homes were completed during the year, and our up-and-coming neighborhood was the No. 1 selling community in Frederick County, Maryland. So, why do people choose our community above the rest?

Why The Landon Is The New Home Of Your Dreams | Brunswick Crossing

Have you ever wondered which new construction home in Brunswick Crossing best suits your future?

A Lovely List Of Valentine’s Day Decor For Your New Home

Fall and winter decorations? No brainers. When it comes to Valentine’s Day, though, you might be a little more preoccupied with finding a great date night than decorating your new home.

How To Throw A Super Bowl-Themed Housewarming Party

Embrace it! If you haven’t already, mark your calendar for Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. for Super Bowl ...

27 Pinterest-Perfect Ideas For Your First Housewarming Party

With all of our new neighbors in Brunswick Crossing, there are going to be a lot of housewarming parties this year. It’s high time that we talk about the most popular Pinterest

How To Tell When It's Time To Move Into A New Home

Whether it’s time for a square footage upgrade or you need to move closer to that new dream job, there are a few telltale signs that it’s time to move into a new home.

Here's How To Sell Your Home Without Worrying About A Thing

With the help of SFGate Business, Nolo, and our knowledgeable new homes sales consultants, at Brunswick Crossing is helping you during the often-complicated

6 Dos And Don'ts To Selling A House For The Best Value

Last year, Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing informed homeowners How To Sell Your Home In 5 Steps. Now, we are giving you the truth about the dos and don’ts when it comes to selling a house, from pricing and marketing to documenting and decluttering:

Is Packing Lunch Really Better Than Eating Out?

Do you regularly give your child lunch money? How often do you budget for a midday coffee run? Many families debate on which option is better: buying or packing lunches and snacks. In honor of Weis Markets at Brunswick Crossing, we’re bringing you the pros and cons to homemade meals:

How To Flawlessly Host A Housewarming Party In Your New Home

Congratulations on moving into your new home! It is time to share this momentous occasion with your family and friends, which means you have to plan a housewarming party. Since it might be your first time, Ryan Homes at Brunswick ...

8 Grocery Shopping Apps That Will Save You Time And Money

Did you know Michelangelo wrote grocery lists, too?

His work of art, which details illustrations of bread, pasta, wine, and fish, is on display at an art museum in Florence, ...

75 Great Questions To Ask Every HOA Community | Brunswick Crossing

When moving into an HOA community, it can be a little unnerving, especially if it’s your first time, because each one has different regulations. To make sure you don't forget anything, here’s Brunswick Crossing's list of questions to ask your potential board before moving ...

8 Simple Tips To Storing Groceries Properly | Brunswick Crossing

Everyone is excited about the addition of Weis Markets in Brunswick Crossing, Maryland, and we do not blame them! While we prep to begin construction, homeowners can brush up on a few grocery commandments, including how to ...

6 Things No One Tells You About Homebuilding | Brunswick Crossing

You’re on a model home tour in the most beautiful community. It has all of the amenities you are looking for, it’s minutes away from the local school, and the morning commute would be a breeze. After visiting, you decide that this could be a dream come true. 

9 Kitchen Design Trends That You'll Want To Steal Now

With the help of HGTV, HouseLogic, and Domain Australia, Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing is counting down the top kitchen trends for 2017. From maximizing functionality to playing with color palettes, here are the most sizzling styles for your new kitchen: 

The Top 10 Must-Have Apps For New Homebuyers

The Digital Age has undoubtedly taken over every facet of life, including home buying. Thankfully, there are hundreds of apps that help the new homebuyer. From designing your first space to discovering nearby amenities before purchasing, here’s a countdown of Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing’s favorite apps for buying a home:

Why You Should Give New Construction Homes A Chance

New construction homes seem to make practical sense for some homeowners, but not everyone is a fan of the freshness. Like most things in life, there are pros and cons to new homes. That is why Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing is here to explain the good and the not so good when it comes to newly constructed houses:

6 Practical Reasons Why New Homes Are Better | Brunswick Crossing

When it comes to the age-old argument of buying a new versus older home, both sides of the story are worth listening to. With older models, homeowners usually get history, traditional features, matured landscaping, and a shorter wait time before moving in. However, buying a newly constructed has more advantages than most people would ...

How To Move Into Your New Home Without Going Crazy

Everyone knows that moving into a new home is a huge life step, but does anyone really tell you how to move into a new home? Well, here’s a simplified month-by-month guide from Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing:

Are You Really Ready To Downsize?

When you first began looking for a place of your own, you considered the cost of living, rental payments, and basic home amenities. As your family grew, you needed additional bedrooms and bathrooms, maybe a large backyard or finished basement.

How To Prep For Baby's First Visit To Pool | Brunswick Crossing

It’s time for baby’s first swim, and you’re slightly nervous. You don’t know how they will react to the water, and you can’t remember if you packed everything to keep them occupied and happy.

34 New Traditions To Try After Downsizing | Brunswick Crossing

Hollywood has tackled Empty Nest Syndrome through the comedic antics of Matthew McConaughey in Failure to Launch and Steve Martin in Father of the Bride, but what about when your kids move out in real life? 

6 Reasons Community Pools Are The Best

Our community pool at Brunswick Crossing has made a huge splash this summer. From our 6-lane competition pool to the Floating Snake and tumblers, kids and adults alike have enjoyed taking a swim in one of our latest amenities.