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

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


How the Colors in Your Home Affect Your Mood

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


5 Tips to Help You Sort, Pack and Organize for Your Next Move

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 ...


A Guide to First-Time Home Buyer Programs

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 ...


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

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 ...


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 ...


Experience a Perfect Day at 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

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

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. 

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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 ...


Make the Most of Your Community

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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. ...



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 ...


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 ...



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 ...


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 Starting Your Community Garden Plot

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 ...


What Is Neo-Traditional Architecture?

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 ...



Ryan Homes Genoa Is the Perfect Fit

Ryan Homes Genoa is now open to the general public for tours. The Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing team thanks everyone who came to visit and tour our gorgeous new model during April’s grand opening events.


Behind the Scenes: The Genoa by Ryan Homes

Convenience. Space. Main-level living.

If you’re looking for a single family home with these offerings, then the Genoa by Ryan Homes ticks all the boxes. Built with the space of a two-story home — over 2,500 square feet — and a layout that lets you decide how to live, the latest model at Brunswick ...


Why You’re Sure to Love Ryan Homes Genoa

If you’re searching for a stunning single-family home that offers all the space you need in a convenient layout, Ryan Homes Genoa is the right fit for you. This model gives you the convenience of one-floor living, with the space of a two-story home in more than 2,300 square feet.


The Rising Popularity of the Neo-Traditional Home

 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 ...


Here's Why We Love The Hudson By Ryan Homes

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?

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 at 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

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?


What Sets Ryan Homes Columbia Apart

The Columbia by Ryan Homes is a new single-family home in Brunswick Crossing. In more than 2,400 square feet, this new construction home has a versatile and smart floor plan with a touch of swing. Why should you move into Ryan Homes Columbia?


7 Reasons To Choose A Neo-Traditional Home

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 ...


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

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.

Take A Hike

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Introducing New Floor Plans By Ryan Homes

New Year, new homes! To celebrate 2019, Brunswick Crossing is rolling out a new series of Ryan Homes single-family homes. Check out the next generation of Ryan Homes floor plans in Brunswick Crossing.


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. 


Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Ryan Homes Landon

The Landon by Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing is one of the most popular new construction homes in the community. Why should you be the next homeowner of the Landon?


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 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

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

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.

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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.


A Timeline To Building A New Home With Ryan Homes

The short answer is about three to four months from the time ground is broken. If you’re interested in the entire process from start to finish, check out how to build a new home with Ryan Homes.


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

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

 

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

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 ...


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 ...


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. Read More


What Is The Closing Process For New Construction Homes?

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 ...


How To Build A New Construction Home With Ryan Homes

At Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing, we try to make the home buying and building process as easy as possible. We’ll start with outlining the basics, Read More


Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Contingencies

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 ...


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:

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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


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

Actor Hugh Laurie once said, “It’s a terrible thing...in 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.


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

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 Realtor.com, 50 percent of homes are sold in summer.


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.

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Kitchen Wisdom: The Best Halloween Projects For Your New Home

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


10 Of The Best Downsizing Tips You'll Ever Hear

With the help of HGTV, Style At Home, The Spruce Read More


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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

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



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.

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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:  

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6 Top Secret Tips For Moving Out Of State

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 ...


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 ...


How Dog Parks Can Positively Impact Your Dog

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?


4 Reasons First-Time Home Buyers Want An HOA Community

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 ...


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.


How To Budget For Buying A New Home With Ryan Homes

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you decide to buy a new construction home. How’s the energy efficiency? Do you want to add those upgrades? Are the amenities worth the Read More


6 First Time Homebuyers Programs You Need To Take ASAP

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.


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 As A First-Time Home Buyer

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 ...


How Does Ryan Homes Save The Environment?

Did you know that Maryland is one of the top ten most energy-efficient states in the nation?


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 ...


What Is the Ryan Homes Value Package?

Ryan Homes has a passion and purpose to create the places that people love to call home. Since 1948, we've been the home builder with the ultimate value package. We offer affordable prices, outstanding customer service, and new construction homes built by ...


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 ...


Why The Landon Is The New Home Of Your Dreams

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.

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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 ...


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 Read More


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.


The Complete History Of Ryan Homes

At Brunswick Crossing, we offer homeowners the best of the best. Each house in our community is completed with the BuiltSmart promise and comes with first-class amenities like our brand-new pool and pool house and Weis Markets, coming this year. However, we couldn’t guarantee ...


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, Ryan Homes 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:

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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 ...


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 ...



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 ...


75 Great Questions To Ask Every HOA Community

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 ...



8 Super Simple Tips To Storing Groceries The Right Way

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 ...


6 Things No One Tells You About Homebuilding

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 ...


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 ...


6 Practical Reasons Why New Homes Are Better

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 ...


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 The Community Pool

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

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.


8 No-Cost Ways To Occupy Your Kids At The Community Pool

There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned trip to the community pool with your family. After rushing around to fill the stroller and dress your kids, you’ve got the diaper bag, bulky beach towels, a tiny cooler, and a few other essentials.


3 Powerful Reasons Why Family Traditions Matter

Can you recall a tradition that your family had when you were younger?


How To Help Your Kids Make Friends At The Pool

With the abundance of families at Brunswick Crossing’s new community pool, it’s easy for kids to make friends, right? It may not be as simple as many parents think. Often times, kids choose the comfort of their favorite pool toys and floaties to the spontaneity of a new friendship. To help ...


16 Questions to Ask Your New Home Sales Consultant

Remember when you found your first apartment in college? You probably didn’t think about which utilities you had to pay for or if the HVAC and plumbing was up to standard. Did you think about if you could walk to campus, or if your landlord would take care of the trash or snow removal? 


The Ultimate Guide to Our Community Pool

With our latest and greatest amenity (complete with a 6-lane competition pool, kiddie pool, and so much more) debuting this summer, we’ve had quite some time to brush up on our pool etiquette. At Brunswick Crossing, we know a thing or two about community pools, so to help you prepare for your first visit to ours, ...


7 Breakfast Recipes You'll Want For Every Meal

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why waste it eating another bowl of cereal?


An Easy Guide To Pinterest's Best Spring Projects

Pinterest is all the rage (even we have one!) for do-it-yourself projects around your home. Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing spent some time scrolling through Pinterest for our favorite spring projects for your home, and here are our top picks:


How To Make Your Backyard Look Bigger

Most people wish that their backyard was a little bit larger, so they’d have more space for their kids to play or to entertain guests during the summer. However, homeowners can make their yards look bigger and feel more spacious using a few easy design tricks. Here’s Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing’s tips on how ...


The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Realtor Lingo

Buying a home can be hectic, especially if it’s your first time. Listening to your realtor discuss assumable mortgage, closing costs, and title insurance can be overwhelming because you may not even know what anything means. To save you a headache, here’s Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing’s ultimate guide to ...


11 Essential Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

You might finally be ready to move out on your own, or you want more room to expand your family. Maybe renting isn’t working for your wallet anymore. Whatever the reason is, buying your first home is an exciting process. Before you start house hunting, check out Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing’s essential tips ...


How to Get the Best Night’s Sleep of Your Life

Did you know that 60 percent of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 say that they experience problems sleeping every night? According to the 2011 Sleep in America ® survey, most adults sleep for less than 6 hours on weeknights, and even less on weekends. This can cause memory fogginess, ...


6 Secrets to Planning the Perfect Picnic

With the weather finally staying warm, everyone should make a little time to go outside for their daily dose of Vitamin D. Whether you take up a morning jog or decide to grill outside for dinner, we can all admit that the sunshine has never felt so good. If you’re looking for something outdoorsy to do this ...


A 5-Minute Guide to Understanding an HOA Community

Many people have heard the term “HOA” before, but a lot of people are unaware of what it actually means. The acronym stands for homeowners association, and this association is comprised of community members who are either elected or volunteer for specific positions, including president, vice president, secretary, ...


5 Dos and Don’ts When Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting process. You take tours of model homes, imagining how you would paint the walls and hang your family’s pictures. After signing the papers, you schedule the movers and pack up box after box. You can’t wait to see how your family adjusts to the new community, but before any of this can ...


What You Should and Shouldn't Put on Your Credit Card

Like all good things, credit cards have their pros and cons. Many credit card companies offer great promotions like cash back bonuses and zero liability in case of fraud. However, swiping your plastic as your primary form of payment could lead to some serious debt (or, at least, bad financial habits) if you’re ...


What's a BuiltSmart Home?

Ryan Homes is bringing their BuiltSmart technology to Brunswick Crossing, but what exactly is BuiltSmart?


11 Weird Spring-Cleaning Tricks that Actually Work

With the welcome change of season coming to Frederick County, it's time for blooming flowers, chirping birds, warmer weather – and spring-cleaning. That’s right. It’s time to tackle that to-do list that was collecting dust all winter. Whether your projects are small chores or major renovations, completing ...


How to Make Your Kitchen More Eco-Friendly

Going “green” is all the rage nowadays, and there’s a good reason why. It helps save the environment by using less plastic, gas, harsh chemicals and other objects that aren’t good for our Earth. There are other awesome effects to being eco-friendly, too. More people are buying local, ...


How to Throw an Awesome Housewarming Party on a Budget

Hosting a party takes some planning, a little bit of effort and a few dollars. However, if you don’t have a lot of the latter ingredient, we have good news. You can still throw an awesome housewarming party on a budget. With a few tips and tricks on how to throw your perfect party without spending too ...


Living in an HOA Community

Living in an HOA community comes with a lot of benefits. Some include a community pool, clubhouse amenities, safe areas for children and a built-in social calendar amongst other cool additions. Even your home and wallet benefit from being a part of an HOA community, and unsurprisingly, a lot of these ...


How to Keep Your Kids Active on Snow Days

Kids live for snow days. Upon hearing the weatherperson’s predictions, kids will do everything in their mortal power to help Mother Nature grace our roadways with a foot or two of snow. They’ll turn their pajamas inside out and backward, do the Snow Dance, drop ice cubes in the toilet, shake ...



Tips for Spending Less on Groceries

Grocery shopping each week can take a huge bite out of your family budget, but it doesn’t have to. To save money without sacrificing your favorite foods or cutting out family dinners, here is Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing’s guide to saving money at the supermarket: 

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5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Home

The pressure to own a home appears at every corner, from watching House Hunters and Love It or List It to purchasing children’s toys like Barbie’s Dream House and Lincoln Logs. With the steady rise of Pinterest and mobile phone apps like Homesnap, ...


5 Tips to Actually Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Have you ever wondered what the top 10 New Year’s resolutions are? According to Pittsburgh Travel, the list includes:

  • Spend more time with family and friends
  • Workout more often and/or losing weight
  • Quit smoking and drinking
  • Pay ...


To Be or Not to Be in Front of the Screen

We try to keep our kids safe, happy and healthy at all costs. This means going to the grocery store for fruit instead of sugary afterschool snacks, and bundling them up from head to toe in cold weather. It means keeping the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus a secret and letting them stay home from school ...


10 New Holiday Traditions You Wish You Were Doing All Along

We know your family already has some awesome holiday traditions, but if you’re looking to switch things up this year, try out one of these cool suggestions.


The Perfect Holiday Movie Wish List

Whether you’re snuggling on the couch in front of the television or curled up in bed with some hot cocoa and Netflix, Christmas movies are one of the best ways to enjoy the season. Holiday films transport you to winter wonderlands where elves, reindeer and Santa Claus are part of the norm, and who ...


Purrfect Tips for Helping Your Pet Settle into Your New Home

Moving into your new home is a big adjustment for your children, your significant other and your friends. You have to adjust everyone to their new environment by visiting schools, shopping at local amenities and even stopping by the house once or twice.


What You Should Know: Your Community’s HOA Board

One of the best ways to get involved in your home’s community is to join the Homeowner’s Association. These boards are made up entirely of homeowners in the community, and the positions are normally set by election or by ...


11 Scary-Good Ways to Keep Your Halloween Safe

There are a lot of aspects that go into creating the perfect Halloween. You have to pick the right pumpkin for carving the best jack-o-lantern. You have to stock up on bags candy and take your kids costume shopping. Not to mention you still have to rake the


How to Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters has a bad reputation for being a once-a-year chore, but homeowners should give more attention to those handy fixtures. If you want to find a professional to get the job done for you then do not hesitate to give them a call. That is what they are there for! However, if you want to pocket some ...


Falling in Love with Your Home: 5 Tips for Autumn Curb Appeal

With the homecoming of fall, we invite pumpkin-flavored everything back into our life. We celebrate the return of football, and we take our children shopping for the best Halloween costumes ever. Along with the crisp autumn air, we experience a shift in the aesthetic of our front and back yards. ...


Home Loan Glossary: What’s Best for You?

We understand that a lot goes into determining the financial aspects of your home. Homeowners have to consider interest rates, insurance, maintenance fees and so much more. To help make it easier for you to decide what is best, here is Ryan Homes at Brunswick Crossing’s easy-to-follow guide about ...


The Beginner’s Guide to Meal Planning

Now that your kids are back in school and on their regular practice schedules again, the question of the 5 o’clock hour becomes, “What’s for dinner?” Between weekly grocery trips and speedy dinners, it is hard to throw in some variety, so you stick to the same old Taco Tuesday, Spaghetti Sunday and the list goes ...


6 Tips for Building Credit Scores

Credit scores are a tricky part of your finances. You never have to outright calculate them for much, but with every purchase, you are affecting the outcome of your credit score. So, what goes into creating a credit score? The formula is based on utilization which is a fancy word that means the ratio of balances ...


What You Need to Know: Maryland Mortgage Program

You may have heard of the Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP) from word-of-mouth or seen its advertisements “on a fast-moving bus or from a flyer you picked up at an event.” Overall, the program is designed to help future Maryland ...


Rent vs. Mortgage Payments: What's the Difference

The age-old debate about whether people should rent or buy a ...


Selling Your Home: Decluttering 101

Trying to get your home ready for showings while you and your family are still living in it can be a tricky task. You want to fix the kitchen faucet, but you still have to do dishes from dinner. You need to cover some holes in the wall and repaint your child’s room, ...


How to Choose the Right Realtor

When looking for a new home or trying to sell your old house, you can always turn it into a do-it-yourself project. However, with all of the intricate moving details you already need to worry about, it may be a smart idea to hire a realtor. You should look for a high quality representative who knows the ins and ...


Easy, Breezy, Beautiful: Curb Appeal

As a homeowner, you are used to seeing the interior of your home, full of family pictures on the walls and your children’s drawings and report cards on the fridge. However, when selling your home, the process involves more than repairing appliances inside and dusting the furniture. In fact, one of the biggest ...