Friday, September 22nd is Car-Free Day across the DMV and thousands of area residents have taken the pledge to go car-free. Hosted by Commuter Connections, this event aims to bring awareness of the benefits of alternative travel options such as walking, biking, taking bus or Metro, or even going "car-lite" by carpooling with fellow commuters.
Purchasing a new construction home is an exciting process as you watch your dream home come to life. Whether buying a newly built home or resale, it is important to understand the steps in the process. Many of the steps in purchasing a new construction home are similar to purchasing a resale, such as signing a contract and securing a loan. However, since the home is new, there are a few additional steps to not only finalize the sale, but also to make the home your own such as selecting options and meeting with the builder for walk-throughs during various stages of the building process.
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Do you ever find yourself saying, "I'll just put this in the garage for now and find a place for it later"? Or, "One of these days, I really need to organize my garage"? If so, you aren't alone. Garages tend to be a catch-all space that accumulate clutter and are often low on the priority list of spaces to organize in the home. In fact:
We've had a lot to celebrate at EYA communities across the DMV this summer—from park and playground openings to community completions and more. Not only do we love to gather with our homeowners to celebrate these milestones, but it is also important to us that we offer opportunities for residents to come together, meet new neighbors and forge the ties that create strong communities. Below is a snapshot of some recent events at EYA neighborhoods.
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On Friday, thousands of DMV residents celebrated Bike to Work Day by ditching their cars and opting for a greener, healthier commute. A number of our EYA team members are dedicated bike (or scooter!) commuters themselves and regularly take the trails to work. Below is a snapshot of some EYA folks living EYA's motto of life within walking distance (or biking or scootering), and why they choose these alternative commuting options.
When searching for a new place to call home, it is often not only the home that one takes into consideration, but also the community that you become a part of. Well-designed neighborhoods with outdoor amenities and green spaces can impact happiness and help to bring people together. Thoughtful community visioning integrates design elements and open spaces to connect residents with each other and their surrounding area. Amenities may include neighborhood parks, walking paths, plazas, playgrounds and seating areas to facilitate interactions among neighbors. A well-planned landscape design not only connects residents with nature and creates a visual sense of harmony, but also offers highly sought after amenities and supports community engagement. To learn more about how landscape design can foster community, EYA's approach to neighborhood planning and features you may not have previously considered to look for in your new community, read our Q&A below with EYA's longtime landscape architect Gabriela Cañamar Clark, a partner at LandDesign.