Impact Fees on Teardowns in Montgomery County?

  • January 8, 2020

A major consideration when planning to build a custom home is the cost of permits and fees owed to the County. The impact fees for building a residence on vacant land in Montgomery County can reach over $60,000. Montgomery County residence can avoid paying the high cost of impact fees by tearing down an older …

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New Model Pricing & Upgraded Features

  • October 15, 2019

Classic Homes of Maryland hasn’t raised prices since 2017. In that time the cost of home construction has increased due to a variety of factors, from tariffs on building materials to increased competition for labor. While the increased cost of building a home has forced us to increase prices, as always, we’ve also added value …

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Buying A Lot: Setting Realistic Expectations

  • March 6, 2019

This lot is too small.       That one has no backyard.            The price on this land is too high.                 Why can’t I find a lot that’s just right? Does looking for a lot to build your home have you feeling a bit …

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The Right Time to Build A New Home

  • January 25, 2019

One of the most common questions that our clients ask has to do with the timing of buying their Classic Home.  Why buy now?  Should we wait until prices go down?  Maybe the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates? Interest Rates The Federal Reserve raised interest rates four times in 2018 and nine times since …

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Demand, Builder Cost and Consumer Prices on the Rise

  • October 17, 2018

This is an exciting time for the home building industry. Demand for new homes in the DC metro area and around the country is booming. While this is an excellent problem to have, it presents challenges for both builders and consumers. With the increased demand for housing comes increased demand for labor and materials accompanied …

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Prepare Your Home For Winter

  • November 2, 2017

Winter is approaching, and Classic Homes would like to help you ensure that your home survives the harsh winter months.   Treating Ice Protect your driveway, stoop and lead walk from winter damage. Use of salt or chemical de-icers will damage concrete or asphalt. We recommend using fresh sand or kitty litter instead. Once the ice and …

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2017 Model Prices and Upgrades Announced

  • June 21, 2017

We’ve officially rolled out our prices and standard features for 2017. While the increased cost of building a home has forced us to increase prices, we’ve also added value for our customers. Feature Upgrades The standard features of our Classic and Ranch Series homes have received a number of upgrades. All Classic Homes will now …

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Price Increase Due to Rising Building Costs

  • May 30, 2017

Classic Homes of Maryland will be increasing all home prices before Summer 2017. Over the past few years, as the housing market has recovered, the cost of building a home has increased. This was basic supply and demand economics, strongly effecting the cost of materials and labor. Labor Labor shortages have plagued the industry since …

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Classic Homes’ DFL Build Featured in Montgomery County PSA

  • May 24, 2017

Classic Homes’ first custom build to Design for Life specifications was recently featured in a Montgomery County PSA for a DFL Showcase event. This home was a Belmont model, customized to meet the DFL specs. We have since created The Bennett model, which comes standard with DFL specifications. DLF features can be added as an option to …

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Classic Homes Introduces Site Work Management for All Homes

  • September 13, 2016

Over the years, site work has become more than it once was. There are far more elements to be aware, from ever changing county codes, to forest conservation easements and storm water management requirements.  For this reason we have partnered with a third party site work manager, to bring you professional site management services for …

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