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Noble’s Pond Proudly Introduced the Cottage Collection with a Ribbon Cutting for the Somerset Model

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Mary Field, Vice President
Noble’s Pond
13 Noble’s Pond Crossing
Dover, DE 19904
Office: 302.736.5000
Mobile: 302.363.5934
Fax: 302.736.5290

On Saturday, March 21, 2015 over 250 people attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and the Grand Opening of The Somerset, Noble’s Pond’s newest Model Home and the first in the Cottage Collection. After a festive Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and comments from both Developer and Builder, Harry Miller and Delaware State Senator, Dave Lawson, VIP tours were provided to all guests to see the “Hottest Little Cottage North of Key West.”  This new cottage collection features design concepts inspired by cottage home styles from across the United States.  “This collection offers homebuyers a smaller footprint featuring open floorplans with affordability, functionality and charm,” states Dorothy Carey, Housing Concierge.  Carey went on to say, “We designed the Cottage Collection based on input from visitors and current residents living in Noble’s Pond and we’re delighted to debut the Somerset model at this time,”

The Somerset Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Harry Miller and Senator Lawson

In addition to touring the new Somerset Cottage model, guests had the opportunity to visit three other model homes, a fully furnished “Move-in Ready” home and multiple homes that are currently under construction. The Point, the Noble’s Pond Clubhouse and the heart of all activity in the community, was open during the festivities. Staying with the Key West theme, guests were treated to a lunch of “Cheeseburgers in Paradise” and Key Lime Pie shooters.

Every visitor touring The Somerset model home had the opportunity to enter to win a pair of Panama Jack Adirondack chairs. The lucky winners, soon-to-be homeowners at Noble’s Pond, Ann and George, were delighted to hear they won the chairs. This fun couple is ready to join the Noble’s Pond family and start enjoying all the activities, functions and trips offered at the community.

Colleen Ostafy, the Noble’s Pond Lifestyle Director, organized a dance performance with a group of neighborhood ladies. Visitors were delighted to see the show and view firsthand one of the many fun activities enjoyed by residents in the Noble’s Pond community.

Somerset Model front exterior

Noble’s Pond is an amenity rich, active adult community, filled with yesterday’s charm but created for today’s lifestyles. Located just minutes from downtown Dover, Delaware, the community offers unique and flexible floorplans, a breathtaking clubhouse with outdoor pool, kitchen, bocce courts, putting green and a community garden, all situated amid the serene surroundings of Noble’s Pond. The Noble’s Pond Welcome Center, Clubhouse and Model Homes are open Monday through Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday Noon to 5pm. For more information call 1.888.222.0030 or visit www.noblespondhomes.com.

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Noble’s Pond Somerset Grand Opening: Saturday, March 21st, 2015

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Contact:
Mary Field, Vice President
Noble’s Pond
13 Noble’s Pond Crossing
Dover, DE 19904
Office: 302.736.5000
Mobile: 302.363.5934
Fax: 302.736.5290

Noble’s Pond Proudly Presents:
The Somerset ­– The Hottest Little Cottage North of Key West!
Grand Opening Saturday, March 21, 2015

Noble’s Pond, Delaware’s Premier 55+ Community, invites you to the Grand Opening Celebration of The Somerset Model on Saturday, March 21. From 10am to 4pm, you can enjoy a VIP tour of this new model featuring a design concept inspired by cottage home styles from across the United States.  “This collection offers homebuyers open floorplans with affordability, functionality and charm,” states Dorothy Carey, Housing Concierge.  Carey went on to say, “We designed the Cottage Collection based on input from visitors and current residents living in Noble’s Pond and we’re delighted to debut the Somerset model at this event,”

Guests are invited to join the Noble’s Pond team and local VIP’s for a ribbon cutting ceremony to take place at 10am, followed by a continental breakfast, and then off to tour the professionally furnished Somerset model home. And, don’t forget to enter to win two Panama Jack Adirondack Chairs – perfect for the warm weather sure to be here soon.

During the Grand Opening celebration, Noble’s Pond will also be offering hard hat tours of homes currently under construction, says Christopher “Kit” Klemchusky, Construction Superintendent, “Guests love to see the homes under construction and we are proud to show the quality workmanship, flexible floorplans and attention to detail that goes into each and every home we build here.”

Of course, if you’re looking to move right away, our beautifully expanded Springfield Home is available for immediate occupancy. Professionally decorated, it features two bedrooms, two baths, a large, open concept kitchen, ½ open stairway to high volume storage, a two car garage and much, much more. Incredibly priced at $231,015 this home will not last long!

Your visit to Noble’s Pond would not be complete without a tour of The Point, our award winning clubhouse. Its country club amenities include a Fitness Center, Creative Learning Center, Library with Computer Nook, Game Room with Billiard Tables, Darts and Poker Table, a Conservatory with flat screen TV’s and the Gathering Point, the exquisite Ballroom large enough to accommodate up to 320 people.

Noble’s Pond is the proud recipient of 51 prestigious awards from the Home Builders Association of Delaware, earned for interior and exterior design, affordability and community amenities including The Best Clubhouse and Community of the Year.  According to Harry Miller, Developer, “Noble’s Pond homebuyers have already given us this feedback and it is very rewarding to now be recognized as the best by our peers in the home building industry.”

Noble’s Pond is an amenity rich, active adult community, filled with yesterday’s charm but created for today’s lifestyles. Located just minutes from downtown Dover, Delaware, the community offers unique and flexible floorplans, a breathtaking clubhouse with outdoor pool, kitchen, bocce courts, putting green and a community garden, all situated amid the serene surroundings of Noble’s Pond. The Noble’s Pond Welcome Center, Clubhouse and Model Homes are open Monday through Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday Noon to 5pm. For more information call 1.888.222.0030 or visit www.noblespondhomes.com.

WE NEED YOUR INPUT – Delaware State Regulatory Reform

Yesterday we attended the House Small Business Caucus meeting, (a bi-partisan effort to focus on improving the small business climate in Delaware). The meeting was intended to address Delaware’s small businesses concerns and difficulties with the state’s regulatory process.

As an example:  Last week we discovered an onerous wrinkle in DNREC’s new stormwater regulations implemented January 2014 that could hurt small builders and homeowners. Because of this new law, persons that buy a wooded lot wanting to build one single family home will need an engineered, detailed stormwater management plan if they clear any trees to build the one home.  This is a more extensive, expensive and complicated application and approval process than if the disturbed area is not wooded and thus only needs a simple one page application.  The potential cost for a more detailed plan and installation of the current regulation was estimated at between 10 and 15 thousand dollars.

When the issue came to light, much to the distress of one of our members, communications amongst the legislators, DNREC and the local conservation district got involved and it appears that a solution will be achieved in the next week or so.  This example was talked about, as were examples dealing with DelDOT, and the Board of Health and others.

Thus, the House Small Business Caucus want to hear specific examples from you of what your experience has been when dealing with state agencies in order to acquire regulatory approval for a project.  Good or bad.    And this is regarding any State agencies.  In addition, please recommend solutions if possible.

In order to remain anonymous, please submit your experience to info@hbade.org with the subject line “Regulations” and we will assemble them for delivery to the Caucus

Strike while the iron is hot, please submit by Friday March 27, 2015.  Thanks.

2015 International Residential Code (IRC) & 2015 International Building Code (IBC) Training Sessions

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M&T Presents Wilmington Housing Partnership with a $75,000 Grant

On Friday, February 27, Nick Lambrow, President of the Delaware Region for M&T Bank, presented a $75,000 grant to the Wilmington Housing Partnership. The grant was presented at their Defiance Property in the Browntown neighborhood of Wilmington, Del.

This funding will serve to support the Wilmington Housing Partnership’s initiatives to build quality, affordable, housing in Wilmington by renovating existing homes and supporting construction of new homes in select areas.

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Wilmington Housing Partnerships Brownstone Properties

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Wilmington Housing Partnerships Properties in development

In commenting on the grant, Nick Lambrow said, “At M&T Bank, we believe the positive transformation of communities and neighborhoods begins with quality, affordable housing. When we give families the opportunity to establish strong roots, we ensure that each community is cared for by its residents and neighbors. As a result, positive changes occur and businesses and opportunities tend to grow.”

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Wilmington Housing Partnership logo at the Defiance Property

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(L-R) Beryl Barmore, Regional CRA Officer for M&T Bank; Steve Martin, Executive Director of Wilmington Housing Partnership; Nick Lambrow, President of the Delaware Region for M&T Bank; Hughlett Kirby, Relationship Manager for M&T Bank and Wilmington Housing Partnership Board Member

Lambrow was joined by M&T representatives Hughlett Kirby, Relationship Manager and Wilmington Housing Partnership Board Member, and Beryl Barmore, Regional CRA Officer. The grant was presented to Steve Martin, Executive Director of Wilmington Housing Partnership and Natalie Howe, Contract Manager at the Wilmington Housing Partnership.

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(L-R) Beryl Barmore, Regional CRA Officer for M&T Bank; Natalie Howe, Contract Manager for Wilmington Housing Partnership; Hughlett Kirby, Relationship Manager for M&T Bank and Wilmington Housing Partnership Board Member; Nick Lambrow, President of the Delaware Region for M&T Bank; and Steve Martin, Executive Director of Wilmington Housing Partnership in the kitchen of a Wilmington Housing Partnership property

Photo credit: Richard Barnes

Allen Insurance Group: The Advisor, Feb 2015 – March 2015

View the latest information from Allen Insurance Group here: The Advisor Feb-Mar 2015.

An Update on: New Castle County Code implementation of the IRC 2015

The Home Builders Association of Delaware would like to share, with its members, a small update on the New Castle County (NCC) Code implementation of the International Residential Code (IRC) 2015:

“From the date of the adopted Code, the first week in March, for the first 90 days, until June 1st 2015, New Castle County will allow a transitional period to move from the IRC 2006 to IRC 2015.  Either Code will be accepted during this transitional time.  For the next 3 months (June 1st to September 1st, 2015), the Department will consider hardships for transitioning to the 2015 Code.

However, NCC expects that by June 1st, 2015, the majority of the permit activity will be evaluated in the 2015 IRC and International Building Code (IBC), as well as the (hopefully to be adopted at the state level) 2015 plumbing and mechanical code, and the 2012 energy code.”
-New Castle County

Save The Date! Join Noble’s Pond for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Cottage Collection

The Home Builders Association of Delaware would like to share an important message from our friends at Noble’s Pond:

Dear Friend,

We are very excited to unveil Noble’s Pond’s latest home, The Somerset, and to introduce the new Cottage Collection. A Grand Opening party and VIP Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 21 at 10AM and we would love if you could be a part of this celebration. We have invited a number of government officials and members of the business community, as well as, all current Noble’s Pond homeowners. Your attendance and participation in the Ribbon Cutting would be greatly appreciated.  We are cordially inviting the Press to this event for media coverage.  We invite all attendees to a continental breakfast which will be served directly after the Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Please RSVP to mfield@noblespondhomes.com and I look forward to the possibility of seeing you on March 21.

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