• Sheena Saydam

What Do I Need to Know About Bentley Park?

Bentley Park is a brand-new luxury home community in Laurel, Maryland. It's just a mile from the upcoming, super-exciting Konterra Town Center, which is expected to be the new Tyson's Corner. Yes, you read that correctly Tyson's Corner. The three builders at Bentley Park include NVHomes and Ryan (which share parent company NVR, Inc.), and Beazer Homes.

NV is doing townhomes (starting in the $430Ks) and single-families (starting in the high $500Ks). Ryan's single-family home neighborhood (with homes starting in the high $400Ks) is, interestingly, shared over two counties - Montgomery and Prince George's. You will pay a lower base price to get into one in Prince George's County, but when you include the significantly higher tax rate in Prince George's County, you'll pay about the same each month. Note that which County you choose will determine what schools your children are districted to.

Each builder has different incentives; in fact, where NV and Ryan tend to offer closing cost help, Beazer tends to throw in a variety of higher-end options. One really cool thing about the Beazer single-family homes (which have base prices starting in the $520Ks up to the $620Ks) is that they have an impressive array of homes and foorplans to choose from. If you're considering Beazer, take note of the biggest difference in the Neo-Traditionals versus the Traditionals --- while the former has a detached garage, the latter's are attached to the home. Take a look at plats for these properties so that you can see how much backyard space you get (if that's important to you) and what the walk is like to the detached garage, if you think you prefer it that way.

This is definitely a fantastic new community, and the sales agents will be the first to tell you so. Just make sure you bring a great agent along, with experience working with builders, to represent you. Remember, it's free to you, and can make all the difference.

Call or email us at any time for more information on this or any other new home opportunities in Maryland, DC, or Virginia -- we are experts in new homes and look forward to helping guide you through the process.