It is no longer just a dream for homebuyers in Maryland and Delaware to unlock doors and turn off lights from their cell phones or to find a new home that offers the very best in luxury features along with affordable pricing. Leading national homebuilder Lennar has brought all of this and more to the greater Baltimore area with its signature Everything’s Included™ package, featuring Schlage’s LiNK® Home Automation System, which is available in all of the homebuilder’s communities across Maryland and Delaware.
“Lennar continues to be one of the country’s top new homebuilders because we give buyers exactly what they want at an affordable price,” said Lennar Maryland Division President John White. “Such custom features as granite, energy-saving GE® appliances and beautiful hardwood floors are all add-ons with other builders which can cost thousands of extra dollars, but Lennar keeps money in buyers’ pockets by including all these things in the base price of every home.”
Some Everything’s Included™ features most loved by buyers can be found in new homes’ kitchens. The state-of-the-art GE® appliance package incorporates a range, refrigerator and microwave while aesthetic features such as granite, recessed lighting and staggered maple cabinets round out a beautiful gourmet kitchen. Homebuyers are also blown away by other features throughout the house, such as a remote-controlled gas fireplace, energy efficient furnace as well as the bathroom in the owner’s suite that has a shower and separate soaking tub, ceramic tile floors and dual sinks with cultured marble counters.
In addition to including fantastic interior features, Lennar’s Everything’s Included™ package also has the cutting-edge technology of Schlage’s LiNK® Home Automation System. Home Automation gives homeowners the ability to unlock doors, turn lights on and off, control their thermostat, view a live feed of their home’s interior and even view who has accessed their LiNK deadbolt locks all from a smartphone, tablet or computer. Home automation is much more than a fun technology gadget. The state-of-the-art system saves homeowners time and money with smart features available for use in the home and from remote locations.
With door locks that use numeric codes as well as keys, homeowners no longer have to worry about being locked out of their own home. And by enabling doors to be unlocked remotely, homeowners can grant access to service providers such as the pet sitter or housekeeper without having to take time from work or other activities. Adding, deleting or modifying users and their capabilities is easy, eliminating the need to have keys made for the teenagers or babysitter.
Schlage’s LiNK® Home Automation also offers peace of mind. Turning all the lights off or lowering the thermostat in your home can be easily forgotten when rushing out the door to work or school. With Home Automation, homeowners can set a schedule to turn the lights on and off at a certain time or turn the thermostat to a specific temperature. The comfort offered by these features can make the workday a bit more stress-free or a vacation little more relaxing. Likewise, leaving your child home alone for the first time can give them a sense of independence and responsibility, but being able to check in on them by viewing a live video feed from your smartphone can help settle anxiety over such a big step.
“With smartphones and tablets becoming bigger parts of our everyday lives, home automation makes Lennar homeowners’ schedules less stressful,” added White. “Notifications can even be sent to an email address or via text message when doors are locked or unlocked so parents know when their babysitter has arrived or when their teenage child has arrived home from school. You can even receive a text if the thermostat is adjusted.”
Lennar currently has ten communities throughout Maryland and Delaware, with two communities in the greater Baltimore area and another near the Delmarva beaches that offers perfect, affordable vacation homes for anyone looking to escape Baltimore for a quick weekend jaunt every now and then or to retreat for weeks at a time.
On top of Everything’s Included™, Fieldstone, situated minutes from Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel, Md., offers unbeatable value on spacious townhomes, with 2,125-square-foot plans starting in the low $300s. Fieldstone’s proximity to Ft Meade in Laurel makes it the perfect place for the military buyer.