Stop Renting: Buy Brand New for Even Less at The Whittaker

Categories: New Homes in Trenton | Posted: March 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Stop Renting: Buy Brand New for Even Less at The Whittaker

For lots of people, the first of the month is a day they dread. Every time you put a rent check in the mail, you’re spending money knowing that when you move out you’ll leave with nothing.

Well, now you have an opportunity to take that former rent check and put it towards your own mortgage instead of your landlord’s.

If you thought you could never own a home, you’ve come to the right place because we’ve helped tons of renters just like you become homeowners. While we know owning at The Whittaker is a great investment, you don’t have to just take our word for it — just trust the research.

You have three choices:

Option 1: Rent a 2 Bedroom/1 Bathroom apartment for $1,750/month

Option 2: OWN a 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom townhome for $1,097/month*

Option 3: Rent a 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom apartment $1,680/month

So, you can either spend more and pay your landlord’s mortgage or spend less money and pay your own mortgage for a BRAND NEW home. And our monthly price includes your monthly fixed rate mortgage, taxes, insurance, and your condo fee.

Okay, maybe the monthly payment isn’t what’s stopping you from buying. Maybe it’s being able to afford the down payment – we’ve been in the business for a while, so we get it.

That’s hardly a reason not to buy – in fact, it’s the exact reason you SHOULD buy at The Whittaker. At The Whittaker, qualified buyers only need 3% to put down and closing cost assistance is available to some buyers.

If the down payment and the monthly cost isn’t what’s holding you back, maybe it’s that you want a home that feels like your home. At The Whittaker, we want that too, which is why all of our homes come with the ability for you to choose from a variety of cabinets, countertops, carpet, and tile all FOR FREE.

Plus, all Whittaker homes also comply with NJ Energy Star, which means you’ll have lower monthly utility bills for the lifetime of your home.

So, what are you waiting for? Leewood has been working with buyers just like you for over 20 years, so we know how to help you get approved for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage. Contact us today and learn how you can become a homeowner!

*For Qualified Buyers Subject to Conditions

The Whittaker’s NJ Energy Home Means Cold Weather Doesn’t Mean an Increase In Utility Bills

Categories: New Homes in Trenton | Posted: February 8, 2018 | Comments Off on The Whittaker’s NJ Energy Home Means Cold Weather Doesn’t Mean an Increase In Utility Bills

As winter continues on, so does the cold weather, which means you need to crank the heat.

However, raising the temperature in your home can mean higher utility bills and therefore, less money in your pocket.  And when your apartment or house is older — usually with less or no insulation and drafty windows and doors — you’re using even more energy, which can result in even higher costs.

Fortunately, when you own a home at The Whittaker, lower temperatures outside don’t have to mean extraordinarily high energy bills. Why? Because all of our homes are NJ Energy Home ,  which means we’ve taken steps to ensure your money stays your money.

More Efficient Energy Usage

According to the Energy Star website, American homeowners with Energy Star certified homes saved a whopping $360 million in energy costs in 2015.

Your Home Is Built Tighter

Old homes can be drafty and the more cold air that comes into your home, the more you have to crank the heat to keep it warm.

However, at The Whittaker, our homes are carefully sealed to keep warm air in and cold air out during the winter. No air comes in from drafty windows and doors, and your heated air stays inside your The Whittaker home … where it belongs.  More comfortable to live in; less money to heat.  That’s a winning combination!

These savings are just another way we’ve built our homes with you in mind. In addition to the money you’ll save by living in a NJ Energy Home, our homeowners usually save just by being a homeowner.

For instance, if you’re paying $1,700 a month in rent, you can own — a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, condominium — for ONLY $1,097 a month.

That’s a saving of OVER $200,000 just because you paid your mortgage.

Another benefit at The Whittaker is that all of our homes are stocked with NJ Energy Home approved, high-efficiency appliances and light fixtures, as well as, heating and air conditioning systems.

We’re already 65% SOLD OUT so,  contact us today before this incredible opportunity passes you by.




New Year’s Review – The Whittaker Is 65% SOLD OUT

Categories: Historic Trenton, New Homes in Trenton | Posted: January 25, 2018 | Comments Off on New Year’s Review – The Whittaker Is 65% SOLD OUT

The Whittaker is now 65% sold out with the homeowners enjoying the benefits of luxury homeownership at a cost well below rent being charged for comparable apartments both in and out of the city.  This luxury 20 unit elevator building in the Mill Hill Historic Neighborhood is just beautiful quality with special amenities included.  A few choice 2 bedroom, 2 bath, and 2 bedroom, 1 bath brand new homes are still available.  And, every new home comes with NJ Energy Home certification for lower monthly utilities bills for the life of your home.

With 30 year fixed payment mortgages ranging from zero to 3% down and total costs from only $1,126 per month for qualified buyers, The Whittaker homeowners concluded—why rent when I could afford to own for less… and build wealth for myself instead of my landlord! And, thanks to the City of Trenton, The Whittaker homeowners enjoy a real estate tax abatement.

With a fitted-out owners’ only fitness room, club room, and on-site parking, The Whittaker is luxury living large for a very affordable cost.  And qualifying for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage may be a lot easier than you think with The Whittaker’s expert sales and mortgage specialists there to serve you.  Our buyers come from Princeton, Trenton and surrounding areas, and NYC.  So, if now’s the time for you to consider stepping up to homeownership, consider The Whittaker…while a few fine homes are still available.

Contact Claribel Santiago today! 609-695-3300

Don’t Let Another New Year’s Resolution Pass You Buy – Make This the Year You Own Your Home

Categories: New Homes in Trenton, News | Posted: January 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Don’t Let Another New Year’s Resolution Pass You Buy – Make This the Year You Own Your Home

As 2018 begins, so does another year of resolutions. One of the most popular promises we make — and traditionally break — is to build a better financial future.

For some people, that may mean eating at home instead of going out or sticking to their set budget even when that new pair of shoes is calling their name from the store window.

However, what many people neglect to take into account when considering their financial future, is the toll being a renter is taking on it.

Self-made millionaire David Bach explained to CNBC that the average homeowner is “38 times wealthier than a renter.”

“Why?” You ask. Well, let’s break it down in terms of real-life numbers. A person who pays $1,700 a month in rent will spend $20,400 a year.

Over 30 years — assuming your rent doesn’t increase, which it would have — that’s a whopping $612,000 that you have paid to live in someone else’s home.

While your landlord rakes in the benefits of you, a renter, paying his mortgage, when you decide to move, you’re leaving over half a million dollars behind.

This isn’t taking into account the other financial incentives being a homeowner brings.

Did you know you can write off your mortgage on your taxes? Plus, over time, homes tend to increase with value, which means you can walk away with a profit if you decide to move.

Take a minute and think about all of the things you’ve purchased in the last year. Have you sold any of those items and walked away with money in your pocket? As President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, real estate “is about the safest investment in the world.”

At The Whittaker you can purchase a BRAND NEW 2 bedroom, 1bathroom condominium penthouse for ONLY $1,010/month.**

So, your landlord can either make over $500,000 off your rent for 30 years or as an owner, if you were to sell your home after 30 years for the same price you bought it for, you’d get $119,990.*

Even if you sold after 15 years of enjoying your home, you’d still wind up with a “savings account” at closing of $49,796.*

Our prices give you the potential to SAVE over $200,000 just because you purchased a home.

In addition to our great prices, all of our homes are Energy Star certified, which yield lower monthly utility bills for the lifetime of your home.

So, make this the year you keep your New Year’s Resolution to become financially independent by becoming a homeowner.

Then, when you’re about to ring in 2019, you can do it surrounded by friends and family in a home that is yours – not your landlord’s.

*less any costs of sale. Savings will vary based on mortgage amount; larger mortgage = more savings; lower mortgage = less savings.

**based on current interest rates, estimated taxes and homeowner’s insurance, Condo fee for qualified buyers.

Special Holiday Attractions You’ll Want to Visit

Categories: Historic Trenton, New Homes in Trenton, Restaurants in Trenton, Revolutionary War, Trenton Attractions | Posted: December 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Special Holiday Attractions You’ll Want to Visit

Being a homeowner at The Whittaker is about more than just loving your brand new condominium — it’s about loving the area you live in.

Fortunately for our homeowners, there’s a ton of wonderful attractions in their own backyard, and when your mortgages are as low as ours, you have more than enough to splurge on some holiday fun.

Union Square Holiday Market

New York City is special all year round but at the holidays there’s an extra bit of magic. Tour the Union Square Holiday Market and take in all the splendor of a traditional market filled with hand-made crafts.

Check out Union Square Holiday Market thru Dec. 24th & get free shuttle service near the event when you #RideTheFerry! See how:

Posted by NY Waterway on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Whether you stop by a vendor to pick up something for yourself or a friend or just spend the day walking around, venturing through the stalls and the smell of hot chocolate is certain to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Sure, New York City gets crowded around the holidays and fortunately, if the last thing you want to do is fight for parking, when you live at The Whittaker, all you have to do is walk down the street and catch the train. Thanks to NJ Transit, you’ll be in the city in no time!

A Christmas Carol

From December 5 – 31, audience members are welcome to venture to McCarter Theater in Princeton to join Ebenezer Scrooge as he travels through Christmas past, present and future.

A Christmas Carol 2017

Join us in celebrating this McCarter tradition with your friends and family.Tickets and info –>

Posted by McCarter Theatre Center on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The cast features primarily members from the Princeton area and the show has been called “a dream.” Tickets start at only $28 and the show is sure to bring the holiday spirit to life.

A quick trip up Route 1 will land you in 19th century London in less than twenty minutes!

New Hope

While there’s no place like home for the holidays, New Hope, Pennsylvania is a great second choice. With its traditional feel mixed with tidings of good cheer, there’s something for everyone.

Shop today in a winter wonderland under a million lights! Shops are open for extended hours Sunday 11am-7pm and…

Posted by Peddler's Village on Sunday, December 10, 2017

Stop by a store or take in a piping hot cup of soup at one of the restaurants — no matter where you find yourself, you’ll find yourself overwhelmed with festivities.

You can also wander through Peddler’s Village, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland. It’s completely free to visit and after touring the gingerbread house exhibit and popping in and out of the stores, all it could cost you is a cup of hot chocolate to keep you warm.

Shady Brook Farm Light Show

At the Shady Brook Farm Light Show, every stop has been pulled. Open nightly from November 18 to January 7, there are over three million lights paving the way through acres and acres of farmland.

The exciting performance features a great mix of familiar faces and some more creative displays and takes you on a two-mile journey filled with holiday cheer. You can enjoy it in your own car or take it in from the added magic of an open-air air wagon.

Yes, Virginia, we DO plan on being open for the Light Show tonight!As long as there's not a blizzard and the roads are…

Posted by Shady Brook Farm on Saturday, December 9, 2017

Admission is only $30 per car (not per person), so grab some friends and family, pack them into the car, and keep your eyes peeled because the show is certainly something to behold!  We’ve experienced it and it’s AWESOME!! You won’t want to miss the adventure!

When you become the owner of a BRAND NEW condominium at The Whittaker, all of these great activities are within your reach. With homes starting at only $1,010/month, many of our homeowners are actually paying less to own than rent.

And, we have zero down 100% mortgages (30 year fixed) for qualified buyers.  And, don’t forget the tax abatement and NJ Energy Star built and certified for lower monthly utilities for the life of your home.

We’re already over 60% sold out so contact us TODAY (with two more new closings this month) and learn how you too can spend this winter in a warm, cozy, exciting home you own.


At The Whittaker, You’ll Love Your Neighbors

Categories: Historic Trenton, Italian restaurants in Trenton, New Homes in Trenton | Posted: December 5, 2017 | Comments Off on At The Whittaker, You’ll Love Your Neighbors

The Whittaker is almost sold out, which means you need to act fast if you want to become the proud owner of a BRAND NEW two bedroom, one or two bathroom home for possibly less than what you pay in rent.

Being the owner of a brand new home means more than just being the first person to live there. It means that everything inside your home is brand new, which means you won’t find yourself with some unexpected and expensive surprises a few weeks or months after you move in. From appliances to your home’s structure, at The Whittaker, all of our homes come with quality warranties.

Plus, when you become the owner of a brand new The Whittaker home, you get to customize multiple aspects so it looks just the way you want it. Choose two different carpet colors, tile, cabinets, and countertops … for FREE.

Sure, the perks you’ll find inside our homes are great, but if you’ve taken the virtual tour, you know that already. What about the perks outside of your home?

The Whittaker features a shared club room and fitness room and the best part is that you get to enjoy it as much as you want without having to maintain it!

Today Mill Hill is a strong community with a clear and promising future in which residents have the opportunity to socialize as part of the
Old Mill Hill Society

Because of all our homes have to offer, our community is filled with all different kinds of people. Whether you’re looking for a building where your kids will have playmates or one where your neighbors become friends, The Whittaker is the perfect place for you.

Located in the Mill Hill Designated Historic Neighborhood, your backyard is filled with beautiful homes dating back to the 19th century. As stated on its website, the Mill Hill neighborhood is a “strong community with a clear and promising future.”

Just steps from your front door is Felix’s Deli, which features the best, fresh made Heroes at the best prices. From pizza and Italian specialties at Covello’s and Chinese take-out to the historic Old Mill Hill Tavern, the only difficulty you’ll have for dinner, is choosing where to eat.

The Whittaker is also within walking distance to Trenton Train Station, so our homeowners can experience New York City without having to worry about the cost or hassle of parking.

While you may have neighbors you want to head down the street to Trenton Social with, your home is your own, which means that you can have as much or as little neighborly interaction as you want.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today and learn how you can become a homeowner before we’re 100% sold out!



Pick Your Perfect Whittaker Home and Move In for the Holidays

Categories: Historic Trenton, New Homes in Trenton | Posted: November 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Pick Your Perfect Whittaker Home and Move In for the Holidays

It’s better at home, in a home you own! And where better to spend the holidays this year than in a home that you own?

When it comes to a Brand New Home, we know that one size certainly does not fit all and that’s why at The Whittaker, located in the Mill Hill Historic Neighborhood we have several different floor plan options and endless combinations of possibilities.  And, every Whittaker home is NJ Energy Star certified for lower monthly utility bills forever…yes, forever…and the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping to save our environment.

The Whittaker features four floors of luxurious, brand new, state of the art condominiums, all served by a luxurious, quiet, high-speed elevator. On the first floor, the lobby has a beautiful marble floor, and all of our homeowners are invited to use the outfitted private fitness center and private club room. …perfect for holiday parties or just spending some time with your family and friends outside of your home.

All of our homeowners are given a private on-lot parking spot conveniently accessed from the rear of the lobby, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy everything city life has to offer without the hassle of circling the block looking for a place to park. These are just a few of the added amenities homeowners look for…but at The Whittaker there’s no extra charge!

We’ve designed our homes with you in mind and since we’ve been in this business for a while, we’ve learned a thing or two.

Whether you’re looking for a single level or duplex level penthouse, all of our two bedrooms, two bath homes feature spacious living areas and kitchens that are stocked with brand new appliances and are designed with cooking in mind (you won’t believe how cool they can be). When you own your home, it’s hard to resist the urge to entertain. Now, you can play host, chef, and guest all at the same time.

Whether you have people sleeping in all of the bedrooms every night or just staying for a long vacation, with this spacious of a home, you’re going to have laundry. Which, is why with the opening of one door, you’ll find room for a full-size washer and dryer.

If you’re one of those people who loves to change your decor with the seasons, our homes are perfect for you. Every homeowner home has their own private extra storage unit on the first floor so you’ll never have to choose between saving space or being festive.

No matter which home you choose, at The Whittaker, you’ll be able to choose from multiple cabinets, countertops, carpet colors and tile choices FOR FREE. No one knows you as well as you do, so shouldn’t you be able to decide what your home should look like?

The holidays are better in a home you own and if you need to get in fast, we have quick-delivery homes available.  With as little as zero to 3% in downpayment and monthly costs to own as little as $1,010 (depending on model), plus a tax abatement, why pay more to rent when you could own and build wealth for you and your family instead of your landlord!

Don’t spend another year in a rental, contact us today and learn how you can become a homeowner.  Our fully furnished models await your inspection by personal appointment.


The Whittaker — Best New Home Ownership Value … Even Better than Renting!

Categories: New Homes in Trenton | Posted: November 10, 2017 | Comments Off on The Whittaker — Best New Home Ownership Value … Even Better than Renting!

When making the commitment to purchase a home, you want to make sure you’re making the right choice and with so many options it’s hard to know what the right one is. Fortunately, we’ve done the research.

Given three choices of homes in the area, you can purchase a Brand New home at The Whittaker for over $600 LESS than at other developments and still own a NEW 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo WITH a laundry room in your home!

In a year, those savings equal more than $7,200 and in 30 years, which is the length of a standard mortgage, you’ll save more than $217,400 just because you purchased a home at The Whittaker instead of somewhere else!


So, you don’t have to sacrifice fun for cost – at The Whittaker you can save money and have tons of room and experience the joys of city life.

We’ve been in this business for a long time, so we also know that it can be intimidating to commit to a mortgage. But, what’s a little commitment in the face of SAVING MONEY?

You can save OVER $60,000 in 15 years just by paying a mortgage instead of paying rent. If you’re writing a check each month anyway, why not become a homeowner and not only gain a huge financial asset but also save money?

“The average homeowner to this day is 38 times wealthier than a renter,” self-made millionaire David Bach said.

PLUS, thanks to our Energy Star certified design and construction, you will save even more money every time you pay your utility bills for the life of your home.

Don’t worry, with all of this saving, you won’t have to sacrifice on making sure one of our houses truly becomes your Home, Sweet Home. Customize your Home FOR FREE by picking from a variety of cabinets, countertops, tile, and carpet all FOR FREE!

So, what are you waiting for? Contact us and pick out your BRAND NEW home today!

Top 5 Halloween DIY Decorating Tips For Your Home at The Whittaker

Categories: New Homes in Trenton, Trenton Attractions | Posted: October 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Top 5 Halloween DIY Decorating Tips For Your Home at The Whittaker

One of the best parts about the changing seasons is being able to update the decorations around your house. Now that halloween is almost here, it’s the perfect time to switch out the sand dollars and spook up your home.

Candles are a great way to decorate your home, but let’s face it, they can get expensive. Fortunately, with this halloween hack, you don’t have to break your budget — all you need is a dollar store!

Purchase a few tall white candles in glass containers, grab a sharpie, and draw three circles on one side, thanks to Throughtfully Simple, you now have some awesome ghost candles for a fraction of the cost if you went to Yankee Candle.

Have some old bottles lying around the house? Turn them into massive candy corns! With just a bit of spray paint, the bottles you planned on recycling have now been turned into awesome halloween decorations. You can make as many or as few as you want so they’re perfect for anywhere in your home!

But what about the outside of your home? First impressions mean a lot and your guests will love seeing your halloween spirit from your front door! Follow these instructions from Tried and True and learn how you can easily make a skeleton wreath!

Okay, these decorations are cool, but if you really want to impress your guests, you’re going to have to pull a little bit of Harry Potter action. Using just some witch hats and clear string, you can give your guests the illusion their floating in mid air! Check out Polka Dot Chair to learn how you can even turn them into luminaries!

Okay, okay, you love these ideas but you’re thinking, “Who has 15 minutes to spend doing that?” Lucky for you, this last idea takes about three minutes to do.

All you need is a bag of plastic spiders, some double-sided tape, and a door. Voila! Check out Delia Creates to learn how!

Decorating is even more fun in a home you own. Not only will paying your mortgage instead of renting save you money to spend on fun things like these decorating ideas, but without a landlord telling you what to do, your home is always just that — your home.

So, make this your last Halloween as a renter and OWN a brand new home by Christmas!

Contact us today and learn how you can OWN for less than renting!


Why Rent When You Could Own for Less Than Rentals in the Area?

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: August 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Why Rent When You Could Own for Less Than Rentals in the Area?

Trenton, New Jersey  has a historic charm, entertainment, and it’s central location makes it easy for its residents to hop on a train to New York or Philadelphia. So, it’s no wonder that builders want to build here and people want to live here.  However, it is a wonder why someone would want to rent when they could own a place for even less!

Down the street from The Whittaker is a building full of rentals. A two bedroom apartment costs $2,000 a month … to rent.

At The Whittaker you can OWN a two bedroom, two level, condominium for $1,217 a month. That’s a savings of OVER $700 a month! Not to mention the savings you get from just being a homeowner. When you’re renting, your landlord can continue to raise your rent and if you decide to move, you don’t get anything in exchange for all those rent checks that were cashed.

If you own at The Whittaker, your mortgage payment won’t increase and if you decide to move, guess what? You’re selling your place for a price you want and you’re walking away with your profit.

 During an interview with CNBC, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that as a renter, someone can easily spend $540,000 over a 30-year period. For far less than that amount, you can own your condominium at The Whittaker and spend those 30 years paying down a mortgage. In the end, you could own your home free and clear.

Just to drive the benefits of owning versus renting home, he declared:

The average homeowner to this day is 38 times wealthier than a renter.

All of our homes are Energy Star certified and BRAND NEW, which means that your monthly utility payments may be even lower than what they are now.

If you’re worried about the down payment, don’t be. We offer zero down payment mortgages and closing costs for qualified buyers, which makes owning a home at The Whittaker an even better deal.

Plus, the rentals down the street charge you a $75 non-refundable application fee. Whereas when you decide to pursue home ownership with us, your application comes with absolutely no charge. So, since it doesn’t cost anything to you and you can actually save money by becoming a homeowner, what are you waiting for? Contact us today!

Claribel Santiago (609) 695-3300

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