With residential construction for multi-family townhomes considered an essential service during the state of New Jersey COVID-19 shut down, construction continues on several buildings at The Brownstones at New Visions. With CDC recommendations on social distancing and job site safety requirements in full force and affect, the dedicated sales team and construction professionals at Hexa Level 10 are following guidelines and providing home buyers with safe procedures for virtual tour appointments and closings on the homes. In fact, sales of these desirable townhomes continue with three contracts signed in the past week, and several homeowners have moved into their new homes in recent weeks, with several more closings scheduled in the near future.
According to Marge Karahuta, of Exit 98 George Realty, Sales Manager for The Brownstones at New Visions, “Our sales and construction teams are working in tandem to ensure our homeowners can move into their new homes while maintaining our social distancing and safety guidelines. As a matter of fact, our community has risen to the challenge of the current pandemic, and we have seen acts of kindness amongst the new neighbors and soon-to-be neighbors.”
With many calls to action going out on social media for things like face masks, grocery delivery, and other COVID related items, one couple, Andrew and Melissa Beal, who recently closed on their new home at The Brownstones at New Visions, have answered the call by making masks for local residents and hospitals. Andrew was inspired by his father’s reminder that his mother’s sewing machine was in storage, and suggestion that sewing face masks for themselves and family members would be a great way to pass the time while sheltering at home.
This suggestion sparked a grass-roots movement that has grown to include several friends and family members who are helping sew and deliver masks. According to Andrew, “Rather than sitting around feeling helpless, my wife Melissa and I decided to start making masks before the order from Governor Murphy went out. We wanted to help others feel more secure when they have to go out to get groceries or other essential items. It’s very empowering to be able to do more than just sit inside and wait for this to be over and it feels good to help other people in my community. Recently we were able to donate 20 masks to CentraState Hospital as a test run for feedback on the design. We are currently awaiting any design adjustments the staff at CentraState needs, at which time our team will continue production for them.” In addition, Andrew’s production has expanded to include two 3-D printers that are now printing face shields.
Andrew’s friend Michael Cornacchio set up a website where local residents can request a facemask, to be delivered in a safe, contactless manner right to their home. Through this website they have donated closed to 150 masks to local residents. For anyone wishing to help this mission, there is a Go Fund Me page where donations can be made to help offset the cost of the materials needed to produce the masks and face shields. “The growing culture of our community exemplifies the true meaning of neighborhood. Our homeowners are coming together in a time of need to help one another, as well as the local community. We are so proud to be a small part of what is happening here now,” adds Karahuta.
The sales team continues to provide buyers interested in the community with online appointments, including a new virtual tour of their model home, The Liberty. The Brownstones at New Visions start at $279,000 for a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 1-car garage new construction townhome in Brick, New Jersey. The sales office is open virtually by visiting the community website at http://newvisionsbrick.com or by calling the sales team at 732.239.3390 for more information or to schedule an appointment.