Why is Majlis Ansarullah engaged with such a project?
In 2014, there was a Shura proposal approved by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih (may Allah be his helper) to undertake an Ansar property project. As the Majlis realized that a segment of our membership wanted to live in such a community where they could offer 5 daily prayers in the masjid and enjoy the company of other Ahmadis, the scope of the proposal evolved into where we are now.

Has this project been approved by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih (May Allah be his helper)?
Yes, in fact, he has also reserved his house in the development.

Why was this location selected? Why not more central? More peripheral?
We selected this location after a year-long nationwide search of over two dozen other options. This location allows us to build homes at the best price within drivable distance from a dozen Northeastern Jamaats, 3 international airports, and thousands of Ahmadi Muslims.

Will this community be age restricted?
Yes. 80% of the units must have the name of at least one person over the age of 55 on the deed.

Can my family member buy this house for me?
Yes, as long as you and/or any member of the family is 55 years of age and/or above.

What if I need special assistance? Will Majlis Ansarullah USA provide assisted living facilities or nursing home facilities?
This development does not provide such facilities.

Can I buy a property for investment? To resale or rent?
A small number of homes might be open to investors. But the first priority will be given to Ansar over the age of 55 who plan to live there.

Are homes still available for me to buy?
Yes, they may still be available.

How come some homes are still available when we had so many people included in the drawing?
Names were drawn for all applicants that were 55 and above and also those who were below 55. Homes in the Ansar Housing Complex have only been offered to those who are 55 and over. Some buyers from the drawing who were offered the opportunity to buy, are taking a long time. At this time, the remaining home sites are available to all Jama'at members who are 55 years or older.

I am 53 years old. Can I buy a house?
Yes, it is anticipated that when the home is built and delivered that you will be 55 years of age or very close to it.

I am under 53 years old. Can I buy a house?
You may buy a house in the Ansar Housing Complex as long as you have name of a person on the deed who is 55 or older.

How can I be considered to buy home?
You may mail a cashier check for $10,000 in the name of ‘Shades and Springs, Inc.’ as the earnest money towards the purchase of the house at the following address along with your personal information including the age.
20320 Watkins Meadow Dr., Germantown MD 20876

Location

Where is this development located?
The homes are being built at Joppa City, north of Baltimore in the state of Maryland, at a 4-mile drive from I-95.

How good the location looks like?
It is located at a peaceful picturesque area by the side of a river with lot of green.

How good is the school district in this area?
Local public schools have average ratings. We advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs as part of the school selection process.

How far are the hospitals?
Two major hospitals are under 12 miles away from this location.

How far are the airports?
BWI airport - 30 miles DCA Reagan National Airport - 70 miles Philadelphia International airport - 75 miles Washington Dulles - ~80 miles

How far are the supermarkets? Walmart? Restaurants?
There is a Walmart, BJs, Kohl’s, Mall, and supermarket within 10 miles distance.

What recreational facilities will be provided?
The community will have a small park. In addition, this development is backed by a river with nature trails. A pier is also planned in the river. Boating lovers could park their boats on a nearby marina.

How far are the nearest Jamaats and other Ahmadiyya mosques?
This development is ideally located with the following distances:
Baltimore mosque – 15 miles
Bait ur Rehman – 50 miles
Philadelphia Mosque – 85 miles
Masjid Mubarak Virginia – 85 miles
Willingboro – 105 miles
Central Jersey – 145 miles
New York City – 175 miles

About the homes


What is the square footage of a Villa?
About 2,000 square feet in addition to the basement area

Is the master bedroom and bath located on the ground floor?
Yes, in many units the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, full bath and a walk in closet are located on the main floor.

Do I have a choice of different layout to choose?
Yes, 2 models are being offered. There are some options within those models to choose from like additional bedrooms and finished basement.

What if I cannot go up the steps? Is there an elevator?
If you prefer, you could have a chair installed with your stair case. The builder can install an elevator in your home as an option for ~ $40,000

Will I have the ability to customize certain features?
Yes. Just like when you buy any other home, you will have the options to upgrade fixtures, get additional areas (basement etc) finished, or have a deck installed. Of course, that will increase the price of your home proportionately.

Are all units alike?
No. Some units are backed by the river while others are backed by woods. Some will allow entrance on the main floor while others may give you entrance at the basement level. The individual unit prices will fluctuate based on these factors.

Do these units have a garage?
Yes, every unit will have a two car garage with additional parking on your driveway.

Who will be the owner of this development ultimately?
Every home will owned by the individual buyer. Once all the homes are bought by our members, the development will be managed by a HOA.

When will the construction start?
The construction work has already started.

Can I visit an onsite model home?
A model home is expected to be ready for you to visit around August 2017.

When will the houses be built?
Most of the houses will be built and delivered within 1 year from the date the contract is signed.

I want to buy but in the second phase. What should I do?
Homes in the 2nd phase will be more expensive than the 1st phase. All applicants will be served on 'first come, first served' basis. Buyers are not guaranteed a particular home site. Buyers will be able to select from the home lots that are open and available at that time.

When will we get the community center approved?
Application for construction of the Community Center has been submitted by the builder to the County. It is expected that the necessary permissions will be forthcoming in the next 6 to 8 weeks.

Financial questions

What is the starting price of a villa?
Starting prices of few homes are $250,000.

Are all villas of the same price?
No. The price of any home is determined by the location, site premium, floor plan, end unit etc.

Are the prices of homes locked for some time?
Yes, they have been negotiated and locked till end September 2017. Upgrade options have also been negotiated, discounted by 40% off the list price and locked till end September 2017.

Will there be a price difference between people who buy a house now vs six months later?
Prices of houses will go up in six months. Shades and Springs, Inc. has negotiated a rebate with the builder that will go away after six months following the signing of the contract between Shades and Springs, Inc. and Old Trails, LLC.

What are my options If I want to cancel my contract after signing the contract with the builder?
Buyers need to be aware that they have entered into a legally binding contract with the builder for purchase of a home. Earnest Money deposit of $10K is transferred to the builder as down payment that becomes part of the legal contract.

What will be the HOA fees?
HOA Fees will be decided according to the final cost of regularly maintaining common areas. HOA fees is expected to be around $103/month.

Will there be a lender for us to work with?
Yes. The buyers have been provided with multiple options to choose from, who offer varying degree of incentives.

Can I finance my loan through a lender of my own choice?
Yes, of course.

Will Majlis Ansarullah subsidize these villas? Or provide any financial incentives?
No.

Blessings in Unity

Does this project have Hazrat Khalifatul Masih’ blessings?
Yes. We have sought our beloved Imam’s prayers and guidance at every stage since 2015.

Is this project supported by Jamaat USA?
Yes, respected Ameer sb USA has personally visited the site and supported this project.

Is this project approved by the Majlis e Amla and Majlis-e-Shura of Ansarullah USA?
Yes, the project has been discussed in the Majlis Amla and Majlis-e-Shura of Ansarullah USA multiple times and was approved.

Can non-Ansar members buy a vilaa?
Any member of Jamaat Ahmadiyya USA can buy a villa.

How will the units be allocated? Who gets to pick first?
Preference will be given to member over the age of 55 who plan to live there. The Ansar Property committee will find a just solution if demand outstrips supply.

Will there be a mosque in this development?
Yes. We are planning to build a mosque/community center with a capacity of 250 people in this development, accessible to residents within 5 minutes walking distance.

What will be the name of this development?
Hazrat Khalifatul Masih will suggest the name when the time comes.

Is there a risk of flooding from the river behind the property?
No. Based on the last 100 year flood history, the water levels have never reached within ten feet of the lowest home in this development.

DISCLAIMER

ALL BUYERS ARE ENCOURAGED AND REQUESTED TO DO THEIR OWN DUE DILLIGENCE BEFORE BUYING. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, HIRING AN ATTORNEY AND REVIEWING ALL DOCUMENTS/CONTRACTS. CREATION OF THE INTENDED COMMUNITY IS MERELY A SUGGESTION OF MAJLIS ANSARULLAH FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MEMBERS. HOWEVER, THE FINAL DECISION, AFTER REVIEWING THE BENEFITS AND LIABILITIES, RESTS WITH THE INDIVIDUAL OWNERS. ALL PROSPECTIVE BUYERS VOLUNTARILY RELEASE THE AHMADIYYA MOVEMENT IN ISLAM ("AMI"), MAJLIS ANSARULLAH, ALL MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, PROPERTY COMMITTE MEMBERS, AND ANY AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES.