March 24 2016

Design Trends Builders Should Know About

by racheal

Open kitchen

It is important for homebuilders to stay on top of the latest design trends, since homebuyer preferences are constantly changing. Here’s what builders need to know about the designs motivating new homebuyers in 2016.

Two trends builders need to incorporate in their homes designs in 2016:

1.    Gone is the day of separating the kitchen, dining room and family room. Here to stay is the open floor plan. Great rooms and open kitchen designs have been a growing trend for some time now. The kitchen is now the center point for entertaining and has become somewhat of a new living area. Islands have replaced the traditional dining tables for family gathering at meal time.

2.    The second trend incorporates the first. Indoor/outdoor rooms are becoming a norm in 2016. Buyers are showing high demand for kitchens that flow seamlessly to outdoor rooms. Separated normally by bi-folding doors from an open kitchen, outdoor rooms are large enough for dining tables or an extra living space. Builders should have options available for buyers to choose from appliances and upgrades that work with this outdoor space.

Tips for builders when designing a kitchen

There are two words for homebuilders to keep in mind when designing their kitchens: “open” and “simple”.

Homeowners want an open kitchen with modern touches that make their life simpler. Builders can accomplish this by dedicating one wall for appliances for easy flow during cooking and cleaning. Building floor-to-ceiling cabinets will continue the open floor plan feel, yet will meet the need for storage space. Including the highly demanded long island will allow for extra storage space as well as for a gathering area for family and friends. Include windows wherever possible within the kitchen to increase natural light.

Incorporating indoor/outdoor rooms and open kitchens when designing new homes can make a huge impact on a home’s aesthetics. Builders will need to meet these needs to stay in tuned with their buyers.

| To the top |

March 14 2011

We Really “Like” Brookfield Homes!

by racheal

Brookfield Homes Facebook Page

Everyone loves to “like” their favorite products and services on Facebook. So, who’s the most liked San Diego home builder? Very soon, it may be Brookfield Homes, a popular builder of San Diego new homes and the creator of such popular communities as Rockrose at the Foothills. The builder launched their Facebook page just two months ago, and already Brookfield Homes is engaging with hundreds of fans per day.

Who are these fans? Their existing homeowners, who are enjoying the advantages that Rockrose at the Foothills and the other Brookfield communities offer them. They page is buzzing with their comments on the home layouts and floorplans; and Brookfield is thrilled to have their input. “We absolutely love all the feedback we have been getting,” said a Brookfield representative.

In fact, they love it so much that now, they’re offering the chance for one lucky Brookfield Homes Facebook fan to win an iPad, simply by commenting on the builder’s Facebook wall. Whether or not you plan to buy at Rockrose at the Foothills, this is one opportunity you don’t want to miss! Plus, the page is a great place to see what homeowners are saying about Brookfield Homes. To learn more about Brookfield Homes…check them out on Facebook!

| To the top |

June 20 2010

The Best When It Comes To Kansas City Custom Home Builders

by racheal

Kansas City Custom New Homes

Looking for the very best of the best when it comes to Kansas City custom home builders in the KC area? DM Homes  is exactly what you’ve been looking for in terms of both quality and affordability! For more than 20 years the expertise and skill of the builders at DM Homes has been helping people build their dream new homes in the Kansas City area.

The Kansas City custom home builders  at DM Homes can build new homes for you throughout the Johnson County area with the options of having DM Homes build on your own land or within their own numerous new home communities located in and around the Kansas City area.

Throughout the years, these Kansas City new homes builders of DM Homes has been on the receiving end of numerous NAHB (National Association of Home Builders Association) awards, including the “Pick of the Parade Award,” Distinctive Plan and Design Award, and the American Dream Award multiple times over.
To learn more about the wonderful Kansas City custom home builders at DM Homes, please call 913-686-3166, or send e-mail inquiries to Leo@DMHomes.com to find out just how much DM Homes can do for you!

| To the top |

May 24 2010

California West Communities Offers Something Different

by racheal

California West Communities Phase Four Releases

This weekend I was lucky enough to join the California West Communities festivities at Monteluz’s and Andalusia’s phase four releases at 4S Ranch. These San Diego new homes demonstrates elegances from the time you walk in the front door of one of their four floorplans, including their single story floorplan, which is the only single plan found in all of 4S Ranch master planned community.

Each floorplan meets the need of today’s homebuyers with flexible, open living spaces. 

California West Communities, CEO, Robert Thorne stated, “The floorplan’s flow as it relates to the useable space in the family area which is important so when you enter the home, you want to be able to get good visual, good perspective on how the house is going to function. We spent a lot of time understanding where people going to live in these homes --like in great rooms, living rooms and dining rooms. We made some of these areas oversized, the kitchens areas have large expansive islands, which interface with the dining areas as well as the great rooms, and then all of that flows to the outside. We want to make sure that the homesites are large enough to accommodate that kind of lifestyle.”

In fact both Monteluz and Andalusia new homes offer some of the largest yards at 4S Ranch, as Mr. Thorne continued, “We make sure the floorplans don’t eat up the entire homesite. Our back yards back here [at 4s Ranch] are between 30-35 feet and that is typical of our projects. Were not usually going to take a house, fill a whole lot with it and there is nothing left outside.”

California West Communities CEO Robert Thorne

With yards larger than what you typically find in a community as well as flexible, open rooms, these San Diego new homes by California West Communities, feel like they have been built to meet your personal needs. With standard granite kitchen counter-tops and stainless steel appliances, the home feels custom, and this is no accident, says Mr. Thorne.

“We get a lot of homes that feel different than some of our compotators. People tell us that our homes feel semi custom. I don’t know if that is the case, but again the perception becomes the reality. The buyers look and feel a certain way about a home, I guess that is what it is. Our goal to make ou homes feel different, to make them flow different, so they don’t look and feel like just another production house. We are trying to do something different.” 
 
California West Communities must be doing “something different,” for during the 3 hours I was there they sold out all but one home at their Monteluz community! 

 

| To the top |

March 13 2010

California West Communities Sold Out 23 Homes In Less Than An Hour

by racheal

Carlsbad-based homebuilder California West Communities sold out all 23 new homes in San Diego at their Andalusia and Monteluz popular 4S Ranch master-planned community. California West Communities main office is located in Carlsbad, California and is a privately-owned homebuilding company. With over 60 years of experience   within the homebuilding industry, California West Communities have built over 30 new residential communities and 2,000 new homes within California, with the superior quality of  craftsmanship and beautiful architectural designs, California West Communities have become a sought after home builder within California. 

California West Communities Monteluz Logo

“We couldn’t be more pleased about the response to our new neighborhoods. We attribute the sell-out to offering homes that today’s buyers are looking for: beautiful architecture with functional, flexible floorplans and great value in desirable locations,” said Robert Thorne, CEO of California West Communities.

On January, 2010, California West Communities sold out 23 homes in less than an hour after seven new model homes were unveiled to the public in the master-planned community of 4S Ranch. California West Communities of Monteluz and Andalusia at 4S Ranch, released new single-story floorplans that meet the demand of prospective new homebuyers.

The new homes for sale at Monteluz at 4S Ranch in Santa Barbara feature stylish interior spaces with Tuscan and Monterey design influences. These California West Communities floorplans range from approximately 2,566 to 3,949 square feet with 3 - 6 bedrooms and 2 ½. -  5 bathrooms. Monteluz at 4S Ranch home sites average approximately 8,281 square feet with prices starting in the mid to high $700,000s.

Andalusia New Homes In San Diego Logo

California West Communities, Andalusia at 4S Ranch new homes for sale are designed for couples and young families in mind, Andalusia will be comprised of 94 new homes with floorplans range from approximately 2,222 to 3,486 square feet, 3 - 6 bedrooms and 3 - 4 bathrooms. The averaging home sites are approximately 6,782 square feet with pricing in the mid to high $600,000s.

California West Communities new homes location at 4S Ranch’s is a dynamic, and fully-engaged master planned community in North County San Diego features of extraordinary amenities, including an open 22-acre community park with a Boys & Girls Club, two elementary schools, one middle school, a new high school, neighborhood parks, miles of winding trails and meandering pathways, a fire station, a public library, and 4S Connect, the community-wide Intranet. Make sure to check new homes by California West Communities at Monteluz and Andalusia at 4S Ranch. 

| To the top |

November 2 2009

D.R Horton Gives Fresno Homebuyers The Deal Of A Lifetime

by jim

Fresno New Homes For Sale - Low Interest Rates

American homebuilder, D.R Horton, wants all prospective new homebuyers to know that now is a great time to buy, and they're amping up the message by creating a great new promotion all about the amazing low home interest rates that are currently available in this slowly recovering market, even going as far as to make the claim that "your monthly mortgage payment may cost less than [what] you pay in rent now;" and you know what? They might just be right!

The housing market in Fresno has slowly but surely been making a comeback in recent months, and D.R Horton is making it clear that they want to do everything possible to make the process of buying a new home even more achievable for the average consumer.

Fresno New Homes For Sale - Low Interest Rates

Focusing the best potential rates and payments on their new homes for sale in Fresno, California, D.R Horton is offering four different home communities--Cordoba at Arboleda, Garnet Valley, Savannah Ranch, and Viana at Arboleda, all featuring great low prices and amazingly low mortage rates.

Cordoba at Arboleda floor plans range from 1,818 to 2,151 square feeet with a price range of $199,000 to $209,990. Garnet Valley floor plans range from 1,275 to 2,889 square feeet with a price range of $172,115 to $247,698. Viana at Arboleda floor plans range from 1,632 to 2,286square feeet with a price range of $181,490 to $220,990.

These new homebuying incentives are proof that even all of the economic turmoil of the past year can provide the homebuyer some kind of benefit, and maybe even a light at the end of the tunnel. With the presence of such astoundingly low home interetes in the new home market, coupled with the $8,000 government tax credit, now is the time to dive right and finally find your new dream home that you've always wanted.

| To the top |

October 19 2009

Condos For The Cure Are Now For Sale

by racheal

Epcon Communities in Columbus has partnered up with Join Komen and are opening their doors at The Woods at Sugar Run on Sunday, October 25th, to celebrate the survivors and welcome potential new home buyers. Attendees will be delighted with free samples of Mukha Cosmetics and Over My Head Wig and Hat Boutique merchandise. A silent auction will be help as a fundraiser for the cause with pink merchandise worn by the members of the New York Giants football team available for purchase.

If you are looking for that one of a kind new home for sale in Columbus, you may want to consider one of the new homes for sale from Epcon Communities. When you purchase one of their new Columbus homes for sale during the month of October, Epcon will charitably donate $1,000 back to Komen Columbus. With six new communities in Columbus participating in “Condos for the Cure” you will have an abundant amount of new homes to choose from. Each new home offers maintenance free living, with all exterior maintenance to your new home taken care of for you. From your yard work to snow removal from your front door will be done for you’re by one of the friendly maintenance staff. With a maintenance free living you can find the time to enjoy the communities fully furnished Clubhouse, fitness center, and pool. You can find all this and more at the participating Columbus new home at The Woods at Sugar Run, Cobblestone at the Preserve, The Woods at Hayden Run, The Villas at Canterbury Woods, The Village of North Falls and The Villas at Glenealy.

America's #1 builder for attached new homes supports the brave champions engaged in the fight of their lives. Enjoy maintenance-free living starting in the $160's and join us in the fight for a cure.

 

| To the top |

October 15 2009

Three Reasons Homebuilders Should Blog About A Community

by racheal

Blogging has become the new wave in advertisement for homebuilders and developers. If you are seeking ways to increase traffic to your website or to a new community here are three reasons you should have a blog written about you or your new homes for sale.

1. Blogging about a new community or home for sale will increase traffic to your website with SEO. SEO, or search engine optimization, created by blogging increases traffic to your community using common keywords that are searched by potential homebuyers. The more traffic your blog receives the more leads you will get to your website. Your main community website can then focus on turning visitors into homebuyers. Not to mention that by time the potential home buyer has reached your community home page, they have already received a majority of the information on your community through the blog and are now a serious buyer for your new home for sale.


2. Blog posts will link to secondary pages within your community website allowing for more relative content on your main website. Why is having good content on your home page so important? Well the more pages on your main community page or builder website, the more authority Google will give to that site, which increases the websites Google ranking. More than half of the general public does not go past the first search result page on Google. So if your community is not on the first page you are not getting seen.


3. Community blogs will over flow the Internet with positive PR and reputation management. Not only can you “drown out” negative information, you can beneficially address potential customers’ anxiety. Not to mention you can also place a positive spin on potential liability by showing a genuine human face instead of the corporate look.

| To the top |

September 8 2009

LGI Homes - Exceptional Texas Home Builder

by racheal

LGI Homes

LGI Homes has become one of the fastest growing homebuilders in the United States. With a  goal to build affordable new homes for those first-time home buyers who are looking for superiority in construction, exceptional neighborhoods and attractive amenities that add lasting value to the home. Each new LGI home offers floorplans that are carefully designed, plus zero-down financing options. LGI Homes goal is to build new homes that meet your needs and your budget.

Today LGI Homes has grown into a corporation that includes not only homebuilding, but also mortgage lending services and land development across the country. LGI Development has a history of abundant land development spanning more than a decade. Since 1995 with the first development of LGI Homes first community in Magnolia, Texas, LGI Development has grown from a loved local land developer of new homes in Texas, into a nationwide renowned home builder that offers affordable new homes and  mortgage lending services.

LGI Development, CEO Tom Lipar, founded the heart of their business plan to provide premier land home sites that would improve the quality of life for the home owner and increase the lasting value their new home. With more than 12,000 acres and 4,500 new homes, LGI Development is a privately held company who has continued to provide a sound financial stability and an every growing expansion strategy. Creating communities that offer families special home sites, peaceful communities, and a quality of life that is unique to suburban neighborhoods. Whether you’re looking for a primary residence or second home, each LGI Homes community is developed to emphasize the natural beauty of the land and provide the perfect home of your dreams.

LGI Homes makes sure to build each new home with a high quality of standards that far exceeding those in the industry, deliver customer service that’s unequalled by their competitors, and to build a corporate culture that sustains honesty, integrity and personal accountability at every-level of the business. LGI Homes is proud to help first-time homebuyers build the home of their dreams.

 

| To the top |

August 25 2009

D.R. Horton New Homes Feature 100 Percent ENERGY STAR!

by racheal

For D.R. Horton to be successful in this challenging market, they realized they must build the most energy efficient homes in the area to gain a leg up on the competition. This strategy not only made D.R Horton successful but benefited the homeowners’ as well with providing them energy efficient homes that saves them money on their energy bill. D.R Horton accomplished this by partnering with ENERGY STAR.

Energy Star New Homes By D.R. Horton

D.R. Horton was able to rapidly draw interested home buyers by offering an “environmentally friendly” package including the ENERGY STAR ALP (Advanced Lighting Package) as a standard feature in all new homes for sale. Adding even more value to their affordable new homes, like Bakersfield, California’s Montelena community. Rich Coyle, the division purchasing director, comments that buyers “immediately recognize ENERGY STAR,” and leading them to prefer D.R. Horton new homes for their ENERGY STAR benefits features that direct homeowners to both energy savings and environmental protection.


D.R. Horton just doesn’t promote the ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package because of increased profitability and quick home sales, but they realize the benefits of a green home. The ability to protect the environment while staying ahead of the competition and allowing them to commitment to higher quality products are all benefits of building energy efficient homes.

Energy Star Features In The Kitchen

Not only does D.R. Horton feature 100 percent ENERGY STAR ALP qualified fixtures as standard in every home, D.R. Horton is happy to announce that they also offer three “luxury” ENERGY STAR qualified upgrade selections. The standard package offers polished brass fixtures, while the “luxury” upgrades offers deluxe fixtures from the Serenity or Brandywine families that are all manufactured by Sea Gull Lighting. New homeowners can go to D.R. Horton’s design center to decide on their “luxury” lighting fixtures.

D.R. Horton new homes feature 100 percent ENERGY STAR qualified fixture package. Plus a three ENERGY STAR qualified lighting improvement options featuring Brandywine and Sea Gull Lighting’s Serenity families. Coyle comments that for new home buyers, viewing the fixtures is “a very positive experience, people are pleasantly surprised to learn that the beautiful fixtures are also ENERGY STAR qualified.”

 

 

| To the top |

Home Builders


    Pages

    Archive