Category: Custom Homebuilders

December 30th, 2013

Sallee Homes: Kansas City Custom Homes Since 1989

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Screen Shot 2013-12-24 at 12.11.07 PMFormer structural engineer, Randy Sallee, founded Sallee Homes in 1989. In the past twenty-four years, they have developed a solid in reputable building company in the greater Kansas City area. They build a high quality product for the best possible price, and take extremely good care of all of their customers.

Sallee Homes currently builds in Adam’s Pointe Village, Belmont Farms, Canyon Creek Highlands, Chapel Hill, Creekmoor, Dalton’s Ridge, Eagle Creek, Eagle’s Ridge, Grayson Place, Heritage Manor, Highland Meadows, Hunter’s Ridge, Kensington Farms, Montebella, Parkway Estates, Parkway Village, Persimmon Pointe, Prairie Point, Seven Bridges, Staley Hills, The Enclaves, Thousands Oaks, Whispering Hills Estates, Whitney Hills, Woodland Glen, and Woodland Shores.

The Sorano II floor plan is available in their Montebella community. It sits on a spacious 3,344 approximate square feet with four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and three-car garage. It features terrific amenities like a full walkout basement, roof covered deck, sculptured staircase carpet, stained bathroom vanities, full yard sprinkler system, and much more.

Your kids will be in great hands in the Park Hill School District. Attending Union Chapel Elementary, Lakeview Middle, and Park Hill South High School, you can rest assure knowing they are receiving a quality education.

In this testimonial Steve and Angie Minshall said, ” Randy Sallee and Sallee Homes built a beautiful house for us. The quality is evident in the craftsmanship throughout the house. Randy and his crew gave us unexpected extras in the design of our ceilings and in the layout of the ceramic tile, particularly in the kitchen. Randy easily accommodated our changes to the original house plan and readily worked with us to help us save money in the build-out of the basement. All-in-all, we had a very favorable experience with Randy as our builder and we are very please with our new home.”

Sallee Homes builds new homes across the Kansas City area and would love to help you and your family build the home of your dreams in your neighborhood. Contact them today to discuss all of their available homes and floor plans, and to find one that meets your needs.

December 23rd, 2013

Rouse Chamberlin Homes: 35 Years of Award Winning Communities

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Screen Shot 2013-12-18 at 9.19.13 AMRouse Chamberlin Homes has been building high quality custom homes in Pennsylvania since 1978. They work incredibly hard to provide beautiful new homes and neighborhoods for their homebuyers. Their reputation precedes them as very trustworthy and devoted builders. With thirty-five years of experience under their belts, you can be assured that Rouse Chamberlin builders are at the top of their field.

Rouse Chamberlin currently builds in The Woods at Clarelyn, The Links at Raven’s Claw, Parkesburg Knoll, Cowan Estates, Brandywine Hill, Century Oak, Franklin Chase, and The Enclave on Upper Gulph. They also have a community called Penn Manor at Sandy Run, coming soon to the Fort Washington area.

Their Links at Raven’s Claw community is an exquisite golf course community. Membership for the course is totally optional, but either way you will get breathtaking views complete with professionally maintained golf greens. There are a wide variety of plans available ranging from 1,874 to 3,214 square feet of personalized living space.

Springton, the largest of their Raven’s Claw models, sits on a spacious 3,214 square feet. It comes complete with four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. One of the perks of choosing this neighborhood, is that your homeowner’s association covers lawn care and snow removal right up to your front door!

Your children will be in great hands attending the Spring-Ford School District. With Evans Elementary, 5/6-7-8-9 Grade Centers, and Spring-For Senior High School, you can rest assured knowing your kids are receiving an excellent education.

One happy Rouse Chamberlin Homeowner said, “We went from living in a townhouse to owning our first single family home. We love it. Everyone did such a great job starting with Ellen at the Sales Office, Danielle at the Design Center and the Project Manager. Walkthrough with the project manager was very informative. He went over everything with us, and even impressed our Realtor who has been in the business for 20-years. Our Realtor said that was the best walkthrough he had ever been on.”

National Association of Home Builders and Builder Magazine named Rouse Chamberlin America’s Best Home Builder. Professional Builder Magazine also named them National Builder of the Year.

If you and your family are thinking deciding on a new homebuilder in Pennsylvania, look no further than Rouse Chamberlin. Contact them today to get started building the home of your dreams!

December 16th, 2013

JP Orleans: A Family Tradition Since 1918

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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 1.26.42 PMJP Orleans is a custom homebuilder who currently builds in Philadelphia, PA, Woolwich Township, NJ, Richmond, VA, and Charlotte, NC. Jeffrey P. Orleans, the Chief Executive Officer, is an accomplished third-generation homebuilder. His grandfather, Alfred P. Orleans founded the company more than ninety years ago with an exceptional level of quality and craftsmanship.

JP Orleans builds in the Lexington Mews, Spring Oak, and Scammell’s Corner communities in Philadelphia, the Summer Lake, Stonehurst, Grey Oaks, and Tarrington communities in Richmond, and the Abbington and Peach Orchard Estates communities in Charlotte.

The Stonehurst community, out of Richmond, is considered an elite west end community. It is small and upscale, and located in the Short Pump area close to Innsbrook, downtown Richmond, and Chesterfield County. They offer one-acre-plus home sites, flexible personalization options, a variety of distinguished all-brick exteriors, and much more.

You can send your kids off to school in the top notch Henrico County School District. The Stonehurst Community feeds into Kaechele Elementary, Short Pump Middle, and Deep Run High School.

JP Orleans homes come with exquisite details and amenities that your family will be sure to love. Their homes feature items like three car garages, dual staircases, second floor laundry, chef’s kitchen, tiled bath and laundry rooms, and much more. Their custom houses always offer beautiful craftsmanship and the highest level of quality.

JP Orleans has developed a great eleven step building process:

1.  Home Site Reservation
2.  Agreement of Sale with Earnest Money Deposit
3.  Design Selections
4.  Mortgage Application
5.  Your Team Preparing “Behind the Scenes”
6.  Construction Begins: Pre-Construction Review
7.  Prey-Drywall Review
8.  Pre-Settlement Review
9.  Closing and Move-In!
10.  Post Closing-Count On Us
11.  Enjoy Your New Home

When you and your family decide to build a new home in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, or North Carolina, JP Orleans is the builder for you. Whether you are looking for a bigger home for your growing family or a smaller space for the empty nesters, you will be sure to find a perfect fit. Contact them today to get started building the home of your dreams.

December 9th, 2013

SR Homes, Your Custom Atlanta Homebuilder

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Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 11.23.29 AMAt SR Homes, they are devoted to building high quality custom homes with materials by only the industry’s top craftsmen. President and founder, Alex G. Tetterton, has earned respect from his peers in the industry by serving as the President of the Gwinnett County Home Builders Association and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.

SR Homes currently build in Fieldstone Preserve, Gables at Stoney Point, Great River at Tribble Mill, Greystone Manor, Henderson Landing, Hunters Walk, Jones Bridge Estates, Olde Roswell Estates, Park at Haynes Manor, River’s Call, Tuscany Park, Vickery Springs, and Williams Point.

River’s Call offers a unique guarded community with the quiet elegance of a classic country house, but close-in convenience. This community offers a stone coach house and pool, exquisite living, majestic streetscapes, unique old-world architecture, and is surrounded by lush wooded Chattahoochee National Recreation Area.

One of the luxury custom floor plans available in River’s call is the Sweetwater, with five bedrooms, five and half baths, and a three-car garage. This new floor plan features master on the main with his and her walk in closets, a covered porch, two-story great room, formal and informal dining, a kitchen with island, and much more. The Sweetwater sits on 5,110 square feet, and is two stories high.

SR Homes is an extremely charitable builder, who firmly believes in giving back to a community that has provided so much for them. Through donations of time, effort, money, and/or resources, SR Homes has been able to help out many great organizations.

Honduras Outreach, Dream House, Christian City, and North Metro Miracle League have all benefited from the help of SR Homes.

In this client testimonial, Mike McGowan said, “My wife and I purchased our home from SR Homes in December and are loving it. The whole experience from working with their New Home Specialist, the Superintendent, through the Warranty department has been a real pleasure. The quality of the house and the upgrades that were included are astounding. We thought the house had to be out of our price range. Thank goodness we called the New Home Specialist or we would have missed out on the home of our dreams.”

Contact SR Homes, and you could be the next extremely satisfied customer, living in your gorgeous custom Atlanta home.

November 14th, 2013

Serene Hills, your next custom home community in Austin

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custom homeWelcome to the beautiful Lakeway community of Serene Hills, where Austin custom home builder Brohn Homes have established a luxurious way to live. This 465-acre luxury community blends the incredible Texas Hill County landscaping and wildlife with your desired comforts of everyday living. Serene Hills is gently ensconced amongst mature oak trees and other old growths from ages past; a fantastic view of our fantastic Texas nature is available from every home.

Brohn Homes knows how importance location is. These new Austin homes are well situated and easily accessed from State Highway 7 into Lakeway. You’ll be just 30 minutes from downtown Austin and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. And as Serene Hills is within Lakeview city limits you’ll also enjoy easy convenience to the area’s best entertainment, dining, and shopping opportunities. Enjoy the famous Lake Travis restaurants, including Hudson’s on the Bend, The Oasis, and Carlos’ & Charlie’s.

Coupled with the amenities the city offers is the relaxation of a quiet and pristine community that offers low density population. Serene Hills has incredible homesites starting from .25 acres that are dedicated exclusively to luxury custom homes. These homesites only use 25 percent of the aforementioned 465-acres, dedicating the rest to gorgeous parkland and an extensive pathway of hike and bike trails that run throughout Serene Hills. Take a stroll to appreciate the weather or visit friends or enjoy a fitness regime now easy to construct. There are also opportunities for swimming, golf, tennis, and more in Lakeview.

Custom home builder Brohn Homes offers only their most masterful designs in Serene Hills. Starting in the $490’s, these homes offer a unique  and elegant blend of architecture, from French Country to American Classic to Urban. You are welcome to select from a variety of spacious, open floorplans with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 story elevations. All homes feature environmentally-sensitive elements. And, of course, numerous custom home interiors and finishes.

Brohn Homes knows that your home means much more to you than just a significant purchase or piece or architecture. That is why they dedicate their utmost care and integrity your new new home: so that every time you open your front door, you’re reminded of just why you chose Brohn Homes. Having worked in Central Texas for more than 25 years, their high quality and architecturally distinct custom homes in Austin might be just what you’re looking for. If so, they would love to hear from you: contact them here.

October 24th, 2013

Stone Veneer for your Custom Home

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If you’re planning on adding extra beauty to your custom home and interested in stone veneer, you absolutely want to talk Canyon Stone. This Kansas City manufacturer of artificial stone offers an amazing selection of unsurpassed beauty and high quality stone veneer across the United States and Canada.

Safe for exterior and interior use, Canyon Stone is there for you whether you’re aiming for brand new walls around your custom home or to add some amazing detail to lintels and window sills. Add drama to your fireplace or further enhance curb appeal. Whether your custom home has a pleasantly rustic or ultra-contemporary feel there’s matching stone veneer available with just the right look. And you have the upmost assurance of quality: Canyon Stone is proud to say that all of their products are ICC certified.

You also don’t need to worry about climate. Their stone veneer is durable enough to withstand everything, no matter where your custom home is built: from the coldest temperature up in Canada to the high heat and humidity down south in Florida.

Affordably priced, this stone veneer is also very easy to install – perfect for a weekend renovation project. The elegance and incredible style available will upgrade the look of your home and provide extra beauty for years to come. Are you looking for a traditional brick? A modern style strip ledge? There’s a wide variety and Canyon Stone is constantly innovating new products.

Custom homeowners are raving about their stone veneer remodeling. “I was very pleased with the quality, price, and appearance of the stone veneer,” one homeowner wrote. “My greatest concern was the authentic look of the stone, and I was extremely pleased. The stone looks great!!! I installed it on three full walls on the exterior of my garage and it looks wonderful. It went up easy and everyone loves the way it looks. I would recommend this product to anyone. Thanks again!”

There is also very positive review for the incredible workers at Canyon Stone themselves. “Just a quick note to let all of you at Canyon Stone know how impressed with your company we are,” one reviewer wrote in. “From the ladies in the office that showed us around your showroom, to the gentleman that installed the stone, EVERYONE was super helpful & very professional. Your product looks wonderful and we tell everyone that comments on it about your company. Great product, great price, & great people!”

For more information about Canyon Stone’s stone veneer for custom homes contact them here. Canyon Stone is actually just one of the resources for custom home owners and custom home builders and we have available on the website, and we’ll be talking more about them soon!

September 19th, 2013

Brohn Homes Builds Custom!

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brohn homes happy familyBrohn Homes is a well-known new home builder throughout Central Texas, particularly in Austin and San Antonio, but not many know that they actually build custom homes as well!  This venture started when a number of custom estate homes had been requested, and Brohn Homes saw the importance of custom home construction in not only the Central Texas market, but the immense difference it made for the homebuyer’s life when their dreams were finally realized.  This kind of superior quality home building didn’t need to cost exorbitant amounts of money, especially since Brohn Homes had cultivated over 40 years of combined building and development experience.  It was time to take the leap!

Custom home building, by its very nature, is not a “one size fits all” experience or process.  Every new home buyer has different needs and desires, and it is the goal of Brohn Homes to exceed those throughout planning, designing, construction, and closing on that brand new home in Austin or San Antonio.  One of the greatest assets Brohn Homes has is the House to Home Design Studio, to bring each design decision to life as driven by the customer and directed by one of their professional designers.

When building a brand new home in Austin or anywhere else in central Texas, for that matter, Brohn Homes invites home buyers to experience the design process firsthand by visiting the design studio.  From here, they are able to consider and look through “limitless combinations from a variety of architectural styles ranging from Urban, to American Classic, to European Country.
While most home builders offer options to upgrade, Brohn Homes is the only Central Texas homebuilder that provides the high quality finishes typically found in a custom home as ‘standard’ finishes that entail no upgrade fee.”  Every single detail, exterior to interior and floor to ceiling, is specifically chosen and informed by your personal preferences and unique lifestyle.  After all, it’s your home!

Brohn Homes offers two design studios – one in Austin and one in San Antonio – for the convenience of their customers:

Austin House to Home Design Studio
Floor King Showroom North
10961 Research Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 346-7034

San Antonio House to Home Design Studio
Stone Oak Crossing Shopping Center
19141 Sone Oak Parkway, Suite 607
San Antonio, Texas 78258

Stop by anytime for insightful tips, and friendly and informative customer service.  Brohn Homes is just as excited as you are to build your custom dream home in central Texas!

August 29th, 2013

Find Your Custom Builder

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If you’re on the hunt for a new custom home, you’ve come to the right place! Custom Builders is an online directory of the best homebuilders in locations across the United States and Canada.

However, it’s not an easy task choosing choose a builder when you’re looking at multiple impressive profiles at a time. We’ve come up with a short list to help you homebuyers select the right custom builder for your needs.

First, step back and figure out what your options are. Having financial and employment stability and determining a reasonable price range that will allow you to pay off a portion mortgage each month while still maintaining a comfortable lifestyle are very important things to take care of. After all, you can buy a custom home, but if you can’t afford any furniture, why bother?

Once you have your affairs in order and your finances figured out, take a look at the builders in your area by using Custom as a resource, along with a quick Google search of websites by homebuilders around your city.

Make a list of the companies that pique your interest and start researching each custom homebuilder individually. You’ll want to take note of locations where they build, warranty services they provide, standard features they include in each home, and the average price for their homes.

Rank your favorites from among these builders and start reaching out to them. This helps you two-fold: 1) it will allow you to get more information to make an educated decision, and 2) it will give you an impression of what to expect from them for customer service. If they are reluctant to provide you with information, never call back or reply to emails, and generally seem disinterested, that’s a red flag and you may want to focus your interest on a different company to build your new home.

When you contact these companies, ask about any model homes, check out their builder vendors and suppliers, and ask for any other detailed information you are interested in.

Your priorities should lie in quality and value, and the best way to get an accurate impression of a company’s homes is to talk to a few of their homeowners.

Word-of-mouth is one of the fastest, easiest ways to learn about a custom builder. If you have a friend, relative, or coworker who has gone with a builder you’re interested in, make sure to ask them how they like their home. If you don’t have any personal connections to a house built by a particular company, search for reviews on the internet or meet some potential future neighbors and knock on a few doors in a community where they’ve recently built.

What do you think is important to look for in a homebuilder? Leave us a comment below!


August 20th, 2013

Housing Starts Increase in July

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Housing starts nationwide rose 5.9% for the month of July, according to an article released August 16 by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Translating into a seasonally adjusted rate of 896,000 units, according to the US Census Bureau and HUD, this number means big things for custom homebuilders.

What does this mean for custom builders and buyers?

As the housing supply began to taper off earlier this summer, this number helps show that builders are properly reacting by rejuvenating the supply of new homes. When the housing bubble burst around the time of the recession, the construction of new homes came to a halt. Thanks to the saturated market, homebuyers were able to purchase homes at unusually low prices and builder suffered.

Now, we’re at the point where the ball is back in the builder’s court, homes have been selling fast, and even communities are selling out fast. As a builder, your biggest concern lately has been about buying more land; houses are designed and constructed easily enough, but it’s more of a question of where to put them.

The increase in housing starts for multifamily units can be explained by builders responding and reacting to the market demand; their goal is to keep up with each wave of buyers.

Rick Judson, NAHB chairman and a South Carolina homebuilder, said, “Builders are making every effort to keep up with the rising demand for new homes and apartments, and construction in both sectors is running well ahead of the pace we saw at this time last year.” He continued, “However, ongoing issues with accessing credit and limited supplies of finished lots and labor are making it tough to do that, particularly for single-family builders.”

The 6% July increase supports the idea that builders builders have been increasingly able to overcome the red tape Judson discussed.

“Today’s report is in line with our forecast for continued, gradual strengthening of housing starts and permit activity through the rest of the year,” explained NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. He went on to say, “The double-digit bounce-back on the multifamily side was in keeping with typical month-to-month volatility in that sector while the sideways movement in single-family was a result of unusually wet weather in the South and West.”

A 26% gain put the market at a 305,000 unit pace on multifamily home construction, offsetting a previous dip in June; single-family housing units experienced a slight loss, declining by 2.2%.

Gains and losses for July were varied across the country. The Northeast gained 40.2%, while the Midwest rose 25.4%, and the West increased 7.2%. The South was the only region posting a decline, coming in with a 7% decline for the month of July.

The issuance of building permits also rose 2.7%, to an adjusted rate of 943,000. The issuance of building permits is typically an accurate indicator of future building activity, and it’s easy to see that builders are doing well. In order to maintain the high sales they’ve been benefitting from lately, builders should continue to keep building at a steady pace.

To learn more about this topic, start by referring to NAHB’s article here.

August 15th, 2013

Andalusian Custom Home Styles in Bee Cave

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happy family in austinChoose Spanish Oaks as your community when building a custom home in Austin!  One of the easiest choices to make when buying a home is deciding whether or not to build wholly custom.  The next, not-as-simple decision is to decide where that home should be built.  Spanish Oaks is located in Bee Cave, Texas, a smaller new home community with elegance, sophistication, and luxury within every aspect of the neighborhood.  It is a master-planned design that serves each and every resident of the community.  Some of Austin’s finest school districts are located close to Spanish Oaks, as well as local community amenities and renowned medical centers.  The community itself offers fishing opportunities for the avid angler as well as golfing greens for those working on their swing.  Additionally, new homeowners in Spanish Oaks are excited about the serenity and relaxation they find on a day to day basis.

Downtown Austin is within a half hour of the front door to your Spanish Oaks custom home, so you’ll never feel like you’ve missed out on anything important.  You can just drive into the city whenever you want to experience rich cultural recreation, delicious dining, and countless shopping options at your disposal.  It’s so easy to get to the highway, it’s as if it was planned!

The Andalusian architectural design is one that Spanish Oaks is very proud to offer Austin new homebuyers.  To put it succinctly, this style is an inspired construction of Spanish Colonial influence as well as Mediterranean architectural functionality.  In both there is found a harmonious balance of aesthetic appeal and practical design fit for many Austin new homeowners.  Private courtyards are one of the first elements noticed and prized for the apparent luxury.

Many new homes in Bee Cave may be inspired by the Spanish Oaks Andalusian homestyle, with its columns, tile roofs, and uniquely set windows within the home.  Many of our Austin home buyers specifically seek out ways to further customize their brand new home, excited to find something completely one-of-a-kind.

Whether your Austin dream home is rectangular in shape, or its arches are towering over acres of lush greenery, Spanish Oaks is interested in hearing from you.  There are an unlimited number of ways to make a Bee Cave new home into your dream home, so give them a call today at (512) 533-2300 to request a brochure or to schedule a tour.

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