Category: Homebuilding

October 27th, 2012

Norris Ferry Crossing Neighborhood in Shreveport

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Are you searching for a new home in Shreveport? Don’t miss your opportunity to live in Norris Ferry Crossing, a fantastic new community by Penn Homes.

Located in Southeast Shreveport, this community is one of the area’s most established subdivisions. This neighborhood combines the charm of French Country style with great value and a reasonable price.

This gated community maintains a stable, secure living environment while affording residents the freedom to take a stroll along one of the spacious sidewalks. This secluded neighborhood is convenient to I-49 and Ellerbe Road, making it a top choice for many area residents.

Children living at Norris Ferry Crossing will attend University Elementary, Youree Drive Middle, and Captain Shreve High schools, in the Caddo Public School District.

Homes here range within the $200,000 to $270,000 range.

Penn Homes has been building custom homes in North Louisiana with superior construction skills and organization. They are committed to building homes just as they would want their home to be built. Let them build your new home in this amazing area.

October 21st, 2012

New Community in Lakeland

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If you’re searching for a new home in Lakeland, Tennessee, don’t pass up your chance to live at Winstead Farms. This new community was carefully constructed by Magnolia Homes.

This neighborhood features beautiful custom-built homes, made all the more enticing by the low property taxes in Shelby County. These family homes range from $300,000 to upwards of $500,000 in price. Winstead Farms also features garden homes and zero lot line homes from $275,000.

These amazing homes reflect the details and design Magnolia Homes is renowned for: spacious outdoor living areas, gigantic closets, gourmet kitchens with personalized cabinetry, energy efficiency, and granite countertops.

Amenities in the neighborhood include a community pool, walking trails, a stocked fishing pond, proximity to shopping and dining, and a unique mix of American Cottage and French Country home design.

Children living in this community will attend Lakeland Elementary, Arlington Middle, and Arlington High schools.

Magnolia Homes was founded in 1987 and is known as the leading custom home builder throughout the Memphis area. They believe it’s important to take care of the customer as if they were family. If you’re ready to move to a custom home, be sure to take a look at Winstead Farms.

October 14th, 2012

Apple Creek Farms in Dauphin

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If you’re looking for a fantastic family home in Dauphin, be sure to check out Apple Creek Farms, a new community by Keystone Custom Homes.

Located in Susquehanna Township of Dauphin County, this neighborhood is conveniently nearby to local shops, employers, government offices, restaurants and more. Apple Creek Farms is near I-81 and I-83, meaning you’ll have easy access to Harrisburg.

Only 11 home sites are left in this single-home community; home buyers should act quickly to make this great area their new neighborhood. Homes in this community start in the $200,000 price range.

To get to this neighborhood, take I-81 to exit 69 for Progress Avenue. Turn left on Progress Avenue; take another left on Paxton Church Road. Apple Creek Farms will be a half-mile down the road on your right.

Builder Keystone Custom Homes has been ranked by the industry’s leading trade journal, Builder Magazine, as one of the top 100 home builders in the nation. They are also proud to be the first builder to be named America’s Best Builder three times by Builder Magazine of more than 200,000 home builder companies. With a reputation for outstanding quality, let Keystone Custom Homes build your new home.

October 14th, 2012

JayMarc Homes in Seattle

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If you’re contemplating building or buying a new home, be sure to get in touch with JayMarc Homes, a quality home builder in Seattle.

JayMarc Homes is known for their three trademarks: spectacular floor plans, attention to detail and a luxurious finish, and top-notch customer service. Their aptitude for green building means you’ll have an energy efficient, environmentally-friendly home built to withstand time.

Those looking for a custom home will take comfort in the easy, three-step process laid out by the company. Design, construction, and service & warranty highlight the three major stages of custom home building, and their dedication to customer service means you won’t be left out of any step of the process.

If you’re interested in a move-in ready place, JayMarc Homes has several wonderful Seattle neighborhood sites, including locations in Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Forest Lane.

Whether you’re looking for a custom home builder or simply want a move-in ready home in a great community, JayMarc Homes can help you build the perfect home of your dreams.

October 7th, 2012

Mills Farm in Overland Park

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Are you searching for a new home in Overland Park? Check out Mills Farm, a fantastic new community by Covenant Homes.

This amazing Johnson County neighborhood features crystal pools, dramatic bronze sculptures, and beautiful scenery throughout the community. This brand new complex includes spacious homes with luxury features throughout.

Children living here will attend the Blue Valley School District, including Timber Creek, Aubrey Bend, and Blue Valley Southwest schools.

To get to this community, take 69 Highway South and exit for 151st Street. Go west to Antioch Road. Take Antioch to 159th Street and go west. Take 159th to King Street and head south; King Street is the entrance to Mills Farm.

Homes in this Overland Park community range from $400,000 to $1,000,000.

Covenant Homes has been constructing impressive homes in Kansas City for more than 20 years. Their core values of quality craftsmanship, innovation in design, and providing the best in customer care has helped make them become renowned for their building services. If you’re ready to move in Overland Park, make Mills Farm your new home.

October 5th, 2012

Highview Terrace in Dayton

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Are you looking for a new home in Dayton? Check out Highview Terrace, a new home community by Clemens Companies.

This great neighborhood features single-family homes with 4 bedrooms, 3 to 5 bathrooms and multiple-car attached garages. These gorgeous lots are heavily wooded and offer residents the perfect amount of privacy.

Children living in this neighborhood will attend the Sugarcreek Local district, including Bellbrook Middle and Bellbrook High.

To get to Highview Terrace from I-675, take exit 7 for Wilmington Park/Bellbrook and head north on Wilmington Park. Turn right on Feedwire and take another right on Little Sugarcreek. Turn left on Terrace Creek and you will find yourself at Highview Terrace.

Homes in this community start at $599,000.

For 25 years Clemens Companies has been constructing amazing homes with quality workmanship. They strive to provide the best in customer service and ensure that each client gets the home of their dreams. If you’re ready to move in Bellbrook, make Highview Terrace your new home today.

September 30th, 2012

Hunters Walk in Georgia

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If you’re looking for a new home in Cumming, Georgia, don’t miss your opportunity to live at Hunters Walk. Constructed by SR Homes, this great neighborhood offers residents many amenities and conveniences.

This community features a swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, lamp-lined streets, and home owner’s association. Citizens have pre-sale opportunities for Hunters Walk with SR Homes.

Children living in this cozy neighborhood will attend Matt Elementary, Liberty Middle, and West Forsyth High schools. Award-winning floor plans, paved walkways, and more make this a great area for families.

Only four homesites are left. Homes are available starting at $190,000.

SR Homes has been building homes in the South for over 40 years. Their commitment to total customer satisfaction means you’re guaranteed to end up living in a home you love. Let them build your new home at Hunters Walk.

September 29th, 2012

Rolling Ridge, A New Community in Murphy, Texas

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If you’re looking for a great new home community, don’t miss your chance to live at Rolling Ridge. Built by Shaddock Homes, this custom home neighborhood is an beautiful setting for any family.

Rolling Ridge showcases elegant architecture on each home they build. A knack for sophistication paired with their skilled craftsmanship means you’ll be left with no less than the best. This quiet neighborhood blends country with convenience at a prime location.

Children living in this neighborhood will attend Martha Hunt Elementary, Murphy Middle, and Williams High schools. Community amenities include a pool, pond, and proximity to golf courses, lakes, shopping malls, dining, and more.

To get to this community from 75/George Bush, head East on George Bush Tollway. Exit for Jupiter and head north. Go east on Plano Parkway and then left on Heritage Parkway. Take a final left on Cambridge into Hunter’s Landing to check out the model home.

Shaddock Homes has been constructing custom homes in the Dallas Fort Worth area for over 40 years. Their team works diligently to ensure each homes is built to perfection, meaning you’ll move in to a home built not only to your standards but also built to last. You can make one of their communities your new home today.

September 7th, 2012

How Co-construct Can Help

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As a custom builder, communication with your clients is absolutely crucial. And there’s a lot of it. There’s a lot of communication and paperwork in general – approving changes, notifying of delays, checking the weather, tracking purchase orders, the list goes on. Do you spend a lot of time handling these details? Do any ever fall through the cracks – annoying you, your workers, or your home buyers? Then Co-Construct’s builder software is really going to help.

The concept behind their program is have a software designed exclusively for the custom builder and remodeler that enables easy and instantaneous communication between all parties. For instance, their selection sheet is perfect for keeping selection decisions organized and clear. Each of the custom homes you’re building will have it’s own sheet containing color-coded choices. Organize, add, and delete deadlines, links, attachments, allowances, and a log of changes.

You can reuse and customize selections from previous projects or create new ones on the fly. Organize with your own custom categories (like faucets, paint, or trim) and allow your client to type in their own choice or select from a list given. You can add links and tips to show a client their options and offer your own advise. They’re able to immediately review and choose every feature being organized. That means prompt service for them and easy control for you.

The color-coding in the schedule means that no one forgets a deadline. And comments keep everyone’s notes together so that everyone stays informed (without the over-emailing). Keeping a budget in mind? Track allowance overages as they happen and assign to change orders if needed. That way you’re both assured of financial responsibility.

And in fact, there’s a whole additional section for tracking change orders and expenses. Create change orders from over-budget selection items or other changes, which are then approved online by you and the client. A running total shows them exactly where the budgets tands. That’s a real-time bottom line tally! That level of trust and customer service is going to have a big positive impact on your relationship.

Create change orders from a selection or scratch, starting with the contract price or the budget on cost-plus jobs. With the list readily available, click on any to view the details and approve them. Calculate markups as needed. You can even use PayPal to be paid online and track payments.

And these features are just two out of the many the program offers. With it’s easy  to use interface and multiplicity of features, you can see why Spencer Padgett of Arrisbrook Builders said that “This saves me $50,000 a year […] Plus, we use it with our prospects and we close 95% of the homes we go after. Clients love it.” Interested? Contact co-construct for a free demo!


August 17th, 2012

Great news from the NAHB for our custom home builders

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Really good news for our custom home builders: home builder confidence has hit a five year high. The NAHB reported that its housing market index rose two points to a total of 37 this month, the highest level since February 2007.

This is the fourth consecutive month the index has jumped, and the results for August were well above expectations. The housing market’s stabilization has been one of the most positive developments in our economy in recent months. It has, after all, been one of its weakest points after the housing bubble burst. As a custom home builder, how have you been taking advantage of the improved market? Have you seen a noticeable improvement in your leads or sales?

The Wall Street Journal reports, “Spending on home construction, home improvements and other parts of real-estate transactions have added to economic growth for five straight quarters, accounting for 0.22 percentage point of the 1.5% growth rate in the first quarter.” NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg was also quoted as saying, “”From the builder’s perspective, current sales conditions, sales prospects for the next six months and traffic of prospective buyers are all better than they have been in more than five years. While there is still much room for improvement, we have come a long way from the depths of the recession and the outlook appears to be brightening.”

It’s true that this record is still below historic levels. A reading above 50 means more builders view home buying conditions as good rather than as poor. The index hasn’t recorded that positive since April 2006; at the height of our housing bubble reads rose to the high 60’s and even low 60’s. But just because it’s not the best ever doesn’t mean this isn’t very good news. Every component of the index rose in August, from home builder expectations for sale rising one point and and traffic from potential buyers rising three points. Traffic from current sales conditions did likewise.

The index was based on a survey of 478 builders and results did differ regionally. The index grew by nine points here in the Midwest and two in the south. Unfortunately it declined nine points in the Northeast and three in the West. Our custom home builders in the these areas, have you still been able to make good sales? If other builders aren’t as confident, that may actually give you a leg up in the competition. And for our custom home builders in the Midwest and South, it’s good to see that sales and interest are so high!

A busier market means we really need to focus on grabbing those eyes of home buyers before they look elsewhere. How are you focusing your internet marketing campaign in a sunnier economy? Is your website thriving, blogging up to date, and search traffic strong? Remember that a listing here as well as on other large directories like Top Ten or will create leads through or site and help improve the search relevance of your own site. As always if you have any questions about your home builder internet marketing, we’d love to hear from you. We wish the best of luck to our custom home builders!

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