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Taylor Morrison’s development, Preserve at White Oak, is offering 4 different collections in this exquisite community.  They have a Luxury Townhome Collection, a Signature Collection, an Executive Collection, and an Estates Collection.  The models for the Signature, Executive, and Estates Collections are all built and ready for your viewing; while the model for the Townhome collection should be complete around March/April 2018.  The purpose of this post is to focus on the Preserve at White Oak -  Estates Collection. NEW HOMES APEX NC PRESERVE AT WHITE OAK is a new home community currently under development by Taylor Morrison.  It’s located at the intersection of Jenks Rd and White Oak Grove Way in Apex, NC – just west of 540 – north of Hwy 64 - and east of Wimberly Road.  Plenty of shopping (along with a movie theater) is located nearby at Beaver Creek Crossings off Hwy 64. ...

NEW HOMES FUQUAY VARINA NC CEDAR CREST is a new home community currently under development by Robuck Homes.  It’s located just minutes from downtown Fuquay Varina, NC, where you will enjoy a unique collection of restaurants, craft breweries, coffee shops, bakeries, and boutiques. Cedar Crest, once complete, will comprise of 59 level lots (it used to be farming land) that vary in size between .23 and .41 acre.  There are 26 lots available in Phase 1, with the balance being released in Phases 2 and 3.  A guesstimate timeframe for the release of Phase 2 is Fall 2018, and then Spring 2019 for Phase 3.  They anticipate selling lots for 2 years, with an additional 6 months needed to build the final lots sold – so Robuck Homes should be hanging out here for the next 2 ½ years total.  Here is their current Cedar Crest_Site Plan (which...

NEW HOMES GARNER NC GLEN CREEK is a new home community in Garner, NC that is currently under development by Robuck Homes.  As of the date of this post (January 31, 2018), Phase 1 is ALMOST built out.  There are a couple spec homes under construction – but no more dirt builds available for Phase 1.  That being said, Phase 2 should become available around April 2018, and it will most likely be released in three sections. The following Phase 1 lots are currently available:  20, 23 and 30 are currently in the clearing/grubbing phase and should be ready for closing around June/July 2018; Lots 6, 7, and 11 should go thru the clearing stage in February with anticipation of being ready to close in August 2018.  The floorplans and elevations have already been selected for each of these lots. As with most new home communities, there will...

If so, now is the time to start looking!  Why, you ask?  Here are two good reasons: Reason 1:  With most new homes in Raleigh, production builders are taking about 6-7 months to build a new home from dirt.   (Custom home builders take even longer, due to the home being ‘customized’, plus the fact that your architect needs time to design it.)  This 6-7 months does not take into consideration any bad weather we may experience this winter.  Sure, we did not have too many freeze or snow experiences last year, but this year is off to a cold start early on…so I can only imagine what it will be like come January/February.  Anyway, let’s say you would like to move in July.  This gives you time to get acclimated (and packed up) once school let’s out for the summer, and gives you some time to...

Buying new homes in Raleigh NC can be a wonderful experience.  Knowing that the new home was built to the latest building codes and energy efficiency standards, your being able to personalize the design of the home, along with being the first person to live in the home can make the process quite exciting! For a homebuyer, there is nothing more exciting as the prospect of purchasing a brand new home. Whether you dream of custom home construction or prefer something ready and waiting, the idea of creating your own family memories in a never-before-lived-in home is appealing and achievable in today’s market. While it may seem unaffordable to purchase new homes in Raleigh NC, it is a realistic dream for many homebuyers. It simply requires you to be educated as to how the new home construction industry works, and to partner with a real estate agent...

There are a number of ways to become the happy owner of Raleigh new homes.  We'll talk about the three main categories of newly constructed homes and the home builders who tend to specialize in each.  They often cross over as well, doing one type then switching to another depending on the market, timing and home buyer demands. Custom Home Builder First let's define what we mean by a "custom" home.  It is a home that is built as a collaboration between the home buyer and the home builder.  The buyer will not only select or approve the lot where it will be built, but also many other facets of the project. The home buyer will participate in design of the floor plan, specifying rooms and their sizes and the overall size of the home.  All materials, finishes, flooring, wall coverings, counters, plumbing fixtures and other features will...

According to Wikipedia:  Herding cats is an idiom that refers to a frustrating attempt to control or organize a class of entities which are uncontrollable or chaotic. Raleigh home builders are no different. I think chaotic is the better way to apply herding cats to Raleigh home builders building a spec home.  Home Builders in Raleigh NC are martialing the services of multiple trade sub-contractors, as well as designers, cleaning staff and others.  In order to better understand why, even though you signed a contract to buy a home under construction, you are asked not to just stop by or be on the jobsite whenever it suits you. There’s a tight schedule: As with most items we’ll discuss here, the reason you get a lot of home for the money often involves tight control of costs.  The completion schedule is very important, as the home builder is...

There are a number of ways to become the happy owner of a newly constructed home.  We'll talk about the three main categories of newly constructed homes and the home builders who tend to specialize in each.  They often cross over as well, doing one type then switching to another depending on the market, timing and home buyer demands. Custom Home Builders First let's define what we mean by a "custom" home.  It is a home that is built as a collaboration between the home buyer and the home builder.  The buyer will not only select or approve the lot where it will be built, but also many other facets of the project. The buyer will participate in design of the floor plan, specifying rooms and their sizes and the overall size of the home.  All materials, finishes, flooring, wall coverings, counters, plumbing fixtures and other features will...

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you’ve bought and sold a few, there are some great reasons to think about buying a new homes in Raleigh NC from Raleigh Home Builders rather than a resale home.  There are solid lifestyle and financial reasons to consider a brand new home if you’re in the market.   Location We all know that location is usually the most important selection factor when it comes to buying a home.  It isn’t always about being close to work or play, as it can be related to the future value of the home.  Buyers should consider the neighborhood dynamics, as areas can be in one of three states; growth, decline, or stability. New neighborhoods in Raleigh NC are carefully planned, thinking of more than just homes and streets.  Real estate developers work with retail and commercial business, as well as with zoning and...