This year’s Fall Parade of Homes continues the record-setting trend.
The Rob Ellerman Team
“The last couple of Parades we’ve had lots of visitors and we are again eclipsing those numbers,” said Rob Ellerman, who leads The Rob Ellerman Team of Reece & Nichols Realtors. “We’ve had even more people than we had for the Spring Parade.”
He made the comments after the opening weekend of the Parade and he expects those record numbers to continue through today, the last day of the Parade.
“This fall we are seeing buyers who are much more educated and who are asking pointed questions,” he said. “They know the market has bounced back and they understand today’s market. They know the homes are priced well and that lots are still a good price.”
Ellerman noted that it wasn’t that long ago that the Kansas City area had a large inventory of available homes and home sites, but that’s not the case now.
“We’ve done a 180 and are on the front end of a quickly dwindling supply of home sites,” he said. “Chances are if you find a home site that you like, it might not be there if you wait to make an offer.”
This lack of available home sites has led to new phases in many communities. “It’s great to see the neighborhoods expand and the next phase being developed,” Ellerman said, but added that today’s educated buyers know that these new home sites are going to be more expensive, as are the homes built on them.
Several of the communities marketed by the Rob Ellerman Team have multiple Parade entries and it’s those communities that have had the most visitors during the Parade. “People like to be able to see several new homes in one place,” Ellerman said.
Many of the homes in communities marketed by the Rob Ellerman Team won awards during the Fall Parade of homes. They include:
• Brooks Farm in Lee’s Summit, 3520 SW Harbor Circle, $286,500, by Summit Custom Homes, Pick of the Parade Grand Award and Distinctive Plan & Design First Place.
• Tiffany Greens in Kansas City, North, 5909 NW 107th St., by Don Julian Builders, $439,900, Pick of the Parade Grand Award.
• Staley Farms/The Elan in Kansas City North, 10009 N. Michigan Ave. by Don Julian Builders, $399,900, Pick of the Parade First Runner-Up and Distinctive Plan & Design First Place; and 10005 N. Michigan Ave. by Casa Bell Construction, Pick of the Parade Grand Award and Distinctive Plan & Design Second Place.
• Staley Farms/Shadow Woods in Kansas City, North, 2827 NE 102nd Terrace by Casa Bella Homes, $429,900, Distinctive Plan & Design Second Place.
• Foxberry Estates in Lee’s Summit, 28001 E. Howard Drive, by Summit Homes, $288,765, Distinctive Plan & Design Second Place.
• Parkwood at Stoney Creek in Lee’s Summit, 1500 SW Whistle Drive, $299,900, by Summit Custom Homes, Distinctive Plan & Design Second Place.
• Raintree Lake Estates in Lee’s Summit, 736 SW Estates Drive, $425,965, Distinctive Plan & Design First Place; 740 SW Estates Drive, $427,500, Distinctive Plan & Design Second Place; and 739 SW Estates Drive, Distinctive Plan & Design Second Place, all by Pfeifer Homes.
Other communities marketed by Rob Ellerman with Parade entries include Lakeside at Chapman Farms, The Shores at Chapman Farms, Mill Creek of Summit Mill, Highland Meadows and Staley Farms/The Retreat.
Other Ellerman communities, located throughout the Kansas City area, which do not have Parade entries but have new inventory coming soon are: in Shawnee, CrossPointe and Riverview; in Olathe, Fallbrook; in Gardner, Aspen Creek; in Lee’s Summit: Villas of Parkwood; in Raymore, Timber Trails; and in Kansas City North, Staley Farms/High Pointe and Creek Club.