It’s not unusual for real estate activity to slow down during the cold winter months. Yet that’s not the case at Kensington Farms in Lee’s Summit! Thanks to brisk building activity and continued interest in the community’s affordable prices and prime location, community manager Kevin Lau said Kensington Farms — and all of the Inspired Homes communities — have experienced higher than average traffic and sales.
“People are still out buying homes, even in the frigid cold,” Lau said.
At Kensington Farms, now is an especially good time to buy. Nearly a dozen inventory homes are underway that will be completed in March. That means prospective buyers can choose from inventory selection that includes all five of Inspired Homes’ Kensington Farms floor plans, a mix of ranch and two-story layouts that include:
Merryvale — A three-bedroom, 2½-bathroom two-story with 1,837 square feet of living space and an open main level that includes a grand foyer, great room, breakfast area and kitchen.
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Saddleback — A 3-4-bedroom, 2½-bathroom two-story home with 2,114 square feet of living space and an optional upstairs loft area. The Saddleback model home, which opened in Kensington Farms last June, won second place for Distinctive Plan and Design in the Fall Parade of Homes.
Storybook — A generously sized two-story home with 2,466 square feet of living space, 4-5 bedrooms, 2.5-4 bathrooms, a main level flex room and a second-story loft.
Westbrook — A three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch home with 1,505 square feet of living space, a sizable walk-in pantry and a great room with optional fireplace.
Whitehall — A 1,801-square-foot ranch home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a layout that flows seamlessly from foyer to kitchen, breakfast area and great room with optional fireplace.
Sales are already underway at Kensington Farms this month, and this eagerly anticipated selection of inventory homes is expected to go quickly. Prices start in the mid-$200,000s, and all of the available inventory homes are priced under $300,000.
Kensington Farms’ affordability is one of many factors that continues to drive steady interest from prospective buyers. Thanks to an enviable Lee’s Summit location that’s served by the award-winning Raymore-Peculiar School District, Kensington Farms has become a coveted destination for families.
The community’s affordability, along with quality homes that are built to require minimal maintenance, has also resonated with another group of prospective buyers: current renters who are looking to purchase a home.
“Market conditions — including low interest rates — make it more attainable to get into a new home than some prospective buyers might think,” Lau said. “At Kensington Farms, it’s cheaper to own than rent. And because Inspired Homes uses quality construction, homes are low maintenance and include an industry-best warranty.”
Thanks to a late winter sales incentive, inventory homes are even more affordable at Kensington Farms. Buyers who purchase one of the available inventory homes and close by March 31, 2018 with Inspired Homes’ recommended lender, NASB, will receive $4,000 in closing costs.
And with inventory homes scheduled to be complete in March, buyers will move into Kensington Farms just in time to enjoy all that the community has to offer in the warmer months, including a swimming pool, cabana and playground.
Outside the community, Kensington Farms is ideally situated to offer residents convenient access to shops, services and the bustling Interstate 435 and 470 employment corridors. Yet despite close proximity to several highways, Kensington Farms is enveloped in 74 acres of green space, creating a lush backdrop and just enough seclusion to make Kensington Farms feel like a peaceful retreat without sacrificing a convenient commute.
With this unwavering focus on delivering what buyers want — from affordable prices and beautifully built homes to conveniently located communities and inviting amenities — it’s no wonder that Kensington Farms continues to be a prime destination for prospective buyers.
“We’re focused on buyer needs,” said Todd Lipschutz, president, Inspired Homes. “We don’t want to make the market — we want to serve the market.”
The start of a new year is the best time to make a change. And few changes are as exciting as giving yourself the gift of a new home. Stop by Kensington Farms this weekend and learn how you can secure your spot in this coveted Lee’s Summit community.
Prices: From $239,990
Directions: Interstate 49 south to Missouri 150 E. Turn right on Pryor Rd., left on E. 155th St./E. Cass Jackson Rd., right on SW Rupard Rd. and left on SW Cornwall at the roundabout. The model is on the corner of SW Cornwall Rd. and SW Sapperton Rd.
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday and by appointment
Contact: Whitney O’Reilly, New Home Advisor, (816) 656-0108