July 12, 2014

Move in before school starts with Rodrock Ready

If you’re about to give up on your dream of moving into a brand new, custom home before your kids start school this fall, don’t shelve the idea just yet.

Yes, it’s mid-July. But thanks to the recent building boom, Rodrock Homes can still help you customize a new home ready for move-in within 30 to 60 days.

Located within the Blue Valley, Olathe, DeSoto and Shawnee Mission school districts, Rodrock Homes’ Rodrock Ready homes — houses already under construction and ready for finishing — are becoming increasingly popular among buyers.

Here are just a few reasons why purchasing a Rodrock Ready home now makes sense.

Move in faster. If you’re in a hurry or have a narrow timeframe for your move, a Rodrock Ready home can be ready exactly when you are.

That flexible timing worked perfectly for Jim and Cody Skinner, who recently moved from Iowa to Kansas City for Jim’s job.

“We had always wanted to build new, but in the rush of Jim’s job transfer we didn’t think we had the time,” explained Cody.

But with a school-age child, the Skinners also didn’t want to rent or spend time, money and energy moving twice.

That’s when they found their Rodrock Ready home. Located in the Blue Valley School District within Rodrock Homes’ Summerwood community, the two-story Manchester floor plan they discovered could be made move-in ready within just over a month.

Better yet, the Skinners still had time to add custom touches to their home by selecting stained cabinetry and flooring, counter tops, tiled backsplashes, and more.

“We liked the idea of being able to have our own tastes and put our own stamp on the house,” Cody said.

Customize to fit your character. Like the Skinner’s home, most Rodrock Ready homes can be custom finished to your family’s tastes.

Paints, stains, artisan tile, granite, carpeting and lighting are often yours for the choosing in a Rodrock Ready home. Many homebuyers say selecting these materials is the most fun part of the entire building process.

Rodrock Ready buyers enjoy full access to the company’s one-stop in-house interior design center. There, both a dedicated interior designer and a builder liaison help homeowners with design selections.

Dan and Kathy Forsha, who recently customized their Rodrock Ready home over a 36-hour trip to Kansas City, appreciated Rodrock Homes’ design expertise.

Now the couple is eager to move into their finished product. “I can’t wait to see how it all comes together,” Dan said.

Eliminate the unknowns. Other Rodrock Ready buyers like Andrew Londgren and fiancée Veronica Zepeda say purchasing a home already under construction gives them peace of mind. After all, what you see is what you get, Londgren said.

“To me, it’s better to be able to see the actual structure before you buy or even customize,” Londgren explained. “By the time we reached the [Rodrock Homes] design center, the dimensions of our home were already in our head. We could visualize what would fit and what wouldn’t.”

Save cash. Another reason to purchase a home already under construction? You’ll save money.

On average, Rodrock Ready homes sell for $2,000 under their reproduction price. Some homes include extras like finished basements.

And now Rodrock Ready buyers can save more.

In Overland Park’s Coffee Creek Community, located within the sought-after Blue Valley School District, two-story, four-bedroom homes average $600,000. Right now you can buy a similar Rodrock Ready home for under $500,000.

Other Rodrock Ready homes available at Coffee Creek include the company’s Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine’s award-winning Lancaster III and Larsen II floor plans.

The Lancaster III offers a sought-after open first floor at a discount. The Larsen II walkout, featuring two main-level fireplaces and a third in the master suite, is currently available for just $548,700.

If you prefer a similar Rodrock Ready home within walking distance to a Blue Valley elementary, middle and high school, check out homes in the company’s Wyngate neighborhood.

Wyngate’s two-story, four-bedroom Hepburn II gives homeowners flexible indoor/outdoor spaces with both a fifth bedroom and a covered deck on its main floor. Priced at $474,500, the Hepburn II is Wyngate’s best value per square foot.

And if your price range for a four-bedroom home is between $315,000 and $375,000, take a look around Lenexa’s Gleason Glen. The community, which features a rare city park within its borders, includes the Rodrock Ready two-story, three-car-garage Madison floor plan for only $315,000.

See for yourself. Finally, see for yourself how your dream of a brand new custom home can become a reality before school starts this fall. Come tour Rodrock Ready homes in nine communities and browse all Rodrock Ready homes at

Rodrock Ready Homes

Floor plans: Two-story, 11/2-story and reverse 11/2-story.

Prices: Mid $300,000s to $600,000s.

Communities: Nine communities throughout Overland Park, Leawood, Olathe and Lenexa, including Coffee Creek Crossing, (, Wyngate ( and Gleason Glen (

Contact: or 913-851-0347.

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