Waiting until spring to purchase a new home? Visit Rodrock Homes’ 22 entries in 10 premier communities during the Fall Parade and you may find your dream home, available for move-in within the next 30, 60 or 90 days.
Although conventional thinking indicates spring is an optimum time for buying and selling a house, many real estate and home-building experts — including Rodrock Homes — suggest that the short fall-into-winter season is the perfect time to consider an address change. And with the Fall Parade wrapping up this weekend, don’t hesitate to explore some of Johnson County’s hottest-selling communities in award-winning school districts and with the most popular floor plans.
Brian Rodrock, president of Rodrock Homes and a third-generation home builder, often shares a valuable tip with potential buyers. “Don’t obsess over trying to figure out when the absolute best time is to buy,” he said. “That’s not only frustrating, it’s impossible. We recommend that when you find a house that matches your family’s lifestyle, you make the investment.”
Rodrock notes that today’s hot housing market, especially in Johnson County, has potential buyers eager to land the new house trifecta: location, affordability and ideal floor plan. “Quality and amenities are a given,” he said, “but buyers like to zero in on where their kids will attend school, the price of the home and its overall layout.”
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Prime selection. Three of Rodrock’s top-selling communities include Wyngate and Summerwood in Overland Park in the heart of the in-demand Blue Valley School District and Gleason Glen, tucked into the western suburb of Shawnee with convenient access to the highly acclaimed De Soto School District.
“Traffic has been brisk during the Fall Parade,” said Wyngate and Colton community manager Kerwin Holloway, a ReeceNichols real estate agent. “There’s a lot of competition for location, unsurpassed value and top-notch interior features and finishes.”
Nestled in the heart of the Blue Valley School District, Wyngate is adjacent to three schools, which means kids can attend K-12 growing up in one house.
“That is an appealing benefit to buyers,” Holloway said.
Each distinctive, family-friendly Rodrock community boasts handpicked amenities for active lifestyles and available inventory to accommodate customization, purchase and move-in within 45 to 90 days.
The move-in ready homes feature Rodrock’s signature stylish interiors, eye-catching architectural details and open design for seamless, turnkey living. Also included in every home are upscale selections such as granite, tile, carpet, light fixtures, paint, and hardwood floor and cabinet finishes. With prices ranging from $325,000 to $1 million, floor plans include popular two-story, reverse and 1 1/2-story on attractive daylight, cul-de-sac and walkout home sites.
Wyngate has an inventory of 10 stunning homes ranging from 45 and 60 days to three months. Included in the 45-day category are the 1 1/2-story El Dorado; two-story Hepton with a finished lower level; two-story Roanoke, Larsen EX and Windsor; and reverse Dillon.
Available in 60 days are the El Dorado and a two-story Irving and just in time for the holidays, the Larsen EX and Roanoke, in 90 days.
Custom Experience. Rodrock Homes assembles a team of professionals for each buyer, including a project manager, builder liaison and designer.
“This personalized, hands-on approach is an integral part of our dedicated client service,” said Project Manager Kristi Maurer. “Whether a home is 30 days from completion or a custom home built from scratch, our buyers have access to a talented team that is their resource, guiding them through the process.”
Attention to detail and a commitment to high standards is just the beginning of the Rodrock Custom Experience. Jeff Gifford, Rodrock Homes chief operating officer, says the team’s combined efforts simplifies and clarifies communication.
“We insist on walking through the entire process with our clients, from start to finish,” Gifford said. “And we choose our project managers, building liaisons and designers from the best in the market. They share our high expectations of delivering client satisfaction.”
Finished lower level promotion. One of the features many buyers want in a new home is a finished lower level, which offers a family additional premium living and entertaining space.
“Rodrock is currently offering 50 percent off basement square footage on selected floor plans,” Holloway said. “It’s attractive to many for a home to be complete, top to bottom, when they move in. It certainly makes a home purchase a complete package, and you don’t have to disrupt your lifestyle down the road to do the finish later.”
Visit today. Finding your dream home is easy — Rodrock has incorporated must-have features you want in vibrant neighborhoods where you can’t wait to live. But don’t delay; homes are selling quickly. After the tour closes Sunday, you can visit during regular community hours.
Parade Hours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily.
Prices: Prices range from $320,000 to more than $1 million,
Homes on Parade: Blue Valley School District/Overland Park: Colton, Summerwood/Summerwood Estates, Wilshire by the Lake, Wyngate
De Soto School District/Lenexa: Gleason Glen.
De Soto School District/Shawnee: Hills of Forest Creek, Ridgestone Meadows
Olathe School District/Olathe: Cedar Creek-The Crossings at Southglen.
Spring Hill School District: Chapel Hill/Overland Park.