If you’re considering moving homes, you may be looking for an answer to one all-important question.
What to buy: new or resale?
The numbers show that buyers are increasingly choosing new. A recent study by Harris Poll found that, for the same price, 41 percent of Americans would prefer to buy a newly built home instead of an existing one.
Just why are new homes so popular? Here’s what local Realtors and homeowners have to say about the best reasons to build new with a trusted homebuilder like builder and developer Rodrock Homes.
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Get exactly what you want. Just last year, Kelly Blandford decided on a new home in Rodrock Homes’ Wyngate community in Overland Park.
“We looked at a couple resales, but getting what you want is hard to beat,” explained Blandford, who found exactly what she was looking for in the up-to-date spaces of Rodrock Homes’ Larsen II two-story.
Eric and Whitney Endres also found the answer to their home search in Wyngate, but in the company’s Lancaster III home.
“We really wanted an extra bedroom on the main floor,” Whitney said. The Lancaster’s sweeping, open floor plan and extra large kitchen island were big favorites too.
With over 18 Rodrock Homes’ two-story, 11/2-story and reverse 11/2-story plans to choose from currently, Rodrock Homes’ CEO Brian Rodrock said his company is working harder than ever to give buyers more of what they want.
“Even if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, we can change a plan to create the home you envision,” said Rodrock, whose team regularly customizes spaces to complement his clients’ lifestyles.
Enjoy free, professional interior design. That customization extends to Rodrock Homes’ interiors too.
It’s all courtesy of the company’s new centralized design showroom, located at Rodrock Homes’ Lenexa corporate office. There interior designers work one-on-one with clients to select design materials to make each house a one-of-a-kind home.
“Rodrock Homes’ one-stop shop makes interior design easy and time-saving for buyers,” said Re/Max State Line sales director Pat Hill.
Unlike the outdated decor of a resale, Rodrock’s showroom offers the latest in finishes for new homes.
There buyers can choose from the newest in tone-on-tone wall colors, textured wallpapers, artisan marble tiles, natural maple and walnut flooring, and rustic stone.
The result? An easy-living and up-to-date home that fits you like no other. Best of all, the service is free to qualifying Rodrock Homes’ clients.
Eliminate stressful unknowns. In addition to giving you a professionally designed, move-in ready home, buying a new home eliminates many of the costly “unknowns” associated with resale purchases.
“With resale you don’t really know what’s hidden behind those walls,” warned Jennifer Hufft, who’s co-owner of Stilfield/Hufft Insurance and a Realtor with Hubb Realty. “With new construction, you know everything.”
Even unexpected subsurface issues, like rocky or shifting soil underneath a chosen new home site, don’t impact Rodrock Homes’ homeowners. Offered exclusively by Rodrock Homes to Wyngate and Summerwood homeowners, the Peace of Mind Program protects buyers from having to pay additional fees to remedy the circumstance.
It’s just another reason why Realtors like Hill say Rodrock Homes is a good match for discerning buyers.
“They’re committed to building and developing communities and they have a great reputation,” she explained. “When they put their name on something, they do it right.”
Doing it right also means the company communicates with homeowners every step of the way.
“They’ve gone above and beyond in so many areas,” confirmed homeowner Whitney Endres.
Get the most for your money. Finally, building a new home with Rodrock Homes can save you money long term.
While building modern conveniences into a resale home can be costly and time consuming, Rodrock Homes include luxurious amenities at no extra cost.
The homes rate superior for energy efficiency, and extras like barrel vault ceilings, main-level stone fireplaces, butler’s pantries, first-floor offices and mudrooms, glass cabinetry, double showers and covered patios come standard on most Rodrock homes.
“Their woodwork is my favorite,” said Endres, who loves the finely detailed, standard molding in her dining room that would have perhaps cost her extra somewhere else.
See for yourself. Still, before you decide to buy resale or new, see the latest new homes for yourself.
The best way? Tour eight fully furnished Rodrock model homes in Rodrock Homes’ Wyngate, Summerwood and Summerwood Estates communities.
Located near 159th Street between Switzer and Quivira in Overland Park, the models are open 12 to 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. And after your tour, don’t be surprised if you decide: new is nicer.
Wyngate, Summerwood, and Estates
Contact: 913-851-0347, rodrockhomes.com.
Office: 9550 Dice Lane, Lenexa, open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Summerwood and Summerwood Estates, 162nd Terrace and Quivira. 913-814-7000. SummerwoodOP.com.
Wyngate, 159th between Antioch and Switzer. 913-307-4060. WyngateOP.com.
Prices: Beginning in the mid $400,000s.