It’s true: moms rule. And on this Mother’s Day weekend, after treating mom to brunch at her favorite restaurant, visit the Spring Parade of Homes. There you’ll discover 17 Rodrock Homes models representing 15 floor plans in nine amenities-rich communities – all with plenty of mom-approved features.
Known for building quality homes with innovative floor plans geared to enhance busy family lifestyles, Rodrock is showcasing some of its most popular designs during this season’s parade.
“The Rodrock team is excited about the enthusiastic response from prospective buyers about our parade collection,” says Rodrock Homes President Brian Rodrock. “The wide variety of price points, floor plans and communities appeals to people eager to purchase and streamline the home-buying process.”
According to Kerwin Holloway, Colton community manager and ReeceNichols real estate agent, shoppers shopping consider hundreds of factors, including location, school district, the actual home site and interior features. Buyers insist on a house that offers solutions to their needs, whether it’s a seamless, open floor plan, a spa-like master retreat, a main level master suite or bonus rooms that can be outfitted as a home office or guest room. It’s often women who put their stamp of approval on a home for its livability and interior characteristics.
“They envision their family in a well-appointed kitchen, which has evolved into a home’s hub, utilized for more than meal preparation,” Holloway said. “They’re multiple-purpose rooms for informal gathering.”
Located in Overland Park, Colton has prime access to the award-winning Blue Valley School District and is convenient to shopping, dining and entertainment.
“From the minute you drive into Colton, past the impressive monument, there’s a sense that this is a community to experience life and its countless moments,” Holloway said. “Buyers are attracted to many things here, from 69 Highway’s proximity to the park-like setting and abundant stylish floor plans.”
Holloway notes the Hepton, an in-demand two-story floor plan, offers custom functionality within its sprawling 3,590 square feet, ample entertainment space and luxurious bedroom suites.
“Women appreciate the second kitchen – an attractive extra for frequent entertaining,” he said.
Location, location, location – real estate’s most-coveted phrase – defines why award-winning Wyngate, one of Rodrock’s premier communities, is desirable to buyers seeking to live in south Johnson County. 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.
Anthony and Jessica Sherman were drawn to Wyngate for a variety of reasons, including the community’s lush green space and its location. They chose the El Dorado, one of Rodrock’s newest 1.5-story plans, which features a cozy great room, main floor master suite and a second floor that caters to kids or guests. Jessica Sherman notes the lack of a formal dining room, another preference for many buyers, was a major selling point, too.
“We’ve lived in homes with formal dining rooms and didn’t use them,” she said. “The El Dorado offers everything we need for our lifestyle, including plenty of space to entertain friends and our East Coast family that visits frequently.”
Now in its final phase, Wyngate features three brand-new models: the Larsen EX, Lancaster 4.5 and Roanoke.
Hills of Forest Creek in Shawnee, located in the De Soto Unified School District, has many winning amenities, including a sparkling new pool set to open for the swim season and in-community access to Clear Creek Trail, linking homeowners directly to one of the city’s longest and most scenic trails, the 17-mile Mill Creek Streamway Trail. Walkers, joggers, bikers, hikers, and even equestrian lovers enjoy the great outdoors nearly year-round on this unusual expanse of nature in the city.
Rob Lacio, community manager and ReeceNichols agent, says buyers like Hills of Forest Creek’s wide variety of floor plans.
“Women especially value the two-story Wakefield’s open main-level entertainment space and the second floor dedicated to privacy,” he said.
Located in Lenexa, Gleason Glen continues to be a destination for buyers like D.J. and Lori Whetter who built the Irving – an efficient two-story floor plan boasting main-level entertaining.
“This home suits our family’s lifestyle,” said D.J. Whetter. “When we first toured Gleason Glen model homes and walked into that floor plan, Lori had the same look on her face as the day we shopped for wedding rings. This was it – the home in which we could raise our family.”
Tour furnished models today. Tour the 17 Rodrock models sporting fresh décor during the parade and experience the Rodrock difference. With prices ranging from $340,500 to more than $1 million, there’s something for everyone – including homes available for immediate move-in within each community. Don’t worry – if you can’t visit us today, we’re open tomorrow and every day.
Rodrock Homes is where you want to be.
Models open daily during the 2015 Spring Parade of Homes April 23 - May 8, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lenexa: Gleason Glen
Olathe: Cedar Creek – The Crossings at South Glen
Overland Park: Colton, Chapel Hill, Summerwood, Summerwood Estates, Wyngate
Shawnee: Hills of Forest Creek, Ridgestone Meadows