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A Real Neighborhood: Petra Commons on Columbia Pike

Categories: Communities, New Homes, News, Uncategorized, Williamson Co. | Posted: April 13, 2018 | Comments Off on A Real Neighborhood: Petra Commons on Columbia Pike

Spring Hill’s best-kept, brand new secret

We know what people are wanting in a home today, and that’s why we built Petra Commons in Spring Hill on Columbia Pike. If you’re looking to buy, you just have to take a look at what we’ve built here:

• Choose between a townhome or single-family home in a small, close, walkable neighborhood of 79 homes (not too big, not too small!)

• High-end design and finishes

• Williamson County Schools

• Shopping and the services you routinely need right out the front door (walk to the nail salon, the bank or the dentist!)

• Excellent pricing—$240k to $280k on the townhomes. Single-family homes are $280k to $350k.

Plans for this unique neighborhood have been years in the making. As we all know, the whole Nashville-area region is booming. People are looking for a nice home for their busy lives, a choice that really works in a brand new way for what they need. Here at Regent Homes, we’re actively working to build these types of communities throughout the region, and again, once you see Petra Commons, we think you’ll agree that we’ve done our homework.

We honestly believe this neighborhood is something special that fits the bill for what single professionals, young families, and empty nesters are wanting today.

First, let’s talk about the homes. Our townhomes and single-family homes at Petra Commons range in size from about 1,468 square feet to 2,384 square feet, and you can choose from multiple floor plans. Every home is brick, with granite counters, a deep baseboard throughout and nine-foot ceilings on the first levels. You’ll have stainless steel appliances, a combination of hardwoods and carpet and energy-efficiency throughout the home.

Second, let’s talk about the neighborhood itself. It’s all walkable, with wider sidewalks that connect you home to shopping at the front of the development. Abundant landscaping, a neighborhood association, exterior tree-lined streets, a park area with a gazebo and outdoor space for relaxing, barbecuing and recreating. It’s got everything you need to create a close-knit neighborhood that’s going to work for your busy life.

Third, let’s talk about the schools. Your Williamson County schools, one of the top-performing public school districts in the nation, are Heritage Elementary, Heritage Middle, and Independence High School. Heritage Elementary is in nearby Thompson’s Station and provides a far-above-average education for its students, with a very active PTO and high standards. Heritage Middle School, for sixth through eighth graders, has an 8,000-volume school library, two 30-station technology labs and 13 wireless computer labs, just for starters. Independence High School on Columbia Highway provides excellent resources to its students, with three computer labs, eight science labs, a TV production facility, state-of-the-art media center plus a strong focus on academics and developing top scholars and well-rounded students.

Fourth, let’s talk about the shopping and services. We’ve put in two commercial spaces at the front of Petra Commons, so you have multiple choices for shopping and services within feet of your front door. Already in place are Franklin Synergy Bank, Mattress King, Kemp and Rice Orthodontics, Noire the Nail Bar, Absolute Wireless, ReMax Fine Home Sales office and a dentist with same-day services. Three restaurants are currently in play for additional spaces, plus an insurance company, a coffee shop, hair salon and a workout facility. You almost won’t have to go anywhere else to get what you need—a huge time and stress saver.

We know you’ll have more questions so please get in touch with us and if you’re out and about, just stop by and take a look. We are expert in building these types of communities; our experience includes Westhaven and Berry Farms. We can’t wait to show you Petra Commons!

 

 

10 Reasons Building a New Home Provides More Value

Categories: Home Buying Guide, New Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: March 16, 2018 | Comments Off on 10 Reasons Building a New Home Provides More Value

The clean slate of building a brand new home is certainly appealing. And, you might be surprised to learn that value is also on the side of the new home decision. Let’s unpack the specifics of new home value proposition as compared with existing home value proposition.

Single Family Home Photo• You did it your way. One of the best things about building is getting the finishes you want. Paint colors, appliance choices, countertops, flooring…when will it ever be exactly your choice in an existing home? Want a master bedroom on the first floor? Large his and hers walk-in closets? High ceilings and a luxurious master bath? Sitting room with a fireplace or French doors opening to the pool? Now is the time to decide what you want and include it in your new home build.

• Save your cash. When you’re building a new home, the extras are financed into your new mortgage. When you buy existing, you’re going to be coming up with another way—outside the mortgage—to finance upgrades, renovations and repairs.

• Energy savings. Investing in an energy-friendly home is likely to be a better long-term investment. New homes have a tighter-sealed building envelope that helps prevent conditioned air—cool air in the summer, warm air in the winter—from literally going out the window and through the cracks like in an existing home. This can be a huge cost savings for years and years of paying energy bills for the new homebuyer.

• Greater comfort and indoor air quality. Today’s new homes meet stringent energy standards and codes that weren’t required in the past. Your new home will have high-performance energy efficiency with state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration. You’ll be more comfortable all year round and the air you breathe will be of much better quality compared with that of an existing home.

• Home warranty, no surprises. Many new homes come with a warranty which can save lots of money down the line. One new home owner put it this way: “I won’t have to replace a roof or air conditioner for at least a decade.” In a new home, warranties begin from the closing date. Appliances generally have a one-year builder’s warranty as well as a manufacturer’s warranty. The thought of getting a home where the major things are covered for anywhere from one year to 20 years gives most of us a lot of peace.

• Updated construction and safety codes. In an existing home, inspections often reveal structural, electrical, moisture and other significant issues. You want to be sure the home you move your family into is built to last to the latest construction and safety standards.

Open Concept Great Room, Dining Room and Kitchen• Environmentally up to date. Many new homes come with energy certifications covering everything from roofs to appliance packages, while often, existing homes were built to lower standards. As times change and technology advances, these innovations are folded into upgraded building and environmental codes.

• Fire safety. New homes often include fire safety features not present in homes built years ago. For example, today fire retardant is used in carpeting and in the home insulation.

• Financing. New home buyers may be able to take advantage of mortgage financing perks. Negotiating points, closing costs and buy-downs are factors to ask questions about to save money and get the best possible financing.

• A brand-new community. This may be one of the most overlooked benefits of buying new instead of existing. When families move in to a subdivision at the same time, lasting bonds of friendship and neighborliness can be formed right away. Everybody’s new and looking to make new friends. Plus, many new neighborhoods offer amenities like swimming pools, dog walking trails, neighborhood retail and restaurants that existing communities may not have.

When you’re ready to build, we’ll walk with you through every step of the process. Take a look at our home building process. We want you to have the home you’re dreaming of!