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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!

 

 

Checklist for First-time Home Buyers

Categories: Home Buying Guide, News | Posted: April 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Checklist for First-time Home Buyers

Buying your first home is both an exciting and a nerve-wracking process, so make it easier on yourself by doing some thinking and planning ahead of time.

Here are some key aspects to consider when buying your first home:

• Define your ideal home. Look at location, size, and style that fit the needs of you and your family.Young couple discussion plans with an agent

• How much do you want to spend? Clearly, a new home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make, and it will require a significant portion of your monthly income. Give this some good thought.

• How much can you afford? Your mortgage lender will also help you determine this answer.

• Plan for unexpected expenses. Things will come up, so think about setting aside a percentage for surprises.

• Check your credit score. Lending institutions look at credit scores, so check yours early. If you see any issues, work to get those cleared up.

• Ask questions about a good mortgage lender. This professional can be a great resource and partner throughout the process and can help cut down on the stress on the financial side. Ask for referrals and talk to several before you make a decision.

• Save up for a down payment. You’ll need cash to put a down payment on your home, and how much depends on multiple factors. It’s always good to have a little extra set aside, so it’s never too early to start saving.

Young Couple Reviewing Plans With A Realtor• Find a good real estate agent. This individual, along with the mortgage lender, is another key partner for you in the process and can help answer many of the dozens of questions you’re going to have. Rely on them.

• Don’t forget closing costs. This will be a factor in your cash savings, so get an idea of this and start saving.

• Create a system to track your paperwork. Keeping yourself organized will help you pinpoint what you need quickly and reduce your stress throughout the process.

We’d love to be a resource for you as well as you start thinking about and planning for your first new home. Give us a call anytime, and we’ll be glad to start the conversation!

 

Five Benefits for Buying New Construction

Categories: News | Posted: March 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Five Benefits for Buying New Construction

Outdated building codes, exorbitant remodeling costs, and lack of square footage are just a handful of the negative features associated with older homes.

New construction offers abounding opportunities and benefits. Today, we are exploring five benefits for buying new construction.

Modern Layout
US homes are 1,000 square feet larger than in 1973, offering numerous opportunities for luxurious modern features. Today’s homeowners enjoy a master suite with an en-suite bath, additional bedrooms and bathrooms, and a modern open layout.

Present-day homes are designed with the family in mind. Open floorplans allow for ease of entertainment, as guests can move from the kitchen, to the living room, opposed to being closed off in “formal” rooms.

Lower Operational and Maintenance Cost
New homes allow you to move in, knowing that key features are incorporated to save money on operational and maintenance cost.

The average remodeling cost is $36,000, but can be upwards of $100,000. New homes are move-in ready and do not require costly updates.

Regent Homes EnergySmart program ensures homes exceed building and energy codes, and reduce energy usage and water consumption. Advanced construction materials are used to create a healthier, quieter home for you and your loved ones. The result – a durable, sustainable, and cost-effective home that allows you to spend more time enjoying your new home.

Lower operational and maintenance costs will save you both time and money, two of your most valued resources.

Safety
A primary concern of families is safety. Buying new allows you to rest assured that your new home is up to code, built with new quality building materials, and free of harmful materials.

New homes allow you to start fresh, instead of moving into a home filled with unknown history. New homes provide a safer and healthier environment.

Warranty
New homes are an investment, which is why your new home’s warranty is one of your greatest assets. Everything in your home will be brand new, providing you with peace of mind.

Here at Regent, we provide a 1-year builder warranty which includes structural defects and defective materials which are not apparent upon your inspection prior to closing. The warranty is also extended to cover common construction deficiencies that can occur.

Regent Homes also offers an optional 10-year structural warranty through the Bonded Builder Warranty Program.

Many products in your new Regent home will also include manufacturer’s warranties, protecting your investments in the years to come.

New Community
New construction lends the opportunity to live in the best new communities. Whether you are seeking the perfect walkable community, or desire a modern family-friendly neighborhood, new construction allows you to take your pick.

Regent Homes builds in a number of communities, providing the perfect community that will meet all of your needs.

If any of these benefits interest you, a new home may be best for you. Interested in exploring your options? Visit our www.RegentHomesTN.com to learn more about our homes and communities. We offer the perfect home that will meet all of your modern desires.