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January 18th, 2017

How Long Does it Take to Build a House?

Categories: Custom Designed Homes, New Construction, New Homes, Quality Construction, Residential Home Builders |

How Long Does it Take to Build a House?

The answer to this question is the same as it is for many, which is “that depends.”

How Long Does It Take to Build a House

The amount of time it takes to build your home depends on the type of home you’re building and various other factors, like labor supply and weather.

According to the 2015 Survey of Construction from the Census Bureau, the average completion time of a single-family home is around seven months.

It’s important to note that factors, such as the complexity of the project — the land on which the home is being built, the area where the home is being built and the intricacy of the home’s floor plan — will affect the building timeline. Custom homes can take longer to complete than production homes, while manufactured homes typically can be completed in a few months.

After speaking with the experts, we’ve identified the five most commonly cited factors influencing construction time: pre-construction and permits, environment, workers and supplies, changes and construction style. Although knowing what to expect may not speed up the process, it might just help you maintain your sanity.

Pre-Construction and Permits

Before a builder can start building your home, the home’s lot must be prepared. That means clearing trees, rocks and other items, rough grading and leveling for the foundation. Depending on how much work is involved — say there’s an unexpected issue while clearing the lot — there can be delays during pre-construction.

Getting proper approvals and permits can also cause delays. “Factors like approval on building permit and inspections process can vary between locations and can lengthen the time to a completed home,” says Matthew Gaudet-Walters, a sales representative for Walters Homes.

Environment

Depending on where the home will be, building times can be affected by region of the country — homes in the Middle Atlantic Region averages about 9.5 months from start to completion, while the Mountain Region construction averages around six months. Construction in metropolitan areas is usually quicker — seven months, compared to nine months in more rural areas.

“Although construction workers can do a lot of work in the rain, such as trenching or cutting down trees, there are some things that can be held up because of the rain,” says Kyle Alfriend, a Realtor with the Alfriend Group in Dublin, Ohio. “Primary weather factors — including the winter freeze — prohibits the pouring of concrete for the foundation and spring rains saturate the ground so much that holes cannot be dug for basements without walls caving in.”

Availability of Workers and Supplies

The summer months are generally the busiest time for home construction, so you might find your new home’s construction delayed while waiting for the necessary labor to be available.

“One element in our construction time calculations is the available labor pool and how which specialists are needed among the subcontractors, like the electricians, plumbers and framers that the design calls for,” says Peter Di Natale, president of Peter Di Natale & Associates, a New York-based homebuilder and contractor.

Changing the Plan

Change orders will usually extend the build time, especially if they occur in the latter part of the process.

Di Natale also notes that when buyers wait until the last minute to choose their finishes, this can cause delays. “For example, cabinets usually take six to eight weeks to order and one to two weeks to install, so selecting cabinets when it is time to install them will cost you two months or more.”

To limit the amount of time lost to decision delays, you should maintain open communication with your builder. After all, throughout the construction process, there will be many decisions that you must make along the way.

Construction Style

The style of your home will also influence construction time. Custom-built homes average 10 to 16 months, while personalized production plans average four to six months. Because the floor plans used by production builders have been built many times before, there are generally fewer delays. “Choosing a standard floor plan will quicken the building process, because it eliminates any variations that the builder will need to work out,” says Gaudet-Walters.

So what can you do to make sure the construction of your new home is as painless as possible?

Collaboration is the key: “Engaging construction managers and going through adequate pre-planning and estimating as early as possible will save time and money in the long run,” says Di Natale. Delays in construction may be a fact of life, but knowing what to expect and how to manage your expectations can help make the building process less stressful.

Seve Kale is a writer for NewHomeSource. You can find her on Google+.
December 26th, 2016

Going, Going, Gone! Multiple Sold Out Communities in 2016

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Ann Arbor – The corporate office of Norfolk Homes is proud to announce that three of our finest communities in our growing portfolio have sold out in the first quarter of 2016… Summerfield Glen of Ann Arbor,  West Ridge of Dexter and Chelsea Fairways in Chelsea.  

Summerfield Glen of Ann Arbor, located on the south-side of W Liberty Street and west of Maple Road, is home to 130 condo residences in a picturesque setting and private community vibe. The entire surrounding area is seeing a flurry of new growth as well as attention to updating and reviving existing local commercial buildings and businesses while adding new restaurants, stores and conveniences. We love building in this corridor and have also launched Blue Heron Pond Townhomes, located on the corner of West Liberty St and S. Maple Rd. to accommodate the growing population and satisfying the interest in maintenance-free lifestyles in-and-around Ann Arbor. 

West Ridge of Dexter, located just north of Downtown Dexter and backing to Hudson Mills Metropark off of Dexter-Pinckney Road, is a community that began development in 2000 and experienced several years of no construction during the downturn. Over the past 5 years several builders participated in completing the community. The result is a neighborhood with a variety of architectural designs. As of July, all of our new homes have closed and all homeowners have moved-in!

Another community that was dormant during the real estate recession, Chelsea Fairways, is now 100% built-out and all homes are closed.  Originally developed by Lewiston and Cresitini,  with homes built by A & H Builders and  R. Cook Properties, Norfolk Homes purchased the remaining 32 homesites and began completing the community in 2012. Home values rose significantly during the past 4 years with closeout prices equaling  the earlier peak sale prices of 2004-2005.  With so much success at Chelsea Fairways, Norfolk Homes went down Freer Rd. to the Heritage Pointe Community and we are now nearing completion there as well!

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There are numerous Norfolk Communities with limited homesite availability as 2016 proves to be a record selling year for new construction.  Gregory Farms of Dexter, for instance, is looking for one more family to build a custom dream home of their choice on a palatial 32-acre lot that includes a private lake. Grass Lake is seeing a surge in population growth and considering the easy accessibility to I-94 and Ann Arbor, low taxes, great schools and estate-sized home sites, we’ve sold 53 homes out of 55 at Tamarack Glen.

Aside from Grass Lake, Jackson County is experiencing growth in Summit and Spring Arbor Township.  Norfolk Homes has only one homesite available at The Preserve of Magnolia Park, located in Spring Arbor Township, and in the Western School District. Our highly sought after ranch condominium community, The Woods at Magnolia Park, located in Summit Township has only 5 remaining opportunities to build a new condominium.  

If we don’t offer an established community location in Washtenaw, Livingston, or Jackson Counties that fits your new home needs, please think of us to build your family a custom designed home on your own piece of land.

Call our Custom Designed Homes division at 734-249-3186 or email us at Info@Norfolk-Homes.com  today for more information about  our “Build on Your Land” options.    

 

 

 

December 15th, 2016

Stellar Showing at 2016 BRAG Ann Arbor Parade of Homes

Categories: Ann Arbor, Custom Design, Dexter, Immediate Occupancy, Michigan, New Homes in Dexter, Quick Move-In Homes, Real Estate Investment, The Preserve of Dexter | Tags: , , , , ,

 

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Norfolk Homes was not only a proud sponsor of the Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor’s 2016 Parade of Homes but also appeared as the Parade Showcase Home that kicked off the fabulous annual event in the Ann Arbor area during the weekend of June 24th. This custom Craftsman home is located in the beautiful community of The Preserve of Dexter at 3978 Glacier Lake Ct. (E of Zeeb Rd and N Huron River Dr).

About the home:

3652 sq ft; 4 Bedrooms; 3.5 Baths

Designed by Ann Arbor Architect J. Bradley Moore

Grand 2-story Foyer opens to Formal Living Room and Dining Room

Spacious Gourmet Kitchen with double stacked cabinets, stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, center island and a wet bar with wine refrigerator

Master Suite with his-and-her walk-in closets, rain shower, free standing soaking tub

Second floor Loft overlooks 2-story Great Room with back staircase

Large entry mudroom with second pantry and built-in cubbies designed for modern living

1-acre home site in one of Dexter’s most desired communities

 

This home is available to purchase and ready for immediate occupancy. Please call Lisa Armor, our Custom Home Associate, at 734-249-3186 for more details on this home and the additional 5 home sites in the community that are available to build your family’s dream home.

Additional photos of this custom designed home can be viewed here: MLive Photo Gallery of Norfolk Homes’ Parade Showcase Home

 

BRAG Ann Arbor is an Association of over 350 leading home builders, remodelers, tradespeople, retailers and more. More about the 2016 Parade of Homes can be found here: 2016 Parade of Homes

 

December 14th, 2016

Career Opportunities at Norfolk Homes

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New Home Sales Associates

Since 1993, Norfolk Homes has proudly built homes and communities with unique character, design and high quality. We are currently seeking New Home Sales Associates for the following areas: Ann Arbor, Dexter and Jackson. This position requires an enthusiastic, detail oriented, and motivated individual who is ready and willing to learn and grow.

Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of Norfolk Homes floor plans and
new home construction
• Obtain new customers through networking, referrals and
realtors
• Present and maintain model home
• Maintain knowledge of local markets and competition
• Work with Purchasers in the option and color selection
process
• Work closely with the Project Manager in your community

Qualifications:
• Direct sales experience -new home sales and local real
estate experience is a plus
• Appropriate real estate license as required by state or
willingness to follow the necessary steps to attain in a
timely manner
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Comfortable with the use of computers and technology
• Must be available to work weekends and some evenings
• Professional appearance

What we offer:
• Dynamic working environment
• Competitive compensation
• Excellent benefits
• Opportunities for professional development

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to careers@norfolk-homes.com

December 12th, 2016

Action (in) Jackson – Uptick of Home Sales Continues

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imagesThere is something for everyone and every home purchaser in Jackson County, Michigan! Jackson, 40 miles west of Ann Arbor off the I-94 corridor, is birthplace to the Coney Island hot dog, has a long history as an auto parts manufacturer mecca, is home of major motorsports at Michigan International Speedway, and also attracts influential companies such as Consumers Energy, Allegiance Health and Eaton Corporation. Even more local to the area are the multitude of parks (Jackson Parks) and recreation, tourist attractions, and well established neighborhoods with close by retail, restaurants, schools, places of worship, and overall friendly and steadfast community.

Norfolk Homes is proud to be a premiere builder in the county since 1993. If you are a real estate agent in the area, we’d like to partner with you to connect your customers with the specific features and amenities that they are looking for in their new home and help facilitate the purchase and closing. If you are relocating to the area for work, school or family, Norfolk Homes can work directly with you to provide the right home that fits you. And Jackson locals, come tour our many communities to see for yourselves how new built homes and residences can simplify your life now while wisely investing in your future.

We have seen a tremendous amount of new construction in the area especially in the last year! Currently, we are in the process of building out a few of our condo developments since purchases have increased, building multiple quick move-in homes to accommodate home buyers that have time constraints and seeing more-and-more people in the area interested in building new  – – and that new construction pricing is attainable!

Here is the list of our current single family home and condo communities and partner communities:

CONDOMINIUMS:

THE WOODS AT MAGNOLIA PARK  [McCain Road and Magnolia Parkway] A relaxing community featuring ranch duplex-style living. Nearing closeout. There are 5 condominiums available.   One quick-move in home is under construction with occupancy this year.   From the low 200’s.

STONERIDGE CREEK  [McCain Road and StoneRidge Creek Drive] A relaxing community featuring ranch duplex-style living. The most desired home selection in America is the ranch. Half of the community is already complete or under construction. Quick move-in home on Residence #6. From the $180’s.

OAK GROVE  [W. Morrell Street and Northgate Road] Contemporary detached condominium ranch-style residences with 2-3 bedroom options, private garages, tons of options and upgrades available. From the $190s.

SINGLE FAMILY:

STONERIDGE MEADOWS  [Thorncrest Drive and Robinson Road] Contemporary colonial and ranch style homes with 3-4 bedroom options, 2 car front-entry garages and many options and upgrades available. Approximately 20 homesites remain and construction has begun on a quick move-in home. From the $190s.

THE PRESERVE AT MAGNOLIA PARK  [O’Brien Road and Magnolia Parkway] Nearing closeout of Phase I. Only one single family colonial and ranch homesite still available. From the $200s.

PINE MEADOWS  [King Road and Concerto Court] Unique homesites featuring sophisticated homes with a serene country setting of only 19 single family homes. Innovative floor plans typically with 3-4 bedrooms and 2-3 car garages. Nine homesites remain available. Quick move-in home on Homesite #2. From the $190s.

PARTNER COMMUNITIES:

THE NATURAL, SUMMIT TWP [Kibby Road and Natural Lane] – Local agent Jennifer Scanlon represents the homesites and we build the homes! Phase 1 is in full swing. (Single Family Ranch-Style Homes)

STONEGATE FARMS, BLACKMAN TWP [Lansing Ave and N. Stone Road] – Local Tom Schneider represents the homesites and we build the homes! More info coming soon

THREE FORTY FARMS, SUMMIT TWP [Lexington Blvd and Jackson Road] – Local agent Tom Schneider represents the homesites and we build the homes! More info coming soon

AVIARA OAKS, SUMMIT TWP [Slayton Road and Bunting Road] – More info coming soon

Norfolk Homes – Jackson County Communities Map

To schedule an appointment or tour our Jackson County communities, please contact our New Home Sales Associate Lisa Linton at 517-750-2718 or email at LLinton@Norfolk-Homes.com. The furnished model is located in The Woods at Magnolia Park at 4580 Devon Drive and is open Wednesdays-Fridays 12pm-5pm or Saturdays-Sundays 11am-4pm.

www.norfolk-homes.com

December 5th, 2016

5 Reasons to Shop for a Home in December – MoneyTalksNews

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Discover 5 reasons to shop for a home in December in this MoneyTalksNews article. In consideration of a December home purchase, Norfolk Homes offers a multitude of newly built and nearly completed new construction homes and condos throughout Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea and Jackson. www.norfolk-homes.com

It’s counterintuitive, but December can be an excellent time to find a home. That’s particularly true for buyers sick of losing out to others in the busier homebuying months.

Federal Reserve data show that most home sales take place in June, July and August. If summer is the peak, winter is the bottom of the yearly real-estate market. It is unquestionably less pleasant to shop for homes when the weather’s bad, roads are treacherous and darkness prevails.

But if you are savvy — and willing to brave the elements — shopping in the low season might get you into a home for less money than you’d spend in May. Chances are excellent you’ll be able to buy at a discount compared with prices in peak home-shopping months.

A home’s selling price typically varies throughout the course of the year by 5 to 7 percent on average, says The Atlantic. These fluctuations, “as erratic as they seem, actually occur very predictably: The cost of a home is higher in the summer than in the winter,” The Atlantic says.

RealtyTrac, a publisher of real-estate data, combed through 15 years of statistics and found that the best bargains are found in October — specifically, on Oct. 8. The typical sale price then was 2.6 percent below average, a savings of $10,400 on a $400,000 home.

But good deals are still available in December, when everyone — including sellers — is likely to be in a jollier, more-generous mood. Here are five reasons why December can be a magic month for bargain-hunting home-shoppers:

1. Limited competition

In December, there’s no competition to speak of. Other (saner?) buyers are at home, gathered around the Christmas tree, opening gifts and preparing a big dinner.

One worry: You might have trouble finding an agent who’ll write up your offer. But if you don’t wait until the last minute to find a Realtor, you should be fine. As the Wall Street Journal reported last year, some real estate agents are only too happy to work during the holidays.

2. Tax benefits

Looking for some end-of-year tax deductions? If you close your home purchase before the end of the year, you can deduct certain costs from your 2016 tax return. They include:

  • Mortgage interest
  • Loan points
  • Property taxes

Remember, mortgage interest costs tend to be especially high in the early years of a home loan. So, this could be a nice last-minute tax break for your family.

3. Desperate sellers

With the holidays looming and a new tax year nearly upon them, sellers who put their homes on the market in December might be especially motivated to close the deal and start the new year fresh.

People can be forced to sell in December for several reasons. They include:

  • A death in the family
  • Financial pressure
  • Job relocations

If you’re a buyer, that urgency to sell can put money in your pocket. Tim Deihl, associate broker at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty in Boston, told Bankrate:

“A seller who’s looking to move a piece of real estate during the holidays is a seller who needs to sell, because nobody in their right mind would pick that as the most convenient time to list their property.”

Do you feel guilty about taking advantage of someone who has to sell? Remember, ultimately you are doing the seller a huge favor by taking the property off his or her hands.

4. You get a realistic look at properties

Winter home-shopping allows a chance to see real-estate properties in a clearer light. With flowers gone and curb appeal at a minimum, shoppers can more easily focus on the permanent features of the home.

As you tour a property, pay attention to things such as:

  • How well the home is insulated.
  • Whether you feel cold drafts.
  • Whether the window seals seem tight.
  • How well the furnace is working.

Another advantage to winter shopping is that your inspector will get a good look at the home while it is under the stress of lower temperatures, winds, snow and rain.

5. Rates still are low

Mortgage rates are not as low as they were last year, but they still remain attractive compared with historical norms. For example, the interest rate on the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is just 4.03 percent, according to Nov. 23 weekly data from FreddieMac.

However, rates have been on the upswing lately. For example, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged just 3.57 percent a couple of weeks ago. Rates fluctuate, of course, but the large recent rise is a reminder that low rates might not last forever.

The downside: selection

The bummer about winter house hunting is that, even if you are not the type of shopper who needs to try on 20 pairs of shoes before making a purchase, you probably will be frustrated by the thin selection of properties on the market.

The odds aren’t great that you’ll find the home you envisioned. But house-hunting is like that anyway. Unless you’re building a custom home or buying a new home from a builder who offers you the chance to make pre-construction choices, you’ll always face compromises.

Full Web Article: http://www.moneytalksnews.com/5-reasons-shop-for-home-december/#.WEFfBvXNbD5.mailto

 

 

Available homes ready for purchase at Norfolk Homes:  http://www.norfolk-homes.com/michigan-available-homes

 

December 3rd, 2016

Norfolk Homes Blue Heron Pond Townhomes of Ann Arbor

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Norfolk Homes Blue Heron Pond Townhomes part of new construction shaping Ann Arbor in 2015

Blue Heron Pond Townhomes of Ann Arbor was named as one of the new construction projects in 2015 shaping Ann Arbor.  With the first building of four townhomes completed,  the second building is under construction and will be completed late spring 2016.  The townhomes, designed by local architect J. Bradley Moore, feature the design and amenities buyers want.  Located in an urban setting within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, banking and brew pubs, the community features some surprises.  On the corner of W. Liberty Street and S. Maple Road, few expect a secluded pond with mature trees on the 8.39 acre site. The size of the community allows for open spaces and  guest parking, things not found in a typical urban setting.

The entry lower level of the townhomes has a 2 car tandem garage and a separate entry from the exterior to a mudroom/ storage area with built in cubbies and three large closets.  The main floor has a front room with a bay window that could be used as a study, living room or formal dining room.  The gourmet eat-in kitchen features granite tops, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting and a granite bar top that is open to the great room. Great rooms feature a gas fireplace and lead to a private deck.  The master suite, second bedroom, secondary bath and laundry room are housed on the second floor.  Other interior finishes include custom trim, hardwood, tile and granite. Exterior building construction includes HardiPlank siding, maintenance free decks and brick.

The current building under construction adds a third floor to the townhomes with a private loft/bedroom and third full bath.  Square footage of the townhomes ranges from 1554 to 1993.  There are two townhomes available with immediate occupancy in the first building and two available with lofts in the newest building.  There is a fully furnished model to tour Wednesdays-Fridays 12pm-5pm and Saturdays-Sundays 11am-4pm at 2500 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor.

December 1st, 2016

Almost Sold Out! Spotlight on Heritage Pointe of Chelsea

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Heritage Pointe of Chelsea is a relaxing community nestled in the charming city of Chelsea with acclaimed Chelsea Schools. Heritage Pointe is conveniently located just east of Downtown Chelsea with its quaint shops and restaurants and just a short drive to I-94 as well as Ann Arbor. You and your family would be able to enjoy relaxing walks downtown from McKinley Street or Main Street to popular local places like Common Grill and The Purple Rose Theater. So much to see and experience as a resident of Chelsea!

Norfolk Homes loves to build new homes here that are tailored for people who have lived locally their whole lives and who want to upgrade and enjoy the benefits of a newly constructed home. Furthermore, we are introducing new families to this gem of Southeast Michigan; for those that want to enjoy closeness to Ann Arbor and Metro-Detroit yet in a smaller, friendlier, more relaxed environment.

Here is a brief overview of the community through the view of our fully furnished model. The Heritage Pointe model home is “The Yarmouth” which is a 1758 sq ft floor plan with 3 Bedrooms and 2.5 Baths, finished View-Out Basement providing natural daylight, Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances and Wood Floors.  The Yarmouth features a dramatic two-story Foyer and Great Room and private covered front Porch.

Our furnished model also serves as our main design center for all our communities in Jackson, Dexter, Chelsea and Norfolk Homes’ Custom Designed Home Division. You can personally select how your new home looks and feels from our diverse array of options!

With only a few more homesites available, choose from a portfolio of versatile 2-story colonials or first floor master homes with 3-4 bedrooms and 2-3.5 baths. Will it be a “Yarmouth”, “Carlisle”, “Devonshire”, “Winslow” or “Dartmouth”? Check out the floor plan options here: Heritage Pointe of Chelsea Floor Plans.

 

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Please do not miss out on living in this community! Call Lisa Kanclerz at 734-355-9894 to book a private showing of the model home and tour the community. Or, feel free to stop in 12pm-5pm Wednesdays-Fridays and 11am-4pm Saturdays-Sundays during open home hours. The home is located at 433 Elm St, Chelsea, MI 48118.

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About Norfolk Homes:  At Norfolk Homes, we are dedicated to building your dream home. We want to build a home that not only meets our high standards, but exceeds yours. Since 1993, Norfolk Homes proudly builds communities that are unique in character, design, and quality. We take pride in providing home buyers with numerous reasons to build their homes with us, such as superior craftsmanship and a close attention to detail. So, dream with us-and let us make your dream your new home.   www.norfolk-homes.com

December 24th, 2015

NORFOLK HOMES COMPLETING CONSTRUCTION IN THREE SINGLE FAMILY HOME COMMUNITIES

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New construction home building increased significantly in 2014 resulting in a scarcity of home sites for 2015 in several Washtenaw County communities. A growing economy, pent –up demand and competitive mortgage rates drove sales throughout the county and will continue to spur sales in 2015.

Norfolk Homes has ONE building site left in each of the following communities- West Ridge of Dexter, Chelsea Fairways in Chelsea and Legacy Heights in Saline. Once sold the communities will be complete! Construction will be on-going during 2015 with all homes completed by year end.

The three communities, developed in the early 2000’s, sat stagnant during the downturn years in residential construction but have seen rapid growth since 2012. Several builders purchased home sites in these communities as the market improved and brought new plans to the neighborhoods.  The result is a mixture of new and established homes, mature landscaping, and a wider variety of exterior designs throughout.

December 14th, 2015

Top 10 Reasons to Buy a NEW HOME

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In today’s market, there are more housing choices than ever before. So how do you choose the home that is best for your family? Purchasing a new or used AKA “resale” home is just one of the choices today’s home shoppers face. Here are our top ten reasons we believe that purchasing a new home delivers superior value and convenience.

 

  1. Custom Personalization
    Purchasing a new home enables you to choose a floorplan that best suits your individual needs. You can also select the finishing touches that will turn the house into your home. Our industry experts from interior design to media technology are available to help you every step of the way.
  2. Energy Efficiency
    New homes are built tighter and more efficiently than ever before, taking less energy to heat and cool. High performance windows and glass doors improve energy efficiency while protecting window coverings and furniture from fading. Advances in cooling and heating technology create a consistently comfortable home without the “hot” or “cold” zones of some older homes. Improved insulation means new homes provide a more quiet living environment.
  3. Warranty
    New homes come with a warranty so you spend less money and time on repairs. Housing experts suggest homeowners spend between 1-3% of market value to maintain their resale home-not to mention their time in performing the repairs. The Norfolk Homes Warranty Department manages one of the top warranties in the industry so you receive quality care and professional service.
  4. Contemporary Technology
    Plenty of strategically-placed lights and electrical outlets are included in today’s homes. Many older homes are lacking in these appreciated features. Every Norfolk home also includes an abundance of windows for natural light. Contemporary additions such as satellite pre-wires, security alarm systems, distributed audio systems and custom home theater packages are available for purchase and installation prior to your move in.
  5. Architecturally-Distinct Design
    Our homes are designed with the needs of modern families in mind. Open kitchen and family rooms create more opportunities for family time, while private spaces like master suites featuring soaking tubs and walk-in showers create a quiet retreat. Each home is artfully adorned with architectural details like arches and art niches for a sophisticated living space that radiates beauty.
  6. Convenience
    When purchasing a resale house you can only put your unique stamp on the home after the previous owner has moved out. Unless you have a place to stay that means renovating while you are living in the home. What a hassle. With a new home all of the finishing touches are complete when you take ownership. All you have to do is move in and enjoy.
  7. Safety
    Today’s homes have appropriate electrical power systems to handle the demands of modern equipment. More outlets also mean fewer extension cords. Tempered glass in shower enclosures prevent broken glass from shattering and causing injury. Smoke detectors are hard-wired and looped together so if one detector is triggered, all of them sound an alarm.
  8. Healthier Living Environment
    Harmful elements like asbestos and lead are no longer used in new home construction. Advances in air filtration and circulation and water purification contribute to healthier living options.
  9. New Schools and Parks
    Most new home communities are built near new schools and parks. New schools attract top teachers and boast state-of-the-art facilities and technological amenities, while new parks offer the latest in safe play structures.
  10. It’s Your Story
    With a resale home, you are stepping into someone else’s story. With a new home you are moving into a blank slate on which to write the story of your unique family. And you’ve set the stage perfectly by selecting the room planning and decorative options that best reflect your individual lifestyle
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