Village Builders Begins Construction on Luxury Homes in Rough Hollow

Village Builders just announced it will begin construction in Rough Hollow. They recently acquired the land and have begun construction on their model, which is slated for completion in May.

I first discovered Village Builders while house hunting with my daughter in Houston. They have been luxury home builder for almost 40 years, and offer some features that you don’t find in other builders. For example, they build homes with “home automation” which enable home owner’s to control temperature and lights from a smart phone or tablet.

The homes will start in the $370’s, all of which will be energy efficient, and will come fully sodded with landscape package and sprinkler system. I called this morning and was happy to hear they will be offering a $50,000 incentive package. Good thing they offer a complimentary four-hour appointment with an interior designer. You’re going to need it!

But even BETTER news is that they plan on starting 3 new spec homes a month. Not a lot of builders are willing to build spec homes. But they know a good thing when they see it. Rough Hollow is an exceptional community that offers luxury living with world class style. I think Village Builders will be a nice addition to the list of exceptional builders in Rough Hollow.

If you would like to know more about Village Builders or the community of Rough Hollow, give me a call or send me an email. I’d love to meet you there and show you what makes Rough Hollow such a great place to live.

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Why Home Inspections Are Important On New Homes From Builders

One of our clients is building a brand new home from a national builder in Lakeway, TX, and we couldn’t be happier for her!  The builder she chose is one that is well-known for building well-appointed custom homes and they have a great reputation among their peers. They also offer a builder walkthrough at the framing stage to ensure that everything is satisfactory to the buyer before the drywall is installed.  Nonetheless, we still advise all of our clients to have home inspections, even on new homes, because there may be things that come up that are missed or overlooked by city code enforcement or the builder’s internal inspectors.

Three Reasons For Inspections of New Homes

In fact, we recommend our clients who are building new homes to have their third-party home inspector perform their initial inspection at the framing stage.  This is for several reasons:  most importantly being the peace of mind for the buyer.  Once the drywall is complete, it is impossible to know whether or not the framing of your home was built correctly…until things start going wrong.  Other great reasons to have a framing inspection is getting to know your home.  Take this opportunity to take tons of photos of the wiring and piping inside the walls — it will be very helpful to have this information, should you decide to add additional shelving in closets or any other improvements that require nailing into the drywall.  Furthermore, it’s fun to see and learn about the inner workings of your home, such as why the HVAC duct works are installed in certain places and how they balance the air.

Better Safe Than Sorry

Fortunately for this homebuyer, there weren’t any significant issues that were detected at the home inspection.  But there were a few issues.  A few examples that come to mind that her home inspector found:  several missing foundation bolts at the framing in certain areas and some questions regarding insulation issues around the windows and other piping (in the builder’s defense, both of these issues were addressed by the builder’s inspector in between the time of the third party inspection and our framing-stage walkthrough with the builder.)  It’s better to be safe than sorry, and for the cost of a home inspection (around $325), it is more than worth it in our opinion.

Have you had any experiences with new home builders that you would like to discuss?  Feel free to post a comment and share your story with us.

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