July 19, 2016
Are you looking to buy new? Well, home sales are heating up this summer, and so is Aurora! Named after the Roman goddess of the dawn, our hometown was recently named the 8th best large city for first-time homebuyers in a new WalletHub study. Denver also topped Zillow’s “hottest housing markets” list for 2016 thanks to the area’s 3.2 percent unemployment rate, 1.1 percent income growth and strong home price appreciation.
With its proximity to downtown Denver (35 minutes), the Denver Tech Center and the Anschutz Medical Center (both 25 minutes) and even Southlands Mall (two minutes) it’s easy to see why Southshore presents a tantalizing option for all homebuyers!
If you want to buy new, you’re in luck: Richmond American Homes just announced that it’s now selling two terrific ranch-style floor plans at Southshore: the Daniel and Delaney models. Both are just over 2,300 square feet with 2-3 or 2-4 bedrooms, 2-3 baths, and 3-car garages! Village Homes also has two collections with a variety of two-story and ranch models, offering a variety of features you can personalize.
The Value of a Master Plan
Master-planned communities (MPCs) like Southshore are carefully conceived and developed. The homes, parks, schools, recreation options and comforts are all designed to work together to meet the demands of today’s home buyers.
With growing interest nationwide in suburbs on the edge of big cities, MPCs with ample land for single-family homes, resort-style amenities, community-minded environments that families crave, plus highway access to urban attractions and employment, are drawing city dwellers in droves.
Nothing is accidental or ordinary about Southshore’s location and evolution. Not the adjacent sandy beaches and 800-acre lake in our backyard where homeowners can fish, scuba dive, paddle board, kayak and canoe, or the 8.5 miles of nearby walking and biking trails. And let’s not forget Southshore’s salt-water pool and adjoining Lakehouse.
The two-story Cape Cod-styled clubhouse presents wellness expos, arts and crafts and mentoring programs for school-age children, movie screenings, yoga and Pilates classes, plus neighborhood barbeques and networking get-togethers.
Why Buy New?
If the recreational possibilities at Southshore give us bragging rights, so do the advantages of buying new.
When you’re the first owner of a home, everything is brand, spanking, never-been-used — from the roofs, heating and A/C systems to the floor coverings and energy-efficient appliances. Buyers who choose new don’t have to replace, repaint, remodel or refinish anything for 10 years or more. And new homes have lower maintenance requirements than older homes since today’s higher efficiency building products require less upkeep (and expense!).
Historically, homes in master-planned communities have retained or increased in value during fluctuations in the real estate market. In fact, some studies have shown that homes in MPCs command at least a five to 10-percent price premium in the resale market over houses in subdivisions.
The schools in our community help boost home values, as well. Fox Ridge Middle School test scores beat Cherry Creek School District averages, placing it among the three top performing middle schools in the district. That’s good news for families with or without school-age children. Having a home in a desirable school district should pay off when it comes time to put your home on the market!
Don’t Take Our Word for It!
See for yourself why it makes sense to buy new at Southshore. Tour the neighborhoods and our stunning models; you’ll even find a number of quick move-in options. The beautiful new homes at Southshore community are priced from the $400s to the $700s. Check one out today!
Village Homes Sales Gallery, 6628 S. Quantock Way, Aurora
Richmond American Sales Office, 6598 S. Kewaunee Way, Aurora