With the housing market rebounding, spec homes are making a comeback. This is definitely true for Windsong Properties, an active adult ranch home builder. This past weekend alone, the builder sold one spec at Bel-Aire in Powder Springs and one at Windsong at Seven Hills in Dallas.
“Spec homes are becoming more popular because people are selling their old homes faster,” explained Kris Johnson, the on-site lifestyle consultant at Bel-Aire. “In most cases, they need to find a new home within 45 days instead of waiting the 120 days on a pre-sale build.”
Besides the time constraints, buyers choose spec homes over new construction if they are looking for a particular floor plan and/or upgrades. In most cases, the home is already built and ready to move-in with finishes already selected by a design professional.
“My spec went under contract to a buyer that loved the plan and upgrades that were already in the home,” states Johnson. “The home was a perfect match for her.”
Bel-Aire, Windsong’s newest community, is priced from the $200,000s. Homes feature luxurious master on the main suites, spacious interior rooms and flex space ready for a home office, library or arts studio. Community amenities include walkable streets and a large park, nature trails and a clubhouse coming soon.
At Windsong at Seven Hills, buyers are attracted to its gorgeous setting, four distinctive two and three bedroom floor plans, courtyards and great amenities. So much so, that a couple recently purchased a spec home that just had its foundation poured.
“My buyers loved the spec’s floor plan, it’s capability of still being personalized and that it was already under construction,” said Brenda Knapp, the on-site lifestyle consultant at Windsong at Seven Hills. “Additionally, they really liked the site; it featured fantastic views and sounds of Little Pumpkinvine Creek.”
Windsong at Seven Hills is also priced from the $200,000s and has a new phase in the works. Amenities include an exclusive clubhouse and access to the Seven Hills master planned amenities of a zero-entry saline pool, community gardens, tennis courts and walking trails.
If you are in the market for a new ranch home but don’t want to wait, take a tour of Windsong’s available spec homes today. For more details, visit www.windsonglife.com.