New Glenwood Collection Model at 12 Oaks opens July 5, 2014

We are very excited to announce the opening of our beautiful 12 Oaks Model located in Holly Springs, NC. To see other homes available in our premiere community click here.

12 Oaks offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Residents can enjoy the 12 Oaks Club, featuring: a resort-style pool, tennis courts, fitness center, Golf Shop and the 12 Oaks Cafe.

NOW PRESELLING – Robuck Homes is pleased to introduce The Glenwood Collection at 12 Oaks. A new collection of Single Family Homes priced from the $380s to the $500s.

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Habitat for Humanity 2014 Home Builders Blitz

2014 Builders BlitzHappy Robuck Homes Customers

Robuck Homes is proud to announce it’s partnership with Wake County Habitat for Humanity in an effort to build four homes in one week. Construction will begin on June 6th in the East Raleigh community of Maybrook Crossing. The four homes will be dedicated on June 13th.  Robuck Homes will be one of four home builders for the Wake County area. Each builder will provide labor and donated materials to build the homes.  Fonville Morisey Barefoot New Home Sales and Marketing is this years Hospitality sponsor.

Home Builders Blitz, a national Habitat for Humanity event, is the vision of local custom home builder Tom Gipson. In 2002, Mr. Gipson recruited 12 builders to construct one house each in a week with
donated materials. Tom is a member of the Habitat Wake Advisory Board. To date, professional builders through the Builder’s Blitz event have built 75 homes in partnership with Habitat Wake. Habitat’s
Builder’s Blitz project has resulted in 1,000 homes across the country. During the 2014 event, held nationwide June 6-13, professional builders will partner with local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to help
construct more than 300 new houses, and rehab or make substantial repairs to existing homes.

Robuck Homes, based in Raleigh, is a fourth generation family owned and operated company that has built more than 5,000 homes in Raleigh, Durham, Wake Forest, and surrounding areas. Robuck Homes
recently has completed homes in Abbington, Heritage, and Jamison Park neighborhoods.See more at www.RobuckHomes.com.

About Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County has built safe, affordable houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion, or background. Each Habitat home is built in partnership with
homeowner families, sponsors, and volunteers. Habitat houses are sold for no profit to the partner family through an affordable 20-year, zero percent interest mortgage. Habitat Wake will build 32 homes
in Wake County this year. For each home built in Wake County, a home is built in Honduras. Another 35 local families will receive assistance through Habitat Wake’s A Brush With Kindness exterior repair
program. Financial support is provided by corporate, foundation, faith and individual sponsors, the Habitat Wake ReStores, the DeConstruction program, and other charitable efforts. For additional
information on programs, to make a contribution or volunteer, please visit www.HabitatWake.org
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty,
Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. To learn more about the Habitat for Humanity Home Builder’s Blitz, visit
www.habitat.org/events/homebuildersblitz

 

Adding Value To Your Home: Don’t Be The Best, Be The Smartest

Adding Value Robuck Homes

Purchasing and/or building a new home can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you are given many different options and selections to choose from. There are multiple considerations when choosing these options, but most importantly, take into account items that will add value to your newly built home. What you feel is desirable or worth spending additional money on, in upgrades and options, may not necessarily add value to your home in the long run. So, let’s take a look at some underlying factors, to help guide you when making your choices.

Most buyers have an idea of what they love and want in a home. However, do they know if that upgraded counter top or finished attic will add value? Here are some of the items to consider when trying to add value:

  • Structural Improvements
  • Energy Efficient Windows, Appliances, & HVAC Systems
  • Room Additions & Extra Storage
  • Counter Tops & Flooring
  • Curb Appeal (ex. stone accents)

Although there are many items to consider, a buyer should also keep in mind appraisal value of the home and the other comps in the neighborhood. This leads us into looking at this criteria from an appraiser’s prospective.

When looking at value in a home from an appraiser’s standpoint, items that a buyer may see as valuable, the appraiser may not. During a visual inspection the appraiser may notice countertops were changed to granite, ceramic tile flooring was added, or a full bath addition. They typically will not notice upgrades such as changing type of carpet or padding. Buyers should also be more aware of the other homes in the neighborhood. When speaking with Dave Kozzarelli from Apex Appraisals, he states, “We typically go by apparent changes to account for adding value. Buyers should ask questions about the other homes features in the neighborhood when deciding on options. They never want to be the best home in the neighborhood, or the only home with a finished attic.” (Dave Kozzarelli, personal communication, January 21, 2014) Another factor to consider is possibly making structural changes at the time of build, instead of doing them down the road on your own. In the end, this could save you money and labor. Kozzarelli also suggests that when trying to add value, one should try to stay within 5-10% of the home value of the neighborhood.

Among all the decisions and excitement of choosing options for your new home, the last thing buyers tend to think about is resale value. Buyers should try to keep in mind that choices made in the builder’s design center can have an effect on the future property value, as well as current property value.

 

 

 

Reference:

Lerner, M. (2012, May 17). Cover story: Home options that add the most value.                   http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/

Now Preselling Robuck Homes at our 12 Oaks new home community

Preselling Robuck Homes 12 Oaks

We are very excited to announce that we are now preselling Robuck Homes The Glenwood Collection in our beautiful 12 Oaks new home community. This is a wonderful time to take advantage of our introductory plans and pricing.  The 12 Oaks golf course won Top 10 Best New Private Courses of 2009 by Gold Digest.  The 12 Oaks community is known for it’s beautiful views and amazing front porches with a southern accent. If your looking for a place to enjoy long walks with the family then you’ll love our 20 miles of tree lined sidewalks.

Recently Robuck Homes and GMD Design Group had a wonderful write up about what they call the moving up home  also known as The Wentworth Home located at the 12 Oaks community in Holly Springs, North Carolina.

In the review Professional Builder Magazine said,

“A large front porch presents a sense of warmth and connection to the neighborhood, and the setback garage creates a more diverse streetscape. During the design phase, many garage configurations were considered before determining the ideal angle for the lots in this community. The entry to the home features long through-views and a wide, spacious entryway leading to the switchback stair. Beyond the entry lies the heart of the home with its large open kitchen, breakfast, and family room. Contrary to trends in other areas of the country, this home provides a formal dining room, which is still an expectation of the move-up buyer in the Southeast. The second-floor private master suite with its generous closet, expansive master bath, and private balcony is a key component of this home. The Wentworth plan is an interesting design solution that meets the needs and high expectations of the move-up buyer.”

You can read more about the review here.

Robuck Homes is an award winning local builder who has been building since 1926.  Robuck homes has 6 new home communities. To see our available new home inventory online please visit http://www.robuckhomes.com/. We take great pride in our work and it shows.

Stop by our Robuck Homes 12 Oaks new home community today to see which preselling offers appeal to you. Call Juan Leclair our friendly agent for more information at 919-926-5566.

Comment on our blog with any questions or comments you may have concerning our new home community of 12 Oaks or join us on  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RobuckHomes.

Here is a sneak peek of our new 12 Oaks model

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Our new model home is under way and we are very excited to give you a sneak peek!

Our 12 Oaks community has custom-crafted architecture designs, diverse streetscapes, golf-course homesites, and quality built homes filled with luxury features, set The Elmwood Collection, apart from the rest.

Recently named the fastest growing community in Wake County, 12 Oaks, is a master-planned golf community where tree-lined streets guide you through the 687-acre beautifully manicured community and where rolling hills invite you to play the stunning Nicklaus Design 18-hole golf course.

12 Oaks offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Residents can enjoy the 12 Oaks Club, featuring: a resort-style pool, tennis courts, fitness center, Golf Shop and the 12 Oaks Cafe.

COMING SOON – The Glenwood Collection at 12 Oaks. A new collection of Single Family Homes, priced from the $400s.

Visit 12 Oaks today!

401 Morning Oaks Drive
Holly Springs NC 27540

Have questions? Give Juan LeClair our friendly agent a call today at (919) 926-5566.

To see a list of our available new home inventory visit www.robuckhomes.com.

Check out our Basement Options at our Brighton Forest Location

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Did you know the Brighton and Covington plans for our new homes in our Brighton Forest Community in Apex, North Carolina have basement options?

Visit Brighton Forest today and Discover the Robuck Homes difference!

2709 Brighton Forest Drive
Fuquay Varina NC 27539

Call Juan or Tanya if you have any questions prior to your visit at (919) 926-5500.

 

Robuck Homes and GMD Design Group Create a Best-Selling Home

Press Release  http://www.i-newswire.com/robuck-homes-and-gmd-design-group/265024

Professional Builder Magazine reports on GMD Design Group teamed up with Robuck Homes located in Raleigh, North Carolina to create a series of move up homes for prominent golf course community. This plan exceeded the expectations of move-up buyers an

Raleigh (I-Newswire) March 8, 2014 – Professional Builder Magazine reports on GMD Design Group teamed up with Robuck Homes located in Raleigh, North Carolina to create a series of move up homes for prominent golf course community. This plan exceeded the expectations of move-up buyers and became a best-selling home.

“A large front porch presents a sense of warmth and connection to the neighborhood, and the setback garage creates a more diverse streetscape. During the design phase, many garage configurations were considered before determining the ideal angle for the lots in this community. The entry to the home features long through-views and a wide, spacious entryway leading to the switchback stair. Beyond the entry lies the heart of the home with its large open kitchen, breakfast, and family room. Contrary to trends in other areas of the country, this home provides a formal dining room, which is still an expectation of the move-up buyer in the Southeast. The second-floor private master suite with its generous closet, expansive master bath, and private balcony is a key component of this home. The Wentworth plan is an interesting design solution that meets the needs and high expectations of the move-up buyer.”

Professional Builder Magazine list each of the innovative design features of The Wentworth Home located at the 12 Oaks community in Holly Springs, North Carolina.

• Front porch provides a welcoming entry to the home and indoor/outdoor living on the front of the home.

• Built-in masonry butler’s pantry provides a visual memory point upon entry to the home.

• The foyer opens up at the stair to provide expansive views as well as through-views to the rear of the home.

• Family room, breakfast, and kitchen are all connected as one large open space.

• Stop-and-drop area provides a place to store keys and small items and is a link between the home and the garage.

• Setback garage provides for varied massing of the home and a more diverse streetscape when built adjacent to front-load-garage homes.

• Rear porch provides indoor/outdoor living opportunities.

• Second-story foyer creates a sense of arrival at the top of the stairs and becomes a location for the optional stairs to the attic.

• Loft space creates a gathering space for the entire family and distributes natural light throughout the entire second floor; this space can be easily converted to an optional bedroom if needed.

• Laundry room located on the same floor as the master and secondary bedrooms.

• Master bath with expansive views to the rear of the home, adjacent to large walk-in closet.

• Master bedroom located away from the secondary bedrooms to provide privacy.

• Private second-story outdoor balcony with outdoor fireplace.

To visit the 12 Oaks Community Contact Robuck Homes friendly agent Juan LeClair at (919) 926-5566 or by email at 12oaks@TriangleNewHomes.com.

Visit our website for more information http://www.robuckhomes.com