If you’ve ever had one of those days where everything in your old house seems to be falling apart, the appeal of new construction is huge and offers many benefits over purchasing a home that’s already been lived in. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, a brand new home means you can move right in and never have to feel like you’re living in someone else’s house or have to fix their mistakes.
“Chartiers Valley is one of the top areas in the South Hills for new development,” said Daniel Mancuso of Dominion Real Estate.
There’s still land available and builders are willing to come into this area with the moderate cost-of-living and relatively stable market. In fact, in the past decade mainly because of new construction.
New plans featuring single-family homes are very attractive to people with children and there’s a good opportunity for both children and adults to meet friends close by. Likewise for retired couples or empty nesters, as patio, carriage and townhomes provide the same opportunities to meet like-minded people as well as offer low maintenance or maintenance-free living.
There are many new construction plans in Collier Township that are definitely worth checking out...
Tuscany Ridge in Collier is a Maronda Homes Plan just past Nevillewood. Featuring single-family homes with lots 110 feet wide, buyers have the option to choose any of the home plans available. Phase I has 50 sites with some occupied homes and some still under construction. Homes start around $210,000 and go to the $300’s depending on the plan and types of upgrades you choose. More information can be found at www.marondahomes.com or by visiting the model on Tuscany Ridge Drive.
Maronda Homes is also building the Centennial Point Development just off of Campbell’s Run Road in Collier. This plan offers luxury three-bedroom townhomes with 2 car garages. At 1,552 square feet, there’s plenty of space to go with their ideal location close to the Parkway West, Interstate 79, the airport and downtown.
The Villages at Neville Park is a Ryan development within walking distance to the Chartiers Valley High School complex and situated amidst 600 wooded acres. Featuring carriage homes with three-bedrooms, optional two-car garages, and owner’s suite on the main floor, there are many options and amenities to choose from including trayed ceilings, soaking tubs, finished basements, or a study/den. This plan features the Stonehurst Model starting around $210,000. For more information go to www.ryanhomes.com
NevilleSide is a new luxury carriage home community located off of Hilltop Road just past Nevillewood. Starting at $358,900 many amenities are already included such as cathedral ceilings, a great room, pool and clubhouse, large open kitchen, second floor loft, and more. A housing excellence award-winning community, the NevilleSide builder is The Phillips Builders, a second-generation, family-owned building company known for leading-edge design and old-fashioned craftsmanship. For more information contact Howard Hanna at www.nevilleside.howardhanna.com.
Walker’s Ridge by Paragon Homes is a single family home development located off of Thoms Run on Forsythe and features custom-designed homes on one-third to half acre lots. Buyers are free to use recommended plans or provide their own. The first phase of 38 homes is nearly sold out and Paragon is working through the approvals for additional lots to be offered in the near future. For more information www.visitwalkersridge.com.
But not all of the great new developments are in Collier. Laurelwood in Scott Township is conveniently located off of Vanadium Road and Kane Boulevard and offers luxurious patio or carriage-style homes with basements built by Senterra Building and Development. Everything you need is on the first floor including the master suite, eat-in kitchen, dining room, greatroom and study/den, plus there are two additional bedrooms and a loft upstairs. Options include sunrooms, screened porches, and plenty of interior choices to personalize your living space. “This is a unique, one-time opportunity in Scott,” said James Dinnert, president of Senterra. “Once these are sold, there won’t be another plan like this in the area.” Patio homes start at $307,000 and carriage homes at $327,000 plus upgrades. For more information go to www.laurelwoodinfo.com.