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Have You Been on Houzz?

Have you been on Houzz yet? It's incredible, and you should definitely check it out. It's the new way to design your home, and you can browse 9 million interior design photos, home decor, decorating ideas and home professionals online.

When you visit our profile on Houzz, you can browse through pictures of our model homes, ask us questions, and save things to your idea books!

Ball Homes Expands in Multiple Markets

We've been busy here at Ball Homes!

We're excited to unveil new subdivisions in Central Kentucky and Knoxville, as well as the release new homesites within several of our most popular communities.

On the east side of Georgetown is the new expansion of The Village at Lanes Run, which offers a new selection of larger floorplans, and a new entrance on Old Oxford Road.  Homes will range from 1853sf to over 4000sf, and base prices range from the mid $160's to the $250's.  A Talbot model home is planned for this community. The Talbot, Glenstone, Rutherford, Wakefield, and Livingston are among the newer floor plans that will be offered in this location.
On the west side of Georgetown, we're now offering homes in The Enclave at Paynes Landing, which has a great selection of plans ranging from 1402sf to over 3500sf, with base prices ranging from the mid $140's to the $220's.    Model homes of the Inglewood and Coventry Two Car plans are planned for this community.  New plans offered in this location include the Talbot, Wakefield, Rutherford, and Springdale.
In Lexington, new homesites in The Reserve at Bryant Oak are now available!  More than fifty homesites located in Phase 1, Unit 5-C on Rachel's Run and Tranquility Point are now offered for pre-sale.These lots are being released for pre-sale, which means that the sales are based on a preliminary plat which has not yet been recorded by the city.  Construction will begin on sold homes after the plat is recorded.

Finally in Lexington,
new homesites have been released in the Glasford community!  This group of homesites in Unit 2-B will include floorplans from 1853sf to 4067sf, with base prices ranges from the $190's through the $280's.  This popular south Lexington community offers a large selection floor plans, including several new ones such as the Talbot, Glenstone, Rutherford, Wakefield, Hawthorne, and Inglewood.

Knoxville has it's fair share of new communities and homesites.


Middleton Park subdivision is located in West Knoxville offering thirty-four different floorplans, ranging from 1939sf to 4067 sf. A total of seventy one lots are a part of this new community, which is conveniently located to the Pellissippi Parkway and Ball Camp Park.

Lastly, we have released
new homesites in Unit 5 of Falcon Pointe.  This popular West Knoxville location now offers a new section of twenty-four homesites.  Floor plans offered range from 1939sf to over 3500sf and prices start in the low $200's.  Choose from thirty-five plans, including some with three car garages, offered in this beautiful Lake Choto area community. These homesites are recorded, so construction may begin on sold homes without delay.  For more information, please stop by our Baldwin Expanded model at 1700 Sawgrass Road, open Monday through Friday 2-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm.

For any information on these new communities or homesites, please contact a Ball Homes Specialist today, or visit any of our area Ball Homes model homes.


Top 3 New Year's Resolutions


Tonight, everyone will be celebrating the end of 2012 and look forward to 2013. For many people, the new year means a fresh start and a new outlook. For a majority of people, a new year means new resolutions: pledges to make a change in the upcoming year for a better life. We’ve narrowed down a list of the three most common New Year’s resolutions and included some tips on how to help you stay focused in 2013.

1. Get In Shape
There’s no doubt that Get In Shape/Get Fit/Lose Weight/Get Healthy is one of the top New Year’s resolution on many people’s list. Why not let your home help you keep your resolution? Losing weight starts with being more active! Use the bonus room in your new Ball Home to put a treadmill or weight machine. Take advantage of the many walking trails and parks around your subdivision, like Chilesburg or Notting Hill. Getting out and getting active around your community is a step in the right direction to leading a healthier life!
2. Get Organized
Many of our popular floor plans offer sizable closet spaces, attic areas, and storage options; make the most of them! Install space saving shelving in your garage so that everything has a place. Use large plastic bins to store holiday decorations, sports equipment, and out of season clothing items. Reorganize your bedroom closet to make sure you aren’t keeping clothing you never wear. If you haven’t worn an item in the last 6 months, chances are you probably don’t need it. For tips on how to organize your kitchen, read our previous blog post.
3. Save More/Get out of Debt
Saving more money throughout the year starts with changing small habits, and the best place to start is by cutting energy use in your home. To save on your utility bills, lower your thermostat before you leave for work. Install compact florescent bulbs in your lamps. Switch off your electronics and lights when they aren’t in use. Utilize your fireplace instead of turning up the heat a few degrees. If you really want to take a big chunk out of your debt this year, why not look into refinancing your home? With mortgage rates at historic lows, now is the time to refinance and save money on your mortgage payment. Contact a loan officer at Walden Mortgage for more information on your refinancing options.

From all of us at Ball Homes, we wish you a very happy New Year and we look forward to what 2013 has in store!

Smart Buyers Choose New Homes

Smart Buyers can save money in energy and maintenance costs by choosing newly constructed homes, even over homes that are just a few years old.

Today’s new can peform as much as 50% better than the average existing home, which means lower monthly utility bills. Energy Smart Ball Homes are better insulated, more tightly constructed, and more efficiently heated and cooled than older homes.

New Ball Homes include warranties that protect the buyer from unexpected maintenance bills. Existing homes can come with hidden costs, like a roof or furnace replacement in the first few years of ownership, or a major appliance replacement.

These days, good design is value-conscious. New Ball Homes offer better use of space, with more finished area over the garage, less empty second story space, and better overall value than designs from just a few years ago.


Smart Buyers also get today’s designs, plus a comfortable and beautiful interior décor, all in a brand new home.


Buyers who choose a newly constructed Ball home get the advantage of the most popular floorplans and options on the market today, and a professionally selected décor. Buyers of existing homes get the colors and products chosen to suit the taste of the previous owners.

Newly constructed Ball Homes have a brand new, never-been-lived in kind of clean and freshness (especially in the tubs, showers, appliances, and carpet) that a home that has been lived for years can’t match.

Colors and design trends come and go, and newly constructed Ball Homes offer the benefits of today’s preferences in colors, textures, and design. Older homes often have dated color schemes, designs that have gone out of style, or a mismatch of styles from being updated over time.

The luxury options available in all price ranges of new homes far exceed what was being built even ten years ago, especially when it comes to kitchens and master baths.

Extra storage, flexible use rooms, and downstairs guest suite options are all on the list of preferred features these days. Kitchen islands and breakfast counters are popular, as are built-ins like bookcases, desks, and TV connections above fireplaces. Outdoor living spaces like covered porches and patios are in high demand. New Ball Homes have the advantage of these preferred features, which most older homes just can’t offer.

Buyers of new Ball Homes have the advantage of being able to move into a home that is just the way they want it. By contrast, buyers of existing homes often face a long process of updating an older home while trying to live in it, which can be time-consuming, inconvenient, and full of unknown expenses.


* Based on comparison of an actual 2586sf home built to 2012 Energy Smart standards with a HERS score of 83 and estimated annual energy costs of $1477. Compared to a simulated 2586sf home built to typical 2000 standards with a HERS score of 138, with an estimated annual energy cost of $2185. Annual savings of $708 over 5 years total $3,540. **Material and labor estimate for shingled roof replacement on a 2500sf home as estimated by area building professional. ***Based on estimate by area HVAC professional for a 2500sf home with two units, using existing ductwork and efficiency standards comparable to new homes.

Move-In to a New Ball Home Before the Holidays!

The holidays are fast approaching. If you want to be in a new home before your schedules start to get full, check out some of these quality Quick Move homes that are available to move in before the end of the year!

Lexington:Marketed by Milestone Realty Consultants, this Quick Move home in The Maples is one of our top-selling Coventry floor plans. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 2 car garage.
 
The kitchen includes a breakfast bar, laminate flooring, and upgraded variable height cabinets. The upgraded stainless steel appliance package includes a range, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator.


Louisville:

Marketed by Prudential Parks and Weisberg, this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is a Charleston II floor plan located in Cooper Farms.

Upgrades include a beautiful wood burning fireplace with gas line and log starter, 75 gallon gas water heater and full bath rough in basement.

Knoxville
Marketed by J Honeycutt Real Estate, this home located at 12835 Lily Pond Lane in Falcon Point Unit 2 is the Carlisle floor plan. With over 2,400 square feet, this home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and an open layout. 



To ensure that you are in your new Ball home before the holidays, contact us today!