By U-T San Diego 6 A.M.MARCH 1, 2014
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California, and more specifically San Diego, is experiencing a shortage of new home inventory these days. Unique properties meeting all the wants and needs of modern homebuyers are rare, but KirE Builder’s Black Canyon Estates in beautiful Ramona does just that.
On March 15-16, KirE will showcase its innovative estate offerings during the opening of a new model in Black Canyon Estates. Buyers attending special events those days can learn how the unique semi-custom options in this community meet many of the points on their new-home wish list.
Black Canyon Estates offers room for growth while its semi-custom designs meet the needs of today’s multigenerational homeowners. Homes sit on lots of at least two-plus acres and range in size from 2,200 to 2,710 square feet. Six different designs are offered, and, with only 25 lots still available in Black Canyon Estates, this wide selection enhances the custom feel of any home there.
“There are not many places with this type of room for a home, especially in new construction,” said Josh Santa, president of KirE Builders.
Because lots in the community are unique, KirE has pre-plotted a design for each with attention given to how a house lives and views in relation to its location. The consideration for putting the right semi-custom design in the right setting not only enhances the custom feel of each home, but it also distinguishes this community from other tract developments.
The designs KirE Builders offer include forward-thinking features that add current value and efficiency and provide future savings. The 3.0 kW solar system KirE offers standard in each of its estate homes generates clean, affordable energy at a rate lower than the current utility price. This innovative offering will continue to provide needed savings for homeowners for years thanks to a locked in low, predictable rate.
To give homebuyers peace of mind about living factors that affect their families’ health, KirE’s plans include a unique built-in pest defense solution. Homes are built with wood pre-treated for pest resistance and include an integrated pest-defense system from Home Team Pest Defense. Because this system is built into all exterior walls and designated internal walls during construction, future pest control treatments can be completed easily and safely.
When searching for the perfect home, buyers often want a unique setting that still provides access to the amenities of modern living. Black Canyon Estates’ picturesque, rural setting is conveniently located in Ramona where residents have easy access to many of San Diego’s main thoroughfares.
“Although it is country living, Black Canyon Estates is very close to town,” says Santa. “You do not need to travel to Riverside to find a home with acreage at a great value.”
Today’s buyers also want homes that provide value. The semi-custom homes in Black Canyon Estates start from the $500,000s. Additionally, buyers look for quality financing options when buying a home. Guaranteed Rate, the preferred lender for Black Canyon Estates, qualifies all buyers for the community. The extended-lock mortgage product they offer is a good match for buyers building a new home in this community because of the value and peace of mind it provides.
“Extended-lock products available for new construction allow buyers to essentially lock in to today’s rate over a long period,” said John Medin, vice president of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate in La Jolla. “It’s about lowering risk and giving buyers peace of mind knowing they won’t have to face higher rates when the home is completed in the future.
Buyers can learn more about Black Canyon Estates at the upcoming model grand opening March 15-16 in the community just off Stokes Road in Ramona. On Saturday, March 15, KirE Builders will host food and drinks and offer face painting for children from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees can qualify for give-aways including an iPad, gas cards and more that day.
Boosting the value buyers seek, KirE offers a special incentive toward design upgrades for buyers who go under contract in March. Additionally, Guaranteed Rate will offer a lender incentive of $500 closing cost credit for March contracts as well.
Buyers can learn more at www.bceramona.com or call (877) 612-7465, ext. 101.