The South Jersey real estate market appears to be moving into recovery mode, making this an ideal time to snap up a new single-family home at an affordable price. Walters Homes is offering three luxury homes built on spec at Ocean Acres at Barnegat and Whispering Hills Single-family. They are available for immediate occupancy, just in time to enjoy the summer season at the shore.
"Changes in the market over the past few years have made buying a newly built home a wise long-term investment compared to renovating a pre-existing home," said Pam Schuster, marketing and sales manager for Walter Homes. "Older homes can't compete with the energy efficiency features of new homes, which include better insulation and energy-conserving appliances, saving homeowners up to 30% on annual utility bills."
Whispering Hills Single-family, an eco-friendly community by Walters Homes, features the Energy-Star rated Sterling spec located on Emerson Lane. The home features an open floor plan and is decked out with a long list of upgrades such as a finished basement, partial stone front, master retreat, cathedral ceiling in the master bath, and granite countertops in the kitchen. Situated on a premium lot, the home is specially priced at $383,620 and is now open for tours.
Walters Homes has also introduced a new design at Whispering Hills Single-family, the Chelsea. The four-bedroom model offers an open floor concept on the first floor with 2,292 square feet of living space, priced at $315,975. In addition, the highly desirable three-bedroom
Westbrook Ranch is now available offering 1,745 square feet of living space, starting at $305,795. With nine floor plans and a variety of elevations to choose from, buyers can build their dreams with all the amenities of a new home.
Two Spec Homes Available at Ocean Acres
Another option for Walters' buyers is the Energy Star-certified single-family homes at Ocean Acres at Barnegat where two charming and spacious spec homes are available for immediate occupancy.The three-bedroom Baybreeze ranch home is located on Breakers Drive and offers 1,496 square feet of single-floor living space, priced at $261,274. The four-bedroom Hanover spec on Nautilus Drive features 1,912 square feet of living space, priced at $274,794 with pre-selected upgrades including hardwood floors and a partial stone front. At both locations - Ocean Acres and Whispering Hills - Walters Homes is offering buyers a free finished basement with use of a preferred lender for mortgage financing.
"The market has turned the corner at the Jersey Shore, and we expect home sales to be up this year," said Schuster. "The increased activity will be driven by affordable prices, and record-low mortgage rates. But the key for consumers is to buy before pricing goes up."
The experience of buying a house from Walters Homes is as unique as the lifestyle found in Barnegat. The coastal community of Barnegat offers an outstanding quality of life with an array of recreational offerings. There's plenty to do - from lounging on Barnegat Bay Beach to bird watching at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. The historic town also has a professional theatre company, antique shops, farmer's markets, along with restaurants and cafes for every palate.
Homebuyers also have the benefit of utilizing the Walters Homes Design Center to personalize their new home. Located conveniently in Barnegat, this premier interior design center showcases an array of customized options and upgrades that allow homebuyers to create their dream home. A professional design consultant is available to assist homebuyers through the selection process.
For more information about Whispering Hills Single-family or Ocean Acres, contact the sales office at (609) 698-7700. Or visit http://www.waltershomes.com/.