Highland Homes at Santa Rita Ranch

One of my favorite builders in my favorite new community just sent me an email that they are starting construction on another house due to be ready this October.  Highland Homes in Santa Rita Ranch have just announced plans to build a beautiful 1-story 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house as their next spec home.

This is an amazing house, a great starter home, or ideal for a couple that wants to downsize, and priced right at around $300,000.  Sure it’s a bit more than the current average price of an Austin home, but for an average Austin home, you only get 2 beds, and a single bath, and with this home you get so much more.

So why should you choose a newly constructed home?  Because all the features you would have to do to an older home to update it are already done.  A new house has features like high ceilings,, large bathrooms with soaking tubs and dual vanities, and of curse newer homes are much more energy efficient.

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Plus as I’ve mentioned before, the floor plan of a newer house suits the lifestyle of today’s family much better.  In this house for instance, you walk into a beautuful tile foyer, and have an room that could be used as a formal dining room or office/flex space.  That leads to an open expansive kitchen with a beautiful center island.  The Family/living room has a fireplace and opens to a patio perfect for outdoor living.  Off the kitchen are two bedrooms with a shared bath, and in the back, also attached to the patio is the master suite with a spa like bath and huge walk in closet.

Highland Homes model 523 floor plan

What is a spec home?

A spec home is a house a builder builds in a new community before they have a person to buy it.  Also called an inventory home, this is just like any other house.  In a new development most homes are built by people who pick out their lot, and then the floor plan they want with the options they want.   With a spec home this is all done by the builder.

One of the benefits of a spec home is that they are vacant and ready to move into.  Typically with a new home you have a 4-8 month waiting period because the home has to be built.   A spec home is ready to move into.

Highland Homes

Brother and sister Rod Sanders and Jean Ann Brock founded Highland homes in 1985 with 13 homes and have been building ever since.   Now they complete over 1800 homes in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio every year.

Their unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and quality have earned them many industry awards, including consistent high including making the top 20 in “The Builder 100 List”, high rankings by J.D. Power and Associates, and winning the 2011, 2012, and 2013 People’s Choice Builder of the Year.

What I love about highland homes is the way you feel when you walk into one.  They are spacious, with high ceilings, open floor plans, and layouts designed for the modern family that seems to call Austin home.

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About Santa Rita Ranch

Santa Rita Ranch is located along highway 29, but you can also get there from Parker or Middlebrook Rd..  This new subdivision will add approximately 5,500 new homes over 1,200 acres.  If you haven’t been up this way for a while, things have changed, a lot.  All kinds of business are going in, and although it is a little farther away, it’s easy to get to light rail, or jump on one of the freeways to be only 20 minutes to downtown Austin.

All the Homes for Sale in Santa Rita Ranch

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The large family room in this one story house has high ceilings

A breakfast bar at the center island is a great spot to work on a laptop

Highland Homes in Travisso

There is a fireplace in this family room

This little nook near the kids' bedrooms is a great place to do homework

Granite, stainless steel, and dark wood cabinets make this kitchen look fantastic

Rounded corners on the granite kitchen island

There is a formal dining area near the front door that could also be used for an office

This master bath has high ceilings, and two sinks.

The master bath is large, with 2 sinks, a separate shower, and a soaking tub

Although this is a photo of an empty master bedroom, there is room for a california king bed, and all your furniture

Right off the front door, this is the formal dining room

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