Austin home buyers have struggled with a tight housing market over the last year. Brookfield Residential has responded to this extreme buyer demand by starting a large number of pre-planned inventory homes in the past few months. The company hopes that this strategy will give buyers more home options, help them avoid long delays, and alleviate any pricing surprises caused by supply chain issues. “We first saw our home in March, and we moved in at the end of June,” says Dusty, who bought a Brookfield Urban Courtyard Home in Easton Park. “The process and the customer support were excellent.”
Brookfield Residential’s expert team takes out the guess-work by building the most popular floor plans with the most requested exterior styles, like colorful Craftsman or charming Modern Farmhouse. The in-house professional design team picks the interior color selections based on current trends, popular customer preferences, and the availability of materials, generally choosing most-loved styles and finishes.
Designing a home from the ground-up can be overwhelming for buyers who want to build a new home. A pre-planned inventory home is often the best solution for those who want the latest and greatest style without the headache and stress of making design decisions. “We absolutely love everything the designer chose,” says Dusty. “It’s very light and airy. In hindsight, you hear from everyone that it's a huge weight on your shoulders to pick everything and make it right. We didn’t have to go through that.”
Home buyers can often sign a contract on these homes at any point during the construction process. The home might still be in the initial permitting stage, completed, or any stage in between. Depending on the construction stage of the home, there may be an opportunity for the home buyer to select certain interior finishes. This hybrid approach presents the best of both worlds for many buyers. Brookfield Residential is currently offering a limited number of these opportunities in its newest section of Easton Park, Discovery Park.