Consumer and Home Design TrendsTexas

Higher-Density Housing in Great Locations Is Catching On

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David Jarvis

November 1, 2017

Our consumer research clearly shows that price-sensitive first-time buyers are willing to trade lot and home size for a better location these days. We have a subscription service and searchable database of photographs of the best designed homes called DesignLens, which highlights how high-density solutions can work across the country.

Initially, builders, developers, and municipalities in the south and southeast of Houston balked at the notion of buyers paying $200K+/- for a home on a lot less than 40 feet wide. However, suburban infill projects offering smaller homes, but better locations, shorter commutes, and affordability, are proving successful with high absorption rates. David Jarvis from our local Houston office below provides five great examples of suburban infill projects that have all achieved great sales success:

Stone Place, 9.0 sales per month, $183K to $210K, 35’ lots
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KB Home

Sommerall Square, 5.0 sales per month, $178K to $221K, 36’ lots
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Colina Homes

Sommerall Park, 4.5 sales per month, $168K to $205K, 35’ lots
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Villages at Hanover (Townhomes), 4.0 sales per month, $170K to $185K
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Gehan Homes (Gray Point product)

Balmoral, 7.3 sales per month, $200K to $250K
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For help with higher-density solutions in your market and how to price this unique product, please contact David Jarvis.

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David Jarvis
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David assists land developers, commercial and retail owners, lending institutions, homebuilders, apartment builders, and build-to-rent (BTR) owners and operators. JBREC’s market demand studies include absorption forecasts (both for sale and for rent), population projections, builder and developer market positioning, and bank loan portfolio evaluations for private equity funds.

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