Whether you want to simplify your life with a home that’s easier to live in and maintain, or you’re a first-time buyer who can now own a home for less than what you’re currently paying in rent, you have many options to consider.
McFarland Homes wants you to shop and compare.
“If I could recommend only one thing for a potential new home buyer to do, it would be to research builder reputations. Go to existing or even previous subdivisions built by prospective builders - look over the product, look at how the homes have weathered over time, look at the landscaping and driveways, and most importantly talk to the neighbors who are out and about - if you can’t find anyone outside, go knock on a few doors. Believe me, homeowners love to talk about their homes, and the experiences they had building them…good or bad,” Ron McFarland said.
“My sales staff and I strongly encourage everyone who visits our communities to talk to as many of our previous customers as possible, then look hard at the product and speak with area realtors, sub contractors and suppliers. At McFarland Homes we love to hear the feedback. That’s where we excel, and that’s how buyers ensure themselves the highest level of satisfaction in what is typically the largest investment they will ever make. Take your time and do the research. You’ll be very glad you did!”
If you’re in the market for a new home, you've probably given a great deal of thought to the kind of home you want to live in – the amount of space you need, how you want to use different rooms and all the different features you would like to support your lifestyle.
But, have you considered how a house is built?
From what’s hidden behind the walls to the systems and equipment plus finishes inside and out, there’s a whole lot to consider, and that’s precisely why McFarland Homes offers everyone a “Builder Comparison Check List.”
Available on their website at mcfarlandhomes.net or already printed out at their onsite sales centers, these comprehensive checklists help buyers make better decisions, starting with a detailed list of all the standard features included in the base price of a McFarland home by community.
“We encourage customers to take the list with them when comparing our product and our standard features to that of our competitors - as well as when they are looking at existing homes,” McFarland explained. “Customers want and appreciate our efforts to help educate and inform them on as many particulars as possible. The feedback on this is terrific as well. In our view, the greater the buyer is educated and informed, the better understanding of the process and expectations shared by both the builder and buyer, the greater the probability we will have another satisfied customer.”
The success of McFarland Homes over the years is based on offering buyers beautiful new home options at competitive prices without ever compromising quality or outstanding customer service. To date, the company has built approximately 1500-1600 homes in Northwest Indiana.
Since personal endorsements from former customers are a true measure of a builder's quality, value and reputation, McFarland Homes is proud of the fact that there are plenty of satisfied homeowners in the area for future customers to talk with firsthand.
“When we had sold most of our available homes and models late last fall, and I needed something to show people, I didn’t hesitate to ask a number of my previous customers,” Pam Duke, who has been member of the McFarland sales team for 14 years now said. “So many people were willing to let us take strangers through their homes. It was incredible. One of my favorites was a woman who would say, ‘you know, they’re not paying me to say this, but I can’t say enough good things about my home and my experience with McFarland Homes.’ She just raved about how happy she is.”
Visit one of these unique communities by McFarland Homes where you can choose to build the new home of your dreams:
• Monastery Woods in Cedar Lake provides a nice, quiet setting situated on a former golf course on the north side of town off of Parrish on 129th near Route 41.
• Acorn Gate in The Gates of St. John is part of a unique master-planned community with plenty of wide-open green space located on Parrish Road off Route 231.
• Peninsula Point in St. John is nestled along the St. John bike trail and Bull Run Creek within walking distance of the new St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Olcott, just off Route 41.
• Mesa Ridge in Merrillville is centrally located with the tranquility of a wide-open country landscape just a few miles south on Merrillville Road off of Route 30.
McFarland Homes’ sales centers are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm. You can always go online to www.mcfarlandhomes.net where you’ll find more community details, available inventory, photo galleries and an easy-to-use interactive Google map feature the will show you the easiest route to each McFarland community.