New Homes under $250,000 Appeal to Broad Range of Buyers

Brookfield Residential, Tour #52

Kansas City home builders are finding strong market demand for affordably priced homes, but it’s no longer limited to first-time homebuyers. Buyers interested in affordably priced homes include single parent households, Millennials and empty nesters, all seeking to save time and simplify while enjoying a high-quality lifestyle.

Mike Yancik, owner of Elevate Design + Build LLC, said single women with or without children have been a surprisingly strong new demographic. Elevate Design + Build is offering a 1,400-square foot row-house style model in the 2018 Spring Parade of Homes priced at $215,000. The 3-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath home located in the Ramblewood at Jeter Farms subdivision in Raymore is situated in a New Urbanism setting with rear-loading garages and front porches that help create a sense of belonging.

“There seems to be a trend across the country with buyers seeking more of a community feeling and belonging in a neighborhood,” Yancik said. “Here in Kansas City, we’ve been slow to catch on to some of this, but there’s a lot of buyers interested in affordability while enjoying that sense of community.”

Developed by Sallee Development, Ramblewood Farms homes are positioned on narrow lots, which helps keep lawn maintenance to a minimum and frees up time to enjoy everything else life has to offer.

“These floor plans lay out really well. They are only 20-feet wide, but you’d be surprised by how spacious they feel,” Yancik said. “We are finding that women and Millennials like the affordable price, lower maintenance and ability to keep up with the yard. These buyers don’t want to have to take care of the ‘mcmansion’ of years past.”

Elevate Design + Build LLC’s model home at 223 Jenny Lane includes upgrades such as granite and tile backsplash and flooring, as well as master bedroom walk-in closet.

Presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA), the Spring Parade of Homes highlights the latest in home design, construction, and technology, plus provides buyers the chance find the local builder that perfectly fits their needs. Click here to search Parade homes by location, price and more.