River's Edge in KnightstownThe Preserve at Northfield Village February 19, 2024

Myths About New Construction

Thinking of building your dream home in the beautiful Henry County? Fantastic choice! But before you break ground, let’s address some common misconceptions that might cloud your judgment about new construction.

Myth #1: New construction is always more expensive than existing homes.

Reality: While upfront costs might seem higher, consider the long-term benefits. New homes come with energy-efficient features, lower maintenance needs, and potentially lower insurance rates. It is not as cut and dry as the purchase price, keep the big picture in mind when considering new construction vs buying an existing home.

Myth #2: The construction process is stressful and time-consuming.

Reality: When you work with an ERA agent, clear communication and transparency are prioritized throughout the process. We will provide detailed timelines and keep you updated on every step, minimizing surprises and stress.

Myth #3: New construction is only suitable for families with young children.

Reality: New homes cater to diverse lifestyles. You’ll find options perfect for empty nesters seeking low-maintenance living, young professionals desiring modern amenities, and everyone in between.

Building a new home is an investment in your future. By dispelling these myths and conducting thorough research, you can make informed decisions and create a space that truly reflects your lifestyle right here in Henry County.

Considering a new home? We are working with River’s Edge in Knightstown and The Preserve at Northfield Village in New Castle. Let’s find an option that works for you!

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The Preserve at Northfield Village January 19, 2024

Bridgenorth Homes: About the Builder

Who is building all these homes?!

84 brand new, luxury homes sounds great, but how do we know homes at The Preserve at Northfield Village are built by a reputable company with a proven track record? We had the same question!

Who are they? Bridgenorth Homes was founded by Dave Sego and Carl McIntyre, both local to Indiana and both with backgrounds in home building and construction. Their first development was nearby in New Palestine in 2015. Since then, they have expanded across three counties in central Indiana, developing 4 new communities and counting, including The Preserve at Northfield Village. The mission of Bridgenorth Homes is “To create housing communities for families to live in and thrive that we can be proud of for years to come.”

Where can I see their work? Outside of the model home at The Preserve at Northfield Village, there are Bridgenorth neighborhoods you can visit in New Palestine, Shelbyville, Anderson and Indianapolis.

Why should I trust Bridgenorth to build my home? Bridgenorth brings high-quality and customizable design at an affordable price. You will receive the experience of a large-scale brand with the personal touch of a locally owned and operated business.

Is this for you or someone you know? Home prices are at a record high. Do you know the current value of your home? ERA Integrity can help! Please contact us so we can discuss your needs. Fill out this form, or give us a call at 765-529-2211.

Learn more about the development: https://eraintegrity.com/2023/10/19/new-construction-finally-comes-to-new-castle/

Discover maintenance options: https://eraintegrity.com/2023/12/19/homeowner-associations-and-maintenance-vs-non-maintenance/

River's Edge in KnightstownThe Preserve at Northfield Village December 19, 2023

Homeowner Associations and Maintenance vs Non-Maintenance

To mow or not to mow…that is the question!

Since Homeowner Associations (HOAs) are not very common in Henry County, Indiana, let’s take a moment to discuss the options you have in Henry County’s new neighborhoods related to exterior maintenance.

At River’s Edge in Knightstown, the entire neighborhood is part of the HOA and exterior maintenance is taken care of. These homes are all considered maintenance-free.

At The Preserve at Northfield Village, there is a maintenance-free and a non-maintenance section. Both of these sections are in the HOA, the difference is simply how much exterior maintenance is included.

What does maintenance-free mean? If you buy a single-family home or condo in the maintenance-free section, this means much of the exterior maintenance is covered by the HOA. You do not have to worry about lawn care, shoveling snow, or roof or siding repairs. This will also likely reduce your homeowners insurance significantly.

What is the difference between “maintenance” and HOA? All homes at The Preserve are in the HOA but not all are maintenance-free. If you are in a non-maintenance section, this means you still have access to the neighborhood pickleball courts and the clubhouse, but you will be responsible for your own exterior maintenance including mowing your lawn, shoveling your snow, etc.

How much? There is a one-time capitalization fee and a one-time HOA fee that all River’s Edge and Preserve buyers will pay at closing. River’s Edge homeowners will also pay an annual HOA fee. After the fees at closing, the amount you pay at The Preserve will depend on what section you are in and whether you buy and condo or a single-family home. The maintenance-free section owners at The Preserve will pay a monthly fee depending on types of home and those in the non-maintenance section will pay a small, yearly HOA fee.

What type of home can I get? River’s Edge has a total of 22 condo-style townhomes, with several options still available. At The Preserve, there are a total of 84 planned units going in. Seventeen of these are single family homes in a non-maintenance section, 44 quad-condo style units in the maintenance-free section and another 23 single family units in the maintenance-free section.

Let’s Connect: Are these home possibilities for you or someone you know? Home prices are at a record high. Do you know the current value of your home? ERA Integrity can help! Please contact us so we can discuss your needs. Fill out this form, or give us a call at 765-529-2211.

The Preserve at Northfield Village November 17, 2023

Pick Your Favorite Bridgenorth Model

New Castle has a new community with a mix of single-family homes and condo-style living. Bridgenorth Homes is developing The Preserve at Northfield Village, and the possibilities are many. You can choose the floor plan that works for you. Are you looking for single-story maintenance-free living or do you want bedrooms upstairs and your own lawn to mow? There is floor plan and home style for everyone.

What floor plan options are there? You certainly have a variety of options. Single family homes offer 9 different floor plans ranging from 1,687 square feet to 4,900. The quads or condos offer 5 different floorplans from 1,522 square feet to 2,633. Each floor plan is professionally designed but there are opportunities to modify the design to meet a specific need or want you may have.

Can I choose the exterior style? The Preserve at Northfield is designed to be reflective of the overall community plan while also allowing for each individual single-family home in the non-maintenance section to have the exterior style you choose. All the homes in the maintenance-free section will be Craftsman style. Style options in the non-maintenance section include Traditional, Farmhouse, Tudor, Craftsman. Additional options like stone or brink and color selections truly allow you personalize your home.

Want more? There are several additional options like a 3-car garage, sunroom, bonus room, second story, covered porch and more to choose from. You can truly have your dream home with maintenance-free living if you choose or non-maintenance lifestyle.

Let’s Connect: Is this for you or someone you know? Home prices are at a record high. Do you know the current value of your home? ERA Integrity can help! Please contact us so we can discuss your needs. Fill out this form, or give us a call at 765-529-2211.

Learn more about the excitement surrounding this new development: https://eraintegrity.com/2023/10/19/new-construction-finally-comes-to-new-castle/

The Preserve at Northfield Village October 19, 2023

New Construction Finally Comes to New Castle!

Bridgenorth Homes is developing a new community, The Preserve at Northfield Village. If you have questions about the new neighborhood going in on the north end of New Castle, here is some information from ERA Integrity Real Estate that can help.

What’s out there? There are a total of 84 planned units going in at The Preserve at Northfield Village. 17 of these are single family homes in a non-maintenance section, 44 quad-condo style units in the maintenance free section and another 23 single family units in the maintenance free. Community amenities include pickleball courts, club house, access to the Wilbur Wright Trail and convenient location.

How much? Price point starts at $299,490 and go up depending on model selection, floorplan, lot selection and upgrades.

When can I move in? Estimated start to finish time is 8-9 months however some models are currently under construction so you could get in to one of those units even sooner!

Who could live here? Anyone! With the variety of options available, this neighborhood can truly work for any life stage. Whether you are looking for a 2-bedroom condo and don’t want to mow your lawn or you need a 4-bedroom single family home with lots of square footage and you enjoy mowing your lawn, there is something here to fit your needs.

Let’s Connect: Is this for you or someone you know? ERA Integrity Real Estate is proud to have connected several buyers with their new home at The Preserve, and we are excited to help you, too!

Get started by completing this form, and one of real estate professionals will reach out soon.

Home prices are at a record high. Do you know the current value of your home? We can help! Contact ERA Integrity Real Estate for a free market analysis for your home. 

Learn more about The Preserve at Northfield Village.

Coming soon… Pick your favorite Bridgenorth Model!