Last Modified: Monday, July 16, 2012 1:54 PM
With a quick search through the local housing market, most buyers will find several different options available, from traditional homes to townhouses.
Until recently, however, those looking for a higher quality home on a small lot in Moss Bluff may have been disappointed.
That’s about to change, according to Mike Bailey, owner of Mike Bailey Development in Moss Bluff. He is currently developing a new subdivision called The Courtyards, which is unlike anything else available in Moss Bluff.
With homes in all stages of construction, Bailey explained how The Courtyards is different and why now is the time to invest in a home there.
“This subdivision is different than anything in Moss Bluff,” Bailey said.
With a lot size of 60-feet by 128-feet, The Courtyards subdivision provides homebuyers with the luxuries of both a high quality home and a low-maintenance lifestyle.
“A lot of people are wanting smaller lots for simpler lives,” Bailey explained, and this is just what they will find in The Courtyards.
The homes will be move-in-ready when sold, with Bailey completing everything from the foundation of the home to the landscaping of the yards.
Located off White Road, on Believers Lane, the homes in the subdivision will have a consistent look.
“The continuity will be controlled,” Bailey said, “because I’m not selling lots. I’m building houses that will be consistent throughout. I’m putting in the mailbox and everything.”
“The houses are tied together with brick fences and iron gates. The entrance all along White Road is a solid brick fence, with a concrete street, curb and gutter drainage,” Bailey noted.
“It’s like a city street,” he said. “It’s concrete curb and gutter, not blacktop and yard drains.”
What the homes will have, however, is a community sewer system.
“In Moss Bluff,” Bailey explained, “we don’t have a municipal system, so everybody has his own sewer plant. This subdivision has a plant for the whole community. There are fees that you pay monthly to tend to the sewer plant.”
“All maintenance will be provided on the plant,” Bailey said. “The homeowner will pay the dues and then not have to worry about anything.”
As far as other fees, Bailey said he is not setting up any type of homeowner association, so there will not be any dues. However, that’s something that those living in the subdivision could choose to implement later.
The houses will all have similar floor plans.
“There are a couple of things I can change,” Bailey said. “A few walls can float and change.”
The homes also offer similar amenities such as granite countertops, crown molding and high-efficiency air-conditioning, though Bailey explained that these could be upgraded.
“There is a flooring allowance,” he said. “If somebody bought the house before I got the floors in it, they could take my flooring allowance and add to it and do any type of floors they want. They could put ceramic throughout the whole house if they wanted.”
The same goes for other amenities, such as light fixtures or paint colors.
“If they catch it at the right time, their options are open. We have natural gas in the subdivision, so I put it in the house, but I’m not running it to anything. Later if someone wanted to put in a log lighter or a gas stove, the lines are ready.”
He adds, however, “If someone bought a house early and wanted the natural gas lines to be a part of the plans, I’d do it for them right then.”
With homes in all different stages of development, homebuyers interested in the subdivision may find the one that fits their needs now. Whether it’s a buyer who wants a move-in-ready home now, or someone wanting to personalize each customizable option, Bailey said The Courtyards has something for everyone who wants that low-maintenance lifestyle.
“There’s no other subdivision in Moss Bluff with a community sewer and no other subdivision with the small lots for easy maintenance,” Bailey said.
“It’s for a simple life, but with all the finer things.”
Posted By: celestmcg On: 7/16/2012
Title: great....where's the web site?
this all sounds great but would've been nice to have a web address or something like that.