Wilcox Communities Announces New Communities Will Be Focused On Consumer-Friendly Trends

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The leading lifestyle communities developer says data contained in a new report offers unique and important insight that can help ensure its developments remain focused on homeowner needs and preferences.

"New data provides additional insights which the company says will help propel its future communities to make them even more attractive to buyers."

Wilcox Communities, a leading developer of amenities-rich, lifestyle communities, recently announced that it will be fine-tuning its design and construction priorities based on the results of industry data identifying the trends that are most important to home buyers and homeowners. While Wilcox Communities has always been dedicated to ensuring its communities are designed with residents in mind, the new data provides additional insights which the company says will help propel its future communities to make them even more attractive to buyers.

Identified by Consumer Reports, the trends include:

Lifestyle Amenities

Neighborhood features that encourage a sense of community like walkable streets, bike trails, walking paths, community centers and access to natural features like parks and other open spaces are high on home buyers’ lists, as are maintenance features that save homeowners time and effort. Locations near cities and recreational areas are also important.

Every Wilcox Communities neighborhood is located near appealing features like vibrant cities and towns and relaxing recreational spaces to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Wilcox’ maintenance-free homes enable homeowners to find the time to enjoy these features. An on-site fitness center, clubhouse and outdoor pool are common community amenities that help encourage a sense of community and offer convenient options for recreation. The company says its future communities will also offer the usual on-site amenities and be based around locations rich with entertainment and recreational opportunities.

Energy and Water Efficiency

By providing maintenance-free solutions for its homeowners, Wilcox Communities help homeowners save money while pooling resources to keep both private and community areas looking beautiful. Wilcox is also committed to providing energy-saving solutions, both during construction and as features in their move-in ready homes. The company says it intends to explore and pursue innovative energy-saving options as they emerge to determine how they might fit into future Wilcox Communities neighborhoods.

Online Real Estate Services

The Internet is shaping the way many people are living today, providing access to a wealth of information, including information about homes and neighborhoods. Most home buyers today seek communities with an active online presence, including social media accounts that encourage community-building as well as open discourse with the real estate company itself. Wilcox features Facebook pages for each of its communities and is exploring other social networking options to help residents develop a strong sense of neighborhood and encourage community involvement.

To date, Wilcox offers more than two dozen communities throughout the Southeast and Midwest, with more planned for future development. With more than a decade of building experience behind them, Wilcox Communities says its success is based on understanding what services and amenities home buyers find most appealing. The Consumer Reports data will enable the company to continue to plan with a focus on serving future home buyers as well as the current residents of its existing communities.

About Wilcox Communities

Wilcox Communities is a family-owned, award-winning developer of lifestyle communities with nearly 30 active communities in seven states and more communities planned for the future. Headquartered in offices based in Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago, Wilcox Communities is known for its high levels of customer service and attention to details as well as its broad range of community amenities.

To learn more about Wilcox Communities, visit their website at http://www.wilcoxcommunities.com. You can also visit them at their blog at http://www.wilcoxcommunities.blogspot.com or visit their Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Source: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/06/top-real-estate-trends/index.htm

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