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Grayson Park, Leland, North Carolina

Grayson Park, a community built by Stevens Fine Homes in Leland, North Carolina, has weathered the housing market storm and emerged stronger than ever.

Building began in 2007, and the community now consists of five neighborhoods: Parkside, Brighton Village, The Villas, Wynchase and, the most recent addition, Reunion, which was sold out in phase 1 shortly after lots went on the market in March 2011. Construction for phase 2 got underway in September 2011.

“The challenging economy forced us to focus on and perfect every aspect of the company,” said Craig Stevens, president of Stevens Fine Homes. “Because of that, we’ve become stronger and more efficient than ever before. The economic conditions motivated us to give our customers a better experience through the housing crisis. We provide better customer service, and we encourage buyers to pursue their dream of home ownership. Since the downturn in the economy, the mortgage rates are the lowest they’ve been in more than 50 years. This has enabled us to double our home sales and welcome twice as many families to new homes.”

Craftsman-style homes that offer various siding options, stone accents, square columns with half stone options, board and batten shutters, and gable crosses start at $149,900, with payments as low as $925.96 per month. This figure is based on a sales price of $149,900 with a 30-year fixed rate of 4 percent and no money down – the numbers for taxes and insurance are estimates. Town homes are also available, starting at $119,900.

In addition to low interest rates, buyers enjoy the benefit of living in a Stevens Energy Wise home, which is 25 percent to 35 percent more energy efficient than a standard house. Features include a radiant barrier roof that reduces summertime heat in the attic space; a high-efficiency heating and air conditioning system; attic and wall insulation well above code; expertly sealed duct work; pressure testing by a third party that ensures a high-performance, sealed home; and a home energy rating certificate that grades the home’s performance.

“We established Stevens Energy Wise for greater energy efficiency and savings,” Stevens explained. “And our building process has become so efficient that we are able to close new homes within 90 days.”

Grayson Park takes full advantage of Carolina neighborhood the area’s natural beauty while maintaining the integrity of the landscape. Located amid lush wooded areas and ponds, the neighborhood is in Brunswick County but only approximately 10 minutes from downtown Wilmington. Community residents enjoy all the benefits of being near both a large city and the coast.

The amenities at Grayson Park are designed to bring friends and family together and provide a greater sense of community.

“Even after our homeowners have been in their homes over the one-year mark, our new home specialist continues to plan activities and events for the community to help bring all of the homeowners together, from afternoon wine and cheese get-togethers, to pool cookouts and cooking classes,” Jennie Stevens, marketing manager for Stevens Fine Homes, commented.

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