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WALTERS HOMES NEARS COMPLETION ON NEW TOWNHOUSE BUILDING IN BARNEGAT
Free Finished Basements Offered at LEED-CERTIFIED Whispering Hills
BARNEGAT, N.J., March 20, 2012 – Walters Homes is nearing completion on a new building at Whispering Hills, comprised of six units including the Heather and Bayberry models. When completed, the planned community will consist of 107 eco-friendly townhouses, offering fee-simple ownership, with prices starting at $222,195.
“There are only a limited number of our two most popular models, the Heather and Bayberry, left in this community,” said Rick Saparito Jr., sales associate. With the completion of Building 10, only four Heather models will be available; the two Bayberry units have already been sold. And for a limited time, buyers can take advantage of a special offer for a free finished basement.
The spacious Heather model has an open floor-plan with a well-appointed galley-style kitchen and breakfast nook. Overall the unit offers 1,995 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, and a full basement, priced from $227,295. The 1,909-square-foot Bayberry model also offers three bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, and a large full basement, priced from $232,395. Master suites in all of the models are generous, featuring walk-in closets, and jetted Whirlpool tubs. The townhomes include one- and two-car garage models.
What makes this development unique compared with other new residential developments in the area is fee-simple ownership, according Saparito. “Unlike condominiums where buyers share ownership, and have no rights to the property,” he stated. “Fee simple allows buyers to own the land as well as the townhouse. As a result, backyards at Whispering Hills are not common ground as they are with condominium developments. Homeowners can put up fences, barbecue grills, and many other things.”
Each modern, two-level townhouse is characterized by an open-air feel with nine-foot ceilings and private front entrances. Walters Homes also uses a double-insulated wall between homes where there is a shared wall, providing extra sound and fireproofing.
“You don’t have to worry about noisy neighbors living over your unit like you would in a condominium,” noted Saparito.
In addition to new construction, homebuyers are getting the finest materials and quality craftsmanship when they buy at Whispering Hills. Amenities include Woodstar Series cabinetry, Whirlpool appliances, and Moen stainless steel sinks. The master suites have spacious closets, Whirlpool tubs and marble countertops. Equal attention has been given to exterior details, which include Belgian block curbs, landscaped grounds, and Therma Pane patio doors.
Additionally, Whispering Hills is designed with energy conservation in mind. The community is built on 85 wooded acres, and includes a 28-acre tree preservation area, which adds value and contributes to the overall health of the ecosystem.
Immediate Occupancy Available
House hunters looking to move in right away can choose a specially priced Bayberry spec, which comes with a finished basement, and a long list of upgrades, including laminate wood flooring and granite-top kitchen, priced at $242,764. A Bayberry model is also available, offering numerous options including a finished basement with powder room and recessed lights, specially priced at $242,325. Units are located on Hawthorne Lane. Incentives are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. An upgraded Heather spec is also available with amenities that include a finished basement with powder room, gourmet kitchen, recessed lighting, and more, priced at $236,504.
Like all new Walters Homes, those at Whispering Hills are ENERGY STAR-qualified, yielding monthly utility bills up to 30% lower than standard homes, according to the EPA. The entire development is registered with a certification goal of LEED® Silver. Walters Homes also carry RWC 10-year warranties. Financing is available through the use of Walters’ preferred lenders.
The historic town of Barnegat, located on the western shore of the Barnegat Bay, is the ideal location for outdoors enthusiasts offering lifestyle amenities such as miles of nearby beaches, walking trails, parks, and golf courses. Adjacent to the development is the 15.6-mile Barnegat Branch Rail Trail Bikeway, a former rail line. And the nearby Barnegat Bay beach is a popular spot for swimming and sunning during the summer months. Fishermen and pleasure boaters have access to numerous local marine facilities.
Whispering Hills is situated off Rose Hill Road, between Barnegat Boulevard and Route 9 where a sales office and three models are open to the public. For more information about Whispering Hills, please contact the sales office at (609) 607-9400 or visit www.waltershomes.com