KB Home Las Vegas
KB Home – The Builder
KB Home Las Vegas houses are a “great-value-for-the-money” type of builder. As a result, their homes feature practical, well-designed floorplans, as well as energy-efficient features. Know that when you buy a KB Home, plan to spend money on upgrades. Correspondingly, plan on adding money to the base price.
They maintain a lower price per square foot than the competition. To accomplish this, they offer basics, and you pay for design features. You notice medicine cabinets omitted, as well as many homes, come standard with an 8’ceiling. Furthermore, fireplaces, double sinks, vaulted or raised ceilings are all options. In light of this, their philosophy is that you pay for what you want, not what they think you want.
KB Homes uses many of the same floorplans throughout the city with different prices depending on the vacant land values. The good thing about this is that if you like a floor plan in a community where it is not modeled, we just visit the neighborhood where that home is modeled.
The biggest issue I have with their neighborhoods is that appraisers compare a 2000 square foot house with a 2000 square foot house. For example, if you choose $20,000 in upgrades that your neighbor didn’t choose- if he sells first, your home may get compared to the basic model regardless of your upgrades. A KB Home new construction neighborhood is a great place to buy the lowest priced home on the block or a very upgraded home in the resale market.
Builder Tip #1 – Did you know?
Las Vegas Builders will pay for you to have buyer representation if you go to any of their housing tracts with your Realtor on the first visit. The home price will not change if you have representation or represent yourself. We are free.
In addition to us selling Real Estate for 25 years, Kurt is a former Nevada Building Engineer. (P.E., C.E) With how quickly Nevada homes are built, his knowledge and services are invaluable. As your New Construction home is built, he goes to the site to monitor construction for you or with you.
If you choose us as Realtors, you can also see resale homes to compare locations and costs. At a resale home, we point out flaws or any possible issues that we see. Our goal is to protect you with our skills, knowledge, and experience. If you are interested, let us know. We need to electronically register you to preserve this (not publicized) benefit for you and then let’s find your house.
Kaufman and Broad Homes In Las Vegas
In 1993 corporate sent management to open a Las Vegas Division. They sold over 200 homes during their first year and 1000 the next. Kaufman and Broad built homes primarily in the North and Northwest parts of the valley while dabbling in the South.
Their biggest competition was Lewis Homes, which built mainly in the Southwest. Both builders provided a good value per square foot. Surprisingly, in 1999 they merged, pleasing the Las Vegas real estate community. Finally, in 2001, they shortened their name to KB Home.
KB Home is headquartered in Westwood, CA, and has been publically traded since 1986. In the 1990s, KB Homes acquired other builders, including Opnel Jenkins, in 1995 for the NM market and Rayco Homes in 1996 to capture San Antonio. Additionally, California builder Colony Homes was purchased in 2003, allowing them to build over 40,000 homes that year.
KB Homes now builds smart and energy-saving homes in Las Vegas. Moreover, EPA WaterSense fixtures are included in their homes, as well as tankless water heaters and smaller windows. Their mechanical systems are balanced, and rooms are vented for maximum circulation as part of offering a better product.
Builder Tip #2
When you find a floorplan you like in an area you like, take a few hours to look for a similar resale home near-by. Resale homes in Las Vegas may have a larger lot, window coverings, upgrades, upgraded flooring, garage door openers, and backyard landscaping. The price may be A LOT less.
KB Homes In The Las Vegas Valley
Las Vegas Neighborhoods
North Las Vegas Neighborhood
Builder Tip #3
By Investment Standards, you want to buy the least expensive house on the block instead of the most expensive. If you are looking at spending a lot of money on upgrades, consider looking at more subdivisions or builders who have more upgraded features as standard.
This website and information are made available for you to explore by Kurt Grosse with Realty One Group. Kurt is a Las Vegas Top-Producing Realtor since 1996 and a Retired Building Engineer (P.E., C.E.). His goal with his buyers and sellers is to use his skills and knowledge to protect them in this ever-changing Las Vegas Real Estate Market. With how quickly homes are built in Southern Nevada, his skills are invaluable.