If you’re looking for a new home in Edinburg near McAllen Texas, Russell Park new construction is one of your best options. We have completed homes available for a quick move in, but we also still have lots available. When we build, buyers choose from several flex floorplans that can be customized pretty much in any way the homeowner desires.
No matter how much money you have, eventually there’s a cap on your home design budget. We want buyers to end up with a home that fits both their dreams and their budget. We find it helps when you understand how upgrades and changes impact cost. That way you can prioritize the ones that are the most important and eliminate what’s unnecessary to achieve your goals.
Russell Park New Construction Basic Costs
If you look at the flex floorplans for Russell Park new construction, you can see immediately there’s a lot of variation between homes. Our smallest home still provides plenty of room at 1,986 square feet. The San Domingo is our largest home with 2,936 square feet and up to five bedrooms. For each floorplan, when you get in touch we can quote you a basic cost.
The cost of materials changes all the time. Typically, when we give you a price, it’s good for 30 days.
For each floorplan, the quote you get will give you a beautiful home built to last. You get all the basic plumbing, electrical, paint and flooring you’d expect for a home to be move-in ready. Here are just a few of the included features for Russell Park new construction:
- A professionally engineered and designed foundation with quality inspections from 3rd party independent licensed inspectors
- 25-year 3-tab asphalt shingles
- A six-panel fiberglass insulated front door
- Double pane low E clear windows throughout
- Ceramic tile in kitchen, utility, bathrooms and wet areas
- Ceilings all pre-wired and braced for ceiling fans
- High definition kitchen countertops with 4 x 4 travertine tile backsplash
- Carpet, tile, countertops, masonry and cabinet color from the Builder Design Consultant Series
- Chrome bath fixtures in all bathrooms
Some people find everything they want in the basic package. If what you want isn’t included, we still want to build your home your way.
Every buyer has different needs and wants, and we want our processes to be as flexible as possible to accommodate. One buyer might need to move a wall to create office space, while another might want to turn a half bath into additional closet space. Almost everyone has requests when it comes to finishing touches. That’s why we, like most builders, provide allowances.
An allowance is the amount available to be spent on one specific item. For example, we install a 9″ double stainless steel kitchen sink with a chrome finish faucet in Russell Park new construction kitchens. Let’s say you want a natural quartz sink instead.
We’ll give you an allowance for that sink. Let’s say we give a $100 allowance for the stainless steel sink and you find a quartz one for around $300. You only pay the difference at closing.
If, however, you find an incredible deal on a quartz sink and you only pay $100 for it, there’s no extra cost to you. You have the flexibility to shop around and spend within your budget. Keep in mind those numbers are only an example since the cost of construction materials changes from day to day.
Top Areas for Allowances
When people invest in Russell Park new construction, their contract lays out specifications for the materials we use during construction. Buyers might decide to make substitutes in any area, but these are the ones they most commonly request:
- Kitchen countertops
- Kitchen cabinets
- Bathroom shower tile or vanity backsplash tile
- Plumbing fixtures
- Kitchen appliances
We include high-quality, popular options in our basic package, but buyers can change everything from their doorknobs to their drawer handles, and they typically do.
Changes That Dramatically Increase Your Cost
Buying a home is expensive. New construction costs more than an older home. Those facts are always going to be true.
Some families keep costs to a minimum by sticking to just what’s included in the contract, and that’s one very good approach. There’s a balance, though, since it’s cheaper to upgrade during construction than it is to make changes later. These upgrades make your initial cost significantly more, but they give a lot of bang for your buck.
- Countertops – Experts say if you’re going to upgrade a home of any age, put your money in the kitchen and bathrooms. We provide Wilson Art High Definition Finish Countertops with bullnose trim, but you can also upgrade to granite, marble, quartz or other material. Depending on what you choose and the size of your kitchen, it could make between $1,000 and $5,000 difference in your cost.
- Showers and tubs – Upgrading from a fiberglass tub and shower combo to a walk-in tile shower or adding a soaking tub to your bathroom costs more. For many people, that expense is worth it, because it transforms their bathroom into a spa-like retreat.
- Light fixtures – If you’re adding a grand chandelier to your entrance, you’ll dramatically increase the wow factor, but your price will go up as well. Light fixtures can cost anywhere from $20 to more than $1,000 each, so you can imagine what a difference changes make to the original budget.
- Flooring – Russell Park new construction comes with a lot of choices for carpet and tile. If you want switch to hardwood flooring and designer tile, we’re happy to help you upgrade.
- Paint – We provide interior two-tone color coordinate ceiling and wall paints with white trim. Choose from a huge range of colors provided by U.S. Green Building Council Approved Interior Latex Paint by Pittsburgh Paint. Sometimes buyers choose to include faux finishes, stained trim and other paint options that affect cost.
Why Upgrades Make Sense During Construction
If you’re building a home, it’s usually more cost effective to get upgrades now than to change things later for two reasons. First, the price of materials almost always goes up over time. If the sink you want is expensive now, it’s going to be even more so five years from now.
Second, for most items labor isn’t going to change much. Whether you choose one of the tile options we provide or purchase more expensive designer tile from somewhere else, the cost of having it laid is going to be about the same. If you install our 13 x 13 ceramic now and later replace it with something else, you’ll have to pay that labor all over again. Plus, your flooring contractor will charge you to remove what was originally there.
Start Planning Your Russell Park New Construction Now
Part of the thrill of building a new home is getting to be involved in all the details. If that’s your dream, we can help make it happen. Don’t wait, though, because the lots still available in Russell Park are going fast. Send us a message to find out more about our homes, request tours or find out more about financing today.