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Surprising Changes in Cary NC New Home Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 @ 13:11 PM

Parade of Homes Trends:

The Parade of Homes in Wake County is one of the largest in the entire nation. And design trends seen in the Parade are usually at the forefront of cutting edge – as a wide variety of builders work to identify what homebuyers want most, today.

Here’s a visual of what was seen in Cary, NC new homes featured in this year's Parade of Homes:

Cary New Homes Changing Trends 2015


For Single Family Homes:

  • Avg list price $769K
  • Avg sq ft 4088 finished
  • 68% have three car garage, 42% have two car
  • Of the three car garage plans, 77% are “split” garages
  • 68% are two story, 47% are main floor master. The overlap comes from a few Dual Master Suite homes

Features that are very popular in Cary NC new homes:

  • 100% have a Bonus Room or Game Room
  • 100% have a Formal Dining Room
  • 63% have Laundry Rooms on the Second Floor
  • 95% have a counter in the Laundry Room
  • 95% have a Built In Drop Zone (and 79% have a separate area for the drop zone, ie a dedicated Mud Room area)
  • 74% have a first floor guest suite
  • 53% have a first floor office (that is not a guest bedroom)
  • 74% have a “Jack and Jill” bath
  • 100% have a Kitchen Island with Seating (with more than 50% accommodating seating for at least 4)
  • 89% have a Butler Pantry
  • 84% have a Walk In Pantry

Features that do not appear to be very popular in Cary NC new homes:

  • 11% have a pocket office
  • 11% have a formal living room
  • 5% have a keeping room
  • 5% have a sunroom
  • 5% have a private sitting room in the master
  • 5% have dual islands
  • 16% have two staircases
  • No homes have a Curved Staircase

New home design trends vary by price point and area, but it is interesting to see what’s popular in this year’s new custom homes!

Penny Hull enjoys identifying new home trends in her spare time, which is part of why she was awarded the “Top 40 Under 40” National recognition from Professional Builder magazine.   She works with Stanton Homes to help homeowners build beautiful custom homes that “make sense”.

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Cary New Homes | Building a New Home in Cary NC

Posted by Penn Hull on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 @ 08:11 AM

Cary New Home Ideas and Options

Custom Home Builders in Cary NC

Cary, NC has long been considered one of the top three destinations around the Raleigh area, coming neck to neck with Chapel Hill and North Raleigh.  Cary has many different "Best Place to Live" accolades, and some of the highest property values in the Triangle - great news for homebuyers.

Considering Cary new homes?

Cary custom homes are available in a wide variety of communities, on cozy homesites or acreage.

New Homes in Cary - Available Communities and Lots

Cary New Homes

New custom homes in Cary offer fantastic combinations of floor plans that match today's lifestyle with terrific energy and water saving options.

Browse through some of our favorite available floor plans here.  Ask us about thousands of additional options, or even design/build ideas.

One Story Homes in Cary

Main Floor Master Suite Homes in Cary

Two Story Homes in Cary 

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The Dugan as built by Stanton Homes

Cary New Homes | Build a Custom Home in Cary NC 

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Apex New Homes

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Stanton Homes is a custom home builder offering new homes in Cary NC - and we look forward to providing you with an exceptional living experience! 

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