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Get the Most Out of Your Energy Smart Jagoe Home

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Get the Most Out of Your Energy Smart Jagoe Home

What can you do to make your home more energy efficient? Building a new Energy Smart Jagoe Home is your first step to saving money and reducing your green footprint. Here are 10 simple ways to make the most out of your Energy Smart home and score Low-Cost Savings:

  1. Lower your Thermostat: When you are away from your home, make sure that you drop the temperature 3-5 degrees. This will ultimately reduce your monthly utility bill because you are using less energy. According to Energy.gov, lowering your thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees during the work day will save 5% to 15% every year.
  2. Make the Most of Your Low-E Windows: You brand new home’s windows are already sealed from air leaks. Low-E glass Sun Windows are installed in every Jagoe Home to keep the heat inside in the winter, and block heat from getting inside in the summer with the use of Argon gas, use of non-metal spacer, “virgin vinyl” and four-corner welding. Close your blinds in the summer, and open them in the winter to let the sunshine in and get the most out of your new Sun Windows!
  3. Turn Off Unnecessary Water: According the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average homeowner can save about $170 a year with small changes to their water usage. Be conscious of running water while brushing your teeth or shaving. Also, bathing typically uses 75 gallons of water compared to a shower that uses about 17.2 gallons on average. You also should avoid running half-loads of laundry in your washer. A full load means more clothes get washed at once, which in turn conserves water and money.
  4. Don’t Wash Your Clothes in Hot Water:  If possible, wash your clothes in cold or warm water.
  5. Buy Energy Star Products: Jagoe Homes are all built with Energy Star products, such as refrigerators, range ovens, washers and air conditioners, that all meet energy efficient specifications set by the EPA. Energy Star qualified appliances use 10-50% less energy than standard appliances and help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
  6. Keep Up With Your Filters: Clean or replace all filters in your home regularly. Dirty filters make your system work harder and run longer than necessary.
  7. Limit Space Heater Use: Although electric and gas space heaters keep your feet nice and toasty in cooler weather, they aren’t the most efficient way to heat your home. Many space heaters use 1,500 watts of energy to run and are considered to be a costly way to drain your energy bill.
  8. Unplug Unused Chargers: Cell phone and battery chargers that are plugged in but not in use are often referred to as energy vampires. According to Energy.gov, the average charger consumes 0.26 watts of energy when not in use and 2.24 watts when connected to your phone. Alone, one charger won’t make much impact, but collectively energy vampires can be responsible for 10% of your energy bill. So, unplug your chargers when not in use.
  9. Use LED Bulbs: In 2014, manufacturers stopped producing 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs. Halogen bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs offer longer lasting light and are more energy efficient than your old incandescent bulbs. Since the average home uses 40 bulbs, switching over to greener bulbs is a great way to save on your electrical bill.
  10. Turn Off the Lights: Lighting accounts for about 12% of a typical residential utility bill.  Make sure to turn them off if they aren’t in use.
Did you know…

The lower a home scores on RESNET’S HERS (Home Energy Rating) Index, the more energy efficient it is. A standard new home that’s built to meet the current Energy Conservation Code will score a HERS Index of 100. New Jagoe homes score an average of 64, making them at least 36 percent more efficient than a standard new home and at least 66 percent more efficient than a used home.

Prepare Your Energy Smart Home for the Winter Months.

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2018 Instagram Contest Rules & Regulations

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Jagoe Homes 2018 Instagram Contest Rules & Regulations

Jagoe Homes is hosting an Instagram Contest for users who follow the Jagoe Homes Instagram Account and Comment on This Post. The contest will run from November 6th – 16th, 2018. The winner of the contest will be drawn at Noon on November 16th, 2018.

See the Instagram Post here.

Rules & Regulations
  • Contestant must be 18 years or older.
  • Contestant must use a personal Instagram account. No business pages qualify.
  • Contestant/Winner must have a primary residence in the areas which Jagoe Homes builds. This includes Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky and Louisville areas.
  • This promotion is  in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Amazon.
  • One winner will receive a Echo Show (2nd Gen) courtesy of Jagoe Homes.

Instagram users who followed Jagoe Homes prior to this contest are still eligible, but they must comment on the post to win. All contestants must comment on the post to win.

Good Luck!

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Seven Home Sites in Eastwick at Berkshire Sold at Grand Release

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SEVEN Home Sites in Eastwick at Berskhire were Sold at the Grand Release Event

We are excited to announce that seven new Jagoe Home Owners reserved their home site in Eastwick at Berkshire in Newburgh on Saturday, October 13th. Aspiring home owners began camping out at the Model Home in Waterside at Berkshire on Friday evening to ensure that they got their favorite site!At 10 AM on Saturday morning, we opened the doors to the model, and began taking reservations for our seven new Eastwick Jagoe Home Owners!

 

Those interested in building a home in this community are urged to contact a Jagoe New Home Sales Consultant as soon as possible to set up an appointment! With a very desirable location, academically excellent schools and a serene yet convenient setting, you’ll feel very much at home in Eastwick at Berkshire. This community is prestigiously adjacent to famed Victoria National Golf Club, as well as the new, multi-million dollar Friedman Park.

Eastwick offers a variety of floor plans, facades, and elevations for your Energy Smart Home, and of course, all Brand New Jagoe Homes include a 2/10 Home Buyers Warranty.

The sites sold quickly at the heavily attended event and remaining home sites are expected to go fast!

Make sure to Schedule Your Appointment to Reserve Your Site at Eastwick at Berkshire today!

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Jagoe Homes Proud Sponsor of 2018 Evansville HydroFest

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Jagoe Homes is a Proud Sponsor of the 2018 Evansville HydroFest & GP-20 Hydroplane

Evansville HydroFest will Roar on the River again this Labor Day weekend on the Ohio Riverfront in Downtown Evansville, Indiana. Jagoe Homes is a proud sponsor of the event, where it will host the American Power Boat Association’s Eastern Divisional Championships for 14 classes of Inboard Boats during the 3-day event, Friday, August 31st – Sunday, September 2nd.

In addition to being a sponsor in 2018, Jagoe Homes was also a sponsor in Evansville HydroFest’s inaugural year in 2017. The event attracted a total of 53 teams in 10 different classes, including 1 Litre Y Hydroplanes, National Modified Hydroplanes NMH, and Grand Prix Hydroplanes GP. Hurricane Harvey caused inclement weather and river conditions requiring many adjustments to the racing schedule, but the fans and race teams unanimously declared the event a great success. For 2018, a comparable number of teams are expected from throughout North American including Canada.

Admission cost for Evansville HydroFest is $10 total for the 2 days of racing.  12 and under are free.  The wristbands are still on sale at all six Schnucks Evansville/Newburgh locations, and additional sales locations at the Evansville Museum and SWIRCA.

 

Schedule
Friday, August 31st

 

  • 6 AM – Pit & Race Course Set Up
  • 11 AM – River Closed
  • 1 PM – Testing for All Classes
  • 4:30 PM – Testing Ends
  • 6 PM – River Open
Saturday, Seprember 1st

 

  • 7:30 AM – River Closed
  • 8 AM – Opening Ceremonies
  • 9 AM – Driver’s Meeting at Base of Judges’ Stand
  • 10 AM – 1 PM – Qualifying Heats for All Classes
  • 1:20 PM – Driver’s Autograph Session (Main & Riverside)
  • 2 PM – 5 :20 PM – Championship Heats for All Classes
  • 5:35 PM – Award Presentations & Drivers Autograph Session (Main & Riverside)
  • 6 PM – River Open
Sunday, September 2nd

 

  • 7:30 AM – River Closed
  • 8 AM – Opening Ceremonies
  • 9 AM – Driver’s Meeting at Base of Judges’ Stand
  • 10 AM – 1 PM – Qualifying Heats for All Classes
  • 1:20 PM – Driver’s Autograph Session (Main & Riverside)
  • 2 PM – 5 :20 PM – Championship Heats for All Classes
  • 6 PM – River Open
We are also very proud sponsors of the Gp-20 Blown Income Racing Team! The GP-20 is owned by retired United States Navy officer, Larry Linn of Olympia, Washington-based Blown Income Racing, and is driven by Ed “Bobble Ed” Preston.

 

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For more information on Evansville HydroFest please refer to their website.

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Homearama Awards & Winners

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Jagoe Homes Receives Homearama Awards in 2018

We are humbled and pleased to announce that Jagoe Homes was honored with three Homearama awards in 2018! The Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville awarded the Thomas Jefferson with “Best Closet Design,” and the people who toured all seven homes in Homearama, voted our home for 2nd Place in “Overall Home” and “Interior Design.” Thank you to everyone who took the time to visit Jagoe Homes at Homearama!

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We would like to thank the ENTIRE Jagoe Homes team for working countless hours on our FIRST EVER Homearama home! From every department – Estimating, Drafting, Architecture, Sales, Marketing, Service & Warranty and our wonderful owners, Bill & Scott Jagoe, this project has certainly proven that it takes an army to be successful. Congratulations to everyone involved!

We would also like to congratulate our CashArama Winners of $1,000, $750 and $500 to Lisa, Cheri and Tammy, respectively.

Let this serve as Jagoe Homes’ official announcement that you will see us again next year at Homearama in 2019!

The Thomas Jefferson is still available for its new owner! Contact Lindsey and Renada TODAY for your Personal Tour and to Make an Appointment.

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Catch the Savings in Bowling Green

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Visit Our Bowling Green Communities & Score Grand Slam Savings!

Catch the Savings when you purchase a brand new, Move-In Ready home in one of our three Bowling Green communities – McCoy Place, Springwater and The Vinings! You have choices on how you can apply your incentive dollars:

Perhaps a Rate Buy Down to reduce monthly payments. Enhance your outdoor living spaces with outdoor furniture, additional landscaping or a privacy fence.

How about interior features like a fabulous home theater, security system or Smart Home technology? Or use incentive dollars to reduce your initial investment in the home.

Contact Angel Hill and Melissa Powell in Bowling Green at (270) 215-6093 to make an appointment to secure your brand new, Jagoe Home!

McCoy Place
REDUCED BY: $12,000

New Price: $299,720

1102 Aristides Drive, Walnut Craftsman
REDUCED BY: $12,000

New Price: $304,468

1148 Aristides Drive, National Craftsman

 

Springwater
SAVE: $5,000

Price: $204,980

5486 Hackberry Way, Alps

 

The Vinings
SAVE: $6,000

Price: $215,669

542 Vining Lane, Summit
SAVE: $7,000

Price: $264,739

442 Vining Court, National Craftsman

Contact Angel and Melissa in Bowling Green, KY today!

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Winsupply Supplies Jagoe Homes in Homearama

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Winsupply of Owensboro Supplies Jagoe Homes with Kitchen, Owner’s Bath and Owner’s Closet Features in Homearama

winsupplyWinsupply of Owensboro is proud to offer products by some of the best brands in the industry. At Jagoe Homes, we take pride in knowing that a partnership with Winsupply is extremely beneficial for us as the builder and for our home owners. They offer the benefits of local accountability, along with the advantages of being a large, nationwide supplier!

 

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Kitchen Features:

Cabinet Designer: Marie Hayden with Winsupply of Owensboro

Cabinet manufacturer:  Phill’s Custom Cabinets

Kitchen design features 105” tall cabinets with 4 1/4” crown molding at the ceiling.  Upper cabinets are stacked vertically with the uppermost units having decorative glass inserts.   Cabinets are solid wood using Maple painted in Stock White on the perimeter with the island cabinets painted Fossil.  Door and drawer style is Shaker featuring soft close glides and hinges.  Drawers have the dovetailed joinery for strength and stability.  Custom end panels surround the island.

Kitchen design features include an appliance garage with upswing hinges, 2 tall spice pull out storage units by Rev-A-Shelf, dual trash can roll out, decorative posts and corbels by Hardware Resources, floating shelves by Phill’s Cabinets and decorative knobs and pulls by Amerock.   All cabinet doors and drawers have the soft-closing mechanisms.

Kitchen countertop is Hanstone quartz in Tranquility, supplied by Bison Countertops out of Nashville, TN.  Farm sink is made of fired clay supplied by DXV/American Standard.  Kitchen faucet is Fresno by DXV/American Standard.

Kitchen Pendant lighting is from Kichler Lighting. It is the Downtown Deco Series in polished nickel.

 

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Owner’s Bath Features

Cabinet Designer: Marie Hayden with Winsupply of Owensboro

Cabinet manufacturer: Phill’s Custom Cabinets

Bath design features solid Maple cabinets painted Stock White.  Door and drawer style is Shaker with dovetailed drawers boxes and soft close hinges and glides.  Upper cabinets are designed to be staggered at 90”/96”  height with 4 1/4” crown molding.  Upper cabinet has decorative glass inserts.  Vanity bases feature a decorative, arched toekick.

Included in this layout is pull out storage for blow dryer and curling iron by Rev-A-Shelf.  Decorative knobs and pulls by Amerock.

Vanity countertops are Hanstone quartz in Tranquility, supplied by Bison Countertops out of Nashville, TN.  Undermounted vanity sinks are Vitreous china and sink faucets are from the Randall collection in polished chrome by DXV/American Standard.  The freestanding tub is the Oak Hill Collection grouped with the traditional floor faucet from DXV/American Standard.

Owners Bath Sconces and LED cabinet lighting is from Kichler lighting. Scones are from the Piper Collection in the Expresso finish.

Owners Bath Mirrors are The Reynolds with a black frame from Renwil.

 

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Owner’s Walk-In Closet Features

Cabinet Designer: Marie Hayden with Owensboro Winsupply

Cabinet manufacturer: Phill’s Custom Cabinets

Closet design features solid Maple cabinets painted Stock White.  Shelving units feature fully adjustable wood shelving.  Bench seat has a hinged wood top for added storage.  Includes tall drawer base storage also.  Decorative knobs and pulls by Amerock.

Owners closet lighting is the Piper series in Expresso from Kichler lighting.

Thank you, Winsupply of Owensboro, for being our Home Town Supplier!

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Paul DiGiorgio Masterfully Designs Homearama

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Paul DiGiorgio Masterfully Designs Homearama – Jagoe Homes Architecture and Planning

paul digiorgioMany Jagoe Homes begin as an idea, a dream even, but all Jagoe Homes that were built in the past eight years have started as a blank page on Paul DiGiorgio’s desk. Paul is the in-house architect and the Vice President of Architecture at Jagoe Homes, and has been for just over eight years. When asked how he got started in his career, Paul explains that, “in elementary school I would design houses for fun while my friends were drawing tanks and trucks. By the time I was in sixth grade, I knew I wanted to be an architect.”

Paul DiGiorgio and his team are the masterminds behind our 2018 Homearama home in Fisherville, KY. Paul states that, “this home really required all of our departments in Jagoe Homes to hone in on the criteria presented to us.  Being our first Homearama home, we needed to make sure everything that we put into it was going to be successful. We wanted to be cost-conscious, so we asked ourselves if a buyer would be willing to pay for that every time we introduced a new material or product. As for the design of the home, we started with an analysis of the lot characteristics and features to know where the best views would be so that we could position our home for the best possible outcome. From there we determined who the potential buyer could be and what they would want in their home.”

Ask anyone who works for Jagoe Homes, and they will agree that putting together a project like this truly takes an army. Throughout Paul DiGiorgio’s career, and his 20 plus years of designing for home builders, he has been involved with homes with a wide price range – from homes with the smallest possible footprint and budget, all the way to open-ended budgets that goes well into the millions. For Paul, “listening is the first step to creating thoughtful design that exceeds expectation.”

 

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What is the Architectural Style of this home?

The architectural style of this home is sometimes referred to as Mountain, because it looks rustic with its dark, natural tones and utilizes stone and several Craftsman-inspired elements.

What is your favorite part about this home?

I tend to get passionate about the work I do, so this house has several things that would be my favorite! I really love the porch size and position with its flared stone sides, and how it leads into the upper gable with its window nestled between the roof lines for a quaint sitting area upstairs. Our designer, Jonathan Carter, who masterfully details these plans to be built, has the same favorite feature inside the home. Our attention immediately goes to the dining room where the wood beam ceiling ascends to a high cathedral with lots of windows that frame a fantastic view.

What challenges did you face with this project?

I think the biggest challenge I faced was not really knowing what the other builders would do. When I design a new home, I want to know what our competition is doing and then compare that to what we are doing so I can design something that has unique features for the size and the price. Since this was our first Homearama, we referred back to previous events and thought about how our home should look based on all the great things we’ve seen year after year.

What was your process in designing this home? Can it be replicated?

One of the key things that made me excited to join the Jagoe Homes team was seeing the process we use and the tools to facilitate a good process. These steps were very important to the ownership and were already in place.  We strive to have all of the information online for potential buyers to be able to build their own homes in our communities on an actual lot. Our website and the data we publish makes it very transparent as to what the home would cost and how you can Personalize & Price a Jagoe Home with all the selections in our system.  Even a buyer who wants to build on their own land can see the base price of a home and then customize it using our system to see what everything costs.

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How is this home built Energy Smart?

The standards that we set for ourselves are much higher then what the standard building code says they have to be. I’ve heard it said that building code is just a passing grade, which could generally be a ’D’ grade. We could never be satisfied with that, nor should our customers.  We have truly put our money where our mouth is by offering incentive programs centered around energy costs because we go to great extents to design and build our homes the best way possible. Making sure the mechanical trades have the best possible layouts for what they need to provide and then using the right products to facilitate those designs are all happening on paper before we even think to offer the home for sale. When all those components come together correctly, like the position and location of the furnace with its duct work, the ability to get lighting where you need it while not interfering with the plumber and HV AC components,  all have to be communicated so the home owner can experience the comfort of living in an Energy Smart home.

What future Jagoe Homes projects are you most excited for?

We are fortunate to always have new developments that we’re getting into, so I’m always excited to see how our product competes and if we need to design something new for our buyers. I’m hoping Homerama leads to custom home buyers wanting to experience what a lifestyle is like in a Jagoe Home. We have tried several different home styles besides Craftsman, Mountain, Tudor and even Victorian, but I’m most looking forward to introducing farmhouse style elevations very soon! After that we could see something more like modern style elevations.

Additional comments from Paul DiGiorgio:

When you see a finished product like our Homearama home, you can bet our team is excited in having put our best effort into it.  From your first impression standing at the curb and then experiencing the plan as you walk through it, to the furnishings and the trendy design touches, an entire team of staff members that comprises every aspect of the home building industry has come together to make it happen.  There’s too many people to list, but our team has been one of the best working experiences I’ve had in this industry. They are passionate professionals who are so good at what they do. It often amazes me at how much we accomplish together, and we are all thankful in being fortunate enough to have the opportunity to participate in Homearama this year.

Personalize & Price your New Jagoe Home today!

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2018 ROMP Fest

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2018 ROMP Fest – International Bluegrass Music Museum – Owensboro, KY

Join us June 27th – 30th at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky for the 15th Annual ROMP Music Festival

Jagoe Homes is proud to announce that we are the 2018 ROMP Fest  Official After Party Sponsor!  ROMP is a 4-Day music festival will return to Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park led by iconic artist, Alison Krauss, bluegrass and country music legend, Ricky Skaggs, the ‘Father of Newgrass,’ Sam Bush, and Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame member, Doyle Lawson. Additional acts include Rhiannon Giddens, We Banjo 3, and Billy Strings.

Daviess County’s Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its nature trails, winding creek and fishing lake, and sweeping tree-lines, plays host to ROMP each year. A full line-up of artist-led instrument workshops takes place throughout the day, as ROMP artists interact with fans and players of all ages and skill levels. Other workshops and forums include songwriting, clogging and flat-foot dancing, yoga (all levels), and bluegrass jamming 101.

Additional offerings at ROMP Festival include organic and farm-to-table food vendors, craft vendors featuring Kentucky Proud products, art installations and professionally-led children’s activities.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam throughout the weekend, as well as dance the night away at the late night stage, featuring nationally acclaimed acts in the park’s rustic Pioneer Village, the setting for the Jagoe Homes After Party!

Be sure that you stop by the big, red Jagoe Homes Canopy across from the Main Stage to register for your chance to WIN a hammock!   You can also grab some shade if you need a rest, or a koozie to keep your drink cool.  If your looking for competitive rates or more financing options, visit with our preferred lender FBC Mortgage!

 

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We are the Official After Party Sponsor! #CrossTheCreek

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During the festival Americana dance bands will be lighting up the night with a hybrid of bluegrass and dance music from the front porch of the iconic cabin in Pioneer Village. If you are willing and able to withstand hours of dancing and smiling, then you need to be at the All-Night After-Parties! Join us at Pioneer Village, which is only a short walking distance from the main stage. Your general admission tickets include access to the After Parties! #CrossTheCreek

 

 

Keep up with all of the fun during the festival even when you’re on the move! Download the ROMP App on your smartphone:
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About the International Bluegrass Music Museum:

The International Bluegrass Music Museum is a 501c3 non-profit located in Owensboro, Kentucky focused on gathering, preserving, exhibiting and disseminating the artifacts, history, collection and performance art of the global history of bluegrass music through an educational experience.

Formed in 1991, the IBMM is currently constructing a new building in downtown Owensboro, KY along the Ohio River.  Just three blocks west of the current location, this new facility will double the museum’s exhibit space and incorporate a 450 seat theater, an outdoor performance area, expanded research library, rooftop restaurant and much more. Their Grand Opening Weekend will be October 18th – 20th, 2018!

Don’t miss out on all of the fun! Get your Tickets to ROMP today!

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2018 Louisville Tour of New Homes

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Join Us for the 2018 Louisville Tour of New Homes

The Louisville Tour of New Homes is a scattered site tour produced by the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville (BIA). This is the perfect starting point for anyone planning to purchase a new Jagoe home or build one in the future! This is a FREE, family-friendly event that will be open from Noon – 6 PM on April 28th & 29th.

Glenmary Commons is “House 26” in the Tour of New Homes, and features our Sutton Craftsman plan. You will be able to tour this Model Home as well as view the sites of Move-In Ready homes that will be ready for their new owners in June. Both Move-In Ready homes in Glenmary Commons qualify for our special Pick a Bunch of Savings incentive, where you can save $4,000 on the Owen Craftsman, and $6,000 on the Turner Craftsman!

Please visit the BIA website to view the Tour Map as well as other Resources they have provided for the Tour of New Homes.

Download the ParadeCraze App for the Tour of New Homes today!

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