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Standard or Craftsman – Which is the best Jagoe Home style for you?

Many of our new customers want to know the difference between a Standard Jagoe Home and a Craftsman Jagoe Home.

Our Online Advisor Team’s most frequently asked question on this topic is – what is the difference in the price? Allow our V.P. of Architecture, Paul DiGiorgio, to elaborate…

  • 9′ ceilings are included in all Craftsman plans.
  • Craftsman ceilings are all flat, while the Standard ceilings have vaulted or cathedral ceilings.
  • Staggered kitchen cabinets are also standard in all Craftsman plans. This allows for much taller cabinets, and therefore much more cabinet space. Some homeowners prefer straight-lay cabinets to the staggered, or the increasingly popular 42″ wall cabinets, which are only available with the 9′ ceilings.
  • Windows in a Standard Jagoe Home come with the classic 3′ x 5′ with traditional grill pattern. Craftsman windows have a 4-lite grill pattern and are much larger in size.
  • The exterior of the Standard vs the Craftsman is probably the most obvious difference. Standard exteriors are mostly brick and monotone. Craftsman exteriors offer diversity with a pleasing mixture of siding, brick and stone. Details such as tapered columns and brackets, board and batten and shake siding allow Jagoe Homeowners to play with their own personal style!

A few of our more popular plans offering both styles include the Norwegian, Summit, Cumberland and Patriot. Select a community you would like to build or purchase your new Jagoe Home in, then select the plan and style you desire.

Which do you prefer – Standard or Craftsman?

 

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The Cumberland

 

The Summit

 

The Patriot

 

Looking for more of a Farmhouse style? View More Jagoe Home Designs!

2020 Trends in Interior Design

2020 Trends in Interior Design – Amelia Laster, AKBD

The 2020 International Builders Show (IBS) allowed Jagoe Homes’ Design & Merchandising Manager, Amelia Laster, AKBD, to zero in on 2020 trends. With new Model Homes coming soon, Amelia got an exclusive look on new and fresh ideas in home design.

Amelia’s Top 5, 2020 Trends from IBS:
  • Mixing Neutrals: “It’s not just about gray anymore.” Amelia claims, “you’ll see warmer neutrals mixed with gray.” Neutrals are a calming and easy way to decorate any room. You should choose EITHER a warm or a cool tone, but not both. Warm undertones will be slightly green or yellow, while cool undertones will be a bit pink or blue. Many of our homeowners choose Light French Gray by Sherwin Williams for their interior paint. For a pleasing neutral exterior, many homeowners go with Driftwood or Country Beige by Exterior Portfolio.
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  • Biophilia: Let the outside in! The biophilia hypothesis suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. Thus, with this 2020 trend, “we will see a lot more plants and organic movement in accent pieces,” says Amelia. Being on top of this trend could be as simple as bringing in a couple house plants, growing your own herbs in your kitchen or selecting a more tropical wallpaper. There are many plants that love the shade, such as ivy, venus fly traps or cacti.
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  • Wallpaper: “We are still seeing a lot of geometric design in wallpapers, but florals are increasing in popularity,” states Amelia on this 2020 Trend. Peel and stick wallpaper is a favorite of hers to use. It’s easy to apply and looks fantastic! Some floral wallpaper may have a larger design, while others are more dainty. Some may be more bold with color, while others are neutral. Wallpaper can be fun and inviting when used correctly and in the right spaces. Target has many options to choose from when you are ready to choose a peel and stick wallpaper.
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  • Patterned Backsplashes: Amelia saw SEVERAL of these on the IBS Show Floor! These patterns can be geometric, organic or a stamped pattern. A simple herringbone can be accomplished with subway tile, or a busier mosaic tile can liven up a space. Some tile may be as elegant and simple as a hexagonal, white tile. Backsplashes that also incorporate some mirror aspects give them a special depth, like this one from Daltile.
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  • Earth Tones: “But not necessarily brown… ” Amelia clarifies. “Blues, greens and clay colors are really popular right now, and can create interesting, earthy tones.” Even deep reds and tans can bring instant coziness to a room, while cool blues and grays can be reminiscent of the outdoors, making a soothing atmosphere. Pairing these earth tones with a neutral creates a wonderful palette. Oranges and greens together also create a more modern feel because of the striking juxtaposition. The Sherwin Williams 2020 Color Mix Palette reflects these earth tones perfectly! Amelia used some tones from this palette in our 2018 Homearama home in Louisville, KY, which you can see in the photo of the living room below. Take a Virtual Tour of our 2018 Homearama home!

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2019 Jagoe Homes Year in Review

2019 Jagoe Homes Year in Review

We had an explosive year at Jagoe Homes in 2019 and are expecting even more from 2020. We want to share with you what we believe are huge successes, accomplishments and milestones that we met as a home builder. We have overcome obstacles, found areas to develop and strengthen, and established priorities.

What brings us the most joy year in and year out, is the fact that we are able to build new Jagoe Homes for families in Louisville, Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. From families visiting our Model Homes or setting appointments for a first-time visit, and for each step throughout their journey to new home ownership, for all of us at Jagoe Homes, this is a humbling and wonderful experience.

We appreciate our employees who work day in and day out to help Jagoe Homes reach goals to make our company the best it can possibly be. We also want to thank the realtor community, our preferred lender, FBC Mortgage, trade partners and affiliates.

Jagoe Homes introduced a new, interactive Design Tool!

Our future homeowners can now Design their new Jagoe Home using our Interactive Online Design Tool! We were very excited to give our customers a way to visualize what their new Jagoe Home will look like once the exterior is completed. Additionally, it allows them to click on features of a home that are not included in the base home plan. For example, if a customer wanted to add a fireplace, covered patio or drop zone in the family entry, this is easily visualized by clicking through the options that are available for that home plan. Start designing your new Jagoe Home online!

 

Jagoe Homes is awarded with the Foundation Builder Award and the Platinum Builder Award from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty!

Jagoe Homes was awarded the Foundation Builder Award for a lifetime achievement of exceptional customer service and protection for homebuyers. In addition, Jagoe Homes was also awarded the Platinum Builder Award for outstanding performance for skilled craftsmanship and improving quality of housing in the homebuilding industry! As a 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty builder member, Jagoe Homes is honored to provide every home we build with 10 full years of structural home warranty protection from the nation’s leading home warranty company.

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Foundation Builder Award

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Platinum Builder Award

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Jagoe Homes attended the International Builders Show in Las Vegas.

The International Builders Show (IBS) is a world-wind for Jagoe Homes employees. This year we were able to take all upper management and the marketing team. IBS is an important part of our year. We find extreme value in the education it provides from our industry’s top-ranking trainers and professionals, and the elaborate showcasing of new products from our vendors. This is where we met with Rendering House, the company that powers our new Interactive Design Tool!

We opened 10 New Communities & New Sections of Existing Communities.

With the closing of The Vinings Subdivision in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Jagoe Homes opened its new community, Magnolia Hills! At the Grand Release Event, we sold eight home sites to now Jagoe Homeowners. Magnolia Hills was a cool project for our Design & merchandising Manager, Amelia Laster, because she was able to Reuse & Redesign with a lot of the furniture from The Vinings!

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We also opened Brook Stone Estates in Jeffersontown, Kentucky! This is a unique Jagoe Homes community in Louisville because it’s in the heart of J-Town and offers 1-Story & 2-Story homes with Basement options. We have sold several home sites in Brook Stones Estates with many remaining for other families in J-Town!

At the end of September, we hosted the Blevins Farm Grand Release Event, where 4 home sites were sold! The occasion launched home site sales for our newest community in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Blevins Farm, which features single-family homes, is located in the Three Springs Road Corridor. The new community reflects the beauty of T.J. and Georgia Blevins’ famed Hackney bred horses.  With home sites selling briskly at the well-attended Grand Release Event, the community’s remaining home sites will sell out soon!

Lastly on the brand, new communities front, we opened Lone Oak Village! Residents of Highview enjoy the balanced lifestyle the area offers: a peaceful community just minutes from all the exciting activities of Louisville. Highview itself is host to its own array of excellent shopping, dining, schools, and more! Jagoe Homes is proud to bring you Lone Oak Village, our newest Louisville community you’ll love to call home.

We also opened several new sections of existing communities…

Jagoe Homes participated and sponsored in community events!

2019 brought on another amazing year at Friday After 5 in Owensboro! Friday After 5 is Where the Weekend Begins! We enjoyed every Friday during the 16-week, free concert series on the Jagoe Homes Patio Stage at the RiverPark Center for family fun in Owensboro, Kentucky! This award-winning, summer-long festival celebrated its 23rd season with more than 60 bands and added another new event and venue to the Friday night party series.

We are BIG Bluegrass lovers, so we also enjoyed another year of sponsorship at ROMP! ROMP is a 4-day music festival celebrating the roots and branches of Bluegrass music. Hosted by the Bluegrass Music Museum & Hall of Fame, ROMP is held annually in Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Jagoe Homes also participated in the 2019 Gaslight Festival in historic J-Town! The Gaslight Festival, presented by The Chamber Jeffersontown, brings an estimated 200,000 visitors to Jeffersontown every year. The festival now hosts a motorcycle rally, car show, golf scramble, 5K, parade, balloon glow, children’s playground, live entertainment and over 200 arts, crafts and commercial booths.

Of course, Jagoe Homes participated in Parade of Homes!

We kicked off 2019 withe the Spring Tour of Homes in Evansville & Newburgh. Sometime after that in May, we were a part of the Tour of New Homes, which is a free event that features new construction homes and new home communities throughout the Louisville area.

The main events for Parade of Homes occurs in June. Evansville & Newburgh kick off parade season with Chefs on Parade – a really neat event in which each of the seven participating Parade of Homes entries are paired with a local Chef who prepares their fine cuisine at a parade home! We opened SIX Jagoe Homes during the 2019 SIBA Parade of Homes!

Shortly after, we opened seven Jagoe Homes in the 2019 Owensboro Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Owensboro (HBAO)!

The Bowling Green Parade of Homes occurs a little later in September, and is presented by the Builders Association of South Central Kentucky. We opened two Jagoe Model Homes for this tour, including our brand-new Model Home in Magnolia Hills!

To close off the year, the Fall Tour of Homes in Owensboro and Evansville & Newburgh occurred at the end of October. Both parades were hosted on the same weekend. We opened several Jagoe Homes for the public to tour in the Homebuilders Association of Owensboro‘s Fall Tour and the SIBA Fall Tour of Homes.

We took home several awards in 2019!

In addition to the 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty awards, we also received…

We had an amazing first year with our Preferred Lender,  FBC Mortgage!

As our preferred lender, FBC Mortgage helped us to welcome many new Jagoe Homeowners in 2019! This is a wonderful partnership that we are excited to continue in 2020. Contact FBC Mortgage to get prequalified today, and in the meantime, read up on preparing your credit and down payment assistance.

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We are looking forward to another FANTASTIC year at Jagoe Homes in 2020! Cheers to 2019!

Buying vs. Renting in 2020

Buying vs. Renting in 2020

Buying your new Jagoe Home is a wonderful experience and an important milestone in your life! Especially if you are going from renting to homeownership, this time can prove to be a major transition.

Homeownership has always been considered a benchmark of the American dream. However, many families have chosen to find domestic bliss without paying a mortgage in recent years. What they’re missing are the big benefits of homeownership that just can’t be replaced by renting.

BIG Benefits of Homeownership:
  1. Owning a home is CHEAPER than renting. Although purchasing a home is more expensive at the outset, it can be cheaper than renting in the long term if you play your cards right. According to real estate website Trulia, homeownership is 38% cheaper on average than renting nationally, which is a 3% decrease from 2013. Their calculations are based on a traditional 20% down, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. They compared the total costs of homeownership, which includes maintenance, taxes, and insurance, to the total costs of renting for the same period. They attribute the drastic difference in costs to the rising costs of rent and the low fixed-rate mortgage rate, which currently sits at 4.3%. That’s not to say that buying a home isn’t expensive – you’d still have to come up with the 20% down payment or pay mortgage insurance that would eat into your overall savings. Read More on Down Payment Assistance! The fact is by paying more up front on your own home, you can save money in the long run. And since all Jagoe Homes are built Energy Smartyou end up saving thousands in energy costs!
  2. It forces you to SAVE and build equity! One of the most significant benefits of homeownership is building equity, which is your share of the value of your home. Read More on First-Time Home Buyer Help! In more technical terms, it’s the difference between the market value of your home and the amount that you still owe. If you buy a home now, imagine how much equity you could have by retirement! Instead of your money disappearing into your landlord’s pocket each month, you’ll be paying into something that can become more valuable over time.
  3. Mortgage costs stay the SAME as Rents RISE. If you get a fixed-rate mortgage on a home purchase, your mortgage payment can never change. Unless a renter is in a rent-controlled building or neighborhood, their rent is at risk of rising every year. Since the mortgage payment is the bulk of the owner’s housing payment, this creates a lot of budget stability. As for the other costs, both owners and renters have insurance, although insurance isn’t required for renters like it is for owners. That fee can change very slightly year over year. And while owners have property taxes that renters don’t, and property taxes can rise as the home appreciates, this fee is tax deductible. Speak with our preferred lender, FBC Mortgage, for competitive rates and more financing options!
  4. Your home can appreciate in value over time. Let’s be frank — property doesn’t always appreciate in value, which many learned the hard way in 2008. However, many experts believe that the worst is behind us. If you do your research and purchase a home with both eyes wide open, your home’s value may increase each year that you own it. Zillow economist Stan Humphries estimates that the average house appreciates in value around 3.5% each year, but some areas experience steeper increases. For more information, visit our Home Loan Learning Center.
  5. It is more stable and give you stronger social ties to your community. Buying a home is a big step in settling down and putting down roots in a community. Researchers find that not only do homeowners gain a sense of stability when they settle into their first home, but they also contribute to neighborhood stability. A study compiled by researchers with the National Association of Realtors shows that homeowners move less frequently than renters and stay in their homes for longer periods of time. Between 2010 and 2011, only 4.7% of homeowners relocated, but 26% of renters ended up moving, with many citing housing-related reasons.
  6. You can build your dream home. As a renter, you’re basically living in somebody else’s home and are subject to their rules. When you build your new Jagoe home, you have absolute control over what goes into your home. In the survey conducted by Freddie Mac, 89% of renters said that being able to redecorate their living space would be a perk of owning their own home. Luckily for new home buyers, you get to style your home exactly how you want it. From the floorplan, to the countertops, to the size of kitchen sink – all aspects are uniquely built to your families’ needs. If you fantasize about customizing your dream house, purchasing or building your own home is the only way to make that dream happen.

Design Your New Jagoe Home Online!

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Why build a new home?
  1. A previously owned home can be a great value, but it can also come with hidden defects that a standard home inspection won’t reveal. What may seem like a great value, may not end up paying off. As well, most older homes don’t meet today’s Energy standards, which is money out of your pocket every heating and cooling season.
  2. All Jagoe Homes are built Energy Smart! A new Jagoe Home is built to the highest standards in the industry and with painstaking attention to detail, backed by our full-time service and warranty department. And your Jagoe home will be incredibly energy-efficient; all new Jagoe homes are inspected and tested by a certified RESNET rater, which scores home energy performance.
  3. All Jagoe Homes are backed by a 2-10 Home Buyers WarrantyThis covers 10 full years of structural defect coverage for load-bearing components, 2 full years of systems surety coverage against defects in wiring, piping, and ductwork in electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, ventilating, and mechanical systems, and 1 full year of surety coverage against defects in workmanship and materials.

Speak with our preferred lender, FBC Mortgage, and build your new Jagoe Home TODAY!

 

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Kitchen Designs | Jagoe Homes

Kitchen Designs | Jagoe Model Homes

We had another incredible year at Jagoe Homes! Since the kitchen is such a focal point in any home, we want to share some of the amazing product that goes into a Jagoe kitchen.

The kitchen is a room for families to gather, eat and enjoy each other’s company. Therefore, it is a very important room in any Jagoe Home!

We took the time to compile a list of Jagoe Model Homes that feature some of our more recent kitchen designs.

You can start designing your Jagoe Home ONLINE now!

Eastwick at Berkshire | Leonardo CraftsmanNewburgh, IN

Take a Virtual Tour! Notable features include our newest cabinet color in 42″ Straight-Lay Wall Cabinets.

Cabinets: Aristokraft CabinetryBenton Birch Burlap

Cabinet Hardware: Richelieu, Brushed Nickel Handle, BP873128-195

Countertops: Formica, 1.5″ Thick Square Edge with Crown Mould, White Ice Granite Matte

Backsplash: Emser, Subway Tile w/ Bullnose, White with Pewter Grout

Paint Finish: Sherwin WilliamsWorldly Gray

Sink Faucet: Delta, Essa Single Handle Pull Down, Arctic Stainless

Appliances: GEStainless Steel Finish

Flooring: Congoleum, ArmorCore UR, Steel Wool

 

Magnolia HillsPatriot Craftsman w/ 3-Car Garage – Bowling Green, KY

Take a Virtual Tour! Notable features include wainscoting detail on the back of the kitchen island.

Cabinets: Aristokraft Cabinetry, Straight-Lay, Level 2 with Crown Mould, Brellin Full Overlay White Laminate 

Cabinet Hardware: Richelieu, Satin Nickel Cup Pull & Brushed Nickel Knobs, BP53010-45; BP9041-195

Countertops: Caesarstone, 3 cm Quartz Pencil Edge, Montblanc

Backsplash: Emser, Subway Tile w/ Bullnose, 4″ X 16″ Gloss in White with Warm Gray Grout

Paint Finish: Sherwin WilliamsWorldly Gray

Sink: Blanco, Precis Undermount Sink, Super Single Bowl in Cinder

Sink Faucet: Delta, Essa Single Handle Pull Down, Arctic Stainless

Appliances: GESlate Finish

Flooring: Prolex Flooring, Salem Village Collection, Birch Engineered 3/8″ X 5″ Hardwood Flooring, Wheat

 

The Legends at Bluegrass CommonsCumberland Craftsman – Owensboro, KY

Take a Virtual Tour! Notable features include the  upgraded kitchen layout with floating shelves.

Cabinets: Aristokraft Cabinetry, Straight-Lay, Level 2 with Crown Mould, Ellis in White

Cabinet Hardware: Richelieu, Chrome/Matte Black Handle, BP801128-140/900

Countertops: Formica, 1.5″ Thick Square Edge, White Ice Granite Matte

Backsplash: Emser, Subway Tile w/ Bullnose, 4″ X 16″ Gloss in White with Pewter Grout

Paint Finish: Sherwin WilliamsExtra White

Sink Faucet: Delta, Essa Single Handle Pull Down, Black

Appliances: GE, Black Slate Finish

Pendant Lighting: Kichler, Edmund Mini Pendant in Satin Black

Flooring: Congoleum, ArmorCore UR, Rainy Evening 

 

The Acoustics at Bluegrass CommonsMandolin – Owensboro, KY

Take a Virtual Tour!

Cabinets: Aristokraft Cabinetry, Staggered Heights, Level 2 with Crown Mould, Brellin Full Overlay Stone Gray Laminate 

Cabinet Hardware: Richelieu, Polished Nickel Handle, BP810128180

Countertops: Caesarstone, 3 cm Granite, Level 1, Valle Nevado

Backsplash: Emser, Subway Tile w/ Bullnose, White with Pewter Grout

Paint Finish: Sherwin WilliamsRepose Gray

Sink Faucet: Delta, Essa Single Handle Pull Down, Chrome

Appliances: GE, Stainless Steel Finish

Pendant Lighting: KichlerEverly in Chrome

Flooring: Prolex Flooring, Salem Village Collection, Birch Engineered 3/8″ X 5″ Hardwood Flooring, Wheat

 

Brook Stone EstatesRevolution Craftsman w/ 3-Car Garage – Jeffersontown, KY

Take a Virtual Tour! Notable features include the additional Butler’s Pantry off of the Kitchen into the Dining Room.

Cabinets: Aristokraft Cabinetry, 42″ Straight-Lay with Crown Mould, Level 2, Ellis White Laminate 

Cabinet Hardware: Richelieu, Brushed Nickel Handle, BP2606128-195

Countertops: Caesarstone, 3 cm Quartz Pencil Edge, Montblanc

Backsplash: Emser, Subway Tile w/ Bullnose, 4″ X 16″ Gloss in Gray with White Grout

Paint Finish: Sherwin WilliamsAlabaster

Sink: Blanco, Precis Undermount Sink, Super Single Bowl in Cinder

Sink Faucet: Delta, Essa Single Handle Pull Down, Arctic Stainless

Pendant Lighting: KichlerRiviera in Brushed Nickel

Appliances: GE, Stainless Steel Finish

Flooring: Prolex Flooring, Salem Village Collection, Birch Engineered 3/8″ X 5″ Hardwood Flooring, Wheat

 

Turnberry at BerkshireStanford Craftsman w/ 3-Car Garage – Newburgh, IN

Take a Virtual Tour! Notable features include floating wood shelves, stainless steel hood and adjacent butler’s pantry.

Cabinets: Aristokraft Cabinetry, 42″ Straight-Lay with Crown Mould, Level 2, Ellis White Laminate 

Cabinet Hardware: Richelieu, Brushed Nickel Handle, BP810128-195

Countertops: Caesarstone, 3 cm Quartz Pencil Edge, Frosty Carrina

Backsplash: Emser, Subway Tile w/ Bullnose, 4″ X 16″ Gloss in Gray with White Grout

Paint Finish: Sherwin WilliamsRepose Gray

Sink: Blanco, Precis Undermount Sink, Super Single Bowl in Metallic Gray

Sink Faucet: Delta, Essa Single Handle Pull Down, Chrome

Pendant Lighting: KichlerKeller in Shadow Nickel

Appliances: GE, Stainless Steel Finish

Flooring: Prolex Flooring, Salem Village Collection, Birch Engineered 3/8″ X 5″ Hardwood Flooring, Wheat

 

All Jagoe Homes are built Energy Smart and come with a 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. Contact our preferred lender, FBC Mortgage, for financing options!