Wondering what it’s like to buy a home with MasterCraft? We know that the decision to buy a new home is not a small one, especially when you’re building it from the ground up! That’s why we sat down with two of our recent buyers to hear what they had to say about why they selected MasterCraft to build their new semi-custom home, what factors influenced their decision to live in SilverLeaf, and everything in between.
Meet MasterCraft’s New Home Buyers
MasterCraft was lucky enough to work with two of our recent homebuyers, Yuki Brennan and Kelman and Melissa Debski. They both recently purchased homes in SilverLeaf, a new master-planned community in St. Johns County.
Having relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, from California, the Brennan’s knew exactly what they were searching for in their next home. Their must-haves included a safe community near top-rated schools with water or natural preserve views. “Location within St. Johns County was also a big factor!” Yuki told us.
While the Debski’s re-location was a bit of a shorter one, having initially been in the Bartram Park area, this family was ready for their next home, searching specifically for “a new community, with long-term growth potential.”
Both families considered various homebuilders throughout Northeast Florida before finally choosing to work with MasterCraft. “MasterCraft was unmatched in their quality, standards, reputation, certifications, attention to detail, and customer service,” said Yuki. “We were also really drawn to the design of homes offered, which are aligned with our style.” While the Debski’s left their final decision up to reviews stating, “Today, reviews hold a lot of weight…When we started to dig further into builders, MasterCraft quickly stood out as our number one choice. Their ‘standards’ were far superior to any of the other builders. We also looked at their move-in ready homes, and we could see the difference between the two builders. The most significant differentiation between MasterCraft was the fact that MasterCraft is one of the few builders in Northeast Florida who hold the Florida Builder Master Certification. This is a prestige certification that only a few builders have, and this certification was what made us sign with MasterCraft.”
Location, Location, Location
MasterCraft Builder Group offers homes in five master-planned communities throughout Northeast Florida, so we asked our recent home buyers what made them choose SilverLeaf. “When looking at the plans for this development, we knew SilverLeaf would be a beautiful new community. We specifically liked the location, amenities, and the fact that MasterCraft was one of the builders,” Yuki said. While the Debskis described, “SilverLeaf is supposed to mimic Nocatee as one of the largest master-planned communities in Northeast Florida. When we found out about SilverLeaf and its long-term growth strategy, we began exploring our options, and from there, we knew immediately this was where we wanted to move. Having the opportunity to move into a community like SilverLeaf as one of the first homeowners sealed the deal for us.”
Choosing a Home that Fits Your Lifestyle
Floorplans are where all the details come together, and at MasterCraft, we know that what works for one family may not work for yours. That’s why we offer a variety of floorplans as well as numerous upgrade options to help you craft the home of your dreams. Whether you need a home with multiple bedrooms or an additional room to convert into an office or playroom, MasterCraft has the floorplan for you.
“We chose the Jasper Model because we loved the layout. Having two small children, it’s perfect for our family,” Yuki told us. “The flex room is going to make a wonderful play area that can be adapted as our children grow older.” That’s the beauty of building with MasterCraft, your home will be well-equipped with everything you need, with the ability to grow as your family grows while also offering you the ability to make changes as you need. Melissa described why her family decided to go with the Jack Model, stating, “The open floorplan and the three bedrooms with the additional flex room were ideal. We needed to turn the flex room into an office, so it was as easy as adding French doors. With the other models, we would have had to convert the room into an office. Also, we are not fans of Jack and Jill bathrooms, so adjusting the floorplan to what we wanted would have cost us more than we wanted to spend. Finally, the Jack floorplan was affordable enough for us to upgrade the house the way we wanted to and still stay reasonably within our budget. We can get a lot of house for the price point we wanted to stay at.”
Working with MasterCraft
We want your new home experience to be as stress-free as possible, that’s why we do everything we can to help you along the way. When asked about their favorite part of working with MasterCraft, Yuki said, “Whenever we had a question or concern, our home consultant, Mark Wolfe, was always there with a quick response. We always felt that we were in good hands. MasterCraft stands by their work, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to friends and family. We already have!”
The Debskis described their experience, “They treat everyone as their most important customer. Other builders shrug you off or try to get you to sign to move forward in the process, but MasterCraft took the time to listen to us and help us make the right choice. Once we decided to sign, they let us know the process from start to finish, what our expectations were, and who/when we would be meeting with.” Providing our buyers with everything they need to make the home buying process more comfortable is what we’re here for, and we’re happy to help along the way.
SilverLeaf is a family-friendly community that invites homeowners to live amongst nature, offering residents plenty of activities, and has luxury amenities for the whole family to enjoy – all with no CDD fees. With over ten floorplans to choose from, and with square footage ranging from 1,480 to 3,980 feet, the options for your next home are endless at SilverLeaf. Whether you’re looking for extra space to work from home, need more bedrooms, or maybe a playroom for the kids, SilverLeaf floorplans have everything you may need and more.
Residents of SilverLeaf will have the opportunity to enjoy many resort-style amenities without the expensive price tag. These amenities include miles of bicycle and walking paths, community swimming pools and splash parks, sports fields, dog parks, tennis and pickleball courts, as well as multiple neighborhood parks and playgrounds. SilverLeaf is also zoned for almost two million square feet of mixed-use and commercial space, providing residents with easy access to dining, shopping, medical, and other business services.
Build Your Next Home with MasterCraft
We know that there are plenty of decisions that go into choosing your next home. When it comes to what new buyers are looking for, it differs from family to family. But no matter what you’re searching for in your next home, MasterCraft is here to provide it for you. There are plenty of decisions to be made such as location, floorplans, layout, design, site, and all of the little details that help make your home yours. We want your home to be everything you want and more, which is why we’ll work with you every step of the way. We are here to answer any questions you may have and help to ensure that the home you choose is the perfect fit for you.
At MasterCraft, we want you to love where you live, both in and outside your home. That’s why we work alongside you, answering questions, and helping you choose the home that best fits your needs. If you’re ready to take the next step toward your new home, contact us today. Or, to learn more about the SilverLeaf community, visit here.