September 28th, 2012
Brian R. Ball, Columbus Business First
Nationwide Realty’s Jerome Village gets commitments from Truberry Homes, Fischer Homes
Two more homebuilders have joined the list of those committing to Jerome Village outside Dublin in Jerome Township.
Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. hascontracted Fischer Homes to build on 29 lots in its Glacier Ridge Neighborhood 6 subdivision. It also reeled in Dublin-based Truberry Custom Homes for 28 lots. The homebuilders will build on all 57 single-family lots planned for the subdivision off Brock Road east of Hyland-Croy Road.
Truberry President Scott Shively said the move comes as lots in nearby Tartan Ridge begin to sell out.
“This seemed like a good year to get in,” he said of the mixed-used development.
The Glacier Ridge section, he said, “has pretty spectacular walkout (basement) lots and it’s surrounded by trees.”
The lots will cost $80,000 to $100,000 each, he said. The houses built on them are expected to start in the mid-$400,000s for a 2,800-square-foot residence, though Shively expects the average house to include 3,300 square feet of living space with
finished lower levels and patios.
Shively hopes to have three houses under construction by late October. He expects Truberry to complete building on the lots within three years.
Fischer Homes Marketing Manager Steve Whaley said the Crestview Hills, Ky.-based builder expects to get its model home under construction this fall as well.
Whaley lauded Jerome Village’s “rural, rustic” feel. Its ranch and two-story houses will start in the $310,000s for a 2,157-square-foot home. Some houses may be as large as 4,000 square feet.
“We think these will appeal to the Columbus buyer,” Whaley said.
Nationwide Realty already had attracted three builders to the 130-lot Glacier Park Neighborhood 7. Schottenstein Homes LLC has 93 lots set aside for development, with 10 houses built and occupied. The Gahanna builder also has 14 houses in contract and two speculative houses under construction.
Meanwhile, Powell-based Compass Homes’ model is nearing completion, two houses are under construction and construction on two more is ready to get under way within two weeks. And Lewis Center’s 3 Pillar Homes sold its first house and has two more
Separately, New England Homes of Lewis Center built and sold a house on a buyer’s lot in the subdivision. Compass and Fischer have 11 lots to develop after giving up rights to seven lots each so the Building Industry Association can bring its annual Parade of Homes to Glacier Park in June.