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McKee Homes Sponsors Fayetteville Woodpeckers Alzheimer’s Awareness Night

McKee Homes is excited to be a part of minor-league baseballs’ return to Fayetteville, NC and will sponsor the Fayetteville Woodpeckers 2019 Alzheimer’s Awareness night on July 27th, 2019.

It’s no secret that Fayetteville Woodpeckers inaugural season has created a lot of excitement in Fayetteville, NC! It’s no surprise really, the team has given Fayetteville a good reason to be excited. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are the Class A affiliate of the 2017 World Series Champions: the Houston Astros. Recently the team moved into their new home, Segra Stadium, in Cool Springs District of downtown Fayetteville. With its headquarters located just blocks from Segra Stadium, McKee Homes was excited to see how the team would impact the community. The proximity of Segra Stadium to McKee’s home base, and the Fayetteville Woodpeckers’ desire to increase Alzheimer’s awareness, made McKee’s sponsorship of their Alzheimer’s Awareness night a natural pairing. On this night, McKee Homes will help the team “Paint the Park Purple” to increase Alzheimer’s Awareness in the Fayetteville, NC community.

A Cause that Hits Home

Spreading awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease is near and dear to McKee Homes. Owner Pat McKee is all too familiar with the impact Alzheimer’s has on those afflicted as well as their loved ones. Pat’s father Joe succumbed after a ten-year battle with this devastating disease. While Joe McKee had a long and successful career in business, he also personally built new homes for his family. Alzheimer’s robbed him of his dream of one day becoming a new home builder. When Pat and his brother Mike formed McKee Homes, they dedicated the company to the memory of their father. In hopes that one day other families will not have to face the heartbreak caused by Alzheimer’s disease, they established the Joe McKee Memorial Alzheimer Fund. A percentage of every home sale by McKee Homes goes into this fund to support Alzheimer’s research and care. In addition, the McKees work closely with the Eastern North Carolina Service Area of the Alzheimer’s Association®, supporting efforts such as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Awareness is incredibly important because early detection is key in receiving beneficial and appropriate treatment. Often, people impacted by Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed too late and miss the opportunity to receive the best possible treatment. By increasing awareness in its community, McKee Homes hopes to help create a World Without Alzheimer’s.

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McKee Homes Golf Course Communities

Every year near the beginning of April, golf fans from around the world pay heed to a revered golf institution: The Masters Tournament. After watching an event as epic as The Masters Tournament, many golf aficionados find themselves day dreaming of living on, near, or adjacent to a quality golf course. They may even want the “country club” lifestyle. Buying a new home in a golf course community that accommodates this lifestyle is the first step toward making this dream a reality.

The Sandhills region of North Carolina is home to golf courses revered by professional and causal golf enthusiasts. Pinehurst, NC is known as “The Home of American Golf”, and the famous Pinehurst #2 course has hosted the US Open on several occasions.

McKee Homes has new home communities in the Sandhills that offer easy access to premium greens and resorts. If you’re looking for a new home community near professional level courses and country club amenities, McKee Homes has the golf course community for you.

Mid South Club:

Mid South Club is a serene gated community of 540 acres, located just 4 miles from the Village of Pinehurst and Pinehurst #2. The community features an Arnold Palmer signature golf course. This fantastic course was ranked by the NC Golf Panel as one of the Top 100 Golf Courses in North Carolina, and #13 of the Top 50 Public or Semi-Private Courses in NC.

Eagle Point

The Eagle Point neighborhood of Mid South Club is a golf-lovers dream. Ideally situated between the 9th and 17th holes, Eagle Point homes offer views of the fairway just outside the back door. A natural lake (and water hazard) complete with nearby pine trees creates a scenic backdrop for this area.

Additionally, Eagle Point offers McKee Homes’ Epcon floor plan collection. These energy efficient open floor plans include upscale features. Stylish granite counter tops, designer cabinet hardware, and stainless steel appliances are all available at Eagle Point. Additionally, Epcon floor plans include wide interior doorways, private courtyards, and flat steps between indoor & outdoor spaces. These features make Ecpon floor plans ideal for anyone looking toward retirement while desiring an active golf filled lifestyle.

Palmer’s Preserve

One of Mid South Club’s newest communities, Palmer’s Preserve, features stunning lots overlooking the 2nd, 3rd and 4th holes. These private and wooded interior lots, ranging from .25 – 1 acre, are nestled in a desirable cul-de-sac. Homes in Palmer’s Preserve feature McKee Homes’ Craftsman elevation, which creates a uniquely refined look.

Mid South Club memberships are available to residents for an additional annual fee, and include access to Mid South Club and Talamore resorts, the golf course, clubhouse, tennis courts, pool, and driving range. HOA fees include a private gate, 24 hour security, and private street & common area maintenance. Additionally, Mid South Club is located in Moore County close to west gates of Fort Bragg, making it convenient for active duty or retired golf enthusiasts.

Legacy Lakes

Legacy Lakes is a community located in Aberdeen, NC, just a short distance from Southern Pines and Pinehurst. It’s 400 acres offer ample pine trees, natural lakes, and the rolling fairways of its Jack Nicklaus Designed “Legacy Golf Links” course. Renovated in 2012, the playable yet challenging course has hosted an USGA National Championship. Additionally, The Racquet House Racquet and Fitness Club at Legacy Lakes offers six clay courts, a pool, and a clubhouse. Legacy Lakes is located in Moore County, NC, close to west gates of Fort Bragg.

McKee Homes Classic and Craftsman elevations are available in Legacy Lakes, which give the neighborhood a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere. Single and two-story floor plans are available, providing lifestyle options for families who have dreams of living near a golf course.

The Preserve at Legacy Lakes also offers all the luxury, ease, and comfort of McKee Homes Epcon floor plans. Tucked away in a secluded loop, lots in the Preserve at Legacy Lakes are shaded by pine trees, feature fairway views, and offer Epcon living at an affordable price.

So, take the first step toward finding the new home and lifestyle of your dreams! Let the Masters Tournament be your inspiration. Visit our website at McKeeHomesNC.com or give us a call at 910-672-7296 and ask about our golf course communities.

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McKee Homes Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Women Build

Community involvement is important to McKee Homes, particularly when it involves new home construction. In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th, McKee Homes sponsored and volunteered in the Fayetteville NC Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH)  annual Women Build event.

Building Awareness

Habitat for Humanity’s (HFHI) Women Build program “focuses on building and improving homes and raising awareness of affordable housing issues facing women and their families”. Women Build events accomplish this by teaching women new home building skills. These skills can

McKee Homes Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Women Build

McKee Homes Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Women Build

better enable women to facilitate and complete construction repairs and projects. This year Team McKee Homes volunteered with an all women crew working on the interior of an HFHI new home. Working alongside the homeowner and other participants, Team McKee volunteers learned to install baseboards, door trim, and window trim.

One of Team McKee’s volunteers, Monica Cortes, is a builder with McKee Homes. Her years of experience in new home construction gave Team McKee unique insight on the project. Other McKee Homes volunteers had never installed trim and were eager to learn about cutting, fitting, and nailing trim properly. Additionally, the visit to a new home construction site exited McKee Homes volunteers, as some have worked in the new home construction industry for years but don’t often visit a job site.

Neighborhood Revitalization

Currently, FAHFH is working on a neighborhood revitalization effort just down the street from McKee Homes’ corporate headquarters in downtown Fayetteville, NC. This presented a special opportunity for McKee Homes to work on a project that impacts its own “neighborhood”. Neighborhood revitalization can have a transformative effect that helps improve the quality of life for everyone in an area.  These HFHI efforts provide a service not only for a neighborhood, but for a city at large.

McKee Homes support and shares HFHI’s vision of empowering women and building strong communities. HFHI hosts WomenBuild events all around the country, to include Raleigh, Moore County, and Wilmington, NC. For more details on HFHI Women Build events, contact your local Habitat for Humanity or visit www.habitat.org/volunteer/near-you/women-build.

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Housing Solutions for Military Families

In August of 2018, news organization Reuters published a series of articles covering apparent lapses in the oversight of living conditions in homes of military families. These allegations targeted private contractors commissioned to build and oversee maintenance of military housing developments. Among other issues, some homes allegedly had paint with high levels of lead, moisture issues and mold growth, and poor water quality.

Investigation & Review of Military Housing

A probe by the U.S. Congress determined these accusations were valid. As a result, all military housing operated by these private contractors is under review. If  a home is found to be unsafe, the family will need to relocate.

Among the effected installations is Ft. Bragg, which is just a short drive from McKee’s headquarters in downtown Fayetteville, NC. Nearly 6,500 homes serving those stationed at Ft. Bragg are under safety review. If forced to move, some families may choose to purchase a home instead of finding a rental property convenient to Ft. Bragg.

Housing Solutions for Military Families

For military families seeking available housing McKee Homes has many move-in ready options. Many McKee floor plans can accommodate growing families and are in communities near Ft. Bragg. Among the most convenient communities are Bedford, the Cottages at North Ramsey, Oakmont, and Sinclair.  Some of these communities offer homes starting from the low and mid $200,000s, as well as homes with 4+ bedrooms, single-story living, master suites on the first floor, and 2+ bathrooms.

With McKee Homes, the process of purchasing a new home is easy. If a McKee preferred lender is used quick closings are possible, and extra incentives on select homes may be available. For new homes and move in ready homes VA Home loans are easy to secure, may require no down payment, and have low closing costs. McKee Homes has a great deal of experience closing homes for service members and can accommodate special circumstances.

Additionally, McKee Homes can build specially adapted housing (SAH) and be ADA compliant.  The Department of Veteran Affairs offers SAH grants to veterans or service members who meet qualification standards. SAH grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities live independently in a barrier-free environment. McKee Homes has experience building specially adapted housing and is glad to answer any questions regarding these needs.

Finally, McKee Homes offers a home warranty which can help ease the minds of new home owners. All homes built by McKee come with a 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty® (2-10 HBW), which offers 2 year systems and 10 year structural protection from the nation’s leading home warranty company.

Experience

Over the 9 years McKee Homes has been in building homes in Fayetteville, NC, proximity to Ft. Bragg has given McKee the privilege to help many veterans and their families purchase their perfect new home.  If you would like to tour a new home, give us a call at 910 672 7296 and schedule an appointment. We are always ready to help!

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Grand Opening: The McKee Homes Design Studio of Leland, NC

McKee Homes is proud to announce the grand opening of its Leland, NC Design Studio!

McKee Design Studio - Leland, NC

McKee Design Studio – Leland, NC. Located in Harrington Square.

Mayor of Leland Cuts Ribbon at McKee Design Studio Grand Opening

Mayor of Leland Cuts Ribbon at McKee Design Studio Grand Opening

To kick off the opening of the design studio, McKee Homes hosted a fun grand opening event at its new location. Harrington Square is a luxury residential and commercial development in Leland NC, located just 5 miles from Wilmington’s downtown waterfront. Dozens of guests filled the 2,125 sq. ft  space for a much anticipated first look at the unique studio. The Town of Leland’s mayor, Brenda Bozeman, was on site to commemorate the occasion by cutting the grand opening ribbon.

The theme of the evening was “Around the World”, with each area of the design studio having tasting stations set with a culinary theme from different areas of the world. As guests traveled around the studio, they were able to touch, see, and feel products and materials that are custom selections for McKee’s new homes. The open layout of the studio allowed guests to flow easily from one section to another while pausing to admire the coffee bar and stone wall electric fireplace. Many marveled at the variety of custom selections showcased: trendy navy and gray cabinet finishes, luxury stainless steel appliances, farmhouse sinks, and a glass vent hood. The wide selection of flooring, counter tops, backsplashes, and plumbing & cabinet fixtures impressed many guests who commented that there were so many options available.

Of course, the studio could not have been completed without McKee Homes’ expert design consultants. The team carefully considered each selection option and worked to design a space that would put customers at ease. While there are many options on display, the amount of selection doesn’t feel overwhelming. Rather, guests appeared delighted at the ability to compare so many options and see life size product.

Location

The new Leland design studio services all of McKee’s coastal NC neighborhoods to include Lanvale Forest, Winds Harbor, Clay Crossing, Cameron Trace, and Hanover Reserve. While the comfort and luxury of the design studio make the custom design process an enjoyable experience, it’s the location that is truly convenient. Now coastal NC customers are just a short drive from McKee’s one stop shop for custom selections. The design studio is open, and expert design consultants are available! Call today to schedule an appointment and begin planning the home of your dreams.

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Tankless Water Heaters

How They Work

Tankless water heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. Either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water. As a result, tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. You don’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water. However, a tankless water heater’s output limits the flow rate.

Typically, tankless water heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2–5 gallons (7.6–15.2 liters) per minute. Gas-fired tankless water heaters produce higher flow rates than electric ones. Sometimes, however, even the largest, gas-fired model cannot supply enough hot water for simultaneous, multiple uses in large households. For example, taking a shower and running the dishwasher at the same time can stretch a tankless water heater to its limit. To overcome this problem, you can install two or more tankless water heaters, connected in parallel for simultaneous demands of hot water. You can also install separate tankless water heaters for appliances — such as a clothes washer or dishwater — that use a lot of hot water in your home.

Many homeowners, however, see benefits of a tankless water heater beyond energy savings.

Hot water on-demand

Tankless water heaters are known as demand-type water heaters, they provide hot water only as needed.  They don’t produce the standby energy losses as the standard water heaters so in turn it saves you money! You also never run out of hot water!

Earth-friendly Benefits

Tankless technology allows maximum energy efficiency and reduces your carbon foot print.These heaters also save space with a compact design, last longer and are better for the environment because a rusty tank doesn’t end up in the landfill.

 

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3 Items In Your Home To Kill Weeds Naturally!

You are officially settled in your dream home and you are mapping out your landscaping plans and goals for a beautiful yard and a few pesky little things are in your way, weeds! Here are 3 items you already have in your home to kills weeds, naturally!

 

  1. Salt. This item is a super common household staple and works on weeds. Take a spray bottle filled with warm water and a good amount of salt (up to ½ cup) and start spraying. This will prevent growth for a long period of time (even permanently) so make sure you target areas such as your driveway, porch steps or any area you are comfortable preventing future growth.
  1. Boiling Water.  This is definitely the simplest solution. Bring a pot of water to a hard boil. Once the water has reached its boiling point, pour it directly on the weeds. If the weeds are stronger due to the length of time they have been there you may have to repeat this method over several days.
  1. Bleach. This method is also readily available in most homes. Use the bleach undiluted and pour it directly on the weeds. Using bleach can damage the soil around it and prevent other plants as well as the weeds from growing so keep that in mind as your pour!

Also, a quick powerful household combination includes: Dawn dish detergent, vinegar, and salt in a spray bottle and spray the solution directly on the weeds. Those weeds will be gone in no time!

Using these home remedies can cure your weed problem, save money,  and reduce the risks other chemical weed killers contain that are harmful to your skin, animals, and other plants in your yard!

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