New Is All You

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Why Buy New? What is it about new construction that makes choosing new instead of used such a smart move? The numerous advantages can be boiled down to three main points: First:  The most obvious advantage is that your new home is just that. It’s brand new. No one else has cooked in your kitchen, walked on your gleaming floors, …

Welcome to 9570 Tahoe Drive

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Twin Lakes West in Washington Township has been one of Charles Simms Development’s most successful communities. It’s hard to believe we are entering the final phase of this gorgeous collection of stylish townhomes. Once a home is in drywall, it only takes 45-60 days to finish out with a buyer’s custom selections of cabinets, flooring, countertops, appliances, and other personal …

We Never Stop Learning

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To be successful in the new home construction industry in the twenty-first century, builders have to do their homework. They must keep pace with the latest innovations in materials, changing ordinances and building codes, and shifting market demographics. Here is just one example: Charles Simms Development has been building homes in the Miami Valley for over fifty years. During that …

Urban Dwellers Love Spring, Too!

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A major draw for homebuyers at Rubicon Square and Patterson Place is the urban setting. They love the easy access to fine restaurants and funky diners, special events at RiverScape, live music in the Oregon District, the Dayton Dragons, and world class theater, ballet and opera.  After the brutal winter just past, however, everyone is desperate for a little bit …

The Spring Parade of Homes is Coming!

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The Home Builders Association of Dayton’s 2014 Spring Parade of Homes is right around the corner. Showcasing the latest in design, features, and amenities from the region’s finest builders, these 20 outstanding new homes will take visitors through the best neighborhoods in the Dayton area, including the Cottages at Yankee Trace. The professionally decorated model at 507 Legendary Way will …

Seeing Is Believing

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I recently asked Charlie about the importance of a fully furnished model home. Simms Development communities have always featured decorated models. In fact, merchandised models have been an industry standard for decades. Still, they can be expensive and time consuming to create. So why bother? His response: “Home buyers have to be able to visualize their lives in this space. …

Residents at The Cottages Live La Dolce Vita

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On February 21st, the Highlands at Yankee Trace’s Social Committee hosted their first homeowner event of the year.  “Viva Italia Feast and Game Night” was another huge success for this warm and welcoming community. Held at the Yankee Trace Community Center, the evening  was very well attended. All present enjoyed socializing, eating their fill, and playing games late into the …

Charlie Simms Named 2013 Builder Member of the Year

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On March 1st the Home Builders Association of Dayton held its annual Inaugural Dinner, an elegant black tie affair for two hundred area homebuilders and their spouses, as well as a number of distinguished community leaders from local, state, and national government. Held this year at Country Club of the North, this gala offers busy HBA members a once-a-year opportunity …

Simms Rolls Out New One Bedroom Plan Downtown

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The Brickstone is our newest floorplan at Patterson Place in downtown Dayton. This 3 level townhome features a stylish open floorplan as well as all the urban flare home buyers have come to expect from Charles Simms Development. What makes the Brickstone unique is its status as the first one-bedroom plan Simms has offered in several years. The Brickstone’s master …

Expect More

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Every major industry has its conventions and trade shows, but nobody does it better than the National Association of Homebuilders. The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the largest light construction exposition in the world. If you like numbers, here are just a few from IBS 2014 in Las Vegas: 1,700 exhibitors. 75,000 attendees from 19 countries. 650,000 square feet …