Happy Homeowners: The Mullis Family

This new “Happy Homeowners Interview” features The Mullis Family, who built their new home in Charlotte, NC.  Read below to hear about Mullis’ homebuilding journey with M/I Homes!

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M/I Homes: Is this your first M/I Home and what convinced you to choose M/I Homes over another builder?

Adam and Katie Mullis: Yes, the biggest factor was location with this particular neighborhood. We love Cornelius. We loved being close to the greenway and knowing that nothing would be built behind our property. As a realtor myself, while showing clients this neighborhood, I got to see all of the different floorplans and I fell in love with the wide range of options.

M/I: Are you happy with how your home turned out?

A&K: Yes, we love our home and are very satisfied with our decision.

M/I: What is the name of your floorplan and what features of your home do you especially love?

A&K: Witley C. We were anxious because we didn’t get a chance to see a model of our home before building. We only had the collateral to look at so we took a big leap of faith when choosing this floorplan and we’re so glad we did. This floorplan is perfect for entertainment.

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M/I: Overall, how was your experience with M/I Homes?

A&K: Our overall experience was positive. Our closing date was later than expected but being in this business myself, I understood that it happens. Most importantly, when we did have any concerns we were able to express them with our New Home Consultant and our Construction Manager and they turned everything around. Having open communication was essential during the building process.

M/I: Do you have any fun memories from the buying / building process?

A&K: We loved the design center experience.  It can be overwhelming because though M/I Homes is not a custom builder, it feels like it is at times because there are so many options to choose from. You have to have an idea of what you want before walking in because there are so many options.

M/I: Was there something about your home that made you immediately know you wanted to move in?

A&K: I was ready to move in after the design center appointment. It really gets you excited to see your home. You have all these ideas in your head and saved pins from Pinterest but you still wonder how everything is going to look when it’s put together.  Another moment that excited us was when the drywall came in. Even when your home is just in framing you start getting the visual.

M/I: What do you like about your neighborhood / community?

A&K: Location-which includes the greenway. Towards the end of the building process, we found out Katie was pregnant. With a baby on the way, the schools were a major plus and aside from that the resale value is phenomenal. We also loved that the size of the community is smaller, and not having a pool was actually a positive for us.

M/I: Anything you would recommend to someone looking for a new home?

A&K: Seriously, we recommend M/I Homes. Aside from that, remember patience is a virtue. Keep an open mind because it is a process. Go look at models, pictures, magazines and figure out what works for you. You can go into a model that looks amazing but you need to consider your lifestyle.

M/I: What is your favorite memory in your new home thus far?

A&K: We stressed to our Construction Manager that we had to be in our new home before the holidays and with a week to spare, he did just that. We were able to host both Thanksgiving and Christmas. A huge moment was when we revealed to our family that Katie was pregnant.

M/I: What is your favorite space in your new home?  Do you have any pictures of that space you would like to share?

A&K: Our top two spaces are the kitchen and backyard porch. Our kitchen is absolutely beautiful with white cabinetry, quartz countertops, and gray ceramic tile backsplash. And the view from our backyard porch is the perfect place for relaxing or entertaining. Our future favorite space is the bar that we will be building. It is going to be amazing.

M/I: What was something that surprised you the most with building / moving into a new home?

A&K: The number of decisions you get to make was surprising. It felt like we were building a custom home.

M/I: Any suggestions you would give to someone building a new home with M/I Homes?

A&K: Trust that M/I Homes has good intentions. Be patient and honest. There were bumps in the road for us, but instead of showing up angry or yelling, we expressed concerns and always found a solution. It’s a team effort between you, the buyer and M/I. We feel that M/I truly wants to make the customer happy.

M/I: Any additional items / stories you would like to share about your new home?

A&K:

  • When you get hardwood floors, you’ll have to sweep a lot.
  • Keep in mind you’re the first to move into your home which is great, but you’re also the first to test everything and watch the home go through seasonal changes.
  • The speaker upgrade is worth it. Everyone that comes through from the neighborhood wishes they would have gotten it. We use it every day.
  • When you sign the closing contract, you’re not on your own.

 

*Adam and Katie Mullis are happy homeowners in our Charlotte, North Carolina market.  Katie is a Real Estate Agent and Adam is a Brand Manager in Charlotte.  They are excited to be expecting their first child in July!

Electrolux Chooses M/I Homes of Charlotte for Settings of New Videos

When you need several attractive homes in a variety of styles, where can you turn?

For Electrolux Small Appliances North America, the answer was M/I Homes of Charlotte. Electrolux chose M/I model homes in Huntington Forest, Creekshire Estates, Cureton, and Hawk’s Creek neighborhoods as the settings for a series of new product demonstration and assembly videos.

Electrolux shot more than a dozen videos that will be featured on www.electroluxusa.com/floorcare and www.eureka.com.  Some of these videos play in Walmart and Target stores and on Amazon to highlight product features and assembly.  Product packages also incorporate QR codes which shoppers can scan to watch videos on how to assemble their purchase.

“We wanted to feature a stylish and comfortable home environment in the instructional videos we create for customers, so we can replicate their cleaning experiences in their own homes,” said Steva Sazama, senior brand manager for Electrolux Small Appliances, North America. “Partnering with M/I Homes allowed us to choose exactly the right settings for our product videos.”

M/I Homes is able to offer us a variety of looks for our settings,” says producer Frank Schwartz with LEC Media. “The houses look different from neighborhood to neighborhood, which is a real advantage.  M/I has been so customer-service oriented and made it so easy, we couldn’t think of doing it anywhere else.”

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Some of the videos can also be seen on YouTube!  Watch and see the different homes that Electrolux choose to feature.

M/I Homes of Charlotte Hosts “Business After Hours”

It was a memorable afternoon of networking in a gorgeous home.  Actually, make that two gorgeous homes.

M/I Homes of Charlotte was proud to host Business After Hours, a casual event with fun, food and networking sponsored by the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce.  About 50 Chamber members mingled and toured models of M/I’s new Hanley and Preston home plans in the Hawk’s Creek community in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

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“The homes were beautiful,” says Alisha Rosenthal, communications manager for the chamber.  “And just like at any party, guests congregated in the kitchen and living room.”

The model homes provided a relaxed, intimate setting for making business contacts.  Hosting the Chamber event demonstrated how well the two-story Hanley and Preston plans work for entertaining and family living. Attendees enjoyed the chance to win door prizes including a $100 Target Gift Card.  Adding to the festivities were treats from Melanie Rowe Catering including fruit tarts, citrus meringue tarts, chocolate decadence bites, and butter rum melt-aways.

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Several potential homebuyers dropped by and got to see the home plans in action.  “At this Business After Hours event, it almost felt like you were at a friend’s house,” says M/I Homes Sales Associate Paul Eagle. “Everyone had a really good time.”

Learn more about Hawk’s Creek here.

M/I Homes of Charlotte Opens a New Model at Huntington Forest

Charlotte – M/I Homes has opened a new model home in Huntington Forest in southwest Charlotte.  The scenic community near Lake Wylie offers six different home plans, ranging from 2,360 to 3,271 square feet, for homebuyers who want great design at an affordable price.  Homes here range from $213,990 to $276,935, depending on options selected.  Huntington Forest is an established neighborhood with many wooded home sites.  The community has convenient access to I-485 and I-77 and is very close to the new Tanger Outlets.

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The model home features the Newport plan.  In this versatile “ranch-plus” design, buyers can have everything they desire on one level, or add a half-floor for additional living space upstairs with an optional full bath.  Highlights include a large, yet cozy kitchen, with center island, a light-filled breakfast area, and formal dining and living room.  The living room could be changed into a study with optional French doors.  This home gives buyers more than 2,800 square feet if the bonus room is added.

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The Newport is one of six M/I home plans available in Huntington Forest.  Others include The Marvin, The Davidson, The Galloway, The Westport, and The Pinnacle.  Ranches and two-story homes with up to 7 bedrooms can be built here.  The community also has move-in ready homes available now.  All are part of M/I’s Eco-series, designed to give buyers an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly home and every M/I home comes with a 30-year transferable structural warranty.

This beautiful community, located off of Hwy. 49 and Steele Creek Road, includes a pool with children’s pool area, cabana, pavilion, and playground.  Carowinds, a 398-acre amusement park, is just a few minutes away and additional shopping includes Ayrsley and Rivergate Shopping Centers.

Schedule your tour of Huntington Forest Today!

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