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5 Tips For Settling Into Your New Home

Categories: Neighborhoods, Rock Hill Outdoor Center, Tips | Posted: June 24, 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Tips For Settling Into Your New Home

Moving to a new home always involves some level of change, whether it’s across town or across the country. Amy Howelll Hirt at Trulia.com recently posted a handful of ways to help get yourself more comfortable in your new digs.  The key? Meeting people! Yup, it’s that simple. (Or not, if you’re on the introverted side.)  If you’ve bought a new home in one of our communities (Riverwalk, Springfield, Cheval), here are some tips to settle in quickly:

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Approach a new next-door neighbor and introduce yourself! If you’re hesitant, keep in mind they may be equally hesitant to disturb your family, particularly if you seem busy settling in. So take the initiative and look for an opportunity to give a simple wave.

  1. Make yourself approachable

Create chances for people to welcome you. Sit on the front porch. Take walks around the neighborhood. When you’re out, pick a bar seat over a corner table. Take the kids to a playground or park. Make eye contact, smile, and say hello.

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  1. Become a local

Do as the locals do and frequent a local restaurant, farmers market, or shop. Got a dog? Even better. Dog parks practically beg to help you and your pet make new friends.

  1. Get involved

There’s no better way to meet people than by participating in activities that are meaningful to you. Check with local schools and universities, park districts (think the Riverwalk Walking Trail and the Rock Hill Outdoor Center), recreation commissions, sports organizations, and neighbors and fellow parents.  Volunteer for school activities, get involved in car pools, or host play dates. Donate your time to community organizations. Many places often have bars that cater to locals who cheer for out-of-town and local sports teams, depending who you’re rooting for.

  1. Use your existing network

If you were active in a church or other place of worship in your previous location, ask for a referral to a similar establishment. Many employers offer programs that connect newly relocated workers with one another as well as longtime residents. Most colleges and universities also have local alumni chapters. And don’t forget to mine your online networks. Ask Facebook friends if they know anyone in your new town, or search sites like Meetup.com to find others with similar interests. With a little time, you’ll find “community” is wherever you make it!

We were named Builder of the Year in 2016. Our homeowners have continued to give us positive reviews and survey results. Read more about what they have to say here.  Evans Coghill Homes builds new homes in Riverwalk, Springfield, Cheval and Southpark.

This is a Great Home Plan for Millennials

Categories: New Homes in Charlotte, Riverwalk, Rock Hill Outdoor Center | Posted: December 2, 2014 | Comments Off on This is a Great Home Plan for Millennials

Lifestyle Front Porch 950Better homes can take a long time to design and build. We need to be thinking today what home someone will want next year. With a lead time like that, we study who is buying homes and what they want.  Carefully, we look at their new home expectations and how they live. Here is what we learned and how we have made it into a brand new home in Riverwalk.

We learned that Millennials want their home a certain way and it is different than their parents. (Millennials are those born between 1985 and 2005.) They want:

  • Open spaces in their homes (no useless rooms)
  • Smaller yards (less time working in the yard, more time enjoying)
  • Lots of space for friends to visit (Your network is important)
  • Spaces to put their stuff (Closets, built ins and storage)
  • A community to be involved in and enjoy (recreation nearby for the leisure time)
  • Small home plans. Nothing  ostentatious (Less to maintain, more time for fun stuff. No desire for flashy.)
  • Large master suite and secondary bedrooms close by for the future kids
  • Something different in their neighborhood. (Not just more tennis courts and a swimming pool. Mom and Dad lived in that neighborhood.)
  • Proven energy efficiency. Not just a hope but something real. (The earth and its future is important)
  • In short, they want a home which reflects the way they live. Not their parents. And, shows their values.
  • The home we designed and have built in Riverwalk that is perfect for the millennial is the new Dogwood plan. Not too large. Just right. Lives full of opportunities or is ready for a quiet Friday evening at home. Your call.
  • The Dogwood has 3 bedrooms – all perfectly located on the upper level. Front and rear porches for hanging out with friends or with your Ipad. Right-sized yard. No long Saturdays spent on yard work. Nicely located between the Giordana Velodrome, Novant Health BMX Track, Catawba River and the mountain bike trials.

The Dogwood is available today in Riverwalk beginning at $279,900. Available for touring today and moving in tomorrow.

Realtor Magazine recently posted 10 Things Millennials Want NowSee if you agree with their results.

(Evans Coghill builds new homes in Riverwalk. Some have master bedrooms on the main level. Some on the upper level. All have garages and living-friendly home plans.)

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Riverwalk Townhomes Available Now

Categories: BMX Supercross Track, Riverwalk, Rock Hill Outdoor Center, Rock Hill SC New Homes | Posted: August 19, 2014 | Comments Off on Riverwalk Townhomes Available Now
The villas are located in Riverwalk in Rock Hill SC

Riverwalk Townhome Villas are ready now. Priced from the low $200s.

New townhomes in Riverwalk are available now and priced from the low $200s! Ready to move in.

3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath villas located conveniently between the Giordana Velodrome, BMX Supercross track and the Catawba River. Evans Coghill is offering two different floor plans. One is open and the other offers cozier living spaces. Both feature a private study on the main level and incredible storage below.

Maybe the best news is all the units are end units. No interior units because there are only two units per building. Lots of privacy and windows.

Unit 1 features an open floor plan with lots of natural light and a flexible furniture arrangement. Virtual Tour below. More details and specific info on this unit is here. 756 Waterscape Ct is available for $215,721.

Unit 2 offers a split floor plan making the living space cozier. More details and floor plan are here. 758 Waterscape Ct is available for $214,809.

We have heard  the best feature of might not even be in  the townhome. It is the great kayak and bike storage just downstairs from each unit. It is private, locked and big! Plenty of room to store the the toys!

There are a limited number of these townhome villas in Riverwalk. Evans Coghill has models to show today. More info from Tara Davidson at 803.366.4588.


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