Pre-sales of a large subdivision in St. Charles County begin Saturday morning. Prospective homebuyers camped out for the past five days in order to be in first place.
McBride Homes said that the first homesites in Harvest, a joint-venture between homebuilders McBride Homes and Fischer & Frichtel, as well as Consort Homes will be available this weekend. McBride is opening its sales Saturday for houses in Harvest. The other builders' houses will be available for presale this fall.
McBride stated in a press release that the new subdivision will include 896 homes, which will be divided into three 'villages', each with a different style of home. The houses are priced between $220,000 and $500,000
In a press release, McBride president Jake Eilermann said that the demand was similar to what they saw when McBride began selling houses in its Crestwood Crossing subdivision which is currently under construction. McBride sold a total of 52 homes in the first weekend for the community at the former Crestwood plaza mall.
A McBride spokesperson said that 36 campers waited for the Harvest to open sales on Friday morning. Some campers have been waiting since Monday. The base price will be $10,000 less for buyers who sign on Saturday.
McBride stated that Harvest will include a town-square and civic lawn covering more than 13 acres with a food-truck court, orchards, and pumpkin patches, as well as pickleball, bocce ball, and playgrounds. It will also feature trails, playgrounds, and a nature play zone with a water element.
Eilermann added that 'the pent-up demand for new housing in the metro area is still very strong'.
The company stated that McBride had planned hayrides and balloon artists, as well as food trucks, movie nights, bounce houses, and face painting to keep campers entertained.
Three villages in Harvest will provide different types of housing.
Harvest Manors offers seven different home styles from McBride Bayside, beginning with ranch-style and two-story homes in the $250,000 price range.
According to the release, Harvest Estates will offer single-family homes with larger lots and six different floor plans, including ranch, 1.5 stories, or two stories. Prices start at $320,000.
Harvest Townhomes will feature attached row houses. McBride claimed that this product line was successful in the Maryland Oaks Development in Maryland Heights, a few year ago. Prices will begin in the $220,000-range.