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The Advantages of Buying a New Home

Categories: Ashford Knoll, Ashton Woods, Bella Vista, Brookside, Buying a New Home, Huntleigh Ridge, Main Street Crossing, Riverdale, The Forest at Pevely Farms, The Golf Club at Wentzville, The Grove at Belleau Creek, The Villages of Montrachet, The Villages of Provence, Willow Walk Estates, Wilmer Valley | Posted: September 30, 2017

The advantages of a new construction home are many and comparable – on a much bigger scale, of course – to buying a new car. Everyone loves getting into a new car – the new car scent, no fingerprints or random crumbs or quirks that used cars can have. If a new car is fun, a new home purchase is infinitely more exciting!

Beyond the obvious advantages to buying a new home, there are so many more to consider:

• Everything in a new home is built to current code – and with Payne homes, often built well beyond code requirements – with the latest knowledge and innovations in place to make it as safe and energy efficient as possible.
• Warranties are in place all around your new home. If something breaks, it may well be under warranty and will be professionally repaired. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief over that one!
• Payne homes are finished by a professional designer, giving them a classically stylish and modern feel that you’ll love for a long time.

With new construction homes, you know what you’re getting, and you get what you want – Payne makes that easy with our convenient options from which to choose – and you get a well-built, safer home with less maintenance. If you just want a new home without having to make choices on colors, hardware, lighting, etc., we have quick move homes that are move-in ready and waiting for you right now. Some are even far enough along that you can sell your current home and move right in, avoiding that double move that can sometimes happen when trying to time moving into a new construction home.

So before you go straight to a “used” home, come out and just walk into a new Payne home. Whether you want to take advantage of our incredible quick move savings right now or build a home from the ground up, you’ll love the peace of mind that comes with buying a new construction home.

Christmas In July At The St. Jude Dream Home

Categories: St. Jude, St. Jude Dream Home | Posted: July 28, 2017

The walls are up. The floors are down. The paint is on. The construction dust is off.

It’s time to show this Dream Home to the world.

It’s basically Christmas in July around the halls of Payne Family Homes. Seriously, people are giddy. Buddy the Elf has nothing on Superintendent Scott Kerns, who’s been leading the charge on the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home for Payne and who has attacked the building of this home with more passion and enthusiasm than Will Ferrell ever dreamed of displaying. We’re pretty sure we’re going to need oxygen for Scott on grand opening day – hyperventilation is a distinct possibility.

Why are we so excited? Because as much as we love building homes – and we love building homes – we really love building this home for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. With every nail we hammer in and every stroke of the paintbrush, we see the children cared for by this extraordinary hospital. With every brick and stone laid, we also see the children in our own lives – whether they’re our kids, our nieces and nephews, our grandbabies, or our “like-family” kids that have become our own – and we are more grateful than ever that they’re healthy.

We also love giving shout-outs to all those who’ve helped us along the way. The latest to jump in with time, talent, equipment, and/or supplies?
Roman Creations, handling garage staining and polishing like a boss
• Wayne’s Plumbing, installing the most epic master suite shower from Brizo/Kohler that we’ve ever put in a Dream Home (seriously, someone could just live in that thing)
• Four Seasons Landscaping, whose sod installation skills are legendary
Professional Irrigation Systems, with not only a killer irrigation system but outdoor lighting that would win an Oscar for lighting if they had a category for Outstanding Outdoor Lighting of a St. Jude Dream Home (and why don’t they, we ask?)
A. Waldbardt & Sons with landscaping and Forshaw with an outdoor kitchen so elaborate we’re pretty sure could easily feed a couple of high school football teams

So get ready, St. Louis. We’re unveiling the Dream Home Saturday, July 29th beginning at 9 a.m. Come see this truly amazing home, ooh and ahh all over the place, then get your ticket. Get several. Get them for family and friends. And if you hear the faint sound of jingle bells as you wander through the home, just smile and chalk it up to a bunch of giddy builders who love what they do and love St. Jude.

Asking For Dreams To Come True

Categories: St. Jude, St. Jude Dream Home | Posted: June 20, 2017

They came again.

For four years, we’ve asked extraordinary things of our vendors and partners.

We’ve asked for building materials and supplies by the truckload. We’ve asked for countless hours of work – many on the weekends after they’ve already worked a full and hectic week.

We’ve asked them not just to write a check and walk away. We’ve asked them to commit with more than their hands and heads. We’ve asked them to give part of their heart to this effort.

Sometimes that level of commitment is rewarded with meeting kids like Mason, who’ve battled past the beast that is a life-threatening childhood illness with the help of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Seeing Mason and his family explore the Dream Home was a true joy, and their enthusiasm and gratitude for the project put fuel back in all our tanks for the final push to the home’s grand opening on July 29th.

PFH VP Sales & Marketing Cyndie Roche & Braelynn

Sometimes, that commitment makes us vulnerable not only to great joy, but to indescribable heartbreak. Two years ago, a piece of our hearts went with little Braelynn French when she passed away the morning of the Dream Home floor signing. The “Frozen”-themed room created in her honor instead became a memorial to the pretty little girl with bouncing curls in her hair who – like her favorite character Olaf – liked warm hugs (especially from her friend CiCi – our VP of Sales & Marketing Cyndie Roche) just about more than anything. It shattered us all…but it also made us renew our commitment to doing every single thing we could to help St. Jude help kids battling life-threatening diseases. We did not want to lose another child like we lost Brae, so we pulled ourselves back up – hearts dented but not destroyed – and we got back to work.

Last week we once again gathered together to sign the Dream Home floor, and we marveled all over again at the commitment, generosity, and perseverance of the long list of vendor partners who chose to help build the Dream Home again this year. They couldn’t wait for their chance to sign the floor and put just one more little piece of themselves and their companies back into the home.

They came again….giving us one more chance to tell everyone how they make the extraordinary ordinary when it comes to helping St. Jude and building the Dream Home.