Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sandcastles by the Sea Offers Homes with Beach Access

Richard Schwartz is president and chief operating officer of Village Park Homes, a Hilton Head, SC-based home builder and developer, where he manages all aspects of the company’s building, community development, and expansion efforts. Richard Schwartz previously served as president of two prominent Charlotte, NC, home builders, DR Horton and Calloway Homes. The latter company achieved recognition as the fifth-largest builder of town homes in Charlotte, NC, under his leadership. 

Named one of Carolina’s top home builders, Village Park Homes offers buyers a range of options in communities located in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Beaufort, and Charleston, South Carolina, as well as in Savannah, Georgia. Single-family home prices range from the $100,000s to the $500,000s, with amenities and backdrops indicative of the South Carolina Lowcountry. One of Village Park’s newest projects, Sandcastles by the Sea, allows buyers to purchase homes on Hilton Head Island, just steps from the beach.

Sandcastles by the Sea is a gated community located in the Folly Field beach neighborhood of Hilton Head and within driving distance of shops, golf, and dining choices. A boutique community, it offers 83 home sites. In addition to walkable beach access, the new community features a centralized lagoon and biking and running trails. The homes start in the $400,000s and include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

NASCLA Offers Contractor Licensure Exams

Richard Schwartz is currently the COO and president of Village Park Homes. As a former division president of D.R. Horton in Charlotte, NC, Richard Schwartz has years of experience in the home construction industry. He has a track record of growing companies and managing large numbers of employees, and he recently passed the NASCLA test for his commercial contractors license.

There are several different licensures in the homebuilding industry that are required in each state state. One of these is the NASCLA test for commercial contractors licenses. NASCLA stands for National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies. This nonprofit organization essentially deals with the licensing of contractors and various aspects of the construction industry, working with agencies in each state regarding laws and regulations.

With a membership consisting of construction companies, trade associations, and local licensing agencies for contractors, NASCLA has developed materials and exams for a number of different licenses. The NASCLA Education Program also offers pre-licensure programs, continuing education courses, and remedial education programs.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Village Park Homes Gains Ground in Real Estate Market

As president and COO of Village Park Homes, Richard Schwartz has over 15 years of experience in the home construction industry. Richard Schwartz previously worked as the Division President at D.R. Horton in Charlotte, NC.

Village Park Homes, based in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina areas, has seen tremendous growth in the past couple of years due to an increase in the real estate market. What started out as two home communities has now expanded to 12. Most of the homebuyer in the area tend to seek out homes in the $200,000 to $350,000 range. The value and quality of the construction of these homes shows in their attention to detail and classic styles. Village Park Homes was designated as the largest residential homebuilder (without age restrictions) in the Bluffton area.

Growth in the home-building sector is a positive sign for the community at large. A boom in the real estate business not only creates jobs for home construction businesses like Village Park Homes, but also means that more people are moving to the area, which boosts the local economy.                            

Monday, January 25, 2016

Village Park Homes Tops Sales Charts

Having gained extensive real estate development experience in Charlotte, NC, Richard Schwartz, is the president and COO of Village Park Homes, a regional homebuilder and developer. Richard Schwartz heads an organization that is a Carolina Top Ten Home Builder.

Village Park Homes develops new home communities with prices starting from the upper $100’s to the $500’s, across nine different sites. Based on a report from SmartNumbers, Village Park Homes ranked number one for units sold in the Hilton Head and Bluffton, South Carolina, area builder summary from April 30, 2014, to May 1, 2015. Village Park Homes beat out many national developers for this prestige. The company proudly attributes the achievement to its experienced team of professionals.

The developer’s diversified product set, which includes homes to fit many budgets and tastes, and its dedicated personnel differentiate it from other builders. Reflecting a deep Lowcountry heritage, Village Park Homes communities offer a blend of rich cultural downtown and coastal living within a friendly neighborhood setting.

If you’re interested in purchasing a home in the Carolinas, you can learn more about a Village Park Homes community at www.villageparkhomes.com.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Village Park Homes Responding to Buyer Demand in Bluffton

As the president and chief operating officer of Village Park Homes, Richard Schwartz (previously of Charlotte, NC) manages all homebuilding and community development activities. Thanks in part to an uptick in the real estate market in 2015, Richard Schwartz’s company is experiencing record growth.

Village Park Homes is a regional homebuilder in the Bluffton, South Carolina, area. Expanding from two communities to 12 in a short time, the company is in the process of building more homes to meet the buyer demand in the region. This growth in the developing market has a positive impact on the local economy, as well, as building one home provides up to 50 jobs.

Even when builders like Village Park Homes work steadily to build homes in an area, keeping up with buyer demand is sometimes a challenge. “The buyers are coming in so quickly, that we can't put up some of the houses fast enough in some of the communities," says Mr. Schwartz.

Despite rapidly growing new home sales, prices are still favorable. Village Park Homes in Bluffton range from $200,000 to $350,000. In addition, the builder offers many different types of communities featuring modest home choices to luxury models to suit the needs of all types of buyers in various budget ranges.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Village Park Homes Builds Residences in Hilton Head, South Carolina

Richard Schwartz of Charlotte, NC, is the president and CEO of Village Park Homes, a developer of high-quality homes and residential communities. Since 2013, with Richard Schwartz of Charlotte, NC, at the helm, the company has seen an expansion in its operations.

The developer of new homes in Savannah, Georgia, and Bluffton and Beaufort, South Carolina, Village Park Homes is also actively building residences in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The company has built two ocean-oriented communities in the area: Sandcastles by the Sea and Beach City Place, both of which are within convenient proximity to the island’s golf courses, shopping centers, restaurants, and medical facilities.

Just a few minutes away from the island’s beaches, these communities were developed to cater to prospective homeowners who put a premium on the coastal living experience. More than that, Hilton Head is only a 25-minute drive from historic downtown Savannah.

For more information on the company's current projects, visit www.villageparkhomes.com.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The State of Real Estate in Bluffton, SC