Raising the Bar: Joelle Ando of Premier Homes

Building Something More

When a prospective homeowner is in the market for something new, a home needs to be special. The product needs to be head and shoulders above the competition. Homebuilding needs to be rooted in meeting the needs of real people looking to live their best lives. Likewise, Premier Homes has been building quality residences since 1985, and through the years has never wavered on quality. Joelle Ando, designer, and selections coordinator with Premier Homes discusses what makes Premier Homes unique.

A Good Home

A good home should be versatile and raising the bar up to today’s modern standards. Thousands of transplants fall head over heels for coastal Carolina and charming small towns like Southport every year.

Meet Joelle Ando

Joelle knows this firsthand, not being a North Carolina native herself, “I was born and raised at the Jersey Shore. My husband and I met in high school. When we started dating, his family kept their sportfishing boat at Wrightsville Beach. We would visit often, and I fell in love with the area. After we became engaged, we decided to start our lives together here in Wilmington,” she tells us. In her spare time, she loves spending time out on her boat and enjoying the nearby beaches.

Why Premier Homes?

Premier Homes has built over 3,000 floor plans in over 40 communities. To quote Joelle, “Since 1985, Premier Homes has been building and developing communities from the mountains to the coastline.” One of the best ways you could describe Premier Homes is that they “build homes with heart.” Therefore, the team here knows that today’s adults want a relaxing lifestyle, but with plenty of opportunities to engage in activities as well. Many homeowners want to take full advantage of where they live and get the most out of their lifestyles.

Catering to Maintenance-Free Smart Living

Premier Homes builds a product that caters to that mentality, and you can see it in upcoming communities like the Home Place of Southport. Joelle reiterates this point by saying, “We focus on floorplans and design features for an active, adult lifestyle in a relaxed, low maintenance atmosphere. The Homeplace of Southport is a perfect example. We took our popular Beach Boca Garden Homes and Villas and created a beautiful setting that includes all brick exterior, open floor plans, screened lanais, and retirement smart features allowing the homeowner to come home to a relaxing oasis.”

One of the most attractive qualities about The Home Place of Southport is that the homes and yards are designed with low maintenance in mind. This means the homeowner will have less to upkeep, in addition to having plenty of time to enjoy it. “If I had to describe it in one word it would be “Value”! Premier Homes offers the highest quality in construction combined with an extensive list of standard features which are not often offered in this area. The Homeplace of Southport provides both as well. Nestled behind security gates will be 52 homesites boasting low maintenance brick exteriors, climate-controlled storage rooms, screened lanai, security system, granite countertops, state of the art HVAC system for comfort and cost savings just to name a few,” says Joelle.

A Focus on Design

In addition, design is also an important component of the home building process and one that Premier Homes takes pride in. “We have worked hard to streamline the design process to be able to customize your home without adding a lot of extras. Homeowners come to me overwhelmed and after meeting with me they always express how simple and fun I was to work with. I am most proud of the abundance of options we offer that are standard compared to other production builders in this area.” Premier Homes also offers fantastic features like electronic deadbolts, raised vanities, lever door handles, and oversized halls. All of which are designed around one major advantage: to give residents the best life possible. The homes that will be built in the Home Place of Southport are equal parts attractive and well-equipped.

Everything You Need Nearby

As an up-and-coming community, the Home Place of Southport is all about location. Residents will have everything they need for a comfortable lifestyle in a five-mile radius. “Southport has been named “America’s Happiest Seaside Town” by Coastal Living Magazine, and it is easy to see why. Steeped rich in history, maritime heritage, and stunning water views, you immediately feel relaxed when you enter this quaint town. A place anyone would be lucky to call home!”

Make A Move Now!

For those interested in making a move to Southeastern North Carolina or may be interested in reserving a spot at the Home Place of Southport, Joelle encourages you to investigate your options sooner rather than later. “Don’t wait too long to make the move. With only 52 homesites, this neighborhood is sure to sell out quickly. We are seeing interest daily and folks are excited to move in!”