Client Appreciation Experience at Rupp Arena 2018

This year we wanted to celebrate our wonderful clients by hosting an event at Rupp Arena. We got to play basketball on the court, take a tour of the men’s locker room, and even meet a former UK basketball player! We are incredibly thankful for this opportunity, but it would not had happened without YOU! Thank you to our past, present and future clients for having confidence in building with our team.We would like to make this celebration of you annual, so stay tuned for what we have in store for next year!

Click HERE to view photos from this fun night!

Photo by Mark Mahan

Exciting Announcement from James Monroe Homes

James Monroe, Wednesday March 7, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Mark Mahan


We are excited to announce that James Monroe with James Monroe Homes has been selected for the 2018 Professional Builder® 40 under 40 award. This award is given out annually across the nation to young, dedicated home builders. The selected 40 are builders who not only show their customers loyalty and commitment but have had a strong, successful journey embracing change, creating innovative ways to build, all while serving their community.

The past twelve years, Mr. Monroe has had quite a journey. He first started the company with little to no resources, and through hard work and perseverance, Mr. Monroe has created a thriving business. Having not taken a salary until 2010 shows Mr. Monroe’s true character of placing the business and his clients before him.

Monroe’s drive to build high performance homes led to the partnership with Owen’s Corning, a global roofing and insulation company. Together, they have utilized resources to create unique, energy-efficient homes at affordable prices. Mr. Monroe’s enterprise has cemented him as one of the top builders in Kentucky.

Not only is Mr. Monroe a successful builder, but also a strong leader towards his team members, and a loving husband and father to his wife and three children.

Our team is so proud of Mr. Monroe and all of his hard work. We wish him the best of luck with this award and are eager to see what more he accomplishes in the future. Click HERE to see all top 40 Under 40 winners!


James Monroe Homes Design Center – Grand Opening

What have you heard about the James Monroe Homes Difference?

We have created a process so seamless that we think it will change the way people look at building their next home.  No matter if this home is a starter home or your Dream Home, we would like the opportunity to show you Why our process is different than other builders.

  1. James Monroe Homes Design Center
  2. Our App – 24/7 Connectivity
  3. Written Build with Confidence Guarantee – and we are not talking about the Builder’s warranty
  4. High Performance Built Homes

We have been working to develop and refine this process over the past 11 years.

We are excited to announce the Grand Opening to our new James Monroe Homes Design Center, located at 2250 Thunderstick Drive, Suite 1206, Lexington, KY 40505. Current and prospective clients as well as the curious shopper will be able to visit Monday – Friday from 8-4:30pm or by appointment any other time. The James Monroe Homes Design Center is available to our customers to assist turning their dreams into reality with our thousands of options and design features. We have researched the hottest trends and styles through the International Builders Show and Kitchen and Bath International Show. We have worked with all of our suppliers to bring those products into the James Monroe Homes Design Center. The James Monroe Homes Design Center is your opportunity to see, feel, touch, and create your personal style from these traditional to trending products all in one single location.

Every James Monroe Home client is given log in credentials to our software. They are also invited to download the James Monroe Homes app. This allows our clients to be connected to our process from any internet connected device.

Once logged in the client will have access to the construction schedule which is updated daily. Our clients will know where in the construction process their new home is before they drive by for a visit. All the specifications, selections, and options for their home are clearly laid out for our customers in this system. In addition to this we also link in the manufacture data on their products so our consumer can be as informed as desired. Each of the specifications and finishes can also be found in the James Monroe Homes Design Center, thus making decisions much easier. Our clients can make their selections from home, James Monroe Homes Design Center, or anywhere that is most convenient for them. If at any time the client has a message for the builder, they can post the message with pictures and most likely get a response back from James Monroe Homes the same business day. This is great because all of the communication throughout the process will come to your email but be stored and logged into our system for quick access and review. In addition, our clients will be able to access Files, Change Orders, To-do Lists, Questions, Job Log, and Warranty information while logged in. Our clients will always be, “In the Know where ever they Go”, with James Monroe Homes.

What is a Written Build with Confidence Guarantee and why is James Monroe Homes the only builder to offer it? James Monroe Homes will always go beyond to exceed the minimum standards. When you buy a James Monroe Home, you will have the confidence to know your home is a High-Performance Home built to save you money every month. It was built with quality materials and craftsmanship to give you confidence it was built right the first time. The home was designed to provide Personal Home Comfort with consistent comfort from room to room of your house. James Monroe Homes does not wait to hear from you but will reach out to check on you and your new home 4 weeks after closing and 11 months after closing to make sure your new home has exceeded your expectations. If between these follow ups your new homes does not exceed your expectations, we promise to respond to your inquiry within one business day. James Monroe Homes has partnered with Guild Quality to survey all of our clients 45 days and 13 months after closing. This shows our commitment to you throughout the entire process. This is how you can Build with Confidence with James Monroe Homes. We are so confident in the quality of our homes and service that we are the only builder who is willing to put this in writing.

James Monroe Homes High-Performance homes are designed and built to save you money every month. But beyond that they are also designed and built to give you and your family personal comfort though out your house year around. James Monroe Homes are built using the best building science techniques to create a tight building envelope. Our goal is to make your home’s internal environment independent of the harsh external environment. Our customers have the confidence to know once they step into their James Monroe Home they will be walking into their personal oasis regardless of the exterior weather conditions. James Monroe Homes High Performance Homes are tested beyond a HERS score and low utility bills, but tested by your personal comfort every day.

We got several move-in ready homes

One of the things that we hear a lot is that we want a new home but we cannot wait months to be in something. You’re in luck then, because we have homes that are move-in ready in a couple of different neighborhoods throughout Lexington. Check out homes below and lets talk.

We are phasing out of Kearney Hall in 2017

We are working on putting together a calendar of our upcoming Blog post and would like to hear from you on what would you like to see us talk about? With that being said we figured starting out with our current inventory that we have on the market and coming soon to the market would be a great place to start.

Kearney Hall Subdivision

1168 Autumn RidgeWe will be phasing out of Kearney Hall in 2017 with the Johnson, Jackson, Harrison, & the Jefferson floor plans. The Jackson and Johnson are already framed up and will be ready to move in around January or February of 2017. The Jackson floor plan is a ranch plan that we created to fit in the Summerfield subdivision but we thought we would go ahead and start one in the final phase of Kearney Hall. This plan offers a open floor concept with 1,771 square feet, 3 bedroom, & 2 full baths. The Johnson is a very similar ranch home with an option to make it a 4 bedroom or keep the Flex room for what you intend to use it for.

The other 3 homes that we have in Kearney Hall has the foundation already poured and ready for us to start building your dream home. This is your opportunity to put your special touches on the Harrison & Jefferson floor plan and if you’re looking for a nice basement lot it’s here ready for you. The Harrison at 2797 Kearney Creek Ln will boast a large basement lot that is positioned in a way were you will have privacy from your neighborhoods.

Please remember that we build custom homes on your lot if you do not want to go into one of our subdivisions. We would love the opportunity to speak to you either about a custom build in our subdivisions or some where you want to call home.  Check out our Build with Confidence Guarantee that we put in writing for all of our clients.


1104 Grimball Trace Lexington KY 40509 in Summerfield

1104 Grimball Trace Lexington, KY in the big 40509 zip code.  Summerfield has been growing at a rapid pace and we are glad to be a part of the growth.  Last year when the school district changed Summerfield subdivision to be included in the New High School that will open up 2017/18 school year that was a game changer in the publics eye.  But I cannot say that I blame you I mean, new home and a new high school in the future.  This seems like a win win.

The neighborhood is growing because the area is growing.  Hamburg is just around the corner and you can find everything from fast food to fine cuisine or a movie to watch before your dinner and everything in between.  The amount of shops, restaurants, Costco, Cabela’s, the New YMCA facility,  and the area has great access to the interstate too.  This is why this area is doing so well in Lexington 40509.

365 Jane Briggs Ave Lexington KY Homes for Sale in 40509

Are you looking for the best of the best in the Stuart Hall neighborhood? Then, you are about to get WOWED! This is the builder’s house of James Monroe Homes and I’m assuring you that no money was spared when designing and building this house and it’s even been on Basement Featured on HGTV’s Bang for your Buck in 2011, Winner of Best Design! From the time you enter the house with the 8-foot mahogany double front doors you will be amazed at the 18ft coffered ceiling with lighting behind the molding to the 4-inch Brazilian Cherry 3/4-inch solid hardwood floors on the first floor. Seller has spent over a $100,000 in the basement to make it as entertaining for your family as it has been for his. Call today to schedule your private showing! 859.429.1980

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Free Finished Basement with Purchase of a New Home

Black Friday came early this year! I am not sure if we have eaten too much Halloween candy or if we are still glowing from American Pharaoh winning the Grand Slam of horse racing on his home track at Keeneland. 

James Monroe Homes is offering to  Finish the Basement for Free on select move-in ready homes today.  To take advantage of his offer you must have an executed contract by November 30, 2015 and be able to close by December 31, 2015.   Call Jason Preece for additional details, terms, and conditions. 

NOV. PROMOWe are running a special on the following properties 1168 Autumn Ridge Dr, 1045 Sawgrass Cove, & 3016 Blackford Pkwy.  These are the Only homes that we are running this special for.  Lots of families have loved moving in the Fairways of Andover with the convenience of Hamburg and the ease to the interstate but don’t forget about the Blackford subdivision as it has all of the amenities right at your fingertips too.

Below is the details for each property:

1168 Autumn Ridge Dr will have a half bath.

1168 Autumn Ridge Dr and 3016 Blackford Pkwy have large open basement plans

1045 Sawgrass Cove and 3016 Blackford Pkwy will have natural light in basements

3016 Blackford Pkwy will have door and walk up basement

1045 Sawgrass Cove and 3016 Blackford Pkwy will offer a Full Bath

Grand Tour of Homes 2015 in Fayette County

Make sure you click on the map to figure out the best route for you  Arrow pointing up

Please remember that the map above only shows you homes in Fayette County  regarding the Grand Tour of Homes 2015.


FAYETTE COUNTY ONLY                                                 CLICK HERE FOR GRAND TOUR MAGAZINE

Grand Tour of Homes 2015Lexington Northwest:

1.) Anderson Communities – The Mirage – 2972 Town Branch Rd Lexington, KY 40511 – $199,910 – Pending

2.) Ball Homes – The Jackson II – 2947 Eminent Dr Lexington, KY 40511 – $238,832 – Not Available

3.) Ball Homes – The Baldwin Expanded – 2947 Eminent Dr Lexington, KY 40511 – $247,620

James Monroe Homes – The Harrison – 921 Dawson Springs Way Lexington, KY 40511 – $190,000

James Monroe Homes – The Lincoln – 909 Dawson Springs Way Lexington, KY 40511 – $145,900

Lexington Southwest:

4.) Ball Homes – The Arlington II Expanded A (Revised) – 4044 Mooncoin Way Lexington, KY 40515 – $330,146

5.) Ball Homes – The Cavanaugh II B – 4040 Mooncoin Way Lexington, KY 40515 – $329,448

Lexington Southeast:

6.) Commonwealth Designs – The Scottsdale – 473 Weston Park Lexington, KY 40515 – $525,000

7.) Jimmy Nash Homes – The Chateau – 3832 Cayman Lane Lexington, KY 40509 – $960,000 – Pending

8.) Jimmy Nash Homes – The Carolina – 2517 Cayman Heights Lexington, KY 40509 – $852,389 – Pending

9.) Justice Builders – The Sawyer – 1813 Browning Trace Lexington, KY 40509 – $1,150,000

10.) Ball Homes – The Albany Raised Elevation – 1702 Amethyst Way Lexington, KY 40509 – $288,565

11.) Briggs Homes – The Spyglass – 3260 Polo Club Blvd Lexington, KY 40509 – $186,900

12.) James Monroe Homes – The Roosevelt – 1168 Autumn Ridge Dr Lexington,  KY 40509 – $349,900

13.) Ball Homes – The Hartford II A – 741 Lochmere Place Lexington, KY 40509 – $373,756

14.) Ball Homes – The Milan II – 513 Hannon Way Lexington, KY 40509 – $264,229

15.) Ball Homes – The Florence II – 512 Hannon Way Lexington, KY 40509 – $291,643

16.) Ball Homes – The Hudson A – 4180 Sperling Dr Lexington, KY 40509 – $327,020

17.) Andover Construction – The Charleston – 527 Laketower Dr Lexington, KY 40502 – $614,900

Lexington Northeast:

18.) Briggs Homes – Valhalla Classic – 2319 Patchen Wilkes Dr Lexington, KY 40509 – $349,900

19.) Bye Builders – The Isabella – 1851 Battery Street Lexington, KY 40509 – $329,900

20.) Home of Excellence – The Amelia – 1925 General Warfield Way Lexington, KY 40505 – $599,900

21.) Andover Construction – The Summerville – 1792 Goodpaster Way Lexington, KY 40505 – $579,000

James Monroe Homes – The Madison – 1008 Haddrell Pt Lexington, KY 40509 – $335,000

Here are the homes that we will have available for you to see

Were you on the fence with all of the redistricting going on in Fayette County?

The Spring market is in full bloom with lots of new homes being built by James Monroe Homes but we had a lot of people that were waiting to see what the projected redistricting process looked like.  When our agents Jason Preece & Pam Brooks host our model home open during the weekends that was one of the biggest obstacle that people seemed to be faced with.

With all of that happening the housing market became low on inventory in Fayette County because no one was buying or selling until they saw the projected plan for schools in Fayette County.  Click here to see the plans for the redistricting of Fayette County. Now since the process is nearing its end the market has exploded with new buyers and sellers and we would love to help you with your new home.