Atlanta-based Beazer Homes has introduced its Pre-Owned Homes Division in an effort to expand beyond new home sales. The new division acquires, improves and rents recently built, previously owned homes within select communities in markets where the company currently operates. The home builder is initially offering pre-owned homes in the Phoenix market.
"While many prospective home buyers recognize that this is an excellent time to purchase a new Beazer eSMART high-performance home -- with all of its award-winning energy-saving features -- other consumers want or need different home alternatives. With the Pre-Owned Homes Division, we look forward to addressing this demand," said Ian J. McCarthy, Beazer Homes' CEO.
The program will offer homes that have been built since 2004 by a reputable builder, including those by Beazer. The homes will receive repairs and upgrades according to the company’s standards.
In the coming months, Beazer Homes may expand the division to include homes in Nevada or California.
Beazer expects to offer these homes for re-sale, either to their respective tenants or to other buyers, once the housing market recovers.