KB Home started construction on model homes at one of its most recent land acquisitions, a community called Rancho Santalina in San Marcos.
Already collecting names for a list of interested buyers from a sales office onsite, KB Home (NYSE: KBH) expects to formally open the community to home shoppers by mid-February.
The 120 new homes will include solar power systems, helping homeowners save up to 40 percent each month on energy utility costs.
Buyers will have their choice of designs from two collections of floor plans — the Vistas and the Haciendas — and eight customizable floor plans overall.
The two-story homes in the Vistas collection range in size from 2,608 to 3,598 square feet and can include up to six bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths.
Homes in the Vistas collection can be customized to include a bedroom on the first floor, second-story decks off the master bedroom suites and enhanced outdoor living areas with extra-large covered patios.
The Hacienda collection floor plans range in size from 2,224 to 2,778 and can also include up to six bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.