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Berkshire’s Clayton is Building Affordable Homes in Denver

Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Homes’ subsidiary, Oakwood Homes, has listed 96 single-family homes for sale at Green Valley Ranch, one of the fastest-growing communities in metro Denver.

On2 Homes, Oakwood Homes’ newest brand, is offering four distinct floor plans, with two-and-three-bedroom options available to prospective buyers. With a starting listing price in the low $300’s, On2 Homes’ prices start at half the median cost of a single-family home in metro Denver, now more than $600,000.

“Our customers have been stuck,” said Kristen Nelson, president of the On2 Homes division for Oakwood Homes. “They want to get their foot in the door of the Denver housing market, but steep entry prices keep them trapped in the renting cycle. With On2 Homes, we’re launching a product that delivers the quality of a traditional single-family home at a uniquely affordable price point.”

The affordability of On2 homes is driven by an innovative approach that merges off-site and site-built construction and supply processes, resulting in decreased build time and cost for homeowners. This method also demonstrates Oakwood Homes continued success in making homes constructed with off-site-built and site-built practices indistinguishable from one another.

Built in an off-site home building facility, On2 offers cost-effective, energy-efficient and high-quality homes at a fraction of the cost of site-building. At off-site design centers, On2 Homes uses precision-building techniques to maximize cost, speed and energy efficiency without compromising quality. With unique design features like EnergySmart® utility systems and weather proofing, On2’s single-family homes deliver high quality finishes at a price accessible to more Coloradans. Oakwood guarantees every On2 homebuyer full ownership over their property’s land rights – an increasingly rare opportunity in today’s housing market.

In 2021, metro Denver experienced a 19.3% year-over-year increase in the median listing price of a single-family home. With single-family starter homes beginning at more than $600,000, many Denver residents find themselves priced out of the housing market. With On2 Homes, Oakwood hopes to address Denver’s shortage of affordable single-family homes, expanding the possibility of homeownership to all the city’s residents.

As of December, Colorado has the fourth worst housing shortage in the United States. To keep pace with population gains, the state needs to build 54,000 new housing units annually over the next five years. Much of this burden falls on the homebuilding and construction industry. By utilizing efficiencies found in off-site home building and modular construction, the homebuilding industry can help answer the demand for affordable housing.

© 2022 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell a stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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