With Harris County under a stay-at-home order, prolific homebuilder M/I Homes has found a way for Houston-area buyers to tour new construction homes without leaving the comfort of their couch: virtual reality headsets. Simply fill out an online form to receive a free VR headset within three to five business days.
Take a personal tour of each floorplan at your own pace, getting a feel for the size of the bedrooms, the quality of the finishes and the flow of the layout. When you’re ready to take the next step in your homebuying journey, schedule a private or virtual appointment with a member of M/I Homes’ team of experts.
If you’ve taken up crafting during your time in isolation, you can make your own VR headset by following these instructions. Once you’re done, visit www.mihomes.com/virtual-tours to choose your location and browse through available homes to tour in your area.
With your DIY creation in hand, click “View Virtual Tour” on the home you want to see, then find the goggle icon. Once you’ve chosen the first home you want to tour, you’ll see the home’s tour load. In the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, click on the goggle icon. Then, place your phone in the cardboard slot, put on your headset, and begin your tour — it’s that easy!
Sienna in Missouri City offers six homes that you can tour virtually. The 10,000-acre master-plan was recently ranked as the number one community in Texas and offers world-class amenities and onsite schools. If you’re looking for myriad options, check out Tavola in New Caney, which features 13 VR-accessible home plans. Families will love the development’s state-of-the-art recreation center, community pool, private park, clubhouse, zip line and greenbelt trails.
Rosehill Reserve in Tomball touts five such home plans, including the sprawling Lakeport model with four bedrooms and 3,098 square feet of living space. The community enjoys a resort-style pool, clubhouse, splash pad, playground, and network of walking trails and lakes. Magnolia Ridge in picturesque Magnolia boasts 12 options for VR, including several detached bungalows that offer the convenience of single-story living. Residents can take advantage of the onsite community center, splash pad, playground and walking trails.