Posted by Karen Schieb in Happy Homeowners, Houston

Sabrina knew her family needed more space, but they just didn’t have much time between work and their kids’ school activities to focus on finding their dream home.

Sabrina was excited when she toured M/I Homes in Rosehill Reserve and found the perfect Smart Series home. The Magellan floorplan had everything her family was needing: flex space, large bedrooms, and a game room!

She didn't know it at first, but purchasing a Smart Series would make her home buying experience so much easier. When Sabrina and her husband realized how effortless a Smart Series purchase would be for them, they couldn't wait to get started with buying their new home.

Hear from Sabrina to learn how the Smart Series benefited her family and their journey.

"The Smart Series offered different packages with color coordination from the wall color, to the borders, to the tile in the bathroom. Everything was grouped together for us so that we could take out the guesswork. It was presented to us in a way that we could see it and you already knew how our house was going to look and that just helped so much" says Sabrina.

Our Smart Series homes offer professionally curated design packages that showcase the latest trends and styles. These packages are meant to make the process much easier, affordable, and less stressful for the new homebuyers. Our sales centers showcase a Selection Room where our New Home Consultants can show you each package.

Her absolute favorite feature of her home? Sabrina answers with no hesitation: "Our favorite feature in our Smart Series has got to be our bay windows. They just open up our owner's suite even more."

Our floorplans offer a variety of structural options so you can personalize your space to meet your family's needs. How your home fits your lifestyle and tastes is paramount in how we design our homes—including space for the kids!

"Our kids love our new Smart Series [home]. They fought over who got what bedroom and who could have the storage underneath the staircase," Sabrina reflects.

From large game rooms to play rooms, spacious bedrooms, and much more, our thoughtfully crafted flex spaces allow for evolving needs throughout the years.

Sabrina remembers how her home’s flex room was a lifesaver: "Over the last year, my husband's company transitioned his position to a work from home position, so we used our flex space and turned it into his office so that he could do his job at home."

With some parting words of wisdom, Sabrina shares some advice for other homebuyers considering M/I Homes’ Smart Series: "I would love other Smart Series buyers to know that you do not lose any quality across the board in your home… Everything is just as amazing."

Have more questions about what it’s like to buy a new construction home? Get answers to even more common questions about buying a home!


Karen Schieb


Karen Schieb has been with M/I Homes since its entry into the Houston market. As an Internet Sales Manager and a Houston native, Karen is an expert on new homes in the area and genuinely cares about finding the best homes for her clients. With a keen eye for detail, Karen also has excellent taste and a wide breadth of knowledge on all the latest home designs. When not helping M/I prospects find their dream homes or tackle their next DIY home project, Karen is either in LA visiting her daughter, Natalie, or can be found playing pool.

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