Buying a Second Home with Holmes Homes

Author: Brooke Hayes


Home is your happy place – especially when it’s your second home. Having a home away from home gives you a lot of convenience and comfort, but the process of buying a second home means finding the right company to build with or buy from. After all, you’re leaving years of your future comfort in the hands of this company, so you need to be able to trust them.

Which is why, if you’re looking for a new home in Utah, Holmes Homes is the company for you.

Holmes Homes has a long legacy of building high-quality homes for people in Utah. In fact, it’s a 5-generation legacy, and we’re still going strong helping people like you find the homes they’re looking for.

Why Should I Buy My Second Home with Holmes Homes?

Our top priority as home builders is to give our customers the best service we can offer. Building homes isn’t just our job – it’s our passion and, even more than that, it’s our commitment to you. Here are some of the ways we make the home-buying experience better (especially when it’s your second time around the block):

Holmes Homes Unique Designs

Each of our communities has unique floorplans specific to that community. We have award-winning designs that give you the home you really want, not a home you have to settle for. 

The best part is that, despite having specific floorplans to choose from, we offer various customizations to your home. You’ll be able to meet one-on-one with an interior designer to help you decide the best finishes and customizations for your new home. If you’re looking to move into a home without building, don’t worry. Holmes Homes is still your best bet. We have several move-in ready homes for sale throughout the state of Utah, and you can still find beautiful selections available that will fit your needs. Go ahead and take a look at our move-in ready homes here.

Holmes Homes Includes Energy-Efficient Smart Home Features

Because we want to help our residents live comfortably while also supporting the environment, we partner with Google Nest. For example, we include Nest Thermostat in every home. It learns your temperature habits and preferences to ensure that your air conditioning and heating are only running when needed. This helps keep your home more comfortable, your bills lower, and energy waste down.

We also include Nest security cameras inside and outside the house to give you and your home increased security. And, for your convenience, you’ll also receive a Google Home to help you moderate the Nest devices and any other smart devices you may add to your home.

Holmes Homes has New Homes Across Utah

Our communities are widely represented across our home state of Utah. Whether you want to live closer to the city or want a vacation retreat, you’ll be able to find the perfect location and home for you, your family, and your needs.

If you want to see all of our current communities with new homes in Utah, visit our Communities page. But if you aren’t sure yet where you want your second home to be, keep reading. We’ve put together some great community recommendations for you:

Holmes Homes Vacation and Retirement Homes in Utah

Often when people look for second homes, they’re looking for a place to relax. Whether that’s simply for vacations or for a more permanent retirement home, Holmes Homes has some great communities for more relaxing lifestyles.

These are our recommendations of communities for vacation and retirement homes in Utah:

Park City

Park City is well-known as a resort town. With its famous skiing in the winter and beautiful woodsy atmosphere year-round, Park City is a perfect place to get away from the world – even if you invite friends and family along for the trip. You’ll always find plenty to do in Park City.

We currently have two communities in Park City:

Deer Waters Resort

At Deer Waters Resort, you’ll be just minutes away from hundreds of trails and thousands of acres to ski to your heart’s pleasure. This community offers three townhome floorplans – two of which have 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths (perfect for family gatherings), while the third floorplan has 1 bedroom and 2 baths (perfect for downsizing). Each floorplan is done in a contemporary cabin style.

Currently, we do have some move-in ready townhomes in the Deer Waters Resort community. See move-in ready options for Deer Waters Resort.

Wasatch Springs

If you’re looking for a more commercial area of Park City, you’ll want to look into the townhomes at Wasatch Springs. Wasatch Springs features four collections of floorplans, each with 2-6 unique floorplans as options. If you want a lot of floorplan options to choose from, Wasatch Springs will be a good option for you.

Wasatch Springs community includes future commercial space, which makes it a good fit if you’d like to live down the street from new stores or restaurants. It’s one of our most sought after communities, so don’t wait to check it out.

Again, we currently have move-in ready homes in Wasatch Springs. See move-in ready homes in Wasatch Springs.

St. George

St. George, Utah, is a dream location for a second home. Surrounded by stunning red rock plateaus and endless outdoor activities, you’ll never get tired of looking out the window or heading out on an adventure.

Desert Color

Holmes Homes community, Desert Color, is exactly what you need for an active, yet refreshing, lifestyle. The community centers around a manmade blue lagoon to enjoy in the summer heat. It’s as though you’re living on a beach and in the desert at the same time.

Desert Color is more than just a living community. It features various amenities, such as a community clubhouse, shopping, wellness facilities, community events, and more.

Desert Color offers seven single-family floorplans (southwestern styles) and five collections of townhome floorplans (contemporary styles). These are truly stunning floorplan designs, and with so many floorplan options available, you’re sure to find the home you’re searching for.

Desert Color does have some move-in ready options. See move-in ready homes in Desert Color.

Holmes Homes is Here to Help

If a vacation home isn’t quite what you have in mind for your second home, try looking at our other communities to see if they are a better fit for you. Many of our communities are near Salt Lake City, so if you’re looking for a home to stay in when you have a long commute, we suggest looking at our Daybreak and West Jordan communities.

Our goal at Holmes Homes is to help you find the home you want in the place you need. If you have any questions for us, you can call us at (801) 572-6363 or email us at

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