Ninety percent of all the resale homes being sold are price driven. If two
homes are the same and they have similar amenities, price is going to be the
variable. In a new home sales environment price is important, but the ability
to upgrade and semi-customize the home to the specific needs of the buyer
really makes the difference between buying a used versus new. Statistics have
shown that 65% of homebuyers would prefer to buy new versus a used home if given
Benefits to the Buyer The energy saving materials that are put into today’s homes are so far superior
to what’s been done even in the last couple of years. The economies that you
can save in purchasing a new home versus a used home, just in the materials
that would save energy, can be considerable. Homes that are being built
today, especially with the green technology, are built specifically to lower
the cost of home ownership.
There’s a huge safety valve in purchasing a new home – everything is built
up to local codes that are changing all the time. You have a tighter, more
energy efficient product, and all the materials are new. You’re putting money
behind an investment that is safe.
Lakewood Ranch is an award winning 17,500 acre master planned community
east of I-75 in Manatee County. Most of the major new homes builders have
new home product here to see. Almost a city in its own, Lakewood Ranch
consists of nine villages ranging from condominiums and townhomes up to custom
designed estate homes. Prices start in the low 100’s and continue well
past the one million dollar mark. Several communities are gated.
There are over 150 miles of trail, lakes and preserves, parks, and native
wildlife.Lakewood Ranch features gourmet and
family friendly restaurants, A-Rated schools including Lakewood Ranch High
School and the Out of Door Academy, business parks, 18 tennis courts, polo and
cricket clubs, The Lakewood Ranch Hospital and Medical Practice offices, and
three masterfully designed golf courses.
The seven Lakewood Ranch Villages
are Central Park, Country Club East, The Lake Club, Greenbrook, The County
Club, Edgewater, Summerfield, and Riverwalk. Each has its own feel and
Currently there are 15 builders in Lakewood Ranch, Lee Wetherington
Homes, Neal Communities, Bruce Williams Homes, John Cannon homes, Arthur
Rutenberg Homes and Taylor Morrison to name a few.
Lakewood Ranch is one of the areas
where new construction can be found.
Be sure you understand the CDD fee
structure, how it impacts the cost of ownership, and what the benefits are of
being part of the Lakewood Ranch CDD.
I recommend that if you are also
considering a new construction, consult with me before you talk to the
builders. The advice and assistance can help you regardless of your
purchase decision and it doesn't add any cost to you the buyer. In the
event you visit the builder first, a real estate agent will most likely not be
able to help in your new home purchase and in many cases, will not be in a
position to offer a neutral and unbiased opinion as real estate agents are paid
solely on commission.
It only makes common sense, if you
are buying a new home, wouldn't you want an opinion of someone helping you
knowing it doesn't cost you anything? The builder rep is working for the
builder and not you.
My focus is to best
understand the goals and visions of my clients, ensuring all decisions are made
with a wealth of information and the necessary tools for a successful,
I have found my “Slice of Heaven” I look
forward to you finding yours!
Call Me Today 941-544-7270
SOURCE: Real Estate Bradenton Herald/Lakewood Ranch Herald
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