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Upgrades & New Construction: the devil is in the details….

March 7th, 2018 by Diane Christner

The freedom to choose finishes and design details that please you is what draws many people to new construction homes. But at the same time, anyone who has stepped foot into a design center knows how overwhelming (and expensive) it can be. When it comes time to decide on the upgrades and options, it’s important […]

Cobblestone on Palmer Ranch – a new construction community

July 23rd, 2015 by Diane Christner

Although as I write this the model homes at Cobblestone on Palmer Ranch are not yet open at the McIntosh Road location, Taylor Morrison is providing a sales representative at one of the villa models at their Esplanade by Siesta Key location, as that particular floor plan will also be available in Cobblestone. Cobblestone will consist of […]

Esplanade by Siesta Key opens Clubhouse to Residents

July 23rd, 2015 by Diane Christner

Residents at Esplanade by Siesta Key can now enjoy the recreational amenities of the newly opened clubhouse.  While showing customers around the model homes recently, we stopped in at the clubhouse and I took some photos.  The one here is of the community pool.  (You can see all of the photos at my main web […]

Clubhouse opens in August at Sandhill Preserve on Palmer Ranch

July 20th, 2015 by Diane Christner

I was showing model homes in Sandhill Preserve on Palmer Ranch the other week and noted that the clubhouse appears to be in the last stages of construction.  According to the on site sales rep, the fabulous new clubhouse will open in August of this year.  We took a quick tour of the exterior of […]

My thoughts on Indigo at Lakewood Ranch

July 2nd, 2015 by Diane Christner

I recently visited Neal Communities newest offering in Lakewood Ranch, Indigo, for a customer.   Indigo will feature Island, Tuscan and Spanish architectural styles with 5 floor plans to choose from in the initial, Cruise section. The plans offered are the Valiant, Liberty 2, Patriot, Anthem and Victory. All will be on 45 foot wide home […]

Buying a New Home – Why Having Your Own Agent May Save You Money

December 29th, 2014 by Diane Christner

You are considering purchasing a new construction home.  The builder has on site representatives, so why should you bring along your own agent? The builder’s representative is just that – a person employed by the builder, who puts the builder’s interests first, regardless of what they may tell you.  Due to the high volume nature […]

Heritage Harbour Cancels Plans for Marina

October 3rd, 2014 by Diane Christner

A 12 acre commercial marina and retail center that was eventually to be built at the master planned community of Heritage Harbour in south Manatee county has officially been canceled by the developer, Lennar. Lennar is proposing to replace the originally planned marina & retail center with single family home sites where the homeowners who […]

New Community near University Pkwy: Magnolia Point

October 3rd, 2014 by Diane Christner

The heavy equipment is busy changing what was for years a cow pasture into Neal Communities latest new neighborhood, Magnolia Point.  Not much information is available yet regarding the homes, other than word that they will be priced starting in the mid $200’s range.  Also worth noting for those of us who live in the […]

A new community near University Pkwy: Woodland Trace

October 3rd, 2014 by Diane Christner

Literally just down the road from my neighborhood a new Neal Communities project is under construction, Woodland Trace.  This gated community of just 45 homes will feature Neal’s Cove Series home styles.  These include the Bright Meadow, Evintide 2, Endless Summer 3 and the Windsong.  Endless Summer is a very popular floor plan featured in […]

New Construction: Sandhill Preserve at Palmer Ranch

September 9th, 2014 by Diane Christner

Sandhill Preserve on Palmer Ranch is the builder Divosta’s latest offering of new home construction in the Palmer Ranch area.   Community amenities (when completed) will be similar to those found in Divosta’s other nearby communities of Village Walk and The Isles.  The gated community will have a large clubhouse/resort center with an on site […]

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