buying new construction: How long does it take to build a home? - 08/23/13 07:30 AM
Generally speaking, the home building process in Southwest Florida is about 4-6 months. There are many factors that can affect the time frame for building a home. From the size of your home to the size of your building crew, to the potential issues that may arise throughout the process, it can be hard to estimate an exact time frame. However, below are the phases that you can typically anticipate as you progress through the process. Most phases are about a week, but some may be 2-3 weeks, while others may be only a few days.
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buying new construction: How 2013 Building Codes in Cape Coral, Fl. affect you! - 08/06/13 10:57 PM

Whether you are building a new home or updating an older home, you and your contractor should be aware of the residential building codes for your state. In Florida, the building codes for windows and air conditioning units are undergoing changes.
The 2013 Florida Building Code (FBC) is now in the initial stages of development for an implementation in March 2014.
The FBC is essentially starting from scratch. They are throwing out the previous version with accumulated state amendments, and are starting with a clean slate with no amendments aside from those separately mandated by other state laws.
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buying new construction: Do you want to design a home? Another advantage of new construction! - 05/15/13 11:12 PM
The beauty of building a new home is that you can dictate every detail of the design, customized exactly how you want. This can be your chance to have a “dream home!” But where do you start?
This is the fifth tip in What’s New in New Construction: 12 Tips for Building a Home in Southwest Florida Today, a free eBook.
Every new home begins with a plan. Some people hire an architect to create a custom design. Others purchase stock plans from a building plans publisher. So, how do you know which option is right for you? Try these suggestions to … (0 comments)

buying new construction: Are you looking for vacant land to build a new home? - 05/01/13 11:35 PM
Before you begin building your house, you will need a place to build it. Buying vacant land is an exciting process in itself. You can look at an empty stretch of land, and begin to visualize it coming to life with your dream home sitting upon it.
In Southwest Florida, there is an amazing selection of waterfront property available right now, which is quickly rising in value. People can affordably build on all types of waterfront, from canals to rivers and bays.
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buying new construction: How do home construction loans work? - 04/18/13 05:08 AM
Much like buying a home, building a home requires you to either pay for it outright or get a loan. Here is how construction financing works today:
Financing construction involves obtaining a construction loan from a lending institution. Construction loans are usually considered short term financing. Once the construction project is completed, the loan is typically converted into a permanent mortgage loan.
This is the third tip in What’s New in New Construction: 12 Tips for Building a Home in Southwest Florida Today, a free eBook.
Qualifying for a construction loan
Construction loans may be harder to qualify for … (0 comments)

buying new construction: Check out my FREE ebook Library! Packed with lots of Real Estate Info - 04/10/13 10:29 PM
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buying new construction: If Inventory is low, consider building a new home! - 04/05/13 12:39 AM
The inventory of new homes in Southwest Florida is extremely low right now. Why? The rate of foreclosures is almost half of what it was a few years ago. In addition, we’ve seen a large increase in home sales. As the economy improves and interest rates remain low, people are more motivated to buy property.
This is the second tip in What’s New in New Construction: 12 Tips for Building a Home in Southwest Florida Today, a free eBook.
Your home is your most valuable asset, both financially and sentimentally. Your new home is the place you will be starting the … (0 comments)

buying new construction: Would you like to own a waterfront home? - 04/02/13 03:45 AM
In case you haven’t heard…

This is the 11th tip in our series: “12 Tips for Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida” which is also available as a free eBook at
Southwest Florida is one of the most beautiful coastal areas to live in along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
If you are new to the area, looking to buy your first home, or just want a seasonal getaway.
You’ll find there are many options for a waterfront home, priced for every buyer that is looking.
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buying new construction: Cash or Finance? Which will you choose when making your home purchase? - 03/26/13 09:58 PM
Cash or credit? It’s the universal question in retail purchases.

This is the 10th tip in our series: “12 Tips for Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida” which is also available as a free eBook at
Whether you’re in the drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant or purchasing your groceries at the store, the quick decision is continually running through your mind throughout the day.
It’s usually a quick decision to pull out your wallet to make such a simple transaction.
Pulling out your credit card or cash doesn’t require too much thought.
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buying new construction: Is now a good time to build new construction? Tip one on why it is! - 03/21/13 12:59 AM
In Southwest Florida, the new construction of homes dwindled to next to nothing after 2007. As a result, the inventory of “new” homes may actually be 7 years old. What does this mean for you? It means that many of the new homes on the market are now susceptible to many of the issues that can affect older homes.
New homes provide benefits such as:
Lower Maintenance Energy efficiency Impact windows and doors New appliances under warranty Air Conditioning Units
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