new construction: A Sign Of The Times; New Subdivision Appears To Be Abandoned By The Builders - 08/11/08 11:45 AM
Just a few miles around the corner from where I live in Riverview is what was to be known as Triple Creek.  Triple Creek is located near the intersection of Big Bend Rd and Balm Riverview Rd.
Triple Creek was supposed to be a large gated community of over 2,000 homes & townhomes ranging in size from 1,500 to 4,000 sq ft.  Planned community amenities included a town center and a 6,000 sq ft clubhouse.
Triple Creek is located next to Balm-Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve. The 5,000-acre preserve features 21.5 miles of hiking and biking trails.
Sounds like a great community, eh?  Well....this … (7 comments)

new construction: The Promenade At Riverwalk, Bradenton Florida - 08/04/08 11:23 AM
The Promenade At Riverwalk is offering a great deal that some people won't be able to pass up!  What is it?  How about living there for three years practically free?
The Promenade At Riverwalk is offering a fantastic deal to any buyers that can secure a loan with 20% down and are able to pay for all closing costs associated with the mortgage.  So what do you get in return?  They will pay your mortgage payment, taxes and association fees for three years.  Yes you read that correctly...they will pay your mortgage payment, taxes and association fees for three years!!!
Condos currently … (0 comments)

new construction: Moss Landing, Riverview Florida - 07/24/08 02:21 AM
Moss Landing is a gated community located off the beaten path on the outskirts of Riverview.  Secluded from the hustle and bustle of the busy roads, yet just a short drive to I-75 and I-4.  Moss Landing is within a short drive to Brandon, Tampa, restaurants and shopping.
Moss Landing consists of 310 single family residences surrounded by old beautiful trees and preserves.   
There are currently 2 builders building in Moss Landing.  KB homes and Adams Homes.
Single family homes range in size from 1,277 to 3,508 sq ft.
Moss Landing is located in Riverview off Balm Riverview Rd.  Take I-75 … (0 comments)

new construction: Valencia Lakes in Wimauma Florida - 07/24/08 01:41 AM
I took my first drive through this community a couple days ago and I was pretty impressed.  It's a beautiful community.  You are welcomed into the community via a long winding road lined with lush tropical trees, greenery and rock waterfalls. 
Valenica Lakes is a resort syle community for adults, which means there are age restrictions.  They are currently in the process of building a 27,000 sq ft club house.  They will also have plenty of other amenities when completed.
complete fitness center resort pool resistance pool pool area spa cabana bath aerobics studio art studio and gallery wine bar social … (1 comments)

new construction: Belmont in Ruskin Florida - 07/22/08 11:15 AM
Belmont is a brand new community in Ruskin that is currently being built.  Belmont sits on nearly 1,000 acres and will have over 2,000 residences when completed.
Once completed, Belmont will offer a lot of amenities:
10,000 square foot pool complex Olympic size pool Splash zone Flume slide A 7.5-acre park area Fishing pier that will extend into one of the park's ponds Putting green 2 playgrounds Basketball courts Sand volleyball Fields to play in A colorful main boulevard to take a stroll down Outdoor picnic pavilion Bocce Ball Courts Belmont is located in Ruskin off Hwy 301 about 2 miles … (1 comments)

new construction: MiraBay in Apollo Beach, Florida - 07/16/08 01:21 PM

If you want to live in a gated community, on the water with a Key West style home, MiraBay might just be the community you're looking for.
MiraBay sets right alongside Tampa Bay in Apollo Beach. 
There are a variety of different types of homes available in MiraBay.  Townhomes, villas and single family homes.  Townhomes start at 1,943 sq ft and go up to 2,627 sq ft.  The villas start at 1,518 sq ft and go up to 1,966 sq ft.  Single family homes start at 2,252 and go upwards of 4,200 sq ft.
MiraBay offers a lot of different amenities:
A junior … (0 comments)

new construction: Winthrop Community, Riverview Florida - 07/14/08 08:36 AM

Everytime I drive past this community, I want to drive through it.  I'm not sure what it is, but I just love this community.  I love the style of homes and the way they designed the shops and restaurants within walking distance of this community.  
The homes were designed in a Key West style with large porches and white picket fences and the nearby shops and restaurants at the Winthrop Town Center were designed to feel like an old town.  With brick paved steets and sidewalks, restaurants where you can eat outside while listening to live music, movies on the … (0 comments)

new construction: Real Affordable Housing In Parrish Now Available!! - 02/23/08 03:19 AM
In case you haven't heard yet, Forest Creek in Parrish, a Neal Communities subdivision now has REAL affordable housing available!
Single family cottage style 2 bedroom single story homes are starting in the low 120's.  Two story cottage style homes are starting in the 150's!  THIS IS FANTASTIC NEWS!!
Forest Creek is a beautiful gated community located off of Hwy 301 in Parrish.
I will be getting more info on these new houses including prices, floor plans and such and will be posting more info in the next day or two!  So be sure to check back!!
If you're interested in touring this community, please feel … (0 comments)

new construction: What happens if a builder goes belly-up while building a community? - 11/09/07 11:59 AM
Anyone have any idea?  I am really curious what happens to the community if people are already living there.  I have been reading a lot of stories of builders that bought land and started the process of developing a community and then filed bankruptcy and the community now just sits vacant with the land cleared with the roads put in, but nothing else was started.  But what happens if it's already been started and people are living there?
So what happens then if people are already living in the community that never gets finished?  Say they were supposed to build 200 homes, but … (6 comments)

new construction: Palmetto Town Center - 08/31/07 02:54 AM
A new plan for residential and commercial development has just been proposed for downtown Palmetto.  The full city block of  4th & 5th Streets and 10th & 9th Avenues is stated to be a project to happen over the next 5 years.
The project calls 6 phases with a combination of 28 store fronts and 88 one and two bedroom residential affordable housing units that will range in price of $160,000 to $200,000.
The residential units will be built on top of the commercial store fronts and will have a Key West/Florida style buildings with tin roofs, courtyards, benches and parking.
The plan is said … (3 comments)

new construction: Thinking about purchasing New Construction? You need your own agent!!! - 06/12/07 03:43 AM
Sure you're thinking "Why do I need an agent? I'll just use the agent or sales consultant at the New Construction office."
Well....you better reconsider that option!!That agent or sales consultant works for the builder.  So who do you think that agent or sales consultant really represents? Let me give you a hint....not you!  Those agents are going to have the builders best interest at hand, not yours.
Commissions are paid for by the seller (the builder). You save no money by going directly through the builder without an agent. Commissions are already built into the price of the home automatically. They … (3 comments)

new construction: FoxBrook, Parrish Florida - 05/18/07 02:04 AM
FoxBrook is located on CR 675 in Parrish, just 5 miles east of Hwy 301.  It is a community being built on 945 acres and will be home to 298 families once completed. 
FoxBrook has one, two and five acre home sites to choose from.  On many of the two and five acre home sites, horses are welcome.  When completed, FoxBrook will have riding trails, over 7 miles of bike paths throughout the community, a park/picnic area, nature wooded preserves, quiet country setting, county water, underground utilities, Florida Power & Light, Time Warner Cable TV, RaodRunner High Speed Internet and builder … (1 comments)

new construction: Harrison Ranch, Parrish Florida - 05/15/07 04:26 AM
Harrison Ranch is located on US Hwy 301 just north of Erie/Old Tampa Road in Parrish.  It is just one of several new communities that are being built in the area.
Harrison Ranch is a large community being built on more than 998 acres.  The community is planned to have 965 single family homes and 112 villas.  Nearly 75% of the homes will border a lake or preserve.
Harrison Ranch villas are 1,709 sq ft which are 2 bed, 2 bath and a den.  The single family homes range in size from 1,678 sq ft to 3,032 sq ft and are 3-4 bed … (1 comments)

new construction: The Palms of Manasota, Palmetto Florida - 05/15/07 01:57 AM
The Palms of Manasota is located on 49th St E (Experimental Farm Rd) between Hwy 19 and Hwy 41 in Palmetto.
The Palms of Manasota is a 55+ Alternative Lifestyle community.  This was America's first 55+ Alternative Lifestyle community that was ever built.  This community is tucked away just off the main roads.  It is a small beautiful community that when you drive through and the residents are out, they extend a hand to waive and a smile to the passerby's.
The homes and villas are Spanish style with tile roofs.  You can choose from a stand alone home or a duplex like … (0 comments)

new construction: Creekside Preserve, Parrish Florida - 05/14/07 11:07 AM

Creekside Preserve is located in Parrish on Us Hwy 301 just north of Erie/Old Tampa Road.  Creekside Preserve is a brand new community being built by Smith Family Homes and Standard Pacific Homes.  This gated community is easily accessible from Bradenton or Tampa.  It is close to the Ellenton Prime Outlet Mall and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge for easy access to St. Petersburg. 
Smith Family Homes features homes from 1,781 sq ft up to 2,760 sq ft.  Standard lot sizes are aprox. 60x120.  The homes feature fully landscaped home sites, covered lanai, volume ceilings, 6-panel colonial doors in the first floor, … (0 comments)

new construction: Forest Creek, Parrish Florida - 05/14/07 06:14 AM
Forest Creek is another beautiful new community being built by Neal Communities located on Hwy 301 between Chin Rd and Red Rooster Road in Parrish.  It is just south of the town of Parrish and about 5 miles from I-75.
Forest Creek consists of 135 acres.  They have gone to great lengths to preserve much of the beautiful land and trees throughout the community.  Many of the old grand oak trees and sabal palms were left untouched as a reminder of Old Florida as well as to help preserve the land.  There are 11 tree parks and 13 lakes scattered throughout the … (0 comments)

new construction: River's Reach, Parrish Florida - 05/13/07 10:14 AM
While out for a drive today, I discovered one of the neatest subdivisions that I have ever been in.  River's Reach is a brand new subdivision being built by Neal Communities and is located on Rye Road between Golf Course Road and Upper Manatee River Road in Parrish.  It's about 12 miles from SR 64. 
River's Ranch is a masterfully-planned community that is located alongside of the Manatee River which consists of 250 acres that contain over 58% of green space for lakes, river and nature preserves.  That's over 105 acres of green space that was left to preserve many of … (0 comments)

 
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