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Tohoqua Reserve: Kissimmee’s New 55+ Community

Tohoqua Reserve: Kissimmee’s New 55+ Community

Tohoqua Reserve: Kissimmee’s New 55+ Community

Tohoqua Reseve Clubhouse
Just outside of Orlando in the fun-filled town of Kissimmee, Florida, you will find the highly anticipated new construction 55+ community of Tohoqua Reserve. Pulte Homes began constructing this 730-acre gated community in early 2021 with the intent of building a total of 258 houses along a master-planned development.
 
The new retirement homes for sale are priced from the mid $200s to low $400s and range from 1,579 to 2,870 square feet. Their seven available floorplan options of single-family homes and attached villas are one to two stories, include two to three bedrooms and bathrooms and have attached two-car garages.

Tohoqua Reserve’s homeowners’ association not only has an affordable monthly fee, but they also take care of maintaining the amenities and community landscaping, giving residents the luxury of relishing in a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Residents get access to not one, but two amenity centers; one specifically solely for the 55+ community members and another one open to their guests. The clubhouse is perfect for hosting a variety special events from networking meetups to memorable birthday bashes. Homeowners there can also work up a sweat at the fitness center or enjoy the neighborhood’s many exciting outdoor amenities, such as:

 

  • A resort-style zero-entry pool and patio wonderful for taking it easy and spending time with neighbors and friends
  • Lighted sports courts for activities such as tennis, pickleball and bocce ball
  • A children’s playground great for any visiting grandkids
  • A serene lake surrounded by a tree-lined walkway ideal for quiet morning strolls underneath towering oak trees
  • Trails over five miles in length that wind through the retirement community nice for walking, running or bicycling
  • Outdoor seating area and Formal Lawn
Seniors playing tennis
Seniors playing tennis

Tohoqua Reserve’s location of Kissimmee offers residents an endless amount of activity options from enjoying the beautiful Florida outdoors to experiencing the thrills of world-class tourist attractions such as Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. There are multiple spots to enjoy nature nearby including parks, lakes and country club golf courses. The retirement community is just a 30-minute drive to Orlando and only a 10-minute drive from the Florida Turnpike to Highway, giving residents plenty of exciting entertainment and dining options. 

Contact us now to begin a life new chapter enjoying your Florida retirement in a Tohoqua Reserve new construction home!

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Live Amongst Nature in Lake Denham Estates

Live Amongst Nature in Lake Denham Estates

Live Amongst Nature in Lake Denham Estates

Central Florida may be famous for its many thrilling world-class tourist attractions, but just about an hour away from Walt Disney World rests Lake Denham Estates, a Leesburg, FL community comprising of new construction homes surrounded by picturesque nature views.

 

At Lake Denham Estates, you may choose to buy a move-in ready home or have one built to incorporate your own personal touches. From the assortment of exquisite styles, several sizes and affordable prices, the vast range of options you have for your dream home are outstanding. The houses are priced from the low $200,000s and range from around 1,504 square feet to over 2,601 square feet.

Leesburg Florida Home
Living Room

Lake Denham Estates’ affordable HOA fees include a wide range of amenities perfect for the whole family. The community contains a yoga lawn in addition to walking and nature trails for those wanting to stay active in the scenic outdoors. Residents longing for a resort-style experience at home can take a splash in the community’s swimming pool or just kick back in one of their cabanas. Even the kids will get to enjoy lots of neighborhood fun in the Children’s Tot Lot. Soaking up the Florida sunshine while reveling in a nature-filled atmosphere is absolutely a dream come true in Lake Denham Estates.

 

The residential community’s location lies in Central Florida’s desirable Lake County, home to at least 250 lakes along with numerous creeks, rivers and smaller bodies of water. The opportunities to engage a wide variety of outdoor adventures are limitless, not to mention all the year-round festivals and events held at the City of Leesburg. While Lake Denham Estates is surrounded by nature, it is still in close proximity shops, restaurants, schools and other local attractions as it sits directly on US-27 and is only minutes from the Florida Turnpike.

Please contact us today to learn more about buying a home in the lovely area.

 

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Solterra Springs Community

Solterra Springs Community

Solterra Springs Community

Brown two story home
Ariel view of Soltera pool and lazy river
clubhouse lounge area at solterra Resort
pool with volleyball net

Maronda Homes‘ Solterra Springs is a USDA approved new construction, private gated community in Davenport, FL, within the Solterra Resort. All of the amenities enjoyed by those in Solterra Resort are yours to enjoy as a homeowner in this private community. Relax at the clubhouse where you can use the gym facilities, have a nice lunch at the cafe, or enjoy a cold beverage from the bar. Enjoy the aquatic center with the large pool, the water park for the kids, or a leisurely float in the lazy river. Looking for something more active, enjoy the tennis courts, and exercise on the walking trail that winds throughout the resort.

Every day will be like a Stay-cation when you live in the beautiful resort community. Just minutes from Florida’s most popular attractions like Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, Sea World, and even Busch Gardens in Tampa, you will never run out of exciting activities to partake in! Whether you are looking to build a new home or need a move-in ready home, our sales representatives are here to help! Leverage their knowledge and experience to learn more about building the home of your dreams in Solterra Springs.

 

 

About Maronda Homes

Maronda Homes was founded in 1972 by William J Wolf. After years of working in the home building industry, Mr. Wolf ventured out on his own with the goal of building superior new homes that were cost-effective. With this philosophy, more individuals were able to afford a new construction home.

We continue to streamline our process, while using quality materials, so that we can maintain this philosophy for our current and future customers. Our goal will always be to create affordable homes without sacrificing excellence and style in our home designs.

A Family Affair

Stringing together parts of family names. Mr. Wolf formed the new name for his company “Maronda” with parts of his children’s names — Marietta, Ronald and Daniel. More than 40 years later Maronda Homes remains a private family-owned and operated business, building new homes in Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky and Georgia.

Philanthropy

Our commitment to the community extends beyond our product as Maronda Homes has long recognized the importance of giving back. The Maronda Foundation, established by our founder William Wolf, strives to provide educational opportunities, scholarship programs, civic inspiration to local communities, youth programs, and spiritual organizations. Goodwill towards all has always been, and will continue to be, a cornerstone of our culture since our founding.

Commitment to Quality

Maronda Homes has been a family-owned and operated business for over four decades, and in that time we have dedicated ourselves to building quality new homes at an affordable price, with unparalleled attention to customer service.

We are continuously striving to improve the home building process by modernizing floor plans, and evolving homes designs with affordable luxury reaching every corner of our new homes.

We Are Proud to be Recognized for Our Quality Homes

At Maronda Homes, we pride ourselves on our quality new home construction. Time and time again we have proven our craftsmanship by receiving numerous awards. Some of these include awards by People’s Choice, Warranty Companies, and Home Builder Association Excellence Awards.

Maronda Homes receives these awards because of our excellence with service, quality, and design. Our team will support you along your homebuilding journey from the pre-planning stage of a project all the way to the end result. Our highly trained project management team will guide you and help you get you the results you want. At Maronda Homes, we will make sure our resources are allocated appropriately to provide the best quality of work for your new home.

We look forward to being your new construction home builder!

 

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Del Webb: Retirement Living Just for You

Del Webb: Retirement Living Just for You

Del Webb: Retirement Living Just for You

Del Webb's GenYou Prestige Floor plan image of a dining room

Embark on your life’s next chapter with Del Webb’s new, innovative retirement home GenYou Floor Plans™ which are catered toward you and your personal lifestyle. Their exclusive 13 new unique home floor plans, ranging from 1400 to over 3000 square feet, were created through extensive research all focused on how today’s 55+ buyers are living and what they envision for their next dream home.

Del Webb is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc., the third largest homebuilder in the country. Specializing in the building of active 55+ adult communities, Del Webb is the leading builder of new construction homes for retiring and pre-retiring baby boomers and has been delivering their exceptional services to happy customers for over 65 years.Del Webb's GenYou Stellar Floor Plan image of front of a house

Del Webb’s signature lifestyle, which is focused on engaging activities at home and within a close-knit community, is incorporated into the GenYou home designs. The company’s website even has many interactive design tools for personalizing your floor plans, selecting between various elevations as well as the option to visualize the placement of furniture and features.

The wide range of options you can get with Del Webb’s GenYou Floor Plans™ are substantial. Whether you are looking to entertain guests, take up a new interest such as cooking or want a house built for maximum efficiency, there is a floor plan just for you in the place you will call home.

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December 2020 home sales report

December 2020 home sales report

WASHINGTON (January 22, 2021) – December 2020 home sales report rose reaching their highest level since 2006, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Activity in the major regions was mixed on a month-over-month basis, but each of the four areas recorded double-digit year-over-year growth in December.

December 2020 Existing-Home Sales

 

Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 0.7% from November to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 6.76 million in December. Sales in total rose year-over-year, up 22.2% from a year ago (5.53 million in December 2019).

“December 2020 home sales report we saw sales perform at their highest levels since 2006, despite the pandemic,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “What’s even better is that this momentum is likely to carry into the new year, with more buyers expected to enter the market.”

Yun predicts a continuation of the strong activity that’s currently taking place in the housing market and in the overall economy.

“Although mortgage rates are projected to increase, they will continue to hover near record lows at around 3%,” Yun said. “Moreover, expect economic conditions to improve with additional stimulus forthcoming and vaccine distribution already underway.”

The median existing-home price2 for all housing types in December was $309,800, up 12.9% from December 2019 ($274,500), as prices increased in every region. December’s national price increase marks 106 straight months of year-over-year gains.

Total housing inventory3 at the end of December totaled 1.07 million units, down 16.4% from November and down 23% from one year ago (1.39 million). Unsold inventory sits at an all-time low 1.9-month supply at the current sales pace, down from 2.3 months in November and down from the 3.0-month figure recorded in December 2019. NAR first began tracking the single-family home supply in 1982.

Properties typically remained on the market for 21 days in December, seasonally even with November and down from 41 days in December 2019. Seventy percent of the homes sold in December 2020 were on the market for less than a month.

“To their credit, homebuilders and construction companies have increased efforts to build, with housing starts hitting an annual rate of near 1.7 million in December, with more focus on single-family homes,” Yun said. “However, it will take vigorous new home construction in 2021 and in 2022 to adequately furnish the market to properly meet the demand.”

First-time buyers were responsible for 31% in the December 2020 home sales report, unchanged from the same time in 2019, but down from 32% in November 2020. NAR’s 2020 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers – released in late 20204 – revealed that the annual share of first-time buyers was 31%.

Individual investors or second-home buyers, who account for many cash sales, purchased 14% of homes in December, identical to the share recorded in November 2020 and a small decline from 17% in December 2019. All-cash sales accounted for 19% of transactions in December, down from 20% in both November and December 2019.

Distressed sales5 – foreclosures and short sales – represented less than 1% of sales in December, equal to November’s percentage but down from 2% in December 2019.

“NAR will work with the incoming Biden administration in pursuit of policies promoting housing affordability and accessibility,” said NAR President Charlie Oppler, a Realtor® from Franklin Lakes, N.J., and the CEO of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “We were pleased with the homebuyer tax credit President Biden proposed as a candidate and we look forward to continuing our work with Congress and the White House. We will aim to find common ground, especially related to ways of boosting home supply and working toward solutions that will protect and support homeownership and America’s broader real estate industry.”

According to Freddie Mac, the average commitment rate(link is external) for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage decreased to 2.68% in December, down from 2.77% in November. The average commitment rate across all of 2020 was 3.11%.

Single-family home sales rose at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 6.03 million in December, up 0.7% from 5.99 million in November, and up 22.8% from one year ago. The median existing single-family home price was $314,300 in December, up 13.5% from December 2019.

Single-family and Condo/Co-op Sales

Existing condominium and co-op sales were recorded at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 730,000 units in December, up 1.4% from November and up 17.7% from one year ago. The median existing condo price was $272,200 in December, an increase of 6.9% from a year ago.

Regional Breakdown

Median home prices increased at double-digit rates in each of the four major regions from one year ago.

December 2020 saw existing-home sales in the Northeast climb 4.5%, recording an annual rate of 930,000, a 27.4% increase from a year ago. The median price in the Northeast was $362,100, up 19.0% from December 2019.

Existing-home sales in the Midwest were unchanged, recording an annual rate of 1,590,000 in December, but up 26.2% from a year ago. The median price in the Midwest was $235,700, a 13.7% increase from December 2019.

Existing-home sales in the South increased 1.1% to an annual rate of 2,860,000 in December, up 20.7% from the same time one year ago. The median price in the South was $268,100, an 11.3% increase from a year ago.

Existing-home sales in the West fell 1.4% from the month prior, recording an annual rate of 1,380,000 in December, a 17.9% increase from a year ago. The median price in the West was $467,900, up 14.2% from December 2019.

The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

For local information, please contact the local association of Realtors® for data from local multiple listing services (MLS). Local MLS data is the most accurate source of sales and price information in specific areas, although there may be differences in reporting methodology.

NOTE: NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index for December is scheduled for release on January 29, and Existing-Home Sales for January will be released February 19; release times are 10:00 a.m. ET.


1 Existing-home sales, which include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, are based on transaction closings from Multiple Listing Services. Changes in sales trends outside of MLSs are not captured in the monthly series. NAR rebenchmarks home sales periodically using other sources to assess overall home sales trends, including sales not reported by MLSs.

December 2020 home sales report is based on closings, differ from the U.S. Census Bureau’s series on new single-family home sales, which are based on contracts or the acceptance of a deposit. Because of these differences, it is not uncommon for each series to move in different directions in the same month. In addition, existing-home sales, which account for more than 90% of total home sales, are based on a much larger data sample – about 40% of multiple listing service data each month – and typically are not subject to large prior-month revisions.

The annual rate for a particular month represents what the total number of actual sales for a year would be if the relative pace for that month were maintained for 12 consecutive months. Seasonally adjusted annual rates are used in reporting monthly data to factor out seasonal variations in resale activity. For example, home sales volume is normally higher in the summer than in the winter, primarily because of differences in the weather and family buying patterns. However, seasonal factors cannot compensate for abnormal weather patterns.

Single-family data collection began monthly in 1968, while condo data collection began quarterly in 1981; the series were combined in 1999 when monthly collection of condo data began. Prior to this period, single-family homes accounted for more than nine out of 10 purchases. Historic comparisons for total home sales prior to 1999 are based on monthly single-family sales, combined with the corresponding quarterly sales rate for condos.

2 The median price is where half sold for more and half sold for less; medians are more typical of market conditions than average prices, which are skewed higher by a relatively small share of upper-end transactions. The only valid comparisons for median prices are with the same period a year earlier due to seasonality in buying patterns. Month-to-month comparisons do not compensate for seasonal changes, especially for the timing of family buying patterns. Changes in the composition of sales can distort median price data. Year-ago median and mean prices sometimes are revised in an automated process if additional data is received.

The national median condo/co-op price often is higher than the median single-family home price because condos are concentrated in higher-cost housing markets. However, in a given area, single-family homes typically sell for more than condos as seen in NAR’s quarterly metro area price reports.

3 Total inventory and month’s supply data are available back through 1999, while single-family inventory and month’s supply are available back to 1982 (prior to 1999, single-family sales accounted for more than 90% of transactions and condos were measured only on a quarterly basis).

4 Survey results represent owner-occupants and differ from separately reported monthly findings from NAR’s Realtors® Confidence Index, which include all types of buyers. Investors are under-represented in the annual study because survey questionnaires are mailed to the addresses of the property purchased and generally are not returned by absentee owners. Results include both new and existing homes.

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New Community! Windsor Island Resort

New Community! Windsor Island Resort

New Community! Windsor Island Resort

Windsor Island Resort

Windsor Island Resort is now selling out of Windsor at Westside. The perfect choice for your brand new vacation home or zoned short term rental. With a location that can’t be beat near Orlando’s world-class attractions, ample shopping, dining and entertainment, and resort-style amenities, this community is bound to have everything you are looking for.

Starting At $353,990

9 Designs      5-10 Bedrooms         4-8 Bathrooms                 0-2 Garage

 

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