May 2013

Found 7 blog entries for May 2013.

New Housing Starts on the rise!
New Housing Starts on the rise!

Work ramped up in at the very beginning of the year, and currently, activity is at a level that is the highest for U.S. single-family houses in over four years. Also, future projects climbed, and the stage is set construction to juice up the engine of economic growth in 2013.
  Some stats: Work began on 613,000 single family homes at an annual rate last month, at an increase of eight tenths of one percent, up from 608,000.  Industry analysts are talking about the outlook for U.S. housing and the economy in glowing terms. Builders like Pulte and Lennar (both building tons of new developments in Jacksonville) are reporting rising orders, ironically, in the very same industry that was at the heart of the financial crisis.…
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Yellow Bluff Landing by Providence Homes
Yellow Bluff Landing by Providence Homes

Our New Home Tour continues with a stop at Yellow Bluff Landing, Jacksonville's Premier Community located on the Northeast area of Jacksonville.  We stopped by Providence Homes to take a look at their 3519 Model Home to see what they have to offer.   The 3519 Model features a 2 floor layout with a large open family area perfect for entertaining family and friends.  The main level also features a game room and large screened outside patio.  On the second level landing you will be greeted by a Office/Entertainment area which connects to the master bedrooms and guest bedrooms.  Home prices from Providence Homes in Yellow Bluff start at $172k up to the mid 200's any many extra's and options to choose from.

Yellow Bluff Landing by Providence Homes - Model 3519 Exterior
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KB Homes Big Deal Sales Event - New Homes Savings in Jacksonville Area
KB Homes Big Deal Sales Event - New Homes Savings in Jacksonville Area

What's "big" really mean, in the grand scheme of things? How about lowered prices and $16,000 off quick move in homes in eight Jacksonville KB Homes communities. Example: Westland Oaks on the westside, reduced from $203K to $185K for a 3/2.5 (with a three car garage!) That's $185K for 2,403 square feet with a three-car garage. That's big.  And there are price reductions (literally) all over the map. 

KB Homes is slashing prices in Nassau, Duval, Clay and St. Johns County.  Five of their most popular Jacksonville communities, Victoria Preserve, Cedar Bay, Westland Oaks, Adams Way and Wexford Chase are seeing similar discounts, and in one of the hottest communities in the metro

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New Homes: How long does it take to build from scratch?
New Homes: How long does it take to build from scratch?
By: Alan Aptheker

As with any major project, there’s a timeline. Pushing too hard against that timeline can cause slip ups. Yet time wasted by builders and crews is also a negative. Then you’re not getting into your new home because of delays made by bad management or simple ineptitude on the part of contractors or subcontractors. Make sure these steps are followed, and check on progress. Don’t leave it up to the site manager to keep you in the loop at all times.

The Timeline:   First step, ASAP: Preparation or Layout/Stake-out. Engineers carefully plan the community layout and site each home for maximum aesthetics. The homesite is cleared and staked out. The site is excavated by large…
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Whitmore Oaks New Homes by KB Homes Coming Soon to Mandarin area - Under Construction
Whitmore Oaks New Homes by KB Homes Coming Soon to Mandarin area - Under Construction

Another brand new KB Homes development is in the works for in Mandarin off of Old St. Augustine Road, near the intersection of Old St. Augustine and Greenland Road. KB Homes is building big in Mandarin, and for good reason: A-rated schools, unlimited shopping, dining and entertainment options, and close proximity to I-95 and I-295. And if you love the water, Whitmore Oaks is minutes from Julington Creek and a fully equipped public access boat ramp. 

Whitmore Oaks New Homes Community in Mandarin under construction
Whitmore Oaks New Homes Community in Mandarin under construction

Whitmore Oaks by KB Homes Coming soon to Mandarin

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Kona School Downtown Jacksonville FL - Exterior
Kona School Downtown Jacksonville FL - Exterior

By: Alan Aptheker Among all the creators in the recent One Spark Jacksonville event in April, the Kona School turned out to be an idea that has found its mark, as the their creative team showed off a concept that turned more than a few heads. Their efforts resulted in winning the high honor of first place in individual contributions, with a total prize money of more than $5,500.
Last week Kona School joined creators from all over the world in showcasing their creative projects at One Spark, the world’s first crowdfunding festival. One Spark was a huge opportunity for Kona School to showcase a completely innovative learning model and they were rewarded with more than money. The positive…
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Parkside Lakes by Providence Homes Coming Soon!
Parkside Lakes by Providence Homes Coming Soon!

Providence Homes will introduce their 100% ENERGY STAR line of homes at their Parkside Lakes development in the ever-expanding neighborhood of North Mandarin. Providence Homes will be offering several single family home models.  Parkside Lakes is quiet and remote, but still close to it all.  It’s just minutes from the Avenues Mall, access to I-295, I-95 and US 1 (Philips Highway).
 

Parkside Lakes by Providence Homes - Under Construction
Parkside Lakes by Providence Homes - Under Construction

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