Unlike most builders, Lennar offer a home that has everything included. What does that mean for the buyer? In the case of upgrades, it is simply a matter of over pricing them above what you could get done from an individual subcontractor. I’m not saying that Lennar does not offer upgrades, but most of the “typical” upgrades in the modern home as “granite” countertops are included. Whereas, a lot of builder charge higher prices at their “design centers”. This is just something to think about when deciding on purchasing a home.
Although the market appears to be improving, most builders have built more homes than they expected. Thus, the market can become a buyers market depending on the price range and the overall demand for the product. Additionally, most new home builders are motivated to still sell homes to keep their subcontractors working. So the time to buy a home is now with the best deals on “spec” homes. Home builders in the Tampa Bay Residential Market have completed homes available with some real savings like discounts off the original sales price and generous closing costs available to potential home buyers in communities like Riverview and Ruskin, Florida. Sales prices on “Spec” (speculation) are often the best places to get the best deals. These homes are built by builders without an intended purchaser in mind (Hence the builder is speculating that they will find a builder to buy the home).
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Thinking of buying a new home? You should consider using a realtor. If you are interested in buying real estate (new home or small investment property), please contact me (Alan Lane with Keller Williams Realty at 2119 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, Florida 33511). As a life long resident of Central Florida, I can help you find the right property for you whether it is in Lakeland or as far south as Sarasota. The Keller Williams offices of ”Suburban Tampa” include the offices in Brandon, Plant City, Fishhawk Ranch, and our newest office in Valrico. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 813.205.9280. If you are just starting your search, you can search the MLS for real estate opportunities on my website at this link.