Think Mortgage Payment for a New Home AND Not Price!!!

moneyhands_217w_gifEveryone always talking about home price. With historically low interest rates, this might be a great opportunity to buy a new home.  It’s what I call buying power.  In other words, how much home can you comfortably afford.  In today’s economy, there is a lot of items increasing in price (i.e. groceries, gas (up and down), car prices, etc.).  To give you an ideal of what you can buy in one of the best located new communities in Brandon, Florida known as “La Collina”. In most cases, your payment for a “new” home is very competitive to renting. To give you an ideal of payment estimates include all community fees, taxes and estimated insurance as follows:

La Collina Mortgage Payments

La Collina is located at the northeastern quadrant of Lithia Pinecrest and Lumsden Roads in Brandon, Florida.  This location is located in one of the best areas of Brandon including, but not limited to a wide variety of shopping, parks, and restaurants.  Amenities include a clubhouse, playground, a pavilion with a resort style swimming pool, cabanas, trails, and a dog park.  There is an annual CDD fee of $108.59 per month and HOA fees of $102 per month with a $500 capital contribution.  The community features a variety of single family homes with three floor plans available in the immediate future:

  • Pricing from $259,990s – $285,990s
  • Square footage from 2,076 to 2,507
  • Bedrooms 3 to 5
  • Bathrooms from 2.5 to 3

Currently, the schools include the following:

  • Brooker Elementary School
  • Burns Middle School
  • Bloomingdale High School

Although the above schools are the currently assigned to the subject development, I would suggest that a potential buyer check the Hillsborough County website to verify the schools and more information (school grades, school calendar, etc.). If you are relocating to Hillsborough County, you can find your school ratings and reviews at click here as well as the school calendar at click here.

There are two 2,076 square foot, three-bedroom/two and one-half bath, Georgia model offered at $259,990 and $262,990.  Front elevation and floor plans are as follows:




There are two 2,349 square foot, four-bedroom/two and one-half bath, Maryland model offered at $274,290.  Front elevation and floor plans are as follows:




There are two 2,507 square foot, five-bedroom/three bath, Massachussetts model offered at $282,990 and $285,990.  Front elevation and floor plans are as follows:




Thinking of buying or selling real estate?

KW1784102f20KWYou should consider using a realtor.  If you are interested in buying real estate (new home, existing home, or commercial 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, 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.

Front Elevation and Floor Plans were provided by Lennar Homes.


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