Relocating? Consider Riverbend West in Ruskin, Florida

Looking for homes under $200K in Tampa Bay and have limited money for a down payment? Consider moving to Ruskin, Florida.  Lennar has several spec homes that will be available by August 2016.  These homes qualify for USDA financing, which are available to home buyers up to 100% financing with reduced mortgage insurance premiums, and feature below-market mortgage rates.

Riverbend West is located west of the Riverbend community and east of US Highway 41 in Ruskin, Hillsborough County, Florida.  This location has easy access to Interstate 75 and US Highway 41.  Amenities include a clubhouse and resort-style swimming pool.  The CDD Fees are $171.50 per month with HOA fees of only $25.17 per month.  The community features a variety of single family homes (six floor plans):

  • Pricing from $153,990s – $199,990s
  • Square footage from 1,267s to the 2,560s
  • Bedrooms from 3 to 6
  • Bathrooms from 2 to 3

This area is known is for some of the better schools in Hillsborough County.  Currently, the schools include the following:

  • Ruskin Elementary
  • Shields Middle School
  • Lennard High School

Although the above schools are the currently assigned to the subject development, I would suggest that any 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 at click here as well as the school calendar at click here.

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.

There are several “spec” homes available.  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 onSpec” (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).

This 1,450 square foot, Three-Bedroom/Two-Bath/Two-Car Garage known as “Annapolis” located in the gated community known as “Riverbend West”, which is a Lennar model home offered at $159,990.

This 1,873 square foot, Four-Bedroom/Two and One Half-Bath/Two-Car Garage known as “Atlanta”, which is a Lennar model home offered at $174,990.

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 Elevations were provided by Lennar Homes.




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