Hawks Landing in Ruskin, FLorida

Lido Beach MorningHawks Landing is a new home community in eastern Hillsborough County, Tampa Bay Florida.  This location is located east of Tampa Bay and the Interstate 75 Corridor.   However, it is still conveniently located to restaurants and shopping as well as Tampa’s business district and Gulf Coast beaches.  With 7 spacious floor plans, you’re sure to find a home that suits you at an affordable price in this new subdivision. These single-family homes come with a wide variety of unique features to fit whatever you want in home.  Some of the property highlights include:

  • Pricing from $175,990s – $249,990s
  • Square footage from 1,555 to 3,326
  • Bedrooms from 3 to 6
  • Bathrooms from 2 to 3
  • CDDs at 167.11 per month with low HOAs ($6.27 per month)

Per Lennar, the Schools for this subdivision include:

  • Cypress Creek Elementary
  • Shields Middle
  • Lennard High

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).  There are seven spec homes available (Harrisburg, Hartford, Dover, Providence, and Raleigh models).  The following is the Harrisburg Model:

Harrisburg Front

Harrisburg first flr

The following is the Hartford Model:

Hartford Front

HARTFORD fIREST fLOOR

The following is the Dover Model:

Dover Front

Dover 1st Floor

The following is the Providence Model:

Providence

Providence 1st Floor

Providence 2nd Flr

The following is the Raleigh Model:

Raleigh

Raleigh 1st Flr

Raleigh 2nd Flr

Front Elevations and Floor Plans provided by Lennar Homes

KW1784102f20KW.jpgYou should consider using a realtor.  I could save you money especially with new home builders and it does not cost you anything.  So why not?  If you are interested in buying real estate (new home, existing home, or commercial property), please contact me (Alan Lane with Keller Williams Realty a.t 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 alanlane66@gmail.com, 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

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Little Harbor in Ruskin, Florida

img_6055Whether you are still working or retired, you can have it all in a home?  You can have beautiful views of Tampa Bay coupled with two-story homes in a Cape Cod atmosphere in Tampa Bay.  Well You can in one of Lennar’s newest waterfront communities.  These homes will have direct access to Tampa Bay with the convenience of being able to accommodate own docks and boat lifts.   Some of the property highlights include:

  • Pricing from $514,990s – $669,990s
  • Square footage from 2,618 to 3,835
  • Bedrooms from 4 to 5
  • Bathrooms from 2.5 to 3
  • Amenities include a basketball court, fitness center, marina, playground, sport court, swimming pool, tennis court, and volleyball court.

Since schools districts can change all the time, we suggest that a potential buyer should verified the schools prior to purchasing.  Per Lennar, the Schools for this subdivsion include:

  • Thompson Elementary School
  • Beth Shields Middle School
  • Dr. Earl Lennard High School

There are seven spec homes available (Jupiter, Sanibel, and Amelia models).  Spec homes are homes built without a buyer and usually offer better than average deals as the builder/developer does not want to keep them for very long.

Amelia Front Elevation

Amelia Model

Amelia First Flr

Amelia Second Flr

The following is the Sanibel:

Sanibel

Sanibel First Flr

Sanibel 2nd Flr

The following is the Jupiter:

 Jupiter

Jupiter 1st Flr

Jupiter 2nd Flr

Front Elevations and Floor Plans provided by Lennar Homes

KW1784102f20KW_thumb.jpgYou should consider using a realtor.  I could save you money especially with new home builders and it does not cost you anything.  So why not?  If you are interested in buying real estate (new home, existing home, or commercial property), please contact me (Alan Lane with Keller Williams Realty a.t 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 alanlane66@gmail.com, 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

Lennar is offering good sales incentives in Hillsborough County, Florida

Hamilton-Kitchen-River-Bend_thumb.jpgLENNAR IS STILL BUYING DOWN INTEREST RATES (3% IN SOME CASES FOR A FHA LOAN) AND PAYING UP TO $15,000 IN CLOSING COSTS FOR MOST COMPLETED MOVE-IN READY HOMES!!!  Let’s go shopping today for your dream home!!!

Hawks Point Manors (40s) Legacy Series Homes in Ruskin has a variety of homes available from 1,801 SF two-story, three-bedroom, two and one half bath, home to a 2,471 SF two-story, five-bedroom, three and one half bath, home.  These homes range in price from $214,990 to 244,990 and include features like all GE appliances including washers and dryers, wood blinds, ceramic tile, and granite countertops.  Hawks Point Manors amenities include gated entry, community pool, tot lot, fitness room, party room, billiards table, and dog park.  The current HOA Fees are only $176 per quarter and the CDD fee is only $83.25.25 per month.

The following is the Georgia floor plan (2,074 SF two-story, three-bedroom, two and one half bath) that is currently offered at $214,990:

Georgia Front Elevation

The following is the Massachusetts floor plan (2,471 SF two-story, five-bedroom, three and one half bath) that is currently offered at $239,990 and 244,990:

The Massachusetts in Hawks Point Manor Homes

Massachusetts Front Elevation

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 a.t 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 alanlane66@gmail.com, 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

Floor Plans and Elevations were provided by Lennar Homes.

Special Financing Available for New Homes in Hawk’s Landing

Are you relocating to Tampa Bay and looking for a large home for a growing family? Hawk’s Landing could be what you are looking for.  Now, there is special financing available!!!   

Hawk’s Landing is located on the east side of 24th Street NE at its intersection with 11th Avenue Avenue NE 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.  There are no CDD Fees.  The community features a variety of single family homes (seven floor plans):

  • Pricing from $174,990s to $246,990s
  • Square footage from 1,556 to 3,327
  • 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:

  • Cypress Creek Elementary School
  • 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).

There are two move-in ready, 2,902 square foot, five-bedroom/flex/two and one half-bath, Raleigh model offered at $231,090 and 232,590. Front elevation and floor plans are as follows:

There is a move-in ready, 3,092 square foot, six-bedroom/flex/three-bath, Richmond model offered at $240,790. 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 inbuying 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 isalanlane66@gmail.com, 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.

Hawks Point Manor Homes in Ruskin, Florida

Hamilton Kitchen River BendHawks Point Manor Homes are located south 19th Avenue NE, just west of Interstate 75 in Ruskin, Florida.  This location is location in just minutes from Tampa Bay.  Amenities include gated entries, a clubhouse with a resort style swimming pool and fitness center, playgrounds, a pavilion, and a dog park.  There is an annual CDD fee of $83.25 per month and HOA fees of $58.66 per month, which appear reasonable considering the community amenities  provided.  The community features a variety of single family homes with eight floor plans:

  • Pricing from $172,990s to $208,990s
  • Square footage from 1,353 to 2,352
  • Bedrooms from 3 to 5
  • Bathrooms from 2 to 3.5

In addition to the following schools, there is a community college (HCC) within walking distance of the development.  Currently, the schools include the following:

  • Cypress Creek Elementary School
  • Shields Middle School
  • Lennard 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 at click here as well as the school calendar at click here.

Shopping for a large production or custom home builder can be a daunting task.  Start by defining what architectural styles appeal to you and then seek out the builders in your area who offer those styles.  Due diligence is essential.  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.

Home prices are still very affordable in the Tampa Bay Market.  This is especially true for Spec” (speculation) homes, which 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).

There is a move-in ready, 2,180 square foot, five-bedroom/two and one half-bath, St. Tropez model offered at $210,140. Front elevation and floor plans are as follows:

There is a move-in ready, 1,353 square foot, there-bedroom/two-bath, St. Mortitz model offered at $174,790. Front elevation and floor plans are as follows:

There is a move-in ready, 2,352 square foot, five-bedroom/two and one half-bath, Sedgwick model offered at $210,890. Front elevation and floor plans are as follows:

There is a move-in ready, 1,764 square foot, four-bedroom/two and one half-bath, Madrid II model offered at $195,090. Front elevation and floor plans are as follows:

Thinking of buying or selling real estate?

You 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 alanlane66@gmail.com, 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.

Hillsborough County SFR November 2015 Market Update

Granada-II-Kitchen.jpgThe most recent market statistics for single family residences (SFRs) indicate that the Hillsborough County’s (in Florida where  the county seat is Tampa) residential housing market is improving.  The following exhibit shows a brief summary of market statistics for single family residences in the Hillsborough County market:

November 2015 SFR Stats

SOURCE: GTAR (Greater Tampa Area Realtors)

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Hillsborough County SFR Statistics Summarized

Here is a brief summary of some of the reasons that the Hillsborough County SFR residential housing market is still improving:

  • The number of listing has deceased to 3.4 months supply of inventory.  Most economists believe that a healthy market should have enough months supply of inventory to allow buyers an adequate amount of listings to choose from.
  • The median days on market has decreased 21.8% to 43 days, which also indicates an improving market.
  • Additionally, there has been a significant decline in homes paid for cash that might indicate the lack of investors in the market and the majority of the below market deals might have been purchased.
  • Although the November Year-To-Date figures from 2014 and 2015 for the closed sales are about the same, both the median sales price has increased to $210,000 (or a 20% increase) and the average sales price increased to $247,691 (or an 11.1% increase). The following exhibit depicts the increase in the higher priced homes that sold in 2015 compared to the SFR sales in 2014:November Year-To-Date figures

November 2015 SFR

SOURCE: GTAR (Greater Tampa Area Realtors)

With interest rates still at or near historical lows, this is still a good time to purchase homes.  According most experts like economists with Marcus and Millichap, the housing construction demand still falling short and low energy prices should fuel a boost in housing demand.  Additionally, there is anticipated significant increase in apartment rents in 2016.

Thinking of buying or selling real estate?

KW1784102f20KW_thumb.jpgYou 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 alanlane66@gmail.com, 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.

Belmont Estates Maple Model Available in July 2015

Located in Ruskin, Belmont Estates is one of the communities that is being developed by Lennar and currently features new homes in the low to high 200s.  The community includes a basketball court, a playground, a swimming pool, and tennis courts. 

Most new home builders are motivated to 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, Wimauma, 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).

One of the most expensive models is the 2,858 square foot, two-story, 5 Bedroom/2.5 Bathroom known as the Maple, which is currently offered at $271,990.  At this price, you can get a new home for under $100 per square foot.  Some of the features include 42″ cabinets with flat panel doors, crown molding and staggered design, 15 SEER high efficiency heating and air conditioning system, R30 insulation in ceilings, stainless steel appliance package, washer and dryer, and granite countertops.  This model will be available in July 2015.  The following is a front elevation of the model:

Maple Model

The following are the first and second floor plans:

Maple 1st FloorMaple 2nd Floor

Thinking of buying a new home?  You should consider using a realtor.  If you are interested in buying real estate (new home, existing home, or a 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.  Keller Williams is the real estate leader in home sales in this market.  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 alanlane66@gmail.com, 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.