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Providence Homes has a big presence in Yellow Bluff Landing, a Northeast Jacksonville development with fun and flair built right in. Providence Homes has several models available, including the big one on the block, the 3110 model, a four bedroom two and a half bath, with an enormous kitchen and dining room combo, screened lanai and two separate living/entertainment areas, one up and one down.



Lennar Homes has models in the Northside’s Lexington Park neighborhood that range from just under 1,700 to more than 3,000 square feet. That’s 11 models, and lots of sizes and prices points available. They’re offering their Cordova Model with a bonus room that’s a two story layout with 2,450 square feet.

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Part of the beauty of buying a new home in Jacksonville is that it’s pretty much a call to the builder’s warranty department, if, for example, the furnace goes on the fritz in the middle of a cold winter night. Buyers of 20+ year old resale homes share some some common, typical  repairs needs that new home buyer generally do not face:

New Home Construction on the Rise in Jacksonville FL
New Home Construction on the Rise in Jacksonville FL

It’s the highest level we’ve seen for growth in U.S. single-family houses in over four years, and we’re thrilled to see it -- finally!. Activity began to fire up right at the start of 2013, and it looks like it’s only upward  from here as we move through the second quarter. Here are some of the hard numbers: 613,000 single family homes were constructed in January. That’s an annual rate increase of about eight tenths of one percent, up from 608,000 in 2012. Not bad. Analysts are chiming in with a hopeful chord. Builders Lennar and Pulte,  are both very active in the Jacksonville area, are taking pre-orders in just about every development they’re building. When housing starts and new construction goes up, general economic growth, and lower unemployment should not be far behind.

Crosswater at Pablo Bay New Home Community Under Construction - Coming Soon
Crosswater at Pablo Bay New Home Community Under Construction - Coming Soon

Four of the major area new home builders are banking on Crosswater Pablo Bay to be a big hit. The early, pre-construction buzz is that they really got it right. From Cornerstone Homes, to David Weekley, Mattamy and Providence Homes, there’s a range of prices, styles and lot locations that may make it difficult to choose when you’re deciding to build in Crosswater. 

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New Home Construction Decor and Design
New Home Construction Decor and Design

The age old question: What's hot, what’s not?  There are of course the must haves, chief among them, a welcoming and comfortable “gut” feel you get when you walk into a prospective new construction home model. But we’ve gone way beyond the desire simply for private refuge and it seems, we’re becoming more interested creating inviting entertainment areas for guests and family.

St Johns County becoming the hub for new home construction
St Johns County becoming the hub for new home construction

And why not?  Cultural, social, and otherwise – there’s been a lot of buzz about  the benefits of living in a brand new home in St. Johns County, in a brand new (perhaps the hottest) building boom areas around: St. Johns County. The statistics prove the point. 
 
·         Cost of living index in St. Johns County: 90.1 (U.S. average is 100)
·         Estimated median household income: $67,056
·         Estimated median house or condo value: $321,000
·         Percentage of residents living in poverty: 8.2%
·         Unemployment rate: 9.1%
Jacksonville Custom new Homes
Jacksonville Custom new Homes

Custom homes, spec homes, and tract homes. All very different ways to purchase new construction, but there’s a huge difference between the three, in style, choices and, most of all, price. 
 
There are pros and cons to each type. Here’s the skinny on building a Custom Home. First of all, the term “custom” generally refers to a home that was built specifically for an individual customer. Lots to consider: floor plan, selection of colors and materials, and all the fixtures that are included as part of the final product. While it’s true some custom homes are more custom than others, these homes commonly meet a consumer’s specific needs better than the other alternatives. The custom home building process is more of a partnership between the home buyer and their builder, than the spec or tract home

Lennar Homes Lexington Park Jacksonville FL - Kitchen
Lennar Homes Lexington Park Jacksonville FL - Kitchen

The North Jacksonville corridor of I-95 North and the I-295 Beltway with Blount Island to the east, and Orange Park to the west, is undergoing a construction boom. This could be attributed to the fact that it’s a short drive to Jacksonville International Airport (JIA), Orange Park, the Westside and Downtown, making it an easy commute. That’s surely a factor, but there’s more going on here than meets the eye. Families are looking into North Jacksonville by the droves for its reasonable prices, quiet, natural setting, and proximity to good schools like Oceanway Elementary. This area of the Northside has always been a family-friendly place to be, (with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens right down the road), but there’s never been so many choices of new construction homes since the housing bubble in 2006-2007

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Jacksonville New Home Incentives and Deals
NewHomesJacksonvilleFL.com has all the information new construction homebuyers need to make a well-informed choice, in a often confusing stream of new neighborhoods, buyer incentives, price points, home styles and far flung locations, as a building boom continues to develop throughout Duval and St. Johns County. Bloom Realty has all the data, all the relationships with new home builders, and we can guide you through the maze of choices. We are experts in the new home buying process. We know what's happening, who's building where, what the new home builders are offering, and how to get you the best value, in the best location for you, anywhere, in and around the Jacksonville metro area.

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