From the floor plan, to the paint color, appliances, and fixtures, it’s just like you picture it in your mind’s eye. There are so many reasons for the popularity of new construction homes, and the housing boom is bringing those factors to the forefront as fuel for the growing market. As with any new construction, whether a spec home, or a bottom-up custom design, there’s that unparalleled peace of mind that you’ve created your own space, and there’s no chance that you’re inheriting someone else’s headaches.
Silverthorn by Richmond American Homes in Mandarin - Kitchen
Richmond American’s new Silverthorn New Homes Development
off of St. Augustine Road is just a mile or so south of I-295, among the burgeoning neighborhoods of Mandarin
, and reaching southeast to Bartram Park and the town of Bayard in St. Johns County.
Silverthorn is surrounded by nature preserves, which makes for a great escape that’s still close to everything: the Jacksonville Beaches, World Golf Village, and all the dining shopping and entertainment at the St. Johns Town Center.
Pick up any newspaper, and there it is: "Home Building Surges as Confidence Grows." So says the Wall Street Journal, as they cite residential construction at its highest level in four years! Nextage Team Realty is ready to help you get back into the game, as we introduce our website dedicated to educating and informing the New Home Buyer.
"www.newhomesjacksonvillefl.com" is the place to start looking, and start learning, about what new home builders are doing, as housing starts rise, and a myriad of new homebuilders construct new communities all over Jacksonville. The inventory is huge, and builders love to sell those inventory homes at lower prices, as well as the perfect "build to spec" homes with a more tailored fit. You'll want to find out about all the attractive incentives, what kind of Homeowners Association Fess are involved, what's the timeframe to buy, build and move in.
KB Homes is well underway with one of its newest new home communities in Jacksonville, Victoria Preserve, located on the Northside near the intersection of Duval and Armsdale Roads. Victoria Preserve offers easy access to JIA, I-95, the I-295 Beltway and downtown Jacksonville. KB Homes' wide range of prices and sizes in Victoria Preserve includes three and four bedroom models from about 1300 to more than 2400 square feet, and range from $107,990 - $142,990. There's a pool, cabana and playground, and of course, all KB Homes are ENERGY STAR® qualified, and KB provides an Energy Performance Guide with every home to help you estimate your monthly energy costs. Just some of the energy efficient features: high performance windows and insulation to help reduce heating and cooling costs, programmable thermostats, and special "Radiant Barrier" roofing that assists in shielding the home from that brutal Florida summer sun.
Of all the considerations that go into choosing the right home, one of the most obvious is still not high the home buyer’s list of criteria, and that is the growth potential, of lack thereof, in the surrounding area of the home they are planning to buy. It seems like a no brainer, but it’s still not a likely point of discussion when making the homebuying choice. The choice is focused solely on the home, not the surroundings, and what, if any, potential growth is planned to make life easier in the neighborhood or new subdivision.
Simply look around you. It’s amazing what you can learn about what the quality of life component will look like once you move in, or perhaps just a few years down the road.
New Home Builder Confidence Up
The news made national headlines in September when builder confidence in the housing market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fifth consecutive month. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) chairman was quoted as saying, “This fifth consecutive month of improvement in builder confidence provides further assurance that the housing market is moving in a positive direction.”
Builders gauge this boost via a number of new home sale indices, but anecdotal evidence is showing that consumer traffic through model homes (in an increasing number of new developments) is up significantly.
Our new Nextage Team Realty "New Homes Jacksonville" website has been created just for the new homebuyer, with all the information buyers in new home developments need to understand who's building what, and where. We've built this site just for you, because there are so many choices, and Jacksonville and its surrounding area is undergoing a welcome new construction boom. Prices remain low, and almost every new homebuilder is actively building in our area. Here on our New Homes Jacksonville site, we bring you all the latest information out there, and put that information here, in one place, along with new home buying guides and general information about how to navigate through a world of new home buying and new home builder choices.