July 28 2009

Miami Living!

by racheal

America’s southernmost resort city is also a sought-after international recreation destination with its blessed year-round mild climates and first class ocean access. Ranked the nation’s number one “Healthiest City" by Natural Health Magazine in 2002, Miami caters to action adventure seeking visitors from around the globe with some of the world's top golf, tennis and sporting facilities. Sparkling waters that are a magnet for boating enthusiasts, fishermen, divers and water sports enthuses of all sorts, it is easy to see why Miami is a number one choice for travelers of all ages.

Majorca Isles Mirador Series is a new community for sale by D.R. Horton. Majorcal Isles Mirador Series in located in the heart of Miami and is just minutes away from the pristine beaches that Miami has to offer. Welcome to a better way of living at Majorca Isles. With its remarkable blend of Spanish-style architecture, distinctive home designs and community amenities, Majorca Isles embraces the beauty of a relaxing lifestyle that Florida living has to offer. Graceful arches reflect an eclectic mix of beautifully detailed architecture that crates a sense of refined charm.

Within the community, residents will find unique townhomes featuring spacious floor plans designed to accommodate families of all sizes. Majorca Isles Mirador Series offers 2-4 bedrooms, 2.5-3 bathrooms, and rang from 1,577-1,625sq. ft. Prices start in the high $200’s. Complementing the home designs and architecture are interior features that combine style, convenience and comfort. This new community also includes two heated swimming pools. For directions to Majorca Isles Mirador Series, Fitness center, 21405 NW 13th Court, Miami Gardens, FL   33169 open Monday-Thursday and Saturday 10-7 and Friday and Sunday 12-7.  Or call to set up an appetent at (305) 493‑4000.

 

July 28 2009

Moving Day Tips

by racheal

House moving can be a demanding affair. Here are some tips that can help you in moving into your new home.

• Most important tip when packing is to make sure you are resort full and use the proper packing supplies. You can use your sofa cushions, bed sheets, pillow covers to wrap pictures and glass stuff.
• Also keep the glass vertically and not flat on the surface.

• Pack sturdier stuff separately from the fragile ones.
• Ensure that valuables are packed separately.
• Use a smaller box for packing heavy stuff. The heavier the iteam, the smaller the box should be.
• Labeling your boxes will help you while you unpack and will help you to place boxes in their proper room on the first day of arrival.
• Keep your essentials like instant coffee, sugar, tea, soap, towels, toothpaste, tooth brush and other toiletry items in your hand bag. So that as soon as you arrive at your new home you can use them.
• Write in BOLD on boxes that you will need to unpack first.
• Be careful with your pets. Don’t pack them in boxes!  They should get accustomed to the move and be a constant companion with you as you travel from your old home to the new.
• Insure your stuff if you are moving long distance. That will help if anything gets lost in midway.  Also ask for the name of warehouse where your stuff will be kept while moving across  country.

All these tips should help you in moving smoothly from one place to another.

 

July 28 2009

Luxury Living On Hill Top Of Las Vegas

by racheal

Luxury living on hill top of Las Vegas is now possible with Pardee Homes new community for sale, Tremezzo. The extraordinary hilltop homes lies just behind an ornate gated entry. Tremezzo new community offers architecturally superior and spacious new homes were residences are surrounded by the beauty of Tuscan-style landscaping. The secluded neighborhood sits above the quaint village of Lake Las Vegas and the pristine private lake itself can be seen from this scenic perch.

Experience a place unlike any other with nearby elegant dining, soothing spas, charming boutiques, and three championship golf courses. The spectacular golf courses near Tremezzp are; Tuscany Golf Course in Henderson at The Ritz-Carlton, Loews Lake Las Vegas, and MonteLago Village Resort. This spectacular residential communities from amongst the finest builders in the nation and has a 320-acre privately-owned lake. Homes range from 2-5 bedrooms, 2.5-6 bathrooms, and 3,168-4,320sq. ft. starting in the high $800’s. Whether visiting or living here, the amenities will tantalize and satiate all your senses. Traversing rugged desert terrain to mountainous elevations and offering city and lakeshore views, Lake Las Vegas Resort is simply unparalleled.

Directions to Tremezzo new luxuries community, 86 Contrada Fiore Drive, Henderson, NV 89011, or call (702) 558-0591.

 

July 28 2009

Live At The Riviera!

by racheal

Discover the charm of the Riviera without even leaving your home. You can stroll along the extensive wilderness and through the quaint village of beautifully designed Triplex new condominiums. This new concept to the Charlotte area was developed by Shea Homes. Riviera, new home communities for sale were you’ll discover maintenance-free living in your new condo, giving you more time for your favorite activities.

At Riviera you can enjoy the convenience of living in the Ballantyne & South Charlotte area near restaurants, shopping, spas and golf all close by. At Ballantyney Village you'll always find what you’re looking for with exceptional dining, fantastic spa and salon services, great entertainment, movies, jewelry, clothing, desserts and so much more. Also nearby is the famous Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ballantyne Hotel offers 200 hotel rooms, 14 suites, a 36 room Lodge and a four-bedroom Cottage.  Ballantyne is the ideal location for meetings, weddings, social occasions, golf tournaments and weekend getaways. The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge offers golf, tennis, spa, salon & fitness facilities with daily wellness classes, golf instruction, recreation and leisure activities. Guests enjoy complimentary valet and self parking, complimentary golf club rental and complimentary pool & fitness access.

Riviera location is just minutes from downtown Charlotte, SouthPark and the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport as well as the region’s premier attractions. Experience an afternoon of thrilling whitewater rafting or kayaking at the US National Whitewater Center, a heart-pounding drive around Lowe's Motor Speedway, or relax all day pool side with your favorite beverage. Regardless of your interest Rivera’s location in the heart of Charlotte North Carolina has it. Come see what's happening under the crown of the Queen city!

Riviera presents innovative plans where every condominium is an end unit with an attached garage! Choose from two, 3-4 bedrooms, 2-2.5 bathrooms 1,174-1,606 sq. ft. models and little extras such as gourmet kitchens, an optional fireplace in the living room, and garden tubs in the Owner’s Bath. Prices starting in the high $100’s Riviera offers two-story plans or second level flats. So stop by today to tour the six professionally decorated models! For directions to Riviera at 11812 Toulousse Street, Charlotte, NC 28277 open Sunday-Monday from 1-6pm and Tuesday-Saturday at 11-6pm. Or call at 704-542-1913.

 

July 28 2009

Centex Homes, A Better Way To A Better Home

by racheal

Centex mission is simple build the best; the best homes, the best neighborhoods, and the best communities. Founded in 1950, Dallas-based Centex started with the premise of building new homes for families of all sizes and at all stages while having access to quality homes at prices they can afford.

Centex Homes along with their other new homes builder brands, Fox & Jacobs Homes and CityHomes, Centex has ranked among the top three builders on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “America’s Most Admired Companies” for 10 straight years and is a leader in quality and customer satisfaction. Centex, according to Professional Builder magazine, has rank among the Top 10 U.S. home builders for more than 40 straight years and consistently ranks among the largest multi-market, single-family home builders in the United States.

Centex new homes for sale and new community designs reflect the voice of the customer with curb appeal, livability and energy efficiency features and they have the awards to prove it. In FORTUNE magazine, March 5, 2007, Centex Homes was named one of “America’s Most Admired Companies” in the home building industry and Professional Builder magazine's "Top 10 Home Builders" every year since the list's inception in 1968. In Ethisphere Magazine, Centex ranked in the top “50 Codes of Conduct Benchmarked”. “The Centex Way,” Centex’s code of ethical conduct, ranked highest in the construction industry for 2008 as surveyed by Ethisphere Institute. The Centex Way was evaluated based on eight criteria: public availability, tone from the top, readability and tone, non-retaliation, commitment to stakeholders, risk topics, learning aids and presentation, and style.

Perhaps thought there most impressive feature is their partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the Conservation Fund. Habitat for Humanity is Centex Homes keystone partner in their community relations focus. Centex also understands the critical importance of conserving open spaces near the places where their customers live, work and play. Working with The Conservation Fund Centex Homes established The Centex Land Legacy Fund to support the protection of public lands and sensitive habitats in the regions where Centex builds nationwide.

 

July 23 2009

How To Know What Your Dream Home Looks Like

by racheal

Magazines and the Internet are loaded with dream homes and no wonder because everybody is chasing that dream of owning their own home. The only problem is the articles on the net and in magazines only talk about the writer’s dream home and not yours, after all each of us have a different dream. Different people have different tastes and each person’s likes differ. For some a dream home will be a multimillion dollar home with marbled tiles, white shag carpeting, and all expensive decors. For some it may be a spa bathroom and professional style kitchen and yet for others it may be a small cozy place to retire.

So before you start the process of buying your dream home, take a moment for a reality check. Realize how much time you actualy spend in your home and jot down the needs you have and also plan a budget for your new home. 

Say you like cooking then you can have a large kitchen with bright appliances and a huge eating area. If you are not an expert cook then you need a less advanced kitchen with minimum items, as you wouldn’t be spending much time there. For those of you who love to be pampered, a spa type bathroom may be ideal. You can have a jacuzzi tub, multi shower or rain shower heads, a sky light, adjustable ambient lighting, and even heated towel bars or floors. Nowadays the latest trend is eco-friendly homes; even vogue magazine has an article spread about eco-friendly homes. Installing solar panels for water heating and electricity or have a garden so that you own a green home. 

All these facts should be taken into consideration while you are planning to buy your dream home. Whether you are building your dream home or buying an already built home, see to it that all your requirements are met. Make a list of your necessities and then enjoy the search for your dream home.

 

July 22 2009

Brookfield Homes

by racheal

Brookfield Homes strives to improve the value of their customers by creating communities that are distinguished by quality, design and lifestyle. Brookfield Homes has been recognizing in their excellence in planning, architectural and interior design by earning numerous awards from national, regional and local building industry organizations. Their signature attention to the style, warmth, and detail of a home can be found throughout their communities in California and the Washington D.C. Area.

Brookfield Homes operates in five markets areas: California: San Francisco Bay Area, Southland / Los Angeles, San Diego / Riverside, and Sacramento, and the Washington D.C. Area.

Since 1956, Brookfield Homes has been building well quality homes for people and their families. Brookfield Home's quality extends well beyond its four walls. It's in the land they purchase, the materials used, and the way each home is designed and functions. Every detail in every home is thought about so the homeowners can be proud to call a Brookfield home their home.

Brookfield Homes offers many standard features and upgrades. Plus each home is given a three time inspection. Once by a Quality Assurance Manager who puts the home through an industry leading 147 Point Quality Control List. If any more than three notes items, which could be as minor as a paint scuff, the home fails. Once every item is fixed Brookfield Homes starts the inspection process all over again. Last, but not least, Brookfield Homes follows-up on every home with the same inspection for a year after one of their homes is bought. Showing they just want each and every homeowner to truly love their new home.

No wonder last year Brookfield Homes ranked within the top twenty-five largest homebuilders.

 

July 22 2009

Tips On Finding a New Home Near Your Kid's New School

by racheal

Once you have kids, your decisions are all based on their comfort and convenience. Especially when it concerns their education and future you take extra precaution and see to it that they are happy and satisfied. This includes even when buying a new home. You may want a property to be near your kid’s school and sometimes you even make that the determining factor on where you want to buy a new home. There is a close connection between kids’ school and real estate property. After all you want the BEST for your kids and when it comes to their schooling you don’t wish to compromise. Whether it is a public school or private you want the BEST.

To help find new homes for sale by a good school, the best suggestion is choose a good school first before you hunt for a new home. Once your school is selected then you can zero in on the local new communities for sale near your school of choice. This way you can avoid looking at other areas.  If you can find a realtor who has knowledge about schools, then it’ll be easy for you to strike a deal with your new home of choice. Everything is available online and you can check out the schools on their own website to find out the details and even some new home communities wed sites have a list on schools located near them.

It’s also a good idea to go to the schools and take a guided tour before deciding on one for your kids. You can also request to take your kid along and let him/her get a feel of the place. Also find out what sport and leisure activities are available at the school. Once you have all the information, then decide on a location near the school to buy a new home.

 

July 21 2009

Bucks County's First Certified Green Community

by racheal

 

The grand-opening of Springfield Township, Bucks County Pennsylvania newest community, Springtown Knoll, is a certified green community.

The Reshetar Custom Homes Inc new home community features twenty semi-custom homes. As an active partner with Energy Star (the voluntary partnership between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and various organizations dedicated to protecting the environment through energy efficient practices), Reshetar Custom Homes for sale in Bucks County will also be certifying each home by the NAHB guidelines. The NAHB guidelines are specific requirements, certifying that the homes were built using energy efficient techniques and utilities. Making every home in Springtown Knoll a dually certified green home with both Energy Star and the NGBP certifications.

Reshetar Custom Homes mission is to offer home buyers the finest residential experience possible while trying to reduce operating costs. The six home models available for Springtown Knoll vary with 1- 2.6 acres, 3 - 4 bedrooms, 2.5 - 3.5 baths, and 2,700 - 3,700 sq. ft. starting in the low $600’s, making Springtown Knolls a luxurious new home community. The sales office is open daily from 11am-5pm, for directions to Springtown Knolls, simply take the 212 to Drifting Dr. and Springtown Knoll is on the right.

 

July 21 2009

New Homes Construction On A Rise In Edmonton!

by racheal

According to the Edmonton Home Builders Association, home builder companies are experiencing a rise in new homes being built in Edmonton, Canadian a province of Alberta. Builders have seen a 50 per cent increase in the number of people visiting show homes in the past three months. This translating into home sales, which equals a demand for new homes to be built.

The association vice president, Sandra Young said Thursday; "Some of it's pent-up demand, right, because it hasn't been any sales for almost six months, or very very low numbers in sales for six months ... some of it is people realizing that now is a good time to buy, because pricing is good," said Young. Young also explained that prices have dropped more than 20 per cent since the height of the boom two years ago when builders flooded the market with inventory, but now that supply has been sold off, and builders are again constructing.

"We're just a much leaner and meaner machine, so to speak, and we've got house prices out there today that are 22 per cent lower than they were in November of 2007 plus the carrying costs, and when I say carrying costs that's the mortgage rates," executive vice president Jim Sirup of Jayman MasterBuilt Inc. This is a huge turn around for Jayman MasterBuilt Inc since the downturn in new home construction in Edmonton when they had to lay off about 50 people.


Jayman MasterBuilt Inc, one of the largest new home builders, that are seeing a rise in sales with many other new home builders in Edmonton.

 

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