How to Build a New Home Wisely
So you want to build a new home. Of course, it has to be perfect. How can you start your project on the right foot? Our advice is to choose the best builder. How to identify the best builders from those that are not too good? The following steps will help you start your project with the greatest possibilities of success.
First, elaborate a list of the available builders in your area. How satisfied are those who used these builders? It is time to do some research. In today’s world, consumers have the benefit of customer testimonials. Google the builder name for good sources of reviews and take note. Working with the builder that has the best reviews increases your possibilities of landing in a home that will make you happy for many years to come. Additionally, you can talk to friends and neighbors for first-hand opinions. Finally, do not hesitate to ask the builder for a list of satisfied customers.
Second, use a Real Estate professional with experience in new construction. Having helped others to build a new home, Realtors® are familiar with the builders. They know about licensing and insurance, design options, warranty and service guarantees, industry and community involvement, the portfolio of completed work, and more. They are also aware of good and bad builders, those with good or bad reputation. Besides, Real Estate professionals will cost nothing to you. They are paid by the Builder. And the builder will not pass savings to you if you visit them alone. The builder does not represent you but their companies. Use professional help.
Finally, do some research on building materials. Build a new home with quality products. Disreputable builders may play with materials to save money. Learn about trusted and reliable products and equipment from nationally-recognized brands. Request a list of specifications and make sure only reputable materials and equipment are on the list. Again, your Realtor® is aware of the good products that are available today in the marketplace.
Century 21 World Properties Ready to Help
Century 21 World Properties has been serving new home buyers since 1998. Contact us for a free consultation and take advantage of our professional friendly service. When building a new home, trust our name. Also, search for new homes using our website. With the advice on this article and our help, you will be on your way to land in a high quality built home at the right price.
Century 21 Company: The World’s Most Recognized Name
Let’s give a quick look at the Century 21 Company Highlights. What Century 21 is as a global company will shed light. It will demonstrate why it is the world’s most recognized name in Real Estate. To start, Century 21 Real Estate LLC (CENTURY21.com) is comprised of approximately 7,400 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 78 countries and territories worldwide with more than 111,000 independent sales professionals. The CENTURY 21® System provides brand marks, marketing, communications and innovative technology solutions. These tools help enable its franchisees and their independent agents. This help attract and engage prospects, nurture customers, and deliver a positive real estate transaction experience.
CENTURY 21 Real Estate is recognized as a leader in e-marketing and has received numerous awards.
The CENTURY 21® brand, as identified by consumers from a list of real estate agencies in the Millward Brown 2016 Ad Tracking Study, is the most recognized brand name in real estate, and the industry leader in brand awareness – a position it has held since 1999.
C21® System members are active members of the communities in which they live and work, having raised over $111 million in total contributions to Easter Seals since 1979.
To find answers to your real estate questions, please visit the website that best meets your needs: century21.com, century21Global.com, commercial.century21.com, century21.com/finehomes, and century21espanol.com.
About Century 21 World Properties
Century 21 World Properties is a franchised office, brokered and owned by Michael Levine. Located in Clermont FL, it has been successfully serving the area of Orlando. The main focus is the Disney Parks area, also referred to as Four Corners. Century 21 World Properties serves since 1998 the cities of Celebration, Clermont, Davenport, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Garden. Contact Us or start your home search here. Our website is also a reliable source of information. The site holds the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) inventory as a service to customers. Century 21 World Properties is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and the Osceola Association of Realtors®.
Starter Home Basics
Starter Home Basics is a short article brought to you from the Century 21 Website. It is slightly modified to fit our market area and website. Search for your Starter Home after reading the basic concepts you need to apply when purchasing a home for the first time.
What comes to mind when you picture your ideal home? A pool? Tennis courts? So many rooms that people FaceTime from opposite ends of the house instead of meeting in the middle? That all sounds great―but before you can live like Beyoncé, you have to start somewhere. We sat down with one of our experienced agents, to get the inside scoop on buying and owning a starter home.
TIRED OF RENTING?
Ah, renting. Landlords, roommates, the neighbors who seem to either loudly argue or purposely park in your driveway―it can get old pretty quickly. Here’s the good news, the difference between renting and buying a home may seem huge―especially when you factor things like student loans into the picture―but in reality, the costs are more similar than you would think. Having student debt is “not going to be a deal breaker” when it comes to buying a house. In fact, the “majority of people that are making enough money to be considering buying a house have student debt.” So, if you’re tired of that weird smell that’s always coming from apartment 1B, know that you are likely more capable of getting out of there and into a starter home than you may think.
WHAT’S A STARTER HOME?
Unsurprisingly, a starter home is just what it sounds like―it’s the first house, apartment, condo, etc. that you actually buy instead of rent. However, just because this is your first home and you will likely upgrade to a larger “forever home” at some point, you shouldn’t rush into this purchase. You’re buying a home, not avocado toast. “There are different versions of first-time home buyers,” but in general he recommends thinking about living in your starter home for around five years. This means figuring out where you want to live, what type of home and mortgage you can afford, and how long you anticipate staying there.
THE SEARCH FOR A STARTER HOME
The most important items on your starter home checklist are determining where you’d like to live and how much you can afford. When it comes to beginning the search, consider if you’d be okay living for a few years in a suburban area, where you might be able to find something more affordable. Also, don’t discount an apartment, condo or townhouse in an up-and-coming area.
On the financial side, “getting clients the right lender” is his first step in helping someone search for a starter home. “There are people who can help home buyers feel comfortable throughout the whole process. They all know what we’re shooting for in making them feel cared for and in the loop the whole time. When I start the showing process, people are so much slower to move because they’re working through their fears when they’re looking at properties. When buyers tackle their fears proactively, the process is both simpler, and faster.”
OVERCOMING THE FEAR FACTOR OF THE BIG PURCHASE
Now we know that it’s important to address your home buying fears, but what exactly is the best way to do that? The main strategy is to relate the monthly home payment very close to the first-time home buyer’s rent expense. “They’re not thinking of the $150,000-$200,000. They’re thinking $1,000 a month, or $1,300 a month, or in terms of monthly fees, like Spotify, and Netflix,” he notes.
Comparing the monthly fees of a home and a rental property is helpful in alleviating buyers’ fears, but an agent sometimes even goes the extra mile and takes his clients to rental properties that would require the same monthly payment as their home. “When they see the difference, that makes a difference,” he says. Lastly, don’t discount down payments. This step can be nerve-racking, but don’t worry. Using an agent’s expertise to help negotiate a fair and realistic down payment with the seller.
So, taking the steps toward buying your starter home doesn’t have to be scary. As long as you confront your fears as soon as possible, take the time to do research, trust the people you are working with, and you will be well on your way to kissing your neighbors’ loud noises and weird smells goodbye.
CHAMPIONSGATE SUBDIVISION OFFERS GREAT GOLF AND AMENITIES
Championsgate Subdivision builders are very active as we write. After years building this fine golf subdivision, Championsgate offers new homes for sale as well as resale opportunities to homebuyers. Five main components make this great neighborhood: Champions Club, The Country Club, The Retreat, The Vistas and the States. Getting there is easy. You will find the entrance a couple of miles north of the I-4 and Highway 27. Just drive north on Highway 27 to find it to your right.
Located in the Osceola – Polk Counties, it is part of the Four Corners area. Some call Four Corners as Citrus Ridge. In any case, ChampionsGate is minutes away from the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort. This means you will find numerous restaurants, private and public schools and shopping centers. In addition, Posner Park mall is only minutes away. World class golf courses, recreational sports and high-class entertainment are abundant.
ChampionsGate is made up of three distinct and upscale homeownership sections: The Country Club, The Retreat, and The Champions Club condominiums. Those investing in ChampionsGate will enjoy dozens of luxury features including the incredible resort amenities like 18-Hole Championship Golf Course, Movie Theatre, Tennis Courts, Game Room, Volleyball Courts, Resort Style Pool, Lazy River, State-of-the-Art Fitness Center, Golf clubhouse, Grill Water Slide and much more!
As of 2018, ChampionsGate is under construction. Prices for New homes for sale start from the $240’s for the townhomes. Additionally, single family homes begin in the $300’s. Century 21 World Properties is prepared to help you become a buyer in a subdivision you will enjoy for years to come and in an area of great development. Please Contact Us. We will be glad to send you additional information. Also, find complete information visiting the subdivision’s page.
Credit Score Fundamentals from Century 21
Credit Score Fundamentals is key information for those who want to buy real estate in the short term, or if you are planning on becoming a homeowner in the future. Hence, knowing how to manage and keep a good credit rating is of extreme importance. We believe our customers will appreciate the information brought to us by Century 21 through their Parenting 101 section. This information will greatly help all of us managing our credit score wisely.
Many buyers that come to Century 21 World Properties for help to purchase a home. Often they are totally unaware of the impact their credit score has on their ability to purchase a home. They are unaware of the rules that build a credit rating. Sometimes, building their credit is not a hard thing to do. But as they keep making financial decisions, problems stack up. Knowing the basic rules is all they need to decide wisely and rebuild their score up.
When the time comes to buy, our customers will be able to save thousands of dollars as they gain access to the best interest rate available. With a good qualification letter and the help of Century 21 World Properties, you will be well on your way to buy the house of your dreams. Credit Score Fundamentals is information to be kept for future use.
123 Fairhope Pass Davenport FL 33837
Just Sold by Century 21 World Properties
123 Fair Hope Pass in the Florida Pines subdivision is another home for sale in Davenport FL, presented by Century 21 World Properties. Our team managed the property for years and finally sold it successfully for our happy landlord.
The property features a fantastic screened enclosed pool and 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Enticing for the buyer was the location. Close to I4, shopping, dining and a short drive to the best parks of Central Florida.
123 Fair Hope Pass was a great opportunity to live in one of Polk County. As a resident in Florida Pines, the buyer came to be a neighbor to Disney World. This transaction went smooth and Equity Land Title was the closing agent.
This home is located in the northeast section of the neighborhood. At the time of selling, the HOA dues covered lawn care. However, it is good to mention that the lawn service was removed from the services provided by the HOA. Still, Florida Pines continues to be a fine subdivision on Highway 27. Additionally, it is more affordable now.
If selling your home in Florida Pines, Davenport or the Four Corners area, please do not hesitate to request a free evaluation from the experts at Century 21 World Properties. Call us with confidence. We kindly request to be interviewed. We will show you the benefits of using the Century 21 system, the most recognized Real Estate name on the planet.
1679 Waterview Loop Haines City FL 33844
Just Sold by Century 21 World Properties
1679 Waterview Loop is the biggest property of the Southern Dunes Golf subdivision. The buyer was looking for space to roam. And he got it!
The property has a huge pool & SPA area. It is built on a 10,644 Square Feet lot. The master bedroom and master bathroom are located to the left as you enter through the main door. Additionally, the master bathroom is really spacious and bright. There are a separate shower stall and tub, plus double sink. You will also find direct access to the pool from the master bedroom.
A large living room with elegant high ceilings separates the master suite from the rest of the house and connects to the pool through a sliding door. The second bedroom/den downstairs comes with a nice size and connects to the living room and a second full bathroom. The family room integrates with the kitchen area.
1679 Waterview Loop has Four bedrooms and two bathrooms located upstairs. The unit has two large newer Air Conditioning units. The pool and SPA area has a very high screen enclosure and a large lanai. You will also find a full bathroom built in the pool area for added convenience.
This elegant property did not disappoint. There is nothing larger than this home in the subdivision. It was managed for rent by our team and then sold on behalf of the owner. In addition, the property was listed by Mike Levine and the closing agent was Equity Land Title. The owner was not present but was able to close from his home in Chicago. If you are looking to sell a home in Haines City, please do not hesitate to contact us.
17534 Silver Creek Court Clermont FL 34714
Just Sold by Century 21 World Properties
17534 Silver Creek Ct is another home for sale in Clermont FL sold by Century 21 World Properties. This is a 5 bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms, fully furnished villa with a nice screen enclosed in-ground pool in the Silver Creek subdivision. The home is 1,670 square feet of living area. The property owner interviewed our agent. As a result, understood the powerful marketing that would be provided by our company.
17534 Silver Creek CT showed nicely as a great second home or residence. Came with a fully equipped private kitchen with pantry. The seller kept this property in great condition and had appealing upgrades. The house had quality paint that improved the look of the exterior. There was a solar system powering the AC unit. In addition, the property sold fully furnished.
Location is outstanding. The property is close to the best Central Florida attractions, schools, shopping and dining. Disney Parks are only 15 minutes away. Additionally, the best attractions of Central Florida are within a very reasonable driving time.
Thinking about selling your home in Clermont, Davenport, Kissimmee, Winter Garden and beyond? Century 21 World Properties will be happy to deliver a market analysis aimed at selling for the highest possible price, in a reasonable time and with the best service. Contact Us for a free evaluation.