August 11 2009

Homes for Sale - Denver Market Conditions July 2009

by brook

A marriage of pristine outdoor surroundings and laid-back urban style – Denver has it all, right? Their winters are notorious, of course; but how do their summers fare, specifically in terms of the housing market? Let’s take a look at the market conditions in Denver for summer 2009.  

New Homes In Denver

Greenwood Village, CO-based Metrolist Inc. reported that as of July 1, Denver, CO real estate enjoyed increased sales activity, particularly in the resale home market. During June, combined residential sales volume (including single family homes and condos) was 4,186 properties. This is up an astonishing 15.38% from May, when the volume was 3,628. However, the same report revealed, Denver’s Multiple Listing Service sales are down 13.60% year-over-year (from June of 2008). This June, the Denver MLS had 20,853 homes in inventory for sale, an increase of .57% from the prior month, down 20.12% from the same time last year.

How much will a home in Denver cost the average buyer right now? June’s median home sales price was $258,434, which is an increase of 6.34% from the average price in May of $243,022. Because it appears that prices are slowly climbing, now is a good time to inquire about the Denver listings that interest you.

 

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August 11 2009

Fastest Growing City In Oklahoma Offers New Homes

by racheal

Bixby is Oklahoma's fastest growing city and it's easy to see why with a small-town feel combined yet close everything Tulsa has to offer with only being 15 minutes away from downtown Tulsa.  Bixby is where you can enjoy parks, trails, Lake Bixhoma, golf, shopping and dining. Whether you're looking for grate outdoor adventures, a community block party, or exclusive shopping and dining, Bixby has what you are looking for.

 

Oklahoma Homes For Sale

The White Hawk Golf Club in Bixby is located in some of Oklahoma's most picturesque land with grass greens and fairways throughout.  White Hawk Golf Club features four sets of tees that allow players at every skill level a chance to enjoy their golfing experience. Shopping is just minutes away as well at the Woodland Hills Mall. This 2-level mall offers a 1.2 million square-foot of fantastic regional shopping with a  Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears stores to name a few. For more outdoor fun, Lake Bixhoma is a great place to spend with the family. Offering camping, hiking and ample opportunities for largemouth bass fishing, and is near the top of the list of the Wildlife Departments bass surveys.

 

New South Bridge Home Floorplan

If you want all the convenience of the city but the peace that comes with living in the country then Bixby newest homes for sale South Bridge, is the community for you. This ideal new home community is a wonderful place to raise your family and make new friends that will last a lifetime.  The new Bixby homes for sale offer a relief from the summer heat with a splash pad that will keep your kids happy and cool for hours.


South Bridge features new home with warm and attractive designs. Offering 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms floorplans ranging from 1,657 to 1,673sq. ft. and prices start in the $ 170’s. Bixby new homes at South Bridge have a mixture of natural beauty and is convent to downtown, making South Bridge a superb place to call home.

 

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August 11 2009

Epcon Communities, Innovator In New Community Living

by racheal

Epcon Commmunities

Epcon Communities Franchising, Inc. is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, and is one of the leading developers and franchise operator of single-story, residential condominium communities in the United States. Epcon Communities was ranked the second largest for-sale condo builder in the United States by Builder magazine in 2007 and has been building single-story residential condominium communities for over 20 years.


In Columbus, Ohio, 1986 company founders, Philip Fankhauser and Edward Bacome, built their first residential development and three years later they were approached by a builder who wanted to mimic floorplans in a new community nearby. However Fankhauser and Bacome were reluctant to license their established system to other builders. Instead they had interest in growing outside of the Columbus market, but the creation became so popular that others soon came calling…looking to build an Epcon Communities-style development in neighboring cities and in distant areas of Ohio.


So in 1995 with the bright idea of launching a franchise they granted the first license to use their well known construction plans. That franchising enterprise has proven extremely successful. By the end of 2006, Epcon Communities franchise affiliates had developed more than 20,000 homes in more than 30 states.


So what was so grand about this building plan that made other new home builders come knocking to be part of Epcons revolutionary in new community building? It was Fankhauser and Bacome knowledge of what buyers want, like social interaction, more free time, and single story living. It is for these reasons that all Epcon Communities provides privacy, convenience, sense of community and a care free living. This makes Epcon Communities an innovator in new community living.

New Homes For Sale By Epcon Communities

Epcon Communities knows the importance of privacy, that’s why each condominium has your own front door, and patio or veranda just like a single family home. The unusual design of the driveways act as buffers between each new home. Convenience is always in the back of your minds and that’s why each new community is close to shopping and major highways. As well as trying to stay only minutes from airport, churches, banks, parks, theater, and restaurants. The convenience of the clubhouse allows you to enjoy walking, swimming or exercising just steps from your door. The clubhouse provides a place to sit by the pool, relax and visit with your new friends making it easy to share a sense of community with your neighbors. The clubhouse may be used for private parties as well as neighborhood party. One of the best innovations of Epcon Communities is the ability to fill free to travel or enjoy leisure time without worrying about exterior maintenance, grass mowing and landscaping or snow removal. Epcon Communities think you should let someone else worry about the maintenance for you. So with a new home at Epcon Communities you can “sit back enjoy your warm gas log fireplace and let it snow, or bask in the sun at the clubhouse pool and let someone else pull the weeds, mow the grass and plant the flowers!”

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August 10 2009

Homes for Sale - Riverside Market Conditions July 2009

by brook

Riverside Market Conditions

Is it possible to find reasonably priced housing in Southern California, particularly in an area where buyers aren’t forced to compromise their standards of living? The answer is yes in Riverside, CA. Homes for sale in this booming area are more affordable than in Los Angeles, while still more upscale than in its further inland counterparts.

How affordable, exactly? As of this week, the median price of homes sold in Riverside (an average of single family home and condominium prices) was $215,000; this is 2.5% decline in pricing from July. Are these new homes? It should be noted that Riverside is known for its more traditional, if not historic homes; so, in a word, no. However, those who long for a new model shouldn’t despair; there are plenty of brand new homes in Riverside! Currently, their median price is $432,480.

What about foreclosures? Reports show that there are now 5,861 foreclosed property listings in Riverside; their median price, also down 2.5% since July, stands at $226,987. For an area traditionally regarded as expensive when compared to its surrounding cities, this presents a great opportunity for buyers! Because forecasters predict an eventual bottoming out, now is a good time to start looking.

 

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August 10 2009

Homes for Sale - Las Vegas Market Conditions July 2009

by brook

Who hasn’t thought about making a move to Las Vegas at one time or another? During the real estate boom, many people were bitten by the Vegas opportunity bug. Fortunately for buyers, it’s still a great time to revisit your dreams of a Las Vegas home or getaway residence. Why? Because the average cost of Las Vegas homes has dropped dramatically over the past twelve months. A snapshot statistic reveals that the current median on homes for sale in Las Vegas is $174,999 – that’s a 5.4% decline in the past month!

Las Vegas New Home Market Conditions

And prices aren’t the only thing to drop. According to the Las Vegas Sun, the number of existing homes on the market fell this summer to its lowest level in more than three years (12,653, or a 3.4 month supply).  However, their statistical source reveals that a subsequent jump in foreclosures is likely to help the declining inventory rebound quickly. When it does, this will only increase the exciting options for Vegas-bound buyers. 
Interested in Las Vegas foreclosures? According to SalesTraq, foreclosed properties accounted for 62 percent of the sales in June. As of August 10, 2009, their report disclosed that the median price on Las Vegas foreclosures was $113,900. No matter what type of property piques your interest, the Vegas housing market is a hot ticket!
 

 

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August 10 2009

Homes for Sale - Phoenix Market Conditions July 2009

by brook

Phoenix New Homes

Along with its neighboring cities and suburbs, Phoenix became one of the most popular cities in the relocation craze of the last decade. It remains well-liked among young professionals, families, and retirees – perhaps for different, but equally appealing, reasons. So, what did the Phoenix housing market look like this summer?

A recent statistic revealed that contrary to last year, when many asking prices were still in the high $200,000’s, buyers are now more likely to pick up a home in the low-to-mid $100,000’s. In fact, same report revealed that the average asking price on single family homes in Phoenix was $132,379 in June. But a little haggling never hurt anyone, and buyers in Phoenix figured this out; once the deals were done, the average sale price actually shrunk to $129,459. This comes out to about $76 per square foot – a highly competitive rate when compared with other major markets. All in all, the single family home transactions amounted to 2,182; down by 4.84% since May, but still a strong figure.

Trends in the Phoenix housing market still favor new home communities; however, condominiums remain popular with students and professionals. Another interesting development is the popularity resurgence of the mid-century modern home in Phoenix (built in the 50’s/60’s, marked by distinct architectural details) – and not just with the art crowd! If any of these options sound exciting to you, now’s a great time to take a look at Phoenix real estate.  

 

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August 10 2009

StoneGate at Prince Creek Offers Murrells Inlet South Carolina New Condos

by racheal

South Carolina New Townhomes For Sale

StoneGate at Prince Creek is a new Epcon community with an inviting neighborhood. Featuring a European Country external design and inviting textures of stone with brick accent and cedar wood shutters that combine for an exterior of strength and durability. StoneGate at Prince Creek offers Murrells Inlet the new Epcon’s Courtyard Collection of homes with private fenced outdoor courtyards for relaxing in the sun or outdoor grilling. The Courtyard Collection also offers a new garage design that’s deeper to hold more storage as well as two cars.

 StoneGate at Prince Creek desirable location is only minutes away from Myrtle Beach and just steps away from the world famous Tournament Players Club Myrtle Beach golf course. Rated top 5 “Places to Play” by Golf Digest, this TPC golf course presents golfers with the opportunity to play inside the ropes of a toured course. The course was designed by acclaim Tom Fazio. TPC Myrtle Beach has been the host of the Senior Tour Championship and offers a unique experience to test your game on the same course where some of the greatest golfers have played.

If golfing is not your thing, no problem. StoneGate at Prince Creek has plentiful amentias to keep you busy, like a clubhouse with a kitchen, pool tables, fireplace and even a HD TV. An outdoor pool and fitness center will keep you moving. StoneGate is also a maintenance free new community Murrells Inlet, with landscaping, fertilization, weeding, planting, and exterior lighting all taken care of for you.

For directions to StoneGate at Prince Creek, new Murrells Inlet condos for sale, at 117 StoneGate Blvd, or call at 843-652-0009.

 

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August 10 2009

Dallas New Homes Located In North Texas' Newest Strip

by racheal

Dallas new homes for sale include Paloma Creek. A 1,200 acre master-planned community conveniently located in North Texas' newest strip, between the new Dallas North Tollway and the city of Denton. Paloma Creek prime location provides residents convenient access to numerous business centers and entertainment venues throughout Denton, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano. Paloma Creek was designed for the family in mind by creating numerous amenities with close proximity to shopping, restaurants, and high quality schools.

Dallas New Luxury Homes

Paloma Creek made a big effort to preserve the natural setting with a number of greenbelt and park that divide the community into separate neighborhoods while allowing residents a place to come together. The nearby Lake Lewisville offers families some outdoor fun with providing boat ramp access, so residents can take pleasure in fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing and other numerous water activities.


American Legend Homes built these Dallas new homes for sale with a the private lake view area offering the new community views of the lake from your backyard. Paloma Creek new homes offer roomy and open floorplans, eye-catching architectural details, and offer standard home features that other builders' consider extra upgrades.

Paloma Creek’s new community in equipped with 3 Community Swimming Pools, cabana lounging area, acres of greenbelts and parks with ball fields, fitness facilities, hike and bike trails and a stunning community center with oversized entertaining rooms and full kitchen. Plus not to mention that American Legend Homes are all built green!


For more information or to take a look at this wonderful master planned community, get directions to Paloma Creek at 1608 Bluebird Drive, Little Elm, Texas 75068, open Mon.-Sat. 10-7 and Sundays 12-7. Or call at 972.346.3314.

 

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August 10 2009

ENERGY STAR Benefits

by racheal

Energy Star Benefits

Did you know that your home can be a larger cause of pollution than your car? With 16 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are produced from the energy used in houses nationwide. The burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and global warming, comes from some of the energy used in our homes. Simply put, the less energy used in our homes, the less air pollution generated.

Thanks to an array of energy-efficient features, ENERGY STAR® qualified new homes offer superior performs for the homeowner and the environment. So what is an ENERGY STAR® home, you ask? Well, ENERGY STAR® qualified homes can compose of a selection of energy-efficient features, such as effective insulation, tight construction and ducts, high performance windows, efficient heating and cooling equipment, and ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting and appliances.

These features add to the homeowners comfort as well as contribute to home quality, by lowering energy demand and reducing air pollution. ENERGY STAR® also encourages features designed to improve indoor air quality and the use of energy-efficient lighting and appliances as well.

What are the benefits of a Green home and an ENERGY STAR home?

We all know that buying a new home is complex enough without having to know all the particulars of energy-efficient construction. That’s why ENERGY STAR® labels are easily identifies in homes that are truly energy efficient and government-backed. You can find a peace of mind and the house of your dreams knowing that it also meets firm energy efficiency guidelines.

Energy Star WindowsENERGY STAR® qualified homes guarantee you will use considerably less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating-delivering equaling up to $200 to $400 in annual savings. This generates that in 7 to 8 years you live in your home you may save up to thousands of dollars on utility bills. Plus an extra savings on maintenance can also be considerable.

Adding better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution, and noise, is all possible with properly installed energy-efficient improvements. Energy-efficient home helps ensure steady temperatures between and across rooms and improved indoor air quality with greater durability.

Knowing these benefits, over 2,500 home builders have partnered with EPA to build more than 500,000 ENERGY STAR® qualified homes. More than 2 million homes are expected to earn the ENERGY STAR® by the end of the decade. By choosing a home with the ENERGY STAR® you can be certain that your home will have a progressively more valued in the feature when the time comes to sell.

 

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August 7 2009

New Tampa Bay Homes At An Affordable Rate

by racheal

Tampa Bay Affordable New Homes

Mira Lago is D.R. Horton’s new community where you can live lavishly at an affordable rate. Mira Lago offers Tampa Bay homes for sale within a gated community located near the river and the bay its self! Close to shopping and beaches, the community features a resort-style pool with cabana, sparkling lakes, and a nearby park. Everything you could ever ask for in a new community.

Mira Lago offers one to two-story new homes in eight roomy floor plans and four elevations. Ranging from 1,448 sq. ft. to 2,701 sq. ft. with 3-4 bedrooms, 2-2.5 bathrooms and pricing starts in the low $100’s. With perfect amenities for families or the just starting off new home buyers, Mira Lago is overflowing with designer accents, upgrades and features throughout these new homes.

Set along the Little Manatee River and Tampa Bay, these Tampa Bay homes for sale offer you a relaxing peace of mind with small town surroundings. Rich with history and community, residents at Mira Lago can enjoy fishing, boating, water sports and everyday living in this tropical paradise.

To get dirction to these new Tampa Bay homes for sale at 1601 Bonita Bluff Court, Ruskin,  FL   33570

 

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