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Heritage Green at Providence opens three ready-to-move-in luxury homes by ABD Development with discounted pricing
Monday, November 22, 2010
ABD Development Company recently completed three ready-to-move-in luxury homes with discounted pricing at Heritage Green at Providence.
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Mattamy Homes Sees Big Opportunity from New Developers of Millbridge in Waxhaw
Monday, November 22, 2010
Mattamy Homes U.S. Group, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest home builder, sees big things ahead at Millbridge, the 902 acre Waxhaw community that is one of the largest in the Charlotte region
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Ashton Woods Homes starts presales of two story condominiums with resort style amenities at Lake Burden in Windermere, Construction to start by Dec. 1
Monday, November 22, 2010
Ashton Woods Homes will start presales in December of two story luxury condominiums with resort style amenities at Lake Burden, located off SR 535 in Windermere
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ABD Development Company unveils new ready-to-move-in luxury home at Toscana in Flagler County
Monday, November 22, 2010

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Avalon Park Group names Rich Browning vice president
Friday, November 19, 2010
Avalon Park Group, which is developing Avalon Park in east Orlando, has appointed Rich Browning vice president.
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Only 19 Town Homes Remain For Sale Priced From The $160s At Taylor Morrison’s Lake Mary Landings in Lake Mary
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Only 19 town homes remain for sale priced from the $160s at Taylor Morrison’s Lake Mary Landings, a gated community located on Canyon Stone Circle off Weldon Road near Seminole State College in Lake Mary.
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Party of The Summer at Heritage Hills in Clermont
Monday, June 22, 2009
Heritage Hills, Lennar’s gated community for active adults on Hancock Rd. in Clermont, will offer a free Mediterranean cruise for two to lucky winners during Lennar’s Party of the Summer at Heritage Hills from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28.
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Mattamy Homes USA to Start Construction of New Model Homes at Sevilla in St. Augustine
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Mattamy Homes USA, (www.mattamyhomes.com), the U.S. division of Canada’s largest home builder, plans to start two new model homes in June and in August at Sevilla, located at 478 Casa Sevilla Ave., off World Commerce Parkway and International Golf Parkway in St. Augustine.
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Taylor Morrison hosts June 14 Grand Opening of two new decorated model homes at Oak Creek in Riverview
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Taylor Morrison will host a grand opening of two new professionally decorated single-family model homes on June 14 at Oak Creek located off Still River Drive and Falkenberg Rd. in Riverview.
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Lennar to Host Cheesecake Martini Happy Hour for Realtors to Premier Select - Submit Your Bid - Homes
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Lennar’s Central Florida Division will host a Cheesecake Martini Happy Hour for Tampa Bay-area Realtors from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10
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Centex Homes to Host Centexclusive 72-Hour Sale May 15-17 Throughout Florida with Bonus Incentives Worth More Than $10,000
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Centex Homes in Florida will host the Centexclusive 72-hour sale May 15-17, offering bonus incentives worth more than $10,000 in addition to already great pricing.
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Sothebys International Realty Affiliates Conference at Universal Studios
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty plans to welcome more than 200 participants at the Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates 2009 Southeast Region Networking Conference May 14 and 15 at the Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Studios Orlando.
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Stirling Sothebys International Realty Launches Coastal Lifestyles Group to Serve Floridas Coast Communities
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty has launched a new marketing group – the Coastal Lifestyles Group – to serve Florida’s east coast communities with expert real estate marketing services.
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Centex Homes to Unveil Nine New Floor Plans at Copperleaf in Palm City
Monday, May 04, 2009
Centex Homes will unveil nine new three and four-bedroom floor plans at Copperleaf, a community of single-family homes located off Sand Trail Avenue and Martin Downs Blvd. (S.R. 714) in Palm City.
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Coldwell Banker Commercial sponsors green information session at Chamber of Commerce of West Volusia
Monday, May 04, 2009
Nearly two dozen of city, county and state officials, as well as local business types, attended a recent “going green” seminar sponsored by Coldwell Banker Commercial AI Group.
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Sue Andrews and Sharon Pacetti at Mattamy Homes USA in Jacksonville win Laurel Awards for Sales at Bartram Springs
Monday, May 04, 2009
Sales associates Sue Andrews and Sharon Pacetti, partners for more than 20 years who work for Mattamy Homes USA in Jacksonville, recently won Laurel Awards for their sales efforts in 2008 at Bartram Springs in Duval County.
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Only One Model Luxury Home Remains for Sale at Toscana in Palm Coast
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Only one model luxury home remains for sale at Toscana, the luxury community ABD Development, Inc. is developing off Old King’s Rd. in Palm Coast.
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ICI Homes Chairman Hosseini optimistic about housing recovery
Thursday, April 30, 2009
April is shaping up to be the best month for ICI Homes sales in the last three years, Mori Hosseini, chairman and CEO of the homebuilding company told the national audience on CNBC’s daily TV show Mad Money hosted by Jim Cramer earlier this week.
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Lennars Central Florida Division Names Dawn Marie Pawlowski New Home Consultant at Heritage Hills in Clermont
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Lennar’s Central Florida Division, which builds new homes in 32 communities in nine counties, has appointed Dawn Marie Pawlowski new home consultant.
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Mattamy Homes USA has 43 new single-family homesites available at Sevilla in St. Augustine
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Mattamy Homes USA, (www.mattamyhomes.com), the U.S. division of Canada’s largest home builder, recently acquired 43 new homesites at Sevilla, located off World Commerce Parkway and International Golf Parkway in St. Augustine.
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ABD Development Starts Construction of a New Model Home at Heritage Green at Providence Golf & Country Club
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
ABD Development Company, which is developing the 2,200 acre master planned Providence Golf & Country Club community in Polk County, reports it has started construction of a four-bedroom, three-bath luxury Courtyard model home at Heritage Green at Providence.
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Lennars Central Florida Division to Host Realtor Appreciation Day Luncheons May 5 at Four Tampa and Lakeland Area Restaurants and Gardens
Friday, April 24, 2009
Lennar’s Central Florida Division, which builds new town homes and single-family homes in 29 active neighborhoods in Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Osceola, Orange, Lake, Seminole and Brevard counties, will host Realtor Appreciation Day luncheons May 5 in four Tampa and Lakeland area restaurants and gardens.
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Melrose-Sovereign Companies Awarded two new Management Contracts at Apartment Communities in Southeast and Southwest Orlando
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Melrose-Sovereign Companies, the Orlando-based real estate management firm that specializes in rental apartment communities, condominiums and homeowner associations, was awarded contracts to manage two rental apartment communities in Orlando.
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Lennar Starts Construction of Two New Model Homes, Unveils New Floor Plans at Legends Golf and Country Club in Clermont
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Lennar’s Central Florida Division has started construction of two new model homes and introduced new floor plans at Legends Golf & Country Club, a gated, luxury community located on Glenraven Lane off U.S. 27 in Clermont.
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Beazer Homes Offers Town Homes Priced From Mid $130s in Newest Phase at Verano in the Mandarin Area
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Beazer Homes is offering two and three bedroom town homes priced from the mid $130s in the second phase at Verano, a town home community located off Bartram Park Rd. in the Mandarin area.
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Stirling Sothebys International Realty Launches Rental Lifestyles Residential Property Management Services
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty has launched Rental Lifestyles, a five star property management service that will focus on leasing luxury and executive homes, town homes and condominiums.
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Lennars Central Florida Division Starts Construction of New Model Homes
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Lennar’s Central Florida Division has started construction of new single-family model homes and unveiled new floor plans priced from the $160s at Stoneybrook Hills, located off U.S. 441 south of S.R. 46 in Mount Dora.
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Mattamy Homes USA starts Construction of Three New Model Homes at Circle Cross Ranch in Queens Creek
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Mattamy Homes, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest homebuilder, has started construction of three new single-family model homes priced from the $130s at Circle Cross Ranch on 1028 West Jamaica Hope Way in Queen’s Creek, north of Hunt Highway on Gary Road.
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Aswin Suri opens new EXIT Realty of Daytona Real Estate Brokerage at 211 International Speedway Blvd. in Daytona
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Exit Realty has moved into its new facility at 211 E. International Speedway Blvd. in Daytona Beach and has already recruited 28 new realty agents.
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Two Orange City real estate professionals form new residential real estate firm to fill void in today’s market
Friday, April 17, 2009
Longtime commercial real estate broker John Wanamaker and state-certified real estate instructor Tom Milton have formed a new Orange City-based residential real estate company.
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Ashton Woods Homes has only 12 homesites remaining at Camden Woods in Riverview
Friday, April 17, 2009
Ashton Woods Homes has only 12 homesites remaining at the community of Camden Woods, located off 78th Street in Riverview, where its new single family homes are priced from $159,900 to the mid-$200s.
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Melrose Sovereign Companies appoints new property manager, three new leasing agents
Friday, April 17, 2009
Melrose Sovereign Companies, the Orlando-based real estate management firm that specializes in rental apartment communities, condominiums and home owner associations, recently appointed a new property manager and three new leasing agents.
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Ashton Woods Homes has Three new Town Home Buildings underway at Wickham Park in Windermere
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Ashton Woods Homes recently started construction of three new town home buildings with homes priced from $159,900 at Wickham Park, located on Overstreet Rd. off County Road 535 in Windermere.
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Lennar Completes Construction of New Model Town Home at Camden Landing at Wyndham Lakes near Lake Nona
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Lennar’s Central Florida Division has completed construction of a new model town home at Camden Landing at Wyndham Lakes, located at 2446 Strandhill St. off Wyndham Lakes Blvd between Boggy Creek Rd. and Landstar, near the Lake Nona medical campus in southeast Orlando.
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ABD Development Reports Five Villa Homes Remain for Sale at Lakeside Villas at Providence Golf & Country Club
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
ABD Development Company reports only five villa homes remain for sale at Lakeside Villas at Providence Golf & Country Club, located of U.S. 17-92 in the Loughman-Davenport area of Polk County.
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Beazer Homes to Start Construction of 11 New Homes in Three Communities in Orlando in April
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
David Byrnes, president of Beazer Homes Florida Division, said the home builder will start construction of six new two, three and four-bedroom town homes priced from $159,900 at The Enclave at Moss Park, located off Moss Park Rd. and Great Commission Way in southeast Orlando.
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Mattamy Homes USA Appoints Katie Brown New Home Sales Associate
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Mattamy Homes USA, a division of Canada’s largest home builder, recently appointed Katie Brown new home sales associate for the Minnesota region.
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Beazer Homes offers back-to-basics tips on buying the home of your means
Friday, April 10, 2009
You don’t have to be an expert in economics to know that as interest rates drop, mortgage applications rise. Add the lowest mortgage rates in recorded history, and lenders are working double time to meet the demand.
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Mattamy Homes Hosts More Than 40 Charlotte-Area Realtors at Continuing Education Seminar, Tours of Westland Farm, Riverbend
Friday, April 10, 2009
Mattamy Homes USA, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest home builder, teamed up with Charlotte-based Superior School of Real Estate and owner Bill Gallagher to host more than 40 Charlotte-area Realtors at a Continuing Education seminar with tours of Mattamy’s Westland Farm and Riverbend communities.
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ICI Homes Collects More Than 420 Pounds of Snacks, Toiletries, Comfort Items to Send to Soldiers Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan
Friday, April 10, 2009
ICI Homes recently collected more than 420 pounds of snacks, toiletries and comfort items to ship to soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Mattamy Homes in Charlotte Earns Two Gold, One Silver Award at Regional MAME Awards
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Mattamy Homes Charlotte division won two Gold, and one Silver award during the recent regional MAME Awards sponsored by the Home Builders Association.
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ICI Homes Energy-Efficient Emerald Model Home at Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club Wins Coveted Laurel Award
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
The Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) in Jacksonville looked south this year to bestow its coveted Laurel Award, presented by the NEFBA’s Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) for the best examples of new home marketing and merchandising.
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Lennar Sets - Zero Says A Lot - Buyer Incentive Weekend of April 18-19 in the Central Florida Region
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Lennar Sets - Zero Says A Lot - Buyer Incentive Weekend of April 18-19 in the Central Florida Region: Zero Money Down and Zero Closing Costs or Zero Interest Payments for up to Six Months
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Lennar Central Florida Division has an Offer you can't Refuse-Roll the Dice for the Chance to Win a New Home
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Any adult can register to participate in the offer by visiting a Lennar Welcome Home Center in any of 14 Lennar communities in the Orlando and Brevard County areas through April 26.
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ICI Homes to Host Spring Fling for Realtors April 14 in St. Augustine, April 16 in Fernandina Beach
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
ICI Homes will host a Spring Fling on April 14 at Palencia in St. Augustine and April 16 at Amelia National Golf & Country Club in Fernandina Beach.
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MENTOR ABI to Host Grand Opening of CCS ORLANDO AT AVALON PARK facility for Brain and Spinal Cord Patients April 22 at Keith A. Ewing Medical Office Building in Downtown Avalon Park
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
MENTOR ABI will host the grand opening of their new rehabilitation and treatment facility, CCS ORLANDO AT AVALON PARK, for brain and spinal cord patients on April 22 in the Keith A. Ewing Medical Office Building in downtown Avalon Park.
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Elementary Schools in Northeast Florida to receive trees April 22 to Honor Earth Day
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Elementary schools in the Volusia-Flagler and Jacksonville areas will get a boost when ICI Homes and Land Care Management, Inc. donate trees on April 22 to honor Earth Day.
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ICI Homes to Host Second Annual Invitational Golf Tournament for Realtors on April 24
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
ICI Homes will host the Second Annual Invitational Golf Tournament for Volusia and Flagler County Realtors April 24 at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club, located off I-95 Exit 278 at Old Dixie Highway in Ormond Beach.
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Beazer Homes Announces, Private Sale, April 17-19
Monday, April 06, 2009
Beazer Homes will offer home buyers substantial incentives during its “Private Sale” of select homes in seven Jacksonville-area communities April 17-19.
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Only Four Ready-To-Move-In Single-Family Homes Remain for sale at Heritage Green at Providence in Polk County
Friday, April 03, 2009
Only four ready-to-move-in luxury homes remain for sale at Heritage Green at Providence Golf & Country Club, located off U.S. 17-92 in the Loughman-Davenport area of Polk County.
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Stirling Sothebys International Realty Names New Sales Associate at Dr Phillips Real Estate Gallery
Friday, April 03, 2009
Stirling Sotheby's International Realty recently named a new sales associate at its Dr. Phillips Real Estate Gallery located at 7722 W. Sand Lake Rd. in southwest Orlando.
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Stirling Sothebys International Realty Selected to Market Upscale Alaqua Estate Home
Monday, March 30, 2009
Stirling Sotheby's International Realty was selected to market an award-winning, "chic" Southern California-style estate home at Alaqua Country Club in Seminole County.
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Prospective Homebuyers Enthusiastic About Beazer Homes Smartdesign Eco Promotion
Monday, March 23, 2009
Approximately 30,000 prospective homebuyers participated in Beazer’s eco-themed sweepstakes, which launched early in the first quarter and gave participants a chance to instantly win one of 350 environmentally-friendly prizes.
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Upcoming Stirling Sothebys International Realty, HBA Worldwide Auction March 28
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty and the Home Builders Association of Mid Florida have joined forces to produce a unique event scheduled for March 28 in Orlando www.HBAAuction.com– a worldwide auction of custom homes that could generate millions of dollars worth of sales from buyers all around the world.
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Stirling Sothebys International Realty sees big opportunities for Green homes, properties
Friday, March 13, 2009
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, ranks as one of the most innovative real estate firms in Florida, and is mounting a major campaign to convince home owners to “green up” their homes for resale.
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President Obamas Housing Recovery Plan deserves a chance to Succeed
Saturday, March 07, 2009
President Obama’s recently announced housing recovery plan may succeed in stabilizing the U.S. housing market and re-energizing the home building industry, says one of Central Florida’s leading real estate analysts.
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Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach Appoints Dave Brown Tennis Director
Monday, February 16, 2009
ICI Homes has appointed Dave Brown tennis director at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach.
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Mattamy Homes USA Appoints Chris Adams New Home Sales Associate in Minnesota
Monday, February 16, 2009
Mattamy Homes USA, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest home builder, has appointed Chris Adams a new home sales associate in for its Minnesota division in the Twin Cities region.
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Home-Building Recovery Will Start This Year And Active Adults Will Lead The Way
Friday, February 13, 2009
Central Florida homebuilders could see the start of a dramatic recovery as early as this summer, and retirement-aged adults will lead the way.
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ABD Development introduces new affordable floor plans at Wyndham Lakes Estates
Friday, February 13, 2009
ABD Development Company has introduced new affordable floor plans at Windsor Landing at Wyndham Lakes Estates, located off Town Center and Landstar Blvds. in southeast Orlando.
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Lennar Forms Nine-County Central Florida Division with Offices in Tampa, Clermont
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Lennar, which ranks as one of Florida’s most active home builders, has merged its Tampa Bay and Orlando divisions to form a single nine-county Central Florida Division.
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Beazer Homes to offer free home buyer counseling seminars at two Tampa area communities in March
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Beazer Homes will offer free home buyer seminars from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 7 at Dupree Lakes in Land O’Lakes and on March 14 at Sawgrass in Pinellas Park.
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Lake Nona area commercial development will play leading role in Central Florida’s economic recovery says John Crossman-retail property expert
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Commercial development in the Lake Nona area will play a leading role in Central Florida’s economic recovery, says a prominent retail property broker who is a frequent lecturer in college and university real estate programs.
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Lennar is Hosting Month-Long Grand Opening at Wekiva Landing in Longwood
Friday, February 06, 2009
Lennar is Hosting Month-Long Grand Opening at Wekiva Landing in Longwood with three bedroom town homes priced from $210s
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Lennar Launches Home Buyer Economic Stimulus Program Feb 13 Through Presidents Day
Friday, February 06, 2009
Lennar Launches Home Buyer Economic Stimulus Program Feb. 13 Through President’s Day With 3.875 Percent Fixed-Rate Mortgage, Discounted Pricing In 14 Orlando-Area Communities
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Kolter Homes Expects Big Showing at Public Grand Opening of New Townhome Designs at Grande Oaks at Heathrow
Friday, February 06, 2009
Kolter Homes, which is readying new luxury townhome designs inspired by extensive input from potential townhome buyers, expects a big showing when it unveils the new townhomes at a public grand opening during the weekend of Feb. 21-22.
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NAI Realvest negotiates acquisition of 10-acre Multi-Family Site in Maitland for $1.25 Million
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
NAI Realvest recently negotiated the acquisition of a 10-acre multi-family site located at 8805 Albemarle Rd. in Maitland for $1,250,000.00.
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Beazer Homes Launches Smart Design Eco Sales Event in Five Orlando Communities Feb 6-8
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Beazer Homes will host its ‘Smart Design Eco Sales Event’ Feb. 6-8 in five Orlando area communities.
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NAI Realvest negotiates $1.1 Million sale price for 3.4 acre residential tract in St. Petersburg
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Jack Kavanagh represented NAI Realvest in the recent sale of 3.4 acres of residential development land located at 7499½ 46th Ave. North in St. Petersburg. Kavanagh negotiated the sale price of $1,100,000.00.
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Mattamy Homes USA appoints Steven R. Williams New Home Sales Associate in Twin Cities Region
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Mattamy Homes USA, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest home builder, recently appointed Steven R. Williams new home sales associate in Twin Cities region.
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Lennar to Premier 10 New 2009 Model Homes in One Location at Shady Creek in South Tampa
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Lennar, which ranks as one of Florida’s most active home builders, will preview 10 new model homes from its 2009 Florida Collection of model homes in March at Shady Creek, located south of Big Bend Rd. on U.S. 301.
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Ashton Woods Homes Releases 10 New Home Sites for Sale at The Landings in South Tampa – Four are Oversized
Friday, January 30, 2009
Ashton Woods Homes recently released 10 new home sites – four of them are oversized home sites – for sale at the Landings, located off Interbay and Westshore Blvds. in South Tampa.
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Cotter Ryan Commercial to host dedication for Office Buildings Underway at Savannah Park at Heathrow Feb. 12
Thursday, January 29, 2009
LONGWOOD, Fla. – Cotter Ryan Commercial, LLC., a general contractor located in Longwood, will host a “Ribbon Cutting” ceremony at noon on Feb. 12
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Emerson International launches Eagle Creek Realty, official Realtors at Eagle Creek Golf Community in Southeast Orlando
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Emerson International, developer of the master planned Eagle Creek golf course community on Narcoossee Rd. two miles south of S.R. 417 in southeast Orlando, has launched Eagle Creek Realty to serve as the official sales and marketing agents for the more than 3,000 planned luxury single-family homes, golf villas, and town homes at Eagle Creek.
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Eye-catching Design of Gulf Breeze public housing community in Punta Gorda is Triumph of affordable housing Pioneer Kadushin Associates Architects Planners of South Florida, Ann Arbor
Thursday, January 08, 2009
The striking ‘Key West’ design of Gulf Breeze, Punta Gorda’s new 171-unit residential community that will be officially dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 18, was the culmination of a long journey for Kadushin Associates Architects Planners, the Coconut Grove architectural firm that focuses on affordable housing design and planning.
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Stirling Sotheby's International Realty, Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando Team up for first ever International Auction of Central Florida New Homes
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty and the Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando are teaming up for a first-ever “2008 Builder Inventory Close-Out International Auction” that will feature 36 new homes built by some of Central Florida’s finest builders.
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12 New Home Sales Counselors at Beazer Homes in Orlando win HBA MMA Awards for Sales Achievements
Friday, December 26, 2008
Twelve New Home Sales Counselors at Beazer Homes in the Orlando region won top awards during the Home Builders Association’s Annual MMA Awards 2008 recently.
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Two Stirling Sothebys International Realty associates mark $12 Million in sales for 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Jim and Judy Werth, a husband and wife team who have been specializing in marketing and selling luxury homes with Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty for over eight years, posted $12 million in closed sales in 2008.
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Mattamy Homes USA Names Two New Executives
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Mattamy Homes USA, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest home builder, recently appointed Jessica Muller purchasing agent at the firm’s Orlando headquarters.
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Ryland Homes to Collect Contributions to the Brown Family Educational Trust and complete charitable project in honor of late Purchasing Director
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Ryland Homes is accepting contributions to the Brown Family Educational Trust, a fund established to support the education of the two surviving children of Ron Brown, the homebuilder’s purchasing manager who passed away recently.
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Orlando Based Park Square Homes Celebrates 25th Anniversary with New Attitude, New Markets and New Home Sales
Friday, December 12, 2008
Park Square Homes, the Orlando-based homebuilder that was recently ranked among the nation’s top 100 home builders, celebrates its 25th anniversary this coming year with a new attitude, new markets and new home sales.
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Emerson International to Host Luxury Condominium Showcase for Realtors Dec. 17 at Emerson Plaza in Altamonte Springs
Friday, December 12, 2008
Emerson International, which developed the master-planned CenterPointe on The Park community featuring two 12-story luxury condominium towers overlooking Cranes Roost Lake and the new downtown Altamonte Springs, will host a special Realtors reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 17
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Coldwell Banker Commercial in Orange City unveils new easy to use website
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Coldwell Banker Commercial AI Group recently launched a new website, a localized version of the national corporate commercial real estate company, Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates.
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Ryland Homes Jacksonville Division President accepts “Good Neighbor Award”
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Gerry Boeneman, president of Ryland Homes’ Jacksonville Division, recently accepted the Good Neighbor Award for his company’s community involvement and contributions to area charitable organizations in 2007.
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Grubb & Ellis Commercial Florida negotiates office sublease of 11,200 square feet at Breckenridge VIII in Tampa
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida recently negotiated the sublease of 11,200 square feet of office space at 5806-B Breckenridge Parkway in Breckenridge VIII in Tampa.
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Celebration Golf Management Acquires Legends Golf Course in Clermont
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Celebration Golf Management, which owns and operates Celebration Golf Club in Celebration, has acquired the Legends Golf Club in Clermont.
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Beazer Homes in Orlando Refutes Orlando Sentinel Report
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
The Central Florida division of Beazer Homes responded to a recent Orlando Sentinel report on the home builder’s new home sales in 2008 with corrected data on its sales in the fiscal fourth quarter ending Sept. 30.
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ICI Homes to host gala realtor luncheon in Palm Coast Dec. 18
Monday, December 08, 2008
ICI Homes, will host a gala luncheon for local area realtors Dec. 18 in Palm Coast.
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Mattamy Homes hosts Fall Festival, Chili Cook-Off at Circle Cross Ranch for more than 100 Families
Monday, December 08, 2008
Mattamy Homes, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest home builder, recently hosted a chili cook-off and Fall Festival for more than 100 local families at Circle Cross Ranch, located off Gary Rd. north of Hunt Highway between Skyline and Empire Roads.
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Stirling Sotheby's International Realty will serve as Toys for Tots Collection Point -- with a Twist
Friday, December 05, 2008
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty announced its Real Estate Galleries in Clermont and the Dr. Phillips area of southwest Orlando will serve as drop off locations for the U.S. Marine Corp.’s Toys for Tots program.
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Biotraits Inc. wins contract for Security Systems at The Vue Condominium Tower in Downtown Orlando
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
BioTraits, a company that specializes in sophisticated biometrics technology, was recently awarded a contract to manage and maintain biometric security systems at The Vue, the 36-story luxury condominium tower overlooking Lake Eola in downtown Orlando.
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Lennar to host Toy Drive in 18 Tampa Bay Area Communities to Benefit Child Abuse Council
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Lennar’s Tampa Bay region will host a Toy Drive and Holiday Cookie Exchange in all 18 Lennar communities in the Tampa Bay Region on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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The Fresh Market opens in The Villages
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
The Villages, the largest single-site mixed-use real estate development in the U.S., is pleased to announce The Fresh Market® has opened in Florida's friendliest hometown.
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Cuhaci & Peterson Architects Awarded Contract to Design Interior of Home Turf Store at Miami International Airport
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, LLC, based in Orlando’s Baldwin Park, was recently awarded a contract to design interior features for a Home Turf Store at Miami International Airport.
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Park Square Homes Encantada Resort Community near Walt Disney World opens Salamander’s Deli-Snack Bar
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Park Square Homes, the Orlando-based home builder which ranks as one of the nation’s top 100 builders, recently announced the opening of Salamander’s Deli-Snack Bar adjacent to the community clubhouse at the homebuilder’s Encantada Resort community, located at U.S. 192 near Hwy. 429 in Osceola County two miles west of the Walt Disney World entrance.
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Lennar to Host Free Seminars in December to Give Realtors, Homebuyers the Chance to Learn all about New Home Construction
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Lennar will host free informative seminars for new home buyers and Realtors in December that will focus on new home construction materials, techniques, timing and supervision.
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Mercedes Homes unveils the Stanton Model Home with 3,450 square feet of space at Oakhurst Estates in Orange City
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Mercedes Homes recently opened the Stanton model home with 3,450 square feet of living space at Oakhurst Estates, located off Veterans Memorial Parkway between Saxon Blvd. and E. Graves Ave. in Orange City.
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Centex Homes to Host Free “Ask-A-Centexpert” Seminars for Homebuyers in Apopka, Altamonte Springs on Saturday, Dec. 6
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Centex Homes, which ranks as one of the region’s largest and most active home builders, will host “Ask-A-Centexpert” seminars on Saturday, Dec. 6, in Apopka and Altamonte Springs.
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Ryland Homes Jacksonville Division has decked its halls for the charity Holiday Showcase of Homes Tour at Durbin Crossing South
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Ryland Homes’ Keystone model will be a featured “Christmas House” at the 2008 Holiday Showcase of Homes, a charity event set for Nov. 29 through Dec. 14 at Durbin Crossing South.
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DiMucci Companies promotes Angelo Rotondo to General Contractor, LeClaire earns CAM License
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
The DiMucci Companies, which is developing luxury condominiums in Daytona Beach Shores and New Smyrna Beach, has named project director Angelo Rotondo as general contractor.
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Royal Palm Sells Last Remaining Home Sites at Carriage Pointe in Winter Garden, Taylor Morrison is Buyer
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Royal Palm recently sold all 99 remaining home sites at its Carriage Pointe development located on Avalon Rd. off S.R. 545 in Winter Garden.
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ABD Development has only 30 homes sites remaining for sale at Windsor Landing at Wyndham Lakes Estates in south Orlando
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
ABD Development has only 30 homes sites remaining for sale at Windsor Landing at Wyndham Lakes Estates in south Orlando ORLANDO — Only 30 home sites remain for sale at Windsor Landing at Wyndham Lakes Estates, located off Town Center Blvd. near Landstar in south Orlando. David Kohn, president of ABD Development Company, said he recently unveiled special pricing and home buyer incentives at Windsor Landing at Wyndham Lakes Estates, where single family homes range in size from 2,900 square feet of living space to 5,000 square feet, some of the largest homes in central Florida.
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Ryland Homes Promotes Nicole Dempster to Marketing Coordinator
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Ryland Homes has promoted Nicole Dempster to marketing coordinator for the Charlotte division.
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Stirling Sothebys International Realty, Smooth Jazz 103.1 WLOQ Radio Join Forces with Destiny Foundation of Central Florida
Monday, December 01, 2008
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty and Smooth Jazz 103.1 WLOQ Radio have formed a partnership to launch Project Compassion, a philanthropic initiative that’s hosting a fundraising gala benefit Dec. 6 to help families affected by the recent economic downturn.
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Lennar to Collect Gift Items, Comfort Care Products for Troops Overseas in 18 Tampa Bay Communities
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Lennar is collecting gift items and comfort care products for U.S. troops serving overseas.
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Park Square Homes Starts Presales of 40 Resort Homes in First Phase at Veranda Palms in Kissimmee
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Park Square Homes has started presales of 40 luxury vacation homes from the $300s in the first phase at Veranda Palms, located off U.S. 192 in Kissimmee.
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Tampa Bay retail landlords cutting lease renewal deals to keep tenants happy
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Commercial property landlords in the Tampa Bay region have been cutting generous deals to lure new tenants to empty spaces and now they are extending those offers to keep good retail tenants happy, reports Michelle Seifert, associate vice president of the Retail Services Group at Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida.
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Lennar to host Realtor Breakfast Dec. 4 to showcase two new model Townhomes at Summerfield Crossing in Riverview, public Grand Opening scheduled Dec. 13
Monday, November 24, 2008
Lennar’s Tampa Bay division will host a breakfast reception for area Realtors Thursday, Dec. 4 to showcase two new model townhomes at Summerfield Crossing, located off of Big Bend Rd. just east of U.S. 301 in Riverview.
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Jacksonville Division of Ryland Homes announces Pathway of Champions winner
Monday, November 24, 2008
Jeanette Greenberg, a consistent top sales counselor at several Ryland Homes’ communities, has been named Pathway of Champions winner for the division.
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Lennar to Host “Taste of Concord” with local restaurants, live entertainment Sunday, Dec. 7 at Concord Station in Land O’Lakes
Monday, November 24, 2008
Lennar’s Tampa Bay division will host the “Taste of Concord” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Concord Station, on SR 54, two miles east of Suncoast Parkway in Land O’ Lakes in Pasco County.
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NAI Realvest Negotiates New Lease of 7,260 Square Feet of Iindustrial Space in Oviedo
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
NAI Realvest recently negotiated a new lease agreement for 7,260 square feet of industrial space at 1697 W. Broadway in Oviedo
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Stirling Sotheby's International Realty promotes Ed Lachcik to Investment Commercial Real Estate Specialist at Heathrow/Lake Mary Office
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty has promoted Ed Lachcik to investment/commercial real estate specialist in the firm’s Heathrow/Lake Mary office.
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Emerson International Negotiates Six Lease Renewals Totaling More Than 25,000 Square Feet at Sanlando Office Center in Longwood
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
LONGWOOD, Fla. – Emerson International recently negotiated six lease renewals totaling more than 25,000 square feet at its 100,000-square-foot Sanlando office development in Longwood.
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Mattamy Homes USA Acquires 114 Town Home Sites at Tuscany Place near Mall at Millennia in Southwest Orlando
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
WINTER PARK, Fla. --- Mattamy Homes USA recently acquired 114 town home sites at Tuscany Place at Millennia, located at Millennia Blvd. and Florazante Ave. near the Mall at Millennia in southwest Orlando.
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NAI Realvest negotiates new long-term lease with US Marine Corps for new Recruiting Office at Boardwalk Plaza in Oviedo
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – NAI Realvest recently negotiated a new five-year lease agreement for 1,450 square feet retail space at Boardwalk Plaza, suite 1012, 3100 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo.
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Grubb & Ellis Commercial Florida negotiates long-term sublease of more than 10,000 square feet of office space in Maitland
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida, associated with 200 Grubb & Ellis offices worldwide, recently negotiated a long-term sublease of 10,090 square feet of Class A office space in Maitland Promenade One at 485 N. Keller Rd. in Maitland.
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Beach Street Courtyard Sets Soft Opening on Dec. 5 to Preview Luxury Condominiums, Retail Space in Downtown Daytona Beach
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Beach Street Courtyard, an exclusive luxury condominium community developed by Richard A. Friedman, managing director of Chadwick Real Estate Group, will host a soft opening Dec. 5
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Jacksonville native stays close to home by joining Ryland Homes Jacksonville Division sales team
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Rob Valenti, a Jacksonville native with extensive sales experience, has joined the staff at Ryland Homes’ Jacksonville Division as a new home sales counselor.
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Santa Claus is Coming to Shingle Creek at The Oaks in Kissimmee Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Santa Claus is coming to Shingle Creek Reserve at the Oaks, a new lakefront community of single-family homes located off John Young Pwy. and Pleasant Hill Rd. near the Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club in Kissimmee.
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NAI Realvest Negotiates New Office Lease for Healthcare Management Enterprises second Central Florida location
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
MAITLAND, Fla. — NAI Realvest recently negotiated a lease agreement for 2,925 square feet of office space at 6899-91 W. Colonial Drive.
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Mattamy Homes opens 14 showcase homes in 10 Jacksonville area communities that are ready for immediate move-in
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Mattamy Homes has opened 14 new showcase homes priced from the $130s in 10 communities in the Jacksonville region.
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Mattamy Homes USA to Build Three-story Town Homes with Option for Four Stories and Private Elevators in Baldwin Park, Construction to Start in January
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
WINTER PARK, Fla. --- Mattamy Homes USA, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest home builder, recently acquired 68 town home sites on New Broad St. in Baldwin Park near downtown Orlando.
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Mattamy Homes opens 27 showcase homes priced from the $90s in the Charlotte region, ready for immediate move-in
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Mattamy Homes has opened 27 new showcase homes and town homes priced from the $90s in 10 communities in the Charlotte area.
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Grubb & Ellis Commercial Florida negotiates lease for 9,600 square feet of warehouse space at Northpark Commerce Park
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida, associated with 200 Grubb & Ellis offices worldwide, recently negotiated a new lease for 9,600 square feet of warehouse space at Northpark Commerce Park, 6363 N. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.
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Ryland Homes opens newly completed, decorated model home at Skybrook in Huntersville
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Ryland Homes has opened its new fully-decorated, Hastings model home at Skybrook, a golf-course community located off Eastfield and Harris Roads in Huntersville.
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ChampionsGate Resort Marketing Director earns CCIM professional designation, seat on Transportation Corridor Task Force
Monday, November 17, 2008
CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla. — Michael Weinberg, marketing director for real estate at ChampionsGate Resort South of Orlando at I-4 and ChampionsGate Blvd., has been earning commendations lately.
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Beazer Homes New Cutting-Edge Kitchen Gets Top Chef Workout During Legacy Realtor Event
Monday, November 17, 2008
Beazer Homes’ (NYSE: BZH) state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen in its waterfront Legacy community model home will get its first—and most challenging—test when the season No. 1 winner of Bravo’s hit series, Top Chef, whips up a cooking demonstration for area realtors Tuesday, Dec. 2. Beazer is using the invitation-only event to debut its SMARTDESIGN™ Chef’s Dream Kitchen, a true workhorse of a space with all the whistles and bells that chefs demand and home cooking enthusiasts aspire to enjoy, at its new home community located just minutes from downtown Orlando.
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Ryland Homes Rolls Back Prices on New Homes in Three Communities in Windermere, Ocoee and East Orlando
Monday, November 17, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Ryland Homes announced it is rolling back prices for new homes in three Orlando-area neighborhoods.
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Mattamy Homes opens 48 showcase homes in 11 Twin Cities communities ready for immediate move-in
Monday, November 17, 2008
BURNSVILLE, Minn. --- Mattamy Homes has opened 48 showcase homes in 11 Twin Cities area communities that are ready for immediate move-in.
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Beazer Homes Starts Development of New Phase at The Enclave at Moss Park in Southeast Orlando
Monday, November 17, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Beazer Homes has started site development for a second phase at The Enclave at Moss Park, located off Moss Park Rd. in the Lake Nona area of southeast Orlando.
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Grubb & Ellis Commercial Florida Promotes Two Top Executives to Senior Vice President
Monday, November 17, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. --- Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida has appointed Jan Boltres, CCIM, and Michael Scott to senior vice presidents in the firm’s Tampa division.
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Stirling Sotheby's International Commercial Realty negotiates sales of two out parcels totaling $3.8 Million at Rinehart Place in the I-4 corporate corridor of Lake Mary
Friday, November 14, 2008
Stirling Sotheby’s International Commercial Realty recently negotiated the sales of two out parcels at Rinehart Place, a 210,000 square foot mixed-use center under development on 23 acres on Rinehart Rd. and County Rd. 46A in the I-4 /Lake Mary corporate corridor.
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Emerson International negotiates office leases that total more than 5,000 square feet in Major Center Plaza One in Southwest Orlando
Friday, November 14, 2008
Emerson International recently negotiated three new lease agreements and three renewals that total 5,001 square feet of office space at Major Center Plaza One, its professional office development on Major Blvd. near Universal Studios in Southwest Orlando.
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Only Four Ready-To-Move-In Homes, 12 Home Sites Remain For Sale in First Phase at The Landings in SouthTampa
Friday, November 14, 2008
Only four ready-to-move-in homes and 12 home sites remain for sale in the first phase at The Landings, located off Wall St. and InterBay Blvd. in south Tampa.
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Ashton Woods Homes Opens 10 New Town Homes at Savannah Park at Heathrow Priced From $189,900
Thursday, November 13, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Ashton Woods Homes has opened 10 new two and three-bedroom town homes priced from $189,900 at Savannah Park at Heathrow in Seminole County.
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Mattamy Homes in Charlotte Eyes National Exposure when Riverbend Resident and UNCC Student Tia Lampone Makes her National Television Debut on NBC-TV’s Deal or No Deal
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- For Mattamy Homes, Canada’s largest home builder, the deal is already done, and it’s about to get even better. UNCC student Tia Lampone, who owns a home at Riverbend in Charlotte, is set to appear on NBC-TV’s popular Deal or No Deal, hosted by comedian Howie Mandel.
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Park Square Homes, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Form Marketing Alliance
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Park Square Homes, one of the nation’s top 100 homebuilders, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., recently formed a marketing alliance to originate, process and fund mortgage loans for Park Square Homes customers.
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Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty Associate Networking with Agents in France, Italy, Germany
Monday, November 10, 2008
LAKE MARY, Fla. --- A multilingual real estate specialist at Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty’s Lake Mary/Heathrow office is forming a “United Nations” of Realtors in Spain, France, Germany, and Italy to sell Central Florida luxury homes. Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty (www.StirlingSIR.com), said associate Renate Behrens speaks fluent English, German, Spanish , Italian and French, and specializes in International Real Estate.
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Taylor Morrison’s Year-End Clearance Sale Features $70,000 Off on New Homes in 13 Tampa Communities, No Payments for Six Months
Friday, November 07, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. --- Taylor Morrison is holding a year-end, “BIG 1” clearance sale Nov. 14-16 on select new homes in 13 Tampa Bay area communities.
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Lennar Announces Dream Home Makeover Contest for Realtors
Friday, November 07, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. – Lennar is sponsoring a Dream Home Makeover contest through the end of November for realtors in the Tampa Bay region.
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Lennar Appoints Tampa Native, Veteran Lender Russell Rego New Home Consultant
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. --- Lennar has appointed veteran mortgage lender Russell Rego new home consultant in the Tampa Bay region.
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Royal Palm Reports Sale of 178 Townhome Sites at Lake Burden in Windermere to Two Home Builders
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Developer Royal Palm reports it sold 178 townhome sites at Meditterranea Villas at Lake Burden, located off Reams Rd. and S.R. 535 in Windermere.
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Lennar to Host Grand Opening to Showcase two-story St. Regis Model Home Priced from the $140s at The Verandahs in Hudson
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Lennar plans to give away a $250 Home Depot gift certificate on Nov. 22 when the homebuilder hosts a grand opening to showcase the new two-story St. Regis model home at The Verandahs, a gated community located on S.R. 52 in Hudson two miles west of the Suncoast Expressway.
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Realtor Associate Luis Gonzalez Focuses on Finding Homes for U.S. Military Veterans
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty associate Luis Gonzalez didn’t have to look hard to find his industry niche. The former combat Marine, who was decorated for his service in Iraq, assists returning military veterans who want to purchase a new home or possibly sell their home.
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Lakeside Villas at Providence Golf & Country Club Offers Special Buyer Incentive through November on Luxury Town Homes
Monday, November 03, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- ABD Development is offering a special buyers incentive in November on luxury town homes at Lakeside Villas at Providence, its 2,200 acre golf course community located in Polk County on U.S. 17-92/441 in the Loughman-Davenport area.
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ICI Homes collects more than 100 Shoeboxes filled with a ton of goodies for U.S. Troops serving overseas
Thursday, October 30, 2008
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --- ICI Homes divisions in Daytona Beach, Jacksonville and Orlando sponsored a one-month drive to collect goodies to send U.S. troops serving overseas. Susan Lewis, office manager at ICI Homes in Daytona Beach, said this is ICI Homes’ third year of sponsoring the collection for U.S. Troops and with more than a ton of goods assembled, it has been the most successful drive yet.
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Park Square Homes introduces new Town Homes priced from the $140s at Waters Edge at Lake Nona in Southeast Orlando
Thursday, October 30, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Park Square Homes, which ranks as one of the nation’s top 100 home builders, recently opened sales of new three and four-bedroom town homes priced from the $140s at Waters Edge at Lake Nona, a gated lakefront community located off Narcoossee Rd. in southeast Orlando. Mary McKaig, vice president of marketing at Park Square Homes, said the home builder expects low pricing---$100,000 below the median new home sale price in Central Florida---and proximity to East Orlando’s Innovation Way technology corridor will drive sales.
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STIRLING SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY NAMES CHARLES COOK SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPER
Thursday, October 30, 2008
LAKE MARY, Fla. -- Stirling Sotheby's International Realty’s world marketing center has appointed veteran land developer and home builder Charles Cook Senior Business Developer. Cook is a licensed professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience in land development and home building, including top executive positions with three major national home building companies. He earned his engineering degree from West Virginia University and an MBA from Rollins College in Winter Park.
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Central Florida Custom Home Builder eyeing luxury home, building opportunities in North Carolina
Thursday, October 30, 2008
LAKE MARY – The slowdown in new home construction has led some Central Florida custom home builders to look for opportunities in other markets. Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty is currently in discussions with Brentwood Custom Homes of Altamonte Springs, Rey Homes of Orlando and Charles Clayton Custom Homes of Winter Park to build new homes at Altura, a 250 acre resort-style community under development minutes from downtown Asheville, North Carolina.
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Mattamy Homes Completes Two Single Family Model Homes at The Enclave in Charlotte
Thursday, October 30, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mattamy Homes, which ranks as Canada’s largest home builder, recently completed and opened for viewing two single-family model homes at The Enclave, located off Highway 160 and Highway 49 in Charlotte. Marie Y. Lorimer, marketing manager at Mattamy Homes in the Charlotte region, said the two-story Turner model home offers three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths in 2,020 square feet of living space priced from $186,990 with a two-car garage. The Brookstone model home, a one-story classic design with a two-car garage, offers three bedrooms and two baths in 1,611 square feet and is priced from $173,990.
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Mattamy Homes USA Relocates to New Offices at 400 Park Ave. South in Winter Park
Thursday, October 30, 2008
WINTER PARK, Fla. --- Mattamy Homes USA, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest home builder, has relocated to new offices at 400 Park Ave. South in Winter Park. Laura Bailey, vice president of sales and marketing at Mattamy Homes USA, said the home builder’s Orlando division recently acquired home sites in three communities and has outgrown its current offices on New York Ave. in Winter Park.
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Mattamy Homes opens ‘Employee Pricing’ to the public on new homes in 10 Mattamy Homes communities in Minnesota
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. --- Mattamy Homes reported it is offering the public its ‘Employee Pricing’ previously offered only to employees or subcontractors on new homes in 10 Mattamy Homes neighborhoods in eight Minnesota cities. Jeff Boyer, vice president of sales and marketing at Mattamy Homes in Minnesota, said Employee Pricing which is now open to anyone is available at Heritage Park and Stonemill Farms in Woodbury; Riverbend in Farmington; Shadow Stone and Eagle Creek in Lonsdale; Riverside Bluffs in Shakopee; Pine Hill in Waconia; Hunters Crest in Minnetrista; Creekside in Savage; and Boulder Pointe Townhomes in Elko New Market.
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Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty Reports nearly $8 Million Sale of Street of Dreams Home at Lake Club in Seminole County to Orlando Magic Star Dwight Howard
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
LAKE MARY, Fla. --- Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty recently negotiated a nearly $8 million sale of a Street of Dreams luxury home at Lake Club, located off Markham Woods Rd. in Longwood, to Orlando Magic starter Dwight Howard. Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, said Chocky Burks, director of new homes at Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, negotiated the sale representing the seller, Hillcrest Homes. The home captured all of the awards in this year’s Street of Dreams competition, Soderstrom said.
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Mattamy Homes receives highest award for New-Home Quality in the Home Building Industry by J. D. Power and Associates study in Minneapolis Market
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Mattamy Homes in Minnesota ranks highest in New-Home Quality based on the recent annual study of new home owners in 33 markets nationwide by J.D. Power and Associates, the global marketing information firm that conducts independent and unbiased surveys of customer satisfaction. With 10 active communities in the Minneapolis region, Mattamy Homes in Minnesota received the highest score in J.D. Power’s 2008 New-Home Quality Study among eight of some of the largest home-building corporations in the nation, said Jeff Boyer, vice president of sales and marketing at Mattamy Homes in Minnesota.
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ABD Development has only one ready-to-move-in luxury home for sale at Windsor Landing at Wyndham Lakes in Southeast Orlando
Monday, October 27, 2008
ORLANDO — Only one ready-to-move-in luxury home remains for sale at Windsor Landing at Wyndham Lakes Estates, located off Town Center Blvd. near Landstar in Southeast Orlando. David Kohn, president of ABD Development Company, which ranks as one of Central Florida’s more active custom home builders, said the one story luxury home, priced at $499,000 offers 3,100 square feet of living space with four bedrooms, three baths and a three car garage.
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Ryland Homes Introduces New Georgian Floor Plans in Seven Atlanta-Area Communities
Monday, October 27, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. --- Ryland Homes has introduced nine new Georgian Collection single-family homes in seven Ryland communities in the Atlanta division. Bill Carter, vice president of sales and marketing at Ryland Homes in Atlanta, said the new Georgian Collection floor plans include one and two story designs that range in size from 2,396 square feet of living space to 3,794 square feet.
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ASHTON WOODS HOMES HAS ONLY 14 HOME SITES REMAINING FOR SALE AT CAMDEN WOODS IN RIVERVIEW
Friday, October 24, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. --- Only 14 home sites remain for sale at Camden Woods, located off 78th St. in Riverview. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing at Ashton Woods Homes in the Tampa Bay region, said new three, four and five-bedroom homes at Camden Woods range in size from 1,700 square feet of living space to 3,000 square feet. New single-family homes at Camden Woods are priced from $179,900 to the mid $200s.
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Ryland Homes’ Andie Patton to co-chair Northeast Florida Builders Association’s event at the 29th Annual Realtor-Builder Tradeshow Oct. 30
Friday, October 24, 2008
JACKSONVILLE – Andie Patton, marketing coordinator for Ryland Homes’ Jacksonville Division, is serving as co-chairman of the Northeast Florida Builders Association’s event at the 29th annual Realtor-Builder Tradeshow on Oct. 30. Jason Rue, an associate of Prudential Network Realty, is the co-chair representing the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors’ event at the tradeshow.
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Mattamy Homes hosts more than 300 visitors during Parade of Homes Fall Showcase Tour, $2,000 Bonus Drawing was a big draw
Friday, October 24, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. --- Mattamy Homes hosted more than 300 visitors in 10 Mattamy Homes neighborhoods in eight Minnesota cities during its Parade of Homes Fall Showcase tour. Jeff Boyer, vice president of sales and marketing at Mattamy Homes in Minnesota, said a $2,000 bonus offer proved a big draw during the Parade of Homes Showcase tour.
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BEAZER HOMES INTRODUCES DOORS TO DOWN PAYMENT OPTIONS
Friday, October 24, 2008
ORLANDO, Oct. 24, 2008 -- Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE: BZH), one of the country’s top-10 home builders, is promoting alternative solutions for home shoppers who are concerned about recent changes in mortgage lending laws that make it more difficult for credit-worthy but cash-strapped consumers to become homebuyers. Called Doors to Down Payment, Beazer launched a new online tool at Beazer.com to inform homebuyers that the Oct. 1 demise of seller-funded down payment assistance should not be a deterrent for those with good credit and sufficient earnest money.
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40 Beazer Homes employees raise more than $8,600 in “Buddy Walk” around Lake Eola for Down Syndrome Research
Friday, October 24, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- The Central Florida division of Beazer Homes played a big role in the recent “Buddy Walk” around Lake Eola to raise money for Down Syndrome research and care. David Byrnes, president of Beazer Homes in the Orlando region, said 40 Beazer Homes executives, employees and friends participated in the two-and-a-half mile walk, raising more than $8,600 in contributions.
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ONLY 12 LUXURY HOME SITES REMAIN FOR SALE AT BANYAN POINTE IN LAKE MARY
Friday, October 24, 2008
Orlando, Fla. --- Only 12 home sites remain for sale at Banyan Pointe, a gated community of 33 luxury homes Ashton Woods Homes is building off Longwood-Lake Mary Rd. in Lake Mary. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing for Ashton Woods Homes in the Orlando region, said three, four and five-bedroom single-family homes at Banyan Pointe are priced from under $394,900 to $524,900 and one luxury model home is open to the public daily.
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Mercedes Homes opens new model home at Oakhurst Estates in Orange City
Thursday, October 23, 2008
ORANGE CITY — Mercedes Homes has opened a new five-bedroom, single family model home at Oakhurst Estates, located off Veterans Memorial Parkway between Saxon Blvd. and E. Graves Ave. in Orange City. Paul Schoettelkotte, vice president of sales for Mercedes Homes in the Orlando and Volusia County regions, said the Stanton model home at Oakhurst Estates offers 3,450 square feet of living space and boasts a game room, media room, three-and-a-half baths and a three-car garage. The Stanton plan is base-priced at $242,990.
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Orlando Division of Canada's Largest Homebuilder Names Glen Kirwan Vice President of Construction, Plans Land Buy
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Winter Park, Fla. --- Mattamy Homes USA, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest home builder, recently appointed 20-year home building veteran Glenn Kirwan vice president of construction in Orlando. Steven Parker, president of Mattamy Homes USA based in Winter Park, said Kirwan is a graduate of Auburn University and formerly vice president of construction with Mercedes Homes.
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Ryland Homes Offers Special Pricing, Incentives on 26 Remaining Homesites at Sonoma in Sarasota
Thursday, October 23, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. --- Only 26 home sites remain for sale at Sonoma, a luxury community located on Country Park Way off University Parkway west of I-75 in Sarasota, and Ryland Homes is offering a special package of reduced prices and special incentives for new home buyers. Joe Fontana, president of Ryland Homes in the Tampa Bay region, said new three and four-bedroom single-family homes at Sonoma priced from the high $200s to the $300s range in size from 2,100 square feet of living space to 3,700 square feet.
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Mattamy Homes USA Acquires 46 Home Sites at Lake Jean in Southeast Orlando
Thursday, October 16, 2008
WINTER PARK — Mattamy Homes USA, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest homebuilder has acquired 46 home sites at Lake Jean, located off Goldenrod and Bates Rds. in Southeast Orlando. “It’s the first of several upcoming communities in the Orlando area for Mattamy Homes,” said Steven Parker, president of Mattamy Homes USA in Winter Park.
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Centex Homes to host Grand Opening to showcase three new model town homes at Emerson Park in Apopka
Monday, October 13, 2008
MAITLAND — Centex Homes will host a grand opening Saturday Oct. 25 to showcase three new model town homes at Emerson Park, located on Ocoee-Apopka Rd. at SR 429 (Exit 30) in Apopka. Two single-family model homes will be open for visitors to tour as well. Carol-Ann Barody, director of operational marketing for Centex East Florida division, said the noon to 3 p.m. event will feature several surprises for grand opening visitors, including gas card giveaways!
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Mattamy Homes introduces three new home designs priced from just under $140,000 at Circle Cross Ranch in Phoenix
Monday, October 13, 2008
PHOENIX — Mattamy Homes is introducing three new home designs at Circle Cross Ranch in Queen Creek, located off Gary Rd. north of Hunt Highway between Skyline and Empire Roads, where the homebuilder currently has 166 home sites remaining. Within little more than a year, 54 new homeowners moved into a new Mattamy home and 22 more will be closing on a home soon, said Carolyn Morrison, vice president of operations at Mattamy Homes in Phoenix.
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CENTEX HOMES SELLING ITS FINAL 10 NEW VACATION CONDOMINIUMS AT OAKWATER IN KISSIMMEE,PRICED FROM UNDER $200,000
Thursday, October 09, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Centex homes is offering 10 vacation home condominiums priced from under $200,000 at Oakwater, located two miles from Walt Disney World off U.S. 192 and N. Old Lake Wilson Rd. in Kissimmee. Carol-Ann Barody, director of marketing for Centex Homes East Florida division, said Oakwater condominiums are designed to appeal to vacationing families and investors and are zoned to permit short-term rentals. A luxurious resort style pool, large clubhouse and children’s playground are open at the community.
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Windermere from under $160,000 Ashton Woods Homes opens eight ready-to-move-in condominiums at Lakeside Condominiums in Windermere
Thursday, October 09, 2008
MAITLAND, Fla. — Ashton Woods Homes has opened eight ready-to-move-in, two and three bedroom condominiums priced from under $160,000 to under $175,000 at Lakeside Condominiums, located off SR 535 in Windermere. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing for Ashton Woods Homes in the Orlando region, said the condominiums range in size from 1,161 square feet of living space to 1,455 square feet.
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ABD DEVELOPMENT REPORTS SALES OF FIVE LUXURY HOMES PRICED AT MORE THAN $500,000 IN FIRST PHASE AT TOSCANA
Thursday, October 09, 2008
PALM COAST --- ABD Development reports it has sold five luxury homes priced from $510,000 in the first phase at Toscana, a gated luxury community located off Old Kings Rd. in Palm Coast. David Kohn, president of ABD Development, said 80 luxury homes are planned in the first phase at Toscana.
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Ashton Woods Homes opens three ready-to-move-in, single family homes priced from under $300,000 at the Landings in South Tampa
Thursday, October 09, 2008
TAMPA — Ashton Woods Homes has opened three ready-to-move-in, single family homes priced from $299,990 at The Landings, located off Interbay and West Shore Blvds. in South Tampa. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing for Ashton Woods Homes in the Tampa Bay region, said two of the homes are ready for immediate move in and a third will be ready in 30 days.
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Blackton, Inc. enters Tampa Bay Market with million-dollar contract for almost 500 homes in 17 communities
Thursday, October 09, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Blackton, Inc., the Orlando based company that ranks as one of Central Florida’s oldest and largest providers of roofing and flooring materials for the home building industry, expanded into the Tampa Bay market recently with its first major sale – KB Home awarded Blackton a contract worth more than a million dollars. Sean Monett, president of Blackton, Inc., said the KB Home contract for roofing materials includes almost 500 new homes in 17 Tampa Bay area communities.
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TOSCANA LUXURY COMMUNITY SELECTED AS SHOWCASE COMMUNITY IN 2009 FLAGLER COUNTY PARADE OF HOMES
Thursday, October 09, 2008
PALM COAST, Fla. --- Toscana, the gated, luxury community ABD Development Company of Orlando is developing on Old Kings Rd. in Palm Coast, has been selected as the Showcase Community for the 2009 Flagler County Parade of Homes, which starts in February. David Kohn, president of ABD Development Company, which ranks as one of Central Florida’s most active custom home builders, said two luxury model homes are already open at Toscana.
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Ryland Homes Starts Construction of 34 New Ready-To-Move-In Homes in 12 Communities in Charlotte Region
Thursday, October 09, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Ryland Homes has started construction of 34 new town homes and single-family homes priced from the $130s to the $390s in 12 Charlotte area communities. Krista Long, vice president of sales and marketing at Ryland Homes in the Charlotte region, said all 34 homes will be ready for immediate move-in by the first of the year.
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Ryland Homes Starts Construction of Three New Model Town Homes Priced From Under $200,000 at Arborview Park in Oviedo
Thursday, October 09, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Ryland Homes has started construction of three new model town homes priced from under $200,000 at Arborview Park, located on Alafaya Trail off Mitchell Hammock Rd. in Oviedo. Jeff Agar, president of Ryland Homes in the Orlando region, said Ryland Homes is building 129 new two and three bedroom town homes at Arborview Park, along with a community swimming pool.
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Ryland Homes Jacksonville Division has only three homesites remaining at both their Biscayne Bay and Doctor’s Inlet communities in Duval and Clay counties
Thursday, October 09, 2008
JACKSONVILLE – Only three homesites remain at each of Ryland Homes’ communities of Biscayne Bay in Duval County, and Doctor’s Inlet in Clay County as the communities near sellout. More than 277 townhomes have been built at Biscayne Bay – just off Interstate 295 in North Jacksonville – since ground was broken in 2005, according to Gerry Boeneman, president of Ryland’s Jacksonville Division
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Ryland Homes Starts Construction of Two New Model Homes at McCormick Woods in Ocoee
Thursday, October 09, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Ryland Homes has started construction of two new model homes at McCormick Woods, a gated community at the intersection of McCormick and Ingram roads in Ocoee. Jeff Agar, president of Ryland Homes in the Orlando region, said the one story Kenton model home at McCormick Woods offers 1,834 square feet of living space in a four bedroom, two-bath design with two-car garage.
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Royal Palm Opens Sales Center at Fairview Grande condominium community overlooking Lake Fairview
Thursday, October 09, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Royal Palm has opened a sales center at Fairview Grande, its gated condominium community overlooking Lake Fairview off U.S. 441 south of Lee Rd. in Orlando. Albert Kodsi, president of Royal Palm said the sales center is open from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays to accept reservations for new luxury condominiums that range from 1,600 square feet of living space to 2,100 square feet, priced from the $250s to the $400s.
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ABD DEVELOPMENT LANDS ANOTHER HOMEBUILDER AT PROVIDENCE
Thursday, October 09, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- ABD Development Company, the developer of Providence in Polk County, now has another homebuilder at the 2,200-acre golf course community off U.S. 17-92 in the Loughman-Davenport area. Meritage Homes, based in Orlando, has acquired 91 homesites at Providence to build the community of Cortland Woods.
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RIVIERA BELLA REPORTS 3RD QUARTER SALES OF LUXURY RIVERFRONT HOMES WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION
Monday, October 06, 2008
DEBARY, FLA. --- Riviera Bella, the gated luxury community that overlooks the St. Johns River in DeBary, reports it sold luxury homes from July 1 through the end of September that total more than $4 million. Diem Jeffries, Marketing Manager for Henin Realty which exclusively represents Riviera Bella, said sales associate Ken Dalton sold luxury homes at Riviera Bella worth more than $3 million during the quarter.
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CENTEX HOMES OPENS THREE MODEL TOWN HOMES PRICED FROM UNDER $160,000 AT EMERSON PARK IN APOPKA
Friday, October 03, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Centex Homes has opened three model townhomes at Emerson Park, located off Ocoee-Apopka Rd. in Apopka. Carol-Ann Barody, director of marketing for Centex Homes for the East Florida division, said Centex has released 25 three and four bedroom town homes in the first phase at Emerson Park priced from $159,990 to $183,990.
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Mattamy Homes Names Brenda Morgan, John Stefan, John Windle, Debbie Norris and Peggy Anderson Sales Associates in Carolina Division
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mattamy Homes has appointed Brenda Morgan, John Stefan, John Windle, Debbie Norris and Peggy Anderson new home sales associates in its Carolina Division.
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Mattamy Homes Starts Presales of 41 Single Family Homes Priced From the $180s at English Trails in Fort Mill, SC
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Mattamy Homes has started presales of 41 new single-family homes priced from the $180s at English Trails, located on Flint Hill Rd. off Carowinds Blvd. (U.S. 21) near I-77 in Fort Mill. Bill Howard, vice president of sales and marketing for Mattamy Homes in the Carolinas, said Mattamy has started construction of one new model home at English Trails.
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Kolter Homes nearing completion of top floor of luxury townhome building at Grande Oaks at Heathrow in Seminole County
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Kolter Homes is completing construction of the second floor of an eight-unit luxury townhome building at Grande Oaks at Heathrow, the luxury townhome community Kolter Homes is developing in Seminole County. Steven Bovio, project director for Kolter Homes in the Orlando region, said contractors recently completed the roofing system. The new luxury townhomes, priced from the low $300s offer 1,857 square feet of living space to 2,138 square feet.
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MERCEDES HOMES APPOINTS DANA CARPENTER NEW HOME SALES ASSOCIATE AT WEKIVA SPRINGS ESTATES IN APOPKA
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Mercedes Homes has appointed Dana Carpenter new home sales associate at Wekiva Springs Estates, a gated luxury community located off Welch Rd. at 2818 Falcon Hill Dr. in Apopka. Cristina Quintana, president of Mercedes Homes in the Central Flroida region, said Carpenter has more than six years of experience in new home sales.
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Top Lennar Executive Joins Stirling Sothebys International Realtys World Marketing Center, will Focus on Sales of Developer Inventory Homes and Lots
Friday, September 26, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Former Lennar Central Florida division president William J. Graham has joined Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty’s world marketing center, the Global Gallery (www.GlobalGalleryUSA.com) located in The Plaza in downtown Orlando. Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty (www.StirlingSIR.com) said Graham, who ranks as one of the most knowledgeable home building executives in Florida, has been named senior business developer.
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Stirling Sothebys International Realty named exclusive sales, marketing representatives for Sheik Island Equestrian Facility in Dade City
Thursday, September 25, 2008
LAKE MARY, Fla. --- Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty has been named exclusive sales and marketing representatives for the Sheik Island Farm, a unique 360-acre equestrian facility. Stirling Sotheby’s associate Julie Riegler serves as the listing agent and principal contact for the property, which is listed for sale at $7.9 million, said Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty. Soderstrom said the state-of-the-art Sheik Island Farm includes two unique homes on opposite sides of the island and two main barns with 24 horse stalls designed by Blackburn Architects, P.C., one of the nation’s premier designers of equestrian facilities.
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Ashton Woods Homes Reports Quarterly Net Sales up More Than 55 Percent in Orlando Over Last Year
Thursday, September 25, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Ashton Woods Homes in Orlando reports that sales during the past fiscal quarter jumped more than 55 percent over the same period last year. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing for Ashton Woods Homes in the Orlando region, said the homebuilder’s net sales from June 1 through Aug. 31 in seven Orlando communities totaled 56 new town homes, single-family homes and condominiums. During the same period in 2007, Ashton Woods Homes sold 31 new homes.
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Park Square Homes to host 54 area realtors at Leu Gardens Dinner, one will win a $10,000 cash bonus
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. — Park Square Homes, which ranks as one of the top 100 home builders in the U.S., offered area realtors special sales incentives in July and August during the “Summer Sweet Rewards” promotion. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Park Square Homes plans to fete all 54 participating realtors at a special dinner at Leu Gardens. One of them will go home with a $10,000 bonus check.
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Park Square Homes to host Wine Tasting Event Announces New Phase of Townhomes for sale at Waters Edge at Lake Nona
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Orlando, Fla. -- Park Square Homes will host a Wine Tasting event at Waters Edge at Lake Nona Oct. 1 and will formally announce its new townhome offering at the gated, lakefront community located off Narcoossee Rd. in southeast Orlando. Waters Edge amenities will also be highlighted at the event. Mary McKaig, vice president of marketing at Park Square Homes said the homebuilder will premier its new townhome product at the event and officially open sales of the three and four bedroom townhomes which range from 1,398 to 1,607 square feet of living area, priced from the $180’s.
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RYLAND HOMES UNVEILS RYLAND RIGHT NOW INCENTIVE OFFER ON NEW HOMES PURCHASED THROUGH SEPT. 30TH
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. --- Ryland Homes in Atlanta announced they are offering designer kitchens upgrades valued up to $15,000 to buyers of to-be-built single-family homes in over 20 Atlanta-area communities through Sept. 30. Bill Carter, vice president of sales and marketing at Ryland Homes Atlanta division, said the Ryland Right Now sales event offers new home buyers stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, stainless steel undermount sink, upgraded cabinets, tile backsplash and upgraded faucet as part of the designer kitchen promotion as well as closing costs up to $7,500 through Ryland Mortgage Co. Ryland Homes will also waive select financing fees, Carter added.
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RYLAND HOMES UNVEILS NEW BUYER INCENTIVE OFFER ON NEWLY-BUILT HOMES THROUGH SEPT. 30
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. --- Ryland Homes in the Tampa Bay region has announced it is offering free designer kitchens worth up to $16,000 to buyers of to-be-built town homes and single-family homes in nine communities in the Tampa Bay region through Sept. 30. Joe Fontana, president of Ryland Homes in the Tampa Bay Region, said the Ryland Right Now sales event offers new home buyers free designer kitchen upgrades worth up to $16,000 and closing cost contribution up to three percent of the base price (six percent on select homes). Ryland Homes will also waive select financing fees, Fontana said.
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Lennar Awards New Smart Car to Land O Lakes Residents Dave and Tracy Bisignano
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
TAMPA --- Lennar announced the winners of its 2008 Tampa Bay Smart Car giveaway that asked visitors to register for a chance to own the super-efficient vehicle: Dave and Tracy Bisignano of Land-O’-Lakes in Pasco County. Mark Metheny, president of Lennar in the Tampa Bay region, said more than 500 Tampa Bay families registered to win a Smart Car at 22 Lennar communities throughout the month of August. The Bisignano family met Lennar at Smart Center Tampa to pick up their new Smart Car recently.
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Three Year Ordeal of Stirling Sothebys International Realty Agents Jennifer and Luis Gonzalez featured in Sept. edition of Florida Realtor Magazine - War Hero and Hero Mom
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- The heroic ordeal of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty associates Jennifer and Luis Gonzalez highlighted in the September issue of Florida Realtor Magazine is a story of adversity and triumph. While Luis was risking his life daily in Iraq as a member of the Florida Army National Guard---he enlisted three weeks after Sept. 11---Jennifer managed the business single-handedly through a successful pregnancy and an automobile accident that endangered her unborn child.
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Centex to unveil new model and start Presales of 60 New Town Homes Priced From Under $200,000 at Gated Sutton Place in Altamonte Springs
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
MAITLAND, Fla. – Centex Homes will start presales of 60 new two and three bedroom town homes priced from under $200,000 in mid October at Sutton Place, a gated community located off SR 436 and Pearl Lake Causeway in Altamonte Springs. Carol Ann Barody, sales and marketing director for Centex Homes in the Orlando region, said the three story town homes offer two car garages on the ground floor.
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Ryland to open Community Amenity Area at Oakleaf Hammock in Manatee County
Monday, September 15, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. – Ryland Homes will open a private sports court and community amenity area before November at Oakleaf Hammock, a gated community of single-family homes located on Mendoza Ave., at 3713 70th Ave. East in Ellenton in Manatee County. Joe Fontana, president of Ryland Homes in the Tampa Bay region, said the amenity area includes a barbecue and picnic pavilion, children’s playground and swings, basketball courts, and a soccer field.
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Ryland Homes to showcase Ingleton model home opening at Brandon Oaks this month
Friday, September 12, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Ryland Homes will showcase a newly completed, fully-furnished and professionally decorated model home opening the last weekend in September at Brandon Oaks in Indian Trail. Krista Long, vice president of sales and marketing for Ryland in the Charlotte region, said the four-bedroom, three-bath Ingleton model that boasts a downstairs master suite is one of the homebuilder’s most popular models.
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Central Florida Real Estate Veteran Troy Fletcher Joins Stirling Sothebys International Realty
Friday, September 12, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Veteran Central Florida real estate executive Troy Fletcher has joined Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty. Roger Soderstrom, owner and founder of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty (www.StirlingSIR.com), said Fletcher will move into offices at the firm’s world marketing center, the Global Gallery (www.GlobalGalleryUSA.com), in the penthouse of The Plaza in downtown Orlando.
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Lennar To Launch The Great American Dream Home Sale, Will Match $7,500 Tax Credit For First Time Home Buyers With A $7,500 Discount
Thursday, September 11, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. – Lennar plans to launch its 2008 Great American Dream Home sales event on Sept. 20-21 with a big offer: Lennar will match the new $7,500 U.S. tax credit for first time homebuyers with an automatic $7,500 discount off the price of any new home in 22 Lennar communities in the Tampa Bay region. Mark Metheny, president of Lennar in the Tampa Bay region, said the Great American Dream Home offer is good Sept. 20-21 at any Lennar community.
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Park Square Homes to Showcase Stanford and Brighton Model Homes Opening this Month at Shingle Creek Reserve at The Oaks in Kissimmee
Thursday, September 11, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Park Square Homes will showcase two newly completed, professionally decorated model homes opening Sept. 27 at Shingle Creek Reserve at The Oaks located off S. Bermuda Ave (John Young Parkway) and Oaks Blvd. in Kissimmee. Mary McKaig, vice president of marketing at Park Square Homes, said the homebuilder’s preview of the new 1,938 square foot four-bedroom, two-bath “Stanford” and the 2,450 square foot four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath “Brighton” single-family model homes will be celebrated with a “Family Fun Day” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shingle Creek sales center, which is located at 2807 Boating Blvd. at Shingle Creek Reserve at The Oaks.
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Ashton Woods Homes To Host "Last Chance To Buy" Party At The Cove At Lakes Of Windermere
Thursday, September 11, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Ashton Woods Homes will host a “last chance to buy” party on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Cove at The Lakes of Windermere, located off SR 535 in Windermere. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing for Ashton Woods Homes in the Orlando region, said only 12 home sites remain for sale at The Cove at the Lakes of Windermere.
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Randall-Paulson Designed Transformation of Jameson Suites Hotel in Little Rock Nearly Complete, Owners Ready to Showcase it
Monday, September 08, 2008
ROSWELL, Ga. – Renovation work designed by award winning Randall-Paulson Architects at the Jameson Suites Hotel in Little Rock should be completed before Oct. 1. The owners are preparing to showcase a sophisticated new lobby, business center, dining room and seating areas. Leslie Carruth, AIA, LEED AP, associate and hospitality studio leader at Randall-Paulson Architects, explained that designers developed a sophisticated urban theme for the lobby area that focuses on a custom-built reception desk, a natural limestone fireplace, dramatic wood trellises suspended from industrial aircraft cables with new clustered pendant lighting in the dining room and a custom designed banquet table.
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Eagle Creek Golf Club and Phase I of the Community Receive Certified Signature Sanctuary Designation by Audubon International
Monday, September 08, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Eagle Creek Golf Club and Phase I of the master-planned community under development in southeast Orlando, was recently designated a Certified Silver Audubon International Signature Sanctuary in Florida after demonstrating a commitment to the design and implementation of strict environmental criteria. The Eagle Creek Signature Sanctuary designation is one of 76 in the U.S. Pierre de Amezola, director of sales and marketing for developer Emerson International said Signature certification is awarded only to new developments which are designed, constructed, and maintained according to Audubon International’s precise planning standards and environmental disciplines.
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Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty Specialist Focuses on Luxury Home Builders, Unsold Inventory Homes
Monday, September 08, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty Luxury Home Specialist is focused on serving luxury home builders and unique community developers. Roger Soderstrom, owner and founder of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, said the Freeman Group, headed by award-winning sales executive Karan Freeman in Stirling’s Dr. Phillips-Windermere office, is developing new strategies to help luxury home builders and developers sell custom-built luxury homes valued at more than $500,000 to over six million.
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Mattamy Homes Memorial Blood Drive September 12 Overshoots Volunteer Goals Eyes Bigger Bloodmobile
Friday, September 05, 2008
BURNSVILLE, Minn. --- Mattamy Homes’ Memorial Blood Drive, slated for Sept. 12 at the homebuilder’s Minnesota division headquarters, has already overshot its volunteer goal---by almost 50 percent---and is now eyeing a larger bloodmobile. “We set out to recruit 20 volunteers and we already have 29,” said Vicki Anderson, sales and marketing manager at Mattamy Homes in Minneapolis. “We have more room for volunteers on our schedule and we are looking into scheduling a larger bloodmobile if Memorial Blood Centers can accommodate us,” she said.
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Ryland Homes Announces Grand Opening of Reserve at Meadow Lake in Ocoee Homes From $189,990
Friday, September 05, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Ryland Homes is hosting the Grand Opening of its newest community, Reserve at Meadow Lake located at the corner of A.D. Mims Rd. and Clarke Rd in Ocoee on Friday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Angie Colston, vice president of sales and marketing for Ryland Homes in the Orlando region, said Ryland Homes will unveil the professionally decorated four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath Reeves model which features a whopping 2,904 square feet of living space and a three-car garage priced from $259,990.
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Henin Group credits good storm-water management design for keeping Riviera Bella homes safe during recent storms
Friday, September 05, 2008
DEBARY – If you’ve heard any reports of flooding in DeBary’s riverfront community of Riviera Bella, then they – like the death of Mark Twain – are greatly exaggerated. Just ask Roger Van Auker of the Henin Group, developer of the gated, 350-plus acre development situated just off Fort Florida Road between the St. Johns River and Konomac Lake.
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LENNAR TO MATCH $7,500 FEDERAL TAX CREDIT FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS WITH $7,500 PRICE BREAK OR ZERO DOWN, ZERO CLOSING COSTS
Friday, September 05, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. --- Lennar is offering first-time homebuyers in the Tampa Bay region a unique “First Time Homebuying Edge” now through Sept. 30. Mark Metheny, president of Lennar in the Tampa Bay region, said the homebuilder will match the $7,500 federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers with a $7,500 price discount on any new home that closes before Sept. 30. If that’s not good enough, Lennar offers another option: no money down and no closing costs on new homes financed through Lennar’s Universal American Mortgage Company (UAMC).
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Park Square Homes to premier new single-family and townhome designs starting in the $140s at SummerBrooke
Friday, September 05, 2008
MOUNT DORA, Fla. – Park Square Homes is hosting a “Family Fun Day” from 11 a.m. to 4 Saturday Sept. 20 at its SummerBrooke community located east of U.S. 441 off S.R. 46 in Mount Dora. Mary McKaig, vice president of marketing at Park Square Homes, said the homebuilder will not only unveil its new model homes and townhome designs priced from the $140s, two seminars will take place at noon and 3 p.m. showing first-time homebuyers how to take advantage of the new $7500 Federal Tax Credit. “The tax credit for first-time home buyers is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young families,” said McKaig. “Interest rates are still at historic lows and new home prices are not likely to go any lower,” she said. The event, which includes tours of new model homes, is centered at the community’s elegant new clubhouse at 2411 Sebastian St. Mount Dora, FL 32757. Entertainment and food will be provided at the clubhouse pool, McKaig said.
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Mattamy Homes Names Darin Upchurch Builder in Jacksonville
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mattamy Homes has appointed Darin Upchurch, as a builder in the Jacksonville region. Tracy Miller, vice president of sales and marketing at Mattamy Homes in the Jacksonville region, said Upchurch has more than nine years of experience as a home builder.
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Ryland Homes has Ready to Move in Homes Available to Homebuyers who Qualify for Government Tax Credit Program
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
JACKSONVILLE – First-time homebuyers interested in getting a $7,500 government tax credit and a summer clearance price on a new home can choose from dozens of quick move-in homes available now from Ryland Homes’ Jacksonville Division. But, they’d better hurry to get the best selection at one of nine Ryland-Jacksonville communities and to qualify before the minimum down payments for FHA loans increases from 3 to 3½ percent on Oct. 1, according to Gerry Boeneman, president of Ryland’s Jacksonville Division.
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BEAZER HOMES OFFERS FREE SEMINARS FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS TO LEARN ABOUT NEW 7,500 DOLLAR HOUSING TAX CREDIT
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla., --- Beazer Homes, one of the nation’s top 10 homebuilders, is offering free seminars in the Orlando area for first-time house hunters to learn more about the recently passed government tax credit. First-time homebuyers, and those who have not owned a house in the past three years, have until July 1, 2009 to take advantage of a temporary tax credit of up to $7,500, as part of the new Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 The seminars will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 from 11a.m. to noon at the Heritage Commons Community on Black Spruce Lane off Dodd and Red Bug Lake Rds. in Seminole County and later on Sept. 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Beazer’s Sawgrass community,12649 Sawgrass Plantation Blvd. off Weatherbee Rd. South of the airport in Southeast Orlando.
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Lennar to Host Free Seminar For First-Time Home Buyers Sept. 11 at The Improv Comedy Club in Ybor City
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. --- Lennar will host a free seminar for first-time homebuyers---and a free buffet dinner---starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 at The Improv Comedy Club in Ybor City. Mark Metheny, president of Lennar in the Tampa Bay region, said President Bush recently signed a new law that provides first-time homebuyers a federal tax credit in the amount of $7,500.
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Ryland Homes Opens A New Phase With 25 Home Sites At Canon Crossing In Concord
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Ryland Homes has opened a new phase with 25 home sites at Canon Crossing, located off Poplar Tent Rd. near I-85 in Concord. Krista Long, vice president of sales and marketing at Ryland Homes in the Charlotte region, said one and two-story, four and five-bedroom homes at Canon Crossing range in size from 2,000 square feet of living space to more than 4,000 square feet.
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Mattamy Homes Wins Gold, Silver Awards for Model Homes at Sevilla in St. Johns County Parade of Homes
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --- The north Florida division of Mattamy Homes won Gold and Silver Awards during the recent St. Johns County Parade of Homes. Tracy Miller, vice president of sales and marketing at Mattamy Homes in Jacksonville, said the St. Simon model home at Sevilla, a new community of single-family homes located off International Golf Parkway (Exit 323) and I-95 in St. Augustine, won the St. Johns County Home Builder Association’s top Parade of Homes award for Overall Design.
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Beazer Homes, Countrywide Home Loans to offer Mortgage Assistance, Free Homebuyers Seminars in Tampa Aug. 30, Sept. 6
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. --- Beazer Homes and Countrywide Home Loans, the nation’s largest independent mortgage lender, will host free seminars for homebuyers on Saturday Aug. 30 at Dupree Lakes, located in Land O’Lakes off of Ehrens Cutoff and Saturday Sept. 6 at Belmont, located off Big Bend Rd. and U.S. 301 in Ruskin. Alan Beulah, vice president of sales at Beazer Homes in the Tampa Bay region, said the seminars will focus on new homebuyer mortgage financing options, including the new $7,500 federal tax credit for first-time home buyers.
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Last Chance to Win Smart Car With New Lennar Home
Friday, August 22, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. --- If you want to own a new Smart Car that seats two and gets up to 46 miles per gallon, now’s your chance. Lennar is offering a Smart Car with the purchase of select new homes in the Tampa Bay region now through the end of August.
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Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty Appointed Exclusive Sales and Marketing Agents for 93-Acre Osceola Parkway Site
Thursday, August 21, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty was recently named exclusive sales and marketing agents for a 93-acre development site (Project Brochure) located on Osceola Pkwy. and C.R. 535/Vineland Rd. in Osceola County. Roger Soderstrom, owner and founder of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty (www.StirlingSIR.com,) said the property---within the Legacy Resort development where county officials once planned to build the Osceola County convention center---is one of the most unique development sites in the southeast entertainment tourist corridor. Fully developed and surrounding a majestic water feature, the site comes fully entitled to permit 1,018 hotel, condominium or time share units, Soderstrom said.
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Clubhouse Facilities, Model Home at Providence Merit Top Aurora Awards From Southeast Builders Conference
Thursday, August 21, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- The clubhouse facilities and a model home at Providence Golf & Country Club south of Orlando won two of the most prestigious awards from the Southeast Builders Conference recently. David Kohn, president of ABD Development Company, which is developing Providence Golf & Country Club off U.S. 17-92 in the Davenport area, said the Orlando-based Evans Group won a Grand Aurora Award for Recreational Facility at a Country Club for its design of the Providence clubhouse facility.
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Mattamy Homes Starts Construction of Two-Story Turner Model Home at Riverbend in Northwest Charlotte
Saturday, August 16, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Mattamy Homes has started construction of the two-story Turner D single-family model home at Riverbend, the new neighborhood Mattamy Homes is developing off Winding River Dr. near Mt. Holly-Huntersville and Rozzelles Ferry Rds. in northwest Charlotte. Marie Lorimer, marketing manager at Mattamy Homes in Charlotte, said the Turner model home offers three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and a loft in 2,020 square feet of living space starting in the $180s with a two-car garage.
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Mattamy Homes Memorial Blood Drive to Honor Sales Representative Who Died of Lymphoma
Saturday, August 16, 2008
BURNSVILLE, Minn. --- Mattamy Homes will sponsor a blood drive through Memorial Blood Centers’ Bloodmobile on Friday Sept. 12 at the homebuilder’s Minnesota division headquarters located at 2100 West C.R. 42 in Burnsville. Vicki Anderson, sales and marketing manager at Mattamy Homes in Minneapolis, said the blood drive – scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon – is being held in honor of Ellen Wollan, former sales representative at Mattamy Homes in the Twin Cities area who passed away in July after a two-year battle with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.
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Stirling Sothebys International Realty Appoints Veteran Realtor Darlene Rice Luxury Homes Associate
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. — Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, has appointed Realtor Darlene Rice a luxury homes associate. Roger Soderstrom, owner and founder of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty (www.StirlingSIR.com,) said Rice studied real estate and communications at Marshall University and the University of Kentucky and began her real estate career 24 years ago in Huntington, W.Va.
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Mattamy Homes Appoints William Howard Vice President of Sales in Charlotte Region
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Mattamy Homes has named William Howard vice president of sales in the Charlotte region. Laura Bailey, vice president of sales and marketing for Mattamy Homes USA, which is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla. said Howard has more than 14 years of experience in real estate sales. He earned his degree in broadcasting at Carolina School of Broadcasting and was formerly a sales executive with Beazer in Charlotte.
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Mattamy Homes Rolls Back Pricing to 130s Through August on 20 New Homes Available in Several Jacksonville-Area Communities
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --- Mattamy Homes has rolled back prices on 20 ready-to-move in homes for sale in several Jacksonville-area communities through the end of August. Tracy Miller, vice president of sales for Mattamy Homes in Jacksonville, said the home builder’s “Mega-Sale” offer includes one and two-story homes priced from the $130s to the $300s.
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Ashton Woods Homes to Host Grand Opening August 23 to Showcase Four New Courtyard Town Homes at Savannah Park at Heathrow
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Ashton Woods Homes will host a grand opening on Aug. 23 to showcase four new courtyard town homes at Savannah Park at Heathrow, a gated community located on International Parkway and Wilson Rd. in north Seminole County. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing at Ashton Woods Homes in the Orlando region, said the new two, three and four-bedroom town homes range in size from 1,549 square feet of living space to 1,941 square feet and feature two-car garages and private courtyards.
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Beazer Homes Announces Free National Video Webinar for First-Time Homebuyers
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Beazer Homes, one of the nation’s top-10 home builders, recently announced a free video webinar to help prospective first-time homebuyers learn about the benefits of the temporary tax credit introduced as part of the new Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Taking place Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. EDT, at www.beazer.com/webinar, Beazer will use the webinar as an opportunity to provide first-time homebuyers more information about the availability of up to a $7,500 tax credit and the home buying process in general. The complimentary webinar will conclude with a live question and answer session.
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ABD Development’s New Family Floor Plan at Windsor Landing at Wyndham Lakes Estates Takes Aim at Affordability
Monday, August 11, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- ABD Development Company, which ranks as one of the most active custom home builders in the Central Florida region, is taking aim at affordability with its new “family floor plan” at Windsor Landing at Wyndham Lakes Estates, located off Town Center Blvd. and Landstar in southeast Orlando. David Kohn, president of ABD Development Company, said the new family floor plan at Windsor Landing at Wyndham Lakes Estates ranges in size from 2,300 square feet of living space to 2,700 square feet---slightly smaller than most homes in the neighborhood but considerably larger than new homes in most other Central Florida neighborhoods.
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Mattamy Homes Riverbend Community in Charlotte Provided Neighborhood Location for Nationwide Insurance National TV Commercial Starring NASCAR Driver Kevin Harvick
Monday, August 11, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Riverbend, the new neighborhood Mattamy Homes is developing near Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd. and Rozzelles Ferry Rd. about one mile off Interstate 485 Exit 16 in northwest Charlotte, co-starred with NASCAR driver Kevin Harwick in a national TV commercial for Nationwide Insurance recently. Marie Y. Lorimer, marketing manager at Mattamy Homes in Charlotte, said the TV commercial depicts Harwick “spinning out” in a typical American neighborhood cul-de-sac as startled neighbors look on. “Mattamy Homes is honored that its Riverbend community was picked out of several neighborhoods to be the backdrop for a national TV commercial,” Lorimer said.
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Park Square Homes Offering Two Seminars To Teach First Time Home Buyers How To Access A 7,500 Dollar Tax Credit
Monday, August 11, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Park Square Homes will offer two seminars in August and September to teach first-time home buyers how they can take advantage of a new $7,500 federal tax credit. The tax credit, which President Bush recently signed into law to provide assistance to first-time home buyers, is part of a massive federal program to solve the nation’s lending woes.
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Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty to Host Auction of 19 Luxury Home Sites at Island Club in Heathrow Area Neighborhood on Aug. 27
Friday, August 08, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty will host an auction on Aug. 27 to sell 19 luxury homesites at Island Club, an upscale residential community developed between Banana Lake and Island Lake, off International Parkway and AAA Blvd. adjacent to Heathrow in Seminole County. Roger Soderstrom, owner and founder of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, said all of the home sites are 70 to 100 feet in width and most front on Banana Lake, Island Lake or conservation areas at Island Club.
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Pelican Bay Development Set to Open 130,000 Square Foot Windermere Business Center on Conroy Road at Turkey Lake Roads
Friday, August 08, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Pelican Bay Development plans to open the Windermere Business Center within the next 30 days at the corner of Conroy-Windermere Rd. and Turkey Lake Rd. in southwest Orlando. James Nashman, president of the Bonita Springs-based developer, said the four-story facility features 30,000 square feet of retail condominium space on the ground floor with 100,000 square feet of office condominiums on the upper floors.
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Mercedes Homes Launches Buy Smart Promotion in 14 Central Florida Communities Offers Free Backpack to Each Registered Family
Friday, August 08, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Mercedes Homes has launched a ‘Buy Smart’ promotion just in time for back-to-school in 14 communities in Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties. Paul Schoettelkotte, vice president of sales at Mercedes Homes in the Orlando region, said any family that registers at any Mercedes Home sales center throughout the region will receive a free back-to-school backpack.
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Only 15 Home Sites Remain for Sale at Emerson Pointe Overlooking Isleworth in Dr. Phillips Area --- 10 are Lakefront
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Only 15 luxury home sites remain for sale at Emerson Pointe, a luxury neighborhood across Lake Chase from Isleworth Country Club and adjacent to Bay Hill Country Club in the Dr. Phillips area. Pierre de Amezola, sales and marketing director at Emerson International, which is developing Emerson Pointe, said five of the remaining home sites front on Lake Chase or Lake Tibet Butler across from Isleworth.
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Emerald EFACTOR Model Home at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach Wins Five Coveted Aurora Awards
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – ICI’s Emerald model home, the EFACTOR® home equipped with the latest energy efficient design and equipment at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach, took five top Aurora awards during the recent 29th Annual Home Building and Designer awards competition at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. Rosemary Messina, vice president of sales and marketing for ICI Homes in Daytona Beach, said ICI’s EFACTOR® Emerald model won Auroras for: best green construction demonstration model; most energy efficient home; best solar energy use/interior detail; best home priced from $1 million to $2 million and best kitchen in a home priced from $1 million to $2 million.
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Emerald EFACTOR Model Home at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach Wins Five Coveted Aurora Awards
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – ICI’s Emerald model home, the EFACTOR® home equipped with the latest energy efficient design and equipment at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach, took five top Aurora awards during the recent 29th Annual Home Building and Designer awards competition at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. Rosemary Messina, vice president of sales and marketing for ICI Homes in Daytona Beach, said ICI’s EFACTOR® Emerald model won Auroras for: best green construction demonstration model; most energy efficient home; best solar energy use/interior detail; best home priced from $1 million to $2 million and best kitchen in a home priced from $1 million to $2 million.
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Ryland Homes Releases 50 New Home Sites, Opens Community Amenities at Princeton Crossing in Tucker
Friday, August 01, 2008
ATLANTA Ga. --- Ryland Homes recently released 50 new home sites for sale and opened a new amenities center at Princeton Crossing, a community of new single-family homes priced from the $260s off Lawrenceville Hwy. on Lankford Rd. near I-85, I-285, and Hwy. 78 in Tucker. Bill Carter, vice president of sales and marketing at Ryland Homes in the Atlanta area, said new three and four-bedroom homes at Princeton Crossing range in size from 2,426 square feet of living space to 3,316 square feet.
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Only One Riverfront Home Site Remains for Sale in First Phase at Riviera Bella in Debary
Friday, August 01, 2008
DeBary, Fla. --- Only one riverfront home site remains for sale in first phase at Riviera Bella, a gated community of luxury homes overlooking the St. Johns River in DeBary.
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Dave Brewer, Inc. Completes Construction of 8,500 Square Foot Home in Windermere Sold for $2.8 Million
Thursday, July 31, 2008
SANFORD, Fla. — Dave Brewer Inc., which ranks as one of the region’s most active builders of custom homes priced at more than $1 million, recently completed construction of a $2.8 million luxury home in Windermere with 8,500 square feet of living space.
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Cuhaci & Peterson Architects Design Duplex for Deserving Families in Oviedo
Thursday, July 31, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Cuhaci & Peterson Architects based in Orlando’s Baldwin Park donated their professional services to design a duplex for two deserving families for St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Winter Springs. Lonnie Peterson, chairman of Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, said Michael Lynch, vice president of production at Cuhaci & Peterson and graduate architect Joshua Inman designed and engineered the facility and coordinated permitting. Peterson said the 3,000 square foot duplex will be completed later this month.
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Ashton Woods Homes Unveils Four New Model Town Homes Priced From The Low $200s At Savannah Park At Heathrow
Friday, July 25, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Ashton Woods Homes has opened four new model town homes priced from the low $200s in Savannah Park located off Heathrow International Parkway and Wilson Road at Heathrow in north Seminole County. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing at Ashton Woods Homes in the Orlando and Tampa regions, said Ashton Woods Homes is building 156 new two, three, and four-bedroom town homes at Savannah Park at Heathrow that range in size from 1,549 square feet of living space to 1,9741square feet.
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Lennar Promotes Jennifer Siemering to Director of Closings in Tampa Bay Region, Assigns VP of Construction New Responsibilities, Transfers Sales Associate
Thursday, July 17, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. --- Lennar recently promoted Jennifer Siemering to director of closings in the Tampa Bay region. Mark Metheny, president of Lennar in the Tampa Bay region, said Siemering joined Lennar two years ago and most recently served as new home sales manager.
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Mattamy Homes in Jacksonville Completes Construction of Habitat for Humanity Home in St. Augustine in One Week
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --- Mattamy Homes in Jacksonville, partnering with the St Augustine Record, recently completed the construction of a Habitat for Humanity home in St. Augustine in just seven days. Dennis Ginder, president of Mattamy Homes in the Jacksonville region, said the homebuilder’s staff worked with volunteers from the St. Augustine Record to build the one-story home in the Vermont Heights area of St. Augustine. “We were very excited to be part of such a worthwhile organization and cause,” Ginder said.
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Ryland Homes Orlando Division Adds Four New Plans to its McCormick Woods Community in Ocoee
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. – Ryland Homes’ Orlando Division recently added four new floor plans to its selection of homes offered at McCormick Woods a gated community at the intersection of McCormick and Ingram roads in Ocoee. The new plans are the 1,834-square-foot Kenton, the 1,977-square-foot Wilshire, the 2,281-square-foot Tennyson, and the 2,600-square-foot Garnett, according to Angie Colston, vice president of sales and marketing for Ryland in the Orlando region.
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AVALON PARK GROUP TO RELOCATE TO NEW CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN DOWNTOWN AVALON PARK IN NOVEMBER
Monday, July 14, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Avalon Park Group, the developer of Avalon Park located off Alafaya Trail in east Orlando, has started construction of a three-story, 40,000 square foot office building at 3680 Avalon Park Blvd. located in downtown Avalon Park that will serve as the development firm’s new corporate headquarters.
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Park Square Homes Starts Sales of Luxury Homes in The Estates at Waters Edge at Lake Nona
Monday, July 14, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Park Square Homes has released 25 oversized luxury home sites for sale in the Estates at Waters Edge in Lake Nona, located off Narcoossee Rd. in southeast Orlando.
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Only Nine Single-Family Homes Remain for Sale at Promenade at The Forum in Fort Myers
Monday, July 14, 2008
FORT MYERS, Fla. --- Ryland Homes reported that only nine single-family homes remain for sale in the Chateau Collection at Promenade at the Forum, located off U.S. 75 and Colonial Rd. in Fort Myers.
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Mattamy Homes to Showcase Two New Model Homes at Covenant Cove on Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville
Thursday, July 10, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --- Mattamy Homes plans to host a realtor luncheon and community tour July 29 to showcase two new model homes at Covenant Cove, a new community of single-family homes located on Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville four miles from the beach. Dennis Ginder, division president of Mattamy Homes in the Jacksonville region, said the event, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Covenant Cove, will feature a buffet and door prizes.
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Mattamy Homes to host Grand Opening to showcase three model townhomes at Creekside Townhomes in Savage
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Minneapolis, Minn. --- Mattamy Homes will host a grand opening on Saturday, July 12, from noon to 6 p.m. at Creekside Townhomes, located on Louisiana Ave. near U.S. 27 and C.R. 42 off 154th St. in Savage. Jeff Boyer, vice president of sales and marketing for Mattamy Homes in Minneapolis, said Mattamy Homes will showcase three new professionally-decorated model townhomes and unveil a fourth floor plan during the event.
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Ryland Homes Announces New Low Pricing on Single-Family Homes, Town Homes at Waterside Pointe in Groveland
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Orlando, Fla. --- Ryland Homes has announced new low pricing on single-family homes and town homes at Waterside Pointe, located off S.R. 50 west of US 27 in Groveland, west of Orlando. Jeff Agar, president of Ryland Homes in the Orlando region, said 150 new single-family homes in the first phase at Waterside Pointe include three, four and five-bedroom floor plans that are now priced from $188,990.
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Fortress Construction Group Awarded $1 Million Contract to Renovate Golf Clubhouse at Alaqua Lakes
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
LONGWOOD, Fla. --- Fortress Construction has started work on a $1 million renovation of The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes luxury community in Longwood. Charles Ayers, president of the construction company and former project manager at Alaqua Lakes, said the work will include expanding the dining room, a new ladies locker room, ladies social area and state-of-the-art meeting spaces.
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FORTRESS CONSTRUCTION GROUP COMPLETES $250,000 REMODELING OF 60 YEAR OLD COLLEGE PARK HOME
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. --- Fortress Construction recently completed a major remodeling and renovation of a 60 year old College Park luxury home that included a new kitchen and family room and a new summer kitchen. Charles Ayers, president of Fortress Construction said the original home was completed in 1948. Remodeling work cost estimated $250,000.
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Mattamy Homes Names Marc Williams Builder at Worthington Park and Bartram Springs in Jacksonville
Monday, July 07, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --- Mattamy Homes’s Jacksonville division has appointed Marc Williams builder for its communities of Worthington Park in St. Johns County and Bartram Springs in Jacksonville.
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Mattamy Homes offers $2,500 Toward Purchase of a New Home With Donation of a Full Bag of Non-Perishable Groceries For Emergency FoodShelf Network
Monday, July 07, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. --- Mattamy Homes in Minneapolis has joined a unique partnership with the Emergency FoodShelf Network in the nine-county Twin Cities metro area. The offer: $2,500 toward the purchase of a new home through Aug. 31 in exchange for a full bag of non-perishable groceries or personal care items.
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Mattamy Homes to Start Presales of 30 New Single Family Homes Priced from the $160s at Kings Trace in St Augustine
Monday, July 07, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mattamy Homes will start presales of 30 new single-family homes priced from the $160s in early July at Kings Trace on Old Moultrie Rd. off Lewis Point Rd. in St. Augustine.
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Mattamy Homes Names New Purchasing Manager for Arizona division
Monday, July 07, 2008
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Mattamy Homes, has named Chad Plain purchasing manager for the Arizona division.
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Mattamy Homes Names New Builder for Circle Cross Ranch Community in Phoenix Area
Monday, July 07, 2008
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Mattamy Homes, has named Justin Fleming the builder for its community of Circle Cross Ranch in Queen Creek.
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Mattamy Homes Acquires 30 Home Sites in St. Augustine, to start Construction of Model Homes Priced from the $160s
Monday, July 07, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mattamy Homes recently acquired 30 home sites on Old Moultrie Rd. off Lewis Point Rd. in St. Augustine and plans to start construction of new model homes priced from the $160s within the next 45 days.
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Canada's Largest Home Builder Focuses Conservative Approach on Pace Setting U.S. Expansion From Orlando-Area Headquarters
Monday, July 07, 2008
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Canada’s largest home builder is focusing its conservative approach on expanding its U.S. home building operation in key markets. Steve Parker, president of Mattamy Homes USA in Winter Park, said the home builder began acquiring small, independent home building operations in Minneapolis, Charlotte, and Jacksonville in 2003 and 2004, and launched its own Phoenix home building operation in 2006.
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