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Entertaining at Home: 5 Tips for Designing Your Outdoor Oasis

Posted by The PARC Group - Nocatee's Master Developer

Mar 2, 2017 4:04:00 PM


There’s nothing better than a backyard BBQ. Luckily, in Florida the fun can last practically all year long. So how can you optimize your outdoor space for endless spring and summer days?

It’s best to start with a solid plan. Here are some tips designed to help ensure optimum outdoor enjoyment in your backyard oasis:

 

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Topics: Nocatee Builders, Design Trends, Indoor/Outdoor Living, Luxury Home Buyers, Home-buying Tips, New Home Search, Custom Home-Builders

Benefits of New Homes with Natural Surroundings

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Aug 25, 2016 4:30:00 PM


One glance at Pinterest or any home magazine and you’ll see that the obsession with the nature isn’t going anywhere, even in home decor. From end tables made of stumps to beams made of trees, the trend of bringing the outside in is more popular than ever. That’s because countless studies have shown that nature has numerous benefits for the mind and body.

If you’re considering a new home, you may want to think about the features being offered outside as well as in. Some communities incorporate nature through an extensive trail system and other outdoor amenities. Contact with nature has been reported to have psychological benefits, including reduced stress, enhanced focus and productivity, mental restoration, improvement of ADHD and increased longevity. There really is no replacement for Mother Nature.

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Topics: Nocatee Nature, The PARC Group, Nocatee Preserve, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Growing Families, Twenty Mile at Nocatee, Empty Nesters, Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Trends, New Home Search, Established Families

Bring The Outdoors In With These Home Features

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Jun 15, 2016 3:22:08 PM


Face it, as much as we love life in the Sunshine State, sometimes a little break from the heat is required. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great outdoors from inside your home. Here are a few tips to help you become one with nature, no matter what the thermometer says.

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Topics: Nocatee Builders, Nocatee Nature, Design Trends, Nocatee Realtors, Energy Efficiency, National Association of Home Builders, Growing Families, Luxury Home Buyers, Upgrades, Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Trends, New Home Search, Upsizing

Spring Cleaning: New Homes Require Less Maintenance

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Mar 29, 2016 4:59:00 PM


With the cold weather mostly behind Florida residents, homeowners are preparing for their annual spring cleaning – and prospective buyers are beginning to consider just how much house they can afford as the red-hot spring real estate market heats up.

 

Often, however, buyers fail to factor home maintenance costs into their house-buying budget, or to consider how those costs could impact their decision on whether to purchase an existing home or a new one.

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Topics: Design Trends, National Association of Home Builders, Tech-friendly New Homes, First-time Home Buyers, National Association of Realtors, Home-buying Tips, Affordable Homes, New Home Search

The Must-have Tech Tools for Your Big Move & Beyond

Posted by Nocatee Community

Oct 22, 2015 5:19:00 PM


Moving to a new home is exciting, but can be overwhelming when it comes to navigating the real estate market for a new neighborhood, planning your transition and getting all the details right for the big move. Moving to a new home is an exciting process. However, navigating the real estate market, planning your transition and getting all details right, can feel overwhelming. Luckily, there’s an app (or several) for the big move.

 

Here are some tools for adding more tech and less stress at every stage of the process — from home buying to unpacking your final boxes:

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Topics: Smart Home Technology, First-time Home Buyers, Empty Nesters, Home-buying Tips, New Home Search, Moving Tips, Home Loan

Where to Splurge and Where to Save on New Home Upgrades

Posted by Nocatee Community

Apr 22, 2015 11:46:00 AM


Part of the fun of buying a new construction home is making it your own through upgrades. However, this fun can add up fast if you don’t stick to a budget and carefully consider your options.

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Topics: Design Trends, Growing Families, Empty Nesters, Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Trends, New Home Search, Established Families

New Construction Homes: 4 Mistakes Buyers Should Avoid

Posted by Nocatee Community

Apr 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM


Throughout this new construction home series we’ve outlined some of the main differences between buying a home that hasn’t been built yet and an existing one, and also shown you some finer details that deserve your attention.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, New Home Search, Home Mortgage, Home Loan, New Construction Homes Series, Mistakes to Avoid

What to Expect when Buying a New Construction Home: Part 2

Posted by Nocatee Community

Apr 8, 2015 2:37:00 PM

In our last post, we began to outline some of the ways that buying a new construction home is vastly different than purchasing an existing one. Of course, being able to customize certain details to your liking allows you to really make your home your own.

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Topics: New Nocatee Homes, Real Estate Professionals, First-time Home Buyers, Home-buying Tips, New Home Search, Single Professionals

The "Find Your Home" Tool: An Easy Way to Search/View Available New Homes

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Apr 2, 2015 3:00:00 PM

With more than 15 communities, 13 homebuilders and hundreds of different floor-plans, there are thousands of home designs available in Nocatee.

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Topics: Nocatee Builders, Town Center Neighborhoods, Gated Neighborhoods, First-time Home Buyers, Home-buying Tips, New Home Search, Find Your Home

What to Expect When Buying a New Construction Home: Part 1

Posted by Nocatee Community

Apr 1, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Buying a new construction home can be a very exciting endeavor--you get to live in a place no one else has, one with your personality built right in. Maybe that’s why 2015 is seeing a spike in new home sales, with February representing the highest number in seven years.

Large master-planned communities like Nocatee offer homebuyers thousands of home/neighborhood/builder combinations, and all this choice can make it easy to forget how different buying new construction is compared to existing homes.

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Topics: New Nocatee Homes, Nocatee Realtors, Growing Families, First-time Home Buyers, National Association of Realtors, Empty Nesters, Retirees, Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Trends, New Home Search, Single Professionals, Home Mortgage