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This is a question I get a lot of new home buyers: Why should I use a Realtor when buying a new home from a builder? Check out my Youtube video below and visit my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/tampa2enjoy.
Research conducted at Kansas State University shows that tiny house villages create a sense of community, are environmentally friendly, encourage people to live healthy lifestyles, and offer safe and affordable homes for the masses. This is why housing experts hope the idea takes off and spreads nationwide in the not too distant future, reports The Wichita Eagle.
Tiny homes, defined as abodes that take up less than 1,000 square feet, currently make up very little of the real estate market. Surveys done in 2015 by the National Association of Realtors indicate that just 1% of home buyers were interested in living in a tiny home, but the researchers who did the study at Kansas State University believe this may change, and soon.
Researcher Julia Irwin said, “We think this lifestyle can improve one’s health, including meeting people’s needs for relationships, creating a wonderful sense of community, promoting physical activity through the need to walk to urban businesses and maintaining community gardens, not to mention providing an affordable option for housing.”
Obviously, a lot of benefits can be derived from living tiny, but zoning laws nationwide have often been a stumbling block to the development of tiny house communities. Guidelines set in many cities and counties do not encourage small houses, mostly mobile homes, because others living in the community might see them as “low class.” However, housing experts believe that the groundswell of passion many have for these tiny properties will change the way people think about them, for the better.
“Tiny houses are thought about differently; they are usually seen as a middle or even upper-middle-class type of housing,” said Irvin. The Kansas State researchers have plans to study particular tiny villages to see if they can determine how to harness the trend as an answer to affordable housing for those in need. So, in the future you may see a housing development getting underway in your community, but instead of it being full of contemporary McMansions, it might be rows and rows of charming tiny little houses.
Check out this Tiny House Community in Portland, OR.
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If you are considering buying a GL Home in The Ridge at Wiregrass Ranch or anywhere in Tampa Bay you need to watch this video first. This is an honest review of GL Homes Tampa and the 3 key reasons I gave them the review I did.
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If you are looking a buying a custom home in the luxury ski lake community of Cory Lake Isles in New Tampa check out this Home Movie Tour. This home has 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 bonus rooms, 3 car garage and over 4,000 square feet of (heated) living space.
This Impressive Custom Built Home in the Sought after Gated SKI Lake Community of Cory Lake Isles! You’ll love this bright and open floor plan featuring soaring ceilings that overlooks the Private Conservation Lot and Beautiful Salt Water, Heated Pool & Spa with Stone Pavers. In the Huge Kitchen, you’ll find detailed Stone Backsplash & Granite throughout, rich 42“ Old World Cabinetry, Stainless Steel Appliances, Island workstation. All the bedrooms are oversized with master downstairs, along with the elegant den/office with French door. Gorgeous master bath has granite his & her sinks, garden tub and walk-in shower. Other Features include: Hard Wood flooring, Gas Fireplace, Rod Iron staircase railing, Oversized Diagonal Tile flooring, Surround Sound in family room, beautiful crown molding, thick baseboards, security system… Replaced: HVAC (2016), water heater, backup water pump, irrigation system and fire alarms (2015). Enjoy the luxurious lifestyle Cory Lake has to offer with the 165 acre ski lake, Beach Club, fitness center, tennis courts, basketball courts, resort style pool and outdoor hockey rink!
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Here’s an interview I did a few days ago for ABC Action News. They wanted to know more about the new website www.State27Homes.com by MFRMLS. MFRMLS is the MLS company for all the Realtors and brokerage firms in all Central Florida.
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Epperson Ranch in Wesley Chapel is one of the most sought after places to purchase a home. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful and filled with so many perks from the moment you first arrive in the area you will understand why so many people are drawn to this area.
Let’s start first with the Epperson Ranch community which is a 2,000 unit development located in Wesley Chapel, the luxurious units offer space to live and beauty to enjoy. For those who may not enjoy swimming and lounging about the beach and ocean the community has decided to make a giant lagoon swimming pool part of their elegant community. Residents will be able to enjoy the crystal clear blue water from the lagoon while enjoying the beach life all in one area. Let’s look more at this stunning and elaborate lagoon, shall we?
The Crystal Lagoon in Epperson Ranch is an average of eight feet deep and 2,000 feet wide (This is a 7.5 acre pool in essence) making this a huge addition to the area, but never fear this addition will cost no more resources to operate, in fact the lagoon uses environmentally sustainable technology and has reported to use 30 times less water than the 18 hole golf course. Beauty and environmentally conscious it’s a total win-win. This spectacular site not only is enjoyable to view but you can also take advantage of the many activities that can be performed here, like swimming, snorkeling, sailing and kayaking just to name a few. Besides the crystal clear water visitors can enjoy the white sand beaches that are going to be completing the lagoon package. You won’t have to go on an expensive trip to the Caribbean to experience blue crystal waters and white sandy beaches any longer, you just have to walk out your back door and visit Epperson Ranch in Wesley Chapel.
Now, picture waking up each day in your newly constructed and custom built home, walking down the polished hardwood staircase, smelling freshly brewed coffee. Take your cup, fill it up and walk outside onto the deck to gaze at the Crystal Lagoon, the crystal blue water dancing peacefully giving you a feeling of serenity to start the day.
I ask you what would you be expecting to pay for a home in the Wesley Chapel area? You would be surprised at how affordable these homes can be. Epperson Ranch homes for sale are reasonably priced for this incredible location and offer a wide variety of amenities for your needs and desires.
Are you ready to live a life of luxury and elegance in Epperson Ranch in Wesley Chapel? Tell me what you think.
It appears Metro Development Group is going to make the residents of the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel area very happy – it’s broken ground on Florida’s first-ever lagoon. While residents have waited patiently but eagerly for the state-of-the-art Crystal Lagoon to be built in Epperson Ranch, MDG is raising the amenities bar for the new housing developments.
Although MDG made the announcement in 2014, the company is just now breaking ground at for a Crystal Lagoon at the former Epperson Ranch location – to become the first-ever Crystal Lagoon in Florida. A second lagoon is slated for construction next year is South Hillsborough County.
Construction, which takes places north of the S.R. 54 and Bridgewater community, for the 7.5-acre lagoon is set to be complete by December 2017.
Why Crystal Lagoons in Epperson Ranch Is An Extremely Effective Option
Fernando Fischmann is a Chilean biochemist who became a real estate developer. He founded Crystal Lagoons in 2007, which uses a system based on ultrasonic and pulses filtration that will take any type of water and purify it. His company is the only one with this kind of technology – it’s been patented in 160 countries is used in over 300 development projects in 60 countries.
Crystal Lagoons said its system is far more effective than a swimming pool:
• It uses 100 times fewer chemicals
• It’s 50 times more energy-efficient – it consumes just two percent of the energy produced by conventional filtration systems
• It uses 30 times less water than an 18-hole golf course with its sandy, white beaches and blue waters
Greg Singleton, MDG president, said the Epperson Ranch Crystal Lagoon is going to be about one mile around, with an average depth of eight feet – some spots could be to 10 to 12 feet deep. He said the water will be clear and won’t refract a lot of light. The deep spots, Singleton said, will appear deep blue.
He also said the lagoon would hold around 15 million gallons of water.
Why There Were Delays In Development
Residents have been apprehensive that MDG’s idea to use the local aquifer will cause sinkholes to develop. The developer can look at other water sources but will buy the lagoon’s water from the Pasco County Utilities.
Another reason for construction delay is the project’s uniqueness – this led to permit problems with Pasco County and finding people who could develop it.
Singleton said its Crystal Lagoon’s first U.S. project, which makes it an extremely distinctive construction project. He said the company wanted to find the best contractors and partners, which is why the project took so long to break ground. He also said the company wanted to be meticulous in its approach.
Connected City Project
Epperson Ranch is one part of the company’s Connected City project that’s the Pasco Board of County Commissioners are looking at. The Crystal Lagoon at Epperson Ranch is already selling state-of-the-art homes, with the frames of the model homes going up by the end of January.
Singleton said Crystal Lagoon project at Wesley Chapel is the other part of Connected City, going in the Mirada community. It’s located along Curley Rd. and south of S.R. 52.
He said Connected City was in development for two years, offering people a place to work, live and play.
The Mirada community development is slated to start in spring 2017. MDG plans to start on the second Crystal Lagoon location before 2017 is out. Metro is looking to establish four Florida Crystal Lagoons.
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Luxury and elegance meet in the newest building of the GL Homes at The Ridge in Wiregrass Ranch. Beauty in the natural surroundings and the pure elegance of the more than 180 homes in the community (with the hope to add more making the grand total of 562 homes here at The Ridge) make this stunning location a perfect place to reside.
It all begins at the entrance where you will be gazing upon the waterfall feature and follow through the gates and enter into the glorious community that has spared no expense to bring residents majestic beauty and all the comforts and luxuries you can imagine.
The homes are breathtaking, the grounds are stunning and there is no shortage of activities to keep you busy. The Ridge is being developed, built, and sold by Sunrise and Florida based GL Homes Company that strive to meet the needs of clients and potential clients alike. The business has been around for more than 40 years and they know what their clients want and boy do they deliver!
Besides the beautiful and elegant homes located in this community you will also notice the spectacular 12,000 square foot clubhouse which is currently under construction (but never fear the plans are to open this building in February). The clubhouse will feature a fitness center with 24 hour access for residents to take advantage of the state of the art equipment whenever their schedules can fit it. The fitness center will have an aerobics room along with an indoor sports court, game room, kids’ room and even an arcade. For those who enjoy the water sports there will be a resort styled pool with a lap pool, water slide and even a kid’s area for residents to enjoy.
This is a wonderful place to raise a family or even retire. There are perks that will appeal to everyone. The fabulous location of The Ridge makes it easy and convenient to get to places you need such as store. The Ridge is located in Wesley Chapel which continues to grow. Folks who are residing at The Ridge love the local school options as well. This is just an all-around fabulous place to be. If you are ready to move and want a safe, secure, luxurious location, we recommend looking into The Ridge first and foremost.
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