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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Harbor Hills Easter Sunday Brunch

Feast with family and friends at Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club’s Annual Easter Sunday Brunch. There are still a few coveted reservations for this tantalizing spread of fine foods set amongst breath taking views of Lake Griffin.

Our Easter Sunday Brunch menu is specially designed by our Executive Chef every year and the results are always spectacular. This year’s brunch features Carved Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly, Oven Baked Ham, Cod Fromage, Chicken Piccata & Carved Prime Rib of Beef. Accompaniments include Scalloped Potatoes, Rice, Fresh Spring Vegetables, Fresh Fruit & Cheeses, Assorted Salads & Salad Bar, Fresh Baked Breads & Pastries as well as a spectacular array of Homemade Desserts including Sugar Free options.

The cost for adults is $30 and $13 for children ages four through ten. Call the clubhouse reception desk at 753-7000 to secure your reservation. In honor of the occasion, jackets are requested.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Men's Member Guest Tournament Weekend

Congratulations to Bruce & Roger Wiegmann, winners of Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club's Annual Member's Guest Tournament. The three day event culminated Saturday night with celebratory drinks & dinner and the Wiegmann brothers & their wives paused for a brief photo opportunity.

One of the most popular tournaments, Harbor Hills Men's Member Guest starts out with a practice run on Thursday that usually include the member's guest & each of their spouses. Member's guests are known to travel from out of state in order to play in this much anticipated annual tournament.

Harbor Hills Men's Golf Association hosts several major tournaments and competition stays steady throughout the year. Our championship golf course is accoladed for being a true member's course and one that can continue to challenge your game time and again.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Harbor Hills Easter Egg Hunt

Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club hosts its Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 3rd at 2:30 p.m. Club members & guests are invited to this special Family Gathering for children. Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club will sponsor the event that includes an Easter Egg hunt for prize filled eggs and a personal visit from the Easter Bunny. The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Harbor Hills Playground next to the tennis courts and is a wonderful opportunity for children, parents and grandparents to gather and celebrate the holiday. Participants should plan to arrive 15 minutes early, bring a basket for each child participating and a camera to record these cherished memories.

Harbor Hills celebrates the diversity of our wonderful golf course community and supports activities for members of all ages. Become a member our unique and diverse community. We invite you to visit and tour our wonderful Lakeview Village neighborhood. Don't miss out on the new promotional pricing just announced for new homes in this beautiful neighborhood. Enter you name and phone number in the adjacent box and contact one of our community representatives immediately.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

There are many reasons to buy a new home at the Harbor Hills Country Club

The reasons are many but here are just a few:

The ultimate benefit of buying new home at Harbor Hills is having the opportunity to make the home truly yours. They are created using up to date designs and top of the line construction materials, mechanicals, and finishes. Our homes come with a 10 Year Warranty.

The reality is it’s a great time to buy a new home at Harbor Hills. Prices are down, interest rates are extremely attractive and the selection of available homes couldn’t be
better. Harbor Hills is the finest gated country club community in the area.

A special report released by Florida Homebuyer magazine highlights the pitfalls of buying a foreclosure or a shortsale.

Buyer Beware
Short sales and foreclosures may not be such bargains after all. by Glen Shirley

There’s no question that prices on foreclosures and short sales sound attractive.
Increasingly, however, buyers are becoming disillusioned by the lengthy and convoluted process required to finance such purchases and by expensive and unanticipated repair costs caused by neglect and outright vandalism. There are many reasons to buy a new home versus a foreclosure or a short sale, say experts. First, new homes are protected by warranties, meaning there’ll be no unpleasant surprises in case flaws are discovered in workmanship or mechanical systems. By law, conventional sales on new or resale homes require full disclosure of any problems with the property and the seller can be held liable if a problem arises as a result of an issue that wasn’t fully disclosed at the time of the sale.
With foreclosures, however, it’s always a “buyer beware” situation. When you buy a foreclosed home, you have no recourse against the seller if there are construction defects, environmental hazards or problems of any kind. The fact is, many owners stop caring for their homes when they realize that foreclosure is imminent. Others go so far as to damage their homes before vacating.

While blatant damage is easy to see, other less obvious problems, such as mildew, can arise when a home sits vacant for a long period of time and is not maintained. And the buyer is responsible for repairs. “I looked at a lot of foreclosures,” says Nicole, a 27-year-old first-time buyer who asked that her last name not be used. “The condition on most of them was just horrible. Cabinets were stripped off the walls. Fixtures were gone. Once you factored in the cost of repairs, it just wasn’t worth it.” In addition to the investment required to make a neglected home habitable, the price of a foreclosure can be pushed up by multiple offers.

Increasingly, buying and selling foreclosures is becoming the province of professional investors, not people who actually intend to occupy the homes. That means the price at which a property sells is often significantly higher than the price at which it was offered. And banks will insist that repairs be made as a condition of obtaining a mortgage loan. If these costs are included in the loan amount, you could find yourself paying as much for a damaged home as you would have paid for a comparable new home in pristine condition.
Short sales are different from foreclosures, but they have their own set of challenges. A short sale occurs when a homeowner who wants to avoid bankruptcy or foreclosure gains lender approval to sell his or her home for less than they owe. In such cases, the lender calls the shots. Even if the owner accepts your offer, obtaining lender approval is a time-consuming process that can take several months. So short sales require time, patience and may result in disappointment since lenders frequently reject offers that are below market value. Still, new-home builders have responded to the competitive challenge that foreclosures and short sales represent. Many offer incentives such as below-market financing or help with closing costs, which can save thousands of dollars and make it easier to qualify. Plus, in addition to warranties, new homes are equipped with the latest leading-edge technology in terms of energy efficiency and eco-friendliness. And because you’re purchasing directly from the builder, closings can take place quickly. Of course, the ultimate benefit of buying new is having the opportunity to make the home truly yours. In many cases you’ll be able to customize your home, selecting items such as cabinetry, countertops, and flooring. Rather than making due with someone else’s choices, you have the advantage of living in a home and a neighborhood that truly reflects your taste, lifestyle and personality. The reality is it’s a great time to buy a new home. Prices are down, interest rates are extremely attractive and the selection of available homes couldn’t be better. If you’re a risk-taker or an investor, a foreclosure or even a short sale could be right for you. But for most people, when making an investment as significant as a home purchase, the bottom line is peace of mind.

With the opening of Bella Vista and our newly discounted pricing in Lakeview Village, it has never been a better time to purchase a new home at the Harbor Hills Country Club. Please click here to request additoinal infomation.


Hilarious Entertainment at Harbor Hills Assisted Living: The Musical

Assisted Living: The Musical will premier Friday, March 26th at Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club at 7:30 p.m. Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett perform their latest acclaimed satire mixing a vast array of pop songs and bending them to the tune of of growing old ...albeit....not so gracefully.

Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club will start the evening off with a Seafood & Prime Rib Dinner Buffet beginning at 5 p.m. and the show will commence with theater seating at 7:30 p.m. in the Regency Room. There are only a few coveted seats left for this "laugh out loud" event, so don't pass up the chance to see this hilarious performance.

Central Florida's most luxurious gated golf course community regularly hosts premier local and national entertainers. Harbor Hills unique location and facility size makes it a spectacular venue to bring neighbors together for wonderful food & entertainment.

Experience the Harbor Hills Lifestyle to its fullest potential and check out our special savings promotion for award winning new homes in our beautiful Lakeview Village neighborhood.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bridal Show at Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club

Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club will host this season's Bridal Show Saturday, March 21st from Noon til 4 p.m. Don't miss this opportunity to preview Central Florida's most exclusive & unique wedding destination. The Cherished Bride Bridal Show will be an unforgettable event that no bride will want to miss. There will be a spectacular Bridal fashion show, lively entertainment, scrumptious appetizers sampling, door prizes and hundreds of unique wedding ideas, tips & services.
Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club is one of the most unique and spectacular wedding destinations in Central Florida. Our secluded & romantic location is defined by gently rolling hills and magnificent views of Lake Griffin.
Please contact our wedding & banquet coordinator for more information on how Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club can help make your special day a perfect one to remember.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Substantial Savings on Last Few Lakeview Lots in Harbor Hills Country Club

Don’t miss this last chance opportunity to build the home of your dreams in Harbor Hills Lakeview Village. New homes in Lakeview Village have been heavily reduced in order to sell the last few available home sites at our best prices in years. Lakeview Village is set along gently rolling hills with a magnificent view of Lake Griffin. We invite you to see for yourself all that Harbor Hills has to offer with a personal tour of our magnificent Georgian style clubhouse and the last available home sites in Lakeview Village.

Harbor Hills has over fifty years of combined building experience and our homeowners enjoy the freedom to design nearly every aspect of their new home to specifically suit their lifestyle. Our award winning model homes are a combination of the best home designs complemented by some of the most elegant elevations.

Explore one of the best active adult communities in Central Florida where growing families and mature adults to reside together in a flourishing and interactive community that keeps everyone feeling young. Our residents and members enjoy a community and lifestyle like no other in Central Florida where neighbors are good friends and dinner at the clubhouse is as quaint as a family supper.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New T-Shirt Contest for Kid's Camp 2010

Harbor Hills 15th Annual Kid's Camp has been scheduled for July 12th - 16th 2010 and will start this year with an exciting new T-shirt Contest. Contestants create an original T-shirt design and submit the entry to Harbor Hills before April 26, 2010. The winner will have their original shirt design and name printed on all the T-shirts for this years official Kid's Camp T-shirt.

Kid's Camp is a special week, devoted to kids ages 6-14, and filled with golfing, tennis, cooking, lifeguard supervised swimming, games and crafts. Enrollment is limited to 36 children and first preference is given to the children and grandchildren of our members. It is a wonderful opportunity for children who live at Harbor Hills get a chance to meet and make friends with children and grandchildren from all over the United States!

Each T-shirt design should be submitted via email to Kim Smith at ksmith@harborhills.com or dropped off at the clubhouse. Contestants must be enrolled in Kid's Camp 2010 before submitting their original T-shirt designs. The winner will be announced May 21, 2010 and posted on the Kid's Camp blog page.
Kid's Camp 2010 applications, rules for the new T-shirt contest and further information for this year's camp may be found on the Kid's Camp Blog page.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Membership Provides Privileges and Friendships

Members at Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club enjoy a mid-week gathering every Wednesday evening for cocktails and a fully stocked buffet dinner. Members relax with drink specials including a variety of two for one wines, beers & cocktails. This week features a favorite for many..."Fried Chicken" with all the right fixings. For those who prefer a lighter fare, the Chef has arranged for a new fish, often referred to as the Grouper's closest cousin, a mild white fish that will be baked in a zesty lemon butter sauce. As always, there will be a salad bar, variety of fresh side dishes and a tempting dessert table. Reservations may be made until 1:00 p.m. every Wednesday by contacting the Clubhouse Reception Desk.

Membership at Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club guarantees that you get the most out of our beautiful community. Our Championship Golf Course, Secluded Tennis Courts, Jr. Olympic sized Pool, Spa & Fitness Rooms are all here for your enjoyment. Still, our members agree that the most cherished benefits of membership are the life long friendships and camaraderie shared between our members.

Our gated golf course community filled with exquisite new luxury homes, beautiful vistas and wonderful social amenities is truly one of the most unique in Central Florida. To be more involved in Harbor Hills Golf & Country Club community please contact Terry Cox at the clubhouse for more information on membership.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Vieni a cena da noi?

Vieni a cena da noi? Or, for those who may not have brushed up on their Italian recently, "Would you like to have dinner with us?" Join friends & neighbors Friday night March 12th in the Harbor Terrace dining room for a gastronomic trip through Old Italy with Guest Chef Paul Bruno. Reservations are required for this, "Touch of Class," special event, so call the Harbor Hills Reception desk before Wednesday, March 10th to guarantee your seat at the table. Enjoy Cocktails & Live Entertainment as you indulge in a meal that includes appetizers such as Caprese Prosiutta, Penne Pasta with Vodka Sauce and Almond cake for dessert. You will be asked to select a main course at the time of your reservation. Main entree selections:

Stuffed Pork Chop: Glazed brown & then baked with Parmesan, Mozzarella, Romano, sage, basil & peppers

Veal Saltimbocca: Veal dusted with bread crumbs and glazed with lemon sauce & served with prosciutto over a bed of spinach

Chicken Aromatico: Prepared with sage, basil, mint, Romano & Parmesan with a light tomato sauce

Flounder Arreganato: Baked with a lemon wine sauce, oregano & parsley

All entrees will be served with Potato Croquette & Broccoli