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Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Associated Press announced that U.S. home prices jumped in January, a sign the housing market is gaining momentum as it nears the spring selling season.
Home prices rose 9.7 percent in January from a year ago, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. That's up from an 8.3 percent increase in December and the biggest annual gain since April 2006.
Prices rose in all states except Delaware and Illinois. And prices increased in 92 of the 100 largest metro areas, up from 87 in December.
Home prices also rose 0.7 percent in January from December. That's a solid increase given that sales usually slow over the winter months.
Rising demand combined with fewer available homes is pushing up prices. Sales of previously owned homes ticked up in January after rising to their highest level in five years in 2012, according to the National Association of Realtors. At the same time, inventories of homes for sale fell to a 13-year low.
There are many signs showing the housing slump since 2006 is disappearing.
Now is a great time to consider building a new home in Harbor Hills.
Our New Homes feature updated state of the art designs by Florida’s leading architects and engineers. We have revised our Toscano II and Arezzo II plans and “Green Features” which should reduce Energy costs 50 percent of an older pre-owned home.  Some of these features include: spray foam insulation, (spray foam allows energy calculations to use lower tonnage  a/c units saving additional energy costs,) double pane insulated windows, energy star appliances where applicable, higher S.E.E.R air conditioning systems and ventilated soffits. Energy smart doesn’t necessarily drive prices up and can be whatever you want it to be.
Harbor Hills recently won two Parade of Homes Awards from Lake Sumter County Builders Association. One for the Carlyle residence Lake County’s first Silver LEED home and one for our maintenance free villas.
Kudos to our Sales team for selling more pre-owned homes in Harbor Hills than all the other competitors combined.
Our Brand New Low Maintenance “Green Luxury Villas” are now completed.
These floor plans have been thoughtfully designed for today's active lifestyle.  The three bedroom, 2 bathroom plans each boast over 2000 square feet of interior living space and feature modern, open kitchens and large great rooms.  The Master Bedroom Suites have been split away from the guest’s quarters and feature spacious closets and luxurious bathrooms. The master bathroom features a large walk in closet and custom built shower. You won’t have to worry about lawn work.
These luxury villas with smaller square footages redefine the low maintenance lifestyle.  Innovative energy saving features, luxurious appointments and included maintenance, allowing you the time to focus on the things you love.  We've made finding the right home to fit your lifestyle even easier.
We are also in the process of building two “Spec” Homes in Bella Vista one is a brand new 4 bedroom model and the second one is the “Arezzo II”.
All these homes are being built with our latest’s innovations and “Green Features”. Many details that are simply a matter of Harbor Hills standard practice on our homes get marketed as green but do not necessarily drive pricing up. Some of these features are using roof and floor trusses calling for standard sized products, delivery and manufacturing from local companies, and our concrete paver system using recycled crushed concrete fines as the base. Our landscape palette uses “Zoysia grass and Florida Friendly plants. Our irrigation systems use misters in beds and rotors on grass only.
It’s no wonder that the new Homes in Bella Vista have been appraising at a 30 percent premium to the rest of Harbor Hills.
Every member of the Harbor Hills team is committed to customer satisfaction and quality of workmanship. Building a new home or is a journey that without the right guidance can become riddled with stress & runaway budgets. There are so many different products and styles available, that too often buyers feel overwhelmed with choices. Our team helps guide buyers through this process in a way that makes them confident and comfortable with their selections.
The goal of the Harbor Hills team is to provide you with the best practices in design, construction and best building products being offered today.
Buying a new home can save you up to 50 percent in energy costs and help you protect our environment.
Guiding this process are Harbor Hills’ four most important principals; communication, organization, personal attention & integrity.  Our customers are our best references. Schedule a tour of the Harbor Hills community and you will have the opportunity to speak with our customers, visit their homes and see for yourself; the value of building a Harbor Hills homes.

It bears repeating “The American dream of owning a home is far from dead.
There is no better time to buy a new home than TODAY.
New home prices and mortgages rates are at multi year lows.
Prices are back in some cases to pre 2000.
2013 Prices are expected to rise between 5 and 25 percent so the time to buy is “Now.”
Curb Appeal not only includes the aesthetics of the homes in our community such as architectural style and its related accessories such as trim, windows, shutters, landscaping, paint and greenery.
It also include the aesthetics of the community such as Golf courses, Country Club, Tennis courts, common areas, roadways, gate houses and access control.
Communities like Harbor Hills that offer Excellent Community Aesthetics will appreciate faster than other communities here in Central Florida because we offer what buyers want.
Harbor Hills is the Premier gated community in Central Florida that takes excellent care of its common areas.
We feel that now is an excellent time to take advantage of lower New Home costs both in labor and material and low interest rates to build a new home.
For information on how Our Team can help you build your Dream Home stop by our Real Estate Information Center in our Clubhouse or call us at 1-800-822-5558 or email us at harborhillssalesinfo@harborhills.com