It is finally starting to warm up and World Golf Village is beginning to see the results of an exciting uptick in construction around the community!
Says Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson, “We have some really great things happening in and around World Golf Village in 2014. We are thrilled to see the area growing again.”
World Golf Village is currently adding new homes in three neighborhoods, each catering to buyers with their own unique lifestyle. In fact, residents will tell you that lifestyle is the essence of World Golf Village – along with our superb schools, safe environment, friendly and active community, and beautiful natural views. Just some of the many reasons why people choose World Golf Village for their next home.
Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I recently sat down with Emerald Homes’ New Home Consultant Katrina Watkins to learn more about Emerald Homes. Emerald’s exquisite model is right down the road from Davidson Realty’s office in the beautiful King & Bear Community in World Golf Village, so we were very interested to learn more about the company’s history, what other communities they’re building in and their customization process.
We are all very happy to see that the World Golf Village area is growing again! You’ve probably noticed all the construction going on in the King & Bear, the Cascades, the Residences and the communities surrounding us. I analyze the Northeast Florida market statistics every month to see how our area is improving over time and I wanted to share the positive information I found. We have some really great things happening in and around WGV in 2014!
First, let’s look at what’s going on around our community and then we will look at what’s happening in WGV.
If you’ve been by the World Commerce Center recently, you’ve probably noticed all the construction going on. Mattamy Homes is building a community called Segovia, which will be a new townhome project of 220 homes.
The real estate market has been steadily improving this year and the so-called icing on the cake is the increase in new home sales. At Davidson Realty, a whopping 45% of their closings in November were new construction, and they have closed 85 new construction sales so far in 2013. A healthy real estate market is good for the economy and new construction is especially fruitful. According to the National Association of Home Builders, each new home provides approximately three new jobs for a year and an additional $90,000 in tax revenue. The Commerce Department reported that sales of new homes were up by 25% in October nationally.
Now that we’ve gotten to know the team behind Riverside Homes and taken a look at their stand-out construction process, it’s time to visit the design team at Interior Design Solutions (IDS) to understand Riverside Homes’ design process. Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I joined Cindy with Riverside Homes and Jodi with IDS to explore the incredible options offered to Riverside Homes’ customers.
At this stage in Riverside Homes’ construction process, it’s time for soon-to-be-homeowners to select their design features for their new home. IDS is a by-appointment-only design center so that the interior designer can focus solely on your needs and cater the process and times to you. The design center is conveniently located off 1-95 and JTB at 6930 Bonneval Road.
This month, Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I are back with more about Riverside Homes. We visited President of Riverside Homes, Matt Roberts, to go behind the scenes on what sets Riverside Homes apart from other local builders. We learned a lot about what distinguishes them -from their design, customization and construction process to their customer service and energy efficiency. Join us in The Wheaton Model in Durbin Crossing to learn more!
Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I recently met up with Chris Wood, Vice President of Riverside Homes, to learn how his newly-formed company came to be and check out all of Riverside Homes’ new construction happening in Durbin Crossing. Chris and his business partner Matt Roberts jumped at the chance to build in one of St. Johns County’s fastest growing communities located in the high-performing school district of St. Johns County. Durbin Crossing even has a K-8 school currently under construction scheduled to open for the 2014 school year.
For our third blog on Legacy Builders, we took advantage of the beautiful North Florida weather and joined President of Legacy Builders of North Florida John Unkefer at one of his homes under construction in World Golf Village’s King & Bear community. In this video, John tells us all about their new construction projects in and around Jacksonville and we explore the inside of the beautiful Legacy Builders home in the King & Bear to better understand the construction process. Join us!
We are back with President of Legacy Builders of North Florida John Unkefer to explore how the custom home building process differs from buying a production home with a national builder. As John explains in the video, many people are intimidated about the custom home process, but Legacy Builders of North Florida walks you through the entire process step-by-step.
For those of you in the buying market, it is very important to know that building custom does not mean more expensive. It means you have more choices and the opportunity to spend money where you want to in the house and also economize in other areas. Throughout the design and specification process, you decide if you prefer granite in the kitchen, the bathrooms or both. You choose the level of cabinets and decide tile versus wood. John and his team use all that information to help you lay out your perfect home on a budget that works for you!
John Unkefer, President of Legacy Builders of North Florida, established his company in 1997 and has over 28 years of construction experience, specializing in crafting custom homes. Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I sat down with John to learn more about Legacy Builders and their custom building process.