David Barr's blog about new homes for sale in Sarasota, Venice, and Lakewood Ranch. I specialize in helping home buyers locate and purchase new construction homes from the 40 new construction neighborhoods I serve in two of the top 5 master planned communities in the country.
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New Construction 2 Story Homes | Venice FL | David Barr Realtor
As your Venice and Sarasota FL area new constuction specialist, it's my job to help you pick the right home and community for your needs out of the over 40 currently available.
I'm seeing more and more 2 story homes being built. With this trend comes some issues you should be aware of.
As you can see in the photo above, some new home builders are using wood frame on the 2nd floor. Some builders are building what they term "block on block", or concrete block on the 2nd floor, instead.
As a new home buyer, you have a choice to make. All concrete block is a bit more expensive than block and frame. You may have a cost advantage in homeowner's insurance if the home is all concrete block. The survivability of an all concrete block home in the event of a hurricane is also greater.
Did you see the home in Mexico Beach, FL that was left standing after Hurricane Micheal in October 2018?
This home was all concrete. The home owner went above and beyond building codes in an area much more prone to major hurricanes than Sarasota or Venice.
Buying a new construction home? Contact me! Working with your own Realtor costs you nothing when buying a new home from a builder.
Earlier this month ( January 2019), I issued an e-newsletter highlighting 6 new home communities in the Sarasota area.
Add one more to the list. Promenade Estates is coming soon to the Palmer Ranch area.
Located on Honore Avenue, south of Central Sarasota Parkway and directly across from Hammock Preserve, there's not much information available yet.
Existing competing new home communities in Palmer Ranch offer paired villas, some town homes, and upscale single family homes, most of which I expect will be available in Promenade Estates. The builder, DR Horton, has a luxury home series called Emerald Homes, which I expect will occupy a section of the site, much like they are doing in Toscana Isles in nearby Nokomis/North Venice.
I'll be updating my website page for Promenade Estates with the latest information as it becomes available. Bookmark my page or contact me for a tour of Sarasota new homes.