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Promenade Estates New Homes Coming Soon | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

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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.

Sunrise Preserve New Homes for Sale | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

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If you're looking for a new home in Sarasota and haven't been to Sunrise Preserve, I've got a video tour for you.



Sunrise Preserve will have both paired villas and single family homes.  The villas start in the low $300's, and single family homes are priced from the low $400's.

Future residents of Sunrise Preserve will appreciate the coastal designed homes, and the resort style club house and community pool, which will include tennis and a fitness center.  This active adult community is non-age restricted, and will have a full time activities director on site.





Sunrise Preserve is in an A-rated school district, only minutes to I-75 or the quartz sand world famous beaches of Siesta Key.  
Remember, new homes cost the same when you're working with your own Realtor.  Contact me for a tour.
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Hammock Preserve Pool and Club House Now Open | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

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I recently toured the new community pool and club house at Hammock Preserve in Palmer Ranch.

Homes in Hammock Preserve start in the low $300,000's, but you'll end up in the mid $400,000's after lot premium and interior upgrades.  If you've been to Sandhill Preserve, its by the same builder, with most if not all of the same amenities and similar floor plans.



Hammock Preserve is located on Honore Road, south of the traffic circle at Central Sarasota Parkway.  You can also take Hwy 681 from the south, and drive north at the traffic light on Honore.




For an upscale community, fees in Hammock Preserve are low.  The HOA is $220 per month, and unlike new construction in Lakewood Ranch or in The West Villages in Venice, there is no CDD fee.

I serve more new home neighborhoods by this builder in Mallory Park in Lakewood Ranch, and Islandwalk in The West Villages.

For a list of currently available quick move in homes for sale, and more information, visit my website.  Remember, n…

Blue Heron Park in The West Villages | Venice FL | David Barr Broker Associate

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The West Villages has never quite lived up to it's status as a master planned commiunity until now.

Blue Heron Park is The West Villages' first community park, with dog parks and the beginning of a trail system linking different neighborhoods.  It's now open to the public.

Take a walk with me and see the park for yourself:




As your new home sales specialist in Venice, I can help you locate and purchase your new construction home.  New homes cost the same when you're working with your own Realtor.
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The Woods at Sylvan Lea New Homes for Sale | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

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I recently visited The Woods at Sylvan Lea, a new home community in Sarasota just east of I-75 off Palmer Blvd.

The Woods at Sylvan Lea may be just off the beaten path, but it's something new home buyers should know about.



You'll notice that the builder, M/I Homes, has left many of the old growth trees throughout the planned 41 new homes in the neighborhood.  There is a nice blend of craftsman and West Indies architectural styles, which helps eliminate the cookie cutter feel you might find in other new home communities.


Nearby attractions for The Woods at Sylvan Lea is the Celery Fields park, with hiking and biking trails.  It's about 10 minutes to Fruitville Road and access to I-75.  Benderson Park is about 20 minutes away, offering more trails around a 400 acre lake, which is home to international rowing events.
Although there's only one model home here, there's a wide range of floor plans, with 3 to 6 bedrooms up to 3335 square feet of living space, starting in t…

Worthington New Homes for Sale | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

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As your Sarasota new construction sales specialist, I'm gathering information on all the area new home communities in one place to make your search easier.

I recently toured Worthington, located east of I-75 on Palmer Blvd, at the intersection of Iona Road.

Worthington will have 150 single family homes, most with some kind of water or private preserve view.  There's not much information about Worthington yet, but I expect them to compete directly with adjacent new home community Artistry in size and price.  That means starting prices in the mid to upper $400,000's and floor plans with 3 car garages.  They will be offering 3 architectural designs:  Tuscan, West Indies, and Craftsman styles.




You can also expect a list of amenities common with these types of homes, with gated entry, community pool and club house, with yard maintenance included.  There shouldn't be any CDD fee with Worthington, and HOA fees should run somewhere between $200 and $300 per month.
Until the m…

Hidden Creek New Homes for Sale | Sarasota | David Barr Broker Associate

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As your Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch new home sales specialist, I recently reported on Hidden Creek town homes in Lakewood Ranch.  Just to confuse us Realtors and the public, there's a new subdivision under construction in Sarasota with the same name.

Hidden Creek in Sarasota will have paired villas and single family homes. 




The paired villas will have 3 bedrooms and two baths, starting in the low $200's.  The single family homes will be either one or two stories, with starting prices in the low $300's. 

HOA fees for the villas is $110 per month.  Fees for the single family homes hasn't been announced, but expect them to be a bit lower, under $100 per month.  Even better:  no CDD fees.

A planned community pool, club house, playground, and walking trail round out the list of amenities.

Remember, new construction homes cost the same when you're working with your own Realtor.  Contact me for your Sarasota new home tour.

New Homes with No CDD Fees | Venice FL | David Barr Broker Associate

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Yes, you can have a new construction home in the Venice FL area, with no CDD fees. 
As your local new home sales specialist, I've brought all the quick move in and pre-construction listings with no CDD fees together for you in one place on my website: davidbarrhomes.com/venice-fl-no-cdd-fee-new-homes



The Venice FL new home communities with no CDD fees are Caribbean Village, Watercrest, Bellacina by Casey Key, and Milano.
Remember, new homes cost the same when you're working with your own Realtor.Contact me when you're ready to tour.
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Venice Woodland New Homes for Sale | Venice FL | David Barr Broker Associate

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I recently stopped by the site of what will be Venice Woodland, an upscale new home community in Venice FL.

The builder, Meritage Homes, doesn't have much if any information on it's website as of this writing.  They say they will be building their "Signature" series homes here.  That means there will likely be larger, upscale homes on 60 to 70 foot wide home sites, probably with 3 car garages.




This is quite a large piece of land, and it has a lot of lakes and wooded preserve, a perfect setting for a new home community.  I estimate about 300 homes will be built here.  There will also be a nice list of amenities, including a resort style pool and clubhouse with fitness center, dog park, pickle ball and tennis, and walking trails throughout.
Venice Woodland is east of I-75, on Border Road east of Jacaranda Blvd.  If you're concerned about the east of I-75 location, it's only 7 miles to either Nokomis Beach or Venice Beach.



I'll be updating you on the progre…

Hidden Creek Town Homes for Sale | Lakewood Ranch FL | David Barr Broker Associate

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As your hashtagLakewood Ranch new home sales specialist, I'm working to keep you up to date on all new homes in one place.
I recently toured Hidden Creek, a unique and attractive town home community with a Lakewood Ranch address but no CDD fees.
Hidden Creek is from a local builder, with thoughtful interiors and upscale finishes that feel custom, compared to what you might get from a national builder. The models have volume ceilings, and floor plans from 2100 to 2800+ square feet with 3 or 4 bedrooms. Prices range from the mid $300's to mid $500's.
Two models are now completed. One has a more relaxed, coastal theme, and another is more sleek and contemporary. Touring these models was a breath of fresh air. The builder is using interesting flooring, cabinet, moldings, and counter top materials.




Remember, new homes cost the same when you're working with your own RealtorVisit my website for a photo tour of these Hidden Creek model homes, and contact me when you&#…

Waterside at Lakewood Ranch | New Homes for Sale | David Barr Broker Associate

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Over the holidays we had some excellent weather, so I took advantage and updated this video of the pool and club house under construction in Waterside at Lakewood Ranch.




I think Waterside will be an amazing place to live.  There is 20 miles of lakefront shoreline among 7 huge lakes, which in part will be home to a town center with commercial district, restaurants, businesses, apartments, water taxis, and the new home of The Players Theater.
The lake views in Waterside are simply unmatched among any of the new home communities I serve in The West Villages, Venice, Nokomis, Sarasota, and Lakewood Ranch.  
Home prices in Waterside range from the low $400's to over $1.5 million.
Remember, new homes cost the same when you're working with your own Realtor.  Contact me for a tour of this and any other new home community in two of the top 5 selling master planned communities in the country.