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Best New Home Values | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

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As your new home specialist that has worked with many buyers over the years, there are three major criteria that go into the decision process:  price, amenities, and location.

There are over 55 major new home communities under construction and selling right now in Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Venice/The West Villages.  Here I'll break down the best new single home values based on these criteria, plus a couple of others that should also be considered.

Legend:  Amenities scale 1= no club house or pool   2= basic pool and restrooms   3= small club house and pool, with dog park or playground  4= resort style pool and club with activities director

Legend: Location value scale 1= close to I-75 or major roads   2= close to a downtown or Main St. area   3= close to local beach under 30 mim   4= highly rated school district


Community               Preserve           Venice Woodlands           Palisades           Bay Landing

S. F. Base Price         $260s                 $280's       …

Promenade at Palmer Ranch | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

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As your Sarasota new home specialist, I bring you video tours of new construction homes and condos.

I just posted a tour of Promenade Palmer Ranch, a new community of town homes located at the intersection of Sawyer Loop and McIntosh Road.

Promenade town homes are an excellent value with prices generally well under $300,000, and are built with all concrete block, even on the 2nd floor.  These town homes have open living and kitchen concept floor plans, generously sized bedrooms, and attached 1 car garages.

Compare Promenade to other new condos and villas in the Palmer Ranch area, such as Hammock Preserve and Esplanade Palmer Ranch.  The villas in Hammock Preserve are priced up to $100,000 higher, while the "garden condos" in Esplanade Palmer Ranch are priced similarly to Promenade, but with no attached garages.  The units here are either first or 2nd floor, with no elevators.





For a current list of new and resale town homes in Promenade, visit my website:  sarasotadavid.com/p…

Garden Condos | Esplanade on Palmer Ranch Sarasota | David Barr Realtor

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New garden condos are available in Esplanade on Palmer Ranch.

In case you're not familiar, Esplanade is located on Honore, south of the established neighborhood The Isles on Palmer Ranch.  This is an active lifestyle neighborhood, with a resort level club house and pool, with Bahama Bar, tennis, pickleball, hiking and biking trails that connect to The Legacy Trail, and a full time activities director.

The garden condos are the same floor plans you'll find in it's sister community, Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch.  Prices start in the mid to upper $200,000's.  The first set of condo buildings is immediately adjacen to the club house.




As your Sarasota new home specialist, I'm keeping up on all the construction progress in the area, so you don't have to hunt for builder's websites (who don't provide these types of videos).  Remember, new homes prices are the same as the builder's advertised price when you're working with your own Realtor.

Cardel Homes in Worthington | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

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Yesterday I toured the model homes by Cardel Homes in Worthington.

Worthington is a new home community located east of I-75, at the intersection of Iona Rd and Palmer Blvd.

Cardel Homes may not be a name that's familiar with many Sarasota home buyers, but they are currently also building in Country Club East in Lakewood Ranch.  I was quite impressed by their models.  There are 5 models with 3-5 bedrooms and 3-4 baths, starting in the low $400's.  Optioned out, plus lot premiums, a new home here will likely range from the high $400's to high $600's.






With so many new home choices in this price range, why would anyone buy a Cardel Home in Worthington?  In my opinion, they make excellent use of space, and emphasize living areas that get the most use in real life, instead of making those rooms museum exhibits for furniture you'll never use, like some other builders.

They do not offer vinyl plank as a flooring option; one of the model homes had actual real wood flooring…