If you’re a World Golf Village resident then you’ve definitely seen the increase in new home construction in the past six months. If you’re like me, then you’re very curious to see the inside of those beautiful homes and what new trends are happening in the builder world. Well friends, we are in luck because a variety of experts will be in-house at Davidson Realty on October 18th at 7 pm to discuss the latest trends in home improvements, building and design! This event is for everyone; whether you’re looking into some minor home upgrades, a major renovation or a brand new home.

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New Home ConstructionThe signs of an improving real estate market continue in our northeast Florida golf community. Strong increases in pending home sales, decreases in inventory and higher median prices are welcome signs.  The improvements in real estate sales activity dovetails with an increase in new home construction by major national homebuilders.  Says Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty, “Pending sales are very encouraging.  We wrote over 2,100 contracts in May which was a 36 percent gain over last May.  Meanwhile inventory is down year-to-date over 30 percent.”

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Entrance Tower & Monument at K&BJust as the cardinals are busy preparing their nests in our wooded St. Augustine, Florida community, so too are new World Golf Village residents readying their own cozy nests! The new construction that began to increase at the start of this year, continues on an upward trend in our master planned golf community. New homebuilding construction is happening throughout the World Golf Village neighborhoods with a range of projects underway by national homebuilders and local custom homebuilders. 

National homebuilder Standard Pacific Homes has broken ground on 4 homes in the family-oriented GroveWood neighborhood of World Golf Village.  The anticipated completion is summer 2012.  Standard Pacific Homes purchased 16 lots in GroveWood late last year. The company is offering four floor plans, ranging from about 2,500 to 3,500 square feet.  Pricing starts in the high $200,000’s and an extensive list of upgrades comes standard with the new homes.

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welcome homeBoth national homebuilders and local custom homebuilders are stirring up activity in our master planned golf community.  A range of projects are now underway in the King & Bear which is great news for World Golf Village homeowners, our Davidson Realty agents and the north St. Johns County economy.  Here’s a taste of what’s happening in our St. Augustine, Florida neighborhood.

CornerStone Homes of Jacksonville recently completed two new homes in GroveWood and Waterbury by the Links.  Watch for CornerStone to break ground soon on another new home in Waterbury.

Also based in Jacksonville, Florida, J.A. Long Custom Home Builder has begun construction on a home in Heritage Cove.

Leading southern homebuilder Arthur Rutenberg will soon complete a home in Waterbury and begin construction on another home in Windmill Estates.

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kingfisherIn November, national homebuilder Standard Pacific Homes closed on 16 homesites in the neighborhood of GroveWood in our St. Augustine golf course community.   Standard Pacific Homes will soon break ground on four spec homes on the GroveWood lots, ranging from about 2,500 to 3,500 square feet.  Pricing will start in high $200,000s.  The featured floor plans include the Kingfisher (2,469 square feet), Cambridge (3,051 square feet), Belmont (3,536 square feet), Carisbrooke (3,226 square feet) and the Palladium (2,912 square feet). An extensive list of upgrades come standard on all the homes. Davidson Realty’s Mirtha Barzaga was the Realtor for the transaction.

Founded in 1965, Standard Pacific Homes has built 113,000 houses nationwide over nearly five decades. As they have grown, Standard Pacific Homes has remained faithful to our original vision: to build thoughtfully designed homes, well-crafted to provide quality of life for the families who live in them and complement the neighborhoods they share.

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