Solivita. Florida’s Premier Active Adult Community

Posted by admin July - 3 - 2010 - Saturday 2 COMMENTS

SoliVita. The place for active adults to enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Amenities include 2 par 72 golf courses at Stonegate Golf Club. The Riviera Spa and Fitness Center with full gym, indoor track, indoor aquatic center, 2 out door spas, heated pool, dance studio and much more.

Also enjoy the Village Center with its restaurants, 17,000 sq ft Starlight Ballroom, pool hall, ceramic and art studios and waterways for canoeing, boating and fishing. And as if that’s not enough there are 11 heated pools through out the community.

And the new Palms Amenity Complex with it’s state of the art fitness studio and 4,000 sg ft pool. Professional staff on site. Oops! I forgot to mention the tennis courts, pickle ball courts, horse shoe pits, dog park, softball fields and nature preserves. You really just need to come have a look. Houses from the low 100s to mid $500s.

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SoliVita Florida’s World Class Acive Adult Community

Posted by admin August - 27 - 2014 - Wednesday ADD COMMENTS

Hi folks. Thought you might enjoy this beautiful picture taken at SoliVita about 6:30 AM. Great spot for mediating in the mornings.
Come check out Solivita located in Kissimmee Florida. New SoliVita homes starting in the mid 100s to high 400s

SoliVita Florida Sunrise

SoliVita Florida Sunrise

SoliVita is the place for active adults to enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Amenities include 2 par 72 golf courses at Stonegate Golf Club. The Riviera Spa and Fitness Center with full gym, indoor track, indoor aquatic center, 2 out door spas, heated pool, dance studio and much more.

Also enjoy the SoliVita Village Center with its restaurants, 17,000 sq ft Starlight Ballroom, pool hall, ceramic and art studios and waterways for canoeing, boating and fishing. And as if that’s not enough there are 11 heated pools through out the community.

And the new SoliVita  Palms Amenity Complex with it’s state of the art fitness studio and 4,000 sg ft pool. Professional staff on site. Oops! I forgot to mention the tennis courts, pickle ball courts, horse shoe pits, dog park, softball fields and nature preserves. You really just need to come have a look. Houses from the low 100s to mid $500s.

SoliVita Road Closures

Posted by admin June - 21 - 2014 - Saturday ADD COMMENTS

Major Road Closing Schedule: Main Gate, Solivita Boulevard
& Village Drive

Sunday, June 22nd

Solivita Boulevard will be closed to all traffic in both directions from Cypress Parkway to the four-way stop at the entrances to Bella Vista and Lago Vista. All vehicles must exit and enter Solivita via the gates on Marigold Avenue (South Gate) or San Clemente at Cypress Parkway (West Gate); Main Gate will be closed. This portion of Solivita Boulevard will reopen to traffic by 9am on Monday, June 23rd.

Monday, June 23rd

Solivita Boulevard will be closed to all traffic in both directions from the four-way stop at the entrances to Bella Vista and Lago Vista through the roundabout at Village Drive [roundabout will be closed]. Access to Freedom Park and the Village by car must be made by using Torino Lane (coming from Cypress Parkway) or Village Center Road (coming from Portofino). Golf carts may use the cart path along Solivita Boulevard to access Freedom Park and the Village. This portion of Solivita Boulevard will reopen to traffic by 9am on Tuesday, June 24th.

Tuesday, June 24th

Village Drive from the Solivita Boulevard roundabout to the Market Place Bistro will be closed to all traffic in both directions. Access to Freedom Park and the Village must be made via Torino Lane or Village Center Road. All cars heading to/from Freedom Park must use the service road next to the Starlite Ballroom. Please use caution, as this road will carry two-way traffic. Golf cart users may use the cart paths along Solivita Boulevard to arrive at Freedom Park. Village Drive will reopen to all traffic by 9am on Wednesday, June 25th.

Beautiful SoliVita Sunrise

Posted by admin June - 16 - 2014 - Monday ADD COMMENTS
SoliVita Sunrise

SoliVita Sunrise

I took this picture on my bike ride on Father’s Day. Very peaceful. I hope you enjoy!!

SoliVita Florida

SoliVita Florida

Consider this: if you needed work done on your teeth, would you go to a dentist or do it yourself? The same theory applies to real estate. The art of selling a home is something that takes years to perfect. There are so many aspects of home sales that the average buyers and sellers are unaware of. Also there are many aspects of the process that are only easily available to a Realtor. The actual process of selling a SoliVita home is very time consuming and right about now, the seller has many more important things to consider, such as the impending move.

Realtors spend years learning the art of selling and how to interpret the SoliVita real estate market. They can offer you insight and information that only comes from years of experience. Realtors are also experts on their area; they know the communities and what they have to offer, the location of schools, transport routes, and how the current market will affect the sale of your home.

Using a Realtor to sell your home has several advantages over a FSBO. Perhaps the most important of these advantages is exposure. The marketing of your home is of the highest importance. Without a robust marketing plan, your home will not be seen by prospective buyers and as such, will take much longer to sell. Realtors utilize the latest in internet technology to ensure that your home is seen by as many buyers as possible. Also, realtors have a large budget to purchase newspaper ads, hold open houses, and create flyers and information packs about your property. Realtors can also utilize a CMA to evaluate the correct value of your home and to price it correctly in your local market. This will enable your home to be competitive and attractive to buyers. Remember, homes sold by a Realtor sell for an average of 20-30 thousand more than homes sold by the owner. use a professional to sell your home, and free up the time you need to organize yourself for the process of moving your own new home.

That professional would be me :)

Why You Should Retire To Florida

Posted by admin May - 2 - 2014 - Friday ADD COMMENTS

Early Morning In Solivita

Folks here are 5 reasons why retiring to Florida may be for you.

1. The weather, of course! Florida is known as the “Sunshine State” for the beautifully warm weather residents experience all year round. With a name like that, you can’t deny the gorgeous weather you’re sure to enjoy. Located in a tropical climate, Florida residents enjoy ample rain and sunshine throughout the year. As we all know, rain and sunshine make for the perfect recipe for a lush, green landscape, which is exactly what Florida has to offer.

2. The beaches. Florida is home to over 600 miles of beaches! Wouldn’t you love to spend your retirement exploring every beautiful beach in the state? Beaches not only offer a beautiful setting, but also provide a long list of activities. Sailing, walking the beaches and enjoying sunsets and sunrises could quickly become your daily activities.

3. Low cost of living. The overall cost of living in Florida is slightly lower than the national average, with Florida’s cost of living index at 98 and the national average at 100, according to Areavibes.com. In addition, Florida is one of the few states that have no state income tax, not to mention social security benefits are also not taxed.

4. Attractions and activities abound. Retiring in Florida is never boring! With Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, Wellington Equestrian Center, Florida Aquarium, Orlando Magic, Spring Training games, and a long list of beaches and towns to explore, Florida residents never run out of new things to do!

5. Large number of 55-Plus residents. It’s no secret that Florida is a great place to retire, which is why so many retirees have moved to Florida to spend their golden years. This is great for potential Florida retirees, such as yourself, as it allows for many opportunities to meet and interact with others your age. It also means that there are a large number of 55-Plus communities in Florida to live in.

And of course if you are looking to retire to Florida there is no better place than SoliVita located in Poinciana/Kissimmee.

SoliVita. The place for active adults to enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Amenities include 2 par 72 golf courses at Stonegate Golf Club. The Riviera Spa and Fitness Center with full gym, indoor track, indoor aquatic center, 2 out door spas, heated pool, dance studio and much more.

Contact your Solivita Real Estate Broker today. That would be me :)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – April 25, 2014 – The pace of Florida home construction is more than a positive trend for Florida real estate agents, according to a report from Florida TaxWatch. Housing starts, as a leading economic indicator, provide evidence that Florida is rebounding from the Great Recession.

“Floridians are seeing evidence of economic recovery in every corner,” says Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch. “New construction demand is growing, job creation is up, and for the first time since the recession, the state has a budget surplus and is sharing large tax cuts with hardworking Floridians. These positive indicators are giving taxpayers confidence, allowing them to spend more and generating state revenues.”

The TaxWatch report finds that Florida averages more than 4,600 new private single housing starts each month – more than double the monthly averages in early 2009. Furthermore, future housing start projections are expected to double by 2016 for single-family homes, while multi-family new construction should double by 2017.

Positive housing starts also have a ripple effect on the state economy. They provide construction jobs and contribute to the growth of other sectors, such as housing services, home improvement stores and other retailers, along with Realtors and title companies.

“Increased investment by individuals and companies helps increase Florida’s growth rate, giving businesses confidence to hire more workers,” says Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Florida TaxWatch chief economist. “This is one more positive sign of the growing momentum in Florida’s economy.”

The full TaxWatch economic commentary can be read online.

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SoliVita Home Values Continue To Increase For 2014

Posted by admin April - 16 - 2014 - Wednesday ADD COMMENTS

Hi guys. Here’s a market report for Solivita comparing the 1st quarter of 2014 with the 1st quarter of 2013. This will show you the trend for home prices in Solivita.

This data was pulled from the Mid-Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service and is deemed to be reliable. All Data is on Solivita

Period

Number

Of Sales

REOs

And SSs

Average

Price

Price Per

Sq Ft

Current

Inventory

1st Q 2013

66

15(23%)

$164,500

$94.00

na

1st Q 2014

54

10(19%)

$183,000

$ 104.00

118

Change

-19%

-5%

+9%

+10%

So what does this all mean? Well, the first thing, that stuck out like a sore thumb, is that 19% of the resales in Solivita his year were either REOs (bank owned) or short sale (SSs) properties. Compared with  23% for last year. So..distressed property sales in  SoliVita are declining. That’s a very good thing for the SoliVita community.

Now according to the chart  property values in Solivita have increased 9% in the last 12 months. The average sales price in SoliVita right now if $183,000 for a 1,731 sq foot (heated area) home. 9% appreciation is very good and is higher than the Florida average of 5%.

Inventory has been about the same all year. There are currently 126 properties for sale in SoliVita. That’s a little more than 6 months of inventory. It’s a Buyer’s market in SoliVita right now.

Here’s the lowest priced Solivita home for sale today.  A 1253 sq ft Zinfandel Model built in 2005. This SoliVita resale is located in the Venezia neighborhood and is priced at  $109,000. That’s only $87 per sq foot and is a good deal based on recent sales in SoliVita.

Here’s the highest priced home for sale in Solivita today. This 3057 sq foot home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and an inground swimming pool. It was built in 2012 and is currently priced at $487,900.

My opinion, for the future, is that property values in Solivita should continue to experience appreciation in the 5% to 8% per year range. This is based on the fact that the baby boomers are a huge part of the 55+ Adult Community market right now and are very much attracted to these types of communities.

So there you have it, Broker Bryant’s SoliVita Market Report.  Any questions?

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Deer at SoliVita

SoliVita Deer

One of the things I enjoy most about SoliVita is all of the wild life. Everyday I have the opportunity to see deer, alligators, raccoons, wild hogs, turkeys, sand hill cranes, opossum and much more on my morning bike rides. These deer just stood there and let me walk up to them. Momma deer was off in the woods watching me.

Folks if you are looking to move to a Florida Retirement Active Adult Community then you owe it to yourself to check out SoliVita.

In addition to all of the conservation and environmental areas located through out the community we also have…….

SoliVita. The place for active adults to enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Amenities include 2 par 72 golf courses at Stonegate Golf Club. The Riviera Spa and Fitness Center with full gym, indoor track, indoor aquatic center, 2 out door spas, heated pool, dance studio and much more.

Also enjoy the Village Center with its restaurants, 17,000 sq ft Starlight Ballroom, pool hall, ceramic and art studios and waterways for canoeing, boating and fishing. And as if that’s not enough there are 11 heated pools through out the community.

And the new Palms Amenity Complex with it’s state of the art fitness studio and 4,000 sg ft pool. Professional staff on site. Oops! I forgot to mention the tennis courts, pickle ball courts, horse shoe pits, dog park, softball fields and nature preserves. You really just need to come have a look. Houses from the low 100s to mid $500s.

According to Fannie Mae’s February 2014 National Housing Survey results…….

Homeownership and renting

• Month-to-month, the average 12-month home price change expectation increased to 3.2 percent.

• The share of people who say home prices will go up in the next 12 months increased 7 percentage points to 50 percent, while the share who say home prices will stay the same decreased by seven percentage points to 38 percent.

• The share of respondents who say mortgage rates will go up in the next 12 months increased by 1 percentage point, to 56 percent.

• Those who say it’s a good time to buy a house increased from last month, up 3 percentage points to 68 percent.

• The average 12-month rental price change expectation increased from last month to 4.3 percent.

• 51 percent of those surveyed said home rental prices would rise in the next 12 months, an increase of 3 percentage points from last month.

• 45 percent of respondents thought it would be easy for them to get a home mortgage today, a 7-percentage point decrease from last month.

• The respondents who say they would buy if they were going to move fell 4 percentage points to 66 percent, and those who say they would rent increased to 30 percent.

The economy and household finances

• The share of respondents who say the economy is on the right track decreased 4 percentage points from last month to 35 percent.

• The percentage of respondents who expect their personal financial situation to get better in the next 12 months decreased slightly from last month, to 43 percent.

• The share of respondents who say their household income is significantly higher than it was 12 months ago increased 2 percentage points to 24 percent.

• At 36 percent, the share of respondents who say their household expenses are significantly higher than they were 12 months ago rose 4 percentage points from last month.

At Age 65 U.S. Homeownership Peaks At 81.2%

Posted by admin March - 6 - 2014 - Thursday ADD COMMENTS

Pool Day at SoliVita

Hi folks, I read an article that stated that………At Age 65 U.S. Homeownership Peaks At 81.2%

The analysis is based on 1998-2010 data culled from the University of Michigan’s Health and Retirement Study, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging.

I find it interesting that the rate declines to 77.7 percent by age 75, falling steadily thereafter to hit just 54 percent for 95-year-olds

READ THE ARTICLE

Then in another article I read……More than 2.3 million adult children are living with their parents in California, a 63 percent increase since the Great Recession began seven years ago and a phenomenon straining budgets and pushing some families to the brink of poverty, according to a study released Thursday.

READ THE ARTICLE

Now these two articles got me thinking…… I wonder how many adult children are living in SoliVita? One of the reasons my wife and I moved to SoliVita was to keep the kids out. Our kids that is :) Of course if they were homeless we would do the right thing and……..rent them an apartment!!!

I’m just sayin’

What say you?

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