BellaLago Home Of The Week Special

Posted by admin November - 21 - 2013 - Thursday ADD COMMENTS

Waterfront home in BellaLago

Hi Folks. Have you been to BellaLago in Kissimmee Florida? BellaLago is classic waterfront living in Kissimmee. Located on more than a mile of shoreline along Lake Tohopekaliga, Bellalago is a gated community featuring a world of resort-caliber amenities, from recreation to lakeside restaurant, and gracious, Mediterranean-inspired homes in a portfolio of twelve distinctive one- and two-story designs.

Check out this week’s BellaLago new construction special deal.

Featured Model:           THE TUSCANY
4 BEDROOMS • 3 BATH • 2-CAR GARAGE
MULTI-GENERATIONAL SUITE
3,274 LIVING SQ. FT

Move-In Ready Price: $452,315

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The BIO for Bryant Tutas

Tutas Towne Realty, Inc handles Florida real estate sales, Florida short sales, Florida strategic short sales, Florida pre-foreclosure sales, Florida foreclosures in Kissimmee Florida Short Sales, Davenport Florida Short Sales, Haines City Florida Short Sales, Poinciana Florida Short Sales, Solivita Florida Short Sales, Orlando Florida Short Sales, Celebration Florida Short Sales, Winderemere Florida Short Sales. Serving all of Polk, Osceola and Orange Counties Florida. Florida Short Sale Broker. Short Sale Florida.

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SoliVita Welcome Center

Hi Folks, Here’s a good article about the difficulties couples can have finding the perfect retirement home for their needs.

According to the article, Relocation can be a contentious issue when it comes to making joint retirement plans. According to a 2011 survey of retiring couples commissioned by Fidelity Investments, 33 percent of participating pairs either didn’t agree or just didn’t know where they would retire. And it’s not just the “where” throwing a wrench in the planning process. According to the study, 62 percent of couples approaching retirement couldn’t agree on the “when” to retire.

My wife and I went through this in 2010. We settled on Solivita because of the indoor aquatic center. My wife was battling skin cancer at the time and needed the aquatic center so she could work out without being in the sun.

It was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Not only do we love SoliVita but we were able to take control of out health back. 3.5 years later we are both in the best shape of our lives. And no more cancer!

So folks don’t purchase a Florida 55+ Active Adult Community without considering SoliVita .

In fact contact me and I’ll give you the SoliVita tour. I’d love to show you are community. We have resales starting in the low 100s and SoliVita New Construction starting mid 100s to mid 400s.

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Tutas Towne Realty, Inc handles Florida real estate sales, Florida short sales, Florida strategic short sales, Florida pre-foreclosure sales, Florida foreclosures in Kissimmee Florida Short Sales, Davenport Florida Short Sales, Haines City Florida Short Sales, Poinciana Florida Short Sales, Solivita Florida Short Sales, Orlando Florida Short Sales, Celebration Florida Short Sales, Winderemere Florida Short Sales. Serving all of Polk, Osceola and Orange Counties Florida. Florida Short Sale Broker. Short Sale Florida.

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SoliVita New Homes For Sale

Posted by admin October - 24 - 2013 - Thursday ADD COMMENTS

Skinny Broker Bryant

My wife and I moved into SoliVita in May of 2010. At that time I weighed close to 270 lbs. My wife was bald from cancer treatments and had been enduring several years of health issues.

SoliVita appealed to us because of the in door aquatic center at the Riviera Spa and Fitness Center.

Our goal was to buy a home in SoliVita and then take advantage of  all of the amenities to get our bodies and minds back in shape.

The photos above were taken in September 2013. I now weigh 205 lbs. That’s a loss of 65 lbs!!! And at the age of 56 I am in the best shape of my life.

Folks if you are looking to retire in Florida or just want to live in a 55+ Active Adult Community then come check out SoliVita. SoliVita is Florida’s World Class 55+ Active Retirement Community.

You will love it!!!

Resales starting in the low 100s.

SoliVita New Home Construction prices start in the mid 100s to high 400s.

Let me know if you have an interest in purchasing a home in SoliVita. We can get you set up on a 2 night 3 day SoliVita Discovery Days excursion. This will give you plenty of time to tour and enjoy SoliVita.

Let’s talk. 407-873-2747

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More Buyers Are Looking For New Construction In SoliVita

Posted by admin October - 15 - 2013 - Tuesday ADD COMMENTS

More Buyers Are Looking For New Construction In SoliVita Florida.

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.

SoliVita New Construction

SoliVita New Homes Construction

Florida applications for new homes rose in Sept.

WASHINGTON – Oct. 14, 2013 – The Mortgage Bankers Association’ (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) for September 2013 found that mortgage applications for new home purchases in the U.S. decreased by 1 percent relative to the previous month, though the numbers aren’t adjusted to compensate for seasonal variations.

In Florida, however, new home applications rose both month-to-month and year-to-year. Compared to August 2013, applications rose 1.6 percent. Compared to September 2012, applications rose 10.7 percent.

By product type, conventional loans composed 68.4 percent of U.S. loan applications, FHA loans made up 16.6 percent, RHS/USDA loans composed 1.1 percent and VA loans made up 13.9 percent.

The average loan size of new homes increased from $284,392 in August to $289,650 in September.

MBA estimates that sales of new single-family homes were running at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 459,000 in September 2013. On an unadjusted basis, the MBA estimates that there were 36,000 new home sales in September 2013. Even though the mortgage rate declined nationally, the percentage of all-cash home sales led to the increased estimate.

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Posted by admin October - 7 - 2013 - Monday ADD COMMENTS

Huge community yard sale in SoliVita this past Saturday. All I got was this stupid picture 🙂

SoliVita Florida Community Yard Sale

Single-family home starts to rise 31% in 2014

Posted by admin October - 4 - 2013 - Friday ADD COMMENTS

New construction is booming in SoliVita!! Check out this article. Should be a great time to purchase a new 55+ retirement home in SoliVita Florida

WASHINGTON – Oct. 3, 2013 – The ongoing housing recovery is expected to gain momentum next year even as several challenges remain, according to economists who participated in yesterday’s National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Fall 2013 Construction Forecast Webinar.

“The cards are in play for a decent and fairly strong recovery in 2014 and particularly in 2015,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “From the standpoint of GDP growth, housing has been a plus, growing at two, three and four times the rate of the rest of the economy in recent quarters.”

A double-digit increase in home prices over the past year helped spur the housing rebound, driven in part by tight inventories of new and existing homes for sale and gradual gains in employment.

“We expect to see price increases moderate in the next few years as we see additional inventory on the market and investors back away as the bargains disappear,” said Crowe.

Another bright spot: Rising household formations by twenty-something adults who had moved back in with their parents or doubled up with roommates. At the height of the housing boom, the U.S. was producing 1.4 million additional households every year. That figure plunged to 500,000 during the depth of the recession and today is now back up to 700,000.

In addition, households across the nation have increased their savings and shed debt.

“They’ve corrected a lot of excesses and feel more comfortable about moving forward,” Crowe said, noting that the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index shows that the percentage of consumers who believe that now is a good time to buy a house is back up to levels last seen near the housing boom.

However, Crowe cited several headwinds impeding the recovery.

“Credit conditions are much tighter now, builders are increasingly facing labor shortages, lot supplies are tight, building material prices are rising, and inaccurate appraisals are hurting home sales” he says. “You can’t charge more than you can get an appraisal for. Even though we are seeing price increases in labor, land and materials, 36 percent of builders recently said they had lost at least one sale over appraisals coming in below the cost of production.”

A solid outlook

• NAHB forecasts 924,000 total housing starts in 2013, up 18 percent from 783,000 units last year.

• Single-family production is expected to rise 17 percent this year to 629,000 units, jump an additional 31 percent next year to 826,000 and surpass the 1 million mark in 2015.

• NAHB projects that multifamily starts will increase 20 percent in 2013 to 296,000 units and rise an additional 10 percent to 326,000 units next year, which Crowe characterized as a normal level of multifamily production.

• Meanwhile, residential remodeling has returned to previously normal levels seen in the early 2000s, and remodeling activity is expected to register a modest gain this year over 2012.

“Our Remodeling Market Index has been above 50 for three of the last four quarters, indicating that remodelers feel things are going better,” says Crowe. “Remodeling did not fall as much, so it does not have as much ground to make up.”

Dodging a bullet

Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, expressed optimism that Congress will move quickly to resolve the critical issues with the government shutdown and Oct. 17 deadline of a threatened U.S. default.

“I truly anticipate that lawmakers will get it together, but that is definitely a challenge to my economic outlook,” says Zandi. “If policymakers can’t get it together by Oct. 17, we’re toast, and I think we are going into recession.”

Assuming the government meets these challenges, Zandi cited three reasons for optimism moving forward. First, the fiscal drag that is weighing heavily on the economy in the form of tax increases and government spending cuts now being implemented will continue to fade in the coming years. This fiscal drag will shave 1.5 percent off of GDP growth this year, about 0.7 percent next year and gradually fall to zero by 2016, he said.

Second, Zandi notes that the “private economy has done a marvelous job reducing leverage and getting their balance sheets in order. American companies are in very good shape, and they will do well going forward, with continued strong export growth. That will be a strong source of economic growth for a long time to come.”

Finally, Zandi said that demographics make a compelling argument for a strengthening housing market.

“In the current housing market, supply is running around 950,000 annual units,” he says. “In a normal economy, we should be producing 1.7 million units. That’s a big difference. We’ve already made a lot of progress in working off excess inventory. We won’t get housing construction up to 1.7 million quickly. The big problem in the next five years won’t be too much housing, but too little housing.”

All markets are local

Looking beneath the national numbers, Robert Denk, NAHB’s assistant vice president for forecasting and analysis, noted a range of conditions across the country and differences among the states in the amount of distress suffered during the recession and the headway being made in recovery.

Housing nationwide bottomed out at an average of 27 percent of normal production in early 2009.

The hardest hit states where production soared to unsustainable levels during the boom years – California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida – bottomed out at 10 percent to 20 percent of normal when the housing bubble burst. In sharp contrast, better states that did not experience a huge production run up during the boom declined to 50 percent of normal production. Now that housing has entered a new stage in the healing process, local economic conditions are dictating the pace of recovery.

“We’ve now gotten past the point where we are digging out of holes and repairing the carnage of the housing markets,” says Denk. “It’s no longer about the boom and the bust. Now it’s about the underlying [state and regional] economies, and how that is supporting the housing recovery.”

For example, while Texas and Florida have roughly the same number of mortgages, Florida had nearly five times as many foreclosures during the height of the downturn and today has less than double.

The gradual and steady housing recovery now underway across the land will bring nationwide housing starts to 71 percent of normal by the fourth quarter of next year and 93 percent of normal by the end of 2015, Denk predicts.

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Come Discover SoliVita With SoliVita Discovery Days.

Posted by admin October - 1 - 2013 - Tuesday ADD COMMENTS

SoliVita will put you up for 3 days and 2 nights for $89 + tax for 2 people. Available Sept 1- Nov 30 2013. (Certain terms and conditions apply).

  • Stay in a fully furnished guest home
  • Enjoy Complimentary Lunch and Dinner
  • Cruise around in your own personal golf cart
  • Use all recreational facilities during your stay
  • Speak with SoliVita’s friendly sales staff

Folks this is a great opportunity to see for yourself all that SoliVita has to offer.

We would love to have you. Pop me an email if interested to brokerbryant@gmail.com  I’ll get you registered and set up for a stay (subject to availability).

SoliVita is a World Class 55+ Retirement Community. New homes from $150s to $400s

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What Do The SoliVita Association Fees Cover?

Posted by admin September - 29 - 2013 - Sunday ADD COMMENTS

As an owner in SoliVita you will have two monthly fees. The first is for the Homeowner’s Association (HOA).

This fee ranges from $125.57 to $161.97 per month depending on the neighborhood. It includes:

  • Complete lawn care: mowing, edging, trimming, weeding, fertilizing, mulching, turf pest control, irrigation system maintenance and reclaimed water.
  • Common area maintenance
  • Expanded Basic Cable Television (Brighthouse)
  • Professional Association Management
  • Roadway, Landscape and Irrigation Reserves
  • ****Annual pressure cleaning of house and driveway pavers
  • ****Exterior repainting of the home once every 7 years

****Only applies to The Courtyards at Montelena

You also pay a SoliVita Club Membership of $173.01 per month. This includes:

  • Membership and use of all SoliVita Recreational Facilities. (****Golf Membership is extra)
  • 32,000 sq ft Riviera Spa and Fitness Room
  • 17,000 sq ft Starlight Ballroom
  • 16,000 sq ft Waterfront Galleries
  • The Palms Amenity Complex
  • 11 Community Pools
  • 9 Lighted Tennis Courts
  • 9 Lighted Pickleball Courts
  • 24/7 Gated and Attended Entry with Roving Security
  • Full Time Recreational and Fitness Staff
  • And much much more!!!

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SoliVita One of The Top 55-plus Retirement Communities Nationwide

Posted by admin September - 21 - 2013 - Saturday ADD COMMENTS

SoliVita Town Center

OCALA, Fla. – Sept. 20, 2013 – 55 Places – a website advertising 55-plus retirement communities nationwide – created a list of the top spots for value, comparing a development’s list of amenities to the cost of living there. The list was designed for retirees on a budget.

Calling it a “complex formula,” the website created a top 25 list, and 11 Florida communities made the cut, including an Ocala development that landed the No. 1 spot.

1. On Top of the World – Ocala, Fla.

A resort-style 55+ community planned for 10,000 single-family and attached homes priced from under $100,000, On Top of the World has three golf courses, several clubhouses, fitness centers, pools, restaurants and more. Over 200 clubs meet on a regular basis.
2. Sun City – Sun City, Ariz.
3. Rossmoor Village – Monroe Township, N.J.
4. Windsor Gardens – Denver, Colo.
5. Oak Run – Ocala, Fla.
6. Kings Point – Sun City Center, Fla.
7. Timber Pines – Spring Hill, Fla.

8. Clearbrook – Monroe Township, N.J.
9. Carillon – Plainfield, Ill.
10. Kings Ridge – Clermont, Fla.
11. Spruce Creek Country Club – Summerfield, Fla.

12. Concordia – Monroe Township, N.J.
13. Four Seasons at Hemet – Hemet, Calif.
14. Sun City West – Sun City West, Ariz.
15. Southshore Falls – Apollo Beach, Fla.
16. Stone Creek – Ocala, Fla.
17. Solivita – Kissimmee, Fla.

18. Sun City Huntley – Huntley, Ill.
19. Sun Lakes Country Club – Banning, Calif.
20. Trilogy Orlando – Groveland, Fla.
21. Solera at Oak Valley Greens – Beaumont, Calif.
22. Heritage Isle – Viera, Fla.
23. Laguna Woods Village (Leisure World) – Laguna Woods, Calif.
24. Sun City Festival – Buckeye, Ariz.
25. Sun City MacDonald Ranch – Henderson, Nev.

Pop me an email if we can help you discover SoliVita. Florida’s World Class Active Adult Community.

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New Construction In Orlando Is Booming!!

Posted by admin September - 18 - 2013 - Wednesday ADD COMMENTS
New homes in SoliVita

SoliVita New Home Construction

Good morning folks. Read an article this morning stating that…….”The pace of home construction in the Orlando area, which slowed to a crawl during the housing slump, is now outpacing that of almost every other metro area in the country.”

Read the article on New Home Builds in Orlando here.

I see a lot of this new construction in SoliVita while out bike riding in the mornings.

If you want to take a tour of SoliVita just let me know and I will get you set up. You can also take advantage of the SoliVita Discovery Days. Spend 3 days and 2 nights at SoliVita for $89.00(for 2). This will give you adequate time to tour SoliVita and try out all of the SoliVita amenities.

Pop me an email if we can help you discover SoliVita. Florida’s World Class Active Adult Community.

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