(August 7,2013) - It’s been a long few years, hasn’t it? Maybe your family has grown by one…or two…and you could use some more space in your home. Maybe you’ve retired and are ready to move out of the bustling city and into a quieter community where you can play golf and enjoy life. Or maybe you’ve just had it with long, snowy winters and dream of moving someplace a bit more tropical. Whatever your reason for wanting to sell your home, you’ve probably been holding off for the past few years. But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
Is Now Really The Time to Buy and Sell A Home?
Yes. Home values are going up and houses are being sold, but prices aren’t too high and inventory isn’t too scarce. Overall, most markets have improved by 15 to 20 percent. This means it is a great time to put your house on the market if you are looking to relocate, upgrade or downsize your current home.
It’s also a good time to buy a new home. You’ll still find a savings of 35 to 45 percent in many markets in comparison to prices before the bubble burst. Now is also the time to buy a little more than you think you can afford.
But Isn’t That How We Got Into This Mess In The First Place?
True, but this really is the time when it’s good idea to take advantage of the market and invest in a home – not once prices have skyrocketed and people are fighting over the last house for sale in a neighborhood. Many communities that were forced to halt construction during the recession have begun building again and there are lots of options for building new homes at competitive prices.
Take your time and do your homework, but don’t wait too long.
What About All Those Half-Built Master Planned Communities Out There?
Unfortunately, when the housing market crashed, many residential developments were abandoned mid-construction, leaving the few existing homeowners without the amenities and other features they were promised. Many of them have plans to move forward with planned construction, but just keep in mind that it may take some time. If amenities are important to you, consider finding a community with those already in place.
Any Suggestions Where to Find All This?
Southern Hills Plantation Club, located in Brooksville, Fla., is a great place to take advantage of today’s market by investing in a home while prices are still relatively low but improving. The master-planned community features a variety of villages and builders to fit every lifestyle, from families to the avid golfer, with the finest amenities completed and fully staffed. Residents and members enjoy the top-rated Pete Dye Signature Golf Course and clubhouse with upscale and casual dining and golf pro shop. The spa and fitness center features world-class staff, first class fitness equipment, resort style pool and professional tennis courts. Social events for every age group and interest are planned throughout the year by the community’s lifestyle director.
About Southern Hills Plantation
Located in the Tampa Bay area on US 41, three miles south of Brooksville, Fla. To visit Southern Hills Plantation Club from Suncoast Parkway: Take Spring Hill Drive exit and travel east to US 41. North on US 41 (Broad Street) to Southern Hills Boulevard on right. From I-75: Take Brooksville exit #301 and travel west on Highway 50/98. Follow Highway 50/98 Truck Route cut-off to US 41. South on US 41 (Broad Street) to Southern Hills Boulevard on left.
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