Local outlook brighter than in many other housing markets

The housing market has its challenges, but Florida continues to enjoy a better situation than markets in many other parts of the country. At least that was the message delivered by two experts at the Tampa Bay Builders Association 2019 Economic Forecast briefing on Jan. 23 at Tampa’s River Center at Julian B. Lane Park, in downtown Tampa. Robert Dietz, chief economist of the National … [Read more...]

Asturia, Bexley and FishHawk Are Home To ICI Homes

ICI Homes, one of Florida’s most acclaimed builders, is building new homes in three of Tampa Bay’s most desirable communities — Asturia in Odessa, Bexley in Land O’ Lakes and FishHawk in Lithia. All are master-planned communities with beautiful homes sites, excellent schools and expansive amenities that promote an active lifestyle. They are conveniently located close to major transportation … [Read more...]

Everything Is Alive and Blooming In Connerton

Spring brings new life, and everything is coming alive in the beautiful, award-winning community of Connerton in Land O’ Lakes. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding and wildlife is nesting. New families are also nesting, with 60 new buyers choosing Connerton as their home since the beginning of the year. Connerton was honored to be one of the 2018 Showcase Communities for the annual … [Read more...]

Live in Asturia For Under $300,000 in a New Ashton Woods Home

Here’s a great opportunity if you’re looking to move up to a new home in one of the master-planned communities along the State Road 54 corridor in central Pasco. Ashton Woods is selling beautifully finished, inventory homes beginning at $257,990 in Asturia — the prestigious Odessa community that’s known for its award-winning amenity center and miles of nature trails. While the average … [Read more...]

ICI Homes Wins Two Top Parade of Homes Awards

It was an exciting March for ICI Homes, which received two prestigious awards from the Tampa Bay Builders Association during its recent Parade of Homes. Two of the builder’s homes received top honors from Parade judges, including its Brooke model home at Bexley, which won a silver award for homes priced between $650,000 and $699,000. “The Brooke is a very flexible home with a unique, open … [Read more...]

Don’t Let The Parade Pass You By!

Spring is in the air, and once again Connerton is blooming with new homes, new families and plenty of fun activities for its residents. Your family can discover Connerton over the next two weekends, during the 2018 Parade of Homes presented by the Tampa Bay Builders Association. For the second year in a row, Connerton is featured as a Parade Showcase Community, and its builders are showing off … [Read more...]

Tampa Bay housing market has solid outlook for 2018, experts say

Tampa Bay’s housing market is looking strong for 2018, but changes are expected, as the market evolves, according to experts featured at the 2018 Economic Forecast meeting presented by the Tampa Bay Builders Association. Buck Horne, vice president for equity research, housing and real estate for Raymond James, presented an analysis featuring three key findings during the Feb. 6 meeting at … [Read more...]

Asturia Wins Awards at Builder’s Masquerade Ball

Asturia, a Hines Community located in Odessa, recently won Best Logo for a Developer and Best Online Digital Ad for a Developer at the Tampa Bay Builders Association’s annual Sales and Marketing Awards of Excellence competition. The sold-out masquerade ball was held at the beautifully restored Floridan Palace Hotel in downtown Tampa. Tables were elaborately decorated with candelabras, feathers … [Read more...]

Not All Communities are Created Equal

It’s been such an exciting year at Connerton that visitors and residents continue to be amazed by “The Community of More.” The year began with Connerton being named the 2017 Showcase Community for the Parade of Homes sponsored by the Tampa Bay Builders Association. The month-long Parade brought hundreds of people to the Land O’ Lakes community for the first time in April, and many became new … [Read more...]

Higher school impact fees expected in 2018

The Pasco County School Board didn’t get the school impact rate increases initially recommended by a consultant hired by the school district, and the building community didn’t get the rate it was pushing — but Pasco County Commissioners have agreed to support higher impact fees for school construction. During a July 11 public hearing, commissioners committed to a proposed ordinance that calls … [Read more...]