According to US Department of Commerce figures released this month, home purchases nationwide rose 0.3 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 units, entirely attributable to a 4.4 percent gain in the single-family sector. Due to this slight increase in new housing construction, the economic prospects for 2011 look good. Many golf clubs and active adult communities are encouraged by this positive forecast as they introduce new plans and pricing for 2011.
Builders that respond to consumer demand
Builders are cautiously capitalizing on the small improvement they see in potential home buyers. They are getting more and more inquiries from potential customers and are cautiously excited about this renewed consumer interest. The golf club and gated community industry remain that their new plans for 2011 will bring even more potential residents to their communities.
As the real estate market has fallen in recent years, builders haven’t been sitting still by waiting for potential homebuyers to return. Many realized they needed to hear what kind of community they wanted to live in from retirees. By doing market research and focus groups with their target audience, some builders have led the way and are rolling out new plans and facilities more in line with their customers’ needs.
Award-Winning Community Plans for Active Adults
The active adult communities that are dipping their toes back into the market are the ones that have received design, marketing awards and been featured in industry magazines. They are estabhave establishestablishede endured the lows of the real estate market.
Communities poised to do well with new plans release offer detached and attached single-family homes priced from $130 to $3,000. New floor plans offer several sizes with one, two, or even three bedrooms. These homes open the door to a fantastic active adult lifestyle. With multiple floor plans to choose from, many have open-plan flowing designs, sunny kitchens, and breakfast nooks, inviting sunrooms and dining areas, cozy dens, and master suites with breathtaking baths. Various plans allow for a lanai, which is great for quiet, relaxing afternoons or entertaining friends and family.
Communities with golf ca lub and amenities
Dedicated golfers will feel right at home in active adult communities with private golf courses. Many communities also have casual and formal restaurants in their golf clubs, and residents can also find everything for their golfing adventures in well-stocked professional stores. In addition, both men and women will feel comfortable and see all the amenities they need at the locker facilities. Many clubs have large balconies overlooking the course, an in-water driving range, chipping and putting greens.
Also found in many gated communities, residents can enjoy a spa and fitness center, a ballroom, tennis and pickleball courts, restaurants, and often even a common room and studios for various arts and crafts.
Builders are taking advantage of the positive outlook in the country’s real estate market by offering new plans and pricing for 2011. Retirees looking for a gated community with tons of amenities should check out what’s for sale!
Chris Harman is a writer for Solivita, a premier gated community in Kissimmee, Florida. Solivita, like many active adult communities, offers great new plans and awards for 2011.