Friday, April 20, 2018

10 Things to Consider when Building a New Home

10 Things to Consider when Building a New Home

There are so many things to think about when building a new home that it’s easy to get overwhelmed and to overlook small but important details. But don’t worry. We’re here to help! Deer Island offers so many home choices, from spec homes to custom built. There is something here for everyone!
Now for our list of 10 things to consider when building a new home…

Monday, April 16, 2018

10 Graphs That Will Make you Pro at Cleaning Anything

10 Graphs That Will Make you Pro at Cleaning Anything

written by Silas & Grace
Let’s get real, cleaning anything and everything can be a bit of a hassle (or it’s just a task we’re not up for). But at some point it needs to be done, and this is the incorruptible truth of keeping home and possessions. That is unless you’re fine with being like one of those people from the show, Hoarders.. then that’s a whole different story. But if you’re like everyone else, then you’re probably going to need some cleaning hacks and tips to get the job done.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Must-ask Questions for Your New Home Builder

Must-ask Questions for Your New Home Builder

Moving into a brand-new home is an exciting event, but also a time where it pays to conduct your due diligence up front. Whether you’re a first-time or repeat buyer, the following questions will help provide important clues as to whether your new home builder of choice is worth the commitment.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spec homes vs new builds: Which one is right for you?

Spec homes vs new builds: 
Which one is right for you?

So, you want your next home to be shiny and new, but should you go with a spec home or a new build?
Spec homes are brand-new properties that are completed (or nearly completed) before they’re sold. While new builds are more customisable, spec homes can greatly reduce the decision-making process and time until ownership. Take a look at the pros and cons of each option, to help you decide which one is right for you.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Par for the Course: The Joys of Living in a Residential Golf Community

Par for the Course:
The Joys of Living in a 
Residential Golf Community

People living in a golf community have the opportunity to play their favorite sport, but they also live in a wonderful, community atmosphere with others who have the same interests.

Golf, of course, isn’t the only reason they choose a golf course community. They’re usually entering a new phase of their lives and want a stress-free or hassle-free environment, surrounded by well-maintained landscapes and state-of-the-art building designs. Golf communities also offer privacy for home owners along with the prestige of private club options.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Tax Write-Offs When Building a New Home

February 23, 2018 | Paradise Homes on Deer Island

Tax Write-Offs When Building a New Home

By Mike Parker

Whether you build it or buy it, your new home is likely to be the most expensive purchase you will ever make, according to CNN Money. The Internal Revenue Service provides some financial assistance by allowing you to write off some of the expenses associated with building a home, but you'll have to itemize your deductions if you want to take advantage of these write-offs.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Things to Consider When Building Your Dream Home

February 7, 2018 | Paradise Homes on Deer Island

Building a new house can be exciting, even life changing, but all the experts agree on one thing. Careful planning beforehand is essential.

It's always exciting to begin planning a new construction home! Of course a process this big comes with a certain amount of stress and anxiety. You can help ease some of the stress of building a new construction home by simply planning ahead. Proper planning for a custom built home can take months, even years. We can help make this so much easier with some simple considerations!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Preparing Your Home for an Open House

February 2, 2018 | Paradise Homes on Deer Island

We are prepping for our first ever Open House Event on 7 of our model homes! It has been a whirlwind of preparation. From scheduled home cleanings and new mulch to flyers, signs, and more! Our team has been putting in the work and is excited about getting our homes ready for this!

The process to get a home ready for showing varies from home to home, bust some things remain constant. We thought it might be helpful to provide you with some tips we came across in this whole process. If you are thinking about selling your home, these might be helpful to you!

And, if you are looking to buy a home in Central Florida, come by our Open Houses tomorrow to see us! Inventory is low and these will not last long so don't miss out on the opportunity to see these beautiful, move-in ready homes!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018 Color Trends

January 17, 2018 | Paradise Homes on Deer Island

Repost from Elle Decor - Written by Sara Tardiff on Dec 7, 2017

There's a new minimalist color palette in town, and it doesn't involve grey.

It's time to discuss which home decor trends will define the year to come. While 2017 was all about tropical green, warm neutrals, and sophisticated camel accents, we predict that 2018 will be full of even edgier hues.
If you need some help imagining how they might play out in your own space, look no further than the 7 rooms below.

Monday, January 8, 2018

7 Resolutions for a More Organized New Year

January 8, 2018 | Paradise Homes on Deer Island

Repost from CleanOrganizedFamilyHome.comI can hear you now: More New Year's resolutions! I never keep them! Why should I even make them?
Corny as it sounds, the New Year offers us all a chance to regroup and start fresh and to reinvent ourselves for the better.
We've just come through the sound and fury of the holidays - and our homes, nerves, and bank accounts reflect it. What better time to get a grip and try to do it right than this clean slate of a new year looming ahead? 
In that spirit, here are my 7 resolutions for an organized new year that can rejuvenate you, your home, and your family. And the best part? They all build on each other. If you accomplish No. 1 then No. 2 is easier. If you nail No. 4, No. 5 is a cinch. Try it! (What do you have to lose?)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

10 Trends in Residential Construction to Watch for in 2018

January 3, 2018 | Paradise Homes on Deer Island

Tavares, FL - Everyone has an image in their head, or on their vision board for that matter, of their dream home. It may just be a big picture, obtuse idea or it could be planned down to the most finite detail.

The best part about building a custom home is the ability to choose all the finishes and make your home a true reflection of you and your family.