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Fiddlers Creek

It’s been eagerly anticipated for months, and now the time has finally come – D.R. Horton is releasing their Washington luxury model home in Fiddler’s Creek.

Located in the village of Chiasso, in the Veneta section of the community, this new model is a 2,788 square foot haven that reflects a popular Mediterranean style often seen throughout the area. The interior was expertly designed by One of a Kind Design Inc., and boasts an incredible formal dining room, an inviting covered entry, and the option of a spacious, three-car garage.

It’s a fitting addition to Chiasso – the gorgeous village within Fiddler’s Creek is an elegant and comfortable sanctuary for the perfect Florida lifestyle. With calm waterways snaking throughout the homes, Chiasso

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After a year of record-breaking success, Stock Development is looking to carry the momentum into the New Year.

More than 100 sales exceeding $113 million were executed in 2013, an improvement of an astounding 1,200% over last year. This came thanks in part to Quail West’s diverse range of options for prospective buyers, including luxurious single-family residences that start from just the $700s.

More than 16,000 visitors have come to Quail West since Stock finalized its purchase of 234 home sites in the community in May 2012. In that same period of time, executed and pending sales have reached nearly $150 million, making this one of the most successful communities in all of Naples. 2014 is looking to bring the same success as well. According to Vice

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Mark your calendars - the beautiful community of Maple Ridge at Ave Maria in Naples is adding a new series of model homes to its ranks in a special event this weekend, November 23-24. Starting at 9:30 a.m., the debut of the 8 new homes will be evenly split between each day. 

The models are all part of the stunning Captiva Garden Collection, a series of five floor plans – including the Almanor, Bristol, Caples, and Danby. The interiors of these homes were carefully crafted and designed by Kelly Young Designs, and include sports courts as well as rock-wall swimming pools.

The Almanor, a 2,569 square foot residence, comes with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a gorgeous eat-in kitchen, and a spacious great room that is perfect for

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Paseo, the 8-time consecutive winner of the Community of the Year award, has begun to construct a new building of townhomes that will be the 9th in the community. A 10th is slated to be built starting at the end of 2013. 

This new building will house six luxury units that each boast breathtaking lakefront views, and are priced starting at the low $200s. The units are offered on multiple floor plans, each coming with front porches or balconies that are perfect for enjoying the warm Southwest Florida climate, and the design places the garages in the rear so residents have immediate access to their front doors from the sidewalks.

Next to one of Paseo’s lakefront parks are is the new townhome building, giving residents fantastic views of the water, as

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When you’re selling your home, there are countless little things around that can drive your price down. If you can get an idea of what people want, and what people expect to see, you can get yourself ahead of the game in getting your home market-ready. 

While there are some things that you can’t do anything about (you won’t exactly be moving your entire home to a more desirable location), there are certainly things that you can control. Here are some common threats to your home’s value that you can stave off before you sell:

  • Lack of updates

This is one that can actually do more damage than good sometimes – if you drop a huge amount of money on a brand new kitchen, there is always the chance it doesn’t bring in more money than you

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With its 8th consecutive Community of the Year award in the books for 2013, Paseo has sealed its reputation as being one of the best and most desirable communities in the entire country. And now it has added two more buildings of townhomes to its ranks. 

The new buildings have 6 units in each, and offer a variety of floor plans that come with multiple front porches or balconies for truly enjoying the beautiful Southwest Florida weather. The design of the townhomes places the garages in the rear, giving residents direct access to their front doors and giving the buildings an attractive façade that isn’t cluttered. Brick paver sidewalks stretch around the communities and provide gorgeous lake views as you jog, walk the dog, or just go out for a

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If you’re getting ready to show your home for the first time, the process can be a little intimidating. Getting your home cleaned up, and knowing just what to clean up and how much, is invaluable knowledge that could give your home the edge over the rest of the market.

There are many common places you’ll want to look when you’re scouring the home for things to tidy up. But there are also several not-so-common places where the clutter can pile up – and here they are:

  • The top of the refrigerator

The space is generally occupied by things that couldn’t find a home elsewhere in the kitchen. So, they’re relegated to the top spot and (generally) forgotten about. There usually won’t be too much to clean up from here, but getting this

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Southwest Florida builder D.R. Horton is finishing up work on two luxurious Edison inventory homes located in Amador, a cozy haven of just 38 Mediterranean-style homes in Fiddler’s Creek. 

The Edison model is a single-story floor plan that offers 1,983 square feet made up of three spacious bedrooms, two baths, and a comfortable den. Some of the standard features that come with these models are gorgeous, 8-foot-high glass panel front door, 42-inch cabinets in the kitchen, beautifully designed decorative finishes, and stately granite countertops. Prices for these models start at just the low-$400s.

The two homes being completed by D.R. Horton are both examples of the builder’s clout and reputation within the community. Between the stock features

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Some people contend that “newer is always better,” but more and more are straying from that mindset and looking for a home with both age and character. Just because newer homes have the advantage of simply being built more recently, doesn’t mean they’re always a better choice.

One downside of such decades-old homes is that they tend to have more maintenance issues than one built recently – same goes for most things, including cars. But, homes that were built in similar eras will suffer from similar ailments, so you can prepare yourself for what is to come. Here are the most common issues for homes built 40 or more years ago:

Pre-1978 homes – Lead paint

1978 was the year that the United States banned the use of lead paint, finally

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If you’re struggling to work with a small space, you aren’t alone – nothing is more frustrating that being limited by the size of a tiny room.

But it doesn’t have to be this way! There are ways you can make your trouble spot look bigger, without any costly remodeling. Avoid demolishing walls and raising the roof, and take these tricks to heart:

  • Use Mirrors

When you accent a room with mirrors, it creates a simple effect – the reflection makes it look like you’re gazing through a window to another room. An added bonus of these mirrors is that they will also reflect extra light around the room, making the space seem even brighter.

  • Add light colors

It’s a simple optical illusion. When you add more light colors to the room, they

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