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Old 11-20-2019, 10:37 PM
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All other things being equal, the house model is way less important than the location and privacy of the home, the size of the garage, and the condition of the home.
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To be honest, I doubt there really is one specific model that is in the most demand. If I have to pick one it would be the Begonia/Gardenia models (they are basically the same thing, look at the layouts, I have never been able to figure out the difference, I would consider them the same model). Lantana's and Iris's are very popular too. We have a Jasmine and they are in great demand, but with your budget, I am guessing you want something bigger.

More importantly - why do you care???? Buy what you like.
The Begonia we bought in 2011 was a Gardenia but with a golf cart garage.
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In the resale market, the Lantana and Gardenia models are pretty popular. The Lantana has all three bedrooms on one side of the house. The Gardenia has two bedrooms on one side and the master bedroom on the opposite side of the house. Personally, I think that if you have frequent guests, the Gardenia is more desirable because your guests can sleep farther away from the master bedroom.
The Gardenia is not a three bedroom home. It is two bedrooms plus a den which does not have a closet. There are stretched Gardenia models which do have a third bedroom with the closet.
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Thanks to all who posted replies. The information was very helpful.
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IMHO unless you have a real profit of $500 K , you will not have enough to live in assisted living for any length of time--independent living is something different--best option is long term health care insurance , especially if you have to protect substantial assets
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Thanks to all who posted replies. The information was very helpful.
Looks like they just opened display homes for many of the plans on Rahilly Rd in Linden if interested to walk through and see.
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The Gardenia is not a three bedroom home. It is two bedrooms plus a den which does not have a closet. There are stretched Gardenia models which do have a third bedroom with the closet.
I agree. But, most of the pre-owned Gardenia houses that I have viewed at open houses have had the optional closet added to it.
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The Williamsburg is an expanded Gardenia.
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I agree. But, most of the pre-owned Gardenia houses that I have viewed at open houses have had the optional closet added to it.
Were these stretched Gardenias with the optional closet added? If not, that makes a very small bedroom with a closet. The front bedroom in a Gardenia in a standard configuration is 11'1''X 11'1" according to the floor plan.
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I really don't know, but it just seems like the closet is a very popular option, and finding a Gardenia model with 3 bedrooms is not difficult to find. I have seen more Gardenias with a closet than without one.
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I have a stretched Gardenia with a good size closet in the front BR. Almost every Gardenia/Begonia I have been in has a closet in the front BR.
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The Gardenia is not a three bedroom home. It is two bedrooms plus a den which does not have a closet. There are stretched Gardenia models which do have a third bedroom with the closet.


Some are 2 bedrooms some are 3. Mine is a 3 bedroom, front bedroom is stretched with a closet.


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