New Home Costs

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-10-2015, 03:09 PM
allanlouise allanlouise is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default New Home Costs

MY wife and I have visited twice and are planning to but in April.Im kind of interested in the new homes that are showing up in LaBelle, but wonder what is the cost of "finishing" a new house...ie ceiling fans.window blinds/shades. privacy landscaping.gutters etc. Seems it would add a considerable amount to what seems to be a reasonable purchase price.
  #2  
Old 02-10-2015, 03:10 PM
asianthree's Avatar
asianthree asianthree is offline
Sage
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pennacamp, Fernandinia 2 Frogs
Posts: 7,158
Thanks: 19
Thanked 1,098 Times in 419 Posts
Default

It depends on what size house you're looking at as to how many ceiling fan she'll need any blinds that you will need and such.
__________________
Do not worry about things you can not change
  #3  
Old 02-10-2015, 03:37 PM
baustgen baustgen is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 336
Thanks: 0
Thanked 53 Times in 24 Posts
Default

We spent 3K on shutters, 3K on drapes, 4K on landscaping, 700 on an attic fan, 700 on a new front door, 200 on attic stairs, 200 on gutters, 0 on fans, 200 on under cabinet lights and 100 on a humidistadt. This was in a 2000 square foot designer. Some are now sold with shutters or blinds. We really did not need the landscaping. Would recommend gutters, attic stairs, humidistadt, and attic fan, all else is personal choice. Water is on the hard side so a water softener if your wife needs it.
  #4  
Old 02-10-2015, 03:44 PM
tuccillo tuccillo is online now
Platinum member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,687
Thanks: 0
Thanked 106 Times in 57 Posts
Default

Our new home came with a thermostat that included a humidistat. It is one of the "Edge" thermostats from Carrier. Munns did the install of the system but the person who did the walk through wasn't aware that there was a humidity sensor in the thermostat.

Quote:
Originally Posted by baustgen View Post
We spent 3K on shutters, 3K on drapes, 4K on landscaping, 700 on an attic fan, 700 on a new front door, 200 on attic stairs, 200 on gutters, 0 on fans, 200 on under cabinet lights and 100 on a humidistadt. This was in a 2000 square foot designer. Some are now sold with shutters or blinds. We really did not need the landscaping. Would recommend gutters, attic stairs, humidistadt, and attic fan, all else is personal choice. Water is on the hard side so a water softener if your wife needs it.
  #5  
Old 02-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Bonnevie Bonnevie is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,408
Thanks: 10
Thanked 421 Times in 152 Posts
Default

it was another consideration when I chose to buy a resale. the new homes of the type I was interested in did not have blinds, ceiling fans, washer and dryer....I got all those with my resale plus a painted garage floor, upgraded stove, and a french door lower freezer drawer refrigerator
  #6  
Old 02-10-2015, 10:48 PM
NYGUY NYGUY is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Village of Charlotte
Posts: 1,643
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

And don't forget the golf cart!!
__________________
Don't take life too seriously, it's not like you're going to get out alive!!!
  #7  
Old 05-09-2015, 03:10 PM
flyawaygirl flyawaygirl is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: The Villages, Labelle
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Who did your attic stairs?
  #8  
Old 05-09-2015, 04:00 PM
John_W John_W is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,373
Thanks: 2,112
Thanked 2,888 Times in 1,134 Posts
Default

If you buy a CYV (courtyard villa), it will come with blinds on every window, a fan in the living room, all the bedrooms and the lanai. The front and back will have basic landscaping, which can get you by for several years. You can always add a palm tree or something a little at a time. Also, you'll have a private walled backyard that only CYV's have. Here's how a new CYV backyard will appear. Also if you decide to limit your maintenance, many CYV owners will have the grass removed and replaced with rocks. It makes it a lot easier, especially if you're away a lot.

The Villages Florida

P.S. for the person for garage stairs, I would highly recommend Tim Miller or 'Tim the Toolman' as he is known around the Villages. Go to the button at the top of the page and do a search. You'll find about 50 glowing reviews for Tim and his phone number. In fact, you can do that for painters, landscapers and just about any job you need done, and you'll save yourself a lot of problems and money.
  #9  
Old 05-09-2015, 04:52 PM
Packer Fan's Avatar
Packer Fan Packer Fan is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 517
Thanks: 226
Thanked 147 Times in 59 Posts
Default

1800 sq foot designer - 1700 for window treatments, and 1500 for a washer dryer, Golf cart of course is a cost if you want one. Other than furniture and household stuff, that is all you NEED. The landscaping is there, you can add to it if you want. We were told by the builder and others that gutters were not only not needed, they were detrimental since the water bounces off the gutters up under the shingles, not good. With the sandy soil, and no basement - gutters are really not necessary.

To be honest, I was surprised how cheap it was (we bought all new furniture from Showcase also btw, very happy). The only surprise was the water bill that comes as part of the Amenity fee, we knew about it, but it can by 60 bucks a month or more. Everything else is not bad. I would recommend a new home actually.
__________________
Packer Fan
Oak Creek, Wi
Village of Hillsborough and Fernandina
Snow Flake until I retire
  #10  
Old 05-09-2015, 04:53 PM
Packer Fan's Avatar
Packer Fan Packer Fan is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 517
Thanks: 226
Thanked 147 Times in 59 Posts
Default

BTW, don't forget there is a BOND on a new home, that is about $23000 or more, add that to the price they tell you and that is the ACTUAL price of a new house
__________________
Packer Fan
Oak Creek, Wi
Village of Hillsborough and Fernandina
Snow Flake until I retire
  #11  
Old 05-09-2015, 04:57 PM
villagetinker's Avatar
villagetinker villagetinker is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Village of Pinellas
Posts: 6,703
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,537 Times in 656 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Packer Fan View Post
BTW, don't forget there is a BOND on a new home, that is about $23000 or more, add that to the price they tell you and that is the ACTUAL price of a new house
Or you can just pay off monthly, as part of your mortgage. NOTE: new homes in the Fruitland area apparently do NOT have bonds, as they are not allowed in that area. Good question to ask when you talk to sales rep.
__________________
Pennsylvania, for 60+ years, most recently, Allentown, now TV.
  #12  
Old 05-09-2015, 07:02 PM
patfla06 patfla06 is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,243
Thanks: 579
Thanked 258 Times in 74 Posts
Default

In the Designers they come with fans, lights (Foyer, dining and kitchen),
And all appliances except washer/dryer.

We put in attic fan, attic stairs, water filter, window treatments,
Tiled lanai, kitchen undercounter lights, pullouts in kitchen and
Baths. Also had custom closet organizer for the master closet.
Also added security system and bought a new golf cart.

I can see where a resale might be easier.
__________________
Long Island, NY; N.J., Tampa, and T.V.
  #13  
Old 05-09-2015, 07:06 PM
Sandtrap328's Avatar
Sandtrap328 Sandtrap328 is offline
Eternal Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 5,350
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by patfla06 View Post
In the Designers they come with fans, lights (Foyer, dining and kitchen),
And all appliances except washer/dryer.

We put in attic fan, attic stairs, water filter, window treatments,
Tiled lanai, kitchen undercounter lights, pullouts in kitchen and
Baths. Also had custom closet organizer for the master closet.
Also added security system and bought a new golf cart.

I can see where a resale might be easier.
Yep, in my opinion, a resale is the way to go. Do not forget besides seeing the finished product, you can negotiate price with a resale AND the bond will be less than on a new house.
  #14  
Old 05-09-2015, 07:34 PM
janmcn janmcn is offline
Sage
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5,298
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandtrap328 View Post
Yep, in my opinion, a resale is the way to go. Do not forget besides seeing the finished product, you can negotiate price with a resale AND the bond will be less than on a new house.

I agree about the resale, just make sure you can purchase sinkhole insurance. It has been mentioned on other threads that it's not always available on resales.
  #15  
Old 05-09-2015, 07:37 PM
gap2415 gap2415 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 389
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by baustgen View Post
We spent 3K on shutters, 3K on drapes, 4K on landscaping, 700 on an attic fan, 700 on a new front door, 200 on attic stairs, 200 on gutters, 0 on fans, 200 on under cabinet lights and 100 on a humidistadt. This was in a 2000 square foot designer. Some are now sold with shutters or blinds. We really did not need the landscaping. Would recommend gutters, attic stairs, humidistadt, and attic fan, all else is personal choice. Water is on the hard side so a water softener if your wife needs it.
Who did you get your gutters from?
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 PM.