So far no success finding a home with expanded length garage

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So far no success finding a home with expanded length garage
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:25 PM
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We have been looking for an existing home in TV that has an expanded depth garage plus a golf cart garage. We have been looking at some open houses and are also working with MLS realtor and The Villages sales people.

I am not sure what is considered a standard depth (inside dimensions) but it appears to be in the range of 19 ft. plus a few inches. I have measured many. It is difficult because a lot of the home descriptions list "expanded garage" but I have yet to see one that actually measures larger.

Crazy thing is the little ranch type house we are renting has a 21 ft. deep garage (inside dimensions). This is really strange since this little house is very small and nothing special as far as upgrades.

We have seen many beautiful houses that would be very good candidates if they just had a larger garage. We are beginning to wonder if moving to TV is not in the cards for us. Very frustrating so far.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:42 PM
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We have been looking for an existing home in TV that has an expanded depth garage plus a golf cart garage. We have been looking at some open houses and are also working with MLS realtor and The Villages sales people.

I am not sure what is considered a standard depth (inside dimensions) but it appears to be in the range of 19 ft. plus a few inches. I have measured many. It is difficult because a lot of the home descriptions list "expanded garage" but I have yet to see one that actually measures larger.

Crazy thing is the little ranch type house we are renting has a 21 ft. deep garage (inside dimensions). This is really strange since this little house is very small and nothing special as far as upgrades.

We have seen many beautiful houses that would be very good candidates if they just had a larger garage. We are beginning to wonder if moving to TV is not in the cards for us. Very frustrating so far.
There is an Ivy in DeSoto on a cul-de-sac lot right at the entrance and across Fenney way from the pool. $496,000 it has a stretched garage. I have the same house, my garage on the right side is 25'6" on the side where the closet is with the heat/AC is 22' and the golf car garage is 22'. I just went out and measured them. Look for an Ivy with a garage stretch and that is what you will have, lots of room but I still wish I had a 4 car garage with a stretch. I have a lot of stuff.
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:33 PM
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Lantana’s have the biggest garages in stock form at about 26’ deep. Many Lantana’s are stretched across the front for a total depth of about 30’. Some come with golf cart garages and some don’t. You will probably have to look at new houses to find an extended one.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:48 PM
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:44 PM
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The Woodside has a large garage out of the box. I stretched mine as much as the lot would allow. We have a 29.5 feet wide by 27 feet deep 3 car. Hobby’s can be expensive. Good luck with your search.


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Old 01-06-2019, 08:03 AM
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The premiers all have garages at least 21 feet deep.

If you look on thevillages website they have floorplans of all the houses. Some models have deeper garages than others when a standard size. If the house is then stretched in the right direction you know there will be a few more feet. This might help you take some models out of contention.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:39 AM
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We have been looking for an existing home in TV that has an expanded depth garage plus a golf cart garage. We have been looking at some open houses and are also working with MLS realtor and The Villages sales people.

I am not sure what is considered a standard depth (inside dimensions) but it appears to be in the range of 19 ft. plus a few inches. I have measured many. It is difficult because a lot of the home descriptions list "expanded garage" but I have yet to see one that actually measures larger.

Crazy thing is the little ranch type house we are renting has a 21 ft. deep garage (inside dimensions). This is really strange since this little house is very small and nothing special as far as upgrades.

We have seen many beautiful houses that would be very good candidates if they just had a larger garage. We are beginning to wonder if moving to TV is not in the cards for us. Very frustrating so far.

Are you looking at just new builds? We have friends who bought a New Lantana with a larger garage a few years ago on a lot that they could expand the garage and they did. They now have room for five cars and even have a car lift.

Many resales have expanded garages. Good luck. Our garages are our basements too.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:03 AM
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We were able to buy a lot and build, so we ended up with a Gardenia (the house we wanted) with 3 stretches, one which added 4 feet the the 2 car garage and the golf cart garage. So this a buy the lot and build might be an option for you also.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:27 AM
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It’s hard to go from a 3 car garage to less, so garage space was first on our list. After all that basement we left behind is missed daily
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:33 AM
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They are out there ~ Our garage is a full three stalls, 25' deep. The neighbor's garage is bigger yet. We are in Hillsborough.

Garage space was a priority for us. We talked to so many people who bought a house, and quickly moved because there was no storage.
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