Good Eats In Englewood

Sarasota Herald-Tribune wrote a charming piece on Englewood restaurants! This goes to show some of the attention that our pleasant town is getting around Southwest Florida. From waterside grills to European style bistros, Englewood’s variety has fans flocking from all around Florida. Come check out what makes this such a great area, and while you are enjoying the local flavors, make an appointment with Southwest Florida Dream Builders to discuss your Homebuilding opportunities!

Beach Tips

After last summer’s beach time being taken up by red tide, and this winter sharing the crowded beaches with our annual vacationers, it may be time for a few beach tip reminders. Many locals have been in Englewood for a long time, but the break in Gulf visits may have left some of us the confidence without the practice. Below is a link for some healthy habits to take up, either for our snowbird friends/neighbors, or for ourselves. Remember to stay hydrated and keep our beaches clean. This is Southwest Florida Dream Builders wishing you safe fun in the sun, for this year and the next.

New Braves Stadium

The Atlanta Braves have moved their spring training location to Southwest Florida! The CoolToday Park has opened on March 24th 2019, and opened to a sold out stadium. Only 15 minutes’ drive from Englewood, the CoolToday Park is enticing homebuyers from around the state. Catching a game between the Atlanta Braves and the rest of MLB’s spring trainers is yet another fantastic way to spend your time in our sunny beach town. The amenities give the area it’s special flare, and Southwest Florida Dream Builders can work with you to make this place your Home!

Rising market, Rising prices.

Single-family home prices rose 3.3 percent to a median $299,000 in the local area. Total pending sales have increased by 56 percent since last December. With a market driven by consumer rush for Florida living, why wait? Southwest Florida Dream Builders has increases in various floor plans to take effect 31 March. Any contract signed prior to 31 March will lock in legacy pricing. Thinking about building a home in Rotonda, Englewood, or South Gulf Cove? Build your Dream Home today!

Old Homes, Old Pipes

This new article warns that cast-iron piping on older homes can be a huge cost to homebuyers. When considering Florida home buying, new homes require the least maintenance and meet current county/state environmental standards. Some Florida homeowners will be paying tens of thousands of dollars to solve this old piping issues. Make sure that YOU are not one of them! With 13 years of building in Charlotte County and a reputation for consistent quality, Southwest Florida Dream Builders is here for all of your home building needs.

Consistent Quality

HD Custom Homes has, unfortunately, left their former customers in the lurch with homes grinding to a halt in mid-build. This has gained the attention of Charlotte County compliance officers. They are now reaching out to the former customers to attempt to work towards removing debris left by unpaid subcontractors. When choosing a company to build your Dream Home, remember that Southwest Florida Dream Builders has great repertoire with local, family owned, subcontractors. With 13 years of building in Charlotte County and a reputation for consistent quality, Southwest Florida Dream Builders is here for all of your home building needs.

Doing your research for a builder.

The mounting need for building contractors in Florida has caused growing skepticism concerning out-of-town and out-of-state contractors. Southwest Florida Dream Builders is a local, family owned business. Our trusted sub-contractors have worked with us for an average of 10 years. There are no out-of-state sub-contractors with us. We know them all by first name and meet with them on a daily basis. When choosing a company to build your Dream Home, please make sure you do the research and choose a company that your can count on.

Rotonda West Florida Beginnings

Below is a link from a few years back written by the Herlad-Tribune which has some interesting facts about the beginnings and history of Rotonda West.  Check it out! 

 

As a side note, Rotonda is part of the build area for Southwest Florida Dream Builders.  We have the knowledge needed to help find suitable lots and to adhere to the HOA building requirements.  Interested in building in Rotonda?  Get a quote on a new home today using the "Quote Request Form" located on this website. 

 

Getting a Construction Loan

Many people have never built a home before and the loan process may be new to you.  Our company works with local lenders to get our customers through the process of a construction loan.  A construction loan breaks down the build cost and formulates it into what is called a "Draw Schedule".  Basically, the schedule breaks the total cost into payments that the bank will make to the builder in accordance with what work has been done.  An example would be "Draw 1" gets paid after the slab has been poured.  At the end of construction the lender will convert this construction loan to a permanent mortgage.  It's nothing to be intimidated about and our local contacts would be more than happy to get you pre-qualified. Thanks for reading!