Buy a Home in Florida

Looking to buy a home in Florida? Buying a new home can be tricky but we offer tips, tricks and advice for those seeking a new home in the sunny state of Florida. And when you’re ready, consider using ICI Homes as your builder in any of our fine communities or on your own lot.

Find Your Perfect Home In 4 Steps

With so many homes out there, finding your perfect place may be a little overwhelming. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to help narrow down your choices. Whether you’re in the market for a starter home or your forever home, follow these three tips to ensure you have a great home-buying experience.

Fall in Love with Florida

ICI knows Florida! We have communities throughout North, East and Central Florida! Whether you are thinking of relocating your family, wanting to retire, or looking for a second home, our state has it all. People plan vacations here and wish they never had to get back to their daily grind. Some of us simply choose to live the vacation lifestyle all year long. Think about it. Florida is just a superb place to call home.

Narrowing Down the Search

We want to assist you in making an informed decision with the very first steps of your search for your new home.

The Valverde, A Showcase Home for All Seasons (5 of 5)

The Spaces That Really Count
Last but never least, let’s talk about those not-so-glamorous, but essential, behind-the-scenes work areas; a lifesaving “drop off zone” adjacent to the roomy laundry area that “neat-niks” will love for its out-of-the way yet accessible location. Families struggling to stay organized will appreciate how it simplifies their efforts to reduce clutter throughout the house. Who doesn’t need a convenient spot for golf shoe removal, a charging station for phones, laptops and I-pads, personal nooks, or an easy-to-find car key depository? There’s even a special cubbie for the family pet! The walk-in pantry makes it easy […]

The Valverde, A Showcase Home for All Seasons (4 of 5)

High Style Kitchen, Owners Suite
Back inside, the mom, the entertainer and serious gourmet alike will appreciate the “foodie-friendly” kitchen, designed to inspire serious culinary pursuits while encouraging lively conversation and family gatherings. You can’t help but admire the enormous island that dominates the space; an eight-foot long distressed black walnut custom countertop resting atop expresso island cabinetry.
A stunning backsplash wall of glass tile flanks the island and provides a dramatic backdrop for sable-polished, whisper-close cabinetry that encases the latest GE Monogram appliances and hides built-in spice racks, pull-out bottle storage, recyclable trash containers, pull-out shelves and silverware trays. “Exploring […]

The Valverde, A Showcase Home for All Seasons (3 of 5)

Rustic Beauty, Contemporary Amenities, Inside and Out
“Valverde” is Spanish for “Green Valley” and this home lives up to its name. The approach is whimsical, the unique entrance enchanting, the cobblestone accents greet warmly and pull you in. The moment you cross the threshold and enter the foyer, the verdant, earth-friendly surroundings follow you in and lead your eye to a hand-crafted wall of split stone rock you just have to touch. Venture in a bit further to the expansive great room and you can’t help but look up to the intricately wood-coffered ceiling, notably placed at the precise diagonal […]

The Valverde, A Showcase Home for All Seasons (2 of 5)

Customization and Extreme Efficiency
The clean lines and wide open design features three gorgeous bedrooms, a cozy study, two and a half bathrooms; all sparkling with the latest designer trends and custom touches throughout. Displaying a rich yet understated elegance, the “Valverde” embraces new energy efficient technologies that enrich and compliment the way families live today. “The best part is, if you’d like to make some changes, this plan can be customized to your heart’s content,” said Messina. “As is the case with all the plans in ICI’s extensive portfolio, true customization is easy and affordable, and has become the […]

The Valverde, A Showcase Home for All Seasons (1 of 5)

The “Valverde,” exclusively designed by the ICI Homes team for this year’s Volusia Parade of Homes, is truly a customized showcase home for all seasons. Newly constructed in Woodbridge Estates in the master-planned community of Plantation Bay, this grand residence is the product of a year-long effort that started with hard-core market research and tireless consultation with ICI homeowners. Discerning homebuyers who favor quality over quantity and expect the latest time saving, energy efficient convenience are sure to fall in love with all 4,299 square feet of spectacular space under roof, with a generous 3,165 square feet under air […]

Make sure your builder is financially SOLID

Question Asked:
Our family is ready to build a custom home. We are concerned about making the “wrong choice” due to the current economic situation; we want to make sure the builder is financially SOLID. How do we protect ourselves? The Fredrick’s – St. Johns, FL

Response Given:
With the housing market being down for over 5 years, this has taken a toll on everybody in our industry. Many builders and subcontractors have left the business because they just could not hang on any longer. Here are some things you can do to “qualify” your builder.

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To buy a short sale, foreclosure or new build?

Which is Right For You? Spec Home or Custom Build?


Question Asked:
I know there are a lot of great deals in the market in short sales and foreclosures. Why should I have a home built when there is so much to choose from already built?

Response Given:
I bet you can predict what a builder would say about this question before reading any further. Well, you might be surprised. The market still has an abundant supply of short sales and bank owned properties. The best have been picked through already but if you keep your eyes opened and have the patience […]