West Indies Style: Is Our Newest Elevation Right for You?

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Many people searching for a new custom Florida home want it to look like belongs in the Sunshine State — perhaps a more relaxed exterior architecture with outdoor living spaces and brighter colors. How about a style that’s as timeless today as when it first evolved several centuries ago? That’s our West Indies elevation, and …

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No “Off Season” – Build A New Custom Florida Home Any Time of Year

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Trying to sync up your calendar with a move to the Sunshine State? It’s much easier than you might think. There’s no clear “off season” for residential real estate in Florida, so you can plan and execute your move when it works best for you. We have more good news: when you build or buy …

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Why There’s Landscaping in Front of Model Home Garages

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What’s the number one question we get asked online? “How do I get in the garage?!” The question about landscaping in front of the garage of a model is the question asked above all other questions and today we’re going to talk about it! If you’re not familiar with the trend or haven’t bought a new …

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Attitude and Expertise: ICI Homes’ Top Customer Service Tools

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Earlier on the ICI Homes Blog, we discussed the importance of homebuilders’ customer service ratings and how our own — at 96 percent — leaves the current industry standard in its dust. We’re extremely grateful for the many homeowners willing to give us a big thumbs-up. But how does that happen? It has much to …

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Home-Buying Lingo Explained: What’s ‘Exterior Elevation?’

Home-Buying Lingo Explained: What’s ‘Exterior Elevation?’ - reviewing floorplans 600

Like any industry, the modern homebuilding scene has its own language and terminology that evolved out of need and circumstance. Some terms you’ll hear are strictly slang — verbal shortcuts that most folks working in the business, instantly understand. Some terms are specific to the various disciplines in the homebuilding industry — plumbing terms used …

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How to Maximize the Helpfulness of ICI Homes’ Online Sales Consultants

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If you’re searching for a new custom Florida home and you’ve discovered us at ICI Homes, you have an instant secret weapon you may not even realize. It’s our online sales consultants, who field your first email inquiries and phone calls, then direct you forward. These folks aren’t genies in bottles. They’re real members of …

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First-Time Home Builder? The Design Session, Explained

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When you decide to buy a home, you either buy an existing home or a new home. Usually, the second option is more involved. We say “usually” because you might buy a fixer-upper and spend the next 10 years doing the fixing up yourself! If that’s your thing, go for it. If you’re reading this, …

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