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Pet Friendly Home Design By ICI Homes Covered on WFLA

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Spending on pet services is expected to see the largest growth for any other spending segment in the pet industry in 2017. That’s according to numbers from the American Pet Products Association, which found pet-industry spending in 2016 came in at a record high $66.75 billion, up from $60.28 billion in 2015, or a 10.7 percent growth. Spending on pet services is expected to grow by six percent in 2017.

For a lot of families, pet services includes outfitting our homes to make them more fur-baby friendly. And, more new-home builders are recognizing the increasing demand for […]

‘Pet-Friendly’ a Big Consideration for Millennial Home Buyers

According to a recent National Association of Realtors report, millennials — defined by the report as adults age 36 or younger — comprise the largest group of today’s U.S. home buyers, at 34 percent.

What’s a millennial? Roughly someone who began their adult years after the year 2000.

It means the younger end of today’s adult workforce and population are at the point where many of them are establishing or juggling careers, starting families and may be tired of renting or living with roommates or family members. They’re buying their first homes.

One trend-within-a-trend with this group? Aside from the traditional factors […]

Area Real Estate Markets Expected to Remain Strong

Rosemary Messina, vice president for marketing at ICI Homes, said judging by the activity from the company’s online sales center, there is continued enthusiasm for new homes.

We’re seeing the same enthusiasm throughout all our divisions. The strong real estate market is expected to continue in spite of hurricane season. If anything, people in older homes are looking to build newer, stronger homes.

Best Cities for Investment Property

If you’re searching for investment property, cross the state line into Florida and stop. A recent study by GOBankingRates.com, named three cities — Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville —among the nation’s top 15 great places to invest in real estate.

Using rental properties to expand your portfolio is a smart move thanks to ongoing recovery from the mid-2000s recession. Home prices are rising. So is inventory as builders rebound from the downturn. Prospective tenants also are more confident taking financial risks such as moving for jobs, retirement or pursuing new careers.  The survey reviewed 61 of the 100 most populous U.S. cities. […]

Oakmont Residents Club Making Progress

Progress is coming along quickly at the $6 million Oakmont Residents Club in Gainesville. Read More »

Oakmont Builders Celebrate Groundbreaking of $6 Million Residents Club

ICI Homes, the developer and principal builder of Gainesville’s newest master-planned community Oakmont, recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for its $6 million Resident Club in partnership with the five additional Oakmont home builders. Read More »

ICI Homes at Oakmont to Participate in Fall Parade of Homes

ICI Homes has announced that its newest master-planned community, Oakmont, will participate in the 2015 Builders Association of North Central Florida Parade of Homes. Read More »

Oakmont To Host Designers on Parade May 16-17

Oakmont, Gainesville’s newest master-planned community, will host its grand opening celebration this weekend, May 16-17, in conjunction with its “Designers on Parade” event, which will benefit the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation. Read More »

Oakmont Celebrates Opening With VIP Preview Event

Oakmont, Gainesville’s newest master-planned community by ICI Homes, hosted a VIP preview for nearly 500 guests Thursday, April 9, to unveil its model homes and the community’s progression. Read More »

ICI Homes’ Oakmont Community Underway

Oakmont is the place in Gainesville for those who treasure green space, cherish an active lifestyle and appreciate the great outdoors.  Read More »