‘Nobody Told Me!’ Home-Buying Fees Explained Here

No matter your tax bracket or life circumstance, buying a new custom home is one of the largest financial transactions you’ll make. There’s no dismissing that fact, but if you’re a first-time buyer, you should understand that it-costs-lots-of-money means more than simply a big outlay of cash. For example, your credit health must be good. You must be approved for a mortgage. You must be able to make a down payment to activate your mortgage. But you also must pay obligatory transaction fees during the home-buying process. Here’s a primer so you won’t have to say, “but nobody told […]

Create Interior Drama With Paint

Adding punch, sparkle and buzz to your new custom Florida home is as easy as opening a paint bucket. Maybe not quite that easy — you’ll need to pick your colors first. And, you may need lots of buckets of paint. But, becoming a drama king or queen with your interiors doesn’t require costly architecture, designers’ fees or buying prescribed accessories. It only requires a sense of fun, plus a willingness to think beyond color status quo. Read on for our suggestions.
Don’t Fear Bold Color
Fire-engine red? Eggplant-purple? Do it! Especially if you and your household adore those colors. Saturation […]

Palm Coast: Your Perfect Florida Location

Palm Coast is a hidden gem along Florida’s historic northeast Coast. Tucked between Jacksonville and St. Augustine to the north, and Daytona Beach to the south, Palm Coast is more than its three exit signs along Interstate 95 make it appear.

Sited in compact Flagler County, in an area rich in history, Palm Coast is a growing yet cozy place to relocate, retire, raise a family or build a dream home. Miles of pristine beaches? Got it. Same for hiking, biking and fitness trails? Check. Think Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway-rimmed neighborhoods, thick oak canopies and a throwback Old Florida feel.

But, it’s […]

The Rise of Multi-Generational Homes

Living with Mom and Dad — or Grandma and Grandpa — is regaining its cool factor. Not only is multi-generational living a way to help older or younger family members, it’s also financially smart.

According to the United State Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey, 18 percent of all U.S. households are incorporating multiple generations under the same roof.

That’s a massive population segment that is launching its own housing trend. These larger adult families need space to sprawl, and the privacy and amenities to go with it. Home builders who respond with thoughtful, versatile home plans can tap a long-lived residential […]

Amelia National Golf & Country Club Experiences Revitalization Amid ICI Homes Investments

Amelia National Golf & Country Club, a community built and developed by ICI Homes, is enhancing its Fernandina Beach community with a new model home, tennis facility and sales center. […]