As customers come through our model home center in Madeira Beach, the common question is “where do I build to get a great water view”? Fortunately here along the Pinellas Beaches, there are no fewer than 13 municipalities that have residential properties on the water. Of course there are the beach front lots facing the Gulf of Mexico for those families with large budgets. Then there are the Intercoastal lots that are fair priced and offer varying views along the water. Most customers that I speak with realize that in addition to the high price for the gulf beach front properties on the sand, there are two major drawbacks to those properties. First, when it’s time to relax and enjoy that glass of wine in the afternoon at your pool, the afternoon and setting evening sun in the west is punishingly hot. Even when inside those homes, shades have to be drawn on windows to keep the heat out. That eliminates the view entirely. Speaking of view, realistically, there isn’t really much to look at except the horizon to the west when living on the gulf.
What about the intercoastal lots? At a much lower price, these lots offer views with “movement” of boats, watercraft, and of course dolphins everyday and occasional manatees. Then too, you can have your boat in the back yard, ready for a fun cruise to a waterside restaurant or fishing. Better yet, most lots on the intercoastal have their pool and decks overlooking the water to the east, thereby allowing the home to “shade” the important relaxing areas in the afternoon and evening, free of direct sunlight. That’s really a great advantage.
As I stated in my other articles in Paradise News, there actually are many lots available along the intercoastal, and many opportunities to purchase a 60 year old home to demo and re-build. Many folks purchase the property now, and tell me they are going to build in a few years. That’s fine, but they need to realize that inflation in home prices is a constant, and in 3-5 years, a new home will probably cost over 25% more to build. In 2016 alone, housing prices escalated 14% in Pinellas County.
Our sales associates can assist in both the lot purchase as well as help in finding the right size home for you, with the amenities you want, at a price within your budget. For this month, I’m attaching pictures of the view from our new model now being constructed. When complete in a couple of months, this home will showcase exactly what I am referring to, on the intercoastal, shaded porches & pool for relaxation, and a terrific open water view. Feel free to call for an appointment to see our existing furnished solar home, and we’ll take you a few doors down through our newest model now under construction.
GHD Construction Services, Inc. has constructed over 6,000 homes since 1971, and has a furnished model home at 14305 N. Bayshore Dr, Madeira Beach, open Wednesday thru Sunday, 12:00-5:00, or by appointment. If you have any question pertaining to new home construction, feel free to email me at: email@example.com, or request a meeting at our new model.