Money-Saving Home For Sale
Land O’ Lakes, Florida

NOW AVAILABLE is this 2,542 SF, 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, home, with a Loft, Den, Patio, and 2 Car Garage, located in a new upmarket, planned community in Land O’ Lakes.

Together with an architectural design layout, this home also includes a gourmet kitchen and large master suite with double sinks, large shower, and walk-in closets.

This money-saving solar-powered smart home features a trendy, low maintenance, lifestyle, with close access to a communal clubhouse, lake, and amenities. Close to shopping, dining, and GREAT SCHOOLS, easy access to the Veterans Expressway, I-75 and I-275, the city of Tampa and the airport.

At a low price of only $329,990 plus solar system, this move-in ready home includes all of the below features while the same home is currently under construction and priced at $314,990 plus solar system and optional upgrades.

Scroll down to see what this beautiful home has to offer and how it can save you enough money to pay a 30-year mortgage off 6-9years early.

First, the “wow” features

  • High Ceilings  – Height-enhancing textured volume ceilings
  • Designer Lighting – LED surface mount light fixtures
  • Designer Blinds – 2” blinds make your new home move-in ready
  • Cable Television Ready – so you can enjoy movie night on the couch

  • No VOC Paint – Decorator Sherwin-Williams® eco-friendly paint with white trim throughout for a warm, homey feel
  • Style – square drywall corner beads add an elegant touch of class
  • Decorative Doors – five-panel interior doors with nickel hardware
  • Decora®Switches – electrical switches throughout
  • Upgraded Hardware – interior lever-style door hardware in nickel finish
  • Designer Trim – interior trim package to include 51/2” flatstock baseboard

  • White painted spindles – on all staircase rake areas
  • Cararra marble window – sills to finish every window opening
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Designs – approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance®
  • Thermal Glass Doors and Windows – Low E vinyl double pane windows and sliding glass doors.

  • Spacious wood cabinets – with a beautiful finish 3 cm quartz countertops with 5” backsplash
  • Brushed nickel cabinet hardware
  • Moen® 90 Degree chrome plumbing features
  • Chrome vanity lighting
  • Decorative Wall Tiles – 4” x 10” shower wall tiles
  • Semi-frameless shower enclosure  – Clear glass and chrome to maximize space inside the shower and to keep the floor clean and dry
  • Elongated Commode – ProFlo® water-conserving and elongated adds style and comfort to this bathroom necessity
  • Full width 42” vanity mirror – with polished edges

  • Wood Cabinets – Spacious with an attractive finish
  • Quartz Countertops  – 3 cm with 5” backsplash
  • Decorative tile wall  – 3” x 6”
  • Brushed chrome cabinet hardware
  • Chrome Plumbing  – Moen® Vichy features
  • Water-conserving Commode – ProFlo® elongated commode adds style and comfort to this bathroom necessity
  • Chrome vanity lighting
  • Full width 42″ vanity mirror

  • USB Outlets–  in kitchen and master bedroom so you can keep in touch
  • 42” Cabinets – with raised panel doors, crown molding and staggered design (per plan) for easy access to all your daily culinary necessities
  • Easy-Glide Shelves – pull-out shelves in base cabinets
  • Brushed Nickel – cabinet hardware
  • Tilt-out – sponge drawer at kitchen sink
  • Quartz Countertops – 3 cm quartz kitchen countertops with 5” backsplash
  • Stainless Steel Refrigerator – GE® stainless steel 25 cu. ft. side-by-side refrigerator with water and ice dispenser in the door
  • Gas Range – GE® stainless steel gas range
  • Stainless Steel Dishwasher – GE® stainless steel built-in dishwasher
  • Stainless Steel Microwave – GE® stainless steel built-in microwave
  • Undermount Sink – Single bowl stainless steel under-mount sink with 1/2horsepower GE® disposal
  • Moen® Riley Faucets – with single handle pull-out sprayer
  • LED lighting – throughout the home

  • SB Outlets – in kitchen and master bedroom so you can keep in touch
  • Eco Carpets – Mohawk SmartStrand® carpet with 7/16” 6 lb. pad and lifetime stain-resistant warranty
  • Cable Outlets – television outlets so you can enjoy movie night on in bed
  • Ventilated closet shelving
  • Walk-in Closets  – spacious with warp resistant superior shelving
  • GE®  large capacity washer – saves time with bigger loads
  • GE® white super capacity gas dryer – makes finishing your laundry a snap
  • Ceramic Tiles – Emser® 12” x 24” ceramic tile floors in first floor living area

  • Maintenance Free Roofing – GAF 30-year Dimensional mildew-resistant shingles
  • Quality Paint – Sherwin-Williams® Flex Lox™ 2-step exterior paint system for protection against the extreme Florida elements
  • Upgraded Landscaping – Florida-friendly landscaping package specially designed to enhance the architectural style of your home
  • Maintenance Free Sod – Floratam or Bahia sod keep your yard lush and green
  • Automatic Irrigation
  • Coach Lights –
  • Designer Glass Entry Doors – add extra style to the exterior of your home
  • Kwikset® satin nickel handle set – and dead bolt completes the beauty of your home’s entrance
  • Reinforced Garage Door – steel raised panel garage door and opener for safety and security
  • Paved Entry and driveway –
  • Modern, designer exterior finishes
  • Fenced Back Courtyard – with Florida landscaping and Astro Turf
  • Covered Patio

Now, Let’s Look at the Money-Saving Features

General Energy Efficient Money-Saving Features

  • Tankless Gas Water Heater – reducing water heating costs by 60%
  • LED Lamps and Lighting – using only a fraction of standard lighting energy
  • Energy Star Rated Luxury Appliances – use 15% – 50% less energy than standard appliances

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Maintaining indoor temperatures means that your air-conditioner will work 50% – 70% less, which can save you hundreds of dollars in electricity and mechanical maintenance costs every year.

  • R30 insulation – in ceilings to keep our air-conditioned spaces consist
  • Energy-efficient Windows – Low-E dual-pane windows help keep the cool air in and the heat out and they allow natural light into your home while saving energy
  • Radiant Barrier – TechShield® Radiant Barrier enhances energy efficiency by blocking radiant heat from entering the home through the attic, saving money on your utility bills (single-family homes)
  • Superior Wall Insulation – R11 batt insulation to maintain indoor temperatures
  • Polycell Foam Caulking  – around doors and windows for draught reduction to maintain lower energy bills

Water Efficiency Money-Saving Features

  • Low Flow Shower Heads and Faucet Aerators – to reduce water consumption and sewer costs by as much as 50%
  • Low Flow Toilets – to reduce water and sewer costs by 50% or more
  • Heating and Cooling Money-Saving Features
  • 15 SEER high-efficiency Heat Pump – air conditioning system with complete manufacturer’s warranty
  • Programmable Thermostat – for maximum comfort with minimum effort
  • Energy Star Ceiling Fans – to allow for higher thermostat settings and lower cooling and heating costs
  • Sealed Air Ducts – prevents the loss of conditioned air to the attic, which improves efficiency
  • Insulated & Graduated Overhead Air Distribution Duct System – for more efficient air delivery

Home Energy Rating

  • HERS Rating – Home Energy Rating System – Provides a 3rd party, standardized evaluation of a home’s energy efficiency and expected energy costs. A HERS Rating provides a relative energy use index called the HERS Index – On this index a score of 100 represents the energy use of a standard home and a score of 0 (zero) indicates a Zero Energy home. More …Ecosmart home
  • EcoSmart Rating – This home is EcoSmart 3rd party certified to deliver significant energy savings when compared to typical new homes which require a HERS score of 52. This means normal monthly energy usage should cost approximately $100. It also means that the home is so energy efficient that it only needs to generate a small amount of its own energy via a PV solar electric system to reduce its utility consumption to zero.

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Estimated Money Savings Without Solar

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  •  Solar Electric System – Free electricity from the sun. Because of its energy efficiency features and construction, the home only needs to generate a small amount of its own energy in order to eliminate the remaining electric demand More
  • Choices – Depending on occupant home feature choices and expected lifestyle, the Solar Electric System will produce almost 5KW of free electricity from the sun
  • Net Meter – Included will be a Net Meter, which turns backward during the day while the home produces more energy than it is using. Surplus energy is sold to the utility company. The net result is an annual zero energy bill (energy usage requirement dependant) More

Estimated Money Savings with a 5 KW Solar System

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The above does NOT include the below ADDITIONAL money savings

  • 10-year Home Builder’s Limited Warranty. Transferable upon sale of your home in the first ten years
  • Water Efficiency – Reduced water usage means water, sewer, water heating and heater maintenance savings of as much as 30% More
  • Reduced Repainting Frequency  – savings due to the home being painted with Sherwin Williams Flex Lox™ 2-step exterior paint system for protection against the extreme Florida elements
  • Reduced Insurance Costs – due to superior, hurricane resistant construction More
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs – high-efficiency appliances and systems work less and therefore require less maintenance
  • Greater Structural Durability  – Vapor barriers under entire home as well as moisture controlling Green Guard home wrap More
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs – a 10 year fully bonded limited structural warranty
  • Higher Resale Values – all of the above contribute towards reselling a better quality home at a higher price  More
  • Solar Tax Credits – A potential 30% solar tax credit for qualifying home buyers – to be confirmed with own tax professional More

Total Money Savings Estimate

(Excluding maintenance and potential tax credits)

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Mortgage Savings

Results when $260 savings are added to home purchase loan monthly payments:

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Disclaimer

The above information is for illustrative purposes only and is not guaranteed to be accurate. No one can accurately predict a home’s future energy consumption irrespective of whatever energy improvements are made because no one can predict how the occupants of the home or their friends or visitors will use, manage, conserve, or waste the energy after the improvements have been made. The HERS rating quoted above is the average of the same models built by the builder in the same community. The actual HERS score will be confirmed after closing. Also, we are not tax or accounting professionals. You should consult your own professionals before making decisions about buying real estate.

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Indoor Air Quality Features
Keeping occupants comfortable and healthy

  • Low Toxic Interior Paints and Finishes – for large surface areas to protect you from harmful VOC off-gassing
  • Carbon Di Oxide detectors – to protect occupants from deadly toxins
  • Toxin Free Carpets – Mohawk SmartStrand® eco-friendly carpet
  • High-Performance Air Filtration – to keep mold, viruses, and bacteria out of the home
  • Improved Air Filtration – to keep mold, viruses, and bacteria out of the home

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  • Fresh Air Ventilation System – to circulate and condition fresh air
  • Mold, Mildew and Termite Resistant Construction – No mold, mildew, insects or termites
  • Effective Envelope Sealing – Drastically reduces air infiltration resulting in less dust pollen and other pollutants coming in from the outside while providing and maintaining comfort and even lower energy usage
  • Mold Resistant Shower & Tub Walls – no sheetrock or green board allowed in wet areas
  • Screens On All Operable Windows – to keep bugs and mosquitoes out

  • Certified Green Kitchen & Bath Cabinets – sustainably harvested materials, free of formaldehyde toxins
  • Exhaust Fans in Kitchen and Bathrooms – vented to the outside to prevent mold growth

Safety Features
Ensuring Florida carefree living

  • 20” deep concrete footers tied the home to the ground and makes a strong foundation
  • Over 300 yards of 5/8” steel rebar (equivalent to 3 football fields) and 2.500 PSI concrete creates a stronger concrete slab
  • Horizontal 3,000 PSI concrete tie beam lintel forms a solid perimeter around the entire home
  • Engineered roof trusses help protect against winds up to 110 mph to help ensure structural integrity of the roof system
  • Paperback wire lath protects against water intrusion and allows for better adhesion of stucco to the frame wall
  • Exterior frame of home wrapped with GreenGuard Max house wrap prevents moisture and air intrusion

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  • High Impact Windows and Glass – protects against hurricane winds, flying debris and broken glass
  • Hurricane Shutters
  • Waterproof Material Layer Below Roof Shingles – for double protection from leaks
  • Smoke Detectors – with battery backup for guaranteed operation
  • Fire Resistant Construction – Up to two hours fire resistance rating to protect you

Water management system

  • Innovative Smart Command Center – including Internet, Phone, TV, Audio, and Security
  • Off Ridge Vents For Attic Venting – allows attic ventilation while preventing wind lift-off
  • Reinforced Concrete 2nd  Floor – for maximum safety and protection against hurricane winds

Other Green Features
This is what makes this home kind to you, and the environment

  • Toxin Free Carpets – Mohawk SmartStrand® eco-friendly carpet
  • Certified Green Kitchen & Bath Cabinets – sustainably harvested materials, free of formaldehyde toxins

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  • Low E Window Technology – to reduce the transmission of damaging UV light that can cause furniture and fabrics to fade More
  • Light-Colored Interior Finishes – for cool Florida living
  • Noise Reduction – R11 insulation around air-handler closet to minimize noise
  • Sustainable Countertops – made from quartz, recycled concrete and glass.

  • Fenced back courtyard area – maintenance-free design including paves, AstroTurf and covered patio
  • Drought and Bug Resistant Grass – Low maintenance, Floratam or Bahia sod in front yard
  • Water Efficient Irrigation System – includes RainGuage technology to stop watering when it is raining

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  • Pest Control System in Walls – Taexx environmentally friendly, built in system Sentricon Termite elimination system

Community

  • Beautifully Planned Community – opportunities for hiking and bird watching. Florida tropical living at its best
  • Resort-style Clubhouse – lakefront clubhouse features a café, info. center, fully equipped fitness center, and relaxation areas with communal fire and barbecue places
  • Bike Rental Shop – rent bikes to explore the community and trails
  • Festival Laws – for games, concerts, and cookouts
  • Swimming Pools – a lap pool and a splay pool accommodates provides swimming opportunities for all
  • Fitness Center – a fully equipped gym with a view
  • Game Room – activities for young and old

Financing and Pricing

  • At a low price of only $329,990, this move-in ready home includes all of the above features while the same home is currently under construction and priced at $249,990 plus optional upgrades. The solar option costs $14,000 – $19,000 (energy usage requirement dependant) before a 30% Federal tax credit for those who qualify.
  • The PV solar electric system can be added to the purchase financing, thereby spreading its cost over the term of the loan, usually 30 years.

Purchase and improve financing, Money-Saving Homes

  • The Homeowners Association fee is $55.11 per month and the CDD fee is $174.53

OUR SERVICES ARE FREE and we contribute $500 per transaction to our Switch to Green, Switch it Forward fund to install free solar panels on the homes of low-income Veteran families to help them to fight poverty

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