Brand New Money-Saving Home

Westchase Area – West Tampa Florida

Save 6-10 years of mortgage payments
while living in luxury


Money Saving Home Tampa2,333 SF, 4 bed /optional den, 2 ½ bath, great room, kitchen, with lots of upgrades and a 2 car garage.
Included is a covered patio, outdoor fire pit and lush Florida landscaping. Close to Citrus Park Mall and the Veterans Expressway, this home is zoned for A rated schools.

At a low price of only $391,000, this move-in ready home includes all of the below features while the same home is currently under construction and priced at $345,000 plus 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, let’s take a look at the “wow” features


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  • Solid surface window sills
  • Knockdown texured ceilings
  • 3 ¼ ‘ baseboards and 2 ½ ‘ casing
  • Orange peel-finish on all interior walls
  • Prewired for cable outlets
  • Kwikset satin chrome finish interior door hardware Brand info

    Money-Saving Home - Citrus park, Tampa

Money-Saving Home - Citrus park, Tampa


Money-Saving Home - Citrus park, Tampa

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  • Granite counter tops
  • Sterling by Kohler 8” Stainless steel kitchen sink  Brand info
  • Insinkerator garbage disposal  Brand info 
  • Quality white 36” recessed panel cabinets Brand info
  • Built-in USB charging receptacles
  • Whirlpool appliances, including Energy Star dishwasher,
  • Smooth top range and microwave Brand info

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  • Tempered safety glass sliding doors
  • Screens on all operable windows


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  • Seagull luxury light fixtures Brand info
  • Recessed can lights
  • Shaw stain resistant carpeting in bedrooms and closets Brand info
  • Spacious walk-in closets with warp resistant superior shelving


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  • Outdoor patio and firepit
  • Professionally designed landscape package with Floratam grass  Brand info
  • Automatic irrigation system


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

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 Outer Home Shell Money-Saving Features

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

  • Complete Thermal Enclosure System – Comprehensive air sealing, properly installed insulation, and high–performance windows work together to enhance comfort, improve durability, reduce maintenance costs, and lower monthly utility bills. Learn more about a complete thermal enclosure system in this See the features


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  • Thermal Windows – High Performance, dual pane, vinyl framed, with argon gas and low E to prevent seasonal heat gain and loss  More
  • R30 insulation in all ceilings – to keep home and air ducts cool to reduce air-condition running times More
  • Therma-tru insulated front entry door and garage doors –  Completing the insulation shell of the entire home
  • Energy Efficiency Money-Saving Features
  • EPA Certified Energy Efficient – ENERGY STAR certified lighting, and appliances, to reduce energy consumption, while providing high–quality performance. See the features
  • LED Lamps and Lighting – using only a fraction of standard lighting energy
  • Energy Efficient Luxury Appliances – use 15% – 50% less energy than standard appliances More
  • Hybrid Electric Water Heater – uses 62% less energy than a conventional hot water heater More
  • Energy Efficient Air Barrier – the Zip System continuous air barrier with foam reduces wall air leakage and protects insulation More

Money-Saving Home TampaWater Efficiency Money-Saving Features

  • EPA Certified Water Efficient – WATER SENSE certified plumbing and fixtures  to reduce water consumption and sewer costs by as much as 50% without compromising performance See the certified features See the Moen products
  • Low Flow Shower Heads and Faucet Aerators – to reduce water consumption and sewer costs by as much as 50% without compromising performance More
  • Low Flow Toilets – to reduce water and sewer costs by 50% or more  More
  • PEX plumbing – a flexible piping system that conserves energy, water and maintenance More

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 Heating and Cooling Money-Saving Features


  • EPA Certified High-Efficiency Heating & Cooling System – engineered and installed to deliver more comfort, better moisture control, improved indoor air quality, and quieter operation. See the features
  • Côr Wi-Fi Programmable Smart Home Thermostat – to remotely manage, conserve and reduce air conditioning run time and energy use More  Brand info
  • Energy Star Ceiling Fans – to allow for higher thermostat settings and lower cooling and heating costs
  • High Efficiency 15 SEER Heat Pump – for better dehumidification, lower running costs and energy savings and which uses Puron, a refrigerant that does not do as much damage to the environment More 
  • 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
  • Maintenance Free Continuous Vent Soffits & Off Ridge Roof Vents – for attic ventilation and cooler air ducts

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 …

Money-Saving Home TampaThis home has a HERS score of 60. 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.

Estimated Money-Savings Without Solar

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Estimated Money-Saving With Solar

An optional PV solar electric system can be added to the purchase financing, thereby spreading its cost over the term of the loan, usually 30 years.
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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
  • Depending on occupant home feature choices and expected lifestyle, the Solar Electric System will produce 3KW and 5KW of free electricity from the sun.
  • 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. More

 Estimated Money-Savings with a 5 KW Solar System

Money Saving Homes - Solar savingsThe above does NOT include the below ADDITIONAL money savings:

  • 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 LEXON longer-lasting exterior paint More
  • Reduced Insurance Costs – due to superior, hurricane resistant construction More
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs – exterior walls are finished with 4 layers of stucco with fiber mesh reinforcement which reduces wall crack maintenance More
  • Greater Structural Durability  – a built-in water resistant barrier plus high wood density resins is built into the Zip System panel sheathing of the home More
  • Greater Structural Durability – a lifetime warranted, super strong, water resistant, AdvanTech sub-floor system More
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs, a 30-year limited warranty of the Zip sheathing system 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 

(Excluding maintenance and potential tax credits)

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

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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.

Now, let’s look at the other awesome green features

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Indoor Air Quality Features

Keeping occupants comfortable and healthy

 Money-Saving Home Tampa

  • Whole-house Mechanical Ventilation System with MERV8 filter – to constantly introduce fresh, filtered air throughout the home to reduce air-borne particles and toxins More
  • Low Toxic Interior Paints and Finishes – for large surface areas to protect you from harmful VOC off gassing  More 
  • Carbon Di Oxide detectors – to protect occupants from deadly toxins
  • Toxin Free Carpets – Shaw, low VOC carpeting, certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute More
  • 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 More
  • Mold Resistant Shower & Tub Walls – no sheetrock or green board allowed in wet areas
  • Screens On All Operable Windows – to keep bugs and mosquitoes outMoney-Saving Home Tampa
  • Certified Low VOC  Kitchen & Bath Cabinets – sustainably harvested materials, free of formaldehyde toxins  More    Brand info
  • Exhaust Fans in Kitchen and Bathrooms – vented to the outside to prevent mold growth

 Safety Features

Ensuring Florida carefree living

  • Money-Saving Homes TampaProfessionally engineered roof trusses – with hurricane connectors
  • Off Ridge Vents For Attic Venting – allows attic ventilation while preventing wind lift-off
  • Hurricane shutters – custom made and easy to clip on
  • Therma-tru doors – hurricane and fire resistant Brand info
  • High Impact Windows and Glass – protects against hurricane winds, flying debris and broken glass More

    Water management system
    Water Protection System- An EPA certified comprehensive package of best building practices and materials protects roofs, walls, and foundations from water damage and helps ensure durability and prevent moisture-related indoor air quality problems. See the features
  • Waterproof  Material Layer Below Roof Shingles – for double protection from leaks
  • PEX plumbing More
  • Smoke Detectors – with battery backup for guaranteed operation
  • Carbon Monoxide detectors – with battery backup for guaranteed operation
  • Electronic Security System – with one year’s paid monitoring
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Other Green Features

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

Sustainable cabinets, Money-Saving Homes

  • Sustainable Cabinetry –FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) Environmental certified wood with no added urea-formaldehyde  More

Sustainable flooring, Money-Saving Homes

low-e-windows, Money-Saving Homes

  • Low E Window Technology – to reduce the transmission of damaging UV light that can cause furniture and fabrics to fade More 

Sustainable carpets, Money-Saving Homes

  • Sustainable  Carpets – non-toxic, environmentally-friendly and made from sustainably harvested, recycled or reclaimed sources.   
  • Fungus resistant roof – specially made dimensional asphalt shingles that include copper granules and titanium dioxide to resist mold growthMore

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  • Casual Indoor-Outdoor Lifestyle – with covered porch, outside patio and large fire pit
  • Florida Friendly Landscape with drought and bug resistant grass – to avoid chemical and herbicide usage
  • Water Efficient Irrigation System – includes SmartSense technology to stop watering when it is raining, plus water efficient MP rotators More

    Low flow water fixtures, Money-Saving Home Tampa 
    Low Flow Faucet Aerators and Shower Heads – WaterStar certified to reduce water and sewer bills and protect our resources More.
  • Low Flush Toilets – also WaterStar certified to significantly reduce water usage More
  • PEX plumbing System – Most efficient and lasts for decades More

Bora care, Money Saving Homes

  • Bora-Care – Non  soil polluting termite treatment Brand info


  • Energy Star Certified – Energy Star certified new homes are designed and built to deliver energy efficiency savings of up to 30 percent when compared to typical new homes.
  • Energy Star Home - Money-Saving Home TampaIn addition, a new home that has earned the Energy Star label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), delivering better quality, better comfort, and better durability. Watch the video.

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Financing and Pricing


Purchase and improve financing, Money-Saving Homes

  • Solar improvements can be financed using Purchase and Improve Financing. The way it works is that the seller is paid for the purchase of the home at closing, and the contractors after they have installed the solar, a few days later.
  • At a low price of only $391,000, this move-in ready home includes all of the above features while the same home is currently under construction and priced at $345,000 plus optional upgrades. The solar option costs $14,000 before a 30% Federal tax credit for those who qualify.
  • The Homeowners Association fee is $145 per month and there is no CDD

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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Marius Smook – Lic. Real Estate Eco-Broker

Florida Green Home Brokers