If you are planning on purchasing your first home it would be nice to be closer to central Florida. Maybe in Kissimmee or Davenport area. They are close to Theme Park, Restaurants, I-4. Lakeland is a nice city but not much is happening, its economy is not is robust as central areas. You might want to also consider Lake Nona area. Lake Nona is the center of job creation in whole Florida, with a 7.5 Billion Dollar impact on regionâ€™s economy (Plus a New VA hospital). A lot of builders offer closing costs assistance so you do not have to worry about that portion of it too much. Below is the link to some properties in these areas:
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Congratulations on wanting to purchase a new home.
I have been doing new construction homes in Lakeland FL for over 4 years now and LGI Homes is pretty new to the Lakeland FL I actually am scheduled to meet with them on Thursday to go over there products and find out if they are a good value for my clients.
In terms of neighborhood. I have a family member who lives close by and doesn't have an issue. I would suggest you google the crime in that specific location and also the best bet is to drive around the area at night. Especially on a Saturday. It will give you the best insight if the neighborhood is somewhere you want to live.
On Thursday I can give you some more insight on how I feel about them and also if there incentives they offer customers are competitive.
I hope this helps in a small way.
Happy House Hunting!!
Are you still going there tomorrow?
I just had a conversation with the Sales Agent there. From what I heard it looks like a very good deal. The homes are energy star rated at around 87. Which is pretty good. Plus looking on other builders they are very competitive as to what they offer.
I always check to see how each builder builds there homes. Each builder will always tell you that they build there homes the correct way. I have learned over the years just as long as there is no cutting corners and cheap material being used there is no incorrect way.
I will follow up with them and let you know what I think of them also depending on the size of your family I can see if they have any programs to see if they offer down payments assistance or closing costs assistance as well....
I will keep you posted. =0)