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Lily, Home Buyer in 32814

I am thinking about buying property in Windsong and building my first home. Are there serious downsides to it?

Asked by Lily, 32814 Tue Jan 27, 2009

Is there some way for me to find out about specific rules that Windsong may have regarding the builders/contractors used or design/size requirements? Also, since this is my first home, does anyone had any advice or tips that I should know about? Lastly, if I take an existing plan from a builder for a 3000 sq ft home with some tweaks, approximately how long does the whole process usually take from getting city approval to being able to move in? Thanks!

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Lots of issues here. Windsong has approved builders that work in the development. You would need to check to make sure you can be your own contractor. They have a list of builder and frim review of all plans.
See below. As this will be a large home, it will require much detail to be looked after.

Given the slowness of the market, I would think you could get the total project done in 7 months, If you stay on top ot things. I once built a 35,000 SF MGF plant in 64 days from permit to move in, but I was at it day and night.
I would think you could buy cheaper than you could build...Right now you can find wonderful custom homes at around 100 to 150 per foot that need some paint and TLC.

YOu will need to check the HOA docs for what they will allow. If you need the docs to review please give me a call at
352-978-4539

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\Builders

Cahill Luxury Homes
Stephen Cahill
131 Park Lake Street
Orlando, FL 32803
407-442-0733 Office 407-841-1623 Fax

Groninger Custom Homes
Keith Groninger
2708 Phillips Park Court
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-644-8858 Office 407-644-8564 Fax

IBK @ Windsong, Inc.
Ira Kitograd
400 N. New York Ave., Ste. 105
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-599-6996 Office 407-599-6995 Fax

Maroon Fine Homes
Bill Maroon
1400 Fairbanks Avenue, Suite 201
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-774-7083 Office 407-774-7088 Fax

Amsford, LLC
Chris Deverell
520 N Semoran Blvd. Suite 225
Orlando, FL 32807
407-240-2699 Office 407-240-2896 Fax

Parkland Homes
Hal George
233 West Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-644-3295 Office 407-644-5914 Fax

Posada Custom Homes
Carlos Posada
240 N Pennsylvania Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-740-7707 Office 407-740-7075 Fax

River Oaks Development
Tracy Smith and Michael Madden
P.O. Box 540022
Orlando, FL 32854
407-481-8733 Office 407-481-8634 Fax

Signature Homes
Larry Fleming
103 Commerce Street, Ste 130
Lake Mary, FL 32746
407-804-0141 Office 407-804-0170 Fax





Builders - Windsong - Knowles Place

Groninger Custom Homes
Keith Groninger
2708 Phillips Park Court
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-644-8858 Office 407-644-8564 Fax


IBK @ Windsong, Inc.
Ira Kitograd
400 N. New York Ave., Ste. 105
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-599-6996 Office 407-599-6995 Fax


Amsford, LLC
Chris Deverell
520 N. Semoran Blvd., Suite 225
Orlando, FL 32807
407-240-2699 Office 407-240-2896 Fax

Parkland Homes
Hal George
233 West Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-644-3295 Office 407-644-5914 Fax

River Oaks Development
Tracy Smith and Michael Madden
P.O. Box 540022
Orlando, FL 32854
407-481-8733 Office 407-481-8634 Fax

Signature Homes
Larry Fleming
103 Commerce Street, Ste. 130
Lake Mary, FL 32746
407-804-0141 Office 407-804-0170 Fax
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 27, 2009
Yes, I can e-mail you the HOA documents. Do you have a real estate agent? If not, I would be happy to be of assistance. I see Ira's response below. He is an excellent, experienced builder in the Windsong neighborhood. I think you will find him a good resource too.

Padgett Nan McCormick
Broker-Associate/REALTOR

Kelly Price & Company, LLC
243 West Park Avenue
Suite 100
Winter Park, Florida 32789
http://www.kellypriceandcompany.com

407.929.5604 - mobile
407.645.4321 - office
407.647.5000 - fax

http://www.linkedin.com/in/padgettmccormick
http://crazybusywonderfullife.blogspot.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 12, 2011
not sure if you got all your questions answered, but fell free to call my office and I would be happy to provide you with all the info regarding building in Winter Park and or Windsong.

Thanks
Ira Kitograd
Pres. IBK @ Windsong Inc 407 599-6996
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 19, 2009
Hi Lily:

Thank you for your question. Do you have a realtor helping you with this important purchase? A realtor will be able to get all the information you need to make a good decision about building. It sounds as if you are purchasing a lot perhaps and going to build. Each community normally has very specific criteria for what type( approved builders, min square footage, style, garage placement, etc.) of home can be built. I would be happy to help you, please feel free to contact me anytime. Thank you.

Kathy Phillips
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
407-461-5041 Cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 27, 2009
You need to locate a realtor who can assist in executing a sales offer contract with builder. We answer sooooo many calls, and emails across the country buyer ONLY WISHED THEY HAD too late for an attorney or realtor provide assistance.

Have you also consider purchasing a foreclosure with equity? Customizing property personal specifications.
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