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Davidson Realty to Sell Luxury Homes in Palencia

palenciaDavidson Realty, Inc. is proud to announce that ICI Homes has chosen them to sell all of their listings in Palencia. Palencia is an award-winning master-planned community in St. Augustine. Home shoppers are drawn to the beautiful landscaping with ancient oaks and Spanish moss as well as the private championship golf course designed by Arthur Hills. The community is made up of a myriad of different neighborhoods, all offering a different product and price point. ICI Homes builds in two different neighborhoods – Bella Terra and Palencia Reserve – and all of these listings are the responsibility of the Jacksonville real estate company, Davidson Realty.

While Bella Terra offers beautiful homes, Palencia Reserve features luxury custom homes priced from $956,900 to over $1 million. Many of these exquisite homes are located directly on the golf course, providing beautiful views for the homeowners to enjoy. Each home at Palecia Reserve features a different floorplan, giving home shoppers a variety of options to choose from including, ranch plans, two-story family rooms, game rooms, covered porches, screened-in porches, three to five bedrooms and more. Plus, being constructed by
ICI Homes, you can be assured that each home is constructed with the highest level quality of construction and filled with fine finishes and elegant features.

For more information on these luxury golf front homes in St. Augustine, email ttyndall [at] davidsonrealtyinc [dot] com or just drop by.

Creating the Perfect Indoor Living Area

g-russ-archive-pics-031Winter has almost officially begun, but the winter weather has been affecting cities across the nation for weeks now, even Austin, Texas. When even the Lone Star State has snowy weather, you know it’s going to be a cold winter. This is why it should be extremely important that your luxury custom home has many indoor living areas, preferably with fireplaces, where you like to spend your time. These rooms become especially important during the holiday season when you may be hosting family, friends and parties.

When it comes to creating a cozy, inviting living room, Sterling Custom Homes should be top of mind for the
Austin real estate market. Their keen attention to detail and devotion to the highest quality material and products ensures their clients are elated with their finished products.

Take a Hike Through the Trails of Heron Bay

heron bay walking trails
Luxury golf and lake community, Heron Bay Golf and Country Club  is known for providing residents with some of the finest amenities in Atlanta. From the various homeowners committees to the exquisite golf course and beautiful pool, this master-planned community has it all.

And now you have one more reason to love Heron Bay, 3 miles of beautiful hiking trails are now open for all Heron Bay residents to enjoy.  At completion, there will be around 8 miles of trails. Designed for walking, hiking or just strolling, the tree lined paths are the perfect place to get some fresh air and exercise.

In addition to wooded paths, the trails of Heron Bay will also connect different neighborhoods and communities throughout the master planned community, making it easy to visit friends and neighbors.

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Homeowners Love their Community

The Pachuras and Lambs are loving their new homes at Avignon at Vinings. They were both able to custom design their homes with the designers at Kairos to make their new homes the one of their dreams.  Avignon at Vinings is a community of luxury townhomes starting in the $500,000s located in the sough-after area of Vinings, Ga. overlooking downtown Atlanta.

Heidi Pachura said, “We looked all over in our new home search, but we found Avignon at Vinings to be the most feature-rich in exterior and interior architecture elements, and to have the best skyline views.” The family went onto say that Kairos Development worked with them to customizes

What is included in the Quoted Price of a Custom Home?

luxury custom homes in AustinWhen you decide to embark upon the exciting
process of building a custom home, there are no doubt many, many questions circling in your head. Of course, the first question, and probably the most important question, is “How much will this cost?” You can call a myriad of custom builders and get an estimate, but the problem is that the original estimate can be drastically different than what you actually end up paying because the original estimate did not take into consideration to level of the homesite or include a pool or whatever. To avoid such a disheartening fiasco that will take away from the enjoyment of the experience, you need to make sure you go with a custom builder that takes everything into account when they give you an estimate – basically, you need a custom builder that offers unparalleled customer satisfaction, and for those looking to build in the Austin area, no builder can top Sterling Custom Homes.

When delivering an estimated price to the customer, Sterling Custom Homes has already worked extremely close with them, getting an exact idea of what they expect their
luxury Austin custom home to look like and include. Then, they work up an initial sketch, 1/4″ scale plans and specifications. By using such a thorough process, Sterling knows which materials are required to complete construction and the finishes that will included. Then, they take this information and put it into their Sterling Pricing Module, which was developed in 2007.

The tool will give an accuarte price of a home within a matter of hours, not days or weeks like many competitors. And, the Sterling Pricing Module allows them to front-load most of the material and labor costs, alleviating the need to send the plans out to trade partners and wait for their response.

And to answer the question “What is included in the Quoted Price of a Custom Home,” while I can’t answer for all custom home builders, I can say with certainty that Sterling Custom Homes includeds everything from the driveway to landscaping to irrigation in their price. So be sure to make Sterling Custom Homes your first choice when it comes to building a custom home in Austin.

To stay up to date with the home builder and get great advice/insights into the custom home building process, be sure to visit their blog at