Archive for 2012

Check out these real “hobbit” homes

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

In celebration of the new film “The Hobbit”, we’re highlighting this collection of ‘hobbit homes’ on this world, courtesy of Houzz.com.

      

Dreambuilder 15 pictures now available!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Visit our website today and take a look at the gorgeous pictures of Dreambuilder 15, our new custom home in Jacksonville Beach.  Visit our Dream Home Gallery and scroll down to Dreambuilder 15.

Deremer Studios provided these fantastic photos for us.

You can also check out full construction progress photos on our Facebook page.

 

 

Have you seen the latest Dreambuilder 18 progress pictures?

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Dreambuilder 18, our new custom home project in Pablo Creek Reserve, is well underway!  You can see progress pictures from site prep through to our current state, which is just pre-drywall.

Go our Facebook page to see it all, and please ‘like’ our page today!

 

 

Amazingly low mortgage interest rates continue

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

By Marcy Gordon, Associated Press

 

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nov. 30, 2012 – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages stayed close to record lows this week, a trend that has made homebuying more affordable and helped the housing market recover.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year loan edged up to 3.32 percent. That’s close to last week’s rate of 3.31 percent, the lowest on records dating to 1971.

The average on the 15-year fixed mortgage ticked up to 2.64 percent from 2.63 percent last week, also a record low.

The average rate on the 30-year loan has been below 4 percent all year. It has fallen further since the Federal Reserve started buying mortgage bonds in September to encourage more borrowing and spending.

Low mortgage rates have helped lift home sales this year. The National Association of Realtors on Thursday said that its index measuring the number of people who signed contracts in October to buy homes jumped to nearly its highest level in almost six years.

Home prices also have increased, which makes consumers feel wealthier and more likely to spend. And builders are more confident that the market will improve and have started more homes.

Dreambuilder hosting Team Courtney Kick-off at Dreambuilder 15

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Dreambuilder is hosting the Team Courtney Kick-Off at Dreambuilder 15, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

  •  Saturday, November 17, 2012
  • 4:00pm until 6:00pm
  • 206 39th Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach (directions below)

 

Come out and join Team Courtney as we gear up for the 2013 Gate River Run!  This is a great opportunity to hear what Team Courtney is all about while touring Dreambuilder’s newest custom home in Jacksonville Beach. ‘We Run, We Breathe, We Fight’ – all to find a CURE for Courtney and cystic fibrosis.

Are you a runner? Want to run for a great cause? Looking for that motivation to get in shape? Interested in individual or corporate sponsorship? You will meet Courtney and hear from guest speakers from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation along with members and sponsors from Team Courtney. Casual attire, cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by 11/14 to Steve Starr, s_starrman@comcast.net or 904-866-0424.

 

DIRECTIONS: It’s a new neighborhood so sometimes it doesn’t come up on map applications. Take JTB East to 3rd St, go North. Turn R on 37th Ave S, then R on Ponte Vedra Blvd. Take 2nd R on Ponce de Leon, and then R on 2nd St. House is at corner of 2nd and 39th.