The impressive sales at Lennar’s The Isles at Oasis and The Vineyards, due in part to the offers of zero closing costs and $5,000 towards upgrades, is in keeping with the national trend whereby buyers are purchasing now before prices and interest rates go up any further, a Lennar official says.
“The market is indeed turning. Here in South Florida, like around the country, smart home buyers are racing to cash in on at what appears to be the tail end of one of the most incredible buyers’ markets in recent history,” says Carlos Gonzalez, president of Lennar’s Southeast Florida Division. “In fact, not long ago, a six-month rally landed South Florida’s housing market on a most-improved list of areas showing signs of an economic recovery. As available inventory shrinks and the demand goes up, prices and interest rates follow suit. The longer people wait to buy, the more they will pay. It’s that simple.”
According to Gonzalez, Lennar is trying to afford as many people as possible the opportunity to jump on the home-buying bandwagon and realize the dream of a new home or, in the case of first-time buyers, the joy of homeownership. Evidence of that effort is seen at The Isles at Oasis and The Vineyards, he says. Designed with the charm and colors of the Caribbean, The Isles at Oasis is an island-inspired, master-planned lifestyle offering a collection of one- and two-story, single-family homes from the upper $100,000s with up to five bedrooms and nearly 3,000 square feet. As Everything’s Included homes, the houses include wood cabinets in the kitchen and baths, a GE appliance package, 18-inch ceramic tile, stain-resistant carpet in choice of color and elegant master baths, all at no additional charge.
All Lennar homes include the Nexia Home Intelligence system with remote/keyless access, temperature and lighting control, and real-time security camera. Everything can be controlled from anywhere with a smartphone, tablet or computer with Internet access.
Amenities at The Isles at Oasis include a private clubhouse with pool, children’s pool, tot lot/playground with equipment, fitness center, all set within a colorful, lushly landscaped, tropical setting.
Meanwhile, The Vineyards, also in Homestead, is a showcase of Everything’s Included townhomes with garage with either three or four bedrooms and more than 2,000 square feet from $154,990. Buyers at The Vineyards can also choose from elegant single-family designs with one or two stories, up to five bedrooms and nearly 3,000 square feet from the low $200,000s.
Among the single-family designs is Lennar’s new Next Gen - The Home Within a Home, ideal floor plans for families who need to accommodate a returning adult child, a parent or anyone who needs a private living space. Adjacent to the home’s main living area, the private suite includes a living room, bedroom, eat-in kitchenette, bathroom, laundry area and a private entrance. It can be used as a private apartment or incorporated in the main home’s living space. Amenities at The Vineyards will include a clubhouse, a resort-style pool and a tot lot.
For information on The Isles at Oasis, call 888-678-7804, and for information on The Vineyards, call 877-204-3422. The Welcome Home Center for both communities is at The Isles at Oasis at 128 SE 28th Ter., Homestead. From the turnpike, take exit 2 (Campbell Drive) eastbound, merge onto SW 312th Street/NE 8th Street and turn south on 152nd Avenue. Look for flags on the left and make a U-turn to access the community, approximately a half mile on the left. Realtor participation is welcome.