NEW COMMUNITIES Newsletter
Vol. 12, No. 585 Feb 8, 2011 Circ. 28,671
Watersong, FL: Island living with privacy and convenience.
* Watersong Joins WaterViewHome
* Deals and Specials of the Week
* Community News and Updates
* Community Special Events
* Best Real Estate Deals by State of 2011
* Florida Real Estate Deals
* Best Stay 'n Play Deals By State of 2011
* Recently Added to GolfCourseHome & WaterviewHome
* This Month's Spotlighted Communities
* New Communities Coming Online Soon!
* Upcoming GCH Network Events
* Watch for our next issue, coming Friday, February 11th!
Good Morning! We are pleased to announce the addition of Watersong, a quietly beautiful community with an oceanfront location near a conservation area and untouched beaches, to the WaterViewHome Network.
Featuring a limited number of oceanview and oceanfront homesites, Watersong is convenient to the museums, cultural attractions and fine dining establishments of such well-loved Treasure Coast towns as Stuart, Ft. Pierce and Jensen Beach. See below for more news and today's deals.
NEW THIS WEEK ON WATERVIEWHOME.NET
> Watersong, Hutchinson Island
Master-planned community, gated entrance, oceanview lots from $100,000, homes from $750,000
> Lake Ridge, Dallas, TX Now has several online specials: For a limited time, a 1.16-acre homesite, featuring towering shade trees and a clear running creek along the back of the property, is now reduced from $103,500 to $53,500. In addition, make no payments for the first year. Click here for more information about Lake Ridge!
> Barton Creek Resort and Spa, Austin TX presents its Unlimited Championship Golf Package starting at $158 per person and including luxury resort accommodations, unlimited golf on Crenshaw Cliffside or Palmer Lakeside and custom club fitting at the new Callaway Performance Center. Also, enjoy day of arrival golf at the twilight rate and daily breakfast in the AAA Four Diamond-rated Hill Country Dining Room. Bonus value: $25 retail voucher for purchases at Eliza's Boutique or the resort’s golf shops. Click here for more information about Barton Creek!
> River Dunes, Oriental, NC presents a Winter Special: Take 30% off the standard rate for The Cottages at River Dunes and get full use of all amenities including club-arranged use up a half-day of trout fishing or duck hunting. No minimum length of stay is imposed and guests choose from 1-, 2- or 3- BR cottages overlooking Grace Harbor. These fully furnished cottages offer fireplaces, morning kitchens, spa-like bathrooms and excellent views. Click here for more information about River Dunes!
> Brunswick Forest, Wilmington NC reports that early construction work has begun on Lowes Foods and CVS/pharmacy stores at The Villages at Brunswick Forest, two anchor tenants representing approximately 55,000 sq. ft. of additional retail offerings within the community town center. Developers are anticipating the opening of both stores sometime around the middle of 2012. In 2010, 105 homes and 40 home sites for a total of 145 unit sales were recorded. Click here for more information about Brunswick Forest!
> Frenchman’s Creek, Palm Beach Gardens FL recently welcomed more than 200 attendees to its Frenchman's Creek Women For Cancer Research (WFCR) annual fundraising luncheon, an event co-sponsorsed by the Scripps Research Institute and devoted to funding work on cures for women's cancers. Before the luncheon, the ladies competed in a golf tournament which completed a host of fundraising events. Click here for more information about Frenchman’s Creek!
> The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Greenville SC last week celebrated the groundbreaking of its Guest House Cottages neighborhood, a collection of retreat homes at an average price of $488,650 each, in the heart of the community’s Village. Within weeks of release three of the four homes have sold. Cottages feature post and beam construction, an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and an abundance of natural materials and light, giving them a much larger feel than their average 1,860 heated square feet. Click here for more information about The Reserve at Lake Keowee!
BEST DEALS OF 2011
> Blackstone at Vistancia, AZ ’s new luxury homes are complete and ready for move-in from these approved builders: K. Hovnanian Homes, TW Lewis and Cachet, each of which is offering great incentives and excellent pricing. TW Lewis is featuring a 4 BD/4.5 BA, 3,530-sf, golf course home for $592,911. Send me more info…
> Owen Glen, Blairsville, GA’s inclusion of $30,000 in designer furnishings and accessories at no extra charge with their recently completed 3BR/3 BA, home on one acre at 602 Owen Vista Drive has been extended. Home is available for just $299,900. Features include: eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, hardwood floors, stacked-stone fireplace. Send me more info....
> Teton Springs, Victor ID’s listing of just one Teton Springs Lodge condo is at the special value price of $360,000. Owner financing is available on this condominium, which features a separate master suite, two full baths and a promising short-term rental history. Send me more info…
> Teton Springs, Victor ID’s deals on distressed custom homes are starting at $699,000 and up (down from $1.2 million) and on homesites are starting at $90,000 (down from $225,000). Buyers also havel the opportunity to get into a condominium at Teton Springs for as low as $150,000 (down from $575,000 to 750,000). Send me more info…
> The Residences at Black Rock, Hingham MA’s new model home has an open floor plan, bright living spaces and prime views of adjacent golf course. Two other homes, built on spec, await buyers’ preferences in interior customizing and range from $950,000 for a 2,500SF. home on a private wooded lot to $1,395,000 for 3,653SF. with superior golf view. Send me more info…
> The Communities at Branson Creek, Hollister MO’s has standout values on 4 remaining homes in Fieldstone Bluffs section, listed from the low-$200,000s. Also, a half-acre “hot lot,” at $34,500, whose buyer would get a Murder Rock G.C.membership included, plus Branson Creek course discounts. Send me more info…
> Carolina Colours, NC’s Special Homesite No. 1 is available at the reduced price of $49,500 in the charming Waterleaf neighborhood. Homesites in this section of Carolina Colours usually range from the $60,000s to $150,000. Views of golf, water and nature. Send me more info…
> Treasure Lake, DuBois, PA’s inventory of homes and lots now feature attractive price reductions. Along with prices that start as low as $89,900, buyers can also get help locating financing, with 0 points and as little as 10% down. Closing costs can often be worked into an offer. View a newer home at $129,000 with double lot, or for $110,500 a log home on a quiet road near the marina and Lakeview Lodge. Send me more info…
> Dataw Island, SC ’s limited time Club Memberships available to those buying property on Dataw Island: Golf memberships, $17,000, and Island Social memberships, $12,000—offer good through May 31, 2011. Plus, all new members will receive monthly credits for up to two years. Send me more info…
> The Owners Club at Hilton Head, SC’s unlimited, cart-fee-only golf, with no restrictions for share holders on 8 championship courses at five different Hilton Head plantations: Indigo Run, Hilton Head Plantation, Palmetto Hall, Port Royal Plantation, Shipyard Plantation. Cart fee is always $30 any day of the year. Send me more info…
> Hampton Lake, Bluffton SC’s new product line, The Signature Series, starts in the low-$400,000s for homes on wooded homesites, and the low $500,000s for lakefront homes. Four builders are available to work with. Send me more info...
> Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick SC’s reduction on a prestigious golf home is cut by $60,000 to $429,000. Home, which enjoys views of entire first hole, has 4BR, 3 baths in 2,800 SF. Bonus area upstairs has LR, BR and a full bath. Send me more info…
> Hills Quarter, Irvington, VA's featured homesite in the St John’s neighborhood is Lot 21, priced at just $80,000 with a premium golf course view and proximity to all community and area amenities. Send me more info...
> Horn Rapids, Richland WA’s new neighborhood, Eagle Ridge, has two exclusive builders and a one of a kind view. Starting price of $350,000 includes homesite and home (2,400 SF custom ramblers). Views are all territorial (mountains, river, farmland, etc.). Send me more info…
> Sunset Dunes, PEI, Canada has guaranteed vendor financing for up to a 15-year term with as little as 10% down, 2 years interest free and an rate of 4% for the balance of term, on purchases of its last 20 lots. All oceanfront homesites in the first phase have sold—there are just five oceanfront lots still available. Send me more info…
> Tesoro, Port St. Lucie, FL Homes at Tesoro are now available at a 50-75% discount from their past values and the result has been a healthy sales pace--30 homes were sold in 2010. A current Best Buy at the private community is a 4-BD/4-BA home with 5,409 sf. under air, 3-car garage, pool/spa with big water to golf views. Asking price is $750,000. Send me more info...
> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, Palm City FL’s new-year incentive allows you to be one of the first 10 new buyers and receive 12 months free dues from date of closing! Offer good on closings through Sept. 30, 2011. Clubhouse dues for season 2011 will be waived. Sample home is a Cordova Collection 3-bedroom, 3-bath with private cul-de-sac location in immaculate move-in condition, asking $319,000. Send me more info...
> PGA Village Verano, FL’s savings opportunity on a lakeside home with private pool is available for immediate move-in. Priced at just $294,900, this 2-BR/2-BA residence on building lot 29 is a Bellano floorplan home with a 2-car garage, a den and a great room, measuring a total of 2,726 s.f. Send me more info…
> GlenLakes Golf & Country Club, Weeki Wachee, FL's “Steal of a Deal” featuring home price reductions below builder cost. Savings of up to 40% on brand new builder inventory homes with many luxury features. Homes are located throughout our GlenLakes' landscaped neighborhoods and are available for immediate occupancy. Send me more info....
> PGA Village Verano, Port St. Lucie, FL’s move-in-ready villa for $149,990. Featuring 2 BR/2 BAs and a 2-car garage in a single-story layout, this Amelia design villa has 10-foot ceilings, walk-in closets and gourmet kitchen. Send me more info.....
> Oyster Bay Harbour, Fernandina Beach, FL's attractive Lot & Boat Slip Special, priced at $199,000. The price includes a beautiful Live Oak wooded lot and a 40-foot boat slip in the marina, plus free membership to the Oyster Bay Yacht Club, a $3,500 value. Favorable financing terms are an added incentive—put 25% down and pay only 3% interest for 3 years... Send me more info...
> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, Stuart, FL's waiver from paying dues for 12 months--an $8,800 value--for the first 10 purchasers of property at the community after Oct. 1, 2010. A new purchaser will also have the option of paying the membership equity fee over time with no interest. Send me more info.....
> Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart, FL’s price reduction to $345,000 from $399,000 on a 3BR/3-BA home that features a spacious living room which opens onto a large covered lanai. Also included is a built-in entertainment center and swimming pool. Send me more info….
> Heritage Shores, Bridgeville, DE’s new Premier Club incentive provides complimentary golf thru end of February. For just a $159 initiation join the Premier Club and enjoy year round savings on green fees and Golf Shop merchandise as well as earning points towards more free rounds. Send me more info...
> Casa del Lago, Dominican Republic welcomes Dominican Carnival, held every Sunday in February and early March, using a Carnival Stay'n Play booking. It includes two nights’ accommodation at Casa Del Lago and two rounds of golf on the championship Guavaberry Golf Course. Send me more info…
> Indian River Colony Club, Melbourne FL’s limited-time Golf Getaway Package includes 2 nights in a nearby hotel, community tour, a round of golf on Indian River’s championship course and dinner at private At Ease Club. Price for 3 days/2 nights is only $99. Send me more info
> Sailfish Point, Stuart, FL's 3-day/2-night Yacht & Play puts your yacht in the community marina and you on the community's Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Acquaint yourself with this amenity rich, island community and enjoy lunches, dinners, use of amenities, real estate tour and more. $699/couple plus tax. Send me more info
> Indian River Colony Club, Melbourne FL’s limited-time Golf Getaway Package includes 2 nights in a nearby hotel, community tour, a round of golf on Indian River’s championship course and dinner at private At Ease Club. Price for 3 days/2 nights only $99. Send me more info…
> Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club, FL’s special pricing on its Stay & Play in the warm Florida air means luxurious accommodations in 3-BR/2-BA club villas, which overlook the 18th green of the golf course and the spectacular 32,000-sf clubhouse. Send me more info…
> Savannah Quarters, GA’s country club, managed by Troon Golf provides added benefits of the Troon Advantage and Troon Privé network of clubs. Play more than 60 Troon courses world-wide while enjoying preferred rates and tee times. Customary golf membership initiation is $22,000, now reduced to as low as $2,000. Send me more info...
> Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA’s Ultimate Golf vacation features accommodations in your choice of luxury cottages or condos. Comes with breakfast buffet daily, one round of golf per night access to practice areas and a dozen TaylorMade golf balls. Cost per person is $249. Send me more info…
> Savannah Quarters, Savannah GA’s Visitation Package is available exclusively for subscribers to the GolfCourseHome newsletter, for just $99, discounted from the original rate of $199. Take advantage of this 3-day/2-night Discovery Getaway, which includes a community tour and lodging in Historic Savannah. Send me more info...
> Teton Springs Resort, Victor, ID – High Mountain Heli Ski from this Teton Springs Lodge condo is now available for $360,000 with owner financing. Condo features separate master suite, 2 BAs and good short-term rental history. Click here for more information about Teton Springs!
> Teton Springs Resort, Victor ID’s Lodge and Lift package features accommodations in a deluxe Lodge Room, daily Deluxe Continental Breakfast and a one-day lift ticket at Grand Targhee Resort. There is no minimum stay required and upgrades are available. Pricing is from $135 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Send me more info…
> Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon MI’s Buddy Membership lets you and a friend join for a year and pay half golf dues. Each of the Buddies and their families enjoy a full season with all rights and privileges at half the standard cost. Privileges include kids under 15 play free, access to the clubhouse, fitness room, spa, bag storage, locker rooms, member events. Send me more info...
> Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon MI’s Stay and Ski Package puts you in a well-appointed luxury home with unlimited access to cross country ski and snowshoe trails while you enjoy the club’s noted concierge service. Mon-Wed is $109/1 night, $159 for two. Thur-Sun is $139/1 night, $199 for two. Ski rental available. Send me more info…
> River Dunes, Oriental, NC’s introductory weekend to sporting clays & coastal cuisine is booking now at $65 per person and includes safety instruction, transportation, lunch and use of range and shells (guns available). Lodging value is a 30% discount in the Guest Cottages for participants. On Saturday evening, enjoy oysters on the lawn, followed by a Fins & Feather Dinner including grilled seafood and roast duck. Send me more info…
> Jefferson Landing, Jefferson, NC The new Hampton Inn in West Jefferson is now offering a 5% discount for Jefferson Landing visitors who are clients of Regency Properties. Discount is off the already low weeknight rate of $87 and weekend night rate of $129. Call 336-846-4000 or Click here for more information about Jefferson Landing!
> Champion Hills, Hendersonville NC’s limited--just 14 available--Preview Membership offer which will save prospective members $25,000 on the initiation fee and lock in a reduced initiation of $45,000 (normal fee is $70,000). Preview Members have six months to pay the initiation and enjoy additional savings on dues. Send me more info…
> The Links at Gettysburg, Mt. Joy Township, PA’s golf outing special gives you up to four rounds of golf at no charge depending on the size of your outing. Winter Rates are in effect: Monday thru Thursday, $40, and weekends til noon, $47; after 12 is $40. Call Rick Klein at 717-359-8000 ext. 28. Send me more info…
> Daniel Island, Charleston, SC’s new National Membership opportunity is designed for those who permanently reside more than 75 miles outside of Charleston. Join as a National Member and play golf, enjoy pools, tennis program and fitness center and use the clubhouse for dining and entertaining. Send me more info…
> The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Greenville SC’s Legacy Membership now allows Members to extend their membership privileges beyond their spouses and minor children to include their parents, adult children, and grandchildren. Send me more info…
> Wyboo Plantation, Manning SC’s special package deal on lodging and golf at its 18-hole championship course is priced at just $29 per person. Stay overnight and play 18 holes, cart rental included. Send me more info…
> Barton Creek Resort and Spa, Austin TX’s Heaven On Earth Package for golfers is priced at just $142 per person and includes luxury resort accommodations, custom club fitting at the new Callaway Performance Center, daily breakfast and choice of either extra golf privileges or one spa treatment per person per night of stay. Send me more info…
> Horn Rapids, Richland WA’s new neighborhood, Eagle Ridge, has two exclusive builders and a one of a kind view. Starting price of $350,000 includes homesite and home (2,400 SF custom ramblers). Views are all territorial (mountains, river, farmland, etc.) Send me more info…
> Watersong, Hutchinson Island
Watersong is a small island community taking shape in Southeast Florida surrounded by miles of untouched beaches and Nature Preserve. Ideally situated along the Atlantic Beachfront, Watersong provides prime views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River.
Known as the Sailfish Capital of the World, Hutchinson Island provides first-class sportfishing on your own private boat or by charter. Stuart, Florida, with its array of shopping, dining and medical services, is 10 minutes away. An hour south is cosmopolitan Palm Beach.
Custom beach cottages open to views of white, sandy beaches and crystal waters brought in by the nearby Gulf Stream. Watersong is an unmatched value for new custom homes and lots—only 93 families will share this private stretch of beachfront ringed by federally protected nature preserve.
Museums & Restaurants Await: Hutchinson Island offers the Elliott Museum, currently expanding to create a new world-class facility to blend art, history, invention and innovation. The Studio at the Elliott offers instruction in the visual arts for all ages from children to adults. Diners rave about the cuisine at area eateries.
Real Estate: Watersong, FL
- Homes from $750,000
- Oceanview lots from $100,000
- Oceanfront lots from $300,000
- Click here for more information about Watersong!
=> Lake Blackshear Plantation, Cordele
A golf and lake community with fishing, boating, golf, pool, fitness, homesites from $15,000
=> Solivita. Poinciana
55+ community, 36 holes, two clubhouses, fitness, aquatics, homes from the mid-$100,000s
=> Tesoro, Port St. Lucie
Treasure Coast, 1,400-acre community, 36 holes of golf, 100,000-s.f. clubhouse, homes from $450,000
=> Savannah Quarters, Savannah
Golf by Greg Norman, minutes from Savannah, swim and fitness center, home from the $140,000s
=> Willowbend Country Club, Mashpee
27-hole golf course, world-class tennis, pool, fitness, spa, gourmet dining, villa condos from $275,000
=> The Villages at Brookside, Bourne
Championship golf, clubhouse and grille, Cape beaches, “green” construction homes from $345,000
=> The Residences at Black Rock, Hingham
Master-planned community with private golf, grand clubhouse, homes from $950,000
=> Forest Dunes Country Club, Roscommon
Lodge-style clubhouse, Tom Weiskopf Signature golf course, fishing, homes from $259,000
=> River Landing, Wallace
Private community, historic Wilmington, 36 holes, swim/tennis center, homesites from $70,000
=> Rock Barn Golf & Spa, Conover
36 holes of golf, spa, fitness center, aquatics, equestrian center, homes from $399,000
=> Moss Creek, Hilton Head Island
Private, 1,000-acre community, 36 Tom Fazio holes, tennis, clubhouse, homes from $182,900.
RECENTLY ADDED TO WATERVIEWHOME.NET
=> River Dunes, Oriental
State-of-the-art marina complex, guest cottages, Harbor Club, trails, walking/jogging paths, homes from the $600,000s
=> Bellalago, Kissimmee
Atlantic access through 22,700-acre Lake Toho, two vast clubhouses, homes from the $100,000s
=> Indian River Colony Club, Viera
Championship golf, 55-plus, security, lakeside and fairway homes from the low-$100,000s
- Frenchman's Reserve, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
- Horn Rapids, Richland, Washington
- Moss Creek, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
- Carolina Country Club, Spartanburg, South Carolina
- Ford's Colony, Williamsburg, Virginia
- Golden Ocala, Ocala, Florida
* Farm Neck Golf Club, MA
* Kiawah Island, SC
* Old Palm CC, FL
* Hasentree, NC
GolfCourseHome VideoFest at the Boston Golf Expo
Location: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Mass
Dates: March 4, 5 & 6, 2011
Come see golf and waterfront videos at the GolfCourseHome screening room at the first-ever 'GolfCourseHome VideoFest,' pick up community information and request community brochures. Publisher David Lott will be on hand to answer your questions about today's real estate market.
1. Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, FL
2. Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island, SC
3. River Strand Golf & Country Club, FL
4. Heritage Bay Golf & CC, Naples, FL
5. River Landing, Wallace, NC - New to the Top 10
6. The Vineyards, Naples, FL
7. Jupiter Country Club, Jupiter, FL - New to the Top 10
8. Harbour Ridge Yacht & CC, Stuart, FL
9. Solivita, Poinciana, FL - New to the Top 10
10. PGA Village, Port St. Lucie, FL
The Next 5 Most Visited Communities
11. SummerGlen, Ocala, FL - Up from No. 13
12. Terravita, Scottsdale, AZ
13. Indian River Colony Club, Viera, FL - New to the Top 15
14. GlenLakes, Weeki Wachee, FL - New to the Top 15
15. Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, Ocala, FL