The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 1997 · Page 85
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 85

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, December 5, 1997
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1 10 REAL ESTATE WEEKEND DECEMBER 56, 1997 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION X There's Never Been More JNews In One Country Club Community Ask The Builder Factory-built home sales soaring 1 !JjiJi4.JjA.rti to i,M,n '-' . l f mm-"' Tin inr factory built home constructed before June 15, 1976. B Modular homes are multisection factory-built homes that meet local or state codes. The modules or sections are transported to the building site on trucks and assembled like building blocks. This is the type of manufactured home that looks identical to a site-built home. Factory-built component houses are also available. A pane-lized home is very common. These houses have their wall and floor assemblies built in a factory. The pieces are connected together at the jobsite. Pre-cut homes represent the most basic form of manufactured housing. The basic building material components are factory cut and transported to the site. These houses require the most on-site labor to construct. Examples of these are log, kit or dome homes. ALWAYS KNOWN FOR QUALITY AND NATURE - NOW WE RE SO MUCH MORE. Question: My wife and I are looking to buy a new house and are suffering from sticker '. shock. We might have to choose a ; ' factory-built home. We looked at 1 several types and, fortunately, ' 'some don't appear to be simple boxes. Would you feel comfortable v living in a factory-built home? Are I - there different types? A nswer: I would absolutely re- side in a new modular manu-factured house. " I can see why you were attract-,'; ed to manufactured housing. ' When you compare apples to ap--. pies with respect to size, materials used, fixtures, etc., it is not un-; common for a manufactured home ; to cost 20 to 35 percent less than a site-built home. - t ! Many of these savings result r from the economy of scale imple-mented in the building process at the factory. Significant price sav- irigs result from materials that are . purchased in large quantities and . . shipped to one location. ; i Manufactured or factory-built housing is one of the most exciting fields in home construction today. Of the new homes sold in the U.S. in 1996, 33 percent were factory built. i : . i ! This segment of the nation's housing industry is positioned for explosive growth and many well t known traditional site-builders are beginning to offer manufactured housing in their developments. Erase the image of the single-wide or double-wide homes perched precariously on concrete blocks. Numerous manufactured homes available today offer moderate- to steeply-pitched roofs. Some can also be lifted and attached to permanent concrete ( foundations. Because these houses have to resist the rigors of transportation, they are often stronger than traditional stick -built site houses. Manufactured houses can also help to minimize your utility bills. It is not uncommon for these houses to have high-performance windows and doors, as well as heating and air conditioning equipment. Manufactured housing of any type must meet the latest building and energy codes. In some instances, the houses have to meet the stringent Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards code. If this code does not apply, manufactured housing must comply with state, local or regional building and energy codes. There are 4 basic types of factory built housing: D The manufactured home is one that is constructed completely within the confines of the factory. Most people still refer to these homes as mobile homes although this name is now reserved for any 71-3 Golf Courses By George and Tom razio - Tennis Center YllV- 2 Clubhouses - Choice of Equity Membership or Daily Fee - Gate House yttV- 10 Brand New Model Homes To Tour ycCV- Single-Family Homes in Oak Hill $160V$200's ,ytW- Single-Family Homes in Cypress Point $190's-$250's - Custom Estate Homes in Pinehurst from the $270's RES ERVE To get a copy of Builder Bulletin No. 201, which lists manufacturers by regions, associations and other statistics on manufactured housing, send $2 and your name and address to Tim Carter, co The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 36352 Cincinnati, OH 45236-0352. Send a regular business-sized, stamped, self-addressed envelope for a list of past Builder Bulletins and a variety of individual job bid sheets. Got a question for Tim? Call him any Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern Standard Time at (888) 737-1450. Or, visit Ask the Builder on the World Wide Web at A Golf & Country Club Community 5614674299 1800682.5551 Exit 1-95 at 63C, Port St. Lucie, Head West to The Reserve For Tee Times or Information on the PGA Golf Club, Please Call 800-800-GOLF "Winter Home of the PQA" Tim Carter, a 20-year veteran of the home-building industry, is a freelance writer specializing in residential products and construction. Leisure Lifestyle Lq)dW(cD presents NewHaven at Abacoa Jupiter, Florida ' s&S LIT ; X 1 Model "A" 2,962 total sq.ft. Luxury single-family home, featuring 3 bedrooms, Ti baths, and 2-car garage. In Camelot at the Palm Beach Equestrian Club, horse owners will find riding trails throughout and plenty of nearby boarding. As a stable environment, Camelot caters to riders W : Model "B" 2,697 total sq.ft. Luxury single-family home, featuring 3 bedrooms, 2'h baths, and 2-car garage. 6 exceptional floorplans to choose from: Townhomes. from the $120's Single-family homes from the $190's to $330 's Abacoa Planned Community Features: 2.5 miles to beaches Connecting greenways Shopping areas Stadium and Spring training facility Civic buildings and schools Workplace areas Championship golf course Town center Parks Traditional neighborhoods Tree-lined streets Pedestrian-friendly community Preserve areas Homeowners association borhood and plenty of nearby boarding. To visit, take Interstate 95 to Forest Hill Boulevard and go west to South Shore Boulevard. Turn left. Continue to Pierson Road and turn right. The entrance is on the left. Go all the way to the end, Camelot is near the last bridge on the right. For more information, call (561) 793-4688. Persons interested in submitting an article about recreational amenities such as golf, tennis, marina, equestrian or other facilities in new home communities for the Leisure Lifestyle feature in Real Estate Weekend feature should call The Palm Beach Post, at (561) 820-4915, fax (561) 837-8436 or e-mail In The Palm Beach Equestrian Club, Camelot in Wellington offers more than just scenery. Residents also have access to an array of amenities. Newly renovated, the country club offers numerous activities. The 10,000-square-foot clubhouse features dining facilities, a swimming pool, Tiki bar and three Har-Tru tennis courts. Ideal for equestrians, the community is a few minutes walk from the Show Jumping Stadium. This venue hosts the Olympic Trials and other world-class dressage and show-jumping events. Horse owners also will find riding trails throughout the neigh tsr A DiVosta NewHaven at Abacoa neighborhood with pedestrian-friendly streets and traditional-style homes with front porches. DiVosta homes are built solid with legendary quality featuring our exclusive building system with poured solid concrete or concrete block and steel rod reinforced concrete construction. Homebuyers receive credits for closing and finance costs when using DiVosta's affiliated title and mortgage companies. Every home includes many DiVosta features at no extra cost: Dramatic volume ceilings with inviting kitchens and living areas. Premium carpeting and designer tile Built-in security system with alarm. Central vacuum system. Custom modular closet organizers with adjustable shelves and hanger rods. Premium appliances throughout, including fully equipped utility area. Much, much more! Model "C" 3,623 total sq.ft. Luxury single-family home, featuring 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2-car garage. 1W mm Model 'D" 3,064 total sq.ft. Luxury single-family home, featuring 3 bedrooms, den, 2 baths, 2-car garage, and porte eochere, i& f Jit "V . rT' II i n I' - Hf-: v. " : 'j!""ir -if y m-y';.. ... . J mwiw Model "E" 3,921 total sq.ft. Luxury single-family home, featuring 4 bedrooms, den, 3 baths, 2-car garage, and porte eochere. Abacoa's master-plan includes passive recreation offered at the green-way areas and natural habitats. Quality homes for over 38 years j mwmm lull iti titmti) 2 N i ii i II Um&m (i&VJ H'lJMMS HOMES I N C n i Directions: Abacoa: Take 1-95 to Exit 5S (Donald Ross Road) Go east half mile to Welcome Center. Jupiter (561) 625-6969 L. Townhome "BC" 1,865 total sq.ft. Luxury townhome, featuring 3 bedrooms, 2' I: baths, and 2-car garage. Sales Information Centers open daily 9 to 6. Broker participation imiled. We are pledged to utilize our best efforts to achieve, maintain and enbante ethnic diversity in our community. feprnrnttdh ItAnvi Hnr tat kmtd Ktd rum- fUr4ur It iWlnptr o( Ar pfijprrh h c imrxird tanlii K,tfciintj)q)fKi K W.HMWHi m hmW Hh- hunn Ituw rtrvibiiir. td irtrhr. m pfrtmmin .tnh Jfl-fmji iKmr 11 drviprf fiat (WidA drNtBb poor k dt cufrHnfttn rVrrrirrlo Ariam SMALL ADS GET READ, TOO Call (561) 820-4300 to advertise. The Palm Beach Post of n kmd IH r H tMrwM ki br tanhuwd nr rNinir it H) Ht m h st w hni Ar dnH'tprr has am brtii rr(Nrrn! Hi Ht pfuprrr. nwirjtw 0 ffquimt I (Hntr)N IXiU Ikrnio Im . I T U njthb mmvd

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