~ NEW COMMUNITIES Newsletter ~
Vol. 14, No. 743 August 21 2012 Circ. 27,500
Sun City Oro Valley, AZ: Take me out to the ballgame.
* Special Community Events
* Community News & Updates
* Best Real Estate & Travel Deal Shorts…
* Recently Added Golf & WaterView Communities
* Watch for our next regular issue coming Tuesday, August 28th!
Good Morning! Fall travel is in the air and we present to you three more travel options to Florida, South Carolina and Georgia.
And if you’re paying attention, the real estate bottom is here. The result has been rising prices, more sales and just recently–mortgage rates are rising. Prices at communities, though, are still very attractive. We spotlight two South Carolina homes this issue, plus homes in Idaho and Florida. See below for details. –David Lott, Founder/Publisher
NEW LAST WEEK ON GOLFCOURSEHOME
=> Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island
1,350-acre beach resort, 3.5 mile beach, 3 championship courses, horseback riding, fitness center, restaurants, homes from $485,000, condos from $189,000, homesites from $89,000
TODAY’S NEW REAL ESTATE DEALS
> Woodside Plantation, Aiken, SC is spotlighting a new model home, designed by a nationally recognized architect and viewable now at 165 Grassy Creek Court. This 4-BR, 3.5-BA model, The Mendham, provides 2,848 sf of luxury living space for $489,000.
A spacious great room with beamed ceiling, custom cabinetry and extensive custom millwork sets the tone of rare elegance the Mendham offers.
From this homesite you get prime views of Cunning Lake and No. 17 green of the community’s Hollow Creek Golf Course. Send me more information about Woodside Plantation!
> Wyboo Plantation, Manning, SC is listing a Featured Property at 53 North Lake Circle, right on North Lake, for $235,000. This 3-BR, 2-BA waterfront home has an open floor plan and 1,732 sf of space.
It’s the ideal base of operations for golf, fishing, community activities, swimming in the pool, playing tennis and more. Bonus benefit: Keep your boat on a shared pier in the back yard. Send me more information about Wyboo Plantation!
TODAY’S NEW TRAVEL DEALS
> Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick SC is reminding golfers to tee it up in the Little River Blueway Adventure Region. When you mention the SC Traveler Newsletter as you make a tee time, you’ll receive $10 off the regular remnant rate of $45 at Savannah Lakes Village courses.
Offer is valid on any tee times made three days or less in advance, now through December. Rates include greens fees, cart and sales tax.
While at SLV, take a look at the real estate listings—homesites from $20,000, cottages and homes from $150,000. Send me more information about Savannah Lakes Village!
> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, Palm City FL is extending its off-season price for this golf and marina community’s Summer/Fall Stay’n Play package for 3 day/2 nights.
Stay in a Harbour Ridge condominium and enjoy two rounds of golf (2 golfers), plus one dinner for two in the clubhouse and two lunches for two.
You also have unlimited use of the tennis facilities and fitness center. Cost is just $400—act now because the rate goes back up to $500 in Nov. Send me more information about Harbour Ridge!
> Savannah Quarters, Savannah, GA Discovery Package: You’re invited to get to know the city of Savannah and the 2,600-acre Savannah Quarters golf community where one-third of its landscape is dedicated to parkland, nature preserves, lakes and lagoons.
You visit spans 3 days/2 night and includes 2-night’s accommodations in Savannah’s Historic District, private golf course and real estate tour, nostalgic carriage tour of downtown Savannah and lunch for two at the club.
Price is $199; for $49-60 more per person, depending on the season, you can enjoy a round of golf. Send me more information about Savannah Quarters!
SPECIAL COMMUNITY EVENTS
> Sun City Oro Valley, Oro Valley AZ and the community’s baseball lovers plan a Sept. 20 trip to see the Arizona Diamondbacks play their National League West rival San Diego Padres at Chase Field.
A chartered coach to the game will leave at 9:45 am and depart for home from the ball park 30 minutes after the game ends. Send me more information about Sun City Oro Valley!
COMMUNITY NEWS AND UPDATES
> Sailfish Point, Stuart, FL The Jack Nicklaus Signature design at Sailfish Point is the featured facility on the Golf America television show the week of August 21 – 27.
Golf Digest named Sailfish Point one of the ‘10 Best New Remodeled Courses’ for 2008 after Nicklaus remodeled his design which first opened in 1981.
Every hole has water with many holes providing of views the three surrounding bodies of water—Atlantic Ocean, Indian River and St. Lucie Inlet. Send me more information about Sailfish Point!
> Red Ledges, Heber City UT has just issued a Construction Update announcing that the community has 11 homes moving through various stages of construction, plus several more that are either in active planning or up for architectural review.
As the community passes the midway mark of 2012 it has hit its projection of 30 homes either occupied or nearly ready for occupancy. Send me more information about Red Ledges!
> PGA Village Verano, Port St. Lucie FL reports that Tradition Medical Center, the new hospital being constructed in West Port St. Lucie, is progressing well.
Anyone interested can follow along with a Webcam that captures the construction process live. Visit martinhealth.org/tradition and follow the nlink to view the live Webcam.
The 201,184-sq.-ft. facility is expected to open in early 2014 at the corner of Tradition Blvd. and I-95 on a 20-acre site. Send me more information about PGA Village Verano!
Best Real Estate & Travel Deal Shorts
> Woodside Plantation, Aiken SC’s newly created 3-day/2-night package provides lodging at the historic Wilcox Inn for $299. The package includes golf for two and dinner at clubhouse with a private tour of the town and Woodside Plantation. Send me more info…
> Hampton Hall, Bluffton SC’s Non-Refundable Equity Membership lets you save $2,500, a full one-half of your initiation fee. Sign up by paying $500 down and then two additional payments of $1,000 at 12 and 24 months in. You will pay no interest and no fees. Send me more info…
> River Wilderness, Parrish FL’s spotlighted lakeview home is a 3-BR, 2-BA residence at 3310 Wilderness East Blvd. for $299,900. The tranquil setting of this property includes a lake and wooded view. Send me more info…
RECENTLY ADDED TO WATERVIEWHOME.NET
=> DeBordieu, Georgetown
Private waterfront community on 2,700 acres, golf, tennis, dining, beach club, wildlife preserve, homes from $525,000, homesites from $115,000
=> Jefferson Landing, Jefferson
Semi-private, gated community, clubhouse, pool, fitness center, tennis, hiking, biking, canoeing nearby, real estate for the $40,000s
=> Anderson Creek Club, Spring Lake
Private community, championship golf, fishing ponds, tennis, pool complex, nature trails, waterfalls, homes from $130,000 to the $900,000s
=> Amelia National Golf & Country Club, Fernandina Beach
Private, gated community, clubhouse, fitness, tennis, swim club, restaurants, Tom Fazio golf, homes from the $300,000s
RECENTLY ADDED TO GOLFCOURSEHOME
> Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island
1,350-acre beach resort, 3.5 mile beach, 3 championship golf courses, tennis, horseback riding, fitness center, restaurants, homes from $485,000, condos from $189,000, homesites from $89,000
> PGA Village, Port St. Lucie
Home to PGA Professionals, 3 golf courses, pool, tennis, casual and fine dining, Fitness Facility, homes priced from $200,000s
> DeBordieu, Georgetown
Private, gated, coastal community, water and golf views, homes from $525,000
=> The Woodlands at Ibis Golf & Country Club, Ormond Beach
Private, gated community, Three Nicklaus golf courses, 50,000-square-foot clubhouse, pool & spa, fitness center, tennis, homes from $400,000s