New home building has started to pick up in the Ocala and surrounding Marion County Florida area. For the longest time new home building was dead. Starting in maybe 2015 things picked up and now there is new construction popping up around the county.
Where. Not 55+ homes are being built in Silver Springs Shores, Marion Oaks, Ocala Park Estates, Heathbrook, Oak Hill Plantation, Ocala Waterway and Meadow Glenn to name a few areas with a fair amount of new homes. The 55+ communities with new home construction are JB Ranch, Del Webb Stone Creek, On Top of the World including Candler Hills and Indigo East and Trilogy Ocala Preserve.
Price. Prices vary quite a bit. Excluding very high end homes prices run from about $100- Sqft to $150 sqft. That is sqft of living area, the area that is heated and cooled.
Upgrades. Although there are spec homes that you can buy either finished or almost finished a lot of new homes are semi custom. I was told by a salesperson at a large 55+ that a good ballpark number for upgrades is to add 20% to the base price you often see advertised.
If you are interested in a new homes call me. Using a Realtor doesn’t effect the price of a new home. I can also show you alternatives such as resales just a few years old. New home sales people are employees of the builder just like a car salesperson.