We’ve assembled some useful resources to help you find the perfect house. From a handy checklist of things to consider when doing research and visiting in-person, to understanding the homebuying process with each of our acclaimed homebuilders, we’re here to make the journey easy for you as possible.
We know buying a home can be an exciting, yet often stressful process-there’s a lot to think about as you get started! Here are a few things to consider as you launch into your home buying journey. Click here for a downloadable version of this checklist.†
Step 1: Getting Started
Make Your Wish List – What are the things you love about your current home? What have you always wanted to change? What are your must-haves? Think about how many rooms you’d like, large gathering spaces you’d enjoy, or the size of your kitchen. Include a little flex space to make your own home office or game room, and consider special areas for your furry friends!
Get Your Finances in Order – What’s your budget? What are you pre-qualified for? Click here to see a list of financial considerations you may not be thinking of when buying a new home.
Consider Teaming up with a Real Estate Professional – Buying a new home is more than just doing an online search-it’s about knowing the area and understanding the process. Real estate professionals can offer organized, professional guidance that ultimately means less stress for you. Here’s a look at some of the top-selling professionals in Waterset.
Determine When You Need to Move – Whether you want to choose a specific lot and build your new home from the ground up, or just need a new home to move into quickly, we have options. Check out the quick move-in homes available in Waterset.
Step 2: Do Your Research
Consider New vs. Used – New homes today offer the latest energy-efficiency and technology options available. And being in Florida, having a home built to the most current hurricane standard is important. Here’s a look at these and other top reasons you should buy new.
Check Out Home Options Online – Search homebuilders, floor plans, and options online to get a feel for what is available. Waterset’s Homefinder is the perfect tool to help your search.
Explore More from Home - Visit our Virtual Hub to view models, explore virtual tours, and download resources to assist in your home search.
Consider the HOA/CDD – It’s important to understand the benefits of living in a CDD and HOA community, and what these fees include. Not all community HOA/CDDs are created equal–but in Waterset, you get a whole lot of amenities, an on-site management team, and more! Learn more in our digital brochure.
Step 3: Now the Fun Part-Explore in Person
Scope Out Locations – Consider conveniences you can’t live without (think...access to major highways and nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment, etc.). Take a look at Waterset’s convenient location in Apollo Beach, Florida.
Check Out the Amenities – Whether you have an active lifestyle or just want to kick back and relax, amenities make communities more social. Resort-style pools, a rockin’ clubhouse, on-site café, sports courts, fitness centers, and walking trails…the list goes on. See the plethora of amenities that Waterset offers here.
Find a Real Community – Waterset is a place where people from all generations come together to meet, socialize, and feel at home. Hear why some of our residents chose their new home in Waterset.
Find a Builder You Love – The home buying and design center process can vary, depending on the builder you choose. Check out the builder section below to explore your options and determine which best meets your needs.
Meet the builders of Waterset. Explore each to learn more about their processes, their variety of home offerings, their incentives and special discounts, and their unique aesthetic. Then, when you’re ready, come meet them in person at Waterset!
From the $270s
From the $290s
David Weekley Homes
From the $250s
Homes by WestBay
From the $290s
Park Square Homes
Single-Family | 1,512-2,398 Sq.Ft. | From the $240s
Townhomes | 1,522-2,024 Sq.Ft. | From the $200s
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†The purpose of the New-Home Buying Guide is only to provide a general overview of information you may choose to consider when purchasing a home. This material does not constitute legal, tax, accounting or investment advice, or professional consulting of any kind. Please consult with your qualified real estate, financial, and legal advisors regarding your specific circumstances and your purchase.