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Bathing in Beauty: Your Maronda Home Spa Bath Retreat

Maronda Homes Spa Bath Retreats

Maronda Homes Spa Bath Retreats Creating a peaceful getaway doesn’t involving going on vacation anymore. The serenity of relaxing in your own spa style bathroom will bring your hard day’s work to a peaceful ending. As always, Maronda will do the work, while you relax in your own spa bath retreat. As many of our […]

The Twelve Days of MARONDA HOMES!!!

Tweleve Days of Maronda

More Like Twelve Maronda Homes With the Holidays Fast Approaching, we wanted to show just a small portion of what Maronda Has to offer. ·         The Hampton- The Hampton floor plan features at least 1,988 square feet of finished living space. The Hampton floor plan has 3 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths that act as […]

Holidays with Waves

Holidays wih Waves

Holidays with Waves Whether you are standing in 6 inches or snow, or 6 inches of sand, the holidays are what you make of them.  Wonderful family memories come from holidays, special people and vacations.  So why not bring all those me memories together for the Holidays?? Holidays theme with a beachy  scene! If you […]

Mortgage Deduction – Loophole for the Homeowner or Boondoggle for the Politician

Mortgage Deduction

Google I read in the Wall Street Journal recently that the White House is considering of removing the Mortgage Deduction on Primary Homes.  Given the shortage of revenue Washington finds itself in this seems like a great way to raise revenue without risking the possible backlash for Raising Taxes.  A frequent sore point among those […]

Are Residential Solar Rooftop Units the Future or Fad?

Photo Voltaic Panels

Installing Photo Voltaic Panels (solar cells) on the roof of a home here is Florida seems like a great idea.  We have plenty of Sunshine down here.  We are the Sunshine State after all and the peak electrical energy usage tends to be on Hot Sunny Days.  If you use Google’s Satellite view you see […]

Is Wall Street Housings Superhero?

Wall Street

Forbes Magazine reports that Wall Street is purchasing foreclosed homes at a hearty clip.  Billionaires, Private Equity Firms, Hedge Funds all have been  flocking to Americas hardest hit cities and purchasing distressed properties and instead of flipping the homes which would tend to keep housing prices low they are intending to rent them.  The newest […]

Why Aren’t all Homes Built to Withstand Tornadoes?

Recently I read a new article about Impact-Resistant Wall System for tornado and Hurricane Zones.   It was on Builder Online and written by Dan Morrison.  The article discussed the reasons why all homes aren’t built to resist strong winds where mother nature throws things like tornadoes and hurricanes at homes.  It’s very easy to look […]

100 Largest Builders Build Half of All Homes

New Home Communities

For the first time in US history half of all the new homes closed in one year were closed by the one hundred largest builders.  In the year 2012, that is how the numbers add up.  Wall Street types would have you believe, the big builders have better access to capital and land plus their […]

A Baby Step Toward Recovery

OK you have heard all the “experts” say housing is coming back.  Economists, brokers, Realtors all have been predicting the housing Markets is starting to show signs of life from “it’s good in certain pockets” to “generally the overall market is improving” to ” the inventory of available homes is the lowest it’s been in […]

Inventories of Existing Homes are Down

The National housing data for February 2013 indicates that the market has tightened for listing inventories.  Although the data shows a month to month increase of 1.15% of the number of homes listed, the median days on the market is down to 98 days, a 9.26% decrease month over month.  Median list price is up […]