Sometimes, in the excitement of searching for a new custom Florida home, buyers stray towards a community that catches their eyes, rather than their sense of practicality.
That doesn’t mean we at ICI Homes don’t want you to have fun with the process. Certainly you should target communities whose look and feel resonate with you and your household.
What we do mean is doing homework before you declare, “that’s the one.”
It won’t matter how awesome a certain community is if its maintenance and location don’t match its awesomeness.
So fall in love, get excited, then ask these important questions.
What’s my commute?
This matters A LOT if you or others in your family work elsewhere every day. Rush-hour snarls aren’t where you want to be, especially if other communities you canvased might’ve been more convenient to a workplace.
And it’s not only a work location that matters. Anywhere you go regularly — shopping, recreation, houses of worships, the gym — should be a palatable drive, door-to-door.
Where’s the grocery store?
This one matters even in today’s world of grocery delivery services. Fetching that forgotten gallon of milk shouldn’t require advance planning, or buying multiples of anything because it’s a