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Amenity-rich, affordable homes Adams' focus

Special Sections correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: March 22, 2013 at 09:01 PM

While some home builders were focused on constructing high-end homes during the recent boom years, Adams Homes concentrated on providing more affordable homes, says Roxanne Darby, division manager.

The company requires only a $1,000 deposit to purchase a new Adams home, but that is only one small reason for buyers to consider an Adams home.
"In today's market, many builders have cut back on amenities to save money, but Adams Homes has taken this opportunity to increase amenities and to make changes to their floor plans that are more appealing to home buyers," Darby says. "Recessed lighting, designer light fixtures, ceiling fans and Moen brushed nickel plumbing fixtures are just some of the upgrades.

"Market research indicates that kitchens are the most prominent area of a home where buyers want more features," Darby adds.

"In response, Adams Homes has added more cabinet space with 36-inch upper cabinets. Our kitchens now have crown molding, bump outs and all new stainless-steel appliances, including a smooth-top range and space saver microwave. The new kitchens rival those found in more expensive homes."

Features available in an Adams home also include extra dense R-30 blown ceiling insulation, double-pane insulated windows with a tilt feature for easy cleaning, dimensional shingles, 5¼-inch baseboards throughout the interior of the home, disappearing attic access stairs with an attic light, finished garage interiors and a built-in tube system for pest control.

Buyers can add fireplaces, granite countertops, a garage extension and covered lanais, as well.

Adams Homes has more than 30 floor plans, such as a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with 1,300 square feet of living space and a two-car garage priced from $133,900 and a four-bedroom, three-bathroom model with 3,000 square feet of living space and a two-car garage priced from $184,900. Prices include lots and closing costs.

In the Tampa Bay area, home buyers can find Adams homes in Moss Landing, Ayersworth Glen and Harbour Isles in southern Hillsborough County; Easton Park in New Tampa; and Asbel Creek in Land O' Lakes.

Those looking for a place away from the city should check out Sugarmill Woods, Royal Highlands and Sherman Hills, all in the Spring Hill area.

In Hernando County, Adams' first green home, certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition, is nearing completion.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with 1,540 square feet of living space and a two-car garage incorporates several standard Adams' features, such as double-pane windows and R-30 ceiling insulation, as well as fluorescent lighting, a 13-SEER heat pump air-conditioning system, recycled materials and landscaping with indigenous plants. It's priced from $141,900, including lot.

"Buyers not only want a low monthly house payment, they want low energy bills, too," Darby says.

"We offer a quality-built home, with many options built into the price and back it with a 10-year warranty," Darby says. "However, the best reason to buy an Adams home is that we offer the best price for what the buyer receives. Our motto is 'Price - the ultimate amenity.' "

With the state of the economy, Adams Homes makes even more sense, according to sales manager Tammi Rief. "In today's market, you have to have the best quality product at the most affordable price and I truly believe we have that."

Bryan Adams, a regional manager with the company, adds, "Everyone needs a place to live, and with the tax deduction of interest payments and up to a $7,500 tax credit for qualified first-time home buyers, a new home is still the best investment out there."

Adams Homes has been building homes since 1992 and has expanded operations into Alabama, the Carolinas, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

For information, call (352) 592-7513 or visit www.adamshomes.com.

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