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Centex Homes offers 'sweetest deals of season'

Special Sections correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: March 24, 2013 at 03:27 AM

Prospective home buyers would do well to check out Centex Homes Winter Savings Event, says Brett Lundequam, president of the company's Florida division.

The event runs through March 31 and focuses on big savings on inventory homes and residences yet to be built. There also are new floor plans and pricing in two Tampa Bay area communities: Stonebrier in Lutz and Magnolia Park in Brandon.

"Prices start from the mid-$100,000s, with low monthly payments," he says. "With the sweetest deals of the season, it's a great time to buy a new home.''

Stonebrier features single-family homes with 1,334 to more than 3,500 square feet of living space. The master-planned community is centered around 440 acres of ancient oak preserves and five natural lakes. The Stonebrier Club boasts a lush, tropical design with a wraparound porch, outdoor patio, lagoon pool, jungle waterslide and children's area.

"Never before has moving up to new in Lutz been so attractive,'' Lundequam says.

Stonebrier is on Sun Lake Boulevard, one mile north of Lutz Lake Fern Road. For information, call 1-888-248-8590.

Lundequam says Magnolia Park offers "the latest in central living," touting the community's proximity to Tampa.

Magnolia Park is "for those who want to be close to all that Tampa has to offer, and still live in a neighborhood with all the comfort and amenities of a master-planned, new home community," he says.

"With multiple planned amenity centers, miles of green space, parks and trails, there's always something to do outside your door. Just call it 'urban living without the concrete."

Magnolia Park is on Falkenburg Road, one mile west of U.S. 301. For information, call 1-888-249-7278.

Centex also builds in the active-adult community of Southshore Falls in Apollo Beach.

"Southshore Falls offers rejuvenation at your front door," Lundequam says, The moment you arrive at Southshore Falls, you'll know it's not just another retirement community."

The maintenance-free community features a 14,000-square-foot clubhouse with two heated, lagoon-style pools, a fitness center, Internet café, social clubs and a 24-hour gated entry.

With villas and single-family homes, owners can spend their free time playing rather than working, Lundequam says.
Southshore Falls is on U.S. 41. For details, call 1-888-249-7476.

"Centex is well-known for building quality homes," Lundequam says. "The company has been building homes since 1950. It also ranked No. 1 in its industry on Fortune magazine's list of 'America's Most Admired Companies for 2007'.

"The winter sales event is a great way for people who have been thinking about buying to get the home they have been waiting for at an unbeatable price," he adds.

Centex also offers a two-year fit and finish warranty.

"The Centex warranty is twice the industry standard of just one year and gives the buyer tremendous peace of mind knowing that the builder warrants their home for two whole years," Lundequam says.

The company also offers the Centex Energy Advantage program, which helps homeowners control their energy cost.

"Up to nine energy-efficient features are standard in every Centex home. That means money savings as well as energy savings,'' Lundequam says. "The new Centex Energy Advantage features make a new Centex home up to 22 percent more energy efficient than a typical new home."

Visit www.centex-sale.com for details on the winter savings event. Visit www.centex.com to find Centex communities and learn more about its homes.

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