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Cypress Creek offers great location, energy-efficient homes

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The Big Bend area in southern Hillsborough County is a popular location with new home buyers because of its convenient location. KB Home’s Cypress Creek community takes advantage of the Big Bend location to provide high-quality new homes that are not only affordable, but also are designed and built to fit the lifestyles of individual buyers, according to Cara Kane, regional public relations director with KB Home.

Cypress Creek offers a quiet, relaxed environment that allows homeowners to feel worlds away from the bustle of city life yet, with its easy access to Interstate 75, provides easy commuting to and from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Bradenton and Sarasota. The Tampa Bay area’s wealth of great restaurants, wide variety of shopping outlets are within easy access, as are top sporting venues and endless opportunities for entertainment and outdoor adventures.

Although KB Home offers 11 spacious one and two-story floor plans in Cypress Creek, Kane points out that through the company’s Built to Order program, the choices for home buyers are limited only by their imaginations. Once a buyer selects a floor plan that is offered within their community of choice, he or she has input into nearly every aspect of the new home.

“As at all KB Home communities, home buyers at Cypress Creek will enjoy the unique KB Home Built to Order experience, which provides a level of choice in designing their new homes previously available only with high-end custom homes,” Kane adds.

“The Built to Order experience gives buyers the freedom to choose from a variety of brand-name design options at the KB Home Studio, with help from a professional design consultant, so their home reflects their personal taste and lifestyle, while still fitting their budget.”

According to Kane, the KB homes available at Cypress Creek offer open floor plans with spacious kitchens and great rooms, in addition to large master bedrooms with walk-in closets.

“The homes in Cypress Creek are Energy Star qualified, meaning they have been engineered to heat and cool efficiently, use less energy and reduce energy costs for homeowners,” Kane says.

“Homes built to Energy Star guidelines are up to 45 percent more efficient, lessening a homeowner’s impact on the environment while also reducing utility costs for years to come.

“To better illustrate the advantages of such a home, KB Home now includes its Energy Performance Guide (EPG) in all of its new homes,” she says. “Similar to an MPG sticker on cars, the KB Home EPG provides home buyers with estimated monthly electric and gas costs for their new KB home as designed, as well as valuable information on the home’s relative energy efficiency when compared to a typical new home or resale home.

“We believe today’s buyers want homes that are both energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. By meeting this expectation, we are driving down a buyer’s energy costs and making home ownership even more affordable, while also contributing to increased environmental responsibility, which improves quality of life for everyone,” Kane continues.

KB Homes available within Cypress Creek range from 1,514 to 3,512 square feet, with three to six bedrooms, two to 4.5 bathrooms and a two-car garage. Homes are priced from the $150,000s. Two fully furnished models within Cypress Creek provide buyers with a view of what their finished home will look like.

“The homes in Cypress Creek are not only beautiful, but also offer home buyers a great value,” Kane says. “Plus, homeowners at Cypress Creek are in a prime location to enjoy Florida’s beautiful weather year-round. The community is close to award-winning golf courses, popular attractions, such as Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo and Tampa Aquarium. It is close to Ellenton Premium Outlets, a popular shopping destination,” Kane adds.

To reach Cypress Creek, take I-75 South to Exit 246 toward County Road 672 East. Merge onto Big Bend Road and turn right onto U.S. 301 South. Head south and then turn right onto 19th Avenue Northeast and the community entrance is on the right.

For information, visit www.kbhome.com, or call (813) 938-1126.

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