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Lennar's 'First & Goal' sweepstakes offers big deals

Special Sections correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: July 9, 2013 at 01:02 PM

It may be a buyer's market but uncertainty about the economy is making some people defer their dream of home ownership. Lennar wants to help reassure those people.

Mark Metheny, president of Lennar's Central Florida division, says the builder continually is finding ways to make buying its homes easier and less stressful.

The Lennar First & Goal Big Game Sweepstakes not only features savings up to $85,000 on select homes, but also offers peace of mind for home buyers.

"Lennar is offering a mortgage protection program. If a home buyer becomes unemployed within the first two years, his or her mortgage will be paid for up to six months, including principal, interest, taxes and insurance," Metheny says. "Plus, if someone purchases a new home and closes by the end of January, the buyer will get a 52-inch big screen LCD HDTV. Buyers may qualify for zero closing costs through Lennar's special financing on select homes."

The mortgage protection program covers mortgage payments up to $1,800 per month. Buyers can purchase a new Lennar home with monthly payments as low as $590 through Lennar's special pricing and financing.

"Not only is now the best time to buy a new Lennar home because of the special prices and financing, as well as the new big screen TV, but also because of the mortgage protection program," Metheny says. "That provides real peace of mind for home buyers."

Visit any Lennar Welcome Home Center in the Tampa and Orlando areas for details on the potential savings. Plus, those visiting a participating Lennar community before Jan. 25 can register for a chance to win one of two prizes: a 52-inch big screen LCD HDTV or a $4,500 gift certificate to Stub Hub, which sells tickets to sporting events, concerts, plays and more.

Today would be a great time to visit the Shady Creek community in Riverview. Lennar is hosting a tailgate party from noon to 2 p.m. to get ready for the NFC and AFC championship games.

"The focus is on food, football and fun," Metheny says. "We'll have a remote broadcast from the community by WQYK, Tampa Bay's country station, as well as plenty of food for visitors to enjoy and opportunities to win prizes. Those who attend can register to win the big screen TV and check out the model home in Shady Creek."

To reach Shady Creek, take Interstate 75 to the Big Bend Road exit. Go east on Big Bend Road to U.S. 301 and turn right; the community is on the left.

Lennar homes are priced from the high $90,000s to the high $300,000s.

"All of the most popular features and upgrades that buyers want are included in the purchase price of a new Lennar home," Metheny says. "There are no hidden costs. Buyers can save thousands of dollars on these specially priced homes and take advantage of special financing offers. No matter where you work or where you want to live, Lennar has a community to accommodate those desires."

Each Lennar community features models that are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

"Buyers have only until Jan. 25 to take advantage of the savings available through our Big Game sweepstakes promotion," Metheny says. "We have something for everyone. With 17 Lennar communities in Hillsborough, Hernando, Pasco and Polk counties, buyers can get both the home they are looking for and the community that fits their lifestyles and needs. There really is no reason not to buy a new home right now."

For information, visit www.lennar.com/tampa or call 1-877-202-4749.

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