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Lennar makes buying a home affordable

Special Sections correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: July 11, 2013 at 07:07 PM

The process of buying a new home can be complex. It can be hard enough for buyers to find the right home that fits their needs in the community where they want to live.

Finding that home at a reasonable price and securing a mortgage with affordable payments can be even tougher. Lennar makes home buying both simple and affordable with a new 3.75 percent interest mortgage rate available from the builder's preferred lender, says Mark Metheny, division president for the Lennar Central Florida Division.

"The 3.75 percent fixed rate for 30 years is an amazing deal," Metheny says. "It is a historically low interest rate which obviously results in low monthly payments. Monthly payments can be as low as $800 per month on select homes."

The 3.75 percent fixed rate is available from Lennar on qualifying homes that are sold and closed with a down payment of 3.5 percent by the end of August 2010.

"The 3.75 percent mortgage rate is just one example of the programs we have in place," Metheny adds. "We go above and beyond in helping our buyers get financing that fits their budgets. We even have a program for those with no down payment. Lennar has the best deals and some of the lowest interest rates in the market."

Metheny says that Lennar's willingness to find a way to get buyers financing that fits their individual needs removes a lot of the hassle of purchasing a new home. He is confident that Lennar has a home and a community to fit the needs of most any homebuyer.

"Between the two brands of Lennar and US Home, we cover a large segment of the home-buying market," Metheny continues. "We have homes that are ideal for first-time homebuyers as well as move up homes and homes in active adult golf communities such as Cascades at Southern Hills and Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club. We have a huge variety of home and community choices."

Lennar is currently building in 20 different communities throughout the Tampa Bay area, from Hillsborough and Polk to Hernando and Pasco counties.

"We truly have something for everyone," Metheny insists. "We have large single-family homes with four or five bedrooms and three-car garages, as well as maintenance-free two-bedroom townhomes and everything in between. We have a large selection of move-in ready homes to fit any homebuyer's needs."

Metheny says that US Home offers very affordable homes with a wide variety of options from which customers can choose in order to personalize their new home. Lennar's Everything's Included program bundles together the most popular options into the home and includes them in the purchase price.

"Lennar's Everything's Included program can save buyers thousands of dollars on the most popular features, which include granite kitchen countertops, GE clean steel appliances, tile floors and much more," Metheny explains. "Plus it makes the home-buying process much easier when buyers don't have to worry about adding on options. Lennar's comprehensive new home warranty and our ability to give buyers a predictable closing date make the home buying process less stressful as well."

With its wide selection of homes and communities, Lennar can accommodate any housing need, and with the special financing offers currently available, Metheny says that homebuyers "have rarely had such a great opportunity to purchase a new home."

"Anyone who is in the market for a new home right now would be crazy not to check out Lennar and US Home," Metheny adds. "We have the best selection of home choices and communities in the Tampa Bay area, and the financing options to make the payments fit any budget."

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

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