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FREE ADMISSION Saturdays - May 7 & 14, 10am to 5pm Sundays - May 8 & 15, Noon to 5pm Platinum Sponsors:

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Photo courtesy of 2015 Best of Show winner Kenley Design & Construction, LLC.


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Contents TBA NEWS & HOME IMPROVEMENT 4 Sponsors 6 President’s Message 6 2015 Senior Officers 8 The Right Choice 10 Preparing to Buy in 2016 14 Trends in 2016 18 Hiring a Certified Builder 56 2015 Showcase Home 58 Hiring a Remodeler 60 Why Natural Gas 70 2015 Top Achievers

On the Cover

Kenley Design & Construction, LLC 2015 TBA Parade of Homes Best of Show Winner

2016 PARADE OF HOMES BUILDERS & MAP ENTRIES v

Contact Information

Executive Officer

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Parade Map & Consumer’s Choice Voting Instructions . . . . . . . .PULL OUT

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Hartsfield Construction, Inc . . . . . . . . 19

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Premier Fine Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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Northstar Builders, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

2600 Centennial Place, Ste 101 Tallahassee, FL 32308 850.385.1414 www.tallyba.com

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Premier Fine Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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Richard Sneed Construction, Inc . . . . 28

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Adams Quality Homes, Inc . . . . . . . . . 29

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Premier Fine Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Lynne Edwards 850.251.7477 lynne.edwards@tallyba.com

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Premier Fine Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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A-1 Service, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

10 Premier Fine Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

TBA Corporate PArtners:

11 Quail Valley Homes, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 12 Pitman’s Custom Construction . . . . . . 39

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talgov.com/you (850)891-4968

primemeridianbank.com (850)907-2300

13 Powerhouse Construction of Tallahassee, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 14 Bridgewater Builders, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 45 15 Panhandle Building Services Inc . . . . 46 16 Trudeau Fine Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Publisher Managing Publisher

Terry Eagerton 352.236.2787

17 Bridgewater Builders, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 52

Jackie Johnson 850.570.0327 TallyHomesandLand@gmail.com

18 Kessler Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Julie Castro v Victor Kendera v Chris Willette

19 Gwaltney Construction, LLC . . . . . . . . 54 20 Pitman’s Custom Construction . . . . . . 55

Homes & Land magazine is published by NewPoint Franchisor, LLC, P.O. Box 5018, Tallahassee, Florida 32314, Telephone 850-574-2111. Copyright © 2016 NewPoint Franchisor, LLC. Reproduction of any photographs, artwork or copy is prohibited without prior written permission of the publisher. All advertised properties are subject to prior sale or withdrawal without notice. NewPoint Franchisor, LLC is not a registered real estate broker and this magazine offer is not an effort to assist in the buying or selling of real estate. Neither the advertisers, Publisher nor Homes & Land are responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints or typographic errors. Advertising in Homes & Land Magazine is limited to licensed real estate brokers and their sales associates and to developers and commercial businesses. Advertising is not available to private home sellers. Real estate advertised in this magazine is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and its amendments. This magazine will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. Dwellings advertised in this magazine are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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Welcome to the 2016 Tallahassee Builders Association Parade of Homes™

TBA 2016 Board of Directors SENIOR OFFICERS President: Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS Capital City Builders First Vice President: William ‘Bill’ Kimberl, IV, CIP, CAPS Bill Kimberl Construction

On behalf of the Tallahassee Builders Association, we welcome you to this year’s Parade of Homes.™

Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS

“TBA’s mission is to provide leadership and professionalism within the building industry through education, advocacy and community involvement.”

There has never been a better time to buy a new home. Newly built homes are energy efficient, built with modern construction designs and techniques and offer low-cost home ownership. They’re also designed for the way you live today, with open floor plans that create ideal spots to entertain or to relax with family and friends.

Second Vice President: Matt Gilbert James P. Holley, PA

Many of Tallahassee’s best builders have chosen the Parade of Homes™ to showcase their skills and present to you new and exciting options to enhance your lifestyle.

Secretary: Doug Barton, CIP, CAPS Barton Construction

This year’s Parade is a product of a hardworking committee (see below). Their goal was to bring a wide variety of options within our community and to offer you the opportunity to create a memorable experience as you begin your search for your new home.

Thomas Asbury, Jr. Premier Fine Homes

David Perkins, CIP, CAPS Perkins Electric

Doug Barton Barton Construction, Inc.

Larry Wayne Strickland,

Jane Conn ES Green & Company

Capital City Builders

Executive Officer: Lynne Edwards

Masoud Karimipour, CIP, CAPS

Persica Design & Construction

Karen Koelemij, CIP Orange State Construction

CIP, CGP, CAPS

H.R. “Sonny” Phillips,

Carpenter Construction

CIP, CAPS

Jane Conn ES Green & Company

H.R. Phillips, Inc.

Mark Trudeau, CIP, CAPS Trudeau Fine Homes Tom Vieth, CIP, CAPS Vieth Construction Mark Worley, CIP, CAPS, GMB

Shane Lambert, CIP, CAPS Shane Y. Lambert Construction

Mark Worley, CIP, CAPS, GMB Worley Construction

TBA Corporate Sponsors:

Kip Carpenter,

Brandon Jett, CIP Jett Builders

CIP, CAPS

Robin Yeatman Tallahassee Democrat

Builder Directors

Stan Derzypolski, CAPS 3 Rivers, Inc.

Worley Construction

Chairman Tom Vieth, CIP, CAPS Vieth Construction, Inc.

Larisa Kuleshova City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility

Publication Sponsor

of Tallahassee

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Immediate Past Second Vice President: Vicki O’Neil City of Tallahassee – Natural Gas Utility

Joseph Adams Adams Quality Homes, Inc

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Immediate Past President: Alan Weekley Alan Weekley Homes

Now let’s begin the show! We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Parade of Homes.™

Tom Vieth, CIP, CAPS Chairman, Parade of Homes™

Jackie Johnson Homes & Land ®

Third Vice President: Mike Roberts Roberts Sand Company

Our entries range from the affordable home to highend luxury homes, but all feature the latest in high-quality construction techniques, energy-efficiency and innovative products.

Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS President, Tallahassee Builders Association

Ann DeVeer Capital City Design Center

Treasurer: Thomas Asbury, Jr. Premier Fine Homes

Associate Directors

Drexal Harris Baker-Harris Insurance Agency

Will Davis Centennial Bank

Jackie Johnson Homes and Land®

Bobby Dollar Bobby Dollar Appliances Consultants

Larisa Kuleshova City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility

Ann DeVeer Capital City Design Center, Inc.

Deborah McClellan Hancock Bank

Susan Grabowski Tallahassee Kitchen Center

Phillip Pomeroy Prime Meridian Bank


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The RIGHT CHOICE HOW TO SELECT A BUILDER OR REMODELER

Provided By Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS, TBA President, and Capital City Builders

The Question consumers most frequently ask the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) is, “How do I select a qualified builder or remodeler?� To help you select a professional who can meet your building or remodeling needs, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has developed the following checklist:

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL

HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

for the names of member builders and remodelers. TBA also has a list of builders who have earned the Construction Industry Professional (CIP) designation which means they have met high standards of experience, education and customer service. Of course, you can also ask family, friends or coworkers for recommendations.

PERMANENT AND REPUTABLE

Make sure the builder or home remodeler has a permanent business location and a good reputation with local banks and suppliers.

LONGEVITY

Find out how long they have been in the building business. It usually takes three to five years to establish a financially sound business. You want to make sure they will be around after the construction is complete to service any warranties.

RATING

Check out the company's rating and if there have been any complaints filed with our local Better Business Bureau: www.bbb.org.

LICENSED AND INSURED

Make sure the builder/remodeler has appropriate workers compensation and general liability insurance. If not, you may be liable for any construction-related accidents on your premises.

REFERENCES

Ask the builder/remodeler to provide you with names of previous customers. If they won't, beware. If they do, ask the customers if they would hire the builder/remodeler again.

COMMUNICATION

Do you feel you can easily communicate with the builder/remodeler? Remember you will be in close contact with them throughout the construction process and afterward as you live in your new home.

QUALITY OF WORKMANSHIP

Ask if you can see the builder/ remodelers work, both completed and in progress. Check for quality of workmanship and materials.

GET A CONTRACT

Make sure the builder/remodeler provides you with a complete and clearly written contract. The contract will benefit both of you. If you are having a new home built, get and review a copy of the home warranty and homeowner manual as well.

PRICED RIGHT

Be cautious of unusually low-priced bids. If the builder/remodeler is unable to pay for the materials and labor as the project proceeds, this may indicate a potential problem. Keep in mind that less expensive does not necessarily mean better! 8|

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Preparing to Buy in

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By Rebekah Rivers, Keller Williams Town and Country Real Estate Tallahassee Builders Association

when winter gives way to spring, the temperatures won’t be the only things on the rise. The home-buying market tends to heat up as well during the spring, and 2016 will be no exception. many savvy buyers will be looking to lock in attractive interest rates while they still remain low. if this group includes you, the time to start preparing is now. These tips will help put you in a better position to find a home that’s just right.

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MAKE YOUR CHECKLIST

First-time home buyers should take the time to determine what their needs are, especially regarding size, location and amenities. But even seasoned home owners will find that having a must-have list can save significant time by helping them avoid listings that may look great in the photos, but in reality, won’t meet their needs. home buyers should always prioritize the items on their checklists, as most will need to compromise on some items to fit within a realistic budget.

CHECK YOUR CREDIT SCORE

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debts, which can sometimes linger on credit reports. Borrowers with scores in the low 600s and even high 500s can still find lenders who will qualify them, but borrowers should strive for scores in the mid- to upper700s to land the best rate.

DETERMINE WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD

don’t let your maximum loan approval amount dictate what your home-buying budget should be. Though the approval process is more extensive now than it was even just a few years ago, lenders still want to make as much profit as possible. you, however, are the best person to judge what you can realistically afford. experts say that your total monthly home expenses should not exceed more than onethird of your gross monthly income. you’ll also need to determine how much you’ll need in order to cover any loan fees and closing costs.

SELL YOUR CURRENT HOME

if buying a new home is contingent on the sale of your current home, it’s a good idea to start the process by reaching out and consulting with your realtor. ask him or her about your best strategy to sell your home quickly, but at the right time and for the best price possible. you’ll want to identify any maintenance issues your home has, and determine if, how and when each one will need to be addressed. you can also ask your realtor if making any upgrades to your current home would be worthwhile and result in a favorable return when it comes time to sell.

even if you’ve purchased a home in the past, stricter credit requirements are making it more challenging for some buyers to find home loans. lenders are more cautious than ever, so having a favorable credit score can make a difference in your ability to be approved for a loan. even if you think nothing has changed recently on your credit report, it’s good to check periodically to ensure you aren’t being For more information about the home buying process, contact Tallahassee Builders associaTion unfairly penalized for old at 850.385.1414 or visiT www.TallyBa.com


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See our products at the following Parade of Homes Entries: Kessler Construction

Premier Fine Homes

4969 Southern Oaks Drive

3673 Velda Oaks Circle 8757 Greenridge Lane 5149 Holly Fern Trace 8012 Seclusion Lane 2501 Lantana Lane

Pitman Custom Construction

2217 Thomasville Road

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he Florida Home Builders Association’s Aurora Awards – a prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in designs showcases some of the newest trends in home design that buyers throughout our area will see in the coming months and years. Some of these elements are sure to inspire your next design project. Aurora Award recipients are lauded as the nation’s most creative and inventive builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers. Below are some of the trends that the local building market is beginning to see influence our buyers:

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Intimate Outdoor Spaces

large number of homes as well. This technique adds a three-dimensional layer to interior finishes and provides an interesting alternative to paint and wallpaper.

Copper Bathtubs

These are a popular bathroom feature in several award-winning homes. Copper tubs are a striking addition in any home, from rustic to modern to traditional.

White with Exotic or Repurposed Wood Accents

Many winning interiors feature stark, modern white paired with rich wood accents, a striking combination in flooring, ceilings and cabinets.

Modern Industrial Accents

Making its strongest appearance in multifamily projects, this trend combines sleek lighting and furniture with the brick, glass and steel elements of a building’s shell and skeleton. Vibrant pops of color offset the cooler color palette of metals and whites

Barn Doors

Mid-century modern is now 21st century chic in furniture, elevation design and detailing. Particularly in the western United States, this style has become increasingly popular.

Barn doors are appearing everywhere, from kitchens to mudrooms to closets. These offer an alternative to traditional left- or right-hung doors and become a design feature of the home, unlike pocket doors that tuck away.

Mid-Century Modern Detailing

Mid-century modern is now 21st century chic in furniture, elevation design and detailing. Particularly in the western United States, this style has become increasingly popular.

Indoor-Outdoor Convergence

What was once a distinct line between two living areas – indoor and outdoor – has been replaced by floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls and screens. Families can both visually and physically move between these areas.

Troughs and Spouts

Outdoor tables with open, trough-like water channels add interest, often culminating in a delicate waterfall off the edge of the table into a pool or water feature below.

Interior Board and Batten

More often used as exterior cladding, board and batten is now being featured inside a

Capital City Design Center

Intricate Stairways

Stairways have become more prominent and sophisticated. Designers increasingly feature curving glass railings, detailed iron newel posts, unique stair accent walls, glass treads and intricate tile work.

Low-Impact Design

Many BALA winners and entrants included sustainable and green features in their designs, including permeable pavers, rain gardens and landscaping with native species

Waterfall Islands

Still trending are waterfall-edged islands, in which the kitchen bar is inset into the cabinetry rather than extended beyond it. These islands – whether made of wood, granite or marble – emphasize clean, modern lines.

To find an industry professional who is ready to bring these exciting new trends to your new home or remodeling project, contact the Tallahassee Builders Association at 850.385.1414 or visit www.tallyba.com


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Hartsfield Construction 1994 Bloomington Ave 3BR • 3BA • 2 Car Gar 1,230 sqft • $114,900

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CATEGORY 5 Gwaltney Construction 8021 Pickwick Court 4BR • 3.5BA • 3 Car Gar 5,596 sqft • $925,000 See Page 43

CATEGORY 4 $501,000 to $750,000

CATEGORY 5 $751,000 and Above Bridgewater Builders, LLC 511 Frank Shaw Road 5BR • 4BA • 3 Car Gar 3,700 sqft • $800,000

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CATEGORY 3 $386,000 to $500,000 Pitman’s Custom Constr. 2225 Blakely Court 4BR • 3.5BA • 2 Car Gar 2,515 sqft • $399,900 See Page 39

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CATEGORY 4 $501,000 to $750,000 Panhandle Building Supply 6292 Amanda Nicole Court 4BR • 4BA • 2 Car Gar 3,590 sqft • $590,000

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Trudeau Fine Homes 4205 Sierra Woods Trail 3BR • 2BA • 2 Car Gar 2,364 sqft • $697,500

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Bridgewater Builders, LLC 7051 Quail Call Drive 4BR • 3BA • 2 Car Gar 2,719 sqft • $575,000

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CATEGORY 3 $386,000 to $500,000

CATEGORY 3 $386,000 to $500,000 A1 Services LLC 7488 Sunny Mariana Court 4BR • 3.5BA • 2 Car Gar 2,425 sqft • $390,000

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Powerhouse Construction of Tallahassee, Inc. 4629 Whitetail Pass 4BR • 3BA • 3 Car Gar 2,954 sqft • $550,000

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Premier Fine Homes 2501 Lantana Lane 4BR • 3.5BA • 2 Car Gar 2,587 sqft • $398,013

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CATEGORY 2 $301,000 to $385,000 Adams Construction Homes 5704 Sumter Hill Lane 4BR • 3BA • 2 Car Gar 2,270 sqft • $369,900

Premier Fine Homes 8012 Seclusion Lane 4BR • 3.5BA • 2 Car Gar 2,279 sqft • $382,379

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Premier Fine Homes 5149 Holly Fern Trace 4BR • 3.5BA • 2 Car Gar 2,489 sqft • $373,940

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Richard Sneed Construction 7265 White Clover Court 4BR • 3BA • 2 Car Gar 2,077 sqft • $349,900

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CATEGORY 2 $301,000 to $385,000

CATEGORY 1 Under $300,000 NorthStar Builders, LLC 344 Gathering Oaks Drive 3BR • 2.5BA • 2 Car Gar 1,716 sqft • $279,000

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Premier Find Homes 8757 Greenridge Lane 3BR • 2.5BA • 2 Car Gar 1,717 sqft • $278,042

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CATEGORY 5 $751,000 and Above Pitman’s Custom Constr. 2217 Thomasville Road 4BR • 4.5BA • 3 Car Gar 4,430 sqft • $1,089,000 See Page 43

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By Mark Worley, CIP, CAPS, GMB Past President of the Tallahassee Builders Association

ost home buyers know that new homes offer outstanding advantages: They’re built to incorporate better energy efficiency, have lots of modern amenities and the latest safety features, and have floor plans to fit a variety of lifestyles. With all those enhancements in mind, it’s important to select a builder who has the skills and knowledge to deliver an experience and home that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

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• Customer service: An NAHBmember company that’s truly committed to client satisfaction will emphasize outstanding service from every member of its team and maintain a professional approach in every interaction. • Quality:

• Integrity: Is your prospective builder trustworthy? Be cautious if you hear anyone suggest that a builder has been less than honest with clients.

Once they have earned their designations, CGBs and GMBs must complete 12 hours of continuing education every three years from a specific set of building industry-related events. This ensures the builders stay knowledgeable on the latest industry trends, rule changes and other important home building industry information.

Professional builders know that the quality of their service depends on ensuring that their team members have the tools to be successful with professional designations and continuing education.

“CGBs and GMBs are true professionals in every sense of the word,” said larry Wayne Strickland, 2016 TBA President. “They are dedicated to the building industry. By continuing their personal development, they are committed to building you a quality home and delivering the best possible customer experience.”

• Commitment to education:

• References: A reputable builder will be glad to provide you with names of former clients, as well as suppliers, subcontractors and consultants such as architects and engineers with whom they’ve worked.

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Candidates must have several years of building experience before they can earn the CGB designation. They are required to take courses on building technology, finance, project management, sales and marketing, and safety. Before graduating, they must sign a CGB Code of Ethics and provide proof of the appropriate licenses, registrations, certifications and insurance required by their state. The requirements for GMBs are even more stringent. GMBs must have already earned the CGB or the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designations and have a minimum of five years of experience. If they don’t hold either designation, they are required to meet specific education objectives and have been in the building industry for a decade or more.

Be careful when assessing the prices set by different builders. The quality of the materials and service can make a significant difference in cost. You get what you pay for.

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National Association of Home Builders. Builders who have earned the CGB or GMB designation are experienced professionals who have voluntarily engaged in professional development and other continuing education opportunities.

And here’s the best advice of all: When selecting a builder, consider hiring one who holds a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) or Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation from the

To find an NAHB-member builder who holds a professional designation in the leon County and surrounding areas, or to request a copy of the Build with Confidence: Hire A Certified Graduate Builder or Graduate Master Builder brochure, contact the Tallahassee Builders Association at 850.765.7053. You can also search for Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) or Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation holders at:ˆ www.nahb.org/designationsdirectory


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Hartsfield Construction, Inc. 3 Bedrooms | 3 Baths 1,230 sq ft v $114,900 Brand

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v Washer/dryer included v Window Treatments included 2� faux wood v Kenmore appliances v Tons of parking v Workout facilities

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University Green! 3 bedroom 3 bath condos close to campuses. Homes offer open floor plan with Kenmore appliances, kitchen island, window treatments, luxury vinyl wood flooring, carpet and much more. Builder is including washer and dryer in each unit! Come relax and enjoy our clubhouse, sparkling resort pool, and beach volleyball court. Don't forget to check out our elite gym as well. We offer tons of parking and coded entrance for all homeowners. Financing available at 10% down. Second Floor

1994 Bloomington Ave

850-894-Home (4663) Info@HartsfieldConstruction.com www.HartsfieldHOMES.com Robert Hartsfield CGC1517590

Directions: Heading West on US-90 (W. Tennessee St), turn Right on Bicycle St., slight curve to Left, then stay straight onto Bicycle St., slight Right onto Bloomington Ave. Building is on Left. Pearson Realty, Inc. Lindsay Pearson, Broker 850-510-8029

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Cleary v Granite countertops

v Energy Star rated

v Custom-built cabinets

v Step up rope lighting in master

v Sand and finish hardwood floors

Premier Fine Homes

v Folding station in laundry

v FGBC green certified

2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2 Car Garage 1,614 sq ft v $267,015 Come take a look at our 2 bedroom 2.5 bath floor plan. The Cleary, Premier's FIRST 2 bedroom design is offered exclusively to Velda Oaks, an active adult community with HOA maintained lawns. With each bedroom having its own private bath, you can truly feel the split-plan concept. Our FGBC green certified and Energy Star rated homes knock today's newly built homes out of the playing field. See the “Distinctive Difference” of a Premier Fine Home today!

3673 Velda Oaks Circle 850-933-5899 www.PremierFineHomes.com

Directions: North on Thomasville Rd, Right on Bradfordville Rd, Right on Velda Dairy Rd, Right on Velda Oaks Circle.

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The Willow

Northstar Builders, LLC

v Open floor plan

v Tankless water heaters

v All stainless steel Energy Star appliances

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2 Car Garage 1,716 sq ft v $279,000

v HOA maintained lawns

v 9'-10' ceilings throughout

v Custom all wood cabinets

v Engineered hardwood floors

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME! Embrace the spirit of simpler living the moment you walk through the front door with this original, new-construction cottage. Cool, calm, and sophisticated, this functional home is enveloped in light and comfort. Crisp white trim, wood floors and high ceilings create a timeless style that will help you forget your daily stresses. This energy efficient home with HOA maintained lawns reflects the taste of those accustomed to the best in quality, design, and finishes; while retaining the value of peaceful living. Plus, it’s conveniently close to shopping, schools, and hospitals.

v Granite countertops in kitchen and baths

v 2 car garage

v Separate laundry room and drop zone off garage

344 Gathering Oaks Drive Directions: From the intersection of Capital Circle NE and Mahan (US 90), head East on Mahan (US 90) toward I-10 for approximately 1 mile. Located on the Left side of Mahan (US 90) across from the Governor's Academy Charter School.

850-524-6018 Northstar Builders, LLC Tommy Lewis, General Contractor RG0066855

Prime South Properties Fezler, Russell & Ferrie, Inc. Ada Feliciano, RealtorÂŽ 850-545-3870

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Chelsea 1717 v Cottage Homes

v Sand and finish

Premier Fine Homes

hardwood floors

v Granite countertops

v Custom built cabinets

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2 Car Garage 1,717 sq ft v $278,042

v Step up rope lighting in master and living room

v Enlarged island

Welcome to our newest

v Privacy fence

Northeast community —

v Fireplace with mosaic tile

Chastain Manor. Cottage homes located in a quaint, pocket community featuring HOA maintained lawns. With Board-and-Batten siding and colorful craftsman doors, you will feel right at home in our Chelsea 1717 model. See the “Distinctive Difference” of a Premier Fine Home today!

8757 Greenridge Lane 850-933-5899 www.PremierFineHomes.com Premier Fine Homes CGC1520675

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Directions: North on Thomasville Road, Left on Bannerman Road, Right on Tekesta Dr., Left on Deer Lake S, Left on Hunters Ridge Trail, Left on Greenridge, First House on Greenridge Lane. Capital Property Consultants, Inc. Ann Cleare, Realtor® 850-544-0109 Jeff Doxsee, Realtor® 850-545-4747


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Richard Sneed Construction, Inc. www.Mariana-Oaks.com 4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2 Car Garage 2,077 sq ft v $349,900

v Open design for entertaining v Engineered Wood flooring, custom tile v Granite countertops in kitchen and baths

v Custom moldings throughout v Deluxe master suite

The Haleyville

v 9' & 10' ceilings, trey ceilings v Hardie board and brick exterior v Tankless water heater v Professionally landscaped v FBGC green certification v ENERGY STAR qualification v 10-year Bonded Builder Warranty

The Haleyville model is one of our most desirable floorplans. At 2,077 SF, this 4-BD/3-BA split plan boasts a media/ study/office, covered porches and a deep foyer entrance. The flex room located off the foyer is ideal for many uses or as a formal dining room. The spacious, open family room is equipped with multi-media hookups above the gas fireplace and mantle; and has built-in book shelves on both sides. This expansive great area adjoins a gourmet kitchen with large island, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and eat-in dining area. The master suite includes huge walk-in closet, deluxe master bath with double vanities, walk-in shower and separate jetted tub. Fourth bedroom can easily be converted to a 2nd master bedroom or in-law suite. Also, large laundry room and drop-zone area, 2-car side entry garage, covered front entry porch and covered rear porch overlooking the beautiful backyard.

7265 White Clover Court Directions: Take US 27 from Capital Circle SE 4.2 miles to Williams Rd. Turn Right, go .7 miles to Mariana Oaks on Left. Home on Right - corner of Mariana Oaks Blvd. & White Clover Court.

850-545-5403 CBC1251406

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Neil Ryder Realty, Inc. Kathy Lee, Realtor速 850-508-6003 Neil P. Ryder, Broker 850-508-6988 www.NeilRyder.com


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v Great room with custom bar and wine chiller

v Custom wood shelves in

Adams Quality Homes, Inc.

master bath & pantry

v Large private rear yard v Convenient to

4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2 Car Garage 2,270 sq ft v $369,900

restaurants & shopping

v Custom one-of-a-kind

plan like all our homes

v Rear entertainment

Beautiful craftsman-style home with a large great room that includes custom built-in bar with wine chiller / refrigerator combo, and gas fireplace with built-in cabinets and bookshelves - all with granite tops. Master bath has large shower with frameless glass door, whirlpool tub, plus custom wood shelving in closet for perfect organization of shoes and clothes. Kitchen has large dining area with GE Profile appliances and walk-in pantry - finished with custom wood shelving. Living room and master bedroom enhanced with double pop-up ceilings and three layers of crown moulding.

porch with fireplace

v Beautiful landscaped yard

v Energy star certified v Extensive trim throughout

v Double pop-up ceilings with 3 layers of crown molding in living room

5704 Sumter Hill Lane Directions: North on Thomasville Road... turn Left at Chili’s, then through first stop sign turn Right at Sumter Hill Drive. First home on the Left.

850-570-9242 www.AdamsQualityHomes.com Joseph Adams CRC1327461

Pro Players Realty USA Andy Durham, RealtorÂŽ 850-653-5193 AndyDurham7@gmail.com

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Kirkland with Bonus v Sand and finish hardwood floors v Step up rope lighting

Premier Fine Homes

in master, living, and foyer

v Granite countertops

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 2 Car Garage 2,489 sq ft v $373,940

v Custom built cabinets

v Folding station / granite countertop in laundry

THE TIME HAS COME! Premier's largest NE community, Ox Bottom Crest, has finally arrived! Our ‘Kirkland with Bonus’ design allows for an open floor plan; making your living space flexible and convenient. This model home includes a spacious bonus room upstairs off the living room. It also features FGBC efficiently-designed irrigation and landscaping. See the “Distinctive Difference” of a Premier Fine Home today!

v Enlarged island

v Toe-kick lighting in full baths v Energy Star rated

v FGBC green certified

5149 Holly Fern Trace 850-933-5899 www.PremierFineHomes.com

Directions: North on Thomasville Rd, Left on Ox Bottom Rd., Right on Cold Harbor Dr., Left on Capstone Dr., Right on Holly Fern Trace, Second house on Right.

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Weston v Sand and finish hardwood floors

Premier Fine Homes

v Granite countertops v Custom built cabinets v Enlarged island

v Folding station in laundry v Gas v Step up rope lighting in master, living, foyer

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 2 Car Garage 2,279 sq ft v $382,379 The Weston design is a large, openplan concept with a centralized living and cooking space. Fall in love with this large master bath and wrap-around walk-in closet. With our flex room conveniently placed at the front of the floor plan, you can decide what room it becomes based on your lifestyle. On this .85 acre lot, you will have plenty of room to entertain, relax and simply enjoy the quiet of your own space. See the “Distinctive Difference” of a Premier Fine Home today!

8012 Seclusion Lane 850-933-5899 www.PremierFineHomes.com

Directions: Going East on Mahan, Right on Buck Lake Rd., Left on Hill N Dale, Left on Seclusion Lane, House on the Left.

Premier Fine Homes CGC1520675

Furnished MODEL HOME

Capital Property Consultants, Inc. Randy Mullaly, Realtor® 850-524-0693

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Opening the Finest Doors in Tallahassee for Over 10 Years! Specializing in Residential, New Construction, & Resale

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Make yourself at home. Building or renovating a custom home starts with your vision. With the help of a trusted builder and Construction-Permanent (CP) financing1 from SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., that vision can be brought to life. Our dual-phased2 CP financing offers interest-only3 payments during the construction phase and one closing with a single set of closing costs, saving you both time and money. Contact us today to learn more about this unique financing program. Tim Sheppard Producing Sales Manager 850.907.5022

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Monthly payments of interest only will not reduce the principal owed.

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v Mariana Oaks subdivision with conservation area

A-1 Service, LLC

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Covered front & back porches 2 car, side entry garage Fireplace in family room Multiple walk-in closets

v Granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms v Custom cabinetry v Beautiful trim detail and tile work v Gorgeous tray ceilings

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 2 Car Garage 2,425 sq ft v $390,000 Brand New, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in Mariana Oaks with custom cabinetry, beautiful trim detail, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, and tray ceilings. High attention to detail in this floor plan with plenty of storage. Gorgeous oak trees throughout the neighborhood. A must see home in this year's Parade!

7488 Sunny Mariana Court Directions: Southeast on Apalachee Pkwy, Right on Williams Rd, Left at Mariana Oaks, Left on Sunny Mariana Ct. House on Right.

850-877-7777 www.RingTheRivers.com Bob Han CBC1253626

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Jackson with Bonus

Premier Fine Homes

v Sand and finish hardwood floors v Granite countertops v Custom built cabinets v Step up rope lighting in master, living room & foyer

v Enlarged Gemstone Island v Folding Station w/granite top in laundry v Energy Star rated v FGBC green certified

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 2 Car Garage 2,587 sq ft v $398,013 Visit this model home to see our newest floor plan, ‘Jackson with Bonus’ in Southwood. This home has many great, new features such as our 144 Sq. Ft. destination walk-in closet, enlarged gemstone island, true sand and finish hardwood floors, and large walk-in pantry. See the “Distinctive Difference” of a Premier Fine Home today!

2501 Lantana Lane 850-933-5899 www.PremierFineHomes.com

Directions: Capital Cir SE to Blairstone Rd, Left on Blairstone Rd, Left on the roundabout on Four Oaks Blvd, Right on Lantana Lane, House on the Right.

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v Soaring 12’ coffered ceilings in great room

Quail Valley Homes, Inc. 4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2 Car Garage 2,483 sq ft v $399,000

English Cottage

v Beams covered in Wormy Maple wood v Custom cabinets with “soft close”

v Granite countertops throughout v Gas fireplace with brick surround

v Large open floor plan “easy living”

v Luxury master suite v Upscale lighting v Custom wood shelving throughout v “Age-in-place” design

Quail Valley Homes presents a 2,483 square foot (heated/cooled) storybook-style, picturesque cottage home. Steep roof lines, intersecting gables, and multi-pane windows allure to true English cottage design. Exterior highlights 3 sets of louvered, cypress shutters and cypress columns. Home features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths; luxurious master suite with French doors overlooking outdoor living area. Master bath has an oversized soaking tub, large shower, and two sinks for easy accessibility. Great room has 12’ coffered ceilings and hand selected wormy maple beams in kitchen and foyer. Centerpiece of the great room is a welcoming brick fireplace that draws family and friends together. Large utility/mud room - off the garage, suggests a great place to store shoes and backpacks before entering the main house. This cottage home has an open floor plan which boasts easy entertaining and gracious living.

5707 Sumter Hill Lane Directions: Thomasville Road North past Walmart, Left on Chancellorsville Road, through the 4 way stop. 2nd road on Right Sumter Hill Lane - 2nd house on the Right.

850-545-8067 www.QuailValleyCustomHomes.com Harvey Coker CRC057056

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Pitman’s Custom Construction

v Luxurious owner's retreat v Custom ceiling details v Built-ins & drop zone v Sunroom v Private guest suite

v Custom trim v Spacious kitchen with bar v Designer tile trends v Side entry garage v Large laundry room

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 2 Car Garage 2,515 sq ft v $399,900 This model features fine craftsmanship, the latest trends in tile, trim & design, and attention to every detail. The owner’s suite occupies the entire west wing of the home and offers lots of natural light, incredible custom closet, and a luxurious bathroom. The main living spaces feature high ceilings and an open layout that is perfect for entertaining.

PITMAN’S Custom Construction

850-325-1681 or 850-933-0328 www.PitmansCustomConstruction.com Pitman’s Custom Construction CBC1258288

Bonus Room

2225 Blakely Court Directions: Mahan East of Blairstone to Hi-Lo Way. Left on Blakely Court. Last House on the Left.

The Naumann Group Real Estate, Inc. Jason Naumann, Broker 850-325-1681 or 850-933-0328 www.NaumannGroup.com

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850-386-8689 Brian Barnard and Family

2731 Capital Circle N. E., Tallahassee, FL 32308

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Chad Boykin Owner

850-544-2629 www.boykinhomes.com Our Vision is to Provide the highest level of service and attentiveness, while building the best quality efficient homes for our clients to enjoy and live in! Lic# CBC1254511

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Buckhead subdivision. This all brick & stone home is nestled on a .69 acre lot. The open floor plan flows out to the outdoor living space that features screened porch, fireplace, deck and paver patio. The home has custom design details around every corner. We take pride in our craftsmanship, attention to detail, & customer service. We look forward to seeing you during this years Parade!

v Low maintenance Brick & Stone exterior v 10' & 12' ceilings

v Gourmet kitchen with islands v High-end kitchen appliances

v Custom cabinetry & granite countertops v Elaborate trey ceilings

v Dual Rinnai water heaters

v Fireplace with built-in cabinetry v Drop zone

v Woodwork openings & interior millwork package v Structured wiring

v Prewired for surround sound & security

v Engineered wood, porcelain tile, & carpet v His/Her custom closets

4629 Whitetail Pass 850-322-0483 www.facebook.com/powerhouseconstructiontally Powerhouse Construction of Tallahassee, Inc. CRC1328015

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Centerville Custom Home v 10' ceilings

4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2 Car Garage 2,719 sq ft v $575,000 (SOLD)

v Extensive wood moulding and trim v GE Cafe appliances

v Custom wood cabinetry v Large drop zone

Beautiful Centerville Conservation - this Bridgewater Builder's custom home is open and airy with 10' ceilings throughout. Classic design yet appealing flow for family living. Features custom mill work with craftsman trim, wainscot in foyer & dining room, coffered ceiling with pine tongue and groove in great room, designer tile details, built-in pantry cabinets with wood counters, and drop zone. Wood flooring and marble and quartz countertops in kitchen & bathrooms complete this custom home. Cooks kitchen with GE Cafe Appliances, farm style sink and a double-edge marble island.

v Designer tile work

v Rinnai tankless heater v Quartz and marble

v Spacious open floor plan

7051 Quail Call Drive Bridgewater Builders

850-251-4792 www.BridgewaterBuildersLLC.com Daron Bridges CBC1251091 RLQA002673

Directions: Centerville Conservation main entrance Right on Lake Pisgah Road to Right on Quail Call Drive.

@bridgewaterbuilders

Stephanie Bridges, Realtor速 Hill Spooner & Elliott 850-212-7247

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Panhandle Building Services, Inc. 4 Bedrooms | 4 Baths | 2 Car Garage 3,590 sq ft v $590,000

v Mahogany front door v Custom cabinets with large island and granite countertops v Fiberglass/foam hybrid insulation techniques v Disappearing door opens to outdoor living area

v Dual tankless gas water heaters v Entry level showers v Pre-wired technology and security v Wet bar in living area v Outdoor kitchen area v Designer appliances by Mays Munroe

The Ridge at Velda Dairy is an upscale gated community conveniently located to restaurants, shopping and entertainment. This home boasting 4 bedrooms and 4 baths sits high on a hill. It is well designed plan with the focus on family, entertaining, and outdoor living area. The quality craftsmanship and attention to detail shows throughout the home.

6292 Amanda Nicole Court Directions: North on Thomasville Road. Right on Bradfordville Road, go 1/2 mile and take a Right on Velda Dairy Road, go 1/3 mile take Right on Velda Dairy Drive. Take 1st Left on Amanda Nicole Court.

850-536-4687 www.PanhandleBuildingServices.com Jim Munroe CGC1514514

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Petite Maison v Cabinets by Tallahassee Kitchen Center

Trudeau Fine Homes 3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 2 Car Garage 2,364 sq ft v $697,500 Custom French Colonial/French Creole home with bell curve roof. Reclaimed 136-year-old beams and cypress ceiling. Enclosed sunroom overlooking terrace. Chef-level kitchen with custom cabinetry. Mudroom with drop zone. Historic, period millwork and reproduction-style lighting. Solid, sitefinished oak floors. Solid alder doors. Grill Porch and workshop. Aging-in-place, unique open design. Home is SOLD. Priced at $650,000 on your lot.

v Kitchen appliances by Mays-Munroe v Tile by Sellers Tile

v Lighting fixtures by Tallahassee Lighting, Fan & Blind v GAF Camelot® II roofing by ABC Supply

v Color Plus siding by James Hardie

v Weather Shield® windows by Norandex v Stone countertops by First in Counters

v Outdoor appliances by Appliance Solutions

v Plumbing fixtures by Water Lily

v Huber “Zip System” wall and roof sheathing

4205 Sierra Woods Trail 850-894-8914 www.TrudeauFineHomes.com Trudeau Fine Homes CRC057153

Directions: Apalachee Pkwy., East, Right on Louvenia Drive, Right on Sierra Woods Drive, Right on Sierra Woods Trail.

Trudeau Properties Mark Trudeau, Realtor® 850-510-7107

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Bridgewater Builders, LLC

Modern Farmhouse v Pella wood windows

5 Bedrooms | 4 Baths | 3 Car Garage 3,700 sq ft v $800,000 (SOLD) Bridgewater Builders Modern Farmhouse - Details of the well planned out design of this home are endless. Upon entry, you will find hand waxed white wash pecky cypress walls and ceilings of reclaimed barnwood. This classic, comfortable open floorplan has a timeless feel of an old farmhouse, yet offers today’s modern finishes, including 10' and 12' ceilings, 200 year old solid Heart Pine beams in great room, amazing brick feature wall, plus Pine shiplap walls in the great room, dining & kitchen. Custom cabinetry with inset doors, quartzite counters, outdoor fireplace, dog shower in laundry, Pella windows and Icynene insulation. Sustainable building with reclaimed wood used throughout this custom home.

v Sub Zero & Wolf appliances v Brick wall in great room

v 200 year-old solid beams in great room v Custom wood cabinetry v Outdoor fireplace v Gas lanterns

v Reclaimed wood

v Quartzite counters v Shiplap walls

v Custom Cypress doors

v Dog shower in laundry v Icynene Insulation

511 Frank Shaw Road Bridgewater Builders

Directions: North on Meridian Rd, Left On Rhoden Cove, Right on Frank Shaw.

@bridgewaterbuilders

850-251-4792 www.BridgewaterBuildersLLC.com Daron Bridges CBC1251091 RLQA002673

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The Southern Red

Kessler Construction 5 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 2 Car Garage 3,368 sq ft v $808,000

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Large bonus room Outdoor kitchen Natural gas appliances Pocket sliding glass doors

Tour this Kessler Construction custom home and experience a delightfully unique twist on classic Southern charm. Blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living; pocket sliding glass doors seamlessly expand your entertaining space onto the beautiful porch with outdoor kitchen and modern gas fireplace. Keep your four-legged family members happy and clean with a oneof-a-kind pet perch and washing station. Inspire your inner foodie in the breathtaking chef's kitchen equipped with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Dress to the nines in a spacious master closet, slumber in style with the spectacularly fresh take on ceiling trim details, and experience a spa retreat in the master bathroom. Can you find the hidden wine room?

4969 Southern Oaks Drive Directions: Heading East on Mahan, turn Left on Edenfield Rd., then Left onto Barfield Rd. The Southern Oaks community is on your Left.

850-997-4540 www.KesslerConstructionLLC.com FL CBC1258003 GA RBCO004496

Weichert Realtors速 The H2 Group Patrick Hurley, Broker 850-321-7489 Angela Hurley, Realtor速 850-445-9698 www.SellingTallahassee.com

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v Wine room & billiards room

v Security/video/audio systems

v Wolf appliances & Subzero

v 3 fireplaces

v Storm shelter

Gwaltney Construction, LLC 4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 3 Car Garage 5,596 sq ft v $925,000

refrigerator by Bobby Dollar’s Appliances

v Granite & quartz countertops v Custom cabinets

v Natural stone flooring

v Whole house generator v 1,015 sqft. garage

v 1,527 sqft. detached garage

You don't want to miss out on seeing this beautiful custom-built, all brick Gwaltney Construction home! This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with bonus rooms and a detached garage features 10' ceilings, custom trim, builtins, 3 fireplaces, wine room, billiards room, storm shelter and heated tile flooring in the master bath to name a few. The kitchen is top of the line with custom cabinets, granite countertops, natural stone flooring, Wolf appliances, and a SubZero refrigerator. Come see us during the Parade of Homes and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

8021 Pickwick Court 850-508.2214 Jarrod Gwaltney CBC1258979

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Pitman’s Custom Construction 4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Baths | 3 Car Garage 4,430 sq ft v $1,089,000 Parkside Place is an upscaled gated enclave of three homes off Thomasville Road. This featured home offers 4,430 square feet of living space and features designer lighting, custom cabinetry, marble mosaic tile, unique tile designs, custom millwork, wainscoting, and barn doors. Kitchen features Cambria countertops, a farmhouse sink, custom hood, painted wood cabinets and Wolf & Subzero appliances. Upstairs retreat offers 2 bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms, a flex space, as well as a home theatre with custom barn doors. The attention to detail, coupled with the premium location on a large private home site that backs up to McCord Park, makes Parkside Place a rare opportunity.

PITMAN’S Custom Construction

850-325-1681 or 850-933-0328 www.PitmansCustomConstruction.com Pitman’s Custom Construction CBC1258288

v Wolf & Sub Zero appliances v Media room with custom barn doors

v Custom cabinets & Cambria® throughout

v Custom millwork throughout v Designer lighting v Detailed tile work throughout

v Custom crown, base, casings and trim v Exterior gas lanterns v Reclaimed brick pavers v Wine cellar 2nd Floor

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2217 Thomasville Road Directions: From 1-10: Head south on Thomasville Rd. for 2.5 miles - just past Armistead, turn Left into Parkside Place. From N Monroe St: Head North on Thomasville Rd. for 2 miles, turn Right into Parkside Place. The Naumann Group Real Estate, Inc. Jason Naumann, Broker 850-933-0328 Elizabeth Fearington, Realtor® 678-576-7655 www.NaumannGroup.com

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The Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) is pleased to announce that the 2015 TBA Showcase built by Tom and Susan Vieth was a success all around. Like last year, TBA and Vieth Construction partnered with Toys-for-Tots and used the Showcase Home – which was built in the Centerville Conservation community – as a drop-off spot for people to donate gifts for kids just in time for Christmas. TBA started the Showcase Home concept in 2014 when Premier Fine Homes built a beautiful custom home in Buckhead. This past December the Vieth Construction project drew over 700 visitors and resulted in more than 300 gift donations for Toys-for-Tots as well as 32 bicycles.

It’s fitting that Vieth Construction built the signature home during the company’s 25th year in business. The Vieth’s have built a solid reputation and a long list of raving fans through their hands-on approach to customhome construction. “We listen to our clients and offer advice on ways for them to stay within their budgets while still getting the quality and value they want,” says Tom, who has built everything from starter homes to $1 million mansions in a wide range of communities such as Southwood, Golden Eagle, Ox Bottom and Summerbrooke as well as beach homes on St. George Island. “As for our respective roles I act as the face and the voice and get to do all the dirty work.” He’s the contractor and he makes sure things get done and done correctly. Susan on the other hand gets to work on the pretty stuff and writes the checks. She gets to be the gentle reminder (or nag in Tom’s mind) and play devil’s advocate on behalf of the consumer.

While keeping a keen focus on his business, Tom also finds time to give back to the industry that has been good to him. He has served for many years on the TBA Board of Directors as well as President in 2000-2001. In 1998, his peers at TBA elected him Builder of the Year, an honor he cherishes to this day. Not one to rest on his laurels, Tom was an active member of TBA’s Parade of Homes™ Committee for years and took on the challenge to chair our 2016 signature event.

The 2015 Showcase Home was a gorgeous Craftsman style home that incorporated stone, brick, and fiber cement siding. With a wraparound front porch that provides access to the home through the unique iron front door or through two side doors that flank the fireplace in the living room, this home was designed for family living. The covered and screened back porch adds to the living area of the home with a second fireplace and outdoor kitchen; and overlooks a sparkling concrete pool.

Subtle Universal Design features such as curbless showers, zero-thresholds with graded access ramps, and wide open spaces, were included to suit the owners’ needs and accommodate future aging-in-place. USB ports are conveniently located throughout the home, as well as a handy drop zone and second washer and dryer in the master suite. 56 |

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“We are happy to be building this year’s Showcase Home to support the Association and all the work they do for us, and to showcase many of the members in it,” said Susan Vieth. Tom would like Vieth Construction to be a name people know and trust and for a building company that delivers a high quality home to happy customers.

On a personal level, Tom and Susan are super-proud of their daughter Emily and sons Adam and Sean. The boys have earned a special place in Tom’s heart by following him into the building business. “They’ve watched what their parents have gone through with the ups and downs of our industry,” said Tom, “so they know the tough challenges they will face, from the scarcity of affordable lots to the shortages of skilled labor to the high cost of materials. But if they keep a positive attitude and put their customers first as Susan and I have done, they’ll be fine.”

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re you among the growing number of home owners who are choosing to remodel their homes to fit their changing needs, rather than selling their home and buying another one? If so, you’ll soon learn that even simple remodels can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. With that type of investment on the line, it’s important to find a contractor you can trust.

By Tallahassee Builders Association Kip Carpenter CIP, CGP, CAPS, 2016 Chairman of the Remodelers Council

As the home building and remodeling industry celebrates National Home Remodeling Month in May, here are the top five tips to ensure you make the right decisions when you find, evaluate and hire a remodeler.

1. Always Go with a Pro

The best place to start is the Directory of Professional Remodelers at nahb.org/remodelerdirectory or contact the Tallahassee Builders Association at 850.385.1414. A professional remodeler will uphold the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry. These sources can also help you find a remodeler who specializes in a specific type of remodeling if you need it, such as a Certified Aging-inPlace Specialist (CAPS) to help modify your home to better suit you as you age, or a Certified Green Remodeler (CGP) to make your home more energy-efficient.

2. Do Your Research

Look at the prospective remodeler’s company website and social media accounts to see photos of their work. Visit review sites like HomeAdvisor, Houzz, Angie’s List, etc., to see more pictures and to read reviews of remodeling companies. Take the good with the bad when reading online reviews and focus on the descriptions of experiences and qualities that are most important to you as a customer. Ask for referrals from friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, and others who have had remodeling work done on comparable homes under similar schedules.

3. Create Your Short List

Once you have a list of potential home remodelers for your project, do a little more background research to verify that they are appropriately licensed and have a good business track record. Look them up with your local or state office of consumer protection. Verify that the remodeler has the appropriate licenses and registrations.

4. Start Taking Notes

When you begin meeting with remodelers, you want to find out information such as: • How long they have been in business in your community? Can they provide references from customers and suppliers they work with? • Do they carry insurance that protects you from claims arising from property damage or job site injuries? Ask for a copy of the insurance certificates. • What is their working knowledge of the many types and ages of homes in the area, and what sort of issues could arise? • Do they arrange for the building permit? (The person who obtains the permit is the contractor of record and therefore liable for the work) • Do they provide a written estimate before beginning the work, and a detailed contract that spells out the work that will and will not be performed, protects both of you, provides a fair payment schedule contract and complies with local, state, and federal laws?

5. Trust Your Instincts

Make sure you are compatible with the contractor you select. Beginning your project with mutual expectations will go a long way towards a smooth remodel. You’ll spend a lot of time with your remodeler so it’s important to have a good rapport and trust in him or her. For more detailed checklists for finding, evaluating and working with a remodeler, as well as other information about remodeling your home, GO TO TALLYBA.COM

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If your electric water heater is 10 years old or older, think about upgrading to natural gas before your unit fails and you are left without hot water.

ot water is always in style, and nothing heats water like natural gas. Whether for showers, washing dishes or doing laundry, hot water is often taken for granted – until it’s not available. Most of us only think about our water heater when the hot water runs out or our water heater breaks down. Then we’re desperate to find something and get it installed fast. Many times customers settle for the quick fix instead of finding the right water heater that meets their budget, space requirements, hot water needs and uses the least amount of energy possible.

Now is a great time to review your hot water needs and available models, particularly if you are considering remodeling your kitchen, bath or laundry or adding new water intensive appliances. If that’s not the case, you should start thinking about upgrading from an electric water heater if it is more than 10 years old – before your unit fails and you’re left without hot water and in a bind.

Tank or Tankless?

The standard storage-type (or tank) water heater keeps water hot all-day-every-day, while a tankless water heater does just the opposite by only providing heated water as you use it. While a tank-style gas water heater is slightly lower in initial cost, over the long term the tankless will provide greater efficiency and greater savings, while adding value to your home. Plus, tankless units have twice the longevity of an electric unit, offering 20 years of hot water or more. The tankless water heater is triggered by the flow of water, so when you turn on a faucet, the water is heated as it passes through the unit, giving you on-demand hot water with very little consumed energy. Tankless water heaters are about the size of a medicine cabinet, so they provide space savings as well as energy savings. An added bonus is that tankless water heaters can be installed inside or outside of the home.

The Natural Gas Benefit

If consumers decide to purchase a water heater, either tank or tankless, a natural gas water heater is the best bet when gas is available in your neighborhood. Here’s why: Faster recovery Gas heats water more quickly than electricity which means the storage tank can be smaller and the hot water recovers more quickly. Lower operating cost Heating your water with natural gas is considerably less expensive than electricity. When you consider that up to to 25%-30% of the average utility bill can be generated by water heating, natural gas makes sense. The average family of four in Tallahassee can save up to $300 a year on their water heating bill with a tankless water heater. 60 |

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Tallahassee customers are energy-conscious and definitely prefer natural gas for their water heating needs, as well as for cooking and space heating. Growing numbers of customers are switching to natural gas and adding a tankless water heater to their home. With the City of Tallahassee offering a $675 rebate on water heaters, the attraction is even greater. Almost 55% of natural gas water heaters installed in the Tallahassee area are tankless.

Find out More

Give us a call at 891-5112 to find out more about natural gas and how you can make your home more energy efficient, or visit Talgov.com or our

Jett Builders Facebook page at GetGasTally.

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Homes available in Talquin Meadows and Tippecanoe Hills QCD understands the importance of bringing together the right team of skilled labor. With over 30 years of experience, owner Mike Shannon has cultivated exceptional relationships with installers and subcontractors for every phase of construction. Quality Construction and Design isn’t just what we do, it’s who we are.

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he rapid growth of green building means that new home owners can take advantage of the lower operating and maintenance costs that come with these energy and resource-efficient homes.

But for the 120 million existing homes in the United States, remodeling is the only way for home owners to incorporate green practices. NAHB Remodelers offers the following suggestions to home owners who want to increase their home’s efficiency, decrease costs and take advantage of the other benefits that green offers. install maximum insulation in the area to be remodeled Forty percent of the energy consumed in a typical house goes to heating and cooling. Adding insulation is an easy way to increase efficiency. Insulation is rated by its ability to resist heat flow, commonly known as “R-value.” The higher the R-value, the better its ability to resist heat flow. Adding insulation will help save energy costs, increase comfort by better controlling temperature and improve indoor air quality by eliminating many gaps through which dirt, dust, and other impurities can enter.

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install high-eFFiciency windows instead of those that just meet the energy code Ordinary window glass transmits ultraviolet heat rays from the sun, which can increase your air conditioning bill dramatically. ENERGY STAR windows can help control this effect. These windows may have two or more panes of glass, warm-edge spacers between the panes, improved framing materials and microscopically thin metal or metallic oxide layers deposited on windows to reduce radiative heat flow.

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seal all exterior penetrations in the area being remodeled You can reduce cold air drafts and heat loss by inspecting your home from the inside and outside and plugging cracks or openings. Be sure to check the areas where window

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frames meet the structure or siding of the house. Use caulking to seal all small cracks on non-moving surfaces and weatherstripping on windows, doors and other movable parts of the home.

Purchase only ENERGY STAR-rated appliances ENERGY STAR-rated appliances, ranging from dishwashers and refrigerators to computers and televisions, meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Qualified refrigerators, dishwashers and vent fans incorporate advanced technologies that use 10-50 percent less energy and water than standard models, more than making up for the slightly higher costs of these products.

install low-Flow water plumbing fixtures In the average home, flushing toilets accounts for some 30 percent of water usage. By using low-flow plumbing fixtures such as toilets, faucet aerators and showerheads, you can save up to 25 percent of that water compared to conventional fixtures while providing the same utility.

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uPgrade to an ENERGY STAR-rated or tankless water heater Tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand at a preset temperature rather than storing it. Replacing an electric water heater with a solar model can reduce costs by up to 80 percent a year. Over its 20-year lifespan a solar heater will prevent more than 50 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. A low-cost option is to wrap insulation around your heater, which can reduce standby heat losses by 25 to 45 percent.

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Purchase the highest efficient HVAC system you can afford Over a 10-year period, the average home owner spends more than $10,000 for heating and cooling. Installing high efficiency ENERGY STAR HVAC equipment can reduce utility costs on average by 10 to 30 percent over minimum efficiency equipment. It also can improve home comfort with more heating and cooling and a quieter operation, and often features higher quality components that result in longer equipment life.

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Many people use a home equity loan to pay for remodeling. But big remodeling projects can sometimes out-strip your available equity, particularly if your home needs major work. Our All-in-One Construction Remodeling Loan is the answer. We base the loan on the estimated value of your home after improvements. It works like our Custom Construction Loan, but for an existing structure.

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Building a home is a bit more complex than buying a home. This is also true for the loan process when building a home, but we're here to help you at each step along the way. To get a feel for what's required for custom construction financing, review our construction loan checklist.

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associate Member of the year: vicki O’neil of City the Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility

President’s award winner: karen kOeleMij, CIP of Orange State Construction

alsO in 2015, the TBA honored the following winners of the remodelers showcase awards, sponsored by the City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility:

kiP carPenTer, CIP, CGP, CAPS of Carpenters Construction won a Gold award for Best kitchen Greater Than $75,000 and the Gold award for Best room addition Greater Than $150,000. Kip is a TBA Past President and a former winner of the SEBC’s

Aurora Award for Best Remodeled Bath.

Brian Will, CIP, CAPS of New South Homes won the Gold award for Best Bath $25,000-$50,000. Brian is a TBA Past President (serving both in 1992 and 2008) and Hall

2015 HOUZZ Award for Best of Customer Service – chosen by over 35 million unique site vistors.

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larry Wayne sTrickland, CIP, CAPS of Capital City Builders won both a silver award for Best Bath Under $25,000 and a Gold award for Best Outdoor spaces, decks or Porches $35,000-$75,000. Larry serves as the 2016 TBA President and was awarded one

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Mark kessler, CIP, CAPS of Kessler Construction won Gold award for Best room addition Under $100,000. Mark recently won the 2016 houzz Best of customer service

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BrandOn jeTT, CIP of Jett Builders won a total of 3 Gold awards: Best Bath Under $25,000, Best room addition Under $100,000, and Best home rehabilitation Under $100,000. A native Tallahassean, Brandon serves on the TBA Board of Directors and won the

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the FHBA’s highest honors when he was awarded the 2012 FHBA Remodeler of Year.

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