Why Do Florida Homeowners Have Lanais?

Posted by SC Homes Team on Nov 11, 2019 9:29:54 AM

If you’re considering moving to Florida, there’s a special feature most homes have that you may not have seen before...

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Classic or Outdated - Should You Repeat These Interior Design Trends?

Posted by SC Homes Team on Nov 11, 2019 9:26:26 AM

Interior design trends are constantly changing. Both new styles emerge and old favorites resurface. 

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2019/2020 Home Market Trends for Cape Coral

Posted by SC Homes Team on Nov 11, 2019 9:11:12 AM

If Florida has been on your radar for a long time, 2020 might be the year to make the move to the sunshine state. 

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7 Elegant Bathroom Lighting Ideas for Your Florida Home

Posted by SC Homes Team on Oct 10, 2019 5:27:40 PM


Looking to brighten up your bathroom? You’ve come to the right place. 

Illuminating your powder room can boost your mood, showcase your fine decor and impress your guests. Here are seven elegant bathroom lighting ideas for boosting the appeal of this intimate space:

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Ceiling Ideas for Your New Home

Posted by SC Homes Team on Sep 12, 2019 11:49:32 AM


Your new home’s ceiling is an easy feature to overlook when deep in the design and building process. Besides considering if you want extra lofted ceilings or a special curved shape in a particular room, that’s usually the end of the thought.

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6 Reasons Walk-in Closets Sell Homes

Posted by SC Homes Team on Sep 12, 2019 11:04:47 AM


We all know there’s a few features that homeowners just love come time for house hunting. For instance, those remodeling their homes often choose to add tidy laundry rooms, lustrous hardwood floors or other highly desired features to attract more offers. 

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Interior Lighting Tips for your Home

Posted by SC Homes Team on Aug 20, 2019 10:35:30 AM

Does Your Floor Plan Include Lighting? Design Considerations for Illuminating Your New Home

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How Florida Homes Are Built to Withstand Hurricanes

Posted by SC Homes Team on Jul 26, 2019 1:01:24 PM

Florida homeowners are no strangers to hurricanes, tornados and other natural disasters that produce harsh winds and flooding. Luckily, because of this, the right home builder should know how to hurricane-proof your house— but don’t assume they’ll always do it to the highest standard without checking.

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6 Ways to Spot an Unreliable or Untrustworthy Home Builder

Posted by SC Homes Team on May 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When you’re on the hunt for the right home builder, you want to make sure you do your research.

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4 Mistakes Home Builders Make That Cost You Valuable Time & Money

Posted by SC Homes Team on May 1, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Home construction nightmares are no joke. Unreliable or untrustworthy home builders can make major mistakes throughout the planning or construction progress, which end up costing you valuable time and money.

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Things to Consider Before Building or Buying a Waterfront Home

Posted by SC Homes Team on Apr 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It’s hard not to dream of a stunning waterfront home, but few weigh in on the unique considerations that affect these special properties, exclusively.

Whether you are looking to purchase a home that’s already built or buying an empty lot by the water, be sure to:

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5 Must-Ask Questions Before Choosing Your Florida Home Builder

Posted by SC Homes Team on Apr 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When you’re on the hunt for the right Cape Coral home builder, it’s important that you ask your candidates a few tough questions before choosing your ideal builder.

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5 Advantages to Hiring a Custom Home Builder

Posted by SC Homes Team on Apr 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

If your current home just isn’t the right fit, and you’re debating between buying or building a new home, then you’re in the right place.

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The Oasis: One of the Most Coveted Home Floor Plans in Cape Coral

Posted by SC Homes Team on Apr 15, 2019 11:35:11 AM

Florida homeowners love the floor plan of our Oasis 3 model for its spacious suites and flexibility. But that’s not all.

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How to Design & Build Your Own Custom Home

Posted by SC Homes Team on Mar 1, 2019 4:57:27 PM

We all dream of creating a custom home, but there’s a lot that goes into the process before bringing your ideas to life.

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5 Home Improvement Shortcuts That May End Up Costing Extra

Posted by SC Homes Team on Feb 8, 2019 12:17:00 PM

For some, maintaining your home can seem like a full-time job. There’s always a project that gets pushed to the back burner— and it can seem nearly impossible to set aside the time and money needed to make the improvements you desire.

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Liability or Luxury: Does Installing a Pool Increase Your Home Value?

Posted by SC Homes Team on Feb 4, 2019 11:53:00 AM

Many Florida homeowners dream of a gorgeous outdoor pool, where you can watch the children splash and enjoy the sunshine.

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6 Landscaping Tips For Your Florida Home

Posted by SC Homes Team on Feb 1, 2019 10:32:43 AM

As a Florida resident (or a soon-to-be Florida homeowner), you want your landscape to look sharp.

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5 Features Home Buyers Most Desire

Posted by SC Homes Team on Dec 13, 2018 12:18:00 PM

Considering a remodel? Whether it’s to bring new life to your worn out living room floor or to increase your home value before putting it on the market, there’s ways to ensure your renovations will pay off in the long-run.

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Waterfront vs. Inland Homes

Posted by SC Homes Team on Dec 6, 2018 11:31:38 AM

When looking to build or purchase a new home in Florida, it’s hard to not consider a gorgeous waterfront property. Whether it’s a lake, river or ocean, what a luxury it would be to be within a few steps of a body of water without ever leaving your property.

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Signature Series Floor Plans for Your Next Florida Home

Posted by SC Homes Team on Oct 2, 2018 2:26:23 PM

If you thought our Classic series models were stunning, you’ll be blown away by the elevated class of our Signature collection. These spacious, luxury houses are the thing of many Florida residents’ dreams— and the perfect solution for large families or those who love to entertain guests or visiting family.

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Remodeling VS Building a Custom Home

Posted by SC Homes Team on Sep 17, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Many homeowners blame an expensive housing marketing for their choice to remodel— instead of starting fresh with a newer, or custom-built home.

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Classic Series Floor Plans For Your Next Florida Home

Posted by SC Homes Team on Sep 12, 2018 11:59:00 AM

Whether you prioritize having a certain number of bedrooms for the kids, desire a spacious lanai to entertain guests or dream of fitting all your family cars in your own garage, we have floor plans to accommodate your wishes.

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6 Reasons To Choose SC Homes For Your Custom New Home

Posted by SC Homes Team on Sep 10, 2018 11:27:04 AM

We don’t need to tell you that buying a house is a huge decision. Whether you are a first time home owner or ready for an upgrade, this is not a purchase made on a whim.

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Choosing the Right Home Flooring Option for Every Room

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Aug 1, 2018 3:19:00 PM

When you’re choosing your home, you’re careful to check every last detail— down to the floor beneath your feet.

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14 Energy Saving Tips For An Eco-Friendly Home

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Jul 30, 2018 3:04:10 PM


Sure, you care about the environment— but you also care about your wallet.

What if we told you that you don’t need to break the bank to create an eco-friendly home? What if, in fact, you could save money in the long run by being energy efficient?

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6 Simple Home Decorating Tips to Help You Get Started

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Jun 22, 2018 2:55:21 PM

Whether you’re moving into your first home or your style has evolved and you’re ready for a fresh new look, decorating your home can seem like an overwhelming task. There’s so much to do! However, if you look at one room at a time, considering one aspect at a time, this daunting duty can turn into a pleasure.

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Finding Room Colors to Fit Your Personality

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Jun 11, 2018 12:11:09 PM


An incredible amount of thought and care go into the design of your home. It becomes a reflection of you and your personality. If you buy an existing home, one of the first things people tend to want to change are the interior paint colors. There are many factors to consider when choosing a paint color:

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Choosing the Right Windows for Your Home

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on May 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Windows can define the style of your home, allow light to flow throughout your home, and, when the weather is right, let air circulate throughout your home. Infinitely customization, choosing the right windows for your home can be a daunting task.

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Choosing the Best Color for Your Home’s Exterior

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on May 21, 2018 4:42:29 PM

Choosing the right color for your home’s exterior is more than just a color preference decision. There are many factors to take into consideration before commuting to a color scheme,  including how your home’s new image will impact your entire street!

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New Home Construction Stages

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on May 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Are you interested in building a new home? Is it time to create something from scratch, tailor made for you and your family? Building a new home is very exciting, but first you’ve got to decide between the two options available to anyone who wants to build a new home.

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What To Consider Before Buying Land

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on May 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Buying land to build on in Southwest Florida is an exciting prospect. Buying land gives you freedom to live the way you want; you can build your dream home without any of the restrictions of a neighborhood builder or homeowners’ association. Sounds like a dream, right?

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What’s Better: Bigger Home or Better Neighborhood?

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Apr 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When buying a home, most people have an area in mind. Then, they start to think about the kind of home they’d like to buy in that area. Even within the same county, city, or neighborhood, there will be different factors to consider; you might find a large home with the amenities you love, but it’s just a little outside of the neighborhood you prefer.

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Building vs Buying New Home Cape Coral, Florida

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Apr 9, 2018 12:45:15 PM

The housing market right now in Cape Coral, Florida is on a downswing, making it a buyers market. Home prices in the area have more than doubled since 2012, leaving some wondering if this real estate boom is more of a real estate bubble, likely to collapse soon.

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What Type of Pool is Right for You?

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Mar 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

You’ve decided you want a pool. Chances are, everyone you know has offered an opinion about whether having a pool is a good idea, is it worth the money, whether you will get back what you put in, etc. You, however, have made your decision: you want the pool!

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Home Options You Need To Know About!

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Mar 5, 2018 3:12:43 PM

 When building or remodeling your home, there are a lot of options you can add on for convenience, style, and organization. These innovative options can be simple and inexpensive or take more time and money, but all of them are worth thinking about when building your dream home.

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Is Home Orientation Important?

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Jan 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There are many things people think about when buying a new home. How many bedrooms? How many bathrooms? What’s the storage situation? How old is the roof? How walkable is the neighborhood?

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Top Housing Trends to Avoid

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Jan 19, 2018 3:38:37 PM

When it comes to things like redecorating, people often think about it for months, even years before pulling the plug. And this is smart. It keeps individuals from making rash decisions that can negatively affect their homes as well as their wallets.

But this also means that, by the time you’ve assembled your plan and your budget, your vision can already be hopelessly outdated.

Worried that your next home might end up looking like a Pinterest board from 2015? Here are five outdated trends to avoid, and some options with more staying power.

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4 Luxury Living Room Features to Enhance your Custom Home

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Jan 9, 2018 12:59:46 PM


 The living room is one of the busiest places in your home, second only to the kitchen.

It’s where you relax and unwind, entertain friends and family, and spend a great deal of your free time.

So, how do you take this everyday space beyond the humdrum and make it something luxurious and special? Something inviting, comfortable, and unique?

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How to Design an Awesome Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Nov 6, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Here in Southwest Florida, we enjoy the kind of climate year round that most of the country calls “Spring” and “Summer.” When building your new custom home, don’t leave out an awesome outdoor kitchen. As you plan your outdoor living space, there are some things you’ll definitely want to keep in mind.

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Luxury Bathroom Ideas for Custom Homes

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Nov 1, 2017 2:32:19 PM

Building a custom home allows you to move beyond “Builder’s Standard” functional and create a space of luxury and comfort. The choices you have in the bathrooms are no exception. SC Homes can help you create a luxurious retreat within your budget – we understand that luxurious doesn’t always have to mean extra large or extravagantly expensive. Check out these bathroom design ideas that will get you thinking creatively when dreaming up your luxury bathroom while staying on a budget;

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Home Upgrades That Are Totally Worth It During New Home Construction

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Oct 18, 2017 2:56:42 PM

Building a new custom home in Southwest Florida can be an exciting, overwhelming, experience. Today’s custom homes have endless upgrade options—it’s hard to know what’s worthwhile, and what’s worth skipping.

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The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Dream Home on a Budget

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Oct 18, 2017 10:00:09 AM

If you want to build a home on a budget, your homebuilder will be your greatest ally. Working with your goals and financial plan, a dedicated builder will develop a personalized plan to maximize your vision. If you are just starting to explore the homebuilding process, start shopping around for an experienced home builder who is committed to great communication and flexible pricing.

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5 Ways to Customize Your Kitchen Plan

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Sep 23, 2017 8:52:16 AM

5 Ways to Customize Your Kitchen Plan

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Things To Decide Before You Build a Custom Home in Cape Coral

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Aug 28, 2017 1:00:00 PM

People are flocking to Cape Coral for the beautiful weather and water - plus nature preserves, amenities, and an idyllic atmosphere of relaxation. In fact, it was recently named America’s #1 Fastest-Growing City. With this unique southwestern Florida environment, building a custom home comes with special considerations. Keep reading to find out what questions you should be asking before you start the process of building your dream home in this dream city.

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Kitchens Sell Houses: Why You Should Invest in Your Kitchen

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Aug 16, 2017 10:46:42 AM

When a kitchen doesn’t “wow,” it’s a real letdown. An otherwise gorgeous home shines less brightly when the kitchen is run-of-the-mill. As you build a new home, consider a sleek kitchen with upgrades that will make it the star of your space!

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Top Custom Home Trends for 2017

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Aug 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

2017 has already seen plenty of changes in the custom home design world. Homes are being designed with a more multi-purpose sensibility, with individuality and personality than in the past. Here are some things you can expect to see in this year’s Southwest Florida new home market:

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SC Homes Announces New Office Model

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Jul 20, 2017 4:20:09 PM

The SC Homes team is excited to announce the upcoming completion of our latest office model center in beautiful Cape Coral, just minutes from both nature preserves and convenient shopping. The Oasis 3 Car Floor Plan model is on track to be completed January 2018, and we can’t wait to show you the finished product! Situated on a corner lot, with a contemporary front elevation, this floorplan is perfect for your Southwest Florida lifestyle.

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The Benefits of an Open Floor Concept in Your New Home

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Jun 20, 2017 3:00:00 PM

If you’re planning to build your next home, you may feel overwhelmed by the laundry list of options and decisions that await you. Before you can even start choosing paint colors and appliances, though, you have to settle on a few basics, including the floor plan.

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10 Must-Haves When Building a New Home

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on May 10, 2017 4:06:54 PM

Building a new home is an exciting process and one of life’s biggest milestones. As such, prospective-builders want to ensure everything goes smoothly and their dream home is built perfectly, including everything they need and want.

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Cape Coral named #1 for "America's Fastest-Growing Cities 2017

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on May 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Forbes Magazine recently published it’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Cities. Who was at the top? The Cape Coral and Ft. Meyers, FL Metropolitan area!

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Top 7 Tips for First Time Home Builders

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Apr 19, 2017 2:42:21 PM

Building a new home means getting exactly what you want, and how you want it. This can be an amazing experience, choosing just the right details for your family… and it can also be overwhelming.  

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How to Choose the Right Custom House Plan for Your Building Lot

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Apr 3, 2017 12:43:00 PM


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Five Reasons to Consider Building a Custom Home in Cape Coral

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Mar 20, 2017 1:03:21 PM

The process of searching for a new home is often daunting, even in beautiful Southwest Florida. Many prospective homeowners view property after property, hoping to find the right fit. However, the perfect pre-built home is a very rare find. These homes were designed to tick all the boxes off of someone’s must-have list, but the thing is, everyone’s list is different.

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Why Make the Move to Cape Coral?

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Feb 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You love the sun of Southwest Florida, but you’re not sure where in the area you want to move. You’ve thought about Fort Myers and Naples, but have you considered Cape Coral? Scenic Cape Coral, known as the “Waterfront Wonderland” thanks to its 400 miles of navigable waterways, is a fantastic option for anyone seeking a new home in paradise. Let’s discuss some of the benefits of making the move to Cape Coral, Florida.

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15 Questions You NEED To Ask Cape Coral Builders When Building a House?

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Feb 17, 2017 12:57:45 PM

You’ve decided to build a custom home in beautiful Cape Coral, but choosing a builder is very overwhelming. How are you supposed to know that the builder you choose is quality builder?

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Highlights of Gulf Access in Cape Coral

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Dec 21, 2016 4:36:11 PM

With it’s crystal blue waters and miles of boating canals, Cape Coral is Gulf Access life at its best! Year round, you can experience everything this great seaside community has to offer. From boating to a dinner spot on the barrier islands and fishing off your own deck, to kayaking and paddleboarding right from the backyard, water lovers will love Cape Coral.

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Cape Coral: A Great Place to Retire

Posted by Ryan VanDenabeele on Nov 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In 1957, brothers Leonard and Jack Rosen purchased the 103 square mile piece of land we now know as Cape Coral. Could they have imagined 60 years later Forbes would call it the 9th best place to retire in the entire country? Cape Coral boasts waterways, sun soaked skies, outdoor fun, and all the cultural offerings preferred by senior citizens.

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Merging Indoor and Outdoor Home Living

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Oct 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

With over 240 days of sunny skies, most people a wonder homeowners in southwest Florida ever go inside! When you add chic new furniture options and the latest modern design plans the the mix, it’s possible to replicate the same indoor comforts outside in the sunny Florida skies. Explore a few of the following options to start creating the perfect Florida living space.

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Choosing the Right Home Design for you Southwest Florida Home

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Oct 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A combination of visitors from all different cultures and its warm tropical climate has given southwest Florida its own unique home design. From the sloping tile roofs to the open verandas and lanais, homes are designed to maximize livability in even the warmest of months. When you want to start planning your new southwest Florida home, consider these unique design features.

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Health of the Cape Coral Real Estate Market

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Sep 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The 2008 recession took quite a toll on Southwest Florida. After witnessing unsustainable price increases of 25% per year from 2004 - 2006, the bubble burst and home prices fell dramatically. Over the last ten years, the Cape Coral housing marketing has witnessed a healthy rebound with sustainable growth projections.

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Special Cape Coral New Home Offers!

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Aug 26, 2016 9:05:40 AM

Ready to start living the southwest Florida lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of?

Visitors ask Floridians one question, “What’s it like living in Florida?” Whether it’s the red sunsets, the white sandy beaches, the warm winters, or the world-renown fishing, there’s a reason for everyone! If you want to move to Florida or make the Gulf access community of Cape Coral your home, SC Homes will make your dream a reality with two unbeatable deals!

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Best Gulf access New Home Special in Cape Coral!

Posted by Ryan VanDenabeele on Aug 26, 2016 9:02:07 AM

Best Gulf access deal in Cape Coral!

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Brand New Pool Home in Cape Coral

Posted by Ryan VanDenabeele on Aug 26, 2016 8:59:43 AM

Brand New Pool Home in Cape Coral

3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom with a 2 car garage! Only $299,999!

It may be impossible to believe, but yes, at SC Homes, we can build you a new home in beautiful Cape Coral, FL for only $300,000! How do we do it?

By selecting and acquiring the lot through one of our New Home Consultants, we guide you through the homebuilding process, from lot purchase to handing you the keys.

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Attention To Detail

Posted by Ryan VanDenabeele on Aug 25, 2016 10:25:56 AM

Marlene and Steve Paulding, - Aug 12, 2015

5745 Rose Garden Rd
Cape Coral, FL 33914

To whom it may concern, It has always been our dream to live in Florida during the winter months.  We have vacationed there since 2005, and when we both were finally retired, we began looking for a home in the Cape Coral area. After looking at pre-existing homes and realizing that we wanted to have a home built, we were referred to SC Homes in early winter 2013. Upon meeting with Courtney Neuhausel (owner) and Michelle Ballantine (new home sales rep), we felt comfortable that they understood our needs, and also that their work ethic was second to none.

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7 Tips for Building a New Home in Cape Coral

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Aug 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Building your dream home comes with a lot of planning, strategy, and compromise. It offers you the opportunity to create the home you’ve always wanted. Being fully informed every step of the way of your home building journey involves taking a proactive approach to planning. Check out our 7 tips for building a new home in Cape Coral.

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How To Find The Right Cape Coral Home Builder

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Aug 4, 2016 9:30:24 AM

Finding the perfect home builder to create a space for you and your family can be a daunting task. You will want a quality builder who is experienced in building a superior home with quality value and is a good fit for your style and taste. This is an important decision and it should be backed by plenty of research. Here are a few tips to help you find the right home builder in Cape Coral.

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Things to Know Before Moving to Southwest Florida

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Jul 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

So you’re thinking of moving to Southwest Florida. You’ve probably heard plenty of tantalizing tales about how it’s a perfect beach paradise, as well as plenty of horror stories about alligators and hurricanes. As with most extremes, the truth lies somewhere in between. So what is it really like to live in Southwest Florida? Here are a few things you should know as you make your decision about moving here.

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Gulf Access – A Boating Lifestyle Awaits

Posted by Courtney Neuhausel on Jul 20, 2016 10:27:46 AM

The canals of Venice are one of the most enticing destinations for boating enthusiasts. The beauty of its waters make it a prime vacation spot for boaters everywhere. But what about finding a boating paradise to live, not vacation.

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