Legado Homes Windermere, FL
Legado is the newest community to be built in Windermere, Florida. Legado actually means “Legacy” in Spanish and it is claiming a piece of well known Windermere. Windermere is known for its quaint town, but also for their exquisite multi-million dollar luxury homes. This location is actually west Windermere, right next to Winter Garden. Winter Garden and this part of Windermere is the fastest growing area for new construction in a master planned community called Horizons West.
Legado Pricing and Floor Plans
Legado just broke ground in April 2019 and is building both town home and single family homes. Pricing is very typical for the area. Below are the starting prices. Base pricing will be impacted by the lot premiums, which is an added cost for a premium location, view, or elevation. An elevation is the exterior look of the home. If there is more design trim, natural stone, or additional window it will also increase the starting price.
Townhomes floor plans are two story and all the floor plans come with attached two car garage.
Townhome Floor Plans
Amber 1578 sq. ft. 3/2.5 $273,990
Dancy 1666 sq. ft. 3/2.5 $283,990
Fallglo 1663 sq. ft. 3/2.5 $278,990
Minneola 1756 sq. ft. 3/2.5 $293,990
Single Family Homes average lots are 50 foot wide. This community offers both pond and conservation views.
Single Family One Story Floor Plans
Murcott 2027 sq. ft. 3/2.5 $380,990
Navel 2213 sq. ft. 3/.25 $390,990
Robinson 2465 sq. ft. 4/2.5 $410,990
Single Family Two Story Floor Plans
Sunburst 2779 sq. ft. 4/2.5 $425,990
Temple 3083 sq. ft. 4/3.5 $458.990 (Master Bedroom Downstairs)
Thompson 3415 sq. ft. 4/3 $457,990
HOA and Amenities
The community offers a play ground, community pool, cabana, and includes lawn maintenance of common areas and ponds.
- HOA Fee for Townhomes: $205 per month
- HOA Fee for Single Family Homes: $114 per month
At closing, the buyer will be responsible for paying a one-time fee: Capital Contribution $1500 and Estoppel Fee $200. These are commons fees seen in new home purchases and are collected by the HOA.
Benefits to Buying in Legado
- A-Rated School District: Bay Lake Elementary, Bridgewater Middle, Windermere High.
- Quick 5 minutes from Disney Employee Entrance. You cannot get closer to Disney even if you work there.
- Close to the new Hamlin. Waterfront retails with shops and restaurants opening.
- Located in a growth area. The surrounding communities are new, the shopping, hospital, offices, schools are new to a few years old.
- You can see Disney Fireworks from the community. The proximity to world-class Disney attractions is incredible.
- Windermere is a top-notch address for reselling. Windermere is a well known and established zip code.
- Quality builder and tons of design options. This builder offers 100 pages of design options to customize your home.
Should a buyer purchase in a community that has just started?
There are advantages and disadvantages to purchasing in a community that just started. Buyers need to prioritize their top preferences and shop accordingly.
When buyers purchase a community that just opens or when a new phase is open, they will receive the largest selections of lots to choose from. If a buyer wants a specific type of lot such as conservation or pond lot, or east-facing, or south facing the back yard, this can be the best time to find what you are looking for because there will be volume to choose from. This also increases your opportunity to select the floor plan, elevation, and exterior paint color you want.
At pre-selling timeframe and before models are built, you can buy into the community when the prices are the lowest, that could be $20,000+ difference. While buying early, you can avoid the price increases, you may also have to live through several years of construction noise. The builders normally start selling and building at the entrance of the main road, so you might not see the full infrastructure of the community. You may not see the cell tower that will be installed or the underground electric box in your front yard or the sewer pump station across the street.
As the builder starts to fill out the community, your building choices may be limited. The builders will not allow homes with the same floor plan or elevation or exterior paint color to be next to one another. As the volume of lots decrease, your floor plans options may be limited too. In those situations, buyers may have to choose their an alternative lot or floor plan. Also, the $0 lot premium lots will also be gone, they are the first to sell out in a community. However, if you are not particular, then waiting can also have its advantages. If you considering buying an inventory home that is already completed, you will find the best incentives. You will visually see how the community is built out, and not have surprises. Lastly, if you wait you may purchase far enough along in the community where the amenities are completed and see those too.
There are many things to consider about buying what you want earlier when the community is just beginning VS: waiting when the community is more completed.
Your best approach is to hire an exclusive buyers broker to prescreen communities for your specific needs. Overall, a site visit to the community will show exactly what is available and can help you decide the best fit for your requirements. For an informative consultation on Orlando New Construction options, contact the Buyer Broker experts at Buyers Broker of Florida. 407-539-1053.