D.R. HortonThere’s an old adage in the real estate business: “What are the three most important things in real estate? Location, location, location.”
D.R. Horton realizes that many things are important to homebuyers in addition to location. For 30 years, D.R. Horton’s homes have been designed and built with a focus on quality and value, and it is now offering that quality and value to customers in the FishHawk and Riverview areas.
What else should you consider as you are selecting your new home? Vice President of Sales and Marketing for D.R. Horton’s Tampa divison Darren Saltzberg said, “We believe the financial strength of the homebuilding company is an important consideration, especially in today’s uncertain economic environment.”
“In the 30 years since D.R. Horton was founded in 1978, we have delivered more than 385,000 homes to our homebuyers,” Saltzberg said, adding, “for each of the past 7 years, we have delivered more homes to our customers than any other homebuilder in the United States.”
D.R. Horton’s trademark “Manor” town homes are available in Kinglet Ridge at FishHawk Ranch. The Santa Barbara is a one-story, approximately1, 200 sq. ft. townhome with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a one-car garage. The Catalina is a two-story, approximately 1,481 sq. ft. townhome complete with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. The Santa Cruz is also a two-story townhome, with three bedrooms and two-and-a –half bathrooms and a two-car garage. Its sq. footage is approximately 1,635 sq. ft. All of these townhomes are model homes. The Santa Barbara is available from the upper $120s, the Catalina from the upper $140s and the Santa Cruz from the upper $150s.
D.R. Horton also has three floor plans available in the Riverview area at Eagle Palms: The Preserve North. The first is called the Concord, priced from the low $100s- this plan is an approximately 1,017 sq. ft. home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a one-car attached garage. It is a one-story plan. The second plan for this community is the Newport; priced from the upper $120s this plan includes two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a one-car garage. This two-story model is 1,183 sq. ft. The last model available in Eagle Palms: The Preserve North is the Pasadena. Priced from the upper $130s, this plan provides an approximately 1,580 sq. ft. townhome with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and a one-car garage. This is a two-story model.
Recently, Jonathan Torres purchased a townhome in Eagle Palms. He and his fiancé moved to the Riverview area from Miami and Torres, being a first time homebuyer, said that D.R. Horton made the process as easy as possible.”I always had access to see the home while it was under construction,” he said.
“The home is great,” Torres said. “I haven’t had to have anyone come out for repairs since I closed.” He said that D.R. Horton is consistently making an effort to back up its quality and service.
Torres said the townhomes are so different than any others he’s ever seen. “When you look at the buildings, they look like single family homes,” he said.
Kinglet Ridge at FishHawk Ranch and Eagle Palms: The Preserve North are both communities offering townhomes with garages. For more information on Kinglet Ridge, call 689-4600. For information on Eagle Palms: The Preserve North, call 234-9530.
The Tampa D.R. Horton office is located at 14055 Riveredge Dr. Ste. 200 in the Hidden River Corporate Center III. For more information, visit tpa.drhorton.com or call 549-1935.

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Jennifer is the Assistant Editor at the Osprey Observer, having climbed the corporate ladder from intern in 2007. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. She lives in Channing Park with her husband, Eric, and their two dogs.