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March 3, 2023

South Florida Beach Life and Active Adult Community Riverland

March is a beautiful time of year in South Florida with record highs in the upper 80s. So why not head to the beach?

In today's Huber Real Estate Homes & Happenings, we're going to Vero Beach and hanging out at Mulligan's Beach House Bar & Grill, listening to live music from MJ Wicker. 

Then we'll stop by Riverland's newest 55+ active adult community Valencia Walk in Port St. Lucie, Florida and take a tour of the Atlantica model home. Riverland offers state of the art amenities  with a 16-acre Sports & Racquet Club including at 51,000 sq ft  amenity center to include a fitness center, indoor pool and sports courts. Outside are two lap pools, resistance pool & spa. There will soon be a cafe for salads and smoothies. Riverland has 37 pickleball courts with professional instructors, bocce courts, and tennis courts. 

That's not all! At the Arts & Culture Center, residents enjoy attending a live cooking show with a complete meal including wine and entertainment. There are exquisite art & painting classes, as well as pottery classes available. You can also enjoy meditation or yoga outside at the tranquility garden and rent a spot a the community garden to grow vegetables. 

With so many amenities, you're sure to find something new to do everyday and meet new friends!

The Atlantica model features 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, den/optional 3rd bedroom, 2 car garage with 2,167 living square feet. Enjoy taking a tour of this beautiful model home. 

If you are interested in learning more about new home construction in Riverland's Valencia Walk or resales in the sister communities Valencia Cay or Valencia Grove, call 772-301-8524. The Huber Real Estate Group of Florida can assist you also in booking a Stay & Play to stay two nights at a furnished home and enjoy all of the amenities for $99. 

Visit our website to view homes for sale in Riverland. 



Stephanie & Christopher Huber


Feb. 23, 2023

New Quick Move-In Homes In Cadence At Tradition

Home Builders are slashing prices and offering great incentives along the Treasure Coast of Florida making it a great time for buyers to find a new home. 

I recently visited Cadence at Tradition, by Mattamy Homes who offers to be built homes and quick move-ins as early as 45 days. The Gateway model will be ready in April/May 2023 and will feature 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 car garage under 2,209 living square feet. Mattamy has priced this home at $472,960, but if you come in with cash, you can take it for $30,000 less AND have closing costs paid for. This is an insanely great value on this pre-speculated home with over $30,000 in upgrades and includes the lot premium.

Cadence is a new gated community in the masterplanned community of Tradition. There will be a cabana, pool, grilling station, and event lawn. HOA fees will include lawn maintenance, landscaping, water irrigation, cable, internet and TV. Plus right now,  you can get a free electric bike to ride into the town of Tradition.

There are other offers for buyers obtaining a mortgage allowing $15,000 - $20,000 in flex spend when using Mattamy's lender. 

If you are considering new home construction in Port St. Lucie, Florida, call The Huber Real Estate Group of Florida to learn about what homes are available with the most up to date prices and inventory.

Click here to learn more about Cadence at Tradition.


Stephanie & Christopher Huber


Feb. 17, 2023

PGA Verano NEW Model Homes in Port St. Lucie, Florida

PGA Village Verano is luxury, active lifestyle community located in Port St. Lucie, Florida. From pickleball to swimming to relaxing outside with friends, this community has all you need to feel like you're on vacation every day. 

Associated with PGA Golf Club, residents may get a membership, but it is optional. No need to worry about buy-in fees or mandatory memberships. Simply move in and enjoy meeting new people while joining a new club or taking a cooking class at Club Talavera which boasts over 40,000 sq. ft. of social and fitness areas.

Kolter Homes began building in PGA Verano in 2007, featuring villas, townhomes and single family homes. Recently by late 2022, PGA Verano opened up seventeen all new model homes with a complete redo on their designs. Offering villas starting at 1,259 living sq. ft. and single family homes ranging from 1,319 living sq. ft. to 3, 265 living sq. ft., there are plenty of choices to find the right home for you.

PGA Verano has several structural options available to customize and make the home functional, including adding a second floor bonus room, additional garage or extended garage, outdoor summer kitchen, and even a snore room that allows for a peaceful sleep if you have a partner that, you know, snores at night. 

Take a tour of these beautiful homes by watching the videos below that are included in the Hepburn Collections. 

If you are interested in learning more about PGA Village Verano or would like to book a tour to see the community in person, call The Huber Real Estate Group of Florida at 772-301-8524 or email

View existing homes for sale in PGA Verano.


Feb. 10, 2023

Living in Port St. Lucie, Florida

TOP Reasons For Living in Port St Lucie, Florida


Port St. Lucie, Florida has experienced a tremendous amount of growth in the past few years. The real estate market has become very competitive with the increase in population and new construction communities.

If you have ever considered moving to Florida and have been looking all over the state to find the best place to live, make sure you tune in to and watch this video all about Port St Lucie. 

Learn everything you need to know about moving to Port St. Lucie, Florida such as location, the beaches, housing market, things to do, places to shop and eat, healthcare, new construction communities and much more!

If you are interested in buying a home in Port St. Lucie, we would be happy to help you along the way! Having two Realtors on your side with years of knowledge and expertise in the real estate market and established relationships within the network of new home builders, we put our full effort in to helping you find the right home that's for you! Call us at 772-301-8524.

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Jan. 27, 2023

GHO New Construction 4 Bed 3 Bath Home Port St Lucie

Take a tour of a brand new move-in ready home by GHO Homes in Port St. Lucie, Florida. This pre-speculated home features 4 bedrooms, 3 fulls bathrooms, 2 car garage with 2,120 living square feet. It is located in the quiet Torino area just north of St Lucie West, close to shopping, restaurants, local businesses, and healthcare.

Offered at $526,000, GHO Homes has incentives when using their preferred lender and you may be able to negotiate on the purchase price!

GHO Homes is a tailor made custom builder, typically selling the lot separately and will allow you to build on your own lot. But with this home, everything is ready to go! It sits on an oversized lot, full sodded with St. Augustine grass, exceptional landscaping, irrigation system with private well and rainbird timer.

This immediate delivery homes includes dual pane low-E impact windows, brick paver driveway, covered lanai, steel interior framing, 8 foot interior doors, 42 inch upper white cabinets, quartz countertops, stainless steel Whirlpool kitchen appliances, GHO Connect (Nest products and other WiFi enabled devices for home automation) and a 1-2-10 year new home warranty.

Call the Huber Real Estate Group of Florida at 772-301-8524 for more information on this home. Before planning a visit, be sure to contact us today. We represent YOU, NOT the builder.

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Jan. 18, 2023

Wylder Community - New Construction Homes NOW For Sale - Port St Lucie, FL

NOW SELLING in Wylder! Get ready to experience "The Wyld Side of Livin'" in the all NEW master-planned community with nature trails and park-like greenways. Located west of I-95 in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Wylder is nearby to shopping, restaurants, public schools and Cleveland Clinic Hopsital. Coming soon in the near future will be the nation's largest wavegarden surfpark in Willow Lakes. A public high school for St. Lucie County is also in the future plans in this community.

This golf cart friendly community will include an 18-hole golf course, a 113 acre public park, and large recreation area for outdoor adventure.

The first phase will include a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis & pickle ball courts, sports field, dog park, playground and event lawn.

In Brystol at Wylder, the home builders will be Lennar Homes and Meritage Homes. We can expect there to be about 3,400 homesites including single family homes and town homes and its own 55+ community.

Lennar will feature 8 different floor plans to choose from , including single story and 2 story homes. Base prices for their Alexia model will start at $363,990 which has 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and 1,719 sq. ft. Base prices go up to $465,990 which would be their 2 story Raleigh model that include 5 bedrooms 2 1/2 bathrooms and 2,896 sq. ft. The model homes are not yet completed but you may view their floor plans and virtual photos.

If you are interested in new construction homes in Wylder in Port St. Lucie, Florida or any other community, contact The Huber Real Estate Group of Florida at 772-301-8524 for more information, floor plans and pricing!


Jan. 13, 2023

New Home Construction Incentives in Port St Lucie, FL

Should I Buy A Home In This Market?

Recently we have seen some of the highest prices every for homes nationwide, but now that the Fed has hiked up the interest rates, buyers have really questioned if it's reasonable to buy right now.

Currently new construction builders have felt a change in the amount of visitors looking to buy a new home and actual people buying due to the higher interest rates. So what are they doing to drive up their sales?

Builders all over Port St. Lucie, Florida are offering several incentives and slashing prices to meet their monthly quotas. Mattamy Homes is a leading builder in the master-planned community of Port St Lucie, Florida with communities such as Manderlie, Emery, Cadence & the 55+ Active Adult Community, Telaro.

Emery, a community for all ages, is soon closing out on its new construction. With only about two homesites left, they have slashed about $50,000 off their prices with move-in ready homes and offering to pay a full year of HOA fees.

Cadence recently opened up for new construction back in the fall of 2022. There will be around 600 homes in this gated community. They do have options for quick move-in homes and are offering up to 4% in closing costs when using Mattamy's preferred lender, a move-in package to include all appliances, and flex spending towards upgrade options, closing costs and/or rate buy down. For to be built homes that take around 9 months for completion, they have taken half off lot premiums, including waterfront homesites.

With so many incentives being offered, buyers are coming out and taking advantage of these savings to off set the interest rates.

Despite being in an inflated market, Port St Lucie is still one of the most affordable places to live and still very desirable. Prices just 45 minutes south in Palm Beach County can be on average, about $200,00 more. Less than 30 minutes to the beaches and less than 2 hours from Orlando or Miami, Port St. Lucie has become a fast growing city with many new things to come in the Tradition area. It is a place where you can live a fully active lifestyle with plenty of walking trails, shopping, restaurants. Cleveland Clinic Hospital is centrally located for healthcare needs and crime is very low in comparison to neighboring cities. Very soon, the new E-Bike Share will be available for residents to take an electric bike and enjoy a bike ride through the park or commute to various access points.

If you are interested in a new construction home in Port St Lucie, call the Huber Real Estate Group of Florida at 772-301-8524.

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Jan. 6, 2023

Central Park Port St Lucie New Home Construction

Central Park

Central Park is a new master-planned community to Port St Lucie, Florida with 1500 units of single family homes, townhomes, villas and apartments. Builders like Maronda Homes, DR Horton, Taylor Morrison, Ryan Homes, and Stellar will be bringing their personal touches to add yet another community full of lifestyle amenities.

Located just on the north end of Tradition, west of I-95 close to restaurants, shopping, hospital and all your necessities! Close to the shores of the east coast Atlantic Ocean, this rapidly growing area of Port St Lucie has attracted not only local and state residents, but also out-of-state home buyers searching for an active Florida lifestyle.

Amenities will include an amenity center, resort style pool with lap lanes, a splash park, dog park separated for small and large dogs, play ground, four pickleball courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, a large pavilion overlooking a 1.82 acre lake, and open activity space for events.

Take a tour of this new community as it is currently under construction and get a sneak peak at the new homes going up. Some builders have homes that will be ready for move in by Spring 2023. The model homes are not yet completed but you can visit nearby model centers to view their homes in person or you may view their floor plans and virtual photos online. If you are interested in new construction homes in Central Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida or any other community, contact The Huber Real Estate Group of Florida at 772-301-8524 FIRST!


Dec. 21, 2022

Huber Homes and Happenings Port St Lucie New Construction

Huber Real Estate Homes & Happenings in Port St. Lucie, Florida

This week, Huber Real Estate Homes & Happenings features a new construction home builder in Port St. Lucie, Florida with homes available NOW with NO HOA fees!

Our featured happening this week is America's Diner, Denny's recently opened in the St. Lucie West area. Come check it out!

Take a virtual tour of the model home and learn more about the 8 floorplans offered by this builder in Port St Lucie, Florida. This floorplan features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car garage with 2,487 square feet. Currently prices start from $341,990. You can have $10,000 of paid closing costs by using their preferred lender. 

For a list of inventory with current prices, call the Huber Real Estate Group of Florida at 772-301-8524. Before planning a visit, be sure to contact us today. We represent YOU, NOT the builder.

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Dec. 16, 2022

The Fed's rate hike could negatively or positively impact you

The key rate was increased by the Fed on Wednesday, reaching a range of 4.25% to 4.5%, the highest level in 14 years. 

The seventh rate increase this year by the Fed will make borrowing for homes, cars, and other purchases considerably more expensive for families and businesses. On the other side, you'll get a little bit more interest if you have money to save.

The Fed raised rates by a smaller amount on Wednesday than it had in its previous four consecutive three-quarter-point increases as part of its efforts to combat excessive inflation. The downturn is partially due to the economy's cooling and the reduction of inflation.

Many analysts express concern that a recession, which might result in job losses that would be difficult for households already suffering from inflation, is still on the horizon as interest rates rise.

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