January 4th, 2018

Ring in the New Year in a New Home

The new year is a time for resolutions like eating better, picking up a new hobby or even starting the process of building the home of your dreams. There are plenty of reasons to consider making Arden your new home, including the addition of three new home builders this year, the exciting progress on the Amenity Center construction and all the awesome events the full-time Lifestyle Director has planned for our first residents. While there are hundreds of things to consider when deciding to purchase a new home, here are five big ones:

  1. Home Prices
    With such high demand for homes in the past few years, national home prices have increased at a historically high rate. And, according to the Case-Shiller index, it looks likely that this trend will continue. Buying now means you could get a better price than if you buy later this year or in a few years. Plus, a home is a big financial investment, and if home prices continue to rise that means your home could increase in value.
  2. Mortgage Rates
    Mortgage rates are historically low right now, but the Federal Reserve has plans to put in place stricter monetary policies in 2018, which could increase mortgage rates. Purchasing a home now gives you the opportunity to lock in these low rates, potentially saving you thousands in the long run. Instead of paying a higher interest rate, you could invest that money in the parts of your home that really matter for your family and your resale value, like granite countertops, hardwood floors and an extended back lanai.
  3. Changing Schools
    Arden residents have access to the highly desirable Palm Beach County School District, but changing schools can be scary and stressful for kids. Purchasing a home at the start of the year means you can enroll your kids in time for the next school year, avoiding a disruptive mid-year transfer. And even if you don’t have school aged children, an A-rated school district can mean higher property values, so you’ll be in a better position if you ever decide to sell your home.
  4. New Amenities
    Arden’s amenities are already under way, and are expected to be completed in 2018. By becoming an Arden resident now, you’ll have the opportunity to be among the first to enjoy everything the community has to offer. Take a dip in the resort-style pool, discover your favorite picnic spot in one of the many parks or perfect your kayaking skills on Lake Arden.
  5. Shape the Culture
    Arden’s Lifestyle Director plans a year-round calendar of events and activities that are tailored to residents’ interests. As one of the founding members of Arden, you’ll have the opportunity to shape the programming and the kind of community you want to live in, whether that includes running groups on the trails, mommy get-togethers at the Clubhouse or classes at the Community Farm.

There’s no better time than now. Visit Arden’s builders seven days a week and find your new home. To learn more about Arden and everything it has to offer, join our Founders Club.