Posts Tagged: New Home Builders

Join Us for the Treasure Coast Parade of Homes

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4705 Four Lakes Circle SW-LifeStyle Homes

The LifeStyle team is excited to once again participate in the Treasure Coast Parade of Homes. The Spring Parade starts this Saturday, March 4th, and runs through Sunday, March 12th.

LifeStyle Homes: Things You Can Count On

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Living at Home, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – May 05, 2013 – In a world that sometimes seems out of control, it’s nice to gather together things you can count on. Most often, it’s people you trust, who you know will be there for you whatever. If you’ve got a couple of those, count yourself lucky. Sometimes, maybe just a […]

LifeStyle Homes: Come On, The Water’s Fine

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – April 7, 2013 – If you are reading this blog post north of the Mason-Dixon Line, you may be wondering when spring will finally reach you. Not to gloat, but even with a cooler than normal spring in Florida, we’re seeing low 80’s during the day and high 60’s at night. Everything […]

LifeStyle Homes: Two New Communities!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – April 2, 2013 – You deserve a heads up for good news if you are a regular reader of this blog! LifeStyle Homes is excited to announce we’re on the way to building our guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes and our remarkable HERS 0 (zero) Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes in two […]

LifeStyle Homes: Congratulate Yourself!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Living at Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – March 28, 2013 – If you own a LifeStyle Homes Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV home, you have our permission to feel pretty proud about what you are doing for your family and for the environment also.  Your home makes enough electricity from the free power of the sun to provide all you […]

LifeStyle Homes and Turkey Sandwiches

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – Sunday, November 25, 2012 – Some things just go together, like happy Thanksgiving family gatherings hosted in your  brand new energy efficient home from LifeStyle Homes.  We are happy to say a lot of nice families have enjoyed that combination for the first time this week. Hopefully some of them had enough […]

LifeStyle Homes: Net Zero Energy Today!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Photo Voltaic, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – October 14, 2012 – There’s an idea floating around that homes that make all the electricity they need must be science fiction dreams for the future. No so! We have built 6 of our truly remarkable Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes right here on the Space Coast and we promise you, earthlings […]

A Mission to Make Housing Better for All

Posted by & filed under Builders Challenge Home, Building Science, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Town of Viera.

Melbourne, FL – August 05, 2012 – At times, even we at LifeStyle Homes, who have been at  the center of the energy efficiency revolution in new home building, are perplexed at what has happened … and what hasn’t. Thanks to our wonderful customers, we have enjoyed wonderful success with our guaranteed HERS 60 SunSmart℠ […]

Fathers Day Thanks to FSEC Scientists

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, New Homes Brevard County, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – June 17, 2012 – All of us here at LifeStyle Homes wish all of you a very happy Fathers Day. Do something nice for your Dad today, even if you can only communicate with him in your heart. This week, we have been involved with our building science friends at the Florida […]

Faith + Knowledge + Guts Bring Success!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Living at Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – April 08, 2012 – This is a blog about the significance of the coming dawn. On this Easter Sunday, Christians around the world celebrate the risen Christ, many at sunrise services. The parallel is obvious, isn’t it? But in our secular business world, we can at last say with conviction that the […]

Spend a Moment With OUR TEAM

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Living at Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – February 19, 2012 – At LifeStyle Homes, we pride ourselves on being all about our customers. We live by the idea that as long as we focus on satisfying them, our needs will be taken care of, both as a company, and as a professional family of individuals. It takes an extraordinary […]

Excellence Will Build Our Bright Future

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Town of Viera, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – February 05, 2012 – The LifeStyle Homes family is most likely enjoying the Super Bowl right about now; a true presentation of excellence in football. And, Madonna was pretty excellent herself in her halftime show, wasn’t she? All well and good, we say, and let’s hope everyone enjoyed both shows. But truth […]

FLASH! Breaking News on Lightbulb Changes

Posted by & filed under Buying a Home, Energy Policy, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Green Building, Harmony Florida new town, Living at Home, New Homes Brevard County, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Uncategorized, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – Over this past weekend both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed the massive spending bill that will prevent government shutdown, with a measure added which would suspend the ban on manufacture of 100 watt incandescent lightbulbs presently slated to take effect January 1, 2012. We first reported on this issue on our LifeStyle Homes Blog […]

Consumers Say Housing Market to Recover

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, Town of Viera, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – In a national survey, an overwhelming 72 percent of people say now is a very good time to buy a home. Bargain pricing on new and used homes and historically low mortgage interest rates are making people anxious to grab their piece of the recovering real estate market before it’s too late. At LifeStyle Homes, […]

We Know What We Are Thankful For!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Star, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Florida Green Building Coalition, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Town of Viera, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – We have more to be thankful for at LifeStyle Homes than we could ever mention in a Blog post, but let’s start by saying we are thankful for you. Since you are reading this, you have an interest of some sort in the homes we build and maybe in our company itself. If it […]

LifeStyle Homes: Some Excellent Photos for You

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Energy Star, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – For the last several weeks we have been reporting on LifeStyle Homes winning the Aurora Award for Best Solar Energy Home at the recent Southeast Builders Conference in Orlando. In the best traditions of Ed McMahon, I have been filling time using words to describe what happened at the Award ceremony until some […]

LifeStyle Homes: A Way Forward for Us All?

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Economic Engine, Green Building, Green Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV.

Melbourne, FL – The Moody Blues being a favorite band of mine, I am certainly acquainted with the thought, “Isn’t Life Strange?” Your writer is this day involved in four separate streams of professional thinking involving four different people that seem to be making themselves into a set of some sort. Maybe that is a clue to […]

LifeStyle Homes: Fantastic New Design Center

Posted by & filed under Living at Home, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Uncategorized.

Melbourne, FL – After what must seem like 5 years of moving (probably more like two weeks, really) LifeStyle Homes is excited to announce we’re up and running in our brand new corporate offices and customer design center building. We’re now located right up front on the south side of West New Haven Boulevard at #3453 […]

LifeStyle Homes: Excellence Is Its Own Reward

Posted by & filed under Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV.

Melbourne, FL – If you have been following this blog, you know that over two years ago LifeStyle Homes embarked on a ground-breaking program to dramatically increase the energy efficiency of the homes we build. Our first public move was the launch of our SunSmartSM Energy Initiative. It reflected almost a year’s work behind the scenes to design […]

LifeStyle Homes – The Market Is Turning!

Posted by & filed under Buying a Home, Living at Home, Uncategorized.

Melbourne, FL – Exciting information is reaching us from multiple sources in at least two different directions. First, from the west coast of Florida, Tampa Bay southward to Naples looks like it did three or four years ago. Seasonal visitors have returned in droves. Streets are clogged, restaurants are jammed, tee times are non-existent and construction is underway everywhere you look. What […]

LifeStyle Homes – The 3-Rs of Buying a New Home

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV.

Melbourne, FL – If you’ve been following this Blog, you may be wondering when we will let go of our experience with EXTREME MAKEOVER: Home Edition; the Emmy Award-winning hit reality show from ABC Television. Well, the show featuring our Space Coast build airs next Sunday evening, February 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM Eastern. If […]

LifeStyle Homes – EXTREME Wonders Abound

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Photo Voltaic, SunSmart, SunSmartPV.

Melbourne, FL – It would be hard to imagine a regular reader of this Blog not being aware of our GOING-ON-RIGHT-NOW build of an EXTREME MAKEOVER: Home Edition Net-Zero, photovoltaic-powered custom home for a deserving Space Coast family in just 106 hours. We are so proud to have been selected by the producers of this Emmy®Award-winning […]

LifeStyle Homes Pushes for Affordable PV Power

Posted by & filed under Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

If you’ve been following this blog, you have figured out by now that LifeStyle Homes in Melbourne, Florida, is pushing hard on energy efficiency as a corporate strategy. Our SunSmartSM branded super-efficient homes are guaranteed right now to have HERS scores of 60 or better, saving their owners 40 percent on annual energy costs compared to brand new conventionally-built […]

Startling Energy Forecast Released

Posted by & filed under Buying a Home, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

What do scientists predict about the future of living in Florida?  Find out by clicking here now. Now, please think a minute about what you have just seen. Our good building science friends at The Florida Solar Energy Center, who produced this video, are guiding LifeStyle Homes every step of the way in our SunSmartSM energy initiative to build energy […]

Sneak a Peek Inside Our First Net-Zero PV Home

Posted by & filed under Economic Engine, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

Last week, we shared a portrait of the architectural elevation of this extraordinary electricity-generating home with you. This week, how about a peek inside to view the stunning decor? LifeStyle Homes is pleased to offer you this special opportunity.  Here is a photo of  the principal living area just to whet  your appetite to see more. Our long time and very good […]

First PV Net-Zero Energy Model Home Open!

Posted by & filed under Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

The first production Photo Voltaic powered Net-Zero Energy model home built in Brevard County  is now fully-decorated and open for viewing! LifeStyle Homes invites you to come see the future of home building in America, and experience for yourself the promise of a better home life for your family! In previous Blog posts, we’ve shared with you several photos of this extraordinary home as […]

What's This Fuss About Our Tagline?

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

Please look at the two lines of grey text in the header above. They make up our blog’s tagline – a short statement about who we are, what we do and why you might care.  Hopefully, those words will help entice you to join our audience of readers, if you’re not with us as a member ready. Make no mistake; we’re trying to build […]

BREAKING NEWS – Parade Showcase Home Set!

Posted by & filed under Buying a Home, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

Oh boy! This is COOL! Our net zero energy home (the one we’ve been writing about in this blog of late) has just been selected to be the featured Showcase Home of this fall’s Parade of Homes sponsored by the Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard! This is in recognition of it’s unique status as the first photo voltaic powered […]

Ya Gotta Be Kidding. . . Buy a New Home Now?

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home.

Absolutely! Astute people are doing it every day in every housing market in the country. What makes them astute is that they have the far-sightedness to see that the current housing situation is only temporary. They understand that it presents a genuine opportunity to make a wise decision. They know that demand for new homes will strengthen, and […]

A Pretty Face and A Special 'Do

Posted by & filed under Buying a Home, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

We’ve been sharing with you for some time now our excitement about our first-ever “net-zero” energy home that generates electricity with a photo-voltaic system embedded in its roof  tiles. Well, this week we have another photo to show you of this home in its newly completed state. You can see the PV panels in the upper center of […]

Foot-in-Mouth Disease Strikes Melbourne Area!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Photo Voltaic.

Recently, there was a special moment of embarrassed merriment at the offices of LifeStyle Homes when yours truly mis-introduced a person who is very important to us, our long time and extremely wonderful roofing contractor. You see, we like to talk about Jim because of his dedication to high quality roofing work. His natural honesty and integrity also parallel our […]

No, No! It Wasn't Us! We Promise.

Posted by & filed under Living at Home.

No sooner did we do our public service thing for LifeStyle Homes by reminding you to prepare for inclement weather, than we get a tropical storm on our heads. Talk about the Law of Attraction! OK, so if you are in the Central Florida area, the wind is blowing some and you’re getting some rain about […]

NUTS! It's That Time of Year Again.

Posted by & filed under Living at Home.

Yes, friends and neighbors, it’s time to be thinking about what will happen and what you will do if the wind decides to blow really hard sometime in the next few months. As much as we might prefer not to think about the “H” word, it’s a fact of life for those of us lucky enough to live on […]

U.S. Government Study Lauds LifeStyle Homes

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

We received exciting news this week. The U.S. Department of Energy has released an official case study praising LifeStyle Homes for its leadership in building energy efficient homes. Prepared by the Building America Industrial Housing Project under the auspices of the Florida Solar EnergyCenter, this official case study is designed to document what we have done to curb […]

Energy Independence Day

Posted by & filed under Living at Home, Saving Energy.

It’s a good thing that we pause each year in mid-summer to reflect on the heroic courage of our nation’s founding fathers in declaring our independence on July 4, 1776. It’s also good that we honor them by enjoying some extra fun with family and friends. And, how about those fireworks shows? Never get old, do they? But, how about adding another dimension to […]

P-V System Buyers: Doing, or Looking Good?

Posted by & filed under Buying a Home, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

We’re having a wonderful time exploring the ramifications of our first “Net Zero” Energy home. That’s the one in Tralee Bay Estates which features roof-mounted photo-voltaic panels that convert the sun’s energy directly into electricity. Deciding to build this home took some guts. The motivation was totally to do the right thing; the right thing for our customers, […]

Come and Get Your FREE Electricity!

Posted by & filed under Buying a Home, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

Yes, friends and neighbors, gather ’round. Experience for yourselves the wonderfulness of FREE ELECTRICITY.  It’s all yours, and it’s waiting for you right here. It’s all on the inside! Come quick! It’s all on the inside! Carney-barking aside, there really is an exciting story taking place at LifeStyle Homes that has HUGE implications for YOU. We are building our first ever net-zero energy […]

The Dream Lives On

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy.

All of us enjoy having an extra day off now and then. Many of us who got one today may have enjoyed a cold one or two and a couple of dogs off the backyard grill with family and friends gathered ’round. Maybe you went to the beach to celebrate the official beginning of the summer vacation season. Whatever you […]

FAQs About Solar Water Heating

Posted by & filed under Buying a Home, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

The following information comes from our good friends at Solar Energy Systems of Brevard, Inc. www.321SOLAR.com who supply the systems used in LifeStyle SunSmart℠ Homes. Learn more at www.buildingalifestyle.com/sun-smart/. How does a solar hot water system work? A solar-powered circulation pump moves water from the hot water storage tank in your home up to the solar […]

Smaller Spaces, Better Places

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Saving Energy.

New data just out from the U. S. Census Bureau indicates buyers of new homes in 2009 continued a trend toward preference for smaller, more efficient homes. It’s not just about looking for a lower purcase price; it’s about deciding that more is not always better.  To be sure, younger home buyers are fueling (no pun […]

Cash-For-Caulkers Could Be Coming

Posted by & filed under Living at Home, Saving Energy.

In a move reminiscent of the fabled Cash-For-Clunkers program, this past week, the U.S. House of Representatives, with a vote of 246 to 161,  passed the Home Star bill which would authorise $5.7 Billion (that’s Billion with a B) in cash rebates over two years for home owners who renovate their homes with energy-saving improvements. The bill […]

A Good Time for Looking Ahead

Posted by & filed under Buying a Home, Economic Engine.

The Nation’s leading home builders gathered this past week in Washington, DC to assess market conditions and plan for the future. For the first time in what seems like a long time, the mood was definitely optimistic. No mealy-mouthed spin statements like, “a definite slowing of downward acceleration” were to be heard. Instead, builders and economists […]

Good Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day

Posted by & filed under Living at Home, Saving Energy.

Visit the Earth Day 2010 Action Center at www.earthday.org/earthday2010 to find out all about the world’s largest secular celebration that’s coming up Thursday of this week, April 22, 2010. See what you can do to help mankind respect our planet and promote its wellbeing. Why not take some action this week that will help you save money […]

Save Money on New Appliances in April

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Our friends at Consumer Reports remind us it’s time to get busy if you’ve been thinking about buying a new refrigerator or replacing your old dishwasher. Many appliance dealers are offering special deals this month because of Earth Day which occurs on April 22. You can save even more if you qualify for the Cash for Clunkers program. […]

What We Make You Feel

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home.

If you’re into cars, you may have noticed, a month or so ago, a big change in the advertising message of a popular German-designed, luxury automobile. Having devoted many years to convincing us that we should buy their brand because of its proported engineering excellence and reputation for high performance, they abruptly shifted their emphasis to the delivery of JOY as the reason to buy.  These are world-class marketers who […]