The Villages New Home Buying Process

I’ve covered how buying a resale in The Villages is different than it is in most other places before.

But you should also know that buying a new home in The Villages works a little different than it does in most other places too.

Rusty Nelson recently interviewed Bob and Liz who are having a Designer Model built, and I feel like their interview together is filled with some great information for anyone who might be considering doing the same:

For added effect, I’ve had the interview transcribed and posted it below with links and additional information about a lot of the things they mention.

So watch the video above, and then scroll down for the transcript, links, and more.

Enjoy!

Jump to Specific Topic or Part of Conversation

Rusty:
If you have any interest in buying a designer home here in The Villages, you may want to listen to this video because I have got a couple of guests that just went through the whole process, and they are jumping in and telling everything from the beginning to the end, including some stuff about golf carts. Let’s go ahead and do it.

Rusty:
I’m down here at Cody’s having lunch and a couple of folks that actually watched the channel contacted me, and they have just bought a designer house and went through the whole spiel of the house, and their names are-

Bob:
Bob.

Liz:
Liz.

Rusty:
You got to say it louder than that.

Bob:
Bob and Liz.

Rusty:
Bob and Liz. Bob and Liz, and Bob and Liz and I are going to go out and find someplace quiet after having a good lunch at Cody’s, and we’re going to talk about what they went through in putting their designer house together. So let’s get started.

Rusty:
We jumped back in and we figured out the best place to do it would be back in the bungalow that they are currently in while they are doing their design thing, that The Village has put them in. So I’m going to flip the camera around and they’re going to introduce themselves. And I can tell they’re like a couple of kids excited. They’re already laughing already. We had a good lunch and they want to tell their story so people know what to expect when they come down. So, here they are. This is-

Liz:
My name is Liz.

Bob:
My name is Bob.

Liz:
And we just finished designing our Mossy Oak in The Village of St. Catherine.

Their First Visit

Rusty:
So how did you get started? Jump back to your first visit here real quick.

Liz:
The very first time we came from, we were staying in Orlando, we just came down to visit and fell in love with it, and we came down three or four summers after that. But always looking online, looking at the houses, reading everything we could, watching all the YouTube videos because there’s a lot of YouTubers out there and they’re really very helpful, like Rusty.

Bob:
Rusty being one.

Liz:
And then it just went from there. We came down-

Bob:
Rented a golf cart.

Liz:
Rented a golf cart, ran around, got lost like everybody does.

Rusty:
And what got you to that point where you realized you were going to jump in?

Liz:
Well, my husband retired and we said we’re doing it. So we came down, we got a real estate agent, toured a lot of different places.

Bob:
Sold our house back St. Louis.

Rusty:
So you sold your house first before you-

Liz:
Yes.

Bob:
Yes.

Rusty:
… before you made the commitment. And then when you say real estate agent, you mean one of the folks with The Villages.

Liz:
The Villages, mm-hmm (affirmative), The Villages real estate agent.

Figuring Out Their Budget

Rusty:
So that happened. Beforehand, did you set up a budget of, before you sold your house and then once you sold your house, you obviously… You’re an accountant, so you must have had a budget.

Bob:
Yes.

Liz:
A budget and a plan, always.

Bob:
I think it was by following the YouTubers able to find out a lot of the, oh, small expenses, grass cutting, pest control, just-

Liz:
Amenity fee.

Bob:
Yeah, just everything that adds up.

Liz:
CDD, bond, all that kind of stuff. So you got to do a lot of research ahead of time, and then you can decide for yourself what works best for you, a designer home, a villa, a bungalow. What fits your budget? Because at any price point here, you can jump in, depending on your budget.

Rusty:
And so you took all of those things that you knew were going to be a set cost pretty much, and then-

Bob:
Compared it to what we were in St. Louis, electricity, gas taxes.

Liz:
Yeah, come down and look at the grocery store and see how much milk, eggs, bread, common things that you buy.

Rusty:
Did you think from the beginning that it was going to be about the same as where you were at?

Liz:
We actually thought it was going to be more expensive. But when we did our research, I think it’s about the same as St. Louis and some things are even cheaper.

Bob:
Yeah. I think being Florida, as hot as it is they say, worried about maybe the electric bills, but I think it’s cheaper here than it is back in St. Louis, even with the temperatures and running the air conditioner now having either all electric or electric and gas.

Rusty:
You’re electric and gas down there?

Liz:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Bob:
Yeah.

Rusty:
So you decide this plan, you decide you’re going to make the move-

Bob:
It’s going to work. Financially, it’s working.

What Their Friends and Family Thought

Rusty:
Everything’s starting to line up. So what did the folks back home think about you moving down here?

Liz:
Our children were very happy for us. They’re like, “That’s great. We’ll come visit you. You come visit us.” The rest of the family, not as much. They just couldn’t believe that we could just pick up and leave.

Rusty:
So are you going to invite them down [crosstalk 00:05:03]?

Liz:
Sure, absolutely.

Bob:
Oh yes, we’ll invite everybody down.

Rusty:
They have no concept of what it’s like.

Liz:
No, they don’t. You hear all those standard things everybody tells you when you say you’re going to The Villages. Everybody’s heard them.

Bob:
The rumors.

Liz:
The rumors.

Rusty:
By the way, I am going to do a video on the rumors. So we’re going to debunk some of them, and I’ve been working really hard to try to figure out how to debunk them. But anyway, so back to the regularly scheduled program. So you get all this information together, and then you… What were kind of the guidelines that you told them about where you wanted to be or what, you know?

Lot Selection Process

Liz:
Well, we decided we wanted a view lot, and view lots are very expensive, so you have to do your research. You can find what you want cheaper in different areas, because it can be, if you want a golf view lot, it can be very, very expensive. So we’re on a little pond.

Bob:
Retention pond.

Liz:
Retention pond with a palm tree and, yeah, it worked out well.

Rusty:
Okay, so how did that process work with a lot? Did you stumble on it or did they go through a process?

Liz:
It is a process. You have to go out with your real estate agent, you have to look around. You can also look online. The prices of the lots are online.

Rusty:
Was it available when you got here? In other words, was that a lot available and you just bought it, or how did that work?

Liz:
No. Go ahead, you can explain that.

Bob:
Well, the first time we came down, lots had already been opened up, so we kind of got stuck in the middle. Really didn’t find a lot that we wanted. So we went back to St. Louis and had to wait until the next round of lots opened up. And when we got the call, we jumped in the car and got down here the next day. And then we looked at the lots that were available and made a choice, and lucky enough to get the lot that we chose.

Liz:
They come available on a Friday at noon, and then you have to be in line, your real estate agent has to get on the computer and get your lot.

Rusty:
So now you got the lot and you know how much this lot costs, right?

Liz:
Right.

Choosing a Model

Rusty:
Now you go, and I’m sure everybody’s interested in what that process starts and how all of a sudden, okay, boom, we secured the lot. And then what happens?

Liz:
Then you want to pick your model, and the best thing to do is get The Daily Sun, find out where all the open houses are, and just go from one to the other, look at all the different models, look at the tile, look at the carpet, look at everything, the lot, and write the numbers down because The Villages keeps pictures of everything they build. So if you say, “I like the tile in this one, I like that model, I like the color of that house,” or whatever, all they have to do is look it up. To find the color of our house, we literally drove around and looked at different houses and wrote down the address. And then they pull it right up and they know exactly what you want.

Rusty:
Oh, great idea.

Liz:
Paint color and everything.

Rusty:
So did the agent tell you to do that or did you just kind of figure that out on your own?

Liz:
Yes, the agent told us to do that, yes. And then after we did pick our tile and stuff like that, they sent us out to look at houses that had that tile, because you can’t tell much from looking a little piece of tile.

Rusty:
Right.

Liz:
So we went out to houses and looked at houses that had the… She gave us a bunch of addresses, real estate agent took us out. We looked at the flooring and we looked at the tile, and it was great. But you might look at it and say, “Oh gosh, I don’t know. I don’t like that.” So then you can change.

Rusty:
Those were actual models you went out that had the-

Liz:
Yes.

Rusty:
That you could go see, all right.

Design Meeting

Bob:
And to back up a little too, we bought the house around January 22nd of this year. We had to wait until March 29th for the design meeting. So there is-

Liz:
A few months.

Bob:
The design meetings are-

Rusty:
So that was a couple of months before it actually started.

Bob:
Before you could actually start your-

Rusty:
And where did that take place?

Bob:
The design meeting?

Rusty:
Yeah.

Bob:
It’s the Street of Dreams

Liz:
Lake Sumpter.

Bob:
… in Lake Sumpter. They are building a whole block-

Liz:
Huge.

Bob:
… here in Brownwood that’s going to be the Street of Dreams.

Rusty:
They tell you when that was going to be open?

Liz:
Mm-mm (negative).

Bob:
No.

Rusty:
No? They don’t tell you when anything’s going to be open.

Liz:
We drove by there. There’s still studs, so it’s going to be a little while.

Rusty:
Okay. Now, I am going to say something and these guys maybe know what I’m going to say already. I do not work for The Villages. They’re laughing because I make sure that I tell everybody I do not work for The Villages. Literally, they wrote to me, and they were so kind that they wanted to do this because they saw my YouTube channel and it helped them, and they wanted to jump out. So, we got to give them a hand for coming and wanting to go in and do this because not everybody wants to sit in front of the camera. So anyway, so now we go into the design center and you walk into this monstrosity of like Lowe’s or something.

Liz:
Oh, it’s gorgeous. They have it all decked out with all the things you could have. It is beautiful when you walk in. But if you walk in with your budget and you tell your designer, “This is all I can spend, this is exactly what I want, I want a Mossy Oak.” It’s what we got. And she helps you get there. You tell her what you want.

Bob:
The first meeting is supposed to be just structure, pick out your-

Liz:
Stretches.

Bob:
Yeah, your model and what will fit on that lot, and then really go from there, as far as picking out your faucets, your lights.

Liz:
So within four hours, we had designed the whole house.

Rusty:
But what happened? How do they deal with the model and the lot, in other words, because not all models fit on all lots? And so what happened with that?

Bob:
We had to stretch the Mossy Oak two feet, or I’m sorry, four feet through the middle.

Liz:
And two feet on the garage sideways. And then we stretched our lanai out the back.

Rusty:
So that’s because they want a certain size house on a certain lot.

Liz:
Exactly.

Rusty:
We’ve got birds chirping.

Bob:
Wild life.

Rusty:
Somebody else is trying to get in on the business here.

Bob:
You love it here.

Rusty:
So you get the foundation done. Were you allowed to pick any model or did you pick something as a base model?

Liz:
We had two models, the Linden and the Mossy Oak, and both of them would fit on the lot, and they told us how much we would have to stretch it to make it fit there. So with the other models, I don’t know, there might have been stretches, but maybe not, but those two we had to stretch.

Rusty:
Yeah, and that wasn’t hard to do? They just-

Bob:
Yeah. No, they tell you what will fit there, and you can stretch the garage longer, but we decided to stretch through the middle just to give you more living space.

Rusty:
All right, I’m going to jump in here again. These questions I’m asking them, I have no idea what half of the answers are. So, I’m asking because I want to know and I haven’t got the answers yet. So, you guys are jumping in with me right along with us. So hang on, we’ll get back to them. Here we go.

Design Process

Bob:
We haven’t built a house before, so a lot of this was new to us. And like I said, we can’t say enough about Amy.

Liz:
Yeah, the process was very easy.

Rusty:
And Amy was your person who guided you?

Liz:
Designer, yeah.

Bob:
Yeah, your designer.

Liz:
So we went home after the first day of four hours, that’s all we did. Then we went home and we looked up, they give you a CAD program of everything you talked about, and then you start making changes. It’s like, okay, well, maybe we want this, maybe we want a plug here, maybe we want-

Rusty:
What do you mean, they give you a CAD program? You can plug in-

Liz:
Like a printout, a big printout of everything that you decided to do, fan here, sockets here, or whatever. And then you’d go back and you sit down that night and you say, “Okay, maybe I like this.” Or maybe you change your color.

Rusty:
But it’s not on your computer, it’s a sheet of paper.

Liz:
No, no, no, it’s a sheet of paper.

Bob:
And then Tuesday, we went out and looked at some of the houses where we had picked out our flooring color, our cabinets.

Liz:
Tile.

Bob:
Yeah, the countertops.

Rusty:
Let me jump in, because I forget to ask the question. So from the day you started, you got down here on what day? Like a Monday, Tuesday?

Liz:
We came down on Saturday.

Rusty:
Saturday.

Liz:
Design meeting was on Monday, and we spent the whole week.

Bob:
Well, Monday was with Amy. Tuesday, our real estate agent took us to the houses where some of our selections we could see what they would look like. Wednesday, we went back and met with Amy, made some changes, a couple of the things maybe we missed on Monday, updated the CAD program. And then Thursday, we are doing the pool, so Thursday met with T&D Pool.

Adding a Pool

Rusty:
So you guys decided to add a pool into the backyard. And what was involved in that?

Bob:
We had a meeting with Vera from T&D Pool.

Liz:
And it’s right there at the Street of Dreams. You just go across to another little building.

Bob:
Then she had had a pool that we had seen from one of the YouTubers doing an interview with a couple, and I don’t know, it was just a nice size pool, it wasn’t big.

Liz:
She was able to pull that pool up on her-

Bob:
Since they had designed it we were able to pull it up and it worked within our budget.

Liz:
So we just flipped it over, moved our spot to a little bit different place, and so we were literally only there two, three hours to design the pool.

Adding it all Up

Liz:
But going back to Wednesday, after we designed the whole house, they tell you at the end of the day how much it is. There’s no guessing. And if you’re you say, “Okay, well, now we can upgrade a few things,” which we did because we weren’t to our budget yet. We upgraded a few things, changed a few things, changed our paint colors.

Bob:
They can’t tell you along the way as you’re picking out all the choices. But at the end, when we came in that Wednesday, Amy says, “I can tell you, I have some good news.” I didn’t know what it was going to be. And she says, “Here’s where we’re at.” And it was, I think-

Liz:
So then I said, “Well, okay, can we stagger the cabinets? Can we add a glass front to one cabinet?” Things like that. So we get some of the extras we didn’t think we were going to get.

Rusty:
And so you start with a base house, right?

Liz:
Right.

Rusty:
And they tell you how much that base house is.

Liz:
And you can have that base house and that’s all standard stuff, and that’s fine. You don’t have to upgrade anything. You could even put in formica countertops and then change them later if you can’t do the quartz now. So we made sure we wanted the quartz countertops, the luxury vinyl tile, and the shaker cabinets. Other than that, everything I was okay with standard if we had to. But everything was beautiful, even the standard things. There’s nothing that looked cheap or looked… I thought it was awesome. They did a good job.

Rusty:
So the base house that you start out with was definitely acceptable. It was only walking in-

Liz:
Yeah, we moved a wall in the house and we moved our laundry room. But other than that, we didn’t do-

Rusty:
And that’s pretty easy to do? You just tell them, “Hey,”-

Liz:
Yeah, as long as it’s physically possible.

Rusty:
And they whip it out on the computer and there you go.

Liz:
She sends it to the CAD people, they send it back to her, they print it out, and then you look at it.

Rusty:
So when you were doing all this, you stayed right here? This is where you stayed?

Liz:
Yes.

Bob:
Yeah, we’re doing a-

Liz:
We did it for two weeks.

Bob:
Two-week stay in the bungalow here.

Rusty:
Two weeks, and did it take that whole time to get everything done?

Liz:
Just the week, first week.

Bob:
No, we were-

Rusty:
Oh, just the week?

Buying Their Golf Cart and Furniture

Liz:
Then we designed our golf cart, got our furniture.

Bob:
Starting working on the house furniture and the lanai furniture.

Rusty:
You designed your golf cart?

Liz:
We did, we did.

Rusty:
So what’s involved in that?

Liz:
That was fun.

Rusty:
You’re smiling.

Liz:
Yeah, you go in and they tell you, “Here’s all the options.” They have like a little checklist.

Bob:
You have a base and everything that’s included, and then you can add, oh, some extra lighting.

Liz:
Self-canceling turn signals.

Bob:
Turn signals, which is good because you do need one.

Liz:
You get to pick your color, the color of your shade thing.

Rusty:
Let me guess. You got a QuieTech?

Bob:
We did.

Liz:
Yes, a 2022.

Rusty:
By the time you were done, was that more expensive than what you thought or-

Liz:
It was right on.

Bob:
It was right on.

Liz:
Right on what we thought.

Bob:
Again, with coming here the couple of times, we had looked in the garage, you know, cart store.

Liz:
And a couple of the YouTube people have done that, where they go around the whole golf cart and tell you all the things that they think are a good thing, good upgrades.

Do Your Research But Expect Some Things to Change

Bob:
It would be hard if you came in cold, both to the design meeting and to the golf cart store.

Liz:
So do your research, and YouTube is one of the best places to do it.

Rusty:
I don’t mean to put you on the spot here, but what was something that kind of hit you and you went, “Ooh, we didn’t know that?” Can you think of anything? It sounds like you… Well, you’re an accountant, so you’re probably prepared for everything I think.

Liz:
Just that everything went up. If you’ve been to a Home Depot or a Lowe’s lately and tried to buy a two-by-four, you know that everything has gone way up. So one thing we did have to do was sign a waiver that they can use more aluminum. I guess it’s aluminum?

Bob:
Aluminum studs.

Liz:
Aluminum studs instead of the wood.

Bob:
Two-by-four, they use two-by-four now, mostly for structure. I always thought they used the aluminum for running wires through it. You sign something that they can use as much aluminum as they can.

Liz:
As they need to.

Rusty:
I did go down and look at some homes and I go, “Wow, they’re starting to use…” Because I’ve been watching it as they build it, so I’ve been seeing that. Now, I don’t know whether it makes any difference. Maybe there’s some builders out there who can chime in and say, but it-

Bob:
Well, they used the two-by-fours, in watching the videos, they still have to treat those with that green-

Liz:
Termite stuff up to a certain height.

Bob:
With the aluminum, I’m assuming they don’t have.

Rusty:
So, you finished that week, right?

Bob:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Liz:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

What if you want to make changes?

Rusty:
You just finished, right? Or you finished last week.

Liz:
Last Friday.

Bob:
Last week.

Rusty:
Last Friday, so a week ago. So at the beginning of April, you kind of finished. Now, all of a sudden you have all these things picked out. So I got one question. At what point do they tell you you can’t change anymore.

Liz:
When you sign on the dotted line. But if you say, “Oh my God, I wish we could change this,” for $500 you can have a change order. Everything you change is for $500. But if it’s something you think, “Oh my God, I forgot that or I really wanted that,” you can do it before they build, I would assume.

Rusty:
Yeah, so I imagine there’s a cutoff time.

Liz:
So we don’t build until May.

Signing the Contract and Making a Deposit

Rusty:
So you came a week ago. So from the time you signed on the dotted line to the time you went to your design meeting, how long was that period?

Liz:
No, we signed at the end.

Rusty:
No, no, no, well, you know what I mean, you secured the property.

Bob:
The lot.

Liz:
Oh, okay.

Rusty:
You secured the lot, and then what did they say? “You got now till…”

Bob:
You have 90 days that you can change lots. If you decide to buy a spec home-

Liz:
That $7,500 goes with you.

Bob:
The $7,500 that you put down on the lot can be transferred to us back home. It can be transferred to another lot, if you’ve found a lot that was better than the one you liked.

Rusty:
Right. Once to secure that lot, you gave them $7,500 and you had 90 days. But, okay, I’m going to jump in here. Now, like I say in my other videos, that’s this timeframe. So don’t think that a month from now, it’s not going to be different. It could be different. And I always say that in fairness to The Villages, because it’s marketing, it is a business, and things change. Okay, so now we’re going back in.

Bob:
And we can say with watching the videos, it used to be before COVID, the closing was 90 days, was three months. They had this down to a science. With COVID and I think with supplies-

Liz:
Yeah, building materials.

Bob:
… they did tell us upfront that it would be five to seven months-

Liz:
And plus we were building a pool, which is a little longer.

Bob:
… for closing.

Rusty:
Okay, so we did, just to back up a second again, we secured the property and that was $7,500 to do that, and that’s nonrefundable, right?

Bob:
It is nonrefundable if you just completely back out.

Liz:
Walk away.

Rusty:
Right, so $7,500, and then from that time, when did you have your design meeting?

Bob:
Well, it was January 22nd we had the design… They tell you what’s available. We picked the first available. We even told them, if somebody canceled-

Rusty:
Right, but how long was that? A couple months?

Liz:
Two months? Two months.

Bob:
February, March, yeah, it was a little over two months.

Rusty:
Okay, so two months. Okay, so you secure the property, two months later you’re in the design meeting. You figure all that out, and you sign away the build, and you go to build. Now how long-

Bob:
When you sign the dotted line on Friday, you put 20% down on the home.

Rusty:
20% down on the house.

Bob:
Less the 7,500 that you already put down.

How Long Does the Build Process Take?

Rusty:
Right, so that’s good to know. And then how long until they say you’re going to be able to move in?

Bob:
They told us on Friday, they will start the build on May 7th, and our closing date is September 2nd.

Rusty:
September 2nd.

Bob:
Yeah, so it’s only about five months.

Rusty:
Five months?

Bob:
Yeah, instead of the normal three months, but they-

Rusty:
They say that five, that’s pretty rock solid that they’re going to be done by then?

Bob:
Yes, and if it isn’t, if it goes up, goes past that, they will reimburse you for some extra living expenses.

Rusty:
Expenses to hang out while they get it done. I’ve heard that they’re pretty accurate with those.

Liz:
I have heard that, too.

Rusty:
They have done this before.

Liz:
Yes, a few times.

Who Oversees the Construction Process?

Bob:
They tell you who’s going to be building the house, and when I say who’s going to be building, I guess, who will be overseeing it. And I think in our case, it’s Donny.

Rusty:
Is that a person at The Villages or is that the builder?

Bob:
That’s the builder.

Rusty:
The builder, so there’s different builders doing different sections and different homes.

Bob:
I think this is kind of like the, I don’t want to say the general contractor, but he must be given houses that he’s in charge of to make sure that they’re on track.

Rusty:
I imagine that he’s probably the general.

Bob:
Right, that the wall is going to be changed in this design.

What Happens After You Close?

Rusty:
Right. As far as you know right now, obviously you haven’t done it yet, you go and you go to move into the house. Do they tell you what’s things going to happen after that? Like within a year, write down all the things that are wrong, you got a 10-year warranty on the build, what happened there?

Bob:
Apparently after you close, they-

Liz:
Actually, the day of close, you walk through the house before you come to close with Donny, I think. You walk through the house. He points things out. He tells you about different things. And if you see anything, you can tell him then, and then you close. And I think you have walk-through before a year and they’ll fix it. But I’ve heard that the warranty is awesome, that you call them and they come out and they will fix whatever.

Appliances and Furniture

Rusty:
What was the experience, there was something about the appliances?

Liz:
Well, appliances right now are very hard to get no matter where you are.

Bob:
Yeah, whether you’re building.

Liz:
So we decided to put in our microwave and dishwasher. They weren’t able to get the stove that I wanted, so we’re looking for that.

Rusty:
So you have an option on your appliances to either go furnish them yourself, or have them in a build.

Liz:
Yes, exactly. You can do a package or whatever, or they can do them all for you. I would have liked to have them do it because it would have been simpler, but there’s just not a lot of things available right now.

Bob:
Yeah, they didn’t have them.

Liz:
Same way with furniture, if you’re going to order furniture, give yourself 20 weeks, at least.

Rusty:
I’m getting close to running out of questions. Actually, this has been great, and this is going to help a lot of people.

Liz:
I hope so.

Rusty:
I think it can answer a lot of questions. It helped me.

The Waiting (…is the hardest part)

Bob:
It’s just the waiting now. That’s the hard part.

Rusty:
Yeah, you want to get in and start started living The Village life, so to speak, right?

Liz:
Exactly, we actually don’t want to leave right now.

Rusty:
That’s good. I really can’t think. I think that maybe some people probably have questions and put them down in the comments. So if you look on there, if you can think to answer them, or you want me to answer them, I’m happy to answer them. Nothing else, but we’ve covered a lot, didn’t we?

Liz:
We did.

Bob:
Yes.

Rusty:
I think that will help out a lot of people. That was really great of them, and I just want to thank Bob and Liz so much. And I’m telling you what, they’re like little kids right now, right? You can hear them laughing in the background. It was really fun to talk to them. I hope this helped some people out there, because I know Liz kept saying that she wanted to do this to help people. And once again, I’m going to say this again, they don’t work for The Villages, I don’t work for The Villages. I’m just learning this the same time you’re learning, and besides that we had lunch together. So disclosure, they bought me lunch. And it’s kind of funny because actually some of the property I’m looking at, we may be kind of neighbors, and we’ll see how that goes. But anyway, thank you so much for joining us. Thank Bob and Liz when you get a chance. And as always, please put your questions, comments down below, and I will either see you in The Villages or I will see you back on YouTube. Say goodbye!

Liz:
Bye.

Bob:
Bye.

7 thoughts on “The Villages New Home Buying Process”

  1. Loved this interview video. I too am from St. Louis, and almost bought a designer house in The Villages several years ago. Decided not to buy, but still love to visit. Your video was really helpful and fun to watch, understanding how the process works, start-to-finish. Was happy to subscribe to your YouTube site! Thanks!

  2. I hope Rusty does a follow up with Liz and Bob when they do their walk thru at the end. Any surprises? Was it everything they were expecting?

  3. Arthur MacDonald

    Bob and Liz mentioned they sold their home in St. Luis. Do The Villages assist in any way with accommodations until such time the new home is completed?

  4. Thank you for the great information. I am so wanting to move to the Villages, just not ready yet. I just hope there is a great house/lot left for me. I see they are selling like hotcakes. Good luck and good health in your new home.

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