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Most Wanted: The Golf Course Property Real Estate Explosion
Over the last two decades, golf course communities have seen a significant increase in growth.
One major homebuilder estimates that ten percent of their new construction projects are golf course properties. That number is even as high as twenty percent in Southern states, with the majority being built in Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and Florida, prime retiree destinations. A change in tradition has also occurred in the types of homes being built on golf course property. Whereas golf courses are lined exclusively with single family homes, there has been increased demand to construct condominiums, apartments and duplexes to cater to the senior population. Additionally, these alternate golf course properties are very popular in the time share industry.
"I am not a big golfer, but I built my house on Masters View because of the beautiful lots and privacy. I am just 5 minutes to the popular mall, but I do not have to deal with the traffic. I love it here!" Jessica Hixson, Mt. Juliet resident.
Mt. Juliet, located in Wilson County, has its first and only golf course community with over 126 home sites next to the Pine Creek Golf Course. This new community is called Masters View, located just minutes from the interstate and shopping at the Providence Landing Market Center. The builder is Benchmark Communities Corporation, located in California, and now expanding to Nashville markets. These homes on golf course property may include large, bay windows with outstanding views of the golf course. They may even include extra large garages to accommodate the owner's automobiles and a golf cart. Masters View now includes one year golf club memberships with new contracts. Every community member gets extra coupons and discounts as a benefit of living in this golf community. The HOA dues are as low as $10 per month. Golf course properties are now a lot more affordable and can be a good option for those who are golf enthusiasts or retirees who want to be near a golf course.
About Michele Sliwa: Music City’s Business Woman’s Realtor, Michele Sliwa combines success in the fashion & event planning with her experiences as a property manager to guide anyone through the perplexing maze of home building, selling, and buying. While working closely with builders and designers as her house was being built, it became apparent that Michele had an innate ability to understand complex processes and make smart decisions with ease; her builders and designers strongly suggested she become a realtor. Since then, Michele has perfected the art of real estate interpretation and communication and her clients value her ability to manage and clearly explain all of the moving pieces of the buying, selling, and remodeling process. Michele successfully completed the Masters Business Agent program and is a New Home Specialist. Michele has the uncanny ability to spot trends in the market before many others do; this unique talent gives her and her clients a distinct edge. She is a self-professed foodie and amateur chef. Michele is passionate about art and music and volunteers for the Nashville Symphony and Nolensville Elementary School.