Experiencing dynamic business growth, a rapidly expanding staff, and the need to respond quickly to inquiries for insurance quotes, Brian Dixon knew he needed a helping hand. The vice president, agency manager of North American Advantage Insurance Services (NAAIS) got that assistance and more with the July 22 release of his newly remodeled website: naadvantage.com. The website offers customers the ability to request personalized quotes for a number of services such as homeowners insurance for single-family homes, multi-family homes, landlord coverage, and renters coverage as well as coverage for automobiles, motorcycles, boats, trailers, flood, and excess liability coverage (umbrella). For buyers purchasing a new home from Lennar, there’s a bonus. As a subsidiary of homebuilder Lennar Corp., NAAIS is the preferred insurance solutions provider for Lennar homebuyers, and its agents have calculated the necessary coverage needed for each specific home well in advance. [Read this article]
A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1 percent of the population, lived in a multigenerational household in 2012, according to a Pew Research report. That’s up from 28 million, or 12.1 percent of the population, in 1980. Visit the website of major builders such as Toll Brothers and Lennar and you’ll see multiple designs of homes targeted at the multigenerational owner. For instance, Lennar’s home comes under its NextGen brand. The multigenerational home is a safety net, of course. The bigger story is how it reflects the economic benefits of multiple generations living under one roof. For one thing, pooling financial resources among the generations is a smart way to lower the overall cost of home ownership. That’s before taking into account built-in child care (at least for emergencies and date nights) and easy monitoring when aging parents turn frail. Shared ownership allows young adults to build up savings and the older generation to draw down less on retirement savings. [Read this article]
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A top executive of Lennar Corp. recently joined with officials from Weehawken, N.J., to celebrate the completion of the home builder’s newest condominium complex, a luxury building across the Hudson River from New York City. The 74-unit building – which will feature hotel-like amenities, including concierge services, a lobby lounge with a fireplace, gyms and yoga rooms, gathering areas and catering kitchen – is the first of a five-building, 660-unit master-planned community in Weehawken called the Avenue Collection. Condos at the first building range in price from $1.1 million to $2 million. Construction of a second tower with 103 luxury condo units is under way. The nation’s second-largest home builder by revenue may be better known for $300,000 single-family homes. But in 2011, the company branched out into the rental market and has since increased its investments. The Miami-based company’s multifamily division has spent about $1 billion to develop 18 apartment communities nationwide, 13 of which are still under construction. What’s more, according to a July report by Zacks Investment Research, Lennar is planning to spend $3 billion to build 12,000 apartments over the next four years. [Read this article]
Do you fold your T-shirts like you see them in a department store? Are they all neatly folded and stacked on top of each other? Even in a department store you might make a mess of the stack trying to find the right size and this is a stack of shirts that are all the same. For some reason a lot of us use this same method at home when all of our t-shirts are different! That can make finding a shirt you are looking for quite a messy task. You have to dig through the drawer to find the shirt and if you have to pull it from the bottom everything else gets messed up. Well, we saw a great solution for this and decided we needed to share this knowledge! Simply fold those shirts in half again and stack them vertically next to each other…you will be able to see every shirt in your drawer!
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There are few elements of architecture as infused with Southern style as the porch. And not just a little covered entranceway: A true Southern porch has room for more than a few rockers, a table or two, potted plants and maybe a swing. It’s the ideal spot for catching a summer night’s breeze while waving to the neighbors going by. And it serves a practical purpose as well. Buyers and homeowners alike are drawn not just to front porches, but ones that are in the back of the house, screened-in, wrapping around or spanning two stories. With the South’s long stretches of mild weather, these outdoor areas easily become living spaces that are usable most of the year. Ginny Bryant, director of sales and marketing for Lennar Homes, says the company’s new-home buyers in farther-out regions of Cherokee, west Cobb and Forsyth are crazy for porches. “I think a lot of it has to do with the larger home sites,” said Bryant. “For instance, the west Cobb market is a bit more rural with larger sites than east Cobb, and buyers there prefer a nice front porch that is truly functional, not just a few feet of covered space to give an architectural look.” [Read this article]
You are cordially invited to join Lennar this weekend, July 12th and 13th, during our “60th Birthday Celebration” National Home Sales Event. As we celebrate our 60th Birthday this year, all of us at Lennar are excited to make YOUR new dream home wishes come true. Visit us online at Lennar.com or visit any Lennar Welcome Home Center to learn more about special savings opportunities on a variety of new homes. Everyone’s invited to our Everything’s Included Home party! We can’t wait to show you the new home you’ve always wanted, with thousands of dollars in extras included at no extra charge, to provide you the best possible value. The celebration is this Saturday and Sunday in every Lennar location…across the nation! [Click here for more information]
This Lennar Reno kitchen in Carrera at D’Andrea in Sparks, NV brought out the inner-chefs in some of our Pinterest followers! The kitchen’s supersize island and unique layout inspired comments praising the design. Followers responded with comments like: “Great prep area and still compact enough not to run over yourself!!” and “Everything is reachable from the counter, such as the refrigerator, stove, sink, etc. And the pantry shelves are wonderful!” It’s safe to say that this Lennar kitchen is easy on the eyes as well, featuring Sonoma Maple cabinets with an Espresso glaze, Sierra Autumn granite countertop and Dal Continental Slate 18” x 18” Egyptian Beige flooring. When you combine functionality with beauty in a kitchen, everyone wins. As one pinner exclaimed, “Wow, makes me want to cook!!!!” And that’s the kind of response that a dream kitchen should inspire!
If you leave Los Angeles, Calif., on Interstate 10 and head east for about 40 miles, you’ll run into a quintessentially suburban phenomenon: the opening of a subdivision. At one such development called College Park in Chino, Calif., the lawns are bright green, the D.J. is spinning classic rock and a lot of the conversations are in Mandarin. Among those looking for a house is Eddie Yung. He lives in China now, but he’s moving to California. The number of Chinese buying homes in the U.S. has more than doubled since 2007, with most of those sales in Southern California. Some are buying for investment purposes, and others are planning to start a life in the states. Marketing to those Chinese buyers has meant learning about what customers want in a house’s design, says Mark Torres, a division president for Lennar Homes, the company that’s building the subdivision. “We consider feng shui elements in all our designs,” Torres says. “Everything from the water-fire elements and making sure that we don’t have those types of conflicts [and] designing the entry of the homes to keep all that positive energy in the home.” [Read this article]
Lennar is creating a truly phenomenal success story with our Next Gen homes. As the first production homebuilder to offer a solution for multigenerational families – living under one roof – Lennar is meeting the needs of families around the country who are discovering that a Next Gen home is the ideal next step for them. It’s in that spirit that we’re proud to introduce our new Lennar Next Gen landing page on Lennar.com – dedicated to our existing Next Gen families, and the many others like them who are looking for a unique solution to their needs. The landing page features our new Next Gen video, along with real stories from real Lennar Next Gen families, highlighting some of the many ways a family can utilize their Next Gen suite. There’s an opportunity for site visitors to share stories of their own, and comment on other stories about multigenerational living. The page also demonstrates the financial and logistical benefits of owning a Lennar Next Gen home, and brings you the latest news about Next Gen and multigenerational living. [Visit Lennar’s new Next Gen landing page]