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Imagine … all you worked and dreamed of, Vero Beach and GHO Homes Comments Off

Posted on January 30, 2012 by billhandler

Listen up….all you guys and gals out there in cyber land who’ve worked and saved like crazy to have your perfect retirement home. You’ve done all your research, checked out all the articles on line about all the many issues to consider before you choose where to move…. and you’ve narrowed down all the possibilities. You don’t want a high rise community with the crowded beaches and difficulty finding a place to park your car…..not for you… and certainly bumper to bumper travel is so not on your radar these days….
It’s all about taking a deep sigh…..letting go of that tension in your shoulders….. removing that oppressive stress you’ve all been under for so very long…kicking back….playing golf….tennis….reading on a beautiful beach….giving back and feeling so very good about it….I know how you feel….
And with all that you’ve read about…the picture has become so clear….so vivid….its small town living calling your name. Old fashioned values! Its gentle harmonious living that’s so incredibly appealing to you and you just can’t wait!!!! It’s all here in VERO BEACH and our warm wonderful ocean breezes are waiting for all of you. Imagine sitting out in your lanai watching the grandkids laughing and happily yelling in your back yard pool.
So now you’ve finally come to the happy conclusion that VERO BEACH is it! You can’t stop imagining and day dreaming about how you’re going to create that perfect custom home!
I know you’ve spent countless happy hours at night designing this retirement nest and a cookie cutter home is not for you!!
We at GHO HOMES offer amazing floor plans in 6 communities in VERO BEACH with pricing to suit everyone’s check book…
We’re building in 6 communities, near the beach, near the golf course, near the Polo grounds, near shopping….so many choices and you’ll love them all!!!!
If it’s a large home site you want in a beautiful rural setting we have it. You can choose from our numerous floor plans or we can use yours…your choice …your heart’s desire….
We can also customize our existing gorgeous floor plans, take down a wall…rework the kitchen, change a bathroom….whatever can be done we will do it for you.
GHO HOMES designs and builds homes that offer so many choices, all guaranteed to please you and to provide a happy life in a very happy community.
Call or write us. Visit our website at …Remember, we build custom or we can customize our existing plans to suit just you and give you a gazillion choices!!!
You’re going to love your GHO HOME!!!

Fieldstone Ranch’s Steady Growth Is A GHO Homes Success Story Comments Off

Posted on January 20, 2012 by billhandler

Fieldstone Ranch’s Steady Growth Is A GHO Homes Success Story

Vero Beach, FL When GHO Homes Corp. President Bill Handler is asked about the progress at Fieldstone Ranch in Vero Beach, he’s delighted that despite what has been a challenging marketplace, Fieldstone Ranch has become a very successful community.

GHO Homes, builders of value-added new homes in South Florida for more than 25 years, is extremely proud of Fieldstone Ranch’s steady growth and obvious appeal to Vero Beach homebuyers. According to Handler, “In the past year alone, the community has come such a long way, with close to 30 new homes now built. And at Fieldstone Ranch, the homeowners take such great pride in the community – they’ve added to the already embellished landscaping, making all the homes look spectacular. Anyone who hasn’t seen Fieldstone Ranch in a while should come and visit – they’ll be amazed at the level of construction activity.”

A community of 129 home sites in a peaceful country setting that’s close to everything, Fieldstone Ranch offers homebuyers an impressive lineup of great home designs that blend beautifully with the surrounding rural countryside. Fieldstone Ranch features 11 creative and open floor plan designs priced from the high $100′s to $300k. All homes offer gourmet kitchens showcasing G.E.® appliances, luxury bathrooms loaded with thoughtful details, designer finishes and materials, and many other amenities. Superior quality concrete block construction with steel reinforcement, underground utilities connections, and many energy efficient and safety features are also standard in all Fieldstone Ranch homes. For homebuyers looking to move in now, there is a limited number of “Quick Delivery Homes” also available at Fieldstone Ranch right now.

The oversized home sites (80’ x 150’) offer large lawn areas with setbacks, allowing ample room for expanded outdoor living areas, a swimming pool, gardens and privacy. Many of the spacious lots are lakefront properties, lending a serene setting; and the wide sidewalks and master lake-fed irrigation system are just a few of the advantages residents enjoy when they build inside Fieldstone Ranch. To top it off, Vero Beach’s numerous services, amenities and recreation are all conveniently nearby.

Fieldstone Ranch is located at 6125 77th Street in Vero Beach. From I-95, take Vero Beach exit 147 to Rt. 60 East. Turn left on 66th Avenue for 6 miles, then right on 77th Street. The entrance to Fieldstone Ranch is on the right. For more information, call (772) 257-1100, ext. 1 visit, or email

Fieldstone Ranch’s Steady Growth and Success 2012

Retire to Vero Beach with a New GHO HOME – 2012 Comments Off

Posted on January 11, 2012 by billhandler

Warm, comfortable and inviting.

So you’re dreaming about retiring to Florida…
Any minute now you see yourself hopping on I95 happily knowing you’ll never have to hear that alarm clock ever again in your life!!
Wild images of endless hours playing golf, tennis or bridge keep flashing before your eyes…fun parties with all kinds of new friends everyone excited about meeting each other, going out to great restaurants, lying on the beach listening to the waves….sounds wonderful doesn’t it?…and it is folks but…..
Before you jump into buying your brand new retirement home in a town you think you’re going to love, ask yourself the following very important question.
“From the moment I get up in the morning, what will I look forward to, what will give me that feeling of bliss…that sense that right this moment, all is well with the world?”
How do you want to live…in what type of physical environment. .. and then…. where in Florida is your most perfect retirement town?
Close your eyes and visualize this community. Is it a big resort style city that attracts lots of tourists, for example, Orlando or Miami with of course lots of traffic, not that that’s such a bad thing because as a retiree you can choose the right time of day to get around. Is it a town perhaps that is “Olde Florida”?
Do you want to sip your morning java on the 10th floor balcony of a beautiful hi rise gleefully thinking how happy you are not to be part of the cacophony below?
Would you prefer a quiet lanai with your devoted family dog (who by the way is also happy about this change of lifestyle) …both of you gazing at a tranquil water view… watching a couple of turtles lazily climbing up the bank of the lake getting ready to hang out for a couple of hours in the morning sun.
Again, dream some more Mr. and Mrs. Retiree……what feels right? And it’s all about feelings everyone because that’s the essence of who you are and what your soul is most comfortable doing.
So, first … how do you want to live…in what type of physical environment. .. Then where in Florida is your most perfect retirement town.
We at the GHO Homes Team know a very special place because we’ve been building in this great “Olde Florida” town for the last 15 years. The secret is out …this idyllic small town is called VERO BEACH…
Give me a few more minutes of your time and I’ll try to paint an image of this unusual community and maybe you’ll be intrigued and will come visit us.
We have beautiful, clean beaches easy to get to and there’s free parking. Our boardwalk is small but is fabulous for evening walks and the best ice cream shop in the world is right there….I recommend the Stellar Coffee or the Dulce de Leche …amazing!!
No high rises will block the sun so you’ll be able to get that glorious tan. There is charming boutique shopping on Ocean Drive with some local eateries and two very beautiful hotels ready for your visiting guests.
Golf, golf and more golf… and…if you feel like being 12 years old again…visit South County park on Tuesday and Friday and play softball with a bunch of very happy retirees…listen to their fun chatter and kidding in the dugouts…ya just got to smile when you listen to their good natured digs at each other.
Polo anyone?…it’s here at Windsor and also Pointe West.
Top seeded tennis player Mardy Fish calls Vero Beach home…… so you know there’s plenty of tennis for you.
If you’re passionate about fishing and boating…we have a marina so you can enjoy lazy days on the Intracoastal and for ocean fishing the Ft. Pierce inlet is only a short drive south.
For you dedicated Bridge players, Vero Beach is home to the 7th largest (face to face) bridge club in the United States!!!!
Have you always wanted to take painting or sculpture lessons? The Vero Beach Museum of Art is waiting for you…lessons in everything your creative mind can visualize…..Move over Matisse!!!!
The Riverside Theatre is our very own professional theatre performing wonderful Broadway Shows…also it has a Comedy Club with a very cool nightclub vibe…great fun.
There are simply wonderful, uplifting performances by the Vero Beach High School in their very own state of the art theatre. Our high school won top honors at the National Orchestra Festival in Kansas City this past year…an amazing achievement for such a small town!!!!
And, finally…if you want to give back, there are lots of opportunities to work with and inspire our children, or to volunteer at our hospital…there’s plenty to do to fill up your day and feel oh so good about yourself.
The GHO Homes Team has been creating happiness for its homeowners for the last 15 years in Vero Beach and now we’re hard at work building more gorgeous homes in 5 communities with pricing structures to satisfy everyone’s check books…and ready to move in homes when you ‘re ready.
Visit our website You can also call us directly at 772-257-1100

GHO Homes Kicks-Off 2012 with Lower Pricing On Move-In Ready Homes at Trillium Comments Off

Posted on January 08, 2012 by billhandler


West Palm Beach — GHO Homes Corp., builders of value-added new homes in South Florida for more than 25 years, is kicking-off 2012 with new lower pricing on select move-in ready models at the homebuilder’s popular residential community in Vero Beach, Trillium at Drexel Park. According to Bill Handler, President of GHO Homes, “This year’s Trillium homebuyers will discover that we have sensational move-in ready homes priced like five years ago – offering them unbeatable values in one of South Florida’s most in-demand locations.”

Right now, Trillium is offering homebuyers new lower prices on four move-in ready homes. The two Biscayne models feature an innovative and flexible three-bedroom, two-bath, two-car garage floor plan that meets the needs of a variety of homebuyers. The Biscayne has a wonderfully open and bright design that offers the option of either three bedrooms, or two bedrooms and a den, while the well-equipped kitchen is open to the living room. Biscayne’s spacious master suite features a roman tub, separate shower and two separate walk-in closets.

Also offering new lower prices are the Princeton II and Princeton III models, which boast a four-bedroom floor plan. The Princeton models feature ceramic tile laid on the diagonal, wood kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, deco tile in the master bathroom, granite kitchen counter tops and much more. GHO Homes is able to offer customers a new home that represents the highest quality and unmatched value. High-efficiency air-conditioning systems, quick-recovery water heaters, energy-efficient insulation, and steel-reinforced concrete block construction are standard in all GHO new homes. All four of the currently available move-in ready homes at Trillium are priced well under $200,000.

Trillium features a gated entry and gatehouse, resident-friendly winding sidewalks and beautifully landscaped green areas throughout the welcoming and active community. Residents enjoy the resort-style clubhouse, gym and heated community pool while their lawns and landscaping is tended to for them. The carefree lifestyle at Trillium is convenient to nearby shopping, dining, entertainment and transportation access.

Trillium is located on 66th Avenue and 26th Street in Vero 
Beach. From I-95, take Vero Beach exit 147 to Rt. 60 east. Turn left
 on 66th Avenue and go ½ mile, then turn left on 26th Street. Proceed ½ mile west. The entrance to Trillium is on the right. The Sales Office is located at 2776 West Brookfield Way, in Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 257-1100×122 or email

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