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GHO Homes Limited Time, free pool offer in 2 Vero Communities Comments Off

Posted on August 21, 2012 by billhandler

VERO BEACH — GHO Homes, builders of value-added new homes in South Florida for more than 25 years, has announced the start of Phase Two at its popular Vero Beach estate home community, Fieldstone Ranch. And according to GHO President Bill Handler, the homebuilder is giving homebuyers every reason to “make their move” this season.
“Spec home sales at Fieldstone Ranch & South Lakes have been going very well,” Handler said recently. “And as we begin Phase Two in Fieldstone Ranch, we’ve got 22 new prime home sites to offer homebuyers — including some awesome lakefront sites — and we’re celebrating for a limited time with our exciting free pool offer on selected lots in Fieldstone Ranch Phase 1 and South Lakes both in Vero Beach.”
Fieldstone Ranch is 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 $100,000s. 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 feet) 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.
Both South Lakes and Fieldstone Ranch customers have been quite impressed with the GHO Tailor-Made program, which allows homebuyers to customize their new homes with numerous options, built-ins and upgrades that far exceed industry standards.
“We ask our customers, what do you want to use this space/room for and we design for that use and fulfill the dreams of our customers,” says Handler.
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 six miles, then right on 77th Street. The entrance to Fieldstone Ranch is on the right. The “Free Pool Package” at Fieldstone Ranch and South Lakes is available only on select new orders on select homes with full price contracts, in August of this year and is not available on inventory homes.
The team at GHO Homes has a history in Vero Beach and the Treasure Coast including the building of more than 900 quality homes and many, many years of satisfied homebuyers. Recognizing the great appeal of the quiet-friendly lifestyle offered in Vero Beach, Fieldstone Ranch features easy Interstate access in a setting that is only minutes from the beach, shopping, dining, great K-12 schools, medical facilities, and the many recreational venues offered here. For more information on Fieldstone Ranch or South Lakes, call GHO Homes at 772=257-1100, email or visit

Find your Dream Home, Tailor Made or Move-in Ready, GHO HOMES Comments Off

Posted on July 12, 2012 by billhandler

Building a custom home shouldn’t be difficult or outrageously expensive. For more than 25 years, the expert team at GHO Homes, an award-winning home builder, has built dream homes for hundreds of happy customers. The GHO Homes Tailor Made Program is designed to make it easy for homebuyers to build a customized home in as quickly as five months on your lot or in one several desirable communities in Indian River and St. Lucie Counties.

With a Tailor Made home, you can change a lot more than colors, flooring and trim. Starting with a portfolio of dozens of designer floor plans, ranging in size from 1,700 square feet to over 3,700 square feet, you select a base plan—or two—then then mix and match room layouts, add rooms, add a garage, expand rooms, raise ceilings, move walls, customize your kitchen and more. The only limit to a Tailor-Made home is your imagination.

Bill Handler, president of GHO Homes, sums up the Tailor Made Home program, “Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll make it happen. There really isn’t a limit to what we can do. Our goal to is to enhance your lifestyle.”
GHO Homes has three Design Centers where home buyers select flooring, cabinetry and finishes. But if you want something special not found in the Design Center, that’s fine. Handler says, “We offer a great line of products but if you want something else, we’ll find it for you.”
Homebuyers can select the building lot of their choice, including many lakefront lots, in ten Treasure Coast communities. Lots are available in St. Lucie County at Bedford Park at Tradition, and in the Vero Beach communities of Ashley Lakes, Spyglass, Diamond Court Village, Drexel Park at Trillium, Fieldstone Ranch, Lake Tangelo, Park Lane Estates, South lakes and Stoney Brook Farm.
Or you can purchase your own lot anywhere on the Treasure Coast for your Tailor Made home. If you are considering your own lot purchase, get GHO Homes involved at the beginning and they can advise with issues such as access, utilities and soil testing to make sure your site is the perfect setting for your new home.
Once a lot has been selected, Handler will personally meet with you to discuss your dream home. Within 10 days, the GHO designers will create a custom plan. There is no need to hire an outside architect. You are assigned a project manager who stays with your project and in touch with you through every step of the building process. Within about five months, you can be in your dream home.
If a customized, Tailor Made home sounds expensive, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. GHO Homes is able to build the same efficiencies into their custom homes as they use in building move-in ready homes in their communities. Those efficiencies, coupled with the long-term relationships GHO maintains with local craftsmen and suppliers, keeps home prices affordable.
Buy luxury today with a Move-in Ready home. If you prefer to move in to a beautiful new home right away, GHO has several move-in ready homes located in Bedford Park at Tradition in St. Lucie County and in seven Vero Beach neighborhoods. These move-in ready homes feature some of GHO Homes most popular floor plans and features and are priced from $185,000 to $329,000. Many of these homes are on lakefront lots.
For financing your new home, GHO Homes has long-standing relationships with several experienced area lenders who understand the building process and are ready to help you purchase your dream home. If you need time to sell your current home or just want to lock in at today’s low prices, GHO Homes offers a Year to Close Program.
Find your dream home today! Visit a GHO Homes sales office at model home at the following locations: Fieldstone Ranch, 6177 77th Street, Vero Beach; South Lakes, 1095 South Lakes Way, SW, Vero Beach; and Bedford Park at Tradition, 10442 SW Waterway Lane, Port St. Lucie. The GHO sales professionals can arrange tours of all inventory homes. For more information, call 772-257-1100, visit their web site,, or find GHO Homes on Facebook.


Posted on March 17, 2012 by billhandler

Carson Model Home

There’s a movement that’s rapidly gathering strength throughout our country… …..It’s a grassroots groundswell that’s all about helping our own communities regain their dignity and pride…..
It comes from a feeling of needing an identity….the need to know our hearts are anchored and we’re immensely proud of where are roots are firmly planted.
As Americans, we are justifiably proud of our hometowns and the individuality and uniqueness of our local shops and restaurants…and the result is we’re all doing our best to BUY LOCAL!!!
For example… the local restaurant wants to buy his produce from the local grower so the more we eat out in this restaurant the better it is for the restaurant , the local grower….and for us…..for when our town does well, we all thrive. We as a people have an inherent generosity….we want to see everyone doing well!!!!!
And so it is for the local builder.
GHO HOMES has been building in Vero Beach for over twenty years….and we’re so proud of what we’ve contributed to the citizens of this pretty Olde Florida town.
Our lovely Indian River County landscape is dotted with lovely communities that we’ve created…so far twelve communities and counting. As I write, we are creating more dream homes in 6 more communities….with amazing price points and incredible values from $170,000 to upper $300’s.
There’s a comfort in knowing just who is building your nest, someone you can actually talk to…experts with many years of experience in building happy, successful communities.
Here at GHO when you’re ready to sit down and go over your plans….you get to meet with our building supers who’ve been with the company over 15 years…..and our President may be there also!!!
We know you’ve dreamed about this retirement home in gorgeous Florida for such a long time and we want to do all we can to make it your happy reality.

GHO Homes Finalizing New Model Home at Park Lane Estates Comments Off

Posted on March 10, 2012 by billhandler

West Palm Beach — GHO Homes Corp., builders of value-added new homes in South Florida for more than 25 years, is putting the finishing touches on an exciting new model home at the homebuilder’s newest residential community in Vero Beach, Park Lane Estates. According to Bill Handler, President of GHO Homes, the new Avalon model home at Park Lane Estates exemplifies the unprecedented levels of quality and value that today’s homebuyers can expect from GHO Homes.

The Avalon model home in Park Lane Estates begins with a beautiful and convenient Vero Beach location. Built on an eye-appealing wooded home site, Avalon is a wonderful balance of open living and dedicated private spaces. The home features three bedrooms and can be expanded to a four-bedroom plan with a very cost-effective modification. The Avalon model further enhances family living with three bathrooms including master bath with large Roman shower, a formal entry, a sensational double island kitchen, and a two-car garage. The abundance of glass along the home’s rear and its large covered patio create an expansive environment, full of light and spaciousness. With 3,429 total square feet, the exciting new Avalon model represents a value-added new home design that offers lots of options and features, and is priced at $221,990.

GHO Homes is known for offering customers innovative new home designs that showcase unmatched quality and 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. The gated-entry community of Park Lane Estates in Vero Beach offers single family homes priced from the $180s. Its central location, great access to services and amenities, and lovely wooded home sites have made it very popular with today’s new Vero Beach homebuyers.

Vero Beach, a much-loved destination for golf, fishing and outlet shopping, offers its residents excellent schools and services, peaceful beaches, and many cultural attractions. Homebuyers seeking great home values in a wonderful location have turned their attention to this appealing coastal haven. Park Lane Estates is located on the west side of 58th Ave, at 65th Street in Vero Beach. From SR 60 and 58th – head north and then west on 65th Ave. The entry is on the right. For more information, call (772) 257-1100 2 or email

GHO Homes Says Customers Are Responding To Move In Ready Homes At Fieldstone Ranch and South Lakes Comments Off

Posted on February 17, 2012 by billhandler

GHO Homes President Bill Handler says he has been seeing an emerging trend at the homebuilder’s Vero Beach residential communities – and it’s that today’s homebuyers are focusing on GHO Homes’ inventory of new Move In Ready homes. According to Handler, “Customers looking for best overall value are realizing buying a new home versus resale is the way to go. At GHO Homes, we’re 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. And GHO typically has some of our best selling and proven new home designs available for quick or immediate move in.”

At Fieldstone Ranch in Vero Beach, there are currently four Move In Ready homes to choose from, priced from below $200,000. South Lakes in Vero Beach, which features new homes built on large sites, currently has a total of three Move In Ready homes in inventory, each on sale from the original price. The spacious and family-friendly homes at these two communities offer three or four bedrooms; two- or three-car garages, exciting features and finishes, and today’s most in-demand amenities such as well-equipped kitchens, spacious floor plans, walk-in closets, dedicated laundry areas, and much more.

Homebuyers can find more Move In Ready homes at other GHO Homes communities including Bedford Park at Tradition in Port St. Lucie, and Diamond Court Village, Drexel Park at Trillium, Lake Tangelo at Citrus Springs, and Stoney Brook Farm in Vero Beach. Customers will discover exciting sale pricing at these GHO communities as well.

The team at GHO Homes has a history in Vero Beach and the Treasure Coast includes the building of more than 900 quality homes and many, many years of satisfied homebuyers. Recognizing the great appeal of the quiet-friendly lifestyle offered in Vero Beach ad the Treasure Coast, all GHO Homes residential communities feature easy Interstate access in a setting that is only minutes from the beach, shopping, dining, great K-12 schools, medical facilities, and the many recreational venues offered here. For more information on the complete inventory of Move In Ready Homes, call GHO Homes at (772) 257-1100 or visit

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

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