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Another Home Sold! Comments Off

Posted on August 21, 2013 by ghomediateam

Another GHO Homes sold in Stoney Brook, in Vero Beach.  This is the Castello model.

Another Sneak Peak! Comments Off

Posted on August 20, 2013 by ghomediateam

Coming soon! Our new furnished model at Fieldstone Ranch in Vero Beach,The Monaco Supreme.  Here’s a sneak peak at the inviting master bath! 

Sneak Peek! Comments Off

Posted on August 19, 2013 by ghomediateam

Here’s a sneak peek at the kitchen of our newly furnished model, the Monaco Supreme, in Fieldstone Ranch in Vero Beach.  Opening soon!

Another Closing in Fieldstone Ranch Comments Off

Posted on August 08, 2013 by ghomediateam

Just had another closing in Phase 1 of Fieldstone Ranch today.  Fieldstone Ranch in Vero Beach, Florida is very popular.  This is the GHO Homes Solano model.  Congratulations to the new homeowners! 

GHO Homes Building in 11 Communities Comments Off

Posted on August 07, 2013 by ghomediateam

GHO Homes is now building in 11 communities in Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie.  Whatever your wish list, we’re building in a community that’s just right for you.

GHO Homes Announces Phase Two Updates at Its Popular Vero Beach Community, Fieldstone Ranch Comments Off

Posted on August 04, 2012 by billhandler

GHO Homes, builders of value-added new homes in South Florida for more than 25 years, recently announced updates and progress on Phase Two at its popular Vero Beach estate home community, Fieldstone Ranch. According to GHO President Bill Handler, “In anticipation of a busy upcoming fall season, the progress on Phase Two at Fieldstone Ranch is right on schedule. Phase Two land development is underway, and we have an impressive new model coming this fall, along with the introduction of several new plans, that we believe homebuyers will be excited to see.”

Handler went on to say, “Fieldstone Ranch is really coming into its own as a mature and successful community. We’ve sold a number of our inventory homes there, and the rear gate has been installed. We’re offering new landscaping programs, and the new Phase Two lots are incredible. And at Spyglass, our private lakefront enclave of just 6 stunning waterfront home sites, we’ve completed the elegant entry.”

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. Homebuyers have been quite impressed with the GHO Homes “Tailor-Made Program” which allows them to customize their new home with numerous options, built-ins and upgrades that far exceed industry standards.
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. 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.
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 on Fieldstone Ranch, 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.

As long as Florida continues to love its snowbirds and retirees…. Comments Off

Posted on May 03, 2012 by billhandler

As long as Florida has warm, glorious weather…….As long as Florida has no personal income tax……
As long as Florida has the Homestead Act……and….

As long as Florida continues to love its snowbirds and retirees….


They will come….

And they will come with dreams of no timetables….no rushing out on cold mornings, scraping ice off of the windshield….shivering with cracked sore fingers waiting for the car to warm up…..

They will come …..

…with dreams of sitting around the pool….hanging out on the pristine beaches in Vero inhaling the clean, clear air of the Atlantic Ocean…..dreams of challenging themselves at the local golf courses….dreams of endless hours spent wandering the Outlet stores…or canoeing trips at the Environmental Learning Center….dreams of giving back in one of the many volunteer opportunities in our town……
We know hardworking seniors have waited a long time for their place in the sun and unless the earth does a weird flip flop…the sun will always shine in beautiful, warm and wonderful Florida…..and we know you’ve been imagining this retirement fantasy for so many years….and……yes,
……now is the time….a time like no other….a time to get what you want…when you want it….and at values not seen in the last ten years!!!!
We at GHO HOMES survived the downturn and have seized amazing opportunities which we are now passing along to the young retirees. We are the local builder in Vero Beach and proud of our reputation for building quality and providing happy homes in some of the most desirable communities in this beautiful town.
The pundits are whispering….”now is the time to buy”…..go on line if you want further proof…articles all over the web suggesting the market is coming back and the smart money is moving down to Florida.
Don’t miss the opportunities we’re offering…….pricing from $179,990 and A FREE POOL in our Fieldstone Ranch community!!!!! Run…don’t walk to your laptop….click on and give yourself the gift of knowledge….information that years down the road you’ll be so glad you found out about…because let’s face it …your retirement home is the culmination of years of sacrifice and hard work and you want to be ready…..ready to kick back …relax…

….no more deadlines….only…play…play….play


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

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