Too often now, individual builders are abandoning communities they pledged to develop. Master planned communities, however, offer stability and endurance to new home buyers.

Too often now, individual builders are abandoning communities they pledged to develop. Master planned communities, however, offer stability and endurance to new home buyers.

Planned communities with multiple builders, such as Crown Communities’ Seven Oaks in Wesley Chapel, are becoming a safe bet for homebuyers looking for stability and longevity in their new home’s neighborhood. Communities such as these seem to be gaining favor with buyers as the worry about uncompleted community centers, streets with just a home or two and those promised neighborhood amenities vanish as rapidly as some builder’s sales trailers.

As some builders are going out of business — or at least halting operations — the communities they started are looking more and more deserted and unfinished. Existing homeowners often find themselves alone on empty streets and the sense of intimate neighborhood diminishes as homes stand unfinished,  foundations begin to crumble and parks and other common areas grow weeds.

The good news is, planned communities almost always have multiple builders constructing homes of various design and sizes, giving the initial impression that the variety of homes will somehow withstand the difficult economic times. Builders in these communities are often smaller and more careful with their projects, resulting in far fewer misstarts. Likewise, community developers like Crown Communities invest in the development by constructing community centers, parks, recreational facilities and even schools, imparting a sense of resilience and endurance to the development.

It’s no wonder then, that with all the difficult news about the homebuilding sector, there might be cause for alarm with new home buyers. But if you look to larger, master planned communities, both the choices of builders available as well as the backing of the development firm overseeing the project should lay calm any hesitations as to whether your new neighborhood will be completed.

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