Steeplechase Estates, a quaint, convenient community located in Fishers, Indiana is excited to announce our newest model home – the Fairmont. This two-story model home is one of our newest and most popular designs from our Cornerstone Collection.

On April 27th and 28th, Steeplechase will host a Grand Re-Opening Weekend to finally unveil 2,900 of the most exquisite square feet you’ll ever experience. This four bedroom, two and a half bath home features connected home technology with activation and support by Amazon and voice control by Alexa. This home delivers connectivity, safety, and convenience. Imagine controlling your home’s temperature, television, vacuum, door locks, speakers, and lighting all through voice control from the comfort of your couch or on your smartphone while running errands!

In addition to connected home technology, the Fairmont will also feature Lennar’s Everything’s Included® experience. At Lennar, we include features like GE® kitchen appliances, Moen® kitchen and bath fixtures, polished quartz countertops with intricately-designed tile backsplashes, elegant hard surface flooring, and handcrafted cabinets as necessary and included luxuries. The only things not included in Lennar’s Everything’s Included® program are unexpected costs and surprises.

The Fairmont’s floorplan is sure to “WOW” with its elegant great room and soaring two-story ceiling. The space is open and expansive with a vast kitchen, large center island, and generous cabinet and countertop space. As with all Lennar new homes, you have the freedom to personalize the space to your family’s needs and lifestyle. Two flexible rooms downstairs can serve as a den, dining area, a guest bedroom suite with a full bath, and more! The upstairs comprises of three secondary bedrooms, a loft, and the owner’s suite. Indulge in the owner’s suite’s retreat-like feel, complete with a luxury master bath featuring an oversized tile shower with seat, dual sink vanities, private water closet, and extra-large walk-in closet. As for community amenities, residents will soon enjoy a brand-new pool, bathhouse, basketball court, and playground

If you have yet to visit Steeplechase Estates, you’ll find us conveniently located off Highways I-69 and I-70, only 6 miles from Hamilton Town Center shopping center. Steeplechase Estates is close to incredible restaurants, retail, coffee shops, and entertainment. Steeplechase Estates resides in the well renown Hamilton Southeastern School District, complete with excellent schools. Nearby, Flat Fork Creek Park’s walking and biking trails, playground, and a fully-stocked fishing pond give the avid adventurer a chance to branch out. Just a few miles down the road, our residents enjoy boating, kayaking, and other water sports at Geist Reservoir. Geist Marina offers visitors the opportunity to dine while admiring the views of the lake.

Join us for our Grand Re-Opening Weekend April 27th and 28th at Lennar’s Steeplechase Estates. Tour the new Fairmont model home, learn more about the luxurious features included in our Everything’s Included® program and experience connected home technology for yourself.

To learn more about Lennar in Indianapolis, Indiana or to register for our Grand Re-Opening Weekend visit us here or contact us today!

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Homebuyers frequently ask about the best time to purchase a new home. Spring or summer? During the school year or not? In Dallas-Fort Worth, the answer is: Right now.

That’s because mortgage interest rates are historically low and the Metroplex market is red-hot. Lennar showcases new homes for sale in more than 80 communities across Dallas-Fort Worth, with two brand-new communities at Trinity Crossing and Bradford Park.

“If you’re thinking about a home purchase or refinance, don’t wait for lower rates,” says The Mortgage Reports, which bills itself as one of the first mortgage blogs. “These may be the best rates we see this year.”

In Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® as of April 18, interest rates for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stood at 4.17 percent. Those numbers, The Mortgage Report says, haven’t been this low in 14 months. Which then begs the question: How long will they last?

“Today’s rate might be as good as we’ll see for years to come,” the website says.

Let’s not forget that Dallas-Fort Worth also ranks as No. 1 in the 2019 Markets to Watch report from global powerhouse PwC and The Urban Land Institute.

Clearly, right now is the right time to buy a new home and Lennar is right on the money.

With new homes for sale from the $170,000s and floorplans from two bedrooms, two baths up to five or six bedrooms and four-plus baths, Lennar has something for everyone. Lennar also offers Everything’s Included®, with features most other homebuilders consider add-ons with costs passed on to the homebuyer. Lennar takes the stress out of homebuying.

Lennar’s ideally situated communities relieve day-to-day stresses, too. All are close to excellent shopping, dining, entertainment, recreation—the best of the Metroplex. Many communities feature such family-friendly amenities as a swimming pool and greenspaces.

Just as important, purchasing your new dream home is also the investment of a lifetime. According to Mashvisor, “2018 was great for Dallas real estate in terms of increasing home values and prices. This trend is expected to continue in 2019!”

Quoting Zillow, Mashvisor says Metroplex home values grew more than 14 percent last year, with prices expected to rise another 11.2 percent this year.

With such a perfect homebuying environment, today’s the day to buy your dream Lennar home. So visit Lennar online or call an Internet New Home Consultant at 866-314-4477.

Buying an energy-efficient home is not only good for the environment, but it is also great for your wallet! Lucky for you Lennar is committed to building energy-efficient homes. All Lennar homes include energy-efficient features to enhance the quality of your home, decrease your monthly utility expenses and decrease your carbon footprint. Learn why buying an energy-efficient home will be the brightest financial move you make in this Nerdwallet article by Beth Buczynski.

Whether you give a hoot about the environment or not, it could pay to think about energy efficiency when shopping for a home.

Newer houses certified by Energy Star — the federal government’s energy-efficiency rating program — use an average of 20% less energy than homes built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which oversees the system.

But using less energy is just the beginning. Green certification programs like the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) go even further, with strict standards for indoor air quality, greenhouse gas emissions and water conservation, among other things.

Although energy conservation might not sound as exciting as a luxury bathroom or backyard patio, improving health and comfort while reducing energy bills could help turn your house into a true dream home.

Benefits of an energy-efficient home

Thirty percent of homeowners say their monthly housing costs, including utilities, are expensive, according to a 2018 NerdWallet study. The cost to heat, cool and illuminate an entire house can be especially shocking for first-time home buyers who may be more accustomed to fewer square feet.

Buying a home that’s built to conserve resources can help you avoid those breathtaking bills, but it may require a slightly bigger mortgage.

Energy Star homes cost around $2,500 more to build on average, the EPA told NerdWallet in an email. And LEED certification can add an extra 2.4% to the total cost of building a home, on average.

Home buyers can recoup the added investment in several ways, however. In addition to lowering utility bills, energy-efficient homes often sell faster and at a higher price than noncertified homes, studies have shown.

If you buy a certified efficient house, it could give you an advantage should you ever sell. Energy-efficient homes bring in around $5,000 more than standard homes, a 2019 National Association of Home Builders study concluded.

What makes an energy-efficient home different?

Certification rules vary, but in general, you can expect region-specific design, high-efficiency features and appliances, and rigorous performance evaluations. But the house isn’t the only thing held to a higher standard.

For a home to qualify for Energy Star certification, for example, the builder, HVAC contractor and energy rater must have proper credentials, and in some cases, EPA training.

NGBS or LEED certification involves close inspection of the home’s location and lot design, sustainability of building materials, and even access to alternative transportation to meet minimum standards.

How to find an energy-efficient home

Demand for energy-efficient homes helps explain why millions have been built in the U.S. since 1995, with more being added each year. Use these tips to help you find one.

1. Look for ‘green’ keywords in listings

Building codes address safety and structural integrity, but they generally don’t deal with energy efficiency, comfort or indoor air quality, says Jeff Bogard, president of R.E.A Homes LLC, a custom home building company in St. Louis, Missouri.

For clues to high performance in those areas, watch for listings that mention a third-party green certification, a recent energy audit or energy-efficient upgrades.

But not all certifications will appear in listings, because not all sellers think to include them, says James W. Mitchell, founder of Renewablue, a home energy consulting firm in Fort Collins, Colorado. If energy efficiency is on your wish list, always ask the seller or listing agent about a particular house.

2. Consider an eco-savvy agent

When hiring an agent, ask if he or she has experience with energy-efficient homes or relevant credentials. The EcoBroker designation or the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Green Designation are two options.

NAR Green designees are educated about what makes a home healthier and more efficient. This allows them to “provide opportunities, guidance and hopefully vendors that understand green-building science,” says Melisa Camp, a member of NAR’s Green Resource Council Advisory Board.

3. Request past utility bills from the seller

You can ask for utility data during the shopping stage or as a provision in the sales contract. Past bills will help you understand the actual cost of ownership.

4. Consider an energy-efficient mortgage

Some homes are less efficient simply because today’s energy standards didn’t exist when they were built. If the house you fall in love with is an energy hog, an energy-efficient mortgage, or EEM, can help.

Available as a conventional, FHA or VA loan, an EEM “wraps the expense of energy-efficient improvements into the homeowner’s mortgage payment,” Mitchell says. It’s probably the only time borrowing more saves you money, he says. In time, the energy savings could completely offset the extra cost. Not all lenders offer EEMs, so ask about availability when shopping for a mortgage.

Seattle, Wash. – April 2019 – Springtime brings joy for so many reasons – warmer weather, blooming flowers, longer sunny days and the return of our beloved Farmer’s Markets. The Pacific Northwest is known for its great climate and sustainably-driven lifestyle, and April marks the return of the Farmer’s Market season, which in most areas runs through October. Here are just a few reasons to admire, love and motivate you to head to yours:

Value. Not only are Farmer’s Markets the easiest way to get the freshest produce, fruits, eggs and more – typically you can get all those benefits at a cheaper price. Cutting the middle man out allows you to save big while eating and feeding your family better quality, for less!

Fresh. When you prepare produce from the grocery store, you would never even imagine that food was picked from the day before. Taking home fresh produce, eggs or vegetables from a Farmer’s Market is an entirely different story. You can taste the difference. Grown to perfection and picked at the perfect moment, enjoying or preparing food from a Farmer’s Market will bring a whole new appreciation to any dish.

Eggcellency. We talked about produce being picked the day prior, but the eggs – well, those were likely laid fresh this morning. Chock full of protein, vitamins and a yolk that’s a true and deep yellow, eggs are one of the markets’ best finds.

Oh, honey! Bees are incredible creatures and the local ones have been known to cure allergies sparked by pollen and other local irritants with their honey. It’s well documented a spoon full of locally-sourced honey a day will keep the doctor and your allergies away. Plus, it’s delicious!

Flowers. The ultimate way to make someone’s day, brighten up a hallway, living room, office or any part of a home. Get freshly grown, picked, beautiful flowers at a great price – while supporting your community in a direct way.

Tasty food trucks. Farmer’s Markets are more than a shopping trip, they are a night out and fun local experience! Usually decorated by a number of local food trucks, it’s an easy way to grab tasty bites to fuel your journey.

Chill out. You don’t have to rush! Many people enjoy the slow and easy-going experience a Farmer’s Market provides. Take time and stroll slower than you would down a street you walk down every day. Stop and smell the roses!

Find your spot. As new home builders, we do more than build homes – we create communities. Which is why we choose where we build carefully. Right now, we have more than 25 active communities that spread from Lacey to Lake Stevens. If you’re a new Lennar homeowner or looking for the perfect town and community to make your move, try checking out any of these Farmer’s Markets that are now open:

Get inspired to live in a place you love. If you’re in the market for a new home – come see what our communities are made of and check out a local Farmer’s Markets today!

Live Large with More Home for Your Money from Lennar Sacramento

Discover incredible value with new homes by Lennar all across Greater Sacramento. Complete with Everything’s Included® features and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Designs at no additional cost.

Sacramento, Calif. – April 2019 – We are well into the spring season and there are so many reasons to make now the time to move up into a brand-new home. The Bay Area is notorious for high-priced real estate, but those looking to break into the market will find incredible community options and new homes for families at every stage of life from Lennar across Greater Sacramento.

“This is a great opportunity for home shoppers to purchase in Sacramento and make their move,” said Michelle Velky, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lennar Sacramento.  “We offer more than 40 active communities located across Greater Sacramento, and with prices that start from the $300,000s to the low $1 Millions, there really is something for everyone.”

Right now, home shoppers can find quick move-in homes available for every type of lifestyle. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, multigenerational family, growing household, young professional, active adult aged 55+, empty-nester or looking for luxury homes with golf course views, Lennar builds communities for every type of family across Greater Sacramento’s most desirable areas.

Those looking for an amenity-rich active lifestyle designed specifically for those aged 55 and better will find options at one of Lennar Sacramento’s Heritage communities. Heritage Vineyard Creek and Heritage Westshore in Sacramento, Heritage Solaire in Roseville and Heritage El Dorado Hills all offer unique collections of single-story homes to choose from.

Adding even more value – every home in these communities comes complete with Lennar Sacramento’s Thoughtful Design® details, a variety of upgrades or features for changing lifestyle needs at no additional cost.

Lennar Sacramento offers single-family homes all across the area, with options in the cities of Sacramento, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Woodland, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Plumas Lake and Rocklin. Every new Lennar home comes complete with added value through their Everything’s Included® program, which provides upgrades and features such as solar, stainless steel appliances, quartz or granite countertops, home automation and more at no additional cost.

First-time homebuyers will find fantastic options at the newly opened Silveroak and Amberwood at Vineyard Creek, which offers single-family homes that range in size from 1,483 to 2,338 square feet and are priced starting from the high $300,000s.

Find even more options for low maintenance or luxury living by visiting or call (916) 304-9711 today.

About Lennar

Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar’s Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of Lennar’s homes and others. Lennar’s Rialto segment is a vertically integrated asset management platform focused on investing throughout the commercial real estate capital structure. Lennar’s Multifamily segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. Previous press releases and further information about Lennar may be obtained at the “Investor Relations” section of Lennar’s website,

Sustainable living has become more and more prominent.  During this Earth Month, we want to highlight all the different ways that you can be more sustainable with your interior design choices.



If you’re trying to be more kind to the environment, being smarter about the materials you buy and consume is a great tactic to be more sustainable. However, the biggest change comes from altering your behaviors.

Buying second-hand items like antique furniture and heirlooms is a wonderful way to incorporate unique designs in your home while giving new use to old furniture. Redecorating less and investing in more timeless pieces is also a way that you can contribute less waste and have furniture that can last through the ages. If you want to learn more about interior design tips and tricks, make sure to like us on Facebook.