When you trust Lennar with your brand new home, we promise to make your journey as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. From start to finish, you can trust that every Lennar team member you work with has your best interest at heart and goes above and beyond to make your experience memorable.

This week, we’re excited to introduce you to an associate who embodies our Lennar promise each and every day, our customer care rep, Lauren Clair. Talented, hardworking, and kind, Lauren’s work reflects our commitment to you, even after you’ve moved into your home.

While it’s easy for us to talk about all of the wonderful things that Lauren does, we thought it would be best for you to hear it straight from homeowners just like yourself. Below are two testimonials we recently received that demonstrate just how dedicated Lauren is to making sure your home is the happiest place in the world:

“My husband and I are writing this letter to show our appreciation for the excellent customer care provided by Lauren Clair. Lauren just completed the 11 month service at our home in Warrington, PA. In addition to the drywall repairs, she also helped us with the installation of the cabinet baseboards and a missing cap for the drainage pipe.

Lauren is detail-oriented and absolutely pleasant to work with. She always provides prompt responses to our email inquiries. Her commitment to great customer service is to be commended. We are very pleased with the care provided by Lauren and the Lennar team. As a result, we have recently purchased a 2nd new construction home from Lennar!”

Thank you again,
Ping & Chenga

“My husband and I recently purchased a new home in the Lennar High Grove development in Warrington, PA. Lauren Clair has been our customer care representative and I just wanted to send a note to let you know what a fantastic experience working with her has been. We truly appreciate her diligence and quick response any time we have an issue.

Just last week we had a problem with one of our cabinets and she had someone come out to fix the issue within a couple of hours. Since we moved in, Lauren has always been highly responsive and helps to get things sorted out quickly without much inconvenience to us as new homeowners, and we really appreciate working with her. Our entire experience with Lennar has been positive and we always say our next home will be a Lennar home as well because of it.”

Thanks for your time,

At Lennar, we don’t just build the best homes, we build the best team — so that you can enjoy every moment of your process. All of us at Lennar want to thank Lauren for all that she does for our homeowners! We love working with her and we know you will too. For more information about our available homes, please contact us here.

Ah, Florida during winter. A time of year you can brush your boots and scarves off if the outfit calls for it, slip into a swimsuit and soak up the sunshine by your pool that same week. But while many find the slight drop in temperature something to celebrate, lawns across the state disagree. Why? Because winter’s lower temperatures come with lower light intensity, shorter days, and slower-growing lawns. Follow these tips to keep your lawn healthy, lush, and green year-round.

Forget the Fertilizer

When winter rolls around, your grass will begin to grow much slower. While you may feel like you need to spread fertilizer over the yard to speed growth back up, take a step back and remember that the grass knows what it’s doing. Grass stays shorter during colder months to stay alive, so forcing rapid growth using fertilizer exposes the plant to low temperatures and makes dead grass a higher possibility. Sticking with regular watering ensures that your yard is kept healthy without causing too much growth too fast.

Overseed to Succeed

Once temperatures hit the low seventies consistently, it’s time to overseed. Overseeding your home’s lawn keeps grass green throughout the cold months, and it’s an easy process. Start by raking your grass to clear the seedbed of any debris, then mow at a lower height than usual to give the new plants room to breathe. Sprinkle ryegrass over your whole yard and water regularly. These sprouts will keep your yard green during cooler winter months, then shrink back down in the spring. This cycle means that no matter what the weather, you’ve got a lush, green yard year-round.

Sprinkling, not Standing

During the cool Florida winter, it’s important to keep your grass hydrated. It’s normal to go weeks without rain, so to keep your grass alive and healthy, lightly sprinkle water over your yard regularly. But don’t overwater! Standing water can lead to mildew or fungal growth and encourage the spread of disease throughout your yard. And as always, every yard is different, so monitor your grass and keep your eye on how it’s reacting to the weather and the water.

With ryegrass planted and the right amount of water going into your yard, you’re guaranteed to have a vibrant yard no matter the time of year. For more ways to enjoy a green lawn year round, be sure to Like Lennar on Facebook.

Setting out to buy a home is an exciting time in your life, but you may have a lot of questions about the process. Even if a down payments seems out-of-reach, there are loan options for all kinds of circumstances! If you’re unsure what a down payment is, how much you will need, and what options you have, don’t worry! We’re here to answer your questions and help you succeed in buying a new home.

What is a Down Payment?

A down payment is the up-front cash payment that you make in order to get a loan on a home. It’s deducted from the total amount of your mortgage and represents the initial equity (your ownership stake) in your home.

How Much is A Down Payment and What Are my Options?

While you may have heard that you need a 20% down payment, the truth is that down payments vary based on what loan type you qualify for.

Benefits of a Large Down Payment

A better mortgage interest rate, lower up-front fees, lower ongoing fees, and more off-the-bat home equity are just a few of the benefits that make a large down payment worth it. When you put down a larger down payment, you become less of a risk to the lender, so you’re more likely to get approved for a mortgage loan.

No matter what your circumstances, make sure you ask your lender for the different payment options available when shopping for a home mortgage.

Now that you’ve got an understanding of what a down payment is and how much you should expect to pay, the only thing you’ve got left to do is start saving! Ask about your mortgage options, set up your budget, and hang on tight: homebuying is an exciting ride, and you’ll be thankful you went along with it.

If you have any questions about the homebuying process, check out Lennar’s innovative Make Your Move Program. Make Your Move is a quarterly workshop series that helps educate young professionals on every step of the homebuying process.  RSVP for the next workshop today!

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