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What’s a Wellness Community?

Posted by Metro Places on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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The term is still being defined; bottom line is healthier, happier living.

Everyone knows a home is a big investment – for many people the biggest investment they’ll make. But can a home and the neighborhood where it resides also be a big investment in one’s mental and physical health?

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Buying a New Construction Home

Posted by Metro Places on Thursday, April 29, 2021


Buying a New Construction Home – What to Know

Though there are a lot of similarities, buying a new construction home isn’t the same as buying an existing home. Read through some of what you’ll need to know before buying the home to make sure you’re aware of what needs to be done and how this might differ from other home sales.

You Will Need a Real Estate Agent

It’s easy to think that bypassing the real estate agent is a good idea since you’re directly dealing with the builder, but this isn’t the case. The builder pays the agent’s fees, so there’s no harm in having a real estate agent, and they’ll help make sure everything is done right, and you’re protected through contracts during the sale and the building process.

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Topics: new construction home

Suburban Shift Continues

Posted by Metro Places on Friday, April 2, 2021


In the last year, we’ve seen more people working from home more than ever before. It’s a trend that’s likely here to stay, making it increasingly possible for people to live just about anywhere without the hassles of a commute.

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Topics: first time home, real estate, new homes

Latest Lagoon Enhancements at Epperson

Posted by Metro Places on Thursday, April 1, 2021



Metro Places unveiled one of the nation’s first Crystal Lagoons at Epperson in 2018. Since that time, the Metro team has dedicated itself to making enhancements that make it an unparalleled amenity beyond what most other master planned communities offer.

A hand-selected, dedicated team focused on enriching lifestyles by programming a robust events calendar – designed with residents in mind, but for the enjoyment of all – makes the Lagoon the heartbeat of the community. From movie and trivia nights to seasonal celebrations, fitness classes, and regular entertainment, the opportunities to connect with neighbors and like-minded individuals are endless. Because for Metro, it’s about providing all the elements for a great life ™.

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Topics: Epperson

Creating the School of the Future

Posted by Metro Places on Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Metro’s commitment to excellence extends beyond its Crystal Lagoons and advanced technologies. At Epperson, residents benefit from a state-of-the-art K-8 tuition-free charter school right in their backyard. The Innovation Preparatory Academy (InPrep) opened in August 2020 based on the WISH curriculum, which is focused on developing the whole child through forward-thinking, technology-based, innovative learning models focused on science, health and wellness. The village environment allows students to benefit from more personalized attention thanks to multiple core teachers and support specialists in the classroom.

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Topics: home purchasing, InPrep, real estate, Epperson

The Full Guide To Getting Your First Mortgage

Posted by Metro Places on Thursday, March 11, 2021

A Guide To Getting Your First Mortgage

Getting a mortgage can be a bit intimidating if you've never had one before. Of course, some lenders
will help walk you through everything, but it is better to know what you're doing and what you can
afford before you speak with a lender. This way, you can make sure you aren't paying too much in
interest or fees for the mortgage and the home you want to buy.

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Topics: first mortgage, mortgage

First Time Home Buyer Checklist

Posted by Metro Places on Thursday, February 11, 2021


An Easy Checklist for First-Time Homebuyers

For most people, a home is the biggest investment of a lifetime. A checklist helps first-
time home buyers stay on track and simplify the selection process. Here, we will look at
the basic steps of purchasing a home.

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Topics: home purchasing, first time home

4 Reasons to Live in a Master Planned Community in Florida

Posted by Metro Places on Friday, February 1, 2019



No homebuyer ever said, “I can’t wait to buy a home, stay inside forever and never come out.”

Well, maybe some buyer has.

Point is, home buying is about more than just the home itself—it’s about the community, the features, the lifestyle, the area and even the neighbors! All the details that surround a home are often considered just as important as the home itself.

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Topics: home purchasing, first time home, real estate, Epperson, new homes

6 Sensational Things About Living in Wesley Chapel

Posted by Metro Places on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wesley Chapel is known for its stunning scenery and lively atmosphere. Boasting luxury amenities, amazing shopping destinations and beautiful natural Florida Preserves, it’s no wonder that it is one of the fastest growing counties in the country and a perfect place to call home.

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What’s Happening in Tampa

Posted by Metro Places on Thursday, January 25, 2018


The city of Tampa has fun activities for the whole family throughout the year! From Lightning games at Amalie Arena, Football games at Raymond James Stadium and even festivals at Curtis Hixon Park, there is always something to do in Tampa Bay.


This month, the most iconic event will take place – the city is already filling up with people from all over the country!

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