Frequently Asked Questions

Get Expert Answers from South Florida Home Builders & Sales Pros

Got questions about building or buying a new South Florida home? Following is a list of the most frequently asked questions fielded on a regular basis by the Synergy Homes team of South Florida home builders and sales professionals.

 

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Location

Where in South Florida do you build homes?
Synergy Homes currently has two model home communities with available lots. These communities are located in Port St. Lucie, Florida and in West Palm Beach, Florida. Click here for the addresses of each community’s model home center.

If you are looking for South Florida home builders who build on your lot, Synergy Homes does that, too! Our custom home building services cover St. Lucie County, Martin County, Palm Beach County, and surrounding areas – including, but not limited to:

  • The Acreage: Enjoy the best of country-living not far from city amenities. The Acreage is close enough to West Palm Beach, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, and Loxahatchee for convenience and far enough to enjoy privacy, peace, and quiet!
  • Boynton Beach: Located in Palm Beach County, beautiful Boynton Beach boasts a laid back atmosphere. The intracoastal community has a great mix of amenities (shopping, dining, entertainment, etc.) and outdoor recreational opportunities for those who love the Florida lifestyle.
  • Caloosa: In Caloosa, you have the chance to spread your wings. Known for its large lots and stunning scenery, the Palm Beach Gardens community offers a taste of luxurious rural living. With a 15-20 minute drive to the supermarket, you’ll be a ways from town – and that’s just how some of us like it.
  • Juno Beach: This quintessential Florida beach community is located on a barrier island in North Palm Beach County. It features plenty of surf, sun, and outdoor fun, as well as proximity to Jupiter’s dining, shopping, and entertainment options.
  • Jupiter: If you love beautiful ocean vistas, amazing beaches, and wonderful dining and entertainment options, Jupiter may be the place for you. This upscale city is remarkably relaxed and friendly.
  • Jupiter Farms: Just west of Jupiter, Jupiter Farms is a bit roomier than its urban neighbor. It has a more rural feel and parks and preserves abound. Lots here tend to be large – and remember, you’re close to the city for amenities.
  • Lake Worth: In the heart of Palm Beach County, you’ll find gorgeous beaches, a vibrant artistic culture, and an easy commute to the city. Ideal for those who want that unique ocean-side lifestyle.
  • Loxahatchee: In much of Florida, high rises and zero-lot-line homes dominate neighborhoods. Loxahatchee, though, offers a bit of rural paradise in the Sunshine State. In western Palm Beach County, lots are large, and privacy is prioritized.
  • North Palm Beach: This incorporated village in Palm Beach County is one of the most water-side rich properties in the state. If you want a lot with water access, North Palm Beach is your best bet. The village values recreational and leisure services and is close to shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
  • Palm Beach County Estates: Lots in this Palm Beach County subdivision are typically over an acre and there are several up for grabs. Don’t wait too long: this is your chance to move into a community with great schools, country clubs, dining, entertainment, and much more.
  • Palm Beach Gardens: With world-class golf, schools, shopping, dining, and outdoor recreational opportunities, Palm Beach Gardens is the perfect place to get out and enjoy the best of Florida.
  • Palm City: You’ll find an embarrassment of riches here: terrific opportunities for boating, swimming, snorkeling, and diving; vibrant parks; numerous leisure, dining, and entertainment options… all this and weather more temperate than hot Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
  • Port St. Lucie: This is a booming area that is full of opportunities for water sports, outdoor recreation, dining, shopping, entertainment, and much much more.
  • Royal Palm Beach: Here, you’ll find sizable lots in a relaxed, rural town. It is close to major roadways that’ll take you to city amenities – but we have a feeling you’ll love exploring Royal Palm Beach’s treasures too.
  • Stuart: This charming city – the Sailfish Capital of the World, thank you very much – delivers the best of Florida’s recreational activities. You’ll also enjoy a historic downtown, numerous festivals and fairs throughout the year, and a relaxed Florida atmosphere.
  • Tequesta: Tequesta is one of South Florida’s most affluent communities. If you dream of a home on the water with a private dock, consider Tequesta.
  • Wellington: You may know of Wellington’s reputation as an equestrian paradise! It is home to the International Polo Grounds and the famous Polo Club. It is a lovely mix of rural and city living.
  • West Palm Beach: A big city with a big personality, West Palm Beach is a cultural hub for South Florida. It features live concerts, festivals, fairs, restaurants, galleries, theaters, and nightclubs, as well as family-friendly attractions like the zoo and aquarium.

Where is your model home center located?
Synergy Homes has three model home centers. Two are located in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The other is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Click here to get the physical addresses of both model home centers.

Cost

How much do your model homes cost?
Many variables affect Synergy Homes model home pricing – including, but not limited to, location and customization. Generally speaking, our base prices start at $186,900 for a Hudson 3 model home built in St. Lucie County.

For more base prices and an apples-to-apples comparison of our model home floor plans, check out this free model home comparison guide.

How much do your custom-built homes cost?
It depends. When it comes to a custom-built home, your options with Synergy Homes are limited only by your budget and your imagination.

Options

What customization options are available?
From fixtures and finishes to windows, appliances, and outdoor entertaining spaces, there are many opportunities to customize your Synergy-built home. To fully understand the depth and breadth of customization options available, we invite you to visit our model home centers in Port St. Lucie, Florida and in West Palm Beach, Florida.

What's the difference between Element, Gold, and Platinum Series homes?
There are a handful of differences between Synergy Homes Element, Gold, and Platinum Series homes. These differences include ceiling, door, and upper kitchen cabinet heights as well as eligibility for customization and energy bill reimbursement. The specifics are available in our free model home comparison guide.

Energy Efficiency

How energy efficient are Synergy Homes?
Synergy Homes are up to 50% more efficient than average new construction homes and up to 75% more efficient than existing homes. For more information, read The Synergy Homes Advantage.

Do you really pay people's energy bills?
Yes, we really do! If you purchase one of our new Gold or Platinum Series featured homes, Synergy Homes will pay your energy bill for up to one year. Plus, for each new customer you refer to us, we will pay your energy bill for an additional year. Learn more about our energy bills promise.

Why should I choose ENERGY STAR® certified appliances?
These appliances run more efficiently and waste less energy.

Availability

When are your model home centers open?
Our Port St. Lucie, Florida and West Palm Beach, Florida model home centers are both open 7 days a week. Monday-Saturday, open hours are 10AM-5PM. Sunday’s open hours are 12PM-6PM. To schedule a walkthrough at either model home center location, click here.

How often is your online inventory updated?
The inventory listed on our website is updated at least once per month. To obtain an up-to-the-minute inventory list, please contact us directly.

Financing

What first-time home buyer programs are available in Florida?
The Florida Housing Finance Corporation offers a number of first-time home buyer programs. There also are national programs designed for people with lower credit scores and/or income levels. Here are some options to explore.

Can I qualify for an FHA loan?
Click here to learn about FHA loan requirements for those looking for a home in Florida.

Incentives

Do you offer any discounts or savings?
Yes. In addition to Synergy Homes’ Energy Bills Promise and Hero Program, we offer a number of specials and incentives. Visit our Specials page for details.

Do you reward referrals?
Yes. If you have purchased one of our Gold or Platinum Series featured homes, Synergy Homes will pay your energy bill for an additional year for each new customer you refer to us.

Do you offer a warranty?
Yes. The specifics of your warranty will depend on your home and its features. However, you can expect the warranty to last anywhere from six months to two years and provide some coverage of major structural issues for up to ten years. For more details, please visit our warranty page.

Do you offer realtor incentives?
Yes. Synergy Homes pays 3% realtor commission to co-brokers. We also created this free downloadable brochure template that allows realtors to add their own branding.

Terminology

What is a thermal envelope?
A thermal envelope shields a home’s living space from the outdoors. It includes a home’s roof and outer walls as well as things like insulation, air/vapor retarders, windows, weather stripping, and caulking.

What does HERS stand for?
HERS is an abbreviation for Home Energy Rating System. It’s the scale by which home energy efficiency is measured.

What is an R-value?
An R-value is the rating given to your home’s insulation. The higher the R-value, the better the level of insulation provided.

What does A/C sq. ft. mean?
A/C sq. ft. is an abbreviation for air-conditioned square feet.

 

Regardless of whether the answers you seek are included here, please don’t hesitate to contact Synergy Homes directly. Building or buying a new South Florida home is a big decision – one that our team of experts is well equipped (and happy) to help you make.