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.

 

About Synergy Homes

 

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, and Palm Beach County.

Where is your model home center located?
Synergy Homes has two model home centers. One is 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.