Golden Gate Estates acreage draws eager buyers

New home buyers eager to secure acreage with the advantage of new construction are aggressively hitting the market to purchase available new homes before completion.

“This is a situation that we are seeing over and over,” said Jim Borden, sales professional with FL Star. “Almost as soon as our signs go up on the property, we are getting calls that lead to quick sales. The home sites that encompass acreage have a lot of appeal to families who want to create their own outdoor recreation area, enjoy real gardening or have space for their animals.”

Borden noted that less than a month ago he announced the availability of five homes; all five were sold pre-construction.

“There are so many advantages to buyers to secure a home pre-construction that it really isn’t surprising,” Borden said. “In the first place, people know that such large home sites are not readily available, so they want to move quickly when one becomes available. There is also the very important benefit of being able to choose many of the features to make the home uniquely their own.”

Borden said buyers have options when it comes to color, interior finishes, countertops, cabinets, flooring and appliances as well as other features FL Star can incorporate into the home.

“A big advantage for buyers is the fact that FL Star allows buyers to make modifications to their designs, creating a home that uniquely fits their needs,” Borden said. “Many home builders do now allow changes to the designs they offer.”

FL Star offers a variety of floor plans for the area, including four-bedroom/two-bath designs and three-bedroom plus study/two-bath plans, ranging from 1,487 air-coonditioned square feet to a spacious 1,915 air-conditioned square feet. Interior features include luxurious granite countertops, undermount sinks, 42-in cabinets, and wood-look laminate flooring throughout. A stainless steel appliance package, washer and dryer and central irrigation of the sodded areas are included in the price of the home.

“We sold 24 homes in 2020,” Borden said, “and at our current pace, we expect to sell around 30 this year.”

For more information about Golden Gate Estates opportunities, contact Jim Borden with FL Star Realty at 239.451.8153, email

FL Star is a conglomerate of real estate entities headed by David E. Torres and Gary Hains, who offer more than 40 years of combined experience in the construction industry. Other projects by FL Star include Milano Lakes, a luxury apartment community located off Collier Boulevard in Naples, Sapphire Cove, a new community of single-family homes also located off Collier Boulevard, and Arrowhead Reserve, a community of single-family homes in Immokalee. FL Star also provides management services for commercial and industrial buildings for real estate owners and condominium associations including maintenance, collection of rents and financial reporting.