Frequently Asked Questions
All homes at Heartwood will have GRUCom’s high-speed fiber optic internet network service with equal upload and download speeds up to 1 gig. The cost of GRUCom will be included in the HOA fees and will be paid monthly to the HOA. Residents will also have the option of purchasing cable television service from AT&T.
The HOA fees will be in the range of $150 to $190 per month and will include GRUCom internet services, maintenance of the common areas, and administrative fees
The City of Gainesville’s Commission recommended soliciting for general contractors to build the homes at Heartwood with the goal of making an impact on small, local and diverse businesses. Those contractors are: Cianci Construction, Elevated Design and Construction, and The Flanagan Companies, Inc.
Yes, you may bring your own licensed real estate broker or you can work directly with the seller’s real estate representative — Team Dynamo – Keller Williams Realty.
Buyers who are participating in the Dreams2Reality program through the City’s Department of Housing and Community Development are required to use one of their certified lenders. Buyers who are not seeking Dreams2Reality financing may use any lender of their choice who provides construction to perm financing. Team Dynamo is able to connect buyers with a lender if desired.
The Dreams2Reality homes will be within the mid $190k to $210k range, depending on the floor plan and the buyer’s approved financing amount. The Dreams2Reality program will have up to $70k available per home, which will go towards the purchase of the home at the closing.
If you meet the following criteria, you can qualify for the Dreams2Reality program:
1. Does not currently own a home and has not owned a home since June 30, 2018
2. Currently resides in Alachua County
3. Household income falls within the 2021 HUD income limits
4. Able to contribute 2% of the sales price
5. Able to obtain a preapproval letter from a certified lender
Additional questions regarding eligibility can be answered by calling the Department of Housing and Community Development directly at (352) 393-8624.
After the application cycle ends, each applicant will be assigned a unique ID number and the list of unique ID numbers will be given to the City Auditor to put through a randomization tool. The internal audit randomization tool puts all applicants in an order based only upon automated random selection where every applicant has an equal chance to be selected. That reordered list will then be given to the Department of Housing and Community Development. The first 11 applicants from the randomized list will be notified and the verification process will begin. If one of the selected applicants does not move forward, the 12th applicant on the list will be notified, and so on.
Heartwood homebuyers will not have the option of designing their own home. Heartwood offers 11 different floor plans to choose from to accommodate a variety of household sizes and needs, and upgrade packages are available for the interior finishes. See all the floor plans and elevations here.
The model home will be in use as a sales office and will be listed at a future date.