Creating Your Home

Whether this is your first home buying and building experience or you have been through the process before, we understand that purchasing and building a home can be both exciting and daunting at the same time.

We strive to ensure buying a WestBay home is more than your typical home buying experience.

We use a team of top, award-winning professionals so that our home buyers may benefit from their collective wealth of knowledge and expertise throughout the entire Homes by WestBay building experience.

Our “Created for you!” construction process is a series of eight regularly scheduled meetings specifically designed to personally guide you through the construction process.

Throughout construction, your construction manager will tour your home with you at these key milestones. During these meetings, you will observe and learn important construction details that add long-term benefits to owning and maintaining your home. You will know your house - inside and out.

Please download and print our “Created for you!” commitment. It is our opportunity to deliver on our mission of an exceptional home buying experience at outstanding value.

Homes by WestBay is positioned in the finest communities throughout Tampa-Bay. We build homes in a variety of neighborhoods from master-planned to exclusive WestBay designed and developed. We select communities with features such as resort-style living, low-maintenance, gated enclaves, golf-courses, and strive to offer home buyers conservation, water or wetland preserves views, wherever possible.

Select from architecturally authentic elevations in one, two and three-story and low maintenance homes. * Award-winning designs ranging from approximately 1,601 sq. ft. to 4,848 sq. ft.*

At our state-of-the-art design studio, our highly-talented design professionals will work with you and guide you through the many options * available to you in flooring, cabinetry, tile, countertops and appliances; fixtures, finishes, trim, palette, and more!

* Speak with a Homes by WestBay Sales Consultant for current information on low maintenance homes, current square foot ranges and design studio options. These are subject to change without notice.

It’s Easy to be Green – especially when you’re saving money - and purchasing your home from an Energy Star Market Leader!

In an effort to provide a home that truly holds its value while saving you money and conserving our natural resources, every WestBay home is built to Energy Star 3.1 certification standards.

This means that when compared to another builder that only builds to the current building code, Homes by WestBay will build homes that likely can’t be replicated by these other builders who are not Energy Star 3.1 certified. Moreover, for your peace of mind, our homes are inspected by a third party to verify Homes by WestBay is meeting the required Energy Star requirements.

It’s a conscious practice to be responsible for our impact on the environment and carbon footprint. In recognition, WestBay has received an Energy Star Market Leader award for providing 414 new home buyers in 2017 the experience peace of mind, quality, comfort, and value that come with living in an ENERGY STAR certified home.

Homes by WestBay Energy Star Features

  • High efficiency HVAC systems that use less energy, operate quietly, offer savings on utility bills and delivers maximum efficiency
  • Duct Sealing is tested to ensure our systems meet this Energy Star standards
  • Whole House Ventilation using MERV 6 or higher Filters that trap more dust and pollen while improving airflow. Homes by WestBay uses MERV 8 Filters.
  • 100% CFL Lighting throughout the home for electrical efficiency and longer lasting bulbs
  • Energy Efficient Appliances including ceiling and ventilation fans throughout our homes
  • Low-E Windows: Highly Efficient Insulated and Double-Paned Windows
  • Inspection of Insulation by third party inspector to ensure contractors properly install insulation

What's the HERS rating?

You will see that we show the HERS energy rating for all our designs. The lower the number, the better!

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured. It’s also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. We average a HERS score of 63 on our homes…that equates to more than 30% energy efficiency than a typical home. Many older homes will have a score of 130 which is 30% less energy efficient.

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