Akel Homes Frequently Asked Questions
Akel Homes has been building communities where YOU want to live, in premier locations around South Florida. At this time, our upcoming communities are planned in Palm Beach County and St. Lucie County. Our communities are master-planned to bring out the best of Florida living – glistening lakes, palm lined streetscapes, vast open spaces, and world class resort-style amenities.
Built Better is our commitment to building high quality, healthy, energy-efficient and connected homes that focus on your family’s lifestyle and wellbeing. Our homes are built strong with methods and components above and beyond building code requirements; built green by incorporating cutting-edge energy-efficient technologies; built healthy with systems and materials that improve indoor air quality and built smart with integrated smart home technologies to control your home from your phone.
At Akel Homes we believe that your dream home should be a reflection of you. Select from the highest quality sourced materials to customize your cabinetry, countertops, flooring, plumbing fixtures, appliances, low voltage electric options, exterior elevation, color scheme and so much more. Option selections and upgrades vary by community. Contact an Akel New Home Consultant at your community of interest to find out more about available options.
Akel Homes partners with the most trusted brands in the industry. Trusted brands include:
- Emser Tile
- & more!
Visit our Online Design Studio today to preview the selected brands available in your Akel Home. Note: We do not offer all brands in every community. Brands are subject to change based upon availability. Akel Homes reserves the right to change brands based upon manufacturer performance.
Akel Homes is an award winning, semi-custom homebuilder. As a semi-custom homebuilder, our communities offer many personalization options for home designs, floorplans, and luxury finishes. We encourage our customers to build the home of their dreams and offer plenty of options to personalize it as such. We primarily build homes in communities that we own and are the designated builder/developer.
Once you become an Akel Homeowner, you will be given access to the myAkel.com Homeowner Portal. From there, you will be able to access your homes’ construction progress, preview your online studio selections, access your important documents, submit warranty requests, view home care tips and videos.
No, we do not offer renovation services once your home is finished.
We build new communities where you want to live, for a lifestyle you desire in premier locations close to fine dining, shopping, nightlife, recreation, education, and transportation. Our communities are master-planned to bring out the best of Florida living with glistening lakes, vast open spaces and resort-style amenities. Amenities vary by community, however, in an Akel community you are likely to find pools, cabanas, sports courts, event spaces, state-of-the-art fitness centers and much more. Contact an Akel New Home Consultant in your community of interest to see what amenities are planned.
Your Homeowner’s Association (HOA) collects fees from each resident to cover a variety of community services. These can range from landscaping to common area maintenance, amenity upkeep and more. HOA fees vary by community. Contact an Akel New Home Consultant in your community of interest for more information.
A Community Development District (CDD) is a legal entity that develops and maintains community infrastructure. CDD fees are passed through to homeowners as a part of your property tax. These fees will be included in your mortgage amount if you are financing your home. Not all communities and subdivisions have Community Development Districts. Please with your New Home Consultant for more information regarding CDD’s for the community you are interested in purchasing.
Active Adult communities offer residents ages 55+ the opportunity to live in desirable places and experience a carefree, low maintenance lifestyle. Our communities feature resort-style amenities and thoughtfully planned and programmed activities. In an Active Adult community, you are surrounded by like-minded peers who are at similar stages in life and have similar interests.
If you are interested in an upcoming Akel Homes community, visit the community page on this website and sign up to receive email updates. We begin marketing new communities well in advance, so keep an eye on your inbox for released floorplans, pricing, save-the-dates, and much more. You may need to check your spam, social and promotion tabs in your inbox to locate our update emails. Our website may not always reflect the most up to date pricing information. The pricing provided at the sales center will always be up to date and accurate.
You will find the base price for every available floorplan on the community page. Keep in mind that there are other costs associated with the purchase of your new home. These include but are not limited to: homesite premium, structural upgrades, design selections and closing costs. Contact an Akel New Home Consultant to learn more about price, included features, and upgrade options available at your community of interest. Our website may not always reflect the most up to date pricing information. The pricing provided at the sales center will always be the most up to date and accurate.
We’re proud to partner with several third-party preferred mortgage lenders to assist in your financing needs. To start your loan application, please contact an Akel New Home Consultant.
Our preferred lenders can assist in the following: general mortgage questions, loan status information, interest rates and payment questions.
Contact an Akel New Home Consultant to discuss the estimated taxes on your new home, in addition to consulting your personal tax advisor.
The home warranty is comprise of three warranties: the one year Akel limited warranty, ten-year third party structural warranty, and third-party manufacturer warranties on appliances.
The Akel limited warranty is a workmanship and distribution systems warranty. The workmanship component address the fit, finish, and materials used in the construction of the home and provides protection against defects throughout the warranty term. The distribution systems component provides protection against defects to the means by which electrical, plumbing, and mechanical functions are delivered throughout the home during the one-year warranty term.
The structural warranty provides protection during the ten-year warranty term against structural defects to the designated load-bearing elements of the home. The structural warranty is administered and provided by a third-party and not Akel Homes.
The appliances in the home are warranted directly by the appliance manufacturer and not Akel Homes. Akel Homes does not assume any of the obligations under any manufacturer’s warranty. As a courtesy to you, Akel Homes pre-registers all appliances and products with a third-party warranty in advance of the closing.
For a full copy of the home warranty, please contact an Akel New Home Consultant.
Warranty requests are to be submitted via myAkel.com during the warranty term. You must set forth the nature of the warranty request by providing information such as the location, the item, a brief description and images (if applicable).
Once a warranty request is submitted on myAkel.com, an Akel Homes representative will contact you to review the warranty request and coordinate any necessary repairs once the warrant request is approved.
Blueprints, plans, and construction documents are proprietary documentation owned by Akel Homes. Due to the variation of construction in each home and community, we are unable to provide these items to you after purchase. You will, however, receive a copy of your floorplan layout which includes approximate room dimensions, and these will also be available via this website.