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2017

Featured Homes

Our Best-selling Floor Plan of 2017 is…

December 31, 2017
Hemingway model exterior

The Hemingway! Available from Baltimore to the Bay Area, this floor plan’s universal appeal is undeniable. Homebuyers are drawn to its open main-floor entertaining spaces and a range of structural options, including flex space for a home office or formal dining room off the entry, a loft or additional bedroom upstairs and gourmet kitchen and deluxe bath upgrades. The size is another factor in its favor; hovering around 2,500 square feet and with 4 to 6 bedrooms—depending on design options—this plan is in the sweet…

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Events & Specials

A Special Gift for Our Real Estate Friends

December 22, 2017
2018 Calendar

Season’s greetings from all of us at Richmond American Homes! To celebrate the holidays, we’ve created a free desktop calendar for you to download and share with your clients. It’s a great gift for anyone who loves inspirational home design. We hope that the New Year brings you new opportunities in your real estate career—especially in new home sales! Download PC version (1920 x 1080) Download MAC version (1440 x 900)  

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Tips & Tools

2018 VA Home Loan Limits

December 19, 2017
Father reading with daughter

Did you know that 2018 VA loan limits for 100% financing will increase across thousands of counties? For military buyers, that could mean their borrowing power will get a boost—potentially by thousands of dollars! Learn more about this popular loan option on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ website, then check out the new limits in your area. If there’s a bump, that could be the motivation your military clients need to get moving in Q1. Need a copy of our free Military Homebuyer Guide?…

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Events & Specials

Celebrating Two Years of New Home Sales Stories

December 11, 2017
Collage of real estate blog articles

We love connecting real estate agents with the tools they need to succeed in new home sales! As we celebrate the second anniversary of Agent HQ™, we’re looking back on some of our most popular stories to date:         Have questions about the homebuilding process or the finer points of selling new homes? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at questions@richmondamerican.com or reach out to us on our social media channels.

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Featured Homes

Meeting the Demand for Affordable Homes

December 7, 2017
Coral model home, Seasons™ Collection

Due to overwhelming popularity, our Seasons™ Collection has expanded to over a dozen communities across Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Virginia, Florida—and soon, Utah, bringing Richmond American quality within reach for many more homebuyers. If you haven’t had a chance to familiarize yourself with this line of affordable homes, take just two minutes to view our new video and discover why house hunters (especially first-time buyers) are so excited. Typical specs for Seasons™ floor plans: 2 to 5 bedrooms 2 to 3 baths 2-car garage 1,400 to…

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Tips & Tools

2018 Conventional Loan Limit Changes

December 1, 2017

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s 2018 loan limits may put more buying power in your clients’ hands! The base loan limits increased by 6.8%, setting the new limit at $453,100 in most parts of the country, with up to a maximum of $679,650 in high-cost areas. In many of the counties where we build, that means a change of $29,000, $43,500 or even $74,750! Keep in mind that some counties—such as Anne Arundel and Baltimore in Maryland, Salt Lake and Tooele in Utah, and Prince…

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Neighborhoods

St. Augustine Community Offers Luxury Amenities, No CDD Fees

November 21, 2017
Pool view at Arbor Mill at Mill Creek

Tucked between 42 miles of coastline and the beautiful St. Johns River, the Arbor Mill at Mill Creek community is the perfect place for clients seeking a relaxing lifestyle in close proximity to vibrant city life. This St. Augustine community offers luxury amenities with no CDD fees, as well as a range of attractions. The nearby town of St. Augustine is the nation’s oldest city, where centuries-old buildings and horse-drawn carriages mix with world-class dining, shopping and entertainment. A rich history and multicultural heritage make…

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Events & Specials

Give Your Holiday Home Sales a Boost

November 3, 2017
Holiday Home Event logo

There’s no denying it: it’s harder for agents to sell homes over the holidays. Between parties and extra errands, who has the time to house hunt? After travel and gift expenses, who has the money? To cut through some of those seasonal sales challenges—and make it worthwhile for buyers to make the time and budget the money for a new home purchase—we’ve launched a nationwide Holiday Home Event. For a limited time, homebuyers can sign up on our site for a free First-time Homebuyer Guide,…

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Multi-generational Homes for Today’s Homebuyers

October 27, 2017
Independent living space in our Robert plan, part of the Modern Living Collection

More and more buyers are looking for a home that can accommodate multiple generations under one roof. A Pew Research report shows that a record 60.6 million Americans lived in multi-generational households in 2014. That represented a 30% increase since 2007 and meant that almost one in five Americans lived in a house with two or more adult generations or with grandparents and children. Whether it’s adult children living with mom and dad, elderly family members needing support, or even a live-in nanny or caregiver,…

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Tips & Tools

Infographic: What Clients Need at the Closing Table

October 20, 2017
Closing table infographic

Whether you’re dealing with first-time homebuyers or repeat buyers who are a little fuzzy on closing-day details, this infographic could help you prepare them for a smooth experience at the closing table. Feel free to share it on your social media accounts or link to it from your blog or email program! These tips (and more) are included in our Ultimate Moving Pack, a free resource that your clients can download here.      

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