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New Homes Near Military Bases

October 17, 2018

Did you know we build new homes near more than 25 military bases and offices in the US? Look for communities near your duty station on our website (see below to search by state). Whether you’re tired of base housing (or the base housing waitlist), weighing your housing options for an upcoming PCS, or simply ready to put your tax-free BAH toward your own mortgage, instead of your landlord’s, give our New Home Specialists a call! They’ll help you find a community and floor plan…

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Packing & Moving

How to Stay Organized While Packing for a Move

October 15, 2018
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If you’ve got ample time to prepare for your upcoming move, an organized packing strategy is well worth the effort. You’ll arrive at your new home with the comfort of knowing just where all your most important items are and how they’re sorted, allowing you to enjoy the process of setting up your new abode with everything neatly categorized and labeled. Check out some inspiration below for how to stay organized—and stress-free!—while packing for your next move. Declutter & minimize Getting rid of items you…

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Buying a Home

4 Things to Look for in a Real Estate Agent

October 12, 2018

1. Listening skills. It’s no accident that listening skills top this list! Effective communication is key to the buyer/agent relationship and listening is at least half of that equation. You need to find a real estate agent who pays attention to your wants and needs and customizes your home search to suit your wish list. When you tell your agent what you’re looking for in a home, does he or she take notes? If not, this could be your first red flag. If you say…

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Selling a Home

5 Tips for Streamlining Your Home Sale

October 10, 2018
Family with Real Estate Agent

Wondering what you can do to help ensure a quick and profitable home sale? We’ve got you covered! Following are five fundamental tips to help streamline your home sale so you can skip the headaches and get started on the next chapter of your life. Hire a real estate agent. An experienced seller’s agent knows how to price, market, show and sell your home for top dollar. Ask friends and family for recommendations and be sure to select someone who understands your home, neighborhood and…

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Buying a Home

Should I buy a house? 3 Reasons to Stop Renting in October

October 2, 2018

Summer is officially over, leaves are falling and it’s the perfect time to give up renting for good. You may be thinking…should I buy a house? Should I keep renting until next year? If these are the debates occupying your brain, this is the place to be. Check out three reasons we think October is the perfect time of year to make the leap into homeownership. 1. New year resolutions are still possible. 2018 is slipping by fast, but if one of your resolutions was…

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