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New Home Construction Fact & Fiction

October 19, 2017
Construction to completion - Streetscape

When you decide to purchase a home, you have several choices. You can buy a resale home that was previously constructed and owned by someone else. Or you can choose to be the very first owner in a never-been-lived-in home! The most common choice for new home construction is to select a homebuilder who will build your new home on a homesite in a developing neighborhood. Buyers used to resale sometimes fear the unknown aspects of the new home process—but that’s not necessary! Join us…

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Contracting on a New Home in the Fall

October 5, 2017

Why October is a great time to buy The leaves are falling, the telltale pumpkin spices are in the air, and homebuyers are making their moves. What makes this season a great time to take the leap into homeownership? Let’s find out now…   Avoid the holiday rush When you have a mile-long gift list and you’re facing all the normal stressors of the holiday season, there may not be room on your calendar for visiting communities and model homes with your real estate agent.…

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Are New Homes a Good Value?

August 23, 2017
The Helena

Trying to decide whether to buy a new home or a resale? In addition to obvious benefits, such as being able to choose your floor plan and homesite and personalize your living space with fixtures and finishes, purchasing a new home can also be a sound financial move. Following are four reasons why it might pay to choose a brand-new build over of a resale home: Less maintenance. New homes mean brand-new appliances and systems—all of which typically include warranties. When you buy new you…

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6 Features to Look for in Your Next Master Bath

May 23, 2017
The Clarissa Master Bath

Kitchens are important. Outdoor living spaces top many a wish list. But let’s all take a moment to acknowledge that master bathrooms are where the real pampering takes place. What could be better than retreating to a serene, spa-like space at the end of a long, stressful day—without even having to leave your home? Following are six features to look for in your next master bath. Quartz countertops Enjoy the eye-catching elegance of marble minus the maintenance with sleek, chic and durable quartz countertops. Unlike…

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Design Center Success: How to Go Home Happy

March 22, 2017
Couple choosing colors at design center

The most exciting part of building a new home is the freedom you have to personalize it. But how do you get from bare drywall to home at first sight? A lot will hinge on the options your homebuilder offers and the design assistance they provide. Some builders offer only a handful of stock cabinet, countertop and flooring options. Others, like Richmond American, allow you to select even the smallest details—from the backsplash tile to the knob on your front door—with the help of a…

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