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What Does a Homebuilder Do?

February 16, 2017
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As you might have guessed, there’s much more to homebuilding than foundation and framing. If you’re thinking of purchasing a new home, read on for what you might expect from different builders. Floor Plan Selections: Homebuilders often have architectural teams that design their own floor plans (including us!), offering a variety of single- and multi-story layouts to choose from. Floor plans also vary widely in structural features, such as different bed and bathroom counts and add-on options like covered patios and finished basements. To learn…

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4 Signs You’re Ready for Your Next Home

February 13, 2017
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On the fence about buying a new home this year? Following are four signs you’re ready to make a move—and soon! Your home requires major renovations. Current living space simply not working for you? A brand-new home may be a better option than costly, time-consuming renovations. Plus, do you really want to live amidst the dust and disrepair? Your household is changing. A new baby, an older child leaving the nest, an aging parent suddenly requiring round-the-clock care… So many factors can alter your household…

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Travelogue: Home Trends at KBIS

February 9, 2017

Last month, our talented design team traveled to sunny Orlando to attend KBIS, where hundreds of influential brands come together each year to share and discuss innovative new products and trends in the kitchen and bath industry. Here’s a glimpse at what caught our eye, and what might catch yours at one of our Home Gallery™ design centers! Black finishes are heating up Want to shake up the traditional stainless-steel look? Look for the emergence of stainless-steel appliances available with sleek black finishes, like these…

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How to Save for a Down Payment on a House

January 26, 2017
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There is no way around it; buying a home is a big deal! It’s an exciting opportunity to build new memories in a space that is truly your own. Part of embarking on the path toward homeownership is saving for the down payment. Luckily, there are straightforward techniques you can use to save for the down payment on your new home. Here are some of our favorite ideas:   Decide how much your future home is going to cost. While having an exact amount in…

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Finding a New Home That Fits Your Lifestyle

January 11, 2017

When you shop for a new home, what do you look for? A livable floor plan comes to mind, but what does that really mean? It’s different for different people. The features you prioritize in a floor plan will depend on your lifestyle and your priorities. Here are some examples to get your thoughts moving in the right direction. Families with small children If you have small children, your floor plan wants and needs may be different than before you added little members to your…

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