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3 Steps to Moving Before the Holidays

September 4, 2019

Summer is winding down, kids are back in school and that may mean you’re slipping out of vacation mode. Is setting a moving timeline back on your to-do list? If you’re ready to start touring model homes so you can find your dream home, you may want to be settled before the holiday season. (After all, wouldn’t it be great to break out your tree, menorah or other decorations and have them on display in a brand-new living space?) If that’s your goal, here are…

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New Home Design 101: What’s a Color Studio?

August 16, 2019

When you walk into a room, the color palette has a huge impact. If it’s cohesive, the room feels inviting and spacious: if it isn’t, things might seem a bit chaotic and cluttered. Choosing the perfect colors for your home is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. At our Home Gallery™, an experienced design consultant will walk you through creating a coordinated color palette, so everything from your walls and countertops to your light fixtures and flooring complement each…

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Buying a Home? Community Amenities Matter!

July 9, 2019

From price to number of bedrooms, there are many factors that influence the search for a new home. One of the most important considerations, though, only begins after the property line ends: community amenities. When you’re house hunting, keep an eye out for neighborhoods with on-site schools, fitness centers or easy access to commuter routes­­­­­­—they’ll likely enrich your lifestyle, and at the very least add a level of convenience to your daily routine. We’ve lined up some popular amenities and the Richmond American communities where…

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5 Things to Do Before You Contract on a New Home

June 4, 2019

We recommend having a checklist of things to research and do in the days and weeks leading up to your home purchase. A few simple steps can help you feel prepared, well-informed and ready to sign that contract with confidence. 1.   Scope out neighborhoods If you’re moving within the same area of town, researching the neighborhood may not be a necessity. But if you’re relocating between states or even across town, this is a must! When you purchase a home, you’re also buying into the…

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5 Reasons Buyers Wish They’d Stopped Renting Sooner

April 3, 2019

On the fence about whether to renew your lease or start searching for a home of your very own? Deciding whether to rent or buy is a common dilemma among house hunters. Fortunately, you’re in a unique position to learn from the experiences of others. Following are just a few of the reasons why many homebuyers wish they’d written their final rent checks a little sooner: Reduced cost. Depending on your circumstances, it may be cheaper to buy a home than to rent one. Landlords…

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