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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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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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Thank You for Helping Us Build 200,000 New Homes!

October 1, 2018

In 1977, we built our first single-family home in Denver, Colorado. Today, we’re excited to announce that we recently completed our 200,000th new home! No cookie-cutter homes here! A lot has changed over the decades (we’ve expanded to 10 states!), but one thing remains consistent: Our commitment to our customers. Personalization is key for our clients. And it’s what sets us apart from other leading homebuilders. Everyone who builds a new Richmond American home from the ground up has the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with…

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Renting May Be a Roadblock to Your Dream Home

September 27, 2018
The Coral

As a homebuilder, we hear the “one-and-done” sentiment all the time. Many homebuyers want to “get it right” the first time they purchase a home so they can be settled for the long haul. Why not save and keep renting until you can afford exactly what you want? While a no-compromise stance sounds good in theory, it may actually be a roadblock to your dream home. You may find better results by viewing your first home as a stepping stone, not the end goal. Making…

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Help! I Bought a New Home But Still Haven’t Sold My Old Home

September 21, 2018
Working through finances

Congratulations! You’re under contract for a new home. There’s just one problem: your current home hasn’t sold—and closing day is coming up fast. What to do? Here are a few options to consider when you’ve purchased a home but still haven’t sold your old home.   Take out a bridge loan (or swing loan) Ask your mortgage lender about whether your old home has enough equity to qualify for a bridge loan, short-term financing intended to help you bridge the gap from one house to…

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