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The Benefits of Buying a Spec Home

November 5, 2013

If you’ve been shopping for a new construction home for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the term “spec home.” Spec homes are new homes that the builder has started constructing before there is a designated buyer for that home. For the homebuilder, it is more efficient to keep construction at a community moving before the sales are finalized. But spec homes have benefits for the homebuyer as well. Shorter timelines The most obvious benefit of buying a spec home is that construction is…

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Choosing the Best Home Builder

September 24, 2013

When choosing the best home builder for your new home, it pays to remember the old adage, “trust, but verify.” Most builders are skilled at staging a beautiful model home, which is why it’s important to equip yourself with the right know-how to identify which builder you can depend on, differentiating yourself from average window shopper to informed homebuyer. To help simplify that process, we’ve compiled a list of helpful tips on how to choose the best home builder for you. Experience Building high-quality, durable…

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September Housing Market Update

September 18, 2013

So much is happening in the world of real estate and homebuilding. If you haven’t been keeping up with the current housing market, here are just a few of the topics under discussion now. Rates are rising Interest rates have been on the uptick recently, and there is debate as to what is in store for the near future. In a recent story, CNN’s Steve Hargreaves reported that “while mortgage rates have been steadily rising for the last few months, they’re still at historically low…

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Luxury Living in Boca Raton, FL

August 29, 2013

Nicknamed the “The Sun Porch of America” in 1926 by its founder, the Atlantic Ocean-facing Boca Raton, Florida, has long been one of the nation’s poster cities for luxury living. We cover miles of beaches, a bustling downtown sector packed with great shopping, dining and music, and a wealth of budget-friendly amenities and activities to show you why Boca Raton is one of the most inviting places of luxury to call home. Fun in the Sun If you like playing outside, life in Boca Raton…

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Tips on How to Buy a Second Home

August 13, 2013

There are a number of reasons for wanting to purchase a second home: to have a vacation getaway, as an investment, or even for a place to eventually retire. No matter the motivation, recent years have seen more people buying second homes. In fact, according to Yahoo! Finance, sales of secondary properties have jumped 7% since 2011, with more than 500,000 second home sales per year. So, is buying a second home right for you? Consider these tips as you navigate the second-homebuying process. Determine…

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