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Buying a New Home in Vail School District

July 15, 2013

Many homebuyers in the Tucson, Arizona area with school-age children are moving south of the city to live within the Vail School District. It’s easy to see why! Exceptional ratings on national school websites and high test scores make the schools in this district a popular choice. The high school experience As of May 2017, Vail Academy & High School and Empire High School are rated 9 and 8 respectively on GreatSchools.org, a website that rates schools on a 10-point scale according to test results in reading,…

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How to Find Your Dream Home in 10 days

July 9, 2013

You’ve probably heard of the movie, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Watching that film had us thinking…what else can be done in a 10-day time period? How about finding your next home? It’s possible! We’ve broken down the process day by day to show you how. DAY 1: BUDGET   Wake up, stretch, get a cup of coffee and get ready to look at your finances. Make a detailed list of all your monthly expenses and determine what you can afford to…

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New Home Buyer Guides for 2013

June 10, 2013

Have you seen our latest home buyer guides? These free resources are available to download here (pdf).   How to Choose the Right Floor Plan for Your Lifestyle: Would you prefer formal living and dining rooms, or the open layout of a great room and nook? Will your master suite be upstairs or down? Should you finish your basement now, or remodel down the road? With so many floor plans available to today’s home buyers, it can be hard to decide what’s right for you.…

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A Fresh Look at Buying New

May 20, 2013

If you’ve been weighing the benefits of buying a new home versus a resale home, New Home Source’s Start Fresh, Buy New website is a must-see. This free resource has loads of information about the pros of buying new homes—everything from a cost-savings calculator and fast facts on home energy efficiency to warranty info, an inspiration gallery and user polls on a variety homeownership topics. Our favorite feature is their series of (often humorous) videos highlighting some of the lesser-known perks of new home ownership.…

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“Find Me a Builder!” How to Find Your Homebuilder Match

May 2, 2013

Buying a new home? Before you sign on with a home builder, make sure you’ve found the right match. Not all builders have the same priorities. The first step is to identify your buying style! Which description below best describes you and your family? THE LOCATION-BASED BUYER You know the zip codes and you’re very aware of the real estate climate in your area. Whether it’s the commute you love, area amenities or the school district, location is your number one priority. You may even…

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