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Top Resources for Starting Your Home Search Online

January 21, 2014

You’re a modern homebuyer: savvy, informed and determined to do as much shopping as possible online. So before you come to the aspects of your home search that the internet may never offer a complete substitute for—a home walkthrough, inspecting your new lot, handpicking custom options and upgrades with a design specialist—here are some top resources for narrowing down your home search from the comfort of your own home. Social networks In today’s connected world, we turn to our friends for reviews on everything from new…

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Quiz: What Type of Homebuyer Are You?

January 16, 2014

Are you the type of homebuyer who debates over every little detail or do you make your decisions on the fly? Take our quiz and learn more about your buying style. The way you start your home search may be different depending on how you would like to approach the overall purchasing process. Please keep track of your “yes” answers by checking the boxes below. 1. Do you keep a wish list of must-haves and prioritize them before you start your home search? 2. Are…

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7 Reasons to Buy a New Home

January 8, 2014

1. You can tackle your wish list in lieu of a repair list Picture this: You wake up on a Saturday with a plan of improving your home. You hang a piece of art on the wall and shop for that new coffee table on your wish list. Sounds pretty relaxing, right? When you buy an older home, you may not get to this stage for quite some time. Your weekends will most likely be spent scraping popcorn off the ceiling, replacing the faucets or…

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Buying a Home in the Offseason

November 26, 2013

Psst… we’ll let you in on a little secret. There’s no such thing as an offseason when it comes to searching for your dream home. It all boils down to what makes a particular homebuying season the best time to buy for your circumstances. So if you’ve been itching to get out there and find your dream home right away, don’t wait because you’ve heard that the holiday season isn’t the best time to buy. You might find that conditions are just right. Read on…

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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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