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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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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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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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