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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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Pinterest for Real Estate

April 15, 2013

When you think of house hunting online, sites like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com probably spring to mind. Our new favorite resource? Pinterest! Pinterest for homebuyers: One of the most popular categories on Pinterest is Home Décor. Homeowners and aspiring homeowners love to collect decorating ideas into a Dream Home board, whether they’re in the market for a new home or not. Even if this kind of hobby isn’t for you, you may want to try it out if you’re house hunting. Why? Pinning can help…

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3 Ways to Take Advantage of the Current Housing Market

April 8, 2013

Have you read the positive housing market news lately? From many accounts, the economy seems to be on the road to recovery. But the question remains: Is now a good time to buy a new home? There are positive aspects to every market. Here’s how to take advantage of what’s happening now: 1. Secure a mortgage before rates rise (even more) Interest rates are on the rise, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to hold off. Rates are still much lower than in previous decades.…

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