Category: Buying a home

House hunting? From assessing floor plan needs to touring model homes, we have the expertise to guide you through your journey to homeownership.

  • Finding a Neighborhood That Is Dog Friendly

    Finding your dream home means that it’s a good fit for everyone in the family… including your pets! Discover communities with trails, dog parks and other pet-friendly amenities. But first, check out these tips for finding your new home in a neighborhood that you and your dog will love. Read more.

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  • Featured Floor Plan: The Lapis

    From its charming covered entry and versatile flex space, to its lavish owner’s suite, the Lapis floor plan is a fantastic new home. Other highlights include an open great room and a kitchen boasting an island and a walk-in pantry. Want to know more? Keep reading and find out why we think the Lapis is must-see!

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  • The Amazing Arlington: A Single-story Home You’ll Adore

    Ease, accessibility and an airy layout reign supreme in the single-story Arlington floor plan, which showcases exciting options to suit every taste. Keep reading to find out why this must-see plan has undeniable “dream home” potential!

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  • Best Places to Retire in the United States

    We all want to live where we’d like to retire, but many of us have yet to figure out where exactly that is. Fortunately, with over 40 years’ experience exploring (and building in!) great places to retire from coast to coast, we’ve got a few suggestions you may not have considered before.

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  • Let’s Hear it for the Hemingway

    Welcoming and wonderfully versatile, the Hemingway lays the foundation for a truly fantastic new home. Boasting approximately 2,450 to 3,600 sq. ft. of stylish living space, this perennially popular plan offers room to grow and the flexibility to adapt to your lifestyle. Want to know more? Keep reading and find out why we think the sought-after Hemenway deserves a standing ovation!

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  • Building Your Dream Home: How to Choose a Homesite

    Building a new home? Depending on the variety of lots available and the floor plan you’ve selected, you may have a choice of homesites. Don’t be content to simply pick your spot from a plat plan! Go out and see each homesite firsthand. You’ll likely be living in your new home for many years to come, so it’s important to love its location before planting roots.

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  • Contract on Your Dream Home in a Low-inventory Housing Market—Here’s How!

    Home shopping can be stressful in the best times, and a low-inventory housing market can make it even harder to land the listing of your dreams. That shouldn’t stop you from making your move! We put together some tips for contracting in a tight market—plus insight into why new construction could be your best choice.

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  • See What Sets the Deacon Floor Plan Apart

    From its captivating curb appeal and versatile flex space, to its impressive kitchen and elegant owner’s suite, the single-story Deacon floor plan was designed to turn heads. It even features an attached RV garage for added convenience! Want to learn more about this must-see home, which ranges from approximately 2,390 to 2,430 square feet? Let us walk you through some of its fabulous features. Read more.

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  • A Go-to Guide for Finding the Best Home Builder

    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, but that doesn’t always translate to great results when building from the ground up. So how do you narrow down the list? This guide is about to make your decision a lot easier!

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  • 7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a New Home Now

    The COVID-19 pandemic has us spending more time at home than ever before, and this has led many people to realize that their current abode is no longer working for them. But is the desire for a nicer kitchen, dedicated home office and/or more outdoor entertaining space reason enough to buy a new home? We’ve outlined some signs that may indicate that you’re ready to make a move. Read more.

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  • Featured Floor Plan: The Hanson

    See why homebuyers love the Hanson! This 3- to 4-bed ranch plan offers an attached RV garage and so much more. Watch the video tour and find out where it’s built!

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  • Featured Floor Plan: The Harley

    Showcasing a thoughtful ranch-style layout designed with convenience in mind, the versatile Harley plan boasts a range of exciting features, including an attached RV garage (also known as an UltraGarage®). There’s a lot more to love about the Harley: find out below! Highlights: Private study, kitchen with walk-in pantry and center island, covered patio Options: […]

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