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4 Tips for Spring Homebuyers

April 2, 2018
Yorktown floor plan in Jacksonville, FL

Spring is here! What does that mean for your homebuying journey? Here are some tips to help you get into your dream home this season. Get preapproved. This is a tip we mention all the time, but it’s especially important in the spring. Knowing what you can afford can give you a leg up during the buying process. In the spring, there are more buyers in the market than in winter months. That means more competition. You need to be ready to act quickly when…

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7 Steps to Making a New Home Purchase

March 7, 2018
Streetscape at Inspirato

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, you’re new to new construction, or you simply haven’t bought a home in years, we’d like to demystify the process for you! Here are the first steps involved in making a new home purchase. Save for a down payment It may be the first step when buying any home, yet many people don’t know how much to save for a down payment. When Richmond American conducted a focus group study, we found that current renters were either under or overestimating…

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From the FAQ File: Countertops, Cabinets & Other Fixtures

February 15, 2018
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Q: What brand of countertops does Richmond American use?  A: Countertops vary by market, but they’re typically offered in a variety of popular colors, materials and brands, including granite and Silestone® quartz. Contact your local Home Gallery™ for more details on what’s available near you. Q: What brand of cabinets does Richmond American use?  A: Each of our markets has a different cabinet manufacturer, such as Aristokraft®, Mastercraft® or Timberlake®. Wherever you build, you’ll be sure to have a variety of cabinet finishes, styles and wood species…

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Comparing Builder Websites and Third-party Real Estate Websites

February 13, 2018

What do websites like Zillow, Redfin and Realtor.com have in common? They aggregate data from multiple-listing services (MLS), enabling them to show you home listings from a variety of sellers. This includes resale listings from homeowners as well as new home listings from builders. But did you know you may be missing out if you never take a look at builders’ websites? Check out how the two types of websites stack up below—and keep in mind that it’s not an either/or discussion. You might find,…

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3 Reasons to Choose New Homes Over Resale

February 1, 2018
The Hemingway

The new home vs. resale debate is something every homebuyer must face. Will you shop for both new construction and resale? Just new homes? Only resale? There are many factors to consider with this choice. As a homebuilder, we’re biased toward new construction, but we also understand the benefits to buying new many people tend to overlook. The “done” factor. For many working Americans, weekends define the quality of their lifestyle. Maybe you work 40 hours a week, but Saturday and Sunday are the times…

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