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9 Kitchen Organization Tips

January 22, 2018

The kitchen: it’s the heart of your home and your family’s favorite gathering place, but it’s also the room that seems to collect clutter like no other. From drawers overflowing with flatware to counters covered with supplies, kitchens can present plenty of problems when it comes to keeping clean. Never fear—with these imaginative tips and tricks, you’ll be able to streamline your kitchen in no time, and make mess a thing of the past.   Think vertical Although new homes may have walk-in pantries and…

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Buying a Home

Pre-House Hunting Checklist

January 16, 2018
Pre-House Hunting Checklist

You’re excited to start your  house hunt, and we don’t blame you! But before you hop into your car and head to the nearest new home community, it’s a good idea to lay the groundwork for a successful search.     Contact one of our New Home Specialists at 888.500.7060 or visit RichmondAmerican.com to get started today!      

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Financing & Insuring

What Credit Score Do I Need for a Mortgage?

December 8, 2017
Get an idea of what credit score you'll need for a mortgage.

Wondering what credit score you need to qualify for a mortgage? You’d be wise to ask. Your credit score (also known as a FICO® score) is one of the most important elements of qualifying for a home loan—and helps lenders determine your interest rate in the event you do qualify. While there isn’t a strict credit score standard that applies to all lenders—who have varying  requirements for loan origination—there are baseline standards if you’re applying for an FHA loan backed by the US government. To…

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Buying a Home

Enrich Your Lifestyle with Community Amenities

December 5, 2017

When it comes to house hunting, there’s a lot more to consider than just the price of the home. Look for a location that caters to your interests and priorities—after all, you’re not just buying a home, you’re investing in a lifestyle.   Focus on lifestyle When narrowing down your home search, it’s a good idea to research community amenities. The right amenities can make all the difference by enriching your life and putting coveted features at your fingertips. Do you like to stay active…

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Life at Home

Lighting for a Relaxing Great Room

November 30, 2017
The Samson

Today, our friends at Progress Lighting are sharing a few tips to help choose your lighting for a relaxing great room! From holiday celebrations with family to cozy movie date nights, the living room is essential to planned gatherings, as well as everyday life at home. The key to creating an inviting space for your guests is using a layered approach with your lighting. A layered lighting approach involves using a combination of different fixtures to create overall illumination in a space. Instead of choosing…

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