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How to Save Money for a Down Payment: 7 Strategies

September 14, 2018
House with coins and dollars

Saving for a down payment on a new home might feel daunting, but small daily changes can make a big difference when it comes to setting aside money for a large purchase. We rounded up seven strategies that make it simple to streamline your spending and save up for your dream home—and it’s a lot easier than you think! Shop smart It’s tempting to toss anything that looks good into your grocery cart, but the price of all those products adds up quickly. Instead, plan…

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Selling a Home

Six Things to Know When Selling a House

August 20, 2018

Selling a house doesn’t happen overnight, and it can be a confusing, overwhelming process. We’ve rounded up six key tips to help out—if you’re thinking of listing, take a look! 1. Figure out your finances If you’re selling your home, you’re probably planning on buying a new one. Save yourself time and frustration by confirming the remaining balance on your current mortgage and getting pre-approved by a trustworthy lender. Also, be sure to research the housing market in the areas you’d like to live, so…

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Buying a Home

What Do New Homes Include?

August 13, 2018
Dayton at Saddle Rock

Buying a new home is an exciting purchase! But do you know what’s included? It’s common for buyers to confuse a to-be-built “new construction home” with a “custom home.” However, there are distinct differences between the two that every informed buyer should know.   What’s included with a new construction home: When you buy a new construction home, you will likely be presented with several floor plan options. The plans aren’t created according to your exact specifications, so you won’t be shopping around for an…

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Buying a Home

Real Estate Trends to Jump On

August 7, 2018
Floor plan drawing

So many exciting trends are happening in real estate! Here are just a few to think about when you’re in the market for a new home. Homes with smaller footprints The tiny house movement takes this trend to an extreme, but even more traditional homebuyers are considering floor plans with a smaller footprint. This may be for a lifestyle decision or just to keep the price point down. Our answer to this need is the Seasons™ Collection, designed to put the dream of homeownership within…

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Life at Home

Summer Recipes for Your Outdoor Kitchen

July 17, 2018
The Rockwell patio

The days are longer, the air is warmer and your outdoor kitchen is beckoning. Summer is finally in full swing, which means it’s time to kick back, relax and, of course, impress your family and friends with your incomparable skills on the grill. You’d better grab an apron and your BBQ tongs because we’ve rounded up six summer recipes you’re going to want to try immediately: Grilled corn fritters. These flavorful fritters require two cups of grilled corn and just 10 minutes on the skillet.…

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