Browsing Category

Featured

Buying a Home

Benefits of Buying a Quick Move-in Home

March 30, 2019

If you’re a first-time homebuyer or your previous home purchases were resale homes, you may not understand the timelines involved with purchasing a brand new home. No worries! We’re here to give you the scoop on what to expect and answer the frequently asked question: What is a quick move-in home? Build or move now? You decide. When buyers choose to build from the ground up, they typically have more opportunities to personalize the home. At Richmond American, buyers can select a floor plan and…

Continue Reading

Share this article

Financing & Insuring

The Truth About Mortgage Rates

November 5, 2018
Loan Application

Afraid you’ve missed the best rates? Good news: They’re still great! You’ve probably heard that mortgage rates are on the rise—and may climb higher soon. That doesn’t mean that now isn’t a smart time to buy. See how this year’s rates stack up against historical averages. The takeaway: Minor rate fluctuations don’t have to be the deciding factor in a new home purchase. Concentrating on factors you can control (your savings, your credit score, your employment record) may help more than waiting for a lower…

Continue Reading

Share this article

Packing & Moving

How to Stay Organized While Packing for a Move

October 15, 2018
couple packing

If you’ve got ample time to prepare for your upcoming move, an organized packing strategy is well worth the effort. You’ll arrive at your new home with the comfort of knowing just where all your most important items are and how they’re sorted, allowing you to enjoy the process of setting up your new abode with everything neatly categorized and labeled. Check out some inspiration below for how to stay organized—and stress-free!—while packing for your next move. Declutter & minimize Getting rid of items you…

Continue Reading

Share this article

Selling a Home

5 Tips for Streamlining Your Home Sale

October 10, 2018
Family with Real Estate Agent

Wondering what you can do to help ensure a quick and profitable home sale? We’ve got you covered! Following are five fundamental tips to help streamline your home sale so you can skip the headaches and get started on the next chapter of your life. Hire a real estate agent. An experienced seller’s agent knows how to price, market, show and sell your home for top dollar. Ask friends and family for recommendations and be sure to select someone who understands your home, neighborhood and…

Continue Reading

Share this article

Financing & Insuring

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…

Continue Reading

Share this article

1 2 3 4 5 6