Buying a Home

See Our Model Home on MSN & Realtor.com

January 27, 2014

We’re in the news! Did you spot our Charlotte model home on MSN Real Estate or Realtor.com? This gorgeous two-story home in Catonsville, MD, was featured in Arthur Arias’ list of “New Homes for the New Year.” See the slideshow, or check out the interactive floor plan at these Maryland communities.  

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Financing & Insuring

Down Payment Savings Strategies

January 24, 2014

Whether you’re a renter ready to become a homeowner, or a would-be move-up buyer, saving for a down payment on a house can be a challenge. Depending on your timeframe, how much you need to save and how aggressive you’re willing to be, there are several things you can do to shorten the path to your dream home. Easy, everyday money-saving strategies Create a household budget. There’s a budget worksheet in our free First-time Homebuyer Guide, if you need it. Knowing what you spend each…

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Buying a Home

Top Resources for Starting Your Home Search Online

January 21, 2014

You’re a modern homebuyer: savvy, informed and determined to do as much shopping as possible online. So before you come to the aspects of your home search that the internet may never offer a complete substitute for—a home walkthrough, inspecting your new lot, handpicking custom options and upgrades with a design specialist—here are some top resources for narrowing down your home search from the comfort of your own home. Social networks In today’s connected world, we turn to our friends for reviews on everything from new…

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Buying a Home

Quiz: What Type of Homebuyer Are You?

January 16, 2014

Are you the type of homebuyer who debates over every little detail or do you make your decisions on the fly? Take our quiz and learn more about your buying style. The way you start your home search may be different depending on how you would like to approach the overall purchasing process. Please keep track of your “yes” answers by checking the boxes below. 1. Do you keep a wish list of must-haves and prioritize them before you start your home search? 2. Are…

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Local Stories

Relocating to a New Home in Laveen, AZ

January 13, 2014

Known for its big sky, bright stars and breathtaking sunsets, Arizona is popular among tourists and homebuyers alike. And the striking city of Laveen is the perfect place to call home. Laveen offers a dramatic desert backdrop, mild winter weather and close proximity to schools, shopping, dining and recreation—plus it’s located just eight miles from beautiful downtown Phoenix! Whether you’re relocating to a new home in Laveen, AZ, or you’re just passing through, you’ll definitely want to check out these popular local attractions: Mystery Castle –…

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