Life at Home

Wishing You Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2017
Happy Holidays

Whether you’re celebrating the holidays in your beautiful Richmond American home or you plan to start your house hunt in the new year, we wish you a warm and wonderful season filled with family and friends. Keep reading our blog for the latest information on: Buying a home Selling a home Packing & moving Financing & insuring Life at home And so much more! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Houzz, YouTube and LinkedIn. We’re happy to assist you with…

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Rooftop Terrace: The Feature That Sold Hang on Her New Home

December 19, 2017
The Lenox

Hang Chu was searching for a new home for a year and a half. She initially looked at resale homes, hoping to find a place with great outdoor space and expecting that would be easier to locate in an existing home. One day, she stumbled across Richmond American Homes online and decided to tour Maple Crossing the very next day. Her enthusiasm paid off! The Inwood floor plan offered outdoor space, as well as others features she didn’t even know she was seeking, such as…

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Preparing for Home Holiday Guests

December 12, 2017

Expecting houseguests this holiday season? After all, ‘tis the time to gather with family and friends! Following are some simple ways to help ensure your visitors enjoy their holiday stay in your home: Wow them with a welcome basket. Nothing says “So glad you’re here!” quite like a gift basket. Include magazines, snacks (extra points for locally sourced items!), sunscreen, body lotion, holiday-themed socks and any other seasonal items your guests might enjoy. Give them a spare key. Reassure home holiday guests that they can…

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Financing & Insuring

What Credit Score Do I Need for a Mortgage?

December 8, 2017

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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