Buying a Home

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Summer

July 9, 2018
The Robert patio and pool

With vacations on the calendar and leisure in the air, real estate can sometimes slow down in the summer. But if moving isn’t on your mind, you may want to reconsider. Buying a new home during the summer season has its perks! More personalized time and attention If the market is experiencing a seasonal lull, it can be a great time to engage with a real estate agent. When you want to visit a home quickly, your agent may be less likely to have a…

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Brandon Builds His Ranch-style Dream Home

July 5, 2018

Throughout his new home search, Brandon  sought a thoughtfully designed ranch-style floor plan. The Amethyst at Seasons at Traditions in Aurora, Colorado was the floor plan that struck a chord with him and Ashley, his girlfriend, offering a visually appealing single-story layout with an open kitchen, versatile flex room and spacious master suite. Seasons at Traditions is a suburban neighborhood that boasts attractive exteriors with contemporary color schemes and natural stone accents. According to Brandon, the homes convey “elegance through simplicity.” He was particularly pleased…

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Festive Fourth of July Recipes

July 2, 2018

Independence Day is Wednesday, but it’s not too late to add spark to your menu. These recipes combine delicious ingredients that also happen to have patriotic shades of red, white and blue. Jazz up your picnic table—and pay homage to your country—with these four exciting dishes for the Fourth! 1. Red Velvet Pancakes with Coconut Syrup and Blueberries Start your holiday with a colorfully appetizing pancake breakfast. Add raspberries, blueberries or whipped cream for extra flair. Egg whites also help balance the breakfast nutritionally, while…

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Why Gated Communities Are Popular with Las Vegas Buyers

June 25, 2018
Highland Hills

Gated communities have become a hot commodity among homebuyers in the Las Vegas area. Check out a few reasons why you might want to join the trend and buy a new home in a gated community. Plus, see where we build in gated communities throughout the Valley! Privacy Are you someone who prizes their alone time? In a gated community, you’re not as likely to deal with surprise visitors like solicitors, canvassers or unannounced friends and family. Sweet, sweet solitude. Security You can never have…

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How to Create Your Own Homeowner’s Emergency Phone List

June 22, 2018
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When it comes to homeownership, being prepared for anything makes everything easier. The first step is simple: create a list of numbers you can call to address a range of issues, from home warranty questions to midnight plumbing emergencies. Start with the essentials Every phone list should have contact information for your family members, nearby neighbors, primary care physicians, schools, vet, etc. You may also want to include non-emergency numbers for your local police and fire departments, as well as the nearest urgent care and…

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