Local Stories

Best Places to Live: Temecula, CA

June 20, 2012

The Neal floor plan in Temecula, CA   Temecula is the jewel of Riverside County in California and many families are choosing this city to lay down roots. Fortunately, there are several new home communities in and around Temecula, CA for those homebuyers seeking newer construction. Temecula schools Homebuyers who have searched in neighboring cities in California may be pleased with how Temecula schools rank on GreatSchools.org, a website that evaluates schools according to test results in several categories. Eleven public elementary schools in Temecula…

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Buying a Home

New Home or Resale?

June 18, 2012

In today’s housing market, buyers have more choices than ever before. As you’re trying to decide between buying a new home and looking into resale homes, you’ll discover brand new communities where you can choose your floor plan, your homesite and all your design options. Then you’ll turn around and see the other end of the spectrum: established, comfortable neighborhoods with homes that were built a few years or even decades ago. Here are a few factors to highlight why buying a new home might…

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Financing & Insuring

Benefits of Bundling Your Home and Auto Insurance Policies

June 11, 2012

Whether you’re buying cupcakes or concert tickets, you’d expect a discount for buying in bulk, wouldn’t you? The same principle applies to insurance policies. Buying your home, auto, life, health and other insurance policies from a single provider is called insurance bundling, and it can make a big difference in your insurance premiums. If you’re not already enjoying this discount, follow these three easy steps to see what you can save. 1. Evaluate your current insurance costs. The total you’re spending now will be the…

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Selling a Home

When Should I Sell My House? Tips for When to Sell Your Home

June 4, 2012

Ultimately, the decision to sell your home is a very personal one. It’s impossible to come up with an exact formula of circumstances that tell you it’s time to move. Though it may come down to gut instinct, here are some things to consider before putting your home on the market. Look at local market conditions The last few years have been tough for real estate in many areas, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not a good time to sell your house. Look at…

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Buying a Home

From the FAQ File: Interior Paint Colors, Appliances & Faucets

May 24, 2012

Curious about what goes into a Richmond American home? You’re not alone! Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. In the future, we’ll post more questions and answers under the FAQ tag. Q: What brand of appliances does Richmond American use? A: GE is our national appliance vendor of choice. Contact your local Home Gallery to learn more about the specific product lines, finishes or features available for your particular home. Q: What interior paint do you use? A: Your Design…

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