Buying a Home

What Can You Get From the $300s?

April 23, 2015

We’ve all heard the adage, “All real estate is local,” yet it’s hard not to wonder what you could get for your money if you were buying in a different part of the country. Here’s a glimpse at homes currently priced from the $300s in three of the areas we build. ARIZONA Floor plan: The Harlan Location: Queen Creek, Arizona Community: Crismon Heights Home type: Ranch Specs: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2-car garage + storage With an open family room, nook and kitchen—plus adjacent dining…

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Life at Home

Striking Features That Could Be in Your Next Kitchen

April 16, 2015

Kitchens. We require they be as beautiful as they are useful—with appliances, countertops and, well, both the proverbial and literal kitchen sink functioning as tools for everyday living and stylish expressions of individuality. Art and utility combined in one central room. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some equally sleek and practical features to look for in your next kitchen. Butcher block countertops Cutting boards? No need for those when you’ve got a durable butcher block countertop made from expertly fashioned wood. Not only…

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Selling a Home

Strategies to Keep Your House Clean When Selling

April 6, 2015

Many potential homebuyers have a tough time seeing past dust and disarray. Can you blame them? But living in your home and keeping it buyer-ready at all times can be rather daunting. Before you schedule your first showing, it’s a good idea to: Declutter and depersonalize. It may be difficult for prospective buyers to envision themselves in a home filled with family photos and knickknacks. Plus, too much clutter can make your spaces seem smaller. Now is the perfect time to purge or donate items you…

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Local Stories

Top 10 Reasons to Live in Bel Air

March 31, 2015

Thinking about moving to the Baltimore area, but don’t want to live in the hustle and bustle of Charm City proper? If so, consider these 10 reasons why scenic Bel Air should make your short list of places to call home. 10. Convenient location just 23 miles from Baltimore (75 from Philadelphia) 9. Strolling through world-renowned Ladew Topiary Gardens 8. Dozens of historic Harford County landmarks 7. Miles and miles of walking and bicycle trails that conveniently connect to public transportation 6. Saturday mornings at…

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Local Stories

Best Places to Live: Puyallup, WA

March 25, 2015

Situated in a fertile valley between Seattle and Mount Rainier, Puyallup has gained a reputation as one of Washington’s more exciting areas to live in—a beautiful city that doubles as a cultural hotspot and a charming icon of agriculture that’s home to Washington’s state fair, a bustling downtown scene, outdoor recreation and more. Check out some of our favorite features of this idyllic area below. PARKS & TRAILS Several parks and trails provide exceptional access to one of Puyallup’s greatest assets: its scenic landscape. If…

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