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5 FAQs on Home in Five

March 21, 2017
Home in Five: Smiling couple in front of moving boxes

Saving up for a down payment on a new home in Maricopa County? This homebuyer assistance program, now available through HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, may give you the boost you need to move up your moving day! What’s Home in Five? It’s a grant from the Phoenix and Maricopa industrial development authorities (IDA) that may be used toward a down payment and/or closing costs on a qualified home purchase. Typical program participants receive 2.5 to 3.5% of the total mortgage amount; members of the military, first…

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Why Retire in Tucson, Arizona?

April 26, 2016
golf in Tucson

When it comes to retirement hotspots, Tucson, Arizona, is at the top of the list—literally. The charming city in the Sonoran Desert was recently ranked fourth among “America’s 10 best cities for retirement,” according to Bankrate.com. Active adults are hitting the big 6-5, exiting the workforce and flocking to Tucson in droves. And those who aren’t should seriously consider doing so. Here’s why: The weather. By the time many people reach retirement age, they long for warm weather. And Tucson doesn’t disappoint. The city’s climate…

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Quiz: Which Floor Plan Are You?

October 6, 2015

Thinking about buying a new home? Check out the following descriptions and choose the best fit for you! You prefer two—or even three—floors of living space and don’t mind shared walls. After all, new neighbors are just friends you haven’t met yet! You don’t need a ton of bedrooms (4 or fewer will suffice!), and having the biggest house on the block doesn’t necessarily appeal to you (it’s all about the quality of the square footage, not the quantity!). Exterior maintenance doesn’t rate high on…

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Closing Out in 2015…

September 24, 2015

We’re opening scores of new neighborhoods this year—but we’re also selling our final homes at many others. Don’t miss your chance to make your home at these nearly-complete communities! You may even have a chance to snag a community’s model home, filled with structural upgrades and luxury finishes that showcase our craftsmanship. Click on each community below to see what’s still available near you. ARIZONA Cave Creek Lone Mountain » Goodyear Canyon Trails » Litchfield Park Bethany Estates » Marana Premier at Tangerine Crossing »…

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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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