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From the FAQ File: Building Time & Upgrade Costs

April 19, 2018

Sometimes, there are no easy answers for the questions readers ask. Today’s topics are some of the toughest. Q: How long does it take to build a Richmond American home? A: Construction time depends on many factors; the size of the home, the complexity of the floor plan, even weather conditions can influence the timeline. Your Construction Superintendent should be able to set expectations as you move forward. If you need to move soon, consider purchasing one of our quick move-in homes. To see what’s…

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Buying a Home

From the FAQ File: Countertops, Cabinets & Other Fixtures

February 15, 2018
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Q: What brand of countertops does Richmond American use?  A: Countertops vary by market, but they’re typically offered in a variety of popular colors, materials and brands, including granite and Silestone® quartz. Contact your local Home Gallery™ for more details on what’s available near you. Q: What brand of cabinets does Richmond American use?  A: Each of our markets has a different cabinet manufacturer, such as Aristokraft®, Mastercraft® or Timberlake®. Wherever you build, you’ll be sure to have a variety of cabinet finishes, styles and wood species…

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5 FAQs on Home is Possible

August 9, 2017
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Saving up for a down payment on a new home in Nevada? This homebuyer assistance program, now available through HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, may help make your dream home a reality! What’s Home is Possible? It’s a grant from the Nevada Housing Division that may be used toward a down payment on a qualified home purchase. Typical program participants receive 3% to 4% of the total mortgage amount; a 5% grant is offered on conventional loans. Heroes (veterans, active service members and surviving spouses) may opt…

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Financing & Insuring

What Does Home Insurance Cover?

July 13, 2017

Insurance is a crucial part of being a homeowner. In fact, most mortgage lenders require that buyers carry a homeowner’s insurance policy. While policies may vary, there are certain items and events that are typically covered in many policies. Typically covered: Dwelling Coverage Dwelling coverage includes the actual structure of the home. This means walls, flooring, doors, etc. Other Structures This protects structures not physically attached to your home such as an unattached garage or shed. Personal Liability Homeowner’s insurance covers the physical home, but…

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Buying a Home

Cost Comparison: Rent or Buy

April 10, 2017
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There are many benefits to being a homeowner. From a purely financial perspective, there are tools to help determine the cost of renting versus buying a home. Comparing the cost of renting to buying usually depends on key factors, such as budgeted monthly rent, target home price, the length of time you plan to live in the home and what your mortgage rate would be. Estimating these values can help determine if buying is financially advantageous. In addition to the actual buying costs, it is…

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