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Buying a Home

A Guide to Our Free Homebuyer Guides

July 26, 2016
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At Richmond American, we love helping new homebuyers attain the dream of homeownership. And with nearly 40 years in the industry, we’ve learned a thing or two about the process! Perhaps you’re just beginning your house hunt, or maybe you’ve already decided on a floor plan and community. Regardless of your stage in the homebuying process, we have compiled worksheets, tools and checklists to assist you along the way. Check out (and download!) our series of FREE guides, designed to help homebuyers stay organized, informed…

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Flooring Decisions: A Big Step for Your New Home

October 27, 2015

An advantage of buying a brand-new home is the freedom to personalize the space. And that means floors are fair game. From carpet to tile to hardwood, the possibilities can seem endless. Your new home is a reflection of your unique personality and style, so be sure to select surfaces that you’ll enjoy looking at—and walking on—for many years to come. So, where do you start your “floor planning?” When you buy a brand-new home with Richmond American, the professional designers at the company’s Home…

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New Home vs. Resale Home: Maintenance Edition

August 18, 2015

When you think about buying a brand-new home, advantages such as choosing your neighborhood, floor plan, options and homesite probably spring to mind immediately. However, buying new over resale boasts another big benefit that many buyers often overlook: less home maintenance. Don’t have the time, inclination or funds to remodel or repair a resale home? Here are some ways in which a brand-new build may require a lot less upkeep: Nice and new (and not just to you!) When you move into a never-been-lived-in home,…

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11 Must-ask Questions for Your New Home Builder

January 13, 2015

Moving into a brand-new home is an exciting event, but also a time where it pays to conduct your due diligence up front. Whether you’re a first-time or repeat buyer, the following questions will help provide important clues as to whether your new home builder of choice is worth the commitment. How long have you been in business? Building high-quality, durable homes that cater to your unique lifestyle needs is a hard-earned skill built up through time and experience. Before committing to a home builder…

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The Advantages of a Spec Home

November 17, 2014

If you’ve been in the market for a brand-new home, you might have heard something about spec homes—or perhaps inventory homes, move-in ready homes or homes under construction. Our personal favorite is quick move-in homes, but they all refer to the same thing: new homes that builders begin construction on before they’re under contract to a buyer. This enables new communities to keep a steady flow of homes for prospective homeowners. It also provides you, the homebuyer, with some special advantages. Read on for how…

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