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Buying a Home

Ways to Jumpstart Your House Hunt Online

March 27, 2020
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Good news (and we could all use some right about now)! Not everyone can make it out to a sales center at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your home search on hold. Regardless of current circumstances, you can ramp up your house hunt right now, from the comfort of your couch. And when the dust settles, you’ll be that much closer to closing on your dream home. We’ve mapped out three ways to jumpstart your house hunt online. All pajama…

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Local Stories

Northern California Homebuyers Have More Choices in 2020

February 6, 2020

Looking for a new home in Northern California this year? It can be difficult to find a community that offers the floor plan you want, the convenience you need and the amenities you enjoy. But we have you covered! In 2020, Richmond American Homes will be opening 11 new communities in Sacramento and the Bay Area, giving you more opportunities to find the home of your dreams in a location you love. These new neighborhoods will offer a variety of floor plans with hundreds of…

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Financing & Insuring

New Home Loan Limits for 2020

January 29, 2020

Curious how new loan limits may affect your homebuying journey? Good news! Home loan limits have increased in the new year in several areas across the country. That means more homes may qualify for a greater variety of loans—potentially offering more ways to finance your dream home! While not all areas experienced increases, it’s definitely worth checking to see if your desired county got a boost. Conventional Loans and FHA Loans Conventional loan limits and FHA loan limits at many Richmond American communities saw increases ranging…

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Buying a Home

7 Reasons to Buy a New Home

January 22, 2020

1. You can tackle your wish list in lieu of a repair list Picture this: You wake up on a Saturday with a plan of improving your home. You hang a piece of art on the wall and shop for that new coffee table on your wish list. Sounds pretty relaxing, right? When you buy an older home, you may not get to this stage for quite some time. Your weekends will most likely be spent scraping popcorn off the ceiling, replacing the faucets or…

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