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5 Ways to Figure Out How Much Mortgage You Can Afford

June 2, 2021

The prospect of purchasing your dream home is a thrilling one, but before you commit to a price, ask yourself this crucial question: “How much mortgage can I afford?” It can be tempting to take the biggest loan you can get, but leaving out budget considerations can lead the way to steep monthly payments that keep you up at night. Here’s six ways to evaluate your financial situation and purchasing power, setting the stage for a smooth, successful homebuying process.

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Building Your Dream Home: How to Choose a Homesite

May 13, 2021
Happy homebuyers standing with their sales associate in front of the homesite they've selected

Building a new home? Depending on the variety of lots available and the floor plan you’ve selected, you may have a choice of homesites. Don’t be content to simply pick your spot from a plat plan! Go out and see each homesite firsthand. You’ll likely be living in your new home for many years to come, so it’s important to love its location before planting roots.

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7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a New Home Now

April 8, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has us spending more time at home than ever before, and this has led many people to realize that their current abode is no longer working for them. But is the desire for a nicer kitchen, dedicated home office and/or more outdoor entertaining space reason enough to buy a new home? We’ve outlined some signs that may indicate that you’re ready to make a move. Read more.

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How to Find a Home Floor Plan You’ll Love for Life

April 1, 2021

Building a house from the ground up gives you the freedom to find a home floor plan that fits your lifestyle. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start? We’ve got you covered with a comprehensive guide, so you can confidently choose a floor plan that’s right for you and your loved ones.

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