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Buying a Home

5 Reasons to Become a Homeowner

September 20, 2019
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Thinking about buying a new home? Not quite sure you’re ready to commit? It’s perfectly normal to have cold feet—especially if you’re a first-time buyer. Homeownership is a big step, both emotionally and financially. But, like many other major life events, owning your own home can be an incredibly rewarding experience. And the more you learn about the process, the more comfortable you’ll become with the idea of being a homeowner. You can start by familiarizing yourself with the many benefits of homeownership. Here are…

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Buying a Home, Packing & Moving

3 Steps to Moving Before the Holidays

September 4, 2019

Summer is winding down, kids are back in school and that may mean you’re slipping out of vacation mode. Is setting a moving timeline back on your to-do list? If you’re ready to start touring model homes so you can find your dream home, you may want to be settled before the holiday season. (After all, wouldn’t it be great to break out your tree, menorah or other decorations and have them on display in a brand-new living space?) If that’s your goal, here are…

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Financing & Insuring

Happy National Insurance Awareness Day!

June 28, 2019

With so much going on in life, it can be easy to overlook your insurance policies. National Insurance Awareness Day is celebrated annually on June 28, to serve as a reminder to take stock of your current insurance coverage and make any necessary adjustments. From auto and life insurance to homeowner’s Insurance and more, these policies help safeguard you and your property against loss, damage and theft. Comprehensive coverage provides peace of mind—there’s comfort in knowing you and your loved ones are prepared for whatever…

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Buying a Home

5 Things to Do Before You Contract on a New Home

June 4, 2019

We recommend having a checklist of things to research and do in the days and weeks leading up to your home purchase. A few simple steps can help you feel prepared, well-informed and ready to sign that contract with confidence. 1.   Scope out neighborhoods If you’re moving within the same area of town, researching the neighborhood may not be a necessity. But if you’re relocating between states or even across town, this is a must! When you purchase a home, you’re also buying into the…

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Buying a Home

Benefits of Buying a Quick Move-in Home

March 30, 2019

If you’re a first-time homebuyer or your previous home purchases were resale homes, you may not understand the timelines involved with purchasing a brand new home. No worries! We’re here to give you the scoop on what to expect and answer the frequently asked question: What is a quick move-in home? Build or move now? You decide. When buyers choose to build from the ground up, they typically have more opportunities to personalize the home. At Richmond American, buyers can select a floor plan and…

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