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Buying a Home

Why Great Schools Matter (Even if You’re Not a Parent)

April 24, 2018

There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new home, and whether or not you have children, the quality of area schools is definitely one of them. Buying a home in a highly ranked school district might cost you more up front, but the potential benefits can be significant. The cost of good schools According to Redfin, buyers pay an average of $50 more per square foot for homes in top-ranked school zones. A 2016 Realtor.com study found that homes in school districts ranked…

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Multi-generational Living in Vineyard, CA

March 27, 2018
Caroline floor plan in Sacramento, CA

Multiple generations living under a single roof. It’s become increasingly common in recent years. In fact, over 60 million Americans reside in multi-generational households, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center analysis. Whether it’s an aging in-law in need of housing, a college student saving on room and board or a recent graduate returning to the nest, there are numerous reasons to consider this popular—and remarkably practical—living arrangement. For example, let’s take a look at the eye-catching Caroline floor plan, available at Greyhawk Point in…

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Pre-House Hunting Checklist

January 16, 2018
Pre-House Hunting Checklist

You’re excited to start your house hunt, and we don’t blame you! But before you hop into your car and head to the nearest new home community, it’s a good idea to lay the groundwork for a successful search.     Contact one of our New Home Specialists at 888.500.7060 or visit RichmondAmerican.com to get started today!      

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4 Reasons to Buy a New Home in 2018

January 2, 2018

  The power of choice From your burrito to your phone case, it’s hard to imagine not having a range of choices and styles in 2018. How much more should that apply to an important purchase like your home? If you’ve been browsing Pinterest or Houzz, you may already know the type of finishes you love. The good news: There are more choices in every price range than ever before. For example, if you love Carrera marble, but not its price tag, there’s a porcelain…

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Which Homebuilder is the Best?

November 29, 2017

Just starting your new home search? Well, you may soon realize that not all homebuilders are created equal. Don’t assume every builder offers the same standard home features and options. Instead, do a little house-hunting homework. Here are some questions to keep in mind when comparing various homebuilders: How long have you been in business? Do you offer a variety of floor plans? Are there furnished models I can tour to get a better feel for your product? Will you allow me to personalize my…

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