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Steps to Buy a Home in 2019

December 11, 2018
The Yorktown

It’s an annual tradition—as one year winds down, we look toward the horizon of the next year and anticipate all the exciting developments that will dawn with it. And if you’re planning to buy a home, no doubt it’s on the short list for upcoming 2019 highlights. After all, a successful home purchase takes long-term saving, planning and determination. In other words, it’s a big deal. To help achieve your goal of homeownership in 2019, let’s review some important steps to buy a home. Establish…

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Benefits to Buying at a Closeout Community

November 7, 2018

There are many reasons why buyers prefer to move into a just-opened neighborhood—for example, a greater variety of homesites and floor plan selections, plus the option to build from the ground up. But there are also perks to buying in a closeout or “final opportunity” community. Let’s check out some compelling reasons. Less construction Some buyers love watching a community come to life around them. The anticipation of new neighbors’ homes taking shape around the block. The satisfaction of claiming a prime homesite in the…

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Renting May Be a Roadblock to Your Dream Home

September 27, 2018
The Coral

As a homebuilder, we hear the “one-and-done” sentiment all the time. Many homebuyers want to “get it right” the first time they purchase a home so they can be settled for the long haul. Why not save and keep renting until you can afford exactly what you want? While a no-compromise stance sounds good in theory, it may actually be a roadblock to your dream home. You may find better results by viewing your first home as a stepping stone, not the end goal. Making…

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Cost Comparison: Rent or Buy

August 30, 2018
Couple calculating finances

There are many benefits to being a homeowner. From a purely financial perspective, there are tools to help determine the cost of renting versus buying a home. Comparing the cost of renting to buying usually depends on key factors, such as budgeted monthly rent, target home price, the length of time you plan to live in the home and what your mortgage rate would be. Estimating these values can help determine if buying is financially advantageous. In addition to the actual buying costs, it is…

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How to Buy a Home Off a Floor Plan

June 4, 2018

Purchasing a new home offers many opportunities over buying resale, including the chance to select a floor plan with features and structural options that complement your lifestyle. The result? A home with a floor plan that’s better personalized to meet your individual needs. However, since new homes offer so many possibilities, there may not be a home already built to your specifications when you go under contract. Don’t let this stop you from getting the home you really want. Follow these tips for successful floor…

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