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Buying a Home? Community Amenities Matter!

July 9, 2019

From price to number of bedrooms, there are many factors that influence the search for a new home. One of the most important considerations, though, only begins after the property line ends: community amenities. When you’re house hunting, keep an eye out for neighborhoods with on-site schools, fitness centers or easy access to commuter routes­­­­­­—they’ll likely enrich your lifestyle, and at the very least add a level of convenience to your daily routine. We’ve lined up some popular amenities and the Richmond American communities where…

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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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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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Top Features to Look for in a New Home Now

March 7, 2019

Spring is coming and that means more people are on the move! If house hunting is on the docket for you in 2019, this is the place to be. While you’re sure to notice the number of bedrooms and the curb appeal of any home, you may find yourself thinking back on your tours with unanswered questions. It’s not uncommon to ask yourself later “Did that home have a linen closet?” or “Was there a spot for a BBQ grill?” Walking away with questions is…

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3 Ways to Jumpstart Your House Hunt Online

January 3, 2019
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If you’re like many people, a new home is on your 2019 wish list. But that doesn’t mean you’re ready to hire a real estate agent tomorrow and start touring houses next Saturday. Sometimes the house hunting process needs time to ramp up. We like to call it “pajama time.” You need to do some research, check out some house hunting websites, make sure your credit is in order—preferably from your sofa! If this sounds like the homebuying stage you’re at, this is the article…

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