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Help! I Bought a New Home But Still Haven’t Sold My Old Home

September 21, 2018
Working through finances

Congratulations! You’re under contract for a new home. There’s just one problem: your current home hasn’t sold—and closing day is coming up fast. What to do? Here are a few options to consider when you’ve purchased a home but still haven’t sold your old home.   Take out a bridge loan (or swing loan) Ask your mortgage lender about whether your old home has enough equity to qualify for a bridge loan, short-term financing intended to help you bridge the gap from one house to…

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What is an Inventory Home?

August 16, 2018

You might imagine the experience of buying your dream home as starting with an empty lot, picking every feature from the layout of the floor plan to the color of the drapes, and then settling in to wait while your home is built completely from scratch. It’s a time-honored process that works wonders for many, but what if you don’t have months to spare waiting for ground-up construction on your new home? Easy! Buy an inventory home. Also known as quick move-in homes or spec…

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What Do New Homes Include?

August 13, 2018
Dayton at Saddle Rock

Buying a new home is an exciting purchase! But do you know what’s included? It’s common for buyers to confuse a to-be-built “new construction home” with a “custom home.” However, there are distinct differences between the two that every informed buyer should know.   What’s included with a new construction home: When you buy a new construction home, you will likely be presented with several floor plan options. The plans aren’t created according to your exact specifications, so you won’t be shopping around for an…

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What to Expect at a New Home Design Center

August 6, 2018

From choosing your floor plan to selecting your homesite, there are countless benefits to building a new home. But many happy homeowners have told us time and again that the most exciting part of their homebuying journey, by far, was personalizing their brand-new living spaces. That’s why we strive to ensure every home we build is as unique as its residents—not an easy feat considering we’ve completed over 185,000 homes in the past four decades!   There are many important decisions you’re going to make…

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Summer

July 9, 2018
The Robert patio and pool

With vacations on the calendar and leisure in the air, real estate can sometimes slow down in the summer. But if moving isn’t on your mind, you may want to reconsider. Buying a new home during the summer season has its perks! More personalized time and attention If the market is experiencing a seasonal lull, it can be a great time to engage with a real estate agent. When you want to visit a home quickly, your agent may be less likely to have a…

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