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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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Buying a Home

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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Life at Home

Holiday Relaxation Tips

December 18, 2018
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The holiday season can bring out the best in us. But it can also bring out the stress in us. Last-minute shopping, party hopping, a calendar overflowing with commitments… It’s no wonder so many people feel overwhelmed during this time of year! Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do when the holidays have you feeling frazzled. Restore your comfort and joy this season with the following relaxation tips: Take some calming breaths. Breathe in through your nose, allowing the air to fill your…

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Buying a Home

4 Tile Types You May Not Know About

October 23, 2018
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Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of building a new home is personalizing it to reflect your unique design aesthetic. And what better place to start than with the flooring? Once you have chosen your floors, you can use them to lay the groundwork (pun intended!) for the rest of your interior home selections. Following are four of today’s top tile types to consider: Wood-look tile As its name implies, wood-look tile mimics the appearance of hardwood flooring. However, the plank-style tile is typically…

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