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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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7 Steps to Making a New Home Purchase

March 7, 2018
Streetscape at Inspirato

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, you’re new to new construction, or you simply haven’t bought a home in years, we’d like to demystify the process for you! Here are the first steps involved in making a new home purchase. Save for a down payment It may be the first step when buying any home, yet many people don’t know how much to save for a down payment. When Richmond American conducted a focus group study, we found that current renters were either under or overestimating…

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3 Reasons to Choose New Homes Over Resale

February 1, 2018
The Hemingway

The new home vs. resale debate is something every homebuyer must face. Will you shop for both new construction and resale? Just new homes? Only resale? There are many factors to consider with this choice. As a homebuilder, we’re biased toward new construction, but we also understand the benefits to buying new many people tend to overlook. The “done” factor. For many working Americans, weekends define the quality of their lifestyle. Maybe you work 40 hours a week, but Saturday and Sunday are the times…

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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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New Home Construction Fact & Fiction

October 19, 2017
Construction to completion - Streetscape

When you decide to purchase a home, you have several choices. You can buy a resale home that was previously constructed and owned by someone else. Or you can choose to be the very first owner in a never-been-lived-in home! The most common choice for new home construction is to select a homebuilder who will build your new home on a homesite in a developing neighborhood. Buyers used to resale sometimes fear the unknown aspects of the new home process—but that’s not necessary! Join us…

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