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Buying a Home

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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Are New Homes a Good Value?

August 23, 2017
The Helena

Trying to decide whether to buy a new home or a resale? In addition to obvious benefits, such as being able to choose your floor plan and homesite and personalize your living space with fixtures and finishes, purchasing a new home can also be a sound financial move. Following are four reasons why it might pay to choose a brand-new build over of a resale home: Less maintenance. New homes mean brand-new appliances and systems—all of which typically include warranties. When you buy new you…

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Home Gallery Product Sneak Peek

November 22, 2016
Couple at Home Gallery

We recently told you what to expect at our new home design centers, and now we’re taking you deeper with a sampling of specific products from national vendors—available wherever you buy a new Richmond American home! Keep in mind that some Home Gallery selections, like cabinets, are locally sourced and vary depending on region. Be sure to ask your design consultant for details.   DELTA FAUCET®   Trinsic® Pro Collection This industrial-style faucet features a convenient tight coil. Also available with Touch2O® capacity!   In2ition®…

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Home Storage: What to Look for During Your House Hunt

October 6, 2016
Paige kitchen

You’re in the market for a new home, and at the top of your list: abundant storage space. Good news! Unlike many years ago when builders seemed to skimp on  home storage (tour any historic home and you’re practically guaranteed to find the closets lacking!), new homes typically allow ample room for all of your belongings.   Following are some storage opportunities to look for during your new home search: Cabinets. Make sure that your next home has plenty of cabinets in the kitchen, bathrooms…

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What to Expect at a New Home Design Center

September 15, 2016

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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