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5 FAQs on Home in Five

March 21, 2017
Home in Five: Smiling couple in front of moving boxes

Saving up for a down payment on a new home in Maricopa County? This homebuyer assistance program, now available through HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, may give you the boost you need to move up your moving day! What’s Home in Five? It’s a grant from the Phoenix and Maricopa industrial development authorities (IDA) that may be used toward a down payment and/or closing costs on a qualified home purchase. Typical program participants receive 2.5 to 3.5% of the total mortgage amount; members of the military, first…

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New Communities—Coming in 2017!

December 28, 2016
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It’s an exciting year for homebuyers because we’re opening over 25 new communities across the country! Check out some of our exceptional neighborhoods that have recently opened, or will open later this year.   ARIZONA (PHOENIX) Avondale Tres Rios Landing ~ From the low $200s     Laveen Coplen Farms Estates ~ From the $200s Queen Creek Heritage at Meridian ~ From the low $400s San Tan Valley San Tan Heights ~ From the upper $100s Surprise Sycamore Farms ~ From the low $200s Waddell…

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Home Storage: What to Look for During Your House Hunt

October 6, 2016
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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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A Guide to Our Free Homebuyer Guides

July 26, 2016
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At Richmond American, we love helping new homebuyers attain the dream of homeownership. And with nearly 40 years in the industry, we’ve learned a thing or two about the process! Perhaps you’re just beginning your house hunt, or maybe you’ve already decided on a floor plan and community. Regardless of your stage in the homebuying process, we have compiled worksheets, tools and checklists to assist you along the way. Check out (and download!) our series of FREE guides, designed to help homebuyers stay organized, informed…

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New Homes Near Military Bases

March 22, 2016

Did you know we build new homes near more than 25 military bases in the US? Look for your duty station on the map below, then scroll down for links to your area’s communities and floor plans. Whether you’re tired of base housing (or the base housing waitlist), weighing your housing options for an upcoming PCS, or simply ready to put your tax-free BAH toward your own mortgage, instead of your landlord’s, give our New Home Specialists a call! They’ll help you find a community…

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