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Buying a Home, Selling a Home

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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Buying a Home

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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Buying a Home

Real Estate Trends to Jump On

August 7, 2018
Floor plan drawing

So many exciting trends are happening in real estate! Here are just a few to think about when you’re in the market for a new home. Homes with smaller footprints The tiny house movement takes this trend to an extreme, but even more traditional homebuyers are considering floor plans with a smaller footprint. This may be for a lifestyle decision or just to keep the price point down. Our answer to this need is the Seasons™ Collection, designed to put the dream of homeownership within…

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Local Stories

Multi-generational Living in Vineyard, CA

March 27, 2018
Caroline floor plan in Sacramento, CA

Multiple generations living under a single roof. It’s become increasingly common in recent years. In fact, over 60 million Americans reside in multi-generational households, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center analysis. Whether it’s an aging in-law in need of housing, a college student saving on room and board or a recent graduate returning to the nest, there are numerous reasons to consider this popular—and remarkably practical—living arrangement. For example, let’s take a look at the eye-catching Caroline floor plan, available at Greyhawk Point in…

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Selling a Home

Next-Level Strategies for Selling a House

March 20, 2018
Family at an Open House

In a bustling real estate market, it pays to find ways to stand out from the crowd. If your budget allows you to get creative, consider these next-level strategies for selling a house that others have tried—and which might attract the right buyer for you! Host an open house that raises the roof. Rather than compete with every other listing’s traditional weekend open house, add a little extra flair to catch people’s attention and ensure that attending is worth their while. Here are some ideas…

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