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Quarantine: Teaching Us What We Want From Our Homes

Posted by Evergreen Homes on April 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM

First and foremost, we would like to say that we hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well. These certainly are unprecedented times we are experiencing. With most of the country ordered to “stay home” in order to stay safe, we are all spending more time than ever inside our homes. We don’t know about you, but we sure are learning a lot about what works, and what doesn’t work, for our family about our home!

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Topics: Insider Tips, Building New Home Tips, Floor Plans, Home Design

Quick Move-In Homes: Ready When You Are

Posted by Evergreen Homes on November 19, 2019 at 8:01 AM

What is a Quick Move-In Home?

“Quick move-in homes”, also referred to as “move-in ready homes”, are spec or inventory homes that are either fully or partially complete. These homes are built without a specific buyer for them. The builder holds them in its existing inventory for immediate sale and occupancy.

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Topics: Insider Tips, Building New Home Tips

We Won . . Again! Best of Houzz 2019 Service Award

Posted by Evergreen Homes on July 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM

           

We won . . . Again! We are thrilled to have received the prestigious “Best of Houzz 2019” award for customer service! 

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Topics: Company News

Aging in Place . . . in Style

Posted by Evergreen Homes on May 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM

With rising healthcare costs, longer lifespans, and more multi-generational households, it’s no wonder the number of people choosing to remain in their home longer is increasing. Fortunately, new technology and greater services for aging citizens make it much easier and more comfortable to maintain independence at home.

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Topics: Building New Home Tips, Home Design

What Causes Changes in Mortgage Interest Rates?

Posted by Evergreen Homes on March 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions and most expensive investments most people will ever make. To finance a home, lenders such as banks offer mortgage loans that allow home buyers to spread out the cost of the home over many years while making agreed upon monthly payments of principal and interest. The interest rates charged on mortgages can vary widely over time, affecting the overall cost of those monthly payments. What causes mortgage interest rates to go up and down? 

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Topics: Home Investment

How to Avoid Homebuyer’s Remorse

Posted by Evergreen Homes on February 15, 2019 at 8:05 AM

Ever bought something only to realize later that you didn’t need it or like it after all? Usually, returning it is as simple as finding the receipt, boxing it up, and taking it back to the store (or returning it to Amazon) for a refund. Unlike most purchases, however, buying a home is “final sale”. You don’t get to take it home and try it on, or change your mind after 30 days, which makes the decision to buy even more stressful.

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Topics: Building New Home Tips

Keeping Your Michigan Home Warm This Winter

Posted by Evergreen Homes on November 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM

While technically it’s still fall, lately it has felt as if winter has descended upon southeastern Michigan early this year! The early snowfalls and freezing temperatures mean it’s time to start getting your home ready for the winter weather. While many of us would like to simply turn the thermostat up until we’re comfortable, that’s generally not the most efficient (environmentally or economically) solution. Here are a few easy ways to save on energy (and electric bills), while still keeping your home nice and warm:

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Topics: Home Maintenance, Energy Efficient Homes

5 Places Homebuyers Tend To Overspend When Building A New Home

Posted by Evergreen Homes on October 16, 2018 at 11:43 AM

Building a new home is filled with so many exciting opportunities! Opportunities to choose the style of your new home, design the floor plan, make the selections, decorate the rooms, and . . . . the opportunity to overspend! Don’t get caught in some of the common traps plaguing many new home buyers. 

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Topics: Insider Tips, Building New Home Tips

Multiple Generations: One Roof

Posted by Evergreen Homes on September 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Multigenerational households have seen a sharp increase in the U.S. over the past 10 years. Initially spurred by the Great Recession of 2007-2009, the number of multigenerational households continues to grow today. In 2016, a record 64 million people, or 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Topics: Floor Plans, Home Design

10 Tips for Selecting Your New Home Builder in Canton, MI

Posted by Evergreen Homes on August 11, 2018 at 9:05 AM

Selecting the right home builder for your needs and the type of new home you want is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the new home buying process.

Fortunately, with a little time and research and using these 10 tips, you can rest assured that you will find a quality builder who’s the right match to construct your new home.

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Topics: Insider Tips, Building New Home Tips

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