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10 Questions to Ask Before Buying A New Construction Home

Posted by Evergreen Homes on August 29, 2020 at 1:21 PM

Buying a new construction home is very different from buying an existing home. When buying a new construction home, it is not always “what you see is what you get.” It is important to clarify what’s included in the price of the home and what’s not. Often times features and materials used in model homes are upgrades or options not included in the base price of the home.

The purchase agreement will contain answers to many of your questions, but you’ll want to know certain essential things before you ever get to the contract stage. Your initial meetings with the builder are the perfect chance to get these answers. Write your questions down so you don’t forget what to ask, and don’t be shy about getting the answers you need. This is a major purchase, and you don’t want any surprises later.

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Topics: Insider Tips, Building New Home Tips

Canton, Michigan New Homes: How to Avoid Construction Delays

Posted by Evergreen Homes on July 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Construction delays are one of the biggest fears prospective homebuyers have as they embark on their custom homebuilding journey. And for good reason. Significant delays are costly, inconvenient, aggravating and too common in this industry. Some of the most common drivers of construction delays include: weather, permit/inspection delays, material lead time/unavailability, the builder’s lack of organization, homeowner selection delays, and scope changes.

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Topics: Insider Tips, Building New Home Tips

Staying Creative while Staying Home in Canton, Michigan

Posted by Evergreen Homes on June 30, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Families have been spending a lot of time together at home lately. With the school year over and many summer camps and activities postponed or cancelled, parents are faced with an ever-increasing challenge to keep their kids entertained, stimulated, and educated. Staying creative and having fun while at home is important to maintaining happiness, energy and inspiration for both adults and children. In our latest blog from Evergreen Homes, we share ways of staying creative and having fun this summer for the entire family!

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Topics: About the Canton Area

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

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