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!
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.
We won . . . Again! We are thrilled to have received the prestigious “Best of Houzz 2019” award for customer service!
Topics: Company News
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.
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?
Topics: Home Investment
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.
Topics: Building New Home Tips
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:
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.
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.
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.