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Options for Financing Your New Construction Home

Posted by Evergreen Homes on May 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM

In many respects, financing a new construction home is much like getting a mortgage to purchase a resale home. There are, however, some additional financing opportunities that apply to new construction homes, which do not apply to the purchase of existing homes. For example, the construction loan and bridge loan. These can be used to fund the purchase and construction of a new home before the sale of your current home. Let’s look at each type of loan separately:

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Topics: Building New Home Tips, Home Investment

2018 Bathroom Design Trends for Your Canton, Michigan New Home

Posted by Evergreen Homes on April 5, 2018 at 8:07 AM

If you’re thinking about building a new home, you know one of the most exciting parts of the process is designing it! So you'll probably want to know what’s trending in new home design for 2018. Today we will focus on a number of new design trends for bathrooms from colors, to finishes, to countertop materials. 

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Topics: Home Design

Demystifying Homeowner’s Insurance for New Home Buyers

Posted by Evergreen Homes on March 27, 2018 at 8:07 AM

Your home is probably your largest and most valuable investment, so it makes sense to protect it. As with all insurance, you hope to never need it, but for a relatively small amount compared to the price of your home, you are buying peace of mind in case something does happen.

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Topics: Home Investment

5 Questions to Ask to Save You Money When Buying A New Construction Home

Posted by Evergreen Homes on March 15, 2018 at 11:08 AM

While the price of buying a new construction home in Canton, Michigan is creeping higher and higher, there are still ways you can save when buying a new home. It’s like shopping for a new car: You need to be smart and do your homework, which means asking the right questions!

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Topics: Insider Tips, Building New Home Tips, Home Investment

Renovation versus New Construction

Posted by Evergreen Homes on February 22, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Homeowners often struggle with the dilemma of whether to renovate an existing home or build a new one. It is a tough decision and one that requires consideration of many factors, not just cost alone. There are many intangible factors to consider as well.

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Topics: Building New Home Tips, Home Investment

What's Trending Now in New Home Construction?

Posted by Evergreen Homes on February 8, 2018 at 9:03 AM

While some may argue that home building doesn’t change much from year to year (yep, our houses are still built with wood, hammer and nails!), we at Evergreen Homes would argue otherwise! Thanks to a raft of popular TV shows about homes, picture-gathering websites such as Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz, and websites dedicated to house plans, new home buyers have a much better idea of what they want and much higher expectations as well. And we at Evergreen Homes have been listening to our home buyers!

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Topics: Building New Home Tips, Home Design

Featured Floor Plan: The Tuscany

Posted by Evergreen Homes on December 14, 2017 at 9:05 AM

The Tuscany plan happens to be one of our personal favorites! As its name implies, this French Country-style home exudes rustic charm and warmth. Not only does the Tuscany have great curb appeal with its beautiful gabled roofs, eyebrow window and classic shutters, the interior is equally, if not more, appealing. With its spacious and open design, and numerous opportunities for customization, it is no wonder the Tuscany is one of our favorite plans and the featured "floor plan of the month".

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Topics: Floor Plans

We Won! Best of Houzz 2017 Service Award

Posted by Evergreen Homes on November 3, 2017 at 11:05 AM

We won! We are thrilled to have received the prestigious “Best of Houzz 2017” award for customer service! 

In Houzz’s words (not ours), “ This professional was rated at the highest level for client satisfaction by the Houzz community. ” The“Best of Houzz” Customer Service honor is awarded to only the top 3% of Houzz professionals and is based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016.
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Topics: Company News

10 Ways to Boost Your Canton, MI New Home’s Curb Appeal

Posted by Evergreen Homes on October 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM

First impressions are everything – especially when it comes to your home. Your home’s exterior is the very first thing anyone will see, and the only thing most people will ever see. And when it comes time to sell your home, curb appeal matters even more. According to the National Association of Realtors, 51 percent of homebuyers found the home they purchased on the internet. Without great curb appeal, your home won’t show nearly as well!

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Topics: Building New Home Tips, Home Design

10 Things to Do Before Buying a New Construction Home

Posted by Evergreen Homes on October 12, 2017 at 11:08 AM

Buying a new construction home provides some exciting opportunities that often are not available when purchasing an existing home (like the ability to choose your exact cabinets, countertops, flooring and even floor plan). On the flip side, buying a new construction home also presents some different considerations that often are not present when purchasing an existing home. So what do you need to know before buying a new construction home?

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Topics: Building New Home Tips, Home Investment

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