Existing Home or New Build: Which Home Type Is Right for You?

Posted by Laine Smith on 2/19/17 10:00 AM

Everyone knows buying a home comes with a vast array of decisions. One of the bigger choices is what home type is right for you. Do you place value on architectural features over energy efficiency? Are you looking for a home you can customize or are you an avid DIY-er? Choosing between purchasing an existing home, a newly built spec home or a new construction home comes down to several factors. Here are a few things to think about.

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Weekly Economic Review: Mortgage Rates Rise, Housing Starts Surge

Posted by Laine Smith on 11/18/16 8:33 AM

This week’s economic reports centered on consumers and new home construction. Mortgage rates ended the week higher and not far from where they were a year ago.

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Weekly Economic Review: New Home Sales Skyrocket, Home Prices Lag

Posted by Laine Smith on 8/26/16 2:05 PM

Home sales data was mixed this week as new home sales boomed but existing home sales and pricing reports were lower than usual. Mortgage rates ended the week a little lower.

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Weekly Economic Review: Builder Optimism & Housing Starts Up in New Home Market

Posted by Laine Smith on 8/19/16 1:49 PM

Optimism in the new home market is high, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ Housing Market Index. The index rose 2 points for August, bumping the index to the 60 level for the second time in 2016, according to Bloomberg. While builders showed gains in present and future sales, traffic continues to be a concern, especially first-time homebuyers.

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4 Essential Tips for Landscaping a New Construction Home

Posted by Laine Smith on 7/17/16 1:56 PM

You’ve considered and decided every miniscule detail of your new home build from windows and doors down to the number of electrical outlets in each room, but now you have a whole new blank canvas to tackle, your landscaping. Here are some tips for starting out the process.

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How to Finance a New Home from the Ground Up

Posted by Laine Smith on 6/27/16 1:48 PM

With a lack of inventory in the existing home market, building a home may have crossed your mind as a potential option. If you were to do a quick web search of “construction loans”, you’d find an immense amount of information but when it comes to building a home, the financing involved is just as personal as customizing the home you hope to build.

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New Home Construction: 6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Home Builder

Posted by Laine Smith on 6/6/16 1:16 PM

Buying a home comes with its own distinct set of choices and options, but when you choose to build a new home, the amount of choices increase immensely. Your home builder is one of the most important. Here’s how to determine which one is right for you. 

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Construction 101: How to Choose the Right Home Builder

Posted by Laine Smith on 3/16/16 1:44 PM

Buying a home comes with its own distinct set of choices and options, but when you choose to build a new home, the amount of choices increase immensely. Your home builder is one of the most important. Here’s how to determine which one is right for you.

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