Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: May, 2015

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May 2015

There are 5 blog entries for May 2015.

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Your front yard design is very important. This is the first thing most visitors will see and if you try to sell your home, it will create curb appeal for potential buyers. In addition, the right design will provide a place you will enjoy for years.

When designing a new construction home, you may not spend much time designing the yard. However, once your home is created and you move in, it's time to make that yard look amazing. From planting flowers to adding furniture, there are plenty of things you can do to create a front yard design you will love for years. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Add Local Plants

Depending on how much time you want to spend in your yard, you will want to choose local plants to fit your needs. If you love

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Have you considered the tax benefits that occur when you get a new home vs. a resale home? One of the biggest perks of homeownership is the tax deductions that you can take advantage of. A few factors distinguish your newly built home from a resale home when it comes to tax filing and you should understand the difference. While both feature great benefits, a newly built home will give you a bigger tax break. Here is a look at why this happens.

Construction loans on new homes

Many homeowners have to take out a construction loan to cover the work that takes place with the home’s construction work. This ends up converting into the home mortgage after the construction is complete but you can still deduct the interest you pay during the first 24

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When it comes to getting your dream home, the first, and most important step, is to choose the right builder. Below you will find a few very simple questions you should ask a builder before you choose to work with them. These questions will help you better understand the home building process, as well as the many different decisions you will need to make along the way.

  • Do you have proper licensing and insurance?
  • How long have you been in business and how many homes have you built during that time?
  • What standard features come with the homes you build? What upgrades are available?
  • Do you offer a warranty and what does it cover?
  • Do you have models homes I can tour?
  • Do you have references I can contact? Make sure the references are
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Home Construction

If you plan on having a custom home built, or you want to add an addition to your current home, the first obstacle you will have to tackle is figuring out who you should work with. The number one question you will ask yourself is whether or not you should hire an architect to design the plans and a builder to do the building, or go with a design build firm. A design build firm is basically a one stop shop.

They will be able to draw up the plans as well do the construction. Both options have the potential to give you exactly what you want. However, there are a few key differences you need to be aware of. 

When you hire an architect to design and create plans for your project, there is a good chance you will get exactly what you want as far as

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When it comes to buying a new home, men and women often look for totally different things. However, the differences between what a man and woman want in a new home aren't as pronounced as they used to be. Even still, there are still certain things that appeal to women more so than men.


For example, women want features that are very appealing and functional, yet very low maintenance. They don't want anything that requires a great deal of upkeep. They also look at value more so than cost. For a woman it’s all about living in a safe neighborhood that has great community amenities.


Men on the other hand consider cost almost more than anything else. They also look at factors such as how close they are to places they go to most often.

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