new home: The Online Open House: A Virtual Advantage - 06/29/18 06:56 AM
Homebuyers are increasingly turning to the Internet to do their new home search. The National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers reports that 42 percent of buyers look online as their first step. They’re searching third-party sites for available properties that meet their criteria and then narrowing their search. What next? Well, if the buyer is looking for a new construction home, they click over to the builder’s site. When they arrive, they view the details about the builder, the communities, and the homes. This presents a virtual advantage for homebuilders to utilize the online open house as a … (0 comments)

new home: When you live in a great location, a staycation is easy to plan. - 06/13/18 01:46 PM
There’s something special about taking a vacation without leaving home. You have time to kick back and relax, enjoy your home and yard, and do the things you put off all year long. When you live in a great location, a staycation is easy to plan. And when you don’t have a long list of chores, repairs, and clean-up to do during your time off, this vacation can be one of the most memorable ever. 
Start your staycation planning by making a wish list. Think about all those places you’ve passed while on your way to somewhere else. Remember all those out-of-the-way … (0 comments)

new home: Get Your Outdoor Space Ready for Spring - 05/09/18 12:09 PM
We’re enjoying a beautiful spring here in the Oklahoma City area. Finally, the best part of the season has come, motivating many homeowners to take a fresh look at their great outdoors—and realizing maybe it’s not as great as it could be. Before Memorial Day launches you into outdoor entertaining, spend some time now and get your outdoor space ready for spring. Ideal Homes has a few suggestions to get it done.
Start with a clean canvas. Just like it’s hard to redecorate a room when it’s filled with furniture, you can’t get a clear vision of your yard’s potential when it’s … (0 comments)

new home: 2018 Backsplash Trends - 02/05/18 08:39 AM
The kitchen has evolved from a purely functional space to one of the most stylized rooms in your home. The flooring, cabinetry (including the hardware), sinks, faucets, lighting, and appliances are available in a broad range of colors and styles, so you can create the very personal look you want. Backsplashes were intended to protect the kitchen wall from splashes and stains. They can still do the job, but with more style. Kitchen backsplash trends for 2018 give you more materials, more colors, and more design ideas to make a stylish splash.
Marble or (more affordably) marble-look tile combines the natural beauty … (0 comments)

new home: How Many Ways Can You Use a Bonus Room? - 01/25/18 12:09 PM
No matter how much space you have in your home, you could probably find a use for an extra space that isn’t designated for anything in particular. It’s not part of the open concept where you don’t have privacy, or an extension of the owner’s suite where you might feel the use overlaps with the room’s restful purpose. At Ideal Homes, we’re finding that more homebuyers are interested in something extra. Think about it. How many ways can you use a bonus room?
A home office is definitely a possibility. Whether you work from home occasionally or full-time, a dedicated home office … (2 comments)

new home: The real estate market heats up during the cold winter - 01/11/18 12:49 PM
Whoever said people don’t buy homes in the winter or it’s just not a good time to buy a home is apparently out of touch with the current reality.
The real estate market heats up during the cold winter, and here’s why.
#1. Buyers are more serious.
Homebuyers who are making their decision in winter often have a strong motivator: job relocation or a change in their lifestyle (e.g., divorce, growing family). These buyers will make their decision sooner than the individuals who have less incentive.
#2. Homebuyers like less competition.
Because so many people accept the myth that homebuying is inactive in the … (0 comments)

new home: 2017 Recap: Seven new model homes in six Ideal Homes communities - 12/29/17 06:22 AM
Things have been nonstop for us at Ideal Homes for the past 12 months. Not only have we been selling and building new homes for our homebuyers, but we have also developed seven new models in our new home communities in the Oklahoma City region.
 
Skyline Trails, the newest Ideal Homes’ community, is located in Mustang, OK. We have built a model home from our popular Edison floor plan. Inside the 1,386 square foot plan, every inch is used strategically. With three bedrooms, the open concept and vaulted ceilings add to the comfortable feeling in the central living area. When you reach … (1 comments)

new home: How to choose the right ceiling fans for your home. - 12/14/17 02:30 PM
A ceiling fan adds to the comfort in your home at any time of year. In the warmer months, the ceiling fan creates a welcome breeze. When it’s cold outside, your fan pushes the warm air (that naturally rises upward) back down where it’s needed.
For your ceiling fan to produce the desired effect, you need to correctly select the fixture that will fit the room. Here are some tips for how to choose the right ceiling fans for your home.
          Identify the ceiling fan’s placement. Where do you need the air to circulate? In many rooms, that’s … (3 comments)

new home: Homes make a neighborhood. Amenities create a community. - 05/25/17 02:04 PM
Every homebuilder knows that there’s more to building a community than designing and building homes that people want to live in. People choose their new home for its style, location, and “fit” with their lifestyle. Homebuilders who invest in creating communities recognize the importance of giving those homeowners and families more than a beautiful interior and exterior.
Homes make a neighborhood. Amenities create a community.
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new home: A new view on outdoor living spaces — no matter the size! - 04/13/17 07:03 AM
Who says living space is confined to the inside of a home?
Today, we’re spreading out to enjoy more fresh air. Outdoor living spaces can be lavish, but they don’t need to be. Get creative with backyard living spaces you have. Here are some outdoor living ideas you can incorporate into a home of any size.
Today, we’re spreading out to enjoy more fresh air. Outdoor living spaces can be lavish, but they don’t need to be. Get creative with backyard living spaces you have. Here are some outdoor living ideas you can incorporate into a home of any size.
 
Patios and Landscaping 
Determine the … (2 comments)

new home: Clutter versus Keepers: How to get (and stay) organized - 03/23/17 07:58 AM
When you move into a new home, you usually start by getting organized. When you were packing up your belongings, you probably purged a lot of items, just to lighten your load.
Before long, you see signs that the clutter bug is back. Mail, magazines, and an assortment of papers are scattered on tables, counters, and other surfaces. Your once-tidy closets are in disarray. The kitchen cabinets are so crammed, it’s hard to find the one thing you need, when you need it.
It’s time to channel that new home mindset, the one where you put everything in a logical place and don’t … (3 comments)

 
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