new homes: Why to build a new home now - 03/20/16 01:42 AM
 
 
Why to build a new home now
1. Interest Rates
Rates are low so you get more house for your money! Even only a 1% increase can cost you hundreds more, each and every month for 30 years!
2. Energy Savings
With new energy efficient windows and doors, better insulation technology, energy efficient new appliances, and modern heating & cooling system, your energy savings adds up and saves you money on utility bills.
3. Indoor air quality
The new homes today meet energy standards and codes that were not in place in the past.
4. Design your dream home your way
Don’t settle for someone else’s choices when … (2 comments)

new homes: This could be the home you are looking for. - 01/17/12 09:30 AM
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new homes: What is important to the Buyer in this Economy? Green features in demand. - 05/31/10 10:16 AM
Goodbye, whirlpool tub, home theater and many other amenities.
The Recession seems to have pushed the Brake on some attitudes about what they want in their future homes and neighborhoods. This seems to be all economically driven and consistent with the times.
•1.     Although buyers are not looking for a lot of extras there are a few things that still seem important like Walking paths and Park areas.
•2.     Green is good -- and getting better. The increase in demand didn't surprise me as buyers like their home to be as green as they can afford.  The desire for environmentally friendly … (0 comments)

new homes: The Top New Home Trends - 01/03/10 09:11 AM
New Top Trends in New Homes
Today's trends point to smaller, cozier and energy efficient homes with smaller spaces that seem larger.
The Home buyers today are focusing of more efficient use of smaller spaces
- Focus on Smaller Homes
Many builders are shifting from a focus on homes in the2000 to 3000 sq ft range to homes mainly in the 130000 to 2000 sq ft range.  The average and median square footage in new homes has dropped for the first time in many years.  Smaller homes cost less too!
- "Great Room" Instead of Formals
More homebuyers are looking for … (0 comments)

new homes: Why wouldn't you want your home to be an Energy Star Qualified New Home? - 12/27/09 05:46 AM
 
To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20-30% more efficient than standard homes.
•1.     Effective Insulation
•2.     High performance windows
•3.     Tight Construction and Ducts
•4.     Efficient Heating and cooling equipment
•5.     Efficient products
•6.     Must be verified from a third party.
 
Any home three stories or less can earn the ENERGY STAR label if it has been … (1 comments)

new homes: Five Topics to Discuss With Your Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home - 08/09/09 10:39 AM
Whether you're ready to settle into your first home or looking to buy your fifth; are moving cross-country or cross-town, it's smart to identify which attributes of a new home are most important to you. Be sure to sit down with your real estate agent and discuss your needs and wants for your new house. Here are five topics to think about when buying a home
1) What You Can't Live Without
Our lifestyle choices are often reflected in the homes we buy. Are you a motorcycle fanatic? If so, a roomy garage would be important to you. Have a big … (0 comments)

 
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