Simple Monthly and Yearly Maintenance Schedule for New Homeowners

Posted by Becca Thomas on Jun 10, 2019 3:36:59 PM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Buying a first home, Vacation Home

 If you’ve just moved into a new home, it’s hard to imagine anything but that shiny, perfect interior and exterior. However, as a homeowner, you’re going to be putting a lot of time and energy into maintaining that home. When you start considering everything that needs to be updated, cleaned, and repaired over time, it can get a little overwhelming.

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Holiday Decorating: Low-cost Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 6, 2019 12:19:27 PM

Topics: Design

Even the smallest festive touch can make your home feel more inviting, and the good news is it doesn’t have to be expensive. Holiday decorating on a budget can be a fun challenge that brings out your creative side and shows off your home decor skills. Whether you spruce up your home for the different seasons or for specific holidays, cheerful accents will bring a smile to both family members and visiting friends.

We’ve compiled some low-cost holiday and seasonal decorating ideas to help spark your creativity.

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What to Expect to Buy After Moving Into Your New Home

Posted by Becca Thomas on May 20, 2019 9:18:00 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Process, Custom Homes

 In the flurry of packing and coordinating moving trucks or loyal friends, did you remember to grab an extra roll of paper towels? How about garbage bags? Probably not, even though you’ll be needing them on move-in day.

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Getting to Know Your New Community After a Move

Posted by Becca Thomas on May 19, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Topics: homebuilding tips, Lifestyle, Custom Homes

Relocating can be tough for you and your family. Even if you’re only moving a few miles away, it’s hard to deal with so much change. Not only are you facing different commutes to work, school, and grocery stores, you’re also contending with joining a new community.

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Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates to Get More Home for Less

Posted by Becca Thomas on May 18, 2019 8:50:00 AM

Topics: Financing, Homebuilding Process, Custom Homes

 You’ve probably heard that now’s the time for buyers to get into the market. The main reason for this is interest rates - that is, historically low interest rates.


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Featured Floorplan: The Ruby

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 16, 2019 11:03:18 AM

Finding a floor plan that offers ample space with a small footprint and fits on a narrow lot can be a challenge, but the Ruby manages to do so with style. With three bedrooms and 2½ baths over two levels in 1,843 square feet of living space (plus a two-car garage), this 28-foot-wide floor plan is perfect for tight urban lots. Of course, the Ruby also works well on larger lots, especially if you want to build a deck in the back.

Don’t let the simple exterior fool you—the Ruby is bursting with cozy charm and functional features.

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5 Floor Plans with Dual Master Suites

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 15, 2019 11:32:10 AM

Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, Plan Smart, Dual Master Suite, Land, Single Story Custom Home Floor Plans, Floor Plans

What’s better than one luxurious master suite? How about two? It sounds decadent, but the truth is that dual master suites are gaining popularity because they can be super practical for families of every size and shape.

A dual master suite can be used for:

  •     An in-law suite
  •     A guest suite
  •     A teen room
  •     A home office
  •     A man cave
  •    So much more!

Here are 5 gorgeous plans that feature a dual master suite option (see all custom home floor plans).

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Sharing the Excitement of Your New Home’s Construction on Social Media

Posted by Becca Thomas on May 10, 2019 1:45:00 PM

Topics: Homebuilding Process

 Social media is a big part of all our lives. Most of us use Facebook to stay connected to friends and family in different cities (or even countries!). And Instagram has let us take part in other peoples’ lives, whether it’s a new addition to their family, a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, or just day-to-day living.

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10 DIY Design Ideas for Spring and Summer

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 22, 2019 8:20:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design

Spring is traditionally a time of transition and new beginnings. New shoots emerge from the ground, animals come out of hibernation, and people finally want to be outdoors again. It’s also a time for a fresh start. There’s a reason homeowners do spring cleaning. Throwing the windows open to let clean air inside, getting rid of winter clutter, and putting away heavy jackets brings a feeling of lightness that only spring can provide.

As the days get longer and brighter, use your extra time and energy to take on a few DIY design projects. Whether you do a small decoration project or revamp an entire room, it’s a great way to take your spring cleaning to the next level and make your home more inviting.

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Featured Floorplan: The Bennett (Arizona)

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 15, 2019 8:29:37 AM

Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, Custom Home Design

With four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in 2,432 square feet, the Bennett has everything a family needs to stay connected while having individual private spaces. This flexible Arizona floor plan allows you to customize the layout to suit your personal preferences, whether that means having a playroom on the main level or setting up a writer’s studio in the upstairs bonus room.

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