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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When is it the Right Time to Buy a Home?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 5, 2018 6:35:50 AM

Topics: Buying a first home, homebuilding tips, Financing

You can buy a new house at any stage of life, but there are a few key points when it just makes sense to own a home that truly matches your lifestyle. Living in a space that is too large or too small can create unnecessary challenges. Trying to stay in the same place because change is hard might actually be more difficult in the long run. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or are ready to move on from your current situation, it might be time to think about taking the next step toward purchasing a new house.

When is the right time to buy a new home? Often it’s when there are major changes happening in your life, such as:

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Millennial Home Buying Trends

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 8, 2018 6:59:17 AM

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

A couple years ago, millennials surpassed baby boomers to become the largest living generation. Now that this generation is solidly in their 20s and 30s, they have become a major influence in many markets, including real estate, as they now also represent the largest share of home buyers. The National Association of Realtors compiled a report that outlines the trends that are impacting the industry and the housing market as a whole.

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4 Things to Talk to Your Realtor About When Buying a House

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 20, 2017 7:26:19 AM

Topics: Plan Smart, Buying a first home, Finding Land

Since the advent of websites like Zillow and RedFin, you might suspect that fewer homebuyers are using Realtors to find and purchase their homes. However, research shows that nearly 90 percent of all buyers still partner with a real estate agent—proof that even in our digital age, Realtors are extremely valuable to individuals looking for their next home.

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Buying Your First Home? Get Ready for a Real Shocker.

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 21, 2016 8:00:35 AM

Topics: Budget, Plan Smart, Buying a first home, Homebuilding Process

You’re finally ready to take the leap. Your first home. You’re ready to say goodbye to apartment life and hello to your own home, your own kitchen, your own backyard where you can host your own summer barbecues. No rent hikes. No noisy neighbors on the other side of the wall. No more boring white walls. Sure, the thought of owning your own home is a bit scary (everyone feels that way). But it’s time. You’re ready.

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