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Top 10 Reasons Home Buyers Prefer New Homes vs. Used

VIDEO: Today's new homes reflect the way we live today: Open floorplans, high ceilings, massive closets, media rooms and more. And state of the art technology means today's new homes have unprecedented energy efficiency, comfort and indoor air quality.
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June 2017   By Jay McKenzie

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The Best New Home Design Trends for First-Time Homebuyers

While it’s fun to browse Pinterest for design inspiration and fantasize about your dream home, first-time homeowners have some real decisions to make. Check out the best interior design trends of 2018 that we’ve hand-picked for first-time homebuyers
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November 2018   By Rachel Kinbar

View from above of the interior of a house. There is a dining room to the right while the sitting room gas sofas and a little wooden table in the center.

New Home Options That Will Maximize Resale Value

With so many options out there, it’s often hard to know which upgrades will give you the most bang for your buck and add value to your home. Here are the top new home options that will maximize your home’s resale value.
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June 2017   By Jennifer Segelke

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Homebuying Checklist for the First-Time Homebuyer

Wishing you had a map to guide your way through the purchase of your first home? Look no further than our homebuying checklist for the first-time homebuyer
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June 2017   By Drew Knight

41 Concepcion Street, a townhome plan by Meritage Homes at Modena at Esencia in Rancho Mission Viej, Calif.

Pros and Cons of Buying a Condo or Townhome as a First-Time Homebuyer

Explore the pros and cons of shopping for a condo or townhome as a first-time homebuyer, and find out if these types of homes are right for this stage of your life.
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April 2018   By Sanda Brown

Two beautiful ladies with bags smile as they are ushered into their beautifully-furnished and decorated hotel room.

The New Hospitality: Designing for Airbnb

When building a new home that might be posted on sites like Airbnb for a few years before you make it your permanent residence, it’s important you understand what travelers want in accommodations. Here are some considerations in designing your new home for Airbnb and other similar sites.
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June 2017   By Sarah Kinbar

Wooden frame of new home sits on foundation as sun sets behind it

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Home Building Process

While the process varies somewhat by builder, these 10 steps summarize the process of building a typical new home. These steps will help you understand the major stages of construction, what will occur when, and key decisions you'll make, in partnership with your builder, to create your new home.
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June 2017   By Susan Bady

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First-Time Homebuyer Guide: Hiring Professional Help for Moving

You are ready to move into your very first, brand new home! There are many ways to go about moving, the biggest question being whether or not to hire professional help. For those who want to avoid the heavy lifting (literally), hiring movers will make your move easy. This guide offers tips for making sure you get the most for your money.
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July 2018   By B. Ford

A smiling young couple sits across the desk from a lender while discussing credit scores.

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Searching for a New Home

If you are ready to buy your first new home, congratulations! It’s an exciting time, but you probably have many questions that you need answered. Start by focusing on these crucial ones.
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9 Questions to Ask When Shopping for a New Home Downtown

VIDEO: If you crave living near all the action; shopping, restaurants, and bars, you may belong in an urban area. Here are a few things to consider when reviewing those listings in urban neighborhoods.
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August 2018   By Rebecca Rosenberg