Master-Planned Communities – Live, Work, Play, Connect!

by Builder Trade In Program Oct, 09

 

The evolution of master-planned communities has been advancing since the 1980’s with a shift in emphasis from private homes and yards to the public domain. According to Eric Osth, managing principal at Pittsburgh-based Urban Design Associates, towns like Seaside and Celebration, Florida established the value of new communities and urbanism.  Celebration took those values to the masses which helped builders understand how to actually build a town.  These communities are designed with walking and bike paths, and convenient access to work, shopping, entertainment, and transit links. People are looking for less stressful solutions and maximizing their day.  Bike to work…. Less commuting… Save gas/mileage... equals great exercise.

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New Home Friday 10-02-2015

by Builder Trade In Program Oct, 02

Interest rates remain steady with Fed's latest announcement

by Builder Trade In Program Oct, 02

The U.S. Federal Reserve reached a decision regarding a potential hike in interest rates on Sept. 17, and the final verdict indicated the key funds rate would remain steady, according to Reuters.

The U.S. Federal Reserve reached a decision regarding a potential hike in interest rates on Sept. 17, and the final verdict indicated the key funds rate would remain steady, according to Reuters. 

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What you need to know about home solar power

by Builder Trade In Program Sep, 25

What you need to know about home solar power

Are you ready to put the sun to work for you? The combination of falling prices, financial incentives, and increasing environmental awareness makes solar power a tempting option for running your home. In some arrangements, you could even sell some of your unused power back to the utility company -- a nice switch indeed.

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New Home Friday 09-25-2015

by Builder Trade In Program Sep, 25

Do you need to use a Realtor® to buy a New Construction Home? YES! YES! YES! And here’s why……

by Builder Trade In Program Sep, 18

  • That smiling sales agent on site at a model home represents the builder and the builder only.  They are not there to “help” you, the consumer.  They are there to get the builder the most money for their home.   No matter how comfortable you are with your negotiating skills, I strongly recommend having a real estate professional represent you so they can help you through all phases of the process (i.e. contract, construction, walk-through, and closing).  Sales price is not the only number to be negotiated in a home purchase.  There are thousands of dollars-worth of “fees” associated with a home purchase contract.  Do you know what they are and who is paying them?  Your Realtor® will.  They will help you negotiate fees, upgrade options, financing terms, closing costs, and much more.
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New Home Friday 09-18-2015

by Builder Trade In Program Sep, 18

New Home Friday 09-11-2015

by Builder Trade In Program Sep, 11

Secrets to Saving Big on a Newly Built Home

by Builder Trade In Program Sep, 11

Planning to move soon? If you're looking to purchase a brand-new home -- one that's just been constructed -- the price will be determined mostly based on its location, building materials, and size. But that doesn't mean you have to pay sticker price.

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT A NEIGHBORHOOD BEFORE BUYING A HOME

by Builder Trade In Program Sep, 04

Buyer’s ranked the quality of the neighborhood as the most important factor when purchasing a new home according to The National Association of Realtors survey of home buyers.  Although it is not totally possible to know everything about a neighborhood before you move in, a thorough investigation will help ensure that you move into the right community that fits your lifestyle and needs.

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