Tips & Tools

Staging a Home for the Holidays – How Much is too Much?

November 12, 2019

Your clients want to sell their homes, but they also want to celebrate the season. As you’re likely aware, there’s a fine line when it comes to staging a house for the holidays. The key to home staging at any time of year is to create an attractive, clutter-free environment that prospective buyers will long to call their own. And although it’s okay for clients to show some holiday spirit in their living spaces, keeping seasonal décor classy and contained can help them score the…

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Events & Specials

Big Savings on Ready Inventory

November 5, 2019

There’s still time for clients to close on a new home before 2020! In most of our markets, we have a variety of completed (or nearly completed) homes with professionally selected design options. Clients who contract on one of those homes in November, close by the end of December and finance through HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation can take advantage of closing cost assistance—typically up to 3% of the base price of the home! To see details, including an estimate of how much that might mean for…

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Tips & Tools

Client wants to close ASAP? Here’s how to find our inventory

October 30, 2019

Moving into a new home by the holidays is high on some homebuyers’ wish lists. Fortunately, there is a variety of fast, easy ways you can use our site to find quick move-in homes, so you can spend less time searching and more time selling.* Using the home page The search bar on our homepage is a simple way to find quick move-in homes in any of our regions. Simply input the name of the city, school district or state you’re looking in, select the…

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Neighborhoods

Masterplan Spotlight: Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona

October 25, 2019

From the trails to community activities, the Vistancia neighborhood is turning homebuyer heads in the region. We wanted to learn more about this masterplan’s master plan for the area so we contacted Vistancia Marketing Manager, Shelley Smith, who had a lot to say about this exceptional community. This is what we learned: Location Perks Located in the city of Peoria, Vistancia is a vibrant community, which offers close proximity to the Lone Tree Mountain Parkway and Happy Valley Road exits of Loop 303. Residents of…

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Featured Homes

5 Reasons Homebuyers Love the Dillon Floor Plan

October 11, 2019
Dillon floor plan in Washington

The attractive Dillon floor plan is one of our most requested from coast to coast. Here are just five of the reasons you’ll want to add this plan to your clients’ to-tour list. The size. Starting from approximately 3,000 square feet, the Dillon has plenty of room for a large (or growing) household. Depending on where they build, buyers may opt for four to seven bedrooms, two to three and a half baths, a three- or four-car garage and a finished basement. The personalization. We’re…

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Events & Specials

Extended Rate Lock for October Homebuyers

October 1, 2019
Extended Rate Lock

What’s an extended rate lock? Instead of the typical 60-day lock-in period, buyers who get an extended rate lock can secure a rate for up to 350 days. If rates go up, they’ve saved some money. If rates drop, buyers have the option to float down if it’s no sooner than 60 days prior to closing. How will my clients save? Usually, there’s a $750 extended rate lock fee, but this month, Richmond American is paying the fee for buyers who contract by 10/31 and…

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Neighborhoods

Three Masterplans with Exciting Amenities

September 25, 2019

Today’s homebuyers are looking for more than just an attractive floor plan. They’re seeking an attractive lifestyle characterized by an array of alluring amenities and the sense of community that comes with getting to know your neighbors while lounging poolside and mingling at barbeques, holiday parties and other planned social events. We’re proud to build at many exceptional, amenity-rich communities across the country. Following are three such neighborhoods for your clients to consider. Lake Asbury in Green Cove Springs, FL Located in the heart of…

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Featured Homes

Discover the Client-pleasing Paige Plan

September 18, 2019

It can be hard to pinpoint exactly what your clients want in a home, but ranch plans are always a great place to start. Showcasing versatility, popular features and exciting personalization options, our ranch-style Paige plan has wide appeal, and is currently available in Las Vegas and throughout California. The Paige plan offers: A covered entry An inviting, open-concept floor plan with a great room, a dining nook and a kitchen 3 to 7 bedrooms and approx. 1,280 to 3,520 sq. ft. A master suite…

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Tips & Tools

How to Explain Closing Costs

September 13, 2019
Closing Costs

Ever had a first-time homebuyer confused over closing costs? Prepping clients for these important figures can help ensure smooth sailing on closing day—not to mention a rock-solid client-agent relationship with the potential for extra referral business! Below you’ll find some quick basics you can go over with your clients. Even experienced homebuyers may not know everything that’s lumped into the category of closing costs, and might appreciate the extra clarification from their trusted real estate agent.   What are closing costs? Closing costs, also called…

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