For home buyers over 55 years old, purchasing a new home comes with plenty of decisions, including whether to buy new construction or an existing home. We look at some of the advantages of buying new construction and how they can benefit the 55+ homeowner.
Virtual reality is increasingly being used by architects and home builders to help clients in visualizing and designing a custom home. We look at how this technology helps turn that dream home into the real thing.
What makes building a custom home a great choice for single ladies? Well the simplest answer is this: You can have everything you want, exactly how you want it.
You’d love to own a custom-built dream home, but is a custom home within reach? The answer is yes. We bust 5 common myths about building a custom home so you can make your dream a reality.
A custom home is perfect for families who want to build their forever home, fit to their exact specifications. Custom homes, however, are more time consuming and costly to build, so are they worth building over a production home? NewHomeSource gives you the reasons why a custom home may be right for you.
The real estate industry acronym BOYL means Build on Your Own Lot. Find out more about the BOYL option and if it is the right way to complete your journey to homeownership.
Lot sizes for new homes have been steadily shrinking, so what does this trend mean for new home buyers today? We take a look at several factors behind lot sizes and whether smaller lots are good, bad or just different.
8 Misconceptions About Building a New Home You’re interested in building a brand new home, but certain fears about the process and cost keep holding you back. We bust 8 common misconceptions about building new homes to help you move forward in your home-buying decision.
When building your new dream home, you want to get the floor plan just right. But how do you know which layout is best for you? We’ve got some suggestions to get you on the right path.
If you are ready to sell your old home to get into a new one, it’s nearly time for an open house. Holding an open house is a great way to get people interested in your new home – if you plan well. Here’s how to set your event up for success, whether you are working with a realtor or selling on your own.
When it comes to your home, size really does matter. NewHomeSource explains why and also offers tips on how to pick the perfect sized home for your life and your family.
Now that you’ve moved into your new home, you may try to utilize spaces in and out of the home that it may not have been built for. Here’s how to maintain your new home properly.
Living with a more minimalistic approach to your home style is ideal, but it’s not for everybody. Even if you aren’t ready to downsize to a tiny home, you can still get tiny home advantages in a not so-tiny footprint. NewHomeSource has tips for you to apply these Minimalist home concepts into your traditional new home design.
5 Ways to Make Your New Build Feel Like Home From landscaping your yard to interior decorating, NewHomeSource shares ways to give your brand new home a more personal, cozy touch
The cost per square foot to build a house varies throughout the country and depends on factors such as cost of materials and labor. As it turns out, the average cost to build a home in the United States is less than $90. Here’s more on how much it costs to build a new home per square foot.
Building a home is an exciting journey – with a rewarding outcome. But, first you have to understand how much it costs to build a home. This article will help you understand the costs of building a new home and how that compares with the cost of buying and updating a resale home.
Garages aren’t just for vehicle storage. A well-insulated garage can not only reduce your new home’s energy costs, but also give you more options for using the space. It has detailed what you should know about garage insulation so you can work with your new home builder to create a space that perfect fits your needs.
Building a home with an income suite can be a great way to help offset your monthly mortgage payment or other home-related costs. Here’s what you should know ask income suites.
Is LED Lighting Right for Your New Home? LED (light-emitting diode) lighting can be an energy-efficient and safer lighting option for your newly built home. This article looks at the benefits of LED lighting compared to traditional incandescent bulbs or compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs.
NewHomeSource believes knowledge is power, so we’ve developed a newsletter tailored to all aspects of home buying: Buyers Blueprint. Our regular weekly publication will arrive via email and offer insights and tips on how to successfully navigate new home buying, from beginning to end.
With the right homework, a team of professionals providing guidance and a good dose of patience, you can land the perfect lot and be closed on your loan quickly.
Congratulations on your choice to purchase the home of your dreams! As you embark on your new home journey, you may find there are disagreements between you and your spouse or partner. Here’s how you can avoid the drama and move one step closer to your dream home.
Top 11 Signs it's Time for a New Home Sometimes life events or personal situations call for a new home. Here are the top 11 signs that it’s time to find a new home.
Buying Your Dream Home Later in Life Homeowners who missed out on the opportunity to buy their brand-new dream home in their 20s or 30s, still can get that home later in life. Here’s a look at advantages of a new construction home for the move-up buyers whose starter was a resale house.
New homes are a good fit for vacation home purchasers since they don’t need maintenance and offer a turnkey lifestyle. Before choosing a resort home, be sure it matches your preferred location, climate and activities.
Is the Open Floor Plan Closing? Open floor plans are all the rage in new homes, but some buyers prefer a traditional floor plan. Reasons include not using the kitchen much and wanting a formal space to entertain. Here’s a look at why the open floor plan may be closing.
Which Home is Right for You: New or Resale? Shiny and new or tried and true? Buying a new home is a big deal and the decision-making process can be overwhelming. Here’s a guide of things to consider as you wade through the ultimate question of newly built homes versus used real estate.
Have you daydreamed about building a custom home, but never thought you could afford such an endeavor? Turns out, you don’t have to be rich to build a custom home! Here are some tips to help even non-millionaires get one step closer to their dream custom home.
What are the features you’ll likely find in new single-family homes this year? And what are the essential spaces that Millennials say they expect in a home? In this article, we discuss popular and essential home features in new homes and where homes are going, as described by industry experts.
When disaster strikes and your home is destroyed or damaged, should you rebuild your home or walk away? This emotional decision depends on how much you have invested, personally and financially, in the home. Here’s more on what to consider when dealing with a disaster.
Tuscan. Mid-Century Modern. Farmhouse. How do you decide which home style is right for you? Our quick quiz will help you figure out what style is right for you and your family.
In the future, maintaining your home may be as simple as saying “OK, Google,” “Hey, Siri” or simply “Alexa.” Here’s how voice control is changing how we connect with our homes.
There's strong consensus on the top features that today's home buyers want in their next home. And it turns out that new homes do a better job of meeting those needs than resale houses do,
Homebuilders are offering newer, better features in new homes that are designed to meet specific needs and wants of today’s homebuyers. Here’s a look at three homebuilders who are leading the pack in cutting-edge innovations in new residential housing.
When it’s time for downsizing, moving into a new-construction home might be ideal. Open-concept floor plans and more efficient use of space by homebuilders means you may find a new home to feel bigger, even with less square feet. Here’s how downsizing into a new-construction home may be more spacious for your family.
Conventional thinking says that spring is the best time to buy a new home. But perhaps more important than the season is your own personal timetable and needs. To help you decide which time of year is the best time for you to buy, consider these tips from leading real estate experts.
Recent surveys by Better Homes and Garden magazine and the National Association of Home Builders found just what homebuyers want in new homes, particularly Millennials. Here’s what they found.
Are you looking solely for a newly built home, considering new construction and resale homes, or shopping existing homes only? A survey from Builders Digital Experience shows that 20 percent of home shoppers strongly prefer new homes and 35 percent consider both new and resale homes. Which do you prefer?
What should you know about drone use in home construction? We have the lowdown on how the use of drones can benefit those building a new home.
What Home Buyers Want in a New Home What do most home buyers want? A recent survey asked more than 3,600 people who bought a newly built home last year to rank the features that were most important in their new home. How do their preferences compare to yours?
What started out as a technology that once seemed kitschy has transformed the way we design our homes. Here’s how smart home technology is changing our homes for the better.
Six Steps to Buying and Building a House Thinking of buying or building a new home? Where do you even start? New Home Source has six steps to help you when buying and building a house.
Six Shortcuts to Selecting a Builder Selecting the right builder for your new home is an important decision. Here are six proven shortcuts to help you develop a better list of finalists faster.
You’ve decided to build your new home. Congratulations! But, now what? Avoid the pitfalls that many new homeowners have stumbled upon with these lessons learned from recent home buyers and advice from architects and home builders.
Basements aren’t often described as homey or cozy — until now. The latest trends in finished basements can add value to your home and offer you a relaxing space to entertain family and friends. Here what to know to take your new home’s basement to a different level.
New homes will be smaller than they were in the last few years, at around 2,400 square feet. However, builders are optimistic that inventory levels will pick up and that Millennials will start buying homes.
When comparing homeowners association or condo fees, amenities and rules should be on your list of topics to research before you decide on your preferred community. Here’s why.
Homeowners associations (HOAs) are often characterized as an unwavering group of neighbors determined to restrict homeowner rights. But, according to recent research, most of those who live under home owner associations are happy with their communities.
Function Over Size: Is a Bigger Home Better?Is a bigger home better? Not necessarily, as more home buyers seek functional homes that fit their lifestyle. In fact, more buyers say they would buy a smaller home if it had more features they value, like lots of storage space and bigger rooms.
Reading a floor plan can be a little intimidating at first. However, floor plans are a helpful way to determine if one model may work for you and your lifestyle over another model. In this article, an architect offers tips for using a floor plan to getting the most out of floor plans to find your dream home.
If you have children — and even if you don’t — an important consideration when purchasing a new home is if the schools in the area are up to par. Here are a few ideas on how to evaluate schools during your home search.
If you’re planning for your next new-home purchase to be a vacation home, it’s important you do a little due diligence to make sure the home is what you dreamed of. Here’s what to consider when buying a vacation home.
Today’s new homes aren’t just bigger physically, they also feel bigger. That’s because builders are using different techniques to get the most out of a home. Here’s how your builder is making your new home more spacious.
Now that you’ve decided to search for a new home, where do you even start? Here’s a quick guide to getting the most out of New Home Source to get you on the right path to your new home.
Who’s hanging out in their parlor? No one, it seems. At least not anymore. What was formerly known as the parlor, a popular entertaining room, is now the, well, room where you entertain folks. A funny thing happened over the years — we started referring to rooms to reflect the way we live.
It’s important to keep up with the latest technology, even in the housing industry. How are today’s builders keeping up with the smart tech in their new homes? Sources by New Home Source
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