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•A.    LOT 1. What is your preferred location? 2. Size/Dimensions of the lot. 3. Do you want egress, daylight or walkout elevation? 4. Special features (views, water, trees, and adjacent property). 5. Owner requirements (views, driveway access, other) B. House - General Requirements 1. Square fo...
01/09/2010
New Top Trends in New Homes Today's trends point to smaller, cozier and energy efficient homes with smaller spaces that seem larger. The Home buyers today are focusing of more efficient use of smaller spaces - Focus on Smaller Homes Many builders are shifting from a focus on homes in the2000 to 3...
01/03/2010
  To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that ty...
12/27/2009
A.    LOT 1. What is your preferred location? 2. Size/Dimensions of the lot. 3. Do you want egress, daylight or walkout elevation? 4. Special features (views, water, trees, and adjacent property). 5. Owner requirements (views, driveway access, other) B. House - General Requirements 1. Square foot...
12/23/2009
Plan a budget for your new home.  Break down what your costs should be and do your best to stay close within your budget. Get your facts before you dream of having that gormet kitchen that you think will be $20,000 when in fact it will be $50,000 you don't want to bust your budget before you get...
10/18/2009
Title: Five Topics to Discuss With Your Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home   Thinking of selling your home? Before you place the "For Sale" sign in front of your house, there are a few things you should consider in order to maximize your home value and make the sales process smooth and effi...
10/11/2009
Whether you're ready to settle into your first home or looking to buy your fifth; are moving cross-country or cross-town, it's smart to identify which attributes of a new home are most important to you. Be sure to sit down with your real estate agent and discuss your needs and wants for your new ...
08/09/2009
Decide you are ready to buy your first place. You are not behind on your bills, have some money saved, and have a steady job. You are ready to start investing in your future and maybe plant some roots. Remember: to qualify for the 2009 first time home buyer tax credit, you must keep your home for...
08/05/2009
Short sale updates for those who work with Countrywide and Bank of America short sales. Even though Countrywide is now Bank Of America and they are under the Bank Of America umbrella there are still 2 different departments. There are short sale files that go to the Countrywide departments and the...
07/14/2009
  Be the first homeowner   Peace of mind on a significant investment creating less worry and a more enjoyable home buying experience.   Most recent and up to date building materials   Newest technology   One Year Builders warranty   Quick response to your offer from the builder     Closing on tim...
06/16/2009
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