Think You Can’t Afford to Buy a Home? Here are Five Ways You Can Afford to Buy a Brandywine Home

August 20th, 2018

Buying a home in today’s market can be expensive, which may cause some California residents to feel as if they cannot afford to buy a home. If you think a little creatively, however, you may be surprised by what you can actually afford. Here are five things you can do to make your dream of owning a home an affordable reality.

1. Broaden Your Location: A common problem first-time home buyers face is becoming fixated on a certain town or neighborhood. This is often a major factor in what is making home ownership unattainable. If you are flexible and consider different areas, you may be surprised by what you can find. The further you move away from a city center, the more affordable homes become. Read More >

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Avoid Making These Three First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

August 13th, 2018

Buying a home you can call your own can be one of the most unique and exciting life experiences you can ever go through. On the other hand, it can also be one of the most stressful and frustrating life experiences as well. We want to help you stay ahead of the game. We have put together a list we hope can help you avoid making some of the mistakes many first-time buyers have made in the past:

Mistake 1: Not Doing Enough Research

It is important to make sure you have covered yourself with enough information and facts. When you are covered in facts, you will discover the process will be easier. This is especially true when it comes to participating in negotiations. You do not have to be afraid of negotiating, and when you have the right tools and information, you will be ready to aim and fire. Read More >

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Tap into Your Budget Decorator: Shop Your Home for a New Look

August 6th, 2018

The word “redecorating” holds mixed emotions. Sure, it’s exciting to give your home a fresh new look. But the question of cost quickly enters. How much will it cost to buy new furniture, new paint, new knickknacks?

We are here to give you good news! Redecorating your house does not have to empty your savings. In fact, we believe that in order to get a new feel for your home, you don’t even have to look at your wallet.

“How?” you ask.”Simple,” we say. Shop your home for a new look! “But what does that mean: shop your home?”

It means exactly what it sounds like. Instead of going to Target, go to your attic. Go to your closets. Go to that space above your kitchen cabinets. Read More >

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10 Common Home Myths Busted!

July 30th, 2018

In a time where home maintenance shows are on tv around the clock and homeowners can share the latest household time on social media with the click of a button, there is no shortage of home maintenance advice. These tips have been shared so many times, that most people take them at face value and don’t even question their validity before making them a part of their home care routine. So it may be surprising to learn that many commonly known tips are in fact wrong and could end up causing more harm than good. Here are 10 common myths and what you can do instead.

1. Throw a Lemon Down the Disposal to Eliminate Smells
The citric acid in a lemon will eliminate odors, but it will also cause rust. On top of that, frequent spins with lemons can cause the blades of your disposal to wear down and ultimately cause damage to your pipes. Instead, try throwing baking soda down your drain. It will neutralize the odor and it won’t eat away at the metal. Read More >

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Preparing Your Credit Score for Mortgage Approval for a New Brandywine Home

July 23rd, 2018

Every year, millions of people across the country look for a new home. Some move to the city for work, others move out to the suburbs to raise families. While many people are happy to rent for years as they adventure and see the world one rental property at a time but eventually you’re ready to settle down, build a career in a single location and possibly raise a family. Unfortunately, if your youth was wild or off-the-grid, or if past financial hardship still haunts your credit score, it can be hard to get a fair mortgage for a home that you love. For those of you looking to find a new home in Orange or Los Angeles Counties or anywhere else in the US, you can use the time spent saving up your down payment to build your credit and we have just a few tips to help you build momentum. Read More >

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Avoiding Clutter in Your New Brandywine Home

July 16th, 2018

It is an exciting time now that you have moved into your new Brandywine Home. All the boxes are unpacked, and everything is in its place. Everything looks brand-new and spic and span. You want it to look like this everyday. However, no matter how hard you try, it always seems that clutter creeps back into your life. From a stack of books on the coffee table to the junk drawer in the kitchen, you seem to always have more to put away. Here are a few ways to avoid clutter in your new home.

Don’t Bring It with You

The best way to avoid clutter in your new home is to leave it behind when you move. Read More >

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How to Find the Right Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

July 9th, 2018

Buying a Brandywine Home from one of our sales agents is relatively painless. Just specify a few options and sign some papers, and the home is yours, pending suitable financing. But to buy one of our homes, you’ll typically have to sell your older home, which is not so straightforward and requires the services of a real estate agent. The following tips can help you find the right one.

Interview multiple agents.

Don’t just pick the first agent who leaves a flier at your door. Interview several agents. Ask family and friends for recommendations. Do an online search for houses for sale that are similar to yours, and look at the agents attached to those homes. Read More >

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California New Home Builders Discuss Things to Consider When Choosing a Floor Plan

July 2nd, 2018

One of the major advantages to building a new home is the fact that you have more flexibility in choosing a floor plan. With so many options to choose from, here are some things you should think about ahead of time in order to ensure you make the right decision.

Think about your Lifestyle

Your home should be a reflection of you, which is why your floor plan should easily fit your lifestyle. If you entertain often, you may want to consider an open floor plan that would allow your guests to mingle with one another. You could also need a home office that’s located some distance away from your living room in order to ensure it’s peaceful and quiet. Begin by making a list of your needs so that you can talk with California new homebuilders about them, as this will allow you to see floor plans that would meet your requirements. Read More >

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Costs to Consider When Buying a New Home

June 25th, 2018

One of the biggest decisions most people ever make is the decision to buy a new home. When you are looking to buy a home, it is important you build a conservative budget and do not overspend. To ensure you make the best home buying decision possible, there are several different types of expenses that need to be taken into consideration when determining your home buying budget.

Closing Costs

One of the first expenses you will incur for your new home is your closing costs. Closing costs can end up costing thousands of dollars upfront. These can include costs for appraisals, home inspections, transfer taxes, title fees, legal costs, bank fees and a range of other expenses. While these can be significant to pay up front, you can often negotiate a credit from a seller to cover some or even roll the costs into your mortgage and pay a slightly higher interest rate. Read More >

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How To Arrange Your Living Room Furniture

June 18th, 2018

Selecting furniture makes your house uniquely yours. The colors and styles express your personality, and it is usually easy for you to recognize “your” furniture. You will say or think, “That’s IT!’ If you love it and it is within your budget and will hold up under your family’s use, you should buy it. Whether you are buying a few new pieces or a room full of new furniture, think about your family, not “design.” But now that you own it – or just moved it – where should you put it? Moving furniture around until it “looks right” can take days and create family friction. Here are a few suggestions to make furniture placement easier on your family.

In the living room, focus on your family’s comfort and on the comfort of your guests: Read More >

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