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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Surprise Dad with A Man Cave for Father’s Day in a Brandywine Home

June 11th, 2018

There are a million reasons to get dad his own man cave on Father’s Day. Maybe it’s because he needs a place to chill out at the end of a hard work day. Or after taking care of you and the kids all day, he wants to wind down in his own space. But the best reason of all is that you love him, and you want to take care of him because of all the care he’s given you.

Presenting the cave
Ordinarily, the best time to present your Father’s Day gift is during the day itself. You’d walk dad down the hall, open the door and enjoy his surprise at the well-designed room. But this deprives him of one of the main pleasures of a man cave: he gets to design it himself. Read More >

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Summer Moving Tips for Brandywine Homes

June 4th, 2018

With the kids out of school, longer daylight hours and excellent weather, summer excels as the most popular time to move. If you’re planning to change homes at this time of year, check out these tips to make everything go smoother.

1. Pick the right time
Summer can be the worst time of the year to move. Because everybody is doing it during the season, scheduling can be difficult, especially at the last minute. Prices are at their highest because demand is at the greatest. If you can possibly move outside of summer, you’ll get lower prices and a wider range of movers and times to pick from.

If you must move during the hottest season, plan at least six to eight weeks in advance or more. Don’t move during major holidays, such as the Fourth of July, during any weekend or on the first or last days of the month. Ask the moving company when their least busy days and times are so you can schedule your transfer then. Read More >

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