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What to Bring with You When Moving into a New House

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What to Bring with You When Moving into a New House

If you are moving into a new home, whether you are relocating to a location across town or across the country, there are certain essentials you will need for those first few days before you manage to unpack everything. If you are having professional movers bring the majority of your belongings, you may actually need…

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What are Closing Costs for New Construction?

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What are Closing Costs for New Construction?

Closing costs are probably one of the most confusing parts of buying a home, whether you buy an existing property or are building a new home. The fact is that closing costs can add thousands to both the buyer and seller’s expenses during a transaction. These fees include items like mortgage origination fees, owner’s and…

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How to Pick a Neighborhood When Buying a House

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How to Pick a Neighborhood When Buying a House

When you are shopping for a new house, you may focus on how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need as well as the amenities the house offers. However, the other thing you need to focus on is the neighborhood where the house is located. This can be difficult if you are moving into an area…

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How to Make Sure My New Home is Safe to Move In

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How to Make Sure My New Home is Safe to Move In

Moving into a new home is exciting, whether you just built or bought your first home, have moved due to a new job or are upgrading to a larger home. The move is also hectic, frustrating and stressful as you repaint rooms to give the new home your personal touch and try to find which…

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Are New Construction Homes Worth It?

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Are New Construction Homes Worth It?

There are many benefits to buying a new home over an existing one including lower maintenance costs and better energy efficiency. However, these benefits come with a price as new homes can cost as much as 20 percent more than existing homes in some markets. One thing to determine when choosing whether to buy an…

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What Is The Average Lifespan of a House?

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What Is The Average Lifespan of a House?

Buying a home is probably the largest investment that the average person will ever make. As such, it is logical that you might want to know how long that investment will last. Although a well-built home should last for many years, nothing lasts forever. In this article, we will delve into this question: What is…

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Should You Buy First or Buy Last in a New Home Community?

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Should You Buy First or Buy Last in a New Home Community?

We have already discussed some of the more common issues that face home buyers in the current market. In this article, we will delve into a slightly more advanced topic. If you have been reading our articles diligently and following their advice, you should have no problem understanding this one. Today, we are going to…

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How Long Does it Take to Build a House?

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How Long Does it Take to Build a House?

Building a house is perhaps one of the most important milestones of your life. Whether this is your first time dealing with this process or not, this is an event that will affect your life for quite a few years to come. As such, it is not a process that should be rushed. Of course,…

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How to Get a Mortgage

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How to Get a Mortgage

There are many reasons that a person might need a mortgage loan (commonly called a mortgage for short). We could literally spend all day listing these reasons, but most of them come down to one basic theme: You use your property as collateral to secure a loan so that you can buy things that would otherwise be…

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What’s The Difference Between Custom, Tract and Production Homes?

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What’s The Difference Between Custom, Tract and Production Homes?

Building a home is certainly not a matter to be taken lightly. There’s a lot of money tied up in this project, not to mention your expectations and desires. Before you even think about having a home built, you need to understand these three simple terms: Custom home, speculative home, and tract home. Why do…

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Understanding Construction Loans

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Understanding Construction Loans

What Is A Construction Loan And How Does It Work? A construction loan is pretty self-explanatory. As the name implies, it is a loan that is taken for the purpose of building a home. These loans are most often obtained from banks and other financial institutions. There are relatively few of us that can actually…

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Southdown Homes Meet the Builder Event on Saturday, June 23

  Meet the team of professionals who make your dreams come true from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, June 23. Tour models and Quick Move-in homes at the Southdown Homes Meet the Builder event. Visit Pickering Crossing in Malvern, Preserve at Hideaway Farms in West Brandywine, The Traditions and Estates at Hideaway Farms and The Estates at…

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Meet the Builder Saturday, November 11

Tour models and quick delivery homes and meet the team of Southdown Homes professionals who make your dreams come true at the Meet the Builder event from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, November 11. Visit Pickering Crossing in Malvern, Preserve at Hideaway Farms in West Brandywine, The Traditions and Estates at Hideaway Farms and The…

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Buying and Selling a New Home; A Survival Guide

You really want a new Southdown Home. Everything about it is just right; the location, the floor plan, lots of curb appeal, the price.  But… you have house to sell. What now? Brendon DeSimone offers advice in the article How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time posted on Zillow Blog. The…

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Turning Your Dream Home into a Place of Your Own

One of the most exciting things about buying a new home is turning it into a reflection of your personal style and taste.  Custom and standard selections may include exterior materials and colors, structural options such as additions and extensions, appliances, cabinets, flooring, cabinetry, millwork, electrical, plumbing and more. Whew! It’s exciting and, maybe, just…