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5 Bank Accounts That Help You Save for a House

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You've made the decision to buy a home. Now you need to save for the downpayment. It's often easier said than done. To save for a house you need to be disciplined. For some reason, when you have a financial goal, unexpected expenses arise. Saving money to buy a house may require putting money out of your reach. The best way to do this is by opening a bank account that has limited access. There is no local branch, no ATM card, and even penalties for early withdrawals. Do you need to save money to purchase a new home? Keep reading for five bank accounts that can help you reach your goal.

Why More People Are Moving to Houston

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Since 2017, The Houston housing market has been surging, adding over 50,000 new units per year. Considering its vast size and population of almost seven million, it's certainly no surprise that people are flocking to such a large metro area for its attendant benefits. However, other similarly sized cities did not experience the same levels of growth, with New York City and Chicago both experiencing population decline over the same period. So what's so special about Houston? Why exactly are people flocking to the capital of the Lone Star State? Keep reading for 4 reasons why people are hopping on the bandwagon and moving to Houston.

Best Places to Live in Texas

Texas is the land of opportunity. It's the escape we read about in romance novels. Everything just seems easier, but more alive, in big Texas. And you're not alone in feeling Texas' gravity. Nearly a quarter of a million people packed up and moved to Texas within the last year. But don't sweat the population boom too much. There's plenty of room in Texas. Check out these best places to live in Texas.

Timing is Everything!

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Even during these unprecedented times, timing is everything when it comes to buying a new home. With interest rates at an all-time low, you can now buy more home with your money. With today’s rates, you can save money on your monthly mortgage with your new home purchase.

Studies Reveal That Homebuyers Prefer a New Construction Home

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Searching for a new home mingles a lot of wants against a set of needs and divides by means. Or, in simpler terms, you don't always know what you want, but you know what you need and what you can afford. These factors drive home buying choices. All things being equal, today people prefer new construction homes over used homes. Many studies and surveys have looked at the factors behind this trend. For potential homebuyers in Texas and Arizona, these trends are the lastest spin on the old American value of taming the land and creating something of your own. Read on to learn more about the specifics revealed and the top concerns of new homebuyers.

5 Bathroom Closet Organization Hacks

Clover Master Bathroom - Lucero in Estrella
Did you know that Americans spend an entire year of their lives searching for lost items? If you've ever needed the motivation to get your home organized, that statistic is sure to inspire you. Although it can be a big chore, organizing your home will save you plenty of time in the future. Closets can be some of the messiest places in our house. Do you want to learn how to organize your bathroom closet efficiently? Keep reading for 5 of the best bathroom closet organization tips.

New Kitchen Cooking

Rosewood Kitchen - Tamarron
Cooking is part skill and part science. With the right underlying knowledge, a person can do just about anything to a set of ingredients. Building a deep understanding of the flavors and their interplay takes preparation, though. No matter who is standing in the kitchen, recipes make the job far easier. In some ways, the best cookbooks are like a cheat-sheet, showing the research done by others over time. In other ways, they are inspirations and starting points to making a dish one's own. Much like the explorers of old, who found new regions and the foods that people ate there, getting a new cookbook is like discovering a whole new dimension of food. Check out these cookbooks that will get you cooking in your updated kitchen!

Everyone Needs a Place to Call Home

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Home. A place where you feel safe. Where you feel love. Home is a shelter for your family and your personal sanctuary. No matter what circumstances are unfolding outside, home keeps us grounded. It’s an essential part of who we are. Everyone needs a place to call home. That’s why during this challenging time, we are open for business. We will not let your new home dream fade, because everyone needs a place to call home.

Don’t Slow Down Your New Home Search

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Did you know you can still tour our homes in-person and online? Ready for an online tour? Grab your phone or laptop and use Skype, Facetime, Zoom or any other app. Our staff will set you up with a virtual tour from the comfort of your couch. Looking to Browse? We offer tours of most of our floorplans online, in our convenient Virtual Tour Gallery. You are the director of your own tours, as you virtually “walk through” our homes! Want to see a home in-person? Come in for a one-on-one private tour of a model home or any of our move-in ready homes. We’re Here for you!

Shopping & Buying a Home Online

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You can tour and buy a home online, when you use our convenient digital tools. Buying a new home online is like buying a new car - what you see is what you get – all new and all under warranty. So, don’t put your new home search on hold. Contact us to schedule a video tour or to set up a private, one-on-one appointment and let us help you find your dream home today!

New Construction Homes: Providing More Storage and Livable Space

Rosewood Exterior - Heath Golf & Yacht
As you look at house after house while you're planning a move, it's so easy to be discouraged with your options. You love the kitchen in one house, but you love the master bath in another. One house offers plenty of storage, while the other offers more room for get-togethers. If you find yourself with a lengthy list of requirements for your new home, it may be time to consider new construction homes. There are tons of benefits for choosing a new construction home, keep reading to learn what they are!

Begin Your Search for a Homebuilder

Now that you know all the advantages a brand-new home has over a used house, your next step is to choose a homebuilder. Narrowing your search for a builder can be a bit overwhelming. Take the guesswork out of this task and learn what to look for – and what to ask – on your journey to find a builder for your new home.

How Long Does it Take to Build a New Construction Home?

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A misconception of buying a new construction home is that your only option is to wait several months to get a brand-new home in a neighborhood that you love. Luckily, this is not always the case, so if you have a few months to buy – or just a few days – you can have the new construction home you’ve always wanted!

New Construction Homes vs. Resale House

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Today’s new homes offer more benefits than ever before. Check out our list of reasons why a new construction home is better than a used home and why so many homebuyers prefer new homes to used houses.

What to Expect at Your New Home Tour Appointment

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Your VIP Tour is an opportunity to learn more about your builder, the community and meet your new home salesperson. Scheduling a VIP New Home Tour assures you that someone will be on-site to answer all of your questions and show you around the model home and the neighborhood.

Why Smart Homes Are The Smartest Wave Of The Future

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Seems everything is “smart” these days, from our phones to our cars and appliances. Even the refrigerator lets you know when you’re out of milk. In fact, your entire house can be turned into a smart home. Home automation is a big trend and something today’s homebuyers want when they're in the market for a new house. What are the advantages of home automation? Gehan Homes outlines some of the best smart home benefits.

Reasons to Live in Austin

Austin, TX has continuously been voted the best place to live in the United States. Austin is known around the country as being an awesome place that many aspire to relocate to. What is it that makes Austin so great? Well, there are so many things! There is something for everyone in Austin, TX. Keep reading for more about what it's like living in Austin, Texas and why you should move there.

7 Essential Features of a Well-Designed Kitchen

Stanford Kitchen - Hawkins Meadow
When you’re planning a new kitchen, the layout is, of course, key to making the space work efficiently. But there are other things to think about. Take a look at this checklist to ensure that you tick off seven essential elements of a well-designed space.

Making the Most of Your Living Space When Entertaining

Capri Living Room - Arcadia Ridge
Are you hosting a party but have no idea what to do with the furniture in the room? If your living space is smaller and you have more furniture, you should consider moving it to a different room. If your room designated for entertainment is bigger, you'll still have to do some rearranging to make sure people can move around, mingle, and dance. Keep reading to learn how to make the best of your space when entertaining and throw a party everyone will talk about.

How To Choose The Right Hardwood Floors For Your Home

Palm Living Room - Sunfield
Do you want to take the interior of your house to the next level? Do you want to wow people the moment they set foot in your home? If so, classic hardwood floors should be at the top of your wish list! How do you know what hardwood floors are going to be the best for you? Keep reading to find out how to choose the best hardwood floors for your home!