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Skip the Remodel: Reasons to Build a New Home

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When you’ve owned a home for a while, it’s often time to update outdated aspects of the house. Sometimes, however, remodeling can lead to a renovation (whole-house makeover). It’s at this time you need to ask yourself, “Should I just build new instead?”It can be a daunting decision; here are a few things to think about.

  • Remodeling can be a bigger job than you originally thought. Even if you’ve gotten several estimates, there are often hidden problems (code violations, outdated electrical wiring, broken submerged pipes, etc.) that expand the scope of the remodel job – adding extra cost.
  • When you’re home building from the ground up, you know what you’re getting. Home buyers get inspections, but inspectors can’t find everything. New home building ensures building and safety codes are being met and will be up-to-date.
  • Remodel isn’t for everyone. Remodeling jobs often don’t go as quickly as you hope. You may be looking at a home that’s in a state of chaos for a while. By contrast, new home building doesn’t have to take a long time. You can have a brand new home, often in around 6 months, – and construction won’t be disrupting your daily life.
  • You can build a custom home to fit your needs. There’s no compensating for previous owners mistakes, or old, impractical and outdated building methods. When you build, your home is being built for you and your family’s immediate needs. Most builders have floor plans you can start with, or they will be able to work with plans you provide.
  • Remodeling isn’t always practical. This can be true for a lot of reasons, from the condition of the home, to an inability to relocate during a major renovation, to pricing your home out of the neighborhood. Deciding to build new is just a better choice in some situations.

The decision to build a new home doesn’t have to be a difficult one. Experience Homes can help make your new home a reality with our Home Trade-in Program. When you decide to build a new home with us, we can buy your existing home, putting your equity aside as a downpayment on your new build. This means no realtor fees, no house showings and the easiest move of your life. Contact us today.

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Is THIS Summer The Right Time To Sell My Home?

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“I’m ready to list my home because my family has outgrown our current home. Is this summer a good time to sell my house?”

It’s a question we’re asked every day. People want to know if now is a good time to sell their current home and upgrade to a new one. They want to ensure they make the move now before the fall school season starts.

Often people have growing families and they’re expecting a baby and want to get settled into their new home in time for their new bundle of joy.

The great news is that there are several options for upgrading homes such as with our home trade-in program, which means this summer might be the ideal time to buy a new home!

We take the stress out of home ownership and upgrades.

According to Realtor.com, the summer is when about 50% of home sales take place, making this a good time to sell your existing home. At the same time, people want to find a safe, new neighborhood for their families so they can get settled in and set up before the new school year begins.

The biggest concern that people have with selling their current home is usually the timing: They don’t want to carry two mortgages while they are moving into their new home and waiting for the old one to sell. That’s where we can help.

At Experience Homes, we buy homes, sell homes, and build new homes. We also have a great home buying alternative which is our home trade-in program that lets buyers sell their old home and build a new one.

Home ownership made easy.

With the home trade-in program, we will pay for the appraisal with your current home and we’ll buy your trade-in. That way you will have all the time you need to move to your new location. It’s that simple!

The home trade-in program eliminates the guess-work when it comes to selling a home and purchasing a new one. There aren’t a lot of builders that offer this type of program and a lot of people don’t even know about it. Our home trade-in program gives homeowners all the time they need to sell their old home and move into a new one.

Your home is where your heart is and it’s where you raise your kids and make your memories. It shouldn’t be stressful and that’s why we’re here to help.

Home trade-ins are easier than trading in a used car.

Part of the excitement in having a new home you build yourself is deciding how you want it laid out, how many bedrooms you will have, and other options we can help you explore together depending on how much house you need.

Do you want a big island in the kitchen? Front-facing bedrooms for the kids? A view of the backyard from a private master suite for the adults? A private den or office in the basement? A one-car garage or a two-car garage?

These are all options you can explore when you trade-in your old home and have a new one built – and we’re there every step of the way to make it a smooth transition.

“We were stressed over nothing. Not only was the sale and move easy, it was a great transition for our kids, too!”

Stress-free home ownership this summer and we’re here to help you.

Your home trade-in this summer will be an easy process and we’ll help every step of the way. We appreciate our customers and their feedback. We also believe in transparency, so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the home trade-in program. We’re here to make this the best summer ever as you progress into your new home. Let’s start the path to new home ownership today!

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Time To Visualize Your New Home

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Close your eyes.

Think of all the beautiful houses you’ve seen that have left an impression on you. Of those houses, which ones would you personally choose to have as your home? Narrow it down to one or two.

How do the exteriors look? One-story or two? Flat roofs or peaked? Columns or an open porch?

Imagine pulling up to the house and looking at the front door. Is it a stately home with grand columns that give it an air of importance and security? Is it a sprawling home, each wing of the house stretched out on its own plot and an open porch that’s just waiting for you to come up and knock?

This is all part of a home’s architectural style. We are drawn towards homes that we think (or desire to) best fit the personality and needs of the family. If you’re in the market for a pre-owned home, you will may have a slew of homes that meet your criteria, but only seriously consider placing offers on the homes that visually appeal to you. With that in mind, it’s worth taking the time to read up on the main architectural styles you’ll see while house hunting, along with their respective pros and cons!

The more you know about what you’re looking for in a home, the more confident you’ll feel when you do find it. And of course, if you’re building your own home with us at Experience Homes, you can make sure your build plans have exactly what you want for your dream home.

Ranch Home

The most common style you’ll see today in pre-owned homes is the ranch style home. This style is characterized by a lack of stairs- the home is all one level. Most of the homes in this style are seen in the classic “L” shape but there are also those with a “U” shape that allow for a pool or contained garden and/or lawn.

One of the unexpected benefits of the ranch style will come to light if you only plan on living in the home for a short term: moving costs and moving effort is much, much lower than other styles. The level floor plan allows you to move in easily and without fuss. Heating and cooling is easily controlled as long as the attic is properly insulated, making for lower utility bills. Maintaining the exterior of the ranch style can be easily done by yourself with a just a stepladder while a bi-level home needs more manpower.

On the flip side of the coin, a downside of the ranch style is that there is less privacy as the bedrooms and living areas alike are all on the same level. If you’re thinking of buying a ranch style home, pay attention to the condition of the roof. Because of the sprawling single-story layout, ranch homes typically have expansive roofs and replacing one can be costly.

PROS:

  • Easy move-in, move-out
  • Lower utility bills
  • Easy maintenance

CONS:

  • Less privacy
  • Expense of replacing a roof