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Appraisals on New Construction Homes & Why They Are Needed

Posted on 8/15/2022 by Taryn Dandurand in homebuying new construction homes new construction home appraisals home appraisal

A home appraisal determines the generally accepted value of a home and the land it sits on. Many factors go into determining the value of a home including its location, square footage, functionality, upgrades, and other criteria. 

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The New Rules of Homebuying and How to Play By Them

Posted on 7/15/2022 by Taryn Dandurand in homebuying pandemic home buying home buying trends how technology has changed home buying

We mean it when we say that this isn’t your grandparent’s housing market. 60 years ago the median home price was around $21,000 – about four times the annual household income. All things being equal, this might be a financial cost today’s families could absorb with the right planning. Then came COVID-19.

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How to Get Started Looking for a Home – Without Being Overwhelmed

Posted on 6/14/2022 by Taryn Dandurand in homebuying new homes in texas new home communities

Looking for a house can be…intimidating! There are so many steps in the process it can be hard to know where to begin.

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Can You Buy a Home Without a Down Payment?

Posted on 5/15/2022 by Taryn Dandurand in new homes in texas no-money-down mortgage buy a home with no money down buy a home without a down payment

With the feverish pace at which mortgage rates and home prices are rising, you may feel a sense of urgency to find a new house now, rather than wait until you’ve saved up a large down payment. Or maybe you own property somewhere else, so your down payment is actually tied up as equity until you sell an existing home.

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Buying A New Home Out of State? Make the Process More Efficient

Posted on 4/15/2022 by Taryn Dandurand in homebuying new homes in texas master-planned communities new home communities new construction homes

So you’re moving to Texas. Great choice!

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Hillwood Communities Continues Industry Awards Win Streak for Third Consecutive Year

Posted on 4/12/2022 by Taryn Dandurand

Hillwood Communities, the award-winning master-planned residential and mixed-use developer based in Dallas, was honored with 10 McSAM Awards during a ceremony hosted by the Dallas Builders Association on April 9th at the Renaissance Addison Hotel. Topping the list of awards, Hillwood Communities was selected as the Dallas-Fort Worth Developer of Year for the fourth time in seven years. In addition, the developer also achieved second consecutive year wins in the categories of Master-Planned Community of the Year, People’s Choice Community of the Year, Best Community Amenity, Lifestyle Director of the Year, and Lifestyle Program of the Year.

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Smart Home Trends Set to Take Over in 2022

Posted on 3/15/2022 by Taryn Dandurand in home automation smart home technology home technology home technology trends

Not since the introduction of appliances has there been such a buzz in new home technology. The same way automatic dishwashers and vacuums transformed life in the 1950s, smart home devices are revolutionizing the way we do everyday tasks in the 21st century, saving us time and money as well.

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How Does Your Credit Score Affect the Home Buying Process?

Posted on 2/15/2022 by Taryn Dandurand in homebuying mortgage rates credit scores

Credit scores. Like it or not they rule so much of our lives. And they’re particularly important when considering homeownership. That one three-digit number can determine whether you’re eligible to buy a home and, more importantly, how much you’ll pay for it. 

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Millennial Homebuying Trends

Posted on 1/15/2022 by Globe Runner Team in homebuying millenials new homes in texas new home communities

As of 2021, millennials made up about 37% of all homebuyers in the U.S., making them the largest percentage of buyers in the nation. On top of that, this younger generation is making a large impact on the homebuying market in terms of how they go about the process.

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Choosing a Great Lot for Your New Construction Home

Posted on 12/31/2021 by Globe Runner Team in choosing a lot in a new home community choosing the right plot new homes in texas new home communities

You hear it all the time when buying a house: location, location, location. But that doesn’t just apply to the Texas city or suburb you’re searching in. Picking a great lot within your new home community is as important as choosing the right builder and floor plan.

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