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My First New Construction Home

What I Wish I Knew When I Bought My First New-Construction Home

When I was designing our dream home 15 years ago, I was chasing around our toddler while laying out rooms and selecting finishes. Back then, I didn’t let Ben out of my sight and couldn’t imagine a time when we wouldn’t be attached at the hip. So, I selected new-home options perfect for parents of a 16-month-old, never questioning if they’d work for parents of a 6-year-old, or 16-year-old. Here...

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New Construction Home Inspections: Are They Necessary?

For many of us, living in a brand new home sounds like a dream. There’s not a ding on the wall, scratch on the floor, or squeaky cupboard to worry about. You may think since the home is newly built, it must be perfect. With new construction sales soaring, we often get a question from homebuyers: should I hire a home inspector for a newly built home? The answer is: yes! And here’s why. Building a...

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