A Des Moines Custom Home Builder Blog

First-Time Home Buyers: What You Need to Know About Home Loans

Posted by Don Brill on Feb 20, 2019 1:40:00 PM

Buying your first home is an exciting process, but there are plenty of less exciting aspects of home buying that you need to be aware of. Unless you’re one of the few lucky people who can pay for their first home entirely in cash, you’ll need to have at least a basic understanding of home loans. Here’s what you need to know before you buy the home of your dreams. 

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Topics: Finances

Why Is It Important to Have Warranties on Your Custom Home?

Posted by Don Brill on Jan 9, 2019 2:51:00 PM

After investing serious time and money into your custom home, the last thing you want to do is fork over more resources to cover a mistake, repair, or replacement. Of course, you purchase your custom home with an expectation of excellence, but, unfortunately, there are some cases in which either builder error or product defect comes into play. Having appropriate warranties in place can save you the hassle of resolving issues on your own. Here’s why it’s important to get warranties on your custom home. 

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Topics: Finances

The Best Time of Year to Buy New Construction

Posted by Don Brill on Dec 16, 2018 4:37:00 PM

Most everyone knows the spring and summer are peak seasons for the real estate industry, but from a buyer’s perspective, there’s actually a better time of year to keep in mind. For those looking to take advantage of new construction, the best time to buy is just around the corner. 

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Topics: Finances

ROI and Building vs. Remodeling

Posted by Don Brill on Nov 13, 2018 3:37:00 PM

You’ve come to a fork in the road: should you build a new home or remodel your existing one? When deciding which direction to take, asking yourself some key questions will help you make the best choice. Consider these factors before moving forward with a remodel or designing an entirely new custom home.

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Topics: Finances