Builder Upgrades – What’s Extra v. What’s Standard

Every homebuilder has a list of standard amenities and upgrades. Amenities are features that benefit the entire community like a clubhouse, health and fitness center or a gated entrance.  Upgrades refer to added features or items that you pay extra for to enhance your home (certain types of flooring or appliances). Builders will provide you…

Rockwall Smart 9-1-1 Saves Lives

Rockwall offers Smat911 services. When you sign up for Smart911 you provide valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and even vehicles.  This information will be immediately available to 9-1-1 when you make an emergency call.  The3se details can save valuable seconds or even minutes during an emergency. Seconds count when… A child…

Is this Community Right for You?

Before you sign on the line, before you commit to a neighborhood, step back and take the time to make sure it’s the right decision for you. By completing this check list you will feel better equipped to decide if a community is a good fit for you. Drive around the neighborhood and check out all…

CHOOSING YOUR LIFESTYLE – MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITIES

Buying new construction is about more than selecting appliance, countertops and flooring. Today, it’s about your lifestyle.  There are a myriad of master planned communities to choose from and all have different amenities and unique personalities. Consider the following: Season in life. Where do you fit? Single, newly married, raising young children, an empty nester…

Buying a New Home and the Stress Factor

There is a certain anxiety that comes with buying a home. Lenders qualify you based on your income and ability to meet your obligations on a monthly basis but sometimes, homes come with surprises that bring with them financial stress and angst.  It makes sense to consider the money saving aspects when deciding if new…

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Purchasing a home is a huge step and is full of decisions. Nearly everyone considers school district, price point, bedrooms, bathrooms, deed restrictions but few actually consider the differences between purchasing an existing home versus new construction.  The differences are significant. When deciding if new homes should be a consideration for you next move consider…