new homes: Draper Utah - Quick Move In Homes - David Weekley Deer Run - 04/07/18 12:07 PM
With the current market conditions as they are, many buyers find themselves in a multiple offer situation. Or, they would like a new home but don't have months to wait for it to be built. David Weekley has new homes with stunning views that are nearly finished and ready for quick move in.
Skip the build time and start growing a lifetime of memories in one of our move-in ready, or ready soon, David Weekley Showcase Homes @ DEER RUN in Draper! Root yourself in this family-friendly community and spring into the lifestyle you’ve always wanted today.

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new homes: New Homes Merger: Standard Pacific & Ryland Group Become Top Four - 06/14/15 11:12 PM
For those playing at home, the top three home builders are: DH Horton, Lennar and Pulte.
The new number four will be the merged units of Standard Pacific and Ryland.
Although Standard Pacific will own 59% of the merged unit, Ryland's Larry Nicholson will become CEO of the venture which currently owns or controls 74,000 homes.
Some may ask what this means. I believe there is not much to be read here except to say these two groups saw the opportunity to increase market strength and decrease costs.
The new homes market had been in the doldrums for years after the real estate bubble but began to … (5 comments)

new homes: Home Buyers- Consider the Loan Costs - 01/26/09 02:58 AM
Seven Percent?
What am I talking about?
Here it goes:
If you want to buy a home you will need a down payment. Right now that's typcially 3.5%.
Then there are closing costs... loan costs plus prepaids... these costs can include fees that allow you to take title to the property... insurance costs... home-owners fees... and various other costs that are associated to turning a property over from the seller to you the buyer.
These costs can be in the 3-4 % range.
In summary, on average- there is a 7% out-of-pocket cost to buying a home... unless:
You ask the … (5 comments)

new homes: Gilbert Arizona Spec Homes... Luxury at an Entry Level Price - 04/20/08 09:58 AM
Arizona has many new homes available.

Home Builders, both large and small, have noticed the valley's wild population growth patterns, and have set up stakes in this area.

It's quite the task to keep up with all the developments... but it's very much worth it, as many new homes are priced below current market.
It's a great time to buy as the competition is fierce and people are able to buy more-home for-less money.

With the nationwide housing bubble, not every developer will survive the downturn.

... which is a shame because many of these subdivisions are … (2 comments)

new homes: Top Builders in America - A Sortable List - 04/09/08 11:25 AM
Last September I posted a blog which presented a Sortable List of America's Top Home Builders of 2006 & 2007.
The blog reading community was underwhelmed.
Chalk it up to inexperience or a paucity of information- but the link to Builder Online's research was a big eye-opener for me.
For those who specialize in buyer representation, it's helpful to know the trajectory of America's builders.
You'll find all the large home builders as well as many of the smaller builders listed there.
More importantly you can sort them by units sold or Revenue.
Who were the big five of 2006... how … (11 comments)

new homes: Active Rain Success Story- First Time Home Buyers Found Me - 02/21/08 12:42 PM
  Can I admit to favorites?
  Here's the story.
  First time home buyers used the net to find someone to help them.
  I was a first time blogger.
  I had posted new home buying tips on Active Rain.
  They found me ... I give them advice about establishing credit.
  They followed that advice and last night we went into contract.
They couldn't be more excited that they now own a home. 
It was a first for both of us- each using the internet...
Each of us happy as can be that we'd found just the … (29 comments)

new homes: They Ding You On The Upgrades - 01/17/08 05:27 AM
  Who wants a cookie cutter house? It's like asking "Who likes urban sprawl?"
To avoid the cookie cutter look, builders offer amenities and upgrades. Amenities are unique attractions that are neighborhood specific. The upgrades pertain to the lot and the house. Optional upgrades allow the buyer to customize the exterior and interior to the buyer's liking. The builder could build a basic house... but they'd rather not. Upgrades allow the builder and the buyer the opportunity to differentiate. Though a new home subdivision may look very homogenized in the early phase of construction, the neighborhood is born through customization.
Yet … (5 comments)

new homes: Questions For The First Time Home Buyer - 09/23/07 05:17 PM
Every buyer is different. Each buyer has specific wants and needs but the first time home buyer will tend to have as many questions as requests. Here are the questions I usually seek to answer for the first time buyer:
Do you want a new or existing home? When do you need to move? What places do you need to be near? (School, Work, Family, etc.) After these questions are out of the way, the financial questions need to be answered:
What do you hope to spend per month? Do you know your credit score? Are you pre-approved? Do you have … (3 comments)