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Cincinnati home builders - Finding a custom fit for you

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The term “Custom Home Builder”, is one that separates a unique group of builders who go beyond, and sometimes far beyond, the production home building process. This group of builders personalizes the home construction process to meet the individual home buyer’s needs instead of fitting those needs into a template that has been duplicated many times. The term “custom” is a widely used and overused description, but hey… freedom of speech, right? So how do you know that you are getting the best custom building experience? Below are a few things to look for to make sure your builder and new custom built home fit like a glove.   Study the builder’s process Every custom builder should have a process, or mission statement in place that serves as their business philosophy. You can usually find this statement on their website or marketing efforts. Don’t take this declaration lightly. Read an...
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Home Sale Price vs. Homeowner Expectations

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Few events in life match moving into a new home. It’s a new chapter and we all love that. There’s just one thing standing in the way… Your present home. Many homeowners become overwhelmed at the thought of making all of the necessary updates to maximize their sale. The truth is, there needs to be a balance between upgrades made by the owner, and expectations of home buyers. Finding that balance point can make the sale come faster, with higher profit, and much less anxiety. Below are a few tips that can help to make it happen. Get a great agent - Shop for your real estate agent. If you’ve heard good references about someone… If they have a great track record in your area… If they are responsive, personable and sell you on using them, you will not have a better asset. A real estate agent works harder than anyone for your best interests. Agent’s speak from experience and will set the tone f...
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Living Green + Seeing Green - Cincinnati Tax Abatements for new custom homes

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How the Cincinnati Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) and LEED Certification make it happen. With so many great energy and consumption conservation products available in today’s Cincinnati home construction, everyone agrees that they are a permanent part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives. After all, who wouldn’t want the ability to conserve energy, reduce consumption, improve air quality and the numerous other benefits that building green can bring? I think it’s safe to say that we’ve turned the “Green” light on permanently for better conservation and the financial benefits it brings today’s home buyers. Did you know that your green efforts in home construction can also gain you tax abatements within the City of Cincinnati? The tax savings can be substantial. The abatement is valid for single, two-family and multi-family dwellings over an extended period of years. New homes are ta...
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Is a pre-constructed home really a custom built home?

A custom home is not always one that is built from scratch for a unique buyer. In fact, many new custom homes are built prior to having a buyer. These are called “Market” or pre-constructed homes. Sometimes the builder will construct a “Model” home in the initial stages of a community’s development to illustrate their capabilities. Market homes possess the same level of custom quality as those built from scratch. The buyer for each type of home is generally defined by the following:   Market Custom Homes - This home buyer has a more immediate desire to move and finds greater value in quick home occupancy. They usually find, upon touring the home and surrounding community, that the builder has satisfied a sufficient amount of the custom attributes that they desire. This home features the the same excellence in building materials and craftsmanship, but utilizes a widely accepted floor...
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