One thing the pandemic has shown us is the need for flexibility in how we live. Turning dining rooms into makeshift classrooms, or taking a video work call in the privacy of the kitchen pantry has created a demand for more flexible home floorplans.
The ability to work from home, a need for flexible space, a desire for greater access to the outdoors, and lower mortgage rates triggered a 100% increase in second-home purchases over last year and the fourth time we saw triple-digit increases in the past five months according to Redfin.
Newland community Sterling on the Lake located in Flowery Branch, GA, is helping new home shoppers with some pointers on selecting a new home. The New-Home Buyer's Guide provides some helpful resources and tips to help you find your perfect place in beautiful Georgia.
As Oregon and other states lift shelter in place orders, demand for new homes are on the rise. But, as the coronavirus pandemic changes home buying priorities and remote work becomes normalized, a growing number of Americans are considering fleeing busy cities for the quiet calm of suburban life.
Alex McLeod, Regional President for Newland, shared with Green Home Builder Magazine what is driving home shoppers to seek out new home designs with more flexibility, greener options, and a sense of community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Americans are assessing their new housing normal, and as a recent study shows, just over one-quarter of Americans have set their sights on moving to a new city. Of the top 10 metros, Newland has nine communities in the top five; #1 Phoenix, #4 Austin, #5 Atlanta, #6 Dallas, and #7 Tampa.
MarketWatch reports that mortgage rates have fallen with a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaging 3.13%. This is a new all-time low for the fourth time this year, and it is getting the interest of home shoppers.
Even in times of social distancing, feel-good news focuses on neighborhoods coming together for drive-by birthday parties and grocery shopping for others. Research proves that for humans to thrive, they need to feel a part of community self-selecting when and how they engage.
Buying and building a new home is rarely a one-size-fits-all process, but it doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, equipped with the right knowledge and the right partners, buying a new home can be downright enjoyable!
Current research from Clovered, a home insurance resource, indicates that Millennials have much higher expectations when buying their first home when it comes to the area of the home and the home's features.
Tampa-area Waterset, award-winning and home to resort-style living, understands that you will have questions and has assembled a New-Home Buying Guide that walks you through what to consider in getting started, doing your research, and touring model homes.
The 4% mortgage is back! The average rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage was down nearly a quarter point this week from a week earlier, its biggest drop in over a decade. Mortgage rates are fast approaching 4%, low enough to help the housing market rebound as the spring season approaches.
Consumer opinions about homebuying continue improving in Q1 2019, with 65% of respondents in a National Association of Realtor’s survey of households saying they believe now is a good time to buy a home and 37% strongly holding that opinion.
Tehaleh, Washington’s best-selling new-home community, walks potential home buyers through the decision points in purchasing a new house in the Pacific Northwest. Home shoppers can discover some of the resources and their options of buying a new home in Tehaleh, just a short drive from Seattle.
Whether it is a backyard for Fido or that you are ready to start paying your own mortgage, and not that of your landlord’s, many first-time homeowners are seeing the benefits of buying a new home rather than paying rent with no tax benefit or return on investment.