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June
17

 

  (RCI Builders)

When looking for a home, buyers frequently tend to overlook new construction. But there are many reasons why you should consider new construction when looking for your next home. Increased regulations and building codes have led to higher quality products, superior safety standards and improved energy efficiency ratings. If you're looking for a new home, check out these reasons why to consider new construction. 

 

1. Find the Perfect Home Without the Rush 

The housing inventory of resale homes remains low and highly desired homes can get snapped up quickly. As a buyer, this means staying on your toes and potentially competing with other offers when the perfect home comes on the market. New construction allows you to slow down during your home search and focus on identifying the elements you're really looking for in your next home. Then when you're ready, you can sign for a house that has all the features you desire. 

 

2. Opportunity for Floor Plans That Suit Your Needs

Every buyer is looking for something different when it comes to the functional space in their home. More and more homebuyers prefer open, fluid floor plans compared to the separate rooms that were popular decades ago. Building a new home lets you pick a floor plan that fits your needs, whether it's a formal dining room, a spacious master bathroom or a playroom for the kids. 

 

3. Ability to Customize and Upgrade

Choosing a floor plan is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to customizing a newly constructed home. Building a new home offers a variety of options for design from countertops and kitchen islands, to flooring and tiling. New homes also offer the option of integrating Smart Home Technology, which many older homes may not be properly wired to accommodate.  

 

4. No Hidden Flaws or Deferred Maintenance

Buying a resale home always bears a risk of running into hidden flaws or underlying issues that can cause problems later. New construction eliminates all uncertainties and ensures that your home will be up to date with all safety standards and building regulations. From the start, you will know the condition of every element in your home and have confidence that the home will perform well.  

 

5. Quality of Home Construction

Homebuilding materials and methods are constantly evolving and improving. When you build a new home, you can be confident that it has been designed and built using the latest technology, equipment and techniques. The home will be inspected several times throughout the process, so you can have peace of mind that your home meets all standards and is constructed with the best resources available. 

 

6. Lower Maintenance Costs

Brand new appliances, wiring and technology in your home means lower maintenance and upgrade costs in the first several years of homeownership. A resale home will require more upkeep and see higher maintenance costs as the home is older and already bears some wear and tear. Most builders will also provide warranty options for new homes, further eliminating future maintenance costs and giving you less to worry about for the next few years of homeownership

 

7. Increased Energy Efficiency

Advances in technology have led to increased energy efficiency in newly constructed homes. These can include more efficient windows, appliances, HVAC systems and more. Combined with new building and energy codes, these advances make newly built homes some of the most energy efficient homes on the market.  

 

Building a new home can seem daunting, but there are many benefits to choosing new construction over a resale home. If you're interested in building or purchasing a well-crafted new home, RCI Builders offers a wide variety of options to fit your needs and budget.  

May
14

Video: Hope and Confidence.

 

 

May
13

A DAY TO CELEBRATE!!

In fact, is ONE Day enough??

April
29

October
8

August
21

 

Existing Home Sales Strengthen!!

https://rismedia.com/2019/08/21/existing-home-sales-strengthen-2/

July
9

Learn everything you need to know before buying a house!!

May
1

 

March
20

 

March
13

45 Times Wealthier!!

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6510830762672082944/?fbclid=IwAR1HXt0cIHYXUsSez__OiqZ1ZGkSaNKrqYFq1K2vQ2fyAk7sQlMWq5ShgRg

December
5

The Most Dangerous Things in Your Home

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ss/slideshow-common-household-hazards?ecd=wnl_spr_120518_REMAIL&ctr=wnl-spr-120518-REMAIL_nsl-LeadModule_title&mb=HszbdDVB6OuolsItouxz8%40HnVev1imbCkWNz46cEOpU%3d

October
8

A Great Time to be Selling Your Home!!

Top 10 Cities where Homes are Vanishing Fastest. 

9. Richmond, VA  (According to Realtor.com)

Median list price: $311,500
Decrease in inventory: -36.8%
Drop in square footage on the market: 4,192,000

The job market in the capital of Virginia is on a tear, and so are home prices—up 7% in August year over year, after a 9% jump the year prior. And around 1 in 3 homes in Richmond end with multiple offers.

The amount of lost inventory in Richmond is equivalent to more than eight James Monroe Buildings, the tallest building in the city. (It's a 29-story office tower with about 500,000 square feet of space.)

The housing shortage would be even lower if home builders weren't putting up new homes at a frantic pace. New construction accounts for 27.6% of homes in Richmond for August.

September
24

July
18

July
12

We're #4!! We're #4!!

https://www.richmond.com/business/local/virginia-moves-up-again-in-cnbc-rankings-of-best-states/article_c7b0eab3-beba-5bbc-bc38-2f5e693221e3.html?utm_source=RTD%20Email&utm_medium=_Breaking%20News&utm_campaign=_Breaking%20News

May
31

We would love to help you discover what your Home may be WORTH !!

 

May
1

February
21

From US News and World Report:

https://realestate.usnews.com/real-estate/articles/why-you-should-sell-your-home-in-2018

January
10

January
3

September
28

July
12

June
29

71% of Homeowners Think Now is Good Time to SELL!

 

http://www.builderonline.com/design/consumer-trends/71-of-homeowners-think-now-is-a-good-time-to-sell_o

May
22

The Week Ahead: Prices Still Rising, Inventory Still Dropping

On Wednesday, at 9 a.m. EST, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will release its House Price Index (HPI) for March. The Index covers single-family housing, using data provided by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Previously, the FHFA reported in its February HPI that home prices rose 0.8 percent month-over-month. In the report, January's former unchanged index was revised to a 0.2 percent increase.

On a seasonally adjusted national level, prices are now nearly 10 percent higher than their March 2007 peak. Prices have seen a compound annual growth rate of 3.5 percent since 1991, 3.4 percent since 2000, and 6.2 percent since 2012.

Out of all nine census divisions, the Mountain region saw the biggest annual increase in prices, with a 9.5 percent uptick over the year. The region includes Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. The Pacific division—Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California—saw a 7.6 percent annual rise, while the Middle Atlantic—New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—saw the least year-over-year growth with just 4.6 percent.

Other Indices have been reporting similar increases, such as First American's Real House Price Index (RHPI). The RHPI revealed that home prices have dropped by 32.8 percent since the pre-recession peak, but are still at a relative high. Real house prices rose 0.7 percent between January and February. The low inventory has meant that home prices have remained high.

"The main story in most markets this spring is the lack of supply. Combined with unfaltering demand, the lack of supply continues to pressure unadjusted prices higher in one of the strongest spring sellers' markets seen in recent memory," said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American.

April
26

On the 8th Day, God made a REALTOR(r) (By Steve Harvey)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXQusdbG4vw&sns=fb

April
19

184 Steps: What a Realtor does to close a Transaction:
 
This list was originally prepared by the Orlando Area Association of REALTORS®. NAR presented it to Congress to demonstrate all the tasks that real estate professionals must do to close a single transaction.
 
October
21

 

1st Time Homebuyers have made a huge positive impact on the Real Estate Market.

Would you like to find out how you can be one of them?

 

September
26

Tired of RENTING?  Why not OWN?

 https://youtu.be/WahWgzckHIg

August
2

U.S. New Home Sales Rise...

...to near 8.5-year high in June of 2016!!

July
25

New Home Tips: Just Moving In

https://www.houselogic.com/buy/moving-in/things-to-do-when-moving-into-a-new-house/?cid=eo_em_mkt_newsletter 

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