Prescott AZ Home Builder Caters to the Buyer’s Style

Prescott AZ Home Builder Caters to the Buyer’s Style

Whether you like contemporary, traditional or the transitional style that is a blend of each, it’s fun to explore your design preferences when buying a new construction home. When searching for a Prescott AZ home builder, consider ones that allow you to choose your own fixtures and finishes. A semi-custom builder such as Don Savage will let you get that custom look you desire without the higher price tag. Buying new construction means you won’t have to do any renovation or remodeling work in order to have a stylish home.

Adopting a new style

Even if you liked the highly ornamental Tuscan look in the past, you might decide it’s time for a change. According to a press release from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, design trends for kitchens are pointing toward the contemporary style. However, the transitional style is still No. 1. If you can incorporate the same design style throughout the entire home, it makes the home feel more unified.

Exploring kitchen options

The NKBA’s survey of designers revealed some of the features to look for in an on-trend kitchen: energy-saving appliances, water-saving faucets and stainless steel sinks. According to an article by Building Design and Construction, the most popular material for kitchen cabinets includes cherry and maple. Oak, pine and hickory are not as popular as the country and rustic styles begin to fade out. Granite counter-tops are the perfect choice for a contemporary or transitional style.

Shopping for furniture

If you are buying a new home in Prescott AZ for retirement, you may be bringing a lot of furniture, art work and décor items from your former home. Once they see the sleek and elegant look of their new home, some buyers feel inclined to buy new furnishings to match their new-found style. Consider giving your children your old furniture or having a yard sale. Your Prescott AZ home builder can tell you the exact dimensions of every room so you know what size furniture and art pieces to purchase. Ultimately, though, it’s all about what makes you feel happy.

For information and help with building the semi-custom home of your dreams, contact us.

Millennial buyers opt for new in the Prescott AZ real estate market

Millennial buyers opt for new in the Prescott AZ real estate market

Many Millennial home buyers are gravitating to new home construction, especially in the Prescott AZ real estate market. Although some Millennials in their 20s and early 30s financially struggled with under-employment and student loan debt during the Great Recession, they are ready to become first-time home buyers.

Unlike some generations, Millennials aren’t afraid to ask their parents or grandparents for help. According to a recent Trulia study cited by one Wall Street Journal article, half of home buyers in that age group plan to ask their parents for a down payment. Many of them won’t have to settle for resale homes.

  • Choose semi-custom

When sifting through the many properties for sale in the Prescott AZ real estate market, it’s wise for first-time home buyers to check out the semi-custom home plans. Semi-custom homes are often reasonably and competitively priced. Millennials grew up in an era of “choice,” which is why semi-custom is the answer. You can choose your finish options including faucets, fixtures and appliances.

  • Grow with the home

When Millennials buy new, they can grow with the home. They can change a guest bedroom into a home office and later a baby nursery as life changes. Also, people who live in new construction homes often have lower utility bills due to modern advances in energy efficiency.

  • Imagine your life

Another reason Millennials are opting for new construction in Prescott, Arizona, is because they can experience the thrill of being the first to live in a luxurious home. By touring home models, you can get a better vision of what your life will be like. Think about whether you want a built-in computer room, entertaining space or outdoor amenities. Write down how you envision your life now, 5 years from now and 10 years down the road to choose the best home model.

For information and help with building the semi-custom home of your dreams, contact us.

3 advantages of buying a new home when ‘upsizing’ in retirement

3 advantages of buying a new home when ‘upsizing’ in retirement

Older generations planned to downsize after leaving the workforce, but baby boomers are more likely to upsize their standard of living in retirement. One of the ways to improve your lifestyle is to buy a new, dream home as a reward for all of your hard work.

Some of the advantages of buying a new home include being free to customize a home with faucets, appliances and high-end fixtures. Choosing the right layout, adding desired features such as bay windows and enjoying energy-efficient amenities are other distinct advantages that come with new home construction in Prescott, Arizona.

 Customizing a home

In addition to choosing a model with a layout that suits your needs in retirement, it’s also nice to be able to meet with a design team. For the bathroom, you can select cultured marble vanity or maple cabinets. When upsizing, baby boomers often select granite for the kitchen counter.

  • Entertaining indoors and out

To create great curb appeal, consider stone veneer. New homes are built with entertaining in mind. Choose a home that includes a covered deck, uncovered deck or covered porch depending on your individual needs.

  • Keeping it ‘green’

Other advantages of buying a new home include the “green factor.” By using the newer energy-efficient appliances, new homes help you save on your utility bills. Energy conservation is one everyone’s mind.

Maybe your parents or grandfathers roughed it in retirement even after years of scrimping and saving. A new generation of retirees don’t intend to be martyrs as they grow older, but plan to live it up.

For more information on how to building a home that meets your high standards and refined tastes, contact us.

The Benefits and Advantages of Buying a New Home

The Benefits and Advantages of Buying a New Home

For many home buyers, particularly those buying a home for the first time, the biggest decision they have to make is whether to buy a new or resale home.  Oftentimes for first time homebuyers, buying a new home can be the best choice due to the fact that a new home can be less stressful to own, and can provide homeowners with more benefits (such as a community with superior amenities). However, if you have never before consider whether it is best to purchase a new home or a resale home, here are a few of the advantages of buying a new home.

Building Quality

New homes are generally built to a higher standard and with better regulations and building codes in mind. This means that with a new home, you will not have to worry about the sturdiness and stability of your homes construction. Whether heavy weather comes your way, or an earthquake strikes your area, a new construction home will be better able to withstand an emergency. Furthermore, increased building quality can translate to savings for you. This is due to the fact that new homes are typically built with better insulation and superior energy saving appliances, which will help to save you money on your energy bills.

Building Input

Another benefit of buying a new home is that, oftentimes, you will be able to have input on certain aspects of the home if it is still being built. When a buyer agrees to purchase a home that is still under construction, the builder will often give the buyer certain choices they can make as to how certain areas of the home are laid out as well as how the home is designed and decorated. Thusly, when you purchase a new home, you will be able to put personal touches into the build of the home that will truly make it feel like your own.

All New

When you purchase a new home, you can feel rest assured knowing that everything within your home is completely new. One of the risks of purchasing a used home is that you do not know how well the home as been maintained, and you do not know how old certain aspects of the home such as the roof, floors, and major appliances are. You could move into a resale home only to find that it soon requires costly repairs. In a newly built home, not only will every aspect of the home be new, but your home will also likely be under warranty for a certain period of time, which will ensure that you are protected should anything go wrong.

Purchasing a new home can have many advantages for homeowners. In particular, buying a new home can protect homeowners and can make owning and maintaining a home less stressful. Contact us to find out more about the benefits of purchasing a newly built home as opposed to purchasing a resale home.

3 Tips for Moving Into Your Prescott New Home

3 Tips for Moving Into Your Prescott New Home

So the day is finally here!  You’ve built your Prescott new home and are planning to move into it.  Everyone in your family is pretty excited and they’re all pitching in.  You’ve probably also enlisted a friend or two to help.  And you’re planning on throwing a huge party that very evening, after the moving is done.  Do you see any problems with this picture?  If you don’t, then read on for a few moving tips.

1. Movers vs. Friends and Family.  When you’re moving, you generally have the choice of using movers or enlisting friends and family to help.  If you don’t have a lot of stuff, then you can just move with the help of friends and family.  However, you’ll need to figure out exactly how much stuff you do have in advance.  So start packing at least a few days, ideally a week, before you plan to move.  Once you see all your stuff in boxes, you’ll get a better idea of exactly how much stuff has to be moved.  Also keep in mind that your friends and family might be willing to help out but they probably won’t be able to lift things as easily as professional movers.

2. Moving in One Day vs. Moving Over Time.  Most people like to get all their moving done in one day so that their lives aren’t disrupted for a long period of time.  However, it might actually turn out be more convenient to move a little bit at a time.  This way, you won’t get too fatigued on one day.  You can move a little bit each weekend.  Just make sure that you don’t end up moving the things you absolutely need.  You shouldn’t end up living in a home with no clothes or no computer!

3. Throwing Out the Things You Don’t Need.  There’s no point in carrying a lot of things that you don’t think you’re going to use to your new home.  A general rule is that you can probably throw out something that you haven’t used in six months.  If you have a lot of books that have been sitting on your shelves unread for years, do you really want to take them to your new home where they’ll sit on the shelves for a few more years?  Why not go through everything, figure out what you really want to have in your life and then pack that?

Contact us for more information about building and moving into your Prescott new home.