Four Reasons to Buy a New Home

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Four Reasons to Buy a New Home

It is time to move. You know how much space you need, your preferred location, and the amount of stuff you are bringing with you into a new home. The only thing left to decide is whether to buy a used model or a brand new custom home. The pros and cons should be assessed in every situation, but there are a few special features of a new home that should always be considered.

Comfort

When it comes to comfort, the conversation does not end between couch cushions. Comfort refers to a peace of mind you hold when you know everything in your home is working properly. Every used home has necessary repairs and replacements that will require some cash set aside for future upgrades. Unexpected expenses are something to always plan for when buying a new home. To avoid this kind of hassle or use of emergency funds, look for new home options that come backed with a proven warranty and top of the line construction.

Customization

We get it, you are picky. You have taste and you are not afraid to express it. You know what you like and the look of the home matters to you. Perfect! That mindset is what makes you and individual, and your home should be able to reflect that. There will always be options for vintage or used looks, but a new build will give you the opportunity to choose everything from the ground up. Your lot, your floor plan, your finishes, and your timeline should be the builder’s first priority in order to bring your vision to reality.

Cost

It is easy to look for the first dollar sign on the paper and associate overall costs to the initial spending. With a used home, you should probably add the cost for fire retardant materials and better smoke detection technology. You should plan for little more upkeep and higher annual maintenance costs. The replacement costs will be another addition, and the resale value of the home will not be able to compete with newer homes and the same square footage. A customized home with your choice of finishes and upgrades will most likely cost more, but future factors play a large role.

Consumption

The Arizona communities are well aware of what is coming once a year: summer. The heat of the summer will impact your wallet if you want to keep your pool filled, your house cold, and your windows and doors unsealed. With new homes, you can benefit from lower energy consumption and better insulation. This can open the door for other green options and possible upgrades. Be sure to ask your builder about the best insulation offered and check for upgrades that will help combat the scorching Arizona heat.

Black Mountain Vista in Cave Creek

By Ivy Delfin | October 16, 2019

Morgan Taylor Homes is excited to bring a new project to Cave Creek, AZ. Consisting of duplexes from 1,636 sq. ft to 2,044 ft. these single-story homes are a reflection of the spirit of Cave Creek, different yet practical.  The Black Mountain Vista Project is centrally located just off of Cave Creek Road, in-between East Surrey …

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Open House 8/17/2019

By Ivy Delfin | August 14, 2019

Open House Alert! One of our beautiful North Scottsdale homes will be open for viewing this next Saturday from 12-3pm. This is the last available home in the series of three homes built in the area. The house is 3,176 Sq. Ft. For more information on the home click here. For information on the Open …

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North Scottsdale Open Houses

By Ivy Delfin | July 13, 2019

For Google Map Directions, click here! July 13th: 12pm -3pm (Sat.) Scottsdale and Rio Verde are some of the most interesting and inviting communities in America. With an active lifestyle, exciting entertainment scene, excellent school districts, and breathtaking mountain views, homes on this side of the Valley have much to offer. The community has become …

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Homeowner Spotlight #1

By Ivy Delfin | November 28, 2018

The most unique aspects of our homes come from the families that design them. Each project becomes a custom masterpiece when the house becomes a home. Josh and Cassie invited us over to show us around their new project, The Cassidy(3470sf). Cassie and I got the chance to chat and I was able to learn …

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Smart Buyers, Smarter Homes

By Ivy Delfin | November 13, 2018

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By Ivy Delfin | September 18, 2018

What are RV Homes? A modern model with a focus on an accessory garage designed for boats, cars, trucks, trailers, toys, and of course….RV’s! These floor plans have less livable square footage than most models with the intention of making the garage livable as well. The garages are outfitted for hook ups to make your trailer or …

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Arizona Custom Homes: A Dream Come True

By Ivy Delfin | September 4, 2018

Arizona has it all: pine forests, mountains, deep canyons, rivers and lakes, an expansive desert, golf courses, and unique culture. These features attract millions of vacationers every year — and many of those visitors later become permanent residents. Some of those residents dream of Arizona custom homes, built on homesites that feature breathtaking views and luxurious …

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Creating Your Personal Home Design

By Ivy Delfin | August 16, 2018

There are few experiences more exciting than the custom home design process. Working with a professional custom home builder tp include every item on your wishlist makes any home design dream possible. Actively participating in the process means that homeowners will experience a sense of pride and satisfaction with the end project.   The Home …

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Custom Home Builders in Arizona

By Ivy Delfin | August 14, 2018

Custom home builders in Arizona offer a collaborative design experience and a greater range of choices for your one-of-a-kind home. While bigger, mass-production builders may offer a faster project at a lower cost, your options will be limited to a fixed menu of predetermined options for your layouts and amenities. If you want to build …

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Retiring Made Easy

By Ivy Delfin | August 9, 2018

The 2018 Best Places to Retire is a Forbes article listing 25 cities in 18 states. In the American Southwest, 2 of the 3 cities chosen were in the greater Phoenix-region of Arizona. These locations were chosen based on retirement-friendly features and community standards. Here are some things to consider when retiring: 1. Pick the Perfect …

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