Smart Buyers, Smarter Homes

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1. Smarter Standards

The proof is in the pudding. The building codes have significantly altered the expectations of efficiency. Energy efficiency seems like it could save you some change, but in reality it is one of the wisest financial decisions and should become a top priority in your home-buying search. According to Home Advisor, the average cost to heat and cool a home is $347 monthly. Since 2009, a new International Energy Conservation Code has been put into effect requiring a 17 percent increase of efficiency in comparison to homes built just three years prior. Just that tweak alone has been able to save our new home buyers thousands. In the last 10 years, we have taken this green initiative to the next level with an incredible attention to detail on insulation. The tighter seal prevents cool air from escaping and allows for our local residents to stay comfortable in the Arizona heat. We take pride in our doors and windows for the very same reason. Our windows minimize heat transference and remove the frustration of trying to keep a house warm in the winter. Say goodbye to those single-pane pains!

2. Smarter Safety

Our newly constructed projects all come with fire safety features that might not be found on properties built just a few years back. You know how important fire safety is, but why be in a home that makes it a hassle? How annoying is that incessant beeping from devices you most likely cannot reach? Morgan Taylor Homes has some solutions. Fire retardant for the carpets and insulation provides better protection and hard-wired smoke detectors provide better detection than a device that stops working when the batteries run out. No worries though, the detectors contain batteries as well, just in case you lose power.

3. Smarter Planning

At the end of the day, your home needs to reflect you! The smartest home is the home that suits your exact needs. You will be blown away with the peace of mind that comes with a flexible design process. Unlike most builders, we allow our buyers to participate in the design process of the entire property. To add your personal signature on the home is the smartest move you can make. Once you know the area you are moving to you can meet with our team to pick land, a floor plan, and a desired move-date. After we get to finally meet you, we will schedule a meeting with our design team to pick out everything from the exterior finishes to the flooring of your master bathroom! Some projects are already underway and we even customize those homes for the final smart touches.

4. Smarter Systems

If the temperature of your home is not busting your utility bill, it is probably the quality of your appliances! Seriously, the green systems we install are some of the most energy-efficient tech you can find. Some added bonus will include: fewer repairs, less maintenance, and a lack of frustration from using old models. Refrigerators, washing machines, water heaters, stoves, ovens, dryers, and fireplaces are appliances you use every day and will be the top users of energy consumption. Why not have the best? You can always retrofit your current property with efficient appliances, but that will be a significant expense that can be avoided when they come with your new home!

5. Smarter Sellers

There is a lack of transparency in the traditional home-buying experience. There is a lot of transaction specifics that seemed to get overlooked or miscommunicated between design, sales, marketing, builders, and the buyers themselves. That is why we do everything in-house. It is your home and even the little details matter. With Morgan Taylor Homes, you become apart of the development team while we walk you through our easy building process. After you have picked the perfect everything, you have to make sure nothing is broken or going to break. On used homes and resales, you might miss a hidden defect or necessary repair after walk-through. We keep our homes backed with a warranty that allows for peace of mind after move-in. We will be one call away to make sure your home stays as smart as possible.

Building a House During the Pandemic: Should You Wait or Start Construction?

By Erica | May 11, 2022

Since the start of the pandemic, home construction has gotten crazy. Droves of young buyers have left home and ventured East for new real estate opportunities. Whether from easing building restrictions or the chance to sell their home for a mansion, most pandemic people are considering building. It can be difficult to see these recent …

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The 13 Custom Luxury Home Features in 2022

By Erica | March 30, 2022

You and your partner deserve to relax and enjoy the wealth you’ve acquired over the years. Common society is not willing to put in the hard work and dedication you have to acquire funds for a luxury home. This means you have more than enough license to spoil yourself with all the luxurious amenities that …

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How to Build & Design a Custom Half Garage Half Gym

By Erica | March 25, 2022

Whether you’re a workout guru or hopping on a bike for the first time, designing a gym in the garage is a great way to tackle your fitness goals. Gym membership fees can take a toll on your budget, especially if you go to a high-performance gym. It’s very unpredictable whether gyms will close down …

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The Results are in! Morgan Taylor Homes of Arizona has won the 2022 Best of Houzz Design Award

By Erica | March 2, 2022

Houzz: Home Inspiration and Design Professionals Houzz® is a premier platform for home professionals to display their work, paving the way in home remodeling and design. The unique forum offers a place for new home buyers (and those looking to redesign their homes) to browse the beautiful ideas and the top companies in their area. …

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Small Home Gym Ideas on a Budget

By Erica | February 28, 2022

Providing a roof over your head and a safe place to sleep are the number one priorities in life. But it’s important to remember that taking care of yourself physically should also be important. You can ground and center yourself with these two aspects of life, increasing your mental health. But where do your residential …

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How to Turn Any Room into a Homeschool Room

By Erica | February 25, 2022

COVID-19 hit parents like a ton of bricks, who didn’t know the drastic lifestyle change that was coming: homeschooling. You did the transition as best as you could, scrambling to the store to pick up bins, binders, and supplies. Becoming a teacher overnight, you adapted and still have to be flexible as the pandemic changes …

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Arizona Homes with RV Garages

By Erica | January 26, 2022

RV garages are the craze in Arizona for local vacationers and snowbirds alike. You want to protect your decked-out RV so you can take your family on future trips. But it won’t last as long while exposed to the elements in your backyard or outside your neighborhood home. It can be difficult to find the …

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Are Golf Course Homes a Good Investment?

By Erica | January 12, 2022

In the 1990s, the Greatest and Silent Generations retired in a period of strong economic stability and growth. The economy was ripe for them to be comfortable after years of national turmoil. Thus, golf course homes boomed. They could finally spend their hard-earned wealth and patriotism on enjoying retirement. However, the oversupply of golf course …

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Ways to Personalize Your Home

By Erica | December 6, 2021

It can be exciting to start with a blank slate when personalizing your home. You can change up the style, toss out outdated decorations, and rearrange the furniture. But it can also be overwhelming to make so many design decisions at once when trying to make everywhere feel cozy. Your family can loathe your current …

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5 Creative Ways to Maximize Your Home’s Small Space

By Erica | November 20, 2021

It can be difficult to navigate your current home if you have a large family, entertain large groups often, or simply enjoy a spacious floor plan. Some may prefer a more intimate and cozy space, but others are struggling to live each day in a residential space they’ve fallen out of love with. We want …

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