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.

Home Design Trends for Custom Homes in Arizona

By Erica | September 15, 2022

When you walk through a home that hasn’t been updated since the 70s, you know it. Wood paneling, upholstered furniture, sunken living rooms, and orange and green velvet are everywhere. These home design trends were all the rage in their time. But unfortunately (or fortunately), they faded out just as fast as they appeared. So …

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Your Guide to Driveways: Alternative to Concrete

By Erica | August 23, 2022

If you have ever built your own home or made extensive renovations to an existing home, then you know there are hundreds if not thousands of choices to make and options to consider. It is honestly one of the primary reasons that homeowners turn away from new construction. But it can also be one of …

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5 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Lot

By Erica | August 9, 2022

Searching for your dream home can be quite a task. Especially when you just can’t seem to find a home that checks every box on your list. Of course, you can buy an existing home that is as close to perfect as possible and then complete renovations to your liking, but there is a better …

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5 Modern Kitchen Design Ideas For Seriously Upgrading Your Space

By Erica | July 21, 2022

Some design trends come and go, but one aesthetic that never goes out of style is sleek, modern design for the functional spaces in your home. Whether you’re an avid gathering host or you prefer a quiet night in, having the right modern kitchen design for your lifestyle can completely transform the overall look and …

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How To Buy A New Construction Home

By Erica | July 14, 2022

The home buying process can be an overwhelming experience, whether you’re a seasoned property owner or a first-time buyer. But if you’re ready to finally score your dream home and maximize the long-term benefits of this life-changing investment, then buying a new construction home is one of the easiest ways to build a stable, loving …

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5 Rustic Kitchen Design Ideas To Give Your Space A Cozy Makeover

By Erica | July 7, 2022

Your kitchen is the heart and soul of your home. But if modern minimalistic designs like these don’t exactly give you warm and fuzzy feelings, you might find yourself struggling to achieve the cozy kitchen corner of your dreams without compromising on great style. Sound familiar? Then it’s time to embrace the growing rustic kitchen …

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Is Buying a House Advised Now with Rising Mortgage Rates?

By Erica | June 17, 2022

After a record low of 2.65% in 2021, forecasters projected mortgage rates to rise between 3.27% and 3.88% in 2022. Now they’re almost as high as 6% for the typical 30-year fixed mortgages. Normal variables that affect home-buying decisions may not necessarily apply this year due to unusual market fluctuations. High mortgage rates and other …

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Will Home Building Costs Go Down in 2023?

By Erica | May 27, 2022

The home building industry has undergone a tremendous upheaval in the past 2 years. COVID-19 and other contemporary events have shaped the course of building your dream home by making it more challenging. Some people are comparing the rising interest rates and building costs to the 2008 real estate crash. Remembering those bleak real estate …

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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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