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.

Best Ways to Save Money When Building a House

By Ivy Delfin | June 14, 2021

Building your custom dream home is an extremely exciting endeavor! When you’ve been saving up and making plans for any period of time it can be tempting to go all out and opt for every upgrade and perfect finish that you’ve always dreamed of. If that is affordable, then go for it! But sometimes when …

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Master Bathroom Design Trends 2021

By Ivy Delfin | June 11, 2021

After the unprecedented and stress filled events of the last year, it is no surprise that home trends report that homeowners are looking to implement calming and peaceful features into their homes. After spending greater amounts of time at home, the living room has lost its place as the central focus of the home and …

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Safety Features for Custom Homes

By Ivy Delfin | June 8, 2021

Your home should be your haven, your place of safety and rest. When building a custom home, you have the unique position of ensuring that your home is truly that. By adding special features and custom safety aspects, you can guarantee that you have peace of mind while living in your new dream home. Below …

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Considering Resale Value: Custom Homes

By Ivy Delfin | June 3, 2021

When purchasing an existing home, one of the most important aspects to consider for the future is the resale value. It may seem odd to consider selling your home before you’ve even moved in. Still, your future self will thank you for taking the time to consider every aspect of the house and its value. …

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10 Questions to Ask a Home Builder

By Ivy Delfin | May 31, 2021

Have you made the decision to build your dream home? You are probably so excited to begin picking out paint colors and tile and select those finishing touches that will make the new house feel like your home. Before you dive into design choices, there are a few critical decisions to make and many questions …

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How to Prepare for Your Design Center Meeting

By Ivy Delfin | May 28, 2021

One of the most exciting aspects of building a custom home is getting to design it from the inside out. This part of the process is where your dream truly comes to life as you can tailor each element to make the house your home. At your Design Center Meeting, you will meet with a …

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Are Custom Homes Worth It?

By Ivy Delfin | April 26, 2021

One of the most common questions asked by home buyers looking to build a home is: “Are custom homes more expensive?” And the simple answer to that question will always be: It depends. Of course, that is not the answer anyone wants to hear, but to answer truthfully, many factors affect a custom home cost. …

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Custom Home Kitchens: Design Ideas

By Ivy Delfin | April 12, 2021

They say, “the kitchen is the heart of the home,” making it no surprise that homebuyers pay extra attention to the kitchen when looking for a new home. The kitchen tends to be one of the most utilized rooms in the house, as it is here where family and friends congregate to cook, create, and …

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Custom Home Design: The House Plan and Design Search

By Ivy Delfin | April 7, 2021

The house building and design processes require making many decisions. These include finding a lot, choosing the right builder, selecting a floor plan, and picking your design selections. The entire process can seem very overwhelming if you try to take it on all at once. The good news is that there are steps and stages …

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Floor Plan Evaluation: Elements of a Well Designed Home

By Ivy Delfin | March 26, 2021

Some of the most fun aspects of home building are touring model homes, exploring floor plans, and selecting design elements. However, choosing the floor plan is the biggest decision you will make early on in the process. Before even thinking about breaking ground on your new build home make sure the floor plan is a …

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