Smart Buyers, Smarter Homes

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Smart Buyers, Smarter Homes

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.

Custom vs Semi-Custom Homes: Which Build is Best for You?

By seo.sting | November 17, 2020

If you are considering building a new home, it is helpful to understand your options when it comes to the building process. This knowledge will assist you in determining which approach is best suited to your needs. In this article, we will look at the many benefits of both custom and semi-custom homes. Custom home …

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Should I Buy a House During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

By seo.sting | November 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed our lives and how we operate, both day to day and in planning for the future. Most of us have experienced a stay at home order or quarantine throughout the year. However, in the midst of this, life events still dictate that we continue moving forward. Buying and selling homes …

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New Home Design Trends for 2020

By Ivy Delfin | May 5, 2020

As the largest Custom Home Builder in Arizona it is very important for us to keep up with the latest Home Design and Architecture trends. Our in-house designers are always looking to keep our samples up to date and in line with what our home buyers love. If we don’t have something specific in our …

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Quartz or Granite – What’s The Difference?

By Ivy Delfin | April 6, 2020

When you are building a new home, there are so many decisions to make! Picking out the finishes for your kitchen is what most home buyers agonize over, as it feels like there are infinite options to go through. For example, Countertops are just one of the many selections you have to make when you …

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Tips for First Time Home Buyers

By Ivy Delfin | March 31, 2020

Whether you are building a custom home from the ground up or purchasing a brand new spec home, buying your first home is a big and exciting step! It is also a daunting process and it can be difficult to figure out where to start. To help you get started, we’ve put together the following …

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5 Types of Home Loans: Mortgage Options for Homebuyers

By Ivy Delfin | March 18, 2020

Getting the opportunity to buy a home is a dream come true for many. Not only does it allow you to own a valuable asset, it gives you the opportunity to enjoy your preferred lifestyle–  eliminating the worry that comes with picky landlords or the hassle of dealing with large, corporately owned housing communities. While …

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Floor Plan Friday- The Geronimo

By Ivy Delfin | March 6, 2020

The Geronimo is one of the largest and most popular of our standard floor plans, particularly in the Scottsdale and Peoria areas of the valley. This 3,176 sq. ft. home can accommodate 3-5 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 bathrooms. So whether you have a full family or just love extra space you can truly tailor this floor …

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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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