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.

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

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 …

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RV Homes Explained

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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