Archive for the ‘Buying a Home’ Category

4 Reasons to Buy a New Home 

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Older and pre-owned houses can be charming, but investing in a new house truly allows you to create a home.

In today’s economy, most homebuyers are not in the market for a “fixer upper”. We all have such busy lives, and we need a house to be move-in ready. Let’s take a look at the many benefits of purchasing a new home.


When you build it yourself, your house truly becomes a home.


What’s the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and Broker?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’re probably trying to figure out what the difference is between a real estate agent and a real estate broker.

These titles can get confusing, and many people just assume that each title carries the same or similar responsibilities. Before starting your search for a new home, let’s look at the differences between a broker and an agent.


What’s the difference between a real estate agent and a broker?


Two Great Benefits of Buying a New Home

Friday, May 15th, 2015

We’ve talked a lot in our blog about the benefits of buying a new home. From energy efficiency benefits, to a brand new warranty, to getting the design and features you want, there are lots of benefits of buying a new home that come up pretty frequently in these kinds of discussions.

At the same time, there are plenty of benefits of buying a new home that aren’t brought up as frequently, but are just as important to factor into your decision-making process. That’s why in this week’s blog, we’re going to discuss some of the less talked about benefits of buying a new home.


Ah, that new home smell.


Housing Recovery Will Remain Steady Through 2015, Says NAHB

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Economists at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2015 Spring Construction Forecast Webinar said that the housing recovery is expected to remain steady through 2015, and that the market should see even more growth. Learn more about what is predicted for the near-future of the housing recovery in this week’s blog.

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What to Look for in a Home Warranty

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The warranty is an important part of buying a new home. A good warranty will protect your home from defects in worksmanship and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that if a problem does arise in your new home, your home builder will be there to fix it. Generally there are four main categories of warranty protection:

Built-In Appliances

This includes items such as the refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave, which were installed during the construction of the house.

Roof Leaks

Roof leaks will necessitate not only a new roof but also repairing any water damage that occurred as a result of the leak. A good warranty will cover roof leaks.

HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing

This essential home systems should all be covered under the warranty.

The Structure

The warranty should cover defects in worksmanship that could compromise the structural integrity of your home.

What to Look for in the Warranty


This is the length of the warranty. Some components may be covered for a longer period of time than others.


The names of the people who are protected under the warranty.

Filing a Claim

The warranty should clearly explain how to file a claim and what the process following this would be.

Description of Coverage

The warranty should clearly define and describe everything that is covered as well as what is not covered. It should also define limitations of personal property coverage, and if there are any deductibles or other fees.

Explanation of Repairs

The warranty should define who will make repairs and a time frame for doing so.

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About the Lifetime Series Homes by Mueller Homes

The Lifetime Series Homes by Mueller Homes are a series of semi-custom house designs that were created with the intention of providing home buyers with new option when it comes to shopping for a home. The Lifetimes series includes 14 home templates including, 2 story, first floor master, and ranchers that are pre-designed and ready to build. Because they are ready to build, clients save significant time and money that would have gone into designing a custom home, yet with the Lifetime Series by Muller Homes, clients still get the build quality, attention to detail, and communication that comes with working with a custom home builder. We serve the central Maryland area, and also provide assistance with lot acquisition, evaluation, and home buying finance. Keep up with us on our blog as well as on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest and YouTube.