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Finding Affordable Housing in Simplicity’s Tiny Homes

Everyone’s heard the saying “bigger is better” in reference to homes, but going big isn’t for everyone – which is why at Simplicity, we suggest you can live “big” in a tiny home!   What is a Simplicity Tiny Home? A tiny home is exactly what it sounds like – a home that is much … read more “Finding Affordable Housing in Simplicity’s Tiny Homes”

Tips on Preparing Your Home to Sell

If you are getting ready to sell your home in preparation to move, there are a few tips and tricks that will improve the chances of finding the right buyer at the right price. Here are some of those things to consider:   Replace Old or Damaged Flooring While it may seem nonsensical to invest … read more “Tips on Preparing Your Home to Sell”

Idaho Fastest Growing State by Population

For Idaho residents, the fact that the state is growing is no surprise. The Gem State has so much to offer, from beautiful natural landscapes that stretch across the borders, to a bustling capital city that’s home to a top-notch university, large public and private employers, and much more. But individuals and families across the … read more “Idaho Fastest Growing State by Population”

Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2018

The mortgage rates in 2017 remained low, making it the ideal time to buy or build something new for those living throughout the Pacific Northwest. But will the trend of buyer and builder-friendliness continue? Or are mortgage rates and new home construction loan rates expected to increase in 2018? What’s more, do you understand how … read more “Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2018”

Family Fun Holiday Events in the Northwest

The holidays are upon us, which means tree lighting ceremonies, charity drives, and musical festivities throughout the month of December. If you’re living in the Pacific Northwest, here are some family fun holiday events happening near you.   Holiday Events in Oregon Oregon is a very romantic place to spend the holiday season, with towering … read more “Family Fun Holiday Events in the Northwest”

What the Custom Home Market Looks Like in 2018

Thinking of building in 2018? The market for Custom Homes is growing, and according to Builder Magazine, isn’t slowing any time soon. The custom home building market continues to expand, despite a growing industry focus on entry-level homes. Demand for custom homes—both owner- and contractor-built not-for-sale homes—has been solid in recent years due to home price … read more “What the Custom Home Market Looks Like in 2018”

Perfect Home Features for Young & Growing Families

For growing families, choosing a home that will be ideal for raising children is important. At Simplicity, we have an extensive selection of home models designed with young and growing families in mind. As you peruse plans, keep in mind these features that make a home perfect for families that want to grow in comfort … read more “Perfect Home Features for Young & Growing Families”

Stress-Free Entertaining This Holiday Season

From our Hayden Homes family, some great tips on ensuring your holiday season is as stress-free as possible! If you’re excited about having people in your brand new home for the holidays, then you’re probably stressing over what you can to ensure that your holiday season is as stress-free and smooth as possible. Here are some tips for … read more “Stress-Free Entertaining This Holiday Season”

Get Your Home Ready for the Winter with this Simple Checklist

As temperatures cool throughout the Pacific Northwest, now’s the perfect time to start thinking about what things you’ll need to do to get your new home ready for winter. To help keep things simple, we’ve created this simple winter-ready checklist to help in preparing your home for the winter. Start early and avoid having to … read more “Get Your Home Ready for the Winter with this Simple Checklist”

Tips for Finding Land to Build Your Dream Home On

When building a new home, location is absolutely key. To be sure, before you spend your hard earned savings and earnings on a dream home construction, you want to be sure that it’s in a location you love. Here are some tips for finding land on which to build your new home.   Determine What … read more “Tips for Finding Land to Build Your Dream Home On”