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Celebrating 20,000 Happy Simplicity and Hayden Homeowners and Counting

This summer we are celebrating a milestone – 20,000 families creating memories in our homes! We’re humbled and thankful for each of you. It’s a milestone that you are at the heart of and we invite you to join us in celebrating! We are grateful for the opportunity to unlock doors, put smiles on faces and … read more “Celebrating 20,000 Happy Simplicity and Hayden Homeowners and Counting”

Advantages of the Turn-Key Solution

What does Turn-Key mean in on-your-land homebuilding? Site prep needs completed before construction begins on any on-your-land home and industry standard is the homeowner assumes the responsibility to handle all site prep. In an effort to make the complex building process easier, Simplicity Homes developed an exclusive Turn-Key Solution to help minimize the burden of … read more “Advantages of the Turn-Key Solution”

Can I Build a Home in the Winter?

There’s a misconception that homes can’t be built in the winter especially in the cold, snowy, and rainy Pacific Northwest. But that’s just not true. New construction continues throughout the winter months which means you don’t have to wait until spring to start building your dream home. Building new homes year-round New construction is a … read more “Can I Build a Home in the Winter?”

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist – Tips for Winterizing Your Home

As temperatures begin to dip below freezing throughout the Pacific Northwest, now’s the time to prepare your home for the winter months ahead. To help give you a head start, we’ve created this simple winter-ready checklist with tips on winterizing your home. Prevent Ice Damming Clear the roof and gutters of white slush after heavy … read more “Winter Home Maintenance Checklist – Tips for Winterizing Your Home”

Show Us Your Holiday Lights Contest 2020!

It’s that time of the year again! Show us your home’s interior or exterior holiday lighting display for a chance to win a $250 Visa Gift Card.* Submit your photo in the comments section of the Facebook post located on our company page here: Show Us Your Lights! Entry must be your home and located … read more “Show Us Your Holiday Lights Contest 2020!”

Tips for Finding Land for Your New Home

One of the first steps in your homebuilding journey is finding land for your dream home. Picking a location you love is key to the enjoyment of your home for many years. Here are some tips for finding land on which to build your new home. Determine What Characteristics Matter Most What location characteristics matter … read more “Tips for Finding Land for Your New Home”

Be Ready, Be Prepared – Natural Disaster Precautions & Preparations

With the recent Pacific Northwest wildfires still weighing heavy on our hearts, we wanted to provide tips on how to be prepared if the unthinkable happens again and you find yourself needing to safeguard or evacuate your home during a natural disaster. Important Documents Make sure your insurance policies are up-to-date and provide coverage for … read more “Be Ready, Be Prepared – Natural Disaster Precautions & Preparations”

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist – Simple Tips to Care for Your Home This Fall

Regular home maintenance is vital to the longevity of your home. Being a long-term investment, you want to keep its appearance, structural integrity, and value up to par. By caring for your home now, it will cost you less money overall by reducing damage and repairs while increasing your home’s value. We’ve compiled a list … read more “Fall Home Maintenance Checklist – Simple Tips to Care for Your Home This Fall”

Sweat Equity in On-Your-Land Homebuilding

With on-your-land homebuilding, the industry-standard encourages customers to perform “sweat equity” with a goal of saving thousands of dollars and creating an instant equity home build. The pitch is by managing site development related tasks, including excavation contractors, physically cleaning your homesite during construction, final home cleaning, and home painting, you can save what your … read more “Sweat Equity in On-Your-Land Homebuilding”

Pacific Northwest Wildfire Resources

Our hearts are heavy seeing communities, homes, businesses, and lives lost from the devastating wildfires across Oregon, Washington and California.  Thank you to all the frontline hero’s – our firefighters, medical personnel, first responders and volunteers – for your bravery and service. We, like many of you, want to help however and wherever we can. We’ve … read more “Pacific Northwest Wildfire Resources”