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Tips for Choosing Your Homesite and Planning a Homesite Evaluation

Building a home from the ground up is an exciting prospect, but it involves a lot of steps and considerations. One of the most important steps in new construction homebuilding is the homesite evaluation, which is the third step in the Simplicity Homebuilding Journey. Simplicity offers a free homesite evaluation, which assesses the property where … read more “Tips for Choosing Your Homesite and Planning a Homesite Evaluation”

Can I Build an ADU on My Property?

What is an ADU? ADU is a term that we use a lot in the homebuilding industry, but what are they? Some terms you may be more familiar with may be:  In-law suites Guesthouses Secondary suites Or even tiny homes. ADUs are accessory dwelling units, and they are more than just homes for your parents … read more “Can I Build an ADU on My Property?”

Tiny Home Builders in Oregon

Tiny Home Builders in Oregon 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 Tiny Home? If you aren’t familiar with tiny homes, they are exactly what they … read more “Tiny Home Builders in Oregon”

Value vs Price per Square Foot

Value vs Price per Square Foot When buying a new home, we are all interested in a key question: “What’s the price per square foot?” However,  there are a lot of other metrics you can use to find the perfect builder and home for your family. Today, we’ll be exploring the difference between value and … read more “Value vs Price per Square Foot”

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”