Thank you for stopping by the Simplicity blog! Check back periodically for information related to building a new home, maintaining your current one, and everything in-between. Or, simply subscribe to our RSS feed here. Have a topic in mind you’d like us to cover? Let us know here.

Part 1: Tips on Choosing the Perfect Color Palette

Moving into a brand new home is very exciting. Not only do you have the opportunity to enjoy a dream living space complete with your favorite features and the latest appliances, but you’re also looking forward to decorating your new walls and living area. Here are some helpful tips for choosing the perfect color palette. … read more “Part 1: Tips on Choosing the Perfect Color Palette”

Relocating? Here Are Some Things To Consider

If you’re thinking about relocating, whether for a job or just a change of pace, there are a lot of things to think about. Relocating can be a big decision, especially if you’re bringing a spouse and kids along with you. Here are some things to consider before you commit, as well as some factors … read more “Relocating? Here Are Some Things To Consider”

Tips on Purchasing Your First Investment Property

Buying a piece of property as an investment may be a good idea, especially now, when interest rates are relatively low and the housing market is strong. If you are thinking about purchasing a home for rental purposes, there are a number of things that you should think about first. Here are some tips when … read more “Tips on Purchasing Your First Investment Property”

Interior Design Trends for 2018

Part of the joy of moving into a brand new, never-been-lived-in, home is the interior decorating that comes after moving in. If you are building or moving into a new home in 2018, and are looking for new, creative interior design ideas, then we have some popular trends to keep in in mind. Copper and … read more “Interior Design Trends for 2018”

Spring Home Makeover on a Budget

Now that the weather is nice, you may be itching to freshen up the inside and outside of your home.  Fortunately, even if you’re on a budget, there are a number of easy spring home makeover ideas that you can put in action. Fresh Flowers One of the easiest ways to give your home a … read more “Spring Home Makeover on a Budget”

Spring Cleaning and Organizing Your Home

It’s that time of year again! And even if you’re in a brand new home, there are surely some minor cleaning and maintenance chores to tackle before the weather gets too hot to handle. New home or old, here are some spring cleaning and organizing guidelines that will provide you peace of mind when it’s … read more “Spring Cleaning and Organizing Your Home”

How Much Do I Need for a Down Payment on New Home Construction?

Buying a new home is a very exciting process. Perhaps even more exciting than buying something new is building something new, which puts you in charge of exactly where you want to live and precisely what you want to see in your brand new home. But rather than going to the bank and applying for … read more “How Much Do I Need for a Down Payment on New Home Construction?”

Why Freezing Temperatures Wear on Older Homes

Living in an older home has a certain charm. And then there’s the winter. And when it comes to older homes and freezing temperatures in the Northwest, any owner will tell you it can be a challenge to take care of an older home when the temperatures drop. Here’s a look at why older homes … read more “Why Freezing Temperatures Wear on Older Homes”

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”