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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”

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

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 Elements of a Location Matter Most to … read more “Tips for Finding Land to Build Your Dream Home On”

Preparing Your Landscaping for Winter

You’ve worked hard to get your yard, garden, and other aspects of your new home’s landscape looking great. You want to make sure that’s not all lost as soon as freezing temperatures hit! As temperatures continue to cool, now’s the perfect time to start preparing your landscape for winter in the Northwest. Here are some things to do … read more “Preparing Your Landscaping for Winter”

Ways to Start Saving for Your Future Dream Home

Before you can build your dream home, you’ll need some savings. Of course how much savings you’ll need completely depends on the type of home loan you are able to get. Some require more savings than others, and your credit score, debt to income ratio and other financial factors play into it as well. But, … read more “Ways to Start Saving for Your Future Dream Home”

Avoiding Water Damage in Your New Home

If you are a new homeowner, the last thing that you want to worry about is any damage to your new home. This is especially true if you have young children and/or pets in the home. Water damage is one of the most common culprits that demands certain preventative measures. To help keep your new … read more “Avoiding Water Damage in Your New Home”