July 26, 2016

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Your New Home Builder

You’ve decided to build your new home – how exciting! If you’re not quite sure where to start when finding the builder that’s right for you, here are some good things to keep in mind!

11.) LOCATION. Does the builder you’re considering have or build homes in the area you want to live in?

22.)  PRODUCT & PRICE. Does the builder build the kind of home you’re looking for? Size? Features? Are the homes in your price range? 

33.)  COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Does the builder respond when you reach out to them? Do they return phone calls / emails in a timely fashion? How’s the front office? Are they giving you good customer service?  This is a big must!

44.)  REPUTATION. Does the builder have a lot of experience? Have you heard good things about them? Have you checked them out on social media? What kind of comments did you see?
55.)  GO WITH YOUR GUT.  When it comes to building your new home, listen to your little voice. What was your gut reaction when you met with the builder or sales associate? Did you hit it off or no? Make a list of pros & cons, but listen to your gut. Chances are, if your instincts are saying “YES!!”, then this is the builder you’re looking for!

We invite you to call, visit our website and check us out on social media when considering us as your new home builder. We’d also love for you to come meet us in person so you can see if we’re the right builder for you!

July 18, 2016

5 Reasons to buy a brand new home this summer

Newly built homes are in high demand these days. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Homebuyers appreciate the peace of mind and flexibility of brand new homes.  If you’re still sitting on the fence, we have 5 golden reasons why you want to buy a new home NOW!

  1. Timing Is Everything!
Summer is the perfect time to buy a new home. The kids are out of school, everyone’s life is a little more flexible. And if you act quickly on certain homes, you can be moved in and settled by the time school starts! Added bonus: You’ll be able to spend the holidays in your new home!

  1. Have It Your Way.
One of the most appreciated benefits of owning a brand new home is customization. You get to choose the cabinets, flooring, carpets, light fixtures, etc. With new construction, not only can they be custom tailored to your style, they can be custom tailored to your budget.

  1. Speaking of budgets… Look for promotions & incentives!
You might be able to take advantage of budget-saving promotions and/ or incentives. You could save thousands on upgrades, closing costs, or other costs.  Don’t hesitate to ask!

  1. The Green Factor
Homeowners are more green conscious, and many new homes offer double- triple-pane windows, energy efficient appliances, energy-conserving, long-lasting LED lighting and more; all features that decrease the homeowner’s costs and carbon footprint.

  1. Pride in Ownership

A brand new home means that you are the first to own it, to live in it, to make it your own. It gives you a unique sense of pride. After all, you’ve been here since day one, had your style incorporated into the home, and made it yours every day since then.

July 13, 2016

5 Ways to Connect With Us!

Whether it’s your first home with your growing family or a place to retire with your loved one, building or buying a home is one of the biggest decisions and investments you’ll make in your lifetime. It shouldn’t simply fit your needs, but instead, reflect everything that’s unique about you and your family. That's why Elite Built Homes is the best fit for you! Throughout the homebuilding process, we make sure that all of your questions are answered and all of your needs are met so that you end up with the home of your dreams! 

Choosing new home construction, gives you the opportunity to design your home for your distinct style, but choosing a builder you can trust is equally as important. We make it simple to develop this relationship even before construction begins. Here are 5 easy ways to connect with us.

1.     Check Out Our Website
Take some time to browse our site and get to know us. Our testimonials and experience speak for itself, but we’d love to tell you more. Feel free to register through our contact page to ask any questions or find out more about who we are and how we can help you.

2.     Like Us on Facebook
Connect with us on social media to get daily updates and news on homes available or recent design projects. Join the conversation and share your thoughts through comments or instant messenger. Our social media will show you not only what we can do, but give you an inside look at the people who share your passion for designing the perfect home for you.

3.     Sign Up for Eblasts
Not quite ready for a direct conversation? No problem. Sign up on our website for e-blasts to stay updated on new communities and homes we have in the works. It’s a great, pressure-free way for us to stay in touch. When you see something you like or are ready to talk, check out #4.

4.     Call or Email Us
We’d love to chat with you about your home needs. Reaching out directly through phone or email makes it easy for you to get to know us on a personal level and establish a relationship that could lead to your next home! See our website for all of our contact information, and reach out at any time.

5.     Visit Us!
Our personal favorite option - come see us in person! Meet with us at one of our model homes or locations to chat face-to-face with our team. In-person communication with our soon-to-be homeowners initiates the best connections, so we know exactly what your unique ideas are for your new home, while you can develop the trust you’re looking for in a builder.

With so many easy ways to connect, we make sure to be here for you at every stage of your home building process. Simply contact us, and you’ll see why working with us is just as easy.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

July 6, 2016

10 Fun Outdoor Projects for the Family

You’ve spent a lot of time and thought decorating the inside of your home with personal touches that make it unique to you and your family. Why not give the same attention to your backyard? Summertime is all about getting outside and enjoying the sunshine. Convert your backyard into your favorite outdoor hangout by turning some simple outdoor projects into fun activities to do with friends and family.
Check out some easy summer weekend projects that you’ll actually look forward to doing!

1. Start a Garden
It doesn’t take a professional or even a large backyard to grow your own private stash of delicious fruits and vegetables. Set aside a little area to plant some tomatoes, blueberries, zucchini or whatever else will make the perfect compliment to your next cookout. Gardens are easy and fun to maintain, and you’ll definitely enjoy the fruits of your labor.

2. Set up a Game Day
Take advantage of your yard by organizing a game day.  Whether you’re building your own wooden corn hole set or simply setting up bocce ball or horseshoes, you’ll have a day full of fun for the whole family. 

3. Build a Tree Bench
There’s nothing like finding a shady spot to enjoy a good book during those hot summer days.  This project lets you create your own comfy spot in your backyard with a clever seating idea that will fit your style and landscape. 

4. Set Up an Outdoor Eating Space
Give yourself a nice space to host family and friends for picnics and parties.  Lay out bluestone or slate slabs for a custom patio space, or simply drag the picnic tables into the grass to accommodate crowded family cookouts. Set up the grill close by and get cooking!

5. Hang Decorative Lights
Stringing lights over the back patio or deck is a super easy, yet really effective way to add a little “wow” factor to your backyard.  They’ll brighten your space while adding visuals of your landscape long into those summer nights.

6. Plant Flowers in a Window Box
Everyone appreciates bright, fun flowers during the summer.  Freestanding pots are nice, but window boxes go a step further with a pop of color AND decorative flare.  They’ll add character to your home that can be seen inside and out.

7. Make a Mosaic
This decorative element gives you a chance to get creative and customize your yard with whatever design you choose. Build a pebble mosaic into your stone patio, or construct a mosaic birdhouse to welcome birds into your yard!  These pieces can really become focal points of your outdoor space.

8. Build a Tool Shed
Leaving your gardening tools out in the yard is a great way to end up with rusty, wet equipment. And, it also looks messy.  Sheds are great organizers that can also help free up yard and garage space. Constructing a wood lean-to shed against the house is simple and quick.

9. Add Landscape Lighting
Give your home some curb appeal with some lighting accents that make a big statement to guests and visitors. Lining your front walkway, steps or driveways with fun light fixtures not only adds a nice design element but a measure of safety as well.

10. Hang a Tree Swing or Hammock
No play set for the kids?  No problem.  Add a fun tree swing to an overhanging branch so they have a place to play without cluttering the yard.  Or if a nice, relaxing space is more what you’re going for, set up a hammock for mom and dad to enjoy.