April 14, 2020

Three Reasons Why 2020 is the Best Time to Build a New Home

The term “shelter-in-place” has now become part of our everyday vernacular, and for some sounds downright scary. But forcing ourselves to shelter-in-place has also brought us “back home” from the typical day-to-day grind and allowed us to focus our attention on what it means to truly be home. Suddenly we find ourselves valuing the time we have with family and realizing how important true sanctuary can be. Sheltering in place gives us time to get back to what’s important. And for some, to consider starting new.

We can all find light in this proverbial darkness, or perhaps some revelations on how we want to live our lives and the space in which we want to do so. Maybe being home 24/7 has forced you to reckon with the things you really don’t like about your current home (for me, it’s the need for 2 home offices and one more bathroom) or maybe you are seeking a new location, closer to work or family and friends so you have more time available to connect with what’s important. Here are three reasons why now is still a great time to buy a new home:


1. Interest rates remain at historic lows. Why is this important?  The lower the interest rate, the more house you can get for your monthly payment.  Rates change daily, so act fast, there’s never been a better time to lock in a low rate. 


2. Springtime means many new homes are built and available now.

That means they’re move-in ready for Summer and Back to School (fingers crossed that’s sooner than later). Did you know you can shop for, buy and yes, even close on a new home… all without leaving your sofa? Yep, it’s true! Want to browse? We’ve got hundreds of 3D virtual tours and tons of photography to get you started. Want to learn more? How about a live video appointment with one of our Community Sales Managers who can give you a tour of a model or inventory home, answer your questions, talk financing, you name it.

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3. Great Design (and Great Designers) are now available virtually.

More time at home scrolling through social media? Now you can put that free time to good use. Whether you want to start with a blank canvas or one of our designer-curated collections, our amazing designers at The Studio can conduct video appointments to help guide you through the selection process to make choices that suit your design style and your lifestyle. We’ve got tons of inspiration to help you get started.


The Harmony Collection*. Charleston, SC.


The Milan Collection*. Austin, Texas


The possibilities in this new normal are still beautiful. Let us take them all in from a safe “shelter in place”. Study. Research. Learn what we really want in our new 21st-century life.  For me, it’s been a wake-up call to be more present, to play more and maybe it’s a new start in a new home…

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