An Omaha Custom Home Builder's Blog

Should My Custom Home Be a Ranch or Multi-Story Home?

Posted by Elise Kloster on Aug 16, 2018 3:26:43 PM

One of the first decisions you have to make after you’ve decided to build your own custom home is what the floor plan should be. Choosing between one story (“ranch”) models or multiple-story homes can be difficult, because it depends on a number of additional considerations.

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Topics: Building Your Dream Home, First-Time Builder

6 Key Factors in Custom Home Lot Selection

Posted by Holly Jones on Aug 16, 2018 3:06:00 PM

Are you ready to choose a lot but unsure where to begin? Purchasing a lot for your custom home can be challenging, but by doing your research and understanding what to look for, you can make an excellent selection for your new home’s location. Here are six things to consider when buying a residential lot to build a custom home.

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Exploring the Pros and Cons of a Spec Home

Posted by Elise Kloster on Aug 14, 2018 9:24:00 AM

You've heard of the spec home, but you may not be sold on the idea. Maybe your heart has been set on a custom home, or maybe you've been dreaming about a fixer-upper. Regardless, don't discount spec homes just yet. Here are some of the main pros and cons of buying a spec home.

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Topics: Our Design & Build Process, Homes for Sale, Spec Homes

How to Know When It’s Time to Downsize Your Home

Posted by Elise Kloster on Aug 8, 2018 7:52:00 PM

If your kids have all moved out of your home, it may start to feel a bit oversized for you. Downsizing can be a wise decision for many homeowners, but how do you know when the time is right? Here are a few signs that it may time for you to downsize.

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Topics: Downsizing

Downsizing Your Home: Tips for Empty Nesters

Posted by Holly Jones on Aug 4, 2018 9:56:00 AM

Becoming an empty nester can be bittersweet. While there are loads of opportunities that come with the newfound freedom, transitioning into this new phase of life can be challenging on a number of different levels. If you’re an empty nester, or an empty nest is on your horizon, here are a few tips for downsizing your home (without downsizing your life).

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Topics: Living in Your New Home, Downsizing

The Upsides of Downsizing Your Home

Posted by Elise Kloster on Jul 26, 2018 7:16:00 PM

Letting go of your home can be difficult, but it’s not all bad! If you’re considering downsizing, then you’ll definitely want to check out these benefits. Here are the upsides you can look forward to when downsizing your home.

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Topics: Our Design & Build Process, Living in Your New Home, Downsizing

Should I Downsize My Home?

Posted by Holly Jones on Jul 23, 2018 4:57:00 PM

You've come to a crossroads, and it's time to decide: should you downsize your home? Here are some questions to help you assess whether to trim down your living space.

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Topics: Downsizing

Spec Homes vs. Custom Homes

Posted by Elise Kloster on Jul 19, 2018 6:07:00 PM

As you’ve probably discovered, there are lots of different options when it comes to buying a new home. If you’ve been contemplating whether to build a custom home or move into a spec home, you’re in luck! We’ve got the lowdown on both options. Check out our lists of pros and cons for spec homes and custom homes.

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Topics: Our Design & Build Process, Homes for Sale, Custom Homes, Spec Homes

6 Advantages of Buying a Spec Home

Posted by Holly Jones on Jul 11, 2018 11:37:00 AM

If you’re planning on purchasing a new home, there are a few options available to you. One type of home that’s somewhat of a hybrid between a custom home and a model home is the spec home. Spec homes provide a number of advantages.

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Topics: Homes for Sale, Spec Homes

How Customizable Is a Spec Home?

Posted by Elise Kloster on Jul 6, 2018 2:44:00 PM

New homes are available with various levels of customizability. Before you decide which type of home to buy, be sure to consider the pros and cons of each. Read on to learn how much you can customize a spec home and determine whether it’s right for you. 

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Topics: Our Design & Build Process, Spec Homes