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The Three W's of Buying a Spec Home

What is a Spec Home? Let’s shed a little light on the subject of spec, inventory, and feature homes. The names may change, but they are all the same thing! They are new, move-in-ready homes built by new home builders across the country. These are homes that are built before a new home buyer makes a purchase.
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Moving got you stressed?

We get it. The joy of moving into a new home comes with the pain of the actual move. If moving has you stressed out, we have some tips to help make this task as painless as possible!
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How to Prepare Your Yard for Spring

Yesterday was officially the first day of Spring and if you’re like us then you’re more than ready for the sunshine and outdoors! While most of us dread doing yard work, there are a number of steps you can take now to prevent lawncare troubles. To save you some time, we have compiled a list of helpful tips for your preparation of spring weather!

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips!

Whether you’ve already decorated weeks ago, or are waiting till the last minute, safety is important. Here’s our top 5 tips for you to follow:
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Back To School And Schedules

Back to school can be one hectic time for busy parents. Getting back into the school routine can be plain hard. Whether it’s sprinting to catch the bus or sitting in the school’s drop-off lane with overtired kids, or picking that perfect outfit when laundry is overflowing the baskets, mornings can be especially difficult. We've compiled tips on how to transition back to our back-to-school schedules!
Solar Eclipse August 2017

Tips for a Viewing the Solar Eclipse

We are less than a week away from the Great American Total Solar Eclipse! According to NASA, more than 300 million people in the U.S. will be able to directly view this celestial phenomenon on Monday, Aug. 21! The path of totality will span 14 states. We have tips for you to have a great - and safe - eclipse viewing experience!

5 Laundry Room Hacks That Are Gorgeous & Efficient

Dull, boring, and cluttered laundry rooms are a thing of the past! Have you ever walked into a friend’s home and been completely jealous of their forward-thinking layout and beautifully designed laundry room? Well, we’re here to help! These 5 easy tips are sure to make your laundry room go from drag to fab.
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Day Trips Make for Good Memories

Are you seeing your friends and family post their incredible vacation photos on social media and feeling the urge to get away, too? But when you’re tight on vacation days, or vacation funds, that can be a challenge. Or maybe you’ve already had your vacation, but still feel the need to get away? No worries though -- that’s the perfect opportunity for a day trip! Here’s our Top 5 Day Trips for each of the Carolinas and Virginia!
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Thinking Green When Buying a New Home

If you are in the market for a new home, you have a huge opportunity to be considerate of your planetary home sweet home by shopping for a house that is built with energy efficiency in mind. To celebrate Earth Day 2017, we explain how to use a HERS rating to determine exactly how "green" that new home is!
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Spring Home Maintenance

With the turn of spring comes springing cleaning and spring home maintenance. Here's a helpful list of what you should be watching for in your home!
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Homeowner tips for the upcoming winter weather

As we all face the reality that we are now officially in winter, we have tips to help you safeguard your home from the winter season. Most of the tasks are simple and can be done yourself, but a few do require professional assistance. Investing time and energy now can help reduce your energy bills and save from maintenance related headaches in the future!
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Tips to prepare for Hurricane Matthew

The path for Hurricane Matthew is still unpredictable but now is the time to make plans for this Category 4 hurricane. Please review these tips and suggestions to help keep you and your property safe and sound.
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Smart Tech Comes Home

From smart phones to smart homes, our world is changing fast. Eastwood Homes provides its homeowners options for securing their new homes, and for making them smarter, too.

Back to the Drawing Board

Our floor plans are ever changing! Whether we hear it directly from you, or from our division presidents, we are constantly looking for ways to give our homebuyers their dream home. In the third part of our blog series, we show you just how many people are involved in creating what we hope becomes a home sweet home!
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The Lay of the Land Development Team

In our continuing blog series, we talk about how we develop a piece of land to a community with streets lined with homes. There are likely more steps to this than you think!
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Building a New Home: It Takes a Village!

There are quite a few folks involved in building a home. But have you ever wondered just how many there are? We did, and even we were surprised! This is the first in a multi-part blog series on the many steps it takes to turn a piece of land into a home.
What does this spring market mean for you?

What does this hot spring market mean for buyers?

Low interest rates, an even lower supply of homes, an improving jobs outlook and rising house prices are swirling together to make for a tornado of activity between buyers and sellers as the spring market heats up.
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Relationships and Homebuilding

Building a new home together can be stressful for any couple. In honor of this Valentines holiday, we speak to one newlywed couple who came through the endeaver with a stronger marriage and a beautiful home in which to start their lives.
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To book an appointment, or not?

Searching for a new home can be complicated and time consuming. However, it doesn't have to be! Simply chatting with our internet team first can make your visit to the community even more productive and enjoyable. Here's how!
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New Year, New Home!

If your New Year’s Resolutions include buying a new home, we have some tips to help you get moving! The homebuying process can be overwhelming, but taking the time to prepare for this milestone will make the process easier and more enjoyable.
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Tips For Selling Your First Home

Selling a first home can easily be just as exciting and emotional as buying your first home – and maybe even doubly so! Not only are you looking for your next home but you are also parting with your very first home, which oftentimes is filled with happy memories. We have some tips that can help be the difference in selling your home in three weeks or three months.
Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Prepare Your Home and Family for Rain, Possible Flooding

Some tips to prepare for rains, flooding and high winds and keep your family and home safe during this weekend's predicted storms.
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The Steps Behind Building New

If you’re considering purchasing a new construction home, you may have questions about the steps in the building process. You may even be a little overwhelmed at the thought. However, that shouldn’t be the case! We are here with these tips to provide the information you need that will make you feel more knowledgeable about the process!
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Numbers Can Lie When Choosing a Floor Plan

After choosing a builder, homebuyers need to start thinking about a perfect floor plan for their needs. There are many options from which to choose, including single-story, two-story, and three-story homes. But sometimes, homebuyers get caught up in the numbers of square footages and bedrooms when they should be focusing on livability!
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How to choose a builder

Building a new home can feel overwhelming, but if you are armed with the right questions to ask, you can find a builder you can trust. You should familiarize yourself with all the questions offered up by the two homebuilding sources. There are some hugely important questions that will play a large part in your decision, such as “do you build in the town I want to live in” and “do you have a floorplan that fits my needs?” But, that may not narrow down the field enough for you to make a decision.
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What Type of New Home Shopper Are You?

What type of home shopper are you? Eastwood Homes compares characteristics of new home shoppers to our canine companions!
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Spring Cleaning Strategy!

Did you know that cleaning and organizing our homes can make us feel better, both while we are doing it and later on while we are enjoying the more organized space? However, spring cleaning can be a daunting task to plan for. So, instead of trying to do it all, why not make a strategic plan to do one area really well.

The grass can be greener with these spring maintenance tips

Now is the time to begin our spring yard maintenance if we want a lawn to be proud of when we begin enjoying the warmer weather in just a few weeks. By putting in the work to prepare your yard now, you will better be able to enjoy your yard for the next several months. Our blog shares a few maintenance tips for lawn care to help you get started!
Key to new home

Homeownership becomes more affordable!

The FHA has lowered its annual mortgage insurance premiums by 50 basis points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent. Lower mortgage insurance premiums are going to allow people to afford more home on the same budget!

Caution: Cool Temperatures Ahead!

Winter Maintenance Tips and Tricks from Eastwood Homes to prepare your home for the upcoming season!

Why I Need a Mudroom in My Life

Author discusses the importance of the mudroom in her home. More and more people both young and old, with and without children, are looking for a flexible space to stash the unsightly necessities of everyday life. Eastwood Homes offers dozens of floor plans with a mud room space separating the garage entrance from the rest of the home.

The Cost Clock is Ticking

When it comes to purchasing a new home, timing is one of the most important factors. If you’re a newly married couple looking for your first home or a single retiree looking for a place to down-size, timing is inevitably going to play a role in your purchase decision. Is it the right time to make a change? Once you’ve decided that you are ready to make a change in your living arrangements, you’ve completed half the battle! The other, and often times, more difficult half of the battle still awaits. Is now the right time to buy?

Dream Home vs. School District. Does it have to be a competition?

August is upon us! Although the heat in the Southeast is here to stay (at least a few more months), summer is officially winding to a close. In just a few short weeks, school-age children will be loading up their back packs, grabbing their books, and heading out the door to the first day of school! From now until June, they will spend the majority of their day learning, growing, and developing in varying school environments. Because of the time and importance devoted to education, school options can play an important role in the home buying decision!

Where's Your Fun in the Sun Getaway?

Summer is here! The weather is hot and the days are long! If you live in the Southeast like we do, this means it’s the time of year to hit the beach! If you live in a state where Eastwood Homes is building, then you know what I’m talking about!

Energy, Optimism, and Innovation at NAHB International Builders’ Show

I was fortunate enough to attend the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show last week on behalf of Eastwood Homes. What an exhilarating experience! This was not my first trip to the three-day expo and training event, but it was my first high-energy, motivating, feel-good experience. I attended two years ago when the event was held...

It’s a GREAT Time to Buy a Home!

Rates are still LOW, and many builders like Eastwood Homes have beautiful move-in-ready inventory homes available. It really is a great time to buy a new home, but you don’t need to take our word for it. Check out the following article from U.S. News and World Report. The full article can be found here.

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