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sold spec home

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.
Moving boxes

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!
McDowell Owner's Bath

Must Haves for Mom

As they say, home is where your Mom is! We truly believe all moms deserve a space they love and that’s perfect for their personalities. Let’s talk about Mom’s must-haves in a new home!
The Oxford at Sweetwater Plantation
Future amenity center at Heritage

At Home in Heritage

You’ve certainly heard that real estate is all about “location, location, location.” As we unveil Eastwood Homes first age-restricted community of Heritage, we think that it offers a significant shift in focus to “lifestyle, lifestyle, lifestyle.”
Pool at Harpers Mill

At Home in Harpers Mill

Welcome home to Harpers Mill, a master planned community in Chesterfield County, VA, packed full of amenities like swim and sports complexes, walking trails, and open spaces and parks.
Flooring in move-in-ready home

What is Enhanced Vinyl Plank Flooring

Eastwood Homes is pleased to offer a new line of flooring called Enhanced Vinyl Plank, often referred to as EVP! This new type of flooring offered by Shaw will provide homeowners protection against all life has to throw at it! It’s similar to Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring, otherwise known as LVP, which has been a favorite among our homeowners for years now, and which also offers better protections against spills over the more traditional hardwood flooring.

Feature Friday with the Cypress III

Can you believe it’s Friday already? That means we have another gorgeous home to feature! This week we’re featuring the Cypress III at Bluestone in Clemmons, NC.
The Raleigh at Bluestone

Feature Friday with the Raleigh

Home shoppers searching for homes for sale in the Triad, NC, should look no further than our move-in ready Raleigh III at Bluestone in Clemmons, NC. This master-down home is completed, making it perfect for buyers who need to move within 30 to 45 days, and features a four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.

At home in Wynwood at Fox Creek Townhomes

Have you been looking for the perfect townhome in Chesterfield, VA? Well then look no further! Eastwood Homes is proud to build new townhomes that are versatile, spacious and located in the desirable Chesterfield, VA area!

Feature Friday with the Raleigh

As Charlotte continues to grow and flourish, so does your options of places to live in and around the city! Whether you’re looking for new home builders in charlotte, or move-in-ready homes for sale in Charlotte, we’ve got it all!

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:

At Home in Kinderton Village

Did you know that Bermuda Run, NC was listed as the #4 best place to buy a house in North Carolina? It’s no wonder it’s one of the top places to call home with its small-town feel, outstanding location, and local amenities such as parks, vineyards, fine dining, and more!
Home under construction

At Home at Robinson Oaks

Our new Robinson Oaks community will feature amenities like a clubhouse, pool, fitness center, and dog park, and specially designed floorplans to add to the aesthetic appeal of this neighborhood! And it all neighbors a state-of-the-art YMCA!

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!
A community in development

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!
Sales agent and home buyer

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.
Cat in a Moving Box

Making a Move With Pets

Moving with pets can prove challenging. It takes planning, and definitely patience. We've put together some tips on how to make moving day less stressful for both you and your dog and cat.
Eastwood celebrates 15000 closing.

Eastwood Homes Celebrates 15,000 Closings!

You've probably heard that we are celebrating a huge milestone at Eastwood Homes. After all, we've been shouting it from our Eastwood Homes rooftops! We have proudly reached 15,000 closings! And you probably know that we are celebrating this milestone by recognizing a new homeowner in each division to represent our 15,000th customer! We have one more family we'd like to introduce to you!

Eastwood Homes Celebrates 15,000 Closings!

If you tuned into our blog or social media accounts last week, you more than likely heard that Eastwood Homes has proudly reached 15,000 closings! We are celebrating this milestone by recognizing a new homeowner in each division to represent our 15,000th customer!
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.
Walnut Creek by Eastwood Homes

At Home in Walnut Creek

Get to know our Walnut Creek community, located in Indian Land just outside of Charlotte, NC. For homebuyers looking for a community with direct access to nature, countless options for outdoor fun, and a convenient location with an easy commute to Charlotte, Walnut Creek provides it all!
Couple picks out flooring for new home

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.
Couple meeting new home specialist

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!
Eastwood Homes Keys

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.
Time for New Year

Embrace the New Year with a new interior design

The celebration of the New Year often adds pressure to have a new look, so why not toast off the New Year with a freshly decorated home? Its always fun to learn what's hot and what's not. Do you know what the upcoming design trends are for interior decorating? Read more to find out!
USB Charging Outlet

Holiday Gift Ideas for the New Homeowner!

This time of year can be significant for new homeowners as they celebrate their first holiday season in their new home. Family and friends of the new homeowner can help make this time even more special with gifts especially geared toward new homeowners. These gift ideas will help you show the new homeowner in your life that you are celebrating this momentous occasion with them!
Flameless candle in pumpkin

Halloween Safety Tips for Homeowners

Halloween is normally full of treats, but homeowners could be at increased risk for homeowners' insurance claims during this frightfully fun holiday. We have some helpful tips to keep your home safe for trick-or-treaters and guests during Halloween!
Design Center in Charlotte

Designing your new Eastwood home

Once our homebuyers contract on their new Eastwood home, we will schedule their design center visit. Often considered one of the most exciting parts of the homebuilding experience, our future homeowners work with our team to choose finishes for the inside and outside of their home, as well as finalize some behind-the-wall wiring options.
Home under construction

Finding a Home at Eastwood

We welcome guest contributor Rachel Meadows to our blog where she shares her story of relocating to Charlotte, finding a home for her family and finding a new family at Eastwood Homes.
Silestone countertops

Choosing Countertops

Many options in our kitchen are primarily aesthetic in nature, but our countertop choices can affect the way we work in this space. There are pros and cons to each different countertop surface option. If you are considering changing out your countertops, it really is a decision that is worth researching because this surface must stand up to your lifestyle and needs.
The Charleston Office

Wow Your Work Space

Home offices are at the top of must-have lists when considering a new home. When it comes to decorating these spaces, the practicality and necessity of the space often overpowers the design. Sometimes, the office makeover involves a coat of paint, and nothing more. Yet, in reality, this is the space where the professional magic happens, and it should be as inspiring as possible.
Cypress Kitchen

Let It Go!

With Eastwood Homes, you can let go of all those features of your home that are outdated (think: popcorn ceilings) and embrace the new must-haves that you've been eyeing for years! All at a great value today without having to fill your weekends for the next two years chipping away at a long to-do list!
Sitting around fire pit

His home is his castle

Are there certain spaces in your home that remind you of your father? Perhaps his man-cave or outside on the patio by the grill? Like Mom, we know that dad needs his own personal space. At Eastwood Homes, we design spaces perfect for each type of dad whether it’s for the outdoors man, the sports fanatic, or the foodie.
House in Framing

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!
Outdoor Living Area

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and celebrations

Memorial Day is a national holiday for remembering those who have died while serving our country. Originally known as Decoration Day, it’s a time when families, individuals and organizations take time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice of our troops. In addition to parades in honor of the historical meaning of Memorial Day, people are also celebrating the seasonal significance of this holiday. This weekend has become synonymous with the kick-off to summer! Picnics, cook-outs, and get-togethers with friends and loved ones are currently being planned in homes across the country.
Davidson Floor Plan

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!
Eastwood founders and owners

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.
Basset Hound Eastwood Homes | New Home Shopper

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!
Sold sign

Tips to prepare your home for sale!

It’s spring, and that means it’s time to start thinking about pretty flowers and warmer weather! Some of us are even thinking of upgrading to a larger home with a newer kitchen, or even downsizing to a home that’s a little more convenient, but still has all the designer finishes. Even though it’s a seller’s market out there, you’ll still need to put your best foot forward to get the highest possible offer in a short amount of time.

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!

2015 is the Year to Buy a Home!

We can provide you with an endless list of reasons why you should buy a home. If you are renting, you should buy a home so that you can have more space, personalize your space, paint your walls, park in a garage, have a backyard, take advantage of tax savings, etc. The list is endless. If you already own a home but are considering a move, we can provide myriad reasons to make the change as well. A new home can provide you with an updated open floor plan, easier for entertaining. Maybe you need more bedrooms. Maybe you need less space to maintain. Perhaps you want to live closer to work, or closer to loved ones. A new home can provide exactly what you are looking for. Whether you are a renter or a home owner, here are 3 reasons why 2015 is the time to BUY a NEW HOME.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree...

Designers, decorators, Suzy Homemakers, and Feng-Shui enthusiasts all agree that the placement of the Christmas tree can greatly enhance one’s holiday décor. Serving as the epitome of all things Christmas, the Christmas tree is a symbol of happiness, warmth, and holiday cheer

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?

Is Vinyl Flooring Luxurious?

In the world of Real Estate, the word “luxury” doesn’t generally precede the words “vinyl flooring.” For most people, these words instead allude to an inexpensive, albeit durable, shiny flooring material found in the kitchens and baths of most starter homes.

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!

Is the Dining Room Becoming Obsolete?

How important is the formal dining room to the average homeowner? Is this room even necessary to today’s buyer? Dining rooms were a necessity at the beginning of the 20th century. Browse through home plans from this time period and you will discover microscopic kitchens with little counter space, let alone an area for sitting. Meals were prepared...

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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