new construction

Prefab Homes: Pros and Cons

The tiny house movement has had a positive effect on another type of residence: prefabricated homes. As millennials and empty nesters alike look for smaller scale, more affordable housing, prefab homes are getting their time in the sun. Once perceived as low quality and hard to…

How to Visit Your New Home Construction Site

After months of prep, your new construction home is finally starting to take shape. You’re excited, and you understandably want to track your home’s progress from top to bottom. Visiting your construction site is a great way to stay connected to your home throughout the process, but popp…

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Building a House

Freshome has partnered with Creditcards.com to find the best credit cards to fund home improvement. Freshome and CreditCards.com may receive a commission from card issuers. What started as a lazy Saturday afternoon looking at model homes soon turned into a full-scale homebuilding project. That’…

7 Ways to Stick to Your New Build Budget

Making the decision to build instead of buying a home is the easy part. After that, the real work starts. Working with your builder to choose plans, finishes and overall budget can test your limits, but it’ll ultimately get you exactly what you want. Of course, what makes sense on…

How to Get the Best Price When Buying a New Build

Buying an existing home is all about the art of the deal. A new home, on the other hand, is set in stone, right? Not exactly. While the materials might have a set cost when a builder is estimating your home, you can still negotiate a better price when buying…

Tiny Homes: What’s the Real Deal?

When it comes to building homes, size matters. And while others might subscribe to the idea that bigger is better, tiny houses are making a huge impact on the housing market. From tiny house buying TV shows to builders specializing in tiny homes, extreme downsizing is shaking up real estate.

Fast Money: 7 Things to Consider Before Flipping New Construction

Whether you’re addicted to house flipping shows on TV or you’ve flipped a home for profit in the past, you know it can be tricky. Flipping existing homes can come with unexpected twists, turns and structural issues. Renovations eat into your profit and can turn a sure thing into a…

How to Deal with Construction Delays

There you are, staying on schedule and getting ready to move into your new home when boom: construction delays. Suddenly your perfect schedule seems more like a general guideline and it causes a ripple effect throughout your build. How do you get back on track? Building a new home…

5 Surprising Building Trends for 2018

With half of 2018 in the books, it’s becoming clear which trends are making a comeback. And, when it comes to building, you might be surprised at what’s hot. Years of white-on-white design and maximialist furnishings are giving way to a more organic style. Whether you’re building a…

There’s a Right Way to Tour a Model Home (Here’s How)

Whether you’re seriously in the market for a new builder, or if home touring is just your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon, model homes are showpieces for builders and developments. Think of it as the catwalk at Fashion Week: a model home is a way to show off…