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Buying a Home While In the Military

If you’re an active-duty military member, you might assume that renting a home in a new city makes more sense than buying a home. If you are subject to frequent moves, that assumption may be true – with one huge exception. Quite often, buying a new construction home can be an excellent investment even for…

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The New Construction Home Warranty Guide

One of the most important — yet often overlooked — aspects of buying a new construction home is the new home warranty. Many homeowners take this warranty for granted without knowing why they need it, what it covers (and what it doesn’t), or how to take advantage of it if something goes wrong. At Lowder…

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How New Construction Mortgages Work

If you’re buying a new construction home for the first time, it can be both an exciting and daunting process, especially when you begin thinking about what kind of financing you need. Obtaining a mortgage on a new construction home looks a bit different than getting a conventional mortgage for a pre-existing home. There are…

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New Construction Home Buying Process: The Step-By-Step Guide

Buying a new construction home is a very exciting prospect. You’re purchasing a brand-new home that no one else has lived in — one where everything is new and you can customize many options to your needs and preferences. That said, the buying process can be daunting for first-time buyers, and even if you’ve bought…

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Real Estate Glossary for New Home Buyers

If you are a new home buyer, you are likely to read and hear quite a few terms you’ve never heard before, which can make the process seem a bit more intimidating. Lowder New Homes has put together the following Real Estate Glossary to help new home buyers find their way around this new lingo….

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How Military Housing Works

Whether you’re just starting your military career, or whether you’re relocating to a new base, figuring out your housing can be a daunting task — especially if you’re given a limited amount of time to report. As an established builder in the Montgomery, AL area, Lowder New Homes has worked with many military families relocating…

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Best Places to Live Near Maxwell Air Force Base

When relocating as a member of the military, you’ve got a lot of logistical issues to deal with in a short time — not the least of which is finding a place to live. If you are reporting to Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama and you have the option of living off-base, it’s easy…

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Military Housing: The Pros & Cons of Living Off-Base

When you’re a member of the military, relocating to a new base means making a lot of important decisions at once — including whether to get on-base or off-base housing. In some cases, this decision will be made for you, but how do you decide when you’re given the option of living off-base? Are there…

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8 Custom Upgrades That Maximize Your Home’s Resale Value

Here at Lowder New Homes, we notice that most people choose a new home construction for the primary purpose of living in it, whether it be for a few years or a lifetime. However, real estate is always considered a sound financial investment, with property values inching upward (and sometimes shooting upward!) over time. If…

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How to Get a Deal on a New Home With Builder Incentives

If you are planning to buy a home, there are many reasons to work directly with a new homebuilder like Lowder New Homes instead of going through a real estate agent. For example, with new construction homes, you get to choose your neighborhood, customize your options, and receive upgrades — things you typically can’t do…

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