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What is an Inventory Home?

When buying a new construction home, you generally have one of two choices. You can work with the homebuilder on building a custom home from the ground up, or you can choose from the builder’s selection of inventory homes. Some home buyers wrongly assume that working with a custom homebuilder like Lowder New Homes means…

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When is the Best Time to Build a House?

People often wonder when the best time of the year is to start building a new home. Among all the seasons, spring is usually the optimum time to start construction on a new house due to faster timelines, better weather conditions, optimal windows of opportunity for landscape installation, and fewer delays in the building process….

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6 Questions to Ask a Homebuilder

Buying a new construction home can be both an exciting and intimidating prospect, especially if you’re working with a custom homebuilder. However, by choosing the right builder and knowing the best way to work with that builder, the home building process can work much more smoothly. Before you break ground on your dream home, here…

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Remodeling vs. New Construction: Which is Cheaper?

Home buyers have quite a few options when it comes to purchasing a home. Budget-conscious buyers often lean toward the typical “fixer-upper” home rather than new construction homes. Their logic is that older homes are usually priced a bit lower, and these buyers figure they can get the home they want by applying a bit…

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5 Must-Haves for an Energy Efficient New Home Construction

Between rising energy costs and concerns about the environment, many homebuyers keep energy efficiency top of mind when considering a home. Older homes are often more difficult to keep warm or cool, and retrofitting them with energy-efficient options can be challenging or cost-prohibitive. These days, most local building codes require homebuilders to use certain building…

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Is Your New Home in a Dog-Friendly Neighborhood?

If you’re like most people, you think of your pets as part of the family. If you are a dog owner planning to purchase a new home, you’re naturally going to be looking at your dog’s needs as well as those of the rest of your family. Not only should the home be “pet-friendly,” but…

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Are New Construction Home Inspections Necessary?

One of the most common questions new home buyers ask is, “Do I need a home inspection when buying a new construction?” The underlying assumption is that because everything in a brand new home is new and presumably built to code — and probably covered by a warranty — there’s no need to spend the…

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How to Find the Best Neighborhood in Auburn, AL

If you’re looking for a great town in which to live, they don’t come much better than Auburn, Alabama. However, between a hot market, the natural housing demands of a college town, and the growing popularity of this area in general, finding the right home in Auburn at any price point can be a challenge…

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9 Reasons to Buy a New Construction Home in Auburn, AL

Today, many Alabama home buyers who want to escape the hustle-and-bustle of busy metropolitan areas are finding Auburn, Alabama to be a welcome alternative. Located just 60 miles from Montgomery, Auburn is a thriving college town, home to Auburn University, offers plenty of things to do and is a great value for the money. Lowder…

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New Home Buyers Guide to Auburn University

Auburn University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Alabama, with an annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students each year. Considering Auburn has a population of only 65,000, it stands to reason that affordable housing is a commodity here. If you’re relocating to take a job at the university as a professor,…

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