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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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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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