All Posts in Category: Buying a New Home

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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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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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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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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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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What to Know Before Buying a New Construction Home

These days, rather than scope out existing homes with a real estate agent, many veteran homeowners and first-time home buyers alike prefer buying new construction homes directly from a builder like Lowder New Homes. That said, the home buying process is a bit different with a new construction home than with an existing resale home….

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Alabama Real Estate Market Remains Strong in Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S. in the early part of 2020, it sent a wave of uncertainty across the country. With entire states going into lockdowns, the economy grinding to a halt, and millions of people thrown temporarily out of work, many people wondered what impact the pandemic would have on the real…

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How to Prepare Finances for Buying an Alabama Home

Once you have found your dream, new home construction, and have put in an offer, the last thing you want is the disappointment of having the lender deny your loan application. Buying a new construction home is not only a huge investment — it’s also a complex financial transaction. You can streamline the process and…

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