Why Now is a Great Time to Buy a Brand New Home

Why Now is a Great Time to Buy a Brand New Home

We know this sounds crazy but it is actually a better time to buy a home, and a brand-new home at that, than you may realize. Let’s start with why now is a great time to buy in general, then we’ll dive into why now is an excellent time to buy a new construction home.

Buying a house is a major life decision, but it can also be a very rewarding one. Homeownership offers a number of benefits, including financial security, stability, and the ability to create a space that is truly your own.

If you are thinking about buying a house, now is a good time to do it. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Mortgage rates are still relatively low. While mortgage rates have gone up from their historic lows, they are still below the long-term average. This means that you can still get a good deal on a mortgage if you qualify. And many lenders are offering fantastic programs and loan options to accommodate a variety of buyers and financial situations. Don’t assume that you don’t qualify. Meet with a mortgage lender. You may be surprised that you qualify for more than you thought. And if you don’t often they offer financial counseling and credit repair assistance to get you on the right path. (Find one from our Recommended Lenders here!)
  • Home prices are starting to level off in some areas. After years of rapid appreciation, home prices are starting to cool in some parts of the country. This means that buyers may have more negotiating power and may be able to find a good deal on a home.
  • Homeownership is a good investment over the long term. Historically, home values have appreciated over time. This means that if you buy a home now, you could potentially build equity and make a profit when you sell it in the future. Not to mention that most of the time, it is exponentially cheaper than renting. Even though you are paying a mortgage, that’s your equity in a home, increasing your overall net worth, whereas with renting, that money is going to someone else.
  • You can start building equity immediately. When you buy a home, you start building equity right away. Equity is the difference between what you owe on your mortgage and the value of your home. As you make mortgage payments, your equity will grow.
  • You can lock in a lower monthly payment. If you buy a home now and interest rates go up in the future, your monthly mortgage payment will stay the same. This can help to protect your budget from inflation. And if mortgage rates decrease, you have the option to refinance your home to a lower mortgage rate in the future, should they ever go down.
  • You can get the tax benefits of homeownership. Homeowners can deduct the interest they pay on their mortgage and their property taxes from their federal income taxes. This can save you a significant amount of money each year.
  • You can have a stable place to live. When you own a home, you have a stable place to live that is not subject to rent increases. This can be especially important for families with children. Plus, you get to do what you want with your home. You get to make it truly your own.

Of course, there are also some challenges to buying a home in the current market. For example, inventory is still low in many areas, which can make it difficult to find a home to buy. But that’s where the advantages of buying a new home make all the difference.

Advantages of Buying a New Home

  • There is more inventory and options to choose from. Because buying new isn’t always viewed as the first option, and because of the myths surrounding buying a new home, often new homes get overlooked. Especially in the current market. Take advantage of this and explore the possibilities of buying a new home rather than trying to compete with other buyers for a resale home. And don’t believe those new home construction myths. (Check out our article on Busted New Home Buying Myths here.)
  • Brand-new homes are built with the latest materials and construction techniques, making them more energy-efficient and durable than older homes. This can save you money on your energy bills and help to reduce your carbon footprint. (Discover the ways that we build differently here, that help save you even more money on your utilities.)
  • Brand-new homes come with a warranty – and often multiple warranties, so you can be sure that any defects will be repaired at no cost to you. This can give you peace of mind knowing that your home is protected.
  • Brand-new homes are often located in desirable neighborhoods with good schools and amenities. This can make them a good investment for the future. (Check out where our communities are located!)
  • Brand-new homes can be customized to your preferences. This means that you can get the home of your dreams, without having to compromise. (Learn more about building the home of your dreams here!)

Convinced? Great! Give us a call at 316.250.6227 to talk with a New Home Specialist and learn more about the next steps.

Not sure? That’s completely understandable! Do some more research. Explore our Homebuyer’s Resources to learn more about buying or building a brand-new home. Check out our Financial and Mortgage Tools to learn more about where you are at financially. It never hurts to talk with a New Home Specialist to see what you need to do to get started on your Pathway to Homeownership. You might be surprised to learn that you are further along than you think!

Whether you choose to buy from us or not, we want to leave you with some additional tips for buying a house in the current market:

  • Start saving today! Every little bit can help when it comes to saving for a down payment. Whether that means skipping your morning $5 fancy coffee shop coffee and brewing your coffee at home or working an extra 15 minutes every day to get an hour of overtime by the end of the week that you can put towards savings or paying off debt, you may be surprised how easy it is to save when you set some rules for yourself and you stick to them. Not only will it help you save for a down payment, but learning to budget and save can set you up for a life of financial freedom.
  • Get pre-approved for a mortgage before you start shopping. This will give you an idea of how much you can afford to spend and it will make you a more competitive buyer. Plus, they can give you a good idea of where you are at financially.
  • Be prepared to act quickly. When you find a home that you love, be prepared to act quickly. The housing market is still very competitive, so homes are selling quickly.

Buying a home is a big decision, but it can also be a very rewarding one and is still far better for your financial future than renting. If you are thinking about buying a house, now truly is still a good time to do it.

Building Your Dream Home: Q&A with Miller Family Homes’ Interior Designer

Building Your Dream Home: Q&A with Miller Family Homes’ Interior Designer

Building your dream home is a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With the help of an experienced interior designer, you can create a space that is functional, stylish, and reflects your unique personality.

Courtney is Miller Family Homes Interior Designer

In this Q&A session, we’re chatting with Courtney Showalter, the Interior Designer here at Miller Family Homes.  Courtney graduated from Fort Hays State University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design and has experience working with commercial firms and residential homebuyers looking to build their dream homes. She is also a talented woodworker, crafter, and draftswoman. On the weekends, you’ll often find Courtney selling her adorable, well-crafted home décor items at craft shows across the state. Courtney’s expertise and talent are on display in the Miller Family Homes Clear Creek model at 14118 E. Laguna St, Wichita, Kansas.

Whether you’re just starting to plan your dream home or you’re already deep in the construction process, this Q&A is sure to be helpful. Courtney will share her insights on everything from choosing the right floor plan to selecting the perfect finishes. So read on to learn more about how to build the home of your dreams.

Q: What advice do you have for customers when it comes to selecting a floor plan to build as their home?

A: When choosing a floor plan that fits you it is important to keep in mind all the parts and pieces of your lifestyle. What is your family like? Are you empty nesters, or young parents? Are you at retirement age and want a slab home? This will help determine the type of floorplan that will best suit you and your family.

Once that is decided, we can help you dive into how you will use your spaces. Do you need a home office with custom shelving and storage? Or maybe you are a great baker and need lots of counter space and multiple ovens. Perhaps you would like to make primary use of the outdoors and build a large deck or choose a homesite with a large yard to suit that. Keeping all these things in mind in the initial selection of your plan and homesite location will easily make you wishes come true.

Q: What can people expect from the design and selections process?

A: For the selection process typically, there are two design meetings with me for a whole home design. At the first meeting, we will review your floorplan, needs, and features of the home while also selecting the exterior design, colors, and lighting for your new home.

The second meeting will be the fun part! We’ll meet at the showroom to select all your interior finishes and materials.

Each meeting can take between one to three hours with the second meeting generally being the longest. Then, we will have one final meeting called the “redline meeting.” This is where we review all the selections, and make any final changes to your floorplan. After this is finished, we start construction.

630 S Clear Creek St Designer Selections for the Leawood Pet Center

Q: What changes can a customer make to a home that is already under construction, and at what stages of construction?

A: When buying an under-construction home, the number of changeable items really depends on the phase of construction it is currently in.

Paint for example is almost always changeable, but something like cabinets may not be. The general rule of thumb for changes is the earlier the better. The earlier in construction the more opportunity for materials and finish changes.

If you purchase a new-build home during the framing or rough-in stage, you would be able to add or take out accent walls, add a fireplace, change tile, and possibly even countertops. But if you purchase a new home that is in the trim stage of construction, it is likely that you will not be able to change much other than paint and hardware colors.

Q: How can people prepare for the design meeting with you?

A: After a contract is signed, I will send over a welcome email stating our whole process. For these meetings, I would like customers to have an idea of what they want for their finishes.

Hop on Pinterest or Google, create a board and start planning your dream home so that you can go to your selections meeting knowing what you want!

I encourage driving around the neighborhood they are building in or other areas of town to get ideas. Putting together a Pinterest board or gathering a collection of ideas is very helpful.

Something as simple as having a color scheme, a particular countertop, or floor type you want already determined can help the design process go much smoother. Pictures are always fabulous for customers to bring along with them so we can both visualize expectations and ideas.

Q: What tips can you share to help customers make more confident and informed decisions when making selections decisions?

A: This goes back to getting little ideas before we even start. Getting familiar with all the styles, types and colors will quickly identify what you do want in your home and what you absolutely do not.

If you have a photo of what you really want your kitchen to resemble, we can keep this in mind while we make our choices. Maybe you wanted a specific color scheme or vibe in your home, having a goal to shoot towards will help us achieve your goals easier and faster with the result of happy homeowners.

Q: What advice would you have to help people stay on budget while designing their dream home?

A: Set a budget and stick to it. When you sign the purchase agreement for your home, there is a specific amount you designated for selections. I think it is important to set a decent but also realistic budget for the selections amount.

In our second meeting when we are choosing flooring, paint, cabinets, etc. our showroom uses a number system on every material in the store. When you arrive, I will let you know what number to stay below in order to stay within budget. Of course, we can always choose outside of your budget, but we know while choosing it that it will be an upgrade. Almost always we can find something you love for each room within the budget you initially set and possibly even a splurge in one or two rooms. We have diligently created this number system so there is no sticker shock to the homeowners or us as the builder when it comes to the prices.

Q: Should buyers focus on design or function when building their home?

A: BOTH! Both are extremely important and having both qualities is what creates a great design and a livable home.

Q: What are your top 3 products, features, or designer upgrades that are completely worth the money in your opinion and why?

  1. Double-stacked upper cabinets in the kitchen. I feel that this really finishes off the kitchen and makes it feel more elevated and elegant. This option is definitely for aesthetics more than functionality; however, it does provide storage for items you may not use as often like crockpots and seasonal fine China. If double-stacked upper cabinets are not in your budget, consider a 42” upper with crown moulding instead of the standard 36” to gain some extra height.
  2. Upgraded master bathrooms. Choosing a full-tile, curbless shower is a really nice feature to have. OR adding a freestanding tub alongside your tile shower is a great option to consider.
  3. Covered decks and patios. This adds so much more usability to your outdoor space providing shade and protection from constant sun exposure year round.

Q: In your opinion, what is one thing every home should have?

A: Built-Ins or Trim Accents. Adding built-in shelves or cabinets next to your fireplace or in a little dead-space nook not only adds more character to a home but also provides additional functionality and storage. It can be as simple as adding a trimmed accent wall or a custom tray ceiling to your master, little things like this really elevate your home and make it feel more luxurious and custom.

Another thing I think every home should have is nine-foot ceilings at a minimum. Ten feet is ideal, but nine feet will do. This really makes your home feel so much more open and comfortable. It truly is shocking what an extra one to two feet of ceiling height can do.

Q: What elements and design styles can buyers incorporate to help keep their home timeless?

A: NEUTRALS! Keeping a balance of neutral colors for most of your home will make it easier to update down the road. For instance, keeping a plainer & cozier base palette will allow you to add pops of color here and there either through paint or décor items when you want to change things up. Paint, in my opinion, is always a cheaper and easier fix.

Neutral color palettes make for easy updating whenever you're ready for a change!

Q: What’s better, quartz or granite?

A: Both are great solid surface options and both can be very visually appealing. Personally, my vote is for Quartz. Granite is a natural material, and quartz is a man-made material. Because granite is from the earth, it is more porous than quartz, making quartz relatively more bacteria-free and more durable.

Granite also recommends adding an annual polish to it. With granite, you can get more of a natural look which can and WILL usually vary from slab to slab. This is why a granite samples may not be a 100% exact match to the slab you get installed. it will be close but not identical.

With Quartz you are more likely to get a uniform piece that looks almost identical to the sample. Quartz has really excelled in recent years in creating more natural-looking slabs and is extremely popular for its stellar veining. This is a big trend I am seeing.

Q: What are your top favorite design trends, styles, or aesthetics?

  1. Greige. For a while, it was grey everything. Now we are seeing warm neutral tones being introduced back into popular color schemes. This extremely popular “color” is created by mixing greys with warmer tans, taupe, or beige – which is probably where this term “greige” came from. The warmth we see in spaces that use this color provides a cozier vibe rather than the colder feelings that typical grays can give off.
  2. Natural textures. Over the years we have seen more and more use of natural materials again. Twenty-plus years ago we may have seen a lot of medium to dark wicker, but recently we are seeing a prevalent use of natural toned wicker, caning, bamboo and grass woven furniture, bleached stone, or rattan. Other popular, surprising textiles that are being used include leather or bucle. We are even seeing lighting fixtures adding leather or natural features.

Q: What has been your favorite project/room/home you’ve designed while you’ve been at Miller Family Homes?

The "Snoopy" Nook in our Clear Creek model at 14118 E Laguna St

A: By far, the Snoopy house under the stairs in our current model home, 14118 E Laguna St. Altogether, the whole model home was a fun project to work on.

Q: What is the best piece of advice you have for those considering building a home?

A: Think, THINK, Think. Have you ever walked into a house and wondered “Why did they do that?” or “They should have put this here instead of there.” You don’t want this to be your home! Houses that leave you puzzled like that were almost always not well thought out from the beginning or there was a mistake made along the way.

This is why it is extremely important to do your research. Get online, tour open houses, and visit new neighborhoods to give you ideas for all the little and big things you want to include in your home.

For example, imagine it’s a cold December night and you’re in your PJs, just about to hop in bed when you suddenly remember the Christmas lights need to be shut off. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a switch in the hall closet to easily shut them off without ever going outside into the cold?

Or maybe you hate clutter on your kitchen countertops – the more that is hidden, the better. So, during the design process, we will plan to install a few specialty cabinets, one for wet dish towels to hang up inside and dry, and another pull-out cabinet with utensil canisters or a spice rack inside, so that you can you’re you can actually keep your counters clutter-free.

These are just some of the things that can be incorporated into your new home to make it that much more functional that you need to think about prior to and during the selections phase. Remember, the pre-construction process is a very important time to fully consider how you will live in your home. Choose selections that will make your dream home one that you want to live in and enjoy for years to come.

If you haven’t had a chance to tour our model at 14118 E. Laguna Street in Clear Creek yet, you should do so! You can experience and explore just some of the things that Courtney is capable of designing. It is sure to inspire your home building or buying and decorating!

Clear Creek Welcome Center and Model is now complete and ready for you to explore at 14118 E Laguna St

Unleash Your Inner Manager: A Short Guide to Fantasy Football

Unleash Your Inner Manager: A Short Guide to Fantasy Football

What is Fantasy Football and How Does it Work?

Fantasy football has become a phenomenon in the world of sports, captivating millions of fans around the globe. It offers a unique and immersive experience, allowing enthusiasts to step into the shoes of a team manager and build their own virtual football team. Let’s explore what fantasy football is all about and how it works.

At its core, fantasy football is a type of fantasy sport where participants create their own teams by selecting real-life professional players from various football leagues. These selected players then earn points based on their performance in actual games. The goal is to assemble a winning team that outperforms other participants’ teams in terms of points earned.

The process begins with a draft, where participants take turns selecting players for their teams. This draft can be done either manually or through an automated system provided by the fantasy football platform. Once the teams are formed, managers have the responsibility to make strategic decisions throughout the season, such as deciding which players to start in each game week and making trades or acquisitions to strengthen their roster.

Managing a fantasy football team requires careful analysis of player statistics, performance trends, injuries, and upcoming fixtures. It involves studying match-ups and making calculated decisions to maximize point-scoring potential. The success of a manager depends on their ability to make shrewd choices and adapt their strategies based on real-life events happening within professional football leagues.

Fantasy football provides an interactive platform for fans to engage with the sport on a whole new level. It allows them to showcase their knowledge of the game while competing against friends or even strangers from all corners of the world.

If you’re interested in joining a group or starting your own competition this year, there are some key dates that you need to be aware of. “Live Drafts” have already started and will end on October 1st. Registration ends October 15th, but you’ll want to sign up before the first game on September 7th to ensure the best chance of winning. The games being played now are part of what’s known as “preseason” and are practice games prior to the start of the season. As a fantasy football manager, these games can be good to watch to help you make informed decisions about which players to draft and which ones to hold off on. Just remember, preseason isn’t always an indicator of how players perform during the actual season, but it can still be helpful to watch. The final game of the season is played on January 7th, 2024. Then there are several dates surrounding Fantasy Football playoffs you’ll need to know about in December and January. You can find a full list of the dates here.

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The Best Platforms to Play Fantasy Football

When it comes to playing fantasy football, choosing the right platform can greatly enhance your gaming experience. With numerous options available, it’s important to select a platform that offers seamless and enjoyable gameplay.

One of the most popular fantasy football platforms is ESPN Fantasy Football. Known for its user-friendly interface and comprehensive features, ESPN allows players to create their own leagues, customize scoring systems, and easily manage their teams throughout the season.

Another top choice is Yahoo Fantasy Football. Renowned for its extensive player database and customizable league settings, Yahoo provides a seamless experience for both beginners and seasoned players. With live scoring updates and a mobile app for on-the-go management, Yahoo Fantasy Football ensures that you never miss a moment of the action.

For those seeking a more immersive experience, NFL.com Fantasy Football is an excellent option. Backed by the official NFL brand, this platform offers unique features such as integrated video highlights and expert analysis to help you make informed decisions about your team.

Additionally, Sleeper is gaining popularity as an up-and-coming fantasy football platform. With its sleek design and innovative features like in-app messaging and player news updates, Sleeper aims to revolutionize the way players interact with each other during gameplay.

Ultimately, the best fantasy football platform will depend on your personal preferences and specific needs. Whether you prioritize user-friendliness or advanced customization options, there’s undoubtedly a platform out there that will cater to your gaming style. So go ahead, explore these popular fantasy football websites and embark on an exciting journey with online fantasy football games!

1. ESPN Fantasy Football

Are you a die-hard football fan looking for an exciting and immersive fantasy football experience? Look no further than ESPN Fantasy Football! As one of the most popular fantasy football platforms, ESPN offers an incredible array of features and options that will take your love for the game to new heights.

By joining an ESPN fantasy football league, you gain access to a vibrant community of fellow enthusiasts who share your passion for the sport. Whether you’re competing with friends, family, or even strangers from around the world, the camaraderie and friendly competition are sure to make every game day even more thrilling. ESPN Fantasy Football play for free on your smart phone

The ESPN Fantasy app serves as your ultimate companion throughout the season. With its user-friendly interface and intuitive design, managing your team has never been easier. From drafting players to setting lineups and making trades, everything is just a few taps away. Stay updated with real-time scores, news alerts, and expert analysis to make strategic decisions that can lead you to victory.

What sets ESPN Fantasy Football apart is its commitment to providing an authentic experience that mirrors the excitement of being a real NFL team manager. With customizable league settings, including scoring rules and draft formats, you have full control over how your league operates. Plus, with access to comprehensive player statistics and projections powered by industry-leading experts, you can make informed decisions that give you a competitive edge.

So why wait? Join ESPN leagues today and experience all the thrills of managing your own fantasy football team on one of the most trusted platforms in the industry. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to fantasy sports altogether, ESPN Fantasy Football has something for everyone. Get ready for an unforgettable season filled with intense rivalries, nail-biting matchups, and unforgettable moments on your journey toward fantasy glory!

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2. Yahoo Fantasy Football

If you’re a football enthusiast looking for an exciting way to engage with the sport, look no further than Yahoo Fantasy Football. With its user-friendly interface and robust features, Yahoo has become a go-to platform for fantasy football leagues.How to Play Yahoo Fantasy Football

The Yahoo Fantasy Football League offers a seamless and immersive experience for both new and seasoned players. Whether you’re managing your own team or joining an existing league, the Yahoo Fantasy app provides all the tools you need to stay connected and make informed decisions.

Joining Yahoo leagues is a breeze. Simply create an account, choose your league preferences, and start assembling your dream team. With millions of players already participating in Yahoo Fantasy Football leagues, you’ll have no shortage of competition or camaraderie.

The Yahoo Fantasy app goes beyond just managing your team. It offers real-time updates, player news, expert analysis, and interactive features that keep you engaged throughout the season. From drafting players to making trades and setting lineups, everything is at your fingertips.

So why wait? Join the millions of football fans who have made Yahoo their home for fantasy football. Experience the thrill of strategizing, competing against friends or colleagues, and ultimately dominating your league on the Yahoo Fantasy Football platform.

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3. NFL.com Fantasy Football

Are you a football enthusiast who loves the thrill of fantasy leagues? Look no further than NFL.com Fantasy Football! With its user-friendly interface and exciting features, NFL.com Fantasy Football is the ultimate platform for all your fantasy football needs.

Joining NFL.com leagues is a breeze. Simply download the official NFL.com Fantasy App or visit their website to create an account. Once you’re registered, you can easily browse through various leagues and find the perfect one that suits your preferences. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to fantasy football, there’s a league for everyone on NFL.com. NFL Free Fantasy Football

The NFL.com Fantasy App offers a seamless experience, allowing you to manage your team on-the-go. Stay up-to-date with real-time player news and injury updates, make trades, set lineups, and track scores – all from the convenience of your mobile device.

What sets NFL.com Fantasy Football apart is its comprehensive scoring system and in-depth analysis. With access to expert advice and player rankings, you can make informed decisions that will give you an edge over your competitors.

So why wait? Join millions of football fans who are already enjoying the excitement of NFL.com Fantasy Football. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your managerial skills and compete against friends or other passionate fans from around the world. Sign up today and get ready for an unforgettable fantasy football experience like no other!

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Tips for Success in Fantasy Football: Strategies for Drafting and Managing Your Team

Fantasy football has become a beloved pastime for sports enthusiasts, offering an exciting and interactive way to engage with the game. However, achieving success in this virtual realm requires more than just luck. It demands strategic thinking, meticulous player research, and effective drafting and management techniques.

One of the key tips for success in fantasy football is to invest time in thorough player research. Understanding the strengths, weaknesses, and performance history of players can give you a competitive edge when it comes to drafting your team. By staying updated on injury reports, analyzing statistics, and studying player trends, you can make informed decisions that will enhance your team’s overall performance.

When it comes to drafting strategies, it’s important to have a well-defined plan. Consider factors such as scoring systems and league formats as you develop your draft strategy. Some common approaches include focusing on high-scoring positions early in the draft or targeting players from teams with favorable schedules.

In-season management techniques are also crucial for sustained success in fantasy football. Regularly monitoring player performances, injuries, and matchups allows you to make timely adjustments to your lineup. Being proactive with waiver wire pickups and trades can help strengthen weak areas of your team or take advantage of emerging talent.

Ultimately, achieving success in fantasy football requires a combination of research-driven decision-making and active team management throughout the season. By implementing these strategies and staying dedicated to continuous improvement, you can increase your chances of dominating your league and emerging victorious in this thrilling virtual sport.

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The Thrill of Playing Fantasy Football: Why It’s So Fun and Popular?

Fantasy football has taken the sports world by storm, captivating millions of fans around the globe. What makes it so incredibly fun and popular? It’s not just about watching your favorite players on the field; it’s about immersing yourself in a virtual team management experience that brings excitement to a whole new level.

One of the key factors that make fantasy football thrilling is the element of competition. As a participant, you are constantly strategizing, making decisions, and competing against other managers in your league. The desire to outsmart your opponents and emerge victorious adds an adrenaline rush like no other.

Additionally, fantasy football provides a unique platform for social interaction among players. Whether you’re competing with friends, colleagues, or even strangers online, there is a sense of camaraderie that develops through shared experiences and friendly banter. The ability to discuss player performances, trade strategies, and celebrate victories together creates a vibrant community that enhances the overall enjoyment of the game.

Furthermore, managing a virtual team allows individuals to test their skills as team managers. From drafting players to making weekly lineup decisions and navigating through injuries or suspensions – fantasy football provides an immersive experience where participants can showcase their managerial prowess. This aspect adds another layer of engagement and satisfaction as you witness your decisions directly impacting your team’s success.

Fantasy football offers an unparalleled thrill due to its blend of competitiveness, social interaction among players, and virtual team management experience. It’s no wonder why this game has become such a sensation worldwide – providing endless excitement for both casual fans and avid enthusiasts alike.

Join the Fun of Fantasy Football!

Joining the world of fantasy football offers an incredible opportunity to become a part of a vibrant and passionate fantasy sports community, have a friendly competition among coworkers, or even just add a fun activity to your week during football season. With endless entertainment value, this immersive experience allows you to dive into the thrilling world of professional football like never before.

Not only does fantasy football provide a platform for friendly competition, but it also serves as a fantastic means of bonding with friends and colleagues. Engaging in lively discussions about player performances, team strategies, and trade opportunities creates lasting memories and strengthens relationships.

So why wait? Take the leap into the world of fantasy football today and unlock a realm of excitement, camaraderie, and strategic thinking. Join millions of enthusiasts who have already discovered the thrill of managing their own virtual teams and experiencing the ups and downs alongside their favorite players. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be a part of something truly special. Pick a platform, create your group or join another, or even play on your own! Use the links and buttons throughout this article to get to playing!

Busting Myths of Buying a New Construction Home: Separating Fact from Fiction

Busting Myths of Buying a New Construction Home: Separating Fact from Fiction

Debunking Common Misconceptions about Purchasing a New Construction Home

When it comes to purchasing a new construction home, there are often misconceptions that can cloud the decision-making process. These myths can lead potential buyers to overlook the many benefits and advantages that come with buying a brand-new home. Here at Miller Family Homes, our goal is to debunk some of the most common misconceptions surrounding new construction homes and shed light on why purchasing a new home should be considered a viable option for homebuyers.

By addressing these misconceptions head-on, we hope to provide clarity and reassurance to those who may have reservations about purchasing a new construction home. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or someone looking to upgrade your living space, understanding the truth behind these myths will help you make an informed decision and fully appreciate the value that new homes bring.

So let’s dive in and explore some of the most prevalent misconceptions about buying a new construction home, separating fact from fiction along the way.

Myth #1: New Construction Homes Are More Expensive Than Resale Homes

There is a common misconception that new construction homes are always more expensive than resale homes. However, this myth fails to take into account the various factors that influence the cost of a home. In reality, new construction homes can often be just as affordable, if not more so, than their resale counterparts.

When comparing the prices of new and resale homes, it is important to consider the overall value that new construction offers. New homes are built with modern design features and energy-efficient technologies, which can result in long-term savings on utility bills. Additionally, when you buy from Miller Family Homes, all our new construction homes come with warranties that provide peace of mind for our homeowners.Don't miss out on the Family Advantage program that provides you the opportunity to secure your dream home with an interest rate as low as 4.99% on a 30-year fixed mortgage today!

Furthermore, we typically offer or have some kind of incentive available to help make purchasing a brand-new home that much more affordable! (Don’t miss our current incentive! Click here to check it out!)

While it may seem tempting to opt for resale homes due to their lower upfront costs, it is crucial to carefully consider the potential drawbacks that come along with them. Resale homes often come with a myriad of issues that can pose significant challenges and lead to expensive repairs in the future. These unforeseen problems have the potential to offset any initial savings you might have enjoyed, making it essential to weigh your options carefully before making a decision to buy a resale home over a brand-new home.

It’s easy to see that the myth that new construction homes are always more expensive than resale homes is simply not the true. By considering factors such as energy efficiency, warranties, incentives, and the potential laundry list of potential problems associated with buying a resale house, it becomes evident that new construction homes can offer affordability without compromising on quality or modern amenities.

Myth #2: Your Homesite Will Be Bare and Without Grass or Landscaping

Contrary to the myth, new homes can indeed come with beautiful landscaping that includes lush green grass, manicured ornamental beds, and even a sprinkler system with an irrigation well. With Miller Family Homes, gone are the days when homeowners had to start from scratch and invest significant time and money into creating their dream outdoor spaces.630 S Clear Creek Street is feature-rich and gorgeous

Miller Family Homes recognizes the importance of providing a complete package to their buyers. We understand that a well-designed landscape adds value, curb appeal, and enhances the overall aesthetic of a property. As a result, all our new homes come with professionally landscaped yards right from the start.

All our new homes not only include sod and a sprinkler system but also feature carefully planned ornamental beds. These landscaped areas are designed to showcase various plants, flowers, and shrubs that complement the architectural style of the home.

By choosing a new home built by Miller Family Homes that includes landscaping, homeowners can save themselves the hassle of starting from scratch or hiring expensive landscapers. They can move into their new abode knowing that their outdoor space is already complete and ready to be enjoyed.

So don’t be fooled by this myth – you can have it all when it comes to your new home. Say goodbye to bare landscapes and embrace the convenience and beauty of a fully landscaped property right from day one.

Myth #3: New Homes Are All the Same

Contrary to popular belief (and as you can see above), new homes are not all the same, especially when you buy a new home from Miller Family Homes! In fact, we offer a wide variety of styles, sizes, and features when it comes to either buying or building your new home. It’s important as a homebuyer to understand that you have the opportunity to create your dream home by carefully selecting a new home, or even building a new home that suits your unique preferences and needs.

Gone are the days when new homes were built with a cookie-cutter approach. Miller Family Homes offers a range of architectural styles, both on our current communities and in our new communities such as craftsman, traditional, farmhouse, prairie style, and more. This allows buyers to choose a home that reflects their personal taste and aligns with their desired aesthetic.

Moreover, our new homes come in various sizes to accommodate different family dynamics and lifestyles. Whether you’re looking for a cozy home for two or a spacious abode ready to accommodate multiple people plus frequent guests, there are options available that cater to your specific requirements.

In addition to style and size, our new homes also come with an array of features that can be customized to make your living space truly unique. From open-concept layouts and gourmet kitchens to luxurious owner suites and smart home technology integration – the possibilities are endless when it comes to personalizing your new home.

To ensure you find the right new home for you, it’s crucial to do thorough research and work closely with Miller Family Homes to learn more about included features and customization options. By taking these steps, you can confidently embark on the journey of purchasing a new home that perfectly fits your vision of an ideal living space. Don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve – make your dream home a reality by exploring the diverse range of options available from Miller Family Homes.

Myth #4: Working with a Builder is Challenging

Working with a builder doesn’t have to be a challenging experience. In fact, when you choose the right builder, like Miller Family Homes, the building process can be smooth and stress-free. We understand that building your dream home is a significant investment, and we strive to make the journey as seamless as possible.

At Miller Family Homes, we have developed a Pathway to Homeownership that includes multiple checkpoints throughout the construction process. These checkpoints ensure that you are involved and informed every step of the way. We believe in transparent communication and provide weekly phone calls and status updates to keep you updated on the progress of your home.

Miller Family Homes' Pathway to Homeownership

One of our core principles is listening to our clients’ needs and desires. We work closely with you to understand your vision, preferences, and budget constraints. Our team of experienced professionals will guide you through the entire process, from selecting the perfect floor plan to choosing finishes that reflect your personal style.

With Miller Family Homes, you can trust that we will build the home you want – a space where you can create lasting memories with your loved ones. Don’t let myths about working with builders discourage you from pursuing your dream home. Contact us today and let us show you how easy and enjoyable the building process can be.

Myth #5: It Takes Longer to Close on a New Construction Home Compared to Resale Homes

When it comes to closing on a new construction home, there is a common misconception that the process takes longer than closing on a resale home. However, this is simply not true. In fact, with the right understanding of the steps involved in our Pathway to Homeownership and proper planning on your part, closing on a newly built home can be just as efficient and seamless as closing on a resale property.

It is important to note that the closing timeline for new construction homes can vary depending on several factors, especially if you are building a new home. These factors include the complexity of the project, any customization or upgrades you may have requested, and potential delays in construction. However, with clear communication between all parties involved – including you as the buyer, the builder, and the lender – these factors can be effectively managed to ensure a smooth closing process.

Understanding the steps involved in closing on a newly built home is key to expediting the timeline. These steps typically include obtaining financing approval, conducting inspections during various stages of construction, finalizing any customization options or upgrades you may have chosen, and completing necessary paperwork such as title searches and insurance documentation.

By working closely with our experienced team, our recommended lenders, our New Home Specialist and your real estate agent (if you have one) you’ll be able to easily navigate through each step efficiently. Additionally, having open lines of communication throughout the process helps address any potential issues promptly and ensures that everyone remains informed about progress.

And if you’re buying a new home that’s already built, the process is even that much quicker, as inspections have already been performed, and the home is already move-in ready, if not nearly there. Everything is done, the home is clean, everything is fresh and new. All you have to do is your part to secure financing with one of our recommended lenders and reach out to our New Home Specialist to get a contract signed, and you could be in your brand-new home in 30 days or less!

Clearly, the myth that it takes longer to close on a new construction home compared to resale properties is just not true and can even go quicker when you consider potential problems found during inspections of resale homes. With proper planning and collaboration between yourself, the lender, and the Miller Family Homes team, you can experience an equally smooth and timely closing experience when purchasing a newly built home.

Overcoming Misconceptions and Making Informed Decisions When Buying a New Construction Home

Don’t be fooled by the myths and misconceptions of buying a new construction home. Do your research and make an informed decision regardless of whether you choose to buy a new construction home or a resale home. By doing so, you can approach the process with confidence and ensure that you are making a wise investment for your future.

We hope that should you find a new construction home is the investment you want to make, we hope you’ll choose Miller Family Homes as your builder. Not only do we build better homes and better communities, but our Pathway to Homeownership helps make the process of building a new home easier. And often our incentives make your dream of purchasing a brand-new home that much more attainable.

If you don’t have time to wait or don’t want to go through the process to build a new home, we have multiple Designer homes available in various stages of construction. Depending upon your preferences, you may be able to pick your paint colors, swamp some finishes, change the appliance package, and more. And if you choose to purchase a move-in-ready home, the process is very straightforward and simple.

We have a great appreciation for realtors and enjoy collaborating with them. However, we want to emphasize that regardless of where you are on your journey to homeownership, having a realtor is not a necessity. Our highly qualified New Home Specialists are licensed Real Estate Agents and are fully equipped to guide and support you in fulfilling your dreams of owning a new home.

Now that some of the misconceptions surrounding purchasing a new home have been dispelled, why don’t you stop by our Welcome Center to learn more about buying or building your new home with Miller Family Homes? You’ll be able to tour our gorgeous model, packed full of design ideas to inspire your buying or building. Plus, there is a free cappuccino or latte in it for you! We can’t wait to meet you!

Clear Creek Welcome Center and Model is now complete and ready for you to explore at 14118 E Laguna St

Free Downloadable Coloring Pages

Free Downloadable Coloring Pages

Did you know that Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023 is National Coloring Book Day? It’s the perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity and have some fun with colors! Here at Miller Family Homes, we’re celebrating the day by offering these free downloadable coloring sheets.

Simply click the image of the sheet you want to download, use your browser-specific download button from the screen that opens, print out the sheet or sheets, and get to coloring on your own or with your kiddos!

Two Story Home Sweet Home coloring page from Miller Family Homes  Simple Tudor Home Sweet Home coloring page from Miller Family Homes  Colonial Home Sweet Home coloring page from Miller Family Homes


Garden Bungalow Home Sweet Home coloring page from Miller Family Homes Home Sweet Home coloring page from Miller Family Homes  Prairie Style Home Sweet Home coloring page from Miller Family Homes

Create Your Own Home Sweet Home coloring page from Miller Family Homes

Whether you’re a kid or just a kid at heart, these coloring sheets are sure to bring some joy to your day. So grab your favorite coloring tools and let your imagination run wild as you bring these beautiful homes to life on paper.

When you or your kids are done, post it to social media, and be sure to tag Miller Family Homes so we can see the beautiful homes you create!

Happy coloring!

Don’t Miss Out on the Family Advantage Program: Secure Your Dream Home Today!

Don’t Miss Out on the Family Advantage Program: Secure Your Dream Home Today!

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Are you searching for the perfect home to settle down in? What about the perfect interest rate? Then look no further! Miller Family Homes and Cornerstone Home Lending have come together to offer an incredible opportunity through their Family Advantage program. With a 30-year VA or FHA mortgage at an attractive interest rate of 4.99%, this is the chance you don’t want to miss. Read on to discover how this program can help you secure your dream home before the school year begins.

Act Now, Before It’s Too Late

When it comes to finding your ideal home, timing is everything. The Family Advantage program provides an exceptional opportunity to take advantage of historically low interest rates, again! Rates that we thought were once long gone are back with this program.

Why Choose the Family Advantage Program?

1. Competitive Interest Rates: With an interest rate as low as 4.99%, the Family Advantage program allows you to make the most of your investment while saving money over the long term.

2. Flexible Mortgage Options: Whether you qualify for a VA or FHA mortgage, this program caters to your unique needs and is available to those with a 620 FICO credit score or higher. It offers a range of options, ensuring that your dream home is within reach.

3. Easy Application Process: Cornerstone Home Lending has streamlined the application process, making it hassle-free for you. Checkout their 15-minute prequalification here. Questions? Their experienced team will guide you through every step, providing personalized assistance and ensuring a smooth journey towards homeownership.

4. Move-In Before School Starts: Time is of the essence, especially if you’re looking to move before the school year begins. With a little less than 3 weeks until school starts, don’t delay to take advantage of this program so that you can settle into your new home and provide stability before classes start.

Why Wait? Start Your Journey Today

The Family Advantage program presents a unique opportunity for families to turn their homeownership dreams into reality. By acting now, you can secure an attractive mortgage rate and ensure a smooth transition into your new home before the hustle and bustle of school and fall sports activities start.

At Miller Family Homes, we understand the importance of finding the perfect home for your family. With the assistance of Cornerstone Home Lending, we are committed to helping you navigate the process seamlessly and provide the resources you need to make informed decisions.

Don’t let this opportunity slip away! Reach out to us today to learn more about the Family Advantage program and how it can help you secure your dream home.

Click here to learn more about the Family Advantage Program.

Call, text or email Scott, our New Home Specialist, to learn more.

316.250.4122 | Sales@MillerFamilyHomes.com

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