What to Do Within the First Year of Owning a New Home

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Buying a new home can feel a lot like graduating from college. For years you struggle, sacrifice, and put in the hard work, then comes the day when you earn your degree, which is not a guarantee for a job but a credential that can open many doors. Owning a new home can be a lot like that. You suddenly have this new brand new accomplishment under your belt and it feels great but then you begin to learn there’s more to it than that.

You’re not alone. Many new homeowners are caught off guard once the costs of owning a home begin to settle in. Not to worry—you’re in good hands. Here at Palo Verde Homes, we work with buyers we believe will be successful in their journey as a homeowner and do our part to ensure you know just what you’re getting into so you can enjoy this lifetime accomplishment, as you should! As Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

What to Do in the First Couple of Weeks

Okay now that Franklin’s quote as settled in, it’s to plan out a couple of key items. Shortly after you move in, within the first weeks, there is a couple of home maintenance you’ll want to handle:

  • Do a thorough walk-through of the home and look for any possible repairs. Before you begin unpacking and setting up the home, including hanging decorations on the wall, you want to make the home doesn’t require any repairs. In the event a repair is needed, it’s much more difficult to have it done once there’s furniture in the home.
  • Check all appliances and electrical outlets. Although this is something that will be inspected in the walk-through, it’s always a good idea to test out your appliances within the first weeks of moving in to make sure everything is intact.
  • Know who to call in the event of an emergency. Whether you’re new to the area or El Paso in general, you want to know who to call outside of 911. For example, a local plumber, electrician, insurance agent, gas leak, and other home damages. Having these numbers on hand can prevent losing any valuable time, which is especially critical in an emergency situation.
  • Keep an emergency supply kit somewhere safe. In the same sense, you want to make sure you have a supply kit stored nearby in the event of a power outage. For example, if the lights go out you’ll have a flashlight on hand. It also doesn’t hurt to store non-perishable food and water in your pantry as well as blankets and other essential items one would need if the electricity goes out.

What to Do on a Monthly Basis

Owning a new home certainly has its perks. For one, you won’t have to worry about unexpected damage or severe home maintenance issues such a leaking roof. However, there are items you will need to keep track of and handle on a monthly basis. These include:

  • Change the air filters each month. This will help keep the air inside clean. Some people extend this to two or three months but if you’re running your AC or heater on a daily basis, it’s a good idea to replace the filters each month.
  • Test the carbon monoxide detector and other home alarm systems. The batteries in carbon monoxide detectors can stop working without notice so it’s a good idea to test the detector once a month just to ensure the batteries are working. This applies to other battery-operated doctors.   
  • Flush out the water to remove accumulated sediment. Water can cause appliances such as your washing machine or sinks to stop working much sooner. This is because the chemicals in the water will damage the pipes. As a precaution to the water you’re drinking and using for other household chores, it’s a good idea to check your water softener and replenish the salt if needed.    
  • Clean the garbage disposal. Like many commonly used but often forgotten areas of the home, the garbage disposal can easily get dismissed. We recommend marking these monthly maintenance items in your calendar on days that are easy to remember. For example, every 10th day of the month throw some ice cubes in the garbage disposal and turn on the grinder then flush it out with hot water and some baking soda. This will clean out all the residue that tends to stay behind.

Every Spring and/or Fall

While El Paso is fortunate to have rather mild and predictable weather, we do see a changing of the seasons, even if it’s not as dramatic as the leaves changing colors or the first snowfall. In our city, it’s more like the first day of triple-digit weather or the first full day of rain. Regardless of how you observe the changing of the season, at least twice a year when it gets cold/warm out, you want to do these items:

  • Have your roof inspected. New roofs don’t require nearly as much work as older homes but keeping it safe and damage free is as easy as a yearly routine inspection.
  • Remove any leaves or debris from the gutters. This will prevent the backflow of water, which can result in foundational issues or other structural damage.
  • Check your plumbing and make sure the pipes are all working. Just like a new roof, your plumbing won’t be difficult to deal with but it’s best to have your pipes inspected at least once a year.
  • Inspect your home appliances. From your oven to the washing machine and refrigerator, it’s a good idea to inspect your home appliances on a seasonal basis. Any small issues are much more feasible to repair than larger electrical issues.
  • Do a walk-through of your home’s exterior. If you don’t spend a lot of time outside, exterior issues are easy to dismiss. Make sure to do a rigorous walk-through of your home and look for any damage such as splitting paint, vegetation that requires work, a faulty door, or any issues with your irrigation system.    
  • Check for any cracks or gaps in the windows. Again, for a new home, it may be uncommon for the area around the windows to begin cracking or splitting but as caution and preventable measures, inspect your windows. Look for gaps between the trim and exterior siding as well any new caulk that needs to be re-applied.     

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Yes, having a home is work. But is it worth it? Absolutely! In a list format, it may seem like there’s a lot to do but since most of these items are spread out and can easily be tackled within a day or two, it won’t be as nearly as tiring as one might imagine. It’s also a good idea to call in a professional for some of the items, which often involves an inspection and update on that part of your home. Knowing is better than not knowing when it comes to home damage. Most importantly, doing these items will help keep the pristine look and feel of your new home.

If you have any specific questions about your new Parlo Verde Home, please connect with us today!

Expand Your Horizons: Why Horizon City is a Great Place to Buy a Home

There is a lot of growth and development happening around the El Paso metropolitan area. The city and its surrounding communities add up to more than 800,000 people and a lot of traffic of folks going back and forth across the border. This means a lot of hustle and bustle within the city limits and why a lot of people are looking outward at communities like Horizon City, Texas. If you are shopping around for a place to build your home, Horizon City might be the perfect place for you. Last month, we took a brief look at some of the communities where we build to give you an overview. Let’s take a closer look at why this particular area might be where you build your dream home.
Let’s Start With The Facts
According to U.S Census information, in 2017, the city had a population of approximately 19,000 people. Horizon is within El Paso County and is located Southeast from the city of El Paso.  The city takes its name from the Horizon Corporation, a real estate development corporation which first developed it as a community in the 1960s. The estimated median household income is about 52,000, which is slightly higher than the city of El Paso.

Looking for the Small Town Feel

Many Americans today require the amenities and job opportunities of a bigger city but enjoy the remoteness of a smaller municipality like Horizon. This city offers the small town feel to many people that reside here. There are plenty of places to eat and groceries, but it is not overpopulated or heavily trafficked. This small town also has a lot of open space and feels a lot less crowded than some of the suburbs within the city limits. You may very well find lots that are much bigger and with more wide open space for a backyard, pool, etc.

Schools & Community

Horizon, City is home to several high-quality schools and a vibrant community.  These include Horizon Heights Elementary School and Desert Hills Elementary. Some of its middle schools include Horizon Middle, Ricardo Estrada Junior High, and Colonel John E. Ensor Middle. The head high school includes Horizon High home of the Scorpions.

Palo Verde In Horizon City

One of the communities where we build includes Horizon, City along within communities outside the El Paso area. Palo Verde has been named the builder of the year for three years in a row and part of that is that we know how to choose great communities and, of course, build high-quality beautiful luxury homes unlike any others in the area.

Before You Build: 5 Steps to Follow

Building a new home begins long before the foundation is poured. To avoid costly mistakes during the construction process, start with these five important steps. As you move from your dream house to your real house, be sure to ask questions and share your progress.

1. Plan Your Budget

Begin now to think about how much you can afford to spend and how much building your new home is likely to cost. Chances are you will need a construction loan and a mortgage. It’s not too early to find out what size loan you qualify for. Also, knowing the approximate costs will help you modify your building plans to meet your budget.

2. Choose Your Lot

Whether you are building your home in a suburban development or a site with sweeping ocean views, you will almost always need to choose the land before you select floor plans or other details. You (and any pros you hire) will need to investigate factors such as soil condition, drainage, zoning and building codes in the region.

3. Line Up Your Team

You’ll need a team of experts to design and construct your house. Key players will include a builder, an excavator, a surveyor and a home designer or an architect. Many homeowners begin by selecting the builder or contractor. That pro then selects other members of the team.

4. Pick a Plan

Many new homes are built using stock plans from a catalog. The builder or a home designer may make minor modifications in room size, window style or other details. A custom-designed home, on the other hand, is created specifically for the family which will live there. In most cases, custom-designed homes require the services of a licensed architect. Whether you opt for a stock or a custom design, you will be wise to choose a plan that will meet your needs for many years to come.

5. Negotiate a Contract

Be sure to get a written contract which has been signed and dated by both the builder or contractor and the architect or designer. A contract for new home construction will describe the project in detail and include a listing of all the parts to be included in the house. Remember to amend the contract if you or your team make any changes to the project later on.

20 Creative Color Schemes Inspired By The Color Wheel

An empty room is a blank canvas for any decorator to fill with color, pattern, and texture. While decorators have a handle on color schemes that work, choosing color schemes can be a scary proposition for others. Fear not, there are a few easy guidelines to follow that will have anyone picking colors like a pro.  There are five basic color schemes and a myriad of options from which to draw upon for inspiration and we will review each of them.

Monochromatic

The monochromatic color scheme is perhaps the easiest to understand. It is the use of anyone tint, hue or shade of a single color.  This scheme can be either very relaxing or very dramatic depending on the color chosen and the various shades or tints incorporated. For a bit of drama consider the use of a warm hue such as red or orange. For a cooler feel try blues or greens. Grays, whites, and creams are fabulous options for neutral schemes.

Analogous

The analogous scheme uses consecutive colors on the color wheel.  Mixing colors that are adjacent to each other creates a colorful yet harmonious look.  Using more than five colors would be a bit jumbled and cause visual confusion in a space. A safe bet is to pick three to four that you like together and decide which will be a key color and which will be accepted.If yellow and green are favored colors you could build a scheme that involves yellow-orange, yellow, yellow-green and green into space.

Complementary

A complementary scheme is created by using colors, shades, tints or tones of two colors found opposite each other on the color wheel.  This scheme is easy to use and leaves a room feeling harmonious and soothing. Pick the two colors you like and build your scheme from there.  Expand the palette by incorporating a lighter tint or a darker shade of the two colors. This will add some depth and character to the room. Add white to both green and red to achieve the vibrant and cheerful look of the pink and green room, or add white to the yellow and blue to achieve a soothing formal look for a living room.

Split Complementary

A split complementary scheme involves the use of three colors. Start with one color, find its complement and then use the two colors on either side of it.  For example, the complement of blue-green is red-orange and the split complement of blue-green would be red and orange. Again, any shade, tint or tone of these three colors can be used when developing your color scheme.

Palo Verde Homes: Where we Build and Why these Are Great Communities

Beautiful, functional, and elegant homes are few and far between.  Palo Verde Homes builds throughout the El Paso region but is concentrated in three main areas including Horizon City, Santa Teresa, and the City of El Paso. Each of these offers a different environment, but each one has its own characteristics and benefits. Within El Paso city limits, there are plenty of options to choose from including westside and eastside, both of which offer different amenities, shopping centers, schools, and more. We thought we’d take a look at some of the growing aspects of these communities and explore what makes them great places to live, raise a family, and purchase a home.

Looking at Horizon City

Horizon City is a growing town located on the eastside of El Paso County, Texas. It is a burgeoning and expanding community but is still more of a rural community with bigger land properties, neighborhoods that are further apart, and less traffic.  Census date indicates that the town has considerable population growth since 2010. At the same time, there is growing infrastructure and communities in surrounding area, including development, shopping centers, and more are making the area a very popular place in the county.  The area of Eastlake is a popular and new community garnering a lot of attention due to its new infrastructure, parks, bike lanes, and the success of the surrounding schools. Building a home in Horizon City still offers a certain amount of rural qualities and is less populated and congested than the city of El Paso. If you’re looking for a growing small town feel, Horizon might be the place for you. Mission Ridge is a community located on Eastlake Blvd which is also showing incredible promise of growth with the Eastlake Marketplace, hospitals, and more. Horizon City is only a few minutes drive from El Paso, where there is more entertainment and events happening.

The City of El Paso

The city of El Paso is a densely populated area with approximately 680,000 people. It is no longer the small town people often claimed it to be, although many will argue it still has a small town feel when it comes to the friendliness of the people and the culture. For the last decade, Texas has seen a lot of influx of people rushing to the Southwest for better weather, more sun, lower taxes. Recent downtown revitalization efforts have made El Paso a fast-growing and modern community with the baseball stadium, new shops, restaurants, and bars, along with the downtown area and throughout the whole city. Visit downtown El Paso today and you’ll see a very different city than existed just ten years ago. Development within the downtown area but also several communities on the westside and eastside have helped the population of the city grow.

Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa is a town in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. It is part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan statistical area although it is geographically closer than El Paso. It is a small town with approximately 5,000 people. Plenty of development and real estate area has made Santa Teresa a desirable place to live for people looking for a smaller community with a small town feel. It is a few minutes drive from El Paso and has easy access to I-10, shopping centers, and shops.

Get Your Home in the Community You Love

Whether you are looking to live in the heart of El Paso, on the New Mexico border in Santa Teresa, or on the far eastside in Horizon City, these are all great areas to purchase your new home. There is a low cost of living, plenty of wildlife, beautiful desert landscapes, mountains, and plenty of entertainment and fun. El Paso is also home to the University of Texas at El Paso, which has recently received recognition for its research projects and capabilities.

Build with Palo Verde Homes

Regardless of where we build, Palo Verde Homes is dedicated to raising the standards of excellence and improving the concept of “home” for all of our clients. If you’re looking for unmatched elegance, custom homes, or move-in ready homes, we are your builders. Gives us a call.

Luxury in West El Paso: Find a Home in Cimarron Sage Neighborhood

If you’ve lived in El Paso for a few years, you know how essential the Franklin Mountains are to the region. They tower over the sprawling urban landscape and yet give residents an important reminder of the magnificence and majesty of nature and her far-reaching presence in our lives. The westside of El Paso has a very unique view and access of these incredible geological wonders. One of these attractive new neighborhoods is the Cimarron Sage area, where many of our new homes are privy to the beauty of the Southwestern landscape.

The Southwestern Landscape

Sometimes referred to as the southernmost end of the Rocky Mountain chain, the Franklin’s extend from the Mexican border northward to El Paso, Texas and parts of New Mexico. The mountains are home to 37-square mile Franklin Mountain State Park and one of the largest urban park in the nation. Enjoy desert wildlife like jackrabbits, desert cottontail rabbits, possums, skunks, badgers and racoons. Also, don’t miss the coyotes, gray foxes, mule deer, and more. Recent development has paved bike paths and trails in the surrounding areas as well, which makes it a very active and vibrant community. Take your pick from biking, hiking, running, or enjoying a day at the community parks or walking trails with easy access to Loop 375 and Interstate 10.

Recent Development in the Area

The westside of town has also seen some burgenong development of restaurants, entertainment centers, and shopping centers easily accessible to residents of the area. Areas like the West Towne Marketplace, an open-air retail and entertainment destination with beautiful landscaping, trees, and plenty of parking space; it’s located on the corner of I-10 West and Paseo Del Norte. The shopping center extends 500,00 square feet of retail, restaurants, and entertainment—well known destinations like TJ Maxx, Cabelas, PetsMart, and Walmart. This adds a whole layer of convenience to the area.

Our Floor Plans

We offer a variety of floor plans in this neighborhood. Here is a quick overview of some of the options:
IRIS CIM: An attractive 8ft. Front door and patio door, as well as high elegant 9ft ceilings. This is a three bedroom and two full bath home that features a zoned master suite, walk-in closet, and kitchen pantry.
IRONWOOD II: This home is inspired with Spanish-style architecture including beautiful tile roofing, a large master bedroom towards the back of the home with elegant master bathroom. Other two bedrooms close to the towering 8 ft door. The home also has a patio and wide open spaces that connect the dining area, living area, and kitchen.
SPANISH BROOM: Another Spanish-inspired two-story design featuring open living spaces with a roomy upstairs loft. The master suite is upstairs and houses it’s walk-in closet. The kitchen has plenty of open space, counter space, kitchen island, and pantry.

Choose the Best in Luxury Living

Palo Verde Homes offers a variety of layouts to fit your lifestyle and your family. With all of today’s modern amenities, beautiful Southwestern style with Spanish architectural influence, you can choose a one-level or two-level home to begin your story anew. So if you’re ready to live in style, to enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of the Franklin Mountains, and begin a life in a new home, call us today for more information or a closer look at all of our floor plans.

Five Reasons To Buy a Home in El Paso, Texas

Yes, we are at the Westernmost tip of the state and don’t often get included with the bigshot cities in the middle of the state. That doesn’t mean, however, that El Paso doesn’t have its fair share of exciting news to share with the rest of the world. In fact, El Paso has seen — especially in the last couple of years — a lot of changes.
#1 Affordable Prices
El Paso median household income is about 14, 790 dollars lower than the median Texas income. El Paso cost of living is also very affordable and this makes for beautiful homes at a bargain price. The median price of a home in El Paso is currently listed as 126, 700. Compare that price to a typical San Antonio listing at 249,024. This makes quite the difference for a homeowner looking for a family home. In a study reported by Forbes magazine ranking cities where people can live comfortably for less than $60,000, El Paso was high on the list.
#2 Buyer’s Market
A report in 2018, stated that El Paso was a healthy buyers market and had positive growth prospects for the upcoming year. The city’s market is seeing a formidable buyers and sellers market, as buyers from other places like Colorado, California, and Florida are coming in to snatch up these luxury homes at a low price. This creates higher demand for city homes and keeps the market viable, growing, and strong.
#3 New Neighborhoods
The city has a growing population that went from 676,391 in 2015 to 683, 577 in 2017. El Paso has several areas that have been showing a lot of development. From the Northeast to the downtown area, to far East, to NorthWest part of the city. Palo Verde, for example, builds homes all across the city including newest and pristine neighborhoods of Cimarron Sage. This neighborhood is the Westside’s new pride with tree-lined, walking trails, parks, open spaces, and scenic views of the Franklin Mountains. Another burgeoning neighborhood is the Tierra del Este, east of Loop 375 and in the midst of the picturesque desert landscape of the El Paso area. Can’t beat the breathtaking sunsets from the sandy terrain of the East.
#4 Great Weather
They don’t call us the Sun City for nothing. El Paso has an average of 297 sunny days a year. It is why many people with an aversion to cold, hurricanes, storms, tornadoes, or earthquakes, end up here. We have none of that. So, yes. This can save you a lot on a house on damages, insurance, and repairs. It also makes it a great place to raise a family, retire, or enjoy the great outdoors.
#5 Great Place to Raise a Family
Aside from its unique border culture, El Paso is a safe city with low crime rates. Its state University is growing every year and the city has prestigious institutions of higher learning with its community college system and other technical schools. There is a wide variety of entertainment, events, and opportunities for family events like rodeos, fairs, amusement parks, farmers markets, and more. The city has also invested a lot of money in recent years in its downtown revitalization project. This has brought great venues, events, entertainment, and art to the city including a baseball team, science museums, a new arena, etc.
Start Your New Life with Palo Verde Homes
Whether you are new to the city or have lived here your entire life and are looking for your first home, El Paso is a fine western town with the Southwest living, an influence of the cowboy, an air of Hispanic influence, a friendly population, scenic mountains, plenty of outdoor activities, and much much more. Get your new life started with a beautiful, newly-built, and modern Palo Verde Home.

If One Of Your Goals For 2019 Is To Become A Homeowner, Read Along…

Owning a home is one of the greatest investments. And right about now you’re thinking, “Yes, I’ve heard that phrase time and time again.” The reality is, owning a home can provide you with many incentives and a prosperous future. However, getting there is what takes the majority of work. Being determined, persistent, and wise about this decision is what truly matters.

Here at Palo Verde Homes, it’s our priority to match people with homes and guide them in their journey to homeownership. If you’ve made it your goal to become a homeowner in 2019 then we’d like to provide you with a couple of tips to help get you started.

Tip #1. Don’t settle.

This is a lifetime investment after all. Spend time exploring what you need and desire in a home. Make a list and carry it with you. There may be some give and take, especially if your partner has a different set of ideas but it’s important to find a balance. Once you begin attending Open Houses and working with a Realtor, who will also pose discovery questions, you’ll have a better picture of what will fill your desires in a home.

Tip #2. Research the builder.

You can fall in love with certain layouts or home features but if the home’s foundation is not what it should be, you’ll have numerous problems down the road. Knowing that the builder is reputable and has a solid customer satisfaction rate is key. One of the first items on your agenda should be researching home builders in the area. See what type of warranties they offer, make sure they meet all of the standard qualifications and don’t be afraid to ask for customer reviews. You should get to know the builder and ensure they are able to provide you with quality service from beginning to end.

Tip #3. Get pre-qualified for a loan early on.

Having your finances in check is especially important. One of the first items your Realtor will want to know is how much you’re looking to spend. If you have any outstanding debt or bad credit, this will affect your qualifications for a loan. Ultimately, it’s critical that you know what amount you can afford for a monthly mortgage. Knowing upfront what you can and cannot afford will save you from headaches and heartbreaks.

Bonus Tip: Contact Palo Verde Homes

We don’t say this because we’re biased to our own high-quality, beautiful homes, we say this because we are confident in our ability to bring you a home you’ll cherish for years to come! Knowing your goal is to become a homeowner in 2019 excites us. Each year we meet so many couples, families, and young professionals embarking on a new journey of homeownership and it’s truly what keeps our passion alive. Once you see a couple of our model homes in person you’ll have a great sense of why we continue to score a 5/5 among current owners.

We’re confident 2019 will be the year you unpack your bags and shout, “I’m home!Contact us today to make that vision a reality!

Affordable Homes and El Paso’s Unique Real Estate Market

Every home buyer is looking for a good deal. El Paso is a great market for affordable homes, as the standard of living is not sky high but there is still a lot of growing industry and development. This makes for ripe territory to build great new homes at an affordable cost.

The El Paso market is impacted by a lot of factors. Just like any other real estate market, the state of the economy in the country lays a huge role in how people are buying homes. As it stands today the market is doing really well. There is economic independence and growth throughout the nation and there is confidence in investing and the stock market. These are good signs for any real estate market and El Paso is seeing the fruits of this.

In fact, El Paso is ranked one of the fourth hottest real estate markets in 2018. The El Paso Times reported that El Paso ranked ahead of Fort Worth, Austin,  and San Antonio. This ranking was done by Trulia.com, one of the biggest real estate websites in the nation. It indicates the state of affordable houses in El Paso and the demand for great homes.

A Diverse Community

Part of what makes El Paso a burgeoning market is the fact that we are quite a diverse community. We not only see people moving here from Mexico, but also military families that get stationed at Fort Bliss. This creates a lot of demand and that makes homes more affordable and gives families an opportunity to get their dream home without paying a huge price.

In late 2017, KVIA reported that according to the Texas Association of Realtors several neighborhoods in El Paso saw a great surge in home sales. These include the east side of town and some of the growing communities in those areas.

Buyers Want Newly Built

It was also reported that there is a big demand in the area for newly built homes. There seems to be quite the indication that this is what buyers want. Newly constructed homes are still affordable homes, but they come with a whole new set of benefits and perks that home buyers are looking for today. Some of these new benefits include newer amenities, higher energy efficiency,  and modern layouts. Home buyers also know this means less upfront maintenance and stress over malfunctioning parts of the house. A new home is a new start and many people are looking to start new in the growing Sun City.

Get Affordable Homes with Palo Verde

As a locally owned and operated company, Palo Verde Homes are highly dedicated to the El Paso community and part of our mission is to build beautiful and affordable homes that are unmatched in performance and quality. Check out our floor plans and see for yourself! Gives us a call today and get your dream started.

The Advantage of New Properties for Your New Home

couple looking at floorplan for new properties in El PasoHouse hunting can be daunting. What are you looking for? Are you a brand new prospective homeowner? Are you looking to upgrade from your starter home? Or are you looking to upgrade your home to what you have wanted all along? Every single one of these instances can be looking for a unique layout, unique features, and a look that is all their own. Real estate agents can spend hours, weeks, months- all of this time just showing you property after property that just doesn’t fulfill what you want in your new home. That is why looking at brand new properties in the area can be exactly what you need. With Palo Verde Homes, our new properties can be custom made to suit your needs exactly. We can make your home exactly as you want it so you can stop searching amid properties that just aren’t what you need.

The Advantage of Considering Custom New Properties

Searching for a new home is more than just looking for a place to sleep. This adobe will be yours- it will have to suit your personality, your unique needs, and your plans for the future. It’s vital and crucial for you to feel like you belong in your new home. You need it to feel like home, otherwise how will it be? When you consider new properties, you can build a home that is completely yours, instead of a left over home that was made for someone else’s needs. You can choose every aspect, from the layout to the number of rooms, how those rooms will  be used, and other important details.

Considering the Your Needs Now and in the Future

First Time Homeowners

For first time homeowners, looking at house after house can be overwhelming. As a result, it can lead to hasty decisions that many couples end up regretting in the future. With new properties, new homeowners can carefully consider what they need now and what they will need in the future. For example, a couple just starting out doesn’t really need five bedrooms and a huge space. You are learning how to live as a couple and adjust to a new space. A starter home with two to three bedrooms is a good choice. You also have to consider if you want to entertain, if you want to have kids, pets, and other things that can require a bit more room. In addition, it also gives you room to decide what you really want to invest in. With the money you save by limiting your bedrooms to two or three, you can decide to have a room for entertaining to turn into a bar, or invest in landscaping in the backyard to accommodate your entertaining needs.

A Second Family Home

For those who are upgrading from a starter home to a true family home, space is usually the biggest consideration. A growing family can mean you need at least four to five bedrooms in order to let your kids have their own bedrooms, or if you have a bigger family, to allow your kids to have more room in their shared spaces. A bigger backyard can also be on the list. In addition, being able to have a separate room that is devoted to family entertainment can help separate the adults and kids so you can have your space as a couple or single parent without feeling you are knee deep in kids stuff all the time.

After the Kids – Your Golden Years Home

Sometimes, after your kids have moved out and it’s just you or you and your spouse, a change of scenery can be healthy and fulfilling. Perhaps a two story home won’t be easy on your knees as the years advance, or maybe you are tired of taking care of a pool. Perhaps you just don’t want to take care of so much space now that you don’t have to. There are many considerations to make as you get older, and being able to custom create a new property to suit your needs is usually the best way to decide where to spend your golden years.

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At Palo Verde Homes, we are dedicated to ensuring your next home is exactly what you want. Make your appointment today!