What you need to know about Building Permits

The world of building permits can be a very confusing and paper-laden one. Knowing what you need prior to the start of your build, what the town requires versus the county, (sometimes even the state) can feel very overwhelming. A good contractor…

There’s a Whole World of Flooring Options Out There for Your New Home!

When building a brand new home you have so many choices—now that’s an understatement. It actually seems like the choices that you have and the decisions that consequently need to be made never stop coming. At Landmark Homes, we pride ourselves…

Marketing Ideas for Selling Your Home

So you’re looking to sell your current home. Of course, you’re probably searching for that REALTOR who is the ideal fit for your particular project. And you’ve started to scan the local listings to see what comparables there are and how…
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5 Moving Secrets to Help Your Relocation Go Smoothly

Your new home done and/or closed on, it is finally time to move. Moving van hired, now you just have to start packing and figure out what to do with all your stuff, not to mention, where you’re going to put it all once it gets to the new house.…

Landscaping for your new home: 5 First Year Tips

You’ve just built a brand new home. Congrats! This is truly an exciting time. Moving your stuff in, decorating, buying new furnishings, planning where everything is going to go…it’s also one of your busiest times. The one element of your…
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Creating a Smart Home: What’s Involved…

We’ve all heard the term “smart home” tossed about. But what exactly does it mean? Are their differing levels of smart homes? And is a smart home affordable? The Landmark Homes team is here to help you navigate your way through new home…
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Staging a Home Before Trying to Sell

Home staging—why is it so important you might ask…At Landmark Homes, we’ve talk to numerous clients, who, trying to sell a home, found that the task was a very slow going and difficult one. And then, upon having their home professionally…
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Closing Day – How you can be better prepared!

It’s finally time. You’ve gone through the entire process, mounds of paperwork, met with the requisite lawyers and bankers, done your final walk throughs. Everything is absolutely perfect, and at last, it is closing day! Soon you will be…

Building a Home in The Winter

Most people opt to start their new builds in the spring or summer. Makes sense, weather’s ideal, travel usually isn’t a consideration, school’s not in session so it makes it easier in terms of kids. At Landmark Homes, we’ve definitely…

5 New Wall Color Trends

Spring will soon be arriving! That said, homeowners are interested in freshening up their homes, cleaning, repairing, sprucing and of course painting. Whether you live in an older home or are having a new home constructed, wall color goes a…

Home Inspections: Why They Are So Important

Home Inspections: Why They Are So Important Here is the scenario: you’ve just signed the purchase offer for a new home. It’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of. You already envision your family living happily ever after there. So you push…

Vinyl & Beyond

Exterior options for your new home: Vinyl & Beyond Used to be the old standby was vinyl. When you thought of siding, vinyl in a plethora of colors and textures sprung to mind. We’ve certainly come a long way. Not to say that vinyl isn’t…

Technology - Buy Homes

How Technology Has Forever Changed the Way People Buy Homes Whether purchasing new or existing, the way you shop for a home is vastly different than it was even just fifteen years ago. The prevalence of technology in the world of home buying…

Kitchen Design Ideas

Kitchen Design Ideas for Your New Home The kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s where you cook, eat, gather and laugh. It represents the warmest part of the house and certainly the most used. Designing your kitchen to meet your family’s…

7 New Home Trends

7 New Home Trends to Watch for in 2017 Building a home or renovating an existing house can certainly be exciting, not to mention an opportunity to integrate some great features. As with everything, home trends and available options are constantly…

The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood: What Factors Are Important to Consider When Moving You are incredibly excited to move, new home, new school, new neighborhood. Of course you want to make sure that you are moving into an area that fits with your family’s…

Finding a REALTOR

Finding a REALTOR - You Can Work With When purchasing or selling your home, you want to make sure that you have a REALTOR® that you trust and that understands your needs and is consequently willing to work with them in mind. Just as with…

10 Things During Your Build

10 Things You Didn’t Think About During Your Build Building a house can be a blend of excitement, anxiety, anticipation and even a bit of chaos--just in terms of starting the moving process, figuring out your relocation strategy, all while…

Save for a Down Payment

Clever Ways to Save for a Down Payment on a New Home Whether building a new home or purchasing an existing one, you will need to come up with some sort of down payment. Saving for a substantial deposit such as a down payment on a mortgage can…

Renovate or Build New

Renovate or Build New: Pros & Cons of Each An age old dilemma, people have frequently wrestled with this question of whether or not they should buy a fixer upper and renovate or start from scratch and build new. HGTV has a host of shows…

Construction Loans

Construction Loans Explained The fun part about building a brand new home: the designing, the planning, the walk throughs in which you get to place lighting and fixtures, the shopping…not many people are going to mention the construction…

Cost Saving Tips

Cost Saving Tips When Building You’re getting ready to build your dream home. You’ve saved and waited patiently and now that moment, that very first groundbreaking has arrived! The team at Landmark Homes appreciates your enthusiasm and…

Interviewing Builders

Interviewing Builders: Dos and Don’t’s You have decided to build a new home. Congratulations! This should be an exciting and very special time for you and your family. You have the land, you have a clear idea of the type of house that you’d…

Before You Build

Important Steps You Need to Take Before You Build Building a house can sometimes be a difficult ordeal. From the planning and design process, to excavation, to picking out light fixtures and faucets, the details can seem overwhelming. The key…

First-Time Home Buyer?

First-Time Home Buyer?   This Article is For You! You’re finally through with renting. You’ve saved up and you are ready to make that move into the wonderful world of homeownership. Where do you begin? At Landmark Homes, we get this…

How do I get a mortgage

How do I find (and get) a mortgage that’s right for me… Perhaps one of the most overwhelming parts of buying a new home is finding the right mortgage and actually going through the application process. People seem to get intimidated by…

FHA,VA and USDA Loans

Creatively Financing Your Home… Perhaps FHA or conventional loans aren’t the go-to solution for everyone. Sometimes special niche loans might be more appropriate for your home purchase. Targeting those who qualify given certain circumstances…

The Final Walk Through

The Final Walk Through: A Must Have Checklist to Ensure Your New Home is Move-in Ready Negotiations wrapped up, all requisite inspections complete, there’s nothing left to do but move in, right? Not so fast…We understand that excitement…

Mortgages 101

Understanding What You Need to Know About Mortgages - You Asked, We’ve Answered! Making sense of the mortgage process, especially as a first-time buyer can certainly feel like a daunting experience. Phrases and terms with which you are…

Appraisal 101

Understanding the Appraisal Process Beginning to End The appraisal is a central part of the home buying/selling process. Knowing the valuation of your property in relation to comparable homes in your area--whether it is one you’re looking…