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July 2016

10 Ways to Get the Best Deal on Your New Home

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If you’re in the market for a new home, chances are one of your main goals is to get the best deal possible. If you’re not careful, your expenses can go through the roof. A home is an investment, but the less you can pay to invest the better. If you plan carefully, you may end up in a new home for a fraction of the price you had planned on paying.

The first thing to understand is that the key to buying a home for a reasonable price is to focus on where the money is coming from. While it’s important to look for homes within your price range, it’s more important that you pay as close as possible to the sticker price for that home, rather than paying high interest rates down the road.

When looking for a lender, don’t just settle with the first one you find with favorable qualities. Shop around for a while, you can always come back to your first choice if you can’t find anything better. Once you’ve picked a good lender, make sure you look at all of the options they offer and choose not only what fits your budget right now, but what will fit your budget in the years to come.

When looking around for the best deal on a new home, starting from scratch and building your own may not be the most obvious choice for a low budget purchase, but if you’re careful about it, you can actually save more money in the long run.

Firstly, building a new home means that you won’t have to bother with costly renovations. It is much more economical to build the features you want into your new home than it is to add to an existing house. Not only that, but you will never have to worry about what damage the previous owners may have unwittingly done to your home, and avoiding those costs will save you a fortune.

Building a home your way also allows for you to have state-of-the-art insulation and low-energy appliances that you choose yourself. These green technologies allow you to keep more of your money in your pocket when it comes time to pay the energy bill.

For more tips on saving money when buying a home, visit GoBankingRates at: https://www.gobankingrates.com/mortgage-rates/ways-best-deal-new-home/.

At True Built Home, our goal is to see you satisfied. Every home we build is custom tailored to your needs, and made for the highest quality at the lowest cost. Green technology comes standard in all of our homes. Visit us to see the True Built Home difference at: http://truebuilthome.com/.

Oregon Brewers Festival

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logoTry all of Oregon’s best brews at the Oregon Brewers Festival this July 27-31!

With the enormous rise in popularity of craft beer, it’s no wonder that events like the 29th annual Oregon Brewers Festival are getting more attention. One of the oldest craft beer fests in the country, the Oregon Brewers Festival is a must for any craft beer connoisseur. See for yourself at: http://www.oregonbrewfest.com/index.php. Events like these are what make Portland and the surrounding area famous for its unique and lively spirit. Looking to move to the area? See how True Built Home can help you build your dream home: http://truebuilthome.com/.

Going Green: 5 Eco Friendly Home Decor Tips

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tbh_July_21_fbDecorating with the environment in mind.

When decorating your home, there are steps you can take to make sure you are reducing your impact on the environment as much as possible. Check out these five green decorating tips at: http://earth911.com/home-garden/5-eco-friendly-home-decor-tips/. At True Built Home, we take green homebuilding very seriously. See how building with True Built Home can ensure that your next home is as environmentally friendly as possible at: http://truebuilthome.com/.

Oregon home prices hit record in Lane County

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Although to be clear, True Built Home does not build within Lane County Oregon, we do like to post articles (Average home price in Lane County sets all-time record, beating pre-recession figures) and good reads about housing within our site. Perhaps some of the more sensible reasons folks choose to build with on your lot builders like ourselves is reflected in this article about record home prices for Lane County. The frightening part about this “record” may mean that those folks purchasing housing in areas such as Lane might find that they purchased at the top of the market. However others feel with tighter governmental control of lending practices and other factors, our surging real-estate market should continue. That brings us to another reason why folks choose an on your lot costume home builder like True Built Home. It makes economical sense to build a home and often have walk-in-equity. Even if the market took a nose dive, often clients that build with us do not suffer the same equity loss as those that purchased on the used side of home sales. Here is a good read for you if you need to understand this a bit more.

 

Tips for Building a New Home

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Make sure you follow these tips when building a home.

If this is your first time building a new home, it may seem like an impossible task. Don’t worry, however, if you stick to these simple tips, the whole process will go smoother: http://www.quickenloans.com/blog/tips-building-home/. At True Built Home, we understand that the homebuilding process can be confusing the first time around. We have the experience to walk with you through every step of the journey and make sure you’re satisfied: http://truebuilthome.com/.

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Foodstock 2016

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See the best of what Washington has to offer at Foodstock 2016!

If you like fresh, locally grown food, you will love Foodstock. Come on out to Dayton, Washington this Saturday, July 15, for a day of food, music, and family fun: http://www.bluemountainstation.com/foodstock-2016/. If you’re looking for the perfect place to build your next dream home in the area, check out how True Built Home can help you make the right decision: http://truebuilthome.com/.

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KISS: Freedom to Rock Tour

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tbh_July_12_fbDon’t miss the Freedom to Rock Tour!

Come on out to the Spokane Arena this Friday for your chance to see KISS live in concert! Grab your tickets before they’re all sold-out at: http://www.visitspokane.com/includes/events/KISS-Freedom-To-Rock-Tour/15068/. Spokane is a hub of activity like this year round. If you’re looking to build in the Spokane Area, see how we at True Built Home can help you out at: http://truebuilthome.com/.

Mt. Rainer Wine Festival

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tbh_July_7_fbWhat could be better than wine, jazz, and the beautiful landscape of Mt. Rainier?

This Saturday, July 9, is the Mt. Rainier Wine Festival. You don’t want to miss your chance to sample the best of Washington’s food and wine! More information is available at: http://www.crystalhotels.com/mt-rainier-wine-festival/. Living near the Cascade Mountain Range is much more than living near a good skiing venue. Events like these are what draw so many people to move the area each year. See how we at True Built Home can help you build you dream home near the Cascades at: http://truebuilthome.com/.

Coverage Area

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True Built Home expands coverage area, opens new Vancouver office.

This past month, we at True Built Home opened our newest office in Vancouver, Washington, widening our coverage area to include Northeastern Oregon and the greater Portland area! View our updated coverage area, as well as information on each of our four offices, including our newest Vancouver location, here: http://truebuilthome.com/coveragearea/.

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