How Will Your New Home Live?

Sunday January 15, 2012

If you are looking to build or buy a brand new home, you should consider many things and not focus solely on your “dream” home.

Among things to consider is whether you are building for the next buyer. If so, having kids share a larger bedroom with a good closet is usually better than each of your kids having a private cubbyhole bedroom. Keep in mind that a small 9 x 10 bedroom holds a single bed and small dresser and not much else. If children are expected to use their bedroom for study then space for a desk and chair is required. Be realistic with yourself – do the kids HAVE to be separated?

Why Buying a New Home is Better

Saturday December 31, 2011

Homebuyers have many choices these days as the market is flooded with homes – new and old. Interest rates are the lowest they’ve been in 50 years, and the Wall Street Journal says this is the time to buy! There are many options to weigh when selecting the right home, and there are quite a few factors to consider. Check out the following reasons that buying a new home instead of a resale may be the best choice to make.

Homes Are More Energy Efficient. Homes that are built new offer better energy efficient features and systems. Heating and cooling systems are new and wall insulation is better quality than homes that were built years ago. Low-e windows are the normal as well as other cost saving features. In the end, you will have the peace of mind that almost everything is covered under warranty. AND, it will all save you money on utilities.

Women will relate to this. Say, you need a new pair of red shoes. You go to the mall. At the first shoe store, you find a fabulous pair of red shoes. You try them on. They fit perfectly. They are glamorous. Priced right, too. Do you buy them? Of course not! You go to every other store in the mall trying on red shoes until you are ready to drop from exhaustion. Then you return to the first store and buy those red shoes. Do not shop for a home this way. When you find the perfect home, buy it.

Holiday Sale – 50% Off Upgrades

Thursday December 15, 2011

Do you want to give your family the most memorable Christmas gift imaginable this year? Would a brand new home with your favorite upgrades do the trick? If you act quickly, we’ve worked out a deal with Santa to make it happen!

Until December 31st, you can get 50% OFF of your choice of upgrades worth up to $20,000! That means a savings for you of up to $10,000. Have you dreamed of granite counter tops? Hardwood flooring? Designer cabinetry? How about a jetted, garden tub? Recessed lighting? Stainless appliances? Crown moulding? Choose from our huge list of ways to upgrade your new home!

How long has it been? Has it been years, months, weeks, days, or perhaps only minutes ago that you began dreaming about a new home. Maybe you’re tired of renting. Maybe you’ve had some good fortune. Perhaps you need to relocate. Or, it could be that your family has outgrown your current home. Whatever your reason for shopping for a new home, your first consideration may be location (and living in the Savannah area is part of your dream), but you should also look closely at the builder. They’re not all the same.

New Floor Plans Just Released!

Wednesday November 02, 2011

Home buyers’ lifestyles are changing right along with the new economic realities. Lamar Smith Signature Homes keeps a finger on the pulse of what buyers want and need. This fall we have added 8 new home plans to our library of plans. These plans offer the look and feel of Low Country and Craftsman designs and range from 1500 to 3500 square feet. One of the most popular requests is for single story floor plans, so we’ve added new single story plans as well. The most appreciated aspect of all of our home plans is the ability for our customers to choose their exterior “elevation” — such as all vinyl, brick, stone, or the mixture of horizontal and vertical siding, as well as architectural elements to highlight the home’s exterior.