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Master Planned Communities: Building Custom vs. Pre-Designed

Guest post by Gary Ashton – Realtor | RE/MAX Advantage The investment in a new home typically ranks as one of the largest in a lifetime.  If you’re looking at master planned communities, whether it’s the purchase of your first home or forever home, choosing to build a custom home is often a better deal versus buying a pre-designed home. …

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Furnish Your Home: 7 Home Decor Resources We LOVE!

Whether you are updating your existing furniture pieces or are moving into a new home and starting from scratch, having the right resources is key to making furnishing your home a fun and rewarding task.  Some of the most common stores for home décor include:  West Elm, Pottery Barn, Arhous, CB2 and Restoration Hardware.  Our Designer, Danielle Matthies, has let us …

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Inside Scoop: Our Favorite Spaces

If you had to choose one spot in your home to spend your time, where would it be? Your home is filled with spaces you use on a daily basis, but which one is your favorite? Check out how each member of our team answered below! Dean Nelson | President  – “A sunroom offers tons of natural light with floor to …

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Must-See Artisan Dream Home #127

While mapping out your Fall Parade of Homes route, you do not want to miss our Artisan Dream Home Entry #127!  Nestled on a beautiful 2.6-acre property in the newly opened Reverence neighborhood in Lakeville, MN, this classic-meets-modern design will leave you inspired.  Your eyes will be treated to a smart combination of bold, architecturally rich details with modern conveniences, …

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Mood Boards: Pulling it all Together

Decorating a space in your home can be challenging.  Where do you begin?  How do you make everything look good together?  Our Designer, Danielle Matthies, has let us in on her creative process and how to use mood boards to help pull it all together.   To help inspire you, we’ve put together three different mood boards for an industrial styled …

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New Community: Reverence | Lakeville, MN

REVERENCE is the south metro’s newest high-end custom home development featuring 23 premier acreage lots.  Properties range from 2.5 to 5.88 acres with a combination of lake, wooded, wetland and golf course views.  Showcasing two exclusive custom home builders, this community promotes luxury living. YOUR PERFECT PROPERTY  |  Reverence is a true oasis for private living with a home and …

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What Drives Mortgage Rates?

Building a new home may require you to secure a new mortgage and you will be looking to lock into a good rate.  Have you ever wondered what makes interest rates go up or down?  There are multiple factors that play a role in the increase or decrease of rates on a daily basis.  We have asked the loan officers …

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Tips for Finishing Your Basement

Is your unfinished basement currently the home of all your miscellaneous belongings and unpacked boxes from when you moved in 10 years ago?  Finishing your basement gives your family great additional space to spend time together! A proper design and storage plan will transform this space into a beautiful living space you’ve been searching for.  Each basement is unique and …

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Inside Scoop from our Designer

One of the many benefits to building with Homes by Tradition is access to our very own in-house designer, Danielle Matthies.   To kick off this beautiful Spring weather, she was kind enough to let us pick her brain on some of her favorite things!   Here are 5 questions we asked her to get the inside scoop on design!   WHAT …

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2017 Design Trends

With each new year comes interior design trends to watch for. Staying ahead of trends is important in the new home construction industry. Our in-house designer, Danielle Matthies, has put together some of her thoughts for 2017. Here are a few design trends she expects to see; MIXED METALS – Gold tones have made a comeback the last few years …