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Best of Houzz 2018 – Homes by Tradition

We are excited to announce that Homes by Tradition has won “Best of Houzz” 2018 for Customer Service for the third year in a row! This award is chosen by more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. We are so pleased …

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Custom Home Photos 2017

The New Year has us reminiscing on the custom homes we built in 2017. Spread throughout the south metro of the Twin Cities, each home built was truly a custom design with unique finishes! Here are photos from a few of our favorite 2017 custom homes. Stay tuned for some amazing homes coming up in 2018. We are looking forward …

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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 …