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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 …

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Homes by Tradition Awarded Best of Houzz 2017

We are excited to announce that Homes by Tradition has won “Best of Houzz” 2017 for Customer Service for the second 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 homebuilding, remodeling and design industry professionals. Following our 2016 Builder of …

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Winter Fun – 9 Things To Do in the Twin Cities

Calling all Twin Cities residents! During our Minnesota winters, you may find yourself bunkered in by your fireplace, staying inside all winter long. Or perhaps you are one of the cold lovers that enjoy the time spent outside in colder climates! Although it can be tempting to hibernate when the snow and cold hit, here are a few great ideas …

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Gold Accents: Adding Glamour to your Home

Looking to update your home with something new and exciting? We have the perfect new trend for you – GOLD! Gold has been around for centuries, giving the look of prestige, elegance, luxury, and glamour. Being seen in early currencies to modern day jewelry, we are excited to see the home interior industry has caught up. With polished chrome and …

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Homes by Tradition Named 2016 BATC Builder of the Year

Each year the Builders Association of the Twin Cities holds an annual Building Industry Gala, known as “The BIG Night” to honor and recognize top builders and trade partners for their excellence in the home building industry. Last Thursday, our Homes by Tradition team is proud to not only have won our 7th Reggie Award℠, for our custom home in …

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Fun Fall Decor Ideas

Fall is officially here!  Time for pumpkin patches, apple orchards, Sunday football, and so much more!  Say hello to this season by adding a few cozy autumnal touches to your home.  Here are a few quick ideas to get you inspired! TABLE DISPLAY – Swap out your summer centerpiece for a fun fall display.  Incorporate leaves, pumpkins, hydrageas, corn husks, …