Tips on How to Sell Your Existing Home Quicker

While out touring homes, you found a builder that can build you your dream home and can’t wait to get started. There is only one problem standing in your way…selling your existing home! Here are 6 tips to help sell your old home quicker: Differentiate from the Neighbors – The first thing that any prospective buyer will see when they …

Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Home

When you are searching for a builder to build your new home, there are endless amounts of questions you can ask. Here are just a few of the questions that we think are important to ask before you select a builder and start the process. Do you only offer specific floor plans or is custom design an option? Some home …

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Building On-Your-Lot

So you’re ready to build a new home but don’t want to build in a master-planned community…where do you begin? When you start your search for the perfect property, it is smart to get a builder with strong on-your-lot experience involved at an early stage.  Although we have communities we are currently building in, we build over half of our …

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Rambler vs. Two-Story Homes

Building a home is a milestone in your life, whether it may be your first home or your custom dream home.  Every homeowner is going to have a vision and idea of what style their home is going to be.  At the end of the day, whether it is a rambler or a two-story home, it comes down to the …

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TRENDING: Mudrooms

The nice thing about the real estate industry is that trends are always changing.  One room in particular that has become increasingly popular over the past few years is the mudroom.  A mudroom is essentially a room in your home that acts as a portal between the outdoors and indoors.  Traditionally seen in farmhouses or the country, mudrooms are becoming …

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GREEN Trends in Home Building

In recent years, ‘green’ and eco-friendly ways of living have become more and more popular.  With increased awareness on the subject, homebuilders and suppliers are coming up with new ways to improve our home’s sustainability.  At Homes by Tradition, we’ve adapted and offer eco-friendly features for our homes and test every home for energy efficiency!  By incorporating such trends and …

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Home Care Tips for Spring

Now that we have endured one of the coldest winters in years, it is time to prepare for Spring.  Minnesota winters expose your home and lawn to harsh conditions that require inspection and maintenance.  The following tips will help guide you through areas of your home or lawn that may need attention. HOME INTERIOR & EXTERIOR: Window Screens: Inspect for …

HBT Team: Who We Are & What We Do

Recently during one of our VIP Events, we were asked who we are and what we do.  Our prospects and/or customers may hear our names but not always know what our roles are with Homes by Tradition or how we contribute to building your custom home. Our Construction Manager, Tom Sand, helped summarize a few steps in our process and how …

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10 Reasons to Live in Spirit of Brandtjen Farm

Spirit of Brandtjen Farm is Lakeville’s premier, not-so-secret community.  Many people have already discovered why it is one of the best places to live.  In case you’re not convinced, we have rounded up 10 reasons you should be Spirit’s newest resident. FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS – The “front porch” lifestyle is encouraged in Spirit.  It is a place for people across all stages …

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How to Winterize your Home

Now that the cold, snowy, Minnesota weather is in full force, we hope you have taken some extra steps to keep your home cozy and warm this year.  Ideally, winterizing your home should start in autumn, but don’t worry, not all is lost.  If you’re anything like us, you put off these tasks hoping winter will skip right over us.  Alas, since …