Keeping a home in ready-to-sell condition

A helpful article on preparing your home to sell so that you can move into your new Dreambuilder custom home.  We can connect you with local professionals to help sell, stage and repair your home.  Let us know how we can help!

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – April 27, 2012 – When you own a home, it’s easy to stop seeing its flaws – the gate latch that never works, the faded shingles on the roof.

But potential buyers spot those problems in an instant.

To help Floridians look at their homes with a critical eye, a University of Florida (UF) housing specialist published a guide, based on the results of a national survey, that pinpoints areas that might need attention.

Randall Cantrell, a faculty member with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, says the average homeowner spends $2,000 to prepare a home to be sold. So keeping up with needed repairs can make life a lot easier when it comes time to put your house on the market.

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Awards continue for Dreambuilder Custom Homes at the 2011 Laurel Awards

Dreambuilder Custom Homes won two awards at the 2011 Laurel Awards, held last month at Crosswater Hall in Nocatee. The annual awards are sponsored by the Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) of the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) to recognize excellence in marketing and advertising new homes throughout northeast Florida.  Judging is conducted by independent third…

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Dreambuilder Four named “Home of the Year” by Jacksonville Magazine

Dreambuilder Four, our 4200 SF custom home on Doctor’s Lake in Orange Park, FL, continues to receive press over a year after the delighted owners moved in.  After being profiled in Jacksonville Magazine last fall, the home was selected as a “Home of the Year” by Jacksonville Magazine and profiled again in their HOME issue ,…

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U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.98%

WASHINGTON (AP) – April 6, 2012 – The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage was mostly unchanged this week, as the cost of home buying and refinancing stayed near record lows. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan fell slightly to 3.98 percent from 3.99 percent last…

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Dreambuilder recommends Houzz for ideas and inspiration

When we work with a client on a new home or remodeling project, we encourage them to clip out plans, pictures and anything else that captures their eye.  When brought to the table, these clippings become  fuel for our creative fire.  Houzz is a great online tool where you can create ‘virtual clippings’ for the same purpose.…

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