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First-time Homebuyers

Planning to purchase your first home? It can be a daunting process. We're here to help show you the way. 

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55+ Active Adult

You are in a unique stage in your life where you have more income and free time than ever and they want to enjoy it.

Single Home Buyers

More single women are buying homes everyday. Here's everything you need to know about the process.

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For The Military

We're your one-stop guide for buying a new home, even if it's sight-unseen, how to navigate VA home loans, and more.

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International Buyers

It can be difficult to buy a home in the States from another country. We're here to help you with everything you need.

Custom Homes

The process of building a custom home is less scripted because there are no pre-defined choices or menus to choose from.

Condos & Townhouses

Condos and townhouses are often overlooked by first-time homebuyers, but they come with a lot of advantages.

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Luxury Homes

Get inspired with luxury home interior ideas, luxury design ideas, and luxury home furniture recommendations.

Recent Active Adult Articles

Start your next chapter in the right 55+ community and new home for you. Articles from experts as well as inspiring videos and slideshows will guide you on your new home journey.

6 Things to Know About Homestead Exemptions

Homestead exemptions can protect homeowners from the forced sale of their home to pay off creditors during financial hardship, keep seniors in their homes, and offset your property tax bill. Let’s look at six things you need to know about this exemption.

What You Need to Know About Granny Pods

Granny pods are growing in popularity, but what exactly are they all about? We take a closer look to understand these viable options for aging parents.

Top Retirement Communities in Dallas

Here are some of the top Dallas retirement, so you can find the perfect retirement home in your dream 55+ community.

Top 55+ Active Adult Communities of 2018

Here are the top 55+ active adult communities of 2018. Find the perfect new home to enjoy retirement.

What’s on the Horizon for 55+ and Retirement Options?

NewHomeSource explores what’s on the horizon for 55+ communities and a wide range of retirement home options.

Latitude Margaritaville is Retirement Paradise for Parrotheads

Explore Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett branded retirement communities perfect for parrotheads!

What to Know About 55-Plus Communities

If you’re interested in enjoying your golden years in a special neighborhood, NewHomeSoruce has all the information you need to know about 55+ communities.

Can Someone Under Age 55 Live in a 55+ Community?

People under the age of 55 can live in a 55+ community, but there are some stipulations, like one member of the family must be 55 year old or older.

Recent First Time Home Buyer Articles

Ready to start the next chapter? Our First-Time Home Buyer articles guide you through this milestone with advice, videos, graphics, and slideshows.

8 Creative Ways Gen Zers Can Start Saving for Their Home Purchase Today

Here are eight creative ways that Millennials and Gen-Zers can start saving up for their first home that won’t destroy your lifestyle.

New Home vs. Resale: Which is Right for You?

NewHomeSource explores the factors that differentiate new construction homes from resale houses, so you can buy the right type for your lifestyle.

How Much Mortgage Can I Afford?

Find out how you determine how much mortgage you can afford for your first home.

First-Time Homebuyer Qualifications

You don’t always have to be a first-time homebuyer to qualify for down payment assistance programs.

Breaking a Lease Early to Buy a Home

If you want to break your lease early to get into a new home, it’s best to discuss your options with your landlord.

New Home Construction: Loans and Financing

Financing a new home can seem confusing. NewHomeSource has your guide to financing your home, from how to choose a lender, the types of available loans, to figuring out credit scores.

Budget-Friendly Ways First-Time Home Buyers Can Embrace Tranquility

NewHomeSource has budget friendly ways that first time homebuyers can embrace tranquility in their new homes.

Buying Versus Renting: How to Choose the Option That’s Right for You

To rent or to buy, that is the question. When it comes time to make that decision, it takes some real self-assesment.

Recent Custom Homes Articles

Our Custom Homes articles have all the information you need to get started building the custom home of your dreams, from buying a lot to furnishing your new place.

9 Benefits of Rural and Suburban Housing

If you’re thinking of building a home in the suburbs or in a rural part of your state, here are nine benefits awaiting you as your construct your dream home in your low-key locale.

8 Amazing Wine Cellars to Inspire Your Inner Wine Enthusiast

Here are some amazing wine rooms that will get you inspired to design a luxurious wine room in your new home.

6 Steps to Building a Custom Home

NewHomeSource breaks down the six steps to building a custom home, so home shoppers can be fully informed about the custom home building process.

What is Single-Close Financing and Why You Should Consider It When Building New

A construction-to-permanent financing automatically switches to permanent financing once your home is completed. It’s important to choose the right builder before you take on such a loan.

Going Up: Elevators in New Homes are on the Rise

NewHomeSource makes the case for including an elevator in your new home!

Guest Quarters: Is a Guest House or Casita Right for You?

A guest house is one way that you can have guests over to visit for extended periods of time, while also giving you and your guests privacy and comfort.

Could A Barndominium Be An Option For Your New Home?

Learn about Barndominiums, a hot option for home shoppers looking into the condo or townhome lifestyle.

Production Versus Custom Home Builders: What’s the Difference?

One of the first decisions to make in the new home process is rather to go with a production versus custom home builder. Do you know the difference?

Recent Manufactured Home Articles

Ready to purchase a Manufactured Home? We walk you through the journey with articles, videos, and more.

Innovations in Affordable and Stylish Manufactured Homes

Explore the latest innovations in manufactured and modular housing, so you can decide if this is the right home type for you.

Panelized Homes: Factory-Built Components Assembled on Site

NewHomeSource breaks down panelized homes, so you can decide if this affordable home option is right for you.

Mobile? Modular? Manufactured? What’s the Difference and How to Choose the Right One?

Learn the difference between a mobile, modular, and manufactured home, so you can pick the right one for you!

The Guide to Buying A Manufactured Home

NewHomeSource has the ultimate guide to manufactured or mobile homes, so you can decide if this affordable housing option is right for you.

Manufactured Home Glossary

Use NewHomeSource’s glossary to manufactured homes to learn common terms associated with manufactured housing.

Are Manufactured Homes Energy Efficient?

Manufactured homes have undergone changes that make them more energy efficient; and more changes are to come.

Where Can I Build My Manufactured Home?

NewHomeSource interviews Clayton Homes’ Mike Duncan so you can learn more about manufactured homes and where you can build them.

Prefab Homes are a Good Fit for First-Time Home Buyers

Prefabricated homes are a great home type for first time homebuyers who want to save money, but still invest in a beautiful house.

Recent Tiny House Articles

Going tiny is a challenging but rewarding experience. Our Tiny House articles guide you through the process of downsizing, choosing a builder, furnishing your tiny home, and more.

Best Tiny Home Builders in Austin: 2020 Edition

Explore the best tiny home builders in the Austin Area with the 2020 NewHomeSource Awards, so you can find the best tiny home builder for your new home.

Build Small and Go Home

NewHomeSource explores the tiny house movement, and why many new home shoppers are choosing to buy and build smaller houses.

How to Live Big in a Small Space

If you’re living in a tiny house, or just a small house, NewHomeSource has some tips to living large, and making your home feel spacious.

Red Flags to Consider Before Buying a Tiny Home

For some, tiny living isn’t the fairytale they’d always imagined. Here are four ways to ensure you don’t wind up disappointed with your tiny house down the line.

Ready for a Tiny Home? What You Need to Know Before You Build

NewHomeSource has everything you need to know about living a tiny house before you decide to build your new home.

What We Can Learn from Tiny Homes: Tips for Maximizing Your Space

You don’t have to live in a tiny house to have great home organization. Learn how you can maximize the storage space in your new home by taking examples from tiny houses.

10 Tips to Maximize Storage in a Tiny Home

Don’t downsize your entire life away. NewHomeSource’s top 10 tricks for maximizing storage in a tiny home show you how to work with the space you have to help keep your life, and stuff, organized.

6 Luxury Additions to Your Tiny House

Trying to figure out how to bring that extra touch of extravagance into your tiny home? We’ve got six ideas to help you get inspired.

Most Recent Articles

Preparing Your House for Sale as a Pet Owner

Being a pet parent means a few added responsibilities when it comes to preparing your home to sell. Here’s a step-by-step guide of what to expect.

Best Suburbs Near Atlanta, Georgia

Here’s our ranking of the top 10 suburbs surrounding Atlanta. Each place grants you the best of suburban lifestyle with access to urban amenities.

Best Suburbs Near Phoenix, Arizona

Here’s our ranking of the top 10 suburbs surrounding Phoenix, Arizona. Each place grants you the best of suburban lifestyle with access to urban amenities.

5 Signs It’s Time for a New HVAC

Your HVAC system is crucial to keeping your home and your family comfortable. Here are five signs that it might be time for a new HVAC system.

Best Suburbs in the Chicago Area

Here’s our ranking of the top 10 suburbs surrounding Chicago. Each place grants you the best of suburban lifestyle with access to urban amenities.

Multi-Functional Design Elements for the Multi-Gen Household

Multigenerational living requires accommodation of varying levels of age, health, and mobility. To that end, you’ll want to read up on the eleven multi-functional design elements that are most important in the multi-gen household.

Best Suburbs of Minneapolis

Here’s our ranking of the top 10 suburbs surrounding Minneapolis. Each place grants you the best of suburban lifestyle with access to urban amenities.

A Homebuyer’s Guide to Calculating a Mortgage

Before you start shopping for homes, it’s best to know how much home you can afford. We look at what you need to know to calculate a mortgage payment and to help determine how much loan you may qualify for.