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A 3D Tour of our Home Creation Studio is now available!
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Now is the time to invest in a new Eastbrook Home! Learn more in on why Timing is Everything...2016 is a Great Year to Build a HomeJoin Martha, Wendy and Linsey Joseph from 5/3 bank for a "Lunch & Crunch". Enjoy a hearty "lunch" while Linsey helps you "crunch" some numbers on how your buying power is the strongest now, why waiting will cost you more money and Martha and Wendy will help you answer questions for you on why building with Eastbrook is such an exceptional value.If a new home is in your 2016 plans, please call, text or email to RSVP...
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates in late 2015 which means mortgage rates will begin inching up. Chances are those rates will continue to climb gradually throughout 2016. What does this mean for home purchases? According to CNN Money, It means home buyers are likely to get the best mortgage rates they’ll see again in their lifetime by purchasing in 2016.
Mortgage rates continue to be attractive, but they’re going to increase!
For those of you on the fence about buying a home, the spectre of rising rates should give you the incentive to act before rates go even higher …...
Financing a new home can be a daunting and confusing experience. Eastbrook simplifies this process for our customers by leveraging our experience to save you time, money, and frustration.
Check out our great new flyer showing you the great cost savings of building with an Eastbrook End Loan instead of an New Construction Loan!...
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You won't want to miss this event to learn seasonal tips from local experts! Date: Thursday, November 19th 2015 Time: 5:00 - 7:30 pm Location: Eastbrook Home Creation Studio, 1188 E. Paris SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 (On E. Paris Ave 1/2 mile South of Cascade Rd)
Celebrity Chef Michael Schram will prepare delicious appetizers perfect for your next holiday gathering.
Talsma Furniture will showcase the latest in holiday design trends featuring their "Off the Wall" mantle and other holiday decor you wouldn't expect.
Experience a variety of cider samples from Vander Mill. Each flavor is a...
This is a guest post by Jennifer Riner of Trulia
Great Schools Near Eastbrook Homes
By Jennifer Riner of Trulia
Many house hunters prioritize good school districts when searching for their new homes. Parents, especially, are wise to survey district boundaries of their prospective listings to ensure their kids receive a top-notch education. According to a recent Trulia survey, 35 percent of parents with kids under 18 want to live in great school districts.
For Grand Rapids residents in specific, schools are a top selling point. Grand Rapids ranked fourth in the nation for priority placed on school districts in real estate, with...
Eastbrook Homes continues to build the library of White Papers and Videos. These resources provide great insight into the Home Building, Owning and Financing processes.
Ann Wierengo, Interior Designer for Eastbrook Homes, explains the benefits of the different Hard Surface Flooring Options available to the residential consumer.
Learn more about Hard Surface Flooring Options!
Eastbrook Homes have created a library of White Papers and is now releasing this information via Videos. These resources provide great insight into the Home Building, Owning and Financing processes.
Jeff Costello, Sales Agent for Eastbrook Homes, explains the Steps to Building a New Home!
Learn more about the 8 Steps to Building a New Home!
When looking for a home be sure to consider schools if you have or want to have children. According to this news article from U.S. News these are the three most important questions you should ask about your new home and community. What school will your child attend? What do the numbers say about the school? And what’s the school’s reputation?
Test scores are important numbers when assessing the quality of a school, however be sure to also look at graduation rates and teacher-to-student ration as they provide greater insight into the overall attention shown to each student. You should also...
Homeownership: Opportunity is Knocking!
Homeownership is an important part of the American way of life, and there may never be a better time to buy than today.
With the country still emerging from the recent recession, many people wonder if this is a good time to buy a home.
The answer is easy: Yes. It’s a very good time to purchase a home.
There are many opportunities in today’s market including low mortgage rates and new homes that are built to fit your lifestyle. But market conditions can change, and these opportunities may...
Construction Job Openings Rise in October
By the NAHB
By Robert Dietz on December 9, 2014 • (0)
The number of open, unfilled construction sector positions increased in October. The number of construction sector job openings was also revised higher for September.
According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs for October (on a seasonally adjusted basis) rose to 136,000, after the September count was revised higher to 112,000. The October level marks the 4th highest total of unfilled jobs in construction during the post-recession period.
On a three-month moving average...
Eye on the Economy: Labor Market Gains are a Positive Sign for Housing
By the NAHB
By David Crowe on December 10, 2014 • (0)
An improving labor market will help support growth in home building in 2015. And the November report offered the most positive jobs data in some time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 321,000 jobs (seasonally adjusted) were added to the economy in November, and the numbers for September and October were revised up by a combined 44,000. Prior to November, the average monthly gain in jobs for 2014 had been 233,000. The BLS data also...
Questions to Ask Your Home Builder
Posted by the NAHB
When you're thinking about buying a new home, selecting the right home builder is a key step in creating the home of your dreams. You should feel comfortable asking a potential home builder every question that you think is important. And, a professional builder or sales representative will want to make you a happy and satisfied home owner.
Besides the questions of "How much does it cost?," and "When can we move in?," here are some other questions you should ask:
Will the builder give you references of recent buyers/occupants?
Manage Your Winter Heating Bill
Posted by the NAHB
Follow these tips to stay comfortable and keep your home heating costs down during the winter weather.
Adjusting the Thermostat
You can keep your house comfortable and save energy by strategically adjusting your thermostat. Consider installing a programmable thermostat, which allows you to easily to set a schedule to maximize your savings.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save as much as 1% on your fuel bill for each eight hours you set the thermostat back one degree. That means that if you set your...
Posted by: NAHB
November 6, 2014 - Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market for the third quarter is up year over year, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Compared to the third quarter of 2013, the single-family index jumped nine points to a level of 59, which is the highest third-quarter reading since the inception of the index in 2008 and the 12th consecutive quarter of year over year improvements.
“Demand for 55+ housing has never been higher, and this quarter’s index clearly demonstrates that,” said Steve Bomberger, chairman...
Posted by Kevin Ray
11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100
By: Cara Greenberg
Published: November 5, 2012
Wouldn’t it be nice to approach your home’s entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish path to your front door.
1. Clear the way for curb appeal. The path to your front door should be at least 3 feet wide so people can walk shoulder-to-shoulder, with an unobstructed view and no stumbling hazards. So get out those loppers and cut back any overhanging branches or encroaching shrubs.
2. Light the...
Job Openings Decline with a Rise in Hiring
By Robert Dietz on November 13, 2014 • Posted by the NAHB
The number of open, unfilled construction sector positions declined in September, after increases in hiring during the end of the summer. Nonetheless, the current open job rate exceeds the average for 2011, 2012, and 2013.
According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), the number of open construction sector jobs for September (on a seasonally adjusted basis) stood at 98,000, down from 121,000 in August. This decline was preceded in July and August by a notable increase in construction hiring, totaling 701,000...
The world is ever changing, and people are ever changing. What people looked for in a home 10 years ago, aren't necessarily the same things people today look for in a home! Here is a great article that sums up 10 things people look for in a home today!If you are currently looking to build or buy, maybe you can relate to these too!...