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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.

11 Smart Home Features for Senior Living

Seniors can seriously benefit from user-friendly smart home technology. Here are 11 smart home features that will help aging adults live in comfort.

Multi-Gen Homes: Safe Places for Aging Parents

The safety of everyone in a multi-generational household is achievable; read up on these 10 ways to keep elderly family members safe.

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!

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.

First-Time Homebuyer Programs in Alaska

Ready to buy in Alaska? Here’s your guide to first-time buyer programs to help make your dream a reality.

First-Time Homebuyer Programs in Arizona

Arizona is a popular location for homebuyers, and with homeownership assistance programs, the options are practically endless. Take a look at these programs to see if you may qualify for one.

First Time Home Buyer Programs in Texas

Ready to buy a new home in Texas, but need a bit of financial assistance? We’ve got details on statewide and location-specific programs to help make your dream a reality.

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.

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.

Choosing the Right Fireplace for your New Home

Fireplaces are a great addition to cozy up the house. Read on for our guide to choosing the perfect fireplace for your new home!

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.

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 Fresno: 2020 Edition

NewHomeSource has compiled a list of the top tiny home builders in Fresno to make your journey to homeownership as easy as possible.

What You Need to Know About Accessory Dwelling Units

We have the information you need to know about adding an accessory dwelling unit to your property, so you can embrace multi-gen living, have extra space, or build an income suite.

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.

Most Recent Articles

8 Smart Home Features for Young Families

Smart home technology is a super valuable tool for young families. Here are 8 options of tech to make your family’s busy lives more manageable.

Best Tiny Home Builders in Fresno: 2020 Edition

NewHomeSource has compiled a list of the top tiny home builders in Fresno to make your journey to homeownership as easy as possible.

First-Time Homebuyer Programs in Alaska

Ready to buy in Alaska? Here’s your guide to first-time buyer programs to help make your dream a reality.

Have You Heard of Bamboo Flooring?

Are you thinking of switching up your flooring options this year? If you’re seeking sultry and sustainable style in your space, look no further than bamboo flooring.

Charming Vintage Bedroom Ideas That Look Anything But Dated

Vintage style is back and as charming as ever! Here are our tips for bringing retro flair into your bedroom.

5 Questions to Help You Decide on a Homebuilder

Can’t decide which builder is the best of the best? Here are five questions to help guide you to the right choice.

Best Suburbs of Richmond, Virginia

Here’s our ranking of the top 10 suburbs of Richmond, Virginia. Each grants you the best of suburban lifestyle with access to urban amenities.

Best Cleaning Services in Austin: 2020 Edition

Check out our list of the best cleaning services in Austin, so you can relax and enjoy a sparkling clean home without the mess or stress.