Cost of Custom Homes Vs Personalized Production Homes

By John Rives If you are considering the purchase of a new home, you may be trying to decide whether to buy a custom home or a personalized production home. There are very distinct differences between a custom home and a production home; therefore, you should spend some time learning the specific details of each […]

Second Floor Laundry Room

By Charmaine Simmons House floor plans have changed significantly over the years.  Everyone has an opinion on where things are best suited.  So one of the questions we get asked is “why is the laundry room on the second floor?” McKee Homes developed all of its floor plans with living in mind.  We thought about […]

How To Easily Clean A Smelly Garbage Disposal

By Julie Russo Have you ever walked into the kitchen and asked yourself, “What’s that smell?” Your first instinct probably tells you to take the garbage out, but what if you do that and your kitchen still stinks. The culprit may be the garbage disposal. There are several different ways to clean a stinky sink. Keeping your garbage disposal […]

10 New Home Selections Tips for Homebuyers

By Amy Kahler and John Rives Buying a new home is an exciting, sometimes overwhelming event in anyone’s life, especially if you buy the home before it is built and get to choose options and make selections. One of the most personal aspects of buying a new home from a builder is getting to choose […]

Top 5 reasons to buy an energy efficient new home

By John Rives While older homes sometimes have a quaint nostalgic feeling about them, they just can’t compare to the low maintenance, money-saving features and technology conveniences of an energy efficient new home. 1. Save money every month on utility and water bills New homes are built to the latest building codes, which means they […]

How To Maintain Your Home

By Charmaine Simmons When buying a new home it’s easy to get caught up in the financial obligations, but it’s important to remember the time and energy required to maintain your home. Just like changing the oil in your car or going to the dentist for cleanings, your home needs to be taken care of to […]

Types of Home Warranties

By Charmaine Simmons Warranties provide peace of mind to buyers of many types. Whether it’s a warranty to cover your phone, computer, furniture or car, having that confidence that your stuff is protected puts you at ease. Buying a home is likely the largest purchase many of us will ever make, so why not include […]

What goes underneath?

By Julie Russo Slab, Mono Slab, Crawl Space….It’s all Greek to Me The new homebuyer experiences several different emotions while moving through the home buying process.  One of the emotions they may experience is confusion.  Many people in the industry use language that is very common to the business. However, the typical homebuyer does not […]

Buying a Home – New vs. Preowned

By Julie Russo Is it better to buy a pre-owned (resale) home or a new home? There are pros and cons to think about with both purchases. Buying a newly built home is like buying a cupcake with frosting on it. With a new home, you know exactly what you are getting under the frosting. […]