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12
October
2018

10 Money Saving Tips for Down Payment on a New Home

Buying a new home requires a tremendous amount of forethought and planning, not to mention good savings and credit. Having enough money for a down payment is a crucial step in the home buying process. Here are several tips to ensure you have enough for a down payment so that you and your family can… Read More »

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08
October
2018

5 Home Upgrades That Pay Off at Resale—and a Few That Don’t

When it comes to remodeling your home or getting it ready to sell, it’s hard to know what will pay off and what will drain your wallet. Luckily, research from trusted industry sources, such as the 2018 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling Magazine, can help you set priorities based on current market trends. Here… Read More »

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25
September
2018

Guide to Landscaping for Your New Florida Home

Moving into a new home is an exciting time filled with firsts. Once the new furniture is in place and the family is settled in, it is time to tackle the exterior. Creating curb appeal will help define the look of your home, give you more space for gathering with friends and family, and even… Read More »

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13
September
2018

Live Naturally: Natural Cleaning Products You Already Have At Home

Everyone loves a clean home. But nobody likes to clean, for any number of inarguable reasons–the back-breaking work, the time-consuming nature, the harsh smell, and the exposure to potentially harmful cleaning chemicals. Thankfully, there is a better alternative–to some of that at least. Using natural cleaning supplies to clean your home is, unfortunately, not easier… Read More »

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08
September
2018

Everything You Need To Know About Closing Costs, But Were Afraid To Ask

Buying a house often comes with its fair share of surprises. And while many of them cannot be avoided, you can at least lessen the impact of others by preparing for them. One of the biggest surprises that befall many first-time homebuyers (and even some experienced home buyers) is closing costs. So, what are closing… Read More »

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29
August
2018

Top 5 Green Home Building Ideas

Pollution is increasing, resources are dwindling, and energy efficiency has never been more important. With the global population expecting to surpass a staggering eight billion people by 2050, it’s clear that we need to live in a much more sustainable manner. One way to do this is to opt for a green home building. In… Read More »

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24
August
2018

7 Crucial Features Every Home Kitchen Needs

It is said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Centrally located, it is an ideal place for family to gather and eat, drink, talk, and bond. In essence, it could and should be one of the most important rooms in your entire house and a priority when buying or building. Surprisingly though,… Read More »

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09
August
2018

Baby On The Way? Tips For Baby-Proofing Your New Home

New parents have a lot on their mind (to put it mildly). But even with all the late night feedings and countless diaper changes, one very important thing cannot be overlooked–babyproofing your home. Most new parents are quite surprised by how quickly and easily their seemingly innocent newborn can into serious mischief around the house…. Read More »

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12
July
2018

Production vs. Custom Home Builders

Examining the Pros and Cons For Your New Home Finding a qualified home builder that you can trust is one of the biggest challenges you will face once you decide to build your new home. Most can be categorized as either production or custom home builders, with very distinct differences between the two. It is… Read More »

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19
June
2018

How to Make the Most of Your New Home Design Appointment

At one time or another, everyone has daydreamed about their dream home–mentally designing every room and planning every detail. Now that you have decided to purchase a new construction home, your dream is finally coming true as you prepare to meet with your home builder’s sales and design team. In this meeting, you will pick… Read More »

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11
June
2018

Ocoee Reserve: A New Avex Homes’ Community

Avex Homes is growing yet again! We are pleased to announce that we have started building in Ocoee, FL at our newest community, Ocoee Reserve. This property will have the Avex charm you know and love, in addition to new additions you’re sure to enjoy. We want to make sure that the location of your… Read More »

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07
June
2018

Extend Your Living Area with an Outdoor Lanai

Living in Central Florida has its share of perks, especially the beautiful weather nearly year-round. Why not design your home to make the most of the Sunshine State? At Avex Homes, we can help you create a beautiful home design that not only lets the sun in but also extends your living space out. Learn… Read More »

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22
May
2018

Get it Sold! Tips on Getting Your Current House Sold

Some homes sell fast while others sit on the market for what seems like an eternity. How do the quick sellers do it? Of course, lots of factors come into play in real estate, but there are a few things you can do to make your home more marketable and likely to sell quicker. Check… Read More »

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03
May
2018

What is Energy Efficiency Construction? And Why You Would Be Crazy Not To Utilize It In Your New Home

Who doesn’t want to save money on their energy bills? And who wouldn’t want to do their part to help the environment while they are it? Amazingly, you can accomplish both relatively easily with an energy efficient home. Energy-efficient construction is gaining in popularity throughout the home building industry–and it is easy to see why…. Read More »

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16
April
2018

Guide to Throwing the Ultimate Housewarming Party in Your New Home

You’ve put in so much work to get your new home, from scouring through listings and touring neighborhoods to choosing all the perfect design details and managing the chaos of moving day. Now you have a truly customized place to call home, and it’s time to show it off! Planning a housewarming party is the… Read More »

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11
April
2018

3 Make or Break Tips For A Smooth Home Building Process

Building a new construction home is a very exciting time. Most people’s minds will jump right to the move-in process or picking out who and what goes in which room or how your new home will be decorated. And while all of that is certainly important, it is crucial not to forget all of the… Read More »

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06
April
2018

Lots to Choose From: Selecting the Right Property Lot For Your New Home Build

Everyone knows that location is the most important aspect of real estate. Location! Location! Location! How close are the best schools? How far is the commute to work? Are quality shopping, restaurants, and entertainment nearby? And while these are certainly important, there is another location consideration that matters just as much, but maybe a bit… Read More »

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27
March
2018

Vendor Spotlight: Timberlake Cabinets

When choosing a new home builder, it can be a tough decision knowing the integrity and quality of the home you are having built. Here at Avex Homes, we take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our homes as well as the vendors we choose to work with so that we are assured of… Read More »

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21
March
2018

4 Myths and Facts About the Home Buying Process

Anthony Gilbert // March 21, 2018 The world of new home buying can be full of complications and misunderstandings. People who bought homes decades ago might give financial advice to friends and relatives that is simply incorrect. How can buyers tell which is true, and which is a myth? The answers to these common myths… Read More »

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27
November
2017

How you know its time for you to build a new home

Ready to control a new build? You’ve done your homework. Searched for hours online, met with your realtor to walk through tons of homes and you just can’t seem to find the house that you can picture as your home. When working with a new home builder, you get the control to build a one… Read More »

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30
October
2017

Vendor Spotlight: Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Flooring

In this month’s Vendor Spotlight, we are shining a light on Shaw Industries Group, who is our flooring vendor of choice. We take pride in offering this quality product with superb customer service, and design options like no other. Since 1967, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has been a global flooring provider based out of Dalton, Georgia…. Read More »

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03
October
2017

New Home Builder Design Trends 2017

Over the past months, I have come to realize how much the social aspect of entertaining family and friends has returned to the home. Family Dinners are back to being cooked in the Kitchen, Birthday Parties are once again celebrated in the backyard, and kid’s sleepovers have once again taken over the living room. With… Read More »

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30
August
2017

Checklist for Moving Into a New House

Buying a new home can serve as a symbol for many different and exciting life changes. The addition of a new family member, downsizing, or even a new job opportunity are just a few examples. When you create a moving checklist or an organized timeline and plan the necessary steps for your move, it can… Read More »

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18
August
2017

Five Relocation Tips for New Homeowners

No matter where you relocate, reducing the stress of the process is the number one priority. Moving to Tampa or the Central Florida area is no different, but fret not! We’ve compiled five relocation tips you can employ when it comes time to relocate to your new home. Do Your Research There’s nothing worse than… Read More »

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09
August
2017

Why a New Townhome in The Reserve at Lake Wildmere is the Best Move

As Avex Homes, Central Florida’s premier home builder, continues to expand its homeownership options, we always try to take time to celebrate new community openings in Central Florida and in the Tampa area. The Reserve at Lake Wildmere, our much-sought-after new lakefront community in Longwood, Florida, celebrated its grand opening on July 15. So, in… Read More »

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25
July
2017

3 Tax Credits Homebuyers Should Know

With the housing economy in Florida on the upswing since 2008, now’s a good time to take advantage of the tax incentives and credits available to homebuyers. Finding the tax credits that are right for you can be a bit of a struggle, so below is a list of the three most commonly used U.S…. Read More »

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12
July
2017

Why a Townhome Might Be Right for You

When searching for a new home, one of the first decisions that many potential buyers must make is the kind of house they want to live in – a single-family home, a condo or a townhome? Most people naturally gravitate towards the American dream of buying a single-family home, planting a garden, and enjoying the… Read More »

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21
June
2017

Tips for Moving to a New City

Whether it’s to relocate for a new career opportunity, going back to school, or you’d just like a change in scenery, moving to a new city can be an exciting experience. Without the right preparation, though, you can end up a stranger in a strange land while getting settled in your new home in the… Read More »

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07
June
2017

Guide to Avoiding Clutter While Moving Into Your New Home

You have just purchased your brand new Avex Home in the Orlando or Tampa area and moving day has arrived. The story’s typically the same: the movers have dropped off the last of the boxes and you unpacked most essentials, like your bed, television, computer, a few clothes, and maybe some cookware. You pat yourself… Read More »

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11
May
2017

5 Signs You’re Ready to Buy Your First Home

Graduating college, getting married, having children, buying your first home – although not always in that order, these major events are milestones in all of our lives. When it comes to owning a new home in Orlando or Tampa, taking that next step can bring about an unmatched sense of accomplishment, not to mention a… Read More »

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11
May
2017

How to Buy a Home in a New Community

Your home can say a lot about you. The neighborhood your home is located in can say just as much. From trendy, up-and-coming new home communities to family-friendly suburbs, cities like Orlando, Kissimmee and Tampa are home to a broad range of neighborhoods, each with its own set of unique pluses for all types of modern lifestyles. According to Zillow,… Read More »

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