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Townhome Floor Plan Showcase: The Sedalia

Categories: New Homes in Raleigh, Raleigh New Homes | Posted: March 27, 2020

Interest rates are at record lows, leaving many buyers ready to jump at the opportunity of finally pulling the trigger on a new home! As of late, you might find yourself spending any spare moments of your day or evenings, online and on the hunt for your “perfect” new home. If you find yourself coming up short or disappointed in your options, look no further! Mattamy Homes,  a premier builder for new homes in Raleigh, has a large portfolio of floor plans that include some of the most sought after and desired design styles to date. These home plans are offered in some of the most desired communities across Raleigh and are even available in quick-move in home options if you need or want a new home sooner than later!

The Sedalia floor plan is a stunning 2-story townhome plan offered by Mattamy Homes, that has had many happy homeowners welcome this plan as their own dream home. This home plan is just under 2,000 square feet, making it a great option for a first-time buyer or a buyer who doesn’t want an overly large home to take care of and is possibly in need of downsizing.

The Sedalia floor plan includes everything you could wish for! It has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a 1-car garage. The first floor of the Sedalia plan features a wide-open kitchen, dining room and living room combination that makes the space seem much larger that it actually is on paper.

If you have a family or even little ones running around, you will appreciate the fact that your main living area is open and you can see the activity that is going on around you without any walls blocking your view from the kids.

You will fall in love with the kitchen of this home plan, as it features gorgeous stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, a large spacious island and a walk-in pantry! Literally the dream kitchen for most anyone is found in the Sedalia plan. Imagine using your center island to decorate cookies with your kids or displaying a holiday feast for your family for many years to come.

The first floor of this home includes an owner’s suite, which features a walk-in closet and a spacious bath and shower. The second floor of this home includes 3 additional bedrooms that are great for kids or guests alike. You will really enjoy having a first-floor laundry room for easy access from your bedroom to the laundry.

As spring unfolds and summer makes its way, you will absolutely love spending your mornings or evenings outside on either your covered front porch or rear back patio as well. What better place to enjoy a morning coffee or evening cocktail as you savor the beauty spring has to offer in Raleigh!

If you think the Sedalia plan is one you might want to call home, contact us today to schedule an appointment this weekend to see if this plan or one of the many other Mattamy home plans are the next place you will call home! Call to book an appointment today with one of our new home specialists! Click here for a 3-D tour of this home plan to get a feel for the home, before you even step foot in it!

If you are in need of a new home before summer, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the crazy low interest rates you can earn on a new home!

Eager to make your move? View all of our available quick move-in home inventory and let Mattamy build the home of your dreams this season!

 

Mattamy Homes is a new home builder in Raleigh, North Carolina. For additional information about Mattamy building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502.

10 Home Security Tips for First-Time Homeowners

Categories: Home Owner Tips, New Homes in Raleigh | Posted: March 13, 2020

If you have recently purchased a new home or are currently looking for a new home in Raleigh, chances are you are excited to move into a new home to kick off the spring season and warmer weather to come! However, it is important to not get swept away in the excitement of decorating and housewarming parties to look past the security risks you will be vulnerable too as a new homeowner.  Mattamy Homes, shares ways to make your new home as safe and secure as you can to get you started off right.

  1. If you haven’t already, access the current security situation of the place you are moving into. If you haven’t yet signed on the dotted line, be sure to move into the safest zip code you can afford. Single-family homes are often located in safer neighborhoods than high-density housing or rental areas.
  2. Be sure before you buy a home, to take it for a test drive. How so? Be sure to drive through the neighborhood during the day and at night. This allows you to gauge what it is like during different times of the week and times during the day. If you can, it’s also a good idea to see if you can talk to anyone living in the neighborhood to see what their thoughts are.
  3. Once you move into a home, one of the first things you can do that will also cover your basis on a security level, is to get to know your neighbors. Get involved with any neighborhood watch programs or simply develop a level of friendship with your neighbors so you can look out for each other, both when you are at home and away. You will rest easier knowing you have a pair of eyes looking after your home when you are gone.
  4. When you do move into your new home, be sure to do an audit of your home when it comes to the home’s entry points and how you might be able to improve upon them from a safety aspect. Whether it be changing the locks or updating them to more secure ones, to changing any garage or entry codes that were previously set, small changes can lead to more safety.
  5. The next thing you will want to do after moving in your home, is identify yourself with where local emergency services are. If you do have a neighborhood watch, get familiar with their training and offerings when it comes to reporting suspicious activity or crimes.
  6. You will then want to focus on the prevention portion of keeping your new home safe. Even if you decide to not get a security system, there are still several precautions you can put in place to keep your home safe. From putting up window coverings or blinds that prevent an immediate view from the street of the valuables in your home, to putting up secondary blocking devices to sliding glass windows and doors so they can’t easily be forced open. Now days with all the smart technology, it could be a good idea to invest into a smart phone app that allows you to do things like shut your garage door, set the alarm etc. if you are out of town and wondering if you forgot to do so.
  7. If you do decide to invest in a security system for your new home, be sure to shop around and do your research first to make sure you select the system that will best suit your needs and then needs of your home. There are so many different options out there and so many scare tactics that security companies may try and use on you, having your main list of concerns and things you want to address handy will be helpful as you shop around for the right provider.
  8. You may have a lot of people entering your new home before and even after you close, such as delivery persons, service vendors, contractors and so on. Be especially mindful of people on your new home, as this gives them instant access to see what valuables you have and if you have a security system and how it might work.
  9. If you don’t plan to invest in a security system, don’t rule out a DIY option. Consider the option of installing a wireless alarm system without paying for the installation or the monthly fee. If the alarm is triggered, it will sound the loud siren which is often good enough to scare most burglars away. You can even consider putting a security sing in your front lawn by your front door, as just the sign alone can act as a deterrent to home intruders.
  10. Lastly, nothing beats being prepared. Putting in the research, knowing what to do and where to go, and securing your home the best you can will leave you with a peace of mind and security when you move into your new home.

 

Mattamy Homes is a new home builder in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina. For additional information about Mattamy Homes building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502.