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Townhome Floor Plan Showcase: The Sedalia

Categories: New Homes in Raleigh, Raleigh New Homes | Posted: June 21, 2019

Today is the offical first day of Summer! Are you in the market this summer season for a new townhome? If so, 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, formerly Royal Oaks 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 Royal Oaks a Division of 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 Royal Oaks 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!

 

 

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

Tips to not get blindsided by closing costs

Categories: New Homes in Raleigh | Posted: June 13, 2019

If you are on the journey to finding a new home in Raleigh and this will be your first home, chances are that you are learning everything you need to know about buying a home along the way. You may be relying on Google to define all of the mortgage lingo as you search for a lender, or calling your parents or Realtor every other day to ask them questions you may not know the answers too. However, the one thing you need to be educated on beforehand is knowing what your closing costs will be once you find the perfect home. Royal Oaks Homes, a division of Mattamy Homes, shares what you need to know about closing costs so you are not caught off guard and a dollar (or thousands) short in the end.

When it comes to buying your new home, most buyers have a set budget on what money they have available to purchase the home. Apart from the actual cost of the home, you have to put aside cash for a down payment, occasionally inspector visits, and of course your closing costs. If you don’t know the terms or breakdown of what your closing costs look like, it can make all of your new home dreams go bust.

So what is the best way to plan for your closing cost fees?

A good rule of thumb is to budget anywhere from 2% to 5% of the purchase price of your home. This fee goes to lenders, attorney’s and other third parties who may have been involved in the transaction. Buyers often have more closing costs than sellers because most fees are related to the new mortgage loan.

Common items that will make up your closing cost as the buyer will be the loan processing fees, home appraisal and inspection fees, and property taxes.

If you are the seller, your costs will cover mortgage payoff fees, title transfer fees, and attorney fees for handling the closing.

If your closing costs come up higher than you have budgeted, there is good news. You can shop around for the loan estimate portion from your lender. The loan estimate will detail the services and you can shop around on the surveys, appraisals and search titles to see if you can save some money that way.

Also, closing costs are negotiable. Sometimes the seller or buyer agrees to pay all or part of the other party’s closing costs.

Some lenders will allow you to roll the closings costs into your mortgage as well, if need be. However, just remember that is additional money you will have to pay interest on for the remainder of your home loan so it is best to have cash available.

If you have more questions on buying your first home or need help in finding a home that works with your budget, contact our new home professionals today who can help make your dream home also pencil out with your dream budget.

 

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