Author: scarmazzinew

Waiting to Buy a New Home? Don’t — The Costs of Waiting May Surprise You

If you’re on the fence about buying a new home, it may be because of the hard costs involved. Rising mortgage loan rates, increased building material costs, higher construction labor and land prices are all legitimate concerns. All in all, however, the longer you wait, the more you end up paying – and often getting […]

Right-Size Your Life: How Much Space Do You Need?

Think about your lifestyle. How does your home fit with the way you live? Do you feel cramped, or do you simply have too much clutter? Do you need more room to accommodate a growing family—whether you’re welcoming more children or an aging family member? Your home should provide the right fit. It should be […]

How Room Color and Lighting Affect Your Mood and Well-Being

Given that you most likely spend a good deal of time in your home, it’s worth understanding how room color and lighting affect your mood and well-being. Research from the National Institute of Health has shown that differences in color and lighting can influence our mood and affect our circadian rhythm, which controls our sleep patterns […]

Scarmazzi Homes Communities Help You Make Time for What Matters Most

If you’re considering moving to a new home or community, what matters most to you? – Living in a single-level luxury patio home with an open floor plan home design – Living in a low-maintenance community where landscape maintenance is taken care of – Spending more time with kids, grandkids, family and friends When you […]

Style Your Courtyard for Each Season

Style your courtyard for each season to get the most out of your outdoor living area. Relaxing and entertaining in your courtyard will be enhanced by adding style elements, décor, lighting and plants that align with the seasons and holidays. You don’t need to make large expensive changes each season when a few small changes […]

Choosing Structural Options for Your New Home

One of the most exciting aspects of purchasing a new construction home is being able to choose options and finishes to personalize the home for your lifestyle and preferences. Structural options are anything that affects how the home is built such as additional rooms or a covered porch and will often change the overall square […]

Advantages of Buying Early in A New Construction Community

There are many advantages of buying early in a new construction community including potentially lower cost and better selections of homesites. Once you’ve decided to buy a new construction home and have a good idea of the area where you want to live, you can increase your chances of securing your dream home by getting […]

How Pets Can Influence Home-Buying Decisions

Most people consider their pets part of the family which means once they start shopping for a new home, their pets can influence home-buying decisions when choosing which home to purchase. With over 70% of US households owning at least one pet, many home buyers are shopping for a home that works for their pets and […]

Steps to Get Your Home Ready When Preparing for a Trip

Snowbirding for the winter, going on vacation, or even just a few days away to visit friends and family can be fun and exciting. It can also become stressful if you’re worried you forgot to turn something off in your home or wondering if you left a door or window unlocked. While you’re triple-checking your […]

Finding the Perfect Home for Entertaining

Finding the perfect home for entertaining may be difficult for those looking to downsize. Many retirees decide their old home and huge yard are too much to maintain through retirement and want to find a new home. Open floorplan concepts have become increasingly popular in home design trends for good reason. By not dividing the […]