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FALL TRENDS 2017

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Fall is one of the best times of the year to buy or build a new home! We hope you read our last blog post about why you should buy a home in the fall. Now we would like to share some fall décor and decorating trends. An HGTV article from the top ten design bloggers came out with a list of multiple fall trends. We have used several of these trends in our staging and to help our customers create a stunning home.

Whites and Neutrals

Clean and colorless are becoming more and more popular. Putting the focus on texture and shapes can give any room a modern and simplistic atmosphere. The picture below is one of our master bedrooms that we staged without using any bright colors.

Be Bold

If you don’t like all white and beige that is just fine! Using bold colors has also become a trend this fall. When you think of fall colors you probably think of orange and yellow. These colors are great if you want a warm cozy feel, but don’t be afraid to change it up. If you aren’t a fan of beige and white everywhere then put some color or patterns on the walls and furniture. We loved creating a bold style for this home pictured below by using wallpaper in the half bathroom next to the mudroom.

Bright On Black

Bring high contrast to your home by using basic colors such as white or black and the color of your choice. Paint an accent wall or add some throw pillows. Our designers wanted to try something new with one of our recent model homes by using black doors throughout the home. The results were stunning and you can see for yourself in the pictures above and below.

A Charming Kitchen

Everyone will feel differently about what a charming kitchen feels like. You have to do whatever works for you! It could be adding pops of color or just keeping it clean and simple. The pictures below are only a handful of kitchens where we added floating shelves, different colored islands, and tiled backsplash.

Your Style, Your Home

Lastly, keep in mind that we want your home to be YOURS. This fall you should decorate however you feel. If that means going Halloween crazy or choosing a cozy autumn atmosphere then that is what you should do! We would be happy to help you with the building process if you decide to go that route. We know how important it is to live comfortably and make a house feel like home. Contact the Jordahl Sales Team TODAY to make your fall dream home a reality!

BUYING A HOME IN THE FALL

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Why is fall the best time of year to buy a home??

The weather becomes colder, the leaves begin to change, but house prices tend to drop. The majority of people buy homes in the spring or summer when inventory is usually at its highest. This means less competition for buying a home in the fall!

At Jordahl Custom Homes, we have completed homes as well as homes just digging or with the foundation already started in our inventory. This is the best of both worlds for the buyer. Lower prices and less competition with still enough inventory to find the home you want!

If you want to lock in the great interest rates right now then don’t hesitate to buy a home this fall. There’s no way of knowing if prices and rates will increase after the new year. The longer you wait, the less buying power you may have.

Not finding what you like in our Available Home Inventory? Check out our Available Lots to start fresh with whatever floor plan you want!

Contact the Jordahl Sales Team TODAY to purchase your home this fall! 701-234-0404 or sales@jordahlcustomhomes.com

OPEN HOUSES

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Going to an open house can be extremely helpful when either building or buying a home. Being able to actually see a finished product in person could give you a better idea of what you want or need.

Our open houses are free of charge and all ages are welcome!

We are very excited for you to attend our open houses this weekend due to the fact that we have 2 rambler plans that have NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE! 5976 58th St S in Deer Creek and 2759 11th St W in Eaglewood are the Rambler #13. 6124 58th St S in Deer Creek is the Rambler #14.
We have open houses every Sunday from 1-4:30 pm. You can see the full list of our open houses and their details on our website!

4TH OF JULY PARTIES

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The 4th of July is a great time to show off your Jordahl Custom Home by having a party at your house. Here are some fun ideas on how to celebrate with your friends and family:

FOOD

Don’t be afraid to try something different or creative in the kitchen. Allrecipes.com is a great resource for any type of appetizer, main dish, or dessert that is sure to be popular at your party.

DECORATIONS

What you have in your home or out on your lawn will determine the atmosphere of your party. The more patriotic decorations, the better! Your home will feel more welcome and inviting.

GAMES

If the weather is good (This year the forecast is looking great!) your guests may want to play yard games. For those wanting to stay inside you could have board games or cards available.

SAFETY

This is the most important thing to remember when throwing a 4th of July party. Take all the necessary precautions when using fireworks. When your guests are leaving, know whether or not they will be safe when driving home. Everyone will have a great time at your party if they know they are safe.

FINANCIAL PLANNING

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This may not be the most exciting topic, but financial planning is very important when it comes to buying a home. Here are 4 reasons why you should buy a house TODAY:

1. BUYING IS CHEAPER THAN RENTING

Homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States, according to an article on Trulia.

2. HOMEOWNERSHIP “FORCES” YOU TO SAVE

You own the home, you have no choice – that monthly housing cost has got to be paid no matter what. Homeownership can be an outstanding way to force yourself to be more frugal in the rest of your spending so that you can save and build equity in your home.

3. SEVERAL TAX DEDUCTIONS

Homeowners who itemize deductions may be able to reduce their taxable income by deducting any interest or property taxes paid on a home mortgage.

4. HOME APPRECIATION PRICES

Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number. Over the next five years, the experts say that home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey.

Some are afraid that home values may have already peaked. However, we believe that purchasing a home now will prove to be a sound financial decision for years to come. Contact our sales team at 701-234-0404 or sales@jordahlcustomhomes.com.

OUTDOOR LIVING

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One of the best parts of being a homeowner is having your own private yard. We definitely have to make use of the time we get to spend outside when living in either North Dakota or Minnesota. Continue reading for ideas on how to create the perfect yard for outdoor living this summer. Also, check out our promotion that will continue for the rest of June which includes appliances, a deck or patio, and the finishing of your yard with the purchase of a Jordahl Custom Home!

 

A deck or patio can be an essential part of outdoor living. If you don’t already have one we would be happy to help you! A deck or patio is the perfect gathering space for all kinds of entertainment. Whether it’s a big barbecue or a small get together, this is where most people like to hang out.

 

If you are worried about the weather, then consider adding a cover to your deck or patio.

Whether or not you have a deck or patio, you should consider buying outdoor furniture. Chairs, tables, hammocks, grills, and fire pits will make you never want to leave.

If you don’t want a deck or patio, there are plenty of things to do in your yard. You could buy a trampoline, yard games, build a swing set for the kids, or even have a picnic on a blanket.

Before you can relax in your yard you need to have grass. Our new construction homes won’t have grass right away, but that just means you are able to landscape however you choose! Adding rocks, trees, and flowers will turn your yard into a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

One last idea for your perfect yard is to create some privacy with a fence. We can definitely help you with the process of finding the right fence for your yard.

***Our developments have certain restrictions on which type of fence you can put up so be sure to check the covenants before you put one up on your own.

2017 SUMMER TRENDS

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It’s starting to feel like summer! With the changing of the seasons comes new trends for your home. We have already implemented some of these 2017 summer trends into our homes. Take a look below to get ideas for your 2017 summer dream home and we can help you make it a reality. Contact our office at 701-234-0404 or sales@jordahlcustomhomes.com.

 

FAUX MARBLE

 

 

FARMHOUSE (Shiplap, Barn Doors, etc.)

 

 

QUIRKY LIGHTING

        

 

 

SUBWAY TILE

 

WHITE KITCHENS

YOUR STYLE, YOUR HOME

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At Jordahl Custom Homes we are determined to help you find the home of your dreams. You can easily find a house, but we want to make that house your HOME. We’ve helped multiple customers determine what their style is to make their dreams come true.

Start by choosing one of our several floor plan options. Then meet with our experts to make any modifications to fit your needs.

Take a look at the Project Gallery for more pictures of our standard and custom homes.

Contact us TODAY to start the home building process! 701-234-0404 or sales@jordahlcustomhomes.com

 

5 MYTHS OF BUILDING A CUSTOM HOME

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1. It’s Too Expensive

It is natural to have a fear of overspending when building a new home. At Jordahl Custom Homes, we are dedicated to helping you build the perfect home while keeping a keen eye on your budget. We have several floor plans and options that fit any price range.

2. It Takes Too Long

Another common fear is that the building process will end up lasting longer than expected. Our homes typically range from three to five months depending on the size of the home. The Jordahl team works hard to make sure that everything is running smoothly and on schedule. You will also have access to our Buildertrend system that allows you to follow along during the build of your new home.

3. It’s Too Complicated

It’s no surprise that there are a lot of decisions involved when creating a home from the ground up. However, we have design experts who will take the time to understand your overall vision, wants, and needs. Our newly remodeled design center offers countless options, so you spend less time running around and more time dreaming of your new custom home. If you want even more inspiration, check out our PHOTO GALLERY, HOUZZ, and PINTEREST.

4. I Need to Know About Design To Build My Own Home

At Jordahl Custom Homes, you are guaranteed to meet with an experienced designer and drafter to help you finalize your floor plan and selections. We’ve been helping customers for years and we know what works well. Our experts will offer insight and suggestions based on questions we ask you that will help create a home you will love.

5. I Won’t Know How My Home Will Look Until It’s Done

Our model homes are a great place to visualize what your home will look like. We have several open houses every Sunday for you to see our homes without making an appointment. In addition, some staff members who have built a Jordahl Custom Home are happy to show prospective buyers their own personal dream home.

 

Don’t let any of these myths stop you from building a home just the way you want. We have the resources and staff in place to make your custom home building experience more affordable and easier than you might think. Contact us TODAY to start your custom home building journey!

4 WAYS TO CREATE A PET FRIENDLY HOME

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Having a pet can be the same as having another member of the family. When building or decorating your home you must think of everyone who will live there and not just the humans. As much as we love and cherish our pets, they can present challenges to any living situation. Dogs and cats especially have certain needs that must be taken into consideration.

1.  CHECK FOR HAZARDS

The first step is to inspect for potential dangers. Medications and cleaning products for example should be stored up high or in cabinets that are securely closed. Get on your hands and knees and scan your living space at your pet’s level. It may seem silly, but seeing what they see can be beneficial in identifying issues you might overlook.

2.  GIVE THEM A SPACE OF THEIR OWN

Pets need some down time just like anyone else. Give them an area to seek refuge when they want to sleep or just relax. Try to include a pet bed if space allows. Choose a corner that is quiet, out of direct sunlight, and in a section of the house that you won’t mind getting dirty or hairy. Make sure to place a water and food bowl nearby. Your pet will associate peace and happiness with this particular place.

3.  GROOM WELL AND BATHE OFTEN

Grooming and bathing your pet thoroughly and regularly will save cleaning time and reduce any destruction to your home. If you have a dog, brush him or her frequently to prevent shedding. Research grooming and bathing guidelines for your particular pet and stick to a schedule. A clean animal will not transfer dirt to carpets, upholstery and bedding. Additionally, keeping their toenails short will keep furniture and floor scratching to a minimum.

4.  CONSIDER THE SIZE OF YOUR YARD

Most dogs and cats are eager to get outside and roam around your yard. When you’re choosing which lot to build or buy a home on, consider the size of the yard in comparison to the size of your pet. If you have a larger pet you may want to look for a lot with a big yard.

Some advice for pet owners is to learn as you go, be flexible, and appreciate the joy and energy a pet brings to your household. We would love to help you create the perfect home for you and your pets! Contact the Jordahl Custom Homes sales team at 701-234-0404 or sales@jordahlcustomhomes.com.