Blog Archive for May, 2012

It’s Never Been a Better Time To Build! Top 5 Advantages: Buying A New Home Vs. Used Home

Categories: Blog | Posted: May 31, 2012

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Why should I buy a new home vs. a used home?”   Ever find yourself asking this question?  After all, buying a home is a huge financial commitment and undertaking.   It’s one of the biggest decisions you will ever make in your life.  With a new home you can get what you want and not have to settle for what is already there.  By working with a builder you have the unique opportunity to build a home that fits your needs.  These are just some of the advantages to buying a new home vs. a used home and here are a few things to consider:


  1. When you buy or build new you can choose the location and area that works for you.  If being closer to work, a specific school district or family is important to you, then choosing a community that fits your needs is important.  A great location can free up your time to enjoy life and your home.
  2. You can choose and customize your dream home with a floor plan that you want to live and raise your family in.   Modern floor plans allow us to live much smarter by not wasting space with rooms that we don’t use or that don’t work for our busy and active lifestyles.
  3. You’re not buying someone else’s personal sense of style.  You’re buying a blank slate waiting for your personal touch and customization.
  4. Homes built today are significantly more energy efficient than older homes.  By using greener building techniques, energy efficient products and materials all while using current building codes will help save you money over time.  The more energy-efficient mechanics of a new home also help reduce utility bills for new-home buyers.
  5. You have a home where everything is new, with new warranties from a builder who will stand behind the product they build.  So you’re not buying someone else’s problem.  By choosing to build you know who put your home together from the ground up.  New homes require upkeep just like any other purchase but overall they require significantly less maintenance than an older home would which allows you more time and money to enjoy your home.

A home purchase is both an emotional purchase and a logical purchase. It’s easy to fall in love with a location, a home style, the look and feel of the community—these are the things that make a neighborhood a community.  But you also know that there are practical and financial considerations too.  All of these points, emotionally, logically and financially must be considered and not taken lightly.

There are times when we do find that perfect older home and there are many well built homes out there for the right buyer but with a new home you have the chance to create the home that you want and deserve. In the long run, the investment of a new home will pay you back over time as you really see the benefits of new versus used homes.  Something to think about!

If you like the picture of our beautiful model home pictured above and would like more information be sure to check it out HERE!


Beat the Heat With These Free Energy Saving Tips From Tuskes Homes!

Categories: Blog | Posted: May 18, 2012

Warmer days are upon us and summer is approaching fast! Stay cool and beat the heat with these fast and free energy saving tips for your home.

Turn your thermostat up during warm weather. Keep your thermostat set to 78 degrees when at home and 85 degrees when away and use fans to circulate cool air. Ceiling fans are you best friend. They create enough air movement in a room to make it feel cooler by four degrees or more and use only about as much energy as a 100-watt light bulb.

Make sure to keep your shades and window drapes closed. Windows are the largest source of heat gain in your home. Keeping your shades closed and having strategically placed landscaping can help keep unwanted heat out of your home. Don’t forget to turn the lights off. Eliminate wasted energy by turning off lights in unoccupied rooms.

Save money and energy using your appliances efficiently. Do only full loads when using your dishwasher and clothes washer. Run your appliances during off peak hours or after the sun goes down and be sure to clean your clothes dryer’s lint trap after each use. If you are thinking of replacing these appliances, buy Energy Star products. They save up to 30 percent over standard models.

Following these free tips will not only keep you cool they will save you money! Be sure to friend us on Facebook and stay tuned for more around the home tips and news from Tuskes Homes.

We want to hear from you! What free and easy solutions do you use in your own home to keep cool?

New Construction in Nazareth Schools for ONLY $289,900

Categories: News | Posted: May 10, 2012

Don’t miss this chance to own a NEW Home with all the “FUN” stuff for only $289,900!  Tuskes Homes is offering the Chapman model on the last homesite in Creekside Estates.  Private tree-lined lot on Fieldview Dr.  Home features Granite Countertops, Hardwood Floors, Stainless Steel Appliances, 9′ basement ceilings and tons more.   Call Eileen at (610)-691-1777 for more information.

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