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  • Tips for Keeping Your Home Energy Efficient

    February 24, 2020

    Maintaining the energy efficiency of your home may seem like a daunting task. However, most of the components that make your home energy efficient are hidden in its structure. From there, making habits to conserve energy will help maintain the overall efficiency of your home. Efficiency Starts With Construction At its core, home efficiency is…

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  • Which Location Suits You Best?

    February 24, 2020

    If you’re thinking about building a home, Reinbrecht Homes can help you choose the ideal floor plan and location for you. Here is a guide to help you find the location that suits you best: What is a Semi-Custom Home? Reinbrecht has a library of floor plans with predetermined styles and features based on the…

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  • Home Maintenance Items Everyone Should Perform

    January 27, 2020

    Maintenance is key to protecting any investment. Since your home is one of your largest investments, you want to know how to keep it in shape.

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  • What Are Service Costs and Hidden Costs in Homebuilding?

    January 20, 2020

    It’s important to understand the value you’re getting from every cost associated with the construction of your new home. You might expect to pay out-of-pocket costs going into the home building process. But, with Reinbrecht, all expenses are included in the purchase price of your home. Here, we’re exploring the service costs and hidden costs…

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  • Why Flexibility is Important in Every Aspect of Home Building

    January 13, 2020

    Building a new home can bring a lot of stresses that buying from the pre-existing market won’t. Willingness to be flexible will help the entire home building process be as stress-free as possible. Flexibility gives your contractor room to shift deadlines around as the project progresses. It also helps all phases of the project go…

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  • What is a Construction Punch List?

    January 6, 2020

    Toward the end of the construction process, your contractor will walk through your new home and note any final touches that still need to be completed. These things might include: Plumbing/electrical defects (like a light switch not working) Issues with thermostats, ductwork, or appliances. Missing hardware on cabinetry & showers/sinks. These are the types of…

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  • Property Taxes and Your New Home: What You Need To Know

    December 16, 2019

    Before diving into home building, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for the process and everything that comes after. Here, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about new home taxes: Paying Property Taxes Sometimes new homeowners fail to recognize the financial impact that property taxes will have on their budget. So it’s…

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  • How To Build Your New Home With Your Future In Mind

    December 12, 2019

    Designing your new home means designing for comfort that will accommodate your family for years to come. At Reinbrecht Homes, our associates guide you every step of the way with expert advice and personalized suggestions for your forever home. There are a few things to consider when designing your home with your future needs in…

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  • Home Building: How To Prepare For The Semi-Custom Process

    November 20, 2019

    If you’re thinking about building a semi-custom home in the near future, you’ll want to be prepared for the customization process. Here, we’re outlining the entire homebuyer’s journey from discovering which home builder you’d like to work with, to picking your floor plan, to the closing of your new home. Most home builders have a…

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  • Building a Pole Barn House? Here are Some Things to Consider:

    November 5, 2019

    There are some potential obstacles that might not cross your mind as you compare the price tags between a pole barn house and a standard construction home.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Construction Financing For Your New Home

    October 25, 2019

    If you’re interested in utilizing Reinbrecht’s internal financing for your home construction, you should be aware of the following process. Keep in mind, it differs depending on who owns the deed to the land. Let’s break down the process for each of the three home-financing scenarios:   Scenario 1: You’d like to Build on a…

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  • How to Determine Your Home Buying Options

    July 12, 2019

    Just because you were pre-approved for a certain amount doesn’t mean you should spend it all.

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  • Find the Best School District for Your New Home

    June 17, 2019

    We suggest discovering which school system suits your lifestyle and family needs best before committing to a contract. Listed below are the school systems, preschools, daycares, and other learning institutions located in the neighborhoods where we build.

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  • Out with Allowances. In with Straight Costs.

    May 1, 2019

    Many home builders would offer a general, non-specific pricing structure to their potential customers. Reinbrecht avoids the “guessing” game and delivers you a straight cost offer, removing the headaches and extra time you would spend on researching pricing structures.

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  • Out-of-Pocket Costs During Home Construction

    February 5, 2019

    When building a custom home, it’s important to factor in the typical out-of-pocket costs you’ll be paying while your home is being built, as these expenses can add up, and are often times surprising or unexpected for many people.

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  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

    December 14, 2018

    Your mind is made up. You’re going to buy an existing home over building new. Soon, your nights and weekends will be filled with visiting open houses and scheduling home tours. The available housing options may become slightly overwhelming. Before getting caught up in color palettes, the beauty of master suites and the shimmer of…

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  • How We Build Energy Efficient Homes

    July 10, 2018

    Learn how we make sure each of our new construction homes are 35% more energy efficient than the industry standard!

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  • Reinbrecht Homes Wins 6 Best Feature Awards at Parade 2018!

    June 7, 2018

    We took home 6 awards this year, and couldn’t be prouder. See why 2 of our Parade homes won Best Bathroom, Best Kitchen, and Best Interior!

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  • New Home Construction Loans, Explained

    April 19, 2018

    When it’s time to turn your homebuilding dreams into reality, it’s best to be as prepared as possible. The first step is knowing what types of home loans are available to you.

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  • Our 3 Most Popular Types of Home Flooring

    April 5, 2018

    As the largest surface in your home, you need to choose flooring that a.) fits your style and b.) holds up to anything you can conceivably dish out.

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  • Slab vs. Crawlspace: Get the Most for Your Money

    March 20, 2018

    When our clients ask us which type of foundation is a better investment — slab vs. crawlspace — we usually say slab. Here’s why.

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  • Should You Build Your Home Up, Down, or Out?

    February 7, 2018

    Will your home have two stories, a basement, or a wider footprint? Figure out which plan makes the most sense for you your and budget.

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  • Reinbrecht Homes Has Some New Home Financing Options

    January 16, 2018

    We believe investing in your new home should be an empowering experience, not stressful.

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  • Custom Home Building Timeline

    January 3, 2018

    Ever wonder the steps required to build a new home? In this post, we’ll discuss the step-by-step process we use to build every custom home.

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  • Why Homeownership is a Smart Investment Decision

    November 29, 2017

    Buying your first (or forever) home is an exciting moment to check off your version of the American Dream check-list. It’s a long-lasting investment for you (and your family), in a place where you spend the majority of your time – and invest your money.

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  • What Goes Into A Custom Homebuilding Estimate?

    November 22, 2017

    Let’s demystify how homebuilders calculate the estimated cost to build a home, and talk about the importance of a fixed-price quote.

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  • Custom vs. Semi-Custom vs. Spec Homes

    November 8, 2017

    Custom, semi-custom, or spec? It all depends on the amount of detail you want to control in your new home.

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  • 6 Things To Consider Before Building A Home

    October 24, 2017

    To help make sure you get the home of your dreams the FIRST time, here are a few things to think about before you start talking to a homebuilder.

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  • Home Winterization Tips

    October 11, 2017

    Even if you’re not quite ready for winter, there are some simple steps you can take to make sure your home is. And most of them are no cost to you, other than a little bit of your time.

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  • We’re Bringing Affordable Smart Homes to the Tristate

    September 25, 2017

    By partnering with Quest4 Electronics of Evansville, Reinbrecht Homes will start offering affordable smart home upgrades on any new build.

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  • What To Do As Soon As You Buy A Home

    August 30, 2017

    The keys are yours … what happens next? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Just follow these basic steps, and moving into your new home shouldn’t disrupt your daily life.

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  • 6 Prevalent Homebuying & Building Myths

    August 15, 2017

    The planning stages of any homebuying journey are often the most stressful, probably because the industry is full of hearsay, misinformation, and myths.

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  • Can You Afford to Buy A Home Yet?

    July 31, 2017

    How much are you paying in rent today? Have you considered what it would feel like to put that kind of cash towards buying your own home? Well, maybe you can.

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  • 8 Costly Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Need to Avoid

    July 18, 2017

    A lot of money’s on the line when buying a new home, so educating yourself about these rookie mistakes will help you avoid blowing your budget out of the water.

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  • Our Home Selection Process, Explained

    July 3, 2017

    The home selection process is one of the easiest ways to overshoot your budget. Learn how we’ll work with you to deliver the home you want – at a fixed price.

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  • Home Insurance Tips, From a Homebuilder

    June 19, 2017

    Homeowners & future homebuyers should understand the importance of properly insuring a home, so we’re going to offer up some industry tips to help avoid underinsurance.

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  • Reinbrecht Homes Wins TWO Home of the Year Awards!

    June 7, 2017

    Our Modern Industrial-styled home in Centerra Ridge won Home of the Year in Category 3, and another of our custom homes in Mount Vernon won in Category 4.

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  • To Build or Buy: Move-in-Ready vs. New Construction Homes

    June 5, 2017

    To build or to buy a home? Deciding which new-home solution is best for you & your family depends on a few things: Time, Budget, Location, & Availability.

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  • No, Purchasing Your Own Fixtures Won’t Save Money on Your New Home

    May 22, 2017

    Is it cheaper to buy your own materials or do your own labor when building a new home? The short answer is no, and there are a few reasons why.

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  • Remodeling vs. Moving: 9 Big Factors to Consider

    May 9, 2017

    There is no correct answer, because it all depends on what’s important to YOU. Prioritize your goals by consider these 9 arguments before moving or remodeling.

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