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August 12, 2021

If you own a home, you’re looking to buy one, or you want to have one built, understanding the square footage of your home is vital. While it does require a bit of number crunching, determining the square feet of a house gives you an idea of a home’s size and whether or not it’s the right fit for you and your family.

July 22, 2021

Whether you’re buying your first home or trying to find your forever home, there are a lot of questions to ask — starting with whether a new or existing home is right for you. Our Five W’s can help you determine if a new construction home will best fit your needs:

July 14, 2021

We’re excited to share that Reinbrecht Homes has won the Category 1 (up to $279,500) award for Most Energy Efficient Home in the Southwestern Indiana Builders Association’s 2021 Parade of Homes. Our 2,481-square-foot, four-bedroom home on Frost Drive in Poet Square took home the award, and we couldn’t be more proud.
home warranties

June 16, 2021

Home ownership comes with a lot of built-in benefits. Not only does owning a home create stability, it also yields financial rewards, especially come tax season. At the same time, however, buying a home can be enormously stressful. That’s because when you own your own home, you are responsible for keep everything in your home functioning, from the roof to the floor boards. The cost of repairing, or replacing, all of your home’s components and fixtures can be astronomical. If you’re not careful, your budget can take a hard hit.

June 1, 2021

It would be an understatement to say that the housing market is booming in 2021. This was already true prior to COVID, but the brief economic downturn in 2020 did not, as some people expected, lead to a slowdown in real estate. In reality, the opposite situation has emerged: people are more eager than ever to invest in their dream homes. While average time to a sale varies based on location, sellers in many regions are now able to complete the process in just a few months or even a matter of weeks. Clearly, buyers aren’t willing to wait.

May 25, 2021

When it comes to paint, choosing the right finish is a major decision. You’ll need to choose between gloss, semi-gloss, satin, eggshell and flat paint.‌ If you’re baffled by all these choices, this blog post will help. We’ll walk you through the various paint types, glosses, and sheens so you can make the right choice for your project.

April 22, 2021

Before you start shopping for plots of land and going through designs, there’s one thing you should understand: construction loans. We’ll provide you with what you need to know about construction loans and how they work so that you can build the house you’ve always wanted.
how much does it cost to build a house

April 20, 2021

When you’re ready to buy a new home, your first instinct is likely to look through local real estate listings online to see which homes in your area are for sale. A custom build may not enter your mind, because it seems expensive and overwhelming. But in many cases, building a home from the ground up is comparable in price to buying one. 

November 16, 2020

If you’re browsing for a new home but are confused as to how to make the home transition work, a trade-up program might be exactly what you’re looking for. Trading up is a great way to ease the transition when you and your family are between homes.

August 31, 2020

Before deciding to build a home on your own land, take our advice on how to choose a homebuilder to help ensure you don’t overlook anything critical.

June 19, 2020

We’re incredibly proud to announce that one of our entries has been selected for the distinction of “People’s Choice Award Winner” in the Southwestern Indiana Builders Association’s 2020 Parade of Homes! Our home in Poet Square won in Category 2 ($299,900 to $339,950). Here’s a quick look at our award-winning home!

June 2, 2020

The home building process can be a confusing one. Here are some helpful tips to ease your mind and make that whole process a little bit easier for you, the buyer.
insurance during homebuilding

May 18, 2020

Insurance is essential for home construction projects. It’s the backbone for protecting one of your biggest investments – your new home. It’s important to go into the construction process with a good understanding of what’s covered and what’s not.

April 13, 2020

Semi-custom homes offer a custom look and feel with the simplicity of a move-in-ready home. Whether you build in a neighborhood or on your own land, it’s important to understand what goes into the price of a semi-custom home.
energy efficient home

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.

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

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.

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…

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.
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.
property taxes

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 on Your New Home Sometimes new homeowners fail to recognize the financial impact that property taxes will have on…

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.

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…
pole barn house

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.

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…

July 12, 2019

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

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.

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.

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.

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…
How We Build Energy Efficient Homes | Reinbrecht Homes

July 10, 2018

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

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!

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.
Our 3 Most Popular Types of 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.
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.
Should I build my 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.
Custom Homebuilding 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.

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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