Wondering whether you should buy or rent? Here are a few reasons why buying might be a better choice for you.
1. Creative Freedom
Owning your home means you can do anything you want with the property, like paint your kids room yellow, replace the carpet with hard wood flooring or just completely remodel the kitchen to the style you love.
2. Financial Incentives
Homeowners can deduct their mortgage interest and property taxes on their tax returns each year. This savings can often make the cost of owning equal to (or often less than) renting.
3. Predictable Payments
With renting you might be subject to annual rent increases, but if you get a fixed rate on your mortgage payment, the amount of your payment can never change.
4. Forced Savings
Paying your mortgage every month is liked a forced savings account. Every month you owe less as the value in your home goes up. Making it a better investment. Rent payments go directly to your landlord and there is no investment or asset for the renter.
5. Investment Potential
Appreciation is based on your homes total value, so it can outpace the gains you might see from investing your downpayment dollars elsewhere, like the stock market.
Now that you know these five reasons why it might be better to buy new then rent, give us a call for a free consultation on a custom or semi custom home to get your questions answered!
When summertime rolls around, where do you spend most of your time at home? OUTDOORS! Having an outdoor living space allows you to enjoy the outdoors but also feel comfortable right outside of your home. In 2020 outdoor living reflects the same expectations you have for your home interior. Comforting, cozy and stylish. The latest trends of outdoor living include these four as well as outdoor furniture, string lights, and decorative plants are just some simples ways you can make your backyard stylish but also comfortable!
1. Warm outdoor accents
Many retailers are using warm tones within their 2020 outdoor accessories, whether that pop of color comes from decorative lighting, outdoor rugs and outdoor furniture, it can be anywhere! Some of these warm toned colors include yellow, orange, green, and pink. Even though outdoor living spaces are for relaxing and kicking your feet up, a little brightness of color never hurt anyone!
2. Aluminum Railings
Now when designing your backyard or outdoor area, the railings of your deck are not what first comes to mind when designing that area. But if you think about it they are actually one of the first things you see when walking onto your deck or from below it. An aluminum railing painted with a black finish caters to many styles like farmhouse, or modern. In addition to the overall look of aluminum railings, they are very durable and low maintenance, which is a plus!
3. Biophilic Design
Now I know wat you’re thinking, what kind of fancy word is this. Trust me, it’s really not that fancy and can add more dimension to your outdoor living space. All this really means is integrating a purposeful inclusion of nature, not simply relying on being outside to decorate within your yard. An example of Biophilic design would be integrating a trellis fence, decorative plants or a deck made from natural wood and wood looking finishes that will work well with your outdoor spaces and its surroundings.
4. Unique Outdoor Lighting
Not only do these string lights make your outdoor area super inviting and honestly super cute, they also allow better lighting for all your outdoor activities! Whether its grilling, sitting by the fire making smores or playing outdoor games. It is the perfect way to make your outdoor living look inviting as well as illuminating the area!
Now that you’ve learned the latest 2020 trends for your outdoor living area, you can design the most stylish and comfortable outdoor area in the neighborhood! Contact Midwest Design Homes today for a free consultation to implement all of these awesome 2020 outdoor trends into your new custom home!
Now through June 30th build your dream home with us and receive up to $3,000 dollars towards your lawn!
At Midwest Design Homes, our Mission is to be the “Builder of Choice” for the finest custom and semi-custom homes in Northeast Wisconsin (Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh). For more than 30 years, we have been providing our clientele with innovative home design, united with great value.
Make us your Builder of Choice or Purchase one of our ready to move in Homes by 6/30/2020 and receive up to $3,000 towards a Lawn! Call us today to schedule an appointment with our Design Team and get your Dream Home started. WE CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Join us from May 16th to May 29th for our Gallery of Homes Event!
For our event this year, we are doing things a bit different with these three great options that will still allow you to see these beautiful homes.
~ Live FaceTime Videos
~ Virtual tours/Vidoes
~ Self-Guided on–site tours of our available homes
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you would like a digital gallery book with all the home info and floor plans please email the address above. Once you have looked at our gallery book and have chosen how you would like to see the homes from our three options, we will help you accordingly!
Reduce energy waste in your home and save money, with Midwest Design Homes!
Looking to save energy and money and don’t know where to start?
Let us help you in the right direction.
Midwest Design Homes is the best place to begin if you’re looking for top home comfort and maximum savings. When working with us you’ll receive a full energy assessment, to ensure your home is as efficient as it can be.
Thinking of building a New Home?
Consider working with MDH a certified Focus on Energy Builder to do just that. Focus on Energy new homes are built to be anywhere from 15% – 100% more efficient than homes that just barley built to code. Not only can you have monthly savings on your utility bills and have a more comfortable home, you can also enjoy the peace of mind knowing that Focus Energy homes often result in a higher resale value.
Ten things to escape the boredom of being stuck inside your home. We hope these ten things keep you entertained and help you reach out to a friend or take some time for yourself that you didn’t have before.
Complete a puzzle: The more pieces the better!
Start to journal: Express what you are feeling through words!
Watch: one of those really long movies that you have been avoiding.
Self-Care: Treat yourself to a skin care routine you usually don’t have time for.
Write letters: to family and friends: let them know you are thinking of them.
Organize: junk drawers you have been dreading to clean.
Bake, Bake, Bake! Bake that one recipe you have been dying to try.
Coloring Books: Not just for kids!
Try: reproduce something you have seen on Pinterest.
Take time to reflect: What have you accomplished in the last year? What goals are you setting for yourself in the next year?
If you decide to do anything of these things during your time of quarantine, post about it and tag Midwest Design Homes with the hashtag #escapingboredomwithMDH