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Is It Time To Ditch The Dining Room?

Categories: Design Tips, Floor plans, Good Info to Know, Homeowner Tips, Interior Design Thoughts, Tips | Posted: January 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Is It Time To Ditch The Dining Room?

Home designs tend to reflect changes in the way we live. Over the years, homes have gotten larger and more open. In fact, most newer homes have a much more informal feel than homes built just a decade or two ago.

And thanks to packed schedules, modern families have more casual lifestyles. They definitely don’t have formal, sit-down dinners every night in the dining room. (They likely don’t have a sit-down dinner at all!) So, another one of the recent changes is the removal of a formal dining room from floor plans.

At Evans Coghill, we’ve designed several of our plans to have no formal dining rooms – The River Birch, River Bend, Crepe Myrtle, River Crossing, and River Cottage. These homes have open floor plans, with combination great room/kitchen/dining area layouts – ideal for both entertaining and busy everyday lives.

A recent article on HomeAdvisor talked about the trend for “ditching the dining room” even in older homes. It mentions how people are renovating older homes and converting their dining rooms into super-sized kitchens or open living spaces.

Are you a dining room traditionalist? Would your home feel incomplete without a dining room? Or are you a flex space lover, glad to have as much open usable space as possible? Either way, Evans Coghill has you covered! Come see our homes for yourself!

We were named Builder of the Year in 2016. Our homeowners have continued to give us positive reviews and survey results. Read more about what they have to say here.  Evans Coghill Homes builds new homes in RiverwalkSpringfield, Cotswold, Cheval and Southpark.

Your New Evans Coghill Home Will Be A Very SMART Home!

Categories: Design Tips, Energy Efficient Homes, Homeowner Tips, New Homes in Charlotte | Posted: January 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Your New Evans Coghill Home Will Be A Very SMART Home!

Evans Coghill Homes is thrilled to be one of the select builders in the Carolinas to offer a home automation program as a standard feature in every one of our homes! The smart home technology in our homes is provided by Guardian Home Technologies, the premier provider of technology solutions.

Our homeowners will be able to control their thermostats via the My Guardian Home app on their smartphones, tablets or computers. Having a smarter, more efficient home couldn’t be easier, more convenient, and economical!

Guardian Home Technologies provides a connective home platform that provides a variety of product, technology and services for the new home buyer. In addition to interactive thermostat automation, they also offer:

  • Interactive security – 24/7 monitoring for burglaries, fire and medical emergencies to keep you feeling safe and secure
  • Smart connections – Out-of-view hard wiring for data, audio and video
  • Home entertainment – High-performance components for the home theatre, e.g. Bose® and Klipsch®, perfect for movie nights or dinner parties at home
  • Home convenience – Intercom and central vac systems

Our partnership with a wonderful company such as Guardian Home Technologies allows us as a new home builder to provide our homeowners with the technology they desire and need to feel safe and confident in their homes, all while keeping up to speed with their daily lives. We are proud to offer a home automation program in every single one of our homes to help benefit our customers’ lives.

If you’re looking to move into a new home now, and would like to take advantage of this feature, we invite you to look closely at our available homes in several of our communities in and around Charlotte!

We were named Builder of the Year in 2016. Our homeowners have continued to give us positive reviews and survey results. Read more about what they have to say here.  Evans Coghill Homes builds new homes in RiverwalkSpringfield, Cotswold, Cheval and Southpark.

Why Buy Now? It’s A New Year – And Interest Rates Will Be Going Up!

Categories: Financing, Homeownership | Posted: January 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Why Buy Now? It’s A New Year – And Interest Rates Will Be Going Up!

Have you been dreaming of owning a new home? Evans Coghill Homes would love to help you through the process! And what better time than the new year?

Now is a great time to go ahead and make that dream come true. It’s a new year – and the perfect opportunity for a new start. It’s also a good time because interest rates are going up, and that will influence both how much home you can afford, as well as how much you’ll pay over the span of the loan.

Over time, as the Fed raises rates more, mortgage rates are expected to move up too. According to CNN Money, the typical fixed rate on a 30-year mortgage is currently around 4.1%. Before the election, a typical 30-year fixed rate mortgage was 3.5%, according to Freddie Mac.

While rates are rising quickly, they are still low. For example, during the last economic expansion, mortgage rates were between 5% and 7%. In the 1990s, rates were even higher, shifting between 7% and 9%.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a one or two percent increase won’t affect your bottom line too much. You can save thousands of dollars a year by buying a new Evans Coghill home BEFORE rates rise, even more so than they have already.

Below you will find a list of our preferred mortgage lenders for 2017:       

Whitney Crowder

BB&T

WCrowder@BBandT.com

Office (704) 264-0252

Cell (704) 517-7662

Ashleigh Clark

Cunningham Mortgage

ashleighc@cunninghammortgage.com

(704) 307-9908

www.cunninghammortgage.com

Lori Couick

Bank of North Carolina

lcouick@bankofnc.com

Office (980) 359-1168

Cell (704) 491-2935

Be a smart buyer! Lock in a lower interest rate by buying your new Evans Coghill home in 2017!

We were named Builder of the Year in 2016. Our homeowners have continued to give us positive reviews and survey results. Read more about what they have to say here.  Evans Coghill Homes builds new homes in RiverwalkSpringfield, Cotswold, Cheval and Southpark.

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