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How to Read a Floor Plan

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When shopping for a new home, you’ve likely collected a number of project brochures, each with four or more available floor plans. Making sense of this collection of floor plans to find those that best fit your needs and desires can be a daunting task. To make it easier to envision your new home from the perspective of a floor plan, we asked for advice from Steve Moore, senior partner in BSB Design, Inc., in West Des Moines, Iowa. With eight offices nationwide, BSB has been a pioneer in residential home space design since 1965. Moore suggests re-visiting each model home on paper with the following in mind to make the process easier:

Home Upgrades that Pay Off

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A surprisingly large amount of the money you spend on your new home will be determined by the options and choices you make — and those options are forever changing. For example, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, both considered pricey upgrades for years, are now standard in most new homes. However, going with the most common (or lowest) denominator is not always the best way to save — or spend — your dollars. For maximum functionality and a healthy return on investment, consider the following upgrades for your new home:

Homemade Mother's Day Gifts

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Show Mom how much you care with a Mother's Day gift from the heart. Take a look at these fun craft ideas that will make your Mom's day special!

Home Building Process Step-by-Step Guide

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Are you wondering how the construction process works while building a new home? Building your new home is exciting, especially when you understand how the process works. To help you prepare for and understand your new home’s construction, this article outlines the typical steps your builder will take in the construction of a home and will help keep you abreast of what happens at key stages.

IRISH STEW RECIPE FOR ST. PATRICKS DAY

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An Irish blessing from all of us at Riverside Homebuilders. May you always have walls that keep you out of the winds, laughter that keeps you happy, loved ones that stay by your side, and dreams that all come true. Enjoy this delicious Irish Stew compliments of Riverside Homebuilders!

Yearly Maintenance Tips for Your New Home

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When purchasing a New Home, most people probably first think of the financial responsibility. Don’t let yourself forget, however, about the time and labor that home ownership also requires. Just like regular oil changes for your car keep your engine happy and healthy, keeping up with regular home maintenance tasks will keep you from future headaches and wasted money. It can be intimidating to think about these various tasks, especially if you’re a new homeowner. It’s a long list — there’s no denying that. The good news is that you can do the majority of it on your own without much experience. Google is your best friend, and if you really get stuck, call up your local handyman to help you out. In order to maximize your efficiency and actually get all of these tasks done, you might want to create a home maintenance calendar for yourself. Whether online or on paper, you can jot down small, regular tasks for each weekend and not be too overwhelmed. We’ve listed tasks that need to be done monthly, quarterly, and biannually. Do what works for you and your schedule, and as long as all these things get accomplished, your home will be happy for years and years to come!

10 Steps to Select the Right Builder for YOU!

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Selecting the right home building company for your needs and for the type of new home you seek is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your home buying process. Fortunately, there are some proven ways to speed up the research and selection process and to help ensure that you find a quality builder who’s a good match to construct your new home.

Easy DIY Valentine's Day Gifts for your Valentine

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No one actually wants a stuffed puppy holding an "I Love You" pillow heart for Valentine's Day, so why not create a sweet DIY gift that your Valentine really will love? You can't go wrong with these DIY gifts and they are Pinterest-approved and super cute. Guaranteed V-Day victory!

Homeownership to Increase in 2017

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If you’ve even contemplated homeownership, either as a brand new homebuyer or someone experienced in buying and selling, you’re probably familiar with the well-known home search website Zillow.

Lucky Black-eyed Pea Salad

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Considering black-eyed peas luck goes back to the legend that the town of Vicksburg, Mississippi ran out of food while under attack during the Civil War. The town folks discovered a stash of black-eyed peas and forever after considered them lucky. Here is a new black-eyed pea salad recipe to try for 2017!

CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN DFW

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Here are just a few of the tons of great holiday events that are happening in the Dallas/Fort Worth area this season.   Check out the Visit Dallas Event Calendar and the Fort Worth Holiday Events page for more ideas.

Down Payment Options

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We here at Riverside Homebuilders love helping families get into their first home! That's why we want to set the record straight and inform you on your flexible down payment options. Don't have 20% for a home downpayment? No problem! As the housing market improves, mortgage lenders have made a multitude of low- and no-downpayment mortgage programs available to U.S. buyers. The programs aren't just for first-time buyers, either. Repeat home buyers are getting access to the same zero-down products as everyone else. So, what options do first-time and move-up buyers have today? Plenty.

The Best Oven Roasted Turkey Recipe

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we here at Riverside Homebuilders wanted to share this delicious Oven Roasted Turkey recipe with you to enjoy with your friends and family on Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Family Fun in DFW

The Holidays are officially here! If you're in town over Thanksgiving or you have guests visiting and need something to do, then check out this list of Thanksgiving Family Fun things to do in DFW. You'll be happy to know that many of these events are FREE! Also, don't forget to check out our new homes for sale!! They are gorgeous and make a perfect Christmas Gift!!

WHY SHOULD RIVERSIDE HOMEBUILDERS BE YOUR BUILDER OF CHOICE?

We at Riverside Homebuilders are committed to crafting single family homes that are beautiful inside and out. To ensure that all aspects of your new home make daily life for your family simple and comfortable, we require all our vendors to share our commitment to quality. When you let Riverside Homebuilders create your new home, you won’t have to deal with a contractor that only sees dollar signs, but a trusted partner that knows how each feature of your home will impact your life. Riverside Homebuilders got its start as a family owned and operated home builder outside of Fort Worth in 1944. Since then, we have had an unwavering commitment to providing quality and value while focusing on customer satisfaction and loyalty. We operate under the principle that every home and every homeowner are unique. We have built a team that knows how important it is to treat others the way we want to be treated, as individuals. See what others are saying about Riverside Homebuilders!

Spicy Sausage and Chickpea Soup with Garlic Oil Recipe

With cooler weather right around the corner we here at Riverside Homebuilders thought this delicious soup recipe would be a great way to warm up in your new Riverside Home! The Spicy Italian pork sausage gives this soup a kick, but you can also substitute sweet Italian sausage if you don't like spice!

2016 Haunted Houses and Hay Rides in DFW

Halloween is almost here!! If you are looking for some spooky fun or Kid Friendly Fun then check out our list of haunted houses and hay rides in DFW compliments of Riverside Homebuilders! You never know while you are here you may find the perfect home to buy!! Just check out our Quick Move-In Homes here: http://rshomebuilders.com/quick-move-ins/

New Home Communities in Fort Worth

Are you looking to relocate to Fort Worth, Texas? Well if not you should look in to it! Fort Worth is the 16th-largest and one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., and the fifth-largest in Texas. The city was voted one of America’s Most Livable Communities, in 2011 was named an All-America City for the third time by the National Civic League, and in 2013 Livability.com named our downtown No. 1 in the U.S.

HEARTY BEEF & BEAN CHILI RECIPE

Fall is just around the corner! Try out this delicious Hearty Beef and Bean chili recipe compliments of Riverside Homebuilders. The slow cooker makes this chili ideal for entertaining. A few minutes of prep and then it cooks away while you can attend to other party details. Your guests will really enjoy this nicely seasoned hearty dish.