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It’s time for you to vote for your favorite business you love and trust in the Omaha area!
The annual Readers Choice Best of the Big 0! contest is going on NOW and will end Thursday, April 30th. Last year, we were thrilled and honored to win in our category “Best Home Builder 2014”. Please GO VOTE for us again. We ask for your vote because we believe to be one of Omaha’s best companies!
-We have a combined work experience of over 125 years
-Within 4 years, we quickly became one of the largest home builders in Omaha
-We offer Innovative options & floor plans that meet a wide spectrum of customer budgets
-We have an exceptionally high referral rate from our customers’ referring their loved ones and friends.
Voting The Home Company for Best Home Builder 2015 is easy & takes 5 minutes. Simply click on the link below and click the tab Home Services!
Thank in advanced for your continued support Omaha. We could not do it without you!
Vulkem is the gold standard sealant in the commercial construction industry. We use it on the exterior of all Home Company homes to seal all of our siding. Make sure the builder you choose has a similar philosophy that creates minimal future maintenance for your home.
As a homeowner, it’s always a good practice to have a couple of tubes of Vulkem on hand. Use the “Limestone” color Vulkem to seal cracks in concrete to help keep them from expanding or deteriorating. Also, use it on siding and foundation walls because it’s paintable.
Vulkem is available at any home center, typically in the paint section. You will notice that it’s expensive! We use between 30 and 60 tubes of it on each Home Company Home.
Happy house hunting & Happy Easter,
New Construction, Now Attractive for First Time Home Buyers
As the real estate market continues to rebound, more people are able to own homes, including first-time homebuyers purchasing new construction, starter homes. Thanks to record-low mortgage rates and new financing programs, it’s the perfect time for first-time home buyers to start looking for a brand new construction home to call their own!
There are differing opinions on what constitutes a "starter home” however, in general, a starter home is something people will live in for around five years, even if they foresee outgrowing it through lifestyle changes. Starter homes should meet most of the criteria of one's forever home, including the right location and the right price.
There are many attractive reasons to purchase your new construction home in the Omaha area. Recently, Omaha was voted in many “Top 10 Cities” categories in various publications…
No. 1, “The 10 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America,” Movoto Blog
No. 1, “Best place to raise children in Nebraska,” Bloomberg Businessweek
No. 3, “Best States for Young Adults,” MoneyRates.com
No. 6, “Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S. (for Large Metro Area of 500,000 or More Residents)” Farmers Insurance Group
Why Now? Renting Versus Owning...
The biggest benefit will be able to take advantage is the ability to put money toward a purchase they can call their own, as opposed to paying someone else's mortgage when they rent. A new construction, starter home offers things that renting simply cannot provide…
Ability to personalize the home (painting, decorating, gardening, landscaping)
Pride of ownership
Currently in Omaha, because of all-time-low interest rates and reasonably priced homes, it is more affordable to buy than rent - meaning that renters are spending a larger portion of their incomes on rent than homeowners are spending on their mortgage.
Points To Keep In Mind…
#1 Today's first-time homebuyers have different expectations than those from 10 years ago. Functionality of the space takes precedence over the amount of space. Instead of buying a large house at the top of their price range, new homeowners are willing to sacrifice space for comfort, convenience and efficiency.
# 2 Older homes may provide a low price point, BUT they require maintenance for new roofs, HVAC or a number of other items. With interest rates at historic lows, you can finance a home that is near the top of your budget with a lower monthly payment and minimal expenses for upkeep.
# 3 Affordable price points in neighborhoods throughout the Omaha metro along with new federal programs (and changes to down payment guidelines) can make owning a first home a reality.
Call us today to schedule your personal tour of The Home Company homes. It definitely worth looking into!
Click Here To Message Raquel | New Home Helper for The Home Company
or Call/Text 402-201-9118
The Home Company Villas in Elk Ridge are single family homes for 55+ buyers in a quiet community. The HOA fee in this community includes snow removal, seasonal sprinkler start & stop, mowing and fence repair if needed. We offer 5 awesome floor plans you can customized to your specific needs and lifestyle. The floor plans range from 1,260 SQFT to 1,838 SQFT. When looking at The Home Company Villas, choosing your favorite floor plan is the hardest part because with The Home Company...We make it easy, you make it home!
Come Visit Us...
The new model home is Now Open in Elk Ridge! We are currently showcasing THE MADERA floor plan at 19301 Franklin Circle. This Ranch home offers an incredible open floor plan with 1,769 SQFT. The model is open Wednesday & Thursday: 2PM-5PM & Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12PM-4PM, CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY. Private showings are also available, simply send in an email or give us a call!
The Home Company Villa Homes are just a hop, skip and jump off of 192nd and Dodge; you could not ask for a better location! The Village Point Shopping and Dining Center is less than 3 miles from the home sites. The new, state-of-the-art Methodist Women’s hospital is less than 1 mile away. A beautiful lake and trails are within walking distance.
Choose to build your new villa home with the best home builder in Omaha, The Home Company! Our main focus is on quality and innovation. We build homes that stand the test of time without compromising the designer finishes sure to impress your friends & family.
Hope to See You Soon...
Your beautiful new villa home is waiting for you! Send us a quick message or give us a jingle if you’re just getting started, have a few questions or would like to know more information! Our friendly & knowledgeable team is eager and ready to help.
If you were busy last week and didn't have a chance to come out and visit Santa, start planning now! Santa will return to our model home in Remington Ridge this Friday, 12/19 from 4pm to 7pm. Last Friday, kiddos and paretns had a blast visiting with Santa in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere!
Perks of Visitng Santa with The Home Company...
Complimentary Photos with Santa!
Cookies and Hot Cocoa!
No Outrageous Lines!
Inspiring Christmas Decorating Ideas!
Meet Your Neighbors!
Model Address: 7859 South 192nd Avenue
Hope to see you Friday!
-The Home Company
Thank you, thank you for voting
The Home Company
"Best Home Builder in Omaha 2014"
Achieving this award is truly an honor! We know that Omahaians have an array of choices when it comes to voting for the best home builder. This would not be possible without our wonderful support team which includes our staff members, our vendor partners, brokerages and agents in the area, land developers, bankers, title companies and of course all of our Amazing buyers.
2014 was a lively year for The Home Company! A glimpse of our year included...
- 60 New Construction Homes closed
- Welcoming additional staff members to support our buyers needs
- Preparing to unveil 3 new collections tailored to suite more buyers
- Recognizable certifications for the leading edge in terms of the number of energy efficient homes built in Omaha
- Invitation to join the nationally known NHAB Builder 20 group, a home builders organization
The Best of the Big O! contest, sponsored by The Reader and WOWT, began in 1998. The contest is essentially the voice of the community and opens the door to express the best Omaha & metro businesses. Currently, all of the voting is done electronically and results are 100% organic, valid and secure. The contest only allows one log-in
per IP address and each vote is verified by a 3rd party accounting firm, Hancock & Dana, PC-Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants.
Thanks again for voting us Best Home Builder. It was a great 2014 and we look forward to an even better 2015!
-The Home Company
It seems crazy, but to your pocket book it may already be reality. People complain about the price at the pump but they think their home utility bills are outside their circle of influence. They aren't.
The average American drives 33 miles per day. If the price of gas today increased to $5.39/gal the average American would spend about an additional $100/month. Would gas at this price change the amount you drive? Would it make you think about getting another type of vehicle? If you're in an inefficient home you are already losing this money, quietly. Sadly, there are inefficient brand new homes being built in Omaha every day.
Gas mileage is a factor in your car buying decision, make sure it is a part of your new home buying decision.
We'd be happy to discuss energy efficiency with you at our new model in Elk Ridge, our Street of Dreams home in the South Hamptons, or our new model opening at the end of the month in Remington Ridge.
Happy energy efficient house hunting,
What is more important than taking care of the people that have put their faith in you, your company, and your product? Nothing. Here's a text I recieved yesterday from one awesome home buyer of ours:
"I just wanted to say thank you for taking care of the fence. Mike did a great job as always! I really appreciate you looking at the other things in the house as well. It is so nice to have faith in the company that you buy your house from. Thanks Again, Charity"
In your new home search make sure warranty reputation is something you consider in your desicion making process.
Happy House Hunting,
I know how we stay organized - we use BuilderTrend software. Each homebuyer The Home Company is building for is invited to be a part of our cloud network on BuilderTrend. Each buyer has a personalized site dedicated for their home.
Want to select an upgrade from your phone? Want to see a picture of what that upgrade will look like?
Want to view your blueprint at the family Memorial Day party from your iPad?
Want to show a coworker a picture of what we completed last week on your home?
Do you want to know when your cabinets will be installed?
You can do all of this within your BuilderTrend home screen. You do not want an unorganized builder.
(Does thinking of having to use a cloud-based homepage make your toes curl? It's not required. Our sales team can communicate with you in whichever way you feel the most comfortable.)
Have a happy and safe weekend,
That was one heck of a storm last night! As rain and wind was pounding our house last night I began thinking about the building practices of homes in our town. As building products evolve what we see in the market evolves, but at a much slower rate. This picture does a good job of showing several products used to protect your new home from storms like we had last night.
The furthest house is built with a foam board product and with weatherproofing paper stapled over top. These overlapping layers of weatherproofing paper require tape to weatherproof the house.
The middle house is built with a "Zip System" exterior. This product has the waterproofing paper laminated onto the OSB sheathing. This is another product that relies on tape to be the chief method of ensuring water, wind, bugs, etc. do not enter the walls of your home.
The closest house was built with 2x6 exterior walls and was 100% sealed with EnviroDri. EnviroDri is a liquid applied waterproofing that prevents rain, wind and bugs from penetrating the walls. No tape is necessary, it's a 100% continuous and seamless application. The liquid dries but remains flexible to accommodate expansion and contraction.
All of these homes will get thousands of holes pounded into them when the siding is applied. EnviroDri is the only product seen here that will stay pliable and act as a sealer around each and every nail that is pounded into the wall.
EnviroDri is just one included feature in every custom home started by The Home Company. Please consider best building practices when shopping for your next custom home, because we all know the storms will keep coming!
People rarely ask me about the energy efficiency of our homes. Why is this? People never buy a car without comparing it's gas mileage to the competition. Why would you make the largest investment of your life without doing the same?
The HERS Index is the nationally recognized way to give a home a "gas mileage", or rate it's utility usage. Many builders in Omaha, and across the country build homes that are just "built to code". This is the absolute least a builder can provide in a home that is allowed by law. Think about that.
A home built to minimum code would receive a HERS score of 100. Every home The Home Company has ever built has been third party tested and given an individual HERS score. These scores typically rate between 48 and 60. This means the anticipated energy usage for the home is 48% to 60% of the usage of the competitors new home that was just built to code. These houses could be right next door to each other.
Many existing homes in Omaha can test at 200 or higher.
Saving $100/month on utilities is the cost of two plane tickets to anywhere in the United States every year that you live in your home!
I would like to see more people consider this while house hunting. If you are in a model and the builder or agent can't tell you the HERS score, keep looking. They are more than likely pocketing more and offering you a lesser product.
If you're a geek like me and would like to know more about the HERS Index, CLICK HERE.
Happy house hunting!
Too Stressed to Buy a New Home? Maybe you're existing home is adding stress to your life? You may be amazed what more living area, a larger walk in pantry, or an organized drop zone area might do for you and your family.
Often people are intimidated by all of the decisions that come along with building a new home. We work along side wonderful, passionate people who make sure you are enjoying the process and do not become overwhelmed. They will help you stay on task & have fun building the home you've always wanted.
See one of our sales associates at our Palisades model. It's located at 17213 Sage St.
Have a happy and safe weekend!
Nick & Dave
You are now experiencing the new thehomecompanyomaha.com.
We're excited to be able to introduce you to our new website! We wanted this to be a place reflective of the innovative, creative, and authentic as the homes we build.
- BuilderTrend Integration: Easily connect to BuilderTrend, the home building software that allows you to manage the construction of your home from start to finish.
- Floor Plans: View our beautiful, artistic floor plans to start getting inspired about creating the home that will change the way you live.
- Find What's New: Follow our blog for new floor plans, Home Company news and updates, and industry trends and best practices.
- Check Out What's For Sale: Watch our floor plans transform into awesome homes for awesome people.
Here's just one example of the care that goes into each and every blueprint.
What personal touches would help you feel at home?