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MN Minute 17

MN Minute – Episode 17

In this episode of the MN Minute, Ben and the MN Custom Homes Design Team discuss the design process, including the latest interior design trends and a popular customization in a presale home, interior lighting.

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Presales Customization Guide: Cabinetry

Presales Customization Guide: Cabinetry

Are you looking to customize the cabinetry in your presale home but don’t know where to start or what your options are? When it comes to cabinetry, there are many design choices to consider when creating the perfect storage system for your new construction home. Let’s take a look.

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Special Project "REACH The Need" 2021 Blog Cover Image

Special Project “REACH The Need” 2021

Special Project “REACH The Need” is an MN Custom Homes initiative under MN’s partnership with Jubilee REACH. This project was born through the idea that the best way we can give back is through our strengths. Our strength is building homes, so let’s create a way for our homes to directly benefit our community.

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Real Estate Industry Crash Course - Here's What You Need to Know

Real Estate Industry Crash Course: Need to Know Terminology

It can be confusing to enter the world of real estate and have no idea what anything means. That’s exactly why we created this short list of real estate terminology you’ll hear from brokers whether you’re buying a new construction home or selling a home you’ve treasured for years.

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MN Minute 15

MN Minute – Episode 15

In this episode of the MN Minute, Ben explains what our tagline, “Thoughtful Homes That Inspire Community,” means to us. He discusses core design elements of our new construction homes and details on our MN Cares program.

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Home Design Styles of New Construction Homes

Home Design Styles In New Construction Homes – Exterior

Choosing a new construction home is exciting, but it may be overwhelming with the number of choices available, specifically the different designs to choose from. In this blog, we’ll cover some popular exterior home design styles and what makes them different from each other.

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MN Minute Episode 14 - Outdoor and Indoor Entertainment Spaces

MN Minute – Episode 14

In this MN Minute episode, Ben Brittingham speaks with Will Cahill of NWG | Compass about outdoor and indoor entertainment spaces including covered patios, rooftop decks plus ideas for utilizing the bonus space included in many MN Custom Homes properties.

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New Construction Home vs. Resale Home: What's Best For You?

New Construction Home vs. Resale Home: What’s Best For You?

Looking into relocating and buying a new home? You may be deciding between buying a new construction home vs. a resale home. Additionally, you may be asking yourself: “What’s the difference? Is one better than the other? Is one better for me?” In this blog, we’ll cover the main difference between the two and the main advantages and disadvantages of both.

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MN Minute Episode 13 - Eastside Market Update and Kirkland Tech Expansion Update

MN Minute – Episode 13

In this MN Minute episode, Ben Brittingham speaks with Steve Curran of NWG | Compass about the status of the Eastside market. Also discussed is the continued expansion of the Kirkland tech market and how the Rose Hill area, in particular, allows homeowners to reach most Fortune 5 companies (Google, Microsoft, Facebook & Amazon) within a 10-15 minute commute.

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How to Design Your Own Smart Home

How To Design Your Own Smart Home

When exploring a new construction home, you have many options to incorporate technology, innovation, and electronics to design your own smart home. While this can be an overwhelming task, it is also one that can be very fun! The benefit of a new construction home with MN Custom Homes is the ability to tailor your home to your needs. Whether that means two washer/dryer sets, a home gym, or touchpads built into every room – when you are starting from the ground up, we have many options for you!

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The Complete New Construction Home Checklist

The Complete New Construction Home Inspection Checklist

When buying a new construction home, you are the first owner. It’s exciting to think about buying a property where the bathrooms are pristine, there are no stains on the carpet, and there are no “weird tricks” to open any doors. When the home reaches completion and closing is nearing, there is typically a home inspection on the property. To help you navigate this process, we would like to share the complete new construction home inspection checklist. This guide will help you to look for any issues that may still need attention.

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