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Home Building Tips & Trends

We understand the importance of growing and staying knowledgable in today’s constantly changing housing market, and we hope to make that process easier through our blogs! New blogs will be added monthly, with each blog focusing on a different part of the housing process in Carmel and northern Indianapolis or new trends in the housing community!


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March 2019 Blog: 2019 Architectural Design Trends - Check out what architectural features are trending for 2019 and what is staying in 2018.

February 2019 Blog: Model Q&A with Mark and Amanda - We took a behind the scenes look at what it took to bring together our newest model home, the Sycamore, in Sunrise on the Monon.

September 2018 Blog: Tips for Your New Custom Home - We’ve broken down what to expect when your new custom home is completed, including things to look out for as well.

July/August 2018 Blog: Introducing the Key Series! We’ve taken everything we’ve learned about the custom home building process and used it to develop a new series of homes that combines great design, exemplary building practices and top of the line materials with a surprisingly affordable price point.

June 2018 Blog: Home-A-Rama Behind the Scenes! Wonder what it’s like to build a custom home like the 2018 Home-A-Rama home? Check out our blog showing exactly what the process was like for our future homeowners.

May 2018 Blog: Next Steps Toward Your New Home - Often homeowners feel that their current home must be sold prior to looking for a new home. That is not always the case! Check out this great blog to discover what your next step is.

April 2018 Blog: 10 Key Questions to Ask Your Builder - When deciding to build a custom home, the most important task is finding a builder you trust. Check out the top ten things to ask a potential builder.

March 2018 Blog: Outdoor Living Styles - As spring approaches, we look into the different types of outdoor living to fit all lifestyles.

February 2018 Blog: Things to Consider Before Building a Home - A perfect blog for those beginning to think about building a home. Our experts share four key points that should be considered first to ensure a great build.

January 2018 Blog: 2018 Design Inspiration - Our interior design partner, Everything Home, gives a few tips for trends to look for in 2018.

December 2017 Blog: Our Building Process - This blog looks into the Old Town Design Group building process and breaks this  down step by step so you know exactly what will happen next.