Minneapolis Housing Trends

Existing homes have slimmed in the Minneapolis, MN housing market. If you’re in the market for a new home, now is a great time to to build. Not only are new home construction lots at very affordable prices, custom homes offer the flexibility of choosing your specific floor plan needs and finishing touches.

Whether you’re in the market for a rambler, modified-2-story, 2-story, handicap accessible or townhomes.

If you’ve always wondered where to begin when selling your existing home and building a new home, contact us. We have the experience to lead you home.

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Affordable Custom Homes: What’s Included?

TC Homes is a Minneapolis, MN new home builder. We have recently purchased lots at bargain prices and are passing the savings on to you! Choose from any of our new construction floor plans and customize your selections to your design style.

Many of the TC Homes floor plans include the most popular selections, such as: stainless steel appliances, wood floors and custom cabinetry. Our long-lasting relationships with our subcontractors/partners, is another way we are able to pass the savings on to our new home buyers. Select a package and save big, or select a partial package and upgrade your “must-have’s.”

However you slice it, TC Homes is your expert in building new home, within your budget.

Each of TC Homes subcontractor is a partner. Some of our relationships are over 30 years strong. So if you’re looking for true craftsmanship, TC Homes is a business you can rely on and most important, a business you can trust.

When you decide to build your new home, let TC Homes show you the comparisons and why our homes outperform, outlast and outsell the competition. It starts with your dreams and becomes reality before you know it.

If you are interested in building your affordable dream home, contact TC Homes to learn more. Recently, lot selections are moving faster. Ask us about any of our affordable developments, or request our in-house realtor broker to locate your perfect location.

Don’t settle for less. Beware of forclosures. Learn about new home warranties. Contact Us to schedule a no obligation consultation. We’re all ears.

TC Homes is a Minneapolis, MN General Contractor. Our focus is on building custom homes, remodeling projects, insurance restoration and property management. Our service area includes much of the Twin Cities metro area. TC Homes has been in business for over 30 years and we are looking forward to another 30.

*Be sure to check out our rental property located in the Brockton Meadows development, Rogers, MN – just one exit past Maple Grove, MN.

 

 

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How To Build

How To Build. It’s a pretty vague title. We know.

As we were discussing how we used to build, how we currently build and what we hope to build, there was one key factor to it all. Trust and loyalty. See how…

  1. Building a home starts with a relationship ‘built’ on trust. You trust us and we listen carefully to get it right. You are important to us. So important that we talk about you over Thanksgiving dinner.
  2. Building a home does not begin with a floor plan, it begins with a clear plan. What are your expectations? Once your expectations are clear, we begin to plan. We plan to exceed your expectations. And then we talk about you over Christmas dinner.
  3. Once the plan and expectations are set, we contract experts in their field to fulfill the needs. We don’t call them subs, they’re our partners. We’ve grown our partner relationships over 30 years, loyalty is priceless. We’re friends with them and talk about you with them at birthday parties.
  4. We remain in close communication with you throughout the project and are available 24/7. You can reach us via phone, email, skype, facebook or any other way you choose. You can even come over during dinner. (I’d choose Jerry’s house, he gets the best dinners).
  5. There are a lot of inspections that take place along the way. Each city has a different way of running their inspections. TC Homes’ outstanding reputation has us in good standing with these inspectors, getting your project first in line, even when there’s a MN state shutdown. Inspectors don’t eat dinner, but they do know good builders and aren’t afraid to give a nod of approval for TC Homes when asked.
  6. When the final inspection is passed and it comes time for us to turn over your keys, we won’t hollar into a megaphone, but we offer to bring you to dinner. We’ll even send you a hand-written Thank You card saying something like this, “Thank You…..your trust and loyalty is what made this all possible and we look forward to seeing you again sometime.” You can be sure that if you send us a Christmas card, we’ll pass it around the table and smile at how your family has grown.

Don’t settle for less. Beware of forclosures. Learn about new home warranties. Contact Us to schedule a no obligation consultation. We’re all ears.

TC Homes is a Minneapolis, MN General Contractor. Our focus is on building custom homes, remodeling projects, insurance restoration and property management. Our service area includes much of the Twin Cities metro area. TC Homes has been in business for over 30 years and we are looking forward to another 30.

*Be sure to check out our rental property located in the Brockton Meadows development, Rogers, MN – just one exit past Maple Grove, MN.

 

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TC Homes & Adaptable Floor Plan Design

When it comes to the topic of home plans, a revelation emerged that would change the course of TC Homes’ home designs. The new trend in home building is to build one’s home to be adabtable. Each space is thought out to work with your life stage now and in the future.

As we delved into the topic of a homes livability factor, we learned how to look at a plan to determine how the home lives.

Building a new home allows your home to fit the way you live now and in the future, rather than you adapting your life to fit your home.

Here are a few fun things to think about:

  • When you come home from work, what room do you want to walk into?
  • How important are meals and large gatherings?
  • Are there any health concerns or access needs?
  • Would you like your basement finished in a way that would allow for a possible income suite?

 

Choosing a plan can be intimidating, but TC Homes will help you identify how important each of these 4 aspects rate in to determine which home fits your livability factor.

  1. Entertaining
  2. De-stressing
  3. Storage
  4. Flexible Living

Contact Us Today to learn more on your personal Livability Factors and which type of home fits your life, today and tomorrow.

Have questions? We’re glad to help!

TC Homes is a Minneapolis, MN General Contractor. Our focus is on building custom homes, remodeling projects, insurance restoration and property management. Our service area includes much of the Twin Cities metro area. TC Homes has been in business for over 30 years and we are looking forward to another 30.

*Be sure to check out our Green Townhomes located in the Parker Village development of Robbinsdale, MN – just 10 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Take a Tour.

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TC Homes Builds Another Custom Home – Rogers, Minnesota

This TC Homes model is located in Rogers, MN. You can see the Stratford model on our website, or visit the Brockton Meadows new home lots in Rogers, MN. The development is located just one exit past Maple Grove, in one of Minnesota’s best school districts. Cul-de-sac lots, wooded lots and corner lots still available.

These lots were once owned by Denny Hecker and are now available at bargain prices. Don’t settle for existing when you can build custom. Whatever your family needs are, TC Homes makes building your dream a reality. Have questions? We’re glad to help!

TC Homes is a Minneapolis, MN General Contractor. Our focus is on building custom homes, remodeling projects, insurance restoration and property management. Our service area includes much of the Twin Cities metro area. TC Homes has been in business for over 30 years and we are looking forward to another 30.

*Be sure to check out our Green Townhomes located in the Parker Village development of Robbinsdale, MN – just 10 minutes from downtown Minneapolis.

Take a Tour and hear about the $5,000 buyer incentive.

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The New Home Smell

Depending on your family, the new home smell can last for at least 5 years.

If you’re not sure what a new home smells like, contact TC Homes. We’ll be happy to open the front door of a new home for you!

Just one exit past Maple Grove, MN

Townhome For Sale or Rent

TC Homes is a Minneapolis, MN General Contractor. Our focus is on building custom homes, remodeling projects, insurance restoration and property management. Our service area includes much of the Twin Cities metro area. TC Homes has been in business for over 30 years and we are looking forward to another 30.

*Be sure to check out our rental property located in the Brockton Meadows development, Rogers, MN – just one exit past Maple Grove, MN.

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What Housing Slump?

TC Homes, a Minneapolis, MN custom home builder, has been building homes for over 30 years. We offer everything from affordable split-entry floor plans to dream homes on lakeshore properties.

Our past clients are our #1 referrals, and we take that very seriously.

“We thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful referrals. Maybe that’s why, in today’s market, TC Homes is still going strong!”

TC Homes builds custom homes with your future in mind. We offer design trends that are before their time. Basements are plumbed and wired to be adaptable as your family needs change. Your exercise room easily transforms into an eat-in kitchen. Basement bedrooms include master suites and are plumbed for washing machines and dryers.

Whether you use your basement for entertaining, as a mother-in-law suite or keep it as an income property, TC Homes has thought of everything.

Barrier-free living is also important. TC Homes offers custom home plans that include handicap accessibility throughout the home, without losing the style that other builders and remodelers forget about. TC builds custom showers, wider doorways and roll-in entryways from the garage and the front door. We are also experts in elevator installation for those that have multi-level homes.

We’ve all seen the zig-zag ramps that some handicap accessible homes have. Can you imagine how frustrating that is for a handicap family during a Minnesota winter? We can help!

If your dream home is weighing heavily on your mind, contact TC Homes today. We offer affordable single-family lots in Brookyn Park, MN (school district 279 and school district 11), Rogers, MN and Albertville, MN. We offer townhome communities in Rogers, MN and Robbinsdale, MN.

Our in-house realtor/broker is also able to find your the perfect lot in any of your dream communities, often before they are on the market.

Excited to learn more?

Let’s discuss your needs,

Contact TC Homes Today!

TC Homes is a Minneapolis, MN General Contractor. Our focus is on building custom homes, remodeling projects, insurance restoration and property management. Our service area includes much of the Twin Cities metro area. TC Homes has been in business for over 30 years and we are looking forward to another 30.

*Be sure to check out our rental properties.

 

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Custom Home Trends: We Slid Down the Laundry Chute

Many of us remember sliding down the laundry chute as children. If you weren’t quite the risk taker, you may have opted to throw your toys down.

What happened to laundry chutes over the years? There are plenty of stories, we’re not sure how many are true. However, there are strict building codes to follow when it comes to having a laundry chute, so some of the stories have made their way into safety laws.

Today, laundry chutes need to be built up to a specific height, have fire coded walls and cannot be more than a certain width. So, unless you are an adult, the new and improved laundry chutes are no longer, “fun.”

TC Homes thinks of everything!

Floor plans come in all different shapes and sizes, but no matter where your laundry room fits into the picture, a laundry chute has become a building trend, once again. Chutes can be tucked inside your master bedroom closet, built into a bathroom closet or disguised as a linen closet in the hallway.

Of course, a blueprint doesn’t begin with the laundry chute, but it is definately a feature that gets a lot of, “oooh’s and ahhh’s.”

Contact TC Homes Today!

TC Homes is a Minneapolis, MN General Contractor. Our focus is on building custom homes, remodeling projects, insurance restoration and property management. Our service area includes much of the Twin Cities metro area. TC Homes has been in business for over 30 years and we are looking forward to another 30.

*Be sure to check out our rental properties.

 

 

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TC Homes Begins Another Remodel in Plymouth, MN

Congratulations Becker family!

Contact TC Homes Today!

TC Homes is a Minneapolis, MN General Contractor. Our focus is on building custom homesremodeling projectsinsurance restoration and property management. Our service area includes much of the Twin Cities metro area. TC Homes has been in business for over 30 years and we are looking forward to another 30. *Be sure to check out our rental properties. We look forward to doing business with you.

 

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Can’t Sell Your Minneapolis, MN Home? Rent It and Relax.

Tired of pulling up in your driveway looking at that ‘For Sale’ sign every day? If you’re wondering how to beat the market, try replacing it with a ‘For Rent’ sign!

There are many ways people end up with a property they need to sell. Maybe a marriage left you with a property in Prior Lake, MN and one in Brooklyn Park, MN. Maybe a promotion has left you driving a nearly 2 hour commute, to and from Albertville, MN to Minneapolis, MN every day. Or, maybe your family has outgrown your Robbinsdale, MN townhome and you are looking to build a larger home, closer to Grandma and work in Maple Grove, MN.

No matter what your situtation, TC Homes can help. If your home has been on the market for long enough, consider renting it. With rental properties in the Twin Cities area becoming more and more scarce, rental prices are rising and good landlords with decent properties are reaping the benefits. You may wonder why you hadn’t considered renting your property out earlier.

Begin thinking of your existing property as an investment and not your home. Picture your future while asking yourself these questions.

  • Is your property desireable to renters? Do you live in an area near a lake or a college? Do you have a reasonable amount of bedrooms and bathrooms for your target renter?
  • How much are rental properties going for in your area? You want to be sure you look at comparables in your area. How much are rental properties with similar square footage and upgrades renting for in the area? Will the comparable price be enough to cover your mortgage, future repairs, upkeep and other property management fees?
  • Are you willing to advertise your heart out to get good renters into your property, or would you like to hire a property manager to do the work for you? Property managers typically charge 6%-8% of the mortgage. Property managers take care of renting your home out, advertising, maintenance and upkeep.
  • Will you be able to keep up with the upkeep? If you are moving within an hour or your existing property, upkeep may not be a problem. If you are not handy and will be moving further than an hour away from your existing property, managing the property on your own may not be a great idea for you.
  • Will your mortgage company allow you to rent your home?
  • What kind of paperwork is involved?

We can help with all of your questions.

Contact TC Homes Today!

TC Homes is a Minneapolis, MN General Contractor. Our focus is on building custom homes, remodeling projects, insurance restoration and property management. Our service area includes much of the Twin Cities metro area. TC Homes has been in business for over 30 years and we are looking forward to another 30. *Be sure to check out our rental properties. We look forward to doing business with you.

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