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Sure, the whole idea of smart homes sounds quite futuristic, but guess what? The future is already here. The term describes current home automation features that Cachet Homes Technology integration allow homeowners and other residents to control much of their environment, all from one console. So rather than requiring someone to get up and turn Read More
Building a home is an exciting process. It usually means you have some autonomy in the design and amenities of the design, so you can have a home built that fits your wants, needs, and preferences. However, the home building process can be lengthy, and you want to make sure that you choose the right Read More
Building a home is the best way to get your dream home. Renovations can help, but nothing beats building a home from the ground up. When you build a new home, you can design it according to your own vision, and you don’t have to settle for renovations. Although building a home is extremely appealing Read More
Creating a luxurious ambiance in your home is more than just ensuring it is well-appointed. It also includes amenities that will make you feel spoiled, lavished, and pampered. It goes above and beyond simple convenience items to create an overall feeling of opulence. To achieve this type of atmosphere in your home, consider adding some Read More
If you have extra garage space, then you’ve probably considered the idea of turning that space into a man cave. Having a man cave is the pinnacle of suburban living for a man. It allows you to turn that space into a haven for what you love, whether it be watching sports, working shop, nerding Read More
If you are browsing the real estate listings, looking for your dream home, you might have come across the term ‘powder room.’ If you are curious about the difference between a powder room vs. a bathroom, you are in the right place. What is a ‘Powder Room’? A powder room is a tiny room with Read More
If you like to spend time outdoors without leaving the comforts of your home, investing in a deck or patio is a great idea. While both are built outdoors and serve a similar purpose of allowing you in nature, they have some unique characteristics that can set them apart. If you are thinking of creating Read More
So you want to learn how to hide TV wires over a brick fireplace? That’s understandable. Loose hanging wires are not only unsightly but also dangerous, especially when hanging over the fireplace. But that’s not something you need to worry about anymore; you can safeguard the TV wires and make your brick fireplace look presentable Read More
Whenever a client is still in the design phase of planning their home and comes to us for suggestions, there’s one thing we never fail to recommend — a flex room. What is a flex room? You may have heard it called a multipurpose room or a den by some. Others call it their spare Read More
While it is true that home warranties can be purchased for any home, this doesn’t mean that every home warranty is interchangeable. In fact, there are two main categories of home warranties we want to compare: home buyer warranties vs. new construction home warranties. Read on to learn more about their similarities and how they differ:
The holidays are right around the corner, making now the time to get your home ready! This means getting your home ready now so that when your family and/or friends arrive, you are able to embrace all the joys of the season and relax and enjoy yourself in the moment.
When moving to a new neighborhood, most residents consider the property’s specific features and proximity to shopping centers, schools, recreation facilities, etc. However, the new neighborhood’s community amenities should never be ignored when planning to move. You obviously want a neighborhood that prioritizes convenience and comfort for its residents. For this reason, it’s important to Read More
The prospect of purchasing a new home is exhilarating to be sure but can be a bit overwhelming as well. Knowing what questions to ask when viewing a house to buy is one way to narrow down your options and hone in on the perfect property for your needs and preferences.
Homeownership is a valid goal to which many attain. Unfortunately, simply wanting to become a homeowner and actually reaching that milestone isn’t exactly the same. Thankfully, there is help available if your dream of homeownership seems out of reach like rent to buy home programs and other mortgage assistance help. Several of the most common Read More
Home maintenance is a large part of the responsibility of owning a home. While homeownership is advantageous for the most part, keeping on top of the many areas that need attention, work, cleaning, maintenance, etc. can become arduous if you don’t have a good plan in place. We recommend having a seasonal checklist to ensure that your home remains well-maintained throughout the year, without becoming overwhelming.
Having a lush, moist climate is often thought of as a prerequisite for growing beautiful plants, but this is a misnomer. In reality, you can grow aesthetically-pleasing plants and bushes beyond merely flowering cactuses by incorporating the following eight drought-tolerant plants into your desert landscape design:
Many individuals use the term condo and townhouse interchangeably. However, there are some differences between the two types of housing, a topic we will explore further below after we define them individually:
The open concept floor plan has been in and out of vogue for some time now. After initially beginning as a “trend,” it is now considered a mainstay. Thankfully, it’s a mainstay that can be transformed into an asset no matter the current industry trends. The perks of an open floor plan are many, from encouraging social interaction within the home to creating more usable living space. However, it does present a challenge when creating a cohesive theme that will flow nicely from room to room. Thankfully, we have compiled the following tips on how to decorate an open floor plan to get the most out of your new home:
Buying a home for the first time can be as exciting as it is daunting. From mortgage packages to credit scores, even the most detail-oriented person is liable to miss something. There’s no magic formula for perfection, but there are ways that you can avoid the bigger mistakes. Here are a few tips to avoid home buying mistakes.
Selecting the right builder for your new home construction is a serious task.
You want a contractor who is not only experienced and highly skilled, but also organized and friendly. Furthermore, as you work together over the course of the project, they should be easy to get in touch with and you should feel comfortable conversing with them and expressing your opinion.
While condo living may not be for everyone, the advantages to this type of home are great indeed. Condominiums are ideal for those looking to downsize, small families, seasonal homeowners, couples just getting started, or anyone who wants to experience convenient, luxurious living. The following are some key advantages of buying a condominium over other Read More
While the year has brought with it many unwanted changes, not all of them have been negative. In fact, it has been a great year for innovative home design trends. With home interiors garnering great focus thanks to today’s stay at home orders, our surroundings are more important than ever. Thankfully, when it comes to awesome design trends, the year did not disappoint. Read on to learn more:
Just a few months ago, virtually everything about how we do life as Americans changed by the intrusion of the COVID-19 virus. Stay-at-home orders, layoffs and more flipped the healthy, boisterous economy upside down. Thankfully, it has righted itself somewhat thanks to the resilience of Americans and their iron will to prosper, and with some help from the Federal Reserve. This has led to an interesting development within the housing market, one that some people actually find advantageous. With all the changes you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Is now a good time to buy a new home?” Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of buying a new home in today’s economic climate.
Designing a new home presents a world of possibilities, allowing you to integrate some of your most “dream worthy” features into your actual construction. The following are eight of the best new home features we recommend for anyone building a new home today:
As a new homeowner, you are beginning a rewarding but sometimes demanding and overwhelming life adventure. Thankfully, there are ways to make first-time homeownership less arduous and more fulfilling. Follow the tips listed below in order to win at homeownership.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed the way we live life. Now, crowds seem threatening and the mere thought of going into a restaurant for a leisurely meal feels like a luxury. The change in mindset doesn’t stop there, they have also altered the way we function from day to day at home, which includes our home design preferences.
One of the first decisions that every homebuyer must make when they begin to search for a new home is whether to build a new home or buy existing. Each has its own merits and is preferable in certain situations, so there’s no one answer to this question. If you’re searching for a new home, here’s why you may choose a new home purchase of an existing home or elect to build a new home from the ground-up.
When you move into a new home, it can be challenging to settle in. Life is hectic, especially during and after a move, and neighbors can easily stay disconnected from each other. How can you make connections and get to know your neighbors and neighborhood? It’s easier than you might think. Here are 6 ideas to make your transition into your new neighborhood easy and fun:
Are you ready for a new home? If it’s time to put your old house on the market, it’s important to know how to attract buyers and negotiate a good price. This can seem a little overwhelming, but it’s not too hard if you know a few simple tips. Here are Cachet Homes’ 10 tips for selling your home:
When you are expecting a baby, it’s exciting to plan the nursery, carefully choosing décor to make your little one comfy. As your child grows, though, it can be hard for the room to keep up! Bigger kids have constantly changing interests and rapidly changing needs that mean a room needs to change and grow with them. With a little bit of foresight, though, you can create a room that’s easily changed as your child outgrows it. Here are some ideas for how to theme your child’s room to allow for customizations as they age:
Is it better to rent or to buy? It’s a topic that’s been debated over the years, with some people favoring the stability of home ownership, and others preferring the freedom of renting. While the answer may change as the market fluctuates, in today’s market it’s almost certainly better to buy.
Even if you love your home, you may feel the need to shake things up from time to time. Whether you’re feeling cramped, making things safer for a child or pet, improving your lighting, or just sprucing up your décor, there may be some simple fixes you haven’t considered. When you’re ready for a change, we’ve got some interior design tricks and hacks to help.
It’s wonderful to have some time to get away and enjoy some downtime. Being on vacation is good for body, soul, and mind, and a tranquil vacation spot can leave you feeling relaxed and renewed. What if you could bring that vacation feeling home with you? We have a few suggestions for making your home feel like a vacation every day.
Shopping for your first home can be very exciting, but it can also be pretty stressful. When buying a home for the first time, there are plenty of things you may not know which can lead to some anxiety. You want to get the right home for your family without having to pay too much, but this can be difficult when you’ve never done it before. The following 8 tips for shopping for a home can help first-time homebuyers get the most for your money:
Spring is a great time of the year when the weather starts to warm up which means being outside is much more enjoyable. There are plenty of occasions to get together during spring which include Easter, Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and many others.
Throwing a get together in the spring can be pretty easy, even if you don’t have a holiday to celebrate. You’ll likely want your party to be outdoors, and adding a fun theme can make it even more exciting and memorable. Check out some of these fun spring get together ideas and try one at your next gathering.
Many homeowners find themselves with an extra bedroom that they are not using. Sometimes this is because you are expecting to start a family down the line and want a house you can stay and grow in. Other times, it’s because your child has grown up and gone away to college.
Choosing the right colors to paint or decorate the rooms in your home can really set the tone and mood of those rooms. Whether it’s your kitchen, dining room, or bedroom, the colors we choose affect us and can influence our mood quite easily. When decorating a room, you should not only consider how certain colors look, but how they can make you feel.
Cachet Homes was founded by owner Matt Cody in 1990. At that time the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas were nowhere near as large and populated as they are today. As Arizona’s luxury home, condominium, and townhome builder, we work closely with award-winning engineers and architects in order to provide homeowners with sophisticated style and simple elegance.
Arizona Republic, September 8, 2014 Written by Georgann Yara Enduring one recession early in his career gave Cachet Homes founder and President Matt Cody the perspective he needed to weather the most recent housing downturn even as other builders struggled. “It was a very stressful and anxious time. We had to settle up with the Read More
Scottsdale is known as the “jewel of the desert”. Well known for its spa resorts and golf courses, including the home of the Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale. In the northern portion of the city, trails wind through McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which is a desertscape of hills, rock formations, and beautiful desert plants including cacti!
Back in 1916, Goodyear Tire and Rubber bought farm land to grow Egyptian long-staple cotton to use in tire cords in what is now known as Goodyear. Paul Litchfield, a junior executive with Goodyear, developed a master-plan community to be the company town and it was so named in 1926.
The 28-acre community is adjacent to the Wigwam Resort’s Golf Club’s Heritage or “Red” course Cachet at the Wigwam opens April 2. Offering 167 single-family homes, townhouses and condos, the 28-acre community is adjacent to the Wigwam Resort golf club’s Heritage or “Red” course on the northwest corner of Litchfield Road and Village Parkway in Read More
Luxury builder Cachet Homes among Valley developers offering significant summer savings on new homes They say the best time to buy a new car is in the Fall, and you can’t beat the prices in the month of August if you are in the market for a new computer. So when is the best time Read More
Cachet Targets Gen X Buyers With Design-Oriented Condos A new generation of Arizona homebuyers have a different set of priorities in mind when selecting a new home. Location remains the No. 1 factor, but the HGTV generation is increasingly seeking homes that are not only architecturally unique but also stylishly designed leading a number of Read More
Monterey Ridge Raises the Bar for Resort Style Luxury in the North Scottsdale Area Brand new luxury condos with spacious floor plans, oversized terraces and trendsetting design available now If you’re ready to upgrade your lifestyle in a big way, look no further than Cachet Homes latest luxury development in the North Scottsdale area. The Read More
Monterey Ridge by Cachet Homes is Bringing Incredibly Luxurious Condominium Homes to the Scottsdale Airpark Real estate is hot again in North Scottsdale, as anyone who is trying to find a nice, affordable home in this coveted area already knows. Cachet Homes is about to make the search easier with Monterey Ridge, a luxurious, gated Read More
Cachet Homes Announces Opening of Monterey Ridge Community in Northeast Phoenix; Five Single-Level Living Luxury Condominium Plans from $299,900 Cachet Homes, a community-focused and proud locally owned home builder since 1990, is pleased to announce its newest community, Monterey Ridge, is now open at 17850 N. 68th Street in the heart of Northeast Phoenix, with Read More
Enduring one recession early in his career gave Cachet Homes founder and President Matt Cody the perspective he needed to weather the most recent housing downturn even as other builders struggled.