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Sue Goodrich Tribute

A huge loss in the homebuilding industry   Sue Goodrich of Cachet Homes was a friend and colleague to many in the industry   BY PAULA HUBBS COHEN   A Legacy of Homebuilding Excellence If you drive past a construction site, you’re bound to see a bevy of tradespeople hard at work on your new Read More

Top 5 Misconceptions about Building a Custom Home

As one of Arizona’s premier builders, we hear a lot about what people think when it comes to building their homes. And while people are certainly excited about the prospect of being able to pick and choose different features and amenities in their homes, too many people disqualify themselves from having their dream homes. From Read More

7 Home Projects that (Actually) Add Equity

Homeownership is a complicated and rewarding journey- despite all the preparation there is no shortage of lessons to be learned. One of the less discussed aspects of home ownership is the idea of equity- which is simply the difference between the home’s market value and the outstanding balance on all the loans on the property. Read More

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How to Make Your Dream Starter Home a Reality

Designing your dream starter home is an exciting and important milestone in your life. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to downsize, creating a personalized and functional space that fits your budget and lifestyle requires careful planning. In this blog post, we will guide you through essential tips and strategies to help you design Read More

Top Phoenix Home Builders Embracing Sustainable Design Trends for 2023

Design Trends for 2023: What Phoenix Home Builders Are Embracing Phoenix home builders are continuously evolving their designs to create innovative, functional, and stylish homes. As we enter 2023, we can expect to see a new set of design trends that will transform the way we perceive and experience home design. In this article, we’ll Read More

Advantages of Custom Luxury Homes in North Phoenix

If you’re looking for a luxurious and personalized living space, building a custom luxury home in North Phoenix with Cachet Homes is the perfect solution. Here are some of the benefits of building a custom luxury home in North Phoenix. Personalized Design One of the most significant advantages of building a custom luxury home is Read More

The Art of Designing a Luxury Home in North Phoenix: Tips and Trends

Building a luxury home is more than just creating a place to live – it’s about crafting a space that is tailored to your unique lifestyle and preferences. Whether you’re working with a professional designer or taking a DIY approach, there are a few key factors to consider when designing a luxury home in North Read More

Stay Ahead of the Latest Home Design Trends with Cachet Homes

2023 Home Design Trends for Luxury Home Living As we head into 2023, there are several key trends shaping the way we design and build homes. Cachet Homes, a luxury home builder with communities located in North Phoenix, is at the forefront of these trends, offering a wide range of customizable home designs and features Read More

Fun Things To Do Around Union Park at Norterra

Living at Union Park at Norterra offers an exceptional lifestyle, with numerous amenities and opportunities conveniently located within easy reach. You won’t have to spend hours driving to access essential services or participate in enjoyable activities, as many of these are likely within walking distance or a short drive away. This means that you can Read More

Top Home Builder in Arizona

With more than 45,000 registered contractors in Arizona, how do you choose the best of the bunch for your dream home? It’s not always easy to determine the top builder, especially when there are so many ways to define this term. Is it a great BBB rating? Is it strong Google reviews? Can you gauge Read More

Smart Houses: Advanced Technology in New Homes

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

Questions To Ask Your Home Builder

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

Choosing a Home Builder
How to Choose a Home Builder

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

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Top Luxury Home Amenities in 2022

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

Biker Man Cave
Ideas for Creating a Man Cave in the Garage

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

What’s the Difference Between a Powder Room and a Bathroom?

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

Deck vs Patio in Arizona
Deck vs. Patio: What’s the Difference?

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

TV Above Brick Fireplace
How to Hide TV Wires Over a Brick Fireplace

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

What is a Flex Room? How to Maximize Your Space

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

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Home Buyer Warranties or New Build Construction Warranties

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:

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Tips for Preparing Your Home to Host Over the Holidays

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.

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Top Community Amenities for New Neighborhoods

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

5 Questions to Ask When Touring a House

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.

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new home buyers
6 Home Buyer Assistance Programs

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

Summer Home Maintenance Tips
Easy Summer Home Maintenance Tips

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.

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Arizona Home Landscaping
8 Drought-Tolerant Plants for Desert Landscaping

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:

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Modern townhouse complex
What is the Difference Between a Townhouse and Condo?

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:

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Open Floor Plan
Tips for Decorating an Open Floor Plan

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:

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New homeowners
How To Avoid Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

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.

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Tips For Choosing Your New Phoenix Home Builder

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.

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Advantages of Buying a Condominium

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

interior design tricks
Top 5 Design Trends For New Homes interior design tricks


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:

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Buying A New Home During COVID-19 | Pros & Cons

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.

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8 Features You Need in Your New Home

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:

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new homeowner tips
7 Tips Every New Homeowner Should Know

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.

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Popular Home Features Post COVID-19

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.

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Is It Better to Build or Buy a New Home?

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.

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when you move into a new neighborhood
What To Do When You Move Into A New Neighborhood

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:

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Tips for Selling Your Home

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:

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Room Themes
Room Themes for Different Ages

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:

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Renting vs. Buying
Renting vs. Buying

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.

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interior design tricks
Interior Design Tricks and Hacks

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.

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Vacation Home Theme
Giving Your Home a Vacation Theme

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.

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First Time Homebuyers
8 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers


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:

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Spring Get Together
Hosting A Spring Get Together

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.

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Home Reorganizing Ideas for Spring
5 Home Reorganizing Ideas for Spring Home Reorganizing Ideas for Spring

Spring is the season most associated with cleaning, but it’s also a great time to get your home organized. You might need some ideas to get started, so check out the following tips to get your home organized inside and out.

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Extra Bedroom tips
What To Do With An Extra Bedroom

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. Regardless of the reason why, everyone wants to be efficient with their space and maximize it to its full potential.

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How Colors Can Impact the Mood of a Room

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.

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What Makes Cachet Homes Stand Out

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.

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Cachet Homes Hitting Its Post-Recession Stride

  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