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May 12. 2022

Holt makes Zonda Builder 100 list

We're making moves at Holt Homes! We're proud to announce that Holt Homes has been named on this year's 2022 builder top 100 list!  The annual Builder 100 and Next 100 lists look at the top 200 home builders across the United States ranked by number of completed homes. This year, we moved up 37 spots this year to secure #85 earning Zonda's coveted Biggest Mover Award. We are always improving, and it's exciting to see this reflected in our spot ...

May 06. 2022

First-Time Homebuyer Checklist

If you're a first-time homebuyer, you probably have a lot of questions. How do I get pre-approved for a mortgage? What features should I be looking for in a home? Are home warranties important? These are all great questions. Here are some helpful steps that will take you from "Where do I start?" to a successful closing! What to Look for in a New Home Model homes can vary by site and by builder. Some models serve to inspire homebuyers and show ...

Apr 28. 2022

Protect Your Purchasing Power as Interest Rates Rise

By Jason Hill, Guest Blog Contributor Homes continue to be in high demand as people rush to take advantage of historically low-interest rates. As interest rates creep back toward pre-pandemic levels, buyers are keen to get a home under contract. According to Marketwatch, some economists are predicting home values may rise another 16% in 2022. How rates impact you during home construction The typical build timeline for a new home ranges from 2 to ...

Apr 15. 2022

Online Sales Consultants: Everything You Need to Know

At Holt Homes, we know that many home shoppers start their search online, that's why we have a dedicated member on our team that's here for you. Whether you're browsing our website and already have a question in mind, or need some more guidance to arrive at the right destination, our Online Sales Consultant (OSC) is here to be your first point of contact. What is an OSC? An online sales consultant (OSC) bridges the gap between website visitors ...

Apr 07. 2022

City Spotlight: Living in Sherwood, Oregon, home to our Middlebrook Community | Holt Homes Blog

Have you heard of Sherwood, Oregon? It is one of the top five best places to live in Oregon according to Visit Oregon. It’s also one of the fastest-growing wine destinations in the northern Willamette Valley. A community-focused town with an active culture, Sherwood is a wonderful place to call home. Meet Middlebrook: A Holt community located along beautiful Brookman Road within the highly rated Sherwood School District. Holt’s Middlebrook ...

Mar 31. 2022

Laurel Woods Model Home: The 1912 Floor Plan

You're invited to take a tour of the 1912 model home in our Laurel Woods Community in Cornelius, Oregon. The 1912 is an amazing two-story floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage. This layout truly makes every inch of its 1,912 square feet of living space count. You can get a 360-degree view of the 1912 by taking our MATTERPORT VIRTUAL TOUR. When you chose the 1912, you're looking at a plan that's versatile enough to fit a ...