The Time is Now – To Build A Custom Home

Did you know that in 2021, more homes were sold in Iowa, than any other year? Last year’s housing market set records not only in Iowa but across the United States. Homes were in high demand but with low supply, and 2022 shows no signs of slowing down. Why Build instead of Buy? Building a… Read more »

Ask Amanda: Paint Color Trends for Your Home

If you’re like most people in the past year, you’ve been busier than ever thinking about home improvements or what you would like in your new custom-designed home. As early as Spring 2020, we begin researching and visualizing plans for the following year’s exterior home designs. By watching shows, traveling to see what’s currently hot… Read more »

Ask Amanda: A Seller’s Market

You may have heard on the news or online that we are currently in a ‘Seller’s Market’. But what does this mean? A Seller’s Market means that there are currently more interested home buyers than homes available for purchase. This gives sellers an advantage in the real estate market. As a buyer, the housing market… Read more »

Ask Amanda: How COVID-19 Changed Home Building

It’s been a crazy year since the COVID-19 first started about a year ago. Since then, custom home design trends have changed drastically as homes now must meet the needs of families spending more time at home. At Tanzanite Homes, we now are designing spaces to serve more functions, such as an office, gym, school,… Read more »

What to Expect During Your Custom Home Selection Meetings

Custom homes are complex projects that are successful through proper planning before the first shovel hits the dirt. If the number of design choices is overwhelming you – don’t worry. That’s where a really great Internal Project Manager comes to the rescue. Your Tanzanite Homes Internal Project Manager will help break down the decision-making process… Read more »

Get Improved Energy Efficiency with a New Home

A benefit of building a new home is improved energy efficiency compared to purchasing an older build. Sustainable building products and improved insulating materials get a new home buyer lower energy bills, resulting in immediate cost savings. The average household will spend more than $2200 annually on their energy bills. More than half of the… Read more »