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Mortgage Market Update: Rates Near All-Time Lows, Activity Brisk

July 28th, 2020

Mortgage lenders report that current historically low rates are driving heavy activity—even despite pandemic and related economic factors Banking metrics continue to indicate strength in the home financing market this month as the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly index reported a 5% increase in mortgage applications for the first week of July.  This combines with earlier […]

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Keeping Consumers Safe and Informed: Centra Adapts Business Model Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

April 21st, 2020

Twin Cities-based Centra Homes has expanded safety considerations while allowing maximum flexibility for buyers through all phases of the home search and buying process. Even as social distancing measures disrupt every facet of daily life, proactive businesses are rising to meet the challenge.  This is no small feat for relational industries like homebuilding where even […]

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Building in Minnesota: 5 Reasons Winter Construction Makes Sense

December 15th, 2019

Many homebuilders lack the will or resources for construction in the winter months.  Centra Homes is not one of them. This approach can work definitively to a homebuyer’s advantage. Minnesotans are a hearty lot, unafraid to let a little weather stand in the way of leisure activities– the Twin Cities regularly playing host to outdoor […]

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A Home to Support Your Life

November 27th, 2019

When considering a move, where you choose to buy is important, but it is far from the be-all, end-all.  Savvy homebuyers include other factors that influence overall satisfaction and quality of life.  New construction or an existing home? Heart of the city or out in the sticks? Townhome or single family? There are many factors […]

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3 Reasons A Smart Home is a Smart Investment

November 20th, 2019

Has the continued integration of technology finally pushed the smart home from conceptual possibility to value-add for your life?  For increasing numbers of people, the answer is yes.  In the early days of home technology, the experience of the “connected” home often proved anything but.   Early adopters were promised integrated solutions but were frequently disappointed […]

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Homecoming: From Knoxville to Dayton and a New Centra Home

October 25th, 2019

A new job opportunity offered the Zobels a chance to move home to Minnesota near family and friends. It was precisely what this young family dreamed of—if only they could find a place to live. Back in 2014, the Zobel family (then a family of four) moved from Minnesota to Tennessee. John had accepted a new […]

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When Feedback Pays: A Centra Client’s Sweepstakes Win!

October 16th, 2019

Client surveys are a key component helping Centra Homes refine an industry-leading client experience.  Participation in a survey recently paid off for a Centra homebuyer with a sweepstakes win. When the Ashland family filled out an online survey following the purchase of a new Centra Home, they knew they were delivering valuable feedback to help […]

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Trade-up: A Growing Family’s Clear Path to a New Centra Home

October 9th, 2019

Coordinating the purchase of a new home with the sale of your existing house can be stressful and time-consuming. Centra Homes new Trade-up Program helped one growing family navigate the challenges unscathed. As the Knauer family was getting closer to increasing in number from three to four, the decision to move to a new home was […]

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Trends in Housing for Seniors

September 7th, 2019

The number of Americans of retirement age will swell in the coming years– with a majority planning to stay in their homes during retirement.  Meeting their needs has fundamentally changed home design, features and function. Fueled by increased longevity, better healthcare and the aging of baby boomers, Americans age 65+ are expected to top 70 […]

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Sturm Joins Centra Team

August 6th, 2019

Adam Sturm has been hired as Centra Homes newest Project Manager.  He will begin his tenure assigned to the Centra communities of Karston Cove and Arbor Creek. Twin Cities-based Centra Homes, the North Metro’s preeminent homebuilder, today announced the addition of Adam Sturm to the team.  Sturm, a fourteen-year veteran of residential construction, will serve […]

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