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Preferred Lending Partners

When it comes to purchasing land and building a home on your lot, the financing side of things is slightly different than what you may have experienced in the resale home market.  To help make the preapproval and loan application process as simple as possible, we have carefully selected a list of Preferred Lending partners. …

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Energy Efficient Construction: R-29 Hybrid Exterior Wall System

Exterior walls are an essential part of a home's outer shell, and it is crucial to ensure that they are well-sealed, insulated, and durable enough to withstand various weather conditions. As an optional upgrade, American Heritage Homes offers a cutting-edge wall system seamlessly combining expanded polystyrene (EPS) and fiberglass batt insulation. This advanced exterior wall…

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Barndominium Inspired Floor Plans

Becoming more and more popular is the phrase "barndominium." As the name implies, barndominiums are equal parts barn and condo.  Barn + Condo = Barndominium or, as some people say, Barndo.  Typically, these homes are metal buildings built on a slab, with room for both living quarters and a shop or garage. Barndominium homes have…

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Design Trends for 2023

New year, new home?  Whether you are building your new home this year or just getting started in the home building process, here are some trends we expect to see in 2023. Monochromatic Rooms Bold or subtle — monochromatic rooms are trending. Matching trim, wall color, and even furnishings to create the vibe! See Sherwin…

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Building A Custom Home – FAQ

Building a custom home on your land is different from buying a pre-existing or production house.  To help, here are some common questions we've heard lately.  If you have more questions, feel free to reach out to us and ask.  We're always happy to help! 1.  How much does it cost to build a custom…

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Seven Floor Plans with Dual Owner’s Suites

Gaining popularity throughout the Midwest, dual owner's suites are the perfect answer to today's multi-generational families. With separate, spacious bedrooms and large ensuite bathrooms, dual owner's suites can be home to aging family members and the perfect guest bedroom or quiet space away from a snoring spouse. Can we redesign one of our floor plans…

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Kyle Assenheimer: Drafting is his fame. Football is his game.

Though he rarely gets out of the office, Kyle is one of our draftsmen at American Heritage Homes. He hails from Hilliard, Ohio, which means he loves his Buckeyes (O-H) and the Cleveland Browns. Don't hold that against him, though, because he can whip up a home in no time and is always willing to…

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Customization Ideas for Your New Home

We encourage our customers to "personalize" their homes!  We know that no two families are the same, which is why we encourage our customers to customize our plans and personalize their homes. Our New Sales Consultants are dedicated to making your dreams a reality.  They will lead you through the customization process of creating the…

What Is On Your Lot Construction?

American Heritage Homes is a custom home builder focused on your lot construction.  What that means is that we are a home builder who will build a home on your land.  We don't develop land or carry an inventory of lots to build on, but we work with customers who have purchased land or are actively…