Energy Saving Tips for Premier Homes

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As the weather gets colder, heaters go on and fireplaces are lit. Save on energy with these tips!

As the weather gets colder, heaters go on and fireplaces are lit. However, keeping your house warm can get expensive. This season, save on energy in Premier homes by following these tips.

-Set your thermostat no higher than 68 degrees when home. Lower this temperature when in bed or when you are not home. For every degree that you lower your thermostat, you save about two percent on your heating bill.

-Weatherize your home by caulking and weather-stripping all doors and windows. In addition, use locks on windows to make them tighter and draft resistant. Continue reading

Ch-Ch-Changes in Olympia Homes at Sterling Crossing!

Olympia homes at Sterling Crossing are singing to the tune of the David Bowie hit “Changes”! We are excited to announce that from now on, all Sterling Crossing homes will be built with fiber cement siding. It will join the ranks of our other communities that are already being built with this same material such as Horizon Pointe, The Cottages at Element, Bohemian Estates, Copperfield, Navarro, Highlands at Somerset Hill, Northlake and Poplar Farms.

Olympia Homes

Before, Sterling Crossing only offered vinyl siding.

Fiber cement siding has been growing in popularity over the years, and it is something we feel buyers will enjoy. The beauty of this siding is that it looks like natural wood, but it does not require the maintenance of traditional wood siding. It is constructed from a mixture of cement, cellulose fiber and sand. After being rolled out and pressed with a wood grain finish it is baked to form a strong and durable home siding product. Many fiber cement manufacturers offer warranties of 20+ years against product failure or manufacturing defects. Continue reading

Seattle Real Estate Sells Fast

Premier Communities is thankful to be selling homes near Seattle. Why? In a Zillow.com report about the cities where homes sell the fastest, Seattle real estate ranked second! Others on the list were San Francisco, Boston and Alexandria, Va.

“Although the U.S. housing market continues to struggle, many local markets are doing significantly better than the country as a whole, with some places virtually missing the housing bust altogether,” states a CNBC article, “While shifts in home values are important in any market, it’s important for sellers to determine the length of time a property can expect to be on the market before it will be sold.”

Homes that sell fast attract perspective buyers and allow sellers to accept favorable offers. Seattle’s median time to sell between April and July, 2011 was 73 days. Since the national median was 117 days, and even 168 days in New York, that’s fast!

If you want to invest in great Seattle real estate, visit our Premier homes in the Tacoma, Olympia and Everett areas.

Northlake

Northlake in Auburn has three move-in ready homes with exceptional floor plans.

Northlake in Auburn is located just 10 minutes from all of the amenities and lifestyle of Lake Tapps. The community only has three move-in ready homes at this time. One home features The Ashbury floor plan with 1,730 square feet of space and priced from $248,950. This three bedroom and two-and-a-half bath home has a spacious kitchen with raised bar, open dining and living rooms and a convenient powder bath. Its exceptional floor plan is perfect for entertaining! Plus, Northlake is just a quick drive or train ride to Seattle. Continue reading

Olympia Homes Have Some of the Smartest Minds in the Country

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Students living in Premier homes attend some of the best schools!

Olympia homes are amongst the top schools and districts in the country. In fact, Washington students lead the nation in SAT scores—again! According to a press release from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the ranking is based on students taking the SAT who were 12th graders in the class of 2011. Washington students’ average combined score in reading, math and writing was 520, higher than all states in which at least 30 percent of its students tested.

“Results like these show our education system is working,” said Randy Dorn, our State Superintendent. “Our teachers and students are doing a tremendous job.” Continue reading

Like Us, and We’ll Donate $1 to charity: water

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Elli and Madison selling water for charity: water.

Why is the Premier Communities’ office loaded with bottles of water? Elli, daughter of Premier owner, and her friend Madison are selling the water to raise money to support charity: water and help make a better world. It is easy to help out, just “like” the Premier Communities’ Facebook page, and we will donate $1 to charity: water! With more efforts like those of the girls, we can provide clean water for the world.

The non-profit organization, charity: water, brings clean and safe drinking water to developing nations because “water changes everything.” The organization replaces old sources of water, such as polluted swamps that carry many water born diseases, with freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters.

The girls became interested in charity: water after hearing the story of Rachel Beckwith, a local Seattle girl who decided to ask for $9 donations to the organization rather than Continue reading

Practice Your Backswing at Campus Highlands

Campus Highlands in Lacey

Weatherby home plan in Campus Highlands

Whether you are a golfing pro or amateur, you will love living in a beautiful golf course community at Campus Highlands. If you are shopping for Lacey homes, Campus Highlands has only one home left available to buy, so don’t miss this opportunity to buy a Premier Communities home.

This is your chance to live in one of our residents’ favorite home plan, the “Weatherby.” The home has a huge, fully fenced and landscaped yard with an extended long driveway and sits in a cul de sac, perfect for families with playful children.  You can have the option of relaxing on the covered front porch or covered back patio.

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Fully fenced and landscaped yard

The home features a very open kitchen with tons of countertop space and cabinets, a pantry, breakfast nook, granite tile, dark cabinets and hardwood floors. The gourmet kitchen opens to the large great room, which has a corner gas fireplace. Imagine spending those cold nights close to a warm fire!

Priced at just $348,950, the “Weatherby” offers a flex room at the entry along with two coat closets for your convenience as well as a bedroom and ¾ Continue reading

Dress Your Nest

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The Cottages at Element

Premier Communities, builder of Puget Sound homes, knows that your dream home is not complete without furniture. For this reason, we are offering a $7,500 free furniture gift card for each new home buyer at The Cottages at Element.

Tucked away in a quaint little neighborhood, at The Cottages at Element are within a walk away from shopping, restaurants and I-5. Also, the community offers homes near JBLM (Joint Base Lewis McChord), which is just 10 minutes away, making The Cottages at Element perfect for locals or anyone commuting.

The Cottages at Element offers townhomes from the $170,000s and traditional homes from the $200,000s with super affordable payments starting at just $1,123 a month. In addition to affordability, homes feature an array of amenities.

The Corbett distinguishes itself by the openness and efficiency of its floorplan. The home features a gourmet kitchen with a spacious walk-in pantry, eating island and breakfast Continue reading

“Like” Us to Win Football Tickets

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Like Premier Communities on Facebook

Premier Communities is on Facebook and we want to be liked! So, now through Friday, August 26, “like” the Premier Communities Facebook page for a chance to win two tickets to a Seattle Seahawks football game!

A random drawing will be held on August 25, and the lucky winner will be able to attend the pre-season home game on Friday, September 2.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks became the first NFL team to win a division title in a complete season with 7-9 record. The team even won the playoff game by defeating the defending Super Bowl champion, the New Orleans Saints.

Why should you “like” our page? You’ll be able to find more photos and details of our Continue reading

Experience Uniqueness at Berkshire in Spanaway

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Berkshire at Spanaway

Premier Communities builds beautiful new Puget Sound homes all within commuting distance to Seattle and surrounding areas at an affordable price. Berkshire is no different!  Homes near JBLM (Joint Base Lewis McChord) are less than 15 minutes away, so it is the easiest drive to work you have ever had.

From the moment you arrive, you will know that Berkshire is a unique community. Whether you enjoy nature, shopping or skiing, residents are minutes away from a park, Downtown Tacoma, Crystal Mountain or catching a train to Seattle for a fun time at a Mariners or Seahawks game.  Berkshire is built around a community park and protected nature area creating that warm neighborhood feel from the start.

Because of this unique location, there is only one completed home left!

The Redwood plan is a three bedroom and two-and-a-half bath home. It has a roomy open main floor touched with impressive white millwork and a cozy gas fireplace in the living Continue reading

Premier Communities Get Luxurious

bonney lake new homesWhat is luxury? We believe that it is the assurance that your home is filled with quality, craftsmanship and elegant details that are chosen to make your desires come to life.

Because of this belief, Premier has opened up its Luxury Line and is currently building in a variety of communities including: Woodland Meadows in Bonney Lake, Bohemian Estates a gated community near Lake Tapps in Bonney Lake, as well as The Highlands at Somerset Hill in Tumwater.

Our Luxury Line homes are true architectural gems! Not one detail is spared.

Homes include gourmet kitchens with luxurious upgrades that include granite slab countertops, top of the line designer cabinets, butlers pantry as well as walk-in pantries,stainless steel appliances that includes a gas cook top and double oven. Exquisite Hardwood and rich tile flooring caress the entire main floors, exquisite open rail staircases, grand entryways with soaring ceilings and sunk-in family rooms. The Continue reading