Welcome to New Home-ology! 

This is where we share tips for building your new home, give you some exciting ideas for it, keep you updated on some of the coolest examples of innovation, and share some of our personal thoughts and ideas.

Whether you’re building a new home, renovating an existing one or redecorating, we hope you’ll find great ideas that you can put to good use!  Enjoy!

What’s on your mind?

We know you feel passionately about your home, and we always want to hear what you have to say, so if there’s a particular subject you’d like to know more about, send us an email at and tell us what’s on your mind.

Who’s Writing?

Our primary blogger is Betsy de Parry, Vice President of Marketing and Sales (and the author of two books), but from time to time you’ll also hear from guest bloggers

While you’ve been looking at homesites, you’ve undoubtedly been looking at floorplans. Once you have a specific site and budget in mind, you can then target a specific plan.
Glazier Woods Site Photo
You undoubtedly have an idea of the size and style of the home you want, but many factors influence what can and can’t be built on any given site.
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New Home Getting Started
All of us at Ann Arbor Builders know that building a new home can seem - well, a little overwhelming.  That's why we've put together The New Home Buyer's Toolbox, this series of installments to hel