No Sweat Cooling

The health and comfort of a new home has a lot to do with its heating, cooling and ventilation equipment. High-quality equipment will do a better job, but only if the builder works with the mechanical contractor to choose the right equipment type. With today's high-performance homes, that choice is no longer so simple.

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More Than a Deck

A lot of homeowners are looking beyond the basic deck or patio to a complete outdoor experience. They're designing and building homes with multi-level decks, patios connected to decks and pools, screened porches, arbors and outdoor kitchens.

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Can You Finish My Home By...?

Many clients approach a builder with an idea about how long it should take to finish their new home. Some underestimate the time the project will require, while others expect it to take a lot longer.

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What does a custom home builder actually do?

A lot of people don't understand the sheer complexity of the builder's job and the systems required to build a house from scratch. Many analogies have been used to describe the professional builder: the conductor of an orchestra, the captain of a ship, even a general executing a military campaign.

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Will Your Custom Home Offer These Benefits?

Most homebuyers want assurance that their new home will offer a healthy, comfortable environment and lower energy bills, but many don't know what questions to ask the builder to get that outcome. Learn the questions you can ask to get the best answers in this blog post!

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Will Your Builder Survive a Slowdown?

The 2007 housing market crash was an event of Darwinian proportions. It was Survival of the Fittest on Steroids, as demand for new homes sank to Great Depression levels and countless builders vanished. The exact number of failed builders varied by region but reached heights of near 90 percent in the hardest hit areas.

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