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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Built for Success

Quality homes and happy customers don't happen by accident. The best builders have systems to ensure those outcomes. If you have a complete set of construction documents, including accurate blueprints and product descriptions, then material and labor costs won't vary much between equivalent professional builders. Learn about which builder systems you need to be aware of for building success!

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The Rhythm of Home Building

If you are in the process of building a new home then you’ve probably felt the natural fluctuation of the building process. Learn what tempo of progress you should expect and appreciate while building your new home by using an established professional home builder during your new home construction process.

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How to Use Online Contractor Reviews

Not sure how to use online contractor reviews? Trust? Maybe. Verify? Definitely.

A September 2011 Business Week article reported on a Texas home improvement contractor that hired a writer to post 200 positive reviews on sites like Yelp and Google. The story went on to cite other examples and estimated the percentage of fake online reviews at close to 30 percent.

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A Touch of Drama

Outdoor lighting is a real art, and the best result comes from planning ahead.

A beautiful custom home represents a huge investment of time, care and money. Someone who has decided to make that investment most likely wants the home to present its best face to the world. During the day, that face is the architecture and landscaping, but after dark, it's largely determined by the outdoor lighting.

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