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Holiday Lighting and Your New Home

We’ve all spent countless hours over the years installing our holiday lights.  Remember the movie Christmas Vacation with Clark Griswold?  Many holiday lighting plans involve tripping breakers, extension cords, ladders, and icy roofs.  It can take hours to install hundreds … Continue reading

Adding Basement Access to Your New Home

Have you thought about adding exterior basement access to your new home?  Whether you would like to rent out your basement for additional income or want to provide a private entrance for a grown child, adding an exterior entry for … Continue reading

Limitations of a Home Inspection

Building a new home can be a stressful experience.  After all, the purchase may very well be the largest single investment we will make in our lifetime.  But by hiring the proper contractors and holding them accountable, we can sleep … Continue reading

Tips to Save Money on Windows for Your New Home

The windows in our homes can have a big impact on our daily lives. From improving the look of your home to brightening up the interior space to cutting down on energy losses, the windows we ultimately select can really … Continue reading

Home Construction Material Prices on the Rise

One of the key factors people review when deciding which type of home to build is the cost.  After all, the monthly mortgage payment needs to fit within your budget.  For this reason, it’s important to carefully analyze home construction … Continue reading

Roof Truss Benefits

  One of the biggest reasons to build a new home is to take advantage of the improvements that have taken place over the years in the building industry.  One of those improvements is the roof truss.  There are some … Continue reading

Mineral Rights and Lot Selection

It’s common for buyers to assume they are getting complete ownership of a property when they sign the purchase contract, including the mineral rights below the ground.  The truth is however, that many developers are now including a clause in … Continue reading

Resale Considerations for Lot Selection

Picking out the lot for your future dream home is one of the first steps in the building process.  It may be obvious that you should avoid buying the lot next to the alpaca farmer but there are some other … Continue reading

Top 8 Reasons to Build New

It’s a big decision to build a new home.  After all, you could just pick an existing home that would keep you from having to agonize over colors, options and floor plans.  So to keep you motivated while searching for … Continue reading

The Price Looks Too High…Now What?

A friend of mine is currently having a home built by a large home building company.  Unfortunately, I was unable to persuade him to take on the project as an owner builder.  Turns out, he is regretting the decision.  The … Continue reading