Ten Energy Saving Design Ideas for Custom Homes
Reading Time: 2 minutes Designing a custom home is the perfect time to integrate some energy-saving design ideas. An energy-efficient home is a great way to save both money and environmental resources in the long run. Unlike a pre-built home, you can start from the ground up without the need for an energy audit of expensive remodeling. Today, we’re… Read More »
How to Choose the Best Neighborhood for Your Custom Build
Reading Time: 2 minutes When you look to build a custom home, one of the first questions you have to ask is where it will be? Depending on your needs, it could be a standalone lot. However, if you choose a neighborhood, then you’ll have a lot of work to do. Don’t be afraid to become a detective. This… Read More »
What is an Allowance?
Reading Time: 3 minutes When you’re building your custom home, you might see the term allowance in your contract with the builder. As someone new to the world of construction, chances are you don’t know what this means. Today, we’re going to take a look at allowances and how they affect your final budget when building a new house.… Read More »
Should You Buy Land Before of After Finding a Builder?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Many clients in search of a custom home ask, “Should I have land first or should I have the design first? Will the land influence the home?” While you can always do what you want, we do think having the land first is the best option. Today, we’re going to go over the reasons why… Read More »
How to Think About Aging in a Custom Home
Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are building a custom home, there is a high chance that you want to stay in it for a long time. There’s a possibility that you would like to stay in your new home for the rest of your life. However, if this is the case, then there are some things that you… Read More »
What is a Punch List?
Reading Time: 3 minutes At some point, every home build, renovation, or addition comes to an end, and work is completed. However, when this happens, it’s not enough for the crew to pack up and fade away. First, you must make sure that everything has been finished as expected. As some would say, all the i’s have been dotted… Read More »
How To Start Building Your New Home
Reading Time: 4 minutes HOW TO START BUILDING YOUR NEW HOME It’s finally time to learn how to start building your new home, whether you’re the young couple who have been building up a nest egg for years and are finally ready for the next big step up the ladder of life. Or almost at retirement and decide it’s… Read More »