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Is a Custom Home Affordable?

Posted by Don Brill on Aug 6, 2018 5:11:00 PM

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or home-buying pro, affordability probably has a significant impact on your decision making. While you might be under the impression that a custom home is out of your price range, you may be surprised to find out that it’s more affordable than you think. Check out our cost analysis of your “next” home options. 

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Topics: Home Construction Process

Should I Build New or Buy a Fixer Upper?

Posted by Don Brill on Jul 27, 2018 2:51:00 PM

To build or not to build: that is the question. As you prepare to decide on your next home, here are a few factors to consider when deciding whether to build new or buy a fixer upper.

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Topics: Home Construction Process

Are You Ready to Build? Take This Test to Find Out!

Posted by Don Brill on Jul 10, 2018 4:27:00 PM

You've dreamt; you've planned; you've waited. Are you finally ready to build? On the surface, it may seem like everything is under control, but on closer examination, you may not be as ready as you think. If you think you're all set to build, take this test to find out!

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Topics: Home Construction Process

Warning Signs That You Chose the Wrong Builder

Posted by Don Brill on Jun 26, 2018 5:46:00 PM

If it’s your first time building a home, you probably don’t know what to expect from your construction company. Once things start moving, though, it won’t take long for you to assess whether you made the right decision or not. Here are warning signs that you chose the wrong builder—and how to address your issue.

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Topics: Home Construction Process

How to Build a Healthy Home

Posted by Don Brill on Jun 12, 2018 8:01:00 PM

If you’re embarking on a home building project, then there’s never been a better time for you to plan for a healthy home. For decades, most people didn’t know about potential health hazards caused by common building materials and how to avoid them in home construction, but that is no longer the case. Here are our tips for building a healthy home from the beginning.

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Topics: Design

Checklist for First-Time Home Builders: During and After Your Build

Posted by Don Brill on May 30, 2018 7:03:00 PM

If you’re a first time home builder, then you won’t want to miss out on part two of our “Checklist for First-Time Home Builders.” We know that building your first home can be intimidating, so we’ve designed this comprehensive checklist to help you on your home building adventure. Here’s what you need to know during the building process and after construction is complete.

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Topics: Design, Home Construction Process

Checklist for First-Time Home Builders: Before You Build

Posted by Don Brill on May 19, 2018 6:19:00 PM

First-time home building can be overwhelming, but never fear! We’ve come up with a comprehensive checklist specifically designed with you in mind. Use it to assess where you are in the process and what you have left to do before you delve into the construction of your new home.

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Topics: Home Construction Process

How to Plan for Security as You Build Your New Home

Posted by Don Brill on Apr 29, 2018 8:01:00 PM

You've thought of every last detail for your custom home. You've chosen the layout, the colors, and the finishes, but you're forgetting one major detail: security. It may be the last thing on your mind now, but when move-in time comes around, it will be one of the most important features of your new home. Here are some important security tips to consider as you begin the home building process.

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Topics: Home Construction Process

Top 7 Custom Home Building Trends in 2018

Posted by Don Brill on Apr 19, 2018 8:04:00 PM

If you’re eager to begin your custom home building project but don’t know where to begin, check out these top seven custom home building trends for 2018!

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Topics: Design

7 Tips to Help You Design & Build the Perfect Master Bedroom

Posted by Don Brill on Apr 6, 2018 7:58:00 AM

Your master bedroom is quite possibly the most personal room in your home, so you don’t want to overlook the design. It’s where you sleep and dream, where you prepare for your day, and where you relax after a busy week. Follow these tips to design and build the perfect master bedroom for your custom home.

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Topics: Design

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