Tag Archives: renovate

Baby, it’s cold outside.

When I headed off to the office this morning, the temperature inside the car read 16 degrees, so it seemed like a good idea to re-post a previous post about fireplaces. The first fireplace dates back to the 16th century.  A … Continue reading

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Posted in December 2011, Housing Industry, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No man is an island.

It’s no surprise that the kitchen is usually the favorite room in the house.  For many, it’s the only time that the entire family can be together during the day.  Our dining room table hasn’t been used since the holidays because … Continue reading

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Posted in February 2011, Housing Industry, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Home ownership and divorce

When I was growing up, the “American Dream” meant home ownership.  The American Dream can mean paying off the mortgage to one person or the ability to be able to afford a home to buy to another.  The government has helped Americans … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Industry, Housing Trends, January 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marketing to the Millennials

National Association of Builders just wrapped up its annual International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando this past weekend.  Housing professionals from across the country and abroad attended the housing industry’s largest annual trade show and exhibition that featured the most cutting-edge designs, … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Industry, Housing Trends, January 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To build or not to build

The decision to build a new home sometimes happens by accident.  Many of our customers have come to us because they couldn’t find what they wanted in the existing home market.  The inventory of homes available just didn’t fit the … Continue reading

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Posted in December 2010, Housing Industry, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Been there, done that.

There were tough lessons to be learned with this recession both professionally and personally.  As a builder, we had to re-examine our approach to construction and decide where and how to cut costs without sacrificing our commitment to exceptional quality-built homes.  … Continue reading

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Green this, green that. Enough already.

My monthly issue of Professional Remodeler arrived in the mail today.  The first page that caught my eye was the Editor in Chief, Jonathan Sweet’s editorial about ‘going green’ and how the phrase has been so over used.  I couldn’t agree more. Whether or … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Industry, Housing Trends, November 2010 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reasons to remodel

Contemplating selling your home, but you love the location or neighborhood? Perhaps it’s where you raised your children and have too many memories to leave? The answer to the question whether to sell your home or not, can be remodeling. Remodeling can … Continue reading

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Posted in Housing Industry, Housing Trends, November 2010 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Build or Remodel?

Remodeling can give new life to your home, add more space and increase the value and is the ideal choice if you love your location. Building new will mean that the house is exactly the way you want it and … Continue reading

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