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, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Want to change the looks of a room? There are so many ideas out there! You might have searched the Internet or in books, etc., to find ideas. But, how do you get started? Some projects you can do yourself, whereas, others you might need to call in a skilled contractor.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
“Wow, what a bargain at $70 per square foot,” you say, but what are you really getting for that price? Have you ever seen the signs or ads with a low amount to build a home? This could be a track builder or it could just be a shell house.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
With the temperatures dropping, is your home winterized, ready for the cold? Here are some last minute things you can do to protect your home. And don’t forget to prepare your pets homes too, or bring them inside. Remember, Pipes, Pets, and Plants for the cold spells. Walk around your home and check for any possible areas for leakage of cold air into your home.
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 2, 2015
Being married to a builder, I love to give him my list of ideas or wants. Here is one of my favorites that just so happens to be getting more popular; mixing three elements (earth fire, and water) in the backyard haven. A lot of us use them separately, but how about combining them?
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014
As the year ends, I look back on all the times in both Real Estate and Construction where people wait to repair, remodel, or build what they have always wanted to do, just to sell. Why do we always wait to do these things just prior to letting go? Life is too short to do these things.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014
What do you think constitutes a bedroom in your home? Do you think the room has to have a door, a window, and a closet? Well the correct answer is: a bedroom must have an egress, which means it has to have an escape. An escape would be a window to the outside.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014
Here is an important question to ask your future Builder, “Are you at Capacity?” A good builder will not go over their capacity and take on more than they can handle. A good builder will be able to tell you that they can start your home or remodel at a given time and finish at a given time.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
The most important thing in any project is the alignment. This pertains to foundations, tile work, flooring, etc. If you are overseeing the projects yourself, you know you have a great contractor when they believe and use the strings in alignments. So many times you think you can measure and judge where something should go or connect to.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 21, 2014
Small homes are still popular. In fact, I recently read about a community in the Hill Country where they were building small homes with a community/common kitchen area. This was a popular concept back in the 70’s. But you don’t necessarily have to have a community to build small. I’d say homes less than 2000 square foot would be considered small.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
For the pet lovers out there, don’t forget to include your pets in and during construction. Pets are so important to many of us, so let’s talk about some things to consider based on some of the pets you have. If you are doing a remodel, make sure your pets are secured away from the site.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014
Have you ever considered adding built-in items to your home (new or remodel)? So many items can be done. I once listed and sold a home, where the owners had lived in a RV for awhile. They knew how to pack and travel, so when they decided to build, they utilized a lot of the ideas from the RV living.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014
I once read the kitchen is the most lived-in room of your home. In stopping and thinking about this, I think it’s true. So if you are designing or remodeling your home you might want to keep this in mind. At one time, people used to talk about the kitchen being so warm.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
As you start building your house or remodeling, your builder will be asking questions. Some of these questions need quick answers. So, what could be so pressing? You’ve designed your home remodel, you’re ready to pull the trigger to start the project, but wait, you need to get some questions answered.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Do you like to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas? If so, you might want to consider a few things for your home. If you are one that likes to really decorate for Christmas or any holiday, you might want to consider some things if you are in the design stages of building that dream home.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
As we get closer to the Winter months, now is the time to do a few things to get your home ready. If you have plants and animals outdoors, don’t forget to prepare their areas too. Below are a few tips and suggestions. Furnaces should be serviced by a licensed specialist.