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, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
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.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
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.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
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.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
What are change orders? A change order is when you and the builder have already agreed on plans and a price and then you want to change something. So, the Builder will issue a change order that you normally need to sign. In this change order it will define what is being changed and the possible price you will need to pay to get it done.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
As a contractor that does new homes, remodels, and miscellaneous repairs, I cringe when I hear some contractor quotes and ideas when I have my Real Estate hat on. So again, I would highly recommend for you to get a couple quotes, get references, and see some of their work. In talking about seeing some of their work, beware; this does not always reveal what could lie under some of the repairs.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
I keep seeing hire this person, or hire this one, but do they have references? For your protection, make sure you get things in writing, get references, and look at some of their work. It’s even better if you can stick with locals and support them. We have many good locals that can do construction, trades with skills, and more in Blanco area.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
Imagine walking through model homes and what do you normally hear or say? “Oh wow, I’d like that.” So when I started thinking about this and noticing the things that get the “Oh wow,” usually are: Kitchens, Master Bath, Closets, Home Theater / Man Cave, Wine Cellar, Laundry Room/Mud Room, Patio/Pool/Landscaping seem to win.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014
There are numerous types of material that can be used on the outside of your home. I am going to give you a very high level of the various types of material. And by all means, there are many others out there. The ones I am going to define range from Wood, Stucco, Aluminum or Vinyl, Brick, Stone, Hardiboard, Masonite, and the old Asbestos.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014
Whether we are doing a new home or a remodel, I always look at how clean the area is. Not to mention, the comments we get from the home owners. Why is this so important? I’ll break down the new home verses the remodel. On a remodel, it’s important to keep the area clean during and after the job.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
Home maintenance is very important. Just like a car or our body, we need to have a check up, some routine maintenance performed, and general up clean check list. A home falls into this category too. Maintenance will help things run better, look better, and last longer. So what do you need to do for your home?
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
There are some Do’s and Don’ts when you are building your home or even doing a remodel. I thought I would pass on these tidbits. We’ll start with the Don’t list. These are either if you plan on living in a home you are building or building to sell. Never put carpet in a bathroom.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
After talking to both Real Estate clients and potential clients that want to build this past week, I just thought about a couple things to pass on. First if you want to build, here are a few things to think about. Designs; do you have your plans or do you need to have them drawn up?
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014
We always talk about creating the Man Cave, but what about a Woman Cave? Normally we see many rooms in a home that are designated for the Woman and the Man gets the room in the garage, etc. I know in our home, we developed a Shared Cave, of course with designated areas. If developing a room inside the home, there are so many things to consider.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
As I continue to find things to make you aware of, this was sent to us and I felt it was necessary to share. As we experienced hail recently, adjusters and roofers are not the same. If you did get hail (or one day in the future get hail) call your insurance company first.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
As I drive around either showing property or looking at job sites with my husband, there are so many outside builders coming into our community. So once again, I ask the question, why are people not using the local builders? Support Your Local Builder is part of Economic Development for your community.