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, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 • Posted January 31, 2014
A Paragon Builders had a very busy year and we need a brief break. Thanks to everyone that called and used us. We will take a short vacation and return first part of March. In the meantime, put that wish list together for all your remodel ideas or the start of your dream home. Whether you are able to do your project this year or next, plan…plan…plan.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
When hiring a Home Builder you need to make sure you get a Warranty on their Workmanship. Years ago, there was an agency that provided this protection - TRCC (Texas Residential Construction Commission). The commission adopted a set of limited warranties and building and performance standards. The adopted limited warranties included a one-year workmanship and materials warranty, a two-year mechanical, and a ten-year structural warranty. Most builders continue to live by these outlined warrantie ...
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 10, 2014
As we make our New Years Resolutions, why not include your home? Your home might need some things done. So let’s think about some things you might want to do for your home. Let’s start with making a list of the things we would like to do to our home. Include everything on this list.
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013 • Posted December 27, 2013
It might be a little late this year to do some of these things to prepare your home for Christmas, but you might want to make a list for next year. 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.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 20, 2013
Renovation is a big word. According to Webster’s Dictionary, Renovate means: to make changes and repairs to (an old house, building, room, etc.) so that it is back in good condition; to restore to a former better state (as by cleaning, repairing, or rebuilding). First question, are you doing renovations for yourself or to sell your home?
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
By Debbie Vallone-Homeier, A Paragon Builders/Vallone Real Estate I am faced with a decision on what kind of fireplace I want. So I started thinking about and researching all the different types. I have had various kinds, from the Cast Iron Ben Franklin to a Stone/Brick types that can be wood burning or gas logs.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
I am always wearing two hats, one for Real Estate and one for Construction. Some times my two companies and fields overlap in logical things. One of the most important things is communication and telling your agent or builder the truth. If you can’t do this, you will not be able to sell your property, buy that dream home, or build that new home.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
By Debbie Vallone-Homeier, A Paragon Builders/Vallone Real Estate Home Warranties are important even on a brand new home. There are 2 basic types of home warranties you can get on a new home. One is through the builder themselves, and the other through a home warranty company. Most contractors will give you a warranty on their work that follows the old TRCC (Texas Residential Construction Commission) guidelines.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
What needs to be looked at on a final walk through? This can be a remodel or a new home. You need to walk through the home and check out things yourself. Initially you can do it yourself and then with your builder. What do you actually do on a final walk through? Some builders will give you tape to mark areas you want to address.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013
When you are building a new house or just remodeling, you might think a bomb went off at various points. And why is that? There are really two scenarios to look at. One scenario is when you have a builder that does not maintain the job site throughout the job.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
How much remodeling do you do before you sell? I recently had a real estate client that had an older home that she put thousands of dollars in on a remodel while living there. Only to complain that she now needs to get an astronomical amount out of the house once she listed it.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 18, 2013
So many times, people get tired of looking at what they are living in. However, they don’t know what to do. Here are some simple ideas that won’t cost you a ton of money. Crown molding can be a really nice touch. It’s not that hard to install either. Numerous patterns to select from.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013
I had quite a bit of feed back on my recent article on Easements. So thought I would expand just a bit more. Here was my leading question in the last article; What is an Easement? It can be a utility pipe underground, electrical line overhead, or a road. According to Webster’s Dictionary: an interest in land owned by another that entitles its holder to a specific limited use or enjoyment.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 4, 2013
What is an Easement? It can be a utility pipe underground, electrical line overhead, or a road. According to Webster’s Dictionary: an interest in land owned by another that entitles its holder to a specific limited use or enjoyment. What does this mean to you? If you are building or buying land with an easement, you need to be aware that the utility companies might need to access their areas for maintenance.
, A Paragon Builder / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • Posted September 27, 2013
Have you ever watched the TV show,” Disaster Construction Jobs”? Well, I have. Watching people either tackle projects themselves or hiring the wrong contractor can turn disastrous. I just keep going back to so many jobs we have been called to look at, or properties I am showing my clients, that have some of these traits.