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, 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.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
It’s not just people that get facelifts, homes can get them too. Your home might need some touch ups inside and out. Along with regular maintenance, there are things you can do to add curb appeal and a bit of change inside and out. Sometimes we just get tired of looking at the same thing.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
The roofing business is booming right now, especially due to the hail damage we get here in the Hill Country. Roofing companies are moving into the Hill Country by the hundreds, okay, by the handful. How do you know whether to go with them or not? What type of materials do you want to use?
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
Planning the closet in your new home can be simple or it can be pretty involved. Closets are a big thing to me. I am one of those females that loves her big closet. Having a closet with plenty of room to hang my clothes (and lots of them), purses, built in cabinets, shoe bins, mirror, bench, and plenty of lighting makes me smile.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
Are you undecided on whether to buy a home that needs a lot of work or build a new home? As a realtor,, I see this situation all the time. There are so many questions and factors to consider. Here is a high level idea. There is so much more that goes into this kind of decision process.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014
How about turning your backyard into a fantasy get away? It can be simple or extreme. There are so many things you can do to have a fantasy in your own yard. Here are some things to consider. Let’s split the area into areas for the adults, kids, animals, and all. Trees and flowers are always a good solid start.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
It’s never too late to add a Wine Cellar to your home. We were recently at a friend’s home and they decided to turn a room into a wine bar. This included changing a closet to be the new wine cellar. We’ve built wine cellars in new homes, but just thought I would let you know you still can have one if you have room in your current home or want to convert a closet.

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