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, 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.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
At each season change, there are things we need to do to prepare our home. So as we are approaching summer, here are some things you might want to do to prepare your home for those hot days and nights. Yes, some items cost but others don’t. Just do what you can afford.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
In attending a recent Real Estate Regional Meeting for Texas, the REALTORS® announced what Trends they are seeing in the Construction world. Here are a few of them to watch for or consider; Electric sockets to accommodate all the electronic devices, walk in showers with no doors, free standing bath tubs, multi-generation living to include elderly parents or children returning home, down sizing, and the color of Cobalt blue appliances.
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
Paragon Builders articles are back. We had a great year thanks to you all. Drawing plans, remodels, and new homes kept us busy and we just needed a break. But we are back and ready to work and write. This article is close to my heart. Is your home set up for a caregiver, or do you need to remodel or build for a caregiver?
, 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 ...