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, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 • Posted October 13, 2012
When you decide to build in a subdivision, you might want to ask a few questions, or even when you buy land, because occasionally the owner or prior owners will have a stipulation on what you can build. Subdivisions with restrictions do help you retain property values, whereas, if you buy in that subdivision where there are no restrictions, just so you can put up that log home, you never know what will be next to you or up the road.
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 • Posted October 5, 2012
Are you getting ready to do a construction job? And have you tentatively booked a contractor for a given date? There are a few things to keep in mind when you have selected your contractor and established what and when you want to do your project. Let’s presume you have already defined your construction needs, have interviewed contractors, selected the contractor, established the pricing, and time line to start and complete the job.
, Paragon C&D Builders Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 • Posted September 30, 2012
Thinking about adding a room or maybe two onto your current home? No problem. You just need to do some prep work and call a contractor. What all is involved? First you need to have an idea of what you want. If you just don’t know, sit down with your builder.
, Paragon C&D Builders, Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 21, 2012
allone Real Estate So many times I hear “where do I build my house” from folks once I sell them some land. Or as a builder, we go to meet folks on their land and they say, “We just don’t know where we want to put our home.” Let me give you some things to think about. Moving from the big city years ago, we had this same question.
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 13, 2012
Realtors and Builders get a lot of good information through the many Builder and Real Estate organizations that help us assist our clients/customers. One article I read stands out with me due to winter approaching and I wanted to share some of the key points from it. You can read the complete article at their website, houselogic.com. No home is totally secure from wildfires, but you can take some measures to help repel a potential fire heading your way.
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 7, 2012
You are probably wondering what in the world the ABQ’s of Construction are. Well, it’s just some simple things to remember when you are starting your remodel, new home, or even a special project. “A” stands for Architectural needs, “B” stands for Builder, and “Q” stands for Quality. Let’s break these down so it all makes sense. “A” stands for architectural needs.
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 • Posted August 31, 2012
Where are your guests staying? Do you have additional rooms in your home for your guest, just a couch in the family room that makes into a bed, or do you have a guest house? Let’s take the least favorite. Guests that will be sleeping in the family room on a fold out couch.
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 • Posted August 24, 2012
Whether you are building a new home or making some kind of addition while remodeling, chances are that you will have to do some excavating during the process to make sure that everything is where it needs to be. Excavation is one of the most important steps in building any structure because it provides the base for the foundation and everything that will go on top of it.
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 • Posted August 16, 2012
My husband normally has a rule about building for relatives and friends. He’d rather keep you as a friend or family, versus making money, and will most likely turn the job down. Okay, sometimes he bends the rules. Why, would we do something like that? Building a house or major remodel can be very stressful.
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 • Posted August 10, 2012
Loyalty in Real Estate and Construction (and anything else in life) will take you so much further. You might be asking, Why in Real Estate and Construction? Just like anything else in life when you are a loyal employee, customer, client, etc. you will be rewarded. It applies in Real Estate and Construction too.
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 • Posted August 3, 2012
Houses are expensive to build, but you might be able to cut some of the cost by following a few tips. Here are just a few tips you might want to consider when you start to plan your new home. 1. Use trusses over stick-built roof framing. This will save you money on labor and materials.
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 • Posted July 27, 2012
Building an addition onto your home is a small remodeling project. There are several things that have to take place before and during the process to make sure that everything runs smoothly. Here are some tips for adding to your home and making sure you don’t have to double back and do it twice. 1.
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 • Posted July 20, 2012
Who ya gonna call for your construction job? This is really an open question. You can look in the local newspapers, talk to friends, look on line, and decide on who you want to call about your construction job. I suggest you contact a couple of them and get prices to compare.
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 • Posted July 13, 2012
Here are a few tips for selecting that right builder when you decide to build or remodel. So in your search for a builder, you want to make sure you and the builder are compatible. Here are a few things to look for: • How many years have they been doing business? • How involved will the builder be in the construction? • Do they want to be involved in the design stages? • What style, size, trend, green, will they want to incorporate? • How flexible are they in changing plans durin ...
, Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 • Posted July 5, 2012
Always ask your builder what kind of warranty they give. And get it in writing. Personally, we still follow the State Minimum Warranties according to TRCC (Texas Residential Construction Commission). The terms on a new home are defined below. The commission adopted a set of limited warranties and building and performance standards.