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5 Tips for Building a Custom Home in Texas

May 10, 2018 Building a custom home in Texas allows homeowners to design a house specific to the warm weather and frequent wind events common in the southwest.  A custom home is a one-of-a-kind design built from scratch. It typically includes the most current construction technologies and methods. While constructing a custom home can cost… read more »

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Cost Saving Tips for Building an Affordable, Dream Home

April 30, 2018 To meet the income standards for most lenders, the future owner of a newly built home will need an annual income of over $94,285. Still, there are ways a family can reduce the cost of building a new home and get the house of their dreams. A few tips that can save new home builders money, and also increase the resale value of… read more »

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A Healthier Alternative to Spray Foam Insulation

April 19, 2018 Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation is energy efficient and airtight. However, concerns over toxic emissions from SPF insulation, along with its combustibility, are growing. The Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A) found that some people experience negative reactions to even a small exposure to SPF, including wheezing,… read more »

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7 Home Building Trends in Austin for 2018

April 12, 2018 In 2018, Austin, Texas is experiencing a thriving economy and a hot housing market. According to Forbes 2018 list, Austin is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country, with a current population of 790,390. The population of Austin is projected to increase by 2.75 percent. Fortunately, the job growth in Austin is… read more »

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What is a LEED Certified Home?

April 05, 2018 The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a building project rating system for sustainability2 developed by the United States Green Build Council (USGBC)1.  The USGBC began developing LEED in 1995. When first introduced in 2000, LEED emphasized limiting the negative impacts of a building project. Today LEED… read more »

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