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One of the insider secrets of the building industry is that Cost Plus contracts often lead to a more expensive home than Fixed Price contracts. Time and time again we see families who want to “beat the system” by doing a Cost Plus contract they will get a better house for less money. In most case...
10/28/2011
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09/24/2011
With American Airlines changing their frequent flier program, we are seeing so many travelers in search of creative ways to earn miles to top off their accounts.  Often in the search for miles, they may overlook items that require attention very clsoe to home. Oue Miles For Dreams program allows ...
09/05/2011
Although a common question you can no more price a home by the square foot than you can by the pound.  Just like any other product the features and amenities you include contribute to the final price. Many Variables Home pricing can vary due to a host of factors including the design, amount of ca...
05/22/2011
Over the years, builders, designers and architects observe patterns develop as they work with families in designing and building custom homes.  These patterns combined with the feedback we receive from the hundreds of families we work with, helps give us insight into the "dos" and "don'ts" of des...
11/21/2010
Over the years, builders, designers and architects witness patterns develop as they work with families in designing and building custom homes.  These patterns combined with the feedback we receive from the hundreds of families we work with, helps give us insight into the "dos" and "don'ts" of des...
11/20/2010
When you hire a builder you are not hiring him or her for their body.  Although that would be very flattering if you were, the reality is that builders are sought out for their mind. You are not paying your builder to make phone calls, you are not paying him to unlock your house so workers can wo...
11/12/2010
One of the biggest mysteries with home ownership is when a water leak is discovered.  We take dozens of calls every year from families who have leaks that they are unsure where the water is coming from.  Much to their surprise, we can often diagnose and remedy these issues in relatively short ord...
10/24/2010
Many times when I visit with families, I will make a side comment about the temperature in our home and their eyes get wide with wonderment.  They don't understand how we can be comfortable with the thermostat at 78 during the summer when they have theirs at 74 and are miserable. The Problem The ...
09/06/2010
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Summer is here and Americans are hitting the highways for family road trips.  This brings to mind a story of an imaginary family on an imaginary road trip and two imaginary gas stations.  Dad was driving along I-35 towards the beautiful Texas Hill Country (all of Texas is beautiful, however for t...
06/06/2010
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