Contractor & Builder “Facts” for Homeowners

When selecting your builder here are a few items you want to keep in mind: General Contractors manage all aspects of your project, including hiring and supervising subcontractors, getting building permits and scheduling inspectors. They also work with architects and designers. Not all contractors operate within the law. Here are some tips to make sure you are [...]

2017-12-19T18:10:25+00:00April 25th, 2017|Tips for Homeowners|

Top 10 Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home

1. Replace your windows 2. Replace your siding 3. Add or improve your decks 4. Remodel your kitchen 5. Update your bathroom 6. Add a room in your attic 7. Finish out your basement 8. Add a sunroom 9. Update landscaping 10. Replace Flooring

2017-12-19T18:18:42+00:00March 25th, 2017|Tips for Homeowners|

Emotions can affect your home buying/selling decisions

The scenario is all too familiar: You see a home that calls to you, beckoning with its attractive features that make it love it at first sight. But according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, too frequently we fail to realize that how we feel about a home may blind us when [...]

2016-08-11T17:51:58+00:00August 11th, 2016|Blog|

Current housing crisis reverse of 2008

According to a recent article in Business Insider, America is entering a new housing crisis. But unlike the last one, in which supply was overly abundant, this time it appears not enough home construction is occurring, defined by rising prices due to the dearth of homes. Following the mid-aughts housing bubble that saw homeowners nationwide [...]

2016-05-04T10:58:09+00:00May 4th, 2016|Blog|

Millennials better target for home builders, survey finds

Unlike their generational predecessors—the so-called Gen-Xers—today’s “millennials” are considered a better target for home builders. According to an article in SFGate.com, 81 percent of millennials in the sample area surveyed (San Francisco) want to buy a home. In contrast, only 68 percent of Generation Xers wish for homeownership, compared to 72 percent of those 65 [...]

2017-12-12T14:19:00+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Blog|

Better days: Residential construction increased in August; consumer confidence rebounded in September

According to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) recent analysis of Census Construction Spending data, total residential construction spending continued to rise this past August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $390 billion. Private single-family spending rose 14 percent higher on a year-over-year basis, while multifamily construction spending rebounded in the same month, [...]

2015-10-29T16:24:54+00:00October 29th, 2015|Blog|

Presto, Al Fresco!

The lure of the outdoors is an irresistible pull once the warm weather hits, and with summer already upon us, we thought you might benefit from a few tips on maximizing your existing exterior space with your wishes to entertain outdoors. With a few small adjustments, your outdoor area can be transformed into a gratifying [...]

2017-12-12T14:19:00+00:00July 14th, 2014|Outdoor Living, Tips for Homeowners|