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Four Tips for Great Yards

Given the popularity of indoor/outdoor living and the power of well-placed plantings to sell houses, environmentally smart landscaping will be de rigueur in the coming years. The role of landscape professionals in creating these yards and communities will be crucial, … Continue reading

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How to build the custom home you’ve always wanted

As Anne and Kevin Boyce’s children grew, the Falls Church couple recognized that their beloved home seemed to shrink and their hilly, nearly nonexistent yard didn’t offer space for outdoor play. Like many local buyers, they wanted to stay in … Continue reading

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Architects put a modern twist on exposed beams in north Louisiana

The exposed beam design feature, rich in history with homes using these beams as their bones, has been enjoying a modern twist with builders and architects all across North Louisiana uncovering these beams or adding them to a home. The … Continue reading

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Structural Standpoint: What Makes a Home Foundation Sound?

Now that the American real estate market is enjoying a solid rebound, residential construction and custom-homebuilding are on the upswing. Prospective homeowners are once again interested in specialized homes, which entails making certain decisions about how the property should be … Continue reading

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Custom homebuilding: What to know

Getting to make those choices is exactly what draws many people to custom home-building.  It means a bespoke home that’s a realization of your personal vision in every way and a nightmare for some. Thinking of making your next home … Continue reading

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Builder reputation, personal lifestyle among considerations when building a custom home

With interest rates at near-historic lows and more families ready to invest in their “forever home,” homebuyers increasingly are considering building a custom home or partially customized home. Many times buyers will come to us with ideas from different models … Continue reading

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Looking for decorating ideas?

Anne and John Pinelli thought they’d stop at an open house to get some home-decorating ideas. With a young daughter and plans to grow their family, they knew they needed more space and already had an architect’s plans to accomplish that … Continue reading

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Tesla’s solar roof rollout was … meh. These other new solar power gadgets are cooler

Last Friday evening, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled three new products. The rollout — scheduled, oddly, for 8:30 pm Eastern — had been hyped for weeks, but the actual event turned out to be a bit [sad trombone]. … Continue reading

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Buying A Home: 7 Tips For Making Your Biggest Investment Decision – Huffington Post

Usually people get to wade gradually into investing. Buying a house is more like a plunge into the deep end. With other investments, you can start small and then make bigger commitments as you gain a little experience. So, you … Continue reading

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That Nip in the Air Means It’s Time to Winterize, Says Cooper Mechanical

Homeowners are feeling a chill.  HVAC firms urge their customers to take action before temperatures drop even further. HVAC firms have released a list of suggestions for how customers can winterize their homes so they can easily settle into the … Continue reading

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