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The Art And Science Of Estimating A Custom Home

Written by: Evan Bost    June 4th, 2019    custom homes    No Comments

Determining the total scope of work and estimating a price to build a custom home is a complex and tedious project. For that reason, accurate, comprehensive estimates do not happen overnight, and if they do buyer beware! Every home is an assembly of thousands of components that range from large engineered structures like I-joist floor…

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Behind The Finish

Written by: Evan Bost    December 6th, 2018    Craftsmanship, Uncategorized, custom homes, interior design    No Comments

An extraordinary quality finish does not come inexpensively, and it’s not simply a matter of more talented tradesmen being paid more to execute the job. There are often layers of conscientious details that create the luxurious look and feel seen in quality custom homes. Many homeowners are surprised by the price that skilled tradesmen charge….

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Varying Effects: Rising Interest Rates

Written by: Evan Bost    November 2nd, 2018    Uncategorized    No Comments

The Federal Reserve raised the Fed Funds Rate 25 basis points to a range of 2.00 – 2.25 in September, thus the prime rate rose by a quarter percentage point to 5.25%. This increases returns for money market accounts, CDs, and newly issued bonds, but more importantly it raises the cost of borrowing. Recent guidance…

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Diligent Design-Build Planning

Written by: Evan Bost    September 25th, 2018    Uncategorized    No Comments

Building a custom home is typically the largest investment of time and money our clients ever make on a single endeavor. Start to finish, a truly custom home project can take anywhere from 8 months to two years or more depending on level of complication and preparedness. During homesite selection, design, and specification development, every…

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