Bost Custom Homes Blog

Behind The Finish

Written by: Evan Bost    December 6th, 2018    Craftsmanship, custom homes, interior design, Uncategorized    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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The Next Generation of Design & Construction Professionals

Written by: Evan Bost    July 9th, 2018    Uncategorized    No Comments

We’ve welcomed two summer interns into our team this year, both of which are passionate about careers in residential construction. Meet Aidan Jeffs, a 19 year old student at Appalachian State University pursuing a Construction Management Degree, currently accruing hands-on experience as an assistant to Project Managers Grant Dickens and Brad Nealy. Aidan’s connection to…

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Northern Wake Fire Dept. Trains at Avalaire

Written by: Evan Bost    July 17th, 2017    Avalaire, Uncategorized    No Comments

It was our pleasure to welcome members of the newly formed Northern Wake Fire Department, NC’s largest combination fire department, to our construction site at The Lodge at Avalaire recently for a rare training experience. The former Bay Leaf Volunteer F.D. and Stony Hill Rural F.D. have merged, forming the Northern Wake F.D. with the…

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Parade of Homes, Meet The Lodge at Avalaire

Written by: Evan Bost    July 13th, 2017    Avalaire, entertaining at home, Parade of Homes, technology, Uncategorized    No Comments

The Lodge at Avalaire Progress on The Lodge at Avalaire is barreling toward the September 29th Parade of Homes judging day, upon which the 7,000 sq. ft. home will have first eyes laid on it as a finished, furnished, and polished High Country Craftsman estate. A visit to the site located at 5105 Avalaire Oaks…

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Repost: Eco-friendly Home Building Infographic by Donald Gardner Architects

Written by: Evan Bost    May 22nd, 2017    Uncategorized    No Comments

We thought it was interesting that an architect produced a publication outlining crucial elements to think about when designing a high performance home. This shows the changing landscape in the building and design industry, that different areas of expertise in residential construction are synthesizing, assembling a more complete pool of knowledge to be shared across trades. Although the architect…

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Building more than Homes

Written by: Evan Bost    April 5th, 2017    Uncategorized    No Comments

When we’re not busy designing a new dream home, implementing a change order for a client, or researching supreme building techniques and products, you may find us in a team building activity or raising money for a local charitable organization. Within the last month we’ve participated in a number of fun and philanthropic activities worth noting – here’s a…

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Bost Homes Attends International Builders’ Show

Written by: Bost Homes    January 24th, 2017    Uncategorized    No Comments

Grant, Brenda, Rex, and Eric soaking it in at the International Builder’s Show. It’s that time of year again, when an overwhelming amount of building industry professionals converge under one (two, three?) roof(s) for the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show. Members of our team attended the event which took place January 9 –…

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Rex and Evan get Inspired at the 3rd Annual TecHome Summit

Written by: Bost Homes    December 19th, 2016    Uncategorized    No Comments

The 3rd annual TecHome Summit took place December 7th – 9th in Ft. Worth TX, and Rex and I attended along with hundreds of building professionals from across the US. The 48 hour conference was jam packed with dozens of presentations, panel discussions, and product demonstrations, as well as some after hours networking opportunities. The central theme of the TecHome…

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Brenda Joins Fellow Business Women for SAS Executive Women’s Day Event

Written by: Bost Homes    November 3rd, 2016    Uncategorized    No Comments

The Executive Women’s Day Power Panel. From left to right: Debra Morgan, Reagan Green Pruitt, Amy Baker, Anita Brown-Graham We were honored when Brenda was invited to join the 3rd annual Executive Women’s Day event by Paragon Bank, which took place October 11th at Prestonwood Country Club. Sponsored by SAS, the event coincides with the SAS Golf Championship each…

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Rex, Brenda, Jim, and Evan Attend NCBC Conference in San Diego

Written by: Bost Homes    October 19th, 2016    Uncategorized    No Comments

Did you know that Bost Homes is a member builder of the invitation only National Custom Builder’s Council? This group comprises some of the most effective, innovative, and quality-oriented builders from non-competing markets throughout the country, offering its members an opportunity to share openly and learn from each other’s experiences. The NCBC Leadership Team, or company owners, meets annually in…

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Celebrating Two Team Members’ Work Anniversaries

Written by: Bost Homes    August 31st, 2016    Uncategorized    No Comments

August 2014 was a time of growth and hiring for Bost Homes, in which we were extremely lucky to recruit two fantastic team members, Staci Beard and Eric Sherman. This August we celebrated their two year work anniversaries, and we want to recognize who they are in and outside of work. We have watched both Eric and Staci grow tremendously during…

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New Paradigms in Lighting

Written by: Bost Homes    July 22nd, 2016    custom homes, Home Improvement / DIY, interior design, residential construction, Uncategorized    No Comments

Contemporary lighting design of late has disruptively changed the way we can illuminate our homes. The rapid expansion of LED and fiber optic technology has unveiled new possibilities, allowing multiple layers and types of light sources to be placed where traditionally a unidimensional approach would have been the norm.

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Craftsman Custom Home in Raleigh-Durham

Written by: Bost Homes    July 13th, 2016    Uncategorized    No Comments

Seven years after completion we visited our previous clients, the Duncan’s, to hear about their experience living in a Bost Custom Home and tour their house now that it has years of invested love. In this video Rex and Jim reflect on the design process and how the client’s lifestyle determined the design, functionality, and comfort of the home.

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Stately Living in Secluded Carolina Crossings

Written by: Bost Homes    June 1st, 2016    Uncategorized    No Comments

In the Triangle’s competitive residential real estate market, 2 to 6 acre homesites convenient to the area’s popular amenities are near unicorns. However, Magnolia Walk Developer’s new Chatham Co. development Carolina Crossings is filling that void with 26 stately homesites right in the epicenter between Chapel Hill, Cary, and Apex. Patrick O’Neal, owner of The Real Estate Company…

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Outdoor Kitchens and Dining

Written by: Bost Homes    May 27th, 2016    Uncategorized    No Comments

Few activities in life are more enjoyable than indulging in a delicious meal and relaxing with great company in a pleasant atmosphere. Many of us are inclined to pay a hefty premium to dine at restaurants that create a heightened appreciation of setting through aesthetic architectural design, an incredible view, or appealing decor. At times it’s…

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Team Member Spotlight: Staci Beard

Written by: Bost Homes    May 4th, 2016    Uncategorized    No Comments

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is being part of a team that operates efficiently and collaboratively. I think most people would agree that ambitious goals are more fun to tackle when you have a great team surrounding you to bring out the highest potential and ensure the best possible result, and…

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Groundbreaking: Avalaire Estate Community

Written by: Bost Homes    May 4th, 2016    Uncategorized    No Comments

On Wednesday April 20th, Rex Bost participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for Raleigh’s latest luxury estate community, Avalaire. Construction of the 100+ acre development has just begun, which comprises 56 gorgeous home sites in the Falls Lake vicinity, of which about a half dozen have presold. Being a member of the builder team, Bost had the…

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Home Improvements & Tax Credits!

Written by: Bost Homes    May 3rd, 2016    Uncategorized    No Comments

As is expressed in the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, it’s often difficult to justify an investment in the upgrade of a utilitarian component of our home that is currently functioning. Things like water heaters, insulation, washers and dryers, windows and doors; these items are not always cheap or convenient to…

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Bost Homes Welcomes Family to the Team

Written by: Bost Homes    April 4th, 2016    Uncategorized    No Comments

Team Member Update–Rex and Brenda’s son Evan has joined the Bost Homes Team at an exciting time of growth for the company. Evan comes aboard with a background in marketing, sales, and a passion for environmental sustainability. He is quickly acclimating to the family business, applying his digital marketing experience from the IT and agriculture industries while…

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