October 2017

Found 3 blog entries for October 2017.

The Twin Cities area is full of great custom home builders, knowing which one to choose can be a bit tricky, here are 3 simple steps to follow, when selecting your future home builder.  

Research Builders

              Once you have an idea of the type of house you want you’ll want to do some homework on your potential future builder. Start with making a list of the builders who do work in your local area. In the Twin Cities you can start your search at websites such as www.batc.org for a list of builders who belong to the builder’s association of the Twin Cities (BATC). Search for builders who work in your work in your preferred area and do a little research on them, search their name on the internet, visit their web page and view their Facebook.

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A lot of people think new construction is only for the suburbs. That's not true! There are plenty of opportunities for tear-downs or vacant lots in the cities, so you don't have to give-up your city life to have a new home. Saint Paul is the iconic capital city of Minnesota. It’s located East of Minneapolis in Ramsey County and is known for its enchanting river bluffs along the Mississippi River, diverse neighborhoods, and historic homes. Some of St Paul’s major attractions include the Xcel Center - home of the Minnesota Wild, The Science Museum, CHS Field, the Saint Paul Cathedral, and the annual State Fair. In addition, Saint Paul offers an active nightlife with plenty of music venues, restaurants, and other cultural events. Saint Paul has a bustling

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I often get asked the question, "What brand of windows are these." As consumers we are trained to recognize brand names.  When it comes to windows a better question would be, "What brand and model of vinyl windows are these."  This is an important question because manufacturers often have different levels of windows that they offer.  For example, Anderson has a 400 series that is a higher end window.  They also offer a 100 series and a Silver Line series that are generally considered commercial or builder grade windows.  So when looking at a new home, ask what make and model of windows they offer, write it down and then try the windows. Are they installed properly?  Do they open and close easily?  If the weather is real hot or cold outside, put your hand

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