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The Key Differences Between Tract, Spec and Custom Homebuilders

When it comes time to house hunt, there are three primary categories of residential homebuilders to choose from: tract, spec and custom builders. There are many aspects that set each apart, but here are the basics potential homebuyers should consider to ensure they’re investing in the type of home that best fits their preferences, budget and stage of life.
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A Homeowner’s Perspective: How to Navigate the Renovation Planning Process

When considering an exterior remodel, homeowners can often be intimidated by the layers of planning and countless decisions to be made…from…

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5 Tips for Getting an Accurate Siding Estimate

You’ve noticed your home’s siding could use a face lift. Maybe your siding is cracked, has damaging build-up or perhaps the passage of time…

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Home Improvement Show Proves Your Siding Project Can Be A Smooth Journey

The popular Lifetime Channel remodeling show Designing Spaces likes to document the home improvement journey to show that it can indeed be …

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Tips on Re-Siding in Historic Districts

If you own a home in a historic district, you can forget about replacing the existing siding with vinyl. Most historic districts require re…

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Top Four Home Exterior Tips for Fall

With fall just around the corner, it’s time to plan how you will ensure your home’s exterior is ready for the cooler temperatures while als…

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What’s a HELOC and How Can it Finance Your Next Remodel?

U.S. homeowners have a record amount of available equity at their fingertips—more than $6 trillion to be exact—which is the highest volume …

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Can You Install Siding Without A Contractor?

If you’re a skilled Do-It-Yourselfer, you can install siding on your own without assistance from a contractor. You would need to carefully …

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Hail Damage Doesn’t Have To Result In Re-Siding

Not long ago, we used the term “Hail Zone” to describe those unfortunate places in mid-America that frequently experience devastating hail …

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7 Places to Splurge or Save During Your Home Renovation

When it comes to home renovation projects, your budget can quickly go from manageable to astronomical. But how do you know where you should…

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Remodeling Spending: A Waste Or Worth It?

If you are considering a home renovation but weighing the cost versus the long-term gains, you are not alone. Some candidates for home remo…

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Remodeling 101: A Complete Guide to Renovation Planning

Most home renovation shows you see on TV depict more of an expectation versus the reality. They show remodeling projects as no-hassle, fun-…

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A Pro’s Perspective: What to Ask When Shopping for a Shed

Anyone who shops for a new shed wants to ensure they’re getting the best bang for their buck. Yet it can be a challenge to know just what t…