Recent Blog Posts

Comparing Apples to Apples

If you've made the decision to build a custom home, and you've already completed a blueprint with the help of an architect, designer, or general contractor, your next steps are probably to price out your set of plans and select a builder. While there are various things to consider when selecting a builder, some individuals end up basing their final decision on price. This can mean securing bids from multiple contractors. While various quotes play an important role in deciding on a builder (after all, budget is a key piece to the puzzle), there are also some things that should be investigated. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are reviewing multiple bids from different contractors.

Check out this year's best new homes!

The HBA and MSC recently held its 2013 MAME & Envision Awards in Fairlawn, Ohio.  The event recognizes achievements in new home construction, commercial, and remodeling projects, in addition to marketing and sales excellence within the new home industry. 

The recipients of the Envision Awards are chosen by a panel of judges who score entries located throughout Portage, Summit, and surrounding counties.  The judges come from a variety of backgrounds, scoring each entry on a written form and also performing a personal inspection of the properties. 

Year in Review - 2013

As we inch closer to another new year, we have often found ourselves reflecting back on 2013.  The past year has left little doubt in our minds that the housing market is continuing to show consistent improvement.  Our team, personally, can attest to a steady increase in new home sales.  Furthermore, we are pleased to hear from our sub-contractors, suppliers, and other colleagues that they are experiencing constant improvement in their businesses, as well.  We rarely tire of hearing this