2020 Residential Building Trends

We are nearing the end of Q1 2020 and the styles of the year have made themselves known! Mixture of Materials While paint can always create a unique feel in a room… 2020 is the year of the textures. Mixing natural woods with metal, or painted cabinets with unpainted cabinets. In kitchens, with an island use a concrete top or butcher block instead of granite or quartz as the wall cabinets. Around fireplaces, use of stone and wood give a rustic warm vibe. In the entryway, use of tile and hardwood create unique floor designs. Sun Rooms Sun rooms have […]

Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences

When buyers think of a green home, they think of features that will save energy and improve the quality of the air in the home, according survey results released by NAHB at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. NAHB surveyed nearly 4,000 home buyers, both recent and prospective, on the types of features they prefer to have in their home, including eco-friendly components and designs. To achieve their energy efficiency goals, buyers would most like to have windows and appliances rated ENERGY STAR, efficient lighting (using less energy than traditional bulbs), and insulation higher than required by code. More […]

Difference between a Custom Home and a Production Home

Custom homes stand out from the crowd. They are one-of-a-kind, upscale creations that come with luxury upgrades and unique architectural design. In addition to flexibility in home design and architecture, buyers typically choose their ideal location and environment. As a result, custom home design often incorporates elements of the local landscape, whether that is a view of the ocean, a natural stream, or the distinct colors and plants of a desert landscape. While production builders build communities by restricting design to a group of preselected home types on lots they have picked and purchased themselves, custom builders tend to build […]

10 Questions to ask your Builder

Building a custom home should be an exhilarating and enjoyable experience, but there are countless details to consider that it’s easy to get overwhelmed and to overlook small, but important specifics. Not to worry. We’re here to help!  First things first, which builder is right for me? Many builders are out there, but not all are created equal. So it is imperative that you trust the firm that will turn your dreams into reality. Choosing is a complicated decision, as there are many factors that influence you in your decision-making process. It’s time to do your homework and ask a […]

Indianapolis named one of the nation’s ‘most impressive’ cities of 2017 by Thrillist

After a year full of local accolades and national recognition, Indianapolis landed on one more “best of” list to close out 2017. Just before the New Year, Thrillist published its round up of the nation’s most impressive cities of the year with the Circle City listed among the other winners. Other cities included Washington D.C.; Denver, Colo.; Houston, Texas; Seattle, Wash.; Atlanta, Ga.; and Las Vegas, Nev. In his praise of Indy, writer Tim Ebner points out that innovative local chefs have made Central Indiana one of the top food destinations in the United States, and has long ago shed the […]

5 Reasons to Choose New Home Construction Over Resale

In an extensive study of more than 13,000 consumers, Zillow Group found that nearly half of all buyers consider new homes, but only 10 percent of them end up selecting a home that hasn’t been lived in before. What ultimately draws home shoppers to new home construction? Here are the top eight reasons buyers choose a new construction home. 1. Price. Hands-down, the number one reason both first-time and repeat home buyers choose new construction is affordability. 2. Location, location, location. Buyers want their neighborhood of choice for schools, amenities and a good commute to work. Check out some of […]