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Sustainability

Sensible Green

Bill Reynolds (Sustainability)

Sustainable construction is nothing mysterious. Its most important aspects are some of the same things that define a quality builder.

Green homes, also called sustainable homes, are more affordable than ever.   Last year, for instance, a nationwide McGraw Hill study of builders and remodelers found... read more

The Building Process

Plan to Succeed

Bill Reynolds (The Building Process)

A complete set of plans and specs will eliminate problems and help ensure a smooth project.

Never underestimate the importance of good plans and specifications to a successful new home build. These crucial documents need to be fully completed in order to generate a realistic price, schedule,... read more

Sustainability

This Isn’t Your Grandpa's Solar

Bill Reynolds (Sustainability)

After a 40-year hiatus, solar energy is cool again. But for those who remember bulky aluminum frames awkwardly balanced on the roof, the current look, use, performance, and value of today's solar energy systems has changed dramatically.

As a professional... read more

The Building Process

Why Changes Are Costly

Bill Reynolds (The Building Process)

Even small changes made after work begins can have surprising effects on the budget. Here’s why.

Minimizing change orders is one of the most effective things homeowners can do to control costs. The reason is that seemingly small changes can have cost impacts beyond the builder... read more

Selecting a Builder

Top 5 Questions: Builder References

Bill Reynolds (Selecting a Builder)

You just left an impressive presentation with a professional homebuilder, one among the few you're considering for your new home project.

In addition to a brochure about his business and highlights of his recent work and the communities in which he... read more

Selecting a Builder

How to Check References

Bill Reynolds (Selecting a Builder)

Strategies for getting the most from this important step

The vast majority of builders are happy to provide prospective clients with a list of people for whom they have recently built homes. They encourage prospective clients to call these references and ask about their... read more

Selecting a Builder

Nailing Down a Competitive Bid

Bill Reynolds (Selecting a Builder)

A well-defined process can make bidding more accurate and productive.

Homeowners see the competitive bidding process as a way to get the most value for their money. But it doesn't always work that way. Bids are only useful if they come from comparable companies,... read more

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