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    Exterior Materials Series: Windows

    Windows not only add to the aesthetics of a home, they play a critical role in insulation, ventilation, the amount of light a home gets, as well as protecting a home from all types of weather. As an..

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    Exterior Materials Series: Exterior Doors

    Exterior doors come in many different styles and materials whether they’re used as front doors, side doors, or rear doors. Different types also offer different levels of durability and maintenance..

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    Getting the Most Out of an Urban Build-to-Rent

    If you’re planning on building a build-to-rent property in a city or large metropolitan area, there are some things to consider to help you get the most out of your investment. Investing in cities is..

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    Getting an Equipment Loan

    If you’re a builder or investor, you may already be familiar with construction loans, but another type of loan you may need is a heavy equipment loan. Depending on the type of construction project..

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    Construction Loan Application Preparation

    As a builder, developer or investor, at some point you have to apply for your first commercial construction loan. Even if you’ve been in the business as part of another team, you may not know..

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    HERS Rating: What It Is and Why It Matters

    HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System. It is the measure of how energy efficient any given home is and gives homebuyers an idea of how much they will spend on utility costs. This is a nationally..

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    Sustainability Growth in Construction Best Practices

    Sustainability growth in construction is a hot button topic worldwide. Home buyers, governments and other public sector organizations are pushing for more sustainable and socially responsible..

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    Water Efficiency Best Practices in Residential Construction

    The way construction is done is changing in many ways. Builders, developers and investors are migrating from traditional building methods to green building. Green building involves several things,..

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    Luxury Rentals: What Renters are Looking For

    Luxury rentals are an excellent way for investors to target a wealthier tenant group and charge more than they could in a standard rental. Of course, this type of building project will also cost more..

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    Interior Materials Series: Flooring

    Flooring is an important consideration when building residential properties, if for no other reason than the sheer amount of square footage it occupies. As a builder or investor, you know that there..

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    Interior Materials Series: Kitchen Counters

    Today, there are many different options for kitchen counters when building new homes or flipping older homes. Everything from natural stone to engineered stone to steel, wood, and even concrete have..

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    Interior Materials Series: Bathrooms

    It’s been said that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. As a builder or investor, it is important to pay attention to these rooms and use quality finishes that are practical, durable, neutral,..

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