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    Energy Efficiency Best Practices in Construction

    Many builders, investors and construction firms are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact with green construction. This process not only saves money (once implemented) but may also..

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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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    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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    Exterior Materials Series: Roofing

    Whether you’re building one home, or an entire subdivision of homes, roofing is a very important consideration. Since a roof protects a home from excessive moisture, heat, all types of weather, and..

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    Exterior Materials Series: Facades

    When building a home from the ground up, choosing the exterior material is a crucial step. Facades not only serve to protect a home from the elements, they also determine the home’s aesthetic. As an..

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    Smart Construction Series: Cabling

    Smart construction is gaining traction in the construction industry with the innovations and advancements of SMART Technology. Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology isn’t all that new,..

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    Combating Rising Costs & Labor Shortages

    If you’re not familiar with the construction industry, you might look at it and think that it’s one of the more stable areas of business. Unless tehre is a financial downturn, there are plenty of..

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    Do I Qualify for a Construction Loan?

    Whether you are a novice builder or investor just starting out, or someone with years of construction experience under your belt, a construction loan is a vital aspect to the success of your project...

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