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5 Ways to Stick to Your Custom Home Budget - 11/29/11 05:56 AM
With few exceptions, prospective home owners ask us whether they will exceed their budget. They all have spoken with friends who have experienced a lot of difficulty staying on budget or have told them to plan on spending 10% more than what they budget. As a Tampa homebuilder, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are the 5 ways that will help you stick to your custom home budget.
Identify All the Pieces of the Cost Pie Most folks know that the largest pieces of the pie for a custom Tampa home are the (6 comments)
What's the Difference between Clay and Concrete Tile Roofs? - 11/22/11 08:47 AM
Tampa new home builders design and construct a lot of Spanish and Mediterranean homes. Largely because it’s a very desirable style for our area and homeowners want it. A key element of this style is the barrel tile roof. We are asked regularly what the difference is between concrete and clay tile roofs, so here’s the summary.
Before we discuss the difference, it’s important to note that both are very durable, fire-resistant and heavy. This weight requires the roof trusses and structure to be designed for the additional weight load. The differences fall into five categories: Color – Both come in (2 comments)
The Design/Build method is where the design and construction services are contracted through a single entity known as the design/builder, who is typically a general contractor. The Design-Bid-Build method consists of a Designer or Architect to do the Design and a seperate Builder to do the construction. Design/Build relies on a single point of responsibility, which minimizes risks for the homeowner and (1 comments)
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