Learn What Building Code Violations Are and How to Avoid Them

Learn What Building Code Violations Are and How to Avoid Them

Construction without a permit can result in work that does not meet code. Learn about building code violations If you are not the home builder or remodeler, chances are the only time you hear about building codes is when some catastrophe has happened and is being...
Avoiding McMansions: Custom Home Design Ideas, not Crass

Avoiding McMansions: Custom Home Design Ideas, not Crass

A popular blog gives a tongue-in-cheek tour of poor design and architecture on residences throughout America. It points out the faults in over-ambitious custom home designs so that you need not make those same mistakes in your own plans for your dream home. The old...
Buying vs Renting a Home, Which Is Best?

Buying vs Renting a Home, Which Is Best?

Are you ready to move out of that apartment into a house? A Look at Buying vs Renting. Purchasing a home is a huge decision that requires you look beyond the aesthetics of a house, or if the neighborhood has a pool and what type of neighbors or school district you may...
Building a Home In Houston? Learn How To Read A FEMA Flood Map

Building a Home In Houston? Learn How To Read A FEMA Flood Map

Flood Insurance Rate Maps “FIRM’s” are commonly known as a FEMA flood map. Here’s how to read one. If you are planning to build a new home or thinking of purchasing an existing home in a Houston flood plain, you need to do your research. Since...
Things To Consider When Building A Custom Home

Things To Consider When Building A Custom Home

Building a custom home is a lifetime investment, as well as a dream for many individuals. Because of this, it’s extremely important to get the floor plans for your custom home right. After all, it’s much easier to adjust a home designer’s draft than...