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PLAN AHEAD FOR RETIREMENT

craig calhoun - Sunday, December 23, 2018
PLAN AHEAD FOR RETIREMENT
It remains the dream of many people to retire to Florida. Sometimes retirement age also brings with it diminished physical abilities for you or friends and family members. But there are steps you can take when building a house to make sure limited physical abilities won’t stop you or anyon ..

WATER IS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO YOUR NEW HOME’S VALUE

craig calhoun - Sunday, December 16, 2018
WATER IS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO YOUR NEW HOME’S VALUE
Touring Italy many years ago, a student came across a 400 year-old villa - still in use - that was built of simple wood, stucco and a tile roof. The student turned and asked his guide, an architect, “how is it your houses last so long?” Without hesitation, the guide exclaimed: “YOU MUST MA ..

BUILD A NEW HOME AND AVOID FUTURE EXPENSES

craig calhoun - Sunday, December 09, 2018
BUILD A NEW HOME AND AVOID FUTURE EXPENSES
Are you currently living in an older home but facing major renovations? Are you considering the purchase of an older home on a really nice lot, but fear being trapped in a potential money pit? Building a new single family home may make sense from an investment point of view. New construction ..

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LOT TO BUILD YOUR HOME ON IN TAMPA BAY

craig calhoun - Sunday, December 02, 2018
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LOT TO BUILD YOUR HOME ON IN TAMPA BAY
“Location! Location! Location!” Most professionals in the real estate world will agree that location is the primary consideration when choosing where to buy property, but there is more to selecting your lot than meets the eye. We discussed in a previous blog HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LOCATION ..

3 FLOOR PLAN IDEAS FOR MILLENNIALS

craig calhoun - Thursday, November 29, 2018
3 FLOOR PLAN IDEAS FOR MILLENNIALS
According to Realtor.com, one of the leading real estate portals, Orlando City in Florida is the topmost ‘Millennial Magnet’ in the country. Most of the Sunshine State boasts a particular vibrancy that young professionals find irresistible. No wonder homebuyers under the age of 35 are entering t ..

HOW TO GET QUALIFIED FOR A MORTGAGE?

craig calhoun - Friday, November 23, 2018
HOW TO GET QUALIFIED FOR A MORTGAGE?
If you already own a lot on which you want your future home to be built, you can use that parcel of land as mortgage collateral. A mortgage loan is an excellent way to meet the construction costs. However, several factors can keep you from qualifying for a suitable mortgage candidate. Banks are  ..

STORMPROOF YOUR FLORIDA HOME: 3 POINTS TO REMEMBER

craig calhoun - Friday, November 16, 2018
STORMPROOF YOUR FLORIDA HOME: 3 POINTS TO REMEMBER
Every year, Florida experiences its fair share of tropical storms. No wonder, the state tops the US storm codes with a score of 95 out of 100, followed only by Virginia (94), South Carolina (92), and New Jersey (90). If you are on your way to build your dream home in the Sunshine State, first, t ..

FINANCING OPTIONS YOU CAN AVAIL TO BUILD YOUR FIRST HOME

craig calhoun - Thursday, November 08, 2018
FINANCING OPTIONS YOU CAN AVAIL TO BUILD YOUR FIRST HOME
A home is one of the most significant investments that a person makes in a lifetime. Not everyone can muster up the funds necessary to build a house on an empty lot. However, fund-shortage should not be a reason to deprive yourself of the joy of home ownership; there are various financing option ..

DIFFERENT BUILDERS WORK ON DIFFERENT TYPES OF LOTS. WHICH ONE IS FOR YOU?

craig calhoun - Friday, October 26, 2018
DIFFERENT BUILDERS WORK ON DIFFERENT TYPES OF LOTS. WHICH ONE IS FOR YOU?
Do a quick Internet search of all the available builders in your vicinity, and you’re sure to come across hundreds, if not thousands of services claiming to be the ‘best’ in the industry. But before you take a call on the right builder, it’s necessary to determine what sort of lot you have. Is i ..

WHY BUILDING A HOME IS A BETTER OPTION THAN RENTING?

craig calhoun - Monday, October 15, 2018
WHY BUILDING A HOME IS A BETTER OPTION THAN RENTING?
56 percent of US citizens own homes while 25 percent intend to purchase one within 10 years. And it makes sense, considering how owning a house of your own is a key component of the American dream. Contrary to popular belief, however, developing your own home is not the pricey affair many make i ..