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2018 RGVBA Parade of Homes Judges

2018 RGVBA Parade of Homes Judges

Featured Photo Caption: (L-R) John Pope (Newcastle Homes); Diana & Trey Summers (Hogan Homes); Marcy Alamia (RGVBA Executive VP); Mike Duffey (Builders FirstSource); Sarah Rivera and Brian Ferguson (Kimberlite Homes). The judges for the 2018 Rio Grande Valley Builders Association’s Parade of Homes competition traveled from Corpus Christi and Victoria, Texas, to review and rate this
2018 RGVBA FISHING TOURNAMENT

2018 RGVBA FISHING TOURNAMENT

The annual Rio Grande Valley Builders Association’s Fishing Tournament is planned for Saturday June 23rd at Jim’s Pier on South Padre Island. The tournament is open to RGVBA members with the exception of professional fishing guides and commercial fishermen. This yearly event offers a great opportunity to share a relaxing day at the beach with

Discover the Unique Touch of an Antre Home

Discover the Unique Touch of an Antre Home

If one could sum up what Antre-built homes are all about, it would be incomparable floor plans and unique touches—from utilizing surprising wallpaper, to creating a juxtaposition of modern and traditional elements, to unique touches like a dual purpose garage and a Master laundry area. This award-winning home built by Antre is definitely true to their motto: “Think different, think original, think Antre.”

Innovative Homes: Inspired by Family, Creative by Design

Innovative Homes: Inspired by Family, Creative by Design

Home by: Innovative HomesStyle: TransitionalSubdivision: West Oak ManorCity: Pharr, TexasHome Specs: 4 Bed / 3.5 Bath / 2 Garage / 1 Game Room / 2,979 Sq. Ft. (Living) / 3,664 Ft. (Total)Property Status: SOLD. Available to build.2018 RGVBA Parade of Homes Awards: • Best Model Home $301-350K Division What’s the recipe for an award-winning new home?  Take two
Villanueva Construction: A Winner in Amenities, Efficiency—and Price!

Villanueva Construction: A Winner in Amenities, Efficiency—and Price!

Home by: Villanueva ConstructionStyle: Craftsman RanchSubdivision: Trinity OaksCity: McAllen, TexasHome Specs: 3 Bed / 2 Bath / 1 Garage / 1,731 Sq. Ft. (Living) / 2,224 Sq. Ft. (Total)Property Status: SOLD. Available to build.2018 RGVBA Parade of Homes Awards:• Best Model in the $151-200K category • Most Energy Efficient Walking into Villanueva Construction’s newly built 3 bedroom,
Sorrento Fine Homes: Bringing a Touch of Contemporary Italy to the Rio Grande Valley

Sorrento Fine Homes: Bringing a Touch of Contemporary Italy to the Rio Grande Valley

Home by: Sorrento Fine HomesStyle: Tuscan/ContemporarySubdivision: MarbellaCity: McAllen, TexasHome Specs: 4 Bed / 3.5 Bath / 2 Garage / 2,385 Sq. Ft. (Living) / 3,040 Ft. (Total)Property Status: MOVE-IN Ready.2018 RGVBA Parade of Homes Awards:• Best New Home in the $251-300K category Dream: “A cherished hope, ambition, aspiration.” You want a dream home, and a builder to make
The 3 “I”s of Innovative Construction: Imaginative, Inventive, Incomparable.

The 3 “I”s of Innovative Construction: Imaginative, Inventive, Incomparable.

Home by: Innovative ConstructionStyle: ModernSubdivision: Canton VillageCity: Edinburg, TexasHome Specs: 4 Bed / 3 Bath / 2 Garage / 3,054 Sq. Ft. (Living) / 3,785 Ft. (Total)Property Status: MOVE-IN Ready.2018 RGVBA Parade of Homes Awards:• Best Curb Appeal • Best Model Home Over $400,000+ When Innovative Construction decided to build its 2018 Parade of Homes entry in
2018 RGVBA Parade of Homes

2018 RGVBA Parade of Homes

So what is the RGVBA Parade of Homes you may ask? Well… it is not only one of the most attended yearly events here at the Rio Grande Valley, but it is also an incredible opportunity for New Home Shoppers to visit 27 beautifully-built new homes by some of the finest RGV builders. The Rio

Spend Your New Home Hunting Time Wisely

Spend Your New Home Hunting Time Wisely

When it comes to looking for a new home to buy, time really is money. That’s because your decision on which house to spend your money on is one you’re going to have to live with for a long, long time. So use your time efficiently, but don’t be in a hurry to find a

2018 RGVBA Parade of Homes Sneak Preview

2018 RGVBA Parade of Homes Sneak Preview

There are few who do not remember the first time they saw or met the person with whom they eventually fell in love and then made the decision to become life partners. Shopping and buying a new home evokes the same kind of emotions—memories that will last a lifetime. Every year, the Rio Grande Valley

Whole House Comfort. It’s All About Humidity.

Whole House Comfort. It’s All About Humidity.

The key to ensuring whole house comfort is as simple as making sure the humidity in your home is controlled. Controlling the humidity levels in your home not only increases comfort and the quality of indoor air, it also saves energy and lowers your utility bill. Achieving this task, however, involves several components in the

Pictorial History of the RGV Builders Association. A look back at 50 years (1968-2018).

Pictorial History of the RGV Builders Association. A look back at 50 years (1968-2018).

2017 RGVBA, Inc. Parade of Homes Officers & Directors, (L-R): Rafael Munguia, Caribella Homes; Victor Lopez, Texas Gas Service; Abraham Quiroga, Magic Valley Electric Coop (Treasurer); Marielsa Pulido, Sierra Title Company; Isaac Smith, Matt’s Building Materials; Marcy M. Alamia, RGVBA Executive V.P.; Jack Pollock, Frontera Homes; Sandra Brown, Sorrento Fine Homes (President); Eddie Garza, Infinity

Waldo Homes: Custom Homes That Impress The Soul

Waldo Homes: Custom Homes That Impress The Soul

Over a very short period of time, Waldo Homes has built an amazing following of satisfied homebuyers and continues to spread their growing success in the Rio Grande Valley. The company, founded by Luis Waldo, is a family-owned business dedicated to the construction of unique custom homes that impress both inside and out–making homebuyers proud

Mortgage Shopping 101

Mortgage Shopping 101

Loan Types You Need To Know When it comes to building your new home, one of the key steps is to secure a mortgage that is right for you. This means you will likely have to do some research and shopping around to learn what the options are and where you can get the best

Why & How to Tour Model Homes Before Buying

Why & How to Tour Model Homes Before Buying

Make a fresh start in 2018 by buying a new home! It’s a great time to purchase your dream property, but what’s the best way to get started? Tour new model homes! Keep reading to learn the most important things to know as you go through the model home tour experience. What Is a Model

New Year,  New Home, New You

New Year, New Home, New You

Use These 6 Tips to Buy a New Home in the New Year. Most of us make resolutions in the New Year. Some of us hope to lose weight. Others will make it a goal to exercise more often. But perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to buy a new home! If this is the

Energy Efficient Products of the Month

Energy Efficient Products of the Month

Today we will highlight different materials and/or products that are key contributors to energy savings, interior comfort, and lower utility bills. Often, the little extra expense in up-front costs of these materials and products is minimal compared to long-term savings—especially if you, as the homeowner, consider all the resulting benefits for the life of your

Small Energy Saving Tips to Save Big!

Small Energy Saving Tips to Save Big!

By making some basic changes around the house, you can save big bucks on your monthly bills.   1. Ask your builder for ENERGY STAR® appliances The appliances and electronics in your home consume 20% of the electricity you use. Request only ENERGY STAR for your new home’s refrigerator, washing machine, dishwater, and other appliances. Over


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