Buying a new home may be an exciting prospect, but before you sign on the dotted line, you should understand that buying a home will cost you more than just the sticker price. Some additional costs you will need to know about are closing costs: these are the essential service fees you’ll need to cover in order to finalize the purchase of your new home. This article will give you some helpful tips on how to stretch your closing cost dollars and save you money.
Villanueva Construction was recognized for certifying the most homes in the BUILT TO SAVE® High-Performance Home Program for the fourth year in a row.
HERS Raters inspect a home while it is under construction, and then test the home when completed (1) to visually verify that it complies with construction requirements and, using specialized software and equipment, (2) to determine its energy efficiency performance.
SPEER’s collaboration with the BUILT TO SAVE® program will provide excellent opportunities for continuing up-to-date education and training for home builders in the Rio Grande Valley—and ultimately a better quality of life for our residents.
There is no greater way to honor those that put their lives on the line for our country than to support them in their time of need. That’s what one local real estate company did when they volunteered to help Operation Finally Home, a non-profit organization, sell a lot they owned to help build homes for wounded veterans.
AEP Texas recently recognized three Rio Grande Valley builders participating in the 2020 AEP Texas High-Performance Home Program. The program promotes the construction of energy efficient homes that use less energy than typical new homes built only to minimum code.
AEP Texas congratulates Villanueva Construction and Divine Custom Homes on their accomplishment of each earning the Rio Grande Valley Builders Association’s Parade of Homes Award for the Most Energy Efficient Home with matching qualifying scores.
The opening of the 2021 Parade of Homes was kicked off in December 2020 with the annual raffle for a “Free Entry” into the Parade that was available to builders who registered early. The lucky first-place winner of the Free Parade Entry prize was Villa Homes.
BUILT TO SAVE™ is a voluntary high-performance home program for builders which certifies new homes using independent third-party home energy Raters that inspect and test homes in the program and predict their energy efficiency.
The benefits of the BUILT TO SAVE™ program for homebuyers that include savings on utilities, better indoor air, and enhanced home comfort are rooted in the whole-house systematic approach to good building science.
It’s natural for people to think that the air in their home is cleaner than the air outside. After all, outside you have dust, pollution, allergens, and dangerous emissions from cars and factories, to name a few filthy reasons. If you agree with that thought, you would be wrong. Here’s the dirty truth. SOME SHOCKING
The rewards for those that buy energy-efficient homes are many and huge: lower utility bills, tighter quality construction, a more comfortable home with better indoor air, and peace of mind, to name a few. But what’s in it for the builder?
If you’re looking for a new place to live, you likely have a number of “boxes” you’d like to check, such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, how much storage space is available, perhaps a yard, possibly the close proximity to public transportation, and certainly the cost of your rent or mortgage, and taxes—all important.
Magic Valley Electric Cooperative has partnered with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Harlingen, Tx, to support its Electrical Lineworker Technology program.
First opened in 1986 by Rosalio Espinoza, Materiales El Valle has been the leading supplier of building materials for the residential and commercial building industry in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.
The lucky winner of the TV Giveaway sponsored by Sierra Title Company in the 2020 RGVBA Parade of Homes was Priscilla Quintanilla who had registered online and rated one of Esperanza Home’s models that had participated in the Parade.
In September of this year, Estella G. Lopez was recognized by Sierra Title of Hidalgo County, Inc. for reaching a milestone: the 75th anniversary of her employment with the company.
The Association is grateful for the support of the Parade judges who generously gave of their time and talents to make this a successful event despite the constraints of the pandemic.
The new Business Development Representative is now the contact person for Key Accounts and new commercial development activities. He is also tasked with overseeing MVEC’s distributed generation program of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind.
Installing or upgrading appliances to natural gas can make a home cozy, improve its value, and help us save money.
You would think there would be more supervision over the production of a product, like a home, that often requires all of a person’s life savings to buy. But there isn’t. Ask for proof. Ask for a high-performance certificate.
When you decide you want to buy a house, what’s the first thing you should do? If you said “go house hunting,” that’s the wrong answer. The right one? Find out what your credit score is.
Apply these simple rules and become a wise & happy homeowner!
These helpful tips that will give you an advantage when shopping for a home loan. This will not just prepare you for the application process, but will potentially save you thousands of dollars.
If you’re in search of a new home, you’re likely debating the benefits of a newly built home versus an established one. There are several factors you should consider before you start your search. Let us give you some thoughts to ponder.