When it gets hot in Texas, it gets really hot. We have a climate in which air conditioning is required practically year round. So, when you’re in the process of buying or building a new home, it’s important to make sure your A/C unit is correctly sized and matched to the home’s specifications. Why is
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
When you consider the large size of your new home, each little light bulb is pretty small by comparison. But these little pieces of technology actually have the potential to either cost you a lot of money, or save you a lot of money. Choosing the right light fixtures as you design your space is important
Just because you can see through windows doesn’t mean they’re not part of your walls. In fact, because it’s much harder to insulate windows effectively, your home’s windows can have an even bigger impact on your air conditioning costs. The size of the windows in a home, the number of windows, and whether or not they
You cannot see insulation in a finished home, and what you cannot see may cost you a lot of money and have a tremendous impact on your comfort. While much standard insulation does an adequate job of keeping your home cool, if it is less efficient, it will increase your need for air conditioning, which will
Buying a new house may be an exciting prospect, but before you sign on the dotted line, you should understand that buying a house usually costs more than the sticker price. Referred to as closing costs, there are several essential service fees you’ll need to cover to finalize the purchase of your home. Let us help
When you are building or buying a new home, there will be plenty of words used that might not mean anything to you right away. However, it’s important to know these terms, as they play a large role in the process you will go through to apply for a mortgage. Here are few that are
WHAT IS A QUALITY-BUILT HOME? AND HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOURS IS ONE? Once new homes are completed and are open for showing, it may be too late to know for sure if they are quality-built homes. Yes, you will be able to see the finishes of the home, and you will be able
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. Too many people pass up an opportunity to build their own home without thinking about the pros of new construction. Let us give you some thoughts to ponder.
Grand Opening October 14 & 15, 2017 Saturday: 9am – 9pm, Sunday: 1pm – 9pm Southwest Corner of Ware Road & Monte Cristo, McAllen, TX Come celebrate the opening of McAllen’s new 2,571-acre master-planned community with three beautiful distinctive neighborhoods consisting of 5,000 single-family homes, 1,000 townhomes, 2,000 multi-family homes, and over 1.5 million square
If you are looking to buy a new home, it’s important that you learn how to see yourself through the eyes of a mortgage lender. And one of the first things a mortgage lender will look at is your credit score. That’s because your credit score is a good indicator of your financial responsibility—the higher
There are some things missing from your new home shopping list of “must haves.” And they should be deal breakers. When it comes to choosing a new home, we are all different. We have different ideas and individual preferences about size, floor plan design, interior colors and textures, and the ideal home exterior. We carry
Imagine standing in your kitchen, either cooking dinner or checking on what’s for dinner. Your children are playing in the family room in front of you while your spouse is working at a computer station. The television in the living area is showing the evening news as you grab a cool drink from the refrigerator.
Innovative Construction Although Innovative Construction may be relatively new in the Valley, this family-owned company is not new to the building industry. The company’s founders, Pedro and Lourdes Vargas, relocated in 2013 from California, a state that requires builders to have up to 3 levels of licensing—requiring a minimum of 4 years of journey-level experience.