Finding a real estate agent of your dreams… A checklist:

This is the last in our series of articles discussing your team of professionals that can assist you in designing, building, financing or selling your home. Here's some advice from some of the community's well-respected real estate professionals on selecting a realtor. We also conducted...

Show me the money: Tips for financing your building project

Fourth in our series of articles discussing your team of professionals (architect, builder, etc.), here's some advice on selecting a financial institution to assist with financing your home building or remodeling project - often times the largest financial decision you'll make. The best way to start...

Why be green? The cost of my carbon footprint

Consumers, suppliers and product manufacturers, all stakeholders in the value and supply chains, need to take a closer look and understand the entire life cycle of products - what the products are made with, the inputs and outputs of the production process, and where the...

Ask the builder: Tax credits for the energy-efficient DIY-er

Question: We recently completed some home improvements. I've heard that there may be some tax credits or rebates available if you've made your home more energy efficient. We replaced some windows and remodeled our kitchen and bought new appliances. We also replaced our very...

Ask the builder: Interior design, deck building addressed

Question: We are considering building our home. We toured the Parade of Homes last month and you were the only builder we spoke with that mentioned incorporating interior design in the overall design process. Is this something we should be concerned about...

Our housing and construction market…what lies ahead

Home sales and new home construction turned in a sub par performance during the final three quarters of last year, which helped contribute to the decreased annualized growth of the real gross domestic product (GDP). The five-county area essentially mirrored the national performance. ...

New builds remain up in GT County; other counties down

Slowing housing markets won't derail the economic expansion as our industry transitions away from the major growth engine it's been over the past several years. Single family home sales, which are down about 10 percent nationwide for this quarter, will move down further, but...