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Pick Three Out of Four – Quality, Speed, Service, Price

Jim and Susan had six—count ‘em, six—separate flooring companies at their home in a three week period providing estimates to sand and refinish their hardwood floors. About a month later, an unusual sound came from Jim and Susan’s house, loud enough that everyone in the neighborhood heard it. There was an explosion of screaming and […]

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Forcing a Round Peg Into a Square Hole – Finding a Competent Builder

Jim and Linda were the kind of people who refuse to give up. Sometimes persistence is a good thing, but there are times when pushing too hard is unwise. This couple, for instance, were unwilling to listen to sound, professional advice. They forced their opinions and ideas on a builder— and it was like forcing […]

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Why Picking the Right Builder Is Half the Battle

How important is it to choose a good builder? It’s #1 on the list! You will have a lot of decisions to make as you build your custom home—selecting colors and finishes, determining size and layout, and more. But no decision will impact your homebuilding experience more than the all-important decision you’ll make right at […]

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Excellence or Perfection?

A prospective homeowner once asked me, “Will my new home be perfect?” I told him there are two kinds of perfectionists: one who asks for perfection, but realizes life is not perfect and is very pleased with 95 to 98 percent. The other type expects perfection and is never happy, no matter how well a […]

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