Building Climate Change Resilient Homes in California

In June 2021, a record-breaking heat wave tore through the Pacific Northwest. This heatwave resulted in hundreds of deaths across Oregon, Washington State and British Columbia. During the last week of June -- when the heat wave was at its most intense -- British Columbia reached a startling high of 121 degrees Fahrenheit.

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How to Maximize Resale Value When Building a House

Custom-built homes might cost more per square foot to build than tract homes. However, they offer a number of benefits one cannot reap when constructing or purchasing a model house. Designing a custom-built home provides dozens of opportunities to maximize profit when the homeowner eventually sells his or her house. Follow below to learn how to maximize profit when selling your home by starting with a custom build.

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Is It Cheaper to Build or Buy a Home?

Follow below to learn whether it is cheaper to build your house or to buy one and which option is best for different types of homeowners.

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How to Rebuild Your Home After a Wildfire

As many residents know, California wildfires are increasing in number and intensity year over year. Because of this, more homes are at risk of fire damage or ....

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Five Contingency Clauses that Protect Buyers in California

In a market as hot as this year’s housing market, sellers are at an incredible advantage over buyers. Buying a house in either the greater Los Angeles area...

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Steps to Buying Land in Los Angeles to Build a Home

With permitting costs and the need for environmental surveys, building a custom home might not be cheaper than buying a pre-built luxury house. However, there are many...

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What to Do if Your House is Destroyed by a California Wildfire

In their April 2021 article for CNN, Mallika Kallingal and Alexandra Meeks noted that “California had its worst wildfire season ever last year.” Nearly 4.4 million.....

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Subdividing Land in California: We Answer 5 FAQs

There are many benefits to subdividing land -- whether these parcels exist on a rural, residential or commercial property. For instance, a residential property left to several family....

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Preparing Your Home for the Next California Wildfire Season

Homeowners across the country are burdened by wildfires but this risk is greatest along the West Coast. Worry was once solely relegated to the late Summer and Autumn .....

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Why Real Estate is the Best Investment in Uncertain Times

According to Alex Gailey in her article “How Has the Pandemic Impacted U.S. Savings Rates?” for Time, “Americans are saving a greater percentage of their money than ever before.”

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Can I Build a Second House on My Property?

Over the last several years, states and municipalities across the country have loosened local zoning laws for multi house properties. From full secondary homes to granny flats or ADUs, ....

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10 Ways to Build a House on a Tight Budget

Demand for new and pre-owned homes has skyrocketed over the last year -- hitting a fifteen year high in late 2020. With remote work suddenly a possibility for millions of Americans,...

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10 Examples of the Latest Technology in Residential Construction

Over the last year, both prospective and current homeowners have expressed a need for healthier, safer and better integrated houses. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many of us ..

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Hillside Homes: Costs and Considerations of Building on a Steep Slope or Lot

Hillside building is gaining steam around the world as custom home builders prioritize preserving the surrounding natural landscape.

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12 Fabulous Screened-In Porch Ideas We Love for 2021

Perfect for lounging in the summer and cuddling up in the winter, screened-in porches allow homeowners to utilize the outdoors year round. Whether the screen is fixed or motorized,

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Eight Summer Decor Ideas to Refresh Your Home's Interior

Decorating for the summer months after weeks of cold weather can be rejuvenating, refreshing and revitalizing. However, summer decor can also skew tacky if too many lemon prints or .....

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7 Emotional Benefits of Building a Beautiful Home

Pre-loved and historic homes offer charm and tradition, but they provide very little flexibility without the expenditure of significant amounts of time and money.

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‍Benefits of Working with a Design-Build Firm from Start to Finish

Designing your own home from the ground up can be challenging and emotionally exhausting. Some homeowners will go it alone, building a team of contractors,

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Why Now is the Right Time to Build Your Custom Home

Follow below to learn more about how the pandemic affected the construction industry and why now is the best time to build your dream custom home.

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Designing Your Dream Home: 3 Main Design Stages

Building your own is making your dream a reality. Creating a living space from start to finish is an exciting endeavour that will stimulate your imagination and be a rewarding experience. Custom homes are unique and represent our tastes and lifestyles.

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5 Traps Not to Fall into Building Your Custom Home

Homebuilding is one of the biggest projects an average person could take on, and it consists of several essential stages. You have to purchase the perfect piece of land, select a builder, design your home plan, and secure financing. But the first question you must ask is, “what not to do when building your custom home.” Here, we talk about five traps not to fall into.

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Impact Of COVID-19 On the Housing and Construction Market 2020

The coronavirus had unexpected impacts on every industry in the world. How has it affected the housing market and the reality of custom build homes in 2020? The coronavirus pandemic has been a game-changer for virtually every business enterprise worldwide, and the housing and construction sector isn’t left out. If you have been considering building a custom home and you have been worried about the possible effects of the virus on your plan, here’s what you need to know about the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the housing and custom home market.

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Guide To Buying & Building Your Home In California 2021 Without Wasting Money

If you’re considering financing a new home construction in the coming months, it may just be the best decision you’ll take. This guide will tell you what you need to know.

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LNU Lightning Complex 2020 - What You Should Be Aware Of

HOW ELEMENT HOMES HELPS WITH YOUR FIRE DAMAGED HOME RESTORATIONFollowing fire damage, rebuilding is essential. When looking for a company to help you with the reconstruction and restoration of your home, you should look no further than Element Homes. Element custom homes is a full-service company that offers the most qualitative, affordable, renovations, improvements and fire restoration. To help residents rebuild new homes that look and feel better than what you lost, we are committed to providing the best fire damage restoration services to you.

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How Long Does It Take to Build-Out or Renovate An Office Space?

From initial design to the day you open the doors to employees and clients, building out your office can be a somewhat lengthy process. But exactly how long should you expect the whole thing to take? Well, the short answer is, it depends. The primary factors that can determine the timeframe for your office build-out are:

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Rebuild Your Home - California Wildfires 2020

If you were affected by the California Fires please consider these steps: After contacting your family and friends to let them know you are safe, the next call you should make as a homeowner should be to your insurance agency. It is imperative to begin the documentation process as soon as possible in order to begin your insurance claim. The earlier you start this process, the earlier you’ll be able to receive some type of monetary relief, which for most people will be how they are able to sustain themselves until they can get back on their feet. Insurance companies are also able to lend guidance to what will happen going forward and what types of timelines to expect for aid.

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Interior Designers on Great Design for Every Style

No matter your design sensibility—whether you’re a modernist or a classicist, a globe-trotter, minimalist, or traditionalist—there’s something to be said for having a strong point of view. Perhaps no one knows this better than a designer, someone who helps clients hone their preferences into a coherent expression of personal style. But what defines each archetypal aesthetic? (Architectural Digest)

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Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Custom Home Builder.

Every custom home is built by harmonizing unique design and construction with the desires and dreams of the homeowner. To get the perfect custom home, home remodeling is essential, and you can’t leave it all to the first custom home builder you find off a yellow page. Because your builder brings the home of your dreams alive, you have to carefully choose who you give this job to.

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