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Starting in 2020, all new homes in California must come with solar panels. Builders are getting ready

July 16, 2019

Starting in 2020, California will become the first state in the nation to require all newly built homes to be solar-powered. And many developers are figuring out how to comply with the new rules while keeping their houses affordable The Energy Commission estimates that solar panels will save homeowners an average of $19,000 over 30 years but add roughly $8,400 to the upfront cost of a single-family home — probably pricing many potential buyers out of the market. According to a study from the National Assn. of Home Builders, every $1,000 increase to the cost of a home makes 52,903 households unable... View Article

Tips for Planning the Best Custom Floor Plan in California

May 7, 2019

If you’ve decided to build your own home, you’ll want to make sure that it fits your vision for your dream house. The right custom home builder in Sonoma County, CA can help turn your dream into reality. If you need help designing your perfect floor plan, read on for the tips that will transform your vision: Stay practical: While innovative, surprising design is in, you’ll want to keep the motto “form follows function” in mind. In other words, function is the most important aspect of custom home design. Simple and traditional homes can be beautiful. While open homes also... View Article

How to Find the Perfect Land in California for a Custom Home

April 23, 2019

Building your own custom home in Sonoma County, CA is an exciting adventure. Many people have visions of their dream home, and once they know exactly what they want, no other pre-made home will do. However, even when you have your floor plan drawn up and materials picked out down to the kitchen countertops, you still have to decide where to build. Take some time to evaluate your lot before purchasing, and keep the following in mind. Lot and topography Some lots are easier to build on than others, and some require some serious alterations. Your custom home builder in... View Article

Issues to Avoid When Going Through the Custom Home Building Process in Sonoma County, CA

April 9, 2019

If you have been dreaming of building and owning a custom home, then it’s a good bet that you have a vision in your head of how you want it to look. Two stories, five bedrooms, a traditional kitchen, a big backyard—you can have it all with proper planning. Building a brand-new home is both exciting and scary, which is why you need knowledgeable people on your side to help plan, design and build, and to prevent you from making bad decisions. With this in mind, below are three mistakes you want to try and avoid when going through the... View Article

How Long Does It Take to Build a Home?

March 26, 2019

People move for different reasons. They may need more space for their growing family, or are simply ready for a change. Whatever the reason, when the time comes to move to a new place, you might find yourself torn between purchasing a new home and investing in a custom-built home. On the one hand, looking at houses on the market means you can move in almost immediately after closing; you will have to wait a lot longer to move into a custom-built home. But how much time exactly? Truth be told, the answer depends on a handful of factors. If... View Article