Building a Home

This year at the International Builder’s Show, one of the more interesting booths was the Kohler booth, not because of the plumbing fixtures, although they were great as always. However, the real attraction for me this year was “Ed”, the guy from Extreme Home Makeovers…

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People often ask about new home prices in Austin. Everyone wants a way to project a budget for their project. Unfortunately, there are no standard prices, as every project is different. Recently, however, the Austin Business Journal published some average pricing based on information provided by the Texas Association of Realtors. Even though these prices […]

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Choosing a custom home builder can be daunting. In Texas, there is no licensing or ‘watchdog agency’ to which consumers can turn if building the home of their dreams turns into a nightmare. This is how the consumer can end up with a situation similar to what Sandra Bullock experienced in Austin in 2004 (www.people.com). […]

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When analyzing pricing and quality among builders, there can seem to be vast differences in pricing. So how does that translate into quality differences? Surely something is driving the pricing differences. With literally thousands of different options on a single residential project, it is difficult to explain without a real-world example. In this case study, […]

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Moving can be a very stressful time. After sorting, culling, organizing and packing up years of life – wondering at how much stuff there is to sort through – everything must be carefully transported to your new home. You put a lot of effort into securing all your precious cargo. You’ve padded, swaddled and prepared […]

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