I find significant humor and a dash of irony in traditional reference checking, whether it be for a job application, credit application or a contractor. What is so funny, you ask? Well, 99% of the time the person (or company) providing the references stacks the list with only their favorite […]
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Are all builders, architects, and developers on board with these house plan abbreviations? It might make life much easier for them and their clients.
If you’ve been reading C&H lately you’ll notice that we’ve become big advocates of Twitter which is the latest social network to gain mainstream traction. It operates like an open conversation and provides a bit of insight into friends, acquaintances, celebrities, as well as builders, designers, and house bloggers who […]
> Las Vegas has seen unprecedented growth for the past 20 years but this year the state of Nevada has dropped to 8th place on the list for growth with Utah taking the top spot followed by Arizona. What is more alarming is that new home prices have dropped to […]
New home developers are noticing an increase in demand for period architectural details that hearken to a historical style. Homeowners are requesting these homes in reaction to the run of the mill models that tend to look like McMansions.
According to the Wall Street Journal “About 600 Amish contractors or subcontractors work in at least a dozen states, a rapid increase over the past decade”. Homeowners are citing their craftsmanship and techniques used such as timber-frame building (which doesn’t use nails) as well as their timeliness and lower cost.