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Welcome to our Blog “On the Home Front”

A local’s guide to custom-built homes in Hampton Roads. On our blog, we will share information about the decision-making involved in constructing a new home. We want to be your resource for all things related to building your new dream home.

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Standard vs. Upgraded Features in Your Home

When looking for a company to construct your home, be sure to ask the builder whether your must-have features, such as granite countertops and ceramic tile, are considered standard or an upgrade. You don’t want to miss out on design elements that will make your heart sing every time you walk into your house, but their answer could increase your cost. Some upgrades lose value over time, but we consider the following features, which we offer as standard, to be worth the investment.
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Your Community is Calling! Shop Local on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30th, 2019

One of the nicest things about living in a small town is getting to know the people we do business with. Like us, they live around the corner and work down the road, contributing to the economy on a local level. In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the community.
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Homeowner Responsibilities Series: How Home Warranties Work

Buying a home is one of the most important investments you will make on many levels. Beyond the shelter it provides, this is where you and your family will mark milestones, establish traditions, make memories and celebrate life for years to come. At the same time, your home is both a financial and personal commitment, so it’s important that you protect it with a home warranty.
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Hurricane Season is Here. Is Your Home Prepared?

Hurricane season began June 1. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a range of 9 to 15 named storms, of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes. You’ve heard the saying, “Hope for the best, plan for the worst”? That’s good advice, as we think back to the catastrophic winds and flooding ...
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