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4 Reasons You Need A True General Contractor to Build your Custom Home

December 28, 2017 11:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A home is an enormous investment, and it’s only natural to cut costs where you can. Oftentimes, a property owner will play the role of a general contractor, or have a friend or relative play the role. Unfortunately, a lot of these naive “do-it-yourselfers” end up doing shoddy work, and adding tremendous costs to the project. When it comes to work as important as custom home building, hiring a true general contractor is the only way to go. Here are four reasons why you should hire a true general contractor when it’s time to build your custom home: 1. Get... View Article

How to Set Realistic Budget Expectations for Your Dream Home

December 12, 2017 3:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your home is probably the most important investment you can make. A home is more than an investment, a major asset, and a stable of your future. Buying a home is a sentimental decision, and a lot of home buyers are duped into a financial nightmare. At Hill Country Building & Renovation, we can keep you from becoming a statistic. How Much Does it Really Cost to Build a House? A Google search for the cost of building a house can lead you on a wild goose-chase, or a sinister fun-house of smoke-and-mirrors. Don’t be bamboozled by hucksters!  In the... View Article

3 Reasons to Plan Your Dream Home and Retirement in Texas Hill Country

November 15, 2017 11:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hill Country has made Texas the second most popular retirement destination in America, and for good reason. The New York Times, Forbes, the US Census Bureau, and countless others have remarked on the extraordinary population growth in the Texas Hill Country, remarking on its culture, economy, climate, and quality of life. Here’s why retiring in Texas  Hill Country may be the smartest move you can make: A Culture Rich in Traditions, With a Distinct Texas Flair Those unfamiliar with Texas culture may be surprised at the distinct mix of influences. As a true melting pot of German, Spanish, Polish, and... View Article

How to Finance Construction: Tips from a Custom Home Designer in Canyon Lake, TX

November 3, 2017 11:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Construction loans for brand new homes can either be obtained by the homebuilder or by the prospective homebuyer. Before the Great Recession hit, it was more common for the builders to have access to capital and take the responsibility of getting loans when necessary, but these days the homebuyer is typically the one left responsible for getting the loan. Individual construction loans can be difficult to obtain if you do not already have a previous loan history, because there is a lack of collateral (in this particular case, there is no finished home). These types of loans also have unique... View Article

The Primary Benefits of ZIP Sheathing as Described by a Custom Home Builder in Canyon Lake, TX

October 20, 2017 11:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

ZIP sheathing systems are becoming more popular among custom home builders in Canyon Lake, TX and throughout the nation. This one-of-a-kind structural roof and wall system features a built-in barrier that is highly energy efficient and manages to keep out moisture while also reducing air leakage. It provides all of these benefits while still allowing the panels in the walls to properly dry out. The system is installed in a simple two-step process: first install the panels, then tape the seams. It’s that easy! Fewer steps means faster installation—40 percent faster than traditional house wraps. Here are some of the... View Article