Once again, summer has slipped away too quickly and if you believe the predictions of the Farmer’s Almanac, we are in for a winter full of cold, wet weather….. Before the colder weather sets in, take these steps to ensure that your home is prepared for the weather ahead. A few weekends spent working on your home could save you from costly repairs down the road.
It’s Summer Time!!! When we think of summer, we think of cookouts, vacations and gardening! Here are some helpful tips that can make your summer more enjoyable! Continue reading
You are ready to build the home of your dreams and you have selected the perfect house plan, now all you need to do is find a contractor! Sounds simple right? Not so fast….Unfortunately, many people find that selecting a contractor isn’t as easy as picking a few names out of the phone book and getting a quote. The first thing that you need to do is go to the bank. Find out what amount you are preapproved for and determine what you are comfortable spending per month in payments. Often, these two numbers are not the same. Be sure that you are clear on the amount you are able to spend on your new construction project. Once you know the amount you are able to work with, it’s time to interview builders. Make sure you are clear with the builder you select on the number you are willing to spend and avoid going over budget. Continue reading
by: James Oliver, President of Highlander Construction and Development
Recently, our company announced that we would be working with “Homes For Our Troops” (HFOT), a national non-profit charity whose sacred mission is to assist severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. HFOT is honoring the service and sacrifice of Marine Sgt. Jeremy Austin, a Pulaski County native, who , with the construction of a new home in Pulaski.
It’s that time of year where we all make lists and resolutions with the best of intentions. Here are a few simple resolutions you can make (and keep) to maintain and enhance the value of your home. Maintaining the value of your home is essential in the current real estate market. By doing a few simple things on your own and engaging a qualified contractor when needed, you can be sure to receive the maximum value for your home if and when you decide to put it on the market.
By: James Oliver
President, Highlander Construction & Development
Recently I was asked by Sarah Cox, reporter and writer for the Roanoke Times, to give my thoughts on the forecast for housing in 2012. I am not sure if my comments will make it to print but I thought I would share them in our blog for those who might be interested.
Today, there are a number of television shows and magazines devoted to Do-it-Yourself home improvements. In just 30 minutes, an old kitchen can become an upgraded oasis. It looks so simple and you are sure “anyone” could do it. Here’s the problem, nobody tells you that building professionals are completing these television projects over the course of several weeks. Many people get deep into a project before they realize they have bitten off much more than they can chew. Before you take the bite, here are some things to consider.
It’s time to bid farewell to summer…..Before the chilly weather of fall begins, take these steps to ensure that your home is prepared for the weather ahead. Preventative maintenance will save you $$ in the future.