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Tips for Designing a Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Posted on by Bruce Blok

An outdoor kitchen doesn’t need to be huge, but if carefully designed you can have an efficient fun space for the grillmeister to work while still being part of the party. Here are a few tips to get started: Location. … Continue reading

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Outdoor Kitchens – Bring It Outside!

Posted on by Bruce Blok

Most of us can relate to the pleasure of entertaining friends and family outdoors. Somehow it just feels more relaxed and fun.  And who doesn’t enjoy a beautiful summer evening outdoors, not to mention the smoky aroma of meat or … Continue reading

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Construction Financing

Posted on by Jack Gesmundo

When building a custom home, you will be required to obtain financing prior to the commencement of construction unless you are paying cash.  Construction loans are very similar to traditional mortgage financing.  Most lenders will require a minimum of 20% … Continue reading

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Laying the Groundwork for Building a New Home

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The three steps to building your new home! Step 1:  Determine your budget. What can you afford to build?  This can be determined by contacting your local bank and working with a loan officer to determine what you might qualify … Continue reading

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This house feels different….. I just can’t tell you why.

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I love talking with my clients after we have started construction and working through the nuances of building the home.  Many people will tell you after walking through a home or two that some “feel” different than others. I contend … Continue reading

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It’s A Package Deal; What to Expect When Hiring a Builder

Posted on by Bruce Blok

Have you ever called your child in for lunch only to have half the neighborhood show up? That is a bit like what happens when you hire a custom home builder. You are going to meet many new people along … Continue reading

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Asking for References

Posted on by Bruce Blok

When selecting a builder, one of the most helpful things you can do is to ask for references. A reputable builder will be glad to provide you with a list of clients that they have worked with before. Some things … Continue reading

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Building in Kalamazoo

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It has been an exciting year in building in Kalamazoo this year.  I must say that it feels as if the local economy in Kalamazoo is turning around.  I would not say that new homes are popping up all over … Continue reading

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