It is human nature to make assumptions that are often based on our knowledge, perceptions, and past experiences. When it comes to building or buying a new home, for example, most of us assume that there are many people, from manufacturers, to suppliers, to building professionals, to government officials, who will ensure that we are
It’s natural to judge a new home by what we consider pretty or desirable when we are shopping for one. And the beauty of a home is important, especially if it adds to the homeowner’s sense of pride and value. But is beauty the only thing we should base our buying decision on? The answer
John Pope Newcastle Homes Founded: 2006 Price Range: From $250’s to 1.5 Million Areas Served: Corpus Christi Bay Side; Padre Island; Port Aransas Construction Type: Residential Newcastle Homes is an elite custom builder with a reputation for building environmentally friendly homes with remarkably impressive Energy Rating Index scores—a testament to their superior energy efficiency performance.
There isn’t one contractor who will say their home is not energy efficient. Every builder will say his or her home is energy efficient—but compared to what? The following is a guide for homebuyers to help them identify whether or not the home they are planning to buy is—or will be built—as a high-performance energy
Meet the companies that stepped up to a leadership role in the construction of high-performance homes in the Coastal Bend of South Texas. Their craftsmanship is superior to minimum code-built homes, with excellent long-term benefits for homebuyers. This special issue of the Coastal Bend New Homes Guide features two outstanding builders who, during the past