The model homes listed in this special feature of the Coastal Bend New Homes Guide have earned the right to be spotlighted. Even though paid advertising, it should be pointed out that the participants here were invited and mandated to meet certain requirements. All of the participants are award-winning builders from previous Parade of Homes competitions and have received recognitions of excellence from their industry peers.
Newcastle Homes in Corpus Christi, Texas, an early pioneer of the use of solar panels and other renewable energy systems, is on the path to a new milestone: building the first “Zero Energy Ready Home” in the Coastal Bend. From Day One, John Pope, founder of Newcastle Homes, has been committed to both energy efficiency and sustainable construction to save customers money and protect the earth’s resources.
It’s well known that buying a home is most likely the largest single investment we will make in our lifetime. That said, it makes sense that we should have a well thought-out plan to make sure we make the best decision that’s right for us. Here are some important points to remember.
It wasn’t long ago that we were all in awe of smart gadgets like the “clapper,” an electrical switch that turned on lights by simply clapping our hands, or a coffeemaker that we could program to have coffee ready for us when we woke up in the morning. Eventually, these types of smart technology inventions
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
The following individuals were selected to serve as judges for the Rio Grande Valley Builders Association’s Parade of Homes that was held April 27-28 and May 4-5, 2019. The Parade featured 31 homes in various cities throughout the Rio Grande Valley. SCOTT MARTINEnergy Rating Solutions Scott Martin manages Energy Rating Solutions, an Energy Consulting firm