NAHB Names Michael Garabedian 2013 Graduate Master Builder of the Year

Michael D. Garabedian, CGP, GMB, one of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s premier luxury home builders, has been named the 2013 Graduate Master Builder (GMB) of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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DFW home construction should see another strong year

FORT WORTH — Job growth will continue to push the housing recovery in Dallas-Fort Worth, but increasing land prices may make it harder to build new homes this year, a housing economist told Fort Worth home builders Wednesday. David Brown, regional director of Metrostudy’s DFW office, told the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association that the level […]

Benefits of a Custom Home

Custom builders create homes designed for each owner individually or from their own, private stock of designs. While production builders build communities by restricting design to a group of preselected home types lots they have picked and purchased themselves, custom builders tend to build on land owned by the customer and start fresh with each […]

New Homes are Less Expensive to Maintain

April is new homes month. And one of the virtues of a newly constructed home is the savings that come from reduced energy and maintenance expenses.

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Aging-in-Place Remodeling

If you’re like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout
your maturing years. According to AARP, older home owners overwhelmingly prefer to age-in-place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.

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20% Down Could Become Market Standard

Proposed “Qualified Residential Mortgage” Rules May Be Unnecessarily Restrictive Six federal agencies have proposed a national Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) standard that would effectively make 20% downpayments the market standard. This would unnecessarily force many low-risk, qualified first-time home buyers to delay homeownership for a decade or more or to take out high cost mortgages. […]