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Lights, Camera, Action! A Step-By-Step Guide to The Design/Build Process

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Bob HoebekePresident, Hoebeke Builders One of the greatest gifts you can ever give your family is a defined space in which you can ‘do life together.’ Designing and building your home can be one of the most gratifying undertakings — but just like baking a cake, there is a prescription for success. This is […]

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Why Do Most Houses End Up Ugly? Bob Hoebeke Says It’s Due to Poor Taste

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / October 16, 2020 / 1 Comment

By Bob HoebekePresident, Hobeke Builders Home Alone. Father of the Bride. The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Conjure up images of these famous movies or TV shows and without a doubt sooner or later the beautiful home serving as the faithful backdrop of where blissful life is lived will pop into your brain. Hollywood often uses […]

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Should Builders Be Forced to Account for Climate Change?

By Joanna England / February 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s a ground-breaking new policy in New Jersey that could keep builders from doing just that — breaking ground. Could Texas be next? Of course, with 130 miles of coastline and a shore that has become a pop culture reference, New Jersey has a lot to lose if sea levels continue to rise and storm […]

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Outdoor Living Out? Laundry Rooms, Big Closets In? NAHB Shouldn’t Mess With Texas

By Candy Evans / March 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m a wee skeptical of The National Association of Home Builders 2018 survey of “thousands of U.S. homebuyers” for must-haves. I have no doubt these things were tops on consumer’s wish list, and were accurately reported. I just think housing preferences are more regional. And this list is too national.  These are features buyers ranked […]

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New-Build Home: What I’d Expect For $1 Million

By Jon Anderson / February 5, 2019 / 9 Comments

Don’t let reports of a real estate slowdown (actually more of a return to normalcy) convince you that new homes aren’t being built – especially new, expensive homes. Having toured a few newly built homes listed above $1 million, I am surprised at what’s missing. I’m not talking about mink toilet seats and diamond-studded coffee […]

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Market Sputter in Frisco, Continued: Where is the Sizzle Stopping?

By Candy Evans / November 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Once again, Frisco makes national Real Estate news, not for being the very best community to live, or the fastest-growing community in the U.S., but for being oversupplied with brand new homes as the real estate market shifts from a seller’s paradise to a buyer’s market, and as new home sales dip nationwide by almost […]

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