Build Your New Home With Confidence

Building a new home should be a positive, fulfilling and fun experience, but sometimes we hear stories from new homeowners that tell otherwise. When that happens, we think about what we as builders, and you, can do to ensure you Build with Confidence. Here’s our advice:   Live within your means. Know your budget and stick with it. Preview your …

Some Like it Hot: Sweat Equity at the Parade of Homes

There’s sweat equity, and there’s sweat equity.  Our 2017 HBA Parade of Homes entry #28 was specifically designed with sweat equity in mind – but maybe not the kind of sweat equity you’re thinking about! Our 2017 Parade of Homes’ clients’ family originally hails from Finland, and the Finns love their saunas.  It’s true.  We checked the internet, and sure enough, …

Sneak Peek: Parade of Homes Fall 2017 Preview

Modern elegance with a twist of classic charm, and packed with personalized customization:  welcome to our Fall 2017 Parade of Homes entry, Ella Terrace Ct.   We look forward to welcoming you to this stunning 2-story family home.  We’ve loved helping our clients design this space and we’re looking forward to sharing it with YOU starting TOMORROW!  The annual HBA …

Why WHERE You Build Matters!

What some home buyers are not aware of is how significantly their lot affects the design of the home (and budget!) that will sit on it.  The lot dimensions (length & width & depth), soil type, amount of trees, grade (slope), driveway length, utility availability – as well as fundamentals such as whether the lot will receive municipal services or …

10 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Builder

Many of our clients spend between 1 and 3 years thinking about and dreaming about and making plans for building their custom home. They report that they spent a considerable amount of time exploring builders’ websites, touring the Parade of Homes, speaking with friends about their experiences, pinning images and information from Pinterest and Houzz, among other things. They also …

Building a Great Home Starts With a Great Team

“Everyone says how stressful it is to build a house, but the Heartland team actually made it fun!  No stress at all!,” said one of our recent clients, Jennifer. We love hearing that from clients, because one of our goals is to make building a custom home enjoyable, and even fun! Jennifer and her family recently moved into a home …