Posts made in April, 2010


“G” is for Great Time to Build!


Posted By on Apr 8, 2010

There is a lot of debate on whether it is a good or bad time to build a new home.  The answer is a resounding YES!  Now is a GREAT time to build a new home!

  1. The General Contractors that have been able to weather the building market storm are financially strong and reputable contractors.  They are the contractors that are booked solid during strong building climates.  You can now work with the best in the industry for what you might have paid for the worst in the industry.
  2. Over the past few years, mortgage rates sank to record lows.  While the rates are still low, they are slowly creeping up.  Now is the time to lock in your mortgage rate.  Don’t make the mistake of waiting for rates to drop, when trends show them to be on the rise.
  3. Because the construction industry has been at historic lows, costs are low.  Many building materials are at their lowest prices in 5 years.  Labor costs are low because contractors are willing to work for a little less.  On top of this, employers have their pick of the best laborers due to lack of work available.
  4. One of the most compelling reasons to build NOW, is that the economy is growing.  Slowly but surely the economy is getting stronger.  Given the information above, you can build your new home with a quality contractor, get a low mortgage rate and have value added to your home with great products.  As the economy grows, the equity in your new home will grow exponentially.

Is it a good time to build?  You decide.  Check out these articles, and do your own research.

http://www.eplans.com/house-plans/Now-Is-a-Great-Time-to-Build.hwx

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1918174

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“F” is for Facebook


Posted By on Apr 8, 2010

I’ve known what the topic for the “F” Blog was going to be for several weeks now, but needed to do a bit of foot work before writing the blog.  Facebook has become an unexpected phenomenon that has completely revolutionized the idea of “staying in touch.”  It is now possible to “stay in touch” with family and friends in minutes each day with just a few keystrokes.  Facebook has grown so quickly that now businesses are jumping on board.  What better way to get up to date information to clients, new and old, than on a media they are already using.

Schiavi Home Builders created our Facebook page back in 2008.  Since then we have posted several times a year…..  We are obviously failing miserably at “staying in touch” via Facebook.  This needs to change.  I have spent the past week adding photos to our profile and updating the information.  I invite you to check out our Facebook profile, here is a link:   Schiavi Home Builders on Facebook.  Become a Schiavi Home Builders Fan and watch as we develop this new face of our business.

Do you use Facebook to stay up to date with businesses you are interested in?  If so, what information do you look forward to receiving through Facebook?

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