Where’s the Value?

December 6, 2011 | Newsletter

In the current housing economy, it’s tempting to buy a “short sale” or recently foreclosed home, especially one that was built during the recent housing boom and is being offered at a bargain-basement price.

But that strategy is full of pitfalls and potholes. It’s well-documented that owners of homes in foreclosure tend to neglect their property, knowing there’s no point in maintaining it. They are likely distraught and distracted at the prospect of being evicted from their home, and understandably might focus on more important things than fixing the gutters or repairing a leak.

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Defining Value

November 8, 2011 | Newsletter

In the current economy, it has become fashionable to define “value” as simply the lowest price among new homes. But doing so discounts the value of providing a high level of construction quality, as well as service, before, during, and after your new home is built. This may not be in your family’s best interest.

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Practical Green

October 4, 2011 | Newsletter

How Can You Change Your Carbon Footprint? The science of custom home building is something Merlin Contracting takes very seriously.  After attending classes in California, Colorado, Utah and Nevada, Steve and Bart became Certified Green Professionals. This National Association of Home Builders   (NAHB) certification identifies their education and ability to build energy efficient homes […]

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Wasting Water and Flushing Dollars

September 6, 2011 | Newsletter

Remodels, Remodels and Remodels…. Where did the summer go? Merlin Contracting kept busy with remodels and water damage repairs.  Remodels are a special challenge for builders.  We’re never sure what structural, plumbing or electrical problems are hidden behind the walls.  Merlin Contracting’s experience, skills and knowledge means we can guide our clients through a remodel […]

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