Extending Exteriors

December 4, 2012 | Newsletter

Season’s Greeting from Las Vegas’ #1 Custom Home Builder The holiday season is rapidly approaching and we would like to take this time to say thank you to our families, friends and colleagues. We also want to remind everyone about safety during the season of giving.  If you will be hiring a professional holiday decorator, […]

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Finding the Right Builder

November 6, 2012 | Newsletter

There is a ton of information about how to find a builder for your new home. This newsletter, in fact, is one way we use to impart information about our company in hopes of being a good match for your project.

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Solid Ideas for Controlling Concrete

October 1, 2012 | Newsletter

It’s easy to take concrete for granted. Most of us think of concrete as something stable, enduring, and strong. We believe that once concrete is set as a foundation slab, patio, driveway, or path, it’s there to stay.

While it’s true that concrete is arguably one of the most stable building materials available, it nevertheless requires special care to perform as expected, maintain its structural integrity and retain its aesthetic appeal.

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Insulation: Stay Cool without Sweating Energy Bills

September 5, 2012 | Newsletter

Back to School – Crosswalk Safety The majorities of schools across the country are currently or will be in session and we need to be more alert while driving around town and especially near school  Leave a few minutes early in case you get behind a school bus or enter a school zone where you […]

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It’s Your Choice

August 8, 2012 | Newsletter

The Professional Custom Home Builder walks a fine line. It is our job to balance a new home’s cost and construction efficiencies while customizing our home design and specifications. We work closely with our clients and their architects and designers to develop the ultimate look and feel of their new home so that it meets their needs and reflects their unique tastes.

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Foundations of Quality

July 3, 2012 | Newsletter

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!! Good news!  All indications are pointing toward an encouraging uptick in median home prices and the custom home inventory is shrinking.  More good news — school’s out and summer has officially started; many families are traveling.  Please remember to keep your home safe during your travels.  This is also a great […]

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This Isn’t Your Grandpa’s Solar

June 19, 2012 | Newsletter

Merlin’s Remodel Division Upcoming New Website Remodels, remodels and more remodels.  An updated kitchen, remodeled master bath, new office, whole house renovation, new pools, spas and landscaping are taking up more and more of Merlin’s time, energy and talent.  For the past twenty-three years, the vast majority of Merlin’s remodel work focused on renovating homes […]

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Excellence vs. Perfection

May 8, 2012 | Newsletter

Famous football coach Bill Walsh was known for demanding perfection from his players during practices, even though he knew they would never attain it. His philosophy was if you don’t strive for perfection, you don’t have a chance to achieve it.

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Top 5 Questions: Builder References

April 3, 2012 | Newsletter

You just left an impressive presentation with a professional homebuilder, one among the few you’re considering for your new home project.

In addition to a brochure about his business and highlights of his recent work and the communities in which he builds, he provided you with a list of recent homebuyers for you to call or email to ask about his quality, ethics, skill, and professionalism.

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New Construction vs. Remodel?

March 6, 2012 | Newsletter

“Is it better value to buy and remodel an existing home or design and build a new custom home?” That is the question being asked of Merlin Contracting these days. In today’s real estate market, full of short sales, foreclosures and discounted lots, that is a very pertinent question. Buying a home is everyone’s biggest financial commitment where we all want the greatest bang for our buck. But the answer actually starts with more questions.

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5 Key Questions for Your Builder

February 7, 2012 | Newsletter

You’ve finally decided to build that dream house and have invited us into your living room or have cornered us in our sales center. Now what?

As a professional homebuilder, we are prepared to answer any questions you have as you make a purchasing decision, arguably one of the most important financial choices in your life.

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Got Stuff? Storage Options

January 5, 2012 | Newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! The secret for success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. Benjamin Disraeli   As the year closes we take a moment and look back at some of Merlin’s 2011 highlights. We completed a 22,872 sq. ft. custom home in 22 months and-most importantly-in […]

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