Friday, January 25, 2013

Benefits to Building with Paradime - Part 1

Not all builders are created equal.  Building with Paradime Construction has its benefits and our goal here is to highlight those benefits before you make your building decision.

Today's focus will be on the interior aesthetics of your home. There are techniques and materials that will drastically improve the quality and look of your new home.  Here are a few of those processes employed by Paradime.

1. All homes include smooth ceilings, crown mouldings and casing to create a finished and polished look to the rooms.

2. Windows are trimmed with wood to create a frame along the window.

3. The front door is a fiberglass door that will withstand the elements and years longer than wood or metal doors. It also allows for the option to paint or stain the door.

4. All paint is rolled, not sprayed.  This allows for a smoother finish that is easier to touch up and repair in the future.

If that isn't enough, Paradime guarantees a one year visit with one of their painters to make any touch ups that could occur as the house settles and adjusts to the various seasons.

Finding a builder who understands the subtle importance of these details is rare.  Choose Paradime to build your brand new home.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Time to prepare

It's that time of year time.

While it's not necessarily worthy of a Hallmark card, tax time for homeowners has its benefits.

Homeownership allows for certain tax breaks that can make visiting your accountant a little more bearable.

For information on how these tax breaks apply to you and how to best utilize them we've collected a list of articles that we hope will be educational.

6 Tax Breaks Every Homeowner Should Know

Homeowner Tax Breaks

Deductions for Homeowners

What are some of your biggest questions about taxes for new homeowners?

Friday, January 11, 2013

Why Buy?

Home ownership has long been part of the American Dream.  But why?

What are the actual benefits to owning a home?

We've compiled some here. Let us know what you think!

  • Stability: No yearly rent increases here. What you see is what you get and you call the shots.
  • Tax Deductions: Homeowners can deduct some or all of their mortgage interest from their taxes.
  • Equity: Owning a home builds equity and can help your credit score for future borrowing needs.
  • Appreciation: Although the housing market is cyclical, over time most homes appreciate in value.
  • Freedom: Make your home your own! There is no landlord to answer to and no restrictions on what you can do to make your home unique!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Color Trends 2013

Happy New Year!

Each year some of the major paint companies develop their list of color trends they predict will be popular in new home design.

Today, we're sharing with you two color forecasts for 2013.


Behr predicts that several color families will be trendsetters in 2013 including a style throwback to the roaring 20's, deep natural colors, color blocking and magenta - a spin on traditional red. They also see "water-cooled blue" as a popular color for accessorizing a room.

To see samples of their color predictions click HERE


Sherwin Williams predicts several color families in 2013

Midnight Mystery - Moody, muted and masculine - click HERE

Honed Vitality - Soft neutrals inspired by nature - click HERE

Vintage Moxie - Bold Pastels and gem-inspired tones - click HERE

High Voltage - Bold and bright hues - click HERE

What colors are inspiring you this year?