Building New Houses — Our Philosophy on the Art

a new house on a beautiful green landscapeEl Paso is booming, and it seems like new houses are going up everywhere to accommodate for the influx of new residents. But it is one thing to build a home, and it is an entirely different thing to build a home well. Since 2007, Palo Verde Homes has been building houses that model workmanship, quality, and attention to detail. Here are a few notes our our building philosophy.

A Strong Foundation

In life, a solid foundation is essential for longevity and resilience. We provide our children with strong educational foundations so they can think well as adults. We develop solid foundations in our personal lives, building our relationships upon love and open communication. And, in addition, we engage in a healthy lifestyle by first developing a foundation of healthy habits. In theory, we could skip these foundations, but we probably wouldn’t experience much long-term success.

Building the foundation for a house is no different. New houses need a proper foundation that will withstand weathering and the passing of time. If developers are not careful during the building process, foundations are can be a casualty. Prematurely cracked foundations are far too common in the world today, and we find this unacceptable. As experienced and dedicated builders, we make sure new houses have a solid foundational structure by carefully following the appropriate steps: preparing the ground, creating a frame, pouring the concrete, and letting the mixture cure. We don’t proceed a moment too soon, ensuring the foundation is high quality.

Quality over Speed

It is always tempting to rush through tasks. From meetings to chores to workouts, sometimes we hurriedly go through the motions rather than investing our mental energy into the projects we are working on. As most of us know, however, we don’t produce nearly as of good results when we simply go through the motions.

At Palo Verde Homes, we don’t just build new houses. We build new homes – homes that will hold the memories of hundreds of El Paso families. It is tempting for home builders to cut corners to keep up with the fast pace of construction, but homes can have significant defects as a result. When developers value speed at the expense of quality, the product can be flawed. When they simply go through the motions, the product is usually mediocre. Finally, when they strive for excellence, they create homes that people fall in love with.

Providing Superior New Houses in El Paso

If you are in search of a new living situation, consider working with our experienced builders at Palo Verde Homes. We provide superior houses for El Paso residents, and we do so with excellent customer service, competitive market prices, and integrity. Contact us today to begin brainstorming plans your beautiful, new home.

 

What to Think About When Hiring New Home Builders

a place of residence built buy new home buildersIf you are thinking of building your own home, there a few things to consider. New home builders are varied and different. Knowing the different kinds will help you make a good decision. Palo Verde Homes has many new home builders available to help you. The types of new home builders most common are local and corporate builders, along with custom home builders. There are benefits to each, and disadvantages to both too. Knowing about them will help you decide which is best for you.

Local and Corporate Builders

When considering building your own home, the first thing to think about is whether to go with local or corporate builders. The difference between these two new home builders is what they tend to do. Both have their advantages, and disadvantages. Corporate builders deal more with large scale production. Corporate builders tend to work nationwide and focus on pre-established locations with set plans. These types of builders are typically for large scale community areas. These communities are usually commissioned by the city or state. This happens with city expansion and state appointed housing. Corporate builders can build anything from high end communities, to public housing. The benefit of these kinds of new home builders is that their work is usually more affordable. 

What Happens After You Decide?

The downside to these types of new home builders is their focus on speed. They tend to have very strict deadlines. Which can cause them to use cheaper materials and rush the job. Because the company be employed is not local either, there is little that can be done to fix any future issues. Local new home builders on the other hand tend to only work within a specific region. This can be city based or area based. They also can be employed to create communities and public housing, depending on the needs of the city. Like cooperate new home builders, they also have to work within a specific time frame. The nice thing about them though, is if there is an issue they will be available to you. Both also tend to package home and land together. This can make the home more affordable.

Think About Custom Home Builders

Lastly, there are custom builders. These kind of new home builders are for when you have an area, piece of land and floorplan already ready to go. This tends to work best if you already own the land you want to build the home on. Their job is essentially to create the vision you already have. They are somewhat collaborative, but not overly so. Custom new home builders allow you to be more involved in the home building process.

Choose Palo Verde Homes, Today!

Building your home can be a great choice for your life. But in order to make the best decision, you need to know a bit about the types of new home builders. Palo Verde Homes has new home builders ready to help you create the perfect home. Before choosing a new home builder, make sure you know your needs.

 

Beyond the Traditional Custom Floor Plan

a contractor holding a custom floorplan and blue print with an outlined sketch of a home behind himBuilding your own home usually comes from the desire to have the dream house. But what happen when the dream you had is shared by the entire neighborhood. For many, this would not be an issue, but for some a unique home is a most. This is where custom floor plans come in. now the challenge with this is getting floor plans that will truly reflect your individual style. Palo Verde Homes has many different custom floor plans that can be tweaked for your home alone. Before you begin to design, you should know what a traditional floor plan is, and what some options to make it unique are.

What is a Traditional Custom Floor Plan?

A custom floor plan is a design that is unique to a specific house. A traditional floor plan however, follows the same common conventions as any other house. This does not mean that it is a carbon copy of course, but it does look very similar to other homes. Often, if you design a house with a large scale company, you will see many custom floor plans that do not have a lot of differences. You will have options of course, but the chances of you picking the same option as another person is fairly high.  Most custom floor plans start the same way. A living room, some bedrooms, two bathrooms maybe, a garage, and kitchen. You have options for a single story or double story home. For most traditional floor plans, that is the norm. Most will not go past this. For many this is fine, but there is more that can be done.

What are Options for More Original Custom Floor Plans?

Some options to consider for your custom floor plan is the style of the home itself. A dream home to some is two story home with a three car garage. This fine in and of itself, but for something more unique there are quite a few ideas. How about a towers for the house? Or a built in greenhouse? What about adding rooms? Everyone needs bedrooms and bathrooms of course, but what about a library or a study or an attic? Adding such details as this will help make your home more unique and add flare. Besides this, you can consider outside additions to the home. This could be a pool house, or side apartment. Little touches like this will help make your home more original.

Creating a unique home is not impossible. All it take is a little know how. Palo Verde Homes has different custom floor plans to choose from. Start from the basics and work your way to something bigger and better. Adding rooms can help make a more unique floorplan. So can outside additions. Don’t be afraid to let your unique style shine. Contact us today!

 

Selling New Properties for Profit

new properties in the evening airMany new properties listed on the market are great opportunities to make money. All you need to do is buy smart and sell smart. Palo Verde Homes has many new properties that can help you make a profit. Before getting into the business of real estate, you will want to consider certain things when buying, selling, and looking for new properties.

What to Think About When Buying

Before purchasing any new properties you want to consider the following. First, does the cost of the property match or exceed its sell value.  You can figure this by looking at several factors. To begin, look at the property taxes of the area. Remember that you will be responsible for these taxes until the house is ready to be sold. Then look at the location appeal. Is the house in an area that is desirable? This will help you estimate how long it will be on the market.

After this, you want to examine how much money you will have to invest in the home. For example, if the house is fifty thousand, and you know it will take twenty thousand to fix it. Then the sell cost will go up. If the house must sell at hundred thousand to make a profit, check the area for the going rate. If the fixing cost is too high, you may want to look into another property.

What to Think About When Selling

When selling any new properties, make sure you only talk to people who have been approved. If you are trying to make some kind of profit, it makes no sense to talk to unapproved people. Preapproved means that the person has an approved loan from the bank. Without this, most people would not be able to make a bid on the house. Not only will it be a waste of time, but it may take your house off the market. This delay will only cost you money.

New Properties to Look For?

The best type of new properties to look for are ones with low cost. This means thinking of the price of the house and the cost of renovation together. Then comparing it to selling cost.  Doing this will help improve your profit margin. If you thought of this before buying, then your profit margin can be very high. Also, make sure you list the house at the appropriate amount. Rising the price above value does not mean you will make more money. In fact it may cause the property to stay on the market longer. This will just end up costing you more money.

 

Investing in real estate is always a good idea. The trick is to be smart about it. Palo Verde Homes has new properties that are of good quality. They are built well and can garner high re-sell value. When you invest in any new properties, you want to make sure that you will get a good return. This is possible when you measure cost against profit. Contact us today!

 

Questions to Ask Builders You Want to Hire

two home builders picking up cinder blocks at a construction siteWhen looking for builders to work on a project, it can be hard to decide who to hire. You may have found some builders who recommend them. But now that you must pick one, what do you ask? Palo Verde Homes has experienced builders ready to serve you. There are several things to ask, but two big things to check are their licenses, and their experience. Depending on the answers you receive to these questions, you can make a better decision.

Check their Builders Licenses

The first thing to ask any builder is if they have all their licenses up to date. Your builder must work with the city in regards to home and other land work. A license to work is very important for your builder to have. Another word for licenses is also permit. Without building permits, you find that the edition you added to your house is not legal. Or that the fence you wanted up cannot be there. Or that the lawn improvement you made could not have so many feet of concrete.  If the builder to have or acquire the correct permits you may find yourself in a difficult legal situation. Permits are only given to plans that pass all safety and zoning codes. This is why you are not allowed to build without them. In a way it is an extra check on the safety of the builder too.

Experience in the Field

Before hiring any builders you want to know and verify their experience. The way to do this is to first ask how long they have been working. Make sure that you follow that up with how long they have worked in the area. This is important because each area has different land needs. What works for one area may not work for another. You will want to have builders that have at least five or more years’ experience building. In addition, you will want at least three of those years working in the area. After you have gotten answers that satisfy these requirements. You will want to verify the info. You can do this by doing a quick google search. If you cannot find them, or the info you find does not match. Then you know not to hire the builder.

Choose the Right Builders 

Trying to choose builders can be stressful. Whether you are struggling to find builders or pick from several recommendations. Having some questions to ask always helps. Palo Verde Homes has quality builders to work for you. Remember to ask for proof of the builder licenses, this will help avoid legal issues later. Then it is a good idea to ask about experience. After you have their answers, then verify their answers later. Doing this will help you avoid trouble, and make a good decision. 

 

Why You Should Consider a Custom Builder for Your Home

a custom builder looking at a home that's in constructionDeciding to build your home is an important decision that deserves the most attention. Palo Verde Homes has custom builders that can help you create the perfect home. There are several reason why you should consider a custom builder for your home. The first is the amount of choices and control they give you over your home. The second is the option for privacy and location that you can choose.

Choices and Control

Getting a custom builder for your home can open up more choices for you. Choice is important for any home builder. But rather than having options, say A and B, custom builders give you all the options. This goes from floor plan layout, design and setup. So long as it is sound architecture, it can be done. Have you always wanted a library, which can only be entered through a secret door? It can be done.

Want a balcony with stairs leading downstairs? You can choose that. Want a kitchen with two stoves? It can be done. The choice is yours, and yours alone. There is no “sorry, we can’t do that” with a custom builder. This is especially great for people who want a unique home. In addition, you can control more what goes into you home. This can be anything from the color of marble in the kitchen. To the types of wood used in the frame of the house.

Privacy and Location

Custom builders are a great choice if you already have a specific piece of land in mind. For example, this can be land you may have inherited, or have bought. Doing this allows you to have full control over the privacy you will have. This means deciding what type of walls you want outside. Gates and driveway design is also included in this. Along with any outdoor design. If you want your home to be somewhat hidden, than you can have more trees put in. or create a wall of tall bushes. This means the privacy you desire is in you grasp. In addition to this, custom builders work better with land you already own. This means you can buy a piece of land anywhere you desire. This is very different from having to choose from a board of locations.

Choose Palo Verde Homes as Your Custom Builder

Creating your own home is great way to express yourself. It is also great for the person who wants to stay involved in the home building process. Palo Verde Homes has qualified custom builders that will stay with you through the whole process of building. Choosing a custom builder allows you have more choices in the creation of your home. In addition, you can have more control over what goes into your home. Custom builders also allow you pick the perfect location. And you get to decide on the privacy of your home too. All of these reasons are why you should consider a custom builder for your home.

 

Should you Buy a Pre-Existing Home or Work with Home Builders?

a home builder writing on some pieces of woodIf you are in the market for a new home, whether to purchase a pre-existing home or work with home builders should be one of the first decisions that is made. While having a home built can be more expensive upfront, it affords you many opportunities that buying someone else’s home does not. The team at Palo Verde Homes is ready to help!

Pick What You Like with Home Builders

The best thing about working with home builders is that you get to decide each and everything that will go into and be kept out of the house. This includes the cabinets, counter tops, appliances, carpets and flooring, as well as the fixtures and lighting throughout the house, including the kitchen and bath.Therefore, your new home will reflect your style and not someone else’s taste.

In addition to picking everything out, you also get to set up the home the way you want. You can put the bedrooms wherever you like and add high ceilings and an enclosed patio, as well. However, you would like it to be, it will. Moreover, since everything is new, it is less likely to break and if it does, it will be under warranty. Therefore, you have less to worry about, and few to no home improvement projects.

Home Builders Make Technology and Energy Efficiency a Reality

 

When you work with home builders to create a new home, you are assured that everything from the windows to the dishwasher will be the most up-to-date as possible. Therefore, they will be the most energy efficient. This will allow you to save money on your utility bill each month and reduce your carbon footprint. In addition, you are also guaranteed to be the most comfortable and have the best indoor air quality because today’s new homes must meet new stringent energy standards and codes. Additionally, new homes also have state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration which results in year-round, draft-free comfort and higher indoor air quality.

 

The Emotions Behind Working with Home Builders

 

Finally, there is nothing like buying new. After all, a used home was based on someone else’s dream, not yours. It also reflects their choices and family memories. While you may learn to love avocado-green appliances that are noisy enough to hear outside, more and more people prefer that never lived-in feel.

Choose Palo Verde Homes!

If you live in the Palo Verde area and would like to experience that never lived-in feeling and work with home builders to create your dream home call Palo Verde Home builders. They will help you to live your dream.

Reasons to Build a Vacation Property

a custom home with a large green lawnLife can be difficult. There are days when you just want to get away from it all, but getting out of town can be hard. There are plans to make, hotels to book, routes to plan, or even plane tickets to purchase. Planning all this is not always very hard, but can be downright impossible with short notice. Instead of going through all that hassle, imagine of you already a place to go. Somewhere you choose, and is always open to you. Having your own vacation home means always having a place to go and get away from it all. Palo Verde Homes has many new properties that are great for building the perfect vacation home.

Why Choose to Build a Custom Property

There are many reasons why you should consider building a vacation home. Spending the holidays at a cabin or your vacation spot can help ease and reduce the stress of any extra planning. Having a vacation property can be the best option for you and your family as it allows for private space, lets you experience beautiful settings and can be used for weekend trips.

Private Space

Most new properties available to build on come with plenty of space. Even better, they are spaces that are private. Instead of having to share space with other people, strangers usually. Having your own property allows you to build and manage the space in any way you desire. This means you can build a large enough home to house your family, or make a smaller home with extra space for outdoor activities. The possibilities are endless, all it takes is your imagination. Soon your vacation home will provide refuge for your family. And since it is private you do not need to worry about unwanted visitors.

Beautiful Setting

Imagine having your very own piece of peace and quiet all to yourself? Having a vacation property means it is always available for whatever you need and whenever you need it. Depending on the property, you may use it for family vacations, or weekend getaways. Imagine having your own place to retreat and recharge from the week in? With so many new properties coming onto the market every day, there is no shortage of options either. You can pick a location in the woods, or a place on the edge of town. It really depends on what you would like to use it for. Regardless of the use, you can still choose the ideal spot to enjoy beautiful settings and peace.

Choose Palo Verde Homes for Your New Properties

With all the stress that can come from life, why no consider having a place to retreat from it all? Having a vacation home is a great way recharge and prepare for the next week. Palo Verde Homes has a number of new properties to pick the perfect spot for your vacation home. Having a vacation home means having your own space and always being able to enjoy it. It can be the best investment you make. With dozen of new properties becoming available every day, finding the perfect spot can be easy.

 

A Custom Builder Helps Make a House a Home

Custom builder working on a houseThe home buying process is exciting. Sometime between the constant property visits, the mounds of paperwork, the banking negotiations, and the housing inspections, new homeowners are able to start imagining themselves thriving in their new place of residence. This process can also be stressful, of course, and it is filled with many questions.

“Should we buy a charming, older home?” “Should we choose a residential neighborhood or seek out a property that sits on more acres of land?” “Should we buy a new home and hire a custom builder?” The questions are endless. 

Settling for Less than Perfect Shouldn’t Be an Option

At Palo Verde Homes, we are passionate about giving new home owners what they want.  Houses are not just meant to be comfortable places where we sleep at night. They are meant to be homes – places where we foster love, create safety, and build memories with the people we care most about. Homes are too important for homeowners to sacrifice on the little things, and settling for less than perfect shouldn’t be an option.

Older Homes Versus Newer Homes

 

While older homes may be charming, they are also usually fixer-uppers. Moderately new homes may appear to be more affordable than a brand new home, these homes never seem to quite fit the personalities of the new homeowners. Even if just a few, minor details are not perfect, new homeowners are committing to putting up with those imperfect, minor details for quite some time. When prospective homeowners choose to purchase brand new homes and hire a custom builder, however, they are guaranteed to get exactly what they want. Custom builders cater to  the details of their house to match their personalities. This way, homeowners are not forced to try to fit their personalities in a house that does not quite fit them.

Homeowners are unique – some have families and some don’t. Some have pets, some like hosting, and some like a peaceful and quiet environment. These homeowners should live in houses that match their lifestyles and preferences.

A Custom Builder for Your New Home

 

If you live in the El Paso area and are researching your options for the purchase of a new house, we encourage you to consider custom building and Palo Verde Homes can help you with it. When you know you are getting what you want in a purchase, stress is alleviated and satisfaction is increased. Buying a house is important, and making it into a home is even more important. By crafting the perfect house with the help of a custom builder, you will be taking the first step toward making your house a home.

Style Inspiration for Custom Floor Plans

happy young couple getting the keys to their custom homeWorking with custom builders to construct a dream home is an exciting and creative process. Between the light fixture selections, the options for built in furniture, and the opportunity to design custom floor plans, prospective homeowners have a lot of decisions to make. This may feel somewhat overwhelming, but it is also really empowering experience. By picking and choosing the elements that they want in their new home, homeowners are participants in the building process. People who choose to go the route of custom building are sure to have a residence that expresses their unique lifestyles and personalities. Palo Verde Homes can help!

The Beginning of the Design Process

When beginning the design process, it is always a good idea to start with a theme. While the theme options for custom floor plans are as diverse as the homeowners themselves, we have outlined a few general style ideas for inspiration.

Floor Plan Styles

Minimalist

Minimalist design is currently en vogue, and for good reason – it is crazy stylish and easy to accomplish. Think straight lines, natural lighting, cool colors, functional utilities, and an open and airy floor plan.

Zen

For a zen vibe, spacing is key. Zen spaces have big windows, minimal walls, and strategically placed fixtures. People who are aiming for a zen look probably want to avoid built in furniture in case they want to rearrange in the future.

Welcoming

For the hosts and hostesses of the world, a welcoming floor plan is ideal. A wide entrance, a kitchen that is close to the dining room, and a comfortable space for entertaining are necessities for hosting. High ceilings are also helpful, as they make the home feel bigger.

Cozy

For those who prefer cuddling up with a book and a blanket to hosting a giant party, a cozy floor plan is the way to go. To accomplish a cozy atmosphere, low ceilings and soft lighting are helpful. A reading nook and a sunroom are added bonuses.

Chic

Think Parisian flat chic. If homeowners are aiming for a sophisticated vibe in their new home but are dealing with a lower amount of square footage, a chic floor plan is is a great option. Partitions and creative storage options can be included in the building process, and these elements can make a small space feel like it is straight out of a European dream.

Get Personal with Custom Floor Plans

Our homes are reflections of our personalities, and there is no better way to be true to ourselves in the home building process than by designing our own floor plans. This takes vision and inspiration, but it is a privilege to be able to decide the ascetic elements that will make up our new home. With Palo Verde Homes handling the hard labor and the details of the building process, new homeowners are free to dream up their perfect homes – and see them come to life!