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Test Drive Your Custom Home: What to Look For in a Model Home Before You Approve the Build

Couple with real-estate agent visiting modern houseYour quest for the perfect home has come to a head. There is only so much you can imagine and sketch out. Once you have an idea, you want to start looking around for the perfect custom builder willing to undertake your brainchild. But it’s not always that easy. Different home builders have different approaches, architectural preferences, and styles when it comes to homebuilding, so one way that you can find the home builder that matches your needs is by visiting a model home. 

What is the purpose of a model home? And what does a model home viewing provide for you?

This overview will guide your custom home-buying process. 

What is a Model Home? 

You’ve likely seen these around. Model homes will usually be built in a new subdivision and serve as a model for a specific homebuilder to showcase their design chops, materials, architectural preferences, etc. They’ll have balloons or colorful flags mounted on the sides or lights illuminating the pathway to the front door. 

When a home builder or developer decides to take on a new neighborhood or subdivision, they want to attract home buyers by providing them an opportunity to experience their builds in all of their glory. This is when a model home comes in. The short answer of what a model home hopes to accomplish is this: provide prospective home buyers a very real example of what they are capable of building. 

What’s the Difference Between a Spec Home and a Model Home?

At this point, you may be wondering what the difference is between a spec home and a model home. Well, they can often be quite similar. The main difference is their initial intended purpose. A spec home is meant to be up for sale and it’s when a home builder is willing to front the construction of a new building with the assumption that it will sell once it is built and it hits the market. 

A model home can sometimes be purchased after it has run its course, but its intended and initial purpose is to serve as a model for many custom home builders. It gives homebuyers a starting point, a launching pad to conceptualizing their new home with that particular builder. 

What Should I Look for in a Model Home?

So now that we got the technicalities out of the way, here’s what you should pay attention to on your tour and walk-through of a prospective custom home builder’s model home. 

Pay Attention to Location

Model homes are gorgeous and are likely planned and staged down to the last flower vase. And yet, the beauty of the home should not distract you from the neighborhood in which the home builder will likely build your home. The model home may or may not be in the future neighborhood of your custom home, so make sure you’re clear on where you want to build and whether your custom home builder can accommodate that. Choose a home builder like Palo Verde that builds in up-and-coming El Paso neighborhoods and some of the best subdivisions in the city including Pebble Hills area, Horizon City, and more!

Let Staging Infuse Your Imagination Not Replace It

Model homes are furnished and staged to showcase just how beautiful the home is, how space can be utilized, and the kind of interior design and decor that might fit a given floorplan. And yet, make sure that the furniture does not replace the kind of layout you’re looking for and your future vision for your home. 

Make Note of the Floorplan

When building a custom home, you likely have very specific ideas of what you need in terms of floor plan and overarching design. This is a moment to take note of how the home builder designs their homes, what kind of architectural influence they use, how the outside of the home looks like, and more. 

In the end, how does all this fit your vision of your ideal home? 

What Does a Palo Verde Model Home Tell You?

Here at Palo Verde Homes, we strive for excellence in every build. We hope that our model homes communicate that. When you visit one of our model homes, you get to test drive some of the most cutting-edge and modern home designs and amenities in the El Paso area. 

Our Maple 3 Floor plan, for example, provides a clear view into some of our newest home designs. Some of the highlighted features include:

  • Open space layout: Making the best of open space layout with enough division to create a sense of shared space with some boundary
  • Built-in shutters: These window fixings are not only functional, but they are also beautiful!
  • U-shaped kitchen: This means the kitchen is a multi-purpose space where quick meals or large parties can be catered to.
  • Master bathroom with contemporary and luxury design: Engly dual vanities and slick stand-alone tub.
  • The walk-in closet of your dreams: Have a pair of shoes or two? You’ll have enough space to fit everything in without feeling cramped. 
  • Rear-entry home: This is an exciting new feature! You have your own personal entryway into your home through the back of the home. The garage is on the back so it doesn’t distract from the beautiful home design. 

Visit a Model Home Today and Get a Taste of Your Future 

Looking for the right home builder for you today? There is nothing like test driving your future home and learning about your home builder through experience. Come by any of our model homes and see the difference with Palo Verde Homes.

Want to make an appointment or learn more about why we stand out? Call Palo Verde Homes today. 

 

Post-Pandemic Homebuilding: The Changes Home Buyers Seek in New Home Construction in 2021

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In addition to exposing the fragility of supply chains and people’s deep-seated fears about a shortage of toilet paper, the pandemic has also floated the need for functional spaces to the top. Covid altered the way we look at the world, our health, and our homes. Homebuilders across America witnessed the shift in the vision and thinking of prospective homeowners and have noted the patterns that are driving new home construction. 

While dealing with material shortages and buying fervor, homebuyers are searching for a new construction home that accommodates the fluctuating and diverse needs of the modern family. 

So what’s changed in the way people want their homes? How has a global pandemic changed how we live?

New Construction Homes in 2021 — Trends and Forecasts 

The National Association of Home Builders began investigating this question as early as mid- 2020. Their surveys revealed that the average size of homes and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms are among the top changing features. That is not to mention the desire people have of spreading out, going out to the suburbs, and acquiring more space. 

A survey conducted with prospective home buyers about how Covid has changed the way they envision their new home revealed that for some people covid did have an impact. 

Home size remained relatively steady while 46% of people said that a home with four bedrooms was more preferable today. 

New construction homes also led the way in terms of overall sales. Experts attribute this to several factors, including economic and social factors. The lack of home inventory drove interest in the new construction and speculative home market, as it led home buyers to focus their attention on move-in-ready homes and homes with existing smart and eco-friendly features. 

Leading Home Features for the Post-pandemic Homeowner 

The post-covid world will have to move on. It will have to continue. Part of the continuation is the fact that people will move forward with their lives and look towards their future as best as they can. Despite the hardships, people will learn, grow, and adapt. 

Homebuilding always reflects that. 

So here’s a list (as compiled by NAHB)  of the features that are important for people in 2021: 

  • Laundry rooms
  • Exterior lighting 
  • Ceiling fans 
  • Energy star windows and appliances 
  • Patios and front porches 
  • Kitchen and double sinks
  • Walk-in pantries 

What does this suggest? A going back to basic mentality. 

Basics, of course, don’t have to be devoid of style and comfortable design. Most of the features are home-focused, they are not superfluous or decorative or flexing luxury. They are geared to enhancing productivity in the home. The homeowner of the 21st century—despite the access to a myriad of smart home technology, gadgets, and the like— is refocusing towards what emphasizes quality of life, convenience, and functionality. 

That is not to say, of course, that there is no room for improvement in the way homebuilders approach these features and functional spaces. As home builders, that’s what we try to do. We design homes that boost productivity and quality of life, at the same time that they inspire with original designs. 

Architects Weigh In on the Changes in Post-pandemic Home Design 

Architects around the globe spoke recently about some of the more profound changes that they had noticed in new home design. Two trends seemed to emerge in these conversations:

  • Embracing simpler lifestyles. And while this can mean different things to different people, it seems to manifest in an effort to maximize spaces of the home, utilize unused spaces (using the bottom of the stairs as a reading nook, for example), and increase the utility and functionality of every space.
  • Inviting nature into the home in clever ways. Whether it’s expanding window space, adding sliding doors, french doors, or an entire glass wall with views to the outside, the modern homeowners seek to invite nature in with natural lighting, high ceilings, large windows, skylights, and other features. 

Home Buyers Seek a Multi-functional Kitchen 

One place of the home that is seeing major change is also the kitchen. While the open floor layout continues to be the favorite, people want to increase the functionality of the space by making kitchens more multi-functional and modern. Many homeowners are not completely opposed to adding a little bit of privacy to what has traditionally been wide open spacing between the kitchen and living room. 

One way to do this is to add breakfast nooks, counters, breakfast bars, etc. 

Multipurpose and Outside Living Spaces 

In 2021, modern homeowners seek to make full use of every space inside and outside their homes. As experts predict, that fourth bedroom that ranked high on the new-features list is likely to serve as a home office, home gym, or other multi-purpose. 

There is also a focus on making outside spaces liveable, comfortable, and more dynamic. 

Quality Homes with Functional Floor Plans and Design 

As El Paso’s premier homebuilder, Palo Verde Homes works to maintain functional floor plans that are modern, flexible, and adaptable to the demands of today’s family. As our lives change, so do our living spaces and we always want our homes to provide the comfort you need to thrive and live happy and productive lives. 

Want to find out more about what we do and how we exceed all home building expectations in El Paso? Call us today and come view one of our homes!

 

Tips on Reducing the Cost of Working with a Builder

 

a beautiful custom home's interiorIf you are worried about working with a builder because you think it will be out of your price range, there are a number of steps you can take to keep the price under budget. There are many choices you will have to make to help determine how much you will end up paying for your vision to become a reality. Palo Verde Homes is ready to help.

Steps to Take to Reduce the Price of Working with a Builder

Just like any other venture, you must do your research beforehand. You should go around to model homes in your area to figure out what you like, as well as what you want in your new house. Be sure to visit those built by the builder you intend to work with and those from other builders too.

Once you have a list of features that you like, list them in order of importance. This may mean making sacrifices and compromises with your significant other or whomever you are building the house with. Then, take this list to your builder and ask for their advice on how to save. They may be able to help you to be frugal enough that you will be able to include more amenities than you originally thought.

More Ways to Save

Keep in mind that if you spend more upfront, you will end up saving in the long run. That is due to the fact that you will have to pay more for energy efficiency in appliances, windows, and the like, but you will pay less in utility bills when they arrive. The same is true for building materials. Your builder will recommend specific materials because they know they will last. Otherwise, you may end up paying to replace them sooner rather than later. However, there are some projects that tend to be less expensive if done after the builder is finished. This includes some fixtures, appliances, and flooring. Ask your builder what the cost will be and then shop around.

Another thing you can do is try to avoid change orders by knowing what you want before the builder starts. This will not only cut down on costs but also frustration and time, as change orders cost more money and add considerable time and frustration to the building process. You should also be sure that you have supplied your builder with everything he or she needs beforehand. If you said you would pick out and deliver the tiles for the floor, do not wait until the week before to pick them out as they may not be ready in time and this will hold up the builder and cost more money.

If you are looking for a builder in the El Paso area, contact Palo Verde Homes today. We have been in the home building business for over ten years.

Building Custom Homes Can Offer You A World Of Possibilities

a beautiful home built by Palo Verde Homes If you are looking for custom homes or want to have one built in the El Paso area, chances are you probably need to find a good home building company to help you. Home building companies tend to have a nice inventory of prebuilt homes to choose from or you can build your own custom dream home with their help and expertise. If you are in the El Paso area, Palo Verde Homes can assist you with your custom build today. Our team offers a ton of amazing options including design options, energy efficient choices, and custom floor plans.

With Custom Homes, You Will Have Everything You’ve Always Wanted!

When people decide to build a custom home, chances are they are very interested in picking out their own special amenities and features. Personalizing your home is a great way to make sure that everything is exactly how you want it. Spending massive amounts of money and investing in a new home can be a big commitment, so why not make sure that you’re getting everything you want?

One of the best features about a custom home is the fact that you can pick your floor plan and essentially lay out the home however you would like. This means you can make sure there is ample space in each room, including the bedrooms so that you will never regret building small rooms later on down the road.

No More Dealing With Small Rooms And Bathrooms!

There are two main things that most people tend to have an issue with when it comes to moving into a house: small kitchen and small bathrooms. When you decide to build your own custom home, your kitchen and bathrooms can be as large as you would like. You will never regret making these rooms too large, especially after you’ve lived in a previous house with small rooms.

If you love to cook and love to spend time in the kitchen with your family, it is always a great idea to make sure that you build it with enough room for activities and storage. When it comes to your bathroom, this is essentially a relaxing oasis for you to unwind in after a long day at work. You will want it to have enough space for you to relax and enjoy the quiet time. Both of these rooms tend to get a lot of foot traffic, so it’s always important to make sure you build them large enough to accommodate your family and your guests.

Even Your Backyard Can Be Amazing

When you build a custom home, you will have the opportunity to turn your backyard into something absolutely incredible. If you like to entertain and host social events and gatherings, your backyard probably needs to look quite impressive. There are many ways you could turn your backyard into a beautiful, relaxing oasis.

Additional options include fire pits, barbecues pits, pools, and landscaping. All of these things can provide entertainment and relaxation for not only your family but any guests that you invite over as well. A great homebuilder will make sure to ask you what your wants and needs are before even starting your project. This will be a great way for them to ensure your home is being built to meet your satisfaction.

Palo Verde Homes Is Waiting For Your Call!

If you are in the El Paso area and are considering building a custom home, Palo Verde Homes would be more than happy to talk with you today. We have the experience and knowledge that is necessary to build quality homes with amazing features. If you want to build your dream home or find out about all of the services we can offer you, please feel free to contact us today!

 

How Your Custom Builder Can Achieve Your Vision

 

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When looking at custom builders, such as Palo Verde Homes, you need to sit down and ask yourself what a custom builder can truly do for you.  Some questions might include:

  • What do you want out of your new El Paso home?  
  • Who is going to be living with you?  
  • What features and preferences do you require?  
  • What about money?  

Relax, because custom builders are there for you and have only you in mind in the long- run when it comes to your personal future happiness and comfort.

 

Affordable Perfection from a Custom Builder

 

Palo Verde Homes is here to create the perfect home for you at affordable prices and to give you your dream house.  In El Paso, there is no need to be envious of the other homes in your community when you can create a beautiful and elegant family home for yourself through Palo Verde Homes.  We will work to provide you with all the features you need, such as space, your specific floor plan, and other specified needs.  For instance, you want a large backyard for your children and pets to play in, then why not have it customized? You can achieve that without impeding on your actual home size and elegance.  

 

You are given the power through Palo Verde custom homes to create and harness your perfect vision- something a mere market home could never offer you. We are affordable to even first time home buyers.  Everything is tailored to you as your home is created before your eyes.
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Building Unique Custom Homes For Clients Who Want More

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When you are looking for custom homes in El Paso, Palo Verde Homes is the company you want to choose.  We build high quality custom homes in El Paso for people who want to live in desirable areas and who want to create a home of unparalleled quality and unique design.

 

Design Your Home For a Unique Look

Many people who want to live on the west or far east sides of El Paso are frustrated by the boring cookie-cutter homes that they find for sale.  Too many houses look like dull suburban homes with no character or features or interest.  If you want to step outside of the box and design a home that is a reflection of your style and taste, our custom homes are the way to go.  With custom homes, you make every decision from how to orient your house on your lot to the floor plan to the finishes that go throughout your home. Your house will be like no other home because it will be designed by you and for you.

 

Trust Our Reputation and Experience

Not all custom homes in El Paso are created equal though. You do not want to just choose any builder to create your dream home in El Paso.  You need a builder with a trusted reputation in the area who is committed to quality and who is committed to providing you with the very best in service throughout the entire build process.

 

Your Vision is Our Goal

Building custom homes in El Paso should be a collaborative process, with your builder working hard to make your dreams a reality.  Palo Verde Homes is a trusted and respected builder because we really care about every home we build. Our craftsmen pay attention to every detail and we will build you a beautiful house you will love.
To learn more about custom homes in El Paso, call Palo Verde Homes contact us today.

We Know What A Home Should Feel Like

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In El Paso, there are a many choices when it comes to a custom builder. Amid the many however, none are like Palo Verde Homes. This is the clear choice when you are looking to have unique home built that speaks to your own needs and style.  It stands to reason that you want to be sure the custom builder you sign on with is the one that understands your particular vision and can help you complete it from concept to completion. Palo Verde Homes has the experience that you are looking for in the area.

It is important to find a builder that understands the particular needs and wants of area residents in El Paso. Palo Verde Homes has been building quality homes in our community since 2007, always looking for ways to improve our client experience.  Our homes are energy efficient, built using the highest quality materials and our team is always on hand to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

We are a custom builder that is proud to be part of the community and shows it with all of our various community affiliations. We have a thorough building process that includes everything from helping you to qualify for a mortgage to a final walk-through before you move in. We ensure that every detail in your new home is how you want it before we leave you to enjoy your home.

We were recognized just last month by the El Paso Builder’s Association as the 2015 Builder of the Year. We are proud to be the standard for the best home builder in El Paso and will continue to go above and beyond for our clients. We know what home should feel like, so contact us today to begin building yours.

What Makes Good Custom Home Builders in El Paso?

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Palo Verde Homes is one of the top custom home builders in El Paso because we can help you to build wonderful homes in amazing locations.  When you are coming from out of town, you may not be familiar with where you want to live and you may be uncertain of what style house will fit in nicely with the area. Palo Verde Homes can help you to find a place in an attractive community where you can build or buy the home of your dreams.

When looking at custom home builders in the area, you will need to decide if you want to build a house from the ground up or if you want a semi-custom home or a brand new house that has recently been completed. Palo Verde Homes offers you options and flexibility so you can find or build exactly the right new home for you.  Our home sites are in some of the newest subdivisions in the El Paso area where there are many amenities and services.  Homes are also located close to shopping, dining, and entertainment areas so homeowners have something to do when they leave their neighborhood.

Palo Verde Homes has pre-selected homesites and houses already built in attractive communities throughout the El Paso area. However, as custom home builders, we can also build you a house from your plans on a lot that you choose.  When you have found the ideal location where you want to live in the El Paso area, we will help you to design and construct a home that fits perfectly in its location.

To learn more about Palo Verde Homes and about how our custom home builders in El Paso can help you to move into a perfect new house when you are new to the area, give us a call today.

7100 Westwind Dr #250 El Paso, TX 79912. Telephone: 915.584.9090

Custom Homes in El Paso | Building What You Want

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Is your family looking for a specific type of house? Custom homes in El Paso are the one and only starting point that you will need to look at. However, you have to make sure you are dealing with a reputable builder that can make that specific dream a reality. Palo Verde Homes is a premier home builder in the El Paso area that can provide you with the service you want in order to create your very own custom home. We take great pride in being able to fulfill the following qualifications you want your home builder to have!  

  • Reputation. Palo Verde Homes has a good standing in the industry and within the El Paso community, which is important. We take pride in continuously building homes that people take pride in and love for years.
  • Process: if you are starting your search from home and the comfort of a personal computer, it is a good idea to take a look at our website. You can see for yourself the testimonials of past clients who are still loving their home years later. You can also browse our selection of model homes and floor plans.
  • Experience.  Palo Verde Homes is proud of our experience and tradition of customer satisfaction. Finding floorplans and a gallery of past subdivisions we have worked on is a good starting point when you want to build a specific custom-built home for your family.

More than anything, Palo Verde Homes understands the process that building custom homes in El Paso entails and how it applies to people looking for a specific type of home for their family. We are here to make sure the home you build is up to your standards and is true to the vision you have for your home. Being happy with your custom home is what we strive for.  Call or visit us today to get started!

7100 Westwind Ste 250, El Paso TX 79912 | 915.584.9090

 

Attentive to Detail and Comfort | New Home Builder in El Paso

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When you are looking for a new home builder in El Paso, you have a lot of choices, but only Palo Verde Homes has the team that you want. Many builders will make you promises and may show you homes that look great on the surface. It is important to do your research carefully to make sure you get a house that does not just look nice, but that will also be well made and a comfortable place to live over time.

Palo Verde Homes has built a reputation as a trusted new home builder in El Paso because of our attention to detail at every phase of the product. From the focus on livability during the design phase, to the careful selection of high quality materials, to the dedicated focus on making your home look great, our entire process is focused on building you the very best home possible.

We appreciate that choosing a new home builder in El Paso is a big decision. We are prepared to answer questions you may have, walk you through our process, and show you some of the homes we have built in the past. You can see from our strong reputation with past satisfied customers that we are serious about the promises we make to clients to build them a home that they love.

Palo Verde Homes is fully licensed and we ensure every contractor who does work on your home has the necessary qualification to get the job done right. Your new home comes with a comprehensive warranty and you can be sure that when you move in, you do not have to worry about anything but enjoying your space

To learn more about why you should choose Palo Verde Homes as your new home builder in El Paso, browse our client testimonials, check out our pictures, and give us a call.

7100 Westwind Dr #250 El Paso, TX 79912 | 915.584.9090