August 24th, 2015

Kane Built Homes: Energy Efficient Homes in Boston

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Kane Built Homes builds custom homes in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Roger Kane built his first home to pay his way through college at the young age of 19.  In the past 40 years, he has  built over 1,500 high quality homes and has cultivated a distinguished career as a real estate developer and golf course owner in Massachusetts and New England. Kane strives to build homes in the most sought after neighborhoods in Boston area, including Natick, Newton, Wellesley, Weston, and more. Kane Built Homes focuses on building green and creating homes that are affordable and energy efficient. Their luxury, custom homes range in size and price, depending on their clients wants and needs. Currently, they have several available homes for sale, starting at $619,000.


Kane has developed a reputation in the Boston metro area for creating high performance, low maintenance custom homes. They are committed meeting Energy Star guidelines in every single home they build. As innovative leaders in the area, the seek out the newest technologies and products, to ensure your new home will be as efficient as possible. They use Navien tankless condensing hot water heaters, custom energy efficient windows, and CertainTeed Siding. While they focus on energy efficiency, they also strive to use recycled products and materials whenever possible. This lowers your new homes carbon footprint even more!

For more information about Kane Built Homes and their custom building process, visit their website or call them today at (781) 235-9930.


August 17th, 2015

The Custom Home Building Process

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While building your dream home is an exciting decision, it can also be stressful. From the beginning stages of choosing a home builder, to designing a floor plan, to the construction process, it’s difficult to know what to expect. Though every home builder’s process is different, we’ve created a guide to give you a better understanding of the custom home building process.

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August 10th, 2015

Affordable Ways Make your Home More Efficient

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While most homeowners know that energy efficiency is important, most don’t realize just how easy it can be to implement. If you have a newer home, chances are, you’re already a step ahead of the game when it comes to energy efficiency. Newer homes typically tend to be more efficient due to newer appliances, windows, and HVAC systems. However, there are still steps you can take to make your home even more efficient. While installing solar panels or purchasing all new, energy star appliances will definitely save you money in the long run, expensive solutions aren’t necessarily in every homeowners budget. Simple, affordable options, especially when used together, can save you more than you realize on utility costs.

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August 3rd, 2015

Custom Homes in Overland Park by Calyn Homes

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Calyn Homes is well known in the Kansas City area for their dedication to quality craftsmanship and a hands-on customer service experience. They realize the location of your new home is just as important as the home itself, with communities throughout Johnson County, including Olathe, Lenexa, and Overland Park. They emphasize their unique home building process, providing one-on-one support from your first meeting to the moment they hand over the keys to your new home. Their innovative designs have timeless features and well-thought out, livable floor plans. They also use the finest materials to ensure your custom home is built to last and will be enjoyed for many years to come.


The Villas of Sunnybrook offers resort style amenities in a prime location, with the added convenience of maintenance free living. Located in Olathe, KS along the K-10 corridor, major highways are easily accessible. A great selection of new restaurants, shopping, and more are all within walking distance of the community. The community is also in the sought-after Olathe school district, so students living in the community will receive a high quality education. Homeowners enjoy large lots, scenic views, and expansive walking trails. Sunnybrook also features a fully equipped club house in the center of the community that has a kitchen, office, exercise room, and a fireplace. The community swimming pool and cabana offer even more relaxation to homeowners.

For more information about Calyn Homes or the Villas of Sunnybrook, you can visit their website or call them today at (913) 433-6368.

July 27th, 2015

Custom Homes in Naperville, IL by DJK Homes

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Founded in 1988, DJK Custom Homes provides quality craftsmanship, efficient design, and unsurpassed customer service for their new homes in the Naperville, IL area. They have communities in Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Morris, Naperville, Plainfield, and more. They strive to build homes that are welcoming, comfortable, cost effective, and environmentally conscious. Using these principles, their homes ensure that you’ll be happy with where you live for many years to come. Their homes range in price from $300,000 to over $2 million. Their custom homes are designed with you in mind and they are very accommodating to any changes and additions that are important to you and your family. DJK uses high performance products made from recycled materials and energy efficient techniques to build a home that is healthy to live in while having lower ownership costs. They’ve won numerous awards for their excellence in design, including awards from the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, NIHBA, and more.

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Ashwood Park North is a community in Naperville featuring new homes from DJK Custom Builders. Offering scenic views, winding bike paths, pools, a clubhouse, and tennis courts, it’s easy to find something to do in this beautiful community. The large aquatic center and clubhouse has multiple swimming pools and functions as the heart of the community. Your home will also be conveniently located near adjacent communities and shops. Naperville is ranked as one of the top communities in the United States to raise children, retire, and start a home based business. Students living at Ashwood Park North will attend the nationally acclaimed Naperville school district.

For more information about Ashwood Park North or DJK Custom Homes, visit their website or call them at (630) 369-1953.

July 20th, 2015

Custom Homes in Kansas City by Summit Custom Homes

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As the largest new home builder in the Kansas City area, Summit Custom Homes has built nearly 1,000 new homes since their start in 2002. Their distinctive, energy efficient homes feature quality craftsmanship, innovative floor plans, and unique features. Their top ranked status allows them to partner with the industry’s best companies, assuring that your new home is built with the highest quality materials. Many Summit homes feature the Green Build Advantage™ which uses the newest building technology and increases efficiency ratings by up to 30% more than a home built to the 2006 energy code. This means healthier air quality in your home and extra money in your pocket, while preserving natural resources for future generations. They’ve won many awards for their floor plans, craftsmanship, and design. They’ve been featured in Builder Magazine, Kansas City Business Journal, the Kansas City Star, and more. They’ve won over 100 awards including the American Dream Award, Pick of the Parade and the Distinctive Plan and Design award from the Greater Kansas City Home Builders Association. They’ve also raised more than $3.75 million dollars for the St. Jude’s Research Hospital through the Dream Home Program. They also actively support local community organizations.

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When you first meet with Summit, they’ll ask you what kind of home your looking for, what size and style home are you looking for? How many bedrooms and bathrooms will you need? Do you want a finished basement? Are there any other unique features that are important to you? They personalize your experience to build a home that matches the needs and wants of your family. Building in communities throughout the Kansas City metro, it’s easy to find a neighborhood that has amenities you’re looking for as well. They currently have homes in 30 communities throughout Johnson County, including Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, and Olathe. They also have homes in Parkville, Liberty, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, and Raymore. They can also build a new home on your own. They strive for the best locations for their communities, with easy access to highways, superior schools, grocery stores, and medical centers.

For more information about building a new home in Kansas City with Summit Custom Homes, call them today at (816) 246-6700 or visit their website.

July 13th, 2015

Custom Homes in Overland Park by Lambie

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With over 30 years of building experience, Lambie Custom Homes focuses on building quality crafted homes while giving each new homeowner the personalized customer care they deserve. Lambie builds custom homes in Kansas City, including Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, Lenexa, and more. Respected as one of the most unique, detail oriented builders in the area, they have won numerous awards both locally and nationally for their exclusive subdivisions and exquisite homes. They dedicate time to help you develop a plan that works for your family, while focusing on creativity, functionality, and style.  Communication with their clients is one of their top priorities. Lambie truly wants you to love your new home.


Arbor View is a gorgeous community of new homes in Overland Park featuring Lambie Homes. The community is situated on beautiful, rolling terrain with 129 individual lots. Arbor View is conveniently located near great shopping and restaurants including Prairie Fire, Corbin Park, Town Center, Park Place, and more. Arbor View is also across from the Overland Park Arboretum, which has nature trails, classes, and special events like luminary walks, hayrides, and wine tastings. Located in the sought-after Blue Valley School District, a new elementary school will also be built near Arbor View soon. The community features a pool, a pavilion, and a communal playground area. There are currently two homes and several lots available.

For more information about Arbor View or Lambie Custom Homes, visit their website or call them today at (913) 897-0040.

July 6th, 2015

Custom Homes in Chicagoland by Diamond Peak

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With over 20 years of combined subcontractor and general contractor experience, Diamond Peak Homes builds high-quality, new homes in the Chicagoland area. They make sure every homeowner receives personal attention to ensure customer satisfaction. They have exceptionally high building standards for their homes and have a knack for attention to detail. They build homes in communities in Chesterton, Crown Point, Saint John, Valparaiso and other Chicagoland suburbs in Indiana. With several floor plans to choose from, it’s easy to find something you’ll love. However, if you’re still not finding what you’re looking for, Diamond Peak has a partnered architecture on staff to help make the vision of your dream home a reality. They’ll also work with you and your budget to make sure every special touch you want is included in your home.   


White Hawk is a new home community in Crown Point, IN featuring Diamond Peak Homes. The calm and peaceful community is conveniently located just minutes from main attractions, such as Crown Point Square, Lake County Fairgrounds, YMCA, Crown Point High School, and more.  The White Hawk Golf Course and Country Club are just moments from your door step. There are currently lots available to build your dream home in Crown Point, IN. If you’re looking for scenic, luxury living in Chicagoland, White Hawk is the place to be.

For more information about Diamond Peak Homes or White Hawk, contact them today at (219) 779-9464 or visit their website.


June 29th, 2015

Custom Homes in Kansas City by Braklow Homes

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braklowBraklow Custom Homes specializes in building luxury homes in the Kansas City Area, including Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, and more. With over 16 years of combined experience in construction management and residential real estate, Braklow has some of the most desired floor plans available in today’s home building market. They also focus on energy efficiency in their custom built homes. While green building is good for the environment, it also makes sense economically. Energy efficient homes substantially cut utility and maintenance costs while increasing the comfort and health of the homeowner. They offer several different plans, including 1.5 story, reverse 1.5 story, and two story homes. You’ll also be able to select the interior finishes in your new home, such as flooring, cabinetry, counter tops, appliances, and more.


The founders of Braklow Custom Homes, Jerry and Kristen Braklow, have built a solid reputation in new home construction and residential real estate. They’ve been recognized for their designs, quality craftsmanship, value, and efficiency. They oversee the entire building process of their new homes, from your first meeting to your final walk through. When building with Braklow Custom Homes, you won’t be dealing with a Project Manager, you’ll speak directly to Jerry and Kristen throughout the entire construction process. As a luxury builder, their homes range in price from the $400’s to $1 million and up.

For more information about building a custom home in Kansas City with Braklow Homes, visit their website or call them today at (913) 375-5531.

June 22nd, 2015

Custom Homes in Olathe, KS | Summit Custom Homes

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About the Builder

Since 2002, Summit Custom Homes has built over 1,000 homes in the Kansas City area, including Lee’s Summit, Olathe, Overland Park, Raymore, and more. They are committed to building distinctive, energy-efficient homes with fine-quality craftsmanship, innovative floor plans and unique features. Many homes they have built feature Green Build Advantage™ which incorporates the latest building science to deliver significantly increased energy-efficiency. Summit has also won several local awards and been featured in national publications. In addition, the company has raised more than $3,750,000 to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Summit strives to make unique, well-constructed homes your family will enjoy for many years to come.


About the Community

Prairie Point is a scenic community located in Olathe, KS. Conveniently off of I-35, fantastic shopping, dining, and recreation are all very close nearby. The community will have 175 homes when completed. Prairie Point also features a swimming pool complex with a large reef ledged pool as well as a separate fenced wading pool for small children. Because the swimming pool complex is tucked within the community and adjacent to the lake, homeowners will enjoy a secluded, resort-like atmosphere. Currently there are three move in ready homes available. With lots available as well and a large selection of floor plans to choose from, it’s easy to find a new home your family will love.

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For more information about Prairie Point or Summit Homes, visit their website or call them at (816) 246-6700.

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