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The Differences Between Homestyle & 203(k) Renovation Loans

This is a guest post from The Wood Group of Fairway, a trusted Texas mortgage lender. In this article, we’re outlining the differences between homestyle and FHA 203(k) renovation loans – what you can use them for, loan limits, qualification requirements, and more. When you really want to buy a certain house but can’t swing

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AWV Company Spotlight

With society’s increasing demands to make buildings as energy-efficient and environmentally friendly as possible, architects, engineers, contractors, and facility owners must lean on a wide array of partners to help them reach this end. Who better to trust than American Warming and Ventilation (AWV), a leader in air quality and control since 1904? AWV offers

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Benefits of Adding an Outdoor Kitchen

It’s safe to say that summertime is here…well, almost here! Before the temperatures reach an all-time high, it is time to get to work outside on home improvement projects you’ve been waiting to cross off your to-do list! When you hear the word, “summer,” what do you think of? For us, summertime and spending time

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Pergolas 101 – A Guide To Choosing The Right Pergola Design

In this guide you will find a breakdown of what a pergola is, a little about its history, different materials used for pergolas and shade structures, coverings, and much more. After reading, you’ll feel comfortable integrating a pergola in the outdoor architectural design of a garden or landscape as well as utilizing them to create

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Definitive Guide to Radiant Floor Heating Systems

Imagine stepping from a warm bed or shower on a cold day onto a warm floor. That’s what will happen if you have radiant floor heating installed in your home.  Radiant floor heating systems warm the objects and people in the room directly by infrared radiation. This method of heating is much more efficient and

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The Hidden Benefits of a Ribbon Driveway

It’s not every day you see a ribbon driveway gracing somebody’s front yard. For whatever reason, ribbon driveways just haven’t been utilized as often as you might think, considering all their benefits. Regular-sized driveways are subject to a number of negative influences from both the environment and human traffic because of the nature of their

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5 Types of Paving Options to Consider

If you were to take a survey of every home or business in America, you would find that the vast majority of them feature some kind of paving within their landscape. Paving serves a variety of purposes for us, including improving the aesthetics of outdoor areas as well as providing places for us to walk,

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Best Access Doors: Building Materials Company Spotlight

One building material that most people might overlook is the access door. But with today’s recognition of this material, some people already consider its installation. If you’re a new client, you’re probably asking: Should I install an access door for my next construction project? Why should I install one? Of course, the right answer for

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101 Changes a Homeowner Will Make During a Project

You build for a living and you sell for a living. You think you know what you’re doing! You meet with your potential clients and discuss every possible option that can be put in the new home or renovation you are bidding and you finally get a signature and permission to move forward. But before

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Company Spotlight: Columbia Forest Products

When it comes to hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer products in North America, Columbia Forest Products is by far the most recognizable name in the business. Founded over 60 years ago in 1957, CFP has grown to become the single largest manufacturer of hardwood veneer and hardwood plywood products on the continent.  This success didn’t

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