Is a Whole Home Renovation Right for You?

If interest rates have you reconsidering a new home purchase, you might be like many other families who’ve decided to stay where they are and embark on a large-scale or whole home renovation.  This dream home investment enables you to:           Another scenario we see is the client who has found an out-of-date “fixer upper” in … Read more

Three Financial Steps to Building “On Your Lot” That Every Buyer Needs to Know.

There’s no denying that building a new home is a large financial investment. If you’re considering building On-Your-Lot with an existing, ready-made floorplan, it’s important to be aware of how the new construction financing process works. While this article will give you some tips on navigating the financing of your land purchase, we always advise … Read more

Making Sense of Allowances

For best results, narrow down your options up front. Allowances—that is, budgeting general costs for items before the specific items are chosen—are a fact of life on many projects. Some homeowners have trouble making decisions before work begins, most commonly for appliances, cabinets, floor coverings, and plumbing and electrical fixtures. In those cases, the builder … Read more

What are the Stages of Building a House?

A Homeowner’s Guide to the Construction Process If you’ve been thinking about investing in new construction, you’re more than likely wondering how the home-building process works. While there are multiple steps and months’ worth of labor that go into every build, we’ve brought you a simplified guide to the construction process. Once you’ve completed the … Read more

Engineering the Path to Your New Design/Build Home

Whether you’ve decided to build a custom home or construct an “On Your Lot” home using a builder’s existing home design, it takes a team to move the project from inspiration to reality. Among the most important people, particularly at the beginning of a project, are engineers. Many people, especially if they haven’t been part … Read more

Change Management

Post-contract changes need not be a problem, but they absolutely need a clear process Professionals who build fantastic homes for satisfied customers share some important traits. One trait is an obsession with details, and another is clearly communicating those details to the homeowners. Great builders are great communicators, and part of being a great communicator … Read more

Transparent Pricing & Communication Builds Confident Customers

Building a custom home can be an emotional experience. At Timberlake, we do our best to make sure those emotions are all happy anticipation, and a deep sense of satisfaction. One way we do that is to provide as much communication as possible, particularly when it comes to pricing. While we don’t like surprises, we … Read more

Raising The Performance Bar

The best builders engineer their homes for health and comfort. Efficiency, health and comfort—a great new home delivers all of those. But creating that home using today’s construction methods takes more knowledge than most people realize. That knowledge is one of the benefits of working with a professional builder. Lots of homeowners ask questions about … Read more

Avoid Costly Mistakes

How professional builders avoid some of the most common and costly construction mistakes. Most people judge a home by the obvious: a floor plan that’s a joy to live in, a streetscape that wows passers-by, great natural lighting, and lots of storage. The list goes on. But some less obvious details have just as great … Read more

Have Questions? Ask Your Builder.

Prevent surprises and delays by getting answers from the top. There are lots of things homeowners can do to keep their building project running smoothly. Number one is making timely product choices, but another key step is to direct all change requests and questions, no matter how small, to the builder or the builder’s representative … Read more