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Hibbs Homes partners to develop unique new home community in Eureka

Hibbs Homes & Payne Family Homes partner to offer both custom and pre-designed homes on 1- to 3-acre wooded lots in scenic Meramec Valley Two leading local St. Louis area home builders have announced that they will partner to provide homeowners with a variety of homebuilding options at The Forest at Pevely Farms. Community home builder […]

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12 home design trends to watch in 2016

By Kim Hibbs, 2016 President, Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri (HBA) The National Association of Home Builders recently announced the winners of the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) – a prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in design that will influence the residential building industry.  Below are some of the newest […]

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Climate change & sustainability forum at White House

By Kim Hibbs, Hibbs Homes This week, I was honored to participate in a briefing with the White House Administration on climate change and sustainability. As a leader in energy efficient high-performance home building, I was invited to share how climate change is affecting real estate and housing, and to share my thoughts on how […]

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Asking the Right Questions When Selecting a Home Builder

By Kim Hibbs, 2016 President, Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri (HBA). Article as seen in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Purchasing a home is the single largest investment you will likely make in your lifetime and making sure you have picked the right home builder is very important. Researching building professionals, requesting […]

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The Ripple Effect of Home Buying Fuels the Economy

By Kim Hibbs, 2016 President, Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri (HBA) Article as seen in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) analyzed data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and it showed a ripple effect of economic activity triggered by a new home […]

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Home Financing 101 for New Construction Homebuyers

As our economy continues to show signs of improvement, many are returning to homeownership or embarking on it for the first time. New trends are emerging for the first time in history. Millenials are considering new construction green homes or custom homes in place of starter homes, because they realize that the maintenance costs and […]

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Live By Design: Planning Tips for the Luxury Homebuilder

By: Evan Miguel Designing your dream house is personal. New construction homes are meant to be tailored to you, and that should begin in the planning stages before ground is even broken. Bringing in the designer early in the process ensures there will be enough time to fully accommodate your needs, and being well-informed and […]

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Family Builds Their Perfect Home For Less Than Buying

The Derner family lived in a home that suited almost all of their needs, but the biggest problem they had with the home was the location. The couple no longer worked near the area they were living in anymore, so they knew it was time for a move. They looked and looked for a house […]

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Comparing Production, Semi-Custom & Custom Homes

By: Kim Hibbs, Owner If thinking about building a new home, you have a few options. Knowing the differences between a tract (production), semi-custom and custom home will help you make the decision that is right for you and your family. Tract/production housing is a development in which multiple similar homes are built on a […]

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Central Vacuums Keep Your Home Energy Efficient

By Kim Hibbs, Certified Green Professional It’s a question often asked by clients building a home – “What is the one must-have that won’t break the bank?” My response always includes a central vacuum system. Central vacuum systems carry dirt and debris through hidden tubes to a powerful tank located in the garage or basement. […]

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Update: St. Louis Home Building in 2015

  By: Kim Hibbs I’m often asked – is this a good time to build a new home? My answer is always yes, but I also offer the following thoughts to set the proper expectations. While it’s always a good time to build a new home, there are challenges builders haven’t faced in many years. […]

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Questions To Ask When Hiring a General Contractor

We have been fortunate to work with a number of great families in the St Louis area to help them plan and build their custom home. Over the course of time we have seen that there is a big advantage for homeowners who are well informed about the home building process and are educated in […]

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St Louis Builder Buzz: Three Myths About Green Home Building

Like many industries, innovations in green home building have become mired in speculation and myths. The heavy use, and often misuse, of  “green” messages across many industries has fostered a cynicism for some. While others are holding on to the early price tags or associations with the word. However, like many industries, the building industry […]

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Active House USA Prototype Home To Be Built in Webster Groves, MO

Kim Hibbs of Hibbs Homes and consulting partner Matt Belcher of Verdatek Solutions are partnering with the Active House Alliance to begin construction on the first Active House prototype in the United States in early 2012. This custom home brings together expertise from industry leading sustainable building practices in the United States and the Active […]

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