A Sound Investment: Return on Investment for Green Home Construction

St Louis Home Builder Hibbs Homes shares green home construction impact of Chesterfield custom home By Kim Hibbs, Certified Green Builder A smarter home – simply put, that’s what we’re looking to build for our clients. With each design, our hope is to create a home that is healthier, more energy efficient and more durable […]

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Floor Plans for Family Life: Open Concept

Casual open design floor plans continue to dominate custom family home designs By: Kim Hibbs, Home Builder When it comes to new home building and home construction design trends, none has held on so long as the open floor plan. And for good reason – an open floor plan offers families more flexible entertainment options, and […]

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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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New Homes Tax Incentives: It Pays to Build Green

If you are looking into new home construction, you should certainly know what sort of tax incentives you might be eligible for. Take a look at these different incentives to see if you could end up getting a bit back on your taxes after building your new home. How to Find Federal, State, and Local […]

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Home Building 101: Infill Building Versus Undeveloped Lot Building

The first step in building a new home is finding and selecting a lot. As a dedicated custom home builder, the majority of our clients chose between either purchasing an undeveloped lot or purchasing a lot primed for infill building. There are advantages to both, and just as floor plans are unique for each family, […]

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Do green homes have higher resale value?

By: Danni Eickenhorst Green home building isn’t just a construction industry buzz word, it is a body of home construction techniques and practices that are becoming increasingly important to homeowners and home buyers alike. Energy efficient, sustainable homes are characterized by their use of sustainable materials, and less volatile chemicals. Green homes are finished with Energy Star-rated […]

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