The Southwest Homes team has taught me so much during my own custom home build that I wanted to share some information with all of you. Budgets are tight for us due to circumstances you will care nothing about as you have your own story and why your budget may be tight. Life happens to all of us and we continue to move forward, so let’s see what we can do to help you save some money. I will split this into a two-part series. This one will discuss how bigger dollars can be saved and a second blog where smaller dollars can be saved across multiple areas.
So you think you're ready to have a custom home built. You're excited and have visions of all you'd like to have in your home. You may even have a Pinterest page up and going full of ideas. The question now becomes, what is really doable, what are the must haves, what are negotiable and what is really a pipe dream.
Gearing up to build your dream home is an exciting time! You’ve saved up. You’ve got a vision of what you want written down. You’ve decided on Southwest Homes as your builder. Now, it’s time to get the construction loan so you can get things moving and the home of your dreams built!
“He treats every home as if he were building it for himself,” said Jonathan Poe, Southwest Homes Client. “That right there says a lot about a person.” Click the video below to watch the full story!
“I’ve raised our family pretty much in the same house for 20 years,” said Southwest Homes CEO, Jason LaFollette.” You’ve got kids that are waiting on you when you get home from work. There are meals to be eaten and bedtime prayers to be said. Your home is where all the people on the face of this planet are that love you the most. It’s your safe zone. As a father and a husband I take these things into consideration when building a home, so it becomes very personal.”
Each month Southwest Homes owner Jason LaFollette will be taking you behind the scenes with our awesome vendors where he’ll be showcasing the latest and greatest trends in the home building and construction industry. Take a peek at our very first episode featuring our friends over at Centex Countertops in Bryan! Stay tuned for our next episode on March 1st!
December 8th is a day that our family will remember for a lifetime!
Maybe it’s because us Texans (at least in the B/CS area), don’t ever get to experience it — but there is something that’s just so profound and magical — about “snow.” Where we live, building a snowman, or making “snow angels” on the ground, isn’t something that’s the norm. In fact, we haven’t seen snow like this in more than 10 years!
I’ll be there first to tell you, seeing families and folks in general putting their “devices” down to soak in this rare moment that Mother Nature blessed us with, has been a sight to see; and quite frankly — absolutely refreshing to witness.
The National Weather Service reported snow from San Antonio into East Texas. The most recent comparable snowfall in San Antonio had been in January 1987, when 1.3 inches of snow accumulated, but the most recent major snowfall was 13.2 inches in January 1985. Magical!
What is the most important step in building a new house from the ground up? Most would say: “Choosing the right home builder.”
Constructing a new house is an enormous and not to mention, a multifaceted undertaking, so it’s important to find custom home builders that you can trust to bring your vision to life.
“It was really important to find a builder that went with what I really wanted and to bring life to my dreams,” said Michelle Baumert. “And it was really important for me to find a builder that wasn’t going to push me in a different direction.”
“I wanna do everything you do, so I’ve been watching you.”
– Rodney Atkins
There’s a special bond between little boys and their dads. From campouts and fishing trips, to little league games, trips to Kyle Field together and helping around the house, there’s a special sense of aspiration. They want to be just like their dads, and they’re always watching.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.