For Builders, Small is Big

March 3rd, 2020

Trends in home building are beginning to change as custom and production builders move away from the notion that bigger is better, turning instead to smaller, more efficient homes. This is just one of the 2020 trends highlighted in a recent Builder online article presenting the view of builders, remodelers, building material manufacturers and market watchers Read More...

Should You Buy a Vacation Home?

January 21st, 2020

Many people dream of owning a vacation home. That’s especially true during the long winters when thoughts turn to escaping the cold and retreating to a home in a warm, sunny location.  But is buying a vacation home a good idea?  Kate Ashford, writing for Forbes.com, offers nine things you should consider before buying one Read More...

Must-Have Home Features

July 24th, 2019

If you enjoy being on trend, and you’re considering a new home, you might be interested in what the experts say are today’s “must-have” home features.   According to the National Association of Home Builders, laundry rooms and energy-saving features are among the most-wanted items.  Home storage, such as garage storage or a walk-in pantry, is also highly desirable Read More...

How to Choose a Home Builder

July 10th, 2019

Whether you’re thinking of buying a home in a new home community, or considering building a custom home, choosing the right builder is your most important decision. It’s easy to be swayed by a beautifully decorated model home, or by a builder’s portfolio of gorgeous one-of-a-kind residences Read More...

Why Do I Need Title Insurance

March 6th, 2019

When you purchase a home, you will most likely be required to have title insurance.  Why?  Because the chain of ownership of the property you’re buying could have resulted in problems that will cost you money if they are not detected.  Some of the most common include liens that could transfer to you as the new owner, omitted heirs who could claim ownership of the property, fraud in past transactions, or errors in the public record Read More...

FAQs for New Construction Buyers

January 30th, 2019

If you’re shopping for a home in a new construction community, you may soon realize that choosing your builder and home style is just the beginning of many decisions you’ll need to make. At Sal Paone Builders, we want our buyers to be well informed and ready to manage the details of the home buying process Read More...

New Construction vs. Existing Homes

December 5th, 2018

Home buyers always have a choice between purchasing an existing home or a new construction home.  As a builder with more than 40 years of experience in new home construction, the Sal Paone Builders team naturally sees the advantages of buying a brand, spanking new home.  Many of our buyers tell us that they love the idea of a clean, fresh, never-lived in home that won’t reveal any hidden surprises down the road Read More...

PEX is Exciting. Really!

May 15th, 2018

Conversations about hot home products usually focuses on the glitz and glamour items:  Things like smart gadgets, high-end amenities and luxurious lifestyle features.  This article from Professional Builder highlights the Top 50 items homebuyers want in 2018.  But, for a builder focused on quality, what’s used in the construction of the home, and in the home’s various systems, is every bit as exciting Read More...

BOLD Colors are In!

February 7th, 2018

Feel like the white, gray and beige color trend is getting a bit boring? Then you’ll love the predictions for the most popular paint colors of 2018.  The palette is bold, moody and introspective. Think rich and warm shades from greenish blues to deep, dark hues, in choices that work for any style from traditional to contemporary Read More...

What Lies Beneath…

January 31st, 2018

One of the most important considerations in designing a new or renovated kitchen is what lies beneath everything else.  That’s the flooring – and there are many choices and considerations in choosing what’s right for you.  Houzz.com takes a look at the pros and cons of five popular kitchen flooring materials, including hardwood, tile, travertine, laminate and vinyl Read More...