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Top 10 Reasons to Build a House on Florida’s Treasure Coast

For those who live here, it’s easy to see why one would want to build a house on Florida’s Treasure Coast. “It’s All Here, All year,” a Chamber of Commerce advertising campaign headline once bragged. This sums up why people choose to build a house and live within the 1,618 square mile Treasure Coast region. Here are a few more: Variety of Lifestyles There are many different types of environments to live in. You can [...]

By |2018-09-25T15:21:48+00:00September 25th, 2018|PIC|Comments Off on Top 10 Reasons to Build a House on Florida’s Treasure Coast

Interior Design Trends for Florida Custom Built Homes

Here at Passage Island Construction, we have noticed some increasingly popular interior design requests for our custom built homes recently. We spoke with interior designer Christina Bruce of Christina Bruce Interiors in Vero Beach and received some great insight about the current interior design trends she’s noticed in Florida custom built homes as well. Freestanding Tubs Freestanding tubs in neutral colors or white have been a popular add-on in many custom built homes. Textured walls [...]

By |2018-09-17T20:02:01+00:00August 31st, 2018|PIC|Comments Off on Interior Design Trends for Florida Custom Built Homes

Top 5 New Home Construction Custom Kitchen Features for 2018

When it comes to new home construction, we often see the kitchen take precedence over other areas of the home. Commonly called “the heart of the home,” the kitchen may be quite possibly the most important room in the home. A new home construction project provides an ideal opportunity to create the perfect gathering place for this very important space. As such, we’ve provided the top five new home construction custom kitchen features trending this [...]

By |2018-08-27T14:48:51+00:00August 27th, 2018|PIC|Comments Off on Top 5 New Home Construction Custom Kitchen Features for 2018

Homeownership: A Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

Purchasing or building a new home is an exciting venture for first-time homebuyers. Whether newly married, expecting a baby, or relocating for a new job, you may find yourself wondering if homeownership is right for you. If so, you may have asked yourself, “Is it time to build or buy?” Having a landlord to cover repair costs, lawn maintenance, and property taxes may give you peace of mind when you rent. Your monthly rent may [...]

By |2018-08-01T20:29:46+00:00August 1st, 2018|PIC|Comments Off on Homeownership: A Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

Going Green: Top 5 Cost-Saving Benefits of Energy Efficient Homes

Consider the cost-saving benefits of energy efficient homes if you plan to build a new home. Energy efficient homes are the future of the real estate market. Some benefits to building green include waste reduction, conservation of natural resources, improvement in air and water quality, protection of ecosystems, and noise reduction. Aside from contributing to environmental sustainability and improving health, homeowners can also benefit financially from energy efficient homes. 1. Energy Efficient Homes Have a Higher Resale [...]

By |2018-07-19T18:16:44+00:00July 19th, 2018|PIC|Comments Off on Going Green: Top 5 Cost-Saving Benefits of Energy Efficient Homes

Five Reasons to Consider Custom Home Plans Over Stock Model Home Plans

While custom home plans and stock model home plans both allow for customization, there are a few key differences to consider when deciding between the two. 1. Custom Home Plans Are Fully Customizable For anyone looking to build his or her dream home, working directly with a custom homebuilder using custom home plans ensures that the home’s construction expresses the homeowner’s unique personality and style, something stock model homes can’t fully capture.  From the number [...]

By |2018-07-05T20:42:44+00:00July 5th, 2018|PIC|Comments Off on Five Reasons to Consider Custom Home Plans Over Stock Model Home Plans

Hurricane-Resistant Construction Options for Custom Built Homes

One factor homeowners must consider when choosing between two or more custom built homes is the material builders use during construction. This is especially true in states like Florida where the classic “man vs. nature” struggle persists. We have learned enough to respect nature’s unpredictability and find ways around its ugly moods to protect ourselves. Nothing is indestructible. So, what does that mean for Florida residents? Battling a hurricane is not a matter of if, [...]

By |2018-06-27T15:11:19+00:00June 27th, 2018|PIC|Comments Off on Hurricane-Resistant Construction Options for Custom Built Homes

The Custom Home Building Process

Building your own home offers a lot of advantages, but the process is vastly different than buying an existing home. To help clients who plan to work with our custom home building team, we’ve put together a brief guide about what to expect during the process. Here’s an overview of what you need to know about home building. 1. Securing Financing When you decide to hire a custom home builder, the first step you must take [...]

By |2018-06-25T20:14:31+00:00May 23rd, 2018|PIC|Comments Off on The Custom Home Building Process

The Cost of New Construction Homes

When the time comes to purchase a home, you’ll be faced with the choice of buying an existing structure or having a new one built. While circumstances may dictate which of these is better for you at any given point, there are a number of benefits to new construction homes that are worth looking into. If you do decide to go this route, it’s also important to keep in mind what contributes to the cost [...]

By |2018-05-17T14:08:23+00:00May 17th, 2018|PIC|Comments Off on The Cost of New Construction Homes

Tips for Finding the Perfect Property for Sale

If you're thinking about building your own home, you have to find the right property. When you're looking for property for sale for building a home, there are several attributes you should think about. Consider taking the following elements into account. Location Obviously, whether you're buying or building a home, location is key when you're looking for property for sale. Is the property close to your work or your kids' school? If you want to [...]

By |2018-04-23T19:20:38+00:00April 23rd, 2018|PIC|Comments Off on Tips for Finding the Perfect Property for Sale