New Homes

An Energy-Efficient Homebuyer Reaps Savings and Benefits

Posted on September 14, 2017
Matt Shimon had a pretty good idea of what he wanted in his home: four bedrooms, wrap around porches, a big kitchen with marble countertops and the latest appliances and a finished basement to serve as their design studio. The built-in energy efficiency came as a bonus.
Posted in Green Homes, New Homes | Tagged Xcel Energy, Xcel Energy Minnesota, Green Path Energy Tour | 0 Comments

Special Dream Home for Veterans on 2017 Fall Parade of Homes

Posted on September 14, 2017
Since the mid 1990s, the Twin Cities' Parade of Homes has included a couple of homes each event that require a $5.00 entry fee to visit (all other homes on the tour are free).
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes | Tagged BATC, BATC Foundation, Dream Home, Lennar, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans | 1 Comment

Energy Efficiency at Home

Posted on September 13, 2017
The Efficient New Home Construction program helps builders include efficiency measures as they construct the home. But there are dozens of things homeowners can do to save energy and money. Here are some of the most common measures.
Posted in Green Homes, New Homes | Tagged green home, Xcel Energy, Xcel Energy Minnesota, Green Path Energy Tour | 1 Comment

Packing Your Electronics for a Smart Move

Posted on September 12, 2017
We hope you'll find your new Dream Home on this Fall's Parade of Homes. If so, here are some excellent tips to make sure you pack your electronic equipment correctly from our Guest Blogger, Ann Neal.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Packing for a move, Moving Electronics, Ann Neal | 0 Comments

Four Artisan Dream Homes in the Fall Parade of Homes

Posted on September 1, 2017
The 2017 Fall Artisan Dream Homes are here! These are the the homes with incredible craftsmanship and design details that you won't want to miss! This fall, there are four Artisan Dream Homes and two Artisan Dream Remodeled Homes selected by the BATC Foundation.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes | Tagged Parade of Homes, Dream Homes, Artisan Dream Homes, home style | 4 Comments

Improving the Security of Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

Posted on August 31, 2017
As Fall approaches and darkness comes earlier, we thought it would be a good time to share some smart ideas for home security. Here's a few from our Guest Blogger, Carol Trehearn.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Home Security, Flood Lights, driveway alarms, guard dogs | 3 Comments

Top Tile Style

Posted on August 30, 2017
Design a space that excites and delights.
Tagged The Tile Shop, tile trends, interior design, home style, Kitchen Tile, Wood Tile | 2 Comments

Make Your Home Search Easier with a Home Comparison Scrapbook

Posted on August 29, 2017
According to the American Housing Survey, the average home buyer looks at a minimum of 10 homes before making a purchase. But unless you have a photographic memory, it will be impossible to remember all the details from each house.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Home Shopping, Scrapbooking | 0 Comments

4 Property Ideas That Will Stand the Test of Time

Posted on August 29, 2017
Here are some great tips from our guest blogger, Carol Trehearn, to help you make smart choices for your home.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Pratt Homes, Narr Construction, Carl M. Hansen Companies, Home Decor Tips, Home upkeep | 0 Comments

Remodeling a Mid-Century Modern Rambler

Posted on August 24, 2017
What a 55-year-old designer can live with and without
Posted in Dream Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged Remodeled Home, Crystal Kitchen Center, Jolynn Johnson, Aging in Place, Mid-Century Modern Style | 0 Comments

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