Thursday, December 17, 2020

Custom Home Building

Not everyone, but a lot of people have that dream of finding a piece of land they can call their own and build their dream home. Everything from flooring, paint colors, technology additions, everything that they get to choose themselves. 

There is land for sale in Nacogdoches TX  and other parts of the region that are perfect for the family that wants to get away from the city and start a life with their first ever custom built home. And finding the perfect piece of land is normally step 1. 

Location is extremely important, not only the land itself, but think about how close or far away you are from the grocery store, gas station, school, office, etc. Make a list of things that are important to you, and mark off how far away each is from our options.

If it's an existing neighborhood then you'll want to evaluate the HOA (Homeowner's Association). There are sometimes (really always) different rules and regulations about custom built homes that may or may not coincide with your needs. They should have documents ahead of time for you to review. Walk the area ahead of time as well.

Just as important, is making sure you contact the best contractor and home builder. They will all have their own styles, but it's important to understand how they work, the materials they use, and how reputable they are. Ask for a tour of a current project that they are completing to get a better feel of who they are as possibility for you to hire.

Planning to build a new home also comes with things you may not think of. Permits are of course needed, are you in a flood plain? If you choose your contractor like home builders Lufkin TX correctly, then they should be able to not only provide the details, but also manage all of this to take the stress away from you in what is supposed to be a fun time.

From their, it's starting with the basics and more of the "fun" stuff of what you want to include. But the best advice anyone can get is to take your time upfront. Do the research on the steps we mentioned above to make sure you are doing everything correctly and to the best of your ability to ensure that you are set up for success in building your dream home!

DIY Plumbing. Step 1...Know What You Are Doing

 Obviously it goes without saying when it comes to any type of physical labor, or DIY project, that you should hopefully know what you are getting into before attempting anything that could dangerous. Or, cause issues to your home.

And the same goes for plumbing.

Plumbing might be one of the most common DIY aspects when it comes to the average home owner. Because honestly there are more than a few common plumbing issues that aren't that difficult to fix. The leaking toilet, the running faucet. Even the freezer that has a cracked drip line and has caused it to freeze up and leak water everywhere.

And especially in this day and age of endless technology, you can find a YouTube video for pretty much any type of household DIY issue.

The most common is probably the leaky faucet. Sometimes these go unnoticed, or when they do, the owner may not think it's a big deal. But, your water bill can and will think it's a big deal. And so will you shortly after. A leaky faucet can normally be fixed in an hour, maybe less depending on the issue. You'll need a screwdriver, allen wrench, and a good set of pliers and possibly a slip join pair. Depending on the job you may need some more advanced tools.

To go along with your supplies, you'll more than likely need an O-ring seal. The most common aspect of a leaky faucet.

Faucets and their handles actually come apart quite easily, but it's important to know they are small parts and can be sometimes difficult to put back together. Before starting even a small project like this, do the research. And also contact a local plumber for advice. Our friends at plumber allen tx have told us that at least 25% of their jobs recently have been due to DIY projects gone wrong.

With it being winter time as well, with extreme conditions in some parts of the country, it is important to be prepared for anything when it comes to the plumbing of your home.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

On-Site and Off-Site SEO

 There are more than just a few components when it comes to getting your site ranked on Google. Some good tactics...some bad that can get you in trouble.

There are several aspects that we all know when it comes to ranking a site, but the majority of the world can't fully grasp all of the fine details to truly rank a site. Which is where a pro team such as Plano SEO can come in and help. That could be simple consulting to help, or a full monthly SEO service that they do for a living.

Sure, adding the keywords that you want your customers to find you is very important. But that's just a small aspect. You need Google to realize they NEED to find you first. 

Depending on the platform you or your agency using there are of course built in SEO aspects to make it easy on yourself when creating a site. But that still isn't proper work to get you moving up the rankings. 

The keywords built into your sites content is one component of "on-site" SEO. We of course can spend hours and hours going over the tactics and how to properly optimize your site, contact a local agency to discuss their on-site SEO capabilities to see if it's good to have them do it for you...or if it's something you can take charge of yourself.

Off-site SEO is of course the other aspect, and very vital to being picked up quicker by Google and other search engines.

But you have to be careful here. Too many times small and local business hire "agencies" that claim they operate with best practices, when in fact they are overseas and do not follow the proper SEO tactics. And end the end you lose out on money and potentially having your site blacklisted or at least fall in the rankings.

Custom Home Building

Not everyone, but a lot of people have that dream of finding a piece of land they can call their own and build their dream home. Everything ...