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Sterling Custom Homes Incorporates Audio Visual Installation Into Home Building

Flat screen and high-definition TVs are popular items to have now, but no one wants a mess of wires lying around, and that certainly doesn’t match up with a sleek and modern look in a home either.
Luxury home builder, Sterling Custom Homes feels the same way, and that is why when building 
new homes in Austin, they want to design and build a custom home to your preferences, and handle all of the complicated wires and mounts for your audio-visual equipment.

Newer models of flat screen TVs also now have thinner displays, and ultra thin wall mounts, leaving them only two inches off the wall, looking much less bulky than original models, and providing ways for viewers to pull it 30 inches from the wall or view from different angles.
Texas custom home builder, Sterling Custom Homes knows that new technologies will fit better and be more eye-catching when coordinated by your home builder. So they will not only design the placement and installation of your equipment, but also careful placement of outlets, cable concealment, and correct wiring for voltage. Sterling has years of experience and lots of industry contacts, to negotiate pricing and manage audio-visual projects, which will save you time and money.

No more worrying about having several contractors, because Sterling Custom Homes will complete your home and technology installation at the same time. As a home buyer with this incredible opportunity open to you, it does bring ideas then of having an up-to-date media room in your home, doesn’t it? Well the builder will also make sure that your media room rivals others featured in leading home design magazines too!

If you would like to install a media room in your home, have Sterling Custom Homes build your home and handle technology installation, or  just find out more information, visit

Tired of the Snow Shovel? Leave it Behind, and Move to a Boone Homes Community

Richmond residents know well, that every winter you’ll have to break out the snow shovels, and take care of your driveways and yards. Well it is time to say “No more”, and buy or build a new home in one of Boone Homes’ maintenance-free communities.
Boone Homes has five Richmond area communities, that come with zero maintenance and overflowing with luxury.

Prices on these homes start from the $300,000s, and this
Richmond home builder‘s no maintenance communities feature the “Lock and Leave” lifestyle. This means no worrying about yard work year-round. You can just grab your things, lock the door, and head off to wherever you need to go.

The no hassle, maintenance-free lifestyle of Boone Homes’ communities features: leaf removal, grass cutting, lawn irrigation (including payment of the irrigation water bill), seasonal chemical applications, snow removal, exterior painting, and annual gutter cleaning too. This “Lock and Leave” idea works great for young professionals, retirees, and busy families alike, who do not have the time or desire to worry about yard work.

In all of the builder’s Richmond neighborhoods, you’ll find hardwood flooring, sparkling granite countertops, kitchen islands, and even coffered ceilings, among other updates and upgrades. Home owners of Boone Homes enjoy the spacious design of each home, and especially freedom from maintaining the exterior.

There are many new home communities offered by Boone Homes in Richmond, including Bellingham in Twin Hickory and the Villas at Grey Oaks, both in Henrico County, Coach Homes of Kinloch in Goochland County, Club Villas at Founders Bridge in Powhatan County, and Courtyard Homes in Tarrington on the James in Chesterfield County. All of these spacious, comfortable luxury homes are priced from the $500,000s and some with home plans in sizes up to 4,500 square feet.

For your opportunity to tour one of
Boone Homes‘ beautiful new home locations, or for more general information, please call their Richmond office at (804) 784-6192, or the Roanoke office at (540) 278-1369.

Your Homeowners Insurance Agent is More Than a Pretty Face

homeowners insuranceInsurance agents are famous for smiling down at potential clients from billboards all over town. But insurance expert and

Equifax Personal Finance Blog contributor Linda Rey wouldn’t consider the number of billboard sightings you encounter as a good way to choose the agent to write your homeowners insurance policy. She says you need to search for good service as diligently as you looked for the right location when you chose your new  home.

As a first step in finding insurance for your home, you may want to ask your friends and coworkers who they use and what their experiences are. Then you may want to think about the type of insurance agent you want – one you can reach only online or by phone or one you can meet in person. Either way you go, you’ll want assurance they can be there for you if disaster strikes, helping you through the claims process.

You may also want to look for an agent who carries many types of insurance so you can bundle your auto, home, life and/or other policies and receive discounts. Rey says an important part of an agent’s role is to review your policies with you regularly to ensure that you are adequately insured, at the right price, even as your needs change.

Once you’ve identified several potential agents, go back to Rey’s Equifax article, “

How to Choose the Best Insurance Agent.”  She gives links to several websites that will help you narrow down your choice based on their credentials, licensing and service records. For example, she says you can check for complaints on insurance agents or carriers at your state insurance department. You can look for customer service rankings at J.D. Power.

These links and more are posted on the

Equifax Personal Finance Blog, along with Rey’s other expert advice on choosing your agent and managing your overall insurance needs. It’s worth taking a few moments to check out before you just go with the “easiest” insurance option. What’s easy now may prove to be more difficult and more expensive in the end.

Altogether More, Traton Homes Announcing Window of Opportunity Event

We know you’re out and about, searching for the best Atlanta real estate deals this October, and what better deal than Traton Homes’ Window of Opportunity Event? Traton Homes, a premier metro-Atlanta home builder, is treating home buyers to lots of incentives to buy a new home, like closing cost bonuses, below-market pricing, and discounted decorator options.

Traton Homes offers 14 different communities in Atlanta for you to choose from, and the Window of Opportunity Event varies by community, so please visit the website at for additional information.

In Paulding County at their Rosewood Park community for example, the builder will give you a $5,000 closing cost bonus, and 50 percent off options up to $20,000 on pre-sale homes. This is an incredible discount on a new home, especially looking at the luxury, quality and upgrades that are a guarantee of every Traton home.

A gem in the collection of Traton Homes’ communities,
Edenbridge, features Atlanta Executive Homes in Cobb County with only two home sites remaining for sale. This luxury new home community has models ranging from the $600,000s to $1 million, and is located at the Prestigious Overlook at Marietta Country Club.  Just a few of the elegant details you’ll fall in love with here include: a 27-hole golf course, two pools and a water slide tower, five tennis courts, and a 28-acre spring fed lake, and that’s just the beginning. Wait until you see the intricate architecture and design inside each breathtaking home here as well!

To tour one of Traton Homes’ beautiful new home communities, or for additional information about the Window of Opportunity Event for October, please call the corporate office at (770) 427-9064 or visit