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Estes Answers Some Of Your Questions

Our team at Estes Custom Builders is always busy with new projects, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have time to answer your questions! In the past month you’ve asked some great questions and we have answers for you!

What projects are Estes Custom Builders working on right now?

Our Summer has been busy with new and ongoing projects. We just finished a beautiful house off of Elmwood in Westbrook at Wildwood circle. It’s 1800 sq. ft with a 2 car garage, listed at 289,000.

We’re spending a lot of time in Westbrook lately, devoting a lot of time to our condo project on Falmouth Street. We just had a great open house. These condos are in a great location and start at a very affordable 219,000.

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Turning Your New House Into A Home On A Budget

Welcome Home!

They say that home is where the heart is, but it always takes some time and effort to turn your new house into your family’s home. Chances are, after you’ve spent the money on your new house there isn’t a lot left over to add the personal details that will make your home and yard feel like it’s truly your own. Don’t fret, with a little creativity and these helpful tips you’ll be feeling at home in no time!

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Improve Your Home for 2014!

With an increased chill in the air, it’s no surprise that winter is here. Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now Christmas and New Year’s Eve are fast approaching! And with a new year comes those New Year Resolutions. We all make them, but few ever follow through for the whole year. This year, make your resolution about your home. A clean and organized home will give you increased energy…maybe enough to follow through on those other resolutions you always make! Continue reading “Improve Your Home for 2014!” »

Green Home Design

Site Orientation
This is where Green Home Design begins. You must work with your contract home builder to examine the geography of your parcel of land. High plateau property sites require vastly different considerations than low lying water aggregate sites. Think retaining walls versus drainage ditches or living on a hill versus living in a bowl.

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Estes Reports Ideal Conditions for New Home Construction in Maine this 2012 Spring/Summer Season

New Home Construction in Maine During these uneasy economic times, especially for Maine homeowners, silver linings can be hard to come by. Fortunately, Estes Custom Builders understands the plight of first time homebuyers and offers them considerable shelter from the storm — 100% financing shelter that is.

With RE/MAX reporting a “stabilization in median home prices,” it looks like 2012’s spring/summer season is turning out to be an ideal time to build for first time Maine homeowners. Maine’s Rural Development Program helps first time homebuyers qualify for 100% financing and Estes Custom Builders has taken notice.

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4 Tips for Hiring the Best Home Builder in Maine

Hiring a maine home builder

Let’s face it, building a custom home is a big deal and hiring the best home builder for the job is an even bigger deal. The time and energy that goes into visualizing the right foundation for you and your family is consuming and at times can be very stressful. Finishing on budget and on time is no easy feat either. You have to ask yourself some tough questions when you’re looking to hire a custom home builder: who can you trust and who do you feel comfortable and “at home” with? You could spend a great deal of time, searching for someone who not only sees the visions and the desires that you hold, but who can also create and deliver those visions and desires. Sit back and relax- we’re here to help, and that’s why we’ve come up with the following four tips for hiring the best home builder in Maine.

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Finding the Right Home Builder in Maine

Maine Home Builder

Finding the right home builder who can transform your visions into reality is not an easy job. Endless searches, multiple referrals and several phone calls can all lead you right back to where you started. How do you find the right custom builder for your home building needs? When searching for the right Maine home builder, you want to consider several different things:

·       What characteristics does the right home builder have?

·       Who is a home builder that I can trust?

·       How do I find a home builder who will make me feel comfortable and at ease with the process?

·       Where do I go to find out more information on a home builder that I’m considering?

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How to Pick the Right Maine Home Building Contractor

Maine Home Building Contractor

Know What You Don’t Know

Picking the right contractor is the most important step in any home construction or remodeling project. Few things are more frustrating than trusting a contractor to complete a home build or renovation, only to find out later that the work was not done correctly.

On the other hand, nothing feels better than coming back to the home of your dreams. The best way to ensure your experience is a pleasant one is to educate yourself as to how the process should go. No one want’s to be overcharged, have work left unfinished or deal with poor quality; not to mention messy work areas or legal problems. Below are some helpful tips to help you find the best Maine Home Building Contractor:

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B Hill

“In 2006 we had hired Nick Estes Development to make significant improvements on our commercial properly. Nick did an excellent job of scheduling work around our tenants’ hours of operation so as to not interfere with their businesses. This was extremely important to us and our tenants.

We found the quality of workmanship to exceed our expectations and the project completed several weeks before we had anticipated. We would certainly use his services in the future and strongly recommend his company to anyone who is looking for a professional approach to improvements in their properties.”

B.Hill Inc.

Raymond Roux

“I own a business in Windham and have used Nick Estes Development to make improvements and repairs to my building. He did and excellent job and was very professional. The workmanship was excellent and the project was completed on schedule and under budget.

I would highly recommend Nick Estes Development for any building needs you many have.”

Raymond Roux