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Warranty For Custom Homes

Feeling Confident In Your New Home!

A new home is a major purchase for most everyone.   And naturally, there are some concerns that come with making that purchase. What kind of product am I getting? What if something goes wrong? Who’s going to be responsible for possible issues?

Through years of dedicated customer service Gustafson Properties, LLC has developed a reputation of quality and dependability! Our homes are constructed of 100% Hardie material on the outside, reducing future maintenance and repairs. Our systems and products are purchased from industry leading manufacturers, such as American Standard and Delta. Recently, we have even started introducing Smart Home Technology as a base package into our new homes. Aside from these things, we have developed a reliable group of sub-contractors that provide excellent workmanship and stand behind it!

In something as complex as a home, however, there is always the potential for an issue to arise. For this reason, every one of our homes comes with a Bonded Builders Home Warranty.   This warranty covers workmanship for 1 year, systems for 2 years, and structural items for 10 years. It is a worthwhile investment that we make in every home we sell, providing us with the reassurance that you will be more than happy with the home you purchased from us, and providing you the reassurance that there are no hidden surprises.

We want the home building or buying experience to be a pleasant one for every customer we work with, and we’re confident it will be. Our online customer dashboard allows customers to track their project’s schedule, budget, etc. without even having to be onsite. And our convenient mobile app allows you to view valuable information or upload project pictures and files directly from your smartphone. Check out what a recent customer had to say about his homebuilding experience with us:

“Enjoyed working with the Gustafson’s from start to finish. My 1st experience having a custom home built, and they made the experience as stress free as possible.”

-Michael Heppner

As always, we love hearing back from our customers! And we would love the opportunity to work with you! If you’re looking to build or buy a new home, don’t hesitate to call us, or visit our website at www.gustafsonproperties.com. At the bottom of our homepage, there is a small contact us form that can be filled out and submitted. Once submitted, you will be enrolled in a 9-week email campaign where you will receive one email a week walking you through some basic “getting started” topics, such as lender and appraisal information. This is an excellent place to start if you want more information on building a custom home but aren’t quite ready to meet yet. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us!

 

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Media Rooms!

Installing a home theater, or media room, may be just the touch you’ve been wanting to give your home, but where do you start? Obviously, designing a quality media room isn’t as simple as just hanging a TV on the wall and dimming the lights. There are sound factors that must be accounted for, placement considerations, and of course, budgets.

One excellent article on designing quality media rooms was written by John Riha and can be found on the DIY Network’s webpage at the following link:

http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/home-theater/home-theater-design-basics

In his article, John addresses everything from room shapes to viewing angles. It’s an excellent read for anyone considering incorporating a media room into their home.

On the other hand, if you’re currently considering building or buying a new home with a media room, don’t hesitate to contact us about some excellent floor plans for doing just that. One such plan is shown below and is currently being constructed in the beautiful Bonne Terre subdivision in Horn Lake, MS. Feel free to contact us for any additional information. We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Homebuilding Experience!

Building a new home can be overwhelming and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be!  Most of the concern of building a new home revolves around miscommunication, scheduling, and budgets.  The experience of building a new home is supposed to be exciting and rewarding, and we want to do all we can to make it that way!  For that reason, we have recently implemented a new software into our homebuilding experience in order to allow our customers to have more accessibility to their projects and to ease the process of communication throughout construction.  Our new system allows our customers to (among other things):

1.  Keep up with their project daily via a personalized customer dashboard.  From here, customers can view their updated budgets, keep up with selections, and see how their project is progressing.

2.  Have access to their own personal app.  Comments and selections can be made straight from our customers’ mobile devices, allowing them access to their projects even on the go!

3.  Have access to a message board.  Now every conversation will be arranged perfectly in a message board attached to the selection it pertains to.

To view a short video on some of the benefits of using Gustafson Properties as your custom homebuilder, visit www.gustafsonproperties.com and click on the video link in the middle of the homepage.  We would love to be part of your homebuilding experience and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Why We Build

Building Something Better!

We’re taking a break from our typical home blogs this week. The circumstances facing our country are heart-wrenching and tragic. The divisiveness, anger, and hate that we have fallen victim to has started to tear to pieces the very foundation of love and hope that we as a nation have come to be known for. I have felt compelled to write or comment myself on the situation we are in, but can’t quite find the words to describe how I feel. For that matter, I’m not a 100% sure how I feel about the circumstances at all. That being said, I wanted to share a passage from the Bible that has always stuck with me.

12 The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him. “Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.” David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.” Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man!…”

-1 Samuel 12: 1-7

This whole conflict is centered around our differences- different races, different social and economic statuses, different beliefs; but the solution lies within each of us. Don’t misinterpret the point of the above passage. The lesson doesn’t lie in the finances, races, or beliefs of the rich and poor man. The lesson is that David was quick to lash out against others without first examining his own faults.

I believe in God. I believe that God has the same love for each and every one of us, regardless of our differences. I believe he truly cares for us as His children in the same way we do for our own children. Like everyone else, I forget this at times (and so I’m not excluding myself), but I know it to be true. Having said that, think about the love you have for your children. Think about the hope and dreams you have for their wellbeing. Then, consider the way you view and speak to others because, in the big scheme of things, we are all equally important to a loving Creator.

Here is another passage that may serve as a guide in the midst of this turmoil:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

-1 Corinthians 13:4-13

We build homes for a living, but ultimately this country is home to all of us. We should strive to protect it from the destruction of hate!

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10033 Green Forest Drive

If you’re taking the opportunity this 4th of July weekend to look at a potential new home, don’t pass up this beautiful home located in Emerald Estates in Eudora, MS.  It’s filled with extras and conveniently located in a quiet cove in a wonderful subdivision.

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10033 Green Forest Dr., Hernando, MS 38632

Not able to break away this weekend?  Visit the link below to view the virtual tour!

http://view.paradym.com/showvt.asp?t=3836526&ref=m.facebook.com&prt=12571

If you’re interested in building or buying a new home, don’t hesitate to contact us!  We would love the opportunity to work with you!  Have a great holiday weekend!!!

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A/C Maintenance

The heat of the summer is upon us! So with the rising temperatures, it’s very important to properly maintain your air conditioning unit. Here are some pointers to keep in mind that will help get you through the summer without suffering the catastrophe of losing cool air.

First and foremost, as most know… change your filters routinely. During these hot summer months, it would be good to do so every 30-45 days. Leaving a dirty filter in your system can result in clogged coils and worse airflow. This, in turn, can lead to further (and more expensive) complications down the road.

Be sure to check your evaporator and condenser coils. Over time, both tend to collect debris, which can affect their function. Be especially attentive to the coils in your outside unit. These can be subject to a lot of dirt and trash build up due to lawn maintenance and outdoor conditions. Also, check to ensure that your coil fins are not seriously twisted or bent on your outside unit. This too can reduce airflow and damage your system.

Also, check to ensure condensate drains and pans are clear of any dirt and debris. Hot summer months tend to cause excessive condensation, which can cause damage to ceilings and walls in the event it spills over. If you have hard duct in your house, remember to check that it is properly insulated and taped.

Following these tips will hopefully keep you cool and comfortable throughout the hottest part of the year. For any questions regarding home maintenance, or for information on building a new home, feel free to read through some of our previous blogs. You can also contact us at customhomes@gustafsonproperties.com!

 

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Get Ready To Build Your New Home!!!

The thought of building a new home can be intimidating. The selections are endless, the process is in depth, and fear of the unknown is discouraging. Here is the good news. It doesn’t have to be! We want you to have the most enjoyable experience possible when building a new home, and we’re confident that you can! Take a look at what some of our past customers have had to say:

“We enjoyed living in our home built by Gustafson Properties for almost 10 years. The home was built with quality and was beautifully designed. We had a custom built bricked patio and optimal use of space throughout. Wonderful Christian family who builds homes like they would for their own family.”

-Ron & Cathy Stepter

“We are so proud of the way our home looks and feels and we owe it all to Gustafson Properties.”

-Jimmy & Joyce Young

“They built a mother-in-law addition for us. Their work was exceptional! I would have them build for me again. The best contractor I’ve ever worked with.”

-Charlotte Underwood

We care about our work, and we want to make sure our customers get the home they deserve! That means thoroughly discussing every phase of construction and every selection our customers want. It means meeting onsite several times throughout construction and following up several times afterwards!

For many people, just knowing where to get started can be difficult. Don’t worry! By simply providing us your name and email in the form located at the bottom of our homepage (www.gustafsonproperties.com), you will receive a newsletter and email providing you all the information you need to take those first steps towards building a new home! It’s all free, and it’s all just a click away!!!

Don’t waste any more time! Visit www.gustafsonproperties.com and contact us today!

Design Pics

Old to New!

With all the ups and downs in temperature and the long rainy days, I think it’s safe to say we are all desperately longing for some Spring weather!  One of my favorite parts of Spring is getting to plan out and build my home garden.  It’s relaxing and enjoyable.

What if you didn’t have to wait until Spring, though?  What if you could enjoy the perks of Spring all year long!?  The couple in the article below figured out a way to do just that!  Check out how they transformed an old, everyday shed into a beautiful greenhouse and spa area!

Don’t forget to contact Gustafson Properties, LLC when you’re ready to build or buy your new home!  We look forward to hearing from you!!!

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Countertop Confusion!

One of the most exciting parts of building a new home is selections!  Among the wide array of selections customers get to sort through, is that of countertops.  Countertops are an important part of any kitchen.  In addition to the look they bring to a new home, there are other factors to take into account, primarily durability and cost.  Below is a link to excellent article outlining the pros, cons, and costs of some of the various types of countertops tops on the market today!
Enjoy the good read and don’t forget to contact Gustafson Properties, LLC when you’re ready to build your new home!!!
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Winterizing Your Home!

The winter months are upon us, and if you’re not prepared, this can mean big problems for your home. What do you need to do to properly winterize your home? Let’s take a look at some key steps to take:

 

  1. Insulate your outside faucets. If you have a water hose hooked to your outside faucet, unscrew it until warmer months roll back around. Otherwise, standing water and ice-cold air trapped inside the hose have a direct path into your indoor plumbing. Styrofoam faucet covers can be purchased at just about any local hardware store for a little of nothing and will offer excellent protection against the outside elements.
  2. Insulate your water heater lines. Water heaters are typically kept in the coldest parts of the home (attics, garages, etc.). Be sure to inspect the water lines running to the water heater. Make sure they are adequately insulated with foam pipe covers.
  3. Change your air filter regularly. This should be a year round chore anyways. Most air filters should be changed every 30-60 days. Dust can accumulate in your system throughout the year. When you turn the heat on for the first time, all of that dust can be stirred up. This can lead to dirty filters that restrict airflow, and therefore, work against you in maintaining a comfortable temperature.
  4. Reverse your fans. If you have reversible ceiling fans, flip the switch. Warm air rises. Reversing your ceiling fans will create a circulation in the room that will keep all of the heat from settling up high.
  5. Seal openings around your doors. This can mean replacing worn weather-stripping with new, installing larger door sweeps to the base of your door, or applying foam insulators along your jambs. Preventing cold drafts at the entry points of your home is key to keeping your interior temperature where it needs to be.

 

Follow these steps and keep your home safe from the outside elements this winter. Don’t forget to check us out online at www.gustafsonproperties.com and contact us if your ready to build your new home! We look forward to hearing from you!