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Waterfront Home Building Essentials For Sarasota Home Buyers

Waterfront Home Building Essentials For Sarasota Home Buyers

Living on the water in a custom home with expansive views of the bay or gulf is a dream that has enticed many homeowners to build a waterfront home in Sarasota Florida.

These days having your home also be a waterfront getaway is more attractive than ever. However home buyers should be aware, building the waterfront home of your dreams is a process and there are important steps home buyers building a new custom home should be aware of.

Here Are Essential Tips For Home Buyer's Building A Waterfront Custom Home In Florida:

Understand The Land Your Home Will Be Built On

Hire a qualified real estate and land specialists to review the area on site for things such as soil properties, how stable ground is, where flooding can occur, and geological analysis. A slope analysis... read article

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Murray Homes Featured On Sarasota Magazine For SEBC Best In Show Aurora

Murray Homes Featured On Sarasota Magazine For SEBC Best In Show Aurora

Murray Homes was showcased by Sarasota Magazine for winning Best In Show at the South East Building Conference 2020 Aurora Awards.

The 2020 offering from Murray Homes was designed by Guy Peterson Office for Architecture, and in addition to bringing home best in show, the awe-inspiring Sarasota Modern Retreat out shown nearly 200 entries in 54 categories for attached and detached housing designs to win 3 honors Silver, Grand and Golden.

Read the full article on SarasotaMagazine.com... read article

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Updating Your Home? Watch Out For These Renovation Pitfalls

Updating Your Home? Watch Out For These Renovation MistakesUpdating your home yourself certainly has its appeal, however, if you embark on updating your home yourselves, there are several common mistakes new homeowners make that you will need to watch out for.

Starting Before You Understand The Home

For new owners of older homes, it can be tempting to begin renovating and updating as soon as you have the keys to the front door. However, waiting a little time to get a better understanding of the house before you jump in to change things will help you develop a better overall plan.

Many issues are not immediately apparent when you view the property, for example sunlight flooding a room at certain times of day, making it hard to see the tv or making it uncomfortably hot later in the day. If you purchase the home... read article

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Home Offices And Study Spaces. Work Where You Live!

Home offices and study spaced. Work where you live!As we move forward into a new normal, we know that one way the Covid-19 virus has changed our lives is the dramatic increase in the number of people who will be working from home.

Global Workplace Analytics notes that prior to the coronavirus pandemic only 3.6 percent of  U.S. employees worked from home. By the end of 2021, that figure may skyrocket to 25-30 percent.

When the outbreak started, employers and employees grappled to find ways to work temporarily from home during the lockdown, and, with the help of virtual meeting platforms and the ability to interact and collaborate with customers and associates in real time, many then realized that working from home could actually become a more permanent situation.  This has given rise to the need for a new approach to creating and improving... read article

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9 Amazing Modern Homes Architects Draw Inspiration From

Modern Home In Sarasota Florida

As custom home builders in Sarasota Florida, we are fortunate to live and work in an area rich in architectural history. Being home to mid-century architectural greats such as such as Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph, and The Sarasota School of Architecture movement they created, placed our area on the world stage. Today Sarasota continues to lead the way with renowned architects like Guy Peterson and Carl Abbot, as a result we are always looking to new sources of inspiration and new ideas for custom home designs. We have found 9 homes from designers around the world that are truly unique and push the boundaries of home design.

Graham House, Canada

When Arthur Erickson, a Canadian architect, collaborated with Geoffrey Massey... read article

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Building Custom Homes That Last

Custom Homes In Southwest Florida

The idyllic Southwest Florida setting itself is what draws so many people here: sunshine and waterfront living and Murray Homes’ dedication to building luxury home and estates in Sarasota that are “effectively maintenance-free” homes combines instantaneous appeal with long-term endurance.

The corollary to our environment, however, is that buildings here must withstand the damaging—sometimes devastating—effects of near-constant heat, sunlight, humidity, rain, wind, saltwater, sand and more. Without knowledgeable, well-planned architecture and construction, a house here can easily and quickly fall victim to these elements.

What’s the point of a dream home if, in three years, it’s already in need of major repair?

Murray Homes strives to circumvent environmentally generated repairs by building homes that are effectively maintenance-free from the get-go. The luxury custom home builder emphasizes designs that inspire instantaneous appeal in the most discerning buyers, but the company simultaneously... read article

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Murray Homes Professional Project Managers - Home Building's MVPs

outdoor modern home

How Murray Homes’ professional project managers ensure a successful and stress-free home building experience from planning to groundbreaking to move-in.

In American football, the quarterback acts as the primary communicator, play-caller, coordinator and decision maker on the field—the boss and diplomat between the other 10 offensive players who have to perform, the coaching staff on the sidelines, and all of the supporters who want to see those players execute the plan perfectly. Or the star attorney of the law firm drama, orchestrates the winning outcome by working with all the parties and creating a strategy after all the due diligence.

When building a custom home, the project manager is your quarterback.

As a knowledgeable on-site presence who can communicate openly between the builders, the subcontractors and you, project managers (PMs) are not only invested in seeing your home built... read article

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