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FEMA Floodplain Regulations Part 1

If you are planning on building, renovating, or buying property in the  Hilton Head / Bluffton area there are a few things that you need to know about FEMA’s floodplain regulations. We will cover some of the key points over the next few weeks. A floodplain is a low lying area that is adjacent to waterways that is naturally subject …

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Band-Aids are for cuts and scrapes not houses.

Wood Rot

The other day we were working on a house that had some rot issues around a sliding glass door. As we began to access the damage it became clear that someone had previously put a “Band-Aid “on the problem.  They assumed that if you cover up the issue that the problem is solved. In actuality the problem was much worse. …

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Check out our list of Spring Maintenance tips for your home.

Check list

  As spring approaches it is time to start thinking about giving your home a tune up.  Colder weather and just normal wear and tear have created issues around the house that should be addressed.  We have created a list to help you protect your investment:   Inspect Siding, Stucco, and Exterior Trim Take a walk around your house and …

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When choosing a Home Builder, do you choose on value or solely on price?

At Tropical Builders we are constantly in competition for new Clients.  As you may expect, it is common for people to request multiple bids from different companies for their project. They eventually narrow it down to one company who gets the job.  How do you choose that company? Is it based on the value that the company provides or solely on price?  If its is …

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What will it cost to build a home on Hilton Head?

The most common question we are asked is what will it cost to build a home with x amount of heated square feet? The answer to this question is it depends. I am guessing that this is not the answer that you are looking for, but let me explain.  Each home that we build on Hilton Head is unique.  With …

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Is you house in need of cosmetic surgery?

Lets face it, most older homes are not designed for today’s lifestyles. If your home is fifteen plus years old it is probably in need of a face lift.  Older floor plans are typically closed in and don’t lend themselves to entertaining. Here are some remodeling trends that can help bring your house back to life: Open your floor plan The …

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