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Tesla Solar Roof
Tesla's solar roof and Powerwall 2 announcement featured Mascord Plan 1410 - The Norcutt. Find out about Tesla's solar roof and Powerwall 2, and view details of the home's other texh savvy and innovative design features.
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How Do Construction Loans Work?
Mortgages are confusing enough, but construction loans? This type of financial product adds another layer of complexity to your new home project. If you’re wondering how a construction loan works, look no further. We’ll show you everything you need to know about this type of financing!
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Mascord ID: What it means to you
We've updated the tools and resources to help builders, homeowners and Realtors find the perfect house plans. Save favorites across devices, view exclusive offers, and Pro's can search thousands of unpublished designs. All at right now.
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Building a Networked Home
Technology within the home includes things like surround sound home theater, massive stereos and kitchen tools like the microwave. Now they are connected!
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Deconstructing Shipping Container Homes
In some circles, the shipping container home trend is all the rage. It’s part of the “reuse, reduce, recycle” movement. However, some things aren’t meant to be reused
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Budgeting for Future Maintenance Costs
If you’re in the planning or building phase of your new home, then you may not have thought about maintenance costs. Lets take a look at what you need to know.
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Are Smart Windows the Next Innovation in New Home Construction?
You’ve probably heard about refrigerators that warn you when the milk is getting low or kitchen tables that double as stovetops. But there are a few innovations that aren’t getting quite as much attention
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How Do Builders Price New Homes?
There are two types of contracts that builders use - “fixed price” and “cost-plus.” We’ll show you the details of both so that you can make the right choice
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4 Home Plans with Amazing Mud Rooms
The perfect mud room has many great features, not the least of which include storage, space for laundry and amenities like utility sinks.Check out these designs.
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How to Plan the Perfect Shower
In new home designs, tiled showers are extremely popular. Unlike traditional fiberglass showers, a tiled shower gives you the opportunity to customize to your heart’s content.
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How Do Builder Allowances Work?
What Are Builder Allowances? Pros and Cons of Builder Allowances? Find out in this quick discussion about how they are used, and their benefits.
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Want a Cabin in the Woods? Check out These Four Vacation Home Plans!
Imagine having your very own little vacation home. It doesn’t have to be in the woods. It could be a cottage on the coast, a hunting cabin or a lodge in the mountains. Whatever you’d like from your vacation home, we have house plans to match!
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Display Your Green Proudly This St Patricks Day!
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, it's time to display your green with pride! Let's take a look at who is building green and what green innovations they are using. Which States are the Greenest States? What Green Building Innovations are Most Common?
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Make the Most of Daylight Savings TIme
Daylight savings time is almost upon us, and that means a few things for the staff here at AMDA. None of us are particularly thrilled with the idea of losing an hour of sleep, but on the bright side, this is the perfect time to think about springtime and sunshine! :)
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3 Different Takes on Prairie Style Homes
The Prairie style was pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright during the early twentieth century. Wright drew inspiration from the wide, flat landscape of the American Midwest to create buildings that not only blended with their surroundings, but also complemented them. With low rooflines with large overhangs and simplistic designs, this style – despite being more than a century old – has a lasting contemporary look that makes it at home among other, newer home styles.
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Kitchen Cabinet Trends 2016
When it comes to kitchen cabinets, we’ve seen a few great design trends that are sure to become even more popular over the coming year. If you’re building a new home – or doing an extensive remodel – here are some of the things that you can look forward to.
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Building a House? Here’s What You Need to Know about Homeowner’s Insurance
When it comes to homeowner’s insurance, there are so many little complexities that it’s easy to overlook some of the hidden factors that will drive up your rates or leave you unprotected
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Does Your Home Have What It Takes to Host a Super Bowl Party?
It might be a bit late to get started on a Man Cave for Super Bowl 50, but it doesn’t hurt to start thinking about the next big game right now. Around this time next year. Here’s a quick list of the things that your Super Bowl-worthy man cave will need.
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Mascord House Plans on Apple TV
Mascord House Plans for Apple TV brings the Mascord collection of house plans to your living room! Browse fantastic designs, stunning photography and full screen images with your family and choose the right design to build.
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Building the Ultimate Zombie Fortress
As perhaps one of the Pacific Northwest's most renowned custom home design companies, we at Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc have certainly satisfied many unique requirements and produced designs that have covered a lot of interesting home design concepts - but we have seldom discussed a particular concept which is extremely important in this day and age - surviving the next zombie apocalypse!
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