Our Smart Homes Put You In Full Control

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Imagine the peace of mind you’ll find in knowing your family is safe. The security of being able to see and control your home, from anywhere. The convenience of completing many tasks with one touch. Or the joy of waking gently to your favorite song, just a hint of light, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the air. All of these – and more – can be everyday benefits of using Smart Home technology.

At Lexar Homes we have always been about innovation. Our focus on energy efficiency led the industry and has saved our home owner’s thousands of dollers on their utility bills. Now, we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Clare Controls to offer many Smart Home features in all of our homes. The benefits to our home owners will show themselves in many different ways:

Be Safe & Secure

What’s more important than protecting your loved ones and your home? Clare’s simple app keeps you informed and in control of your security system, door locks, and garage, while state-of-theart
video surveillance could help you keep a watchful eye. Anywhere. Anytime.

Enjoy the Comforts of Home

Running around turning off lights, resetting thermostats, and fiddling with pool controls? With Clare, you’ll spend more time enjoying your home. Systems work together under Clare’s intelligent
control to make sensible energy management second nature. One touch and you’re done.

Entertain Like a Star

Forget dusty components, tangled wires, and intimidating remotes. Clare entertainment is about waking to your favorite song, filling your home with holiday music, or queuing up your best playlist for your next big party, with just a tap in the App.
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We know that you’ll love this new addition to what makes building with Lexar Homes so unique. If you have any questions, or are interested in taking the next step towards building your new home call Heidi at 1-888-701-6132 or send her a message and she’ll get back to you promptly.

Home Automation – Will It Pay Off?

How Far Will It Go?

When it comes to American families that understand home automation they are seeking a smart home that can automatically prepare for their arrival home, and provide peace of mind and comfort upon doing so.

For most, home and personal security tops the list of important reasons for wanting a smart home system. In fact, some type of security capability for both personal and family security as well as property loss protection is considered a must for any type of home system, otherwise such a system would be considered unacceptable. Carbon monoxide and fire alarms are also two essentials to personal and family security as well as gas alarms that can trigger electronic valve shut-off features.

Stat ControlThe convenience of home automation will continue to push builders to seek out new technology that will integrate into many aspects of a new home. Technology that enables doors to be locked or unlocked from a remote location as well as photo, video and file retrieval from a computer desk top at any hour from any where in the world. Pre-wired USB plugins that allow electronic devices to be charged without the hassle of special adapters thus leaving standaDuplex+USBrd electrical plugins available for other use. Integrating technology will become more and more cost effective as homeowners realize how much easier automation makes their lives. Not to mention the cost savings that will begin to be realized through better management of heating and cooling systems as well as indoor and outdoor lighting, all of which will result in reduced utility bills that will quickly become the norm. Next comes water management (sprinkler systems), which will have just as great an impact, if not more, as this natural resource continues to be challenged. However we will leave that discussion on the table for another day!

So what do you think, just how far will your home automation go, such a topic is worth discussion as we continue to be mesmerized by the onslaught of technological advances that seem to be becoming the norm in our society today.

Choose Right | Live Right – It’s All About The Design

CHOOSE RIGHT | LIVE RIGHT – IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DESIGN

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Investing in a newly constructed home is a large undertaking, both emotionally and financially. When considering a project of this magnitude, you should prepare them self as much as possible. One of your first considerations will be the home’s layout or floor plan.
Plan designs vary greatly as do the specific needs and preferences of the inhabitants. Most builders will have a number of plans for their customers to choose from or to use as a starting point to develop a more comprehensive plan or blueprint. A blueprint is a detailed, scaled drawing  2576reflecting numerous features of your plan. For example the blueprint typically shows the different elevations of the home (front, side(s) and rear) that detail how the home will look on the exterior. It also included detailed information regarding the foundation, framing, roof, electrical, plumbing and kitchen layout with detailed drawings of cabinet location and design. These are coupled with copious construction notes that are well beyond the basic floor plan.

Designing the floor plan for your new home requires serious consideration to the following:

1. Individual lifestyle needs
2. Family and pets (current / future)
3. Entertaining
4. Guests (sleeping needs)
5. Areas of use (where will you spend your time)
6. Layout of home (different options add more privacy)
7. Window design and location (privacy, lighting, view)
8. Designated work spaces (home office, work shop, utility and storage space)
9. Decorating (what is the space designed for: a large sectional sofa requires
space to accommodate it

Your new home will require a great deal of thought and consideration as well as attention to detail. Don’t be afraid to ask questions you will be surprised what you will learn. Keep good notes and do your home work, it’s the detail in the beginning that will make your house your home!

2014 Alternative Living – Plan For The Future

 

Alternative Living QuartesWhat Features Are Trending Upward In 2014?

As an affordable custom home builder LEXAR HOMES works with many families in the design and planning stages of their dream home. During the initial planning stages we partner with homebuyers to plan, design, and budget their custom home. So what trends do we see coming with buyers in 2014?

Forward Thinking – Smart Design

Many new homeowners choose to build a custom home because it’s a smarter choice for their budget. Building a custom home is often less expensive than paying rent or renovating a resale home. Homeowners now have more choices that focus their budget on areas of the home that matter most to them, while at the same time offering benefits that payback both now and in the future.

Space That “Converts”

As the economy continues to have a strangle hold on family budgets, more buyers come looking for new home plans that offer flexibility and space that will serve multiple purposes. Added living space that can serve to assist adult children to get on their feet or space for aging parents that could easily be converted to a rental unit adding additional income at a later time. These are just a few examples of how LEXAR HOMES is accommodating families as they adapt.

 

Dual Master Bedrooms Or Alternative Living Quarters

For many families, a home that can accommodate multiple generations as well as boomerang children and eldercare is key. Single level homes with dual master suites are very popular, however a newer trend with homeowners is creation of Alternative Living Quarters.  They provide more privacy, convenience, and flexibility while meeting the needs of all in the family.

Design Alternatives

In 2014 more families will take control of their custom home, from design to finishes to architectural style the need for alternative living quarters is more pronounced than ever.  From a custom Craftsman to a Super Energy Efficient Flex -Plan, more buyers are seeking affordable alternatives that will allow them to have the luxuries  of a custom home while at the same time afford them the ability to assist aging parents and/or boomerang children. LEXAR HOMES offers plans that fulfill such needs, which is why we continue to play a vital role in the communities in which we build.

Find out more about how we can help you design a home that meets your families needs.  Contact us today to schedule an appointment – www.lexarhomes.com

Your Homes HERS Score Is Like An MPG Sticker!

The HERS Index Score (Home Energy Rating Score) in laymen’s terms is much like a home’s MPG (Miles-Per-Gallon) Sticker – which allows consumers to quickly see just how energy efficient a home really is. This is an excellent tool when comparison-shopping for a new home, as buyers can better understand which home will ultimately be more affordable. The smart option is to look for the most energy efficient home your budget will allow. Energy efficient homes bring financial savings (via reduced energy usage), increased comfort levels and higher appraised values.  Lexar Homes understands this, that is why we offer an array of homes with HERS scores that are unquestionably some of the best in the industry!

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In-House Financing

Don’t get left in the dark. LOW INTEREST RATES and FLEXIBLE TERMS make qualifications easy with FHA loans*. Better yet, with Lexar Homes in-house financing options*, you don’t need perfect credit and a large down payment. Now is the time to build a custom home on your own land. Ask about in-house financing — Pick Your Payment!

*On Approved Credit (OAC)

Kitchen Floor Plans

Kitchen Floor Plans

Why do many homebuyers consider the kitchen as the most important room of the house?

Food. Family. Celebration. There are many reasons that make the kitchen one of the most important rooms of the home. Mainly because its the room that people spend the most time in. What is your favorite room of the house?

Homebuyer Checklist

Homebuyer Checklist

What to look for when choosing a home…

All homes are not created equal. Unlike most homes on the market, LEXAR Homes are built to performance standards that exceed the minimum state code requirements, resulting in energy efficiency and energy savings for you. We encourage you to review this list and compare our homes to others that you might be considering.

Building Science

Building Science

Why is Building Science so Important?

Cutting-edge procedures that are breaking new ground in the evolving world of green building. From choosing the site and building the foundation to heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems, understanding building science is critical to constructing comfortable, energy-efficient homes.