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Spring Maintenance

Spring is here and it’s time to get your home ready for this next season. Just like your car needs its oil changed on a regular basis, your home also needs routine maintenance as the seasons change to ensure that it continues to operate efficiently and to reduce the risk of costly repairs.  To assist […]

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Why Choose a Custom Home Builder?

Why Choose a Custom Home Builder? Thinking of changing homes but not sure whether to purchase an existing new home, one in process or start from scratch with a custom home builder?  We invite you to read this article written by Leonard A Simmons on the benefits of choosing a custom home builder.   A custom […]

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Extra’s – The Real Numbers

What’s This Home Really Going to Cost Me? One of the biggest questions we hear from people when building a house is “What will this home really cost me in the end?” In our industry, there are different approaches to creating contracts and billing extras. We like to ensure homeowners compare apples to apples. At […]

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The Upgrade

The Upgrade In your homeowner life cycle, we recognize that you will likely enter a stage where you are looking for a more out of your home. You may be at that place where you are moving past just focusing on your needs, but are now exploring your wants as well. Perhaps your family is […]

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The Essentials

The Essentials series of Brost homes features smart and simple design. These are homes made to fit all of your needs without a lot of excesses. We see so much versatility in the homeowners who choose from our Essentials portfolio. People from all stages of life can picture themselves in these homes, from young couples […]

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Building Forward | Life Cycle

At Brost Developments, we are a third generation family business and we understand the stages a person goes through in life and home ownership. In today’s world there are many family dynamics and we want to work with you, whatever stage you are at, whether it’s your first home or you are empty nesters trying […]

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Carpet or Hardwood: Which one wins out?

David Glenn is a home improvement expert. He occasionally freelance writes about real estate tips, home maintenance and DIY home repair. We will be featuring blog entries from him on our site from time to time. When you are out on your home buying expedition, there are many topics and concerns that must be considered. […]

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The Dream Home | Building a custom home

Did you know that we can custom design a home for you, right from the blueprint concept phase? Often, we speak to people who are discouraged because they can’t seem to find a home design that is just right for them. They’ve been on online, flipped through ours and other builders’ floor plan portfolios and […]

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Know your enemy : we call it water.

The well-known Chinese General from antiquity, Sun Tzu, said “Know your enemy…” and in the case of housing construction, the primary enemy is water. In our part of the world, there are very few outside factors that can do more damage to your home in both the short term and long term than water, including […]