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January 23, 2019

Why Choose Pine Ridge Homes? Our homes are built in a controlled environment. A car isn’t dropped off to your home in pieces and assembled on site. Your house shouldn’t be either. A controlled environment keeps your home out of harmful weather. An assembly line process through...

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December 10, 2018

Why should I choose Pine Ridge Homes as my builder? And why Pine Ridge Homes instead of (insert name here) builder? Let’s tackle question number one. Why should I choose Pine Ridge Homes to build my home? I could give you all of the usual boring...

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September 24, 2018

The home buying and building process can be daunting and sometimes a simple question like “How do I start?” seems like an almost embarrassing question to ask. But, in reality, it’s an excellent question and one that should be asked more often. At Pine Ridge Homes,...

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September 7, 2018

Pine Ridge Homes prides itself in our turn-key home packages and with 5 homes in various stages of construction it’s easy to sometimes lose sight of promoting homes with a smaller scope of work. Basements, garages, porches, decks, HVAC systems, utility work...

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August 27, 2018

What does turn-key mean? The term turn-key first started out in the car business. Car dealers wanted you to turn the key and drive off in your new car. Over time the housing industry has borrowed the term and has no intentions of giving it back! ...

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August 15, 2018

OFF-SITE STICK-BUILT MODULAR HOME CONVENTIONAL ON-SITE STICK-BUILT HOME Floor plans/Design Builders can provide 100’s of sample plans to help guide your home selection. Modular homes are highly customized in their interior and exterior appearances. Full custom modular builders offer design centers with 3D virtual walk through services, and...

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July 31, 2018

I enjoy watching HGTV, DIY and pinning my favorite looks as much as the next person! These creative outlets can lure us in with beautiful ideas. As wonderful as they are, they can be quite costly and we have to choose wisely, keeping our budget...

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July 10, 2018

A huge misconception about Pine Ridge Homes is that we sell homes, this is simply not a fact. What we actually do is build homes. When people come in to our Home Centers, we start the education process right from the start. We educate our...

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June 26, 2018

One of the greatest fears in life is “decision-making” One of the reasons we fear decision-making is not the fact that we actually made “the decision” but dealing with the consequences and ramifications of making the wrong decision. So how do you make the right...

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December 11, 2017

Interest rates are on the rise. No, rates shouldn’t shoot up overnight. But, consider this…. rates have gone from 2 ½ -3% for a long term fixed rate a couple of years ago, to a little over 4% now. Rates have been creeping up over...

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May 22, 2017

Few things are as satisfying and exciting as moving into a new home. A home is ultimately a place of security and stability; a place to put down roots and build long-lasting relationships. Your home is among the most valuable investments you will ever make,...

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May 2, 2017

Struggling to find the perfect Mother's Day gift? Finding that special something for Mom is no easy task. How are you supposed to find a gift that can possibly show her how much she means to you? Here are some ideas to help you out this Mother's...

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April 25, 2017

What is your idea of the Perfect Utility Room? In designing your dream Utility Room, what are some must-haves and must-nots?? Here are some inspirational ideas and tips to keep in mind when modeling a Utility Room. 1. Folding Station [gallery ids="337,342" type="square" columns="2"] A folding station is a...

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April 20, 2017

It's that time of year again! Dealing with those pesky ants in and around your home can become quite the job. Don't like using toxic chemicals in your home? No worries! Here are a couple of remedies to get rid of them with nontoxic products...

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April 20, 2017

Advantages of Modular Construction Why should you buy a System-Built Home instead of a traditional Stick-Built Home? The reasons may surprise you. Below are some of the main advantages of our system-building technology. Climate Controlled Environment- Since the harmful effects of the weather are eliminated, the wood used to...

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February 11, 2016

So, you just sat down with one of our awesome and knowledgeable employees, you have picked out your dream floor plan, and building is about to begin. Exciting times…and then you realize that you actually have to go through the daunting task of moving. Don’t...

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December 24, 2015

The holidays are upon us, and many of you may be expecting house guests in the coming days. We have put together a little list to make hosting family easier on you…and your house! 1. Stock up on toiletries. Don’t assume that your guests will pack shampoo...

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November 23, 2015

Have you stopped by any of our locations? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Sure you could easily hop online and scroll through our many floor plan options, but walking through a display home can me so much more helpful…and fun! Getting a...

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October 28, 2015

Water closets are pretty common in most floor plans, but they are not very pretty to look at. Why is that? Shouldn’t every space in your home be pretty and inviting…even those not so glamorous spaces? I sure think so. So, here are some ideas...

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September 16, 2015

Fall is right around the corner! No really, it is next week! With every new season comes a list of home maintenance tasks that need to be done. Regular maintenance is important for keeping your home in tiptop shape! We have put together a list...

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August 14, 2015

Most of the kiddos go back to school next week! Where did summer go? Finding time and energy to keep an organized house can seem a bit daunting when everyone is trying to get back into the back to school routine, so we decided to search...

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July 15, 2015

Picking out a floor plan can be a daunting task, but we have put together a few helpful tips to make your decision easier. Think About the Future: How many bedrooms do you need? Is that going to change in the coming years? Building a home...

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April 10, 2014

Hey! The Pine Ridge Team has recently came across this link about the cost of modular home building and what all is included in the different costs. As we strive to help our customers in every way we can, we would like some feedback on this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeI1qFEz5HU Did...

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March 25, 2014

As we finally get into the spring time weather, and have more people visit our office, we have pondered about options we can introduce to our customers. Here is where we would like to hear from you! Our question is: What is one thing that your dream...

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March 19, 2014

Check out this kitchen! 5 PC Shaker Maple Linen Painted Cabinets with a Black Glaze Shown here as part of the kitchen in the "Shelton Creek" model, the black feathered glaze of these cabinets adds new dimension to the cabinets and alters them to a nearly grey...

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March 18, 2013

This month we are introducing a new supplier in our line-up. Homeway Homes is an Illinois based manufacturer specializing in closed cell spray foam insulation. This means that they are "cutting edge" in terms of energy efficiency and one of the tightest constructed homes on...

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December 29, 2012

Home buyers are able to pick from numerous cabinet styles when designing their kitchen with Pine Ridge Homes. Historically oak cabinetry has always been popular here in the Midwest. But, we also sell quite a bit of cherry and maple cabinetry with various stains...

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October 15, 2012

It is that time of year again; everyone is falling in love with autumn! The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing, and porches everywhere are getting decorated for this festive season! Are you having trouble adding those autumn touches to your porch? Well, we...

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September 21, 2012

What sets Pine Ridge Homes apart from our competition? We offer “turn-key” factory built residential and investment property construction. Factory built housing is no different from traditional methods of construction; in fact it’s often times better. Think of it like a car. Would it be...

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September 1, 2012

Thanks for stopping by the Pine Ridge Homes blog! Be sure to come back to find information about some of our latest projects, tips and tricks to picking out your dream home, and much more!...

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