Don’t Renovate…Relocate!

Chris Arnold in a recent story on NPR, reports that home renovation is experiencing a boom, which has strained the ability to find a good contractor. Arnold reports that with rising home values, homeowners now have the ability to spruce up their living situations using their homes equity.
Some are spending upwards of $140,000 on kitchen renovations. Granted, this antidote is from the North East where prices are a bit higher, but it begs the question of when would moving to a newly constructed home be advantageous to fixing up the same old place. If you are thinking of a major renovation to your existing home, you should consider the opportunity to move to a new home, constructed just for you! Contact us today and we’ll be glad to walk you through your options!

Hopkins Builders Celebrates 15 years

Owner Louie Hopkins is a second-generation builder. As a youth, he began helping on construction sites and eventually worked his way up to overall management. With hands-on experience in various phases of construction, he founded Hopkins Builders in 2001 with the knowledge that making customers happy was the only way to be successful, and the company soon earned a sterling reputation.
Louie says, “We try to go above and beyond in all of our homes. All of them exceed energy-efficiency standards. I think our customers appreciate that we try to give them a higher-quality home with larger moldings, custom cabinets and a variety of flooring options.”

Owning Your Home Still The Best Investment

According to a recent story by the AP, 10 years after the housing peak, homeowners are far better off than those who are renting. The huge drop in interest rates have made housing much less expensive than renting in addition to gaining equity. Renters are faced with rising costs due to the higher demand for rental properties. These stark realities prove once again that owning your own home is bar far one of the best investments you can make. If you’ve ever considered building your new dream home you owe it to yourself to explore the many opportunities. Louie at Hopkins builders will be glad to discuss those possibilities today, give him a call at 843.992.4697.

Mortgage Rates Rising, Now is the Time to Build Your Dream Home

As the Fed hints at rate increases, Mortgage rates have ticked upward, according to a recent Forbes report. While forecasting what rates will do in the future is anyone guess, reason has it that the historic low rates can’t last forever. If you’ve been thinking about building, now by be the best time to start the process for your dream home. Contact Hopkins Builders today and we’ll talk you through the process and what you need to do to get on track toward your new home!

Select Lots in New Developments

Hopkins Builders is excited to offer several options for building lots in new developments around town. The Summit at Oakdale has sizable building lots available in a new development off Pine Needles Road in West Florence area. Building activity is just beginning and this would be a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor, no pun intended. Several of the lots offer waterfront views as they back up to a long narrow lake.
Also coming up is Phase VII of Windsor Forest. These building lots may go quickly in this much sought after neighborhood.
Contact us about these two offerings today. Call 843.992.4697.

Award Winning Builders

Builder of the Year 2013

Hopkins Builders is known throughout the area as a prestige builder of high quality homes. One of the many awards and honors bestowed upon Hopkins Builders over the years is the Builder of the Year for 2013, awarded by the Pee Dee Builders Association of the Greater Pee Dee. It is truly an honor to be singled out for their performance among such a high caliber pool of craftsman. Although accolades from peers is always appreciated, it is customer satisfaction that Hopkins Builders most enduringly strives to obtain.

Pee Dee Real Estate Continues Upward Trend

According to a post on the local website, the housing market in Florence and the Pee Dee area is moving in a positive direction. New home construction and builder confidence is much higher than in previous years. Despite the recent rise, mortgage interest rates are still at historic lows. Read the full article here.

Mortgage Rates to Remain Low

The Federal Reserve will continue to try to push long term interest rates lower in an effort to encourage borrowing and rev up the economy. That means mortgage interest rates will most likely remain low for the foreseeable future. That’s good news for those that can qualify for a new home mortgage. Now is certainly the time to put that new home plan into action. Although it appears that interest rates will continue to stay low for a while, it’s very difficult to determine how long they will last. Call Hopkins Builders today to discuss your new dream home.

Hopkins Builders Featured in Magazine

Hopkins Builders was featured on the cover of the Winter 2012 issue of Builder Architect magazine. The favorable article features numerous testimonials from satisfied customers. Builder Architect magazine is a business-to-business custom magazine about builders and architects. Delivered to top builders and architects in each local market it serves, Builder+Architect spotlights building professionals and innovative businesses within the local community. The magazine also features new products, services and the latest advances that are the critical topics of interest to our targeted readers. You can read the full article as a PDF here.