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2011 

I'm going to take a break from my favorite Yogi Berra qutoes after this post, but a nickel is worth a lot more than a dime every month at Javic.  On the last week of every month, we draw one name from our Facebook fans to receive a Free Painter for a Day.  This month's winner is Matt Cardillo. If...
04/29/2011
So did I mention yesterday that I really enjoy Yogi-isms?!  This gem always cracks me up.  I honestly don't know what Yogi was trying to say, but it always reminds me of the comment - "they don't build them like they used to".  I take it as a compliment, although I'm not sure that's the intent of...
04/28/2011
I really enjoy baseball and love the history of the game.  In my recollection, no player has been as entertaining as Yogi Berra.  His quotes are just timeless.  One of my favorites is "I never said most of the things I said."  It's a classic Yogism that often makes me think of some of the miscomm...
04/27/2011
When I get asked about the current cost of building materials and trends we are seeing at Javic Homes in the market, I always answer in terms of why it is important to you, the homebuyer, and the impact this will make on your decision to build a new home in Tampa or St. Petersburg. First of all, ...
04/26/2011
I love Good Will Hunting and Matt Damon's "How Do you Like Those Apples?" scene is just a classic.  The apples that I talk about regularly are the "Apples to Apples comparison" that our customers have to often undertake when comparing our proposal to others.  I realize that the decision to build ...
04/25/2011
So you've been approved - congratulations!  So now what type of loan should you choose for your new Tampa home?  There are a lot of choices that your loan officer can describe to you, but the vast majority of our homeowners select a Construction-Permanent loan, or C-P loan.  Just like the name sa...
04/23/2011
Today's existing home financing couldn't be more challenging, but for those people that want to finance a custom home, sometimes it's hard to know where to start.  I'm asked pretty regularly to describe the process, so I may be overdue in posting it on our blog, but here we go...  If you're still...
04/21/2011
Your dream home has been complete for a few months.  You've moved the furniture in, decorated it, and hosted a housewarming party.  Your home is the envy of the neighborhood and your friends rave about the attention to detail and craftsmanship from your Tampa homebuilder, but there are no perfect...
04/20/2011
As a builder in Tampa that does a lot of remodelling, renovations and additions, I found this post and I hope the upcoming posts to be well written and full of good info.  So much so that I've decided to re=blog.  First time I've done that, so IT'S GOTTA BE GOOD! 203Ks, Home Additions, Finished B...
04/19/2011
The relationship between a builder and owner often starts out like dating someone for the first time.  There's the flirtatious little dance up front where everyone is star struck and no one can do any wrong.  Yet as the dating continues and gets more serious, there are often disagreements.  Here ...
04/19/2011
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