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A New Twist on an Old Favorite

A New Twist on an Old Favorite

The modern farm house design has reached an all-time high in popularity. Though, you may wonder how this modern  differs from a traditional farm house design? In this example, the Troon Manor (plan #9166) takes the Farm House Design and ups the ante. With highly...

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Memorable and Engaging Marketing

Memorable and Engaging Marketing

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted.” “…the trouble is I don’t know which half,” uttered back in the 1800s by John Wanamaker, the Philadelphia marketing pioneer whose department stores ultimately became part of Macy’s; Wanamaker’s words still ring true...

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The Power of Story

The Power of Story

“It’s raining in the basement!” shouts my 10-year old son, looking up from his video game. Upstairs, our 13-year old daughter is lying on her bed, talking on the phone. The laundry room sink, where she had been washing delicates is still running…and still overflowing!...

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Worth a Second Look?

Worth a Second Look?

A report by the real estate website Zillow found 17% of prospective home buyers are willing to pay the 20% premium for a brand-new home compared to a resale property. But willing and able are different sides of the coin. The median (half lower, half higher) sales...

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Loving What We Do

Loving What We Do

In 2018, Design Basics is celebrating 35 years of providing home builders and home buyers with quality home plans. In an age where only 20% of businesses are still in business after 20 years, we are grateful for the many wonderful people who have contributed to our...

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Developer Services

Developer Services

Have you taken advantage of our many services we offer for developers? If not, now is the time to check it out! Home Design We offer over 2500 plans in our library! Multi-elevation plan sets -- a core plan with different elevation styles saves time and money. Custom...

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When Pets Rule!

When Pets Rule!

We have a retriever that loves to run around a nearby lake made by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. She especially loves to roll around in the bait and any dead fish left on the banks of the water. The smell… When we get her home, it's bath time—no big deal if the...

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