Harvard Finance Prof Expresses Optimism for Housing

In¬†Durango, we’re seeing prices start to crawl back up to sustainable levels and interest rates stay historically low. Properties – vacant land and homes – aren’t moving as fast as they did at the height of the housing boom, but they are moving faster than...
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Tax Benefits of Second Home Ownership

Before we begin, please note that Black Canyon Builders is neither offering financial guidance, nor are we tax professionals. Our goal with this post is to gather resources to help you prepare for consult with your financial and tax professionals. With tax time season just...
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Mitigating Noise in Open Floorplans and Timber Frames

As we reported earlier this week, two Woodhouse team members will be featured in the June issue of Timber Home Living. The revered magazine selected the kitchen from a custom Woodhouse timber frame for its “Kitchen Showcase” feature. In the second Woodhouse feature,...
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Woodhouse-Designed Kitchen in Timber Home Living

As you may know, Black Canyon Builders is an Independent Builder Dealer with the premier timber frame company, Woodhouse. The June issue of Timber Home Living magazine will feature both the president of Woodhouse, Pat Seaman, and director of design, Ray Lefebvre. Seaman was...
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Benefits of SIPs Panels for a Distinguished Home

While well known by custom homebuilders, structural insulated panels (SIPs) are little known by the broad market. They are a remarkable product that deliver unparalleled performance, so it’s time to celebrate SIPs. SIPs panels are essentially a sandwich of structurally...
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The Other End of the Spectrum: Pre-Fab Homes

Black Canyon Builders works with our clients to create fine, custom homes. Every detail can be individualized for personal tastes, lifestyles and site placement. We’re also an award-winning green builder and we appreciate minimal site disruption, repurposed materials and...
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Repurposed Wood Pallets. Are they safe?

We’re seeing it everywhere: boring wood shipping pallets transformed into something new, attractive and on-trend. I first noticed wood pallet slats transformed as a rustic wall (example: click here). Transforming pallets into usable art and design has been around forever,...
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Black Canyon Blog is Back!

So sorry for the long absence. We weren’t gone for lack of trying, but rather some technical difficulties. We’re back in March with a lot to talk about and excited for a big spring. Please check back regularly this month (or better yet, set the RSS). Thanks, as...
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Black Canyon Builders Featured Builder For February

With humility, we’d like to say thanks to Woodhouse, who covered Black Canyon Builders and myself as the featured Independent Builder Dealer (IBD) for February 2013. The article is copied below. Even aside from this nice honor to be featured, I encourage everyone to sign up...
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Photo Update of Downtown Durango Remodel: Maximizing Natural Light

Black Canyon Builders has built several new custom homes in the past year. While I love the freedom of designing from scratch (so to speak), the challenge of remodeling an existing structure is always a fascinating journey. The owners of our current custom remodel wanted to...
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