Where to Invest Your Money for the Best Return

Posted by March 25th, 2015 custom home exterior

Every homeowner is unique with personal tastes and styles.  It is up to each homeowner whether or not they are building their new home with plans to sell it down the line or if it is their “forever” home. Here are a few areas in your home that will bring the best return on investment […]


Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Home

Posted by March 16th, 2015 Question Mark

When you are searching for a builder to build your new home, there are endless amounts of questions you can ask. Here are just a few of the questions that we think are important to ask before you select a builder and start the process. Do you only offer specific floor plans or is custom […]


Building On-Your-Lot

Posted by March 3rd, 2015 GetMedia (1)

So you’re ready to build a new home but don’t want to build in a master-planned community…where do you begin? When you start your search for the perfect property, it is smart to get a builder with strong on-your-lot experience involved at an early stage.  Although we have communities we are currently building in, we […]


MUST-SEE Custom Home – Parade of Homes Entry #200

Posted by February 25th, 2015 NewHaven

This custom home features 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 6,053 square feet.  The first thing you’ll notice is its transitional country architecture and robust landscape layout detailed with brick pavers in both front and back of the home.  The exterior façade has a soft feel blending both modern and classic architecture with heavy cedar bracket […]


Custom Home Photos – 2014

Posted by February 3rd, 2015 Custom Home - Kitchen

Take a peek at some of our 2014 custom home photos!  As a Twin Cities custom home builder, we pride ourselves in the quality and detail that goes into each of our homes. Which ones are your favorite?!


2015 Interior Design Trends

Posted by January 20th, 2015 Feature Image

Interior design trends are always changing from year to year.  Some trends stand the test of time, while others are more unique or new to pop up on our radars.  Here are a few of the interior design trends to watch for in 2015. DEEP BLUES – Blue is traditionally a color that is seen […]


6 Laundry Room Features for your New Home

Posted by January 6th, 2015 131112_044

Creating spaces that allow you to maximize your time is a must-have in new home construction.  This is why upper level laundry rooms have become so popular.  Having the laundry room located on the same floor as your bedrooms makes the task of doing laundry easier!  Here are a few features to consider when designing […]


7 Popular New Home Must-Haves

Posted by December 18th, 2014 16603 E Lake Dr Lakeville MN-small-019-048-666x444-72dpi

When you’re building a new home, part of the design process is making sure you include all features and amenities that are important to you.  Each homeowner is going to have different list of priorities, but having a “must-have” list will help make the process move along smoothly.  Here are seven popular “must-haves” that are […]


Rambler vs. Two-Story Homes

Posted by December 4th, 2014 Custom Home Rambler

Building a home is a milestone in your life, whether it may be your first home or your custom dream home.  Every homeowner is going to have a vision and idea of what style their home is going to be.  At the end of the day, whether it is a rambler or a two-story home, […]


DESIGN SELECTION PROCESS: What to Expect

Posted by November 19th, 2014

Building and designing your dream home is a process that you will remember for the rest of your life.  After you have finalized your floor plans and sign a purchase agreement, the next step is picking out selections for your home!  Homes by Tradition has a talented in-house designer that will help you every step […]