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The ‘common law’ of R.E.A. Homes

Translating High Performance Luxury into your dream home

John Ruskin, the 19th century writer, art critic, and thinker best known for making connections between nature, art, and society, also made detailed drawings of architectural structures. In his wisdom, he once wrote:

It is unwise to pay much but also unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money, that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot—it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better.

At R.E.A. Homes, we take Ruskin’s philosophy to heart, eliminating the mystery from building High Performance Luxury Homes℠. Quite simply, we follow Ruskin’s law: You can’t put a price tag on the peace of mind that comes with investing in a quality home, especially when considering the potential headaches of using lower quality materials. In figuring the true cost of home ownership, one must factor in maintenance and upkeep. Utilizing cheap materials delivers substandard results that often cost more to repair or replace than the premium you might pay upfront for a higher-quality option.

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Our method is a “whole-house” approach to home building, constantly studying and keeping current with the latest recognized best practices to build our High Performance Luxury Homes℠ that will stand the test of time. Our construction methods and commitment to best building practices minimize common complaints found in regular code-built homes such as hot spots, cold spots, high utility costs, damp basements, and poor indoor air quality. REA Homes goes well beyond the building code requirements which are much more basic than most consumers realize. ”Our company’s fanatical attention to the sweating all of the details, along with the using the right products and systems, create our High Performance Luxury Homes℠ says Jeff Bogard, President of R.E.A. Homes.

“Look at the long term cost of the home you are getting,” Jeff says. “With better materials and better products comes a better-built home. While there may (and should) be a modest increase in upfront costs, there will be less costs over time. As we’ve seen repeatedly over the years, our High Performance Luxury Homes℠ require fewer repairs, less replacement, and less maintenance in the long run. So it’s critical that clients understand the difference and implications of life-cycle costs of a home versus a home’s upfront costs. It’s part of our company culture.”

Jeff and R.E.A.’s passion for building quality, luxury homes translates to a house that meets and exceeds your expectations—solidly built, with superior fit and finish. Livable, comfortable, and meeting your lifestyle. In other words, we build you a home you’ve always dreamed of…We build sustainable luxury!

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