|New Signature Series homes||May 1, 2013|
|Miller Brothers announces the revised Signature Series homes that feature energy efficiency and lasting value. The Signature Series homes are designed for entry level pricing and built with solid quality by experienced Miller homes craftsman. Building your homes for over 50 years in Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan.|
|Excellent time to build a home||January 5, 2013|
|Excerpt from interview with CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association.|
- The best time ever to buy
Many people view the cost of homeownership based exclusively on the price they pay for the property. A more accurate way to judge the cost is how much you paid plus the cost of the interest that you pay over the term of the loan. To illustrate this point, assume that a buyer is going to... purchase a home with a $200,000 loan. The interest rate is 4 percent. Many buyers are worried about prices falling further. If the prices were to decrease another 5 percent, that means that the property would decline in value by approximately $10,000.
If interest rates increase from 4 percent to 6 percent, the cost of waiting is extremely high. Over the life of a 30-year loan, the borrower will pay $87,937 more in additional interest. The cost of owning that home costs a whopping $77,937 more than the apparent $10,000 they might have saved by buying at the bottom of the market.
|Find your future home in Elkhart County||January 4, 2013|
|Just off US 33 south of Goshen, Miller Brothers Builders has homes with lots for sale in SouthField Place. These homes offer comfortable living at an reasonable price in Elkhart County. Home to one of the largest county fairs in the United States, Elkhart County offers many modern conveniences alongside a large, quiet Amish community. |
SouthField Place is only 10 minutes from the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. Other conveniences nearby include shopping, schools, medical facilities and a hospital. See SouthField Place for yourself or call to speak with a qualified professional at Miller Brothers.
Along with our commitment as an Elkhart County home builder, Miller Brothers Builders also welcomes opportunities in Kosciusko County, LaGrange County and St. Joseph County. Miller Brothers proudly serves St. Joseph County and Cass County in Michigan. Contact us today about buying a home or building your own!
|NAHB Tools for Homebuyers||January 2, 2013|
|NAHB (National Association of Home Builders)has developed informational tools that are helpful to home buyers. For information about the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit copy the following into your browser. http://www.nahb.org/fileUpload_details.aspx?contentTypeID=3&contentID=104677&subContentID=197003|
|Builders Associations||January 2, 2013|
|Miller Brothers has built a long standing reputation as a top quality builder with attention to service and detail. Miller Brothers is proud to be a member of Home Builders Associations in Elkhart County and Kosciusko County, Indiana as well as the Greater Kalamazoo Home Builders Association in Southwest Michigan. So if you are looking for a home builder in Lagrange, Goshen, Millersburg, Warsaw, Sturgis, Constantine, Three Rivers, Middlebury, Shipshewana, Nappanee, Wakarusa, St Joe County and surrounding communities in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, call us at 574-533-8602.|
|Low-E glass for Energy Efficiency & Value||January 1, 2013|
|Low-E glass is an important part of the energy efficiency and long term value in any new home. Windows and doors are openings in the insulating envelope of the home and could lead to energy loss in cold climates. Miller Brothers use only high efficiency Low-E glass in all windows and patio doors. Check out the benefits of Low-E in one of these web-sites of our window suppliers.|
|50th Anniversary||January 1, 2013|
|In 2011 Miller Brothers Builders is proudly celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Many things have changed since 1961 but the goal of providing quality homes of lasting value continues. Energy efficiency is one of the big changes in home construction in last number of years with Energy Star rated homes being one part of that. Let Miller Brothers help you with your dream home that will be truly energy efficient and retain its value or years to come.|
|Top 5 Reasons for Building a New Home||April 13, 2012|
|1. Everything is new|
2. Less maintenance
3. Energy efficiency
4. Ability to customize
5. Up to date floorplan
At Miller Brothers we team up with you to build an energy efficient home to fit your family's needs and retain its value for years to come.
(Survey results per Hanley Wood LLC)
|Buying Beats Renting in Most Cities||April 5, 2012|
|Read this article about the financial advantages of buying versus renting a home. Copy and paste the following: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/05/shattered-dreams-buying-beats-renting-in-most-cities-studies-find/|
|Green Building Open House||January 18, 2012|
|Green Building Tour - Saturday Jan 21, 10am - 12pm|
Miller Brother is pleased to offer the opportunity to tour a "green" project at 412 East Lincoln, Goshen. This project is a 6 unit appartment building designed to be very energy efficient.
|DuraLife Composite Decks||July 1, 2011|
|DuraLife composite decking & railing sets the standard for carefree, long lasting, beauty and safety. DuraLife does not require annual maintenance and will not crack, warp, splinter or rot. DuraLife decking is made with rice hulls (rather than wood) which are an abundant and revewable agricultural product. Various finishes and colors available.|
|EnergyStar rated homes||June 6, 2011|
|Miller Brothers consistently scores the highest rating under the EnergyStar program. A new home constructed at 705N 5th Street, Goshen, achieved a HERS score of 47 for 5 Stars Plus. This rating means the home is projected to use 53% less energy than a typical code built home in the area.|
|Green Building Certification Achieved||June 3, 2011|
|This home by Miller Brothers achieved Silver Level certification under NGBS (www.nahbgreen.org/NGBS) "green" building standards. An independent Verifier scored the home at 440 (406 required for Silver Level). Talk to Brad Plett, CGP, about building green. "Building A Better Way of Life"|
|CERTIFIED GREEN PROFESSIONAL (CGP) DESIGNATION ||March 25, 2010|
|Brad Plett, CGP, of Miller Brothers Builders is one of the select group of professional builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals nationwide who have earned the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation. CGP graduates have knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes.|
The CGP program is administered by the IBA Housing University in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) University of Housing.
|Home Remodeling||March 3, 2010|
|Now is an excellent time to get started with that home remodeling or home improvement project you've been thinking about. Material prices have leveled off, interest rates are good and Miller Builder crews can be scheduled to get the project underway and to carry it out to your satisfaction and for your enjoyment. See before and after photos under the Remodeling tab on this website.|
|Save Money, Save Energy||February 11, 2010|
|Now is a great time to think about saving energy. Miller Brothers is prepared to help you thru their Miller Energy Solutions division. Comprehensive home energy audits by a certified professional are available as well as weatherization work by trained and experienced technicians. See: www.millerenergysolutions.com|
|Behind the walls - Energy Star||January 25, 2010|
|Take a tour behind the walls of an Energy Star home at the following link (copy & paste into browser): http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=behind_the_walls.btw_landing|
Miller Brothers Builders homes have received Home Energy Rating Standard (HERS) scores from 69 to 52 (lower score is better). These scores clearly show the construction quality and attention to detail in homes by Miller Bros Builders.
|Homes receive excellent ENERGY STAR ratings||January 10, 2010|
|Miller Brothers Builders homes have received Home Energy Rating Standard (HERS) scores from 69 to 52 (lower score is better). These homes earned the highest possible rating of 5-Stars Plus and far exceeded the ENERGY STAR minimum standard of 85. According to ENERGY STAR, these homeowners will enjoy energy savings of $400 to over $2,000 per year. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Miller Brothers now offers these third-party inspections to quantify its ongoing commitment to energy-efficient homes.|
ENERGY STAR, a joint effort of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE), is a voluntary labeling program for energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly products and practices. Each home that meets ENERGY STAR standards will be at least 15% or more efficient than the standard set by the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC).
Find out how your home can be energy efficient and environmentally friendly with Miller Brothers Builders and ENERGY STAR. Learn more about ENERGY STAR by selecting their site from our Links section.
|Townhouses added to Miller Brothers multi-family lineup||January 6, 2010|
|Miller Brothers Builders introduces townhouses as the newest addition to their multi-family models. Visit page six of the KeWay Homes area of our website to view other multi-unit structures including duplexes, 4-plexes and 8-plexes. Each of these units can be customized to meet your needs. An example of a Miller Brothers' townhouse is depicted here.|