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About Avalon Log Homes

Avalon Log Homes - Blending Luxury with Nature Avalon Log Homes is your Log Home connection all over the USA & Canada. Our expert team provides the finest quality log products and planning services to make your dream home become a reality. Log Homes, Custom Homes, Custom Design Services, Green Building Standards, & Construction Management. Avalon Log Homes offers a full line of services for luxury log homes, custom log homes, milled log cabins, handcrafted log homes, and timber frame homes.

Avalon Log Homes was founded by industry veterans and seasoned business

Professionals with close to a century of collective experience and more than 1000

log & conventional homes built. While Avalon Log Homes is certainly not the oldest log home manufacturer in the business, or the biggest, we are absolutely committed to becoming one of the world’s premier log home manufacturers.

Since our inception, we've built our business and strong reputation on a few basic

Core Values that guide everything we do. These include Integrity, Pride, Service,

Stewardship and Quality. Operating in this fashion has helped us grow Avalon Log Homes to be one of the fastest growing, most well respected log home

manufactures in the business.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Idaho Homes

Avalon Custom Homes, division of Avalon Enterprises, builds conventional homes in the Treasure Valley in Idaho. For some of our Idaho Homes built in the Boise, Nampa, & Caldwell, Idaho area you can view custom home photos at http://www.box.net/shared/sb4ro5v44x

For floor plans of these homes, please go to our site and see the Traditional Custom Plans at the bottom of our floor plans link at http://www.avalonloghomes.com/log-cabin-floor-plans

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Lower Mortgage Rates for 2012

Mortgage interest rates dropped again last week from 3.99% to 3.94% on a 30-year mortgage. The rate on a fifteen year mortgage also decreased from 3.27% to 3.21%, the lowest in history. The economy is slowly rebounding with an increase in employment and mortgage applications have increased over the past few months. Does this signal an economic turn-around for 2012?

While the loss of jobs and problems with-in the lending industry have slowed homeownership over the last couple of years, the major financial players are forecasting cautious optimism for the New Year. “While the headwinds remain strong going into 2012, there are indications the economy and the housing market are gaining ground, albeit slowly,” said Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist.”

In addition to low interest rates and a rise in the sale of existing homes, permits for single family housing construction have increased over the last several months, guaranteeing a positive influence on the economy at least until the summer of 2012.

Ready to start your New Year off in the home of your dreams? Contact Avalon Log Homes today!

Buying a Log Home is Essential to the American Dream

This week, an interesting set of surveys was published by Yahoo Real Estate, and they show a changing picture of Americans’ perception of homes and what constitutes separates a good house from a great house. The overarching theme? More and more, homeowners are coming to value ‘green’ characteristics in a home over plenty of other factors.

Just how much is that preference changing? Among all the choices for features that those surveyed looked for in a home, energy efficiency and being a environmentally friendly home topped all other options. Half of all those who participated listed these sorts of features and characteristics as being what they most looked for in a home. On top of that, more than a quarter of the people surveyed said finding a greener home was the primary motivation for trying to find a new place to live.

While more Americans are becoming concerned with environmental impact related to building a home, the primary focus still lands on finding a home that’s energy efficient. It’s plain to see why that’s so sought after, though, with millions of homeowners trying to find ways to save money on monthly bills. Often, there are also plenty of tax credits available as well, and that’s definitely enticing to new home builders.