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Homebuilder Confidence in U.S. Increased to the Highest Level Since 2007

By On February 16, 2012

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that their membership is gaining confidence in the single family housing market. In the report released today (2/15/12), the Housing Market Index (HMI) from… Read More

Coastal Life

15 Secret Beaches

By On December 20, 2011

We love living in a coastal town, but sometimes we like to take a break to see a new beach. Here’s a look around the globe at a few beach destinations that… Read More

Coastal Life

In Search of Big Waves

By On March 22, 2011

Looking for a place to relocate to on the coast? For most of us the criteria we use to choose the ultimate coastal place to live revolves around natural beauty, amenities, cost,… Read More


Glass House by the Sea?

By On April 21, 2010

We have the pleasure of receiving phone calls from folks all over the world who are looking for just the right house plan for their coastal property. This morning I spoke with… Read More


Home Buyers Tax Credit Extended and Expanded

By On December 1, 2009

The federal government extended the popular first time home buyer’s tax credit that allows for an up to $8,000 tax credit. To take advantage of this tax credit, a buyer must have… Read More

Coastal Life

Take a Labor Day Road Trip

By On September 2, 2009

So, you’ve been scouring the Internet searching for that perfect house plan for your coastal property (shameless pitch: Coastal Home Plans has the largest selection of coastal-centric home designs on the web!).… Read More


Spectacular Home Plan Offer!

By On December 11, 2008

This holiday season Coastal Home Plans is offering 25% off any plan purchase! In order to take advantage of this great promotion, you must order your plan before December 31, 2008. What… Read More


Coastal Home Design: The Florida Cracker

By On September 8, 2008

No, we’re not talking about a crunchy mid-day snack. The Florida Cracker is a classic and unique architectural home style of the United States. In the book, Classic Cracker – Florida’s Wood-Frame… Read More


Which house plan format do I need?

By On August 18, 2008

Finally, you’ve found the perfect house plan for your new coastal lot. New to home building, you may be confused by the various home plan formats you can purchase – blueprints, reproducible… Read More


Add a Little Island Flavor to Your Home: The Metal Roof

By On August 14, 2008

When building on the coast, many people like their home to look just that – very coastal. One element in particular, the metal roof, has a distinctly coastal and island appeal. Click… Read More