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How to Find Land to Build on in Northern Virginia

March 16th, 2023 By Sofia Alonso By Sofia Alonso

Finding the perfect piece of land to build your dream home on can be a daunting task, especially in the Northern Virginia area that has high development and limited availability of land. Since[...]

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Types of Home Builders: Production, Semi-Custom, and Custom

March 7th, 2023 By Sofia Alonso By Sofia Alonso

Building a home is an exciting, but challenging process that requires careful consideration of several factors, including what type of builder to choose. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to[...]

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The Cost of Building a New Custom Home in 2023: Four Factors that Impact

February 28th, 2023 By Sofia Alonso By Sofia Alonso

Here at AV Architects + Builders, the most common question we receive from prospective clients is: how much will a new custom home cost? We then have to deliver the frustrating answer that[...]


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Building a Custom Home: Teardown Lot vs Vacant Land

January 30th, 2023 By Sofia Alonso By Sofia Alonso

As custom home builders in the Northern Virginia area, we know there are many factors to consider when deciding to design and build a new home, and even more so for a custom[...]

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5 Ways We Save Time while Building a Custom Home in 2023

January 30th, 2023 By Francisca Alonso By Francisca Alonso

Are you considering building a new custom home, but are concerned about how much of your own time it will consume? We get it.  Building a new home is a major commitment and[...]

Architecture, Design Build

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The Architect-Led Design-Build Experience: For the Discerning Client

October 19th, 2022 By Antonio Alonso By Antonio Alonso

When building your new home there’s always a set sequence of steps between designing it, the actual creation process and then building it, the construction process. One method of managing this process is[...]

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