House or Home

House or Home

When I think about the topic of “house or home,” it touches a different note for me. I was born and raised just outside of a small town in southeast Idaho. I loved my childhood- after leaving Southast Idaho for school and work, I was surprised to find I really started...
A call for Starter Homes

A call for Starter Homes

Its interesting to see how few homes there are in the market that are truly entry level homes. After WWII the these starter homes were 2.5 times the median income. Here in Idaho Falls that would equate to $125,000. Heres where the problems lie: Lot Prices- An average...
Architecture and Real Estate

Architecture and Real Estate

How many self-employed architects does the average person know? How many self-employed REALTOR’s does the average person know? If you know about 3320 people statistically one of them is an architect (not necessarily self-employed though). Out of that same 3320 people...
Material Takeoffs!

Material Takeoffs!

How we get material takeoffs from drafting How would you like to have some material takeoffs like this to be included with all of your house plans? One of the big advantages that we have at Sage Leaf Group is the ability to use BIM technology. What exactly is BIM? BIM...
Floorplan Friday- New Urbanism

Floorplan Friday- New Urbanism

This is a bit of a continuation to my last topic which was on reducing cost of housing. The main take away there was that if we reduced our lot sizes, along with the size of the homes on them, we could help reduce the cost of the housing itself. The goal being to...
How much are Drafting Services?

How much are Drafting Services?

Drafting Rates As an Architecture firm, one of the most common inquiries we receive is “How much will it cost to have custom house plans drawn up?” Many of us want to build new, but want to create something as unique as we are, and many of us also answer...