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4 Steps to Owning Your Ventura Home

1. Pre Approval2. Pick a Floor Plan in a Neighborhood3. Sign a Contract4. Closing1. Pre Approval Pre Approval Step one is to get a pre-approval, if you are taking out a mortgage loan. Our preferred lenders include: Prime West Mortgage, Texas Tech Federal Credit Union, and City Bank Mortgage. For this process, you will need to provide information to the lender on assets, liabilities, and ...
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Team Spotlight: Scarlett

Hometown: Lubbock, TX   Favorite style: Cottage/Spanish   Snapchat or IG story? Neither, I'm old school Facebook. via GIPHY      Which celebrity would you trade homes with? Brooklyn Decker’s Austin Eclectic Home. Can I have her Bulldogs too?!   Guilty pleasure: Sonic - Vanilla Cream DP via GIPHY         Current Inspo: Modern Rustic A-Frames   What do you like to ...
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The Ventura Difference: What You Don’t See

Spray Foam Insulation To recap Eric’s super educational YouTube video, spray foam insulation is a HUGE difference maker that you don’t see (unless you spend any time in your attic – no judgement).  Its air-tight seal fills in every nook and cranny that other insulating methods might leave exposed. This leaves 0 space for cool air to infiltrate or escape which means… you save ...
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The Mini Office: Desk Built-ins

Let’s chat about a Ventura Homes feature that, so often, is overlooked – the built-in “office.” Comprised of a few handy drawers or AV storage cabinets and a solid workspace, small built-in workspaces are a key way we avoid underutilized space in the niches of a home. They also don’t have to be completely utilitarian. Where there’s a built-in feature, there’s a great design ...
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How to Incorporate Interior Textures

Do you ever find your interior space looking too bland or too consistent? A great way to keep a space from looking plain is by using materials or fixtures with texture. Here are some examples on how to pull those textures into your home while keeping a continuous theme. Fireplace A simple way to add texture to your home is by bringing a material ...
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Team Spotlight: Kortni

Hometown: Clovis, New Mexico   Favorite style: Cottage   Snapchat or IG story? Most definitely IG story via GIPHY      Which celebrity would you trade homes with? Sheryl Crow’s Spanish Colonial house in the Hollywood Hills. The landscaping is to die for!!   Guilty pleasure: OMG! Chick fil a. (I might or might not be a red member on the app) via GIPHY  ...
Blog Sep 05, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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Photographing Kitchens

Hey, it's Jason (the photographer) again....... That means one of the designers forced me to write another blog. It's all about my favorite kitchens to photograph and what makes our kitchens so photogenic. The Human Element Adding a human element in our photos not only makes you think "that could be me" but also shows scale. Also all the designers looooooove using their pics ...
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Accent Colors in 4 Ways

How to Incorporate Accent Colors in 4 Ways There is no denying that pops of color can seem risky. Fortunately, there are ways to work with exciting colors while keeping the scheme of a home practical and neutral. Here are four examples where pops of color can be introduced into the home. EXTERIOR The exterior of the home is like an introduction to the ...
Blog Aug 15, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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The Best Ventura Homes Floor Plans Under 2,000 Sq. Ft

There’s no denying our love for big sprawling plans with plenty of fun additional spaces. As the office tiny home lover, though, I am continuously drawn to our smaller scale floor plans. Even when the square footage is on the smaller side, our classic plans prove that you really can have your cake and eat it too. Take a look at a few of ...
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Team Spotlight: Emily

Hometown: Lubbock, TX born & raised!   Favorite style: Minimalist with use of concrete, glass & iron   Snapchat or IG story? IG story via GIPHY    Which celebrity would you trade homes with? Kourtney Kardashian   Guilty pleasure: Churros, even though I’m supposed to be gluten-free … via GIPHY        Current Inspo: Fendi has been posting these really eye-catching posts on ...
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6 Countertop Trends Moving into 2020

Your kitchen is often the focal point of your home, so why skimp on the important stuff like your countertop? Your countertop is a feature that will either make or break your spaces, and it’s our job to make them. So, lock in - we’re going to tell you about some countertop trends you’ll be seeing a lot more of. Quartz Over the last ...
Blog Jul 25, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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The Ventura Bonus Room

FACT: Our bonus rooms are heated and cooled, but there are not return air vents. This allows you to use the bonus room as an interior space or an outdoor space.   OPINION: We love them! Second Living Space Having a second living space can create a new area in your home for your family to spend time together and entertain guests. The bonus ...
Blog Jul 18, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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Exteriors, Exteriors, Exteriors

When the designers are out of ideas for the blog, they bring me up from my dungeon to write one for them. Sooooo today will be all about exteriors, from spectacular drone shots to simple front on shots, and everything in between. Drones, drones, and even more drones Let's start with the crowd-pleasing drone images. The hardest thing about drone images is choosing a ...
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Team Spotlight: Jason

Hometown: Lubbock, TX   Favorite style: Modern   Snapchat or IG story? IG story via GIPHY  Coffee Preference: The only coffee I like is an ice cold Dr. Pepper via GIPHY    Which celebrity would you trade homes with? Jack White   Guilty pleasure: Taylor Swift via GIPHY    Current Inspo: Mike Kelley   What do you like to do in your spare time? ...
Blog Jul 04, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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The Ventura Difference: Cottage Charm

One of the crucial steps in the design process at Ventura Homes is taking time to look to the past for inspiration. What truly sets our homes apart is the infusion of the character and enduring features more often found in older homes, with the commodities that current day families expect in a new home. In the office, we often find ourselves calling our ...
Blog Jun 27, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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What to Expect When You Are Building

Knowing what to expect when you are building a house is important. The main frequently asked questions have been centered around, what you need to get started, how the build process works, and what the design meetings consist of. CREATING A BUDGET For your sanity, the builder’s, and your spouse’s; create a budget! Having a budget will create boundaries and set expectations. At Ventura ...
Blog Jun 20, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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Art or Real Estate?

Once again, I am forced from behind my shadowy curtain to write a blog post. For this blog I want to show you my process of photographing real estate. Is it "art," or is it a "snapshot"? Don't get me wrong, I love snapshots. But when photographing homes each photo should be considered art, (just not the art you see in the Louvre). Drones, ...
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Team Spotlight: Jackson

Hometown: Lubbock, TX   Favorite style: Rustic Industrial   Snapchat or IG story? IG story via GIPHY  Coffee Preference: Dark coffee with a little bit of brown sugar via GIPHY  Which celebrity would you trade homes with? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson   Guilty pleasure: Extra long podcasts via GIPHY  Current Inspo: Ventura Homes!   What do you like to do in your spare time? ...
Blog Jun 06, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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Tips with Taylor: Ta ta for now

The sweet girls that I get to work with on a daily basis. I cannot thank each of you enough for your love and support. As my time at Ventura comes to a close and new adventures await, I wanted to take the time to reflect on all that I have learned over the past year. Ventura is truly a one of a kind ...
Blog May 30, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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7 Reasons to Buy a New Home

Okay, okay. We may be a little biased on this topic. There are just SO MANY perks to buying or building a new home on top of the excitement of getting to own a beautiful property (like a Ventura Home!). Here’s our top seven: Fresh warranty and minimal maintenance New homes are likely to be under warranty for issues ranging from wiring to roofing ...
Blog May 23, 2019 0 Continue Reading

Tips with Taylor: Target Finds that Fit your Style

Target is arguably one of the most popular retail stores today. Everyone knows that you go in with 3 items on your list and end up leaving with 15 items, none of which were even on your list. Today we are going to look at a few great Target finds that can help you spruce up your home no matter your budget or style. ...
Blog May 16, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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7 Things to Consider When Buying a New Home

We know that buying a new home can be a stressful process, but we’re here to help guide you in the right direction. To determine whether or not a specific house may be right for you, we’ve compiled a list of 7 things you might consider on your house hunt. 1. Affordability We know that price may be your top priority, and at Ventura, ...
Blog May 09, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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Team Spotlight: Kiersten

Hometown: Lubbock, TX   Favorite style: Farmhouse   Snapchat or IG story? IG Story via GIPHY   Coffee Preference: Any iced coffee!!  via GIPHY   Which celebrity would you trade homes with? Alessandra Ambrosio   Guilty pleasure: Eating dairy even though I am dairy free via GIPHY   Current Inspo: Ventura Homes   What do you like to do in your spare time? Take ...
Blog May 02, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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The Ventura Difference | Tools for Visualizing Your Ve...

During the design process at Ventura Homes we detail out every aspect we can, to create a “perfect” finished product. When our technical drawings are done for construction, the next step is drawing interior elevations to show the most realistic representation of the space. This process helps us and our clients visualize the space, but also ensures that the design is cohesive throughout the ...
Blog Apr 25, 2019 0 Continue Reading

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