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ICF Explained

At Pringle Creek Community, we are all about providing sustainable and innovative home options. When it comes to building, we’d like to re-introduce you to ICF. ICF stands for insulated concrete forms. It’s composed of concrete, expanded polystyrene (EPS), and metal support structures to secure the inside. When you see a home made out of ICF being constructed, it almost looks like a gigantic Lego project! What is EPS anyway? It almost sounds and looks like styrofoam, but it’s not!  EPS doesn’t release CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) into the air, and can be re-used multiple times. You might remember hearing about the ... Read more

Green Building Catches On

At Pringle Creek Community, we’ve been doing green building since the beginning. We get that it’s where the future of building is going, and we also adhere to the highest of green building standards with every home being LEED certified. It comes as no surprise that more builders are beginning to follow these practices that we have been advocating since we were founded.   GREEN BUILDING CATCHES ON NAHB, Dodge study: Third of builders report building green on more than 60% of portfolio. BUILDER | September 27, 2017 | View original source. A new study out Wednesday from Dodge Data & Analytics and the ... Read more

Home Values

Zillow projects that home values will increase over 5% within the next year in the Salem area. With rising home prices, we are excited to share our plans to build three new homes on John Muir Circle that you can get in from the ground up. Our builds include the Net Zero home, which is a 2-level that is 2,100+ square feet, 4 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom home. There are also two attached homes that offer many possibilities and are 900+ square feet each with the option of adding more. One is a two-level, and the other is a 1-level. ... Read more

Extra Room

Who doesn't like to have a little extra of something special? At Pringle Creek Community, we sell lots for your custom build, so that you can design a home to optimize space for the extra room you desire. Would you like a den to hang all of your prized shots (aka, bird watching photo shoots)? Or perhaps a library to read up on a little John Muir for inspiration next time you go on a hike? How about a place to do your mobile work while staring off into the trees through your big picture window for your "aha!" ... Read more

Totality

Pringle Creek Community is powered by the sun, and with Salem in the path of totality, let's just say, many things are in alignment. We sell lots for your custom build that have been examined for their upmost solar potential. Combining renewable energy systems while using healthful building materials creates a home that is healthier for your family and the environment. Choosing to go solar not only makes you and your family environmentally friendly, it saves you money in the long run. Think about it, essentially the sun has been powering the world for billions of years. When in the ... Read more
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