Category: Blog

Sign Up Now & Save Your Place

NOTE: You can sign up now to hold your place and submit artwork later.  Please be certain to add your parent/guardian contact information if you are under 18 years old. Upload single file only – please .ZIP for multiple images please email marketing@houckinc.com if you have any questions. License & Artwork Agreement Houck Construction, Inc.,… Read more »

Houck’s Annual Thanksgiving Card Contest & Local Showcase

“Houck Builds Beautiful Homes and Houck Builds Community” – Stanley Felderman, http://www.fkastudio.com/ Houck Construction’s annual Thanksgiving Card Contest attracts artists from local high schools in Southern CA to compete for the honor of having their work of art used for Houck’s Thanksgiving card. Prizes for Houck’s Annual Thanksgiving Winner $1,000 from Houck Construction for the… Read more »

Keeping Our Workers Safe & Keeping Construction Going

This pandemic has changed how we all live our lives. We at Houck are committed to supporting our community in good times and bad. As such, we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of both our community as well as our employees. We’re providing employees with face masks and gloves to wear… Read more »

5 Ways to Build a Resilient Home

Houck Construction, Inc. has been building in Malibu for over 20 years. We would like to collaborate with homeowners and architects on rebuilding homes that will have the best chance of surviving the next fires, with some of the following recommendations: For siding, specify non-flammable material, such as fiber-cement siding, Cultured Stone, brick, or stucco…. Read more »

5 Most Important Facts About Opportunity Zones

  The Opportunity Zones (“OZ” or “”OZones”) program was established as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017 and allows investors to defer paying taxes on capital gains after December 22, 2017, if they invest them in underserved communities through a dedicated fund. Every state designated census tracts is designated as a Qualified… Read more »

Jennifer Garner’s Temporary New Pad Is a $13.86 Million Pacific Palisades Mansion

By Morgan Halberg • 02/08/19 12:04pm Jennifer Garner isn’t moving into her new Brentwood Park home just yet. The Camping actress recently doled out $7.9 million for the house in the exclusive area earlier this year, but she won’t be unpacking there anytime soon. We’d be thrilled too.  Courtesy Aaron Hoffman It seems Garner is actually razing the house and building what will likely… Read more »

Top 5 Housing Trends for 2019 in Southern California

Predicting what will happen in 2019 is very complicated. The most comfortable thing to predict is that we will witness a lot of dramatic change. It’s almost certain that we’ll experience an overall economic slowdown that will affect real estate. We believe the following broad trends will challenge all of us in Southern California: homeowners,… Read more »

5 Ways to Prepare, Pre-empt, and Protect in the Event of Fire

The recent string of destructive California fires derives from a perfect storm of long-standing conditions now culminating in crisis. These contributing factors include decades of forest mismanagement, more people in fire-prone areas, and climate change. The rebuilding of homes damaged and destroyed in the Woolsey fire will also cause a shortage of contractors and will… Read more »

The Top 5 Technology Trends that Are Changing our Homes

The use of IoT (Internet of Things) devices will become ubiquitous in homes over the next 5-10 years, as the price of sensors is decreasing and new applications are developed. Home will become a critical information provider and a command center, managed by IoT systems. Here are the top trends where IoT innovation is occurring… Read more »