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Custom Home Building Checklist

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Use this custom home building checklist, and start your research by reading our site. Also download our free 98 page guide at the top right of this page. The information on this site is provided to help first time home …

Mortgage and Home Construction Loan Rates

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Mortgage and home construction loan rates are at an all time low, and have been for quite a while. The FED assures us that they have no plans to go up considerably, at least until mid 2013. The FED is …

Average Cost of Building a Home

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There are many factors to be considered when home building. One important thing you should do is check the cost of this construction against the average cost of building a home in your region. This cost can vary from region …

Trends in Building and Home Construction

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Building and home construction are arts that expresses changes in society’s technological and economic needs and desires. Today’s arising needs and living situations are increasingly different from those that created and evolved the modern home in the 1940s and 1950s. …

Cost of Building a House per Square Foot

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The cost of building a house per square foot varies by location, level of completion and the degree of luxury in finishing the home. There are many other factors that impact the cost but these three factors are paramount in …

Process for Building a Custom Home

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The process for building a custom home begins with an idea. Once you have sketched out your idea, and have a sufficient way to explain it to a home builder, an architect or home designer puts the design on paper. …

Construction Home Loan Rates

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It is important to understand that construction home loan rates and mortgage rates are being artificially controlled by the FED. The government believes that low interest rates at this time help with recovery, so they are keeping our rates lower …

Construction Loan Interest Rates

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Understanding mortgage and construction loan interest rates can be confusing. In order to build a house you will need both a construction loan and a mortgage loan. The term of your construction loan is either one year or when your …

Building a House on a Budget

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Building a house on a budget involves fully understanding how time is related to money. The more time you spend shopping, and the more of the work you can do yourself, the less it will cost. Creativity is also a …

Common Home Building Problems

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The most common home building problems are minor setbacks, due to weather or miscommunication between contractors on scheduling. However, there are some major structural problems that are not nearly uncommon enough. Serious structural problems are in a whole other category …

How to Select a General Contractor When Building a Home

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Learning how to select a general contractor when building a home is one of the most important steps in building a dream home. The final decision is often a matter of personal taste, but weeding out the contractors and …

Steps to Building a House

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The need for energy efficiency has created an entirely new set of steps to building a house. Not since the advent of electricity and indoor plumbing has home building been so revolutionized. The new standard for homes is called green, …

Home Construction Loans

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Home construction loans are very different than home loans. A construction loan is a means of borrowing a lot of money quickly to build a home. Repayment plans for this money are not part of a construction loan at …

Steps in Building a Home

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Steps in building a home starts with a thought, idea or concept. Next an architect or home designer takes the concept and creates a blueprint. Then the home builder, together with their subcontractors take the blueprint and make it into …

Build a Home on Your Own Land

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Perhaps you inherited a small section of farm land, or purchased acreage in a remote location, and you plan to build a home on your own land. When the time comes, you’d like to build your dream house. There are …

Building Your Own Small Home

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It seems that building your own small home on your own land should be among the inalienable rights in the constitution. At one time it was assumed that people could build a home on land they owned without supervision. Building …

Home Building Budgeting

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The home building budgeting process should begin the moment you even consider building a home. It should be a part of your goal setting process, until you own your own home.
Home Building Budgeting Process
The earliest step to your home building …

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