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Information related to green building and building energy efficient new homes.

Checklist for Building a Custom Home

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Below I’ve put together three separate checklist for building a custom home. I hope you find them useful. Checklist for Building a Custom Home: Concept • Will this home be of architectural value? • Is the design creative and artistic? …

Affordable Home Building Tips

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When reading about affordable home building tips, you will notice that most sources feel you must give up something to afford your home. This is only occasionally true. Often, by shopping wisely, considering all the possibilities and being a bit …

Green Home Building Overview

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There are many types of green construction, the best and worst will be discussed in my green home building overview. Technically most green construction is any building process that saves energy, produces energy, or doesn’t cause excessive pollution. For some …

Advantages of Buying a New Construction Home

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The advantages of buying a new construction home are vast for many people. While some people prefer a stately historic home, it simply isn’t for everyone. There are both advantages and disadvantages in purchasing a truly historic home, but few …

Green Home Building Techniques

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Truly green home building techniques and materials are based in a philosophy that dates back to the 1960s. Back in the sixties there was a growing concern for ecology and also for fairness and equality in society. We are seeing …

New Home Building Information

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Looking for new home building information is easier than ever today on the Internet. As you look around for information there are many new developments you need to be aware of. You might want to investigate green construction, average cost …

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 an Energy Efficient House

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There are many ways of building an energy efficient home. Some work better than others, but combinations of these ideas can save a lot of money on your utility bills for years to come. Building an Energy Efficient House: Size …

Energy Savings When Building A New Home

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Energy savings when building a new home is increasingly more important to people building a new home. With the price of electricity and fuels at all time highs and mortgage rates at all time lows, it is only sensible to …

New Home Building Process

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The new home building process offers many options and innovations that were not widely available in previous decades. Choices in building materials and methods include: • Traditional framing • Modular homes • Structural insulated panels • Insulated concrete panels • …

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, …

Free Book Offer on Home Building

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Download our free book, titled New Home Steps Planning Guide. This step-by-step planning guide, with multiple worksheets and checklists is yours free as our gift, simply because we want you to enjoy your new home. By reading and following the …

Green Home Building Costs

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There are many different types of green construction and because the definition of green construction varies, green home building costs also vary. Green construction is generally highly economical. Some green ideas save money on construction costs while others save money …

New Home Building Guide

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Enjoy our new home building guide below, and be sure to download our 98 page free book, on the subject of home planning. Take advantage of all the articles on this site in order to learn how to build your …

Building a Small Energy Efficient House

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Building a small energy efficient house, can provide energy savings for years to come. Fewer cubic feet of space means lower cost when heating and cooling, but less space coupled with energy efficiency and perhaps a few solar panels could …

Residential Home Building Process

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The residential home building process has become much more widely varied in the past decade. New green technology and concern for energy efficiency led to some major changes and a wide array of options in the building process. The importance …

Build on Your Lot

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From my experience most contractors and home builders are happy to build on your own lot. Whether you are selecting your lot from a development or planning to building on a larger tract of land, any reputable contractor or home …

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