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Custom Home Building Information

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Good custom home building information should explain your choices not limit them. This site is all about providing a variety of home building information that can help you make the right choices for your family. I highly recommend you download …

Best New Home Upgrades

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The best new home upgrades are the ones dealing with permanent parts of the house. Structure and insulation are of course primary concerns. Carpet is probably of the least concern because carpet is generally replaced every five or ten years …

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 …

Custom Home Building Guide

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This custom home building guide covers key critical processes in building a new home. Let’s get started learning…
Custom Home Building Guide Critical Processes
Custom Home Building Guide Critical Processes: The Foundation
This is the single most important part of construction. Included in …

Find a Builder: Choosing a Home Builder that is Right For You

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Finding and choosing the right new home builder is an extremely important decision you’ll need to make. Here are some tips to help you find a builder and so you can make an informed and smart builder decision.
Find a Builder …

Building a House Checklist: Key Items to Include

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Building a house checklist is a good idea for anyone deciding to have their own home built. It helps keep you informed of what is happening, and when it needs to happen. Building a house checklist is just important for …

Building Your Own Home from a Shell

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Building your own home from a shell can be accomplished in two ways. You can either hire a building contractor to stick build your home on site, to the point the exterior is complete, or buy a kit. Shell kits …

Custom Home Building Schedule

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Each month of the custom home building schedule includes more decisions for the home owner. As work is done, there are more and more choices for the home owner. Keeping a journal of selections becomes important so that you can …

Home Builder’s Warranty

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A home builder’s warranty is vital to protect your dream home. There are several different types of home builder’s warranties. Some are better than others, but it is vitally important that you understand your warranty, and have sufficient contact information …

House Building Timeline

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A house building timeline is a very rough estimate, and very few of them are accurate at all, due to weather delays, variations in materials and construction methods and the use of modern technology on some homes and not others. …

Sample Home Building Budget

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There are many variables in creating a sample home budget. Common home features vary by geographic location based on climate and geographical differences, and prices vary according to the local economy as well. The cost of labor is a major …

Frugal Home Building Ideas

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Frugal home building ideas are increasing in popularity, due to economic and ecological concerns. A back to basics approach to homebuilding, which stresses sturdy construction and energy efficiency has now come into play. Today’s homes are smaller, and more energy …

Loans for Building a New Home

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When shopping for loans for building a new home there are many factors that can derail your process. It is best to know about these and resolve them before you start. Getting a loan is very easy if you are …

When Building a Custom Home – What Are the Expensive Items?

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It is only logical to ask, when building a custom home, what are the expensive items? Some of them are fairly easy to guess, but others may surprise you. Many times an item doesn’t have to cost more, if you …

New Home Building Checklist

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A new home building checklist, for the many decisions to be made when planning to build a home, will help guide prospective homeowners in all their home building decisions. Our checklist proceeds in order throughout construction, to illustrate each phase …

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 …

Building a Home: Things to Ask the Builder to Do

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There are many important things to ask the builder to do when building a home. The things that you do ask the home builder to do should be written down, because if not you may forget to mention it, and …

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