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Tips for Building a House

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When building a home it is important to look towards the future. A well constructed home should last several lifetimes, and it can be passed down to your grand children. Unless you plan to sell the home, consider what your …

Custom Home Building Contract

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Examine your custom home building contract carefully, and have your attorney look it over before you sign anything. Don’t be afraid to walk out if the contract isn’t right, and the builder does not offer to amend it according to …

New Home Final Walk-Through

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The new home final walk-through is your last chance to raise objections, or get things fixed before you sign off on contracts. Many builders like to provide a sort of unveiling on the last day. It is hard to concentrate …

Home Building Mistakes

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There are many home building mistakes which are very common, and others that are completely catastrophic. These simple tips will help prevent home building mistakes, and also to protect your family from financial ruin should these problems arise.
Tips to Avoid …

New Construction Warranty

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A new constructions warranty should be examined and compared. Ask all the home builders and contractors you are considering about their warranty. Consider the new construction warranty as part of the comparison when selecting a home builder. Be sure to …

Should I Use a Real Estate Agent for Purchasing New Construction?

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The answer to the question, “should I use a real estate agent for purchasing new construction?” depends on the situation and the homes available in your area. You might be required to use a real estate agent to get the …

The Step-by-Step Process of Building a House

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Learning the step-by-step process of building a house is imperative before contacting your building contractor or home builder. It is important to learn all you can about the process in order to understand and explain what you want. It is …

How Do Home Building Loans Work?

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If you are about to seek a loan to buy a new house, you may be wondering, “How do home building loans work?” It can be confusing unless you understand one simple fact which clears up most questions. A home …

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 …

The Home Builder Selection Process

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The home builder selection process is very important when building a new home. Use the checklist below to research the builders and contractors that you are possibly interested in utilizing.
The Home Builder Selection Process: Make a Complete List
Obtain a list …

Negotiating a New Construction Home

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How you choose to present yourself when negotiating a new construction home, makes a huge difference in your strategy. The first order of business is to list what you want out of the negotiation and what you do not want. …

Requirements for New Construction Home Loans

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The requirements for new construction home loans have changed over the years and are in a continual state of change. They may also vary by area and individual banking institution. Below are common questions regarding requirement for new construction …

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, …

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. …

How to Get Construction Loan Financing

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If you are even considering building a home, you need to learn how to get construction loan financing. With the proper preparation, getting a home loan can be amazingly easy. Without the right preparation it can be impossible. Here are …

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 …

Current Home Building Cost

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2011 and 2012 are the best years in the past four decades to build a home, based on the current home building cost and interest rates. If you have a secure job and good credit, now is the time! It …

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