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How to Build Your Own Home

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It is beyond the scope of the average person to actually build a house, but it is important to at least know how to build your own home if home building is something you are considering. In previous generations many …

Construction Loans How they Work

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Understanding construction loans and how they work, is important when going to apply for a loan. A construction loan is a very simple loan, similar to a balloon note. It only charges interest during the construction process, and the entire …

How Long Does it Take to Build a Custom Home?

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How long does it take to build a custom home? That all depends. But for the most part, building a custom home will take six months to a year. However the planning of your custom home should take quite a …

Custom Home Builder Selection Sheet

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When you visit your home builder or contractor they will show you a custom home builder selection sheet. You will use the sheet to choose paint, floor coverings, cabinets, drawer pulls, countertops, appliances and everything else that will be a …

Custom Home Builder Estimates

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When preparing to build your custom home, you will want to three to five custom home builder estimates. The best way to get reliable quotes, that you can compare accurately, is to be sure that all the contractors are bidding …

Built on Your Lot

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Having a home built on your lot has many advantages, especially if you have a great lot. Every one is different though, in what they want in a home location. Sometimes people want to get into a certain development that …

Choosing a Lot to Build a House

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When choosing a lot to build a house, a builder must consider soil, underground water, and land features in order to make a wise choice. For this reason it is important to be well informed and to get an expert …

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.
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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 …

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, …

Do it Yourself Home Building Checklist

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Using a do it yourself home building checklist to build your own home, can save you a lot of money. It also requires a lot of knowledge and understanding of construction. It is possible for almost any family of able …

New Construction Home Insurance

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New construction home insurance is necessary to protect your investment from the very beginning. It is similar to home owners insurance, but less comprehensive. It covers building materials and tools from fire and theft, and liability for your visitors in …

New Home Construction Cost

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New home construction cost can vary quite a bit. They vary by location, and they vary according to the type of materials used. Cost also varies considerably by the size of your home. Further the length of your mortgage is …

How to Choose a Homebuilder for a New Home

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There are guidelines and procedures for learning how to choose a homebuilder for a new home. Building a new home is a learning process for most families, but not one to go into with a trial and error approach. Selecting …

Free Home Building Kitchen Checklist

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This free home building kitchen checklist is designed to help you evaluate and refine your kitchen layout plan. These are general guidelines, not laws or rules. What type of kitchen you need depends on your lifestyle and cooking methods. For …

How do Construction Loans Work?

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Most people are not very clear on the question; “How do construction loans work?” It all seems very complicated but the following facts may help clarify the concepts involved. Practically speaking a construction loan actually involves the need for two …

Home Building Schedule

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In order to put forth the variables in a home building schedule we will create 5 different scenarios to illustrate the different situations that can occur.
Home Building Schedule: A tale of 5 Homes
Home Building Schedule Home 1: Luxury Custom stick …

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