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Guide to Building a House

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This guide to building a house is an overview of the several phases to building a home. From concept to completion, creating a home can take over well over a year. During this time you will plan the home you …

Building a New Home Checklist

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Building a new home checklist will help you keep organized through the entire process of building you new home. This is one of the most crucial steps of the preparation period. So my advice is to create a checklist. Let’s …

Choosing the Best New Home Upgrades

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When building a new home there are many decisions to be made regarding choosing the best new home upgrades, but fun decisions. Many new home buyers select upgrades in kitchen, bathrooms, the master bedroom, and family room. For the …

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 …

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 …

Finishing Steps in the Home Building Process

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When buying a shell you will need to consider all the finishing steps in the home building process that the contractor will not be doing. The first step is to read the literature carefully and discuss with the contractor what …

New Home Building Checklist: Should I Build a New Home

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With the current state of affairs in the housing market, prospective new home owners face a market that is friendly and favorable. The first question you will face, purchase an existing home versus building. To help you decide I recommend …

Steps to Building Your Own Home

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There are more steps to building your own home today than ever. The new changes require much more research and shopping than in the past. New innovations in energy efficient, green housing have created many choices in materials. …

Home Building Checklist for Final Inspection

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Before your final walk through, you should make a home building checklist for final inspection. Many people wait till the end to check on the property, but it is much better to check on your home frequently during the construction …

Green Home Building Companies

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There are many different types of green home building companies, green architects and green homebuilders. It is vital to first determine what you mean by green, before you look for a builder. There are degrees and types of green construction, …

House Building Cost Per Square Foot

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Average house building cost per square foot can be very complex to estimate. Your home will vary in price from others according to size, but also according to methods and materials used in construction, and how much of the job …

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 …

What Questions to Ask When Building a New Home

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Knowing what questions to ask when building a new home is vital to getting a great house. There are many types of questions which you should ask over the course of your home building and design process. When the process …

Home Construction Schedule

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A home construction schedule should begin months before construction, and end well after the home builder or contractor has left the building. The art of building a home is not only about lumber and concrete. It is about financial planning, …

Sample New Home Construction Timeline

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In looking at a sample new home construction timeline it is important to realize there will always be variables. Building a new home can take as little as two months, and as long as one year, however most are completed …

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 …

New Home Building Plans and Cost:

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If you are wondering how to create a simpler more economical new home plan, or at least select one, you are not alone. Many people today are realizing that the excesses of the last half century are not sustainable. The …

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