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Home building cost information including cost per square foot, estimates, quotes, construction cost and more.

Cost of Building a House per Square Foot

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The cost of building a house per square foot varies by location, level of completion and the degree of luxury in finishing the home. There are many other factors that impact the cost but these three factors are paramount in …

New Construction Tips

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When writing new construction tips, one almost needs a crystal ball, and you definitely need to plan for an unknown future. It’s always been that way. Just think, if Great Grandpa had known that new fad called electricity was really …

How to Save Thousands When You Build Your New Home

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This article will show you how to save thousands when you build your new home. The ideas here can save you $50K to $150K on financing alone. When used in conjunction with other ideas presented here, to keep the initial …

Energy Efficient Home Building

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There are many reasons why energy efficient home building is worth the extra cost up front. Energy efficiency is a major consideration when buying a home, and would positively impact your resale value if you ever decided to sell. As …

How Much to Build a Luxury Home?

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If you are wondering how much to build a luxury home the first order of business is to define luxury home. Unfortunately even when you ask the expert builders of luxury homes, the answers are likely to start a long-winded …

Luxury Home Building Cost

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There is no predetermined luxury home building cost. There is nothing intrinsically included in the definition of a luxury home that requires that it be expensive. Still, most luxury homes are costly. Size does not define luxury. There are true …

Best Tips for Custom Home Building

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Some of the best tips for custom home building involve allowing design to be left to a true architect or licensed home designer. You will need to hire an architect, utilize a builder who has a licensed designer or select …

Construction Loan Process

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There will be many people involved in your construction loan process. Knowing the responsibilities of each party is essential to navigating the process. The loan process can vary considerably from one state and county to another, but this is a …

House Building Breakdown

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This house building breakdown reminds us that the true secret of home building is in the planning, and the step-by-step process. People of all budgets should spend a lot of time planning and researching their future home. There are many …

New Single Family Home Construction Loans

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New single family home construction loans are different than typical home mortgage loans. While they are more complex for the loan officer, they are designed to meet your needs as someone building a new single family home. There are many …

Creating a New Home Building Budget

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The first step in creating a new home building budget is to consider your resources, your goals and your priorities. It is crucial to consider everything you have, not just your money, but also your skills, creativity and spirit of …

Mortgage Rates for Building a Home

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Mortgage rates for building a home and for refinancing are being held artificially low by our Federal Government. Rates in 2011 have been around 3 or 4 percent with good credit. According to FED plans, rates should remain low until …

Building Energy Efficient Home

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There are many different ways of building an energy efficient home. While traditional construction can be made more energy efficient than in the past, alternative and panelized materials often yield high R-values as well as a much faster construction time, …

Home Building Process Step by Step

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In this article we will go through the home building process step by step. This will be a quick overview of all the steps. For more detailed information, please download our 98 page free guide at the top right, and …

Cost to Build New Home

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The cost to build a new home can be broken down in several ways, but one of the greatest variables is location. Everything costs more in California and Hawaii for some reason and that includes houses. Some of the North …

New Home Building Process Checklist

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Use this new home building process checklist to plan your home. It is important to build the house in your mind before you hire a contractor to physically build it. Reinforce your ideas with pictures and diagrams. Have a clear …

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 …

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