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Archive of home building tips related to home building.

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 …

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Home?

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Before deciding to build a home, the main question on everyone’s mind is, “How much does it cost to build a home?” It’s a question that demands an answer, because in order to make a purchasing decision, one first has …

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 …

Ideas for Planning Your New Home Tips

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So you are thinking about building a new home and looking for ideas for planning your new home. The best designed new homes are homes that couples spent more time designing, learning and planning than builders spent building. There are …

Build a Luxury Home

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If you are going to build a home for your family, why not build a luxury home? Now most of you are thinking, “How can we afford a luxury home?” There is nothing in the definition of the term “luxury …

Home Construction Checklist | Take the Guesswork Out of Homebuilding

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Undertaking home construction can be stressful. With millions of details to track, homeowners should utilize a home construction checklist to keep the project on time and on budget. Additionally, a home construction checklist ensures a finished product that requires minimal …

New Home Building Advice

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Though there is no way to know the future, our new home building advice is based on the theories of some of the brightest economists and sociologists. For more home building advice please see our free book, New Home Steps …

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 Sales Agents

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In most states, new home sales agents must be licensed real estate agents. While obtaining a real estate license is not difficult in most states, it does require a licensing exam. The test contains a smattering of real estate laws …

Trends in Building and Home Construction

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Building and home construction are arts that expresses changes in society’s technological and economic needs and desires. Today’s arising needs and living situations are increasingly different from those that created and evolved the modern home in the 1940s and 1950s. …

Interest Rate for Home Construction Loan: What You Need To Know

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This decade has so far produced the lowest interest rates for home construction loans and home building loans in history. In 2009 when the prime rate plunged to below 4% for the first time since the 1950’s, mortgage rates dropped …

Steps Required for a Home Construction Loan

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The steps required for a home construction loan may vary according to your specific situation, and how you plan to build your home. Each situation seems to have its own Achilles’ heel. Bad credit, no savings, low income, self employment, …

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 …

Energy Star Home Building Requirements

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Energy star home building requirements are based on their superiority to previous construction. They must be 20 to 30 percent more efficient than average building standards. Energy efficiency is created largely by:
• Effective insulation and tight construction
• Triple glazed or …

Construction Home Loan Rates

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It is important to understand that construction home loan rates and mortgage rates are being artificially controlled by the FED. The government believes that low interest rates at this time help with recovery, so they are keeping our rates lower …

Building a House on a Budget

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Building a house on a budget involves fully understanding how time is related to money. The more time you spend shopping, and the more of the work you can do yourself, the less it will cost. Creativity is also a …

How to Select a General Contractor When Building a Home

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Learning how to select a general contractor when building a home is one of the most important steps in building a dream home. The final decision is often a matter of personal taste, but weeding out the contractors and …

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