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Archive of home building tips related to home building.

Building New Home Construction Checklist

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Use our building new home construction checklist to improve your home’s energy efficiency, and water conservation. Also download our free 98 page free book on home planning, and see our other articles for additional insights on home planning, and energy …

How To Build a Dream Home

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The dream to build that perfect home is entrenched in most of our hearts. That special place you will call you own and create life-long memories designed and tailored for your lifestyle. If you find yourself in the position 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 …

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 …

Ask a Builder – Key Question to Ask Before Choosing Them

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Questions about building a new home? Just ask a builder. So you have decided to undertake the process of building a home from scratch. You have your ideas on paper, you have money set aside and have been pre-qualified for …

Quality Home Construction

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Quality Home Construction isn’t always about marble hot tubs and fantastic archways. The most important part of quality home construction starts with the structure itself. It is the things that remain unseen that are most important. Lumber grade and quality …

Residential Construction Loan Process

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The residential construction loan process would be confusing if there were not so many people to help you with it. Your home builder and the loan officers are all on your side in obtaining the loan. The best thing to …

Average New Home Construction Cost Per Square Foot

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Average new home construction cost per square foot varies by state, and ranges from $75 to $130 per square foot. Homes in the Southeastern and Midwestern states cost much less than homes in California, Hawaii and the Northeastern states. In …

Average Custom Home Building Costs

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The average custom home building costs for custom homes built in the United States is right around $83 per square foot. The median price however was $78 per square foot. Avergages don’t tell the whole story though, because homes built …

Home Building Insurance

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Most building contractors have their own home building insurance, to cover potential risks, damage and losses. Homeowners can also buy home builder’s insurance, but a homeowner’s policy will also cover many of these types of risks. It is a good …

How to Find a Registered Builder

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The most important step to building a great home is discovering how to find a registered builder. It is also the simplest step. Most home builders are registered with their local Home Builders Association. Your local Home Builders Association keeps …

Choosing a Lot for House Building

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When choosing a lot for house building, it is important to consider the needs as well as the desires of each member of the family. Before choosing a lot, you and your family should carefully consider your priorities and your …

How to Select a Home Builder

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Learning how to select a home builder is paramount to your satisfaction with your home. Most people do not realize how important this decision is until it is too late. Choosing the wrong home builder can truly make you miserable …

Building your Own Home for Dummies

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Building your own home for dummies can be easy, even for a dummy, which you are not. I’d like to start out by saying that anyone who has over 100K to build their own home is no dummy, and anyone …

Custom Home Building Walkthrough

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Many people limit the custom home building walkthrough to the very last minute check before closing. At this stage, prospective home owners cannot tell anything about the real structure. I recommend numerous walkthrough times throughout the construction process. Custom Home …

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 …

Affordable Home Building Tips

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When reading about affordable home building tips, you will notice that most sources feel you must give up something to afford your home. This is only occasionally true. Often, by shopping wisely, considering all the possibilities and being a bit …

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