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Archive of home building tips related to home building.

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 …

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 …

Home Building Insider Secrets

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What are the home building insider secrets? Have you ever wondered what the guys down at the Home Builders Association joke about, or what gets them fuming mad at their competition? It may surprise you what homebuilders really think. How …

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 …

Custom Home Building Steps

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Following custom home building steps in the process of building your home is the best way to get the home you want. Skipping one step will make the next step precarious. Instead revisit your steps frequently. Keep on dreaming, journaling, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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