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Information related to home plans and planning for a home building project.

Energy Star Home Building Packages

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Energy star home building packages must meet guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. An Energy Star home must be 15 percent more energy efficient than a home meeting the 2004 international residential code, or IRC. Further, it must …

Green Home Building Techniques

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Truly green home building techniques and materials are based in a philosophy that dates back to the 1960s. Back in the sixties there was a growing concern for ecology and also for fairness and equality in society. We are seeing …

New Home Building Process

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The new home building process offers many options and innovations that were not widely available in previous decades. Choices in building materials and methods include:
• Traditional framing
• Modular homes
• Structural insulated panels
• Insulated concrete panels
• Lightweight insulated concrete panels
• Insulated …

Choosing a Lot to Build a House

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When choosing a lot to build a house, a builder must consider soil, underground water, and land features in order to make a wise choice. For this reason it is important to be well informed and to get an expert …

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 Schedule

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In order to put forth the variables in a home building schedule we will create 5 different scenarios to illustrate the different situations that can occur.
Home Building Schedule: A tale of 5 Homes
Home Building Schedule Home 1: Luxury Custom stick …

Modular Home Building

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No other industry, other than perhaps the clothing industry, has such variation in price and quality than the modular home building industry. There are excellent deals out there on modular homes if you shop around, however if you do not …

Building Your Own Home Tips

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Enjoy this list of building your own home tips. There are four phases of home building from your perspective; planning your home, hiring a contractor or home builder, obtaining a loan and supervising your home construction. These building your own …

Construction Loan Property as Collateral

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Construction loans as well as mortgages use the construction loan property as collateral. This is why various lending institutions restrict the types of construction they will lend money on. They are not only looking at ability to pay, they are …

Luxury Home Building Guide

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This luxury home building guide explains the process of building a true luxury home. Building a true luxury home is one of the most thrilling and challenging undertakings in the world. Home builders and subcontractors are honored to be involved, …

Money Saving Home Building Tips

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When discussing money saving home building tips, certain ideas automatically come to mind, while others involve hidden costs most people don’t think of. For more information on money saving home building tips and other topics be sure to download our …

Home Building Packages

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An educated consumer can learn a lot by reading about home building packages, kits and upgrades on line. Hearing home builders and contractors describe them can be even more informative. Often it is good to consider what they are eager …

New Custom Homes Design Build

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Are you dreaming about new custom homes design build?If you are pulling that dream into reality takes hard work, consistent savings, and a determination not to let go of that dream. Building a dream home is exactly that. It is …

Best New Home Upgrades

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The best new home upgrades are the ones dealing with permanent parts of the house. Structure and insulation are of course primary concerns. Carpet is probably of the least concern because carpet is generally replaced every five or ten years …

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 …

Steps in Building a Dream Home

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The steps in building a dream home should be undertaken with much thought and consideration for the various aspects of daily life. It is important to plan every detail with your lifestyle in mind. Don’t just follow a plan someone …

How Much Will it Cost to Build a Luxury Home

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If you want a special home but wonder how much it will cost to build a luxury home, you may be pleasantly surprised by our research. While most luxury homes cost seven figures, usually one to five million, there is …

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