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Construction Loan Financing

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Many find construction loan financing confusing. This is because there are two loans required in order to build a home. Both a construction loan and a mortgage loan will be necessary. We will compare the two loans in order to …

Do it Yourself Home Building Checklist

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Using a do it yourself home building checklist to build your own home, can save you a lot of money. It also requires a lot of knowledge and understanding of construction. It is possible for almost any family of able …

Average Square Foot Price of Building a Home

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When researching the average square foot price of building a home, you may find a lot of confusing and conflicting information. Clarifying the confusion over materials costs, shell cost, and overall cost of a finished home can make home construction …

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 home …

Average Cost of Building a Home

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There are many factors to be considered when home building. One important thing you should do is check the cost of this construction against the average cost of building a home in your region. This cost can vary from region …

Construction Loan Interest Rates

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Understanding mortgage and construction loan interest rates can be confusing. In order to build a house you will need both a construction loan and a mortgage loan. The term of your construction loan is either one year or when your …

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 …

Steps to Building Your Own Home

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There are more steps to building your own home today than ever. The new changes require much more research and shopping than in the past. New innovations in energy efficient, green housing have created many choices in materials. The advancements …

Building a Home on a Budget?

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Long ago, before there were building inspectors or home loans, our forefathers went out into the wilderness, and put up a log cabin in a day and didn’t even have to think about building a home on a budget. That …

New Construction Single Family House

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New Construction of a single family house is an act of creation. Architects enjoy creating unique and unusual home plans, but only a few of these types of designs ever get built. Unfortunately most new homes do not include a …

House Building Steps for Construction

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House building steps for construction are sometimes a mystery to homebuyers but the concepts are relatively simple. Weather plays a large part in the order of operations and the type of construction that will work in a climate vary as …

How to Build a New Home

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With all the new materials and techniques available, it is more important than ever to consider how to build a new home. Residential construction has become a rapidly changing field, full of new technology. Before building a new home, you …

The Price of Building a Home

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When considering the price of building a home, there are many factors to consider. When you consider the energy savings, over an existing home, or the wasted expense of renting, building a home can easily become a great option. One …

Home Building Checklist

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Every successful endeavor requires particular steps to reach the desired outcome, whether it is going to the moon or building a home. A home building checklist will remove the guess work from home construction. Following a set guideline will ensure …

Home Building Budget Breakdown

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There are many variables and choices in a home building budget breakdown. Much depends on the type of construction you choose. Modular homes, log homes, shell homes, and various panel construction methods are changing the face of construction, yet the …

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 …

Understanding Home Builder Estimates and Overages

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When working with a home builder or contractor to build your new home, understanding home builder estimates and overages is critically important. It is impossible to calculate to the penny exactly how much it may cost to build a house, …

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