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Home building cost information including cost per square foot, estimates, quotes, construction cost and more.

Home Building Plans and Prices

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Home building plans and prices for home plans vary considerably. While it may be exciting to go to an architect and specially design your home, the process is very expensive. Expect to pay thousands, and perhaps tens of thousands for …

Building a Small Energy Efficient House

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Building a small energy efficient house, can provide energy savings for years to come. Fewer cubic feet of space means lower cost when heating and cooling, but less space coupled with energy efficiency and perhaps a few solar panels could …

Modular Home Building Kits

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Modular home building kits are basically shell kits, prefabricated for easy construction. Modular home building kits come in two basic types. Panel and modular unit, but these two categories oversimplify the vast array of choices available. Styles range from rustic …

Custom Home Cost Per Square Foot

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A good way to explore custom home possibilities and cost is by looking at homes that match the style and size of the home you plan on building and getting statistics on price and square footage. As it stands now, …

Determining the Cost of Building a Home

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There are many elements to consider in determining the cost of building a home. This article will describe to you the formula for determining the total cost and also highlight ways to save on overall costs. Add the Following to …

What to Look for in a Home Building Contract

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When you are planning on hiring a home builder or contractor to build a home for you then there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind about the home building contract. The home building contract …

New Home Building Information

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Looking for new home building information is easier than ever today on the Internet. As you look around for information there are many new developments you need to be aware of. You might want to investigate green construction, average cost …

What is a Construction Loan?

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Finding the answer to the question “what is a construction loan?” can be a complex process unless you understand that construction loans vary, and are sometimes quite dissimilar from each other. Below I’ll answer many questions associated with construction loans. …

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 …

Purchasing New Construction Tips

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It’s easy to become simply awestruck by the appearance and smell of a new house, but try to remember these purchasing new construction tips, to avoid being taken in by the shiny stuff. Shiny stuff is what contractors and home …

Custom Home Building Advice

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When it comes to custom home building advice, the best advice is to know what you want, and to be determined to get it. That may sound simple but it is not what most people do. This custom home building …

Home Building Planning Tips

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New home planning takes getting down to the nitty gritty by getting very specific about what you need and want in your new home and planning it out. The first step in new home planning is to have everyone who …

Construction Loan Down Payment

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In many cases home building will require that you obtain a construction loan, but it depends on which home builder or contractor you select. With both, you will need a down payment. Steps to Getting a Construction Loan Down Payment …

Residential Home Building Process

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The residential home building process has become much more widely varied in the past decade. New green technology and concern for energy efficiency led to some major changes and a wide array of options in the building process. The importance …

How Much Do New Home Upgrades Cost?

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How much do new home upgrades cost you or save you? It really depends on how much you allow the excitement factor of upgrades to infiltrate your thinking. My best advice is to avoid getting too excited about upgrades, because …

Building a Home Instead of Buying

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Building a home instead of buying may seem a bit strange in a market flooded with home foreclosures and many homes for sale. It is certainly a buyers market, both for buying a house, and for building one. Home builders …

Residential Construction Loans

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There are many options when it comes to residential construction loans. One of the most practical and popular one in today’s market is the construction-to-permanent loan. Also known as the “rollover” loan, this loan is two loans in one. During …

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