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Archive of home building tips related to home building.

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 …

Average Home Building Costs Per Sq Ft

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Home builders will be quick to tell you that estimating the cost of your home based on average home building costs per sq ft, is a very inaccurate way to estimate the cost of your home. The cost of building …

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 …

New Home Building Checklist

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A new home building checklist, for the many decisions to be made when planning to build a home, will help guide prospective homeowners in all their home building decisions. Our checklist proceeds in order throughout construction, to illustrate each phase …

The Importance of Understanding the Home Building Basics

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When embarking on the journey to build your own home it is a good thing to understand home building basics. Knowing the basics will help you in planning your new home and will also be useful with the many questions …

New Home Final Walk-Through

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The new home final walk-through is your last chance to raise objections, or get things fixed before you sign off on contracts. Many builders like to provide a sort of unveiling on the last day. It is hard to concentrate …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Questions to Ask when Choosing a Home Builder

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It is important to have a list of questions to ask when choosing a home builder. This article should be adapted to your specific situation, but it is a good resource to help you get started on your own list. …

Home Building Steps – Five Key Things To Know Before Starting

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Building a new home can be exciting yet overwhelming. Listed below are basic home building steps you should be aware of before getting started. 5 Basic home building Steps First, consider your budget and whether or not you have the …

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 …

Building a Dream Home for Less

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Yes, building a dream home for less can be accomplished. As a matter of fact there are many ways to save on home building. Research affordable housing, green building materials, Ferro cement, insulated concrete panels, rammed earth, adobe and shipping …

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 …

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