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Home Building Help? Find Out Who You Need and When

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For many people the biggest dream is owning their own home and for many it is building a new home. If this is you and you are searching for some new home building help, then this article is for you. …

Building an Off the Grid Cabin

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Going off the grid with an efficient, remotely located, off the grid cabin, is a huge step, but the principles we will learn in building an off the grid cabin will help us understand construction, and help us start thinking …

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 …

Process for Building a Custom Home

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The process for building a custom home begins with an idea. Once you have sketched out your idea, and have a sufficient way to explain it to a home builder, an architect or home designer puts the design on paper. …

Building a New Home Step by Step

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Building a new home step by step actually varies a lot now days. With the advent of modular homes and panelized home kits construction can be quite different. Traditional stick building continues to be very popular as well. Stick building …

Building a Home Step-by-Step Tips

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Building a home step-by-step is a big undertaking, but the end result is well worth it. Few things can compare to having your dream home, built from the ground up. When you do start building a home step-by-step it is …

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 …

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 • …

Luxury Custom Home Building Plans

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How can one find luxury custom home building plans on line? The answer is one doesn’t! One may find plans for a really nice home on line, but to create a true luxury custom home you must have your own …

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 …

New Home Building Advice

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Though there is no way to know the future, our new home building advice is based on the theories of some of the brightest economists and sociologists. For more home building advice please see our free book, New Home Steps …

Green Home Building Guidelines

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There are several different sets of green home building guidelines. The leading standards are LEED, NGBS, Energy Star and HERS. LEED and NGBS are highly similar in standards that have an emphasis on energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficiency, indoor …

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 …

Average New Home Building Costs

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Understanding average new home building costs can be extremely confusing. For one thing most websites vary considerably when discussing average costs. This is because what constitutes average is very hard to define. There are huge differences between the cost of …

Build a Luxury Home

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If you are going to build a home for your family, why not build a luxury home? Now most of you are thinking, “How can we afford a luxury home?” There is nothing in the definition of the term “luxury …

Frugal Home Building Ideas

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Frugal home building ideas are increasing in popularity, due to economic and ecological concerns. A back to basics approach to homebuilding, which stresses sturdy construction and energy efficiency has now come into play. Today’s homes are smaller, and more energy …

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 …

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