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Finishing Steps in the Home Building Process

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When buying a shell you will need to consider all the finishing steps in the home building process that the contractor will not be doing. The first step is to read the literature carefully and discuss with the contractor what …

Average New Home Construction Cost Per Square Foot

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Average new home construction cost per square foot varies by state, and ranges from $75 to $130 per square foot. Homes in the Southeastern and Midwestern states cost much less than homes in California, Hawaii and the Northeastern states. In …

Choosing a Lot for House Building

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When choosing a lot for house building, it is important to consider the needs as well as the desires of each member of the family. Before choosing a lot, you and your family should carefully consider your priorities and your …

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 …

Building Lots: Finding Land to Build On

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So where do you look for that perfect building lot? That one place to build your new home? Finding land to build on takes many considerations. Let’s look at four important considerations for finding a building lot for your home …

Home Buying New Construction Tips

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Our home buying new construction tips will focus on comparing builders and their advertising. There are many homebuilders and contractors who can build your home. We are going to look at ways to read their websites, investigate their national or …

What You Need To Know About the Home Building Process

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Everything has certain steps to being successfully completed. Just as cakes require their own recipe process there is a set home building process. A process that can lead to a painless home building process. The Home Building Process The home …

Home Building Checklist for Final Inspection

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Before your final walk through, you should make a home building checklist for final inspection. Many people wait till the end to check on the property, but it is much better to check on your home frequently during the construction …

How to Estimate Home Building Costs

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Most people wonder how to estimate home building costs. There are many different methods, but the one below is fairly accurate. While there is not much variation in the cost of building the shells or structures of different kinds of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

House Building Timeline

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A house building timeline is a very rough estimate, and very few of them are accurate at all, due to weather delays, variations in materials and construction methods and the use of modern technology on some homes and not others. …

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 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 …

Top Tips For Buying A New Construction Home

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Many people look into buying a new construction home over an existing home for various reasons. For many they want to personalize the home because they disliked the way the previous owner of their current home decorated it or they …

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