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Common Home Builder Problems and How to Avoid Them

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When you undertake the process of building a new home you want to take steps upfront to avoid problems and challenges. The key to doing this is to educate yourself on the home building process, and once building commences you …

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 Materials Cost

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When considering home building materials cost, one must also consider the cost of labor to install them. Some materials cost very little but require a lot of skilled labor to install. For example natural stone can often be found on …

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 …

New Construction Tips

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When writing new construction tips, one almost needs a crystal ball, and you definitely need to plan for an unknown future. It’s always been that way. Just think, if Great Grandpa had known that new fad called electricity was really …

How to Save Thousands When You Build Your New Home

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This article will show you how to save thousands when you build your new home. The ideas here can save you $50K to $150K on financing alone. When used in conjunction with other ideas presented here, to keep the initial …

Construction Loan Process

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There will be many people involved in your construction loan process. Knowing the responsibilities of each party is essential to navigating the process. The loan process can vary considerably from one state and county to another, but this is a …

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 …

Custom Home Building Steps

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Following custom home building steps in the process of building your home is the best way to get the home you want. Skipping one step will make the next step precarious. Instead revisit your steps frequently. Keep on dreaming, journaling, …

Mortgage Rates for Building a Home

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Mortgage rates for building a home and for refinancing are being held artificially low by our Federal Government. Rates in 2011 have been around 3 or 4 percent with good credit. According to FED plans, rates should remain low until …

Cost to Build New Home

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The cost to build a new home can be broken down in several ways, but one of the greatest variables is location. Everything costs more in California and Hawaii for some reason and that includes houses. Some of the North …

New Home Building Process Checklist

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Use this new home building process checklist to plan your home. It is important to build the house in your mind before you hire a contractor to physically build it. Reinforce your ideas with pictures and diagrams. Have a clear …

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 …

Average Custom Home Building Costs

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The average custom home building costs for custom homes built in the United States is right around $83 per square foot. The median price however was $78 per square foot. Avergages don’t tell the whole story though, because homes built …

How to Select a Home Builder

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Learning how to select a home builder is paramount to your satisfaction with your home. Most people do not realize how important this decision is until it is too late. Choosing the wrong home builder can truly make you miserable …

Affordable Home Building Tips

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When reading about affordable home building tips, you will notice that most sources feel you must give up something to afford your home. This is only occasionally true. Often, by shopping wisely, considering all the possibilities and being a bit …

Home Building Materials

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There are more choices than ever before in home building materials. The long awaited acceptance of green materials has given us a wide array of possibilities that have not been seen as a mainstream option in previous decades. When looking …

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