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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 …

Building your Own Home for Dummies

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Building your own home for dummies can be easy, even for a dummy, which you are not. I’d like to start out by saying that anyone who has over 100K to build their own home is no dummy, and anyone …

Custom Home Building Walkthrough

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Many people limit the custom home building walkthrough to the very last minute check before closing. At this stage, prospective home owners cannot tell anything about the real structure. I recommend numerous walkthrough times throughout the construction process. Custom Home …

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 …

Construction Loans How they Work

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Understanding construction loans and how they work, is important when going to apply for a loan. A construction loan is a very simple loan, similar to a balloon note. It only charges interest during the construction process, and the entire …

Home Building Budget Breakdown

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There are many variables and choices in a home building budget breakdown. Much depends on the type of construction you choose. Modular homes, log homes, shell homes, and various panel construction methods are changing the face of construction, yet the …

Construction Loan Financing

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Many find construction loan financing confusing. This is because there are two loans required in order to build a home. Both a construction loan and a mortgage loan will be necessary. We will compare the two loans in order to …

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 …

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 …

Calculating Home Building Costs

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Your home builder or contractor has all the right software for calculating home building costs. Because he has entered the prices of all the building materials he uses, and because the software automatically calculates the quantity of each material, and …

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 …

Checklist for Building a New Home

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A checklist for building a new home is best way to start when planning a home building project. Use this checklist to keep track of what’s needed for your particular situation. New Home Building Checklist Checklist for building a new …

New Custom Homes Design Build

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Are you dreaming about new custom homes design build?If you are pulling that dream into reality takes hard work, consistent savings, and a determination not to let go of that dream. Building a dream home is exactly that. It is …

Free Book Offer on Home Building

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Download our free book, titled New Home Steps Planning Guide. This step-by-step planning guide, with multiple worksheets and checklists is yours free as our gift, simply because we want you to enjoy your new home. By reading and following the …

Building a Home from Scratch

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Building a home from scratch is in many ways a huge part of the American dream. A dream that allows you to add your own personal flair and to tailor the design based on your wants, needs and lifestyle. What’s …

How to Negotiate with New Home Builders

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Knowing how to negotiate with new home builders depends on which new home builders you are dealing with. Each home builder or contractor has a different way of doing business, and each company has a different structure and procedure. There …

Estimating Custom Home Building Costs

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Estimating custom home building costs can be very tricky. There are many factors that impact the cost of building. Location, quality, materials, architectural features, plumbing fixtures and construction methods all play a part in the cost of a home. The …

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