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Home Builder Estimate

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Home builder estimate software has revolutionized the bid generation process for home builders. In the past home builders calculated the price of building a home with a pencil and paper. There was a lot of rounding and estimating involved. It …

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 Home Building Guide

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This luxury home building guide explains the process of building a true luxury home. Building a true luxury home is one of the most thrilling and challenging undertakings in the world. Home builders and subcontractors are honored to be involved, …

Cost of Building a House per Square Foot

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The cost of building a house per square foot varies by location, level of completion and the degree of luxury in finishing the home. There are many other factors that impact the cost but these three factors are paramount in …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Building Home a Guide

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For this building a home guide project we will be building a small, energy efficient economy home. This article will help you visualize the process. The same principles apply to larger homes, and this little home does pack a punch …

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 …

What is Green Home Building?

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When looking at the past 50 years of green building history, we have to wonder, what is green home building, and where is it headed in the future? In the beginning green home building flew in the face of traditional …

Home Building Insurance

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Most building contractors have their own home building insurance, to cover potential risks, damage and losses. Homeowners can also buy home builder’s insurance, but a homeowner’s policy will also cover many of these types of risks. It is a good …

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 …

Average Cost of Building a Home

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There are many factors to be considered when home building. One important thing you should do is check the cost of this construction against the average cost of building a home in your region. This cost can vary from region …

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 …

House Building Cost per Square Foot

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House building cost per square foot varies considerably, but for the typical family hiring one of the major national home building companies to put up a home in a nice subdivision the cost will be at least $130 per square …

Built on Your Lot Homes

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Many builders advertise built on your lot homes, while others control huge subdivision filled only with their homes. Which you choose has a lot to do with personal tastes, but there are advantages to having control of your own lot …

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