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How to Build Your Own Home

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It is beyond the scope of the average person to actually build a house, but it is important to at least know how to build your own home if home building is something you are considering. In previous generations many …

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, …

Ideas for Planning Your New Home Tips

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So you are thinking about building a new home and looking for ideas for planning your new home. The best designed new homes are homes that couples spent more time designing, learning and planning than builders spent building. There are …

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 …

Quality Home Construction

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Quality Home Construction isn’t always about marble hot tubs and fantastic archways. The most important part of quality home construction starts with the structure itself. It is the things that remain unseen that are most important. Lumber grade and quality …

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 …

Builders For New Homes: The Different Types of Home Builders

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As you start to look around at your home building options, you may or may not notice there are several different types of home builders for new homes out there. I’ve classified them into five general categories. Let go over …

Green Home Building Overview

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There are many types of green construction, the best and worst will be discussed in my green home building overview. Technically most green construction is any building process that saves energy, produces energy, or doesn’t cause excessive pollution. For some …

New Construction Single Family House

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New Construction of a single family house is an act of creation. Architects enjoy creating unique and unusual home plans, but only a few of these types of designs ever get built. Unfortunately most new homes do not include a …

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 …

Green Home Building Techniques

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Truly green home building techniques and materials are based in a philosophy that dates back to the 1960s. Back in the sixties there was a growing concern for ecology and also for fairness and equality in society. We are seeing …

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 …

Building New Home Tips

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My number one building a new home tip is to get educated on the process. This is a good start. Finish reading this article and once done download the free guide above on the right. I guarantee you won’t be …

Home Building How To’s

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Home building how to’s involve careful step by-step planning. It’s not just about building a home that looks great right now. Homes should last for years, but unfortunately some of the recently built construction just won’t. Be sure to understand …

Steps to Building a House

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The need for energy efficiency has created an entirely new set of steps to building a house. Not since the advent of electricity and indoor plumbing has home building been so revolutionized. The new standard for homes is called green, …

Home Construction Checklist | Take the Guesswork Out of Homebuilding

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Undertaking home construction can be stressful. With millions of details to track, homeowners should utilize a home construction checklist to keep the project on time and on budget. Additionally, a home construction checklist ensures a finished product that requires minimal …

Guide to Building a House

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This guide to building a house is an overview of the several phases to building a home. From concept to completion, creating a home can take over well over a year. During this time you will plan the home you …

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