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Custom Home Building Checklist

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Use this custom home building checklist, and start your research by reading our site. Also download our free 98 page guide at the top right of this page. The information on this site is provided to help first time home …

Custom Home Building Contract

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Examine your custom home building contract carefully, and have your attorney look it over before you sign anything. Don’t be afraid to walk out if the contract isn’t right, and the builder does not offer to amend it according to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

New Home Building Advice

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Though there is no way to know the future, our new home building advice is based on the theories of some of the brightest economists and sociologists. For more home building advice please see our free book, New Home Steps …

Process for Building a Custom Home

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The process for building a custom home begins with an idea. Once you have sketched out your idea, and have a sufficient way to explain it to a home builder, an architect or home designer puts the design on paper. …

Green Home Building Companies

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There are many different types of green home building companies, green architects and green homebuilders. It is vital to first determine what you mean by green, before you look for a builder. There are degrees and types of green construction, …

Custom House Building

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Custom house building is an exciting adventure for the prospective home owner and for designers, builders and contractors as well. No matter how many times building contractors and home builders they still enjoy meeting new clients, They find their excitement …

Building a House on a Budget

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Building a house on a budget involves fully understanding how time is related to money. The more time you spend shopping, and the more of the work you can do yourself, the less it will cost. Creativity is also a …

How to Select a General Contractor When Building a Home

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Learning how to select a general contractor when building a home is one of the most important steps in building a dream home. The final decision is often a matter of personal taste, but weeding out the contractors and …

How Much Do New Home Upgrades Cost?

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How much do new home upgrades cost you or save you? It really depends on how much you allow the excitement factor of upgrades to infiltrate your thinking. My best advice is to avoid getting too excited about upgrades, because …

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 Loans

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Home construction loans are very different than home loans. A construction loan is a means of borrowing a lot of money quickly to build a home. Repayment plans for this money are not part of a construction loan at …

Home Construction Schedule

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A home construction schedule should begin months before construction, and end well after the home builder or contractor has left the building. The art of building a home is not only about lumber and concrete. It is about financial planning, …

Steps in Building a Home

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Steps in building a home starts with a thought, idea or concept. Next an architect or home designer takes the concept and creates a blueprint. Then the home builder, together with their subcontractors take the blueprint and make it into …

What Questions to Ask a Home Builder

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It is important to decide what questions to ask a home builder or contractor before asking them to make bids to build your home. You will want to ask for bids from at least three different home builders before …

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