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Selecting a Lot in a New Subdivision

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When selecting a lot in a new subdivision, it is important not to make any snap decisions. Bring along your home builder and an expert on things like erosion, water drainage and soil. Finding a lot is a much more …

New Construction Checklist: Simple Steps to Building a New Home

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When settling in for any construction project you have to know what you need. Whether you are building a new home or a new fence, a new construction checklist is invaluable. This list will grow in relation to the job, …

Checklist for Building a House

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In constructing a checklist for building a house, we have combined the entire process into a list which may help you in planning and building your home. Building a home is a multifaceted process which involves creativity, planning, delegation and …

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 …

Common Home Building Problems

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The most common home building problems are minor setbacks, due to weather or miscommunication between contractors on scheduling. However, there are some major structural problems that are not nearly uncommon enough. Serious structural problems are in a whole other category …

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, …

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 …

Building Your Own Small Home

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It seems that building your own small home on your own land should be among the inalienable rights in the constitution. At one time it was assumed that people could build a home on land they owned without supervision. Building …

Home Building Budgeting

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The home building budgeting process should begin the moment you even consider building a home. It should be a part of your goal setting process, until you own your own home.
Home Building Budgeting Process
The earliest step to your home building …

Home Building Process Checklist

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A home building process checklist will help you as you inspect your construction on a weekly basis. While some home builders and contractors discourage visits by the home owner, this measure can prevent a lot of court cases and drawn …

Building Your Own Green Home

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Building your own green home is the obvious choice for success in the 21st century. With utilities on the rise, energy efficient green housing is definitely the way to go. Also with the recent increase in natural disasters, the strength …

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
• Lightweight insulated concrete panels
• Insulated …

Home Building Advice Help

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This site offers a lot of home building advice and help in planning your new home. We offer a free 98 page e-book, and many articles to help you make sound decisions in planning your new home. In addition to …

Best Lot to Buy When Building a Home

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There are many factors in choosing the best lot to buy when building a home. There is the choice of rural, subdivision, suburb, or city, and the choice of living in a small town or a big city. Once you’ve …

Estimate Home Building Costs

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In order to estimate home building costs accurately, it is necessary to be familiar with local pricing. Cost vary by area considerably, therefore prices found on the internet are not accurate to your area, unless they are the prices of …

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 …

Steps to Building Your Own Home

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There are more steps to building your own home today than ever. The new changes require much more research and shopping than in the past. New innovations in energy efficient, green housing have created many choices in materials. …

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