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New Home Construction Cost per Square Foot

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Understanding new home construction cost per square foot, can be confusing, simply because there are so many different ways to think of it. Cost per square foot varies from one location to another and by quality as well. It also …

Custom Home Builder Estimates

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When preparing to build your custom home, you will want to three to five custom home builder estimates. The best way to get reliable quotes, that you can compare accurately, is to be sure that all the contractors are bidding …

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 • …

Log Home Building Costs

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Log home building costs can be confusing. It is important to read information carefully. Some log home kits contain only the logs. Other kits are designed to provide a shell kit. As shell kits go, they are not always the …

Frugal Home Building Ideas

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Frugal home building ideas are increasing in popularity, due to economic and ecological concerns. A back to basics approach to homebuilding, which stresses sturdy construction and energy efficiency has now come into play. Today’s homes are smaller, and more energy …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Average New Home Construction Cost Per Square Foot

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Average new home construction cost per square foot varies by state, and ranges from $75 to $130 per square foot. Homes in the Southeastern and Midwestern states cost much less than homes in California, Hawaii and the Northeastern states. In …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Home Construction Process Quick Overview

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The home construction process can be very satisfying when planned properly. Weather you are hiring a home builder to do the work, or you are the king of do it yourself, the home construction process will entail months of thought, …

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 …

Home Building Design

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Home building design has always been an art focused on function. In fact a well designed house is a functional work of art. The architect has two sets of goals, one set of goals is artistic and the other is …

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