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House Building Tips

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Home building is now a rapidly changing industry, so we have created these house building tips to help you stay current. Home building is no longer limited to traditional framing. The need for energy efficiency has led to a vast …

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 Cost Per Square Foot

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When looking at home building costs per square foot we definitely see that some people are paying much more than others. One has to first ask why, and second try to figure out how we can spend less while getting …

Tips on Buying a New Home

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First time home buyers need many tips on buying a new home. It is easy to get distracted by all the wrong things, and miss the entire point. There are four things important to a home: foundation, floor, roof and …

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 …

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 …

Modular Homes vs. Manufactured Homes

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Many people have questions regarding modular homes vs manufactured homes. Most people who don’t know the differences between the two. This can lead to confusion when it comes time to decide what type of home to purchase. When comparing modular …

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 …

Buying a New Home from a Builder

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When buying a new home from a builder advice should make it clear that at this time it is very much a buyers market. There are plenty of homes available, and plenty of contractors and home builders eager to build …

Average Home Building Costs Per Sq Ft

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Home builders will be quick to tell you that estimating the cost of your home based on average home building costs per sq ft, is a very inaccurate way to estimate the cost of your home. The cost of building …

Building a Dream Home for Less

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Yes, building a dream home for less can be accomplished. As a matter of fact there are many ways to save on home building. Research affordable housing, green building materials, Ferro cement, insulated concrete panels, rammed earth, adobe and shipping …

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 …

New Home Building Checklist

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A new home building checklist, for the many decisions to be made when planning to build a home, will help guide prospective homeowners in all their home building decisions. Our checklist proceeds in order throughout construction, to illustrate each phase …

Building an Energy Efficient House

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There are many ways of building an energy efficient home. Some work better than others, but combinations of these ideas can save a lot of money on your utility bills for years to come. Building an Energy Efficient House: Size …

New Home Final Walk-Through

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The new home final walk-through is your last chance to raise objections, or get things fixed before you sign off on contracts. Many builders like to provide a sort of unveiling on the last day. It is hard to concentrate …

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 …

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 …

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