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Selecting a Lot in Subdivision

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So you have narrowed your search for a lot to a specific subdivision. Now you are ready to start selecting a lot in that subdivision. There are several things you must be prepared to do before you commit to buying …

New Home Building Process Checklist

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Use this new home building process checklist to plan your home. It is important to build the house in your mind before you hire a contractor to physically build it. Reinforce your ideas with pictures and diagrams. Have a clear …

Home Building Contractors

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It is important to remember that home building contractors are all unique. Just like all talented people, they have specialties, personal tastes and a general style which shows in their work. Just as you wouldn’t ask Rembrandt to copy Picasso, …

Home Building Process For New Home

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The home building process for a new home will require you to make many decisions. The biggest decision you will need to make will be do I hire a home builder or contractor or do I try to act as …

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 …

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 …

New Custom Homes Design Build

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Are you dreaming about new custom homes design build?If you are pulling that dream into reality takes hard work, consistent savings, and a determination not to let go of that dream. Building a dream home is exactly that. It is …

Custom Home Building Process

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The custom home building process should be savored, as a major milestone in life. It is a time of fulfilling your dreams and seeing the fruit of your hard work and savings. You will be making decisions that impact …

Cost Per Square Foot for Home Building

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When deciding to build a dream home there are a number of calculations that should be done to ensure that the budget is not exceeded. Estimating the cost per square foot for home building is the first thing. Let’s …

Construction Loans How they Work

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Understanding construction loans and how they work, is important when going to apply for a loan. A construction loan is a very simple loan, similar to a balloon note. It only charges interest during the construction process, and the entire …

Designing and Building Your Own Dream Home

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Designing and building your own dream home is a process that usually begins with, well you guessed it, dreaming. We often forget the obvious. It all starts with a dream. Only then can we solidify that dream, first in our …

Home Building Mistakes to Avoid

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Here are a few tips about home building mistakes to avoid. Mistakes can occur at any juncture in the home building process, from the concept and design, to the loan process and in dealing with and selecting a good contractor. …

What is a Construction Loan?

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Finding the answer to the question “what is a construction loan?” can be a complex process unless you understand that construction loans vary, and are sometimes quite dissimilar from each other. Below I’ll answer many questions associated with construction loans.
What …

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 …

How to Choose a Homebuilder for a New Home

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There are guidelines and procedures for learning how to choose a homebuilder for a new home. Building a new home is a learning process for most families, but not one to go into with a trial and error approach. Selecting …

Building a House Step-by-Step

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Are you ready to build the home of your dreams? In this article I will walk you through building a house step-by-step. It will be basic, but a good start.
As you’re probably starting to realize, building a …

Home Builder’s Warranty

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A home builder’s warranty is vital to protect your dream home. There are several different types of home builder’s warranties. Some are better than others, but it is vitally important that you understand your warranty, and have sufficient contact information …

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