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What to Look for in a Home Building Contract

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When you are planning on hiring a home builder or contractor to build a home for you then there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind about the home building contract. The home building contract …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Home Building Advice

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Building a new home is a large project, and the details involved with the process can be intimidating, confusing or simply overwhelming for many people. Now we’re not saying this to scare you, but instead to let you now it …

Building a New Home Checklist

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Building a new home checklist will help you keep organized through the entire process of building you new home. This is one of the most crucial steps of the preparation period. So my advice is to create a checklist. Let’s …

Energy Star Home Building Packages

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Energy star home building packages must meet guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. An Energy Star home must be 15 percent more energy efficient than a home meeting the 2004 international residential code, or IRC. Further, it must …

Choosing a Lot to Build a House

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When choosing a lot to build a house, a builder must consider soil, underground water, and land features in order to make a wise choice. For this reason it is important to be well informed and to get an expert …

Building a Home from Scratch

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Building a home from scratch is in many ways a huge part of the American dream. A dream that allows you to add your own personal flair and to tailor the design based on your wants, needs and lifestyle. What’s …

Building Your Own Home Tips

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Enjoy this list of building your own home tips. There are four phases of home building from your perspective; planning your home, hiring a contractor or home builder, obtaining a loan and supervising your home construction. These building your own …

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 …

Custom Home Building FAQ

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Custom Home Building FAQ: How much will my custom home cost?
This is a very difficult question. Average cost per square foot varies from one area to another. The quality of construction is also a variable, as are different materials. If …

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 …

How to Negotiate with New Home Builders

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Knowing how to negotiate with new home builders depends on which new home builders you are dealing with. Each home builder or contractor has a different way of doing business, and each company has a different structure and procedure. There …

Construction Loan Financing

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Many find construction loan financing confusing. This is because there are two loans required in order to build a home. Both a construction loan and a mortgage loan will be necessary. We will compare the two loans in order to …

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