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Home Builder Complaints

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There are many types of home builder complaints, some serious and others somewhat trivial. We can learn from the mistakes and the complaints of others. It does seem that some companies have more complaints against them than others so it …

Estimates on a Contractor Building a Home

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When gathering estimates on a contractor building a home for you, it is important to consider much more than price. The estimate collecting process should be the culmination of about a year’s worth of research. During the research period you …

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 …

Build a Luxury Home

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If you are going to build a home for your family, why not build a luxury home? Now most of you are thinking, “How can we afford a luxury home?” There is nothing in the definition of the term “luxury …

Modular Home Building

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No other industry, other than perhaps the clothing industry, has such variation in price and quality than the modular home building industry. There are excellent deals out there on modular homes if you shop around, however if you do not …

New Home Warranty Program

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Before signing a contract you should always inquire about the new home warranty program offered by the builder. You can learn a lot about a builder by learning about the warranty he offers. Each type of builder offers their own …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

Healthy Home: Top 9 Healthy Homes Tips

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Building a healthy home will pay healthy dividends for years. With that said, it’s important that when home building to plan and design your new home as healthy as possible. Here are 9 suggestion to make your new home as …

House Building Cost per Square Foot

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House building cost per square foot varies considerably, but for the typical family hiring one of the major national home building companies to put up a home in a nice subdivision the cost will be at least $130 per square …

Current Home Building Cost

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2011 and 2012 are the best years in the past four decades to build a home, based on the current home building cost and interest rates. If you have a secure job and good credit, now is the time! It …

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 …

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