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Low Cost Home Building

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What is the secret of low cost home building? It’s largely the same secret any creative poor person knows. If you want something really badly, and you simply do not have any money, then you make what you want. You …

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 …

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 …

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 for Cutting Costs When Building a House

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Which tips for cutting costs when building a house you should use, depend largely on your goals in building it. If you have not yet purchased a lot, the cost of your home is largely at your discretion. It is …

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 …

Building New Home Construction Checklist

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Use our building new home construction checklist to improve your home’s energy efficiency, and water conservation. Also download our free 98 page free book on home planning, and see our other articles for additional insights on home planning, and energy …

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 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 …

Built on Your Lot Homes

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Many builders advertise built on your lot homes, while others control huge subdivision filled only with their homes. Which you choose has a lot to do with personal tastes, but there are advantages to having control of your own lot …

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 …

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 …

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 …

New Home Construction Process

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There are many types of builders, and many types of discussions you will be drawn into as you collect estimates and start the new home construction process. Homebuilders and contractors are just like the members of any other profession, they …

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 …

Choosing a Lot in a New Home Community

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There are many things to consider when choosing a lot in a new home community. Choosing the right community for your family, then choosing the right area within the community, and finally the specific lot is a process of gradually …

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