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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 …

Free Home Building Advice

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This site offers a wealth of free home building advice. Download our 98 page free book, and enjoy our vast array of articles, for information on all home building related topics. All our advice is free of charge and easy …

Do it Yourself Home Building Checklist

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Using a do it yourself home building checklist to build your own home, can save you a lot of money. It also requires a lot of knowledge and understanding of construction. It is possible for almost any family of able …

Building a New Home Step by Step

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Building a new home step by step actually varies a lot now days. With the advent of modular homes and panelized home kits construction can be quite different. Traditional stick building continues to be very popular as well. Stick building …

Sample Home Building Contract

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Home building contracts vary considerably, so it is a good idea to get a sample home building contract from all the contractors and home builders you are taking bids from. Look over the contract and have your attorney look over …

Steps to Building Your Own Home

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There are more steps to building your own home today than ever. The new changes require much more research and shopping than in the past. New innovations in energy efficient, green housing have created many choices in materials. The advancements …

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 …

Prices of New Home Upgrades

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I get this question all the time: How firm are the prices of new home upgrades? The short answer is that prices of new home upgrades are not very firm at all for the most part. Most home builders expect …

Estimating Custom Home Building Costs

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Estimating custom home building costs can be very tricky. There are many factors that impact the cost of building. Location, quality, materials, architectural features, plumbing fixtures and construction methods all play a part in the cost of a home. The …

New House Building Checklist for Completing a Shell

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Use this new house building checklist for completing a shell to insure that you have considered all the costs and labor involved in taking your home from shell to completion. Be sure to download our free 98 page book and …

Construction Loan Property as Collateral

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Construction loans as well as mortgages use the construction loan property as collateral. This is why various lending institutions restrict the types of construction they will lend money on. They are not only looking at ability to pay, they are …

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 …

Energy Efficient Home Building Tips

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Our energy efficient home building tips will help keep electric and fuel bills low. Saving money on utilities, makes those mortgage payments easier by keeping the other bills to a minimum. In essence the house is paying back a bit …

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 …

Building a Green Home

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When building a green home, you must first decide which of the green building ideals you wish to embody in your house. Many but not all ideals may be incorporated into the same home. Green is a set of ideologies …

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 …

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