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New Home Construction Cost per Square Foot

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Understanding new home construction cost per square foot, can be confusing, simply because there are so many different ways to think of it. Cost per square foot varies from one location to another and by quality as well. It also …

Custom Home Builder Estimates

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When preparing to build your custom home, you will want to three to five custom home builder estimates. The best way to get reliable quotes, that you can compare accurately, is to be sure that all the contractors are bidding …

Home Builder Estimate

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Home builder estimate software has revolutionized the bid generation process for home builders. In the past home builders calculated the price of building a home with a pencil and paper. There was a lot of rounding and estimating involved. It …

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 …

New Construction Warranty

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A new constructions warranty should be examined and compared. Ask all the home builders and contractors you are considering about their warranty. Consider the new construction warranty as part of the comparison when selecting a home builder. Be sure to …

New Construction Loan Process

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The new construction loan process consist of three important steps. Let’s walk through all five so you can get a feel for the overall process. New Construction Loan Process Step One: Preparation New construction loan process preparation includes the following: …

New Construction Tips

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When writing new construction tips, one almost needs a crystal ball, and you definitely need to plan for an unknown future. It’s always been that way. Just think, if Great Grandpa had known that new fad called electricity was really …

Luxury Home Building Cost

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There is no predetermined luxury home building cost. There is nothing intrinsically included in the definition of a luxury home that requires that it be expensive. Still, most luxury homes are costly. Size does not define luxury. There are true …

Best Tips for Custom Home Building

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Some of the best tips for custom home building involve allowing design to be left to a true architect or licensed home designer. You will need to hire an architect, utilize a builder who has a licensed designer or select …

Mortgage Rates for Building a Home

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Mortgage rates for building a home and for refinancing are being held artificially low by our Federal Government. Rates in 2011 have been around 3 or 4 percent with good credit. According to FED plans, rates should remain low until …

Building Energy Efficient Home

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There are many different ways of building an energy efficient home. While traditional construction can be made more energy efficient than in the past, alternative and panelized materials often yield high R-values as well as a much faster construction time, …

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 …

How To Build a Dream Home

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The dream to build that perfect home is entrenched in most of our hearts. That special place you will call you own and create life-long memories designed and tailored for your lifestyle. If you find yourself in the position to …

Residential Construction Loan Process

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The residential construction loan process would be confusing if there were not so many people to help you with it. Your home builder and the loan officers are all on your side in obtaining the loan. The best thing to …

Average New Home Construction Cost Per Square Foot

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Average new home construction cost per square foot varies by state, and ranges from $75 to $130 per square foot. Homes in the Southeastern and Midwestern states cost much less than homes in California, Hawaii and the Northeastern states. In …

Choosing a Lot for House Building

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When choosing a lot for house building, it is important to consider the needs as well as the desires of each member of the family. Before choosing a lot, you and your family should carefully consider your priorities and your …

Custom Home Building Walkthrough

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Many people limit the custom home building walkthrough to the very last minute check before closing. At this stage, prospective home owners cannot tell anything about the real structure. I recommend numerous walkthrough times throughout the construction process. Custom Home …

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