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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 …

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 Plans and Cost:

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If you are wondering how to create a simpler more economical new home plan, or at least select one, you are not alone. Many people today are realizing that the excesses of the last half century are not sustainable. The …

New Home Builder Reviews

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Online new home builder reviews can be quite informative. Unfortunately we find that some new home builder reviews lack that ring of truth, while others have too small a sample to count. Should you take all new home builder reviews …

What You Need To Know About the Home Building Process

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Everything has certain steps to being successfully completed. Just as cakes require their own recipe process there is a set home building process. A process that can lead to a painless home building process. The Home Building Process The home …

New Home Sales Agents

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In most states, new home sales agents must be licensed real estate agents. While obtaining a real estate license is not difficult in most states, it does require a licensing exam. The test contains a smattering of real estate laws …

Common Home Building Problems

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The most common home building problems are minor setbacks, due to weather or miscommunication between contractors on scheduling. However, there are some major structural problems that are not nearly uncommon enough. Serious structural problems are in a whole other category …

Home Building Timeline: Why You Need To Create One and What it Should Include

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The task of building a home from the ground up can be a long, and sometimes frustrating undertaking. Creating, and understanding a home building timeline will help you keep a grasp on the realistic time frame in which the work …

Questions To Ask A Home Builder

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When you decide to build a new home you will need to interview home builders. Here are some basic questions to ask a home builder to get you started. Please add your own as well. Starter questions to ask a …

Energy Efficient Home Building Information

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Before you build, be sure to research energy efficient home building information. Energy efficiency is one of the most important aspects of building in the 21st century. There are new building materials and methods that home builders and home buyers …

New Home Construction Cost Estimate for a Log Home

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In order to make a new home construction cost estimate for a log home, you must be familiar with prices of materials and labor. It also helps to have specialized software designed to take those figures and multiply them automatically, …

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 …

Hidden Costs Building a House

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There are many hidden costs building a house, including upgrades, utility hookups and interest. We will start at the beginning with a walkthrough of hidden costs throughout the process. The upgrade process alone is a minefield of added expenses, but …

Home Buying New Construction Tips

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Our home buying new construction tips will focus on comparing builders and their advertising. There are many homebuilders and contractors who can build your home. We are going to look at ways to read their websites, investigate their national or …

Purchasing New Home Advantages

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You might be trying to decide between buying an existing home or building a new home. The eight advantages of purchasing a new home below might help you decide: Eight Purchasing New Home Advantages Purchasing New Home Advantages 1. Get …

Number One Home Building Information Site

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HomeBuildingSmart.com is a powerful resource that covers everything you need to know about new home building or buying a new home step-by-step. Everything you need to know about building a home from home building planning to selecting a home builder …

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