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Checklist for Building a House

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In constructing a checklist for building a house, we have combined the entire process into a list which may help you in planning and building your home. Building a home is a multifaceted process which involves creativity, planning, delegation and …

Mortgage and Home Construction Loan Rates

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Mortgage and home construction loan rates are at an all time low, and have been for quite a while. The FED assures us that they have no plans to go up considerably, at least until mid 2013. The FED is …

Average Cost of Building a Home

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There are many factors to be considered when home building. One important thing you should do is check the cost of this construction against the average cost of building a home in your region. This cost can vary from region …

New Home Building Advice

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Though there is no way to know the future, our new home building advice is based on the theories of some of the brightest economists and sociologists. For more home building advice please see our free book, New Home Steps …

Energy Star Home Building Requirements

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Energy star home building requirements are based on their superiority to previous construction. They must be 20 to 30 percent more efficient than average building standards. Energy efficiency is created largely by:
• Effective insulation and tight construction
• Triple glazed or …

Steps to Building a House

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The need for energy efficiency has created an entirely new set of steps to building a house. Not since the advent of electricity and indoor plumbing has home building been so revolutionized. The new standard for homes is called green, …

Home Construction Schedule

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A home construction schedule should begin months before construction, and end well after the home builder or contractor has left the building. The art of building a home is not only about lumber and concrete. It is about financial planning, …

Building Your Own Small Home

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It seems that building your own small home on your own land should be among the inalienable rights in the constitution. At one time it was assumed that people could build a home on land they owned without supervision. Building …

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 Your Own Green Home

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Building your own green home is the obvious choice for success in the 21st century. With utilities on the rise, energy efficient green housing is definitely the way to go. Also with the recent increase in natural disasters, the strength …

Green Home Building Techniques

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Truly green home building techniques and materials are based in a philosophy that dates back to the 1960s. Back in the sixties there was a growing concern for ecology and also for fairness and equality in society. We are seeing …

Building a Home from Scratch

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Building a home from scratch is in many ways a huge part of the American dream. A dream that allows you to add your own personal flair and to tailor the design based on your wants, needs and lifestyle. What’s …

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 …

How to Build a Luxury Home

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When asking the leading luxury home builders in the U.S.A., about how to build a luxury home, they describe the following: true luxury home are largely a matter of good taste, controlled extravagance and unique design. Price and size …

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 …

Green Home Building Guidelines

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There are several different sets of green home building guidelines. The leading standards are LEED, NGBS, Energy Star and HERS. LEED and NGBS are highly similar in standards that have an emphasis on energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficiency, indoor …

Checklist for Building a New Home

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A checklist for building a new home is best way to start when planning a home building project. Use this checklist to keep track of what’s needed for your particular situation.
New Home Building Checklist
Checklist for building a …

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