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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 …

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 …

Custom Home Building

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Custom home building is one of the most exciting undertakings one can take. Home builders work with architects to create your dream home, just as you have always pictured it. Of course there are challenges and pitfalls all along the …

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 …

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 …

House Building Cost per Square Foot

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House building cost per square foot varies considerably, but for the typical family hiring one of the major national home building companies to put up a home in a nice subdivision the cost will be at least $130 per square …

Negotiating a New Construction Home

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How you choose to present yourself when negotiating a new construction home, makes a huge difference in your strategy. The first order of business is to list what you want out of the negotiation and what you do not want. …

Home Builder’s Warranty

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A home builder’s warranty is vital to protect your dream home. There are several different types of home builder’s warranties. Some are better than others, but it is vitally important that you understand your warranty, and have sufficient contact information …

Luxury Custom Home Building Plans

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How can one find luxury custom home building plans on line? The answer is one doesn’t! One may find plans for a really nice home on line, but to create a true luxury custom home you must have your own …

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 …

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 …

Steps Required for a Home Construction Loan

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The steps required for a home construction loan may vary according to your specific situation, and how you plan to build your home. Each situation seems to have its own Achilles’ heel. Bad credit, no savings, low income, self employment, …

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, …

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 …

Advice on Building a New Home

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The best advice on building a new home is to build the home you and your family always wanted. That may sound simplistic, but the truth is that everyone’s idea of a dream home is different. When we close our …

How Much Will it Cost to Build a Luxury Home

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If you want a special home but wonder how much it will cost to build a luxury home, you may be pleasantly surprised by our research. While most luxury homes cost seven figures, usually one to five million, there is …

Popular New Home Upgrades

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Some of the most popular new home upgrades are better floor coverings, a gourmet kitchen, granite countertops and a fireplace. Some of the smartest upgrades, which really add value to your home are energy star upgrades, and anything that results …

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