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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 …

House Building Timeline

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A house building timeline is a very rough estimate, and very few of them are accurate at all, due to weather delays, variations in materials and construction methods and the use of modern technology on some homes and not others. …

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 …

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 …

Buying a New Home from a Builder

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When buying a new home from a builder advice should make it clear that at this time it is very much a buyers market. There are plenty of homes available, and plenty of contractors and home builders eager to build …

Building a Dream Home for Less

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Yes, building a dream home for less can be accomplished. As a matter of fact there are many ways to save on home building. Research affordable housing, green building materials, Ferro cement, insulated concrete panels, rammed earth, adobe and shipping …

New Home Building Checklist

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A new home building checklist, for the many decisions to be made when planning to build a home, will help guide prospective homeowners in all their home building decisions. Our checklist proceeds in order throughout construction, to illustrate each phase …

Finishing Steps in the Home Building Process

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When buying a shell you will need to consider all the finishing steps in the home building process that the contractor will not be doing. The first step is to read the literature carefully and discuss with the contractor what …

Cost to Build New Home

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The cost to build a new home can be broken down in several ways, but one of the greatest variables is location. Everything costs more in California and Hawaii for some reason and that includes houses. Some of the North …

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 Construction Checklist: Simple Steps to Building a New Home

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When settling in for any construction project you have to know what you need. Whether you are building a new home or a new fence, a new construction checklist is invaluable. This list will grow in relation to the job, …

What Questions to Ask a Home Builder

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It is important to decide what questions to ask a home builder or contractor before asking them to make bids to build your home. You will want to ask for bids from at least three different home builders before you …

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 …

New Home Building Process

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The new home building process offers many options and innovations that were not widely available in previous decades. Choices in building materials and methods include: • Traditional framing • Modular homes • Structural insulated panels • Insulated concrete panels • …

Best New Home Upgrades

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The best new home upgrades are the ones dealing with permanent parts of the house. Structure and insulation are of course primary concerns. Carpet is probably of the least concern because carpet is generally replaced every five or ten years …

Home Building Advice Help

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This site offers a lot of home building advice and help in planning your new home. We offer a free 98 page e-book, and many articles to help you make sound decisions in planning your new home. In addition to …

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 …

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