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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 …

Custom Home Building Contract

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Examine your custom home building contract carefully, and have your attorney look it over before you sign anything. Don’t be afraid to walk out if the contract isn’t right, and the builder does not offer to amend it according to …

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 …

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 …

Trends in Building and Home Construction

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Building and home construction are arts that expresses changes in society’s technological and economic needs and desires. Today’s arising needs and living situations are increasingly different from those that created and evolved the modern home in the 1940s and 1950s. …

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, …

Cost of Building a House per Square Foot

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The cost of building a house per square foot varies by location, level of completion and the degree of luxury in finishing the home. There are many other factors that impact the cost but these three factors are paramount in …

Custom Home Cost Per Square Foot

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A good way to explore custom home possibilities and cost is by looking at homes that match the style and size of the home you plan on building and getting statistics on price and square footage. As it stands now, …

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 …

Construction Home Loan Rates

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It is important to understand that construction home loan rates and mortgage rates are being artificially controlled by the FED. The government believes that low interest rates at this time help with recovery, so they are keeping our rates lower …

Construction Loan Interest Rates

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Understanding mortgage and construction loan interest rates can be confusing. In order to build a house you will need both a construction loan and a mortgage loan. The term of your construction loan is either one year or when your …

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 …

How Much Do New Home Upgrades Cost?

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How much do new home upgrades cost you or save you? It really depends on how much you allow the excitement factor of upgrades to infiltrate your thinking. My best advice is to avoid getting too excited about upgrades, because …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Home Building Budgeting

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The home building budgeting process should begin the moment you even consider building a home. It should be a part of your goal setting process, until you own your own home.
Home Building Budgeting Process
The earliest step to your home building …

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