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Cost of a New Home: Getting Home Builder Estimates

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Is home building on your mind? Just what is the cost of a new home? Many production, modular and manufactured builders have set starting pricing for particular models and homes. Of course, you can usually add features for additional cost. …

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 …

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 Building Cost Per Square Foot

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When looking at home building costs per square foot we definitely see that some people are paying much more than others. One has to first ask why, and second try to figure out how we can spend less while getting …

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 …

Tips for Cutting Costs When Building a House

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Which tips for cutting costs when building a house you should use, depend largely on your goals in building it. If you have not yet purchased a lot, the cost of your home is largely at your discretion. It is …

Building a New Home and Costs

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There are many ways to save, when building a new home, and costs associated with construction need not cripple your finances for the next 30 years. Most first time home buyers are shortsighted on costs, thinking only of the amount …

Average Home Building Costs

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Talking about average home building costs is about like talking about the average snowflake, or perhaps the average amount of snowfall in the United States. If you live in Alaska the snow is much deeper, and if you live in …

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. …

Builders For New Homes: The Different Types of Home Builders

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As you start to look around at your home building options, you may or may not notice there are several different types of home builders for new homes out there. I’ve classified them into five general categories. Let go over …

New Home Construction Cost per Square Foot

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Understanding new home construction cost per square foot, can be confusing, simply because there are so many different ways to think of it. Cost per square foot varies from one location to another and by quality as well. It also …

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 …

Home Building Contracts

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Some home building contracts are very straight forward documents, created to aid quality home builders in clarifying what exactly will be constructed and the details of materials involved. Other home building contracts however are sticky legal documents full of language …

Building a Home: Things to Ask the Builder to Do

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There are many important things to ask the builder to do when building a home. The things that you do ask the home builder to do should be written down, because if not you may forget to mention it, and …

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 …

Home Building Packages

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An educated consumer can learn a lot by reading about home building packages, kits and upgrades on line. Hearing home builders and contractors describe them can be even more informative. Often it is good to consider what they are eager …

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