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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 building …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Home Building Plans

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Nothing is more exciting than home building plans. Planning from the ground up can get a bit tedious, but it is all a labor of love for your future home. Despite all the exciting interior features, lovely countertop and cabinetry …

Home Building Process Step by Step

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In this article we will go through the home building process step by step. This will be a quick overview of all the steps. For more detailed information, please download our 98 page free guide at the top right, and …

Custom Home Building Walkthrough

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Many people limit the custom home building walkthrough to the very last minute check before closing. At this stage, prospective home owners cannot tell anything about the real structure. I recommend numerous walkthrough times throughout the construction process.
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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 …

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