Estimating Custom Home Building Costs

Estimating custom home building costs can be very tricky. There are many factors that impact the cost of building. Location, quality, materials, architectural features, plumbing fixtures and construction methods all play a part in the cost of a home. The best way to estimate average cost for your area is to call and ask different…

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Interest Rate for Home Construction Loan: What You Need To Know

This decade has so far produced the lowest interest rates for home construction loans and home building loans in history. In 2009 when the prime rate plunged to below 4% for the first time since the 1950’s, mortgage rates dropped with them. In addition the government has created government programs to offer mortgage rates, which…

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How Do Home Building Loans Work?

If you are about to seek a loan to buy a new house, you may be wondering, “How do home building loans work?” It can be confusing unless you understand one simple fact which clears up most questions. A home building loan is a different loan than a home mortgage loan, and you will likely…

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House Building Timeline

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. The size of the home and the type of foundation also create variations. This house…

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Home Loan versus Construction Loan

In comparing home loan versus construction loan it is important to understand that these loans serve entirely different purposes. A construction loan is a loan used during construction of a home or other building. Once construction is complete it has fulfilled its purpose and expires. At that point the home builder needs another type of…

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Choosing a Home Builder

What process does one take when choosing a home builder? This is a question that is asked by many people when they decide to build a new home, and when choosing a home builder. Choosing a home builder is the most important decisions you will make in building a new home To choose a home…

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Home Building Insurance

Most building contractors have their own home building insurance, to cover potential risks, damage and losses. Homeowners can also buy home builder’s insurance, but a homeowner’s policy will also cover many of these types of risks. It is a good idea to speak with several insurance companies, as well as your home builder and your…

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Building a Home Advice

Building a home advice is something most folks seek out. The fact is many of us dream of building a new home, but we just do not know how to go about it. Since home building advice is something that’s asked for often, we have compiled a list of basic advice to get you started.…

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Finding Buildable Land For Your New Home?

We’ll that’s a good question. One thing is sure, there’s got to be a site that’s right for you somewhere for your new home… It just might take a little hunting. So where do you look for that perfect place to build your new home? That depends on the answers to a few questions. First…

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Green Home Building Overview

There are many types of green construction, the best and worst will be discussed in my green home building overview. Technically most green construction is any building process that saves energy, produces energy, or doesn’t cause excessive pollution. For some simply building a home from nearby lumber and achieving a decent R-Factor rating could be…

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