Energy Star Home Building Requirements

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 other energy efficient windows and doors • Energy efficient HVAC and superior insulated…

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Building a Home Guide Dos and Don’ts

Here is a quick building a home guide dos and don’ts. Building a Home Guide: Planning • Do a lot of research on home construction processes, materials and designs. • Don’t make it all about you. Let other family member have input in the plans. • Do keep a home building journal to record your…

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Tips on Buying a New Home

When buying a new home, a lot of research is necessary to determine that you will be satisfied with the new structure. These tips on buying a new home are just the beginning. There are many things to consider before buying a new home. Seek more information by downloading our 98 page guide on new…

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Building a New Home Costs

Most people who need a new home will agree that building a new home costs too much. It is just insanely expensive, and will land you in crushing debt for the next thirty years right? Well not necessarily. There are ways to cut corners, without sacrificing structure. Affordable housing is a new word everyone should…

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Popular New Home Upgrades

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 in a more durable home. As you can see, there is a huge difference between…

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Questions About Buying a New Home

I’m often asked many questions about buying a new home and home building. So I’ve decided to compile the top 5 questions about buying a new home to share with you. Top 5 Questions About Buying a New Home #1 Questions About Buying a New Home: How much will it cost? The average cost per…

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Luxury Home Building Costs

There is a huge difference between the luxury home building costs, and the costs of other types of construction. Luxury homes can cost over $600 per square foot in California. Even in the southern United States, they are at least $200 to $250 per square foot. The reasons for their price are found in the…

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Average Cost of Upgrades

The average cost of upgrades and the amount that most buyers pay for upgrades varies considerably by area and also by the overall value of the home. The average amount customers pay for upgrades depends largely on good pricing strategies among home builders in the area and upon various economic factors such as recession. Upgrades…

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Home Construction Cost Per Square Foot

What is the home construction costs per square foot for a new home? This old age question seems to always pop up when the talk of building a new home comes up. People love to ask this question and you can’t blame them. Home Construction Cost Per Square Foot But just as no one can…

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