New Home Building Process

The new home building process offers many options and innovations that were not widely available in previous decades. Choices in building materials and methods include: • Traditional framing • Modular homes • Structural insulated panels • Insulated concrete panels • Lightweight insulated concrete panels • Insulated concrete forms • Shotcrete over foam insulation and wire…

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New Home Building Advice

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 Planning Guide, and read the rest of our articles on the subject. New Home Building…

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What to Look for When Choosing a Home Builder or Contractor

Knowing what to look for when choosing a home builder or contractor can make a huge difference in the quality of construction and value of the home once it is built. Getting a top quality new home requires research and planning. It means choosing a home builder or contractor who is not only reputable, and…

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Average New Home Building Costs

Understanding average new home building costs can be extremely confusing. For one thing most websites vary considerably when discussing average costs. This is because what constitutes average is very hard to define. There are huge differences between the cost of an economy home and a luxury home, and also between all the various quality levels…

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Build a Luxury Home

If you are going to build a home for your family, why not build a luxury home? Now most of you are thinking, “How can we afford a luxury home?” There is nothing in the definition of the term “luxury home,” that requires it to be more expensive than any other home, though in most…

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Home Building Process For New Home

The home building process for a new home will require you to make many decisions. The biggest decision you will need to make will be do I hire a home builder or contractor or do I try to act as the general contractor myself? Traditional Method Home Building Process For New Home The traditional method…

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Building a Dream Home Tips

The most important building a dream home tips are the ones that insure that it is your dream. While you can listen to advice from friends and relatives, the home you design should be an expression of your family. The most satisfying part of building a dream home is the privilege of design. Don’t let…

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Frugal Home Building Ideas

Frugal home building ideas are increasing in popularity, due to economic and ecological concerns. A back to basics approach to homebuilding, which stresses sturdy construction and energy efficiency has now come into play. Today’s homes are smaller, and more energy efficient. While large homes of more than 5000 square feet were in demand in the…

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Calculating the Cost of Building a House

There are many ways of calculating the cost of a house. The easiest way is to describe what you want to a homebuilder or contractor. They have software that will give a very accurate bid on the home. Another way is to roughly estimate by considering the average cost per square foot of homes in…

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Homes Built on Your Lot

Many home builders and contractors advertise, homes built on your lot. What exactly are the differences in building a home on your lot, and other arrangements? What is the other option to building a home on your lot? It’s kind of hard for some people to imagine it any other way. Homes Built on Your…

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