Understanding Home Builder Estimates and Overages

When working with a home builder or contractor to build your new home, understanding home builder estimates and overages is critically important. It is impossible to calculate to the penny exactly how much it may cost to build a house, before construction is even started. It is important when contracting a building project to realize…

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Average Home Building Costs

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 California the prices of homes are much higher. Average Home Building Costs: Location and Cost…

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Home Building Plans and Prices

Home building plans and prices for home plans vary considerably. While it may be exciting to go to an architect and specially design your home, the process is very expensive. Expect to pay thousands, and perhaps tens of thousands for a custom home plan. Another option is to select a plan that has already been…

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Building a Small Energy Efficient House

Building a small energy efficient house, can provide energy savings for years to come. Fewer cubic feet of space means lower cost when heating and cooling, but less space coupled with energy efficiency and perhaps a few solar panels could leave you with little or no power bill at all. In addition to saving energy,…

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Best New Home Upgrades

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 anyway. It can be replaced at any time without impacting the structure. It is very…

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Modular Home Building Kits

Modular home building kits are basically shell kits, prefabricated for easy construction. Modular home building kits come in two basic types. Panel and modular unit, but these two Categories oversimplify the vast array of choices available. Styles range from rustic to modern and many of them look uniquely simplistic. Of course there are significant variations…

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Custom Home Cost Per Square Foot

A good way to explore custom home possibilities and cost is by looking at homes that match the style and size of the home you plan on building and getting statistics on price and square footage. As it stands now, the average custom home cost per square foot in the United States is between $70…

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Determining the Cost of Building a Home

There are many elements to consider in determining the cost of building a home. This article will describe to you the formula for determining the total cost and also highlight ways to save on overall costs. Add the Following to Determine the Cost of Building a Home • Cost of the lot. • Cost of…

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Average Home Building Costs Per Sq Ft

Home builders will be quick to tell you that estimating the cost of your home based on average home building costs per sq ft, is a very inaccurate way to estimate the cost of your home. The cost of building a house varies greatly by quality, location, the number of bathrooms and the number of…

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