Advantages of Buying New Construction

A new home is better than an old home or is it, or is it? For most people, this is a matter of opinion. When it comes to a home, many people prefer to purchase a brand new home and there are many advantages of buying new construction. Let me walk you through many of…

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Home Building Process Checklist

A home building process checklist will help you as you inspect your construction on a weekly basis. While some home builders and contractors discourage visits by the home owner, this measure can prevent a lot of court cases and drawn out arbitration in the future. Home Building Process Checklist: Educate Yourself on Construction Read our…

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Construction Loan Property as Collateral

Construction loans as well as mortgages use the construction loan property as collateral. This is why various lending institutions restrict the types of construction they will lend money on. They are not only looking at ability to pay, they are also considering what might happen if they are not able to pay. In the event…

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Process for Building a Custom Home

The process for building a custom home begins with an idea. Once you have sketched out your idea, and have a sufficient way to explain it to a home builder, an architect or home designer puts the design on paper. Then the home builder creates the home. These are the three steps to any work…

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Building a New Home Step by Step

Building a new home step by step actually varies a lot now days. With the advent of modular homes and panelized home kits construction can be quite different. Traditional stick building continues to be very popular as well. Stick building can be managed by a contractor start to finish, or one can hire a contractor…

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Custom Home Building Contract

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 your wishes. Have a disinterested building expert look over your building materials list if you…

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Building a Home Step-by-Step Tips

Building a home step-by-step is a big undertaking, but the end result is well worth it. Few things can compare to having your dream home, built from the ground up. When you do start building a home step-by-step it is important to keep organized and informed through the entire process. You will want detailed set…

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Cost of a New Home: Getting Home Builder Estimates

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. If you’re thinking of a semicustom or custom home you’ll need to get an estimate…

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Home Construction Loans How They Work

Understanding home construction loans, how they work, and how to get them is very integral to building a home today. It would be very nice, and save you a lot of money in interest if you did not need a loan, but with today’s home prices that isn’t a very likely scenario for most people.…

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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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